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Career fair scheduled in Falls City

FALLS CITY -- "Explore Your Future: Career Day" has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Falls City High School.

The event in the school gym will include representatives from colleges and universities, technical institutes, and post-secondary training and involvement programs. There will also be a career-exploring workshop in the FCHS computer lab.

The focus of the event is to help encourage and inspire students and community members to be more successful in today's post-secondary education, training and workforce.

Alea McConnell, a student at Falls City High School, is coordinating the event as her senior project.

For more information: 503-787-3521; e-mail to aleamcconnell@gmail.com.

Polk duo to receive state FFA honor

ADAIR VILLAGE -- Two Polk County residents attending Santiam Christian High School are among the 289 Oregon FFA members who will receive their State FFA Degree this month.

Stacy Eash of Independence and Elaine Horton of Monmouth join five other Santiam Christian FFA Chapter students who have qualified for the designation.

State Degrees will be presented on Monday, March 22, during the 82nd Oregon FFA State Convention in Corvallis.

Donations sought for KVCS auction

KINGS VALLEY -- Donations are being sought for live and silent auctions that will take place as part of the annual Kings Valley Charter School Spaghetti Feed and Fundraising Auction.

The event is scheduled Thursday, April 8, at the school, 38840 Kings Valley Highway, between Dallas and Philomath.

Donations can be of merchandise, professional services, event tickets, gift certificates, weekend getaways, hobbies and crafts, or other items of value.

All donations are tax deductible. Auction proceeds go toward KVCS's building expansion fund and help pay for activities and equipment that benefit students.

For more information: Bobbi Beck, 541-929-3610; Kings Valley Charter School, 541-929-2134.

Medical scholarship now available

SALEM -- Salem Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships available to half-time or full-time students in medically related fields of study.

Applicants must be a resident of Polk, Marion or Yamhill counties, must have applied to a college in their field of health care study before applying for the scholarship, and must have completed all prerequisite classes.

Applications are available online at www.salemhospital.org. Click on the links "Support Salem Hospital," "About Us," and "Scholarship." Applications are due by May 14.

For more information: 503-561-5576; e-mail to greta.mauze@salemhospital.org.

Cattlemen's group offers college aid

SALEM -- The Oregon Cattlemen's Stewardship Fund (OCSF) Scholarships are available to current Oregon Cattlemen's Association members and members of their family.

Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level and enrolled full time at a community college or university for the 2010-11 academic year. All majors are encouraged to apply, however, some relevance to the livestock industry must be demonstrated.

As many as five scholarships totaling up to $5,000 will be awarded. Two additional $500 scholarship sponsored by Western Stockmen's and Simplot will be awarded to applicants for winter and spring term 2011.

Applications are available at www.orcattle.com or by contacting the OCA office at 503-361-8941. Deadline is April 30.


Dallas student earns recognition

PORTLAND -- Alyssa R. Goertzen of Dallas has been named to the fall 2009 dean's list at Warner Pacific College, a Christ-centered liberal arts school in Portland. Goertzen posted a 4.0 grade-point for the term. To qualify for the honor, students must be enrolled full time and achieve a 3.5 or greater GPA.


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