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Stories from Friday, September 16, 2011

Salem citywide fall cleanup Sept. 19-20 (09/16/11)
The city of Salem will have its annual fall cleanup beginning Sept. 19. City trucks will pick up items, on all city streets, that are not normally picked up during weekly trash collection. All items must be at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. City trucks will not pick up items placed at the curb after 8 a.m...
Myrtle's Yester-Daze to feature new events (09/16/11)
The 14th annual Myrtle Yester-Daze, to be held Sept. 24, includes new twists to several longstanding events. This year, the crowd will be asked to judge the canning contest by tasting and voting on home-canned pickles. Cake has been added to the baking contest. Homemade desserts will be judged and then auctioned. Containers will go home with the highest bidders for pies. Organizers said the event was a big hit last year, and there was no problem getting judges...
Ma and Pa Kettle revived in Alton (09/16/11)
At least 60 people showed up for free ice cream at Juggbutt's coffee house on Sept. 10 in Alton and a public showing of a black-and-white movie from the 1952. Organizer Rachel Luster of Couch, founder of the Oregon County Food Producers and Artisans Co-op, said she was pleased with the turnout on a rainy night...
Clydesdales visit West Plains (09/16/11)
Hundreds of spectators lined the West Plains Walmart and Southern Hills Shopping Center parking lot on Sept. 8, to catch a glimpse of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales during a special tour. Many young children stood clutching miniature Clydesdale plush toys bought from vendors inside a tent set up in the lot. Before the 6:30 p.m. parade, and through much of the day, visitors were permitted to tour the tent where the one-ton draft horses were kept...
Amick files appeal of life sentence (09/16/11)
The same day Senior Judge J. Max Price sentenced Michael Amick, 34, of rural Myrtle to life in prison for murder, Amick filed an appeal. On July 1, an Oregon County jury found Amick guilty of killing his wife's grandmother, Leona Maxine Vaughan, 67, was shot six times in the head at her daughter's home east of Myrtle in December 2008, and the house was set on fire to cover the murder...