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Local news briefs for Nov. 5

Troutdale posters up for bid

The city of Troutdale is selling its surplus of 300 centennial posters from 2007 to the highest bidder. The poster depicts a horse-drawn wagon and a man waving to a train as it passes by on a bridge in the distance.

To submit a bid for the posters, send a sealed envelope with 'Centennial Poster Bid' on the front of the envelope to City Recorder, City of Troutdale, 104 S.E. Kibling Ave., Troutdale, 97060. The envelopes must contain a letter with the bidder's full name, address, email and phone number; the amount of their bid; the statement, 'I attest that I am in fact submitting a bid to the city of Troutdale for the purchase of 300 Centennial posters' and a signature and the date signed.

Bids must be mailed or dropped off to the city by 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The highest bidder will be notified by Nov. 21, and full payment is due by Nov. 25.

­For information, call Debbie Stickney at 503-674-7237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Youth mentoring meeting set

A luncheon and program will be held next week to promote youth mentoring in East County, the home for about 70 percent of the children currently on the waiting list for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Youth Mentor Awareness Luncheon is a joint effort between Mt. Hood Community College, Oregon Mentors and Big Brothers Big Sisters. It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Hood in the College Center, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

The program will include information about what children in the community are up against, the impact of having a positive mentor and how to get involved. Multiple mentoring organizations will be at the luncheon. A forum on human trafficking will follow the mentoring presentation.

The luncheon is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Salvation Army seeks kettle captains

The Salvation Army Gresham Corps is seeking volunteers to be a kettle captain this holiday season. 

For the weeks leading up to the official kettle season, the Gresham Corps is hosting a competition among its kettle captains to see who can collect the most money for the hungry and homeless people in the community. Kettle captains who collect the most money could win an award at the Gresham Corps' lunch Nov. 15 at the Gresham Corps, 473 S.E. 194th Ave.

Several business and community leaders in East County have volunteered to be kettle captains. For more information, contact Major James Sullivan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-661-8972.