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Polk County News
OSU Extension to focus on growth
Budget reflects nearly 4 percent in growth over last year’s totals
By Jolene Guzman
Independence Station on the market
INDEPENDENCE — Independence Station, on the corner of
Second and Monmouth streets, went on the market about two
weeks ago, said George Grabenhorst, Realtor at Sperry Van
Ness out of Salem.
The unfinished 54,792-square-feet building on 0.68 acres of
land is listed at $3.4 million. The land is zoned for commercial
For more information: svncommercialadvisors.com.
POLK COUNTY — Polk
County Oregon State Uni-
versity Extension adopted a
2015-16 budget that will
allow the program to focus
resources on marketing and
The budget committee,
consisting of the three Polk
County commissioners and
three citizens, adopted the
budget on June 24.
The budget totaled
$382,500, with $377,500
going to operations and
$5,000 held in contingency.
The two biggest expendi-
tures in the budget are
$260,000 (up from $250,000
in 2014-15) for OSU staffing
and programs and $60,000
for renting fairgrounds facil-
Those amounts reflect a
nearly 4 percent growth in
revenue over the 2014-15
“With this year’s budget,
we are beginning to see
some growth,” said Polk
County Administrator Greg
Hansen, who serves as Ex-
tension’s budget officer, in
his budget message. “Hope-
fully, this increase in proper-
ty tax revenue continues so
we can maintain and ex-
pand services in the future.”
Polk’s Extension district is
still fairly new, with its first
formal budget in the 2011-
12 fiscal year. This marks the
first year tax revenue has in-
Dallas Yoga moving to new location
DALLAS — Dallas Yoga & Balance Studio, formerly Dallas
Oregon Yoga, will have a new location come Tuesday.
The new studio will be at 115 SE Court St. in downtown Dal-
las. Dallas Yoga will offer an expanded number of classes in the
larger space, including chair yoga, yoga for seniors, balance
classes, and “Mommy and Me,” for new or expecting mothers.
For more information or to see a class schedule: www.dalla-
NEWS IN BRIEF
Missing Dallas resident found dead
EMILY MENTZER/ Itemizer-Observer file
Polk County Oregon State University Extension Office’s budget will see some growth
this year. The program has many exhibits at the Polk County Fair each year.
“The good news is that
property values increased a
little bit,” said Derek God-
win, the regional adminis-
trator for Extension’s west
central region. “This is our
first budget where we have a
little bit more money com-
ing into the Extension pro-
The majority of approxi-
mately $10,000 increase will
be used for Extension staff,
but the remainder will be
used to refine marketing and
outreach programs in hopes
of recruiting more volun-
teers, particularly for its 4-H
“We want to grow our
programs, and a lot of that
comes from recruiting vol-
unteers to help, to get in-
volved in programs,” God-
win said. “It’s not a huge
amount of money, but it
does allow us to invest a lit-
tle bit more, update our
• $260,000 — OSU Ex-
tension staff and supplies
• $60,000 — Rental of
facilities at the Polk Coun-
ty Fairgrounds & Events
DALLAS — A Dallas resident reported missing on June 19
has been found dead.
Ronald Taylor, 67, was last seen by a relative on June 17 be-
fore heading to the Portland area for an appointment sched-
uled the next day. Taylor did not make his appointment, ac-
cording the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Taylor’s car was found abandoned June 19 in south Polk
County off Burbank Road near Gage Road. Police agencies
began a search — asking the public for assistance in finding
Taylor — after learning of the missed appointment and reports
that he had recently been somewhat despondent.
The search continued through June 21 and resumed last
weekend when search dogs located Taylor’s body not far from
where his vehicle was found.
According to the sheriff’s office, he suffered a self-inflicted
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Calvary Chapel Dallas www.calvarydallasor.com
Currently meeting for worship and verse by verse
Bible teaching at 628 SE Jefferson St. Worship
service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday
school is available from youth ministry and below
to nursery. Wednesday 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. Wom-
ens 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 God of Prophecy New Beginnings
- 575 SW Ash St., (corner of Ash & Stump St.)
Pastor Raul Lopez, 971-209-0452. Bible Study
School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
(bi-lingual) Bible Study 6:00 p.m. presently
studying the book of Ezekiel. We welcome all.
Associate Pastor Jim Dickason 503-302-9816.
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. Thurs-
day Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. We are a
Bible Based Church. Visitors welcome. For in-
formation 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 email@example.com,
Lead Pastor Jim Jamieson; and Youth/Children’s
Pastor Lance Baker; Every Sunday: classes for
all ages at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30
a.m., (Nursery provided for a.m. services); Tues-
days: 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 current
Bible Studies. Web: dallasalliance.org.
Dallas Church - PO Box 462, Dallas, OR
97338, 503-623-2711. Worship Gatherings:
Sundays 10am. Meeting at 450 SE Washington
St., Dallas OR 97338. Atmosphere is relaxed,
families & children welcome, come as you are,
current music & relevant teaching about Jesus.
Pastor: Ben Bauman. www.dallaschurch.org
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-generational
church with a heart for our community. Our mis-
sion 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 dallasfour.com.
Evangelical Bible Church - 1175 S.E. Howe,
Dallas 503-623-2331. Senior Pastor Jerry
Franz, Visitation Pastor Allan Wiebe, Youth Pas-
tor 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 7:00 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 *9:00
a.m. & *7:00 p.m. (women); Thursday Group
Bible Study 2:00 p.m. *Nursery care provided.
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, Ministry of Children & Family
Debbie Davies. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sun-
day Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday High School
Youth Group 6:30 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; www.gofbc.org; Church
Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 12 - 4 pm; Pastor Rick
Bratton; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6-7 p.m;
First Christian Church - Joyfully Worshipping &
Serving 1079 S.E. Jefferson Street, Dallas, 503-
623-2569. Pastor Darren Anderson. “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 pro-
vided), Men’s Bible Study - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
Christian Women’s Fellowship - 2nd Tuesday,
1:00 pm (Sept through June). Please call church
office for information about other meetings.
First Presbyterian Church - 879 S.W. Levens
Street, Dallas, 503-623-3397. Pastor Sandy Lar-
son invites you to come and share with us. Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School 9:00 am;
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study Tues. 7:00 a.m.;
Handicapped accessible. Bloodbank 4th Monday
of even numbered months. Indoor Play Park.
Grace Community Church - 598 E. Ellendale
Ave. PO Box 69, Dallas, 503-623-4961. Senior
Pastor-Dave Bertolini, Pastor of Worship & Dis-
cipleship-Ryan Bucher, Pastor of Student Min-
istries-Ben Potloff. Sunday Worship: 1st
Service-9:00 a.m. with Kids, Youth, & Adult Sun-
day School running concurrently. 2nd Worship
Service-10:45 a.m. with Kids Worship running
concurrently. Nursery provided for 0 - 2 year
olds during both services. Office open Tuesday-
Friday for office hours visit our website at
www.graceindallas.org. All are welcome!
Living Hope City Church - 1156 SE Holman,
Dallas. Family Worship 10:30 am. www.living-
hopecitychurch.org Equipping Center & Offices
186 SE Mill St., Dallas. For more information
Living Word Faith Fellowship - 830 SE Shel-
ton Street, Dallas, 503-623-9062. Pastor Joan
Siewert. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Wednes-
day Worship 7:00 p.m. Children's Sunday serv-
ice 10:00 a.m., nursery provided. Men’s
fellowship second Saturday of month breakfast
at 8:00 a.m. at Murphy’s Restaurant, Dallas.
Pastor Michael Van Dyke in charge of men's fel-
lowship. Call for additional information. Website:
Salt Creek Baptist Church - 15075 Salt Creek
Road, Dallas, 503-623-2976. Senior pastor
David Curtis. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday
morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Nursery provided
for worship services. Classes for all ages.
Wednesday Senior High and Middle School
Youth at 6:30 p.m. Please call for information
about other meetings or visit our website at
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: Mon-
day, Wednesday, Friday, 9 to Noon. Pastor:
St. Thomas Episcopal Church - 1486 SW
Levens St., Dallas (at the corner of Levens &
Cherry) 503-623-8522. Email: stthomasdalla-
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Epis-
copal Church 1486 SW Levens Dallas. Call Re-
becca 503-559-5205 with questions. The
Episcopal Church and St Thomas Welcomes
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. Wor-
ship. 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 LaCre-
ole Drive, Dallas, 503-623-2481. Pastor-Rev. Quin-
ton Kimbrow. Summer Worship—June, July,
August, Sept. 6th at 10 am followed by Sunday
School. Child-care available. Handicap access. All
are welcome! Email: email@example.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
Falls City Christian Church 233 S. Main
Street, Falls City, Oregon 97344, 503-787-3104
Sunday Service: 10 am; Website: www.fallsci-
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 welcome. www.fallsc-
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.
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. Community Service
Center (Food Bank) third Wed. of each month,
Buena Vista Community Church - 11355
Church St., Buena Vista. Independence. Pastor
Larry Lyon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning
Worship 11 a.m.
Cornerstone Church of God - 4395 Independ-
ence Hwy, Independence, 503-838-5119. Sun-
day Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays 6:30 p.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 through-
out the week. First Baptist Church has min-
istries for children, youth, adults, families and
seniors, throughout the week. Check us out at
Life Center Foursquare Church - 437 D Street,
Independence, OR Phone: 503-838-6507. Pas-
tor Larry Gratreak. Worship Service and Sunday
School starts at 10:30 a.m. Various Studies,
Prayer Groups and Home Fellowships available
throughout the week. Call for more information.
You are welcome! Find us on Facebook.
River Valley Fellowship - 210 S. 5th St., Inde-
pendence. Phone: 503-949-1523. We are a
friendly, loving church family of all ages that
would enjoy including you! Sunday morning
10:45 service with a children’s program that fol-
lows worship. Midweek adult bible study,
monthly fellowship get together and weekly
youth group. Find us on Facebook for an inside
view! We love having visitors and would like to
have you check us out.
St. Patrick Parish, Catholic - 1275 E St., Inde-
pendence. 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. (Spanish);
Weekdays Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs. 9am, Sat-
urday 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. Religious Ed-
ucation: 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 Satur-
day Night. Christ The King Christian Church is
a conservative, contemporary, charismatic Bib-
lical 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, senior pastor. For more information
call 503-623-2262. www.ctkmonmouth.com
Christ’s Church Methodist & Presbyterian
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 groups.
Church of Christ - 127 N. Heffley St., Mon-
mouth, 503-838-2360. Minister - Dan Brewer,
Youth Minister - Jon Siegrist. Sunday School
9:45 a.m., Worship Service 10:45 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Serv-
ice 6 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church - 200 Monmouth-Inde-
pendence Hwy., Monmouth (the church with
the lighted cross on the “S” curve). Summer
Schedule: Adult Bible Class 8:15 am; Divine
Service of Holy Communion 9:30 am. Pastor
Dallas C.R. Dubke. www.FaithLutheranMon-
mouth.org; 503-838-3459. Everyone is wel-
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 Worship Service Friday
8 p.m.; Everybody welcome. Information:
church 503-838-0537. www.h2hchurch.com
Monmouth Christian Church - 959 Church
Street W, Monmouth, OR 97361; Office: (503)
838-1145; Fax: (503) 838-1162; Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
New LIFE Ministries – we’re growing in Polk
County! CHILDREN'S CHURCH NOW AVAIL-
ABLE! We are a God-loving, Bible-believing,
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 difference. Come join us! We
meet at Ash Creek School, 1360 N 16th Street,
Monmouth 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 S., Mon-
mouth (locations in McMinnville and Willamina
as well). Our English worship gathering is 11
am on Sundays, followed by a Spanish service
at 2 pm. Kid’s church available for 12 and
under. Youth group meets at 9:30 Sunday
morning. Other ministries include: Celebrate
Recovery (Tues, 7 pm), College Bible study
(Wed, 7 pm), and Spanish Bible study (Thurs,
7 pm). Please check our website for the most
up-to-date information, www.praiseonline.net,
or call us at 503-837-0300.
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 Wor-
ship at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Nursery care pro-
vided. Call for periodic small groups and
celebrations. All are welcome!