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Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District board meeting - 7 p.m. Education Service District center 905 Fourth Ave. S.E., Albany. Eight candidates being interviewed for vacancies on the Lincoln County School District Board. Candidates by zone are: Zone 1: Edith Stoval, John Baird; Zone 2: Herbert Baum, David Cramer; Zone 4: Billie Jo Smith, Mary Johnson; Zone 5: Jean Turner, Eugene Cvar.

(541) 812-2600.



South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team Steering Committee - 1 p.m., Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Clubhouse, 57744 Round Lake Drive. Discussion of interagency narcotics team's future in the wake of defeat by voters of a taxing district to cover funding problems. 396-3121, Ext. 700.


Bill of Rights celebration: The Cottage Grove-based Center for the Advancement of Liberty will hold a "Bill of Rights Celebration" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gateway Mall in Springfield. The event happens 211 years after the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was added on Dec. 15, 1791. The party will be held in the mall's community room, just inside the food court area. For more information, call 942-9092.

One-day school closure: Dorena School will be closed all day Thursday as Lane Electric Cooperative works to upgrade an electrical substation in the Dorena-Culp Creek area. Power will be cut in the area from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Child's Way School in Culp Creek also will be affected. The school will operate on a modified schedule. Call 942-3381, Ext. 130, for more information.


Planning Commission - 7 p.m., City Hall, 400 E. Main St. 942-5501.



School Board Strategic Planning Finance Committee - 6:45 a.m., district office, 182 S. 2nd St. 895-6000.


Foundations join forces: A new affiliation between the Douglas Community Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation will allow Douglas County residents to give charitable organizations a wider range of assets such as cash, securities, real estate, farmland and business interests, and get full tax benefits, according to a statement from the Oregon Community Foundation. The affiliation will also create more access to grants for nonprofit organizations seeking financial support. For more information, call Jack Snodgrass at 672-4203.



City Council - 7 p.m., Dunes City Community Building, 82877 Spruce St. Rural tourism marketing plan; restroom improvements in community building; application for appointment of Road Commission; right-of-way use request for dock; skateboarding complaint; water rights discussions; fire service payment; donations to Project Graduation and Humane Society; City Hall water system; audit report; office closure for administrative reorganization. 997-3338.


Heceta Lightstation open house: A variety of music along with hot apple cider and holiday cheer will be available for the next two weekends at the Heceta Lightstation - the former residence for the lighthouse keepers north of Florence.

The Victorian Christmas Open House will run Saturday and Sunday both weekends from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Musical performers this Saturday night will include celtic harpist Kholella Bratang and saxophonist Paul Biondi. Sunday's performers include harpist Carol Anne Smith and the River City Rascals barbershop quartet accompanied by members of the Siuslaw High School band.

The house will be decorated the way it might have looked at Christmas 100 years ago, and Santa Claus will make nightly visits. Refreshments will be provided. A shuttle bus will run between parking at the Heceta Lighthouse Scenic Wayside (Devil's Elbow) and the old keeper's house. Visitors can walk up to the lighthouse, but should bring flashlights. For more information, call 547-3696.

City panels need members: The city is accepting applications to fill vacancies on several advisory panels. The vacancies, to be filled by City Council appointments, are on the Airport Advisory Committee, the Budget Committee, the Events Center Advisory Committee, the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission, the Transit Advisory Committee, and the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Some of the committees require residence within the city limits. Others have positions for people who live within the city's urban growth boundary. There also are vacancies for student positions on the Events Center Advisory Committee and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Applications are available at City Hall. The deadline for submitting them is Jan. 3. For more information or to request a mailed application, call Barbara Miller, 997-3437.


Siuslaw School Board - 6:30 p.m., Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak St. High school driver education tuition price increase. Public hearing on proposed school budget cuts. 997-2651.



Florence Area Chamber of Commerce - Noon, Lovejoy's Restaurant, Pier Point Inn, 85625 Highway 101. Dennis Davidson and Shirley Stentz with the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation discuss development of Oregon's first dive park near the north jetty of the Siuslaw River. 997-3128.



City Council - 7 p.m., City Hall, 354 Smith St. 995-6655.



City Council - 7 p.m., City Hall, 915 North Lake Road. Set date for lottery for new sewer connections; zone change for property behind water district office from general residential to public facility zone. 759-3011.



Board of Commissioners - 9 a.m., Commissioners' Conference Room, Public Service Building, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene. Update on capital improvement projects; logo modifications; public hearing on amendments to the Junction City Comprehensive Plan. 682-4203.

Fair Board - 5 p.m., Meeting Room No. 2. Convention Center, Lane County Fairgrounds, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene. 682-7338.

Vegetation Management Committee - 5:15 p.m. dinner, 5:30 p.m. meeting, Public Works Department, 3040 N. Delta Highway, Eugene. 682-6908.

Community Mental Health Advisory and Local Alcohol and Drug Planning committees - 5:30 p.m., Lane County Mental Health Building, 2411 Centennial Blvd., Eugene. 682-3777.

Roads Advisory Committee - 5:30 p.m. dinner, 5:45 p.m. meeting, Public Works Department, 3040 N. Delta Highway, Eugene. 682-6911.


Metropolitan Policy Committee - 11:30 a.m., Board Room, Lane Transit District, 3500 E. 17th Ave., Eugene (Glenwood). 682-7407.

Transportation Planning Committee - 1:30 p.m., Board Room, Lane Transit District, 3500 E. 17th Ave., Eugene (Glenwood). 682-4044.

Public Safety Coordinating Council - 2 p.m., Carmichael Room, Juvenile Justice Center, 2727 Centennial Blvd., Eugene. 682-4511.

McKenzie Watershed Council - 5:30 p.m., call for location. 682-9076.

Lane Council of Governments Board - 7 p.m., Fourth Floor Large Conference Room, LCOG, 99 E. Broadway, Suite 400, Eugene. 682-4395.



Fire Board - 7:30 p.m., Fire Hall. 942-7539.


Casino accepts "Toys for Tots:" The Mill Casino is accepting donations for the U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program. People who want to donate can drop off new toys at the donation station in the casino near the Coffee Mill espresso bar and the Cook Shack Buffet. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 22.



Rural Fire Protection District - 7 p.m., Fire Hall, 36024 Highway 58. 747-8016.



City Council - 1 p.m. work session, 2 p.m. business meeting, Civic Meeting Room, Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101. Public works installation fee; stage sound and lighting policy for Yachats Commons; establish criteria for allocating sewer connections; League of Oregon Cities funding for Public Employment Retirement System analysis; long-range planning discussion. 547-3565.
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Date:Dec 11, 2002
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