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July 02, 2012
DALLAS -- The Polk County Oregon State University Extension Office is moving into a new home next week.
Extension will be closed Monday through July 13 while the office is relocated.
The office is currently located in room 102 of the Academy Building in downtown Dallas and will be open in that location through Friday.
The office will reopen Monday, July 16, at 289 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite 301, in the East Ellendale office complex.
Extension will not be able to answer phones or assist clients next week during the move.
Pamela Rose, the Polk County Extension leader, said that changing offices will provide much-needed space.
"We are pretty cramped in our office," she said.
There is about 1,200 square feet in the current space, with no conference rooms or kitchen. The new office will have double the space with a kitchen that could be used during nutrition classes.
In the past, Extension has had to use or rent other facilities for classes and meetings; with the new office, that won't have to happen as much.
"We have been taking advantage of space available at the (Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center) and in Dallas," Rose said. "It's nice to have something of our own."
Extension has a lease on the office for three years, with the possibility of renewing for up to six years.