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Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers

Meals on Wheels needs drivers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors in Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and Benton City. Drivers are especially needed in Pasco.

The meals are delivered to seven locations for drivers to pick up at 10:45 a.m. Routes take 30 minutes to an hour and a half.

Drivers use their vehicles and mileage reimbursement is available. Volunteers must pass a background check. For information, call 735-1911.

Reward extended for pikeminnowprogram

Anglers participating in the pikeminnow reward program get 16 more days of fishing.

The pikeminnow season was scheduled to end in September but will now stay open until Oct. 16.

The program pays registered anglers $4 to $8 per fish, 9 inches or longer. The more fish an angler catches, the more each pikeminnow they hook is worth. Last year, the top fisherman in the program earned more than $80,000 in five months of fishing.

Northern pikeminnow are voracious eaters, consuming millions of young salmon and steelhead each year. Research shows reducing pikeminnow numbers helps to increase salmon and steelhead populations. Since 1990, anglers paid through the program, have removed nearly 4 million pikeminnow from the Columbia and Snake rivers, reducing predation on young salmon and steelhead by 40 percent.

For more information, go to www.pikeminnow.org.

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