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    14A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 1, 2015
Polk County News
Survey shows good
opinions of Dallas
Arrr, Matey!
Nataliah Vanoutryve looks
at her mother, Jess
Vanoutryve, through the
“pirate spy glass” she
made during Thursday af-
ternoon’s “Pirate Crafts”
activity at Dallas Public Li-
brary. Children could make
spy glasses, hooks, and pi-
rate or parrot paper bag
puppets at one of the li-
brary’s many spring break
activities meant to keep
the youngsters busy when
school was not in session.
Attendance at the activi-
ties largely depended on
the weather. On rainy
days, more children partic-
ipated in library events.
On sunny days, like Thurs-
day afternoon, participa-
tion was reduced to only a
handful of children.
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
JOLENE GUZMAN/Itemizer-Observer
Timber payment bill passes House
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
year reauthorization of the
Secure Rural Schools pro-
gram — widely known as
county timber payments —
has passed the U.S. House of
Representatives and is slated
for a vote in the U.S. Senate,
likely later this month.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-
Hood River) negotiated to
have the reauthorization at-
tached to a bill that reforms
how doctors are paid under
Medicare. It passed the House
on a 392-37 vote Thursday.
If passed in the Senate
and signed into law, the
reauthorization would pro-
vide funding for 33 Oregon
counties, including Polk.
“This two-year extension
gives us time to continue work
on a long-term plan to reform
federal forest policy to grow
jobs in the woods, improve
forest health, and provide cer-
tainty for essential local serv-
ices like schools and roads,”
Walden said in a statement.
The amount of money
Polk County might see is far
from final, but Polk County
Administrator Greg Hansen
said “rough estimates” have
the county receiving
$400,000 in the first year and
$700,000 in the second if the
legislation passes. He added
just when payments will be
made — 45 days after it is
signed, according to the cur-
rent version of the legislation
— is in question too.
The county began it budg-
et hearings Monday and is
required to adopt a budget
before July 1.
Polk County also is seek-
ing to pass a levy that would
bring in $2.25 million and
provide for 22 jobs in public
safety departments. The esti-
mated amount in timber
funding coming to Polk
County wouldn’t come close
to that much, but the Board
of Commissioners has said it
would levy a lower amount if
timber payments were to
come to through.
DALLAS — Not much has
changed in the way citizens
feel about living in the city
of Dallas in the last two
That is according to re-
cently released results of
the city’s biennial (every
two years) survey.
Advanced Marketing Re-
search of Eugene conduct-
ed the telephone survey in
January, quizzing more
than 400 citizens.
The survey asked citizens
to rank city services and de-
partments on a 1 to 5 scale,
with 5 being the highest.
Many of the 2015 responses
mirrored those given in
2013, with small declines in
public safety and citizens’
opinion about whether Dal-
las is a good place to live.
The latter measure re-
mained high, though, at 4.5,
slipping from 4.7 in 2013.
The biggest change in the
survey was the use of the
Rickreall Creek Trail System.
In 2013, 76 percent of re-
sponders said they didn’t
use the trail. That shifted in
the 2015 survey to 56 per-
cent of those interviewed
said they had spent time on
the trail system.
The city was especially
pleased to see that because
it has been planning on ex-
panding the trail on the east
side of town, as well as
building a bridge from Cen-
tral Bark — the city’s dog
park — to the trail near the
Dallas Aquatic Center.
“That’s super exciting,
but other than that, there
are not a lot of swings,” Dal-
las City Manager Ron Fog-
gin said, noting that is posi-
tive as the city wants to
build consistency.
When asked if citizens
thought the city was spend-
ing taxpayer money wisely,
Dallas was given one of its
worst marks, 3.4, falling
slightly from 3.5 in 2013.
Lower rankings are ex-
pected on that measure, but
Foggin said he would like to
find ways to make Dallas’
score improve in future sur-
“We would like to see
those go up,” he said. “We
are trying to spend money
in the best possible way we
can and get the best bang
for our buck.”
For more information or
to see complete results
from both surveys, go to
Calvary Chapel Dallas www.calvarydalla-
sor.com Currently meeting for worship and
verse by verse Bible teaching at 628 SE Jef-
ferson St. Worship service begins at 10 a.m.
on Sunday. Sunday school is available from
youth ministry and below to nursery. Wednes-
day 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 scheduled 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 503-831-1074.
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 wel-
come. For information call 503-420-4010. If
no answer, 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
Worship/Men’s Ministry Pastor Travis Reed;
Every Sunday: classes for all ages at 9:15
a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., (Nurs-
ery provided 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
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 Meeting & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.;
Thursday: Bible Studies *9:15 a.m. (women);
*7:00 p.m. (men & women) *Nursery care
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:
Mon, Tues, Fri. 9 am - 4 pm and Wed 5 pm -
7 pm; Pastor Rick Bratton; Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday
Bible Study 6-7 p.m; Everyone Welcome!
First Christian Church - Joyfully Worship-
ping & Serving 1079 S.E. Jefferson Street,
Dallas, 503-623-2569. Pastor Darren Ander-
son. “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. Christian Women’s Fel-
lowship - 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm (Sept
through June). Please call church office for
information about other meetings.
First Presbyterian Church - 879 S.W. Lev-
ens 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 acces-
sible. Bloodbank 4th Monday of even num-
bered months. Indoor Play Park.
Grace Community Church - 598 E. Ellen-
dale Ave. PO Box 69, Dallas, 503-623-4961.
Senior Pastor-Dave Bertolini, Pastor of Wor-
ship & Discipleship-Ryan Bucher, Pastor of
Youth & Young Adults-Ben Potloff. Sunday
Worship: 1st Service-9:00 a.m. with Kids,
Youth, & Adult Sunday School running con-
currently. 2nd Worship Service-10:45 a.m.
with Kids Worship running concurrently.
Nursery provided during both services. Office
open Tuesday-Friday for office hours visit our
website at www.graceindallas.org. All are
Living Hope City Church - 1156 SE Hol-
man, Dallas. Family Worship 10:30 am.
Center & Offices 186 SE Mill St., Dallas. For
more information call 503-623-6890.
Living Word Faith Fellowship - 830 SE
Shelton 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 serv-
ice 10:00 a.m., nursery provided. Men’s fel-
lowship second Saturday of month breakfast
at 8:00 a.m. at Murphy’s Restaurant, Dallas.
Pastor Lavern Siewert in charge of men's fel-
lowship. Call for additional information. Web-
site: www.proclaimhim.org
Salt Creek Baptist Church - 15075 Salt
Creek Road, Dallas, 503-623-2976. Senior
Pastor David Curtis. 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 & Sen-
ior High Youth 6:30 p.m. Please call for infor-
mation 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. Pastor: Lary Brown
St. Thomas Episcopal Church - 1486 SW
Levens St., Dallas (at the corner of Levens &
Cherry) 503-623-8522. Email: stthomasdalla-
sor@gmail.com 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy
Eucharist. Sunday School and Nursery Care
available during worship. Sundays 1:30-3:00
all ages FREE singing lessons. St. Thomas
Episcopal Church 1486 SW Levens Dallas.
Call Rebecca 503-559-5205 with questions.
The Episcopal Church and St Thomas Wel-
comes you —please join us.
Trinity Lutheran Church - 320 SE Fir Villa
Rd, Dallas, 503-623-2233. Pastor - David
Pederson. 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 Saturday 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 Christian Church 233 S. Main
Street, Falls City, Oregon 97344, 503-787-
3104 Sunday Service: 10 am; Website:
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-
come. www.fallscityumc.org
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 welcome
just as you are. Join Us!
Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 205 N.
Main, Falls City 97344, 503-787-3907. Pastor
Lary Brown. Sabbath School Sat. 9:30 am-
10:40 am; Worship Service 11 am. Commu-
nity Service Center (Food Bank) third Wed. of
each month, noon-3pm.
Buena Vista Community Church - 11355
Church St., Buena Vista. Independence. Sun-
day School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11 a.m.
First Baptist Church - A warm, friendly church
that cares about you! Located at 1505 Mon-
mouth 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 seniors, throughout the week. Check us out
at www.independencefirstbaptist.com
Life Center Foursquare Church - 437 D
Street, Independence, OR Phone: 503-838-
6507. Pastor Larry Gratreak. Worship Service
and Sunday School starts at 10:30 a.m. Men’s
studies /Women’s studies /Home Fellowships
available throughout the week. Call for more
information. You are welcome! Find us on
St. Patrick Parish, Catholic - 1275 E St., In-
dependence. 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. (Span-
ish); 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. Reli-
gious Education: 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
social hour.
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-
623-2262. www.ctkmonmouth.com
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-
Independence 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 Communion 10:30 am. Pastor Dal-
las C.R. Dubke. www.FaithLutheranMon-
mouth.org; 503-838-3459. Everyone is
Heart to Heart Church - 191 N. Monmouth
Ave., Monmouth (across street from WOU).
Pastor Jim Miller. email: 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 Wor-
ship Service Friday 8 p.m.; Everybody wel-
come. Information: church 503-838-0537.
Monmouth Christian Church - 959 Church
Street W, Monmouth, OR 97361; Office:
(503) 838-1145; Fax: (503) 838-1162; Email:
mcc@mymcc.cc; 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
at www.mymcc.tv.
New LIFE Ministries – we’re growing in
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 fol-
lowed 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 periodic
small groups and celebrations. All are wel-