Boys and girls invited to Turkey Trot

Children from toddlers to the eighth grade are invited to participate in the 17th Annual Youth Turkey on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The free event is sponsored by Hillsboro Parks and Recreation. It begins at 3:30 p.m. Hare Field, Northeast Delsey and Grant streets.

Appropriate race distances are set for each age group. Each first place boy and girl wins a free turkey courtesy of Albertsons. Second place finishers receive a fun basket from Unitus Community Credit Union. Third place finishers get goodies from YoCream. All runners receive participation ribbons, coupons from YoCream, apple slices thanks to Sonic Drive-In, and cider courtesy of New Seasons.

The event is also supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Masters printing company.

For more information, call the parks department at 503-681-6120, or visit

City Council seat still up for grabs

The winner of the vacant seat on the Hillsboro City Council was still being decided at press time.

Nearly 2,700 write-in votes were submitted for the Ward 1 Seat B seat at the Nov. 6 general election. Washington County elections workers started counting them Wednesday.

Four candidates announced write-in campaigns in the weeks leading up to the election. They are Megan Braze, a lifelong Hillsboro resident and Oregon State University graduate; Trevon Jacobson, an Intel employee; Justin Lacche, chairman of the Washington County Civil Service Commission; and Mark Matson, a software engineer.

Whoever receives the most write-in votes is the winner, provided they meet all requirements to run for public office, live in the district and are willing to serve. The winner will be reported at

Talking about libraries

Following the creation of the Multnomah County library district at the General Election, the Washington County Public Affairs Forum has scheduled a discussion on how the library system works here.

Washington County Cooperative Library Services helps create and fund libraries. Some have opened in unincorporated areas, including Cedar Mill/Bethany and Aloha. There is also a county Law Library.

The public affairs forum meets Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Spaghetti Factory ,18925 N.W. Tanasbourne Drive. The lunches are open to the public. The cost is $15 for lunch, $10 for soup and salad, and $6 for iced tea or coffee only.

Forum members pay $2 less for each option.

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