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Back to School: What It Means for Drivers

By Mid-Valley Parenting of Polk County 09/04/15

Starting next week all Oregon public schools will be back in session. We thought it would be good to provide our readers with some reminders about the Oregon laws for the speed limit in school zones and when you should stop for school buses.


Since every state has different rules when it comes to speed limits in school zones and stopping for school buses, we felt that this was a good time to remind everyone the Oregon laws for these two areas. 


Back to School

By Mid-Valley Parenting of Polk County 08/05/15

Where has the summer gone? It is hard to believe that children will be back in school in the next month. Most districts in the Mid-Willamette Valley will start school on September 8th or 9th. All school districts in Polk County have started taking school registration forms for all grades. If you have not registered your children please visit your districts website to learn how. While visiting the district website also grab your child's school supply list


A Day Without Childcare

By Mid-Valley Parenting 05/01/15

A humourous look into a day without childcare.



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Oct. 8, 2015 | Polk County

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Magic Comedy Show

Oct. 9, 2015 | Polk County

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Oct. 29, 2015 | Polk County

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Car Seat Check-Up

Nov. 7, 2015 | Polk County

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Parent Community Cafe

Nov. 9, 2015 | Polk County

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Heartsaver Classes

Nov. 21, 2015 | Polk County

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Heartsaver Classes

Dec. 2, 2015 | Polk County

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