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Colton Corner Oct. 23


School district seeks new board member

Ben Parker, who was elected to position number three of the Colton School Board in the May special elections, has resigned due to a conflict that could arise as he is applying for a coaching job in the district. The board accepted his resignation and declared the position vacant at the Oct. 14 meeting.

The district will take applications for the position for 20 days, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 23. Applicants will be reviewed and go before the board for an interview. That date will be announced when set. For more information or applications, call the school district at 503-824-3535. Applications will also available online at www.colton.k12.or.us.

Bond measure committee

The school district is looking for community members to join a committee to formulate a bond measure to bring before local voters. The bond would raise funds to address school security and student safety. Dull Olsen Weekes—IBI Group Architects, Inc. presented an overview of ways to enhance school safety. Their report can be viewed as part of Oct. 14, 2013, agenda packet and can be accessed at the Colton School District’s website, www.colton.k12.or.us, and clicking on the school board tab. Maintenance concerns might also be an option for the bond.

Any community member interested in taking part should call the district office at 503-824-3535.

What to do in Colton this Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 5 p.m. Canyon Creek Bible Fellowship will host a fundraising Taco dinner. The dinner includes traditional shredded chicken, carnitas, seasoned lentils, and many other options. Beverages and dessert will be available as well. The evening will continue with a concert. The Christian band “Cry of Stones” will play at 6:30 p.m. Money is being raised for a mission trip to Honduras that will provide labor, education, medical and dental services, as well as spiritual and musical ministries. The dinner cost is $5 per person or $20 per family, whichever is less.

What to do in neighboring Estacada this Saturday

The third Annual Estacada Festival of the Fungus is Oct. 26. They invite you to enjoy the “Fabulous Fungi” in the form of an art show, food and education.

While you are in Estacada visit the local non-profit, Book Nook, 155 S.W. Second St., Suite 102, where this month all the books on their shelves are selling for $1 and under—plenty of tomes, old and new, to choose from.

Take a stroll around town and enjoy the murals done by the Estacada group, Artback Artists. You can find dozens of buildings in the community featuring some the best mural art in the state.