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Paint Nite raises classroom funds

Join the Education Foundation of Forest Grove Saturday, Feb. 20, for a night of fun and art to raise money for student enrichment classroom grants. Montinore Vineyard has graciously donated space for a Paint Nite with wine and food. Purchase tickets at paintnite.com/pages/events/view/portlandor/908086. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Immunize kids by Feb. 17

Wednesday, Feb. 17, is the last day students can attend school if they are not current on their vaccines, including all children in public and private preschools, Head Start programs or certified childcare facilities. Children without proper documentation of shots will be sent home.

Parents seeking immunizations for their children should contact their healthcare provider or local health department or dial 211 for information. No one can be turned away from a local health department because of the inability to pay for required vaccines. Pharmacists can immunize children 7 and older. Additional information on school immunizations can be found at the Immunization Program website at healthoregon.org/imm.

Garden Club offers scholarships, project grants

The Aloha Garden Club is offering $1,500 scholarships to study horticulture, landscape design, natural resource conservation, forestry, botany or related fields. College-bound high school seniors, previous graduates who did not immediately attend college, and currently enrolled college students are all eligible. Applicants must live in Washington County.

The application form can be found at pamplinmediagroup.com/documents/artdocs/00003537529194.pdf and must be accompanied by an essay, transcripts, recommendation letter, and an explanation of tuition fees and/or a list and cost of texts/supplies.

The club is also offering grant money to Washington County nonnprofits for community projects relating to natural resource conservation, community improvement or environmental concerns. Requests will be evaluated based on community impact, public access and interest, and target audience.

Applicants should submit a written plan for the project, including an itemized budget noting any matching funds or potential matching funds. Include project title, organization name and contact information. Explain who’ll benefit from the project, project timeline, needed man hours and plan for future maintenance. Applications must be postmarked by March 28, with decisions expected by the end of April. Interviews and site visits may be requested.

Awardees will have to submit an evaluation report when the project is completed.

Send applications to Aloha Garden Club, c/o Carolyn Guinther, 19885 S.W. Jaylee, Beaverton, OR 97078. Call 503-649-3375 with questions.

Farm bureau offers scholarships

The Washington County Farm Bureau is offering college scholarships to graduates from Washington County high schools.

Students planning a career in agriculture, education or health care are eligible for $2,000 scholarships. There are also $750 scholarships for vocational studies in welding, diesel mechanics, health care aides and education aides.

Applications are available at high school counseling centers, Country Companies in Hillsboro or by calling Marie Finegan at 503-648-9442 The deadline is April 5.

There are also $2,000 scholarships for students earning a degree in horticulture, agri-business management, veterinary, animal husbandry, crop and soil science, or viticulture at Oregon State University in the School of Agriculture Science. Applicants must be in their third, fourth or fifth year of study to qualiry. Application deadline is April 5. Applications are available at the Hillsboro Country companies Insurance or by phoning Marie Finegan at 503-648-9442.

Maraia enters STOP program

Mike Terou Maraia, a former Neil Armstrong Middle School teacher who was arrested for prostitution and possession of methamphetamine in August, appeared in Multnomah County Courts last Thursday, Feb. 4.

Maraia entered Multnomah County’s Sanctions Treatment Opportunities Progress (STOP) Drug Court, a diversion program for those with a felony drug possession crime. He’ll have another court appointment Feb. 25, where a judge will assess his progress.