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Buy Mo's Chowder to benefit the Mountain Express Line

Mountain Express Line's bus committee is selling Mo's Clam Chowder base as a fundraiser to sustain bus service.

The soup base, which serves four, is available for $10 through the end of October.

Mo's chowder base is a fresh product from Newport that keeps for ten days or may be frozen.

To order, call Judith Norval at 503-622-5627.

Runners: Here's an event for you

Another in a yearlong series of events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Sandy as a city is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Sandy Centennial Hybrid Half-Marathon 10K and 5K run will start at the Sandy High School track, 17100 Bluff Road.

The course is called a hybrid because part of the course is on soft surface trails while other sections are on asphalt pavement.

Advance registration fees are $40 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 10K and 5K. An additional $5 will be added for day-of-race registration.

Start times are 8 a.m. for the half-marathon, 8:45 a.m. for the 10K and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K

Proceeds of the event will benefit Sandy High School sports teams.

For information or to register, call 503-668-5569 or visit cityofsandy.com.

NAMI offers support group

The first National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group in Sandy kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St.

'Too often, mental illness is an isolating experience, not only for the person experiencing the illness, but for family and friends who are often the sole means of support, understanding and advocacy,' NAMI of Clackamas County wrote in a press release.

Blythe Nordbye, a NAMI family support group facilitator and family-to-family teacher, will lead the group.

For more information about the support group, contact Facilitator Blythe Nordbye at 502-680-2849 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .