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Thanksgiving Day dinner for seniors on again this year

The 24th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for Sunnyside area senior citizens will be held Nov. 25 at the Sunnyside Senior Center.

The annual event is co-sponsored by the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club and the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department.

Seniors planning on attending the dinner need to make a reservation by calling 837-8660. The dinner is a potluck affair, and participants are asked bring either a dessert, salad or relish tray, plus their own table service. Roast turkey, dressing, gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetables, rolls and drinks will be provided, at no cost.

WSP begins safe roadway emphasis

The Washington State Patrol will be working extra hours over the holiday season to help make the highways safe for the motoring public. A two-month safe roadway emphasis kicked off this past Monday, Nov. 1. It will continue through Jan. 2, 2005.

In 2003, the WSP's emphasis patrols accounted for about 20 percent of the total DUI arrests.

WSP Chief Lowell M. Porter said troopers around the state will be working overtime around the clock, with funding provided by the Traffic Safety Commission. Porter said the troopers will be enforcing DUI, aggressive driving, dangerous speed and seatbelt compliance.

"We take our jobs very seriously," said Porter. "We are here to make Washington's roads safer and potentially save someone's life."

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