Assistance offered to obtain vital records

The Madras United Methodist Church has received a small grant to help people who need identification, such as birth certificates, vital records, Oregon ID cards, or driver's licenses.
   Kathy Hamlet and other volunteers will be available at the church office Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, starting Jan. 8, to assist people with applications.
   The church expects to a have a workshop on a Saturday some time after April 15, and has a goal of serving at least 50 people by June 30.