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DOL closes for Christmas

    The Department of Licensing reminds motorists that all licensing services offices will be closed Dec. 23, in observance of Christmas. The offices will resume regular working hours Dec. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New services for the disabled

    The new Independent Living Service Center of Washington Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities is now providing services to persons with disabilities residing in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties. For details, call 347-5768.

Riding program needs volunteers

    EquiFriends Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Driving Program for people with disabilites will hold a volunteer orientation Jan. 6, 1996, from 10 a.m. to noon. Potential volunteers for classes should be over 14 years old, and although horse experience is helpful, it is not necessary. EquiFriends is located 1 1/2 miles east of Monroe on Highway 2. For more information, call (360) 794-5688.

United Way reaches goal

    United Way of King County has announced that it has reached its 1995 fundraising goal of $48,500,777, an increase of 3.9 percent from pledges of $46.7 million last year. The announcement was accompanied by the introduction of Frank Blethen of the Seattle Times, who will chair the 1996 campaign.

Holiday Elf Force

    The Holiday Elf Force needs people to "Adopt" a low income Family/Senior/Child and provide gifts or food. Volunteers are also needed to help wrap, sort and deliver holiday gifts. Call 889-7126 or 889-7136.