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LO man to lead PCC department

Lake Oswego resident Rob Wagner will be taking on a new role at Portland Community College.

Wagner has been appointed associate vice president of the College Advancement Department, where he will oversee the PCC Foundation, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and Government Relations offices. He joined the College Advancement Department in 2012, leading the government relations functions of the college and planning and executing a government affairs strategy that advanced PCC’s mission and goals with government officials, said James Hill, a PCC spokesman.

Prior to that, Wagner was director of political and legislative affairs for the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon. There he developed legislative and political strategies for education employees throughout the state, including at PCC. The father of four earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Portland State University and a master’s in public policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

LOHS schedules junior cheer clinic

Lake Oswego High School is hosting a junior cheer clinic next week.

The annual event, for grades K-8, is scheduled for 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the school cafeteria, 2501 Country Club Road.

Participants will perform at the LOHS-Tualatin football game Sept. 26 and also will receive a T-shirt. Cost is $35. Checks, payable to LOHS Cheer, should be sent care of Lake Oswego High School to P.O. Box 310, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

For a registration form, visit www.edline.net/pages/Lake_Oswego_Senior_High_School and click on LOHS Junior Cheer Clinic under News. Preregistration helps ensure the right T-shirt size for participants. For more information, call LOHS at 503-534-2313.

BBB warns of school supply scam

A back-to-school supplies scam that cropped up in Washington this summer now has appeared in Oregon.

A company calling itself Scholastic School Supply has been issuing phony invoices to schools, including one to Azalea Middle School in Brookings, for a “Common Core Standards Aligned” paperback math workbook. All the fake invoices are for the same amount, $647.50, according to a news release from the Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.

There have been 2,000 inquiries regarding the scam and 51 complaints from consumers in 22 states as of Sept. 9, the BBB said.

Oregon Department of Justice officials are advising people who’ve been targeted to file a complaint at www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/Pages/index.aspx.

Raring to run

If your kids are raring to run, here’s an opportunity for them to expend some energy.

Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation is offering free, one-mile cross country runs today and next week for students in grades 3-8. The runs are in partnership with the cross country teams at Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools. The Sept. 18 run will include Lakeridge runners and start at Pilkington Park, 19043 Pilkington Road (next to River Grove Elementary School). The Sept. 25 run will include LOHS runners; it begins at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road.

Arrive by 4:15 p.m. to register for one of the 4:30 p.m. jaunts, or pre-register online at www.lakeoswegosports.com. All who take part receive a participation ribbon.

Lakeridge stadium fundraiser

Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market is offering a Take It or Leave It fundraiser in support of Pacers athletics.

Today, for every $25 spent, customers will receive a 10 percent discount or can donate that discount to the Lakeridge stadium project. The project involves installing additional seating and constructing a covering for the stadium. Alcohol purchases aren’t counted toward the total.

The Lake Oswego grocery store is located at 1377 McVey Ave.

For a donation form, visit the school website and click on It Takes a Village to Raise a Stadium, under News: www.edline.net/pages/Lakeridge_High_School.

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