Polk County Itemizer-Observer • March 11, 2015 3A Polk County News DEADLINES NEWS DEADLINES For inclusion in the Wednesday edition of the Itemizer-Observer: Social news (weddings, engagements, anniver- saries, births, milestones) — 5 p.m. on Thursday. Community events — Noon on Friday for both the Community Notebook and Community Calendar. Letters to the editor — 10 a.m. on Monday. Obituaries — 4 p.m. on Monday. ADVERTISING DEADLINES Retail display ads — 3 p.m. Friday. Classified display ads — 11 a.m. on Monday. Classified line ads — Noon on Monday. Classified ads are updated daily on www.polkio.com. Public notices — Noon on Friday. CORRECTIONS The Polk County Itemizer- Observer is committed to publishing accurate news, feature and sports reports. If you see anything that re- quires a correction or clarifi- cation, call the newsroom at 503-623-2373 or send an e- mail to email@example.com. WEBSITE The Polk County Itemizer- Observer website, www.polkio.com, is updat- ed each week by Wednes- day afternoon. There, you will find nearly every story that appears in the print version of the newspaper, as well as some items, in- cluding additional photos, that do not appear in print due to space limitations. The Itemizer-Observer is also on Facebook and Twit- ter. Watch for breaking news, links to stories, sports scores updates and more. HIGH LOW March 3............ 57 March 4............ 58 March 5............ 61 March 6............ 66 March 7............ 68 March 8............ 69 March 9............ 71 28 27 30 33 33 34 37 By Emily Mentzer The Itemizer-Observer INDEPENDENCE — The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks isn’t what most people think it is: a bunch of old men sitting around drinking in a smoky lounge. Sure, Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950 has its share of older members, but overall it has a strong core of younger, energetic — and fe- male — members, said Exalt- ed Ruler Cynthia Jaramillo. “We always try and talk people into joining our lodge,” Jaramillo said. And now, while other lodges and service clubs struggle to keep their doors open, Independence Elks will celebrate 60 years in the community with a birthday party on Saturday. The lodge will open its doors and invite members of the community to learn more about what the Elks or- ganization does. People can stay and enjoy a dinner at the Elks, too. “Come and see what we’re about,” Jaramillo said. “It’s a whole different place. It’s not what people think it is. It’s a lot of hard workers.” The Elks was established in 1867 by a group of actors called the “Jolly Corks,” as a way to drink together and avoid paying New York’s Ex- cise Tax, according to elks.org. The group’s vision shifted to being helpful to the community. It’s that volunteerism about the Elks that attracted RAIN .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 Rainfall during March — 0.02 in. Rain through March 9 — 7.56 in. RECYCLE this newspaper. EMILY MENTZER/ Itemizer-Observer Debbie Schaff and Char Thomas, (from left) join Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950 Exalted Ruler Cynthia Jaramillo and Tiler Dori Showell in the lodge chambers. Join the Elks • To join the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, you must be sponsored by a member in good standing. An appli- cation fee of $35 is required, and then the application is sub- mitted for investigation. Once the investigation comes back favorably, the membership votes. New members are initiated by learning more about what the Elks organization is and what it stands for. Annual dues for the Independence Elks Lodge is $99.86. The lodge is located at 289 S. Main St., Independence. For more information: Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950, 503-838-1950. Jaramillo. “That’s what an Elk is; we care about our communi- ties,” she said. When she first moved to Independence about five years ago, she said the large, red brick building on Main Street piqued her interest. “I walked in off the street and spent an hour and a half talking with the Elks’ secre- tary about what the Elks do,” she said. “I’m a big volunteer person. I want to help the community in any way, shape or form. I have a heavy work day — often 12 hours a day — so to me, there was no excuse not to spend a couple of hours vol- unteering.” The Elks Lodge gets in- volved in putting together Christmas baskets for fami- lies each year and sponsors the Santa Train in Independ- ence. In conjunction with the Oregon Elks, members of the Independence chapter help with Camp Meadowood Springs, a camp for hearing- impaired children, and the Elk’s Children’s Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute, lo- cated at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Port- land. It’s the volunteerism that convinced Tiler Dori Showell to join the order. “The Elks give back with other people,” she said. “There’s people in the com- munity who donate money here, and donate money there, but there’s a social as- pect of doing (good). You can do more with a larger group and with smaller (individual) effort.” The doors on the Elks Lodge are generally locked, but for the 60th anniversary party, they will be opened for all to come learn more about their programs, what they support and what they do. It will be open to the whole family, Jaramillo said. “We do everything for our community,” she said. “It’s about the community we live in. We want to help them grow and help people who need help.” Dinner is Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Diners will have a choice of New York steak — the best in town, Jaramillo boasts — or stuffed chicken with sides and dessert. Monmouth selects firm for visioning process By Emily Mentzer The Itemizer-Observer WEATHER RECORDED Elks to celebrate milestone event MONMOUTH — In a tie- breaking vote by Mayor John Oberst, Barney & Worth Inc. was chosen March 3 to lead Monmouth’s community en- gagement process. The council was split down the middle between BDS Planning, a firm in Seat- tle, and Barney & Worth, based in Portland. Councilman Marshall Guthrie said he liked that BDS representatives didn’t come with a lot of precon- ceived perceptions about the community of Monmouth. “I thought they had other things going, including a dis- tance from where we’ve been that would prove vital,” Guthrie said. Councilman Jon Carey said he had a hard time with the larger amount of meetings BDS planned to hold, and noted they were the most ex- pensive firm of the four the council interviewed at a work session in February. Ultimately, Oberst broke the tie with a vote for Barney & Worth. Libby Barg will work as the project manager, while Clark Worth will be the visioning lead. In the company’s pro- posal, a six-month timeline was presented, kicking off in this month. “They projected a very ag- gressive timeline,” Carey noted about the company during the March 3 council meeting. He added that he appreciated that the compa- ny had worked with nearby Independence and Dallas through their visioning processes. The project budget came in at an estimated $44,800, less than the $50,000 the city has in its 2014-15 budget for the process. During its presentation on Feb. 17 to the council, Worth said the community engage- ment process must be open and transparent. “Most important is to maximize participation in the visioning process,” he said. “You have a little over 3,000 households and hun- dreds of businesses. We feel like there isn’t any reason why each of those house- holds and businesses can’t be involved in some way.” Barg said honoring diver- sity is important, pointing out that even if students at Western Oregon University are just temporarily living in Monmouth, they are still liv- ing in town and should have the opportunity to partici- pate in the visioning process. “The product isn’t the ac- tion plan or the document,” Worth said. “It’s the way you engage people, and that you’ve made the action plan something people can be- lieve in.” The final product should be a living document, Worth noted. “People should feel strongly that they’re involved and their stuff is in it.” The project kickoff has not yet been announced. In other business, the council voted to remove the moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. 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