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DMV alters policy on proof of residence

Beginning Friday, the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division of the state Department of Transportation will no longer accept rental agreements or lease contracts as proof of residence when issuing a driver's license or identification card.

State transportation officials say the documents are too easy to counterfeit.

State law requires proof of a person's residence before DMV can issue a driver license, instruction permit or identification card.

DMV will continue to accept mortgage agreements.

Other examples of proof of residence include a paycheck stub issued by an Oregon employer or a utility hookup order, both dated within the previous 60 days.

Transportation on society's agenda

Joe Harwood, a state Department of Transportation spokesman, will speak at the next meeting of the Rubicon Society.

Harwood will discuss "Transportation Plans for Lane County" at noon Thursday at the Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant at the corner of Pearl Street and East 13th Avenue. Lunch is optional.

For details, visit www.rubiconsociety.org.

Backpacks, school supplies distributed

St. Vincent de Paul began distributing school supplies to children in need this week. The program will run through Labor Day weekend.

Families that need school supplies must call St. Vincent de Paul's Social Service Office at 689-6747 to set up an appointment. Supplies will only be handed out by appointment.

Last year, St. Vincent's distributed more than 2,000 backpacks and supplies.

Collection barrels to make donations have been placed at Jerry's Home Improvement Centers, all branches of Washington Mutual, Capella Market, Wal-Mart on West 11th Avenue and Olympic Street in Springfield, Dollar Tree on West 11th Avenue, Office Max and Learning Palace in Santa Clara Square, Market of Choice on Willamette Street, all Bi-Mart locations and St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.

Checks may be designated for "school supplies" and mailed to: SVDP, P.O. Box 24608, Eugene OR 97402. To make a contribution otherwise, contact Rebecca Larson at 687-5820, Ext. 121.

Benefit garage sale set for this weekend

The Blanche Markham Guild will hold a garage sale Friday and Saturday at 925 Ascot Drive in Eugene.

Proceeds will benefit SCAR/Jasper Mountain and the Safe Center, a facility for abused children.

Gluten-free support group to meet

A new support group for people who have celiac disease, or gluten intolerance, is starting in Eugene.

The Eugene Gluten-Free Support Group will hold its first meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Eugene Water & Electric Board's Annex, 500 E. Fourth Ave.

For details, e-mail glutenfreeeugene@ gmail.com or call 543-4100.

Greyhounds available for adoption

Homes for Hounds, a nonprofit greyhound adoption agency based in Waldport, will be in Eugene on Saturday with retired racing greyhounds available for adoption.

The dogs will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. at the Petsmart store, 2847 Chad Drive off Coburg Road in Eugene.

The adoption fee is $200, which includes spaying or neutering each greyhound. The public can see the dogs at no cost.

For more information, visit www.homes4hounds.com online, send e-mail to silver@newportnet.com or call agency president Rayetta Holder at (541) 563-3467.

Send announcements to: Briefly News at The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440, fax 683-7631 or e-mail rgnews@guardnet.com.
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