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Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:00am
Year 23 RARE AmeriCorps Orientation

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00am
AmeriCorps Kickoff

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:00am
RARE Fall Training


Art project displays dog sculptures in St. Helens

The people of St. Helens may be asking who let the dogs out? Approximately 30 artistic plywood cutout dogs recently appeared in the Plaza in front of the Columbia County Courthouse in St Helens. The St. Helens Economic Development Corporation (SHEDCO), a volunteer organization, is displaying 30 artistic cutout dog sculptures along St. Helens’ historic commercial streets during the summer of 2016.

Warrenton students complete CERT training

Warrenton High School students recently finished the final training exercise of their Community Emergency Response Team training. The 80 sophomore students performed triage, first aid and search-and-rescue, with assistance from students in the Seaside High School Teen CERT program. CERT educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills. In Warrenton, the school established a Teen CERT group and made the training part of the required health curriculum. The high school plans to continue that approach next year.

Astoria parks master plan goes to City Council

A final draft master plan for the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department calls for a systemwide maintenance plan, reflecting public disappointment with conditions and upkeep at sites under the department’s care. “Many comments collected during surveys and public meetings identified maintenance of existing park and facilities as a top priority, and that acceptable maintenance levels should be achieved before planning for any new development,” the master plan reads.

Klamath gets the blues

The Klamath Falls Downtown Association is getting ready to celebrate the blues — Blue Zones, appreciation of Crater Lake National Park, and blues and bluegrass music.   The “Celebrate the Blues Summer Kickoff” event, formerly known as Third Thursday, runs 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, on Main Street in downtown Klamath Falls.  

Food Community Conversation held at Paisley Community Center

A Community Conversation event took place at the Paisley Community Center on Monday, April 18 to discuss food accessibilities and various ways for improvement, with eight citizens attending from Paisley and one from Summer Lake.



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