Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center

Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center is a private non-profit 501©3 corporation. They provide intensive treatment for severely emotionally disturbed children ages twelve to seventeen years of age. These children are often identified as having problems that interfere with their functioning at home, school, or in the community. Often they have trouble making and keeping friends, identified with low self-esteem, depressed, withdrawn, hyperactive, anger, and the list goes on.

Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center philosophy is that every child does well if they can. Their program is designed to keep the child at home in their own community and back in school as soon as medically possible. They acknowledge that in most cases, significant change can occur rapidly and with less turmoil if the child is living at home.

Thanks to research, today Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center know more about kids with social, emotional, and behavioral problems than they ever have. They no know that challenging behavior – whether it is screaming, swearing, biting, spitting, hitting, kicking, destroying property, or worse – is set in motion by lagging cognitive skills, especially in the domains of flexibility, frustration tolerance, and problem solving. They now know that challenging behavior is not the result of passive, permissive, inconsistent parenting, but is instead best understood as a form of developmental delay.

Each child receives individual, group, family, and milieu therapy and treatment plan based on their particular issues, emotional and behavioral needs. A vital element is the relationship between the adolescent and their Primary Therapist. It is a personal relationship that allows the child to discover ways of handling new and difficult situations, building self-confidence and resilience. Outdoor and recreation activities play a part in the total program. The staff provides a safe atmosphere of warmth and acceptance which encourages a developing sense of responsibility and competence.

All parents and foster parents of the children at the center participate in Family Therapy. The purpose is to provide a shared growth experience and designed to give families support as well as different ways of interacting and dealing with problems in the nurturing fashion. The family is the center of a child’s emotional well-being and is essential to their treatment. Families also have the ability to participate in parenting and family groups. Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center offers muti-family group sessions as a way of providing help and feedback from other families experiencing similar difficulties.

We are thankful for all that Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center does to help both the children and their families in our community!

 

http://padtc.org/contact-us/

Partnerships in Community Living

Partnerships in Community Living, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 with the mission to expand the horizons and enhance the quality of life for the people they support where they work, play, and live. Originally started in Polk County, Partnerships in Community Living has spread through several counties in the Willamette Valley, and in 2010 further expanded by adding a Southern Division, in Jackson and Josephine counties. Partnerships in Community Living’s organizational vision is to create and continually evolve as an agency that is the most person centered provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. They also strive to create the best training and consultation on issues related to developmental disabilities in America. It is their goal to be the preferred provider of these services and the quality standard by which others are measured.

From Salem to Eugene and Southern Oregon Partnerships in Community Living offers a large variety of services for people with developmental disabilities. Many people they support even receive multiple types of services and they cater to the specific needs and the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) of each person. An ISP is a written plan that details the support needs, activities, and resources that are important to each person’s unique preferences. A team that includes, and is often led by, that person meets often or as needed to determine goals for that person and then puts a plan in place on how to meet those goals.

Partnerships in Community Living realizes that “Services” can look different for everyone. PCL offers everything between 24 hour full time care in people’s homes to weekly visits and as needed. Their Direct Support Professionals are highly trained on everything from personal care and handling medicine, to grocery shopping, cooking, and balancing a budget. A lot of moving parts go with living a meaningful life. Partnerships in Community Living has teams that specialize in mental health and individual support needs.

They believe that all people should be contributing and inclusive members of their community. It is in line with their mission of expanding the horizons and enhancing the quality of life for those that they support; to help people find jobs and activities to be part of in their community.

If you are interested in how you can help Partnership in Community Living, or learning more about the services they offer you can contact them using the link below.

 

http://www.pclpartnership.org/

Dallas Public Library

Dallas Public Library is hosting a Friends of the Dallas Public Library Book Sale this weekend at the Dallas Civic Center! The event will be held Friday, October 19th from 3pm to 7pm, and Saturday, October 20th from 10am to 3pm. The last hour on Saturday will be a Bag Sale. All hardcovers will be one dollar, and paperbacks only fifty cents. This is a great opportunity to both expand your home library and support our local library.

If you are a book worm like myself you can’t wait to jump at the chance. But the local Dallas Library does more than just lend books to the public, or throw book sales. The Dallas Public Library strives to ensure that there are programs available for everyone.

Children of all ages can enjoy their Summer Reading Program. Tuesdays and Thursday morning they hold Story Time for your little ones that include finger-plays, songs, and even simple crafts to engage them in learning. Let us not forget about Lego Building also on Thursdays in the afternoon.

If you are struggling with a research project, book report, or simply just want to expand on your current knowledge the library offers resources to you as well. Their homework and career center makes equipment and resources available to all who need it. Or maybe you want some fun to but are on a budget. The Dallas Public Library provides Cultural Go Passes to a household which can provide up to free admission to a destination. These destinations include; Evergreen Aviation Museum, Gilbert’s House, and many other fun educational locations for the family to visit.

In this day and age where so many of our public libraries are closing due to lack of funding and support this book sale offers a unique opportunity. We hope you take advantage of the time not only to thank those who work so hard to engage our children in learning and providing resources to the public, but also find out what other unique programs are available to you.

Friends of Dallas Public Library are looking for volunteers to help grow the love of reading in our community. If you would be interested in what hours are available please contact the Dallas Public Library.

 

http://www.ci.dallas.or.us/102/Library

Wake Up Wednesday News

AdvoCare

Lisa Preston will be holding a Nutrition Class on November 6th, at 6 pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to best balance your diet for you.

http://www.YouBeGreater.com

 

West Valley Taphouse

Don’t miss their Halloween party next Saturday, October 27th! Kids costume contest will take place at around 7 pm, and adults at 9 pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join in some community fun!

http://westvalleytaphouse.com/

 

CASA

Casino Night is this Saturday, October 20th! Great date night with no kids, food catered by Wild Pear, and wonderful raffle prizes. All proceeds will go to benefit kids in Polk County. Tickets are on sale for $45 on CASA website.

https://www.casaofpolk.com/2018-casino-night

 

Chamber of Commerce

Mid-Willamette Valley Leadership Summit tickets are now available! On November 6th, we will gather at Dallas Retirement Village to grow as business and community leaders. We invite all leaders and their teams from the Mid-Willamette Valley to come learn how to implement proven methods for growing as a community of understanding. We will lean about having an outward mindset by an organization that has a proven method to change lives and transform organizations. In the afternoon session, we’ll hear from a procurement specialist who will share secrets to obtaining contracts to increase your business revenue.

http://www.dallasoregon.org/leadership-summit/

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley strives to make an impact in our community. Recently they donated money to every class room in Dallas to make sure teachers had the funds they need to teach our children. Now United Way is holding a pajama drive for Dallas foster children. New pajamas are needed for children of all ages, but teens in particular. You can drop off your donations at the Chamber office.

https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/

 

Visitors Center

Dallas Area Visitors Center is working close with the students at the Morrison Campus to plan this year’s Trick N Treat, providing weekly “Event Planning” classes. The students are learning everything from logistics planning, marketing, PR, and budgeting to securing sponsors, getting donations and working with the community. The students are actively looking for donations of bags of candy and small prizes to hand out to the little ghouls and goblins! We are expecting 500 kiddo’s dressed up and ready to Trick N’ Treat!  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber Office or at the Morrison Campus!

https://www.exploredallasoregon.org/halloween.html

1st Annual Chocolate for Charity Contest! Benefitting the 2018 Trick N’ Treat Celebrations!

  • The contest runs from 8:00 am on Wednesday October 17th to 8:00 am on Wednesday October 31st.
  • For every two (2) bags of candy donated to the Trick N’ Treat Celebration, you will receive on (1) entry into the drawing. You may enter as many times as you’d like. Example: 10 bags of candy donated = 5 entries into the drawing.
  • You must write your name and contact information on the entry form.
  • October 31st, 2018 at 8 am a student from the Morrison Campus will draw a winning entry form.
  • Winner will be called or emailed notifying them of their winnings.

Prize includes a standard oil change from Mid Valley Ford, your business and logo (if applicable) highlighted on the Chamber and the Visitors Center social media and the Trick N’ Treat webpage.

You can bring your candy donations to any chamber event, including Wake Up Wednesday! You can also stop by the Chamber office. Entry forms will be given at the time of donation.

Special Thanks to Mid Valley Ford!

https://www.exploredallasoregon.org/halloween.html

Old Mill Feed & Garden

Old Mill Feed and Garden history dates back to 1996 when they opened Independence Feed in Independence, Oregon. In 2000, Independence Feed moved to The Feed Store on Washington Street here in Dallas. Then, in 2007, they purchased the tired old Co-Op building on Main Street, administered a little CPR, followed with some love and care, and opened as Old Mill Feed and Garden. The name reflects where they are and what they do.

Since the beginning, they have loved what they do and hope it shows.

They keep things simple at Old Mill Feed and Garden. They like to help their neighbors take care of a few things they love; their pets, their animals, their yards. Ol Mill also likes to do things the easy way. That means feeding high-value foods that enhance our animals’ health without a bunch of nonsense. It means taking care of our yards in a way that keeps them looking good without breaking our backs or harming the environment. Funny, but when we let nature do its work instead of constantly trying to outsmart it, life gets easier. Perhaps there’s a bigger lesson in there.

Com by the store so that they can discuss your feed, pet, or garden concerns. If you don’t have time to stop by then browse their website for advice and opinions about raising livestock, caring for pets, or turning your yard into your favorite place to be.

On November 17th, at 10 Old Mill Feed and Garden will be holding Pet photos with Santa. This is everyone’s favorite fundraiser and starts at 10 am until 2 pm. Help them raise money for small, local animal-related charities that don’t have the exposure to raise the funds they need. Bring your socialized pet, owners must be on a lead, for a photo session with the man himself, Santa. A minimum $6 donation is requested, and you will get a “Christmas Card” quality digital image ready for printing in return. Don’t forget to join them for their Holiday Pet Fair all day, as well. Everyone one of their cat and dog foods will be on sale, one day only, during this event. Vendors and giveaways will be available all day. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

 

http://www.oldmillfeed.com/

National Dictionary Day

National Dictionary Day is observed annually on October 16th.

Celebrate by learning a little bit of dictionary history and about Noah Webster.

In 1806, American Noah Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language. In 1807 Webster began compiling an expanded and fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language; it took twenty-seven years to complete. To evaluate the etymology of words, Webster learned twenty-six languages, including Old English or Anglo-Saxon, German, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit. Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in Paris, France, at the University of Cambridge. His book contained seventy thousand words, of which twelve thousand had never appeared in a published dictionary before.

As a spelling reformer, he believed that the English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex so in his dictionary he introduced American English spellings, replacing “colour” with “color”, substituting “wagon” for “wagon” and printing “center” instead of “centre”. Webster also added American words such as “skunk” and “squash” that did not appear in a published dictionary before. He believed The United States “should be as independent in literature as she is in politics.” Some of his changes didn’t catch on, however. Dropping the silent “e” at the end of some words like the word imagine.

Webster took a more phonetic approach to the development of his dictionary. Interestingly, the word didn’t appear when Webster published his dictionary in 1828 at the age of seventy. However, of the 70,000 entries the word phonic is one. The dictionary sold 2,500 copies. In 1840, the second edition was published in two volumes. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary is available online. By entering the modern-day spelling, the website will produce Webster’s 1828 version.

Celebrate National Dictionary Day by leaning a new word or two! It would be fun to play a dictionary based game like Balderdash. Use #NationalDictionaryDay to post on social media.

National Dictionary Day was created in honor of Noah Webster’s birthday and was set aside as a day to emphasize the importance of learning and using dictionary skills while increasing one’s vocabulary. Webster is considered the Father of the American Dictionary.

AdvoCare – Lisa Preston

When AdvoCare came into their lives, Jeff Preston had been struggling with energy problems for 20 plus years, and Lisa had been struggling with weight problems for just as long. Jeff had been tested for everything out there and their doctor could not figure out why he was not staying awake, and his medication was no longer working. They had given up hope that things would ever change. Lisa started going to a gym, working out 4 to 5 times a week, and eating as healthy as she could with no change. This was a huge disappointment to her and her personal trainer.

In her frustration, Lisa vented about her and Jeffs situation to a friend. She told Lisa that AdvoCare had products for helping her get great weight loss results and for Jeff’s energy crisis. They were over the top excited!

Lisa and Jeff got on AdvoCare products and their lives have been forever changed. Jeff no longer falls asleep under the car when changing the oil, or has to pull off to the side of the road while driving home in order to nap. Lisa so far has lost 25 pounds with 5 inches off of her waist and hips; going from a size 18 down to a size 12. When they discovered that AdvoCare had great supplements for workout routine Jeff lost 3 inches off of his waist, with a muscle gain of 8 pounds. His bench press has increased 20 pounds in just a short amount of time. All of these products are used by numerous professional athletes because they are so safe and effective.

It is now Jeff and Lisa Prestons passion to help others to not settle for less. There is something out there that can truly help and AdvoCare has it. They are so thankful for the amount of research and quality of ingredients that they have put into the products. Both Jeff and Lisa are eager for the opportunity to help others. They would love to help you change your life for good!

Lisa is getting ready to hold her next Bye-Bye Belly Challenge. This program is designed to help you with making healthy food options, and a safe training program with a coach to help you reach your fitness goals. Bye-bye Belly can help you with healthy eating, exercise, reduce stress, sleep, and choosing the right supplements.

If you are interested in learning more about AdvoCare or Bye-Bye Belly reach out to Lisa. She would love to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

“Sunday was day 28. I lost 9 lbs and 9.25 inches. Since I started AdvoCare in July I have lost 26.2 pounds!”

“29 days later, just from Bye-Bye Belly, lost: 13 lbs, and 7 inches. From the beginning of AdvoCare a total of 33 lbs. How great is that? I am going to continue with the Bye-Bye Belly, I want to see more results. Thank you AdvocCare family for all your support!”

 

https://YouBeGreater.com

Welcoming Parkside Self Defense

Parkside Self Defense instructors are trained professionals with experience in Taekwondo, Karate, Aikido, Kenpo, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts. They actively teach the character building traits that develop black belts from the inside out; focus, discipline, self-control and perseverance to name a few. They maintain a staff of highly skilled, thoroughly educated professionals to give you the very best in martial arts education in the Dallas, Oregon area. Parkside Self Defense is on a constant quest to be the best, so their students can always expect the very best in martial art training.

Parkside Self Defense is designed as a personal development system as well as a self-defense system. Their classes are filled with excitement, yet focused on developing the inner qualities of a champion. Learning builds a sense of accomplishment. With each new accomplishment the student’s self-confidence grows, and confidence is the first step in the empowerment of a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Once they begin to develop a student’s self-confidence, they are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, and integrity that are the foundation of martial arts dating back thousands of years.

Furthermore, your child will develop perseverance, which is a non-quitting spirit to overcome life’s obstacles. Instilling a non-quitting spirit helps a child overcome challenges, to succeed in the face of adversity – to be a goal setter, and a goal-getter.

These combined physical and character foundations that Parkside Self Defense develops helps children excel in their academic life, sports, and social environment. It ensures that they will have the confidence in themselves and the character to make the right decisions when confronted with negative peer pressure. They will be leaders, not followers.

At Parkside Self Defense their instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate each child to be the best that they can be. It can be heartbreaking for a child to sit on the bench because he or she is not “good enough” to make the team. How sad it is that this world has placed this type of negative pressure on our youth at such an early age..

They believe that in order to build a champion kid, a coach needs to understand that each child has his or her own unique abilities. Their program allows your child to find the inner-strength and confidence to know they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center is pleased to welcome Parkside Self Defense into our Chamber community!

 

https://parksideselfdefense.com/

Dallas Christmas Cheer

Dallas Christmas Cheer has been around for 50 years and is a grass-roots program that was started by local community members. Members who wanted to make sure children and families in need would not go hungry over the holidays. Joining in the efforts made all those many year ago was Dallas Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteers who set about fixing toys and gathering up items for meals. By working together they were able to serve about 50 local families in need.

It was then that Curt Lamb took over the reins. Curt continued to manage the program for over 40 years and in 2000 handed Christmas Cheer over to his son, Warren, and family. Warren Lamb, and Sue Lamb with Scott and Eric strive to continue the legacy of their father and grandfather who loved our community, and to honor his memory.

From these roots Christmas Cheer continues to grow and is a well-known, well-respected local non-profit 501c3 organization that helps families who have fallen on hard times. Christmas Cheer has a Board of Directors and committee members who work hard to keep this program running smoothly.

Directors are responsible for organizing and conducting food drives, fund-raising, outreach, oversight of senior gifts, coordinating book drives with schools. Board Directors manage the application process, attend meetings, as well as contact and secure sponsors for projects. Every December 24th volunteers are coordinated for delivering the packages during the Christmas Cheer pack-out event.

Thanks to Dallas residents generosity Christmas Cheer reaches over 300 local families, approximately 1000 individuals each year. This includes 500 children, and 100 senior citizens. These families live in the greater Dallas area and receive a food box that has enough food for the holiday meal and beyond. The box also includes books and, if donated, toys for the children, or gifts for senior citizens.

The program has evolved over the years but their goal remains the same: to serve those in need within the greater Dallas area.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating this holiday season you can contact Christmas Cheer by following the link below.

 

https://www.dallascc.org/contact-us/

ME Electric

ME Electric, Inc is the preeminent electrical contractor. For over 40 years, they have serviced Salem the greater Dallas and Oregon area including Polk, Marion, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Yamhill, Tillamook, Benton, Washington, and Multnomah counties. ME Electrics devotion to providing excellent customer service and quality products has helped us stand out from the competition. The team of certified electricians at ME Electric is committed to offering the right solution for every residential or commercial project.

ME Electric provides service for every situation, be it residential, commercial, or new construction. Their team of technicians are ready to handle any electrical project or emergency you may have, including kitchen and bathroom remodels, appliance hook-ups, service work, and much more. ME Electric is adept at handling commercial renovations and new constructions for all types of businesses ranging from offices and stores to large-scale commercial spaces. Their ability to think outside of the box combined with their “can do” attitude ensures any new construction project will meet or exceed their client’s expectations.

At ME Electric, their customers always come first. Their clients are their most important assets and they strive to keep the customer happy when supplying their work. ME Electric success can be attributed through their repeat and referral business, and by repairing problems others have not been able to. They have built their reputation by delivering superior service at an honest cost.

Customer experience is their number one priority. You can expect nothing but the best customer service from the very first phone call – your satisfaction and care is ME Electrics goal. Their electricians embody their values; quality workmanship, safety, teamwork, on-time performance, dependability and trust.

ME Electric’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional customer service and rapid response time has set them apart from other electricians. Their specialization in problem solving, commitment to offering the best service, and priority of getting the job done right the first time has contributed to their repeat business over the years. From repairing minor electrical problems to completely re-wiring your home, their crew is equipped to handle any job.

 

“… nice and understanding and fixed my problem quickly and efficiently.”

  • Kathy B, Monmouth OR

“You will be my first call in the future…”

  • Sally B, Salem OR