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10A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 5, 2017
County looks ‘healthy’ for 2017-18 fiscal year
By Jolene Guzman
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The Itemizer-Observer
DALLAS — Polk County’s
proposed 2017-18 budget is
showing a small amount of
growth, even with the Public
Employees Retirement Sys-
tem rate increases.
“I believe I was able to ad-
dress almost all the needs, if
not all the needs, of the indi-
vidual departments in the
proposed budget,” said
County Administrator Greg
Hansen in his message to
the Polk County Budget
• Polk County Budget Committee hearings continue
Wednesday (today) and Thursday. Public comment is
taken at 11 a.m. Wednesday and hearings conclude
Thursday morning. The meetings begin at 10. a.m. both
days.
Committee Monday morn-
ing. “Overall, it’s a very
healthy budget.”
The general fund —
which includes district at-
torney, sheriff, community
corrections, assessor, clerk,
treasurer, parks, juvenile
and community develop-
ment departments — is up
by $1.45 million and will add
2.2 positions, 1.2 in Com-
munity Development and a
records clerk in the sheriff’s
office.
Property tax collections
grew by $670,000, and is the
primary reason for revenue
increases in the general
fund. Other factors are a
larger beginning fund bal-
ance ($500,000) and increas-
es in Community Correc-
tions ($125,000).
The overall budget, which
includes departments such
as public works, public
health and behavioral health
that have other funding
sources, increased about
$2.9 million to just more
than $69 million.
Hansen recommended
the county levy about 38
cents per $1,000 of assessed
value on properties for the
public safety levy.
That’s the highest rate
proposal of the first three
years, but lower than the
limit of 45 cents per $1,000
that voters approved.
This year, the county re-
ceived about $406,000 in
revenue from timber harvest
on federal land.
It is the first year the
county’s payment has been
based on actual timber cut
after the expiration of the
Secure Rural Schools Act.
If Congress does pass an-
other plan for federal
forests, the payment
amount could fluctuate.
“I don’t get a detailed re-
port of what is going to get
cut and what isn’t and how
much we are going to re-
ceive,” Hansen said. What-
ever we receive, if you are
OK, we will probably use it
to offset the operating levy
anyway.”
Budget hearing will con-
tinue through Thursday,
when the budget committee
will tentatively approve the
budget.
Music, food, vendors line up to celebrate eclipse in Dallas
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
DALLAS — The Great American
Eclipse is coming in August and event
planners in Dallas are looking for ven-
dors who would like to take part in
the city’s big downtown party.
Dallas Eclipse Celebration on the
Square will be from Aug. 18 to eclipse
day Aug. 21, hosted by the Dallas
Downtown Association, Dallas Area
Visitors Center, Pressed Coffee & Wine
Bar, Dallas Arts Association, the city of
Dallas, and other downtown business-
es.
Food and artisan vendors are wel-
come to apply for booths in the cele-
bration.
Applications from food or food
truck vendors, artists or those selling
eclipse-related merchandise will be
accepted. Vendors receive a parking
space during the event and discount-
ed rate on accommodations.
Applications are due June 1 or June
15 with a late fee.
For more information or to get a
vendor application: https://dallase-
clipse2017.com/vendors/ .
The kickoff party is Aug. 18 at 7
p.m. when vendor and food booths
open downtown. Live music begins at
8 p.m. with Barracuda, All Fired Up
and Madd Company (Heart, Pat Be-
natar, and Bad Company cover
bands). Food vendors and wine and
beer garden are open until 1 a.m.
Aug. 19 and 20, the festival opens
at 10 a.m. with vendors and daytime
music. Pigs on the Wing (Pink Floyd
cover band) plays at 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
Steelhorse and Jukebox Heroes (Bon
Jovi and Foreigner) are featured start-
ing at 8 p.m. Food vendors and wine
and beer garden are open until 1 a.m.
both nights.
On eclipse day, Jan Looking Wolf
Band of Brothers will play from the
roof of Pressed Coffee & Wine bar
starting at 8 a.m. Vendors, food ven-
dors and beer & wine garden open
until 2 p.m.
For more information: https://dal-
laseclipse2017.com/.
OBITUARIES
William Lee Bork
Dec. 2, 1943 – March 21, 2017
William Lee Bork passed
away Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
He spent his final days sur-
rounded by his four children.
Bill (William) Lee Bork
was born
in Hood
River. He
grew up
on a dairy
farm in
Monmouth and graduated
from Central High School in
1962.
Bill went on to attend
both Oregon State Universi-
ty and Western Oregon State
and was an avid Duck fan.
Bill served as an Army
medic from 1966-1969 sta-
tioned at Fort Sam Houston,
Walter Reed Hospital, and
Wurtzburg, Germany. Bill
worked for Broadway Toyota
in Portland, for 26 years be-
fore retiring.
Bill married his sweet-
heart, Reta Kay Stutz, in the
summer of 1967 and they
shared 41 wonderful years
together before his passing.
Survivors include chil-
dren: daughter, Anna A.
Lynn; sons, Ian M., Job A.,
and Nathaniel A., and 12
grandchildren.
Bill is also survived by his
loving mother, Marylee; and
two loving sisters, Barbara
and Joan. He was prede-
ceased by his father, Elmer
E. Bork.
A private family service
was held Friday, March 24,
2017. Arrangements by Tay-
lor’s Family Mortuary, Win-
ston.
Richard (Dick)
Porter Reynolds Jr.
Nov. 30, 1935 – Feb. 19, 2017
Richard Porter Reynolds
Jr. (Dick), 81, of Dallas, died
on Feb. 19 in Lakewood,
Colo.
Dick was a graduate of
Chatham
(Ma.) High
School and
a graduate
of Indiana
Technical
College
(Indiana
Institute of
Technolo-
gy) in Fort Wayne, Ind. After
graduation, he was em-
ployed for over two decades
by the IBM Corporation.
After retirement from
IBM, Dick & his wife Sharon
built two H&R Block fran-
chises in Dallas and Mon-
mouth, and enjoyed travel-
ing around the country visit-
ing family and friends in
their RV with their English
bulldogs.
Dick was predeceased by
his wife, Sharon Kellogg
Reynolds; and by brother S.
Franklin Reynolds.
He is survived by daugh-
ters Rebecca (Mike) Seeber
of The Woodlands, Texas,
Heather (Tom) Baumann, of
Wheatridge, Colo., and
Robin (Myron) Mogck, of
Wolcott, N.D.; son Richard
(Sandra) Machle, of Pine,
Colo.; and by five grandchil-
dren.
Dick is also survived by
sisters, Margaret (George)
Fleck, Carol (Murray) De-
l a u t e r, a n d K a t h e r i n e
(David) Hand.
A Memorial Service will
be held at the at the Eola
Hills Winery, Rickreall, on
April 20, 2017, with gather-
ing at 4:30 p.m. and program
to start at 5 p.m. Graveside
service will be held at Green
Mountain Cemeter y in
Boulder, Colorado on May 5
at 1 p.m.
‘Bob’ Robert Lee
Kolka
Jan. 8, 1941 – March 29, 2017
“Bob” Robert Lee Kolka,
76, a resident of Dallas, died
Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
in the Dal-
las Retire-
ment Vil-
lage. He
was born
on Jan. 8,
1941, in
Ash Flat,
Ark., the
son
of
Donald Lee and Evelyn
Gertrude McMillian Cliver.
He grew up in Valsetz and
graduated from high school
there.
For 25 years, Bob was a
mail carrier for the Dallas
Post Office.
He is survived by his
brothers Jerry Kolka, of
Sweet Home, Jim Kolka, of
Dallas, and Don Cliver, of
Sweet Home; and sister
Rhonda Cliver, of Lebanon;
along with many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded
in death by a sister Marla
Steinborn in 1997.
Funeral service will begin
at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 in
the Brownsville Christian
Church at 117 N. Main St. in
Brownsville. Burial will fol-
low in the Brownsville Pio-
neer Cemetery.
The Dallas Mortuary Trib-
ute Center is caring for the
family. To leave a message or
memory for the family,
please go to www.dallastrib-
ute.com.
‘Denny’ Dennis
Brooks Fryrear
Sept. 8, 1940 – March 30, 2017
“Denny” Dennis Brooks
Fryrear, 76, a resident of Dal-
las, died Thursday, March
30, 2017.
He was born on Sept. 8,
1940, in Portland, the son of
Brooks Gillette and Phyllis
Kirkpatrick Fryrear.
Denny earned a degree in
Math from
Oregon
State Uni-
versity and
a Master’s
degree in
Hu m a n
Resources
from the
University
of South-
ern Califor-
nia.
For 22
years, May
21, 1965, to June 30, 1987, he
honorably served our coun-
try in the United States Ma-
rine Corps, retiring as a
Lieutenant Colonel.
After his military career,
Denny continued to serve
the people by working for
the State of Oregon with the
Senior and Disabled Servic-
es.
Denny was a very adven-
turous and fun-loving spirit
who enjoyed skydiving,
scuba diving, mountain
climbing, and running. He
also participated in Cycle
Oregon for a number of
years.
He happily volunteered at
Lyle Elementary School and
w a s f o n d l y k n ow n a s
“Ketchup Man.”
He attended the First
Presbyterian Church and
was a member of the local
American Legion & VFW.
Denny spent many hours
volunteering for his com-
munity with the Dallas Area
Chamber of Commerce, Red
Cross and Meals On Wheels.
Denny loved to take long
walks throughout the com-
munity of Dallas.
When he did, it became
his mission to replace old
and tattered American flags
on other's homes and soon
became known as the “flag
man.”
He was an avid reader
who was always on the go,
but at the end of the day he
loved to spend his quiet
time with a good book.
He was always looking for
a way to help others, spread
kindness and loved his fami-
ly dearly, especially his
grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife
Candy, of Dallas; daughter
Marcelle (Eddy) Abel ,of
West Linn; and sons Kirk
(Kate) Fryrear, of West Linn,
and Matthew Fryrear, of
Portland; along with three
grandchildren: Cale, Cecilia
and Amelia. He is also sur-
vived by his brother Ray Si-
monsen, of Texas.
A memorial service will
begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
April 8, in the Dallas First
Presbyterian Church. Inter-
ment will be in the Hilltop
Cemetery in Independence.
Memorials and donations
are suggested to Team Red,
White & Blue (teamrwb.org).
The Dallas Mortuary Tribute
Center is caring for the fam-
ily. To leave a message or
memory for the family
please go to www.dallastrib-
ute.com.
Wallace A Frey
May 20, 1937 – March 24, 2017
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Alice Murray
March 8, 1924 – March 30, 2017
No service at her request.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute
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ments.
Dianne Dobiash
Nov. 1, 1953 – March 25, 2017
A service will be held for
Dianne Dobiash at 1 p.m. on
Saturday at First Baptist
Church, 1505 Monmouth
St., Independence.
Lavina Brixius
July 17, 1922 – April 2, 2017
Lavina Brixius, 94, of Dal-
las, died April 2 in the Dallas
Retirement Village. She was
born on July 17, 1922.
Viewing will be from 2 to
6 p.m. on Wednesday, April
12, in the Dallas Mortuary
Tribute Center. Funeral serv-
ices will begin at 11 a.m. on
April 13 in the mortuary. Pri-
vate interment will be in the
Dallas Cemetery. To leave an
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Obituary
Information
Obituaries cost $8 per 25
words (column inch) and in-
clude photos and flags for vet-
erans. Death notices and serv-
ice notices run free of charge.
Obituary information must
be submitted by 4 p.m. on the
Monday before publication to
be included in the newspaper.
Most funeral homes handle
obituary information and pro-
vide it to the newspaper. How-
ever, information can also be
submitted directly from family
members.
Color and black-and-white
photos can be submitted, but
photos will only be published
in black and white. The Itemiz-
er-Observer uses a flag logo in
the obituaries of people who
served in the armed forces.
Obituaries — like all informa-
tion submitted to the news de-
partment — are subject to edit-
ing for style, content and length.
Information can be brought
or mailed to the Itemizer-Ob-
server, 147 SE Court St., Dallas,
OR 97338, or emailed to
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