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Mt. Hood Chamber looks at business downturn

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Mt. Hood Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting at Mt. Hood Village RV Village on Highway 26 in Welches.

This month, the Mt. Hood Chamber welcomes Scott Bossom with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since many local chamber businesses have requested information to help during the seasonal downturn in the mountain villages area, the chamber hopes the meeting will provide a chance to find ideas for members to be productive during hard times.

City looks to fill open spots in committee

The city of Sandy is recruiting to fill vacancies on the Sign Variance and A-frame Review Committee. The five member committee reviews requests for sign variances and evaluates A-frame signs to determine compliance with city guidelines.

The committee typically meets on the second Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. only as needed.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter by Feb. 7 describing their interest in the position and any special qualifications. Letters should be addressed to Tracy Brown, Planning and Development Director, City of Sandy, 39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy, OR 97055 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information, call Brown at 503-668-4886.

Sweetheart Dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop

The Mt. Hood Lions Club is hosting the second annual Sweetheart Dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop 173. The dinner will be Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Lions Club on East Highway 26 and Woodsey Way in Welches.

The dinner costs $25 per person, with one free drink included. Reservations are to be made for either the 5 p.m. seating or the 7 p.m. seating, 30 couples per seating time.

Dinner will be your choice of prime rib or chicken cordon bleu with baked potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and a decadent chocolate dessert.

For reservations, call Carol Norgard at 503-936-1896 or Mike Turner at 503-318-8158 by Friday, Feb. 7.

Tickets will be sold in advance at Welches Mt. Building Supply, Welches Clackamas County Bank, Barlow Trail Road House and Sandy Ace Hardware, or at the door if reservations are already made.

Hoodland Fire District seeks Budget Committee member

Due to a recent resignation, Hoodland Fire District 74 is looking to fill an opening on one of its Budget Committee’s five community positions. The new member would serve the position until Dec. 31, 2016. The board anticipates making a decision by Feb. 11.

Those interested must be a property owner or registered voter in the district. Contact Michael Eby, fire chief, or Carol Norgard, financial manager, at 503-622-3256 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, prior to Friday, Feb. 7. If that is not possible, call anytime and leave a voice message with a phone number and time you can be reached. Resumes and email requests are accepted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

School Exclusion Day scheduled for Feb. 19

The parents of students with missing immunizations will receive a letter in late January or early February. Oregon law requires that all children in public schools have up-to-date immunizations, or have a religious or medical exemption.

Starting Feb. 19, children will not be able to attend school if their records show they have not received the required vaccinations.

For more information, call Brie Leiblein,Oregon Trail School District nurse, at 503-668-8011, ext. 7802 or the School Based Health Center at 503-668-3483.

MHCC presents “The Dream Awake

Mt. Hood Community College is offering an event to the public in February.

Feb. 3-27, the work of MHCC full-time art instructor Lori Lorian will be on display in the college’s Visual Arts Gallery. The solo exhibition, “The Dream Awake,” is composed of about 20 paintings, some created during Lorian’s sabbatical during the 2011-2012 school year.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.