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What's Inside: Don't contaminate yard debris bins, Southeast Lusted Road reopens in rural area

CONTRIBUTED - The center currently runs twice-monthly day trips for the elderly, but will cancel their program if a volunteer cannot be found. The Gresham Senior Center, 600 N.E. Eighth St., is in desperate need of a volunteer driver for its 14-seat passenger van, according to a news release.

The center currently runs twice-monthly day trips for the elderly, but will cancel their program if a volunteer cannot be found.

Prospective drivers must be at least 21 years old, be able to pass a background check and have a good driving record. The volunteer will be required to pass online lessons and training from Trip Connection before being seated behind the wheel.

To apply, call Terry Ann Pullen at 503-988-9897 or visit the Senior Center travel desk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through Friday.

Don't contaminate yard debris bins

With spring finally rearing its head in East Multnomah County, and with it sunshine and clear skies, more people are heading outdoors to work in the yard clipping, digging, mowing and pulling.

But that increased yard work is leading to contaminated yard debris bins, says Allwood Recyclers Inc., an environmentally friendly wood recycling company.

Make sure only leaves, grass clippings, weeds, debris from vegetable and flower gardens and tree and plant prunings less than 4 inches in diameter go in your curbside yard debris bin.

Those contaminated with other materials may not be serviced until the issues are removed.

Common things to keep out of your cart include:

• Pet waste, bagged or solid

• Plastic flower pots

• Treated or painted wood

Any questions can be answered at 503-618-2694.

Southeast Lusted Road reopens in rural area

A large sinkhole on Southeast Lusted Road has been repaired and the road is open to traffic, according to a message from Multnomah County.

The rural roadway was previously closed between Southeast Altman and Hosner roads, an approximately 0.8-mile stretch in East Multnomah County.

In February, The Outlook reported that the sinkhole was roughly 6 feet wide and 12 feet deep. The underground cavity spanned the entire width of the two-lane street. The closed section was located near 33334 S.E. Lusted Road.

"Additional paving work will be scheduled this year to complete the repair," transportation spokesman Mike Pullen wrote in a news announcement.

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