A MURDER MYSTERY DINNER by Agape House will be presented at 6 p.m., Feb. 10, at the Altrusa Room of Agape House, 500 Harper Road.

"Love Writes a Deadly Verse" has a Valentine's Day theme. The production is being coordinated by Morris La Fever and has roles for five men and five women.

The dinner menu is prime rib, potatoes, vegetables and dessert. The cost is $30 per person, with a 10 percent discount to Agape House donor-members. Seating is limited to 50 guests.

For more information, tickets or to be considered for a role in the mystery, call Dave or Patty at 567-8774.


A KICKOFF MEETING TO HERMISTON RELAY FOR LIFE will be held from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 25, in the Altrusa Room at Agape House, 500 W. Harper road.

Team packets will be available for pick-up with paid registration fee. Refreshments will be served. There will also be fun activities and door prizes.

Call Mike Botti at 571-3006 or 564-9215 or Marilyn O'Gorman at 564-4392 for more information.


THE HERMISTON QUILTERS GUILD IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the home of Karen VanderZanden, 185 El Monte. A "nickel" sale will be held for various quilting supplies.

Cookies, a sandwich buffet, fun and prizes will be available.

Call Karen at 314-5528 or Sherryle at 567-7358 for more information.


A CHILI CONTEST AND PIE AUCTION will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Umatilla High School Commons.

This is the 9th annual even put on by the Umatilla Kiwanis.

Cost is $3 per person. There is no entry fee for chili contestants, who need to arrive by 5:45 p.m. Chili needs to be hot and ready-to-eat.

For more information call Larry or Doris at 922-3226.


THE NEXT MEETING OF THE ATHENA LIBRARY FRIENDS ASSOCIATION will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 19, at the Sunset Housing Community Room. Included on the agenda will be a financial report, the latest library designs, board elections and the drawing of the winning quilt raffle ticket.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. People interested in being on the ALFA board should inform Nancy Parker at U.S. Bank, who is the nominating committee chairwoman.


A RAFFLE WILL BE HELD during halftime of the Pendleton-Hermiston girl's basketball game Jan. 30. The tickets will be sold at the door before the game and up until halftime.

The items being raffled are baskets prepared by team parents filled with items that have been both donated and purchased. Tickets may be placed in the container in front of the most desired basket.

There will also be a second chance drawing, combining all tickets that didn't win, for smaller baskets and prizes. The money raised during the raffle is earmarked for the PHS girl's basketball program.


ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IS OFFERING THREE international scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year. Applications are now available throughout District 5100, which encompasses a wide area of northern Oregon and southwest Washington, reaching as far east as Enterprise and Baker City.

The scholarships include the six-month Cultural/Language Immersion program, the Ambassadorial Scholarship for one year, and the two-year World Peace Fellowship.

There are no age, gender or academic requirements for the first two scholarships listed other than the successful completion of at least two years of college work or vocational experience.

The World Peace Fellowship, for 2008-10, is for individuals who have chosen a career in international relations or peace and conflict resolution who have worked at least three years in these areas.


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