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Ready for an emergency? Don’t forget your pets
By Jolene Guzman
SALEM — Willamette Hu-
mane Society’s booth at Sat-
urday’s Community Prepare
Fair had an emergency kit
for a kitten on display.
Most contents are logical:
food, water, treats, medica-
tions, food dishes, pet carri-
er and … a pillow case?
Paula Fordham, who
serves on the Willamette Hu-
mane Society board, said it’s
a handy trick if you must
move your cat quickly: Just
pick him up, put him into the
pillow case and hold him.
That sounds like some-
thing that happens in a fe-
line kidnapping, but if you
JOLENE GUZMAN/ Itemizer-Observer
Pets need to be ready for emergencies, too.
ever tried to get a cat in a
crate when it didn’t want to,
you probably see the time-
saving value. It might be less
stressful for your kitty than
the crate, Fordham said.
“Probably the only time
your cat sees a crate is when
it’s going to the vet,” she said.
That said, you better pick
a pillowcase with strong ma-
terial — maybe denim.
Fordham, also a Commu-
nity Emergency Response
Team member, agreed to
serve on the board if she
could advocate for pet pre-
paredness. Events like the
Prepare Fair in Salem, which
offered people information
and tips on how to ready
themselves for a disaster,
was the perfect place to
spread the word.
Fordham said it’s common
that people have emergency
supplies for their families,
but forgot about their pets.
“It’s surprising how not
uncommon that is,” she
said. “If people are prepared
and self-supporting at home,
they will be in a much better
position when we are back
up and running.”
FEMA recommends pet
emergency kits in general
should include a supply of
food, water, medicines and
medical records, a first aid
kit, collar with ID tag, a har-
ness or leash, pet carrier,
sanitation supplies, familiar
items — such as a favorite
toy or blanket — and a pic-
ture with you and your pet
in case you are separated.
Fordham said store those items
in the pet carrier or in a bucket that
you can pick up quickly.
She recommends keeping
your vet’s contact informa-
tion and stress reducing
items for your animal, such
as muzzles or thunder shirts
“Get thinking about what
is best for your pet,” she said.
In addition to supplies,
you should make plans for
evacuating with your ani-
mals and talk to your vet
about what your pet needs.
For more information:
Fordham said preparing
your pets really is preparing
“If your pet is in distress,
you are in distress, and your
kids are in distress,” she
We have our warning: Prepare now for Cascadia earthquake
Column by Jolene Guzman
We’ve had our notice.
That’s the response from Marion County
Emergency Manager Ed Flick when asked
about what warning we’ll have for the Casca-
dia subduction zone earthquake and tsunami.
Estimates vary — but there’s about a one-
in-three chance it will happen in the next 50
years. That’s all the warning you’ll get.
I know, you’ve heard a lot about this, and
you know it’s coming — at some point.
Why should preparing for that take priority
over what is needed now?
Here’s why: The state government is pon-
dering that same question. Preparing at that
level means expensive infrastructure work
and public building retrofits. Tackling that
immense problem would require a shifting of
priorities that isn’t likely to happen soon, not
with budget cuts on the table.
Not that officials aren’t working on it, but
there aren’t enough tax dollars to go around.
Pair that with the results of Cascadia Rising,
a multi-state exercise that, in 2016, tested the
Northwest’s response to the earthquake. Ore-
gon Emergency Management’s statewide
after-action report revealed government agen-
cies at all levels have a long way to go.
OEM’s report noted federal, state, and local
agencies and organizations are good at work-
ing together — not an insignificant
strength — but there’s a long list of recom-
mendations for improvement.
“We are not really as well-prepared for a
Cascadia event as we should be,” said Paula
Negele, spokeswoman for OEM.
One weakness noted is vulnerable trans-
portation infrastructure that will hamper re-
lief and recovery efforts.
That is to say, that if this happens closer to
50 years from now, help won’t be on the way for
a while. If it happens soon, chances are we will
be on our own for a long time. On. Our. Own.
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
locations 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 creating an
unparalleled experience of service, quality and care by
teaching the true principles of chiropractic. We look
forward to empowering each of you to help your fam-
ily participate more fully in life. New patients wel-
come. Accept most insurance. Auto/personal injury
and work comp. Massage therapist on site. Compli-
mentary consultations. Call us today to make your ap-
pointment (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, Tues & Fri 8-noon
& 2-6 pm; Wed 8-noon & 2-4 pm. & Thurs 2-6 pm.
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 car-
ing environment. We are accepting new patients for
Family Wellness Care, Medicare, Auto or personal in-
jury & Workers Comp. Licensed Massage Therapy
available on site.
• CROSS AND CROWN COUNSELING ~ KATE KOENS,
NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor and Cer-
tified Temperament Therapist. Cross and Crown
Counseling offers counseling services to individuals,
couples and families as well as identity seminars and
grief recovery workshops. Our office is located at 1156
SE Holman Ave. Dallas. Some specific areas of counsel
are adolescent, premarital, marriage, trauma, crisis,
grief, depression, anxiety, anger, divorce, and identity
crisis. We help our clients find healing, learn commu-
nication skills, and appropriate responses to individ-
ual and family needs and how to obtain overall health,
mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We provide a
safe and caring environment to face life situations, ad-
dress interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict and
help individuals realize their full potential in order to
live decisively with truth, relevance, perspective, and
purpose. For more information or to schedule an ap-
pointment please call (503) 917-1625 or visit our web-
site at www.crossandcrowncounseling.com
• 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-
No phones. No stores. No clean water. No
sewer system. No electricity. No 911.
Listening to people whose work lives are spent
on planning for such eventualities — hearing them
call preparing a civic duty — is a wake-up call.
Watching the scenes filmed during Japan’s
2011 earthquake and tsunami in OPB’s “Un-
prepared” is unnerving. That will happen
here — it’s just a matter of time.
We’ve had our notice. Now it’s time to do
something about it.
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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, lo-
cated at 525 SE Washington St. in Dallas, offers phys-
ical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
and aquatic therapy (at Dallas Aquatic Center). 503-
623-7305. Our clinic in Monmouth offers physical
therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Located at 512 Main St. 503-838-1388. Visit
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 pro-
vides offers family medicine for your entire family from
newborns 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. email@example.com http://marian-