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A new grant is aimed as changing school meals in the Jefferson County and Culver School Districts to offer more nutritious meals that students will prefer. The $25,000 grant will bring together Oregon State University researchers and the Extension Services plus local county health departments. Glenda Hyde with the OSU Extension Service says the money will be used for various things:  "We are doing a number of different things. We’re paying for some resources within the district, within one of the school districts to do some of their own recipe testing to make the changes for lower sodium and lower sugar. And then Culver School District has opted to have that review, analysis and testing done on campus with some dietetics students who are supervised by the head of the dietetics program there." Hyde says during the school year, many students eat about two-thirds of their meals at school, and they hope this program will help them develop good eating choices. She adds that they chose Jefferson County and Culver Schools because statistics show they are some of the unhealthiest areas in the state.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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