[DHS-News] Vol. 5, No. 6 -- Oct. 9, 2003

WHITEHOUSE Gary Gary.Whitehouse at state.or.us
Thu Oct 9 08:13:41 PDT 2003

October 9, 2003
Volume 5, Issue 6

1. Food stamp payments increase on October 1
2. Beach monitoring program funding renewed
3. Director's weekly message

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1. Oregon's nearly 203,000 food-stamp households received small increases in
the amount of their benefit and in allowable income. Read the news release:

2.  The state*s new beach-monitoring program, administered by DHS, has
received $229,000 in grant funding for the new federal fiscal year, which
began Oct. 1. Read the news release:

3. DHS Director Jean I. Thorne discusses the DHS budget, medical mistakes,
kudos from the federal government, and some good press for DHS. Read the
message: http://www.dhs.state.or.us/news/messages/message.html

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