In Brief

Scholarships available

Five-hundred dollar scholarships are available to 2007 high school graduates who want to study massage therapy and holistic health at the Holistic Life Institute in Oakdale.

The money is from the Holistic Life Institute of Certified Massage Therapy and Natural Health. Applicants must be 18 by the start of classes on Nov. 12. The campus is located at 730 East F St., Oakdale. To apply, please call the institute's financial aid office at 918-0647 or e-mail a request for a catalog and scholarship application to

Newman FFA

Newman FFA has been approved to use two acres of Orestimba High School's land to build its new school farm. The farm will facilitate market animals, such as pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and poultry. The students will also grow perennial and annual crops.

The farm should increase the number of students who show animals at the summer fairs, as well as enrich classroom learning. The Orestimba High School agriculture department hopes to have the fencing go up in the next couple months and the school farm up and running within the next few years.

Nominations needed

The Oakdale District Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations of individuals for Oakdale's Junior Achievement Award. For an application call the chamber at 847-2244. Deadline is Dec. 1. A Chamber committee will review the nominations and select the winner. The winner of this nomination will be announced at Oakdale's Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 18.

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