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*Central SD seeking committee members*DSD budget group needs volunteer*PSWCD offering local scholarships*Ag scholarships available in state

Central SD seeking

committee members

Central School District 13J Board of Directors is seeking candidates to serve on its budget committee representing Zone 2 and Zone 7.

Candidates should reside in one of these zones. If the district does not receive qualified candidates from within the zone an out-of-zone appointment may be made.

Zone 2 represents the portion of the city of Independence south of Monmouth Street extended (within city limits only). Term runs from March 2009 through June 2012.

Zone 7 represents the school district consisting of that portion in Marion County, that portion in Benton County, and that portion in Polk County outside the cities of Monmouth and Independence and south of the Monmouth-Falls City state highway. Term runs from March 2009 through June 2012.

Those interested in serving on the budget committee should submit a letter of interest to the Central School Board, Central School District 13J, 1610 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351. Application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 4:30 p.m.

The board will review letters of interest and make the appointment at its meeting on Feb. 2.

For more information: 503-838-0030, ext. 2251.

Citizen needed by

DSD budget group

The Dallas School District Board of Directors is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the school district's five-member budget committee.

To serve on the committee an individual must be a registered voter residing within the Dallas School District, and cannot be an employee, officer or agent of the school district.

The term of appointment is Feb. 9 through Feb. 28, 2012. Deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 30.

For more information or to apply: Christy Perry, superintendent, 503-623-5594.

PSWCD offering

local scholarships

Polk Soil and Water Conservation District is offering college scholarships for students seeking a degree in natural resources.

Students must be a graduate of or a senior at a Polk County high school and plan to study a natural resource-related field to be eligible.

Funding for the scholarships comes from the Polk SWCD native plant sale. Applications, which must be returned by April 10, are available at the office, 580 Main St., Suite A, Dallas, or online at www.polkswcd.org.

Two teacher scholarships are also offered to cover registration fees for Oregon State University's Summer Agriculture Institute.

For more information: 503-623-9680.

Ag scholarships

available in state

Applications are available for two scholarship programs offered through the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) for the 2009-10 academic year.

Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarships are open to any Oregon high school graduate preparing for an agriculture or forestry-related career. Students attending institutions outside of Oregon are also eligible. Deadline for applications is March 1.

The Willamette Valley Ag Association, in conjunction with the OAEF, also offers scholarships to college-level juniors, seniors and graduate students seeking a degree in an agriculture-related field at an Oregon university. Deadline for applications is April 1.

Scholarship applications and additional information is available on the OAEF page of the Oregon Farm Bureau Web site, http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/oaef_mem_schol.shtml.


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