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Wednesday, July 31



Wilson Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags are headed to state

DALLAS - The Wilson Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags are riding high after three straight victories against familiar opponents, but now they head into the unknown against the seven other best teams in the state at the American Legion AAA State Baseball Tournament.

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Dallas Summerfest Fun Run a great success

DALLAS - It was an early start for the runners of this year's Dallas Summerfest Fun Run, but the participants came excited and highly motivated to put up a fast time and encourage their fellow competitors.

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WOU graduate Vander Meulen defends titles at Deaflympics

SOFIA, Bulgaria - After experiencing surprising success at her first international track and field event, former Western Oregon University hurdler Janna Vander Meulen is set for an even bigger stage: the deaf world's version of the Olympic Games.

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Sports Schedule -- week of July 31

.WEDNESDAY, JULY 31American Legion Baseball: State Tournament: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. East Side Barbers (Portland), Medford, 12:15 p.m.THURSDAY, AUG. 1American Legion Baseball: State Tournament: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. TBA, Medford, time TBA.FRIDAY, AUG. 2American Legion Baseball: State Tournament: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. TBA, Medford, TBA (if needed).SATURDAY, AUG. 3American Legion Baseball: State Tournament: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. TBA, Medford, TBA (if needed).SUNDAY, AUG. 4American Legion Baseball: State Tournament: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. TBA, Medford, TBA (if needed).

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Ford makes waves at state swim meet

GRESHAM - For a swimmer, every competition is a chance to improve and that is what Dallas' Jolie Rae Ford did last weekend at the biggest meet of the season.

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WOU athletes receive awards

MONMOUTH - Seven Western Oregon University athletes were selected as recipients of the 2012-13 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives Scholar-Athlete Award.

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Tuesday, July 30



8/7 Library Calendar

DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library * Thursday, Aug. 8, 11:15 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Saturday, Aug. 10, noon -- Read to the Dog* Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. -- Hobby Day (Sarah Fast, pottery)* Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m. -- LEGO Your Saturday* Tuesday, Aug. 13, 11:15 a.m. -- Infant/Toddler Storytime-- INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.independence .plinkit.org * Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m. -- Bike Rodeo-- MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. 503-751-0182 www.monmouth.plinkit.org * Wednesday, Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m. -- Wednesday Afternoon Chess* Wednesday, Aug. 14, 3:30 p.m. -- Wednesday Afternoon Chess-- WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org * Call library for upcoming events and special programs.

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7/31 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (kholland@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. MONDAY, AUG. 5 * Dallas City Council -- 7 p.m., City Hall, 187 SE Court St., Dallas. 503-831-3502. * Independence Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212. TUESDAY, AUG. 6 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.* Dallas Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee -- 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 187 SE Court St., Dallas. 503-831-3502. * Monmouth City Council -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722.

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Monday, July 29

 

After-school programs receive needed boost

POLK COUNTY -- Central and Falls City school districts, along with 20 other districts in Oregon, were recently awarded the highly-competitive 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

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7/31 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Ackerman Hall/The Grove, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Inflatable water slide for youths; free ice cream bars. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. New Iberians (zydeco). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.* "Deathtrap" -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU theater department summer production of Broadway comedy thriller. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462. THURSDAY, AUG. 1 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Dallas Lions Club -- 11:30 a.m., Hong Kong Restaurant, 325 Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-931-9860.* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Dallas Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Oregon Valley Boys (western swing, old-time country). Free. 503-831-3571.* "Deathtrap" -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU theater department summer production of Broadway comedy thriller. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 9:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "School of Rock." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, AUG. 2 * Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* "Deathtrap" -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU theater department summer production of Broadway comedy thriller. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Strange Tones (blues). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, AUG. 3 * Monmouth Senior Center All-You-Can-Eat Community Breakfast -- 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12. 503-838-5678.* Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* "Deathtrap" -- 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU theater department summer production of Broadway comedy thriller. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462. SUNDAY, AUG. 4 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Mel Brown Summer Jazz Concert -- 5 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Featuring Stan Bock's New Traditions, Jessie Marquez Band, and Mel Brown and Friends. Free; food, beer and wine available for purchase. 503-751-0147. MONDAY, AUG. 5 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.* Dallas High School Booster Club -- 7 p.m., Dallas High School library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. dhsboosters2010@gmail.com. TUESDAY, AUG. 6 * James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Salt Creek Neighborhood Association -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 15270 Salt Creek Road, Dallas. National Neighbor's Night Out community gathering. 503-623-9789 or 503-623-2044. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. The Builders & The Butchers (alternative folk rock). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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Supporters show up for levy hearing

DALLAS -- The number of citizens who attended the Polk County Board of Commissioners' public hearing July 24 on a proposed public safety tax levy was small, but, for the most part, supportive of the measure.

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Opinions sought for Dallas 2030 project

DALLAS -- The pieces of what Dallas may look like in 17 years are coming into focus, but before moving forward city officials and Dallas 2030 project managers want feedback on the "vision" so far.

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Friday, July 26

 

7/31 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

Last week Sam and Judy Guida took their RV down to California and spent four days in the Redwoods hiking and driving through the Redwoods National and State Parks.The redwoods made Oregon's Douglas firs look small.They met their friend Randy Judd from Corvallis, who brought his RV and pickup so they were able to go up into the mountains on some gravel and dirt roads to enjoy the forests. It was a wonderful area. They drove home along the southern Oregon coast, which was beautiful.--I haven't been home much this month myself.Over the Fourth of July holiday my friend Donna Wernz from Philomath, daughter Suzanne Burbank, granddaughters Victoria and Christina Odell from Salem, and I went to a Civil War re-enactment at Willamette Mission State Park near Keizer.We didn't know what to expect at all, but found it was a wonderful experience to see a battle, listen to a talk about the Underground Railroad, and visit the more than 100 campsites to hear about the Civil War. Victoria was so taken with the event that she signed up to be a soldier with the "69th New York Irish Brigade."I recommend this annual event to everyone. The next week Judy Guida, Donna Wernz and her daughter Maralee Whitcomb from Bend, Suzanne Burbank, Lynda Schnekenburger, Jan Andrews from Corvallis, Ann Hunter-Anderson from Dallas and I spent several days at Black Butte to quilt, scrapbook, hike, talk and otherwise have fun. On July 13 we then drove to Sisters for the community's famous outdoor quilt show.Then this last week I flew to Laguna Beach, Calif., for a "cousins weekend" and to celebrate my aunt and uncle's 80th birthdays. My two sisters, six cousins and I had a great time talking about our childhoods together. We each brought photos of all of us together over the years and will make electronic albums for each of us.--On Saturday, we will have another UFO day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pedee Church basement, a cool, well-lit and spacious place to work on projects. Some of us will be making totes out of feed sacks again, since several people missed out on the last session. Please come with your sewing, knitting, scrapbooking or other projects, and a sack lunch. Kids are welcome.

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7/31 OBITUARIES

*Jeremy Kent Marshall*Jane Bossatti*Laura Jean Madison*Chloie Elizabeth Wagoner*Julie Irene Bicknell*Clarence Gene Costa*Helen Murphy Grimes*Susan Peters*Hodelia Lamers*Alice Bertrand Herring

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7/31 Police Report

Information for the police report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.-- DALLAS Arrests/Citations* Juan J. Gurule Jr., 50, of Monmouth in the 1300 block of Southwest Fairview Avenue on July 20 on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Eric M. Edwards, 21, of Dallas near the corner of Main and Court streets on July 21 on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.* Richard D. Housen Jr., 21, of Salem near the corner of Main and Court streets on July 21 on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.* Nels J. Christensen, 40, of Dallas in the 600 block of Southwest Hayter Street on July 23 on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and two counts of menacing.* Christopher A. Parmenter, 28, of Dallas in the 100 block of Southeast LaCreole Drive on July 23 on a restraining order violation and felony assault IV.* Miguel A. Cortez-Ramirez, 26, of Dallas on Main Street on July 23 on a Monmouth Municipal Court warrant.* Ivan L. Tanner, 50, of Dallas in the 300 block of Southwest Levens Street on July 24 on charges of burglary I, theft II, criminal mischief III and criminal trespass I.* Amanda S. Walker, 26, of Dallas at Safeway, 138 W. Ellendale Ave., on Friday on a charge of theft III. INDEPENDENCE Arrests/Citations * Jose M. Reynaga Estrada, 19, of McMinnville in the 1400 block of South Sixth Street on Saturday on charges of minor in possession of alcohol and second degree criminal trespassing.* Favian Velasquez-Cruz, 19, of McMinnville in the 1600 block of South Seventh Street on Saturday on a charge of urinating in public.* Carlos J. Puente Santacruz, 38, of Independence in the 300 block of I Street on Monday on a probation violation. MONMOUTH Arrests/Citations * Rexine R. Holderby, 48, of Salem in the 100 block of Pacific Highway South on July 18 on charges of unlawful possession of hydrocodone, first degree forgery, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a forgery device.* Pedro Nava-Trujillo, 31, of Monmouth in the 700 block of Dalke Street East on July 19 on a parole violation.* Mohammed F. Naseeb, 25, of Monmouth in the 400 block of Monmouth Avenue South on July 22 on a fugitive warrant.* Miguel A. Cortez-Ramirez, 26, of Dallas at Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. S, on July 23 on a failure to appear warrant.* Patrick E. Gump, 23, of Monmouth in the 300 block of Catron Street North on Thursday on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Eric A. Brown, 33, of Monmouth in the 300 block of Ecols Street North on Friday on a charge of third degree child neglect.* Eric M. Hines, 21, of Clackamas at Monmouth Avenue North and Jackson Street West on Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Cathy L. Porter, 45, of Monmouth in the 1500 block of Madrona Street East on Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Mike Aguilar, 31, of Monmouth in the 100 block of Main Street West on Sunday on charges of probation violation, second degree criminal trespass, second degree disorderly conduct and failure to return a suspended/revoked/canceled operator's license.

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I-O receives national newspaper awards

DALLAS -- The Polk County Itemizer-Observer has won two first-place awards, a second-place award and an honorable mention from the National Newspaper Association's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest.

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Thursday, July 25

  

7/31 Letters to the Editor

*Time to put an end to all the silly laws*All should benefit from power via falls*Many made chicken coop tour a success*Teacher thankful of local support*Good Samaritans' deeds appreciated

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Fire on the Farm

POLK COUNTY -- Firefighters from across Polk County and even Yamhill County were put to the test Thursday and Friday battling three blazes on local farms.

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Wednesday, July 24



Grandview Council OK's new roof for police station

GRANDVIEW - In a quick meeting last night the Grandview City Council accepted a bid from Leslie & Campbell, Inc. to re-roof the police station and transfer funds from the capital improvement fund to the police department budget.

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Hirings OK'd

GRANDVIEW - Monday night the Grandview School Board approved the hiring of seven educators.

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Tuesday, July 23

 

County has to make budget adjustment

POLK COUNTY -- Through a series of unconnected and unexpected events, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has added one employee to its jail staff, enabling it to better offer court security.

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7/24 Community Notebook

*Library book sale set this weekend*Airlie-Lewisville reunion is Sunday*Falls City slates 'Sunday Market'*Jams, jellies topic of Extension class*Hospital volunteers to hold fundraiser*TLC planning golf tourney fundraiser

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Program serving fewer lunches

DALLAS -- A closely packed line of children scooped up hamburgers, ham and turkey sandwiches, bananas, broccoli and crackers at Whitworth Elementary School's summer lunch program offering on Friday.

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7/31 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Does anybody else remember back in the day when the first assignment of the new school year in English class was to write an essay telling what you did on your summer vacation?In those long ago days, we usually wrote about strawberry and bean picking, where we earned money for school clothes and special items for ourselves that our families -- stretched to the limit with responsibilities -- just could not afford.The hours we spent helping our moms make jams from berries grown in our own gardens, applesauce from the trees in the backyard and other chores seemed to take forever. Swimming with our friends in the river behind our house, lying on the float and hoping for a good sun tan was the best reward ever.Fast forward many years spent in school, raising a family, volunteering in the communities wherever I lived and after the kids grew up and went away to college, returning to work full time as an administrative assistant in hospitals and universities before retiring and spending time traveling with my husband, Don. I enjoy home and gardening, quilting, volunteering and writing a weekly newspaper column for the Polk County Itemizer-Observer.All of this neatly dovetailed into a pretty comfortable way of life for someone who has spent three score and ten -- and then some -- doing my best to avoid the rocks and shoals while navigating through life's sometimes murky and treacherous waters.I was interviewed by the Oregon Child Development Coalition's Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, and was hired as an instructional assistant in June.Every weekday morning from 7 until 3:30 p.m. I make sure the classroom is ready for our prekindergarten children, readying the playground with a colleague, welcoming our students to the classroom, helping set up the activities for the day and seeing so many positive learning experiences. We eat breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon snack with our students -- helping with positive behavior and encouraging with eating and conversation in both English and Spanish -- so the meal is pleasant and interesting. The children cheerfully help with serving and cleanup tasks, eager to get on to another activity.I well remember then-President Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty, when Head Start programs started in July of 1965, with Sargent Shriver as the first director. I lived in the Washington, D.C., area in the 1960s and early '70s actively cheering on this great experiment in education, not knowing that one day I would actually be working with those dedicated folks who bring so much positive optimism to our communities.My co-workers are from different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds -- experienced teachers and newly-minted educators with the ink barely dry on college diplomas, young mothers and college students, volunteers who are dedicated to doing the good works, cooks and bus drivers and all the people working hard to do whatever it takes to give children the ability to reach for opportunities denied past generations of minorities and the poor, and to help children make the transition from home to school.I have enjoyed meeting everyone in our OCDC Independence Head Start family and look forward to the rest of the summer.

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Bus Boys

DALLAS -- Dave Campbell was in the middle of negotiating a price for the restoration work he had just finished on a 1971 Volkswagen Fastback for a client when he spotted something that sealed the deal: two beat up, old VW Buses rusting away in her yard.

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A week of jazz in Monmouth

MONMOUTH -- A free jazz concert that will kick off the annual Mel Brown Summer Jazz Workshop at Western Oregon University takes place Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at Main Street Park in Monmouth.

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SCHEDULE: Polk County sports schedule for July 24 -- 31

THURSDAY, JULY 25 Baseball: Division I Junior Baseball State Tournament: Dallas vs. Churchill at Western Oregon, 9:30 a.m. FRIDAY, JULY 26 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Super Regional, TBA at Roseburg. Division I Junior Baseball State Tournament: Dallas vs. Scappoose or McNary at Crescent Valley, 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 27 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Super Regional, TBA at Roseburg. Division I Junior Baseball State Tournament: Dallas vs TBA, TBA. SUNDAY, JULY 28 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Super Regional, TBA at Roseburg. Division I Junior Baseball State Tournament: Dallas vs. TBA, TBA

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7/31 Library Calendar

DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library * Wednesday, July 31, 11:30 a.m. -- Bradley Clark, comedy/music/theater storyteller (at Dallas City Park)* Thursday, Aug. 1, 11:15 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Tuesday, Aug. 6, 11:15 a.m. -- Infant/Toddler Storytime-- INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.independence .plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 31, 3 p.m. -- Summer Reading Program Party (at Riverview Park)* Friday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. -- Teen Program (end of summer program party and barbecue)* Tuesday, Aug. 6, 3 p.m. -- Evergreen Aviation: "Floating in the Clouds" (youth program)-- MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. 503-751-0182 www.monmouth.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 31, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)* Wednesday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. -- Wednesday Afternoon Chess* Thursday, Aug. 1, 12:30 p.m. -- Summer Reading Club Finale Party* Wednesday, Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m. -- Wednesday Afternoon Chess-- WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)* Thursday, Aug. 1, 9:45 a.m. -- Summer Reading Program: Reward field trip

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Monday, July 22



7/31 BIRTHS

*Ottaway*Trowbridge*Rodriguez*Shead*Ochoa*Rojas-Verley*Wilson

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7/31 Community Notebook

*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*Benefit dog wash slated on Saturday*Dallas Old Timers Picnic set Sunday*Volunteers needed for cemetery work*Knitting, crocheting group set to meet

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Reunion Roundup

* Central High School Class of 1993 -- 20-year class reunion scheduled Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, Aug. 3, classmates-only gathering at 7 p.m. at The Arena (http://arenasportsbarindependence.com/). No-host bar, drink and food specials available. Free shuttle home to Monmouth and Independence locations. Sunday, Aug. 4, family picnic at 1 p.m. at Independence Riverview Park. Barbecue, seating and activities provided; bring your favorite side dish to share. Cost: $25 per alumni. For more information: Heidi Broadus, 503-838-6703; email to heidibroadus@yahoo.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1956 -- Annual class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 3, at Murphy's Grill, 288 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host lunch or dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP: Roberta Mehl, 503-623-4425; Dolores Friesen, 503-910-7491.--* Dallas High School Class of 1978 -- 35-year class mixer for classes from 1977-1980, Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m., North Dallas Bar & Grill (outside patio area), 170 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host event. For more information: Trythena Pryor, 503-623-4541.--* Dallas High School Class of 1968 -- 45-year class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at Salem Premier RV Resort, 4700 Highway 22, West Salem. For more information: Charlotte Lough, 503-623-5003; email to clough1055@hotmail.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1963 -- 50-year reunion scheduled Aug. 16-18. Friday, Aug. 16: No-host pizza for classmates only at Abby's Pizza, 174 W. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Golf, Polk County Museum tour and winery tour with lunch, TBA; dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18: Picnic at Dallas City Park, 11 a.m. For more information: Barbara (Johnson) Guenther, 503-873-7241.--* Dallas High School Class of 1993 -- 20-year class reunion scheduled Aug. 16-18. Friday, Aug. 16: Dallas Pub Crawl from North Dallas Bar and Grill to Tony's Place. Saturday, Aug. 17: Dinner at the Majestic (ticket includes dinner, dancing, open/hosted bar and raffle prizes). Sunday, Aug. 18: Family barbecue at Dallas City Park. For more information: http://dragons93.eventbrite.com.--* Independence High School -- The annual All-School Reunion Luncheon for those who attended Independence High School is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Henry Hill Elementary School, 750 S. Fifth St., Independence. Cost is $15. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, July 31 (today). Payment should be mailed to "IHS Reunion," P.O. Box 291, Independence, OR 97351. For more information: Al Oppliger, 503-838-1353; email to jcoppliger@aol.com.

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Friday, July 19



7/24 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (kholland@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. FRIDAY, JULY 26 * Polk County Health Advisory Board -- Noon, The Academy Building, Room 214, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-9289, ext. 2332. TUESDAY, JULY 30 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.

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SUMMERFEST: Kid's Triathlon not just about winning

DALLAS -- A triathlon -- a timed race including a swim, bike ride and run -- can seem daunting for some. The eighth annual Summerfest Kids' Triathlon - with its complete emphasis on fun -- has helped quash any fears for kids of any fitness level.

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Reunion Roundup

* Dallas High School Class of 1973 -- 40-year class reunion. Friday, July 26: "Pack the Pub" at North Dallas Bar & Grill, 170 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. Saturday, July 27: Golf at Dallas Golf Course, 8 a.m.; dinner at Premier RV Resort at 6 p.m. For more information: Denise Trowbridge, 503-623-5462; on Facebook.--* McNary High School Class of 1973 -- 40th class reunion events scheduled in Polk County. Friday, July 26: Casual pizza get-together at Walery's Pizza, 1555 Edgewater St. NW, West Salem, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door; beverages available for additional cost. Saturday, July 27: Salem Masonic Center, 1625 Brush College Road NW, West Salem, at 5 p.m. with a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. For more information: http://mcnaryhigh1973.weebly.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1956 -- Annual class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 3, at Murphy's Grill, 288 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host lunch or dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP: Roberta Mehl, 503-623-4425; Dolores Friesen, 503-910-7491.--* Dallas High School Class of 1978 -- 35-year class mixer for classes from 1977-1980, Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m., North Dallas Bar & Grill (outside patio area), 170 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host event. For more information: Trythena Pryor, 503-623-4541.--* Dallas High School Class of 1968 -- 45-year class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at Salem Premier RV Resort, 4700 Highway 22, West Salem. For more information: Charlotte Lough, 503-623-5003; email to clough1055@hotmail.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1963 -- 50-year reunion scheduled Aug. 16-18. Friday, Aug. 16: No-host pizza for classmates only at Abby's Pizza, 174 W. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Golf, Polk County Museum tour and winery tour with lunch, TBA; dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18: Picnic at Dallas City Park, 11 a.m. For more information: Barbara (Johnson) Guenther, 503-873-7241.--* Independence High School -- The annual All-School Reunion Luncheon for those who attended Independence High School is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Henry Hill Elementary School, 750 S. Fifth St., Independence. Cost is $15. Reservations must be made by July 31. Payment should be mailed to "IHS Reunion," P.O. Box 291, Independence, OR 97351. For more information: Al Oppliger, 503-838-1353; email to jcoppliger@aol.com.

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7/24 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

Seventy-eight pies were made by the ladies of the Pedee Women's Club for the Dancing Oaks Nursery Summer Festival on July 13.This money-raising project does well for them as everyone loves their all-homemade pies and ice cream. Members and friends who made pies and/or worked in their booth were too many to mention, but all the help was very much appreciated.Part of the money is used for assisting the Luckiamute Valley Charter School in Pedee each year. Last year they helped pay for field trips.--June Clark recently returned from a 2,600-mile trip on her Honda GoldWing motorcycle with sidecar. The far point of her trip was Billings, Mont., where she joined 200 other ladies at the International Ride-In of the Women on Wheels.She rode over many mountain passes on this trip, including Lolo Pass (Idaho to Montana), Beartooth Pass (northeast entrance to Yellowstone), Teton Pass (Wyoming to Idaho) and many lesser or unnamed passes.Along the way she accumulated checkpoints for other motorcycle activities and enjoyed a night with her friends in Battle Ground, Wash.All in all, a delightful trip.--Sandy Fornier went to Lake Tahoe at the end of June with her youngest daughter, Michal, and Michal's four children: Angie, 16, Paul, 12, Sammy, 10, and Xavier, 8. There, they were joined by her oldest son, Daniel, and his fiance, Shannon, and middle son, Bill, and his two children, Adam, 11, and Bridgette, 3.They all went to Alameda's traditional hometown Fourth of July parade and carnival in the morning, held a family barbecue in the afternoon to celebrate the Fourth and Bill's, Michal's and Adam's birthdays. They sat in the backyard in the evening and watched the fireworks in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin in the valley below Daniel's hillside home.Sandy returned home last weekend.--"Marriage Works, Family Matters" and Pedee Church are partnering to bring a "Love and Respect Marriage Retreat" to Pedee on the evening of Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 for Christians and non-Christians alike.Dave Jackson, founder of Marriage Works, Family Matters, will facilitate the video curriculum, "Love and Respect." Interact with Jackson and other couples as you learn how to take your marriage to the next level.The retreat cost is $60 per couple (includes Friday snack, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and refreshments). Lodging options are available.Contact the Pedee Church office for registration information, questions about child care or any dietary concerns at 503-838-4073 or via email to pedeechurch@gmail.com.

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Thursday, July 18



7/24 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Last week, many people from MI Town and the entire area said a sad farewell to a woman who selflessly shared many gifts to those fortunate enough to know her.Elsie Matthes Hinds was a gifted athlete long before Title IX was a dream -- much less a reality. She was educated when Western Oregon University was Oregon College of Education, and was a teacher before and after she became a wife and mother.I enjoyed seeing Elsie at the Monmouth Senior Center and pretty much could predict that she would call twice a year asking for an apple pie to serve at the soup and pie sales. Her diligent efforts helped make those events successful and enjoyable for everyone.I believe that Elsie immediately started helping others the minute she arrived in heaven. Generations of students, family members and those of us who were fortunate enough to know her will always remember her kindness.--How quickly these wonderful summer days fly by.It seems like only a short time ago we were celebrating Memorial Day, looking forward to picnics and all the things we planned -- and now the department stores are advertising back-to-school items.Those of us with family and friends who are able to visit Oregon during the summertime are enjoying showing off all the good things we enjoy all year long. Family members from northern Arizona visited the Oregon Coast, MI Town and Portland and could not say enough positive words about our farms, backyard gardens and the joys of sharing homemade pies with berries picked just a few hours previously.It's good that we can have the opportunities to see our communities through the eyes of others, and appreciate how fortunate we are to live here in the Willamette Valley. It helps to have those memories when we're looking out on cold, rainy days a few months from now.--Mark your calendars for Aug. 27 for an open house at the Monmouth Public Library. New Library Director Krist Obrist invites everyone to stop by from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for light refreshments. For the past nine years, Krist was the youth services librarian, and was appointed as director upon the retirement of former library director Phelps Shepard.--Last week I accompanied a group of pre-kindergarten children from the Migrant Education Program on a field trip to MI Town's Independence Public Library, where we visited the children's book section and discovered many things about the library from children's librarian, Miss Jolene. She read us a story and handed out applications for the children to apply for library cards. We are so blessed to have such wonderful libraries in MI Town.

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7/24 Police Report

Information for the police report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.-- DALLAS Arrests/Citations* Brandon W. Ferris, 28, of Dallas in the 600 block of Main Street on July 14 on charges of driving while suspended/revoked and failure to carry/present an operators license.* Georgia D. King, 39, of Dallas in the 900 block of Main Street on July 14 on charges of fourth degree assault, physical harassment, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.* Scott E. McCleery, 25, of Dallas in the 900 block of Southwest Ellis Street on July 14 on a charge of second degree criminal mischief.* Malia Brandt, 55, of Dallas in the 100 block of West Ellendale Avenue on July 15 on a charge of third degree theft.* Earl M. Ward, 52, of Dallas in the 1900 block of Southeast Virginia Drive on July 16 on a probation violation warrant.* Billy L. P. Smith, 20, of Dallas at Southeast Jefferson Street and Southeast Academy Street on July 18 on a warrant.* Jeffrey T. Schofield, 41, of Dallas in the 500 block of Northwest Gavin Court on Friday on a failure to appear warrant.* Michael A. Woods, 30, of Dallas in the 500 block of Northwest Brentwood Avenue on Friday on a probation violation warrant.* Alexis Ottele, 21, of McMinnville in the 500 block of Main Street on Saturday on charges of prostitution and promoting prostitution.* Israel Vargas, 25, of Dallas at Southeast Mill Street and Main Street on Sunday on a charge of violating a no contact order. INDEPENDENCE Arrests/Citations* Valerie L. Sanders, 47, of Independence in the 100 block of Thorpe Street on Friday on a contempt of court warrant.* Theresa A. Moore, 46, of Independence in the 100 block of Thorpe Street on Friday on a probation violation.* Luke S. Carpenter, 26, of Independence in the 800 block of South Fourth Street on Saturday on a probation violation. MONMOUTH Arrests/Citations* Thomas D. King, 68, of Monmouth in the 400 block of Main Street East on July 16 on a charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged.* Scott M. Avery, 25, of Monmouth in the 200 block of College Street South on July 17 on a probation violation.* Aaron M. Barnett, 28, of Monmouth in the 100 block of Main Street West on July 17 on a charge of second degree theft.* Lisa A. Dunigan, 36, of Monmouth in the 400 block of Southgate Drive South on July 17 on a fugitive warrant.* Harlon L. Todd, 55, of Salem in the 100 block of Pacific Highway South on July 17 on a charge of second degree forgery.* Jeremy K. Koebel, 23, of Monmouth at Main Street East and Ecols Street North on Monday on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

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7/24 School Notes / Academic Honors

*CCC Dallas preparing for fall term*Students picked for OSF workshop*UW-Oshkosh honors Duesterhoeft*CHS grad earns Wooster distinction*Locals qualify for dean's list at UO

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7/24 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Acoustic songstress Rachel Wong. Free lemon bars. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Midnight Serenaders (1920s-era swing jazz). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593. THURSDAY, JULY 25 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include vendors, food booths, live music and more. 503-623-2564.* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Dallas Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. JT and the Tourists (rock 'n' roll favorites). Free. 503-831-3571.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 9:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Wreck-It Ralph." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, JULY 26 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include vendors, food booths, waterball competition, teen dance and more. 503-623-2564.* Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-269-7303.* Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Ted Vaughn Blues Band (blue, rock). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, JULY 27 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include parade, fun run, live music, vendors, food booths, bike night and more. 503-623-2564.* Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Polk Community Free Clinic -- 9 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. 503-990-8772.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Kool & The Gang in concert -- 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Funk, soul and jazz group perform. Tickets: $25-$35; 16 and over only. 1-800-760-7977. SUNDAY, JULY 28 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dallas City Park. Events include Breakfast in the Park, Tom Newton Car Show, Art in the Park and more. 503-623-2564.* Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Falls City Community Sunday Market -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Main Street (near The Bread Board), Falls City. Vendor market, live music, pet parade, children's activities, car show, bingo and more. 503-949-6216. MONDAY, JULY 29 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. TUESDAY, JULY 30 * James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Ackerman Hall/The Grove, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Inflatable water slide for youths; free ice cream bars. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. New Iberians (zydeco). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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Cheers to Beer

INDEPENDENCE -- The end of the month is deadline time for Gail Oberst -- seemingly endless hours spent in front of the computer in her home office compiling a 24-page magazine.

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Rebirth of a Dallas eyesore

DALLAS -- When the new owners swooped up the former Safeway building in downtown Dallas before it was slated for auction in May, they said they didn't want it to continue to sit vacant and deteriorate.

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Wednesday, July 17

       

SCHEDULE: Polk County sports schedule for July 17 to 24

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Medford, 3 p.m. THURSDAY, JULY 18 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Klamath Falls, noon. FRIDAY, JULY 19 Pro Rodeo: Spirit Mountain Stampede, Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, Grand Ronde, 5 p.m. Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Springfield, 5 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 20 Pro Rodeo: Spirit Mountain Stampede, Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, Grand Ronde, 1 p.m. Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Withnell (DH) at Willamette, noon. Division I Junior Baseball: Central at Regional Tournament, TBA. SUNDAY, JULY 21 Pro Rodeo: Spirit Mountain Stampede, Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, Grand Ronde, 1 p.m. Baseball: Division I Junior Baseball: Central at Regional Tournament, TBA. TUESDAY, JULY 23 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Wilson Alpenrose, 5 p.m.

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7/24 OBITUARIES

*Marianne Voves*Donald Basil Hudson Croy Sr.*Jane Bossatti*Bobby Dean Thom*Lewis H. Ritner and Mollie J. Ritner*Gabriel Morgan*Juliana Ray Strong*Thomas Arthur Clarke*Minerva H. Hurt*Leona M. Wilson*Laura Jean Madison*Keith D. Harris

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Tuesday, July 16



7/24 Library Calendar

DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library * Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m. -- Aaron Wheeler, physical theater (at Dallas City Park)* Thursday, July 25, 11:15 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Tuesday, July 30, 11:15 a.m. -- Infant/Toddler Storytime* Wednesday, July 31, 11:30 a.m. -- Bradley Clark, comedy/music/theater (at Dallas City Park)-- INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.independence .plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. -- "Underground Adventures"* Thursday, July 25, 3 p.m. -- Aaron Wheeler Key ("Rhythm From Head to Toe")* Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. -- Teen Program (Internet Cafe)* Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 31, 3 p.m. -- Summer Reading Program Party (at Riverview Park)-- MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. 503-751-0182 www.monmouth.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 24, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)* Wednesday, July 24, 2 p.m. -- Summer Tween Program (Tie-Dye T-shirts)* Thursday, July 25, 2 p.m. -- Dino-mania craft and activity program* Friday, July 26, 2 p.m. -- Friday Flicks* Tuesday, July 30, 2 p.m. -- Get Up and Dance!* Wednesday, July 31, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)-- WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)* Thursday, July 25, 9:45 a.m. -- Summer Reading Program: Alex Zerbe* Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)

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Monday, July 15

    

WOU project gets green light

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University received some nice gifts from the Oregon State Legislature in the waning days of the 2013 legislative session.

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7/17 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Tommy Simmons (singer/songwriter). Free peach cobbler. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center -- Noon to 3 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.* Diabetes Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group -- 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. Topic: "Handling Sick Days." 503-623-7323.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Everyday Prophets (reggae). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593. THURSDAY, JULY 18 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Dallas Lions Club -- 11:30 a.m., Hong Kong Restaurant, 325 Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-931-9860.* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.* "Mom and Me" Breastfeeding Support Group -- 1 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Dallas Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Johnny Martin (classic American crooner). Free. 503-831-3571.* American Legion Women's Auxiliary -- 6:30 p.m., Academy Building, room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 209-985-4341.* Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) -- 7 p.m., Polk County Courthouse (Jefferson Street entrance), 850 Main St., Dallas. Organization for amateur radio operators; public welcome. 503-881-5836.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 9:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Goonies." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, JULY 19 * Spirit Mountain Stampede Pro Rodeo -- 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde. Northwest Professional Rodeo Association event. Admission: adults, $10; children, $5; children under 4, free. 1-800-760-7977.* Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Guy Nitro and the Pumps (classic blues rock). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, JULY 20 * Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Spirit Mountain Casino Summer Spice Cook-Off -- 11 a.m., Spirit Mountain Casino, Mountain View Sports Bar, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Contest for chili, hot wings and salsa. Entrants must preregister; free admission. 1-800-760-7977.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Spirit Mountain Stampede Pro Rodeo -- 1 p.m., Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde. Northwest Professional Rodeo Association event. Admission: adults, $10; children, $5; children under 4, free. 1-800-760-7977.* Guthrie Park Gospel Music Jam -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809. SUNDAY, JULY 21 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Spirit Mountain Stampede Pro Rodeo -- 1 p.m., Spirit Mountain Rodeo Grounds, 9615 Grand Ronde Road, Grand Ronde. Northwest Professional Rodeo Association event. Admission: adults, $10; children, $5; children under 4, free. 1-800-760-7977. MONDAY, JULY 22 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. TUESDAY, JULY 23 * James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Acoustic songstress Rachel Wong. Free lemon bars. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Midnight Serenaders (1920s-era swing jazz). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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7/17 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (kholland@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 * MINET (Monmouth-Independence Network) Board of Directors -- 7 a.m., MINET central office, 405 N. Hogan Road, Monmouth. 503-837-0700.* Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. THURSDAY, JULY 18 * Polk County Fair Board -- 10 a.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. 503-623-3048.* Dallas Economic Development Committee -- Noon, Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. 503-831-3502.* Independence Parks and Rec Committee -- 6 p.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212. TUESDAY, JULY 23 * Independence City Council -- 7:30 a.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212.* Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.* Polk County Commission for Children and Families Board -- 5 p.m., Dallas School District office board room, 111 SW Ash St., Dallas. 503-623-9664, ext. 2334.* Kings Valley Charter School Board -- 7 p.m., Kings Valley Charter School, 38840 Kings Valley Highway, Kings Valley. 541-929-2134. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.

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Friday, July 12

 

Motorcyclist found injured

POLK COUNTY -- A Falls City man was found seriously injured Thursday afternoon after a motorcycle accident the previous day.

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7/17 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We're knee deep in summer in MI Town, loving cool early mornings when a good walk just about anywhere gives us positive energy for our busy days ahead. What makes these mornings even sweeter is to have a good friend as a walking partner to share the adventure.--The middle of July is nearly half a year away from Feb. 14, but I'd like to send hearts, flowers and valentines to so many of our local merchants and businesses.Our communities are so much better because of the goodness and thoughtfulness of those who help with fundraising for individuals and groups, giving space and supplies for car washes, promoting positive examples for our youth, helping seniors to live better lives, and quietly giving back to our communities in so many ways.Walking along Main Street in both Monmouth and Independence gives us the opportunity to see how many new businesses are opening and providing goods and services. When friends and family members visit from out of town, it gives us a chance to show off our bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores that we sometimes take for granted. It just reminds us once again to shop locally and keep our money where our town is.--Both Monmouth and Independence libraries have outstanding summertime programs for readers of all ages. Librarians Krist Obrist and Robin Puccetti have so many good things planned for everyone to enjoy.MI Town's libraries can be a really cool place to be on these hot summer afternoons and you'll be able to travel far away without leaving the comfortable chair in the corner by reading a good book.For more information about summer programs and other activities: 503-838-1932 (Monmouth); 503-838-1811 (Independence); or check the city websites for the library pages.--Pack a picnic supper or purchase food at Main Street Park in Monmouth Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy Everyday Prophets playing reggae music. All summer concerts are sponsored by local merchants who would appreciate your patronage. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and have a great evening.--Thursday evening, gather all the family together for a free movie, "Goonies," at the Riverview Park and Amphitheater in Independence. Much of "Goonies" was filmed in Astoria, located at the mouth of the Columbia River, so there's definitely an Oregon flavor. Showtime is at 9:30 p.m., but there's lots of time to pack a picnic or purchase food and get settled in comfortably.And mark your calendars for July 26, when the Ted Vaughn Blues Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. There's nothing better than a good concert on a summer evening in MI Town.

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There's a new boss in town

FALLS CITY -- You might say a career in education was a perfect fit for Jack Thompson, Falls City School District's new K-12 principal and superintendent.

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7/17 OBITUARIES

*Melba Hamilton*Bill Cooley*Sue Fumie LeGeros*Roger W. Schuck*Elsie I. Hinds*N.C. 'Nels' Anderson Jr.*Eunice Katherine 'Kathy' Woods

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7/17 Police Report

Information for the police report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.-- DALLAS Arrests/Citations* No reports available. INDEPENDENCE Arrests/Citations* Milton H. Baker Jr., 36, of Independence at Monmouth Street and South Ninth Street on July 12 on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. MONMOUTH Arrests/Citations* Joshua O. Neal, 20, of Salem at Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., on July 5 on a failure to appear warrant.* Matthew J. Anderson Jr., 23, of Monmouth in the 500 block of Warren Street South on July 8 on a fugitive warrant.* Dean E. Green, 46, of Monmouth in the 200 block of Clay Street West on July 8 on a fugitive warrant.* Dallas L. Roles, 23, a transient at Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., on July 8 on a failure to appear warrant.* Jacob B. C. Townsend, 22, of Salem at Pacific Highway North and Powell Street East on July 10 on charges of driving while suspended/revoked and failure to return a suspended/revoked/canceled license.* Dustin M. Balzer, 28, of Monmouth in the 400 block of College Street South on July 11 on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.* John C. Spoerhase, 52, of Independence in the 200 block of Pacific Highway North on July 22 on charges of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and a probation violation.* Paige R. Milligan, 21, of Independence at Main Street East and Broad Street South on Monday on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and driving while suspended/revoked.

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Thursday, July 11

 

7/17 School Notes / Academic Honors

*School supply drive gets under way*Cheer camp set to start on Monday*DHS graduate attends range camp*KVCS slates movie night fundraiser*Locals qualify for EOU dean's list

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Charities benefit from mini-marathon

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- The 2013 Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July Mini-Marathon is in the books and the event was a success on more than just the running front.

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Hearing set for proposed tax levy

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution July 10 to hold a public hearing next week to take comments on a proposed levy to help fund county public safety services.

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Wednesday, July 10

       

MINI-MARATHON: 2013 Race Results (Runners)

LOCAL 41st ANNUAL MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE MINI-MARATHON Thursday, July 4 Results (2.6 miles) -- MALE DIVISION Overall winner 1, Chris Reed, 24, 13:13. AGES 1-9 1, Holden Kelly, 9, 21:25; 2, Grant Goesch, 9, 22:30; 3, Hudson Downie, 9, 22:54; 4, Ivan Primbs, 9, 22:54; 5, Finn Janesoftsky, 9, 24:06; 6, Saleem Abounadi, 9, 24:59; 7, Wyatt Kelly, 7, 25:03; 8, Jaikob Pena, 9, 25:15; 9, Joey Ogelsby, 8, 27:16; 10, Harrison Kelm, 9, 29:32; 11, Elias Zoemer, 8, 31:15; 12, Joshua Fitts, 4, 33:10; 13, John Fitts, 8, 35:57; 14, Finnian Johnson, 7, 36:04; 15, Kalel Mancini, 9, 39:09. AGES 10-14 1, Darien Hume, 14, 17:11; 2, Zachary Meyer, 14, 17:20; 3, Brandt Kelly, 11, 19:24; 4, Jackson Holstad, 14, 19:45; 5, Erick J. Alvarez, 12, 20:10; 6, Ryan Baxter, 13, 21:49; 7, Haylen Janesoftsky, 14, 21:55; 8, Tucker Stepp, 13, 22:40; 9, Brendan Hobgood, 13, 22:45; 10, Wyatt Shore, 11, 23:29; 11, Tommy Larios, 14, 25:57; 12, Callihan Johnson, 12, 26:04; 13, Holden Cook, 10, 32:20. AGES 15-19 1, Lou Styles, 18, 14:22; 2, Zane West, 16, 15:19; 3, Alex Lara, 16, 15:21; 4, Chris Poole, 18, 15:31; 5, Trevor Whitaker, 17, 16:01; 6, Alex Mack, 17, 16:23; 7, J.D. Protiva, 15, 16:34; 8, Branson Wallace, 16, 16:41; 9, Erik Gabriel, 17, 16:44; 10, Efren Cisneros, 17, 16:50; 11, Kaj Bansen, 16, 16:54; 12, Luis Rodriguez-Walmisle, 18, 17:16; 13, Jack Fowler, 15, 17:17; 14, Salvador Allison, 19, 17:44; 15, Madison Stepp, 15, 17:47; 16, Gerardo Allison, 15, 17:49; 17, Tucker Engle, 15, 17:50; 18, Jarett Raade, 16, 18:00. AGES 20-24 1, Chris Reed, 24, 13:13; 2, Quinn Lindley, 20, 14:27; 3, Gareth Stepp, 20, 17:04; 4, Ross Bansen, 24, 17:38; 5, Geraldo Moran, 20, 17:39; 6, Seth West, 20, 17:53; 7, Ismael Martinez, 21, 17:55; 8, Brady Lloyd, 20, 18:13; 9, Patrick Deptula, 22, 18:57; 10, Favian Cisneros, 22, 21:16; 11, Juan Carrillo, 20, 21:22; 12, Alejandro Rodriguez, 20, 22:14; 13, Jason Mothes, 22, 22:28; 14, Casey Connor, 22, 22:52; 15, Erwin Soto, 22, 22:53; 16, Joseph Pomeroy, 24, 23:15; 17, Mario Rodriguez, 22, 24:45; 18, Anders Van Sandt, 23, 24:46; 19, Nate Meyr, 22, 24:47; 20, Brice Young, 22, 25:08; 21, James Scheer, 21, 25:18; 22, Scott Garrelts, 24, 29:20; 23, Joseph Tafolia, 21, 32:16. AGES 25-29 1, Bryn Jansson, 26, 15:23; 2, Myk Rose, 26, 15:25; 3, Nate Reese, 27, 15:33; 4, Karl Mielke, 29, 19:17; 5, Will Oberst, 26, 20:11; 6, Marcus Risteen, 25, 22:53; 7, Kenneth Linhart, 29, 24:49; 8, Dane Grebisz, 28, 26:14; 9, Jeff Carter, 27, 27:46; 10, Brenden Nelson, 26, 29:30; 11, Kailoani Calip, 27, 33:45; 12, Odi Campos, 29, 34:46. AGES 30-34 1, Ganbino Oropeza, 33, 15:23; 2, Ben Stange, 32, 15:45; 3, Sean Aker, 33, 16:29; 4, Jaime Arredondo, 30, 16:46; 5, Rychen Jones, 31, 17:37; 6, Tony Baker, 33, 20:23; 7, Kevin Hamlin, 32, 20:48; 8, Jose Rincon, 33, 21:58; 9, Micah Sischo, 30, 22:29; 10, Timothy Shore, 34, 23:32; 11, J.C. Engdahl, 33, 23:51; 12, Mac Lynde, 34, 25:21; 13, Tony Jeffries, 34, 25:58; 14, Kyle Ogelsby, 33, 27:19; 15, Chris Facha, 34, 27:59; 16, David Gilles, 34, 29:52; 17, Marshall Zoemer, 30, 31:14; 18, Bo Camero, 32, 32:53. AGES 35-39 1, Mark Robins, 39, 14:13; 2, Barry Withers, 37, 14:54; 3, Toby Primbs, 38, 15:15; 4, Casey Kramer, 35, 16:09; 5, Michael Kelly, 35, 18:30; 6, Jesus Rodriguez, 39, 18:55; 7, Ben Haney, 35, 19:35; 8, Tom Henke, 38, 19:47; 9, Jonathan Scheirman, 38, 20:00; 10, Randy Cutter, 37, 22:26; 11, Jeff Beidler, 35, 22:46; 12, John Frost, 39, 23:24; 13, Michael Sievers, 37, 23:28; 14, Keith Webb, 35, 25:09; 15, Frenlo Caudillo, 38, 25:38; 16, Ted Perry, 37, 27:04; 17, Daniel Moran, 36, 28:57; 18, Ryan O'Sullivan, 35, 31:34; 19, Joe Fitts, 37, 36:03. AGES 40-44 1, Juan Flores, 40, 15:51; 2, Brian Worthington, 40, 16:35; 3, Jeremy Hajdu-Paulen, 41, 17:14; 4, Erick Alvarez, 44, 18:26; 5, William White, 42, 18:32; 6, Britt Sexton, 42, 18:52; 7, Raul Pena, 42, 18:56; 8, Shane Houck, 40, 20:00; 9, Jeff Scofield, 41, 20:11; 10, Chris Graves, 41, 20:13; 11, Vince Dugan, 44, 20:16; 12, Ed Barraza, 41, 20:21; 13, Gary Fast, 43, 22:04; 14, George Goesch, 40, 22:33; 15, David Delgado, 41, 22:48; 16, Chet Bateman, 42, 23:39; 17, Michael McCaw, 41, 26:46; 18, Fernando Canta, 43, 27:21; 19, Bill Kelm, 44, 29:42; 20, Tim Cook, 44, 32:21; 21, Steve Vincent, 43, 32:43; 22, Vince Jones, 43, 43:07. AGES 45-49 1, Joe Gumpinger, 46, 17:29; 2, Walop Glinphratum, 48, 20:29; 3, John Fowler, 45, 22:31; 4, Mike Conner, 49, 22:51; 5, Michael Bryson, 47, 23:44; 6, Roberto Linares, 45, 24:18; 7, Todd Means, 46, 24:56; 8, Bruce Carter, 47, 26:06; 9, Chris Owens, 49, 26:42; 10, Joe McVeety, 46, 30:22; 11, Kenneth Stepp, 48, 33:48; 12, Tim Janesoftsky, 47, 35:25; 13, Gray Johnson, 48, 36:07; 14, David Manley, 47, 38:47. AGES 50-54 1, Dan Diderwt, 53, 16:42; 2, John Wolf, 50, 17:46; 3, Dan Brown, 53, 18:34; 4, David Bashaw, 52, 19:05; 5, Neil Bell, 52, 20:55; 6, Andrew Jones, 52, 21:17; 7, Richard Merrill, 50, 22:44; 8, Roland Mack, 53, 23:26; 9, Walt Fuhrman, 54, 30:16. AGES 55-59 1, Rafael Pantoja, 58, 21:15; 2, Jim Settlemeyer, 55, 22:28; 3, Brian Wilson, 59, 24:21; 4, Larry Lang, 58, 29:29. AGES 60-64 1, Larry Vuylsteke, 63, 19:20; 2, John Moody, 61, 22:56; 3, Donn Wahl, 62, 25:56. AGES 65-69 1, Bob McBride, 65, 26:38; 2, Tony Cedillo, 29:31. AGES 70-74 1, Delbert Tilgner, 72, 22:50. FEMALE DIVISION Overall winner 1, Hannah Grieder, 21, 16:16. AGES 1-9 1, Peyton Engdahl, 8, 23:52; 2, Kaylee O'Sullivan, 6, 23:58; 3, Ava Marsall, 6, 28:00; 4, Hailey Toornstra, 7, 31:30; 5, Faith Fitts, 7, 33:14; 6, Madison Campos, 8, 34:45; 7, Ivy Janesofsky, 7, 35:21; 8, Isabell Manley, 5, 38:45; 9, Ainsley Kelly, 5, 42:36; 10, Caitlyn Jones, 6, 43:04; 11, Allison Meyer, 9, 46:04; 12, Sabrina Meyer, 5, 46:15. AGES 10-14 1, Abby McBeth, 14, 17:09; 2, Jessy Ann Shore, 13, 17:48; 3, Harmony Alvarez, 13, 22:13; 4, Annie Taylor, 13, 23:27; 5, Nicole Bell, 13, 23:42; 6, Abby Lovrien, 12, 24:31; 7, Lena Abounadi, 12, 27:22; 8, Lynn Gumpinger, 13, 27:32; 9, Emilie Means, 10, 29:52; 10, Kayla Webb, 13, 29:56; 11, Sarah McVeety, 10, 30:22; 12, Amy McVeety, 14, 30:26; 13, Ellie White, 11, 32:24; 14, Krista Manfrede, 10, 32:48; 15, Aliza Camero, 11, 32:49; 16, Rachel Stanley, 10, 32:50. AGES 15-19 1, Mandi Desmarteau, 16, 17:30; 2, Wendy Deptula, 19, 18:58; 3, Hope Carmona, 18, 19:37; 4, Tatyana Breitkreuz, 17, 20:26; 5, Shannon Bell, 16, 20:27; 6, Ynmee Crossler-Ward, 17, 20:28; 7, Tonya Allison, 17, 21:23; 8, Kalea Galbreath, 15, 22:27; 9, Rachel Tilgner, 16, 22:38; 10, Cloe Provost, 15, 23:05; 11, Emily Curtis, 18, 23:07; 12, Kayla Stevens, 16, 23:13; 13, Carla Oberst, 19, 26:28; 14, Linzi Wallace, 19, 26:36; 15, Stephanie Baxter, 19, 26:44; 16, Kenzie Stepper, 18, 27:34; 17, Eva Murtaugh, 19, 27:35; 18, Sarah Chamness, 17, 27:54; 19, Amanda Kelley, 15, 28:00; 20, Honara Schoorl, 19, 28:03; 21, Madison Jones, 18, 28:12; 22, Chelsea Webb, 16, 28:13; 23, Alyssa Baxter, 16, 28:15; 24, Morgan Brown, 15, 41:13; 25, Hanna Brown, 16, 42:51; 26, Kelsie Leach-Provancha, 18, 43:38. AGES 20-24 1, Hannah Grieder, 21, 16:16; 2, Alex Mundy, 24, 17:32; 3, Claudia Hernandez, 23, 20:08; 4, Krissi Kemper, 22, 20:47; 5, Tyris Jansson, 24, 20:50; 6, Rebekah Warner, 23, 21:03; 7, Alyssa Taylor, 24, 21:13; 8, Adele Hughes, 22, 23:03; 9, Jillian Garrison, 23, 25:34; 10, Lisa Hernandez, 20, 27:49; 11, Adrienne Waterman, 20, 27:50; 12, Rita Glendinnning, 24, 28:30; 13, Robin Cassidy, 24, 28:58; 14, Samantha McNeil, 22, 29:17; 15, Laura Verstoppen, 21, 29:36. AGES 25-29 1, Stephanie Robins, 28, 17:07; 2, Lindsay Ylinemi, 28, 20:22; 3, Susie Beers-Everson, 28, 23:15; 4, Teresa Ledezma, 28, 23:23; 5, Rachel Cutter, 29, 26:00; 6, Tiffany Goddard, 25, 26:14; 7, Jewlia Owens, 28, 26:41; 8, Heidi Brausch, 26, 27:07; 9, Laura Shell, 27, 27:09; 10, Kali Mustafa, 29, 27:45; 11, Caitlin Calip, 29, 33:23; 12, Lacie Wallace, 25, 34:49; 13, Beth Schalock, 29, 37:34; 14, Hedi Graham, 29, 41:12. AGES 30-34 1, Heather Stange, 32, 16:26; 2, Ingrid Siadal, 34, 17:23; 3, Kelsi Eisele, 32, 17:51; 4, Kari Jorgensen, 33, 18:06; 5, Erin Haney, 32, 19:36; 6, Shannon Baker, 32, 19:56; 7, Jenny Aker, 30, 20:31; 8, Aixa Owens, 30, 22:07; 9, Jenny Wilfong, 33, 22:22; 10, Kimberly Ross, 30, 22:50; 11, Dusty Rose Hanson, 33, 23:14; 12, Amanda Mack, 31, 23:24; 13, Jenni Engdahl, 31, 23:50; 14, Katie Browning, 31, 24:20; 15, Sara Downie, 33, 25:27; 16, Tara Heikila, 33, 25:42; 17, Athena Nofziger, 32, 26:43; 18, Briana Maas, 33, 28:09; 19, Camille Mancini, 34, 28:19; 20, Lynn Moran, 34, 28:55; 21, Erin Gillers, 30, 30:17; 22, Elizabeth Facha, 34, 31:59; 23, Erica Linhart, 34, 32:37; 24, Aaron Manfrede, 31, 33:10; 25, Abby Fitts, 34, 33:22; 26, Rebecca Ott, 34, 34:22; 27, Stacy Janesoftsky, 33, 35:26; 28, Jaclyn Branske, 32, 38:54; 29, Jennifer O'Sullivan, 33, 42:49; 30, Dawn Shea, 31, 48:58. AGES 35-39 1, Lisa Trimble-Scheirman, 35, 18:13; 2, Shannon Ingersoll, 38, 21:07; 3, Selina Kelly, 37, 23:59; 4, Gloria Ahumada, 35, 24:33; 5, Erin Baumgarter, 39, 25:25; 6, Michelle Hasbrook, 35, 25:59; 7, Monica Baez, 37, 27:16; 8, Stacey Perry, 35, 27:58; 9, Marita Barth, 37, 28:05; 10, Celina Webb, 36, 29:56; 11, Amy Toornstra, 36, 31:31; 12, Aurae Beidler, 35, 33:07; 13, Nicole Hall, 37, 38:46; 14, Kari Meyer, 37, 46:16. AGES 40-44 1, Valerie Stamps, 44, 20:40; 2, Melissa Rodda, 40, 23:25; 3, Laura Neuman, 42, 24:32; 4, Jennifer Bruning, 43, 25:29; 5, Amy Layton, 42, 25:43; 6, Paddy Cook, 43, 28:22; 7, Jaimee Meekev, 43, 28:30; 8, Dawn O'Meara, 44, 30:13; 9, Marilyn Stanley, 42, 33:12; 10, Angela Boyer, 42, 36:36. AGES 45-49 1, Jeannie Holstad, 45, 20:40; 2, Debbie Bouton, 46, 20:42; 3, Juli Fleener, 45, 21:20; 4, Amy Sevdy, 45, 21:25; 5, Ana Saavedra, 46, 22:55; 6, Amy Schulz, 46, 23:34; 7, Heidi Igou, 48, 24:55; 8, Chehalis Johnson, 46, 27:02; 9, Caryl Lynn Barry, 48, 27:15; 10, Jennifer Schoorl, 46, 28:04; 11, Marilyn Lagneback, 45, 28:21; 12, Ronda Couch, 48, 28:47; 13, Jill Means, 45, 33:57; 14, Tawnni Cable, 46, 36:52. AGES 50-54 1, Tony Jeffries, 51, 21:48; 2, Joyce Settlemeyer, 51, 22:27; 3, Sheila Turnodge, 51, 22:42; 4, Gaila Graham, 53, 23:37; 5, Teri Wright, 50, 24:30; 6, Kim Desmarteau, 53, 25:05; 7, Janna Curtis, 53, 28:10; 8, Elisa Maroney, 52, 28:32; 9, Sofia Vasquez, 52, 28:42; 10, Carol Jones, 50, 29:55; 11, Kelly Hoffman, 52, 31:02. AGES 55-59 1, Tracy Babitzke, 58, 20:42; 2, Cindy Cole, 59, 27:28; 3, Karen Maas, 55, 28:01; 4, Maria Noyes, 56, 30:26; 5, Anne Simila, 58, 34:15; 6, Katherann Lee, 59, 35:53. AGES 60-64 1, Phyllis McCall, 63, 23:04; 2, Joyce Wahl, 63, 28:35; 3, Linda Stroope, 61, 29:22.

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7/17 Library Calendar

DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library * Wednesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. -- Archaeology "More Than Just Rocks" (at Dallas City Park)* Thursday, July 18, 11:15 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. -- Tween Program (tie-dye T-shirts)* Tuesday, July 23, 11:15 a.m. -- Infant/Toddler Storytime* Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m. -- Aaron Wheeler, physical theater (at Dallas City Park)-- INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.independence .plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. -- Wonderful Wriggly Worms* Thursday, July 18, 3 p.m. -- Reptile Man (at Riverview Park)* Friday, July 19, 3 p.m. -- Teen Program (martial arts)* Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 24, 3 p.m. -- "Underground Adventures"-- MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. 503-751-0182 www.monmouth.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 17, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)* Thursday, July 18, 2 p.m. -- Grab Bag Bingo* Friday, July 19, 2 p.m. -- Friday Flicks* Tuesday, July 23, 2 p.m. -- Reptile Man (at Main Street Park)* Wednesday, July 24, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)* Wednesday, July 24, 2 p.m. -- Summer Tween Program (Tie-Dye T-shirts)-- WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 17, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)* Thursday, July 18, 9:45 a.m. -- Summer Reading Program: Bradley Clarke* Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)

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Loan for falls access OK'd; deal is reached

FALLS CITY -- The Falls City Alliance now has the money and a signed agreement to acquire property that once again will allow public access to the north bank of the falls on the Little Luckiamute River in Falls City.

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Reunion Roundup

* Monmouth High School All-School Reunion -- The 81st Monmouth High School All-School Reunion is scheduled Sunday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gentle House, 855 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. A potluck lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.; coffee, soda and ice cream will be provided. Attendees should bring their own table service. For more information: Madeline Fisher, 503-838-2995.--* Dallas High School Class of 1971 -- A 60th Birthday Celebration for the Class of 1971 is scheduled July 26-28. Friday, July 26: Gathering at L'Attitude One, 904 Main St., Dallas, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27: Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence, at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person to cover food and facility use. Sunday, July 28: Breakfast in the Park, Dallas City Park. Details and registration on Facebook -- Dallas HS Class of 71; RSVP under the events tab by July 18. For more information: Pam Chandler Manville, 503-623-3562.--* McNary High School Class of 1973 -- 40th class reunion events scheduled in Polk County. Friday, July 26: Casual pizza get-together at Walery's Pizza, 1555 Edgewater St. NW, West Salem, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door; beverages available for additional cost. Saturday, July 27: Salem Masonic Center, 1625 Brush College Road NW, West Salem, at 5 p.m. with a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. For more information: http://mcnaryhigh1973.weebly.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1956 -- Annual class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 3, at Murphy's Grill, 288 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host lunch or dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP: Roberta Mehl, 503-623-4425; Dolores Friesen, 503-910-7491.--* Dallas High School Class of 1978 -- 35-year class mixer for classes from 1977-1980, Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m., North Dallas Bar & Grill (outside patio area), 170 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host event. For more information: Trythena Pryor, 503-623-4541.--* Dallas High School Class of 1968 -- 45-year class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at Salem Premier RV Resort, 4700 Highway 22, West Salem. For more information: Charlotte Lough, 503-623-5003; email to clough1055@hotmail.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1963 -- 50-year reunion scheduled Aug. 16-18. Friday, Aug. 16: No-host pizza for classmates only at Abby's Pizza, 174 W. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Golf, Polk County Museum tour and winery tour with lunch, TBA; dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18: Picnic at Dallas City Park, 11 a.m. For more information: Barbara (Johnson) Guenther, 503-873-7241.--* Independence High School -- The annual All-School Reunion Luncheon for those who attended Independence High School is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Henry Hill Elementary School, 750 S. Fifth St., Independence. Cost is $15. Reservations must be made by July 31. Payment should be mailed to "IHS Reunion," P.O. Box 291, Independence, OR 97351. For more information: Al Oppliger, 503-838-1353; email to jcoppliger@aol.com.

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SCHEDULE: Polk County sports schedule for July 10-July 17

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Baseball: American Legion: Florence at Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags, 4 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Central at Lebanon, 6 p.m.; Dallas at Stayton, 6 p.m. THURSDAY, JULY 11 Baseball: American Legion: Roseburg at Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Dallas High School, 4 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at Central, 6 p.m. FRIDAY, JULY 12 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Spokane (DH) at Whitworth University, 4 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Lebanon at Dallas, 6 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 13 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Spokane (DH) at Whitworth University, 1 p.m. SUNDAY, JULY 14 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Spokane at Gonzaga Prep High School, 10 a.m. MONDAY, JULY 15 Baseball: Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas and Central at League Tournament, at TBA, time TBA. TUESDAY, JULY 16 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Grants Pass (DH), 6 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas and Central at League Tournament at TBA, time TBA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Medford, 3 p.m.--Schedules Subject to Change

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Tuesday, July 9



7/17 Community Notebook

*Hospice set to host directives seminar*Library conducting art silent auction*Tasty Krispy Kreme fundraiser is slated*Sign up for VBS at Christ's Church*Food preservation workshop planned*Pioneer Day event slated for July 24

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Legislature OKs key late bills

POLK COUNTY -- Before leaving Salem last week, lawmakers took the time to pass a few more bills in the waning hours of Oregon's 2013 legislative session.

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Youth theater takes stage

MONMOUTH -- The legend of King Arthur -- Excalibur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table -- is one of the most well-known medieval stories.

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Monday, July 8

 

First Freedomfest a tasty event

DALLAS -- You wouldn't say the competition was as fiery as the grills, but the seeds of an ongoing rivalry were planted Thursday at Freedomfest's "BBQ Throwdown" contest.

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Fair group benefits from county action

RICKREALL -- The Polk County Board of Commissioners last week approved allocating $8,500 to the effort to purchase 16 acres of land next to the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Rickreall.

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Polk County Most Wanted for July

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County Community Corrections lists these individuals as "most wanted" for July. Citizens with information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals should call Community Corrections at 503-623-5226.* Aaron Manuel Vicario, born Jan. 21, 1989, 5-11, 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Charges: Possession of methamphetamine, unauthorized used of a vehicle.* Armando Perez Jr., born Aug. 10, 1991, 5-5, 120 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Charges: Burglary I, unauthorized use of a vehicle.* Jennifer Joy Scott, born Feb. 2, 1987, 5-3, 110 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes. Charges: Possession of methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine.* David Andrew Mullins, born April 2, 1966, 6-1, 165 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. Charges: Driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Scott Matthew Avery, born Feb. 1, 1988, 5-4, 110 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. Charges: Reckless burning.

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Canine licensing amnesty offered

POLK COUNTY -- Polk County is offering a one-time amnesty from voluntary dog license penalty (late) fees for rural Polk County dog owners from Thursday to Aug. 11.

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Friday, July 5



Access to falls may be secured

FALLS CITY -- A settlement still is being finalized this week, but it appears the long off-limits north bank of the falls on the Little Luckiamute River in Falls City may soon be purchased by the Falls City Alliance.

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7/10 Police Report

Information for the police report comes from local law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included in this report. The status of incidents reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.-- DALLAS Arrests/Citations* William D. Hutchinson Jr., 33, of Dallas at the intersection of Southwest Washington and Southwest Hayter streets on July 1 on a failure to appear warrant.* Kimberly K. Nowlin, 38, of Dallas at Safeway, 138 W. Ellendale Ave., on Saturday on a charge of theft II.* Randi C. Billington, 24, of Dallas in the 600 block of Southwest Levens Street on Saturday on a probation violation. INDEPENDENCE Arrests/Citations* Amanda S. Choate, 24, of Independence at the Independence Police Department, 555 S. Main St., on July 2 on a failure to appear warrant.* Micheal E. Edwards, 21, of Salem at the Independence Police Department, 555 S. Main St., on July 2 on a failure to appear warrant.* Benito M. Torres Ibarra, 28, of Independence at Hoffman Road and Stryker Road on Friday on charges of failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons, driving under the influence of intoxicants, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and no Oregon drivers license/violation of license restrictions.* Miguel A. Mendoza Jr., 20, of Independence in the 1600 block of Hoffman Street on Tuesday on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and probation violation. MONMOUTH Arrests/Citations* Artis L. Golden Jr., 48, of Salem at Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., on July 1 on a failure to appear warrant.* James J. Willis, 77, of Monmouth at Jacobson Way and Madrona Street East on July 1 on charges of driving while suspended/revoked and failure to carry/present operators license.* Branden S. W. Myers, 19, of Albany in the 200 block of Jackson Street West on July 2 on a charge of initiating a false report.* Joshua T. North, 18, of Monmouth at Park Place and Bentley Street East on July 2 on a charge of reckless driving.* Katherine M. Chaney, 51, of Dallas in the 400 block of Pacific Highway South on July 3 on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Corey D. Fields, 22, of Portland at Knox Street North and Powell Street East on July 3 on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and giving false information to a police officer.* James A. Browning, 33, of Independence at Main Street East and Warren Street South on Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.* Favian Gonzalez-Hernandez, 21, of Independence at Main Street East and Craven Street North on Sunday on a charge of failure to carry/present operators license.-- NOTE: The complete Police Report can be found online at www.polkio.com.

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7/10 MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

All of the flags, bunting and other red, white and blue decorations have been carefully packed away for another year. We're knee deep in summer activities, as well as responsibilities of home and family.There are lawns to be mowed, weeds to be pulled and vacations to be planned in this wonderful time of summer sunshine and long perfect twilight evenings where you just wish time could be suspended indefinitely.--Everyone in MI Town enjoyed yet another outstanding Fourth of July celebration, and there were special and wonderful activities available to everyone fortunate enough to be able to participate in them.This is the time of year when we can show friends and family from near and far away all of the goodness and blessings of life in a small town -- where we are all neighbors looking to care for one another.MI Town opens its arms and its heart to all who enter the community and we all gather at the band concert, the parade and the fireworks to say Happy Birthday, USA.Monmouth-Independence Community Arts Association transformed the park into a village marketplace of booths and festive shops.The concert in the park was the best we've seen. Richard Sorenson and his talented musicians from both the Willamette Valley Concert Band and the Reconstituted Monmouth-Independence Town Band were simply outstanding. Sorensen's pending retirement as the conductor after all these years made this concert a somewhat bittersweet one. We're hoping that somebody in the community will step up and keep this wonderful tradition going for many years to come.Our Fourth of July began early with breakfast at the fire station in Independence. Firefighters and their families kept the line moving smoothly and cheerfully served many of our friends and neighbors as we lined up in the early morning sunshine. Local scouts circulated among the tables, offering help at every turn, picked up plates and kept the tables neat and tidy for other diners. We met nice folks from Dallas who said they are looking forward to coming to breakfast again next year. Parents and grandparents enjoyed taking pictures of children standing beside fire engines, and it was great to share in the enthusiasm.This year's parade was one of pure happiness and celebration. Waving to friends riding on floats or in cars and having the opportunity to honor our military heroes and veterans is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation's birthday. We all enjoyed the very best MI Town can be -- and to be able to spend a couple of days showing friends, family and neighbors what truly constitutes the good life.

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7/10 Community Notebook

*Weekly Bible study discussion slated*Dancing Oaks will host event for LVCS*Workshop on raising chickens scheduled*'Bark for Life' set July 13 in Dallas*Day camp for kids planned at DUMC*'Bloomin Barbecue' on tap for Saturday*'Embraced by God' due Sunday at TLC*Trinity Lutheran sets annual VBS event

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Taking the stage

Polk County's summer entertainment schedule is full of events to keep you out and occupied.

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7/10 News in Brief

*MAK Grills earns award recognition*River restoration update scheduled*Hospice plans directives workshop

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7/10 Letters to the Editor

*Enforce illegal fireworks laws*Customer service kudos for MINET*Many helped make PCL event a big hit*County keeps rural park looking great

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Rick's Place: Standing the test of time

MONMOUTH -- In the 1942 movie classic "Casablanca," American expatriate Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, runs a hopping nightclub called Rick's Cafe Americain.

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7/10 Pedee News: Arlene Kovash

The Pedee Women's Club is gearing up to make pies again for the Dancing Oaks Summer Festival, which is Saturday, two weeks earlier this year so it doesn't conflict with Dallas' Summerfest festival.The nursery will have some exciting new vendors attending and three of their nursery friends, Sebright Gardens (hosta and shade companions), Hydrangeas Plus (Hydrangeas, how'd you guess?) and Fry Road Nursery (wonderful tropicals and perennials) selling their gorgeous plants.Don't miss the pies or the new vendors. The Summer Festival is a benefit for Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools. Dancing Oaks is located at 17900 Priem Road, off Maple Grove Road between Kings Valley Highway and Airlie Road.--Nine Polk County Saddle-ites rode in the Monmouth-Independence Fourth of July Grand Parade this year, including three from Pedee: Jerry Mentzer, Charm Waller and Judy Guida, plus Larry and Mary Shellenbarger. Charm's daughter, Molly, cheered them on, as well as others from Pedee.Afterward, Sam and Judy Guida went to Portland for a barbecue with their niece, Jackie Trussell, and some of her friends and then walked to the waterfront to watch the fireworks. Jackie's apartment building has a rooftop garden with grills, patio furniture and great views, so it was a nice place to hang out.--Dave and Suzanne Burbank, son Derek, and his girlfriend Ashley Gruza of Turner celebrated the Fourth of July by helping Suzanne's father, Paul Kovash, get 300 bales of hay in the barn. Afterward, all went to the Burbanks for a barbecue with Salem friends Paul and Julie Mather and their daughters, Andrea and Stephanie, and Stephanie's husband, Blake Harvey, all of Albany.On July 3, Paul picked up his last load of hay from Sisters, where he has gone for 21 years to buy hay and bring it back to the valley to sell. He will be sticking with local hay at this point.

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7/10 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (kholland@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 * Monmouth Library Board -- 7 a.m., Monmouth Public Library meeting room, 168 S. Ecols St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722.* Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Park and Recreation Board -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. THURSDAY, JULY 11 * Luckiamute Watershed Council -- 7 p.m., Kings Valley Community Center, Highway 223 and Maxfield Creek Road, Kings Valley. 503-837-0237.* Falls City City Council -- 7:30 p.m., Falls City Community Center, 320 N. Main St., Falls City. 503-787-3631. MONDAY, JULY 15 * Central School District Board of Directors -- 6:30 p.m., Central High School cafeteria, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. 503-838-0030.* Dallas City Council -- 7 p.m., City Hall, 187 SE Court St., Dallas. 503-831-3502.* Perrydale School Board -- 7 p.m., Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road, Amity. 503-623-2040. TUESDAY, JULY 16 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.* Independence Historic Preservation Committee -- 4 p.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212. * Monmouth City Council -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 * MINET (Monmouth-Independence Network) Board of Directors -- 7 a.m., MINET central office, 405 N. Hogan Road, Monmouth. 503-837-0700.* Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722.

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7/10 OBITUARIES

*Doris M. Costello*Jane Huff*Jane Bossatti*Eunice "Kathy" Katherine Woods*Bill Cooley

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7/10 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Brothers, Bror (rocking soul). Free brownie sundaes. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic -- 2 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (surgery lobby area), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Ben Rice Band (blues). Free. 503-838-0722.* Monmouth Senior Center Music Jam -- 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Open to the public; musicians of all types welcome. 503-838-5678.* Dallas American Legion Post No. 20 -- 7 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593. THURSDAY, JULY 11 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.* "Mom and Me" Breastfeeding Support Group -- 1 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Chuvarada Trio -- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ragin' River Steakhouse Piano Bar, 154 S. Main St., Independence. Jazz and latin music featuring Cassio Vianna on piano, Donna Henderson on vocals and Rich Sutliff on guitar. No cover. 503-837-0394.* Dallas Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Joe Shinkle and 99 West (country western). Free. 503-831-3571.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 9:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, JULY 12 * Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-269-7303.* Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow -- 7 p.m., Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22, Grand Ronde. Free. 971-241-0879.* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Steelhorse (Bon Jovi tribute band). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, JULY 13 * Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. Market celebrates its 20th anniversary. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow -- 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22, Grand Ronde. Free. 971-241-0879. SUNDAY, JULY 14 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow -- 1 p.m., Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22, Grand Ronde. Free. 971-241-0879. MONDAY, JULY 15 * Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon -- 11:30 a.m., Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Summerfest kickoff luncheon. Cost: $10. 503-623-2564.* Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. TUESDAY, JULY 16 * Cancer Support Group -- 4 to 5 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. For individuals living with cancer and those who support them. Free. 503-623-7323.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Tommy Simmons (singer/songwriter). Free peach cobbler. 503-838-8659.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center -- Noon to 3 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.* Diabetes Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group -- 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. Topic: "Handling Sick Days." 503-623-7323.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Everyday Prophets (reggae). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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This tour isn't for the birds

MONMOUTH -- When Monmouth and Independence passed ordinances last year allowing residents to keep chickens in their backyards, Domenica Protheroe's dreams took flight.

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Productive and peaceful

FALLS CITY -- Harvest day at Akha Farm in Falls City is a lesson in not only the bounty of summer, but the vast variety of colors in nature's palette.

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2013 Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club Fourth of July Grand Parade Results

2013 MONMOUTH-INDEPENDENCE ROTARY CLUBFOURTH OF JULY GRAND PARADE RESULTS--* Grand Ribbon, Most Patriotic -- 1, American Veterans; 2, VIP Strings.* Best Youth Entry -- 1, Cub Scout Troop 38/Boy Scout Troop 38; 2, Central High School FFA; 3, Central Softball.* Best Youth Equestrian -- 1, Central High School Equestrian Team; 2, Deer Creek Farms.* Best Equestrian Entry -- 1, Willamette River Riders; 2, Polk County Saddle-ites; 3, Posse.* Best Float -- 1, Petals & Vines; 2, I-M Community; 3, Monmouth Garden Club.* Most Effort in Preparation -- 1, Petals & Vines; 2, Independence Riverview Market; 3, Monmouth Garden Club.* Highway Trucks -- Monmouth Power & Light, Monmouth Public Works; 2, Tom Snair Excavating; 3, Les Schwab Tire Centers.* Farm Equipment -- 1, Rogue Ales; 2, Love Reins Ranch; 3, Independence Riverview Market.* Modern Vehicle -- 1, Marc Powell (1966 Pontiac GTO); 2, Cucko's Custom (1972 Ford LTD); 3, Cliff Trine (1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme).* Antique Vehicle (more than 50 years old) -- 1, Mrs. Oregon (1960s Corvette); 2, Dave Teal (1937 Chevrolet); 3, Mike Henich (1915 Ford Model T).* Best Band -- 1 (tie), Central High School Pep and Western Oregon University Drumline; 3, VIP Strings.

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SCHEDULE: Polk County sports schedule for July 3 to July 10

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Baseball: Divison I Junior Baseball: Crescent Valley at Central, 6 p.m. THURSDAY, JULY 4 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Klamath Falls at Corvallis Tournament, 4 p.m. Running: Monmouth/Independence Mini-Marathon, Monmouth City Hall, 10:30 a.m. FRIDAY, JULY 5 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Beaverton at Corvallis Tournament, 10 a.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at Thurston, noon and 3 p.m.; Central at North Marion, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 6 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. Mid Valley at Corvallis Tournament, 4 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at Thurston, 6 p.m. SUNDAY, JULY 7 Baseball: American Legion: Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags vs. TBA at Corvallis Tournament, TBA. Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at Thurston, 10 a.m.; Central at West Salem, 6 p.m. MONDAY, JULY 8 Baseball: Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at South Albany, 6 p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 9 Baseball: American Legion: Withnell at Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags at Dallas High School, 4 p.m.; Division I Junior Baseball: Dallas at Crescent Valley (DH), 3 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Baseball: American Legion: Florence at Post 20 DeMarini Dirtbags, 4 p.m. Division I Junior Baseball: Central at Lebanon, 6 p.m.; Dallas at Stayton, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 2

  

Town band's gig may be its last

MONMOUTH -- In a world where the only constant is change, there has been at least one immutable occurrence in Monmouth over the last four decades.

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Contentious Crossing

POLK COUNTY -- The Salem City Council has put its stamp on the effort to build a new bridge over the Willamette River between Polk and Marion counties by supporting an entirely new alternative.

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Reunion Roundup

* Dallas High School Class of 1971 -- A 60th Birthday Celebration for the Class of 1971 is scheduled July 26-28. Friday, July 26: Gathering at L'Attitude One, 904 Main St., Dallas, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27: Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence, at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person to cover food and facility use. Sunday, July 28: Breakfast in the Park, Dallas City Park. Details and registration on Facebook -- Dallas HS Class of 71; RSVP under the events tab by July 18. For more information: Pam Chandler Manville, 503-623-3562.--* McNary High School Class of 1973 -- 40th class reunion events scheduled in Polk County. Friday, July 26: Casual pizza get-together at Walery's Pizza, 1555 Edgewater St. NW, West Salem, at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door; beverages available for additional cost. Saturday, July 27: Salem Masonic Center, 1625 Brush College Road NW, West Salem, at 5 p.m. with a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. For more information: http://mcnaryhigh1973.weebly.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1956 -- Annual class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 3, at Murphy's Grill, 288 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host lunch or dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome. For more information or to RSVP: Roberta Mehl, 503-623-4425; Dolores Friesen, 503-910-7491.--* Dallas High School Class of 1978 -- 35-year class mixer for classes from 1977-1980, Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m., North Dallas Bar & Grill (outside patio area), 170 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. No-host event. For more information: Trythena Pryor, 503-623-4541.--* Dallas High School Class of 1968 -- 45-year class reunion scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at Salem Premier RV Resort, 4700 Highway 22, West Salem. For more information: Charlotte Lough, 503-623-5003; email to clough1055@hotmail.com.--* Dallas High School Class of 1963 -- 50-year reunion scheduled Aug. 16-18. Friday, Aug. 16: No-host pizza for classmates only at Abby's Pizza, 174 W. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17: Golf, Polk County Museum tour and winery tour with lunch, TBA; dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18: Picnic at Dallas City Park, 11 a.m. For more information: Barbara (Johnson) Guenther, 503-873-7241.--* Independence High School -- The annual All-School Reunion Luncheon for those who attended Independence High School is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Henry Hill Elementary School, 750 S. Fifth St., Independence. Cost is $15. Reservations must be made by July 31. Payment should be mailed to "IHS Reunion," P.O. Box 291, Independence, OR 97351. For more information: Al Oppliger, 503-838-1353; email to jcoppliger@aol.com.

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Sporting goods store opens in Dallas

DALLAS -- Of the gear on the shelves and in display cases at Dallas' newest outdoors supply store, North West Sporting Goods, there's very little that owner Michael Boyer hasn't used -- and was pleased with.

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Fire season declared in area forests

POLK COUNTY -- The Oregon Department of Forestry's West Oregon District announced that fire season began on Tuesday in Polk, Benton, Lincoln and southern Yamhill counties.

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7/10 Corrections

A story headlined "Library fundraising hits major setback" that appeared on Page 5A of the July 3 issue of the Itemizer-Observer needs to be clarified. The mistake made regarding a donation to the Wagner Community Library thought to be $2,000 but that was actually $20 was a miscommunication between the donor and his bank, not a misreading of the check by library staff or the Falls City School District. The I-O regrets the error.--

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Meth bust recorded in Dallas

DALLAS -- Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team (POINT) detectives arrested two Dallas residents July 3 after the conclusion of a methamphetamine investigation.

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7/3 Corrections

A story headlined "Dallas-CCC leader scheduled to retire" that appeared on Page 16A of the June 26 issue of the Itemizer-Observer should have indicated that Chemeketa Community College classes to be held at Central High School this fall are not part of a program similar to Dallas High School's Extended Campus. They will be college transfer classes offered to the general public. The I-O regrets the error.--

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7/10 Library Calendar

DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library * Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. -- Martian Rocks (at Dallas City Park)* Thursday, July 11, 11:15 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. -- Adult craft program* Tuesday, July 16, 11:15 a.m. -- Infant/Toddler Storytime* Wednesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. -- Archaeology "More Than Just Rocks" (at Dallas City Park)-- INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.independence .plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 10, 3 p.m. -- "Throw It and Grow It" (seed balls)* Thursday, July 11, 3 p.m. -- Jasen Ropp, puppet play (I Dig Dinosaurs)* Friday, July 12, 3 p.m. -- Teen Program (fossils)* Wednesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. -- Preschool Storytime* Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. -- Wonderful Wriggly Worms-- MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. 503-751-0182 www.monmouth.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 10, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)* Wednesday, July 10, 2 p.m. -- Summer Tween Program (Food Challenge)* Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. -- Dig It! craft and activity program* Friday, July 12, 2 p.m. -- Friday Flicks* Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m. -- Yoga on the Lawn* Wednesday, July 17, 10:15 a.m. -- Family Storytime (ages 0-6)-- WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org * Wednesday, July 10, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)* Thursday, July 11, 9:45 a.m. -- Summer Reading Program: Reptile Man* Wednesday, July 17, 9 a.m. -- Toddler/Lapsit Storytime (ages 0-3)* Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. -- Youth Storytime (ages 4-14)

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7/3 Public Agenda Calendar

Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (kholland@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Historic Commission -- 6 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. * Monmouth Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722. MONDAY, JULY 8 * Dallas School Board -- 6:30 p.m., District Office Board Room, 111 SW Ash St., Dallas. 503-623-5594. TUESDAY, JULY 9 * Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173.* Dallas Planning Commission -- 7 p.m., City Hall, 187 SE Court St., Dallas. 503-831-3502.* Kings Valley Charter School Board -- 7 p.m., Kings Valley Charter School, 38840 Kings Valley Highway, Kings Valley. 541-929-2134.* Independence City Council -- 7:30 p.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212. WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 * Monmouth Library Board -- 7 a.m., Monmouth Public Library meeting room, 168 S. Ecols St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722.* Polk County Board of Commissioners -- 9 a.m., Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. 503-623-8173. * Monmouth Park and Recreation Board -- 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-838-0722.

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