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    The INDEPENDENT, September 2, 2010
Page 21
State announces extension of grant to help adults return to college
On August 16, the State of
Oregon announced that it has
received a third year extension
on a federal grant to help adults
in Oregon start or return to col-
lege, and to also help tradition-
al-aged students learn more
about how to access and afford
a college education.
Funded by a $1.4 million
grant from the U.S. Department
of Education received by Ore-
gon in 2008, the College Ac-
cess Challenge Grant Program
(CACGP) aims to increase the
number of Oregonians who ac-
cess and succeed in higher ed-
ucation, in either a community
college or a 4-year college or
university. A key component of
Oregon’s program is a focus on
getting more adult learners –
over the age of 25 – to either
start or return to college to up-
grade their skills and ensure
greater education and employ-
ment opportunities. The state
launched its “College is Possi-
ble” campaign in the spring of
2009, with two main compo-
nents being a toll-free Adult
Learner College Line (1-877-
848-4669) and website (www. for
Oregonians interested in re-
turning to college, or enrolling
for the first time. College Line
counselors provide help and di-
rection on how to enroll in col-
lege, locate academic pro-
grams, seek financial aid, and
generally start the process.
While the College Line targets
primarily adult learners, pro-
spective students of any age
can call the line for help and
speak with a counselor to help
navigate the college-going
“In a time when we’re seeing
increased demand for higher
education, the Adult Learner
College Line and website are
great resources for Oregonians
interested in going to college,
but who aren’t quite sure how
to get started,” said Joe Holli-
day, assistance vice chancellor
for student success initiatives
for the Oregon University Sys-
tem, and director of CACGP.
“The College Line counselors
are all very knowledgeable and
caring people who spend the
time it takes with callers to help
them get started on the path to
college. This is a great re-
source to help Oregonians
meet their education and train-
ing goals, and we’re thankful to
the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion for making resources avail-
able for a third year that direct-
ly help people in our state dur-
ing a time of limited resources.”
Oregonians can access the
College Line Monday-Friday,
between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00
p.m., at 1-877-848-4669 to get
information on enrolling in a 2-
or 4-year college or university
in Oregon, how to get financial
aid, transfer credits, or get spe-
cific information on programs
for returning or first-time stu-
dents, childcare options, and
other areas. The telephone re-
source line is supplemented by
on-line help at www.OregonOp Several agen-
cies in Oregon are involved in
developing and implementing
the various components of the
CACGP, including the Gover-
From page 18
“The greatest danger to ve-
hicle occupants who are not
properly restrained is ejection
from the vehicle,” said Sheriff
Jeff Dickerson. “Unbelted or
improperly restrained occu-
pants are five times more like
to be ejected than someone
who is properly restrained.”
“Proper use” of restraints is
required by Oregon law and
means the use of the entire belt
system or child restraint as in-
tended by the manufacturer.
For child restraints, it means
using the type of child seat or
booster required by law for the
child’s size and age, and using
that restraint according to the
seat manufacturer and vehicle
manufacturer’s instructions.
Prineville; six grandchildren; and
one great-granddaughter.
Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
nonia in 1995.
She loved animals and the
outdoors and enjoyed arts and
crafts, cooking, fishing, camping
and life. She worked as an office
manager, a siding contractor, in
retail, and in food services.
She was preceded in death by
her father.
Survivors include her hus-
band; her son, David Brooks of
Phoenix, Arizona; her mother of
Croy, Col.; two brothers, Gary
and Allen, both of Croy, Col.; a
sister, Lois Croy of Sweetman,
Col.; two granddaughter; nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and
Remembrances are suggest-
ed to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, OHSU, or Hospice of Wash-
ington County.
72, St. Helens, died August 17,
2010. A celebration of life was
held August 21 in St. Helens with
Bishop Jesse Johnstun officiat-
ing. Private interment was held at
Buxton Cemetery.
Mrs. Marchant was born Au-
gust 30, 1937, in Brigham City,
Utah, to Isaac Charles and Mar-
garet Susanna (Lowe) Long. At
an early age, the family moved to
Tophill. She attended Banks
Union High School.
In 1953, she married Edward
H. Marchant. They made their
home in Tillamook, then Deer Is-
land and Forest Grove before
moving to St. Helens. Their union
was sealed for time and eternity
in Logan Temple on July 3, 1980.
She worked for Kaiser Perma-
nente in medical records and
food service, and did child care in
her home.
She enjoyed playing pinochle,
crafts, canning, cooking, baking,
and her involvement with Young
Women’s Girls Camp through
her church.
She was preceded in death by
her husband.
Survivors include her son,
Todd Marchant of St. Helens; her
daughter, Shay Davis of St. He-
lens; five brothers, Melvin Long
on Conroe, Texas, Delbert Long
of Scappoose, Raymond Long
of Aurora, Howard Long and
Harold Long, both of Gaston;
three sisters, Reva Marchant of
Aloha, Jeannie Parkin-Lewis of
Hillsboro, and Wilma Minor of
Sweet Home; seven grandchil-
dren; her special little friend,
MyLisa; nieces and nephews.
Remembrances are suggest-
ed to the Glenda Marchant
Memorial Fund, c/o Wauna, 500
N. Columbia River Hwy, St. He-
lens, OR 97051, or Fuiten, Rose
& Hoyt Funeral Home, 2308 Pa-
cific Ave., Forest Grove, OR
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral
Home of Forest Grove was in
charge of arrangements.
nor’s Office, the Department of
Community Colleges and
Workforce Development, the
Oregon Student Assistance
Commission (OSAC), the Ore-
gon University System, and the
Oregon Independent Colleges
Association. Individuals repre-
senting each of these con-
stituencies serve in an advisory
capacity, leading several key
initiatives of the grant.
Children focus of safety belt Blitz
James Parker Harmon, Sr.,
74, Banks, died August 26, 2010.
A celebration of life service will
be held today at 3:00 p.m. at the
Forest Grove Assembly of God
Mr. Harmon was born Febru-
ary 27, 1936, in Mt. Vernon,
Washington, to Richard L. and
Mable P. (Parker) Harmon. The
family moved to Sand Springs,
Oklahoma, before moving to
Granite Falls, Wash., in 1941. In
1946, the family moved to Tigard.
He graduated from Scappoose
High School in 1952. He served
in the U.S. Coast Guard Re-
In 1959, he married Christina
Blackburn. They made their
home in California for a short
time before moving to Portland.
They moved to Banks in 1973.
He was a fireman and engineer
for the Portland Fire Dept. for
over 30 years.
He enjoyed his family and
friends, the outdoors, hunting
and fishing. He had a passion for
Hudsons and liked working on
Survivors include his wife; one
son, James Harmon, Jr. of Hills-
boro; three daughters, Rebekah
Dirk of Dundee, LaNae Davidson
of Vancouver, Wash., and Kim-
berly Harmon-Johnson of Aurora;
three brothers, Jerry of Las Ve-
gas, Nevada, Allen of Tighe Val-
ley, and Iral of Clackamas; one
Patsy Gale MacDonald, 58,
Vernonia, died August 14, 2010.
A celebration of life will be held at
the Cedar Side Inn, Vernonia, on
Sunday, September 5, at 1:00
Mrs. MacDonald was born
September 30, 1951, in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, to Kenneth and Eve-
lyn (Swagger) Croy. When she
was five, the family moved to
Golden, Colorado, where she
was raised.
In 1968, she married David
Applehans. They later divorced.
She married Kevin MacDonald in
1992. The made their home in
Minnesota before moving to Ver-
Glenda Frances Marchant,
"A Trusted Name in Funeral Service"
Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt
Funeral Home
Dan Raney
Third Generation
Family Owned & Operated
Jeffrey & Kathryn Hoyt,
Gregory & Rachel Hoyt,
Ross Mathews, Jane Schneider,
Dan Raney, Ron McNeilly,
Stephanie Kachmarek,
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