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7 Sentence Scary Story: Contest Winner – Three Down, Two to Go

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
7 Sentence Scary Story: Contest Winner – Three Down, Two to Go

by Christopher Xanthos, Grade 6 Once, there was a little girl shopping with her mom to look for toys when the girl saw one doll that she really wanted. It had a pink dress and it held up two fingers on its right hand as if it was making a peace sign. As they were […]

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Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Aleena, Super Kid

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Aleena, Super Kid

Southridge High School junior Aleena K. is really good at math. So good in fact that she has recently completed the Kumon math program which ends with college level differential calculus. Aleena K, you are a super kid, keep up the good work! About Aleena Aleena is an active member of Speech and Debate, Choir, […]

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Literary Corner: Liars and Defilers

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Liars and Defilers

The Toxic Sphere Saga Continues! “Toxic Sphere, Volume 2: Liars and Defilers” is published. I was blessed to have two amazing events happened in parallel. My first book in the Toxic Sphere series, “Our Goodwill Ship,” won a CIPA EVVY Award. The novel took second place in the Action and Adventure category.  Shortly after I […]

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Food for Thought: Tips to Ensure Your Holidays Are Happy

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Food for Thought: Tips to Ensure Your Holidays Are Happy

By Celia Lambert, PhD By now we are well into the holiday season. Our thoughts of meal planning, parties, family gatherings, gift exchange, travel and extra financial burdens can become overwhelming. If you are filled with anticipation and anxiety, excitement and maybe some depression, you are not alone. It is common to suffer from the […]

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Community Submission: Beating the Winter Blues

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Beating the Winter Blues

By Jennifer Means, ND, LAc Winter is upon us. It’s barely sunrise when we leave for work and past sundown by the time we get home.  And now the rains set in with day after day of gloomy gray skies. Does the winter get you down? For many in the Pacific Northwest, these dark months […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Kevin Moran, Employed

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Kevin Moran, Employed

By The Dirkse CC Team Kevin Moran is a hard-working, determined man from Beaverton; so determined that he did not let his disability stop him from his goal of obtaining his fork lift certification and obtaining a job where he could advance and grow. Kevin was hired at The Home Depot on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway […]

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Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senior Thoughts: National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Rhonda Kay Leonard December 4-10 Cold and flu season is upon us. Perhaps that’s the reason healthcare professionals are reminding us to take handwashing seriously: handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  We all know to wash our hands before preparing food and after using the bathroom, but the […]

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Beaverton Committee on Aging: Share Some Holiday Spirit

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Committee on Aging: Share Some Holiday Spirit

By Suzanne VanSlyke The holidays have officially arrived! And with the holidays comes the tradition of family and friends gathering together, planning special menus, buying presents, caroling and sending greetings to those we love. It sounds like a lovely picture but sadly, everyone doesn’t have a Norman Rockwell holiday. For many older adults, the holidays […]

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Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 5, Clean on Fridays

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local History: Our Town – Our Story: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done: Part 5, Clean on Fridays

by Ann Koppy, BHSoc Historian Pioneer women followed a regular routine for household chores: Wash on Monday. Iron on Tuesday. Mend on Wednesday. Churn on Thursday. Clean on Friday. Bake on Saturday. Rest on Sunday. Friday’s Chore Another chore for pioneer women and young girls in the family was cleaning their homes. Although Friday was […]

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Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Leona!

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Community Submission: Happy 100th Birthday Leona!

By Michael Baliton Born: November 29, 1916 in Northern Texas Leona was born during the Great Depression and experienced the Dustbowl! During high school she remembers looking to the west and somedays she could see the dust clouds rolling in with dark skies. She would have to hurry and chase the chickens inside. Somedays it […]

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