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To fully serve the community, the Mid-county Memo offers this section to showcase upcoming spe-cial events, celebrations of milestones in our readersÕ lives, those seemingly small accomplishments that often do not receive the recognition they deserve, and everyday events that should be shared with friends and neighbors along with opportunities to participate in the community. Memo Pad submissions for the May issue are due Monday, April 15. For best results, e-mail Darlene Vinson at Or mail submissions to 3510 N.E. 134th Ave, Portland, OR 97230. To leave a phone message, call 503-287-8904. The fax number is 503-249-7672.

Accomplished musician is Teen of the Month
DDHS junior Isabel Skau is the March Gateway Elks Teenager of the Month.
Isabel Skau, a David Douglas High School junior, is the March Gateway Elks Teenager of the Month. Skau is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 4.0 GPA. She is the marching band and pep band drum major, is a section leader in the wind ensemble and orchestra and plays with the Portland Youth Philharmonic and has played in the All State and All Northwest Honor bands. She plays the saxo-phone and clarinet and has been an award winning soloist at the Mt. Hood Conference Jazz Festival, Clackamas Jazz Festival, Mt. Hood Conference Instrumental competition and the Oregon Music Educator Association competitions.

Skau has volunteered at SnowCap Community Charities and the Oregon Humane Society and works with elementary students as part of the Human Solutions Learn Links program. She also knits hats for distribution to people who need them in the winter.

Her personal interests include unicycling, jug-gling, drawing, painting, music, knitting, playing card games and hiking, canoeing and kayaking with her family.While she still has a little time before college, Skau hopes to be accepted by a music conservatory to pursue a career as a professional musician.

Skau is the daughter of David and Helen Skau.

As Teenager of the Month, Skau received $50, a wall plaque and a certificate from the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Teenagers can learn more about the Teenager of the Month program at

Grow Portland looking for gardeners
There are a limited number of Grow Portland community garden plots available at the Parkrose United Community Church of Christ garden, Northeast 125th Avenue and Halsey Street. Plot fees are $65 for a single 15' x 15' plot and $95 for a double 15' x 30' plot. Go to to learn more and to register. 
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