News briefs for May 25
New Rockwood MAX station opens Friday
The new MAX station in Rockwood at East 188th Avenue will open Friday, May 27, with the eastbound and westbound platforms across from each other, rather than separated across 188th Avenue.
The new station includes closed circuit security cameras, additional lighting, new shelters and ticket-vending machines, public art and real-time arrival information displays. The original eastbound platform and the temporary westbound platform built during construction will be demolished beginning Tuesday, May 31.
Monnes Anderson to hold constituent coffee
State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, will meet with constituents from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Silk Espresso, 3030 N.E. Hogan Road.
Residents are invited to share their concerns and comments and what they'd like to see addressed in Salem.
Team Quest hosts free self-defense seminar
Team Quest, a mixed martial arts studio in Gresham, is hosting a free self-defense seminar for children at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 18206 S.E. Stark St.
Matt Lindland, a co-founder of Team Quest, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling and a mixed martial arts fighter, will cover basic self-defense skills as well as safety and awareness. The seminar is open to children ages 6-2.
Team Quest hosts the seminar as a service to the community. For more information, visit tqmma.com or call 503-661-4134.
Fairview police seeking reserve officers
The Fairview Police Department is accepting applications for volunteer reserve police officers. Applicants must be 21 years of age, drug free and have a solid background.
Applications are available online at ci.fairview.or.us or at the Fairview Police Department, 1300 N.E. Village St. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, and can be hand delivered or mailed to Fairview Police Department, Attention Reserve Applications, P.O. Box 337, Fairview, 97024.
Applicants must successfully pass a written and physical examination. Successful applicants will be required to pass an oral interview and a thorough background investigation, drug test, psychological test and a 220-plus-hour police academy. For more information, call 503-674-6200.
Fire district hosts breakfast fundraiser
The Multnomah County Fire District 14 is hosting its annual firehouse breakfast, featuring blueberry pancakes, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the fire station, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.
The special guest pancake flippers will be Tim Moore, undersheriff for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office; Tracie Swanson, music teacher for the Corbett School District; and Phil DuFresne, former owner of Big Bear's Country Market. Scrambled eggs, ham, coffee and juice will also be served.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults and $3.25 for children ages 10 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Ferd Riehl Scholarship, which is given annually to a graduating senior who has been active in school or the community.
In addition, visitors can view hot rods, old cars and fire equipment, win door prizes and see Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear. The Corbett Grange is also holding a flea market at the nearby hall, 37493 N.E. Grange Hall Road.
Visit corbettoregon.com or call Dennis Bryson at 503-695-5540 for information.