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Byline: The Register-Guard

Cottage Grove Cottage Grove, village (1990 pop. 22,935), Washington co., SE Minn., near the St. Croix River; inc. 1965. There is farming (cattle, sheep, corn, and soybeans) and manufacturing (chemicals and machinery).  cadet to be in White House ceremony

Army ROTC Cadet Peter Gilroy, a native of Cottage Grove, will be among 23 Army cadets Army Cadets could refer to:
  • Members of the Army Cadet Force (UK)
  • Members of the Cadet Corps, New Zealand Cadet Forces
  • Members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets
  • Members of the American Cadet Alliance Army Brigade
  • Members of the Australian Army Cadets
 selected to participate in a White House ceremony on Thursday.

President Bush will participate in the joint commissioning ceremony involving 55 ROTC cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Gilroy is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Well water testing Water Testing
Water testing is used around the world on various waterways to improve the quality of the water and test how well the water is already. It is vital for many people around the water-ways and for drinking water.
, classes offered this month

CORVALLIS - The OSU (Open Source UNIX) Refers to the Unix variants that are maintained as open source, which were primarily BSD Unix and Linux until Sun made its Solaris operating system open source in 2005.  Extension Service will offer free water testing - and free classes on wells and septic systems - through the OSU Extension Well Water Program this month. Many residents of South Benton and Linn counties live in areas where groundwater contains high nitrate levels. The contaminants are associated with a type of blue-baby syndrome and other health problems

`Rural Living Basics: Well Water and Septic Tanks,' will be offered twice at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 N. W. Monroe St.: from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday or from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 23. Register by calling (541) 766-3556 or chrissy.lucas@ oregonstate.edu.

Class participants may bring half a cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container for nitrate testing. Those attending the class can obtain coliform bacteria coliform bacteria

Rod-shaped bacteria usually found in the intestinal tracts of animals, including humans. Coliform bacteria do not require but can use oxygen, and they do not form spores. They produce acid and gas from the fermentation of lactose sugar.
 tests of their drinking water drinking water

supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g.
 at a discount rate of $20. To participate, pick up a specimen bottle Noun 1. specimen bottle - a bottle for holding urine specimens
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
 at the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension office; at Linn linn  
n. Scots
1. A waterfall.

2. A steep ravine.



[Scottish Gaelic linne, pool, waterfall.]
 Benton Community College's Lebanon Center; at the Oregon Forestry Department in Philomath; or at Dari-Mart stores in Monroe and Harrisburg.

For more information, visit www.wellwater.oregonstate .edu.

State to honor EWEB EWEB Eugene Water and Electric Board (Oregon)  for worker safety program

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Administration Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. agency established (1970) in the Dept. of Labor (see Labor, United States Department of) to develop and enforce regulations for the safety and health of workers in businesses that are engaged in interstate  will honor the Eugene Water & Electric Board for its worker safety program at a ceremony today at EWEB headquarters, 500 E. Fourth Ave.

EWEB is among 112 regulated employers in Oregon, out of 91,000, to have met the benchmarks of the agency's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP. The certification recognizes commitment to safety, ongoing training, accountability, employee involvement, controlling hazards, investigating accidents and evaluating results.

EWEB last year had an injury rate with time lost from work that was 10 percent below the industry average for power utilities.

Today's ceremony begins at noon.

County seeks members

for health advisory panel

The Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants for the Lane County mental health advisory/local alcohol and drug planning committee planning committee n (in local government) → comité m de planificación .

The committee advises on mental health, developmental disabilities developmental disabilities (DD),
n.pl the pathologic conditions that have their origin in the embryology and growth and development of an individual. DDs usually appear clinically before 18 years of age.
, and alcohol and drug abuse by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program.

There are two lay member positions for those with a specific interest and knowledge in children's mental health. The terms are four years; the deadline to apply is June 15.

Applications are available in the commissioners office, Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Call 682-4203.

Zumwalt Park closing

subject of meeting

VENETA - Lane County Commissioners Bill Fleenor and Peter Sorenson, and County Parks Director Todd Winter will meet with area residents tonight to talk about the planned closure of Zumwalt Park on Fern Ridge Lake.

The park - popular with bird watchers, picnickers and dog walkers - is among a dozen county parks and boat landings slated to close because of financial constraints. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road. Area residents fear that, in addition to lost recreation opportunities, tourism-related local businesses will suffer with the closure of Zumwalt and two other Fern Ridge parks: Orchard Point and Perkins Peninsula. For information, call Mary Monette at 683-6836.

Veneta's tree code

is topic of open house

VENETA - An open house is planned Thursday night to help the city take another swing at its tree preservation and removal code.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Konnie Room of the Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Road. City staff members will present information on the code update and hear comments on trees, development and how to improve the management of Veneta's urban forest.

Send announcements to: Briefly News at The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440, fax 683-7631 or e-mail rgnews@guardnet.com.
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