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Wednesday, October 10, 1984
Clackamas Community College
Vol. XVII, No. 2
' Community forum examines
jest ici de, herbicide usage
The John Inskeep En­
vironmental Learning Center
(ELC), together with the
nationally-accredited Institute
of the Rockies, is sponsoring a
community forum on careful
uses of pesticides, herbicides
ten and alternative methods
tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
The forum will be held in
Clackamas Community Col­
lege’s Community Center and
is one of several “Chemical
Agenda” discussions in four
Northwestern states. The
forum will present five distinct
perspectives of’ the current
issue and will include suffi­
dent time for audience com­
ment and questions.
The control of pests is a ma­
jor concern of the Northwest’s
number one industry,
agriculture, and of significant
interest in forestry, home
woodlot or grounds manage­
ment and the home gardener.
Charles Puckett, ELC
organizer of the event, said the
recent “controversy over the
use and misuse” of pesticides
has made it a major topic of
Oregon itself has experienc­
ed such an issue with the pro­
blem of controlling gypsy
moths in Salem and the pine
beetles of central Oregon,
Puckett said. At the same
time, activists are questioning
the adequacy of federal
pesticide testing and registra­
The ELC and Institute of
the Rockies believe pesticides
are a public policy issue, one
whose resolution demands
citizen participation and
analysis. “The Chemical
Agenda” is a unique oppor­
tunity for citizens of whatever
persuasion to participate in a
balanced discussion of this
Puckett said there would be
“people presenting both sides
of the picture” at the forum.
Two of the speakers will be
provided by the Institute of
the Rockies, while the remain­
ing three will be provided by
the ELC. 1
Experts and featured
speakers will include Dr. Ruth
Shearer, a consultant in
genetic toxicology from Issa­
quah, Wash.; Dr. Frank Dost,
a toxicologist with the Depart­
of Agricultural
Chemistry at Oregon State
University; Richard Allen
Miller, author and specialist in
herb farming and plant uses at
Rogue Community College;
Gary Calaba, from the DEQ
Hazardous Waste Division,
and Dave Deitz of Oregonians
for Food and Shelter.
This public interest forum is
a first of its kind and is being,
funded through the Northwest
Area Foundation of St. Paul,
Minn. It will include a com­
munity potluck dinner and ex­
hibits session starting at 6:30
p.m. preceding the forum.
Puckett said around 150 peo­
ple are expected to attend.
For more information about
the forum, contact the ELC at
657-8400, ext. 351.
ELC TURTLE BASKS in warm October rays.
College’s Board to meet
off campus tonight
Resolutions approving pro­
motions to faculty and ad­
ministrative positions are two
important items to be discuss-
èd at tonight’s Board of
Education meeting, scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. at the Business
Center of Clackamas County
in Oregon City.
Child Development Center receives new programs
Janna Cook named new center director
By Shelley Davis
Of the Print
An information referral ser­
vice, a sliding fee and the Lat­
chkey Child Care Program are
all new additions to the Child
Development Center located
in the Orchard Center.
The United Way is sponsor­
ing the information referral
service, which features listings
of child care centers and
homes designed for the conve­
nience of others. ,
If parents’ working hours
are inconvenient or one care
center doesn’t have enough
room for their children the
caller is referred to other
homes and centers in the area,
said Janna Cook, the new
CDC director.
There are approximately
900 different child care centers
on list for this service. Usually
there is one information refer­
ral service for each county and
if more are able to be pulled
together and organized, the
better it is for the community.
“We get anywhere from 50
calls one month to 300 calls
the next month just for the in­
formation referral service,
Cook said.
A sliding fee which is a fee
to be paid at a later date, was
created to help the parent in
need of child care, but who
also needed the convenience of
paying for costs in small
payments. It has been found
to be very convenient.
The program offering child
care before and after school to
help the working parent is call­
ed the Latchkey Program.
There are 35 to 37 children in
the program at this time. The
Latchkey Program is conve­
nient for working parents,
who are able to pick their
children up at any time after
This will be the first year for
the new child care center to be
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located at Clackamas Com­
munity College. Throughout
the summer, the child care
program moved from the
basement of the First Baptist
Church, in Oregon City,
where it had been located since
1976, to the Child Develop­
ment Center at the College.
The program will be replacing
the previous child care pro­
gram, which was supervised by
Myra Lunn.
The biggest increase in
enrollment for the center hap­
pened when the College
started classes. Enrollment has
been approximately 50 percent
College-related and 50 percent
Structural changes for the
center included the construc­
tion of an observation room
for visitors interested in learn­
ing more about the center.
Cook has been very excited
about the new location, the
new programs and the
organization of it all. “I was
down at the church with the
agency for eight years, but it
seems longer than that,” she
Overall, Cook said the pro­
grams are off to a good start
with enrollment and en­
thusiasm. “It’s a quality day
care for low income
parents!” she added.