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City plants trees for Arbor Week

In recognition of Oregon Arbor Week and Tree City USA, the city of Sandy will host a tree planting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Sandy Bluff Park, 36801 Goldenrain St.

Arbor Week in Oregon is celebrated as the first full week in April, and this year Arbor Week is April 6-12.

Tree City USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation designed to promote local community forestry efforts. This year marks the ninth year the city of Sandy is recognized as a Tree City.

Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves to the event. Refreshments will be provided.

County Cultural Coalition seeks new members

Vacancies exist for volunteer service on the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition. Citizens with interest and experience in local arts, heritage, humanities, tourism and related businesses are invited to apply. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1.

The coalition meets quarterly, and members serve three-year terms. The coalition provides oversight for the County Cultural Plan’s goals and funding priorities, and guides the Community Cultural Participation Grant process.

Application and more information about the coalition may be accessed at www.clackamasartsalliance.org.

OSP accepts applications for recruit troopers

If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police trooper, now is the time. OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015. Lateral and entry level recruit trooper applications will be accepted starting at 12:01 a.m. April 15 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. June 15.

Persons interested in applying should start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com.

To better serve qualified applicants, OSP is scheduling two separate entry level testing sessions: Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, and Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2. Both testing sessions will be held in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway S.E.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the OSP Recruitment Unit at 503-378-4175.