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Local scout honored for achievement, host overnight guests in lodging network

Local scout honored for achievement

Matthew S. Mitchell of Estacada recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Thunderbird District of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council. The Eagle Scout award is scouting's highest honor.

Host overnight guests in lodging network

City leaders are hosting informational meetings for those interested in becoming hosts in Estacada's upcoming alternative lodging network. Hosts will rent a room or portion of their home to overnight guests, and meetings will discuss requirements for a short-term rental license. Meetings are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Mason Jar, 360 Broadway St., and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Harmony Bakery, 221 Wade St. For more information, contact Jane Reid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Matt Lorenzen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503.630.8270 x206.

Openings available on Mental Health and Addictions Council

Clackamas County leaders are seeking residents to serve on the Mental Health and Addictions Council. The group advises County commissioners and the Behavioral Health Director on community needs, services, barriers and priorities to providing mental health and addictions services.

The council has nine openings, each of which lasts three years. Council members meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month other than March and December. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 23. Online applications are available at www.bit.ly/ABCapplication, and paper applications are available by calling 503-655-8751. For more information, contact Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services' Natalie Spilman at 503-742-5924.

EASOTF announces plans for the year

Leaders from the Estacada Area Support our Troops Foundation announced that this year's deadline for ordering memorial bricks to be engraved and installed on the the Veterans Memorial is Friday, March 31. EASOTF is also moving forward with first responder walls for the memorial and is looking for a dealer who will sell the bricks for the walls.

EASOTF leaders are also planning their annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day events. For those interested in participating in the parade, applications will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office by Saturday, April 1.

Anyone interested in participating in these projects or joining the group should contact Dennis Dahrens at 503-630-3403. EASOTF meets at 6:30 p.m. the last tuesday of each month, except for December, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 267 S.W. Second Ave.