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Moose Cruise-In benefits child-care center

The sixth annual Moose Cruise-In will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at East Portland Moose Lodge, 16411 N.E. Halsey St. in Portland.

The event is held in memory of Terry Stiefbold. Proceeds benefit Mooseheart Child City and School, a facility for residential childcare located in Mooseheart, Ill., and supported by local Moose chapters across the country.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $15, with goodie bags for the first 50 entrants. Trophies will be given for 1970s and older American cars. New this year is a people's choice trophy. Free for spectators, the event features a barbecue, music, raffle prizes and a 50-50 drawing.

Commemorative T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring last year's winner are available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.mooseheart.org.

Blue-green algae advisory issued for Fairview Lake

Fairview Lake is closed for swimming due to potential bacteria in the lake.

The city of Fairview issued a public alert Thursday morning, July 10, that a presence of cyanobacteria, or blue green algae, is large enough to warrant laboratory testing for toxins.

Lake users should be wary around bright green floating mats of algae.

Children and pets should stay out of the water until further notice, and adults should refrain from swimming to avoid eye irritation or intestinal illness.

Boating and fishing are safe at this point, health officials said.

The algae is early in its life cycle, and officials are testing the water to determine the extent of bacteria in the lake.

If test results reveal toxins in the water, additional restrictions on the lake may apply.

Fairview will post further updates on the city's website at www.fairvieworegon.gov.

For more information, call Bob Dolphin, president of the Fairview Lake Property Owners Association, at 503-666-8621, or the lake's manager, Jim Graybill, at 503-667-4547.

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