The Oregon Youth Basketball League (OYBL) Food Drive held earlier this year is a great example of community service.
On behalf of the Oregon/Brooklyn Food Pantry Committee and the families it serves, I am writing to acknowledge the generous donations of nonperishable food items and money collected during this event.
Through coordination of volunteers at the Pantry and at OYBL, we were able to fill your Pantry’s shelves and provide healthy, nutritious meals for our neighbors. In particular, thank you to the leaders of the basketball league for their efforts in continuing to lead the Food Pantry donation project. We also want to recognize the support of the OYBL Directors.
It should surprise no one that the cleverest and most educated among us (the so-called creative caste) should proclaim that the solutions to the existential problems which confront mankind – climate disruption, resource depletion, economic dislocation of workers, even death itself – should comprise the very things which clever and highly educated people enjoy doing most:
We should all be able to agree that the main goal of the Oregon School District should be to provide an exemplary education for all of our students. When problems arise in our school system they can best be solved by strong and open communication between all who have a stake in seeing our children well educated.
With her focus on communication and collaboration, Rae Vogeler makes an excellent candidate for school board. Rae plans to hold listening sessions while running for office and continuing while on the school board. I know she will work towards more inclusive decision making, and work to see that parents, teachers, staff, students, and community residents are represented on the various school board committees.
Shame on me. Shame on Alliant. Shame on the Oregon Town Board. And finally I guess shame on us all.
Could/should we all have tried just a little harder to save the 18 or 19 Oak trees along West Netherwood that were slaughtered last week, or at least save some of them?
But, alas, they are gone and now we know for sure they are dead. However in passing by, I did notice that nearly all of them were quite healthy indeed and probably would have lived many more years.
But what’s been done is done and we should thank Alliant for not wanting to bury the lines at the higher installation and maintenance costs “in order to keep rates low for its customers” and we should also thank the Town Board for not wanting to incur the expense of removing the trees in the future if/when they needed to be taken down.
The Oregon High School Hockey Team is very excited about having our own rink! We would like to thank all of those who helped or donated to make our dream of a rink come true. But we would now like to return the favor to the community and we need your help to do it. We are asking that when you come to the rink you bring with you a non-perishable food item with you. There will be a container at the rink for it and the high school hockey team will make sure this gets to the Oregon Food Pantry. Thanks again for all of your help!
We wish to thank everyone for their efforts in helping to make the Oregon Town & Country Women's Club 2008 Style Show and Luncheon a success. The even was held at the Stoughton Country Club on Nov. 11, with 224 guests attending. As in the past, the money raised from this annual event will be used for high school scholarships and to support various local organizations.
The weekend of July 12 and 13 the Oregon Soccer Association held their annual soccer tournament. This tournament is the major fund-raiser for the club, but it also provides the majority of the fund-raising for the graduating classes (senior class runs the food concessions and junior class runs the bake sale) as well as more minor fundraising for the Hockey Club (snow cones) and the Band Boosters (pizza and that incredible lemonade).
This letter is to vent my reaction to this year's Summer Fest. What has happened to "Our Town"? Is Corporate America taking over? Are we pushing the little guy out? The vendors at this year's fest were doomed from the start. Why would the Chamber allow a vendor in that was literally "GIVING" their product away? There are non-profit vendors selling in order to make this a better community; to put up buildings, to make a difference in Oregon.