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Kiwanis forming in Boring area

A new Kiwanis Club is forming in the Boring area, although its members need not live in Boring. Initially, it will be a satellite club of the Damascus-Boring Kiwanis Club, but it will be structured so Boring Kiwanis members set their own course and direction.

The question to be answered by Boring members is how best to serve the Boring community. And that includes a choice on when to meet, said Norm Rice, a Kiwanian assisting this group.

“With a desire to put more emphasis on service within a community,” Rice said, “many newer clubs are choosing to hold only one meeting per month rather than the traditional weekly meeting.”

Kiwanis is a means for people to form friendships, offer charitable service and build better communities, Rice said.

For information or to become a Kiwanis member or help form the Boring club, call Rice at 503-789-1246 or D.W. Owens at 503-313-0224.

Repaving, striping done on Mount Hood

The Government Camp rest area on Highway 26, operated by Oregon Travel Experience, received an upgrade to its parking lot Thursday, Sept. 19.

The rest area and parking area were closed all day to facilitate repaving and restriping in the parking lot, said Jason Nash, OTE rest area director of operations.

The rest area is the only one for miles in the Mount Hood area, and is a popular stop for travelers to and from Eastern Oregon.

The temporary rest area closure was coordinated with the Oregon Department of Transportation and the construction contractor.

Tests ongoing for ODOT sign sites

A contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation will be taking soil samples and test drilling along Highway 26 during the next three weeks.

This work, scheduled between Sept. 23 and Oct. 11 each Monday through Thursday, also will take place on Highway 26 on the east side of the mountain and on Highway 35 south of Interstate 84.

The purpose of the testing is to locate the most feasible locations to place electronic signs with real-time road conditions on Mount Hood.

Collecting the samples will have very little impact on the traveling public, an ODOT spokesperson said.

For more information, call 503-731-8281.

Five needed to help traffic safety

Clackamas County commissioners are asking local residents to consider serving a four-year term on the county’s Traffic Safety Commission.

Typical projects include educating people about safety, fielding citizens concerns, identifying safety projects, participating in citizen outreach related to traffic safety and working with the traffic engineering staff on traffic safety measures on county roads.

The traffic commission meets the first Wednesday of each month in Oregon City.

Interested individuals should fill out an application, which may be completed on the county’s website, www.clackamas.us/citizenin/abc.html.

For more information, call 503-742-4705. Application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 5.

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