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Byline: The Register-Guard

Essay contest opens

to promote financial goals

The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services is holding a "Test Your Financial I.Q." essay contest for high school students. The purpose of the financial I.Q. essay contest is to raise awareness among young Oregonians about the risks and rewards of saving and investing for their future and the importance of defining financial goals at an early age.

The contest is open to all Oregonians ages 14 to 18. Students need write a two-page essay answering the question, "It's your future. So how are you going to pay for it?"

For additional details and a complete list of rules, visit www.dfcs.oregon.gov. Click on "Investor Information Program." The deadline for entries is May 17.

OASIS Tutoring Program holds "tutor coffees"

The OASIS Tutoring Program, which pairs adult volunteer tutors age 50 or older with first- through third-grade students, will hold six "tutor coffees" from July to September to introduce potential tutors to the Learning Experience Approach used by the OASIS program.

Meetings will be held at the OASIS Education Center, Meier & Frank, 2nd floor rotunda, Valley River Center beginning July 14, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 17, 2 p.m.; Sept. 8, 1 p.m.; Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.; and Sept. 16, 2 p.m. Register by calling 342-6611, Ext. 2601, or by e-mail at eschmidt@peacehealth.org.

Blachly district seeks

committee applicants

The Blachly School Board is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the budget committee from Zone 2 and Zone 4, and at large (not to reside in Zone 3).

The appointees will serve a three-year term or complete an unexpired term, as appropriate.

For more information, call 925-3262.

Youth workshop to address terrorism and tragedy

The Oregon Pacific chapter of the American Red Cross will put on a one-hour workshop titled "Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events" at 7 p.m. Thursday. The workshop is aimed at parents of children 5 to 10.

The free event is funded by a grant from the Chambers Family Foundation. It will provide general preparedness information on natural and man-made disasters.

The curriculum provides background information for parents and other family members about what reactions and questions to expect from children during and after tragic events.

The workshop will be held at the local Red Cross office at 862 Bethel Drive in Eugene. Preregister by calling 344-5244. The presentation will be offered again on May 13.

`Step up for Kids' benefit run/walk scheduled

Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley will hold a benefit walk and fun run May 8 titled "Step up for Kids."

The event will be held at Alton Baker Park and will offer 2K walk, a 2K run and 5K run routes.

Proceeds will benefit local Boys and Girls Clubs.

To register for the event or for more information, call 345-9939.
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Date:May 3, 2004
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