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October 24, 2012

Ruth's House needs volunteers

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL - Ruth’s House, a nonprofit thrift store at 111 Lafayette Square is in need of volunteers to help in our thrift store/clothing pantry. Also needed are donations of new socks and underwear in all sizes.

You may also drop off donations for the Sacred Hearts food pantry.

All donations are tax deductible and donors will be issued receipts for their gifts. Donations may be dropped off on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The thrift store is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We are closed Sunday and Monday. For more information call 978-521-5575 or visit us online at www.ruthshouse.org.

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Raytheon VP to speak at Partners

for Progress

ANDOVER - Merrimack Valley Partners for Progress (MVPP) will host “Building a Competitive Workforce: The Community College Advantage” from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St., Andover. Admission is free and open to the business community. Breakfast will be served. To register, visit: www.mvpp123.org or call 1-855-MVPP123 (1-855-687-7123).

The event’s key note speaker will be Daniel J. Ryan, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems’ vice president of operations. Other remarks will be made by Thomas Barenboim, present of Clark Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram; MCC President Carole Cowan; NECC President Lane Glenn; Royall M. Mack Sr., founder & CEO, Ciara Enterprises, LLC; and Joseph J. Bevilacqua, president & CEO, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Middlesex Community College and Northern Essex Community College Partners for Progress (MVPP) is an educational alliance focused on forging closer college and business relationships and dedicated to promoting economic development in the region. MVPP is the one to meet your needs for customized, cost-effective workforce training and education.

For more information, contact Ernie Greenslade, director of public relations, 978 556-3862 or egreenslade@necc.mass.edu.