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Lloyd Collins repairs a headstone in a pioneer cemetery south of Monmouth. He was the lone member of the Polk County Cemetery Savers volunteer group working Saturday morning on cleaning and restoring headstones and cataloguing burials in Chamberlin Cemetery. This is the sixth cemetery the group has worked on since beginning with Hart Riggs Cemetery between Falls City and Dallas in 2012.

Lloyd Collins repairs a headstone in a pioneer cemetery south of Monmouth. He was the lone member of the Polk County Cemetery Savers volunteer group working Saturday morning on cleaning and restoring headstones and cataloguing burials in Chamberlin Cemetery. This is the sixth cemetery the group has worked on since beginning with Hart Riggs Cemetery between Falls City and Dallas in 2012. Photo by Jolene Guzman.

Easter candy sale underway in Dallas

West Valley Hospital Volunteers are conducting a Sees’ Easter Candies sale now through April 3.

The volunteers will have a sales table located inside the front lobby of the hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One-pound boxes and smaller, as well as colorful boxes for children, are available.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the West Valley Hospital Volunteers’ scholarship fund.

For more information or to arrange for a purchase outside of sale hours: 503-623-7323.

Extension offering classes for youths

Registration is still being accepted for two Polk County OSU Extension Service youth classes scheduled during the remainder of spring break at the Polk County Extension office, 289 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite 301, Dallas.

• “Leaves, Bugs and Crawly Things — Focus on Forestry” will be held Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. It is for youths in grades K-12. There is no cost for 4-H members; non-4-H members pay $2. Preregistration is due by Wednesday (today).

• “Leaves, Bugs and Crawly Things — Focus on Entomology and Geology” will be held Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. It is for youths in grades K-12. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is due by Thursday.

To register for a class or for more details: 503-623-8395.

Doll show, sale set for Saturday

The Wagon Wheel Doller’s Doll Club is hosting its 33rd annual spring doll show and sale Saturday at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.

Admission to the show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is $4. Early bird presale admission, which runs from 9 to 10 a.m., is $6. Children 10 and under are admitted free.

The event will feature dolls of all kinds, as well as bears, miniatures and related items. Doll stringing is available.

Sales tables are available for $32 each. Proceeds benefit local community groups and charities.

For more information: Arleta, 503-581-1206.

Medical missionary will speak in Dallas

Medical missionary Dr. Deborah Eisenhut will share about her work among Ebola patients in Liberia during a presentation Sunday at Grace Baptist Church in Dallas.

Eisenhut’s talk is scheduled at 11 a.m. at the church, 1855 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas.

Eisenhut was trained at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and did her surgical residency in San Antonio. She practiced general surgery in Salem from 1986-2007. She then served as a medical missionary in Pakistan until 2011. In 2012, she joined SIM (Serving in Mission) and arrived in Liberia in April 2013, but was evacuated to the U.S. in August 2014. She will be returning to Liberia in April.

For more information: Pastor Russ Hilsinger, 503-623-4858.

Casino set to host wine and spirits fair

Spirit Mountain Casino will host its annual Spring Wine and Spirits Fair on Sunday.

Admission to the event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. in the Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde, is free.

The event is scheduled to feature more than 20 of Oregon’s finest wineries, distilleries and craft breweries, as well as several locally acclaimed chefs. Complimentary samples will be available for attendees.

For more information: 503-879-2350; www.spiritmountain.com.

Parenting class offered at KVCS

A 10-week class on positive parenting is being offered beginning Monday in Kings Valley.

“Make Parenting a Pleasure” is designed for families who are dealing with the daily stresses of parenting children up to 12 years old. The group focuses on positive parenting, managing stress and enjoying your child.

The class meets every Monday except on May 25 beginning March 30 and continuing through June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kings Valley Charter School, 38840 Kings Valley Highway. A dinner is served at 5 p.m. Child care is available.

To register or for more information: Megan, Strengthening Rural Families, 541-929-2535; email to megan.srf@ruralfamilies.org.

Book sale benefit planned Monday

West Valley Hospital Volunteers will conduct another “Books Are Fun” fundraiser on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will take place in the conference room located immediately inside the front door of West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

An assortment of books and gifts will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the West Valley Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Fund for Polk County high school seniors.

For more information: 503-623-7323.

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