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Contracting an STD during WWI wasn’t pretty, lecturer says

McMenamins Edgefield presents “VENEREAL GIRLS: The Cedars Detention Home and the Portland Free Dispensary” on Tuesday, June 10, at Blackberry Hall.

Kim Jensen, professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University, will talk about gender, public health and civil liberties during World War I and its aftermath.

From 1917 to 1923, Oregon officials detained, incarcerated and required a lengthy parole for women who tested positively for venereal disease.

The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The presentation is part of Oregon Enyclopedia and McMenamins Edgefield’s history night series.

For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/history or call 503-669-8610.

McMenamins Edgefield is at 2126 S.W. Halsey St. in Troutdale.

Fairview needs volunteers for patrol

The Fairview Police Department is looking for volunteers for its Citizens on Park Patrol program to help increase visibility in selected city parks.

Applications are available at the Fairview Police Department, 1300 N.E. Village St., or can be downloaded on the department’s webpage.

Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said the park patrol volunteers will be additional eyes and ears for police.

Citizens on Park Patrol volunteers will patrol Community Park, Salish Ponds Trails, Park Cleone and Fairview Woods Park.

Working in pairs, the volunteers will patrol using the department all-terrain Yamaha Rhino and/or on foot.

For more information, log onto: http://fairvieworegon.gov/ or call 503-674-6200 during normal business hours.

Applicants must pass a background check and complete a training course.

Volunteers, vendors wanted for Troutdale SummerFest

Get ready for marching bands, pony rides, cake walks and more.

The 42nd annual Troutdale SummerFest is kicking into high gear.

Registration is now open for parade participants, vendors, volunteers, and for Troutdale’s Citizen of the Year and Youth of the Year.

On Saturday, July 19, SummerFest begins at 11 a.m. with a parade from downtown Troutdale to Glenn Otto Park, followed by entertainment and vendors at the park until 4 p.m.

This year’s event is themed “One Community, Many Cultures.” There will be prizes for the best parade entries.

To register a parade entry, vendor booth, Citizen or Youth of the Year nomination, or to sign up to volunteer, go to the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce website: www.westcolumbiagorgechamber.com. 

Treat dad to breakfast served by local politicians

The Boring-Damascus Grange will host its annual Strawberry Waffle Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Fathers Day, at the grange hall, 27861 S.E. Grange St., in Boring.

Dishing up a menu of homemade Belgian waffles, with fresh local strawberries, and beverages, will be Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas, Rep. Mark Johnson, R-District 52 and Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-District 26.

Cost is $7 for adults, with no charge for children under age 6. A family rate of $30 for a maximum of six people is also available.

Proceeds from the breakfast benefit grange projects and building maintenance.

For more information, visit BoringGrange.org.

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