Be prepared for traffic delays

Motorists should watch for flaggers and road crews along East County roads as several road-surfacing projects wrap up ahead of schedule.

County crews are applying a top-sealing layer to several rural roads that have been chip-sealed this month. Asphalt paving is scheduled for several busier roads in East County cities in September. The work is weather dependent. Work hours are from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, visit


Breakfast benefits senior center

The Gresham Applebee's, 489 N.W. Burnside Road, is hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to benefit the Gresham Senior Center.

Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is a $5 donation; tickets can be purchased at the senior center, 600 N.E. Eighth St.

Call 503-988-4870 for information.

Nominate Oregon nurse of the year

The call for nominations for Oregon Nurse of the Year ends Friday, Aug. 19. Awards will be given to outstanding registered nurses (RNs) in 14 categories at the first statewide event honoring those who care for Oregonians when they need it the most.

Presented by Oregon Health and Science University, the March of Dimes Oregon Nurse of the Year will honor RNs from across the state in several categories. There is no fee to submit a nomination.

Finalists will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Breakfast on Oct. 14 at the Portland Downtown Hilton and Executive Tower. For more information, such as how to submit a nomination, or to register, visit

Hospice volunteer training offered

Registration has opened for Mt. Hood Hospice's fall 'Introduction to Hospice' training course. The 21-hour program is for people interested in the hospice idea and volunteering for Mt. Hood Hospice. Topics include medical aspects of end-of-life care, psychosocial aspects of terminal illness and the role of the volunteer.

The course is free and there is no obligation attached to attending. Classes will run 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 at the Mt. Hood Hospice offices at Scenic Pointe, 39641 Scenic St. in Sandy. Call 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for more information.

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