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    Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 8, 2015 9A
Polk County Social/Living
WOU Smith Fine Arts Series
Reindl — 70th
Robert and Willetta Reindl of Dallas will celebrate their
70th wedding anniversary with their children. Robert
Reindl and Willetta Huntington were married April 15,
1945, in Florence at the
Huntington family ranch.
The Rev. Wagoner per-
formed the ceremony. The
couple was attended by
Melvin Foster and Beulah
The couple has lived in
Florence, Hebo and in Dal-
las the past 21 years.
Robert retired in 1983
from the U.S. Forest Serv-
ice. Willetta retired in 1983
as a homemaker and a sec-
retary for Crown Zeller-
bach in Gardner and then
a clerk for Moffett Field Air
Base in Mountain View, Calif.
Robert and Willette are active members of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Dallas. They enjoy playing cards,
walking, reading, gardening and making walking sticks.
Their family includes Susann and Kim Ecklund of
Eagle, Idaho, and Phillip Reindl of Dallas; two grandchil-
dren; and the late Melvin Reindl.
Friends are welcome to send celebratory notes to them
at the Dallas Retirement Village, 310 W. Ellendale Ave., No.
215, Dallas, OR 97338.
JANETTE BECKMAN/for the Itemizer-Observer
Jose James adeptly weaves elements of indie rock, folk, funk, blues, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues
into his music.
Jose James to perform jazz, hip
hop, funk, blues with orchestra
Itemizer-Observer staff report
MONMOUTH — Singer-
songwriter Jose James has
always been on the quest
for new musical horizons,
constantly evolving and
blurring the lines between
genres in the process.
James keeps his trade-
mark soulful baritone at
the forefront and adeptly
weaves elements of indie
rock, folk, funk, blues, hip
hop and R&B into an expe-
rience journeying from de-
sire to introspection and
spiritual epiphany.
Since the beginning, the
Minneapolis native has
taken inspiration from a
variety of artists, eagerly
If You Go …
Who: Jose James and the American Metropole Orchestra
What: Final performance in the Edgar H. Smith Fine Arts
Where: Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth
St., Monmouth.
When: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets: General admission $25 in advance and $28 at
the door; students $11.
For more information: 503-838-8333; email to fin-
eart@wou.edu; online at www.wou.edu/sfa.
awaiting the release of new
albums from the likes of
10,000 Maniacs and Ice
James set his sights on
New York City and entered
the New School for Jazz
and Contemporary Music.
Conspiring with class-
mates and flourishing
under the tutelage of jazz
luminaries, he found him-
self in a rich fabric of diverse
musical contemporaries.
He remembers, “I just
started putting all this stuff
together. For me, it was
never about whether it was
jazz or hip-hop. It was all
about creative people who
just had different sounds.”
The New York Times has
praised his “cool and confi-
dent” album “No Begin-
ning No End,” released in
NPR Music raved that
“James makes utterly con-
temporary music.”
The American Metro-
pole Orchestra will join
James as they debut a show
tailor-made for his excep-
tional talent.
James is indeed a fear-
less artist.
Tackle job of pruning shrubs
Put clippers to good use
pruning shrubs correctly.
Every gardener owns a
pair of clippers, but not
everyone knows how to use
them for the daunting job of
pruning shrubs.
“Pruning is both art and
science and not something
most of us get training in,”
said Steve Renquist, a horti-
culturist with Oregon State
University’s Extension Serv-
ice. “Pruning should both
enhance a plant’s natural
beauty and form, and keep
the plant vigorous and pro-
People unsure of how to
approach pruning tend to
think of it as a way to cut a
shrub down to size, he said.
But there is more than
one reason to pick up the
To get started, learn the
two types of cuts used on
shrubs — heading cuts re-
move ends of branches to
make the plant denser; thin-
ning cuts remove entire
branches or canes to give
the plant a more open form.
It’s also important to know
the natural shape or habit
for each shrub in your gar-
Mound-forming shrubs,
such as abelia and escallio-
nia, need thinning cuts near
the ground level.
Remove tall shoots that
tower above the mound
Don’t shear mound-form-
ing shrubs or they will be-
come too dense.
Cane-forming shrubs that
send up new growth from
the base of the plant, includ-
ing forsythia and lilac,
should be allowed to reach
their natural height.
To keep them looking
their best, prune once a year
using thinning cuts to take
out one-eighth to one-fifth
of the canes, preferably the
Up r i g h t o r t re e - l i k e
shrubs like rhododendron
usually need little pruning
and will look best when
thinned slightly every few
Save heading cuts for
hedges, where tight com-
pact growth is desirable.
Plants with colorful twigs
in winter — such as red-twig
dogwood and purple osier
willow — can be cut back to
the ground to encourage
brightest color.
Flowering shrubs require
a little more thought before
pruning if you want them to
bloom nicely each year.
Most importantly, Ren-
quist said, consider when
they bloom.
If a shrub flowers in late
winter or spring, such as
azalea, mock orange and
flowering quince, prune
after bloom.
If they bloom in summer
or fall, prune during dor-
mancy in winter.
Don’t just chop the top off
of a shrub, he said.
Topping destroys the nat-
ural beauty and weakens it
Instead, think about a
shrub’s mature size before
buying it and invest in one
that will fit the space when
Other wise, you’ll be
tempted to prune too se-
verely and chance damaging
or even killing the shrub.
If you get stuck with
pruners in hand and no idea
what to do, turn to your
local OSU Extension Master
For more information: ex-
A sure sign of spring in MI
Town was the opening of the
farmers markets last week-
end — and we’re anxious to
return to both Independence
marketplaces — the original
market in the Umpqua Bank
parking lot, which will begin
its 22nd year; as well as the
Riverview Farmers’ Market
that we’ve been enjoying vis-
iting for the past four years.
Those of us who arrived
early at the bank parking lot
were treated to fantastic cin-
namon rolls and coffee,
courtesy of Katie’s Ovenbird
Bakery. It truly doesn’t get
any better than this.
If you have children who
will be 5 years o f age by Sept.
1 of this year, please mark
your calendar for Saturday,
and attend the kindergarten
registration fair at the Henry
Hill Education Support
Building, 750 S. Fifth St. in
The hours are 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Lunch will be provided
to the students, they’ll re-
ceive a free book, a T-shirt
representing their new
school, and have the oppor-
tunity to meet their teachers
for the 2015-16 school year.
Please bring your child’s
birth certificate and his or
her immunization records.
If you’re unable to attend,
please contact the Central
School District at 503-838-
This sounds like a won-
derful time to learn more
about your kindergarten-
bound child’s new adventure
in education.
Check your bookcases
and bedside tables to see if
you have any overdue library
books. With spring break
and Easter holidays just
past, it’s easy to get busy
with so many other things
and forget to return that
book or DVD on time.
Monmouth and Inde-
pendence public libraries
will be accepting Food for
Fines during the week of
April 14-18. See the librarys’
Facebook pages for more in-
formation about this and so
many other activities for
readers of all ages.
The Monmouth Senior
Center’s Victorian Tea is
scheduled for April 29 with
seating at noon and 2:30
p.m. Tickets are $8, and
space is limited to 40 persons
per seating. The Yoga Ladies
will be featured in the style
We are looking forward to
spending time with Susanna
Knight and Jack Hinkle, who
will bring their special charm
to the afternoon.
April is designated as Na-
tional Child Abuse
Month — something we’d
rather not have cause to
mention. Sadly, incidents in-
volving child abuse have in-
creased in both Marion and
Polk counties over the previ-
ous year.
Child abuse is not a quick
swat on the bottom when a
kid misbehaves — it is seri-
ous and life threatening and
there is no excuse for it to
happen. If you know of a
child being harmed, call the
police. Let’s all work together
to reduce these dreadful sta-
Harlow Evelyn Green was born to Mitchell and Alexan-
dria Green of Dallas at 11:41 p.m. on March 25 at Salem
Hospital Family Birth Center.
She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 ¾ inches
Harlow is the couple’s first child.
Grandparents are Scott and Tina Westlund of Froid,
Mont., and George and Tina Green of Dallas.
Jaxson James Patton was born to Hustin Patton and
Ashley Chandler of Dallas at 8:53 a.m. on March 26 at
Salem Hospital Family Birth Center.
He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches
Jaxson is the couple’s first child.
Grandparents are James and Carla Chandler of Dallas,
and Chris and April Patton of Dallas.
Great-grandparents are Gaylin and Sharon Vergin of
Grand Ronde, and James and Rhonda Stewart of Hemet,
the Family Fun Center in
Wilsonville. He was also
RLENE there when they got their
new black lab puppy,
OVASH Brodey, which was a thrill.
Unfortunately for Fred and
Columnist Cindy, Brodey is smarter
than they are and so they’re
having quite a time training
Fred and Cindy Clark him.
have had a full March.
The Pedee Youth Group
Cindy went to Maui for a
week and got home on the has been going strong
March 17, in time to greet again, under the leader-
their son, Hans, and grand- ship of Tim and Diana
kids, 8-year-old Spike and Barnhart. Their first event
4-year-old Saoirse, who live was bowling in Dallas with
24 kids coming. They also
in Anchorage.
Hans and kids visited for hosted an Easter egg hunt
several days, then drove Saturday at Kings Valley
down to California to visit Charter School. They will
Cindy’s mother. They then be meeting on a regular
came back up and left Spike basis from now on. Look-
for a five-day visit while ing forward, Vacation Bible
they went home. Spike had School will be July 20-24,
a great time helping Fred and the theme is an in-
feed the cattle and going to triguing “Weird Animals.”
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• Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon,
Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For
eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-
• Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank
— 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E,
Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members.
• Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group — 3 to 4 p.m., West
Valley Hospital (main conference room inside main entrance),
525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.
• Bingo at the Farm — 6:30 p.m., Rogue Farms Hopyard,
3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. All ages welcome. Free; food
and beverages available for purchase. 503-838-9813.
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