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Faith-based panel to talk on mental illness issues

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill's mental illness and faith community committees will present a panel discussion on "Spiritual Awakenings and Society's Stigmas" from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene.

Panel members include the Rev. Debbie Pitney, First United Methodist Church; the Rev. Mike Jaskilka, Berean Baptist Church; and Cathy Frei, St. Mary's Catholic Church.

The meeting is free and open to people of all faiths interested in helping their congregations learn about mental illness issues. For information, call 344-8415.

State's bicycle, pedestrian manager to be speaker

Michael Ronkin, bicycle and pedestrian manager for the state Department of Transportation, will be the guest speaker Friday at the City Club of Eugene.

The meeting, which begins at 11:50 a.m. at the Downtown Athletic Club, is open to the public. Admission is $3.

A free follow-up discussion will be at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Fifth Street Public Market.

Grange members invited to attend meeting

Pomona Grange No. 30 will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bridge Grange, which is located about a quarter-mile off highway 42 on Myrtle Creek Road in the community of Bridge.

All Grange members are asked to attend this meeting. Bridge Grange will provide the main dish, all others are asked to bring salads or dessert.

For information, call 756-6867 or 572-4117.

Talk on minimum wage planned for meeting

The Rubicon Society will hold its noon luncheon meeting on Thursday at the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant in Eugene. Lunch is optional.

Jay Bozievich will discuss Oregon's minimum wage.

For information, visit www.rubiconsociety.org.

Police task force seeks volunteer planner

SPRINGFIELD - Interested volunteers have until Friday to submit applications for a vacancy on the 10-member Police Planning Task Force.

The open position is for a representative living within the boundaries of School District 19. Application forms are available in the city manager's office at City Hall, 225 Fifth St.

Candidate interviews will be completed by a task force subcommittee. The appointment will be made by the City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting.

The task force provides input to the police chief regarding long-range plans and develops police department operating policies and procedures.
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