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What's inside: Grange plans dinner, medication disposal available, food drive scheduled for October

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON FFA - Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Tires Centers have teamed up to host a food drive during October.

Grange plans dinner

Members of the Harding Grange will host monthly to-go dinners the second Saturday of each month. October's menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread and a cookie. Cost is $8 per meal, and pickup from the grange, at 21552 S. Fischers Mill Road, is between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Meals must be pre-ordered by Thursday, Oct. 7. For more information and to order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Medication disposal available

The Estacada Public Library and Med-Project of Oregon have teamed up to offer disposal for expired or unwanted medication. Those interested can pick up a free pre-paid envelope at the Estacada library, 825 N.W. Wade St., to mail back the medication. Medication should not be brought to the library.

Food drive runs through end of October

The Oregon FFA has teamed up with Les Schwab Tire Centers, including the Estacada location, to host a food drive. As part of the Drive Away Hunger Initiative, community members can drop off non-perishable food donations at any Oregon Les Schwab Tire Center, Wilco or Grange Co-op store through Sunday, Oct. 31. Estacada Les Schwab is at 140 S.W. Frontage Road.

"Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Tires Centers know the need to help fight hunger is greater than ever. Those affected by food insecurity are in need year-round, especially now as the holidays are fast approaching. Since 2013 Les Schwab Tire Centers of Oregon has partnered with Oregon FFA in a Drive Away Hunger Initiative to help raise as much food and awareness as possible," a press release stated.

Yard debris disposal available

The city of Estacada, Walker Disposal and Arrow Sanitary have partnered on a pilot project to provide yard debris service to residents.

From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to noon weekends and holidays, during September and October, residents can access the self-serve yard debris disposal at 800 N.W. Evergreen Way.

Only yard debris can be dropped off, and if other items are left officials say the program will be discontinued. Allowed items include grass clippings, leaves, weeds, flowers, yard and garden vegetation, shrubs and tree trimmings.

Items not allowed include dirt, sod, stumps, rocks, cat litter, wood, animal waste, flowerpots, garbage and commercial yard debris.

Apply for free rain boots

Free rain boots are available for many children through Clackamas County Make a Splash program, and pickup locations include the Estacada library. To qualify for boots, the child must be younger than six and residing in Clackamas County. The family must have an annual income at or below the Federal Poverty Level; qualify for an income assistance program such as Oregon Trail Card, SNAP, Oregon Health Plan, Section 8, WIC, Free/reduced school lunch, TANF, Head Start/Early Head Start or Preschool Promise; or a foster family. For additional details and an application, visit getpreppedclackamas.com/splash.

Road closure planned along Wade Street

As part of the construction on Wade Creek Park Phase Three, the culvert where the creek goes under the street will be replaced. This will widen the road and allow for improved driving lanes, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. The culvert will also be designed to allow for fish passage if the lower part of the stream is restored in the future.

Because of this work, Northwest Wade Street will be closed between Broadway Street and Northwest Tenth Avenue for the next several weeks. There will be a detour along Northwest Tenth Avenue and Broadway Street. Businesses and residences Northwest Wade Street can be accessed from the north near Northwest Tenth Avenue. Businesses and residences south of Wade Creek can be accessed from the south via Northwest Sixth Avenue, Wade Street or Zobrist Street.

The closure is expected to continue through the first week of October.


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