BRIEFLY.Byline: The Register-Guard
Vets group to offer
free holiday dinner
1 City (1990 pop. 105,227), state capital and seat of Sangamon co., central Ill., on the Sangamon River; settled 1818, inc. as a city 1840. - The Homeless Veteran Coalition will hold a Christmas Holiday Dinner today from noon to 3 p.m. at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center.
The free dinner is open to the public.
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The meal is sponsored by Key Bank, the Hope Center and the Free Food and Music Christian Band.
The center is at 215 West C St. in Springfield.
Film by former resident
up for national award
A Hollywood feature film produced by Eugene native Gina Matthews has been nominated nom·i·nate
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. for a People's Choice Award.
The movie, "13 Going on 30," has been nominated in the category of favorite comedy.
Matthews, a 1986 graduate of North Eugene High School North Eugene High School is a public high school of about 1,200 students in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is located at 200 Silver Lane near the Santa Clara area of Eugene. North Eugene's mascot is the Highlander. , brought a special screening of her film to Eugene's Cinema World in April in honor As a verb, to accept a bill of exchange, or to pay a note, check, or accepted bill, at maturity. To pay or to accept and pay, or, where a credit so engages, to purchase or discount a draft complying with the terms of the draft. of her mother, Yolanda Williams, who is battling cancer.
The awards, to be televised Jan. 9 on CBS (Cell Broadcast Service) See cell broadcast. , are decided by fan voting nationwide. The deadline to vote at www.pcavote.com is Monday. Other films nominated in the favorite comedy category are "Anchorman," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," "Mean Girls" and "Shrek 2."
Mail carriers to collect
for annual food drive
The second weekend of the "Cans for Carriers Who Care" food drive takes place today throughout Lane County.
Residents can leave food out at their mailboxes for letter carriers to collect. All donations go to FOOD for Lane County. Last Saturday, carriers collected more than 66,000 pounds of food, which outpaced last year's first-day total by nearly 20,000 pounds. The goal this year is 120,000 pounds.
Sale of trees, wreaths
to benefit food bank
FOOD for Lane County will hold a benefit sale of holiday trees and wreaths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Sunday: see Sabbath; week. at the GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Road. A suggested donation of $5 to $35 per tree and $10 to $20 per wreath is requested. Proceeds will benefit the GrassRoots Garden program. For information, call 343-2822.