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Polk County Itemizer-Observer • November 1, 2017 3A
Dallas industrial land on the block NEWS IN BRIEF
Livestrong to come to MI YMCA
Last two parcels along Southeast Godsey Road, Holman Avenue
INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Family
YMCA will begin offering Livestrong at the Y, a research-based
physical activity and well-being initiative that helps people af-
fected by cancer reach their holistic health goals.
The program will begin on Nov. 13, and will be available to
cancer survivors in the Polk County community, Mondays
through Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Classes are offered at no charge for the 12-week session.
As part of Livestrong at the Y, employees will engage cancer
survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person.
Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle
mass and strength, flexibility and endurance, and improve
functional ability.
In addition to physical benefits, the program focuses on the
emotional well-being of survivors by providing a supportive
community environment where people affected by cancer can
connect during treatment and beyond.
The program is a collaboration between the YMCA of the
USA, the national resource office for the Y, and the Livestrong
For more information: Nekole Baurer, community health di-
rector, 503-399-2770, or nbaurer@theYonline.org.
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
DALLAS — The last two
industrial sites along South-
east Godsey Road and Hol-
man Avenue near the Amer-
ican Gas & Technology site
in Dallas are up for auction
on Nov. 15.
“These two parcels are
t h e re m a i n i n g u n s o l d
properties of the seller’s
original industrial portfolio
in Dallas,” said John Rosen-
thal, the president of Realty
Marketing/Nor thwest,
which will conduct the
The properties are part of
the firm’s fall sale.
Rosenthal said the prop-
erties are priced at a signifi-
cantly reduced rate from the
last asking.
“These are as low a price
on industrial land that I
have seen,” Rosenthal said
last week.
The owners would like to
sell the properties by the
end of the year, Rosenthal
The property off Holman
Avenue is 18.08 acres, with
access to rail service. It’s
priced at $145,000, down
from $315,800. Ash Creek
winds along the southern
Polk No. 1 teaches fire prevention
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Polk County Fire District
No. 1 personnel conducted fire prevention presentations
throughout Monmouth and Independence during the month
of October.
This year, Polk County Fire District members conducted
many fire safety presentations to 370 students in the Mon-
mouth and Independence area to help teach fire prevention
and what to do in case a fire begins to break out.
Presentations were made at Ash Creek, Independence and
Monmouth elementary schools, focusing on kindergarten stu-
dents through second-graders.
Presentations were also given to a variety of day care, pre-
school and private schools.
Some of the topics the students learned about were:
• How Firefighters put on their protective clothing and SCBA’s
• Tools and equipment carried on fire engines
• Stop, Drop and Roll
• Check doors for heat
• Never breathe smoke
• The importance of home evacuation plans and having a
family meeting place
For more information on fire safety: polkno1.org.
The final two industrial sites along Southeast Godsey Road and Holman Avenue are
up for auction on Nov. 15.
boundary of the property.
The second property, off
Godsey Road, is 14.6 acres,
and priced at $150,000,
down from $209,000. Ash
Creek runs through the
property on the northern
The seller is offering
short-term financing with a
25 percent down payment,
according to auction infor-
mation on the properties.
There are no reserve prices
or opening bids on these
sites, Rosenthal said.
Sealed bids are due by
Nov. 15.
For more information or
to receive a bid package, call
the auction information of-
fice at 1-800-845-3524 or
email Marti Cohn at
Santa Train to return to Independence
Itemizer-Observer staff report
C a t h c a r t , o f Fa m o u s
Footwear, and the Portland
& Western Railroad have
teamed up to bring the
Santa Train back to Inde-
pendence at 1 p.m. on Dec.
Because earlier reports
were that the Santa Train
had been cancelled, Toys for
Tots did not have enough
notice to get toys for chil-
dren during the event. To
For inclusion in the
Wednesday edition of the
Social news (weddings,
engagements, anniver-
saries, births, milestones) —
5 p.m. on Thursday.
Community events —
Noon on Friday for both the
Community Notebook and
Community Calendar.
Letters to the editor —
10 a.m. on Monday.
Obituaries — 4 p.m. on
donate, enter the Parade of
Lights, or volunteer, contact
Teri Gregson at acac7tere-
At the event, the railroad
will have a train-safety edu-
cational booth.
Pictures with Santa will be
provided by the Independ-
ence Elks Lodge. Children
may deposit letters to Santa
in a special mailbox at the
After the annual Parade of
Lights at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2, an
after party for the whole
family will be held at the
Elks Lodge.
Come and see me
for your hearing needs.
EMILY MENTzER/Itemizer-Observer file
The Santa Train will return to Independence, thanks to
efforts from Traci Cathcart and volunteers.
Monday 7:00 p.m.
November 13th
Location: Business Office
8585 Suver Rd. • Monmouth
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