Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 14, 1998
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B-2 — SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1998 Communit THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL, Barbara Vaicnnccllns/The Daily Journal Pictured here from left are Hopland Fire Chief Mike Luchetti, captains Pat Furay and Bruce Williams, firefighter Jorge Dominguez, and Fetzer's Doug Bradford and Brent Smith. Fetzer donates fire truck to Hopland Fetzer Vineyards has donated a Type I fire engine to the Hopland Volunteer Fire Department. Bruce Williams, facilities project manager for Fetzer,. and Doug Bradford, health and environmental manager for Fetzer, were instrumental in the purchase of the truck from the Bennett Valley Fire Department, with the support of Peggy Kelly from Brown Forman. The transaction was completed this week and Hopland Fire Department expects to have the truck in service in a matter of days, the donation of the fire truck will help provide better emergency coverage on the east side of the Russian River. The truck will be housed at the Fetzer facility on East Side Road and will be available for quick response. Staffed by Williams, Jorge Dominguez and Pat Furay, all Hopland firefighters who work for Fetzer, the fire truck will be available for all fire department needs and will respond through Hopland and the Sanel Valley. Food Bank volunteers needed The Ukiah Community Food Bank is seeking volunteers for two different jobs. Help is needed to staff the emergency Food Closet, where food is distributed weekdays at 4:30 p.m., usually for about one half-hour. Data entry volunteers are also needed weekdays during office hours. Many Food Closet volunteers are scheduled on the same day of the week, coming in to meet families and individuals in need of food one to four times each month. Volunteers distribute food to clients already screened and issued vouchers earlier the same afternoon. The Food Bank is a project of the Ukiah Community Center, which provides a number of emergency and other human services, including information and referral to other agencies, assistance to homeless people, and a county-wide Crisis Line. The Food Bank and the Community Center are both located at 888 North State Street. For more information about volunteering at the Food Bank, call Kevin Murphy at 463-2409. Law Library conducting survey The board of trustees of the county's new Law Library is asking residents how it can better meet citizens' legal research needs. Questions trustees are seeking input about include the possibility of extending library operating hours and whether the library should seek private donations to provide more resources and materials, says Law Librarian Andrea Surfleet. The courthouse library is currently open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Relay for Life coming Get set for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. June 19 and will continue through 6 a.m. June 20. Teams will run or walk the track at the new Eagle Peak Middle School in Redwood Valley to collect money for important cancer research and other American Cancer Society programs. Participants will be fed dinner June 19 and breakfast June 20. There will be music and special prizes for participants as well. Walkers and runners will camp out on the track field at Eagle Peak. Two important components of this year's event are the kick-off lap with cancer survivors and the luminaria ceremony in remembrance of cancer victims and in honor of cancer survivors. Anyone wishing to buy a luminaria to be lit at the ceremony at dusk should contact the American Cancer Society office in Ukiah. You do not need to be at the ceremony to have a luminaria lit for someone you wish to honor. Luminarias are available for a donation of your choosing. For more information, call the American Cancer Society in Ukiah at 462-7642. Grants ready for drug programs The Prevention in Action Program, a newly- funded program with the Mendocino County Public Health Division of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs, is preparing to release a Request For Applications. The purpose of this RFA is to notify groups about the funding available for effective, long-term, community-based programs aimed at the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among youth. Background Trustees also are interested in determining the library can better meet the needs of coast residents. A branch of the library is open in Ten Mtfe Justice Court in Fort Bragg Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. "This small collection consists mainly of California cases and codes," Surfleet says, "and is kept current." Library users have until Tuesday, June 30, tp register their opinions. To talk with Surfleet, call 463-4201 or E-mail the library at Parks group to host fundraiser The Friends of the County Parks are striving to raise enough money to assist County Parks in purchasing and modifying playground equipment. Before January 2000 all playground equipment must be replaced (or modified) with equipment approved by Cal OSHA, and must meet Americans with Disability Act rules. The Friends of the County Parks are willing to put on community functions to achieve the goal of raising the funds to replacfe the equipment located in the County Parks. ; In addition to accepting monetary donations which may be mailed to: Friends of the County Parks, 279 Garret Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482, a Craft Fair and Flea Market will be held on July 18, 1998 at the Redwood Valley Lions Park on East Road has been scheduled. Spaces may be reserved for $10 for the day but you must provide your own tables. Contact Marti Bray at 462-6081 forreserva* tions and additional information. \ Additional fundraising functions will be coming soon. Funding for this program has been received through the support of The California Endowment, a private foundation located in Woodland Hills. The foundation, which was established in May 1996, has as its mission the improvement of access to affordable, quality health care for under- served individuals and the promotion of fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The program is designed to provide seed money or "booster" funds to those community groups that have developed or are ready to implement successful strategies to provide health education and prevention services to youth through school-based, school-linked, or youth serving programs. A complementary technical assistance and resource search function is also underway to provide technical assistance to foster programs' long-term growth, facilitate their continued collaboration with schools and parents, and access continued funding through other sources. Application/funding information Applicants will compete for funding; not all applications received will be funded unless they meet or exceed the application criteria. Those eligible to apply include schools (both public and private), community groups, non-profit organizations, tribal entities, or government agencies. The mini-grants that are funded through this application process will begin in September, and conclude in April 1999, to roughly follow the school calendar. Contracts will be let for varying amounts, depending on the number of proposals approved for funding, and the amounts requested. Contracts will not exceed $5,000. Groups interested in receiving a copy of the RFA should call the Prevention In Action Program at 463-5781, or pick one up at the Prevention Services Office, 776 S. State St., Suite 102A, Ukiah. Barbara Vjsconrtllos/The.Dally Journal Teacher of the year Chris Gordon, left, was awarded $500 from Vpl-Mart. The presentation is made here by Ukiah Unified School District Superintendent Kim Logan.. Teacher, students given awards The Daily Journal When Chris Gordon, a teacher at Yokayo School, slipped into a familiar-looking blue vest June 8, it wasn't for accepting a summer job at Wal- Mart. Gordon was accepting the 1998 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award fro excellence in teaching from an associate of the Wal-Mart store in Ukiah., In appreciation for Gordon's dedication, Wal-Mart presented a $500 grant to the school and a special rendition of the Wal- Mart vest to Gordon as a badge of honor for the Ukiah area Teach of the Year. Gordon was one of more than 1,700 teachers from around the country who were selected to receive the 1998 award. The winners received a combined total of $850,000 in grants for their schools or districts. "Wal-Mart believes a good education is an essential foundation for productive citizens and a vital community," said David Glass, president and chief executive officer of Wal- Mart Stores, Inc. "And awarding the $500 grant and vest is our way of showing our appreciation for the outstanding teachers who dedicate themselves to helping students achieve a superior education." Other awards given at the. end-of-year ceremony at Yokayo Elementary School went to outstanding students Harrison Malone and Hanna Vogel. ! THE CANADIAN BRASS Saturday, June 27 THE ROBERT CRAY BAND Sunday, June 28 THE MOMMIES Saturday, July 11 TRACY LAWRENCE Wednesday, July 22 DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET -AND- DAVID LINDLEY WITH WALLY INGRAM Friday, July 24 CELEBRATION OF ALOHA'98 A FESTIVAL OF HAWAIIAN ARTS I MUSIC FEATURING KEAll'l REICHEL PRESENTED BV LBC ( HALAU HULA 0 IEIUNI Saturday, August J BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA Sunday, August 16 BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT Saturday, August 29 LAURIE ANDERSON Thursday, September 3 PETER. PAUL & MARY Sunday, September 27 LBC Box Office 707.546.3600 |i,v.'er/Wheiehouse707.546.BASS«51(U62.BASS Grand Opening Specials, June 11 f 12, 13 & 14. Come in for our Grand Opening & receive 1200 extra bonus minutes. Phones are only 1(. Waived activation. We're celebrating the newest United States Cellular"" location. Come by and check out the new place, and find great deals on cell phone packages. UNITED STATES = m ss s . WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS- The way people talk around here" Shop United States Cellular' on the Internet at Offer requires a new one-year service agreement. Roaming charges, taxes, tolls and network surcharges not included. Other restrictions and charges may apply. See store for details. June 14,1998. Clearlake 14225 Lakeshore Blvd. (707)995-1263 Crescent City 122 Highway 101 North (707)465-3008 Eureka 1630 Broadway (707)498-8722 Ft. Bragg 2A 7 B North Main Street (707)964-1666 McKinleyville 1985 Central Avenue (707)840-0713 Susanville 2585A Main St. (916)257-4463 Ukiah 1393 North State Street (707)489-8722 or call 489-USCC Yreka 1249 S. Main Street (530)841-1490

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