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The Utah Association of Retired Public Employees will sponsor an insurance conference as a public service for senior adults. Blaine Kay, UARPE president, urges all members to attend. However, the conference is also offered to the public.

Bill Ward, Prudential representative for the AARP Group Health Insurance Program, will discuss AARP's portfolio of Medicare supplement and hospital plans and answer questions. Membership is open to everyone age 50 or older, retired or not. The association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.The conference will be Thursday, March 25, 3-5 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center at 237 S. 1000 East. For more information, call Dean Baxter at 262-0792.

Malone, Stockton giving jerseys for auction

Karl Malone and John Stockton will literally give the shirts off their backs at a sports memorabilia auction hosted by the Utah Jazz, in cooperation with the Primary Children's Medical Center and Children's Miracle Network.

The game-worn jerseys belonging to Malone and Stockton, from that evening's contest against the New York Knicks, will be just two of more than 40 unique sports collectibles available during a live auction on the arena floor immediately following the game. Benefits will go to the Primary Children's Medical Center and the Children's Miracle Network.

More than one hundred and twenty-five silent auction items will be available on the main concourse of the Delta Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Items may be paid for with Mas-ter-card, VISA, American Express, checks or cash.

Merlin Olsen, Children's Miracle Network Telethon co-host, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will emcee the evening's event to be held on Thursday, March 25, at the Delta Center.

Workshop on wellness

set for Thursday

KAYSVILLE - Creating wellness in our lives will be the focus of a workshop offered at the Parent Education Resource Center Thursday, March 25.

The class will help participants determine whether they are creating wellness or disease in their lives. It begins at 7 p.m. at PERC, 390 S. 500 East.

Cost is $3 per person or couple. Preregistration is required. Call 546-7309.

`Super Sitter' classes

offered at hospital

Primary Children's Medical Center will hold a "Be A Super Sitter" class for children age 9 and older, and will present such topics as basic safety, first aid and age-appropriate activities.

A $15 fee will include a tote-bag baby-sitting kit. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the hospital, 100 North Medical Drive, on March 27, April 17, June 12, and July 10, all Saturdays. Instructors are registered nurses. To register, call 588-3685 Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m.

6-week course offered in sign language

BOUNTIFUL - A beginning course in American Sign Language will be offered by Bountiful High School Community Education Program for six weeks beginning March 30. Classes will be on consecutive Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. The fee is $30.

For more information, call Mr. Harris, 299-2055, or Ms. Roberts, 546-0720.

Gathering will focus

on Russian schools

"Democratizing of Russian Schools" will be the subject of a talk Thursday, March 25, by M. Donald Thomas, former superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District.

The gathering at 7 p.m. in the First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, is sponsored by the American-Soviet Relations Com-mit-tee and is free to the public.

Thomas visited Moscow at the invitation of then-Soviet President Michael Gorbachev. In a letter, Thomas had previously proposed the freeing up of Soviet education.