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Garden party to honor

Men of Long Tom Grange

JUNCTION CITY - A garden party Thursday will honor The Men of the Long Tom Grange as recipients of Soroptimist International of Eugene's Community Enrichment Award.

The service organization selected the 12 "centerfolds" in recognition of their innovate fund raising, after their nude-calendar spoof earned more than $250,000 for Junction City schools. Tickets are $30 for the event, which will feature Oregon wines, a "light fare" menu and a silent auction in support of projects including the Looking Glass Evaluation and Treatment Center. The garden party will begin at 6 p.m. at the Beacon House, 90980 River Road. For information, call 688-1824.

Public invited to share

ideas with police panel

Residents on Wednesday are invited to share their thoughts with the Eugene Police Commission, as it begins a review of police department policies and procedures for handling and investigating complaints.

A public forum will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Erb Memorial Union Fishbowl at the University of Oregon.

"This is the first of several opportunities for the community to weigh in on this topic and assist the police commission in identifying key issues and potential improvements to the police complaint process from a citizen perspective," said Jeannine Parisi, the commission's staff member, adding that she hopes to hear from people who have had positive experiences with the complaint process to those who would not file a complaint because they don't trust the current system.

For information, call 682-5852 or 346-0624.

Residents can add input

for grant application

OAKRIDGE - City officials seek citizen involvement in Oakridge's application for a 2004 Community Development Block Grant from the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. The grant would fund housing and rehabilitation projects by making low-interest loans so low- and moderate-income residents can make home repairs and improvements at a reduced interest rate.

Residents can submit written comments to the city until June 17 at P.O. Box 1410, Oakridge, OR 97463. They also can speak at a 7 p.m. public hearing June 17 at City Hall, 48318 E. First St. The purpose of the hearing is for the City Council to obtain residents' views and to respond to questions and comments about community development and housing needs.

About $3.4 million will be awarded to Oregon nonmetropolitan cities and communities in 2004. The maximum grant a city or county can receive is $500,000. For information, contact Holly Delibertis at 782-2258.

Wine Tasting and Auction

to benefit youth services

Committed Partners for Youth will hold their annual Wine Tasting and Auction, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. The event will feature an Olympic theme with Mary and Richard Slaney hosting and other Olympians in attendance.

Along with a silent and real-time auction, there will be Oregon wines and food available. All proceeds go toward providing mentor services for at-risk youths in Lane County.

The benefit cost is $30 per person or $50 for two. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Committed Partners for Youth office located upstairs above the L & L Market Place, 1591 Willamette St., Eugene. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Historian to present

`Operation Overlord'

Nearly 60 years to the day it happened, a presentation on "Operation Overlord," D-Day, will take place Tuesday at the Veterans Building.

Local historian Nathan Fendrich will discuss the effort that would begin the liberation of western Europe from Nazi-run Germany on June 6, 1944.

About 4,000 ships, 11,000 planes and 150,000 soldiers were amassed throughout England. In a huge wave, men and machines comprised a massive armada that would sweep across the English Channel to land on the beaches of Normandy, France, overcoming obstacles on the beach and the Nazis' most formidable defenses, built up over years, in one day.

The free presentation, part of an occasional, ongoing series, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs ballroom of the Veterans Building, 1626 Willamette St. It is sponsored by the Veterans' Memorial Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Reunion

Springfield High School class of 1954 will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 18 for a no-host gathering at Roaring Rapids Pizza. The group will gather again from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in Springfield at Island Park, south area, for a catered picnic lunch - beverages not included. The Saturday evening activity begins at 6 p.m. at the Springfield Country Club. For more information, call Inez Bowerman Wacker at 746-1374 or Bob Miller at 741-2046. Deadline is June 11.
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Date:May 30, 2004
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