Community Briefs – March 16, 2012

Williams Antique Show

March 17th & 18th, 2012. 1491 E Street (Old Gym) Williams, CA. The Food Booth is Williams Catholic Church of Annunciation Annual Fundraiser. Come have lunch and support our parish at the same time! We have changed our menu items!

Family game night

March 16, 2012. 7:00– 8:30 p.m. Fremont Rideout Conference Center. 989 Plumas Street Yuba CityCome play with us as we break open the board games and set up the Wii and X Box for a night of fun and togetherness. We will be talking about a lot of upcoming exciting events! The Family that plays together stays together! Kids: Join us at the craft table to build your Easter Basket! All baskets are first come first served, but support group kids will get priority over visitors. We have camp sponsorships available for Camp McCumber. Start writing your letters and tell us why we should sponsor you for camp this summer!

ARBUCKLE MEDICAL OFFICE “ART SHOW & SHARE”

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM. This is an opportunity to enjoy local artists’ paintings and photographs. The Arbuckle Medical Office is located in Dr. Johnson’s former office at 900 King Street, 530-476-2440. Come enjoy the display, along with music and refreshments.

DIABETES AND YOU

Date: March 24, 2012. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fremont Rideout Conference Center 989 Plumas Street. Yuba City. Knowing the Signs & Symptoms.with Jan Harrison-Beeler, RN, CDE. What is diabetes? What do the numbers mean? What should I look for? What can I do and who can help me?

EASTER CANNED FOOD AND DONATION DRIVE

March 24th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 11th and D street, Marysville. The Ellis Lake Boat Ramp area. The Ellis Lake Volunteers are holding a canned food and donation drive to benefit the Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down. We are hoping to collect enough food to help provide meals for homeless and needy. Veterans and their families in our area for Easter. We are also going to have a representative from the Central Valley Homeless Veterans Assistance Program on hand to accept cash donations and issue receipts.

COLUSA COUNTY AMERICAN RED CROSS

On Friday, March 30th at 11:30am the Colusa County Branch of the American Red Cross will host a meet and greet for the new Emergency Director, Michelle Perkins for the American Red Cross of Northeastern California. The event will be at the Colusa Senior Citizens Center, 901 Parkhill St., Colusa. For further information about volunteering and services contact American Red Cross of Northeastern 530 673 1460.

WESTERN DAYS COOK-OFF

Sign-ups are being accepted for the Western Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off scheduled for March 31. Sign-ups also are being accepted for the 500 official tasters for the event, which is sponsored by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce and Colusa Casino resort. There is no cost to enter. Tasting tickets are $7. Space is limited. For information or to sign up, call 458-5525.

BBQ Rib Cook-off

Glenn-Colusa Cattle Women’s 8th Annual BBQ Rib Cook-off Sunday April 1, 2012 Colusa County Fairgrounds During Colusa Western Days. Beef & Pork Rib Lunch can be purchased from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM $12 per person. Anyone interested in competing in the cook-off competition please call Erica Miles (530) 228-5320 or e-mail erica_samons@yahoo.com

YOUTH AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

The Colusa County Office of Education is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Caring Youth Awards. Nominations are open for anyone 5 to 18 years old, and all children who are nominated will be acknowledged. Nominations are based on three categories of “Community Values,” which are derived from the Search Institute’s 10 Developmental Assets. The three categories are: Strength of Character; Heroic Resilience; and Community Service. Nomination forms are available at each school and explain more about the program. For additional information, contact Cindi Hudgins, 458-0330, ext. 10327.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Glenn Colusa Cattlewomen and Cattlemen have scholarships available with awards totaling $200,000 to students who will be entering their junior, senior or graduate years of upper-division University or college in the fall of 2012, preferably with an emphasis on beef production and/or promotion. Candidates must be graduates of a high school in Colusa or Glenn counties. Deadline for Applications is April 1. For more information, contact Jill Egly, scholarship co-chair, 438 S. Lassen St., Willows, CA 95988; 934-3776.

FEELING AT HOME PHOTOS SOUGHT

The Colusa County Arts Council is accepting entries to its “Feeling at Home: A Photo Essay” show that will be held in conjunction with the annual Virginia Yerxa Community Read. The Virginia Read, focusing on “The Grapes of Wrath,” will be held April 28. The Arts Council show will highlight black and white photos “featuring images that capture the feeling of home” and in the style of photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange was associated with John Steinbeck as he wrote the articles that ultimately became his classic novel. Entries are due by March 1. Entry forms and additional information are available at http://colusacountyartscouncil.org.

LIBRARY SPONSORING CHESS CLUB

The Colusa County Library is sponsoring a Chess Club. The group meets from 3-5 pm Mondays and Tuesdays at the library in Colusa. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 458-7671.

WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!

Our temporary location will be at: 901 ‘E’ Street in the Library Building for: MONDAY NIGHT BINGO Everyone Welcome! Early Bird Games Starting Time at 6:00 P.M. Regular Games Begin at 6:30 P.M. Refreshments Available at Reasonable Prices, Home Made Desserts Game Day: NEW TIME! Third Wednesday of the month,12:30 PM. Join us to play games, have fun and meet people!

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

627 8th Street Williams “Meet & Greet Coffee Club” Every Third Sunday of the Month after 9:30 a.m. Mass Join us for refreshments and conversation.

CALLING ALL WOMEN OF AGRICULTURE

Are you a woman dedicated to the survival of Agriculture? Unite as “California Women for Agriculture” (CWA) promote, and educate the importance of Agriculture. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM. For more Information, contact Melodie Johnson at (530) 458-5130.

ELECTRONIC WASTE DROP-OFF

Recology and the City of Williams offer free monthly drop-off of electronic waste such as TVs, household batteries, fluorescent tubes and computers, from 9am to 2pm. The event is held the first Thursday of every month at the City of Williams Public Works Yard at 735 7th Street. There is a limit of 5 TVs or computers per visit. For more information call 530 473 2519. Please only drop off items during business hours.

COLUSA COUNTY TOBACCO COALITION

The Colusa County Tobacco Program invites community members to join the Colusa County Tobacco Coalition. Please call Estella 458-0380 if you are interested in supporting a tobacco-free lifestyle in our community. Founded by Pop 99

CAR SEAT SAFETY CLASSES

Do you know what car seat is right for your child? Do you know how to properly install your child’s car seat? Is your child safe in your car? Colusa County Public Health can help! Certified child safety seat technicians are currently offering classes that will answer all your questions. The cost of the class is $20 and may qualify low income families for a free car seat. Classes are held monthly from 10-1130 in English and Spanish. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your space. Colusa County Public Health can be reached at (530) 458-0380.

 CALIFORNIA SMOKERS HELPLINE:

There are over 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke that can increase your risk of heart attack and death. If you wish to quit smoking, Colusa County Public Health invites you to call the California Smokers Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS. Your medical provider can also help. Contact them and inquire about “Ask, Advise, & Refer.”■

 

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Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Is the Owner, Publisher, Editor, and Reporter of the Williams Pioneer Review. Committed to publishing the news of our Community, Lloyd has been the owner of the Williams Pioneer Review since 2010. To contact Lloyd about this article or future articles, please email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net