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Polk County Itemizer-Observer • November 1, 2017 5A
Land annexed, rezoned
Valley Life Center to sell portion of land that once had an
old grain elevator on it, keep some for future expansion
By Jolene Guzman
The Itemizer-Observer
JUDI LAMBERT/for the Itemizer-Observer
Firefighters battle a blaze on Rueben Boise Road on Oct. 24.
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Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 5:12 p.m. and arrived on scene in the 1800
block of Rueben Boise Road at 5:26 p.m., Welsh said.
“The house was about 50 percent involved when we arrived,” Welsh said.
She said the residents of the home were trying to put out the blaze before fire crews ar-
rived. The fire had moved to the attic, where it is more difficult to fight.
“Once the fire was in the attic space, we had to be more aggressive,” she said.
Firefighters had the fire knocked down by 6:23 p.m., Welsh said.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Crews remained on scene for several hours afterward monitoring for flareups and put-
ting them out, she said.
Thirty firefighters responded to the call from Dallas Fire & EMS, Southwest Polk, Falls
City and Polk No. 1. Five water tenders — fire equipment carrying water — were used as
there are no fire hydrants in the area, Welsh said.
Two people living in the home found temporary housing.
“They are not able to occupy the home,” Welsh said. “It has heavy smoke damage and
fire damage.”
DALLAS — Dallas City
Council approved a nearly
4.5-acre annexation and
zoning change for a piece of
property near Valley Life
Center Church, 1795 SE
Miller Ave.
The church owns the
property, which was zoned
industrial, but had been va-
cant except for an old grain
elevator that was torn down
last year.
Now, the parcel is zoned
medium-density residential.
Valley Life Center pur-
chased the property more
than a decade ago with the
intention of using it as an in-
vestment and for a future ex-
pansion, said Steve Cooley
at the council’s Oct. 16 meet-
ing and public hearing on
the annexation.
Cooley submitted the an-
nexation and zone change
application to the city and
represented the church on
Oct. 16.
With the annexation and
zoning approved, it plans to
sell the land for develop-
ment, Cooley said.
“I’m on the church board
as a secretary, and we
worked with our congrega-
tion and felt that the market
was right for us to sell a por-
tion of that property to help
our financial outlook there
at the church, but also leave
enough for us to do our fu-
ture expansion,” he said.
Jason Locke, the city’s
community development
director, said the zone
change adds to the city’s
slim inventory of medium-
and high-density residential
“A lot of that land, as it
stands right now, is located
in the various mixed-use
nodes and a lot is not serv-
iced (by utilities),” he said.
“What we are finding is that
in those residential medi-
um- and high-density cate-
gories, there is in fact an ac-
tual shortage of those types
of lands.”
Due to its location near an
already-developed neigh-
borhood, the property does-
n’t have those issues.
“This particular property
has access to all the utilities,”
he said. “It has access to the
street system, water and
sewer, and it is adjacent to
those types of uses with
which it would be compati-
Cooley said the church
will put a deed restriction on
the property before it sells to
ensure that any develop-
ment is like what already ex-
ists on the neighborhood
adjacent to it, which consists
of single-family homes.
“We are not the developer.
We’ve been at our location
since 1976. We are going to
be the neighbors to this de-
velopment, so we do care
what happens to it,” Cooley
said. “What is good for us
needs to be good for the
community as well.”
No one spoke in opposi-
tion to the changes, but
Joseph Miller, the president
of the Dallas Wingdingers
RC Club, which has its air-
port nearby, asked if the club
would have to move.
He said based on what he
heard at the hearing, the
club needs a new home. He
asked for suggestions of
where the club could move
its airport for radio-con-
trolled aircraft.
“This is definitely going to
affect us,” he said. “Taking
down that great big ugly
thing that we used to aim our
airplanes at (the grain eleva-
tor), that was nice, but we
don’t want to hit any houses.”
Bahá’í Faith - Building a Better World: "Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one
with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship." - Bahá’u’lláh. All are warmly
invited on November 26 at 2:00 to an interfaith devotional gathering followed by casual discussion and a light
dinner. The theme is "Science & Religion in Harmony." You are encouraged to share any related quotations,
prayers, poems, and songs. For details contact 971-804-5943 or 503-269-3333. More about the Bahá’í Faith:
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Calvary Chapel Dallas Currently meeting for worship and verse by verse Bible teaching at 628 SE Jefferson St.
www.calvarydallasor.com Worship service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school is available from youth
ministry and below to nursery. Wednesday evening cafe-style Old Testament study starting at 6:30 pm. Come
join us for a relaxed study around a cup of coffee or drink. Mens prayer is Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Womens Bible
studies are scheduled also, call for times. The Pastor/Teacher is Larry King. Come join us and be a part of God's
family here in Dallas. For more information call 503-831-1074.
Church of God of Prophecy New Beginnings - 575 SW Ash St., (corner of Ash and Stump St.) Pastor Travis
Clemons, 541-671-0375. Bible Study School 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. We welcome all to come
and get acquainted with our Pastor and his wife Christina. Home Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Associate Pastor
Jim Dickason 503-302-9816.
Church of Christ - 691 N.E. Kings Valley Hwy. Sunday Class 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Afternoon Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. We follow the New Testament Plan of
Salvation in becoming a Christian and the Pattern of the N. T. Church. We would be glad to study the Bible with
you and answer any of your questions. We would like to present a very helpful one hour overview of the Bible.
Call 503-831-4886.
Dallas Alliance Church - 775 E. Ellendale, Dallas, 503-623-2265, Email office@dallasalliance.org, Every
Sunday: classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., (Nursery provided for a.m. services);
Tuesdays: Youth Night 7:00 p.m. in Ediger Hall; Wednesdays: Adult Prayer Meeting 1:00 p.m., Choir practice
6:45 p.m. Call for info on current Bible Studies. Web: dallasalliance.org.
Dallas Church - PO Box 462, Dallas, OR 97338, 503-623-2711. Worship Gatherings: Sundays 10am. Meeting
at 450 SE Washington St., Dallas OR 97338. Atmosphere is relaxed, families and children welcome, come as
you are, current music & relevant teaching about Jesus. Pastor: Ben Bauman. www.dallaschurch.org
Dallas Foursquare Church - Located at 976 SW Hayter St. on the corner of Washington and Hayter. Worship
Service: Sundays at 10am. Youth Group: Sundays 6pm to 8pm. Pastor: Darrin Hausler. We are a multi-
generational church with a heart for our community. Our mission is to Love God and Love People to Extend His
Kingdom. For more info call us at 503-623-8277 or you can visit us online at dallasfour.com.
Dallas Presbyterian Church invites you: Warm, spirit-filled fellowship with traditional Sunday worship 10:30 am,
engaging discussion study groups, prayer "chain" and a loving spirit.—Adult Sunday School 9 am, men's
breakfasts Tuesdays at 7 am, women's groups, needle crafts group and Indoor Play Park (for children with
accompanying parent). Sensitivity to older adult accessibility and needs. 789 SW Levens, Dallas. 623-3397
Evangelical Bible Church - 1175 S.E. Howe, Dallas 503-623-2331. Senior Pastor Jerry Franz, Visitation Pastor
Allan Wiebe, Youth Pastor Ben Bedlion. Sunday: Worship *8:00 a.m.; *10:45 a.m.; *6:00 p.m.; Sunday School
9:30 a.m.; High School Youth Group 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: Jr. High Youth Group - 7:00 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Tuesday:
MOPS *9:00 a.m.; Wednesday: AWANA - 6:30 p.m.; Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.; Thursday: Bible
Studies *9:00 a.m. & *7:00 p.m. (women); Thursday Group Bible Study 2:00 p.m. *Nursery care provided.
Faith Evangelical Free Church - 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, 503-623-8034; Lead Pastor Derek Olson,
Associate Pastor Ed Sutter, Worship Pastor Ted Kitzmiller, Youth Pastor Aaron Swank, Ministry of Children &
Family Debbie Davies. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday High School Youth Group
6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Jr. High Youth Group 7:00 p.m. Please call or visit our website for information about other
meetings. www.faithfreechurch.org
First Baptist Church - 245 S.W. Church St., Dallas, 503-623-5189; www.gofbc.org; Church Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 am - 11:30 am; Pastor Rick Bratton 503-551-9561; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6-7 p.m; Everyone Welcome!
First Christian Church - Joyfully Worshipping and Serving 1079 S.E. Jefferson Street, Dallas, 503-623-2569.
Pastor Darren Anderson. “Live Wire Worship” with Praise Team - 8:30 a.m., Adult, Youth & Children Sunday
School - 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. (Nursery provided), Men’s Bible Study - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
Christian Women’s Fellowship - 2nd Tuesday, 1:00 pm (Sept through June). Please call church office for
information about other meetings.
Grace Community Church - 598 E. Ellendale Ave. PO Box 69, Dallas, 503-623-4961. Senior Pastor-Dave
Bertolini, Pastor of Worship & Discipleship-Ryan Bucher, Pastor of Student Ministries-Ben Potloff. Sunday
Worship: 1st Service-9:00 a.m. with Kids, Youth, & Adult Sunday School running concurrently. 2nd Worship
Service-10:45 a.m. with Kids Worship running concurrently. Nursery provided for 0 - 2 year olds during both
services. Office open Tuesday-Friday for office hours visit our website at www.graceindallas.org. All are welcome!
Living Hope City Church - 180 SE Mill St., Dallas. Family Worship 10:30 am. Equipping Center & Offices 186
SE Mill St., Dallas. For more information call 503-623-6890.www.livinghopecitychurch.org
Living Word Faith Fellowship - 830 SE Shelton Street, Dallas, 503-623-9062. Pastor Joan Siewert. Sunday
Worship 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m. Children's Sunday service 10:00 a.m., nursery provided.
Men’s fellowship second Saturday of month breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at Murphy’s Restaurant, Dallas. Pastor
Michael Van Dyke in charge of men's fellowship. Call for additional information.
Salt Creek Baptist Church - 15075 Salt Creek Road, Dallas, 503-623-2976. Senior pastor David Curtis.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship 10:50 a.m. Nursery provided for worship services. Classes
for all ages. Wednesday Senior High and Middle School Youth at 6:30 p.m. Please call for information about
other meetings or visit our website at www.saltcreekchurch.org.
Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 589 SW Birch, P.O. Box 450, Dallas 97338-0450. 503-623-5872. Services on
Saturday: 9:30 A.M. Sabbath School Bible Study for all age groups. 10:50 A.M. Worship Service. Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 - Noon. Pastor: Lary Brown
St. Thomas Episcopal Church – 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas (at the corner of Levens & Cherry) 503-623-8522.
Email: stthomasdallasor@ gmail.com www.stthomasdallasor.org 10 AM worship with Holy Eucharist. Father Fred
Heard. Sunday School and Nursery Care available during worship. The church has formally adopted a policy of
welcoming and fully affirming individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). The new policy
formalizes and expands on the church’s longstanding tradition of radical hospitality towards all people regardless
of race or ethnicity, marital status, disability or socio-economic status. St. Thomas Welcomes you—please join us.
Trinity Lutheran Church - 320 SE Fir Villa Rd, Dallas, 503-623-2233. Interim Pastor - Jim Nestingen. Adult
Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m.; Kids Church during 10:00 a.m. Worship. Youth Group
HS/MS 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Wednesday evening Contemporary Service 6:30 pm. Free Medical Clinic 1st & 4th
Saturday of each month. www.dallastlc.org. Catch us on Facebook.
United Methodist Church – A church with Open Hearts, Open Minds & Open Doors. 565 SE LaCreole Drive,
Dallas, 503-623-2481. Rev. J. Quinton Kimbrow, Minister. Summer Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School for
Adults & Youth, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Children during worship service. Child-care available. Handicap
access. All are welcome! Email: dallasumc@qwestoffice.net Website: www.sites.umcdallas.com
Valley Life Center (Assemblies of God) - 1795 S.E. Miller Ave., Dallas, 503-623-4116. Lead Pastor: Chris
Barker; Associate Pastor: Ted Gibson; Children’s Director: Crystal Barker; Youth Director: Kirk Bathke. Sunday
Morning Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Family Night 6:30 p.m. Please call for more information or visit our
website at www.valleylifecenter.com
Falls City Christian Church 233 S. Main Street, Falls City, Oregon 97344, 503-787-3104 Sunday Service: 10
am; www.falls citycc.com
Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 205 N. Main, Falls City 97344, 503-787-3907. Pastor Lary Brown. Sabbath
School Sat. 9:30 am-10:40 am; Worship Service 11 am. Community Service Center (Food Bank) third Wed. of
each month, noon - 3pm.
Buena Vista Community Church - 11355 Church St., Buena Vista. Independence. Pastor Larry Lyon. Morning
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Cornerstone Church of God - 4395 Independence Hwy, Independence, 503-838-5119. Sunday Service and
Children’s Church 9:30 a.m. Nursery available. Wednesday Kids Klubs 6:30 p.m.. Thursday Adult Bible Study
6:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church - A warm, friendly church that cares about you! Located at 1505 Monmouth St.,
Independence (across from Central High School); 503-838-1001. Senior Pastor Michael Parks. Sundays:
Worship Service 11 am Wednesdays: AWANA 7 pm (during the school year). Thursdays: Youth Group 6:15pm.
Join us for small groups and life groups throughout the week. First Baptist Church has ministries for children,
youth, adults, families and seniors, throughout the week. Check us out at www.independencefirstbaptist.com
St. Patrick Parish, Catholic - 1275 E. St., Independence, 503-838-1242. Father Francisco Bringuela. Saturday
Masses: 5 pm English Vigil & 7pm Spanish. Sunday Masses: 9 am English & 11:30 am Spanish. Daily Masses:
Monday 9:30 am Communion Service. 9 am Tuesday and Thursday Spanish, Wednesday and Friday English.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm or by appointment. Faith Formation: Monday 6:45 pm -
8:15 pm Middle & High School. Tue: 6:45 pm-8:15 pm. Grades 1-4. Youth Group Thur. 6:30 pm. WOU Campus
Ministry: Mass Sunday 5 pm at 315 Knox St., Monmouth. Tuesday 7 pm Fellowship.
Ash Creek Bible Church - 1483 N 16th, Monmouth, OR 97361. Located at corner of 16th and Hoffman Rd.
Pastor/Teacher is Doug Burch. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Family AWANA. A conservative Baptist church. Our
goal is to glorify God by growing together in Christ’s likeness. www.ashcreekbible.wordpress.com
Christ The King Christian Church - Meets at 959 Church St. W., Monmouth 7:00 pm Saturday Night. Christ
The King Christian Church is a conservative, contemporary, charismatic Biblical Church. At Christ the King we
learn: the truths of the Bible, how to live Biblical truths, how to please God, and how to be a blessing to all
people. Come and join us as we learn and grow together. Everyone is welcome. Wally Wildman, senior pastor.
For more information call 503-623-2262. www.ctkmonmouth.com
Christ’s Church Methodist & Presbyterian United - Come care and share with us. 412 Clay St. W, Monmouth,
503-838-1724. Pastor Rebecca Strader. Worship Service 11 a.m. Call for information on small groups.
Church of Christ - 127 N. Heffley St., Monmouth, 503-838-2360. Minister - Jon Siegrist. Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship Service 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church – 200 Monmouth-Independence Hwy., Monmouth (the church with the lighted cross on
the “S” curve). School Year Schedule: Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes 9:00 am; Divine Service of Holy
Communion 10:30 am. Pastor Dallas C.R. Dubke. www.FaithLutheranMonmouth.org; 503-838-3459. Everyone
is welcome!
Monmouth Christian Church - (503) 838-1145; www.MyMcc.cc. 959 Church St W, Monmouth. Lead Pastor:
Sean Bitzer. Pastors: Ulysses Vela, Aaron Barnhart & Mary Weinbender. Two Sunday Services; 9:20 am and
11:00 am. Children Programming from birth to 5th grades every Sunday. Questions? email info@mymcc.cc.
Join us this Sunday in person or LIVE online at www.mymcc.cc.
New LIFE Ministries – we’re growing in Polk County! CHILDREN'S CHURCH NOW AVAILABLE! We are a
God-loving, Bible-believing, non-denominational church body. This church is a little different, in that it’s not just a
church service, but is all about being a “service church”. We strive to seek out and serve the needs of the
community. It is our hope that God will use us to make a difference. Come join us! We meet at Henry Hill School
750 S. 5th St. in Independence every Sunday morning at 10:00-11:00 am. Our minister is Marion Seick. Feel
free to call us at (503) 871-5207. Please come visit and worship with us this Sunday!"
Praise Assembly 189 Monmouth Ave S., Monmouth (locations in McMinnville and Willamina as well). Our
English worship gathering is 11 am on Sundays, followed by a Spanish service at 2 pm. Kid’s church available
for 12 and under. Youth group meets at 9:30 Sunday morning. Other ministries include: Celebrate Recovery
(Tues, 7 pm), College Bible study (Wed, 7 pm), and Spanish Bible study (Thurs, 7 pm). Please check our
website for the most up-to-date information, www.praiseonline.net, or call 503-837-0300.
St. Hilda's Episcopal Church 245 Main St. W., Monmouth, 503-838-6087, sthildas church.org Sunday
Eucharist - 10:00 am followed by Fellowship. Children's Sunday School & Adult Bible Study 9:00 am.
Wednesday Worship at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Nursery care provided. Call for periodic small groups and
celebrations. All are welcome!