Restaurants combine operations
INDEPENDENCE -- The owners of Andy's Cafe and Ragin' River Steak Co. merged their restaurant operations last week.
Andy's, which opened 15 years ago, has moved from 227 S. Main St. into the Ragin' River building at 154 S. Main St.
Andy's will continue to offer favorites from its breakfast and lunch menus; Ragin River will do the same for its lunch and dinner menus.
Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is 4 to 9 p.m. Andy's/Ragin River is open seven days a week.
For more information: 503-837-0394.
Dallas LimeBerry has new owners
DALLAS -- The LimeBerry location in Dallas is under new ownership.
Dallas residents Jon and Misty Woods took over management on Jan. 1 from former owners Wayne Ensey and Terry Phillips, who opened the self-serve frozen yogurt shop in July 2012.
Jon Woods said the business will undergo a few cosmetic changes and the couple plans to begin hosting community events at the shop.
Hours are Sunday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.; Friday from noon to 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hours may change in the summer.
LimeBerry is located at 109 E. Ellendale Ave. For more information: 503-623-3655.
Ophthalmologist joins WVH staff
DALLAS -- Ophthalmologist Dr. Scott E. Stice is the latest addition to West Valley Hospital's new state-of-the-art surgery suite, providing local residents with the surgeries they need close to home.
Stice focuses primarily on cataract surgery, including specialty lenses and glaucoma management. He is also president of the Marion Polk Medical Society and a leading surgical specialist.
Stice is in Dallas on the second Monday of each month. He also sees patients at Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons, 1309 Liberty SE, in Salem.
For more information: 503-370-8784 or visit salemhealth.org/specialty.
Bank donates to workforce project
INDEPENDENCE -- Sterling Bank announced it will donate $1,000 to a joint workforce project involving Independence-based HALO and Habitat for Humanity for the Mid-Willamette Valley.
The latter organizations and the city of Independence are currently partnering on a program that involves 11 local youths doing home improvements and sidewalk repair for low-income families in the city.
The contribution from Sterling Bank will be used to purchase tools needed for the construction projects, said Jenny Aker, HALO director.
Tribes invest in SAM Medical Products
GRAND RONDE -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has purchased a minority stake in SAM Medical Products, a Wilsonville company known for developing and manufacturing medical products used for emergency, military and hospital care.
Grand Ronde Tribal Director of Economic Development Titu Asghar said the investment in SAM Medical Products is part of the Tribe's continuing efforts to diversify its economic portfolio beyond gaming (Spirit Mountain Casino) and timber harvesting from its more than 10,000-acre reservation spanning Polk and Yamhill counties.
The SAM Splint is the most popular emergency splint in the world, used by emergency crews, armed services personnel, outdoor enthusiasts and rescue teams. The company's product lines focus primarily on fracture management and wound care.