Lamb's Palisades Market is again supporting The Salvation Army's annual Christmas Food Box program to feed the neediest children and families.

Local residents have an opportunity to participate in the program by purchasing a food box while at the grocery checkout counter.

'This marks the seventh year in which Lamb's Thriftway has helped The Salvation Army through its food box program. Each year, without exception, we see an increase in giving from the last. It is therefore no exaggeration to say that we could not serve the needs of this growing community without the Lamb's Thriftway commitment. The commitment of Lamb's employees is a definite contributor to the success of this program,' said Captain Christa Mitchell, Corps Officer of the Portland Tabernacle.

Program coordinators Bob Graham and Fred Preston indicate that they are kicking off the program earlier this year to emphasize the increasing needs in our community.

Lamb's Palisades Market patrons can purchase a food box valued at more than $30 for just $25 at the checkout stand. Lamb's will donate one box for every five purchased. The Christmas food box program runs through Sunday, Dec. 17.

This year all five of Lamb's Thriftway markets are participating in The Salvation Army's Food Box campaign. Besides the Palisades Market, customers can contribute at the Lamb's stores in Wilsonville, Scholls, Garden Home and at Strohecker's.

City panels have openings

VACANCIES - There are currently vacancies on all of Lake Oswego's boards and commissions. The recruitment period ends Jan. 12, 2007 (with the exception for recruiting for the Planning Commission, which extends to May). Those interested in the following positions can find an application on the city's Web site at


n Citizens Budget Committee

n Community Forestry Commission

n Development Review Commission

n Historic Resources Advisory Board

n Library Advisory Board

n Natural Resources Advisory Board

n Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

n Transportation Advisory Board

Applications and job descriptions for these positions are also available on the third floor of Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0236.

LONAC meets on Saturday

The next meeting of the Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition is Saturday at 9:30 a.m. the Heritage House, 398 Tenth St.

Among the agenda items will be election of LONAC officers and executive committee members. A discussion of 2007 city goals also is planned.

Current LONAC officers include: Chris Schetky, chair; Cathy Shroyer, vice-chair; Sherry Finnigan, secretary; Mirella Rizzatti, treasurer; and Colleen Bennett, members-at-large.

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