Workshop for land
owners is Saturday
A workshop for rural land owners, "Pasture, Mud & Manure Management," takes place Saturday, Sept. 11 in Monmouth.
The seminar, hosted by Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Agriculture, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth.
Attendees will learn about water quality in Polk County, livestock health, what to do about mud, manure management tips, conservation practices, and pasture and weed management.
Space is limited and RSVP is requested by today (Wednesday, Sept. 8).
For more information: 503-623-9680.
Women interested in Bible-based health, wellness and weight loss are welcome to an orientation class for the First Place 4 Health program today (Wednesday, Sept. 8).
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas.
The 12-week program will meet on Wednesdays from Sept. 22 to Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.
For more information: Dar Perkins, 503-949-8391; Sharon Booth, 503-751-1113.
M-I Rotary lines up
The Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club will host another round of guest speakers for its weekly Thursday program and luncheon at First Baptist Church.
All presentations are free, open to the public and start at noon in the church's Fellowship Hall across from Central High School.
Scheduled speakers are:
Sept. 9 -- Barbara Crozier, Oregon Rotary Club District Governor; Sept. 16 -- Cindy Dale, Monmouth-Independence Network spokeswoman; Sept. 23 -- Jason Cane, Chief of Polk Fire District No. 1.
For more information: Paul Doellinger, 503-838-3459.
DHS Class of 1960
sets reunion event
Dallas High School's Class of 1960 has scheduled 50th reunion activities Sept. 10-12.
The event kicks off with a potluck on Friday at the home of Joanne (Baker) and John Perry. Saturday activities include nine holes of golf at Cross Creek Golf Course in the morning and an evening gala at Premier RV Resorts on Highway 22. Sunday brunch is planned at Murphy's Grill.
The reunion committee is also searching for the following classmates: Philip Graunke, Bob Henderson, Allen Kliewer, Dave Kobak, Paulette (Hobson) Blanchard, Nadean (Lepp) Prentice, Sandy (Marcott) Pomeroy, Josie Sason, Bill Salsgiver, Hazel Slead and Elizabeth (Wages) Kurtz.
For more information or reservations for any of the events: Bonnie (Bonita Bunger) Sullivan, 503-364-8740 or 503-910-1160.
Monthly coffee club
meeting set Sept. 10
A community coffee club hosted by Jim Sliker of Edward Jones will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Courtyard Coffeehouse & Deli, 156 SE Mill St., Dallas.
The public is welcome to attend and discuss current updates on the market and economy in a relaxed, informal setting. Coffee is provided.
For more information: 503-623-2146.
New York musician
will perform locally
New York-based performer Vanessa Boyd will bring her unique agnostic electric gospel sound to Crush Wine Bar and Tasting Room Friday, Sept. 10.
Her performance, which includes solo electrical guitar with vocals that range from heavily processed to trances, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at 105 Main St. E., Monmouth.
For more information: 503-838-0399.
Annual fall plant
sale this weekend
Salem Hardy Plant Society's 13th annual fall plant sale is set for Saturday, Sept. 11, in the main building at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.
Event highlights include more than 20 specialty nurseries, garden art displays, Master Gardener consultations, tool sharpening and a plastic plant pot recycling dropoff.
Coffee and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
For more information: Bobbie Dolp, 503-838-0527; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Bark in the Park'
event set Saturday
Monmouth Fitness Club is hosting its annual "Bark in the Park" event for canines and their owners Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Main Street Park in Monmouth.
Everyone is welcome to bring their canine companion for a walk around the park, along with fun games and prizes for the pooches. Contest categories include Best Dressed Dog, Largest Dog, Smallest Dog and Cutest Dog.
All canines must be leashed, and the poop must be scooped.
For more information: 503-838-2951; www.monmouthfit.com.
for plant employees
All former Dallas Caterpillar (formerly Towmotor and Gerlinger) plant employees and their spouses will reunite for a potluck Saturday, Sept. 11.
The reunion will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at the home of Jerry and Gloria Bennett, 10765 Rickreall Road.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a food to share, your own beverage and table service, and lawn chairs.
The meal begins at 2 p.m. Stories, photos, memories and e-mail addresses will be shared.
For more information: e-mail Jerry Bennett at email@example.com or call 503-623-2946; Orval Stepper, 503-623-2474.
Country folk dance
The monthly Country Folk Dance resume beginning Saturday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, south of Dallas.
All ages are welcome for an evening of dancing to the live music of Cash & Company. Caller is Alan Ede. Dances feature a variety of styles including old-time squares, big circles, longway sets and waltzes. No experience is necessary; all dances are taught.
Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. A family rate of $15 for four or more people from the same immediate family is available.
For more information: Sally, 503-623-0809; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.guthriepark.org.
Salem Singers set
to appear in Dallas
The Salem Singers will perform an hour of musical praise, "In Sacred Concert," at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at First Baptist Church.
The church is located at 245 SW Church St., Dallas. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be received.
For more information: Pastor Jerry Casey, 503-623-5189.
will meet Monday
The Polk County Saddle-ites saddle club will host its next monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall.
A potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m. in the main office room in front of the main building at the fairgrounds.
Meetings are open to members and nonmembers alike. The group works to promote equestrian activities throughout the Polk County area.
For more information: Jeff Mentzer, 503-838-4452; Mentz70@hotmail.com.