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Veterans services topic of meetings

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2008 3:49pm
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Veterans services topic of meetings

Valley veterans who are interested in returning to work can check out opportunities at several upcoming meetings hosted by WorkSource of Seattle and King County.

Meetings on veterans’ services will be held at three locations, including 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the North Bend Community Church, 146 E. 3rd St, North Bend; 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 18 at Hopelink, 31957 E. Commercial St., Carnation; and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Boulevard S.E.

Veterans’ representatives will talk about job development, referrals and needs assessments. Veteran’s benefits will also be explored. There is no charge for the service, which works to match up veterans who want to work with employers.

For more information, call Paul Sanchez of WorkSource at (425) 861-3788 or e-mail to

North Bend fathers group plans kickoff

North Bend Elementary’s WATCH D.O.G.S. effort, which gets fathers and father-figures involved at school, will hold a Dads and Kids Pizza Night to kick off the third year of the program.

The event is planned for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at North Bend Elementary School, 400 East Third St. in North Bend.

The innovative father involvement program invites dads to spend one day each year volunteering, serving as a positive male role model and helping increase a sense of security in the building. During their WATCH D.O.G.S. day, dads will engage in various activities, such as welcoming students during arrival, reading to classes, tutoring small groups of students, having fun at recess, or simply sitting down and connecting with students during lunch, or sharing about their careers and experiences. The program has been embraced by the school staff, parents, and children at North Bend Elementary School, and will start up soon at Opstad Elementary. To find out more about WATCH D.O.G.S., contact North Bend’s Top Dog Coordinator, Berry Rogers, at (425) 785-8229, e-mail to, or call North Bend Elementary Principal Jim Frazier at (425) 831-8400.

Burn ban lifted

in King County

The local burn ban has been lifted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and fire districts in King County. Weather conditions have moderated somewhat, but the fire season is not over, officials warn. To learn more about fire restrictions, call (206) 296-6675.

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