School supply donations needed DALLAS -- Donations of school supplies are still being accepted for the Apple Tree Backpack and School Supply Giveaway.Among the items needed are scissors, erasers, glue sticks, calculators, crayons (boxes of 24), notebook paper, No. 2 pencils, notebook dividers, colored pencils, colored markers, ballpoint pens and backpacks.Donations can be made at the Polk County Resource Center, 326 Main St., Dallas, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline for donations is Aug. 16.Community Action, Polk Community Development Corporation, Polk County Drug Court, Titus 3, and other community sponsors are working on this annual project for Dallas-area students.For more information: 503-623-8429. LaCreole hosting sixth-grade camp DALLAS -- LaCreole Middle School is holding its Sixth-Grade Orientation Camp Tuesday through Aug. 15.The event is a chance for incoming sixth-graders to learn their way around the school and ask questions for a smooth transition from elementary school to the middle school.The camp takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all three days. Students are asked to bring lunch and beverages on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pizza will be provided the last day of camp, but attendees will still need their own drinks.Cost is $25, but tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify. Registration is required and is due at LaCreole Middle School, 701 SE LaCreole Drive, by Friday.Registration forms are available online at www.dallas.k12.or.us/lacreole_library/lacr/Home.html.For more information: 503-623-6662.