Retired Banks official joins mission board

Marty Voge, a retired Banks School District administrator, has joined the Portland Rescue Mission's board of directors. Voge retired in 2006 after more than 30 years as a teacher, counselor and principal in Oregon.

Voge has volunteered at Portland Rescue Mission, the city’s largest provider of emergency shelter — since 2007. The mission served more than 262,000 meals in 2012 and provided 60,000 shelter nights. It also offers a free residential addiction recovery program including counseling, continuing education and job training. For more information, visit

Geography Bee has winner

For the second year in a row, Max Norman is the winner of the National Geography Bee at the Forest Grove Community School. Max, a seventh-grader, is the son of Adam and Jennifer Norman of Forest Grove. He correctly identified the Aleutian Islands as the group of islands lying 1,200 miles west of Alaska to win first place, with eighth-grader Noah Tufts of Banks and fourth-grader Elanor Wilger of Forest Grove taking second and third places, respectively. Max will take a written exam to seek to qualify for the state Geography Bee on April 5. State winners travel to Washington, D.C. for the national competition in May.

Neil Armstrong hosts immunization clinic

An immunization clinic will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Neil Armstrong Middle School, 1777 Mountain View Lane, for NAMS students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations. Oregon law requires students to have the required vaccinations by Feb. 20, or they must be excluded from school.

The clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the school counseling office. Parents should accompany their student and bring insurance information with them. For those without insurance, the cost is $15 for the visit, no matter how many immunizations are needed.

This clinic is only for Neil Armstrong students. Other students in the district can get immunizations at the School Based Health Center, located at Forest Grove High School. Call 503-359-4057 for an appointment or more information. The SBHC is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon.

Hatt wins photography award

Maggie Hatt, a seventh-grade student at the Forest Grove Community School, has received a Gold Key Award in this year's Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards for her photograph, "Sand Surfing." Maggie's photograph, along with the artwork of all the Portland area winners, will be on display February 3-22 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 N.W. Johnson St. in Portland. Maggie is the daughter of Bob Hatt and Carol McConnell of Forest Grove. Her photo was submitted to the competition by her art teacher, Teresa Perrin. The Scholastic Art Awards of Oregon provides early recognition of creative students in grades 7-12.

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