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3/14 News In Brief

*Attorney withdraws from Polk DA race*WVHA office now closed on Fridays*Polk Bounty Market applications ready

Attorney withdraws

from Polk DA race

DALLAS -- Dallas attorney Timothy Park announced Friday that he has withdrawn from the race for Polk County District Attorney.

"While I am still confident that I would make a highly effective district attorney for the people of Polk County, I have come to the unfortunate realization that I cannot marshal the resources necessary to run an effective campaign," Park said in a statement. "There is nobody more disappointed in this outcome than I am."

Park announced his candidacy in February. He said he is grateful for the support he had received during his campaign.

"At this time, I will not endorse any candidate for office but wish them all the luck in their campaigns," Park said.

Park's exit leaves a two-way race for DA between Polk County Chief Deputy DA Jennifer Gaddis and West Salem attorney Aaron Felton, the chairman of the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision and former Polk County Deputy DA.

WVHA office now

closed on Fridays

DALLAS -- The West Valley Housing Authority (WVHA) office will be closed Fridays beginning March 16 due to funding shortages.

New hours for the Dallas office, located at 204 SW Walnut Ave., are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

While the office will be closed Fridays, landlords, applicants and other clients may leave messages for staff members and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

For more information: 503-623-8387.

Polk Bounty Market

applications ready

DALLAS -- Applications are available for the 2012 Polk County Bounty Market season.

Market day for 2012 is every Thursday from May 3 through Sept. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Producers, farmers, artisans or hot food vendors that are looking for a new venue are welcome, as well as returning vendors. You can sign up for the whole season, or just one week.

In its first two years, the Polk County Bounty Market has had more than 15,000 people visit the 67 vendors, spending more than $107,000.

For more information: Bonnie Dreier, 503-623-2564; e-mail bonnie@dallasoregon.org; www.dallasoregon.org/davc.

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