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Stella Blaha of Cleveland High has received a $5,000 scholarship in a statewide competition.Cleveland senior wins OnPoint scholarship: OnPoint Community Credit Union, and the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), on June 14 announced the six graduating seniors who have won scholarships up to $5,000 through the 2022 OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program — and one of the top recipients is graduating Cleveland High School. The two winners of the $5,000 scholarships are Stella Blaha of Cleveland High School, and Neel Jain of Westview High School. The four winners of the $1,000 scholarships are Emme Grisa of Gladstone High School, Jackson Lopiano of St. Mary's School in Medford, William Seggerman of Pine Eagle High School, and Johanna Peeters Weem of Forest Grove High School. OnPoint reports that Stella Blaha of Cleveland High School maintained a perfect academic record in the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program, and led her varsity volleyball and basketball teams, while grieving the loss of her mother to brain cancer. Her grit inspired Blaha's basketball coach to create the Stella Blaha Athlete of Character Award — an award that will be given to an athlete each year in her name. As a student in Cleveland's Mandarin Immersion Program, Blaha voluntarily tutored young students in the program during the pandemic. As a member of the speech and debate team, Blaha mentored novice speakers and debaters. She will attend the University of California, Los Angeles.

The AHB speaker on July 21th is Lura Frazey, in person - who offers Interpreting Financial Reports Like A Boss.July "in person" AHB meeting confers financial expertise: Do your financial reports generate more questions than answers? You'll want to have seat at the table (in-person or virtually) at July's Association of Home Businesses meeting for "Interpreting Financial Reports Like A Boss". During her presentation to the Association of Home Businesses on Thursday, July 21st, Lura will unravel the hidden secrets in financial reports. It's guaranteed, you'll come away from this informative session armed with the information you need to have an impressive conversation with your local banker. Presenter Lura Frazey of "Easy eOffice" — — is a full-charge bookkeeper who sees her work with small businesses as a partnership. Her favorite part of serving small businesses is getting to see the role she plays in their successes. The Association of Home Businesses meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at SMILE Station, S.E. 13th at Tenino (a block south of Tacoma), in Sellwood, from 6 to 9 p.m. The $10 door fee includes supper; meetings are open to everyone. However, to help with meal planning, please RSVP to — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. — or call 503/232-2326. Further information is available online —

New officers elected for Woodstock Neighborhood Assn: On June 1, in a hybrid in-person and online meeting, the Woodstock Neighborhood Association elected its Board of Directors for the following twelve months: Chair - Anna Weichsel; Vice-Chair - Brett Scott; Secretary - Sonja Miller; Treasurer - Elisa Edgington; Land Use Committee - Thatch Moyle & Les Szigethy; Communications & Outreach - Anne Marie Anderson; Friends of Woodstock Community Center - Terry Griffith & Elizabeth Usher-Groff; FWCC Financial Manager - Anna Weichsel; Area 4 Representative - Silke Brunning. The WNA is still seeking an Events Chair, as well as Area Representatives for Areas 1, 2, 3, and 5. There is also an open position for a liaison between WNA and Southeast Uplift, the District Coalition. If you are interested in any position in the Woodstock Neighborhood Association, email — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Part time bus driver opportunity at Westmoreland's Union Manor: Being sought is a part time driver of the small bus owned by the nonprofit Westmoreland Union Manor — about 5-10 hours a week; it requires a Commercial Driver's License, with a passenger permit. "Perfrect for somebody who is already retired, or someone just wanting something to do. Must love seniors!" says Doug Williams, Administrator of Westmoreland's Union Manor, 6404 S.E. 23rd Avenue in Westmoreland. If interested, contact Doug at 503/233-5671.

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