PHS volleyball: Kaela Lindsey

Philomath senior Kaela Lindsey was named one of two volleyball players of the year in the Oregon West Conference. Philomath teams, coaches and players were well-represented in season-ending honors. For the full list, see Page B1.


Recycling class

seeks members

Registration is open for the 2018 Master Recycler class, a noncredit course that is hosted on the OSU campus and focuses on all aspects of waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

The eight-week class is held 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 9 through Feb. 27. Topics include landfill science, waste reduction, reuse opportunities, recycling, composting, hazardous waste, community sustainability and taking action. The class also includes three field trips, including visits to a recycling sorting facility, landfill, composting facility, resale store and more.

The course is free to residents of Benton and Linn counties  who agree to “pay back” what they learned through 30 hours of volunteer service after completion of the course. Registration and additional details are available on OSU Campus Recycling’s website at The deadline is Dec. 18, but class size is limited.

The class is sponsored by OSU Campus Recycling and Republic Services. Direct questions to the Republic Services recycling coordinator, Rachel Snyder, at or 541-286-3331.

Rotary fair

set for Dec. 9

The free Rotary Children's Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

While there is no admission charge, families and children do need to register online for the event at

This will be the third year of the event, which drew more than 400 last December. Every child will receive three tickets to make a craft, decorate cookies and take a photo with Santa. Some of the activities featured are creating stuffed animals, gingerbread houses, swags, various ornaments and “shrinky-dinks.” There will also be a story reading corner.


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