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Polk County News
Fair: Sunday unpopular
with vendors, fairgoers
JOLENE GUZMAN/ Itemizer-Observer
Dentist Alan Kolb, here at his former office on West Ellendale, saw his last patient in
December after a 36-year career in the field. Most of those years were spent in Dallas.
Longtime Dallas dentist
ready to enjoy retirement
By Jolene Guzman
DALLAS — After working
as a dentist for 36 years —
most of those in Dallas —
Alan Kolb is hanging up his
In fact, he already saw his
last patient on Dec. 17 at his
former office at 155 W. Ellen-
“It’s been a great commu-
nity,” Kolb said on his last
day on the job. “It’s been
good for me and my family.”
Kolb, 69, began his dentist
career while in the U.S.
Army. While serving in West
Germany, he was told by a
colleague he should think
about moving to Oregon. He
chose Dallas, and, as it
turned out, for good reason.
“Dallas at the time needed
dentists,” he said. “Four of us
started in the same year.”
Kolb said he’s enjoyed
working in the community
and the relationship shared
by the dentists in Dallas. He
added he will miss his staff
“I’ve really enjoyed the
people I’ve worked with,” he
said. “But I’m ready to pur-
sue other things.”
Among them will be con-
tinuing to work with quarter
horses — he competes in
“team penning” events — and
rides on the Pacific Crest Trail.
“We will probably do the
usual traveling,” Kolb said,
which includes spending a
few weeks in Hawaii in March.
Kolb, who lives in Rickre-
all, said Polk County will re-
“I think I will stay in Rickre-
all,” he said. “I really enjoy it.”
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Post-fair vendor surveys
had some merchants com-
menting that they can make
more revenue selling items
on Internet sites like Etsy
than they can staffing a
booth for four days at the
fair, Scharf noted in an an-
nouncement about the
move. The hope is the fair
will be able to book more
vendors with a three-day
“We couldn’t come up
with a good argument not
to do it,” Scharf said of the
move to three days.
Another issue is that the
animal barns are only par-
tially full on Sunday, as many
of the animals sold at Satur-
day’s popular youth livestock
market auction have been
already loaded out.
“Why would you pay full
admission to see empty
barns?” Scharf said.
Switching to a three-day
fair is the biggest in a series
of changes that have been
implemented in recent
years. At the 2014 fair, 4-H
exhibits were moved to the
Arts and Crafts Building to
give them more room; the
carnival was moved to the
parking lot to give it more
visibility; and the main en-
tertainment stage was re-
moved and a more modern
temporary one brought in.
“We knew last year we
needed to make changes in
hopes of bringing in more
KURT HOLLAND/ Itemizer-Observer file
4-H and FFA members exhibiting livestock and other
animals will now only have to care for their critters for
three days during the shortened Polk County Fair.
people to the fair,” said Tina
Andersen, Polk County Fair
Manager. “The response we
got to the changes was very
positive, but we need to do
The board’s biggest con-
cern with moving to a three-
day event was how to fit all of
the 4-H and FFA events into
a shortened schedule. Scharf
said the board consulted 4-H
leaders and parents, Polk
County 4-H program faculty,
as well as FFA advisors before
voting on the change.
With some tweaks in the
schedule, the board believes
it can squeeze everything
into three days, including
Sunday’s biggest draw —
the tractor pull.
“We are not going to get
rid of the tractor pull,”
Scharf added her hope
for the new schedule will be
that there is more to do at
the fair at all times.
“I want people to think,
‘There are so many things to
do, I don’t know how to
choose,’” Scharf said. “We
are still going to offer a full
fair. We are just going to do
it in three days.”
P OLK C OUNTY W ORSHIP D IRECTORY
Calvary Chapel Dallas www.calvarydallasor.com
Currently meeting for worship and verse by
verse Bible teaching at 628 SE Jefferson St.
Worship service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Sunday school is available from youth ministry
and below to nursery. Wednesday evening
cafe-style Old Testament study starting at 6:30
pm. Come join us for a relaxed study around a
cup of coffee or drink. Mens prayer is Saturday
at 7:30 a.m. Womens Bible studies are sched-
uled also, call for times. The Pastor/Teacher is
Larry King. Come join us and be a part of God's
family here in Dallas. For more information call
Church of Christ - North Kings Valley Hwy.
Sunday Class 9:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. We
are a Bible Based Church. Visitors welcome.
For information call 503-420-4010. If no an-
swer, please leave a message and we’ll return
your call as soon as possible.
Dallas Alliance Church - 775 E. Ellendale,
Dallas, 503-623-2265, Email office@dallasal-
liance.org, Lead Pastor Jim Jamieson;
Youth/Children’s Pastor Lance Baker, and Wor-
ship/Men’s Ministry Pastor Travis Reed; Every
Sunday: classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m.,
Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., (Nursery pro-
vided for a.m. services); Tuesdays: Youth Night
7:00 p.m. in Ediger Hall; Wednesdays: Adult
Prayer Meeting 1:00 p.m., Choir practice 6:45
p.m. Call for info on current Bible Studies.
Dallas Church - PO Box 462, Dallas, OR
97338, 503-623-2711. Worship Gatherings:
Sundays 10am. Meeting at 450 SE Washing-
ton St., Dallas OR 97338. Atmosphere is re-
laxed, families & children welcome, come as
you are, current music & relevant teaching
about Jesus. Pastor: Ben Bauman. www.dal-
Dallas Foursquare Church—Located at 976
SW Hayter St. on the corner of Washington
and Hayter. Worship Service: Sundays at
10am. Youth Group: Sundays 6pm to 8pm.
Pastor: Darrin Hausler. We are a multi-gen-
erational church with a heart for our commu-
nity. Our mission is to Love God and Love
People to Extend His Kingdom. For more info
call us at 503-623-8277 or visit us online at
Evangelical Bible Church - 1175 S.E. Howe,
Dallas 503-623-2331. Senior Pastor Jerry
Franz, Visitation Pastor Allan Wiebe, Youth
Pastor Nathan Ensz. Sunday: Worship *8:00
a.m.; *10:45 a.m.; *6:00 p.m.; Sunday School
9:30 a.m.; High School Youth Group 7:15 p.m.;
Thursday: Jr. High Youth Group - 7:00 p.m.;
2nd & 4th Tuesday: MOPS *9:00 a.m.;
Wednesday: AWANA - 6:30 p.m.; Prayer Meet-
ing & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: Bible
Studies *9:15 a.m. (women); *7:00 p.m. (men
& women) *Nursery care provided.
Faith Evangelical Free Church - 2290 E. El-
lendale Ave., Dallas, 503-623-8034; Senior
Pastor Al Perkins, Associate Pastor Ed Sutter,
Worship Pastor Ted Kitzmiller, Youth Pastor
Aaron Swank, Children’s Director Debbie
Davies. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday
Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday High School
Youth Group 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Jr. High
Youth Group 7:00 p.m. Please call or visit our
website for information about other meetings.
First Baptist Church - 245 S.W. Church St.,
Dallas, 503-623-5189; Church Office Hours:
Tues. - Thurs. 3:30-7pm; Pastor Rick Bratton;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6-7 p.m; Everyone
First Christian Church - Joyfully Worshipping
& Serving 1079 S.E. Jefferson Street, Dallas,
503-623-2569. Senior Pastor - Gary Ivey and
Pastor Darren Anderson. “Live Wire Worship”
with Praise Team - 8:30 a.m., Adult, Youth &
Children Sunday School - 9:30 a.m., Morning
Worship - 10:30 a.m. (Nursery provided),
Men’s Bible Study - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Chris-
tian Women’s Fellowship - 2nd Tuesday, 1:00
pm (Sept through June). Please call church of-
fice for information about other meetings.
First Presbyterian Church - 879 S.W. Levens
Street, Dallas, 503-623-3397. Pastor Sandy
Larson invites you to come and share with us.
Worship 10:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School 9:00
am; Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study Tues. 7:00
a.m.; Handicapped accessible. Bloodbank 4th
Monday of even numbered months. Indoor
Grace Community Church - 598 E. Ellendale
Ave. PO Box 69, Dallas, 503-623-4961. Senior
Pastor-Dave Bertolini, Pastor of Worship & Dis-
cipleship-Ryan Bucher, Pastor of Youth &
Young Adults-Ben Potloff. Sunday Worship: 1st
Service-9:00 a.m. with Kids, Youth, & Adult
Sunday School running concurrently. 2nd Wor-
ship Service-10:45 a.m. with Kids Worship run-
ning concurrently. Nursery provided during
both services. Office open Tuesday-Friday for
office hours visit our website at www.gracein-
dallas.org. All are welcome!
Living Hope City Church - 1156 SE Holman,
Dallas. Family Worship 10:30 am. www.living-
hopecitychurch.org Equipping Center & Offices
186 SE Mill St., Dallas. For more information
Living Word Faith Fellowship - 830 SE Shel-
ton Street, Dallas, 503-623-9062. Pastor Joan
Siewert. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Tuesday
Worship 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Thursday
6:00 p.m. Children's Sunday service 10:00
a.m., nursery provided. Men’s fellowship sec-
ond Saturday of month breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
at Murphy’s Restaurant, Dallas. Pastor Lavern
Siewert in charge of men's fellowship. Call for
additional information. Website: www.pro-
Salt Creek Baptist Church - 15075 Salt Creek
Road, Dallas, 503-623-2976. Interim Senior
Pastor Larry Neufeld. Pastor of Student Min-
istries, Russ Richmond. Sunday School 9:30
a.m. Sunday morning Worship 10:50 a.m.
Nursery provided for worship services. Classes
for all ages. Wednesday King’s Kids 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Middle School & Senior High
Youth 6:30 p.m. Please call for information
about other meetings.
Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 589 SW
Birch, P.O. Box 450, Dallas 97338-0450. 503-
623-5872. Services on Saturday: 9:30 A.M.
Sabbath School Bible Study for all age groups.
10:50 A.M. Worship Service. Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 to Noon. Pas-
tor: Lary Brown
St. Thomas Episcopal Church - 1486 SW
Levens St., Dallas (at the corner of Levens &
Cherry) 503-623-8522. Email: stthomasdalla-
firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy
Eucharist. Sunday School and Nursery Care
available during worhsip. The Episcopal
Church and St Thomas Welcomes you —
please join us.
Trinity Lutheran Church - 320 SE Fir Villa Rd,
Dallas, 503-623-2233. Pastor - David Peder-
son. Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship
Service 10:00 a.m.; Kids Church during 10:00
a.m. Worship. Youth Group HS/MS 11:30 a.m.
Sundays. Free Medical Clinic 1st & 4th Satur-
day of each month. www.dallastlc.org. Catch
us on Facebook.
United Methodist Church – A church with
Open Hearts, Open Minds & Open Doors. 565
SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas, 503-623-2481.
Pastor-Rev. Quinton Kimbrow. Worship
Service 10:55 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Child-care available. Handicap access. All
are welcome! Email: dallasumc@qwestof-
fice.net Website: www.sites.umcdallas.com
Valley Life Center (Assemblies of God) -
1795 S.E. Miller Ave., Dallas, 503-623-4116.
Pastor Chris Barker, Children’s Director,
Crystal Barker, Sunday Morning Service
10:30 a.m., Wednesday Family Night 6:30
p.m. Please call for more information or visit
our website at www.valleylifecenter.com
Falls City United Methodist Church - 242
N. Main Street, Falls City, 503-851-3213.
Pastor Rebecca Strader. Morning worship
Sunday 9:20 am. All denominations are wel-
Mountain Gospel Fellowship - 303 N.
Main, Falls City, 503-787-8037. Sunday
School 10:00 a.m., Worship Service 11:00
a.m., Wed. Dinner 6:15 p.m. Everyone wel-
come just as you are. Join Us!
Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 205 N.
Main, Falls City 97344, 503-787-3907. Pas-
tor Lary Brown. Sabbath School Sat. 9:30
am-10:40 am; Worship Service 11 am. Com-
munity Service Center (Food Bank) third
Wed. of each month, noon-3pm.
Buena Vista Community Church - 11355
Church St., Buena Vista. Independence.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship
First Baptist Church - A warm, friendly
church that cares about you! Located at
1505 Monmouth St., Independence (across
from Central High School); 503-838-1001.
Senior Pastor Michael Parks. Sundays:
Worship Service 11 am Wednesdays:
AWANA 7 pm (during the school year).
Thursdays: Youth Group 6:15pm. Join us
for small groups and life groups throughout
the week. First Baptist Church has ministries
for children, youth, adults, families and sen-
iors, throughout the week. Check us out at
Life Center Foursquare Church - 437 D
Street, Independence, OR Phone: 503-838-
6507. Pastor Larry Gratreak. Worship Serv-
ice and Sunday School starts at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s studies /Women’s studies /Home Fel-
lowships available throughout the week. Call
for more information. You are welcome! Find
us on Facebook.
St. Patrick Parish, Catholic - 1275 E St.,
Independence. 503-838-5801. Father
Henry Guillen Vega Masses Sat., vigil 5
p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m. (English), 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. (Spanish); Weekdays Mon,
Tues, Wed, & Thurs. 9am, Saturday 7 p.m.
(Spanish). Evergreen Nursing Home; Holy
Days 9 a.m. (Eng) & 7 p.m. (Eng/Span).
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sat 3:30-4:30
p.m. or by appointment. Religious Educa-
tion: RCIA Mon 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Mid-High &
High School Grades Mon 7:00-8:30p.m.;
Grades 1-4 Tues. 7:00-8:30 p.m. WOU
Campus Ministry: Mass Sun. 5:00 p.m. at
315 N. Knox St., Monmouth followed by a
Christ The King Christian Church - Meets
at 959 Church St. W., Monmouth 7:00 pm
Saturday Night. Christ The King Christian
Church is a conservative, contemporary,
charismatic Biblical Church. At Christ the
King we learn: the truths of the Bible, how to
live Biblical truths, how to please God, and
how to be a blessing to all people. Come
and join us as we learn and grow together.
Everyone is welcome. Wally Wildman, sen-
ior pastor. For more information call 503-
Christ’s Church Methodist and Presbyte-
rian United - Come care and share with us.
412 Clay Street West, Monmouth, 503-838-
1724. Pastor Rebecca Strader. Worship
Service 11 a.m. Call for information on small
Church of Christ - 127 N. Heffley St., Mon-
mouth, 503-838-2360. Minister - Dan
Brewer, Youth Minister - Jon Siegrist. Sun-
day School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service
10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church - 200 Monmouth-In-
dependence Hwy., Monmouth (the church with
the lighted cross on the “S” curve). School
Year Schedule: Sunday School & Adult Bible
Class 9:00 am; Divine Service of Holy Com-
munion 10:30 am. Pastor Dallas C.R. Dubke.
w w w. F a i t h L u t h e r a n M o n m o u t h . o r g ;
503-838-3459. Everyone is welcome!
Heart to Heart Church - 191 N. Mon-
mouth Ave., Monmouth (across street from
Jim@h2hchurch.com. Sunday School for
children and adults 10:00 a.m; Worship
Service 11:00 a.m.; Prayer & Praise 6:00
p.m.; Seekers Night - Monday 6:00 p.m.;
Children & Adult Bible Study - Wednesday
7:00 p.m.; Seven Cities Worship Service
Friday 8 p.m.; Everybody welcome. Infor-
Monmouth Christian Church - 959 Church
Street W, Monmouth, OR 97361; Office:
(503) 838-1145; Fax: (503) 838-1162; Email:
email@example.com; Website: mymcc.cc; Lead
Pastor: Sean Bitzer; Pastors: Ulysses Vela,
Mary Weinbender, & Seth Halligan; Sunday
Worship Service: 10 am, English & Spanish;
children’s programming for birth to 6th
grades also available. Momentum (7th & 8th
Grades) meet Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm MCC;
Join us this Sunday in person or live online
New LIFE Ministries – we’re growing in
Polk County! CHILDREN'S CHURCH NOW
AVAILABLE! We are a God-loving, Bible-be-
lieving, non-denominational church body.
This church is a little different, in that it’s not
just a church service, but is all about being
a “service church”. We strive to seek out
and serve the needs of the community. It is
our hope that God will use us to make a dif-
ference. Come join us! We meet at Ash
Creek School, 1360 N 16th Street, Mon-
mouth every Sunday morning at 10:00-11:00
am. Our minister is Marion Seick. Feel free
to call us at (503) 871-5207. Please come
visit and worship with us this Sunday!"
Praise Assembly 189 Monmouth Ave, Mon-
mouth, 503-837-0300. www.praiseonline.net.
Sunday Services & Children’s Services 9:30
am & 11 am. Combined Service starting June
16. Tuesday evening Celebrate Recovery
meeting at 6:30 pm.
St. Hilda's Episcopal Church 245 Main
St. W., Monmouth, 503-838-6087, sthildas
church.org Sunday Eucharist - 10:00 am
followed by Fellowship. Children's Sunday
School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am.
Wednesday Worship at 8:00 am and 7:00
pm. Nursery care provided. Call for peri-
odic small groups and celebrations. All are