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2A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • March 29, 2017
Monmouth police
to host crafting
By Emily Mentzer
The Itemizer-Observer
MONMOUTH — Children and their guardians are invit-
ed to Craft with a Cop at the Monmouth Police Depart-
ment from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 5.
The event is part of Na-
tional Child Abuse Preven-
tion Month, which is April.
“Monmouth Police De-
partment staff is excited to
announce an event … to
not only bring awareness
to child abuse prevention,
but also to spend positive,
encouraging time with
children in our community,” Sgt. Kim Dorn said.
Children, their guardians and police personnel will cre-
ate the most recognized symbol of child abuse prevention:
Pinwheels for Prevention.
“The pinwheel is an uplifting symbol of childhood,”
Dorn said. “It is a reminder of the great childhoods we
want for all children.”
Participants are encouraged to wear blue, the color asso-
ciated with Child Abuse Prevention Month. Other craft ac-
tivities and snacks will be available at the afternoon event.
“We are passionate about preventing child abuse and
wanted to do more than place pinwheels on our lawn,”
Dorn said.
Donations from Walmart, Roth’s and BiMart helped
make the event possible.
EMILy MENTzER/Itemizer-Observer file
Fresh flowers are always on hand at the Original Independence Farmers Market, in the Umpqua Bank parking lot.
No joke: Markets open April 1
Two different events offer variety of greens, plants, crafters
By Emily Mentzer
The Itemizer-Observer
no April Fool’s joke: The In-
dependence farmers mar-
kets kick off their 2017 sea-
son on Saturday.
While there isn’t much in
the way of fruits or vegeta-
bles yet — the wet, cold
winter has kept farming
slow — there will be plenty
to do at both the Original
Independence Far mers
Market at Umpqua Bank
and at the Riverview Inde-
pendence Farmers Market
on Main Street at Riverview
It wouldn’t be opening
day at the market without
free cinnamon rolls and
coffee from Ovenbird Bak-
ery at the original market
The treats go quickly,
Martha Walton said, espe-
cially if the sun’s shining.
“There will be crafts,
some plants and flowers,”
said Martha Walton. “Our
Farm to table
What: Original Independence Farmers Market and In-
dependence Riverview Market.
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through November.
Where: Umpqua Bank parking lot (Original Independ-
ence Farmers Market) and Riverview Park (Independence
Riverview Market).
Of note: Free cinnamon rolls and coffee from Ovenbird
Bakery will be at the Original Farmers Market, while sup-
plies last. At Riverview Market, Amelia Marie Clothing will
be selling leggings and other clothes.
For more information: Both markets have Facebook
pages, where they post photos and pictures of what’s
available. Or call Martha Walton (Original Independence
Farmers Market) at 503-881-9950; Sue Barker (Riverview
Market) at 503-837-0045.
bakery lady will be there
with homemade bread.”
At the Riverview market,
Sue Barker said they’re
doing things a little differ-
ently this year.
“ We h a v e n o n p r o f i t
guests on a pretty regular
basis,” she said. Small busi-
nesses will be invited to the
market this year to help
them get exposure, Barker
Kicking off the new tra-
dition, Amelia Marie Cloth-
ing will have vendor space.
“It’s kind of bringing the
community into the market
as well as the market being
for the community,” she
said. “I’m kind of excited
about it. I think it’s going to
be fun.”
Riverview Market also
will host the summertime
Art in the Park, sponsored
by the Independence
Downtown Association in
June, July and August.
While Barker said the
markets will have some
greens — arugula and let-
tuces — other favorites are
on a more typical schedule
this year.
“I talked with my straw-
berry guy yesterday and he
said he is planning on the
eighth of June,” she said.
“Once the sun comes out,
all this rain and everything
is going to make it wonder-
ful. It’s frustrating because
things rot or get beat down
from the rain.”
Walton agreed.
“End of May, usually,”
she said. “April showers
bring May flowers.”
Both markets will have a
variety of starter plants to
get gardeners excited about
sowing their crops, as well
as crafters selling their
“Come and have fun,”
Walton said. “We’re always
looking for vendors.”
Lindsey Horton,
Sales & Marketing Director
for Independent Living
Dallas Retirement Village answers
questions about The Lodge Clubhouse and the brand
new Lodge Residences now available.
By Lindsey Horton
As the Sales and Marketing Director, I interact daily with current
and future residents of Dallas Retirement Village. Lately I’ve noticed a
significant increase in their excitement and positivity. Why, you ask?
It’s the opening of our Lodge Clubhouse.
Q: What have The Lodge Clubhouse and The Lodge Residences
added to Dallas Retirement Village?
A: Our 15,000 square feet of brand new space includes a welcoming first
floor complete with delicious dining at The Clubhouse Grill, a convenient
Coffee Shop and sunny lounge areas for socializing. On the second floor,
residents can catch the latest feature in our Movie Theater or check out
the reading selection in our Library. Lastly, our spacious and smartly
designed Lodge Residences can be found in the new impressive building.
Q: How has The Lodge Clubhouse impacted the lifestyle at Dallas
Retirement Village?
A: It has truly become the hub of the community where residents gather
to share a meal and socialize with friends and family. The new space
is always alive with activity – a bright spot in an already exceptional
community. People just love being here.
Q: What else makes Dallas Retirement Village a wise choice for seniors?
A: As a community offering a continuum of Health Services, including
Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing, we provide peace of
mind and a true sense of security. Our residents receive priority access to
quality healthcare, as well as a full suite of onsite services. Those who
live in Dallas, Salem and other surrounding cities also have access to our
Health Services. It’s just another way we serve the community.
Q: I like what I’m hearing! How can I find out more?
A: Easy! Just call me at (503) 623-1747 and I’ll
set up an appointment for you to tour The Lodge
Clubhouse and its residential space at your
convenience, or let you know of upcoming
events so you may experience our active,
independent lifestyle for yourself.
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