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Mt. Hood National Forest sells Christmas tree permits

The Mt. Hood National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits for personal use on Nov. 2.

Permits cost $5 each, and there is a limit of five per household. An informational sheet with the rules of cutting trees is included with the permit.

Permits can be purchased at The Estacada Tackle Shop, 210 S.E. Highway 224.

Reward offered for missing guitars

A reward is being offered for the recovery of two missing guitars. The guitars are a Yamaha 12 string F-Red Label Acoustic and a black Schecter electric with green trim. They were last seen on Oct. 27 in the Burnett family’s garage on Northeast Second Avenue. A $500 reward is being offered for the recovery of either instrument. Contact David Burnett, 503-502-2335.

Softball Board seeks members

Estacada softball coordinator Luana Reed is looking for members for a softball board. Ideally, volunteers would commit to their positions for two years.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, contact Luana Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The positions need to be filled before the first softball board meeting on Nov. 15.

- Vice president: Oversees activities related to fielding teams at all divisions of softball. Facilitates communication between baseball and softball coordinators. Selects a company to provide umpires for softball. Acts as a with the Estacada School District. Presides over board meetings. Provides budget oversight for all positions under supervision. Deals with concerns raised by parents, coaches or other board members.

- Treasurer: Takes care of the organization’s funds and acts as the organization’s principal financial officer. Keeps financial records. Helps prepare annual budget and financial report.

- Secretary: Takes meeting minutes. Coordinates opening day festivities and picture day. Orders trophies. Coordinates board elections.

- Registrar: Answers questions about the registration process. Communicates registration information to the community. Sets up online registration. Creates team rosters. Work with baseball registrar to know what the job entails.

- Tournament coordinator: Schedules tournaments in Estacada.

- Equipment coordinator: Manages equipment.

Clackamas County seeks forestry rep

Clackamas County is seeking seven limited-term members to advise the County Parks & Forest Manager and ULAC project team in creating a Clackamas County Forestry Product Cooperative pilot project.

The goal of the group will be to make a final recommendation to the Clackamas County Commissioners for the project’s feasibility.

Candidates will be city representatives with experience in forestry, wood products, natural resources, economic development, urban planning, public works, conservation or cooperatives.

Membership is 20 months and expires June 20, 2017. The board meets quarterly.

Committee members must live in incorporated cities in Clackamas County or be affiliated with the city as a staff person.

No two committee members will be selected from the same city.

The applicant will need to submit written support from their city council. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 24.  Applications are available online at www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp or in paper form from the Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Oregon State Parks permits available online

The ATV permit and Oregon State Parks day-use parking permits are available for online purchase at www.oregonstateparks.org. They can be found by clicking the ‘Shop’ link on the website. The 12-month parking permit is $30 and the 24-month parking permit is $50, and both are honored at all Oregon State Parks that charge a day-use parking fee. Displaying the $10 ATV permit on ATVs operated on public lands designed for ATV use is required.