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    Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 8, 2015 3A
Polk County News
Mountaineers get
covered at stadium
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A photo caption with the
story “Admission prices
going up at fair” (March 25,
Page 5A) needs to be clari-
fied. The Polk County Fair is
still scheduling exhibits and
entertainment — including
a carnival — for the 2015 fair.
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Rainfall during April — 0.70 in.
Rain through April 6 — 12.48 in.
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
JOLENE GUZMAN/ Itemizer-Observer
Walkers march through downtown Dallas in a event hosted by Polk County CASA in
support of child abuse prevent on Monday. CASA also will hold an auction Saturday.
Auction to benefit CASA
Gala event to help county’s abused youths
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
RICKREALL — Would you
like to own a signed guitar
once owned by a member of
the Rolling Stones? How
about a football signed by
Seattle Seahawks player
Richard Sherman?
What about helping chil-
dren in need?
If you answered yes to any
of those questions, Polk
County CASA (Court-Ap-
pointed Special Advocates)
has an event for you Saturday
at Eola Hills Wine Cellars.
The organization, which
trains and assigns volun-
teers to represent abused
and neglected children in
the court system, is holding
its first dinner and auction
to raise money for the grow-
ing program.
“I would love to see us
have a lot of people there to
learn more about CASA,
what we do and the need for
CASA,” said Elaine Ferguson,
a Polk County CASA board
With a class of volunteers
being trained now, the pro-
gram will soon have more
than 60 CASAs, Ferguson
said. That means every new
case involving an abused or
neglected child will be as-
signed a CASA, but that also
puts strain on the part-time
You can help
What: CASA Charity
Auction and Dinner.
When: Saturday, doors
open at 5:50 p.m.
Where: Eola Hills Wine
Cellars, 501 S. Pacific High-
way (99 W).
Admission: $50 per
plate. Tickets can be pur-
chased by calling Polk
County CASA, 503-623-
9268, ext. 1301, or by
e m a i l i n g a x t e l l. k a t e y
@co.polk.or.us or mikebar-
For more information:
Ferguson said the hope is
to raise enough funding to
allow for full-time staff and
have the office open regular
business hours instead of
just a half day.
With a list of memorabilia
that includes five San Fran-
cisco 49ers Super Bowl rings,
gear signed by Heisman
winner Marcus Mariota, and
an autographed photo of
golfing legends Jack
Nicholas and Arnold Palmer
smoking cigars after a golf
tournament in 1962, the
event is sure to be a draw.
“We would love to sell
out,” said Tess Gebauer, a
CASA board member and
the fundraiser’s coordinator.
A few tickets will be avail-
able at the doors for those
making last-minute plans.
And you don’t have to be a
collector to help CASA reach
its goal. Local businesses
have made donations as well.
“There are a range of
items, from $10 on up,” Fer-
guson said.
Dinner is $50 per plate
and includes dessert and a
glass of wine, beer or hard
cider. The main course will
be herb-crusted chicken.
The guest speaker is re-
tired Polk County Circuit
Court Judge Charles Luuki-
nen. Additional speakers are
retired Dallas businessman
Ken Mayer and Elli Katuara,
with the Department of
Human Services.
Ferguson said in 2014,
Polk County’s CASA volun-
teers contributed nearly
5,300 hours to the organiza-
tion’s cause.
She said with the help of
the dinner and auction, she
hopes to increase that num-
“That’s a value of more
than $100,000 to the coun-
ty,” she said. “I think we are
providing a very good serv-
ice. … Our fundraising is so
we can give them even
football season, the Falls
City Mountaineer faithful
purple and gold-clad fan
base will brave any weather
conditions to see its fa-
vorite team play.
But beginning next sea-
son, that will be a little easier,
as work building a cover over
the bleachers at the Falls City
High School football field
will be underway shortly, if it
hasn’t already begun.
Last week, the lumber
was delivered to build the
cover, one of the final steps
in a project that has been
on the district’s to-do list
for a number of years.
“They started it about
three years ago,” said Su-
perintendent Jack Thomp-
son last week.
Tight budgets put the
project on the back burner
for a few years, but in the
2 0 1 4 - 1 5 s c h o o l y e a r,
Thompson and the school
board vowed to set aside
money to complete the
“It just needs to get
done,” Thompson said. “We
made it a priority in this
budget to do that for the
football field.”
He said a concrete pad
needed to build the struc-
ture already exists, the
cover just needs to go up.
Bob Jones Construction
will be doing the construc-
tion and Thompson said
the new grandstands
should be complete for
when the home team takes
the field in the fall.
“We will have it all ready
and done for the next foot-
ball season,” he said.
United Way accepts Day of Action
SALEM — United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has
opened registration for 2015 Days of Action service projects,
and will accept project requests now through April 30.
Nonprofit health and human services organizations serving
Marion, Polk or Yamhill counties may submit service project re-
quests. United Way will provide volunteers to help with the proj-
ect on June 19 and 20.
Projects can be anything that will enhance the nonprofit’s
program or services provided to the community. Ideally, proj-
ects may be completed by a group of volunteers in four to eight
For more information or to register a project: www.united-
waymwv.org/2015-days-of-action-registration, or contact Sher-
ry Lintner at 503-363-1651, ext. 312, or via email slintner@unit-
Walgreens not building new store
MONMOUTH — The chain link fence that has gone up around
the Walgreens property at the corner of Main Street and High-
way 99W is just that: a fence.
Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso confirmed Thursday that
the company was not building a new store at that location at
this time.
“At present, we have no plans to develop a store at that area,”
Caruso said.
He said Walgreens had received a few requests to build a
fence to prevent people from driving through the area and
dragging mud on the streets.
Fire destroys vacant home in Dallas
DALLAS — A house in Dallas suffered heavy damage in a fire
the night March 26.
Firefighters were called to the scene at Southeast Uglow and
Ash streets at 8:47 p.m., said Dallas Fire & EMS spokeswoman
April Welsh. Crews from Dallas, Polk County Fire District No. 1,
Southwest Polk and Dallas Police Department arrived to find fire
visible in the windows of the vacant home.
Firefighter were able to knock down the fire, but not before
the house suffered so much damage that it’s been declared a
total loss. The owner was in the process of remodeling the home
when the fire erupted.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire.
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children and adults for functions and cosmetics. Open
Tuesdays & Thursdays.
• DR. STEVE YAO specializes in sports medicine and
knee-replacement procedures. Dr. Yao sees patients at
the Hope Orthopedics of Oregon satellite office in Dal-
las, and schedules surgeries nearby at West Valley Hos-
pital in the new state-of-the-art surgery suites. For an
appointment with Dr. Yao, call at 503-540-6300. The
Hope Orthopedics Dallas location is at 607 SE Jefferson
St., Dallas. West Valley Hospital is located at 525 SE
Washington St., Dallas, 503-623-8301. Visit www.Hope-
Orthopedics.com and www.salemhealth.org/wvh.
• WEST VALLEY HOSPITAL provides a wide range of
rehabilitation services in Dallas, offering physical ther-
apy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and aquatic
therapy (at Dallas Aquatic Center). Let us help you get
moving again! We are conveniently located at 525 SE
Washington St., Dallas, 503-623-7305.
and Independence locally with a wide range of reha-
bilitation services including physical therapy, occupa-
tional therapy, speech therapy and aquatic therapy (at
Dallas Aquatic Center). Let us help you get moving
again! We are conveniently located at 512 Main St.,
Monmouth, 503-838-1388. Se habla español.
physical therapy facility committed to getting great re-
sults for each patient. We focus on advanced spine
care, women's health issues, sport rehab, vehicle acci-
dents, and work injuries. We offer highly specialized
care including manual therapy, aquatic therapy, spe-
cific deep tissue mobilization techniques, Postural
Restoration Institute (PRI) techniques and therapeutic
exercise. We have a warm, caring and friendly staff
and accept most private health insurance, auto insur-
ance, and workers' compensation insurance. We offer
both male and female physical therapists. Often no
physician referral is needed to start care. Call us today
and ask how to get therapy for your condition or talk
to your physician to see if physical therapy is right for
you. Call us: 503-623-2433. We are conveniently lo-
cated at 210 W. Ellendale Avenue Dallas, Oregon
97338; (next to Taco Bell) Check us out on the web:
atrists Dr. Ruben Pollak and Dr. R. Tyson Scott see pa-
tients at West Valley Surgical Specialty Clinic and
provide procedures and surgeries for feet, ankle,
bunions and plantar fasciitis at nearby West Valley
Hospital's state-of-the-art surgery suites. Request one
of these podiatrists and get your surgical care done lo-
cally. Dr. Scott sees patients at West Valley Surgical Spe-
cialty Clinic on Wednesdays, 8 a.m.- noon. Dr. Pollak
sees patients at the Surgical Specialty Clinic on
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. For an appoint-
ment with Dr. Scott, call 503-370-8784, or fax physi-
cian referral to 503-362-4017. For an appointment
with Dr. Pollak, call 503-831-0784, or fax physician re-
ferral to 503-623-2612. West Valley Surgical Specialty
Clinic is located at 591 SE Clay St., Dallas. Visit
salemhealth.org/specialty. Dr. Scott speaks fluent
• DR. CHARLES ESSEX, family medicine, is accepting
new patients at Monmouth Medical Center, located at
512 Main St., Suite 300, Monmouth, 503-838-1182.
With a proactive healthcare approach, Dr. Essex pro-
vides care for the entire family and will work with you
to build a healthy lifestyle with annual exams, immu-
nizations, lifestyle counseling, sports physicals, skin
care, cancer screenings and more. New patients are
• DR. JOHN HADLEY, family medicine, is accepting
new patients at the West Valley Physicians & Surgeons
Clinic at 555 SE Washington St., Dallas, 503-623-7301.
With a proactive healthcare approach, Dr. Hadley pro-
vides offers family medicine for your entire family
from newborns to adults with annual exams, immu-
nizations, lifestyle counseling, sports physicals, skin
care, cancer screenings and more. New patients are
certified urologist Dr. Jaffer Bashey sees patients on
Tuesday mornings, providing complete diagnosis and
treatment of urological disorders and diseases for
adults and children. Dr. Bashey does outpatient sur-
geries at West Valley Hospital, including cystoscopy,
minor bladder and prostate surgery, bladder and kid-
ney stones, circumcision, vasectomy and other proce-
dures. For an appointment, call 503-561-7100.
Physician referral may be required and can be faxed to
503-561-7124. Visit salemhealth.org/specialty or West
Valley Surgical Specialty Clinic at 591 Clay St. in Dallas.
Call the Itemizer-Observer at 503-623-2373
for more information or to have
your business listed in this directory.