Pickler, Wolfgram win scholarships
PENDLETON - Two local students were named among the 136 scholars selected to receive the Ford Family Foundation "Ford Scholar" award.
Stacie Pickler of Adams and Damian Wolfgram of Pendleton were selected from the more than 3,700 students who applied for the scholarship. The award was created in 1996 by the Ford Family Foundation, which was established by Kenneth W. Ford, founder of Roseburg Forest Products.
In addition to financial need and merit qualifications, Ford scholars must attend or plan to attend an accredited nonprofit or private two- or four-year college in their state of residence. The program is open to students in 79 communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County in California.
Pickler will pursue a degree in physical science at Linfield College while Wolfgram will major in economics at Willamette University.
M-F School Board to meet Monday
MILTON-FREEWATER - The Milton-Freewater School Board will address personnel and grant issues in Monday night's meeting.
The board will consider approving three grants totaling $12,432.
Two grants are from the George T. Welch Testamentary Trust. One, for $3,000, would go to the library automation project at Grove Elementary. The second grant, for $3,932, would be for the intramural programs at Ferndale Elementary, Freewater Elementary and Central Middle School.
The third grant, from the Boeing Company Charitable Trust for $5,500, would go to STELLAR.
The board will also consider hiring Michelle Stone as Grove Elementary's half-time Remedial reading teacher and approving an extra duty contract for Dave Houchin as Central Middle School's assistant football coach.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Central Middle School. Before the meeting the school board will hold a workshop about the board goals for the 2002-2003 school year.
Athena-Weston board to meet
ATHENA - The Athena-Weston School Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Athena Elementary School.
Scheduled action items are personnel issues, policy review and the board vacancy.
Milton-Freewater gets new drop box
MILTON-FREEWATER - The city has added a new utility payment drop box in front of the post office on Broadway Street.
The drop box is painted white with black lettering and is beside the regular mail boxes, said a statement from the assistant city manager's office.
Milton-Freewater residents are encouraged to use the box during the construction of the new library.
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