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Polk County News
‘Old timers’ welcomes all on Sunday Munchies: Cafe
Picnic reunion brings people, history, stories together at Dallas City Park
By Jolene Guzman
DALLAS — In years past,
the Old Timers Reunion in
Dallas brought hundreds of
people to Dallas City Park
The Dallas Area Visitors
Center, which organizes the
tradition going in its 53rd
year, would like to see it re-
gain those numbers.
In recent years, the atten-
dance has been closer to 50
“It used to be a huge
thing, 200 to 300 people,”
said Bonnie Dreier with the
Dallas Area Visitors Center,
who took over organizing
the annual event when for-
mer coordinators stepped
down in 2012. “I don’t know
if we can bring it back, but
we are going to try.”
Sunday, the “old timers”
will gather once again, and
the hope is a few more peo-
ple will show up who have
stories to share about their
experiences in Dallas.
Dreier said anyone is in-
vited, but especially those
who graduated in 1990 and
She’s planning to add
events to the reunion this
year and in years to come —
such as a disc golf tourna-
ment — that would appeal
to guests of all ages.
Following a tradition es-
tablished years ago, there
will be tables with note-
books of old photos, guest
books, cards, letters and
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Steven’s training has included learning skills such as in-
ventory, stocking and making business decisions. Five
years ago, the plan was to open a full-scale movie-themed
restaurant in Walnut Plaza. The dream looks a bit different
now, but Steven and his biggest support system — his
family — couldn’t be more proud.
Cheryl and Anthony, his sister, Natalie Eriksen, and his
grandparents, Jan and Steven Ahrendt, are all helping
Steven with the
D e s p i t e
What: Classic Movie Café
sis — and the
Where: The patio at Wal-
sessment of a
nut Plaza, 124 SW Walnut
tion teacher who
When: Thursday through
said he wouldn’t
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
be able to do
For more information:
more than fold
pizza boxes as a
Cheryl and An-
thony never put limits on what he could strive for.
Last weekend, they saw just what their son is capable of
“We are seeing another side of Steven,” Cheryl said.
In addition to meeting a long-held goal, Steven is one of
the first people with a developmental disability in Oregon
to launch a small business with start-up help from the Of-
fice of Vocational Rehabilitation Service along with self-
employment support from the Office of Developmental
Disability Services. He’s also received assistance from
Monmouth-based Partnerships in Community Living.
Steven, as the business’ aptly named director, is learn-
ing to keep track of receipts and manage the business’
bank account. He makes final decisions on the menu,
which will feature a “director’s special” and a movie genre
theme of his choice each month.
He seems to enjoy his new role.
In the midst of a customer rush during the opening
weekend celebration Friday, at one point Cheryl could see
her son begin to relax and enjoy the experience. He was
“It’s going well,” she said. “Steven’s worked really hard.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF DALLAS AREA VISITORS CENTER
Shirley Kinion, left, and Arlie Holt, center, talk at a recent Old Timers Reunion in Dallas
City Park. The gathering will take place again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
newspaper clippings dating
back to the 1930s for guests
to look through.
Dreier said she’s learned
much about Dallas in the
years since she became in-
“It’s pretty cool to come
out and see the history,”
Dreier said. “People spend
hours at the tables during
Once again Dallas Retire-
ment Village will provide
lunch — spaghetti with all the
fixings — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What: Old Timers Reunion.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Dallas City Park.
For more information: Bonnie Dreier, 503-623-2564.
Local band Cash & Com-
pany will provide entertain-
ment during the meal.
Anyone who plays an in-
strument is welcome to join
in a jam session.
The reunion begins at 10
a.m. in Dallas City Park and
concludes at 2 p.m.
While the event is techni-
cally for “old timers,” anyone
with a connection to Dallas
is welcome to attend.
“We want to invite the
whole community,” Dreier
Information for the police re-
port comes from law enforce-
ment agencies. Not all calls for
service are included. The status
of incidents reported may
change after further investiga-
tion. Individuals arrested or sus-
pected of crimes are considered
innocent until proven guilty. See
dream more than
just popcorn, soda
• Jett R. Bales, 25, of Dallas
on Southeast Greening Drive
on Thursday on a charge of
• Paul E. Bunyard, 61, of Dal-
las on the Polk County Court-
house lawn on Saturday on a
charge of prohibited expo-
• Kenneth L. Parker, 36, of
Dallas on the 100 block of
Southwest Court Street on
Sunday on charges of second-
degree criminal trespass and
• Ryan Alan Hartman, 26, a
transient out of Salem, in the
1400 block of Monmouth
Street on July 19 for unlawful
possession of heroin.
• Vidal Meximilliano Pena,
42, of Independence at the cor-
ner of Hoffman and Stryker
roads on Thursday for misde-
meanor driving under the in-
fluence of intoxicants, hit and
run and reckless driving.
• Ivan Carmona, 28, of Mon-
mouth in the 700 block of Clay
Street on July 17 for first-de-
gree criminal mischief.
Shine & Sparkle to expand service
Itemizer-Observer staff report
DALLAS — Shine & Sparkle Cleaning Service announced it is
expanding service throughout Polk County. The locally owned
and operated business is located at 134 SW Wyatt St., Dallas.
Shine & Sparkle cleans both business and residence build-
ings, including new construction, inside window and blind
cleaning, appliance cleaning, regularly scheduled home cleans
and move outs. For more information contact Hannah Jacob-
Community Events Calendar brought to you by these Monmouth Business Association participants.
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480 E. Main St.
Monmouth Area Community Events Calendar
August Every Wednesday through August Music In The Park – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
in Main St. park. Monmouth. Free and open to the public.
142 Highway 99 West
August Every Thursday through August Riverview Amphitheater hosts
FREE MOVIES. July movies begin at 9:30 and August movies begin at 8:30.
Bring chairs & blankets! Check out http://www.independenceamphitheatre.com/
for list of movies.
August Every Friday through August Riverview Amphitheater hosts
FREE CONCERTS. Bring your chairs and blankets! Check out
http://www.independenceamphitheatre.com/ for a full line up.
180 S. Warren St.
Rogue Farms Summer Concert Series. Every Sunday through August at 3pm.
Take in the views of Rogue farms, sip on a Rogue ale, cider or soda,
and enjoy the music. All concerts are free and all ages are welcome!
3590 Wigrich Road, Independence
Aug 6-8 Polk County Fair - Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center 520 S. Pacific Hwy W.
Rickreall Theme: "Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" Cost - Adults 16+ $8.00, Juniors
11-15 $5.00, Seniors 62+ $5.00 10 and under Free – Special Discounts - Seniors 62+
Thursday Free Until 4pm, Military Free Any Day (Photo ID Required) Hours -
Thursday, August 6 10 AM - 10 PM, Friday, August 7 10 AM - 10 PM, Saturday,
August 8 10 AM - 11 PM.
Aug 7-9 Central High Reunion. Reunion for all Central High classes from the 1970's and
1980's. See Central High website or Facebook page Central High School Mulit-Class
Reunion. It says 1975-1985, but this was left from last time. We have expanded to 20
classes this time.
355 N Pacific Ave.,
Serving Polk Co. Since 1875
297½ N. Pacific Hwy
Great Willamette River Raft Race Launches at Riverview Park in Independence. A
tradition the whole family can enjoy. Business teams are welcome, too. Starting in
Independence you will travel approximately 11.5 miles down the Willamette river to
Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. Kayaks & Canoes travel the distance in about
two hours, others may take up to four hours. Proceeds benefit the Networking
Exchange Club of Salem / Keizer. Registration the day of the race is $15 per person.
$5.00 Invasive Species Permit may also be required. Check In at 8:00 AM. Home
builts, rafts, inner tubes launch at 9:00 AM. Canoes & kayaks launch at 9:30 AM.
Check the website for details: www.willametteriverrace.com. Gale Francis at
email@example.com or 503-580-0425; John Strauch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 14 PCL Golf Tournament. Oak Knoll Golf Course. 8:30 am Shot Gun start.
$100 per player. For more info contact Gwen Whelton 503-932-9590 or visit
http://pclpartnership.org/about/index.htm. Oak Knoll Golf Club, 6335 Highway 22
Aug 15 Central Lions Club 4th Annual Cruise In Riverview Park & Amphitheater
Independence, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. All profit from this show goes to assist our local
community with health and vision screenings, glasses, hearing aids, and food.
Free to spectators! Car registration is $20 preshow and $25 day of the show.
Dori @ 503-881-9567 or Debbie @ 503-508-2130.
Aug 15 Celebrate World Honey Bee Day with Left Coast Cellars! Honey extraction demos,
beekeeping education, the debut of our 2014 Queen Bee Bubbly sparkling wine and
more. 12 pm to 3 pm. no admission fee (wine tasting fees may apply without bottle
purchase)Left Coast Cellars 4225 N Pacific Hwy 99W, Rickreall, OR
165 E. Main St.
410 E. Main St.
297 N Pacific
Every Tuesday May - October Polk County Bounty Market 10 AM - 3 PM Main St. Park
Every Tuesday 10:15 AM, Toddler Story Time for ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs. Monmouth Public Li-
brary, 168 S. Ecols St.
Every Tuesday 7:30 PM - Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for younger mem-
bers, meets at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Dallas. Al-Anon is an established community re-
source for people affected by another's use of alcohol. The resource can aid the recovery process
for the entire family through hope, comfort and loving interchange among members having a
common problem. For more information call 503-370-7363, leave a message - you will be con-
Second and Fourth Tuesdays - 9:15 to 11 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolers (MoPS) meets at Mon-
mouth Christian Church, 959 W. Church St., Monmouth.
Every Wednesday 10:15 AM, Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6 years. Monmouth Library,
168 S. Ecols St.
Every Wednesday Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank, 10am to noon, Monmouth Christian
Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every
Every Wednesday 6:30 PM - Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for younger
members, meets at Trinity Lutheran Church at 320 Fir Villa Rd. in Dallas. Al-Anon is an established
community resource for people affected by another's use of alcohol. The resource can aid the
recovery process for the entire family through hope, comfort and loving interchange among mem-
bers having a common problem. For more information call 503-370-7363, leave a message - you
will be contacted.
Every 2nd Wednesday Monmouth-Independence Chamber lunch forum. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location changes. Please call Jean Love or visit our Calendar of Events at micc-or.org for more
Every 3rd Wednesday each month. BINGO at the Farm, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Come play BINGO
in the Chatoe out at Rogue Farms. Join us every third Wednesday of the month through 2014!
So bring your family and friends and get ready to win! Boards, daubers, and prizes provided!
Rogue Farms Chatoe Tasting Room, 3590 Wigrich Road Independence, OR
Every Thursday 7 p.m. 314 Cottonwood Way, Monmouth. Polk and Marion County Women
meet to discuss and research alternative/safer approaches to conventional treatments of hor-
Every 2nd Thursday 7:00 PM Luckiamute Watershed Council (LWC) open meeting. Mon-
mouth Volunteer Hall. Info: 503-838-8804
Every 3rd Thursday After Hour Mixers with Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber members and friends are invited to join us for our FREE monthly after-hours mixers.
Mixers are held the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at member locations.
Registration is requested to help the host site properly prepare. Attendees are encouraged to
bring a small giveaway (less than $10) to promote your business or organization. For location
and or more information, contact Jean Love 503-838-4268 or visit our Calendar of Events at
micc-or.org for more information.
Every Friday TOPS-Weight Loss Group meets at the Monmouth Church of Christ, 127 Heffley
St. N., Monmouth. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information please feel free to contact Marilyn at
Every Saturday Riverview Market Now through October 9 AM - 2 Pm Riverview Park 50 C.
Every Saturday The Original Independence Farmers Market 9 am to 2 pm Umpqua Bank
parking lot in historic downtown Independence.
Every 1st Saturday 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Monmouth Senior Center host breakfast. All you
can eat, Adults $6 Donation, Children 12 & under $3 Donation. For more info: 503 838-5678
First Saturday 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m.-Crafter’s Cottage at the Mon-
mouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St. Handmade items, watercolors, needlepoint, towels,
bead jewelry, dolls, blankets, sweaters, jellies, etc....New items always arriving!