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Christmas tree permits go on sale

   Permits for cutting personal-use Christmas trees in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will go on sale Nov. 25 at eight Forest Service outlets, including Mountlake Terrace, 21905 64th Avenue West (west of I-5 exit 179). Permits for selecting and removing a tree from the National Forest will be available for $10 each. Maps and information about legal cutting areas will be provided at the time permits are sold. Permits will not be sold over the telephone or through the mail and are not refundable. Call 1-800-627-0062 for more information.

Weed Board needs volunteers

   The King County Noxious Weed Control Board is recruiting a volunteer boardmember from District 1, which includes Shoreline, Northshore, and Seattle. The terms last four years. The five-member board meets monthly and is responsible for implementing King County's noxious weed program. The primary focus is on educating citizens about noxious weed control, but it does have the legal authority to ensure that landowners control noxious weeds on their property. To receive an application packet or more information, call 296-1471. Applications will be accepted through December 4, 1996.

Grants available for drug and violence prevention

   The King County Community Organizing Program offers technical assistance and other resources on the subjects of drug and alcohol abuse and violence prevention. Mini-grants are awarded for prevention activities. Call 296-5250.

North Pole Station postmarks letters from Santa

   The Fairbanks, Alaska, Post Office--which includes the North Pole Station--is offering its special North Pole postmark this holiday season. Completely address and apply postage stamps to the envelope(s) on which you want the North Pole postmark; insert the envelope(s) into a larger envelope or container; and include a note requesting the North Pole postmark. Mail by Dec. 7 to: North Pole Cancellations; US Postal Service; 6400 Mail Trail; Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998.

Elves need holiday help

   Eastside Mental Health's Holiday Elf Force needs individuals and businesses to adopt a low income family, senior, or child and provide gifts or food to help make the holiday a special one. Volunteers are also needed to help wrap, sort, and deliver holiday gifts, days and evenings in Bellevue. Call 889-7126.