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Local news briefs for Oct. 26

Gresham-Barlow school superintendent is guest speaker

The League of Women Voters of East Multnomah County will hold its monthly public information meeting at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at MetroEast Community Cable, 829 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham.

Jim Schlachter, superintendent of Gresham-Barlow School District, will speak about the federal role in education.

Bring your lunch if you wish. Coffee, tea and cookies are provided. For more information, call Kit Becker, 503-912-1735.

Eagle Creek CPO meets Nov. 10

The Eagle Creek-Barton Community Planning Organization (CPO) will hold its November meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Eagle Creek Fire Department on Highway 211 near Judd Road.

Charlene DeBruin, CPO chairwoman, said Ellen Rogalin, spokesperson for the Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, would talk about the transportation system planning process and ask how transportation in Clackamas County could be improved.

These meetings around the county will set the goals for the next 20 years.

During each meeting, public comments are allowed

For more information, email DeBruin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit the group's website at eaglecreekbarton.com.

Local artists offer program

The Wy'east Artisans Guild invites local residents and visitors to attend a free program at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Clackamas County Bank Theater, 38963 Proctor Blvd.

The program features artist Lee Lauritzen of Gresham, who painted the mural alongside Centennial Plaza in Sandy. Lauritzen will discuss his artwork and lead a visualization exercise to expand the creative thinking process.

The theater doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590.

Oral Hull, Cascade Lions hosts wreath fundraiser

A wreath fundraiser sponsored by Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind and the Cascade Lions will help build a shower addition for the foundation.

The Portland Cascade and Portland Oaks Bottom Lions Club members are sponsoring a Lions Clubs International Foundation application for grant money that would match wreath sale profits and help build the addition.

The foundation hopes to raise $4,000 through wreath sales. A variety of wreaths, swags and centerpieces are available for purchase, both for locals and out-of-state supporters.

The shower addition will include three new showers, a toilet facility, levered door handles and carpeting in the Philbin Hall dormitory.

To place an order, ask questions or request a full-color brochure, contact Lori Hansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-956-3426.

Orders and payments may be sent to Portland Cascade Lions, care of Lori Hansen, holiday fundraiser chairwoman, at 5305 S.E. 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97202.

The order deadline is noon Saturday, Nov. 12, with order pickups Nov. 26 to Dec. 3.

Hospice offers grief support

SHELL (Support and Healing for Early Life Losses) at Mt. Hood Hospice is providing support for children, teens and their families grieving the death of a loved one.

The group began Oct. 25, and will meet at Mt. Hood Hospice office in Sandy every other Tuesday evening through Dec. 20.

The group is facilitated by trained volunteers and supervised by qualified professionals.

For more information, call Emilie at 503-668-5545 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drivers needed to deliver meals

Grace Reich, driver coordinator for Meals on Wheels, could use a little help from any driver who can afford to donate 90 minutes one day a week.

The program, managed through the Sandy Senior Center, needs more regular drivers to deliver hot lunches in the Sandy and Boring area. There also is an occasional need for substitute drivers.

Meals are delivered each weekday except Thursday. The time commitment is generally from 10:30 a.m. to noon one day per week. Drivers usually deliver the same route on the same day each week, and training is provided. Reimbursement for mileage is available on request.

Interested persons should call 503-668-5569 or 503-668-6590.

'Gifts,' 'A Tuna Christmas' on schedule

Wy'east Artisans Guild and Sandy Actors Theatre will host a holiday event 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Actors Theatre, located behind the Ace Hardware in Sandy at 39181 Pioneer Blvd., combining Wy'east's art show with a preview of SAT's latest production.

Donations benefit the guild's community programs.

For more information, call Becky Hawley at 503-668-5590.