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Cocaine bust

The King County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration concluded “Operation Pink Tiger” on May 9 with the filing of charges against six defendants for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine. The arrests May 8 bring to 17 the total number of defendants charged in the case. Among those charged May 9 include Federal Way resident Oscar Manual Vargas-Feliz, 32. The operation took its name from the nickname of the probe’s original target.

The first arrests and indictments in the case occurred in late March 2008, with the arrest of 10 people for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin. Among those arrested in March include Alberto Roman-Perez, 26, of Federal Way.

Singing groups seek talented kids to perform

Two Federal Way singing/dancing/acting groups, Show Biz Kids and Teen Idols, are now accepting new members for their upcoming summer season, which begins May 24. Show Biz Kids is a non-auditioned group of performers ages 5 to 16 (no experience required) and Teen Idols is an auditioned group of talented teens ages 13 to 19 (looking for big talent, not necessarily experience). Performers are divided by age. Rehearsals for both groups are once a week in Federal Way with performances around the community and beyond. Visit www.joinshowbizkids.com or call (206) 351-3754.

Earthquake relief for China

Lions clubs are gathering donations to assist victims of the recent earthquake in China. For more information about Lions Clubs International Foundation’s relief efforts, call Bob Darrigan at (253) 874-4282 or Carolyn Harestad at (253) 839-6140.

Hispanic community

A Hispanic community kick-off lunch will be hosted by Federal Way from noon to 1 p.m. May 28 at City Hall.

This is a casual event where city leaders hope to connect with business owners, community members and service organizations. Come and tell city leaders how to best serve the Hispanic community. To RSVP, call (253) 835-2613 or e-mail teniels@cityoffederalway.com. Space is limited.

Rummage sale

The annual rummage and plant sale will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 22-23 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew/San Mateo, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Call (253) 833-0890.

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