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Westside helps parents

Westside Christian High School is offering a free parenting seminar on Tuesday.

The speaker is Doreen Dodgen-Magee, a licensed psychologist. Dodgen-Magee will discuss the effect that technology has on children and young adults.

The 6:30 p.m. seminar is open to all and will be at the school, 4565 Carman Drive in Lake Oswego.

‘Annie’ showing this weekend

Lake Oswego Junior High’s presentation of “Annie” continues this weekend.

The well-known musical about an orphan’s adventures was a Broadway musical later adapted to the silver screen.

The school’s rendition of “Annie,” directed by Erin Charles and choreographed by Desiree Fisher, opened last week and will be showing at 7 p.m. today and Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria, 2500 S.W. Country Club Road.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children, $3 for LOJ students, $5 for seniors and $5 for students.

For advance tickets, visit sites.google.com/site/lojdramaannie.

District doubles local scholarship funds

Last year the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District offered two $1,000 scholarships, but at last week’s board meeting in Oregon City, elected officials approved two $2,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year.

The district’s goal is to assist college students majoring in the field of agriculture (including horticulture), natural-resource science or a related discipline.

If you are studying agriculture or a natural-resource science and you graduated from a Clackamas County high school or are a current Clackamas County resident, you’re eligible for the scholarship money toward receiving an associates, bachelor or graduate degree.

Applications are due April 1 and are available for download at conservationdistrict.org.

The district has other reasons for supporting local students who care about natural resources and wish to promote conservation or affect future natural-resource decisions: Clackamas County, ranked fourth in agricultural sales in the state of Oregon, is known for its abundance of natural resources, including popular recreational areas and the drinking water source for the Portland metropolitan area.