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District looking to fill openings on Budget Committee

The Eugene School District is seeking applicants for two openings on its Budget Committee. Applicants, who must live within school district boundaries and be registered voters, should submit an application by 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and plan to attend the Oct. 8 School Board meeting to explain their qualifications and interest in the position.

The three-year terms run through June 30, 2007. The 14-member committee, made up of the seven School Board members and seven citizens, meets once each in October and December and two or three times in May during the budget approval process.

Applications are available by calling 687-3309, stopping by the Education Center at 200 N. Monroe St. or downloading an application from Applications must be mailed or delivered to the Education Center or faxed to 687-3691.

School Garden Project to host benefit tour

The School Garden Project will host a benefit school garden tour, "Taste the Harvest," on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The gardens at five schools will be showcased: River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary, the Eugene Waldorf School, Charlemagne at Fox Hollow Elementary, Eastside/Parker Elementary and Goshen School.

Youth gardeners and their adult supporters will be on hand to give tours and presentations, and to offer tastes of the harvest. All proceeds will support youth gardening at local schools.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at Down to Earth, the Lane County Farmers' Market consignment booth and at participating schools.

League of Oregon Cities plans poster, essay contests

The League of Oregon Cities is sponsoring a statewide poster contest for seventh-graders and an essay contest for 10th-graders on the topic, "If I were Mayor, I would ... '

The contests ask students to imagine they have just been elected mayor and are working on a budget to pay for various city services.

Essays should discuss those ideas and posters should illustrate what the writer's city would look like if the ideas became reality. Judges will consider creativity, development of ideas, clarity of thought, environmental stewardship and leadership.

All qualified entries will be showcased at the League of Oregon Cities' 79th annual conference in Portland in early November. First-place winners will receive a $500 savings bond and a new computer, and will be invited to the conference.

To enter the contest, students should go to, click on the green "Annual Conference" button and then select the "Awards" and "Poster Essay Contest" menu options. Entry forms are also available at schools and local city halls.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

Corps of Engineers offers workshop for teachers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites teachers and resource specialists to a free educational workshop titled `Energy and Society' to be held Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bonneville Lock and Dam, 40 miles east of Portland.

The corps is working with the Oregon Forestry Education Program to provide the workshop for teachers to learn about the complex interactions between people and resources. Participants will learn activities they can use with their students and receive the Project Learning Tree Activity and Bonneville Dam Teacher guides.

The workshop is geared toward K-8 teachers. For more information or to register, call the Bradford Island Visitor Center at (541) 374-8820 or visit

Pleasant Hill seeks Budget Committee members

The Pleasant Hill School District is seeking two new Budget Committee members to serve three-year terms. Applicants must live within the district and be registered voters.

The committee usually meets two or three times between April and June. Anyone interested in applying should call 746-9646 for an application form or pick one up at the district office, 36386 Highway 58. The deadline is 3 p.m. Oct. 1.

Wellsprings event to honor former student

Wellsprings Friends School in Eugene will host "ManiFest: A Celebration and Reflection on Life, Death and Transformation," from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The free event will celebrate the spirit of former student Mani Shimada, who died last September from bacterial meningitis. Activities will include music, a dove release and dedication, food, presentations and information booths.

The school is at 3590 W. 18th Ave. For information, call 686-1223 or 485-0076.
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Date:Sep 20, 2004
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