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November edition posted online

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Last week, the November 2013 edition posted online.

At the 211info call center in east Portland, Lead Information Specialist Raina Daniels monitors a call.Feature stories include the 411 on 211info, a non-profit that provides information on housing help and myriad social services; Is it end of the road for Parkrose bus drivers?; Longtime Russell neighborhood resident Ray Alexander celebrated his 100th birthday at Gateway Church, a congregation he helped found; construction updates on the new Parkrose Middle School and Glisan Commons, and the latest Mid-County restaurant ratings.

Memo Departments–Memo Pad, Memo Calendar, Letters to the Editor, Business Memos and the monthly Meals on Wheels People menu–teem with listings of events, reunions, activities, local business news, special events, fundraisers, achievements and milestones reached and passed.


October 2013 edition posted

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Last week, the October edition posted online.

Feature stories include the proliferation of medical marijuana storefronts in Mid-County–”East Potlandia“; east Portland high school test score results; the Oregon legislature funds sidewalk construction projects in Parkrose; Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance program volunteers help new enrollees navigate Medicare paperwork; a neighborhood gentrification study is examined and the latest Mid-County restaurant ratings.

Cannabarista Chelsea Harvey shows an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program patient the selection at ReLeaf MM, a dispensary in outer southeast Portland.


East Portland high school scores up and down

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Except in writing, Reynolds High School achieved the highest state test scores of three Mid-county high schools. This is the second year Reynolds’s 11th graders took the state writing test by computer, online, instead of the old-fashioned way–with paper and pencil.

The low score triggered Reynolds High School principal Susan McKinney to push for more “computer literacy” at her school, besides pumping up writing skills. “Writing is going to be our main focus,” McKinney said.

Parkrose High School’s scores were up in all four subject areas: reading, writing, science and math. The school’s main strategy is employing AVID, the Advancement via Individual Determination program.


Pepper festival flops

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Held in August at Parkrose High School Community Center, the “1st Annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival” was memorable.

The Native American-centric cultural event was memorable for the music.

Native American flute player performs at the “1st Annual Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival.” Poor attendance got the show cancelled on day three of four.

The four-day event, with free music during the day–paid admission at night–was memorable for the first reunion ever of the Free Spirits, the band credited by many with being the first jazz/rock fusion group and co-founded by Pepper in New York City in the mid-60s.


Parkrose High School student missing—again

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help locating a missing minor.

Dalia Mauro-Contreras, a 15-year-old Parkrose High School student, was reported missing on June 4 when she left school in the middle of the day and never returned, police said.

Dalia Mauro-Contreras, a 15-year-old Parkrose High School student, was reported missing on June 4 when she left school in the middle of the day and never returned.

The person who made the report told police the missing girl her left school work at home, but brought an extra set of clothes to school.


September 2013 posted

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Last week, the September 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online.

This issue features stories about new Parkrose High School football coach Maurice France; Seventh-day Adventists from Oregon Central Korean Church give away school supplies; obituaries of Lee Perlman, Memo reporter for more than two decades, Howard Horner and Wesley Johnson, a former Parkrose teacher.

Maurice France, the new Parkrose High School varsity football coach is profiled in this month’s issue.

Memo Departments — Memo Pad, Memo Calendar, Letters to the Editor, Business Memos and the monthly Meals on Wheels People menu — teem with listings of events, reunions, activities, local business news, special events, fundraisers, achievements and milestones reached and passed.


Parkrose Music Education: the First 100 Years

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Alumni Debonaires will come together for a reunion performance Saturday, Sept. 7 to celebrate music educators who have shared their knowledge, talents and passion for music with Parkrose students through the years.

Alumni luminaries including Gary Ogan, Casey Wamble, and Terry Robb will also grace the stage; retired and current teachers will also be on hand.

Terry Robb and Parkrose alumni--including Gary Ogan, Casey Wamble and a Debonaires reunion group with a member from every decade since the 60s represented--perform on the high school's front lawn during Parkrose Music Education: the First 100 Years on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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Terry Robb and Parkrose alumni–including Gary Ogan and Casey Wamble–perform on the high school’s front lawn during Parkrose Music Education: the First 100 Years on Saturday, Sept. 7.


Broncos break-in new coach

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Maurice France, “Coach Mo,” as he is known to his players, is the new head football coach at Parkrose High School.

France replaces Tim Price, who was 16-32 in five years with the Broncos; last season 4-6 overall, 2-5 in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

In 2010 under Price, Parkrose made the state playoffs for the first time since 1982 (when Reagan was president), losing to Marist in the first round.

Price was picked up by Milwaukie’s first-year coach, Jeff Thomas, to be his defensive coordinator.


August issue update

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The August 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo is posted online.

Filled with news and feature stories about east Portland, all right here.

At the 2013 Barn Bash held at Rossi Farms last month, Heidi Barber, from left, Tonia Zito and Madison Lavitz party at the Parkrose High School Class of 2003′s reunion tent.


July issue update

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The July 2013 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online last week.

East Portland news and feature stories, all right here.

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David Douglas picked up third place at the 6A track meet thanks to help from team leader sprinter Dmitry Vakulchik, left, who finished fourth in the 200-meter dash and also ran the 100-meters.