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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00 am

Meetings calendar

March 23

8:15 a.m.: Town Council Special Meeting - Mar. 23

March 25

7 p.m.: Town Council Regular Meeting

March 29

Good Friday: Town Offices Closed

Deadline extended for EMS proposals

The deadline to return Emergency Medical Services requests for proposal has been extended to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

To view the full request, visit Call 972-226-7177 for information.

DVAP hosting free legal clinic

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint initiative of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will hold a free legal clinic at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. in Dallas, for Dallas County residents who meet certain financial guidelines.

Volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance for Dallas County residents to assist with benefits, consumer, employment, family, housing, landlord-tenant, probate, real property, tax and wills matters. DVAP does not help with criminal cases, tickets, or fee-generating cases, such as medical malpractice and personal injury matters.

DVAP provides advice, brief legal services and full representation. If residents need assistance before or after the clinic, they can attend one of the DVAP's other legal clinics held in the Dallas area eight times each month. For a full listing of the clinics, log on to Residents may also contact the Dallas Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service at 214-220-7444.

Friends of the Library ongoing book sale

The Book Nook, operated by the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library, is located in the back of the library by the copier. The sale offers adult and children's fiction and nonfiction in hardcover and paperback, as well as CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, magazines and books on audio cassette.

The collection is updated weekly with prices ranging from 10 cents to $2. Proceeds from the book sale are used to support programs and services at the library.

To keep the book sale going, the Friends of the Library depend on donations from the public. Sort through your books, movies, music and magazines, and bring in your unwanted items to the library anytime during library hours. Tax deduction slips are available; just ask.

The Sunnyvale Public Library is located at 402 Tower Place. For information, call 972-226-4491 or visit

Mesquite AMBUCS looking for new members

What are you doing for lunch Thursday? Come join us at the Dallas athletic club at noon! Good food, great people and a wonderful organization. You can't lose!

Mesquite AMBUCS is always looking for new members or all ages to make a difference in the community. AMBUCS provides individuals with disabilities with the opportunity to be mobile and enjoy life just a little better through the use of Amtrykes.

Meetings are held at noon every Thursday at the Dallas Athletic Club, 4111 Dallas Athletic Club Drive in Dallas. For information, visit

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Community Updates

Mesquite Rotary Holds Annual Four Way Test Speech Contest

The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual "Four Way Test" Speech Contest at the Dallas Athletic Club on March 24th. Contestants from all Mesquite I.S.D. high schools, and Sunnyvale High School participated in the event. Each student gave a five-to-seven minute original speech about applying the Rotary Four Way Test in our everyday relationship with other people and students.

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