Two vie for Parkrose school board

by on May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

In Mid-county’s only contested school board election this May, voters choose between Joshua Singleton and Dave Carter for a four-year term on the Parkrose Board of Education. The seat is open because incumbent Thuy Tran, who was elected in 2013 to a two-year term after being appointed to the seat, decided not to run for re-election. Asked why, without elaboration, Tran said in an email, “I will not run for re-election as a Parkrose...
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Clanking Cans, Clinking Bottles Music to Parkrose Boosters Ears

by on Mar 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Those refundable bottles and cans you have stacked up in your garage are worth a nickel (or so) apiece to the Parkrose Music Boosters. Parkrose Music Boosters take your refundable bottles, cans and plastic containers Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St. Bag ’em up and run ’em down to Parkrose Middle School, 11800 N.E. Shaver St., Saturday, March 7 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Your donation...
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March 2015 Edition Posted Online

by on Mar 5, 2015 | 0 comments

The March 2015 Mid-county Memo posted online today. Read all about it. THE OREGONIAN/BRUCE ELY For what would be former Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey’s final public appearance the day before his premature death, he visited the Madison High School campus (along with former Trail Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant) in recognition of Black History Month in February. Kersey, 52, was a role model whose life and works were a visceral reminder to...
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Former Bill’s Steakhouse Owner Passes

by on Dec 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Former Bill’s Steakhouse owner Howard Mark Budlong–Mark to everyone–passed away Sunday, Dec. 28 at age 82 with family by his side, according to today’s obituary published in the Oregonian. In 1992, at the Mid-county Memo Community Awards ceremony, Mark Budlong accepts the Social Service Award plaque from former Multnomah County Commissioner Sharron Kelley. Budlong owned and operated Bill’s Steakhouse in Parkrose...
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Can Man Continues 20 years of Collecting Cans, Cash for Kids

by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. The other day he called because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups. Seems a story we did about his charitable activities a few years ago (“Can Man Cashes it in” March 2012 MCM) led people to believe he ceased all his volunteer work for health reasons; he hasn’t. “When it [the...
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