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Sandy Oktoberfest seeks talent show entries

The Sandy Oktoberfest Committee recently announced that a feature of this year’s festival will be a talent show from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, on the main stage in the Biergarten.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three talents, as determined by a panel of judges from the Sandy Committee.

All types of amateur or professional talent are welcomed, including singers, dancers, musicians and bands. Each performance should be no more than 10 minutes in duration.

To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

Military information for sale at library

The Friends of the Sandy Public Library have gathered a substantial book collection of military history at the Booknook, inside the library.

The collection includes books, videos and DVDs on World War I and II, the Korean Conflict, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The collection is too large to place all of it on display. For that reason, it will be restocked every day until May 28, when this offer closes. Prices vary from $1 for paperbacks to $5 for large oversize books.

For information, call the library at 503-668-5537.

It’s firewood season

Personal use firewood-cutting season in the Mount Hood National Forest opens May 6. Permits are $10 per cord, with a $20 minimum charge per permit. The limit per household per year is five cords.

Designated areas open for firewood cutting may change from week to week, depending on supply and access. Anyone cutting firewood in the forest is required to carry an up-to-date weekly information sheet and attachments, in addition to a valid permit and current firewood tags. Information sheets are updated each week by Friday morning. These are available at the ranger stations and at www.fs.usda.gov/mthood.

Before going to the forest, call your nearest ranger station or check the website for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions.