The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 20, 1987, Image 1

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    Edginton will end service
by Marie Stoppelmoor
“This is the first year in 10 years
that I haven’t gone to every
home Blazer game,” Edginton
“I’m also very much an
animal lover,” Edginton says,
“I feed every stray in the coun­
ty. Cats are my big love.” They
love her back stroke.
Edginton’s co-worker, Jean­
nette Kmetic, says the joke
around the office is “we’ll be
reincarnated as cats and go to
Bette’s house.”
One of the most significant
(and happy) events in
Edginton’s recent life is the
birth of her granddaughter.
They plan to spend a lot of the
summer together.
What does Edginton plan for
her retirement?
, “I may go to Hawaii this
summer and I have a lot of
cleaning and yardwork I’d like
to do. I can’t just sit around,”
answered Edginton.
Her co-workers wish to say:
“She’s not only a good
employee,” says Neil Williams,
“but a good friend.”
“I’m happy for her,” said
Jeanette Kmetic, “but not for
us. We’ll miss her.”
Features Editor
Bette Edginton, savior of
stray animals and dedicated
mail carrier, is retiring.
Edginton has been delivering
mail around the Clackamas
Community College campus
since 1973. It was estimated by
her boss, Neil Williams, that she
has delivered seven million piec­
ed of mail since she has been
here. “That’s too many,”’
Edginton jokes.
Before coming to CCC,
Edginton held a variety of jobs
including beautician, wife,
grocery clerk, mother of two,
matron at the jail, office cleaner
and clerk in the tax department
in the Oregon City courthouse.
Rain or sleet or fire?
One of Edginton’s most
memorable days working as a
mail carrier was in 1984 when
she got the mail through even
though a building near the mail
office was on fire.
After 14 years what Edginton
likes about her job is “I like the
people and the job (sorting and
delivery), but it’s getting really
So at 66 years of age, Edgin-
Bette Edginton
ton decided to retire and pursue
her personal interests.
“Her nickname on campus,”
according to her co-workers,
“is Blazer Bette.”
Edginton confirms this,
stating that her favorite
TrailBlazer is Jerome Kersey.
Cooperative work
expansion planned
by Mary Prath
Staff Writer
Clackamas Community Col­
lege has had Cooperative Work
Experience Education for 19
years. The areas the Co-op
work experience has been in is
vocational jobs such as welding,
mechanics, and business related
jobs. CCC would like to expand
those areas for the benefit of
Kit Youngren and David
Dickson are working on a pro­
posal for the federal govern­
ment to approve funds. Mel
Hostager is on the committee
for the project.
“We are trying to expand the
Work Experience Project to
academic areas, such as
English, Math, Science,
History, and Psychology...” ex­
plained Mel Hostager. Hostager
has been involved with the
Work Experience Program
from the beginning.
Tide VIII of the Higher
Education Act offers an oppor­
tunity, through federal funding,
to support the expansion of
cooperative education in areas
other than Vocational jobs. The
benefits of this program to the
student are job experience, and
ability to relate the theory learn­
ed in the classroom to practice,
and receive a total education.
Another benefit of the program
is earned money, much needed
by most college students.
What is involved in CO-OP? A
lot of guidelines. In order to
secure CO-OP course credit you
must be gainfully employed at
least 10-20 hours per week in a
job that is directly related to your
major course of study. You also
must be able to set and ac­
complish (with the assistance of
your work supervisor) mean­
ingful and measurable learning
objectives (task-oriented goals)
that will significantly improve
your performance and produc­
tivity on the job. The student and
supervisor might set objectives
aimed at improving performance
on existing job tasks and respon­
sibilities; set objectives that will
teach additional skills, or work in
areas other than those the student
has already mastered. An exam­
pleobjective would be: “Improve
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McDowell constructs new
by Heleen Veenstra
News Editor
Bids for the new signs for the
front apd back entrance of
Clackamas Community College
were opened Monday, May 18.
The bid went to Ralph
McDowell Company for
$38,000. The board will make
an official decision at their June
3 meeting whether or not to take
the bid.
In November new signs and
landscaping was up for bids,
but with taking on a new logo,
everything was put on hold.
“Before the bids we could see
it would cost more than budget-
ted.” Bill Ryan, Administrative
Dean of College Services and
Planning said. Now, the land­
scaping is cancelled and the bids
for the signs are done.
The signs were budgetted for
this year, but once its up for
bids, the money can be carried
over to next year, Ryan explain-
The front entrance sign will be an S-shaped brick wall which will
display three signs. The new back entrance will be on the other side
of the road, while the old sign will be removed. The arrows indicate
where the new signs will be located.
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