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Students at Bear Creek and Juniper Elementarys in Bend won't have to buy school supplies this year. The American Licorice Company, which makes Red Vines, donated $70,000 to pay for school supplies for the two school's students. Laurel Weiland with American Licorice, says this year, the company has doubled the funds it donates to their local communities. “We're focusing in Bend, Oregon, where are corporate offices are and in LaPorte, Indiana and Union City, California where we have manufacturing plants. We've identified the schools that have the highest number of kids in free and reduced lunch programs.” The free backpacks will be passed out at back to school barbecues at Juniper Elementary on August 31st and at Bear Creek on September 1st. Otherwise, kids can get the backpacks on the first day of school.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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