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Community Briefs – January 11, 2012


Published: January 11, 2012 • By: Lloyd Green Jr, Editor

ANNUAL BRIDGE-WHIST-PINOCHLE CARD PARTY AND LUNCHEON.
The Catholic Ladies Relief Society will be holding their Annual Bridge-Whist-Pinochle Card Party and Luncheon. $15. Saturday, January 14, 2012. 11:30 a.m. St. Bernadette’s Hall, 743 Ware Ave, Colusa, Ca. Reservations Call: Marge Wallace 476-2051. Rose Buria: 458-8583. Vicki Stegal: 458-8009.

INSULIN PUMP CLASS
January 17 2012 – 3-5 p.m. Location: 990 Klamath Lane, Suite 4, Yuba City, CA 95993. Learn more about the different methods of insulin therapy and if it would be right for you.  This class is open to type 1 and type 2 diabetics.  Type 2 diabetics who have had a hard time getting in control of their numbers are especially encouraged to attend this class.  Learn about your options! RSVP to reserve your space at 530-763-4171

7TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE YUBA SUTTER CHILDREN’S TYPE 1 DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
January 20 2012 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: 989 Plumas Street, Yuba City, CA 95991 Help us celebrate our 7th year serving diabetic children in our community as we welcome Chef Shane from Thunder Valley Casino.  Chef Shane will be hosting a healthy eating food demonstration.  KIDS!  Check out all the new toys and games!  Join us in the kids room for and XBox Kinnect dance party! For more information contact Ouida or Geneva at 530-763-4171

PHOTOS BEING ACCEPTED FOR SHOW
Applications are being accepted to display photography at the Colusa County Arts Council show scheduled for Jan. 21. The show, titled “Life through a Lens,” will be held at the Scout Cabin at Will S. Green Park in Colusa. There are amateur — beginner and advanced — and professional divisions. Categories include landscapes/nature, macro, special effects, architectural, still life, people and photojournalism. Each category is divided into black & white and color. Photos submitted must have been taken within the last two years. Photographers 18 or older from Colusa, Glenn, Butte, Sutter, Yuba and Sacramento counties are eligible. Application forms and other information are available at www.colusacountyartscouncil.org, or email ccac@frontier.com or call 458-2222.

COLUSA FIREFIGHTERS CRAB FEED & DANCE
The Colusa Firefighters Association will hold its annual Crab Feed & Dance on January 21, 2012. Social hour begins with No-host Cocktails at 5:30 PM, Dinner begins at 6:30 PM. Come enjoy Crab, Steak, Coleslaw, Beans, and Bread. There is fun for everyone with raffle and auction items, dancing, good food and much more. Must be 21 or older to attend. Cost is $40 per person, before January 17th. Tickets after January 17th are $45 and available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Colusa City Fire Department, 750 Market Street, Colusa or from any Colusa City Firefighter.

COLUSA HIGH SCHOOL SOBER GRAD-NIGHT 2012 CARNITAS DINNER
The Colusa High School Grad-Night Committee 2012, is hosting a carnitas dinner planned for Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Burchfield Primary School. Tickets are $10 each –Per Plate. Dinner includes: Rice, Beans, Tortillas, and Salsa. For tickets please contact: Lydia Medina at (530) 701-3678 

SACRED HEART SODALITY CARD PARTYS
acred Heart Sodality of Maxwell will hold their annual card party on Saturday February 4, 2012, 11:30 am at the Maxwell Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room located at 146 North Street in Maxwell. For a $12.00 donation participants will enjoy a delicious salad bar luncheon followed by an afternoon of playing bridge , whist or pinochle. In addition to many prizes to be awarded to high point card winners there will be a raffle with lovely prizes. Partners are encouraged! For more information please contact Karen Riordan, 438-2921(Pinochle), Dolores Reckers, 438-2200(Whist), Carol Azevedo, 438-2452 (Bridge)

FARM SHOW CSU CHICO ALUMNI BREAKFAST
The 10th annual CSU Chico Alumni Breakfast will be held February, 8th at the Colusa Farm Show. Starting at 7 a.m. in St. Bernadette’s Hall, 745 Ware St., Colusa, sponsored by CSU, Chico College of Agriculture, California Ag Leadership Program and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Sandra Schubert, undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by contacting Leslie Santos at 898-6343

CITY OF COLUSA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES ON UTILITIES COMMITTEE
The committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the City Council on public utility issues.  The committee also provides oversight to ensure public utility funds are accounted for accurately and are properly spent. In addition to advising the City Council on utility issues, the committee is tasked with educating the public regarding utility planning, rates and other matters relating to utilities owned or operated by the city , including water and wastewater. The committee meets quarterly at 6 p.m. at City Hall with Special Meetings held on an “as-needed” basis. All interested parties are encouraged to apply Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at City Hall 425 Webster Street

COLUSA CITY COUNCIL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CITY MANAGER
The Colusa City Council will hold a special meeting, a closed session on January 16th, at 6 p.m. for City Manager Jan McClintock’s performance evaluation. The public is welcomed to discuss during public comment before the Council proceeds into closed session.

NORTH SACRAMENTO VALLEY INTEGRATED REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN MEETINGS
Please join us to share ideas about your community’s water needs and aspirations and learn about how they could be addressed through regional water management planning. Thursday, January 19, 3pm to 5pm at the Colusa Indian Community Council, Community Center Building. 3730 Highway 45. This is an opportunity to discuss community issues such as: Drinking water supply reliability and quality, Septic and sewer improvements, Storm water and flood management, Urban and agricultural water supplies, Fisheries, Tribal water needs, and Stream and wetland protection and restoration. \For more information, please visit www.nsvwaterplan.org or contact Monique Day at 530-792-3221 or mday@westyost.com

SB 621 GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Grant applications are now being accepted on behalf of the Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee. This funding is provided through SB 621 for applicants that are local government jurisdictions within Colusa County which are impacted by tribal gaming. Applicants may include law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, water supplies, waste disposal, planning and adjacent land use, public health, behavioral health, roads, and recreation, youth programs and child care. Application deadline is February 17th at 5PM. Applications are distributed by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. For more information, call (530) 458-0508, or cocolusa@countyofocolusa.org.

PG&E OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are accepting applications from aspiring college students for financial assistance through the groups’ scholarship funds. The scholarships will provide at least 100 university-bound students up to $3,000 each in aid for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership. All college-bound students living within PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area are welcome to apply. In 2011, the utility’s employee resource groups awarded $255,500 in scholarships to help 153 students with their college expenses. For applications, visit www.pge.com/about/community/scholarships. Application deadline is January 17th.

SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL TOUR
The Colusa National Wildlife Refuge will hold its Annual Snow Goose Festival Tour, January 26 – January 29th. 8:30am to 2pm. Event begins tat the Chico Masonic Family Center. Wildlife, wintering waterfowl and nature photography are exceptional at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, especially along the three-mile gravel auto tour, one-mile trail and at their new observation deck. A $24 – Y$7 Level 2. Field Trip Leader: Mike Peters. www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges

PLANNING PANEL POSITIONS OPEN
The Colusa County Board of Supervisors will make appointments to all five seats on the Colusa County Planning Commission at their regular meeting on Jan. 24 in the board chambers, 547 Market St., Colusa. Letters of interest or applications are due by Jan. 13. For more information, visit www.countyofcolusa .org or call 458-0509 or 458-0509.

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.

WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
MONDAY NIGHT BINGO: HAPPY NEW YEAR! WE ARE BACK! Everyone Welcome!  Early Bird Games Starting Time at 6:00 P.M. Regular Games Begin at 6:30 P.M. WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING ON 5TH MONDAYS THIS YEAR. Refreshments Available at Reasonable Prices, Home Made Desserts. Game Day:  Third Wednesday of the month, January 18, 2012. 1:00 PM.. Join us to play games, have fun and meet people! Movie Day:  The fourth Wednesday of the Month, January 25, 2012. 1:00 PM. Price: FREE Refreshments:  Popcorn, Soda & Candy are available at a low price. (Bring a Pillow-the seats are hard)

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.

ARBUCKLE REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE
Become involved in your community. The month ARC Meetings are held the 2nd Mondays of every month at the ARC /APRD office 309 5th Street, Arbuckle.

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 life style in our community.  Founded by Pop 99

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.”

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor

About 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