Colton Community Clothes Closet has moved

by: CINDY FAMA - Colton Community Clothes Closet is moving to the basement of the Parrish Hall of Colton Lutheran Church. Due to security issues the Colton Clothes Closet has moved from the second floor of the Colton Middle School to the basement of the Parrish Hall of Colton Lutheran Church.

“We are getting it up and ready to hopefully open by the first week in November,” said coordinator Patrice Landreth.

A small group of volunteers has been working diligently sorting and organizing clothes.

“We have a lot of clothes and are trying to get enough racks and hangers,” Landreth said. “We are working to get the winter and warmer items on display for customers. Just finishing the dynamics of this ministry of the church has taken a little more time than I was hoping it would take. Now we are focusing on getting signage for the street and the inside of the building to direct people to the correct area.”

The plans are to have the Colton Community Clothes Closet open the same hours on Tuesday as the Helping Hands Food Pantry and on Saturday afternoon. Landreth will be announcing a grand opening in the near future. Anyone who is interested in volunteering should call 503-824-3425.

Whats new at COLTONTEL?

The local telecommunications company has received funding from the federal agency Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to provide fiber to the homes (FTTH) throughout the Colton community that COLTONTEL serves. The company expects to complete half the project in 2014 and the rest in 2015.

“We currently can only offer up to 10 megabytes with the copper cable, but with the fiber we will begin to offer up higher broadband speeds,” said general manager Steven Krogue.

He also noted that due to FCC regulation landline phone service will need to be purchased in order to have the broadband service.

The company began laying fiber to 140 homes in the Wall Street area of Colton in 2012. To date, 30 of the homes have been hooked up.

“When this project is finished we will be able to offer speed of up to 100 megabytes,” Krogue said.

Harvest festival

Canyon Creek Bible Fellowship, 21302 S. Highway 211 is hosting their annual Harvest Party this Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 5 p.m. “Join us for family fellowship, activities, finger foods, fall desserts and some praise and worship music. Kids are more than welcome to wear costumes.”

October students of the month

Colton High School announced their October students of the month: Daisy Collins, Cassandra Goins and Roy Goodwin, government and economics; Jessica Parker and Justin Parks, physics; Tobias Arma, metals II; Anna Melcher, AP English; Austin Sun, art II; Alexis Rockwell, art III; Megan Barron, Media Aide; Alexis Harris, English I; Caitlyn Weinberger, U.S. history; Dylan Rose, algebra II; Katie Moore, geometry; Shaun Kraus, Spanish III, Megan McCoy, office aide; Dustin Herzog, band; Ryan Rhymes, health; Kevin Flores, work ethic.

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