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Low-income residents eligible for energy bill help

Lane County will receive another $500,000 in federal funds to help low-income residents pay home heating.

The money is the county's share of $200 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance, or LIHEAP, emergency funds for states. Oregon received more than $2 million in federal aid.

The money will help about 2,000 homes in the county, which has more than 6,600 households on waiting lists for assistance.

The funds supplement about $900,000 received by the county in November, putting the program at $1.4 million for the winter.

The Lane County Human Services Commission disburses the funds through intake agencies around the county.

Qualified low-income households may receive up to $320 per year toward energy costs such as electric, gas, oil, propane and firewood supplies. For details and how to apply, call 682-3835.

Springfield police panel has opening

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield has an opening on its 10-member Police Planning Task Force and the city's looking for the right person for the volunteer job.

The task force provides citizen input to the police chief regarding long-term strategies and development of police policies and procedures.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Applications are available in the city manager's office at City Hall, 225 Fifth St. The position is for a citizen-at-large representative. The term will be from April 2003 to April 2007.

The City Council recommends that applicants attend at least one task force meeting before the appointments are made. The next meeting will be Thursday at the Springfield Police Department.

For more information about the task force or for future meeting information, call Michael Harman, 726-3729.

Chamber orchestra concert tickets on sale

YACHATS - Tickets are now on sale for a Sunday concert by the Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra to benefit the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program.

The program features a solo by principal clarinetist Shannon Dickey doing Carl Stamitz's "Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra." Other music includes works by Corelli, Rosetti, Rossini, Satie and Schubert.

The 35-member orchestra, led by Ron DeVour and Joanne Wieman-Mounce, is made up of musicians from the central Oregon Coast.

Sunday's performance will be at 2 p.m. at the Yachats Commons. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at Toad Hall, Robin and What's His Name, or the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program office.

City Club to resume Patriot Act discussion

Discussion of the Patriot Act will continue today at the City Club of Eugene's Tuesday After Five meeting.

Hope Marston of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee will speak. The meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. at Cafe Paradiso, 115 W. Broadway.

Cicero Society to hear volcano lecture

The Cicero Society will meet at noon Thursday in the Wildish Room of the Town Club, Citizens Building, 975 Oak St.

Julie Roberge, Ph.D. candidate in geology, will present "Volcanos in the Pacific Northwest." For details, call 937-2942.
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