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The Oakland Rural Fire District reached a compromise proposal with Oakland Economic Development over street closures for future festivals during a contentious meeting Wednesday night.

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In front of a packed house inside the Sutherlin High School gymnasium Sunday, more than 90 Bulldog seniors were awarded diplomas by Sutherlin School District Superintendent Terry Prestianni and members of the Sutherlin school board.

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OAKLAND — Fifty years after Carol and Terry Tollefson started Tolly’s Grill & Soda Fountain in Oakland, their son, Paul Tollefson, is planning to reopen the business this summer.

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GLIDE — J.P. Wilson of Glide had been hearing sermons in church about the importance of finding a spiritual mission. So he’d been thinking and praying a lot about that, when one night at 1:30 in the morning he ran across an online show featuring Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame.

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If developers have their way, a 90-acre resort promoting “all things Oregon” will be along the east side of Interstate 5 between the two Sutherlin exits and Highway 99.

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The Sutherlin Fire Department will hire two more paid firefighters and bring on community college students as interns after the Sutherlin City Council voted to adopt a working group’s recommendations earlier this week.

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GLIDE — Hundreds turned out Saturday to a community carnival at the Glide Fire Station, the great turnout driven by sunny weather. Organizers were hopeful this year’s carnival would raise even more donations to help hungry people in the community than previous year’s events.