What's inside: County libraries offer competition, artist's work featured at CCC

Dollar General hosts opening celebration

Estacada's Dollar General store, 416 Broadway St., will celebrate its grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. Free prizes and special deals will be featured.

Additionally, the first 100 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples.

County libraries offer competition

Teens are invited to submit original artwork for the Libraries in Clackamas County's annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest. The theme of this year's event is "Libraries Rock."

Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 11. Artists must be between the ages of 12-18 at the time of submission. Submitted artwork must reflect the theme, and entries should be in color with no text.

The winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer reading promotional materials, including posters, forms, fliers and social media. The first place winner will receive a $100

cash gift card, and honorable mentions may also be recognized.

For more information on the contest, its rules or an entry form, visit Entry forms are also available at any of the 13 libraries in the county. For more information, contact Kathryn Kohl at 503-723-4915 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Share your opinion on natural resources

Leaders from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District want to know which natural resource issues are most important to residents of the areas they serve. The group has posted a survey about this topic on their website, and results will help guide their future programs. The survey will be open until Friday, Jan. 12, and is available at

Artist's work featured at CCC

California-based artist Leslie Nemour's work will soon be featured at Clackamas Community College's Alexander Gallery.

The "Lessons from the Dark" exhibit is inspired by Nemour's childhood fascination with women on the big screen.

Nemour, an associate professor of art at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, Calif., has strived to capture personas of women in a variety of roles and characters. She uses projector screens as her canvas.

"Lessons from the Dark" will hang at the college from Monday, Jan. 8, to Friday, Feb.2. An artist's reception will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is free and open to the public.

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