News briefs, March 26

Can you name the newest nation in the world? Zane Robinette, a seventh grader at Alder Creek Middle School, can tell you the correct answer (Kosovo) faster than Google.

Zane, age 12, will represent his school at the state level of the National Geography Bee on April 4 at Western Oregon University. The event, organized by the National Geographic Society, includes Oregon's top 100 school level winners in grades four through eight. The winner will advance to the National Bee in Washington, D.C. this May.

'Zane has a great passion for understanding world affairs, including places and the people who live there,' explained history teacher Becky Clark. 'He has a natural desire to learn about his world, and he reads many books related to world conflicts and issues.'

This is the second straight year that a student has represented Alder Creek Middle School at the State Geography Bee. Last year eighth grader Tylor Fleming was a finalist.

Meet tomorrow's workforce in action

Seniors at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center invite the community to review their final high school projects and visit the Sabin- Schellenberg Center (South Campus) at 14450 SE Johnson Road, in Milwaukie, on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 between 4-7 p.m. The third annual Senior Seminar Showcase event is a chance to see the comprehensive work of high school seniors and their capstone projects.

The seniors in the North Clackamas School District are required to complete a senior project prior to graduation. Many projects produced by students this year at the Sabin-Schellenberg Center include: organizing donations for the Clothes Closet, assistance on two houses for Habitat for Humanity, Medical Team fundraising, public service programming for the Oregon Humane Society, and 'Streaks For the Cure.'

Visitors to the event will also be able to contribute to the school's annual scholarship drive. The Culinary Arts students and staff will have hotdogs cooking on one of the largest barbeque grills in the area built by manufacturing students while collecting donations for the Sabin-Schellenberg student scholarship account.

The Sabin-Schellenberg Professional-Technical Center offers 21 programs featuring hands-on, relevant learning experiences for students in the North Clackamas School District.

CCC adds student services hours prior to spring term

Clackamas Community College is adding special registration hours on Saturday, March 29, to serve students. Spring term classes begin Monday, March 31.

Advisers and registration services will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rook Hall. The CCC Bookstore will also be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clackamas offers hundreds of classes for students completing lower-division college work, seeking certificates and degrees in technical fields, upgrading basic skills, completing high school or taking classes for personal interest.

For complete registration information, see the college Web site, or call 503-657-6958, ext. 2455.

County seeks primary care clients for health council

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking five volunteers interested in serving on the County's Community Health Council. Membership requirements are guided by the Council bylaws and federal regulations and, at this time, applications are being accepted only from people served by the primary care clinics in Oregon City, Sandy and Molalla.

The Council serves as a policy development committee to the Community Health Division and duties include reviewing and recommending programs and service priorities. In order to achieve a balance and countywide representation on the Council, applicants from various geographic areas in the county and various ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. The council meets monthly from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Interested individuals who meet the criteria outlined above need to complete an application form. Applications may be completed and submitted online via the county's Web site,

The application deadline is Monday, April 14.

For an application form, contact Citizen Involvement at 503-655-8552.

For more information please call Karen Erwin at 503-742-5310.

Historical society features Timberline speaker

The Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS) invites its members and friends to the spring membership meeting featuring Jon Tullis of Timberline Lodge. Tullis will present the future at Timberline as outlined in their 'The Next 50 Years: Our Vision for the Future.' Tullis will discuss the lodge's environmental and economic sustainability plan, partnerships, and future facility developments including a proposed new day care center and improved ski patrol facility. A Q and A session will be offered along with complimentary refreshments.

The membership meeting is Thursday, April, 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City.

For more information, please visit, or contact Kristin Krahmer at 503-657-9336 ext. 101. This free lecture is sponsored by Clackamas Heritage Partners and the Clackamas County Historical Society.

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