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A2 Mercer Island Reporter Wednesday, February 2, 1994 Volunteers sought for Island boards . The Mercer Island City Council is seeking volunteer citizens to serve on several boards and com- missions. 1 Most positions are four-year terms. Groups with openings in- clude the Design Commission, Flaming Commission, Road and Trails Board, Utility Board, Youth and Family Services Board and the Open Space Conservancy Trust. Appointees should expected to spend about 10 hours a month in their position. The council will make appointments by April 1. Applications are due at City Hall by March 1. For an application, call 236-3572. Boys 8: Girls Club elects board officers Members of the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Board of Direc- tors recently elected a new slate of officers for the 1994.95 year. They are: Nina Morrison, presi— dent; Doug MacLean, Elizabeth Lake and Bruce Robertson, vice presidents; Patsy Pattison, secre- tary; Kelly Sterling, treasurer; and Ted Coulson, immediate past president. Officers serve a one- year term. The board oversees operations and programs of the club, and is responsible for fundraising. Cur- rently, the board is gearing up for the annual phone-a-thon on March 2-4 to raise money to support the club. Membership in the Mercer Island club is currently at an all- time high, with 1,500 members, representing more. than 45 per- cent of all the K-12 public school students on the Island. Other members of the board are: Bernadette Anderson, Mi- chael Backes, Joan Bayley, Greg Bennett, Walter Boos, Diane Ca1- vert, Jill Carroll, George DeJulio, Richard DuBey, Greg Engel, Vince Godfrey, Walt Hall, Peter Hollern, Allan Kaplan, Michael Knight, Lisa Losh, Chuck Magley, Jane Meyer, Jim Mitchell, Buddy Moreman, Reid Morgan, John Naye, Jane Nelson, Susan Ogden, Clayton Packard, Dean Pollock, Carolyn Pringle, Bill Raleigh, Milt Reimers, Moodyann Rich- ards, Susan Rye, Kathleen Sesnon, Lee Shepard, George Tamblyn, David Weed, and Craig Wilson. Preschool screening programis Saturday The Mercer Island SchOOI Dis- trict (MISD) will be providing a free screening for preschool aged children, ages 2% to 5 years old from a.m. to‘ noon on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Island Park Elemen- tary School library. The intent is to identify pre- Island briefs school children who may qualify for support services from the MISD. In order for children with spe- cial needs to succeed, early inter- vention is crucial. If you have concerns regarding how your child is learning and developing, or if you feel your child has trou- ble with talking, following direc- tions, fine motor (drawing, cut- ting) or gross motor (running, jumping) activities, this screening will provide an opportunity for you to gather additional informa- tion. The screening takes approxi- mately 30 minutes and most chil- dren enjoy it. Parents remain on site throughout the screening and will be able to watch their chil- dren participate. Children will visit three sta- tions where they take part in ac- tivities with a preschool teacher or other professionals who will use a screening tool to measure development in language, con- cepts and motor skills. At the end of the screening, parents will re- ceive feedback regarding whether or not a follow-up evaluation is recommended. For additional information and appointments, call 236-3330. County has new pet licensing program King County’s pet license can- vassers are initiating a new pro- gram to make pet licensing more convenient for disabled residents of King County. King County residents who are unable to get to a license canvass site or are unable to send in the application can now call 296-3488 and leave their name, address, and phone number with a repre— sentative, who will make the ar- rangements. This new program is part of a coordinated effort by King County Animal Control to make pet licensing available to all the residents of King County. The winter canvass program is the follow-up to the Pet Identifica- tion summer campaign which identified and licensed nearly 16,000 pets throughout King Coun- ty. King County Animal Control hopes to identify and license over 6,000 more pets through the win- ter canvass program. Animal Control plans to run the outreach program through the rest of the year. The price of a license for a spayed or neutered dog or cat is $10 per year, while licenses for unaltered pets are $55 each, which includes a $25 spay/neuter vouch- er. A juvenile license for anani- mal under six'months is $5.:Apet license purchased by a seniorciti‘: zen for an altered dog is $20,.for an altered cat $12, and is‘valld'ior the lifetime 0f the pet. The public may receive further information on how to license their pets by calling 296-2712. STORM SEASON COMING? WE TAKE YOUR WORRIES AWAY! Fast Claims Service Agent Availability Knowlegeable Advice Fair Settlements Representing PEMCO 1NSUKANCI PEMCO ,SKYWAXSECHRITY INSURANCE “THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS” 2856 - 80 Ave. SE Mercer Island Next to Seafirst Bank 206-232-7355 ‘I'vices‘to seniors.“ Birds of a Feather. . . Seagulls by the thousands have been flying over the Island on recent cold, crisp mornings, sometimes stopping to sun themselves on rooftops. This flock is on the roof of The Connection, at 78th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 27th Street. Diversity issues top agency 1994 goals The local social service agency is making plans to celebrate di- versity with a series of speakers and possibly a community con— cert. The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Board last week announced that diversity issues will lead its list of goals in 1994. “Diversity may mean differ- ences in age, race or religion,” said Peg Morgan, director of the agency. “What we would like to do is get an idea of the percep- tions of the community. Maybe we can have people of different minority groups speak about liv- ing on the Island as a member of those minority groups.” Almas Kabani was appointed to lead a committee that will work on projects to encourage commu- nity awareness of diversity. IN OTHER BUSINESS last week, the board welcomed City Council member David Clancy as the new liaison. The board also began a discussion of senior adult services. A senior outreach work- er is increasing her duty 'from two days a week to four days. The worker will gather information about the needs of seniors on Mer— cer Island. And, next fall, she report on ideas up 1 dstrategie ‘ plan listed five gas 3 for senior service, said Morgan. The goals Two years also. included the outreach worker pro- gram, day care for seniors, infor- mation and referral, senior facili- ties and affordable housing. Topics for future work are like- ly to include transportation, se- nior day care, the senior center facilities, and the possibility of home sharing for affordable hous- mg. Whenever ou lrrltai ch. y 9 me, I eat a z Ihot'suhhiidishroaction. i’mooinatoieoiasendwleh. am * , common ca s for two ' sand You are being neurotic when you compulsivoly respond to your frustra-' tions with mouth gratification. That was definite! a tour-sande n y c i F amil Insura cc Checlvup . It’s a no-cost review of your insurance cover- ages and needs. Ross Kellogg 2448 - 76th Ave. S.E. 232-1024 Like a good neighbor. State Farm is there. State Farm insurance Companies Home Oilices Bloomingion, lllinois i'AH IAIN fie iNIUIAN‘I 624-5500 1100 501 Avenue - Seattle (corner of 5th Ave. and swing) REPOR I ER Island 7845 S.E. 30th Street 0 PO. Box 38 O Mercer Island, WA 98040 23 2— 1 2 1 5 (News 81. Display Advertising) 453—4240 (Circulation) The Mercer Island Reporter (USPS 339020) is published weekly every Wednes- day. Second—class postage paid at Mercer Island, Washington, Subscription rates by junior dealers and motor routes, $3.00 per month; $36 per year; by mail in King County, $36 per year. Linda Morgan Associate Editor Lorraine Swinford Advertising Sales Manager NEWS: Breck Longstreth, Chris Noned, Toby Thenien, Mary Lou Willison Photographer: Andrea Max-chose Office: Joan Allen Circulation: Steve Bridal DEADLINES: ADVERTISING; DISPLAY, ads requiring proofs, noon Friday; special positions (lifestyle, sports, arts, special sections), 5 p.m. Friday; Phone 232—1215. CLASSIFIED: 3 p.m. Monday; Phone 455—2525 NEWS: Organizations, announcements, p.m. Friday; general news, most sports, 5 p.m. Friday; Letters to the Editor, noon Monday. Phone 232-1215 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Jane Meyer Editor Plan a-romantic rendevous for 2. ‘ Call us 'to plan for a Valentine’s Surprise 2701 76th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island 232-7600 Next to Oh Chocolate! *- Carousel Creations' ‘Vafentine '5 Day Warefiouse Safe Our shirts are cheaper than a dozen roses—and come out of the ' dryer better, too! Come in and see our complete line for spring. 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