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NEWS IN BRIEF

*Polk Democrats to meet Wednesday*CPR class in Falls City rescheduled*CASA to hold orientation gathering*Volunteers sought for meal program

February 18, 2014

Polk Democrats to meet Wednesday

WEST SALEM — The Polk County Democratic Central Committee will hold its rescheduled monthly meeting Wednesday (tonight) at the West Salem City Hall Building, 1320 Edgewater St. NW. The room is on the second floor in Paul Evans’ campaign office.

Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. For those who wish to address a specific issue not on the agenda, the group is offering a "two-minute speak out" during the social period beginning at 6:30.

An earlier scheduled monthly meeting was postponed due to the poor weather conditions.

For more information: Wanda Davis, 503-508-1428; email to chair@polk.oregondemocrats.org; on Facebook at facebook.com/PolkDemsOregon.

CPR class in Falls City rescheduled

FALLS CITY — The Falls City Fire Department is sponsoring a communitywide, all ages, noncertified free CPR awareness class at the Falls City Community Center/Fire Hall building on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event was originally scheduled for last Thursday, but was postponed due to the recent weather issues.

Attendees will learn the early warning signs of a stroke, heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, and know what important steps you can take to make a difference and possibly save a life.

The community center is located at 320 N. Main St., Falls City.

For more information: Sharon Volk Greve, class instructor, 503-871-5140.

CASA to hold orientation gathering

DALLAS — Polk County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children will hold a new volunteer orientation and training workshop Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Dallas.

The workshop takes place in the first floor large conference room at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas. It is the first in a 10-week series of training sessions that run every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 25.

CASA is always looking for volunteer advocates. Today, 80 percent of Polk County children who are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect do not have a CASA volunteer to be their advocate and voice in court.

For more information or to RSVP: Katey Axtell, Polk County CASA director, 503-623-9268; email to Axtell.katey@co.polk.or.us.

Volunteers sought for meal program

POLK COUNTY — Marion-Polk Food Share and its community partners, including area school districts, are seeking volunteers for the annual spring break lunch program, this year titled “SuperFunHappyBreakTime.”

The program will run March 24-28 and take place in several areas in the mid-Willamette Valley, including Dallas, Falls City and Independence.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, including lunch preparation and assembly, site leaders, activity leaders, site assistants and more.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer: Toni Sisneros, program volunteer coordinator, 503-569-6500; email to sisnerost@gmail.com.

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