Eat pancakes with Corbett firefighters

Blueberry pancakes are optional at Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District No. 14’s annual old fashioned fire house pancake breakfast.

The event runs from 7:30-11:30 a.m. June 1 in Corbett at the main fire station, 36930 East Historic Columbia River Highway.

Everyone is invited to this family event to have breakfast, ride on fire equipment, see Sparky the Fire Dog and get balloons for kids of all ages.

There will be items available for silent bidding as well as door prizes that will be given away.

Proceeds from the breakfast will fund the Ferd Riehl Scholarship, given annually to a graduating high school senior.

Ferd was a pioneer member of the department from 1949 until his retirement in 1995, and the scholarship is the department’s way of honoring his many years of volunteer service.

The breakfast costs $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 9 and younger.

For additional information, contact Duane Redfield at 503-695-5963 or Troy Snelling at 503-502-0517.

Sandy Oktoberfest seeks talent show entries

The Sandy Oktoberfest Committee recently announced that a feature of this year’s festival will be a talent show from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, on the main stage in the Biergarten.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three talents, as determined by a panel of judges from the committee.

All types of amateur or professional talent are welcome, including singers, dancers, musicians and bands. Each performance should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.

To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

Senior Center board meeting open to public

The Gresham Senior Center Board of Directors invites all interested community members to attend its annual board meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, June 10.

The group will meet in the Blue Lake Community Room on the first floor of the Multnomah County East Building at 600 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham.

During the meeting, the board will fill positions with members, hear new ideas and serve refreshments.

Historical Society hosts tours

The Fairview Rockwood Wilkes Historical Society is offering tours of the Zimmerman and Heslin House museums from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

Built in 1874, the Zimmerman House was home to three generations of the Zimmerman family. Furnishing and personal articles remain in the two-story Victorian home, 17111 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Gresham.

Located at 60 Main St. in Fairview, the Heslin House was built in 1890 and includes photographs, maps, text and artifacts about Fairview settlers. The tour also will include the Historical Fairview City Jail.

Both sites will be open noon to 3 p.m. July 13 through Aug. 31.

Entry is a $3 donation per person, and private tours are available for $25. Children 12 and younger get in for free. For more information, call 503-261-8078 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More traffic fatalities, fewer drunken drivers

Oregon State Police troopers responded to more traffic fatalities this Memorial Day weekend than last year.

Six people died in five crashes in Oregon during the holiday weekend, compared to three deaths last year, said Lt. Gregg Hastings, state police spokesman. Fatal crashes happened in Southeast Portland, the Hillsboro area, Springfield, Fall Creek and the Hat Creek State Park area.

A total of 64 people have died in Oregon traffic crashes during Memorial Day weekends since 2000. The highest number was 13 in 1979, but since 1970, an average of six traffic fatalities are reported in Oregon each Memorial Day.

Troopers also arrested 48 drunken or impaired drivers during the holiday weekend, including five in the Portland area. That statewide total is down from 64 such arrests last year.

Prime Timers Dining Club to meet June 5

The Prime Timers Dining Club meets Wednesday, June 5, at Francis Xavier’s Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Ave., Portland.

Social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat.

For more information, call Pat Ruters at 503-936-5861, email Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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