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Meals on Wheels n. 1. A program that delivers hot meals to persons, such as the elderly or disabled, who are confined to their homes and unable to cook for themselves; also, the meals thus delivered. Such programs are usually conducted by governmental or charitable organizations.  seeks volunteers to deliver food

SPRINGFIELD - Meals on Wheels in the Springfield area needs five volunteers to meet local needs.

Requests for the service continue to increase and by winter, the agency expects demand to exceed its capacity to deliver meals. To do so requires adding a fifth route and five volunteers.

Volunteers work one weekday each week, from 10:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m. delivering about 15 meals to homebound home·bound
Restricted or confined to home, as of an invalid.
 elderly people in the area. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and may work alone or with someone else. Mileage expenses can be reimbursed.

For more information, call Lee Johnson Lee Johnson is the name of:
  • Lee Johnson (American football player) (born in 27 November 1961 in Conroe, Texas), a former American football player
  • Lee Johnson (footballer) (born 7 June 1981 in Newmarket), an English professional footballer
 at 736-4408.

Biological control of farming to be discussed at event

CORVALLIS - "BugScaping 2004: Practical Conservation Biological Control for Your Farm" is the title of the second annual Biological Control Faire to be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benton County Benton County is the name of nine counties in the United States:
  • Benton County, Arkansas
  • Benton County, Indiana
  • Benton County, Iowa
  • Benton County, Minnesota
  • Benton County, Mississippi
  • Benton County, Missouri
  • Benton County, Oregon
 Fairground auditorium in Corvallis.

The event, sponsored by Oregon State University Oregon State University, at Corvallis; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1858 as Corvallis College, opened 1865. In 1868 it was designated Oregon's land-grant agricultural college and was taken over completely by the state in 1885. , Oregon Tilth Founded in 1974, Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit membership organisation dedicated to supporting and advocating organic food and farming. Oregon Tilth provides independent certification of organic food producers and suppliers.  and area farmers, will present information on using conservation biological control measures, inviting beneficial insects Beneficial Insects are any of a number of species of insects that perform valued services like pollination and pest control. The concept of beneficial is subjective and only arises in light of desired outcomes from a human perspective.  to a farm, hosting them over the seasons, assessing how they fit into the overall pest management scheme and exchanging the latest news on biological control in the area. Booths will provide information on insectary in·sec·tar·y   or in·sec·tar·i·um
n. pl. in·sec·tar·ies or in·sec·tar·i·a
A place for keeping, breeding, or observing living insects.
 plantings, hedgerows, beetle banks, pollinators, insect biology, ecology and identification, seeds, orchard biological control, birds and bats. Admission is $5. For information call, (541) 737-9082 or (541) 373-6272 or e-mail or

Annual Pearl Harbor Anniversary Dinner scheduled

The Defense Education Committee will hold its 63rd annual Pearl Harbor Anniversary Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene on Dec. 7 beginning at 6:15 p.m. with a no-host cocktail session and continuing at 7 p.m. with a buffet meal featuring roast beef, turkey, salad, vegetables, dessert and beverage.

Radio talk show host Lars Larson will conduct his evening nationwide broadcast, "Remember Pearl Harbor," during the event.

The cost is $20 per person. Advance reservations are required. For information, contact Len Chase at 343-0285 or John Zollinger at 688-4770.

Send announcements to: Briefly News at The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440, fax 683-7631 or e-mail
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Title Annotation:General News; REGION
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 25, 2004
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