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2A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • October 25, 2017 
Leaf collection in
Dallas begins soon
Central stages ‘The Addams Family’
Itemizer-Observer staff report
DALLAS — Leaves are falling,
so  that  means  Dallas’  two  fall
leaf  collections  weekends  are
coming up. 
This  year,  Republic  Services’
first  week  is  Nov.  11-12.  A  sec-
ond  week  is  scheduled  in  De-
cember  and  these  are  the  only
weekends  leaves  placed  in  the
street will be collected. 
Here  are  a  few  tips  to  make
sure leaves are hauled away:
• Leaves should be raked into
the street in long rows, parallel
to  the  curb,  and  at  least  12
inches away from the curb.
•  Avoid  blocking  the  road-
way, driveways, and bike lanes.
•  Keep  piles  away  from  and
clear any blocked storm drains.
•  Place  only  leaves  in  the
street. No other yard debris will
be collected. 
If you can’t rake leaves in the
street  for  collection  weekends,
you can dispose of them in the
following ways:
•  Use  them  as  mulch  in  your
landscaping or lawn
• Place them in your yard de-
bris bin
•  Use  any  of  the  leaf  only
drop-off  locations  in  town
through  Dec.  31:  Park  Street
parking  lot  west  end  of  the
walking  bridge;  Southwest  All-
good near the gate to the Parks
Office; and the east end of Han-
kel Street
Place leaves in the street just
before  collection  dates  to  pre-
vent  drain  blockage  and  street
flooding.  The  city  will  ask  resi-
dents  to  remove  leaves  if  they
are raked into the street outside
of scheduled pick-up times, said
City Manger Ron Foggin.
For  more  information  about
leaf  collection,  Republic  Servic-
es at 541.754.0444
City departments
change hours
Itemizer-Observer staff report
DALLAS  — Some  depart-
ments  at  Dallas  City  Hall  have
changed hours as of Monday. 
Building/Planning,  Engineer-
ing  and  Administrative  depart-
ments  are  open  from  7:30  a.m.
to  noon  and  1  to  5  p.m.  Mon-
days  through  Thursdays  and
7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. 
The change stems from ana-
lyzing when those departments
are busiest. 
Finance  and  Police  depart-
ments  and  Dallas  Municipal
Court hours are unchanged.
By Emily Mentzer
The Itemizer-Observer
angst and pain that comes
from growing up — for both
teenagers and their par-
ents — is perhaps the
biggest story told in “The
Addams Family: the Musi-
“These kids really relate
to that, because they’re in
the middle of that right
now,” said co-director
Wendy Boyack. “They want
to be independent, but they
still need their mommy.”
Central High School per-
forming arts presents “Ad-
dams Family,” opening
Thursday at 7 p.m.
The show runs through
Saturday with a matinee
performance option at 2
A second weekend will be
from Nov. 1 through Nov. 4.
The musical is taken
from Charles Addams’ one-
panel cartoons that ap-
peared in the New Yorker,
Boyack said.
“It’s basically focusing on
how the family grows up
and moves on,” she said.
“Wednesday Addams intro-
duces this young man into
her life and says, ‘We’re get-
ting married,’ at the end of
Act 1. Act 2 is all about re-
solving that, and the real-
ization that their little girl is
growing up.”
Joel Robison, who plays
Gomez Addams, Wednes-
day’s dad, said his character
is caught between trying to
please his daughter or his
“It’s really choosing who
to be loyal to,” he said. “It’s a
secret between Wednesday
and I, but Morticia — I’m
not supposed to keep se-
crets from my wife. She
knows I’m keeping a secret,
and that’s the conflict.”
Gomez doesn’t deal with
the conflict well, said Robi-
son, who brings the head of
the Addams household to
We d n e s d a y, o n t h e
other hand, portrayed by
Abby Miller, yearns for a
EMILY MENTZER/ Itemizer-Observer
The cast of Central’s production of “The Addams Family.” CHS will feature the show for two weeks, with opening
night on Thursday and continuing through Saturday. The play runs the next week Nov. 1-4.
Curtains up
What: Central  Performing  Arts  presents “The  Addams
Family: the Musical.”
Where: Central  High  School  auditorium,  1530  Mon-
mouth St., Independence.
When: Thursday  and  Friday,  7  p.m.;  Saturday,  2  and  7
p.m.; Nov. 1 through Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Admission: general, $8; students with ID, $3.
For more information: chsperformingarts.org.
normal family.
“She’s trying to make her
family look as normal as
possible,” Miller said. “And
you really see how weird the
family is, and how, in their
attempts to be normal, they
just act more weird.”
Lucky for the young cou-
ple, the Addams ancestors
have rallied to help.
“We do everything we
can to help Wednesday
make the night go smoothly
so she and Lucas can get to-
gether, and their families
will accept their differences,
and then they’ll fall in love
and I can go back to my
grave,” said Broderick Buck-
holz, who plays the con-
quistador ancestor.
The Addams aren’t a typi-
cal family, Buckholz added.
“Whereas Lucas’ family is
t h e a ve ra g e A m e r i c a n
household,” he said. “So
when they mix, it’s not so
Being one of the ances-
tors means Buckholz is on
stage nearly the entire show,
which he said is difficult.
“It’s more of a physical
comedy thing, to make us
funny and make the show
still point toward the leads,”
he said. “So people aren’t
distracted by us, but when
they lose track of what’s
going on, they can be enter-
tained by us. It’s hard to find
that perfect point: Not too
distracting, but not stone.”
While those playing the
ancestor ensemble seek
that perfect balance on
stage, Miller said this is the
most demanding musical
she has done yet in her high
school career.
She loves the songs
Wednesday gets to sing, but
it takes a lot of energy.
“It takes a toll,” Miller
said. “Right now, I’m going
on vocal rest during the day
and only talking and
singing during rehearsals so
I will have the ability to do
that every single day.”
All the young actors
agree: seeing this show is a
must, first and foremost, for
the humor.
“When I was reading the
script, there were a bunch
of subtle jokes that only
adults will get,” Miller said.
“I was laughing so hard
when I read them.”
“It’s got a lot of humor
that you see in kids shows
that only adults will get,”
Buckholz agreed.
At the same time, “The
Addams Family” has a
deeper message, said Caleb
Centanni, who plays a cave-
man ancestor.
“It has an interesting
message about embracing
parts of us that we don’t al-
ways feel comfortable
with,” he said.
Caedmon Whisenhunt,
who plays Wednesday’s fi-
ancé, Lucas, said the play is
about accepting differ-
ences, also.
“Our relationships are
deeper when we really em-
brace life and who we are as
people, and not trying to
clutter it with rules, and try-
ing to be safe from the fu-
ture, but instead love and
be risky for the sake of hav-
ing real love in the now,” he
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