By NR Staff • 

Lafayette council to meet Tuesday

LAFAYETTE — Gardening will be on the mind of the Lafayette City Council when it meets Tuesday. The agenda includes proposals for re-landscaping city hall and turning the vacant lot at the corner of Fourth and Market streets into a community garden.

Both issues have been discussed previously. The council is being asked to provide the staff with direction.

The council is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. in the community center, at 133 Adams St. The agenda also includes presentation of the city’s 2012 audit, a review of council rules and an executive session to consult with legal counsel on property transaction issues and conduct its annual evaluation of City Administrator Preston Polasek.


Second robotics team qualifies

AMITY — A second Amity High School robotics team has qualified for the state tournament, slated for March 2 and 3 at OMSI in Portland.

Team 3111 placed first in the qualifying rounds at a regional tournament last weekend. It will join Amity High’s Team 447, which qualified earlier this winter.

Team 3111 consists of Chris Lindseth, Connor Drader and Niklas Emmingham, Team 447 of Kyle Drader, Mathew Oldham, Jack Markee, Katie Wilson and Courtney Schoenbien. Both teams are coached by Craig Hudson.


Railroad corridor purchase in works

The Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail group is expecting to meet with Kevin Kohler of Union Pacific at its next Monthly meeting, set for noon Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

Topics include the status of a corridor purchase agreement with the railroad and a grant application with the Oregon Department of Transportation. The session will be held at Jake’s Deli and Restaurant, 1208 S.W. Baker St. in McMinnville.


Market seeking some design help

Country Financial and the Portland Farmer’s Market are once again inviting Willamette Valley high schoolers to show off their creativity by submitting a design for the market’s environmentally friendly reusable bags. This year’s theme is “Sprouts in the City.”

The winner gets a $1,000 scholarship and the satisfaction of seeing his or her design in front of thousands of market-goers. The second and third placer winners will each get $500 scholarships.

The three top-placing designs will be unveiled on Saturday, April 20 — Earth Day. Entries must be sent to the Portland Farmer’s Market, Farmer’s Market Competition, 240 North Broadway Street, Suite 129, Portland, Oregon, 97227, by Wednesday, March 20.

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