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Thank you Phil and Judy for near 33 years!
Big Bear's Market, an end to an era

Phil and Judy DuFresne sold Big Bear's Market and the new owner, Balwant Bhullar, took over as of October 31, 2009. The community will miss seeing Big Bear and wife Judy in the store ... but we wish them every happiness in retirement and thank them for all the memories. We also welcome Mr. Bhullar and his family to the store and as Big Bear's Market moves from one family to the next: " Bhullar says he has no illusions about stepping into DuFresne’s rather large shoes. “Nobody can take anybody else’s place,” he says. “But you can always make your own place in there.” " – Gresham Outlook. Read the Oulook article here.

Big Bear's Market
Local Happenings
News from Deputy Joe Graziano
"Rocky's Corner"

Don Gomez - Sadly, one of our search and rescue volunteers, Don Gomez, died during a training exercise.  Further information about the incident can be viewed here. Don was a tremendous asset to our agency and he volunteered a lot of his time to helping with all of the search and rescue operations that you see listed each month.

Crime Logs - I’ve included the crime log for October as well 1-year’s worth of crime logs sorted by incident and another one sorted by location.  I’m not as handy with compiling charts and stats as I thought I’d be, so for now one of our clerical personnel will be helping me with some charts or stats help us analyze average vehicle break-in days/times. For this and more visit here!

Kiwanis Annual Veterans' Day Breakfast
Wednesday November 11, 2009 7:30-11:00 AM

Veterans' Pancake Breakfast

Come to the Corbett Middle School/High School Multi-Purpose Building at 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway in Corbett Oregon, 97019 for the Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast. Veterans and children 0-5 are free. All others: $5.00. There will be displays, music and great food! Contact: Dr. Ken Carneiro, Retired Navy, 503-631-2456

Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Fun!
December 5th, 2009 - Bring the whole family!

Breakfast with Santa


Come and enjoy a wonderful day with Santa; Breakfast, Pictures with Santa, Holiday Bazaar, & Tree Lighting! We are also requesting donations for gently used or new coats and blankets and canned goods. Come to the Corbett Grade School Cafeteria & Multi-purpose Room. Timeless Trilogy, a local Trio, will be the entertainment for the Breakfast.. For all the details select here!
Corbett School News!

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Grade School Scholastic Book Fair!
November 5th to the 12th - Daily 7:40 AM to 4 PM From

Daily hours are 7:40 AM to 4 PM from November 5th until November 12th at the Grade School Library! This is a great time to come and stock up on some wonderful books for Holiday gifts - or even pick out a special gift for your child's teacher.  For more information contact Nancy Gyerko here!

Fall Symphonic Band!
November 24 th 2009 at 7:30 PM

The HS Symphonic Band will present a Fall Concert on Tuesday, November 24, at 7:30PM in the MPB. The theme is "Great Classical Music"... We will present spine-tingling, foot tapping, heart stirring music from Bach, Beethoven, Rimsky- Korsakov, Holst, Mussorgsky, Borodin and Bizet. If those names mean nothing to you, come find out why they should. This will be a concert not to miss!  Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Contact Tim Killgore | Corbett Schools Music | 35800 E Historic Hwy – Corbett, OR 97019 | (503) 695-3660

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Greens Sale!

Holiday Greens for Sale

Columbian Garden Club Holiday Sale! Hurry, time is running out! Order a wonderful wreath or swag for the Holidays now! For all details please select here

Forum Bits

You are invited to a town hall meeting with Suzanne Van Orman, our State Representative from House District 52, next Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 pm, at the Corbett Grade School cafeteria. More here.


The decommissioned cop car that's for sale on the Historic Highway is fantastic! It looks just like a speed trap, and the blue stripes slow everybody down, especially at night. I've started to get used to it, but I'm sure it scares the bejeesus out of the weekend speedsters off for a country drive. Thanks for parking it there!


Greensleeves Home Services is a licensed husband and wife-to-be team offering professional, personalized housekeeping and home care to help our Corbett community stay healthy and as stress-free as possible. More here!

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