Northwest NEWS

January 11, 1999


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Senior Service offers help

   Whether you are reconsidering your health insurance choices or need assistance with estate planning decisions, Senior Services' Senior Rights Assistance Program has specially trained volunteers who can offer you valuable information and referrals. All services are free, and can be provided either by telephone or in person at one of our 36 outreach sites in King County. Call (206) 488-5720 or 1-800-972-9990, ext. 461, to arrange to speak with a volunteer specialist about your estate planning and health insurance needs.

Outdoor volunteer opportunities

   Hedgerows for Salmon, a new grant for the Snohomish Conservation District, will provide opportunities for volunteer groups to work side by side with conservation professionals. Groups can choose to work on a project from beginning to end or select one aspect, such as tree planting, to focus on. All projects will be along the streambanks of the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, or Skykomish rivers. Volunteers can choose to participate in blackberry removal, tree and shrub planting,mulching, watering, fence building, and placement of pasture pumps for livestock. Most of the work is flexible and can be done on weekends or after school. Students who need community service hours will receive a signed form to turn in to their schools with hours of service noted. Call Jamie Bails at (425) 335-5634, ext. 106.

Girl Scout cookies

   The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is just around the corner. Local Girl Scouts will be out in the community taking cookie orders Jan. 15-25. Delivery of those orders and direct sales will take place Feb. 26-Mar. 14. Several cookie varieties assure something for everyone's taste. The educational theme for this year's sale is "Take It to the Top." The cookie sale helps girls develop valuable leadership and business skills while having a lot of fun. As a fundraiser, it generates significant revenue for local troops and groups, and the Girl Scouts/Totem Council. Many troops rely on this revenue to fund activities such as crafts and camping. Your support through cookie purchases is appreciated!

What's up with our salmon?

   Water Tenders, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation, City of Redmond, Snohomish County, and King County will host a presentation about the upcoming Endangered Species Act listing of the native Chinook salmon population Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6:45-9:15 p.m. at Albert Einstein Elementary School, 18025 NE 116th St., Redmond. The protections that will be put in place to ensure the salmon's recovery will have many effects. Potential impacts could include increases in housing prices and utility fees, delays in projects like road repair or construction, or water conservation measures. Presenters would like to hear the community's views on these critical issues and where the salmon recovery efforts should best be focused.

Girls' basketball

   The Elite girls basketball teams are looking for players. Girls in grades 4-8 should call Bill Newton at 259-7282.