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*Applications for grants available*Park discussion set in West Salem*M-I State of the Cities set Jan. 11*Home, garden show seeks vendors



Applications for grants available

DALLAS -- The Dallas Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 grant award program.

The foundation is seeking to fund projects that benefit the people of the Dallas area, with preference given to projects that serve urgent needs and have a broad and meaningful impact on the community.

Organizations that have 501(c)(3) status or other qualified tax-exempt entities that serve the Dallas area are eligible to apply.

In 2011, the Dallas Community Foundation awarded $30,000 in grants to local organizations.

For more information, including an application: 503-798-7847; e-mail to info@dallascommunityfoundation.com; www.dallascommunityfoundation.com.

Park discussion set in West Salem

WEST SALEM -- The second of three meetings to address the Eola Ridge Park Master Plan in West Salem is scheduled Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Santiam Room at Roth's Fresh Market, 1130 Wallace Road NW.

Public input on updating the park master plan -- the park is located at 2501 Eola Drive NW -- will be accepted during the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.

The third and final meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at Roth's.

For more information: Keith Keever, 503-588-6336; kkeever@cityofsalem.net.

M-I State of the Cities set Jan. 11

INDEPENDENCE -- The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce will host the annual "State of the Cities" address on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Independence Cinema 8, 450 S. Second St.

Featured are presentations by Monmouth Mayor John Oberst and Independence Mayor John McArdle, speaking about the accomplishments and future goals of their respective towns.

The event begins at noon and includes a luncheon catered by Main Street Pub & Eatery. Cost for a meal is $7.50 per person. Attendees are encouraged to order lunch ahead of time.

For more information: Marilyn Morton, 503-838-4268; e-mail to micc@minetfiber.com.

Home, garden show seeks vendors

RICKREALL -- Vendor space remains available for the 2012 Polk Home and Garden Show, which returns to the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Rickreall Feb. 24-26.

There will be three days packed full of seminars, vendor exhibits, merchandise, home remodeling advice and more.

Cost is $250 for a single 10-foot-by-10-foot vendor space.

For more information: Deb Thomas via e-mail to polkproductions@meritel.net; 503-428-8224; www.polkhomeandgardenshow.com.



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