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City Club to host debate between Torrey, Walker

State Senate District 7 candidates Vicki Walker and Jim Torrey will debate today at the City Club of Eugene. The meeting, which begins at 11:50 a.m. at the Hilton Eugene, is open to the public. Admission is $3.

Welcome Center opening to feature music, games

The Eugene School District's new Welcome Center will be celebrating its grand opening Saturday.

Kids' soccer games will be put on by the American Youth Soccer Organization, music with Jim Garcia and Bonnie Duran, Ballet Folclorico XochiQuetzal and Ballet Folclorico Infantil de OFAM. The Boy Scouts and the city of Eugene also will sponsor activities.

The Welcome Center is in the Westmoreland Building, 1717 City View Street. The event is free and open to all Lane County migrant families. For information, call 687-4721 or 461-8382.

Workshop scheduled

for child care providers

FLORENCE - Lane Family Connections is offering a workshop required for child care providers who wish to register with the Oregon Child Care Division and receive Department of Human Services rates.

The workshop, Family Child Care Overview, will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at EC Cares/Head Start, 2523 Oak St. Lane Family Connections helps providers start and operate a child care business. All services are free to child care providers.

National forest sites to cut day use fees on Saturday

Many Willamette and Deschutes National Forest sites will not require day use recreation fees on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day.

Expanded amenity recreation sites, concessionaire sites and overnight fees, such as camping and cabin rentals, will still apply. Officials ask that visitors make sure they fully extinguish their campfires.

Problem gambling groups observe awareness day

The Oregonians for Problem Gambling Awareness Organization and Lane County Health and Human Services Problem Gambling Prevention Program are observing Oregon Problem Gamblers Awareness Day at 10 a.m. today in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, 125 E. Eighth Ave., Eugene.

Research shows that the earlier in life people begin to gamble, the more at risk they are for developing gambling problems later in life, organizers said. One in 25 Oregon youths ages 13 to 17 already meet the criteria for being problem gamblers, and the trend appears to be rising with the increasing popularity of poker.

About 70,000 Oregonian adults have gambling problems, and an additional 10,000 teens are affected, organizers said.

Anyone concerned about possible gambling problems can receive free and confidential help by calling the 24-hour help line at (877) 278-6766.

Police chief to describe school shooting response

SPRINGFIELD - Police Chief Jerry Smith will talk Saturday about how Springfield officers dealt with the 1998 shootings at Thurston High School.

Smith's presentation is titled "Springfield Cops Behind the Scenes: The Thurston Shooting."

The free presentation begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the library, located in City Hall, 225 Fifth St.


is topic of Saturday event

SPRINGFIELD - Personal growth teachers Carolyn and Holly Higgins will present a one-day journey to self-empowerment on Saturday at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

The presenters will talk about exploring what really matters most to individuals and where that exploration can lead.

The presentation runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $40. Call 736-4444 to register in advance. The activity center is at 215 West C St.

Seminar for chronic pain patients set for Saturday

The Pain Society of Oregon is hosting a free seminar for chronic pain patients titled "Self Care - Tools, Tricks and Treasures," with practical strategies for managing pain and stress.

The meeting is from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at the Eugene Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room. The event is free. For information, call 345-7300.
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