Local news in brief
Downed pole closes Stafford
Stafford Road was temporarily closed between Southwest Schatz Road and Mountain Road Tuesday, Dec. 17, after Tualatin resident Zephaniah Hiromitsu Hollins, 23, drove off the road and hit a utility pole early that morning.
The crash caused the pole to bend across the roadway. Hollins provided a 0.14% blood alcohol level breath sample and was arrested on a DUII charge. The closure delayed West-Linn Wilsonville School District buses.
Give life, donate blood
As a special thank you for being the lifeline for patients this holiday season, those who come out to give blood or platelets with the Red Cross Dec. 19-Jan. 5 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Legacy farms sought for state program
Applications are being accepted for the 2020 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1. Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are invited to apply.
The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land. To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process.
Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities.
Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories or other historic records. These records help support Oregon's agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns and statistics on livestock and crop cycles. All documents are archived for public access.
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