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    6A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 8, 2015
Polk County News
Grant could bring
life to old mill site
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
PHOTO COURTESY OF LOU HOLT/for the Itemizer-Observer
Playing old-time music can appeal to musicians of any age during the old-time fiddlers convention.
Old-time fiddling not just for old folks
Itemizer-Observer staff report
gon Old Time Fiddlers Asso-
ciation will hold its annual
state convention at the Polk
County Fairgrounds & Event
Center in Rickreall Thursday
through Saturday.
The longstanding theme
for the convention is “You
don’t have to be old to be an
old-time fiddler.”
The convention this year
will feature many of Ore-
gon’s young fiddlers as the
association celebrates “51
years of Old Time Music
1964- 2015.”
The public is invited to at-
tend the Fiddle and Variety
Show on Friday.
Entertainment begins at
6:30 p.m. with a group of fid-
dlers, young and old, start-
ing the show.
At 7, the fiddle show will
begin with fiddlers and spe-
cial entertainment from fid-
dlers from throughout Ore-
gon. The show concludes at
Tickets are available at the
door: Adults $6; 6- through
12-year-olds $3; and those 5
and younger are free. A
coupon for a $1 discount
will be available in the Ore-
gon Old Time Fiddlers Asso-
ciation ad.
For more information:
Lew Holt 503-391-5377 or
Roland White 541-647-4789,
or email fiddlplay-
DALLAS — The city of
Dallas is hoping to keep a
$300,000 grant it received
for rail improvements on
the former Weyerhaeuser
mill site connected to a
that never
come to
T h e
grant was
meant to
upgrades to accommodate
a transloading import-ex-
port operation involving
trains and trucks. That plan
fell through when a deal
between White’s Hauling
and mill site owner North-
west Demolition couldn’t
be reached, said Dallas City
Manager Ron Foggin at
Mo n d a y ’s Da l l a s C i t y
Council meeting.
White’s Hauling moved its
expansion site to Independ-
ence. However, since the
grant was not awarded to ei-
ther business, but to the
city, Dallas may be able
keep the money, provided
by Oregon Regional Solu-
tions. The catch is it has to
City Council
be used for a similar project
for rail system improvement
at the former Dallas mill.
“We are looking at an-
other project for the grant,”
Foggin said.
He said the city has sub-
mitted information to re-
gional solutions to have
another project approved
for the funding.
In other business, the
• Approved an ordinance
revising the first chapter of
the Dallas Comprehensive
Plan, outlining citizen in-
volvement in the planning
process. The subject of a
public hearing in February,
the first-chapter revision is
the beginning of an update
of the entire comprehensive
• Approved a series of
budget transfers among
departments to cover addi-
tional staffing costs at the
Dallas Aquatic Center.
Arvelia Wenger
Sept. 13, 1919 – March 31, 2015
Arvelia Wenger, 95, of Dal-
las died March 31.
She was born in Ord,
Neb., to William and Ida
(Locker) Snyder.
Arvelia, a longtime resi-
dent of Dallas, graduated
from Dallas High School in
1937, and
worked at
P o l k
S t a t e
Bank. She
Wenger on
Ju n e 1 2 ,
1937, in Vancouver, Wash.,
and together they had three
children. Joseph died in
March of 1985.
Arvelia was a makeup
artist for the Cinderella
School of Modeling. She also
volunteered her time doing
makeovers for the inmates
at the Oregon State Peniten-
tiary. She was concerned
about good health, not only
for herself but for others as
well and would promote an
herbalist way of life.
Arvelia enjoyed helping
people, especially through
the Jehovah’s Witness Con-
gregation in Dallas where
she would visit the commu-
nity and go out into service.
Her hobbies included
golfing and bowling with her
husband Joe, spending time
with her family, gardening
and growing her flowers and
tomatoes and canning the
goods she grew.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Joseph; daughter, Joyce; and
g r a n d c h i l d re n , A n g e l a
Phillips-Horrell and Joseph
Alan Wenger.
Survivors include her
daughters, Janet and Judy;
seven grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and 13
412 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97301
Private family graveside
service is Saturday at Dallas
Cemetery. Public memorial
service is April 18 at 3 p.m. at
the Jehovah's Witness King-
dom Hall in Dallas.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center handled arrange-
ments. To send an online
condolence: www.dallastrib-
Lillian Spady
Aug. 11, 1917 – April 4, 2015
Lillian Spady, 97, of Dallas
died Saturday in Salem.
She was born to Mikkel
and Caroline Mikkelson at
the Mikkelson Ranch in
Pleasant Valley, Mont.
Lillian graduated from
high school in Stanford,
Mont., in 1934, where she
met her future husband
Melvin Spady. They were
marr ied in Vancouver,
Wash., on April 11, 1938, and
had four children. The fami-
ly had lived in the Dallas
area since Melvin was dis-
charged from the Navy in
1946. After the children were
grown, Lillian worked sever-
al years at Dallas City Clean-
ers doing all of their alter-
After the business closed,
she continued to do alter-
ations for individuals in and
around the Dallas area for
many years until she moved
into assisted living at Dallas
Retirement Village. She had
resided there since February
Lillian was a loving and
caring mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. She
enjoyed playing cards with
her children, grandchildren
and her friends at the retire-
ment village.
She was
in death by
her hus-
b a n d ,
Melvin and
son, Gary
S u r -
vivors include her son, Rus-
sell Spady (Sandy) of Salem;
daughters, Shirley Ashley
(Kenneth) of Goldendale,
Wash., and Bonnie Frazier
(Andy) of Dallas; nine
grandchildren; 17 great-
grandchildren; and two
Viewing is Friday from 2
to 8 p.m. at Dallas Mortuary
Tribute Center. Service is
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the
mortuary. Interment will be
at Dallas Cemetery.
Contributions are sug-
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gested to the Juvenile Dia-
betes Foundation and Kids,
Inc. Dallas.
To send an online condo-
lence: www.dallastribute
Harvey Hermann
April 15, 1927 – April 2, 2015
Harvey Hermann Felt-
mann, 87, of Dallas died
He was born in Young
America, Minn., in 1927 to
Fred and Bertha (Bach-
mann) Feltmann.
Harvey entered the Army
and served during the Kore-
an War.
He m a r r i e d D o ro t h y
Klinepier in Hopkins, Minn.,
on April 26, 1952. They
owned and
operated a
dairy farm
in Nor-
w o o d ,
M i n n . ,
until they
moved to
Da l l a s i n
1972. Har-
vey worked
for West-
w o o d
Products in
S a l e m
making cabinets until he re-
tired in 1990. After retiring,
he moved to Lebanon and
then returned to Dallas in
Some of the things Harvey
enjoyed were making bird
houses, watching birds, gar-
dening and playing cards.
He attended Grace Commu-
nity Church where he was
baptized at the age of 84.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Dorothy; sister,
Alice Kroells; and brother,
Fred Feltmann Jr.
Survivors include his chil-
dren, Allen (Nina) Feltmann,
Janice ( Jason) Fast and
Howard (Patricia) Feltmann;
four grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
G ra v e s i d e s e r v i c e i s
Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rest-
lawn Memory Gardens in
Salem. Visitation will be
Wednesday (today) at Dallas
Mortuary Tribute Center
from 1 to 5 p.m.
Contribution are suggest-
ed to The Portland Rescue
To send an online condo-
lence: www.dallastribute.
Terry Joe Staats
Oct. 8, 1936 – April 4, 2015
~ Polk County’s ONLY Family Owned Funeral Homes ~
Terry Joe Staats, 78, of
Salem died Saturday.
He was born in Dallas to
Joe and Sally Staats.
Terry graduated from
Central High School and
served in the National
In recent years, he had de-
livered blood for the Ameri-
can Red Cross and was a
custodian for Salem/Keizer
School District.
Terry really loved the
Lord. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman and enjoyed
camping and the outdoors.
Survivors include his sis-
ters, Sandra Sparks and
L i n d a
( J a c k )
all of Mon-
d a u g h t e r,
Teri Lynn
( R i c h )
Williams of
F e r r y ,
Calif.; son,
C h r i s
Staats of
Turner; three grandchildren;
three great-grandsons; and a
large extended family.
Memorial service is Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at Howell, Ed-
wards and Doerksen, 1350
Commercial St. SE, Salem.
Cornelia ‘Corkie’
Nov. 3, 1932 – Jan. 3, 2015
Memorial service for Cor-
nelia “Corkie” Colen of
Bend, a former longtime
Monmouth and Independ-
ence resident, is Saturday at
10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episco-
pal Church in Salem.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Eric Oppliger of Bend,
Leslie Byrne of San Leandro,
Calif., and David Oppliger of
Monrovia, Calif.; and ex-
tended family.
Contributions are sug-
gested to the Alzheimer’s As-
sociation, St. Hilda’s Church
or the Friends of the Mon-
mouth Library.
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Monday before publication to
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OR 97338, or emailed to
For more information:
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