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July 02, 2012
Polk ombudsman volunteers needed
POLK COUNTY -- Applications are being accepted through Friday for 10 openings for certified ombudsman volunteers to serve in Polk and Marion counties.
Ombudsmen advocate for the rights of senior citizens who are living in long-term care facilities.
There are five days of training involved in this volunteer position. Certified ombudsman volunteers are appointed by the state ombudsman and are trained to educate, investigate and advocate and learn to be a problem solver.
Training to become a certified ombudsman volunteer begins Tuesday in Salem.
For more information: Gretchen Jordan, 1-800-522-2602; www.oregon.gov/LTCO.
BLM notes two county timber sales
POLK COUNTY -- Approximately 22,273 thousand board feet (MBF) of timber was offered for sale at oral auction by the Bureau of Land Management's Salem District on June 27, including three sites in Polk County.
Two of the three timber sales offered in Polk County were sold for a total of $2,245,872.
The Potter Elk Timber Sale of 13,079 MBF was purchased by Boise Cascade for $2,171,541. The timber was appraised at $1,455,279. There were three other bidders on the parcel.
The Panther Creek Timber Sale of 494 MBF was purchased by Freres Lumber for $74,331. The timber was appraised at $71,182. There was one other bidder on the parcel.
There were no bidders on the 179 MBF Wind Creek Salvage Timber Sale in Polk County.