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11/21 News In Brief

*No garbage pickup on Thanksgiving*Volunteers sought for outreach event

No garbage pickup

on Thanksgiving

DALLAS -- Republic Services, operators of Allied Waste, reminds Dallas-area customers that there will be no garbage or recycling service on Thanksgiving day.

Service will be one day later than usual for those with regular collection falling on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving. For example, if your regular service day falls on Thanksgiving, garbage and recycling will be emptied on Friday. If your regular service day is the day after Thanksgiving, garbage and recycling will be picked up on Saturday.

Be sure to put carts out to the curb the night before or early on collection day as drivers may come by earlier than usual.

For more information: Emily Phillips, 503-623-2552; ephillips@republicservices.com.

Volunteers sought

for outreach event

INDEPENDENCE -- The second Polk Community Connect, an outreach event connecting individuals and families in need with free services, will take place at Calvary Chapel Church in Independence on Jan. 30.

Polk Community Connect will provide free medical and dental care, employment and housing assistance, pet care, bike repair, haircuts, counseling and more. Last year, the event served nearly 500 community members.

If you would like to be on the planning committee, provide a service or volunteer, contact Michelle Bornfleth at bornfleth.michelle@co.polk.or.us or 503-623-9664, ext. 2457, or Herm Boes at herm@salemlf.org or 503-569-9364.

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