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Good News for Jeff Purchin, SLO Elks Lodge and CASA

Juvenile Court Judge Linda Hurst recently swore in 12 new volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Back row, from left are Casey Adams, Stacy McLain, Kathleen Oehler, Jared Snelson and Jason McMillan; front row, Annie Graves, Rosie Guzman, Judge Linda Hurst, Shawna Cooper, Ginni Callow-Adams, Cathy Swenson and John Rosenthal. Not pictured is Karen O' Connell. For information about volunteering, call 541-6542.
Juvenile Court Judge Linda Hurst recently swore in 12 new volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Back row, from left are Casey Adams, Stacy McLain, Kathleen Oehler, Jared Snelson and Jason McMillan; front row, Annie Graves, Rosie Guzman, Judge Linda Hurst, Shawna Cooper, Ginni Callow-Adams, Cathy Swenson and John Rosenthal. Not pictured is Karen O' Connell. For information about volunteering, call 541-6542.

Arroyo Grande

Jeff Purchin, owner of 5 Cities Swim School in Arroyo Grande, has been elected to serve on the U.S. Swim School Association’s board of directors for 2016.

He was one of three members to be elected by his peers at the USSSA National Conference recently hosted in Denver.

Purchin, who has been a USSSA member since 1991, opened his first swim school in 1979. He has served on various committees within the organization, and he helped to establish financial assistance for swim school owners to participate in online continuing education classes.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge No. 322 recently hosted its fourth annual Operation Surf barbecue in honor of a group of active servicemen and servicewomen recovering from war-related amputee and other injuries.

The barbecue hosted 136 attendees.

The 11 British and 14 American honorees were visiting the Central Coast to attend recreational and rehabilitative surfing clinics held by Amazing Surf Adventures. The guests were treated to goodie bags and thank-you cards.

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