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2A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • August 10, 2016
CSD named transformation district
By Emily Mentzer
INDEPENDENCE — Cen-
tral School District has been
named a transformation dis-
trict along with 14 others in
the state, said Dorie Vickery,
director of curriculum and
“The Oregon Department
of Education is still working
out what this means,” she
said at Monday’s school
board meeting. “They are
building this on the fly. It’s
model. The status is for four
years. There’s some funding
that comes with it, and there
will be expected outcomes.”
The designation is for
schools who are not meeting
ODE’s expectations for Eng-
lish Language Learners.
“There were a bunch of
data points,” Vickery said.
“Central has not made an-
nual achievable objectives in
forever, and neither have a
bunch of other schools.”
Learning a second lan-
guage in the classroom comes
with a significant number of
variables, she said.
“The positive note on this
is we have already made sig-
nificant gains,” Vickery said.
“We started our improve-
The district has imple-
mented the “Be Glad Train-
ing,” a professional develop-
ment model in the area of
language learning and litera-
cy developed by the U.S. De-
partment of Education.
Vickery said part of the Be
Glad Training is taking sci-
ence and social studies stan-
dards and integrating them
with language arts standards.
Also, Vickery said she is
working with middle school
and high school staff and has
changed the exiting process.
County VSO program progresses
Itemizer-Observer staff report
DALLAS — The Polk County Board of Commissioners
approved an application with the state on Aug. 2 for half-
year funding for the new Veterans’ Service Officer program
that will begin in January.
The state is slated to send the county $31,000 to help
pay for the program. Polk County included $40,000 in its
2016-17 budget to launch the service. Previously, veterans
seeking services had to go Oregon Department of Veterans
Affairs in Salem.
County Administrator Greg Hansen said the county has
found a possible location for an office, the former Claire’s
Mercantile on Washington Street in Dallas.
“It would require some minor renovations,” Hansen
said. “It gives them their own site. It has a lot of positives to
Student registration begins at Polk County schools
Itemizer-Observer staﬀ report
POLK COUNTY —
Schools in Polk County will
begin registering new and
returning students this week
For more information
about registration, call the
school offices at the num-
Here is the schedule for
registering students in area
Central School District
• Ash Creek Elementary
School, 1360 N. 16th St.,
Monmouth — Registration
is open, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday.
• Independence Elemen-
tary School, 150 S. Fourth St.
Independence — Registra-
tion is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.
• Monmouth Elementary
School, 958 E. Church St.,
Monmouth — Registration
is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Monday through Fri-
• Talmadge Middle School
51 16th St., Independence —
Tuesday, sixth-grade stu-
dents, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7
p.m.; Aug. 17, seventh-grade
students, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to
7 p.m.; Aug. 18, eighth-grade
students, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to
7 p.m. 503-606-2252.
• Central High School,
1530 Monmouth St., Inde-
pendence — Seniors on
Monday 3 to 7 p.m.; juniors
on Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m.; soph-
omores on Aug. 17 3 to 7
p.m.; and freshman on Aug.
18 3 to 7 p.m. 503-838-0480.
Dallas School District
• Lyle Elementary School,
185 SW Levens St., Dallas —
Registration is, 7 to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
• Oakdale Heights Ele-
mentary School, 1375 SW
Maple St., Dallas — Registra-
tion is open during office
hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
• Whitworth Elementary
School, 1151 SE Miller Ave.,
Dallas — Registration is
open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 503-
• LaCreole Middle School,
701 SE LaCreole Drive, Dal-
las — Registration for cur-
rent, in-district students is
on Tuesday and Aug. 17
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and 3 to 6:30 p.m.; new stu-
dents on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. 503-623-6662.
• Dallas High School, 1250
SE Holman Ave., Dallas —
Seniors on Monday, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m.; juniors on Tuesday, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., sophomore
on Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
and freshman on Aug. 18, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. 503-623-8336.
Trust your hearing to those that specialize in hearing
and hearing related disorders. Evan L. Evans, Ph. D,
and Julie B. Evans, AuD are both doctoral level Audi-
ologists who have the knowledge, experience and
compassion to provide you with the best care for your
hearing health. We offer free hearing screenings; by
our hearing aid specialist. We offer full & complete di-
agnostic evaluations, counseling and recommenda-
tions by our clinical Audiologists. Other Audiological
services include testing, management and treatment
options for Tinnitus. We have the knowledge and ex-
perience to assist your physician with the diagnosis of
diseases and disorders pertaining to hearing and the
hearing mechanism. We offer wax removal or cerumen
management, Tinnitus testing and Tinnitus manage-
ment techniques. An Audiologist, having the Audiol-
ogy credentials of the American Academy of Audiology
(F-AAA) and the The American Speech Hearing and
Language Association’s Certificate of Clinical Compe-
tency (CCC-A) is the professional of choice for any-
thing related to hearing and or hearing related issues.
Serving our hearing impaired since 1980, with two lo-
cations to serve you.
1343-A Monmouth St., Independence • 503-838-3001
2296 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis • 541-757-2500
• RANDALL C. JONES, DMD - 1004 Monmouth St., In-
dependence, OR 503-838-0434. Offering a broad
range of dental services in a relaxed and comfortable
atmosphere. New patients and emergencies welcome.
• JOYNT FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Brian Joynt,
DC - 629 Clay Street East, Monmouth, OR 97361
Family-oriented chiropractic clinic, dedicated to cre-
ating an unparalleled experience of service, quality
and care by teaching the true principles of chiroprac-
tic. We look forward to empowering each of you to
help your family participate more fully in life. New pa-
tients welcome. Accept most insurance. Auto/per-
sonal injury and work comp. Massage therapist on
site. Complimentary consultations. Call us today to
make your appointment (503) 837-0550.
• THORNTON CHIROPRACTIC - Drs. Sharon and
Marty Thornton - Palmer Graduates - We care, God
cures. 1650 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351
• 503-838-3346. Office hours: Mon-Fri 8-noon & 2-6
pm. Thurs 2-6pm. Proudly serving Polk County for
over 17 years. Offering Thompson Drop and other
hands-on techniques, as well as Advanced Activator
Methods and Functional Neurology. We provide gentle
and effective full-spine and extremity adjusting for all
ages in a loving and caring environment. We are ac-
cepting new patients for Family Wellness Care,
Medicare, Auto or personal injury & Workers Comp. Li-
censed Massage Therapy available on site.
• CROSS AND CROWN COUNSELING ~ KATE KOENS,
NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor and Cer-
tified Temperament Therapist is accepting new clients
at her Dallas and Falls City offices. She works with in-
dividuals in a safe environment to help individuals
find healing and fulfillment by teaching good com-
munication skills, appreciation for self and others, ap-
propriate responses to individual and family needs,
how to build relationships of trust, appropriate crisis
responses, and how to obtain overall family wellness
emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Some specific
areas of counsel offered are marriage and family, ado-
lescent issues, depression, past and present trauma,
grief, identity crisis, divorce, childhood losses, and
feelings of hopelessness. Our goal is to help individu-
als realize their full potential and to live decisively
with truth, relevance, perspective and purpose. For
more information or to schedule an appointment
please call 503-917-1625 or visit our website:
• WESTON K. MORRILL, DMD - 289 E. Ellendale Suite
#201, Dallas. 503-623-6616. Family, preventive, and
cosmetic dentistry. Complete dentistry for the entire
family. Se habla español.
• DR. MICHELLE HASBROOK, DMD - 120 N. Atwater,
Monmouth, OR 503-838-2998. Providing all phases of
dental care for children and adults. We welcome new
• KENNETH WINOKUR, DMD - 329 South Main Street
Independence, OR 97351. 503-838-1633. High quality
service with your comfort in mind. Nitrous oxide gas
sedation available. www.independencedental.org
Gynecological care is available in Dallas at the Salem
Health West Valley Specialty Clinic. Gynecologist Keita
Sakon, MD, specializes in gynecology exams and pro-
cedures, including hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, as
well as family planning, abnormal Pap evaluation,
treatment of pelvic pain, symptom control for
menopause and abnormal periods. Dr. Sakon works in
Dallas on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
seeing patients at the clinic and performing gynecol-
ogical procedures in the Salem Health West Valley sur-
gical suites. New patients are welcome! Salem Health
West Valley Specialty Clinic is located at 591 SE Clay
St., Dallas. Call 503-831-0784 for an appointment. Visit
• JOYFUL SOUND HEARING SERVICES, INC. Mark
Sturtevant, 312 Main Street, Dallas OR, 503-623-0290.
Providing Polk County with hearing solutions for 30
years. Services include: Hearing evaluations, Diagnos-
ing hearing loss; Impedance; Fitting all types of hear-
ing devices, Servicing all makes and models of hearing
aids; Ear inspections; Wax removal; Hearing protec-
tion. Hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4pm. (Fridays by
• SALEM HEALTH WEST VALLEY offers state-of-the-
art all-digital diagnostic imaging services. With your
physician's referral, we provide bone densitometry, CT
scan, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, X-ray
and MRI services. Check out our comfortable and spa-
cious mammography suite. We are located at 525 SE
Washington St., Dallas, 503-623-7302.
• SALEM HEALTH WEST VALLEY provides lab services
at two convenient locations in Dallas and Monmouth.
Both labs are fully accredited, providing collections
and testing with healthcare provider referral. Employ-
ment and self-referral drug testing is offered. The West
Valley Hospital lab in Dallas is open 24 hours, seven
days a week, at 525 SE Washington St., 503-623-7303.
The Monmouth lab is located in the Monmouth Med-
ical Center, 512 Main St., Suite 300, 503-838-1388. It is
open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed be-
tween noon and 1 p.m. Appointments are not required.
• OUT OF GRAVITY MASSAGE - Julianne Klingberg
DeForest, LMT - 503.510.2256 - NOW IN INDEPEND-
ENCE Enter Stressed, Leave Blessed - Out of Gravity
Massage offers massage sessions to suit a variety of
needs and health concerns. Intuitive and holistic
bodywork are blended with extensive and varied edu-
• Morrison Campus Alter-
native School, 1251 Main St.,
Dallas — Registration is
Monday through Aug. 18.
Call the school for more in-
Falls City School District
• Falls City High School,
111 N. Main St., Falls City —
Registration begins Monday
during office hours, 8 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., Monday through
• Falls City Elementary
School, 177 Prospect St.,
Falls City — Registration be-
gins Monday during office
hours, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Perrydale School District
• Registration continues
Wednesday (today) noon to
7 p.m. Go to www.perry-
forms and more informa-
• Registration forms will
be accepted at any time.
Online registration is
Forms also can be down-
loaded and returned via
mailed to 17475 Bridgeport
Rd. Dallas, OR 97338. 503-
Call the Itemizer-Observer at 503-623-2373
to have your business listed in this directory.
cation, creating a caring and knowledgeable environ-
ment of healing. Also, with a prescription and a claim
number, up to a year's therapeutic massage sessions
will help in your rehabilitation from a motor vehicle
accident. Relaxation, well care, geriatric and pediatric
massage is available, as well as motor vehicle accident
rehabilitation. Infant massage instructional sessions
available. Call today for an appointment. 503-510-
2256 OR # 7627/ National #295187-00
• YENNE & SCHOFIELD - SPECIALISTS IN ORTHO-
DONTICS - 580 Main Street, Suite E, Dallas, 503-623-
5002. Providing Polk County with orthodontic care for
children and adults for functions and cosmetics. Open
Tuesdays & Thursdays.
• PINNACLE PHYSICAL THERAPY is an orthopedic
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:
• SALEM HEALTH WEST VALLEY offers a wide range of
rehabilitation services. Our hospital in Dallas, located at
525 SE Washington St. in Dallas, offers physical therapy,
occupational therapy, speech therapy and aquatic
therapy (at Dallas Aquatic Center). 503-623-7305. Our
clinic in Monmouth offers physical therapy, occupa-
tional therapy and speech therapy. Located at 512 Main
St. 503-838-1388. Visit www.salemhealth.org/westvalley.
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS
• DR. CHARLES ESSEX, family medicine, is accepting
new patients at Salem Health West Valley Medical
Clinic, located at 512 Main St., Suite 300, Monmouth,
503-838-1182. With a proactive healthcare approach,
Dr. Essex provides care for the entire family and will
work with you to build a healthy lifestyle with annual
exams, immunizations, lifestyle counseling, sports
physicals, skin care, cancer screenings and more. New
patients are welcome.
• DR. JOHN HADLEY, family medicine, is accepting new
patients at the Salem Health West Valley Medical Clinic
at 555 SE Washington St., Dallas, 503-623-7301. With a
proactive healthcare approach, Dr. Hadley provides of-
fers family medicine for your entire family from new-
borns to adults with annual exams, immunizations,
lifestyle counseling, sports physicals, skin care, cancer
screenings and more. New patients are welcome.
• MARIAN SIMON, MA Shamanic healer and coun-
selor specializing in spiritual healing and development
since 1994. If you are ready to open your heart, expand
your mind, understand your soul’s purpose in life and
solve problems from a spiritual perspective, I can pro-
vide you with shamanic tools to empower your life.
503-831-0158. firstname.lastname@example.org http://marian-