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Castle Valley News Briefs

WETC to present demographic related seminar relating to Utah's upcoming change

The College of Eastern Utah's Western Energy Training Center will conduct a seminar entitled Utah's workforce challenge: The changing demographics and how to avoid a crisis on Nov. 30.

The event is free of charge and will be presented in two phases; the challenge session, presented by Dr. Pamela Perlich, Senior Research Economist at the University of Utah; the solutions session which will present the tools to soften the impending demographic change will feature Kristen Cox the Executive Director for Utah's Department of Workforce Services.

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned at local Alano Club for all who wish to attend

The Alano Club at 1267 Carbonville Road will be providing a free Thanksgiving dinner to whomever wants one between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Harry S. of the club said on Friday that the dinner will be a good one and the club may even provide rides to the dinner for those that need them.

For more information call Harry S. at 630-6540.

The dinner is a potluck affair and those who wish may bring a dish with them to the dinner. The Alano Club is a meeting place for all local support groups and is welcome to anyone.

Bennett calls on congress to move terrorism insurance before end of the year

The senate unanimously approved a seven-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), a program created after the September 11, 2001, attacks that help protect American businesses from the uncertainty of terrorist acts.

"I agree with Chairman Dodd that extending the TRIA deadline for 120 days would be a mistake. The chairman has shown strong leadership on this issue, and now congress must send a bill to the president by Dec. 31 to ensure needed certainty in the economy," said Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah), an original cosponsor of the legislation.

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