Silver ring class planned Saturday

PENDLETON - The Pendleton Center for the Arts is offering a silver Ring Class to create one-of-a-kind fine silver jewelry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

By the end of the class each student will have made two rings: a textured band ring and a ring set with lab-grown stones. Design your own rings with material that works like clay and fires to pure fine silver.

All supplies are provided. Bring a sack lunch.

To register, call 278-9201.

Heppner to review downtown plan

HEPPNER - A joint Heppner City Council and Planning Commission workshop is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the St. Patrick's Senior Center, 182 North Main Street, Heppner.

The meeting is the fourth in a series of public meetings regarding a Draft Downtown Development plan for the city. Proposed zoning code revisions will also be discussed.

Free prescriptions available to some

There may be assistance for Oregon residents who recently lost some or all of their Oregon Health Plan insurance benefits.

Some pharmaceutical companies have charity programs that provide free or reduced cost medications for low-income customers. Usually these programs require certification that the individual does not have prescription drug coverage.

The Client Advisory Services Unit can provide such certification, which can be attached to an application for charity drugs.

The state Department of Human Services will accept signed requests by fax (503-945-6898), by phone (1-800-273-0557), or by mail (OMAP, Attention: CASU, 500 Summer Street E-35, Salem, Ore., 97301-1077).

Hermiston plans clean-up day

HERMISTON - Local residents will get a chance to help clean up their community at the first Hermiston Community Improvement Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5.

Participants should assemble at the Hermiston Safety Center, 330 South First Street. Separate groups will then be formed to clean up grafitti on structures around Hermiston.

For more information call 567-5519

Fund-raiser slated in Arlington

ARLINGTON - The Ar-lington Saddle Club will host a two-Man Ranch Sorting, featuring Paradise Rose Hometown Dutch Oven Cooking beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6.

Funds raised will go to help the Kevin and Waylon Johnson Benefit Fund. The father and son were tragically burned in a fire at their home in Olex on Thansgiving Day, 2002. Kevin died of his injuries but Waylon continues to be cared for at the Oregon Burn Center.

For more information call Marta Mikkalo at 541-454-0217 or Debbie Wilson at 541-454-2502.

Auction planned during fair dance

HERMISTON - The sale of auction items at the "Farm City Boot Scoot'n" dance during the Umatilla County Fair and Farm-City Pro Rodeo will help raise money for the Hermiston School District and the Hermiston High School activities department.

The show will help promote the Columbia Basin Western Art Show and Sale that also takes place during rodeo and fair week.

The art show is Aug. 7-9 at the high school gym. Last year, 25 artists attended and displayed thousands of pieces of artwork.

The chamber is seeking support from corporate benefactors for the dance, with sponsorships available for $250 and $500.

For more information or to help, call the chamber at 567-6151.

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