DARE will benefit from sale of hockey tickets

DARE will benefit from
sale of hockey tickets

The Jackson Police Department PBA 168 is sponsoring a trip to see the New Jersey Devils play the Vancouver Canucks on Dec. 4 at Continental Airlines Arena. Game time is 7:35 p.m. Tickets (second level) are $30, a savings of 40 percent off the face value. All children 13 and under will receive a Devils poster. For each ticket purchased, $3 will benefit the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Payment is due by Nov. 1, made payable to Jackson PBA 168. The cost of the ticket does not include transportation. Forms are available at the Jackson Police Deparment records window, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (732) 833-3022.

Child identification

packets available

The Jackson Police Department offers free child identification to all Jackson children. The process takes about 10 minutes to complete and families receive two ID cards, digital fingerprints and a digital photograph. The information would be provided by the family to law enforcement agencies in the event a child is missing. For more information call (732) 928-1145, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nominations sought for

Teacher of the Year

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2003 Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Awards, according to William Pollock, chairman of the Ocean County Soil Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors. Any teacher in a public or private school who emphasizes conservation education as a regular part of the instructional program is eligible for nomination. Ocean County winners in elementary (grades K-6) and high school (grades 7-12) categories will go on to compete in the state and national competitions. The national first place educator in each category receives $1,000 cash and an expense-paid trip to the annual meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts, which will take place in Hawaii in 2004.

Interested teachers can obtain entry forms and more information at the Ocean County Soil Conservation District, 714 Lacey Road, Forked River. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office can be reached at (609) 971-7002.

Mothers Club of Howell to host fund-raiser

The Mothers Club of Howell will be hosting a fund-raiser to help a Jackson family in need Oct. 27, from 1-4 p.m. at the Howell First Aid Squad located on Kent Road. A vendor fair and a silent auction will be featured. For more information call Doreen at (732) 886-2311.

Free rabies clinic

Oct. 19 in Howell

The Monmouth County Health Department will sponsor a free rabies clinic for cats and dogs from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19 at the Howell Public Works Building, Old Tavern Road. Anyone who is a resident of New Jersey may participate. All pets vaccinated at this clinic must receive a rabies booster shot. For more information, call the Monmouth County Health Department at (732) 431-7456.