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    Polk County Living
Polk County Itemizer-Observer • March 8, 2017 9A
Consider yourself warned
— a few days in advance,
however — but whether you
love it, hate it, or just plain
tolerate it, daylight saving
time will be upon us this
coming weekend. Please re-
member to set your clocks,
especially the alarm that
wakes you up for church and
work, one hour ahead on
Saturday night before you go
to bed. We’ll all be wander-
ing around confused and
discombobulated for a cou-
ple of days, but the rewards
will bring us longer evenings
and hope that summer is in-
deed on the way.
Celebrate all good things
about MI Town this Friday
at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in
Rickreall, at the 52nd Annu-
al Community Awards Ban-
quet presented by the M-I
Chamber of Commerce and
Visitors Center. Our local
individuals, businesses and
organizations will be hon-
ored. Tickets are $40 and in-
clude dinner and ticket for
one drink. Register online
at micc.org.
The economy appears to
be improving, with more
“help wanted” signs begin-
ning to appear around MI
Town and other areas in
Polk and Marion counties,
and that’s welcome news
for everyone. CSC (the
Community Services Con-
sortium) has free services
for young adults ages 16-24
on Monday through Thurs-
day afternoons from 1 to 5
p.m. at the Central School
District Office, Room 10.
Available services include
preparation to take the GED
test online at no cost, re-
sume writing, reference as-
sistance and job hunting
and career planning infor-
mation and ideas. Please
call 541-704-7819 or 541-
704-7820 for more informa-
tion and assistance.
The Friends of the Inde-
pendence Library’s annual
fundraising movie is sched-
uled for Monday at 7 p.m. at
the Independence Cinema.
Maureen O’Hara and John
Wayne star in this wonder-
ful vintage film, “The Quiet
Man.” It’s a movie filled with
fun and laughter that every-
one can enjoy. Tickets cost
$15 and are available at the
Independence library. The
Friends of the Independ-
ence Library help our com-
munities by purchasing so
many items that are not in-
cluded in the regular library
budget. There will be draw-
ings and popcorn and other
goodies provided to all tick-
et holders. See you there.
And while we’re talking
about libraries — both the
Independence and Mon-
mouth libraries have free
passes available for patrons
to visit the A.C. Gilbert
House and the Willamette
Heritage Center (formerly
the Mission Mill Museum).
The Monmouth library has
a free pass to the Hallie
Ford Art Museum (on the
Willamette University cam-
pus) as well. Check with
your local library to get
more information and to
reserve your opportunity to
v i s i t t h e s e i n t e re s t i n g
places, all located in Salem.
You must be 18 years or
older and have a library
card, which is easily obtain-
able at either library.
Chipgrass was enthusiastic,
genuine and sincerely ap-
preciated. It’s always great
to get feet through the door
of this old building (a late
19th century church) and
to see smiling faces of com-
munity members,” says KV
Community Trust President
David Crowe. “A goal of the
Trust is to engage the larger
community and offer
places to gather and enjoy
each other’s company. The
food was good, the music
was great and the company
jovial.” Crowe also noted
that he looks forward to du-
plicating this sort of activity
soon and hopes to get the
word out to the Pedee and
Kings Valley communities
to come join the fun.
Kings Crossing is run by
the high school students at
Kings Valley Charter School
and will be open each Sat-
urday until school is out.
Billy and Heather Traglia
and their four kids took a
break last week, going to
Depot Bay for an overnight
stay. It was a fun and relax-
ing time for parents and the
kids, Jenae, Wyatt, Lilah,
and Kailey, loved it.
Let us list your upcoming event taking place in Polk County.
To submit an event for calendar consideration,
please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date
to the Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).
Solution on Page 6A
Former neighbor Jen-
nifer Vandenberg spent the
weekend of Feb. 25 and 26
visiting Judy Guida. Their
fun event was to clean
out and declutter
Judy’s “media room,” which
they accomplished. Jen-
nifer is an organizer extra-
ordinaire and could earn a
living wage doing it, she’s
that good.
Civil War re-enactors
Da v i d a n d A m y Pl e t t ,
dressed in period clothing,
went to Forest Grove last
week and had a great time
sharing about the Civil War
with fifty middle-schoolers.
The kids were intrigued
with all they talked about.
On Saturday afternoon,
Feb. 25, Alex Russell played
his mandolin in his first
public performance with
Pedee’s newly formed folk
and bluegrass band, Chip-
grass, which played at the
Kings Crossing Saturday
Market in the old Kings
Valley church during a
chili-cook off fundraiser
benefiting a future Youth
Activity Center, lovingly
dubbed the KVYAC. Among
the great chilis in the run-
ning, KV teacher Will An-
drews made the spiciest. It
appeared the brave souls
who tried the spicy mix
loved it as Mr. Andrews’
chili won the contest by a
“The music shared by
These Polk County groups would welcome individuals
who have time or expertise to volunteer. Organizations
that would like to be added to this list should call 503-623-
2373 or email IOnews@polkio.com.
• AARP Foundation Tax-Aide – 503-930-7636
• After DARC — 503-623-9501
• Arc of Polk County — 541-223-3261
• Central School District — 503-838-0030
• City of Dallas — 503-831-3502
• City of Independence — 503-838-1212
• City of Monmouth — 503-751-0145
• Crime Victims Assistance Program — 503-623-9268
• Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce — 503-623-2564
• Dallas Fire Department — 503-831-3532
• Dallas Food Bank — 503-623-3578
• Dallas Kids, Inc. — 503-623-6419
• Dallas Police Department — 503-831-3582
• Dallas Public Library — 503-623-2633
• Dallas Retirement Village — 503-623-5581
• Dallas School District — 503-623-5594
• Delbert Hunter Arboretum — 503-623-7359
• Girl Scouts of Southwest Washington and Oregon
— 503-581-2451
• Ella Curran Food Bank — 503-917-1681
• Falls City Arts Center — 503-559-6291
• Falls City School District — 503-787-3531
• Family Building Blocks – 503-566-2132, ext. 308.
• H-2-O — 503-831-4736
HART (Horses Adaptive Riding and Therapy)
— 971-301-4278
• HandsOn Mid-Willamette Valley — 503-363-1651
• Heron Pointe Assisted Living — 503-838-6850
• Independence Health and Rehabilitation
— 503-838-0001
• Independence Public Library — 503-838-1811
• Kings Valley Charter School — 541-929-2134
• Luckiamute Watershed Council — 503-837-0237
• Luckiamute Valley Charter School – 503-623-4837
• Meals on Wheels — 503-838-2084
• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce
— 503-838-4268
• Monmouth-Independence YMCA — 503-838-4042
• Monmouth Public Library — 503-838-1932
• Northwest Human Services — 503-588-5828
• Oregon Child Development Coalition — 503-838-2745
• OSU Extension Service - Polk County — 503-623-8395
• Perrydale School District — 503-623-2040
• Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of
Polk County Inc. — 503-623-8473
• Polk Community Development Corporation
— 503-831-3173
• Polk County Community Emergency Response Team
— 503-623-9396
• Polk County Museum — 503-623-6251
• Polk County Public Health — 503-623-8175
• Polk County Resource Center — 503-623-8429
• Polk Soil and Water Conservation District
— 503-623-9680
• Relief Nursery Classroom — 503-566-2132
• Rickreall Watershed Council — 503-623-9680
• SABLE House — 503-623-6703
• SALT (Senior and law enforcement together)
— 503-851-9366
• Salvation Army — 503-798-4783
• SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) — 503-391-8423
• Salem Health West Valley Hospital — 503-623-8301
• Victim Assistance Program-Polk Co. District Attorney’s
Office 503-623-9268 x1444
• Willamette Valley Hospice — 503-588-3600
Continued from page 8A
• Overeaters Anonymous — Noon to 1 p.m., Salem Health
West Valley, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Support group
meets in the quiet room/chapel immediately inside the emer-
gency entrance on Clay Street. Dee Ann White, 971-718-6444.
• 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.
• 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., Salem
Health West Valley (main conference room inside main en-
trance), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.
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