Vision Center plans

Sept. 12 fund-raiser

PENDLETON - Wal-Mart Vision Center has planned a fund-raiser for Prevent Blindness America on Sunday, Sept. 12.

A Back to School barbecue will be served from noon until 5 p.m. Cost of the meal is $3. All proceeds will be given to Prevent Blindness America.

Also that Sunday, Dr. Jeremy Beam will donate proceeds from the eye exams he performs at the Vision Center between 9 a.m. and noon to the fund-raiser.

Prevent Blindness America promotes research and development of preventive measures, performs early eye exams for children younger than school age and provides blindness prevention education.

Celebration nears in Long Creek

LONG CREEK - Celebrate from Friday through Sunday at the Blue Mountain Celebration in Long Creek.

Friday activities include: Arts and crafts showcase at 10 a.m., a spaghetti and meatball dinner at 5 p.m. and Bingo beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, the activities begin with an 8 a.m. registration for the Blue Mountain Show'n Shine. Also on Saturday, author and poet Mya Ennis, music by Old Time Country, a flea market, a 4:30 p.m. chicken dinner catered by Shearol's Catering of Fox and the arts and crafts showcase from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Blue Mountain open timberfest and wood carving contest highlights Sunday. Additional Sunday events include carnival games, a flea market and a 4:30 p.m. roast beef dinner.

For additional information and entry forms, call 421-3302.

Friends of Library seek book donations

PENDLETON - Pendleton Friends of the Library are collecting used books in good condition for their annual fall book sale, scheduled for Oct. 1-2 at the Pendleton Convention Center.

The sale raises money for the Pendleton Public Library to add new videos, books on tape and books on CD for patrons of all ages.

Books to donate may be brought to the library or to collection boxes located around the community at Banner Bank, Bank of America, Columbia River Bank, Community Bank, First Bank, Round-Up Athletic Club, Curves for Women, East Oregonian, John Murray building, Blue Mountain Community College library and Pendleton schools.

To have books picked up, call Carole Guenther, 276-0431, or Pendleton Public Library, 966-0380. No magazines, textbooks or Reader's Digest condensed books.

Homes sought for

exchange students

The Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a U.S. State Department designated exchange visitor program, matches international students ages 15-18 with host families.

Families of all types are eligible to host.

Students bring their own spending money. In addition all students have complete medical insurance. Host families agree to provide room and board and to include the student as a member of their family.

The program has one semester as well as academic year students. All students speak English.

For more information, call MaryAnn at (877) 439-7862.

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