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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.

COURTESY TY HITZEMAN
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.

COURTESY CAMERON CASS
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.


It’s been a century of …

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Parkrose schools admitted its first students in September 1913.

This September, the community will come together at the Parkrose School District Centennial Celebration to mark that date.

The Parkose Educational Foundation Tailgate Party is set for Friday Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. before the Broncos football game. The party is the first event in the school district's Centennial Celebration that lasts all weekend.

The Parkose Educational Foundation Tailgate Party is set for Friday Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. before the Broncos football game. The party is the first event in the school district’s Centennial Celebration that lasts all weekend.

The fun begins on Friday evening Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. with a Tailgate Party before the 7 p.m. football home opener in Bronco Stadium, 12003 N.E. Shaver St.


Pepper fest celebrates Parkrose jazz great

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The inaugural Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, August 7 to 10 at Parkrose High School Community Center, 12003 N.E. Shaver St., celebrates a musician better known in many parts of the world than he is in his native city.

According to many, his band Free Spirits — active in New York City from 1965 through ’67 — is credited with being one of the first jazz-rock or fusion bands.

COURTESY THE PEPPER FAMILY
The inaugural Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival, set fro August 7 – 10 at Parkrose High School Community Center, celebrates Native American art and the life of musician Jim Pepper, who grew up in Parkrose.


Dive in to your local pool

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Swimming pools and summertime are the perfect combination.

We are lucky to have access to some great pools here in Mid-Multnomah County.


The David Douglas Swim Pool, Southeast 130th Avenue and Taylor Court, offers public recreational swims Monday through Friday afternoons from 1:45 until 3:45 p.m.

The cost is $2 for students, $3 for adults. Family Night swims are Friday evenings from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Families only please. Parents must be in the water with children. Small children must be potty trained. The fee is $5 per family.


Multicultural Festival date set

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On Friday, May 24 Parkrose High School Community Center student groups, teachers and student advisors produce a public Multicultural Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The event includes ethnic food, games, prizes, a raffle and live performances beginning at 7 p.m.

Parkrose High School Community Center students, with help from teachers and advisors, are producing a Multicultural Festival Friday, May 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria at 12003 N.E. Shaver St.

 

The festival is being presented to display the unity of the many ethnicities at the high school, according to Student Advisor Whitney Alfrey.


May issue recap

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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

Feature stories and news about east Portland, all right here.

LaShawn McCarthey, Prescott Elementary SUN site manager, poses with some of his students, from left, fifth grader Anthony Green, first grader Rickiya Overton and fifth grader Forrest Clark. Students participate in up to 45 minutes of daily homework help.

This month’s feature stories are: Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) shines at Prescott Elementary in the Parkrose School District; a Top Notch labor dispute at Yaw’s restaurant in Gateway; East Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off in outer southeast this Sunday; the East Portland Neighborhood Office and the East Portland Action Plan face budget cuts; Parkrose school board candidates answer a question and, how do Mid-county restaurants rate?