Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 2004 · Page 10
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A-10 - FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004 COMMUNITY Briefs Continued froth Page A-9 Annual Republican Gala, fund raiser set for March 26 The yearly Republican Gala and fund raiser is scheduled for Friday, March 26 at the Broiler Steak House in Redwood Valley. Tim Morgan, California's representative on the National Republican Committee, is the guest speaker. The evening starts with a social period at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. The cost of the dinner is $45 per person and includes a choice of New York steak, deep fried prawns, or Veggie Pasta Lasagna. Reservations must be received by March 22. R.S.V.P. to Angie Svendsen at 463-2914. Silent auction and other donations items would be appreciated. Brown to speak at Rep. women's lunch meeting Carrie Brown, from the Mendocino County Farm Bureau, will be speaking on hot topic's of the day at the Ukiah Area Republican Women monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, March 30 at the Ukiah Garden Cafe . She will be talking about water issues, Measure H and etc., says event information. The cost of the luncheon is $12 and begins with socializing at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon. R.S.V.P. to Marilyn Butcher at 462-6229 or Angie Svendsen at 463-2914. UHS Class of 1994 looking for info to plan its reunion The Ukiah High School Class of 1994 has reached the 10-year mark and is in the first stages of planning a reunion for this summer. Organizers need an idea of how many people will be attending. Contact Jennifer at 463-1403 or Esther at 272-9250, if people are planning to attend. Ukiah High Class of 1984 seeks missing classmates The 20-year class reunion of the 1984 graduating class of Ukiah High School will be held on Saturday, July 17. Now is the time to check out the class Web site at www.uki- ahi84.com and take the reunioapoll. On the site classmates will find contact information for many of their old friends as well as pictures from both "Then" and "Now." Take a few minutes to read classmate bios online or post their own. People can check out the chat room or post messages on their favorite topic. Help is still needed to find missing classmates. Visit the class Web site at www.uki- ahi84.com and enter contact information for "lost" classmates. For more information or to volunteer to help with planning, contact Tiffany Johnson- Gibson at 744-1196, Danelle McDermott at (415) 282-8491 or e-mail us at ukiahi84@sbc- global.net. Local project helps persons with disabilities work If people are disabled, receiving SSI/SSD1, and want to work but are worried about the impact on their benefits and medical coverage, they can contact the local Community Resources for Independence Back to Work Project for assistance. This is a free service. Furthermore, they can find out how they can go to work yet keep eligibility for benefits, Medi-Cal or Medicare. "New provisions can help you/' says information from the project, and "trained counselor* want to show you how you can achieve your goals." For more information, call 463-8875 or toll-free at (800) 528-7704. California Garden Clubs hold winter board meeting Mendo-Lake District of California Garden Cfubs, Inc. held its winter board meeting at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Middletown with more than 45 members in attendance. The South Lake County Garden Club was the host club. Five garden clubs in the district were represented including Clear Lake Trowel & Trellis Club; Ukiah Garden Club; Willits Garden Club; Potter Valley Garden Club; and South Lake County Garden Club. District Director Sharon Thorne a C.L.T.T. member opened the meeting and Marie Eiseman, president of the South Lake County Garden Club welcomed the group. Three former District Directors were introduced, Jo. Shaul, Lakeport, Nona Carpenter, Ukiah and Joelle Holford, Middletown. District Director Thorne reported on the recent C.G.C.I. board meeting held in Irvine. C.G.C.I. State President Robert Gordon stated that there are now have 20,255 members in C.G.C.I. The state's project to help landscape restoration at Hearst Castle is moving ahead. The green houses are completed. Members from all clubs were asked to plant flowering trees. After lunch Mary Welch, president of the Lake County Rose Society, spoke on the care of roses and how to prepare them for judging. The next Mendo-Lake District meeting will be held at the Golden Rule Club house Ridgewood on N. Hwy. 101 in Willits on April 28. For more information, call Jo Shaul at 263-5074. Shriners to put on hospital screening clinic in Ukiah Northern California Shriners Hospital for Children will hold its annual Ukiah Screening Clinic on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ukiah Surgery Center, 271 Observatory Ave. This clinic is to pre-screen children from the ages of 1 month or less to 18 years old for possible admission to the Shriners Health Care system. The clinic will have local licensed medical doctors and registered nurses on duty. Shrine Hospitals provide the highest quality services available anywhere in the world. The hospitals specialize in orthopedic, burn and spinal cord rehabilitation. Shriners support 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Since 1922, 750,000 children have been made whole again without any charge to parents, local, state or federal governments. The Shrine of North America contributes over $1.4 million per day to the health and welfare of America's, Canada's and Mexico's children under 18 years of age. Transportation to and from the hospitals is available. If you know of a child who needs medical attention, get them to the clinic. It costs nothing. For more information, call John Simmons at 462-0951 . Do spring cleaning and donate to help Hospice of Ukiah Now shopping and donating is made easier since Hospice of Ukiah has moved its furniture annex to the main Thrift & Gift store at 415 S. State St. Get a jump on spring cleaning and bring in old furniture to make way for the new, all while helping Hospice of Ukiah, Inc. Donations are tax deductible and all proceeds serve the terminally ill and their families in the community. For donation times, call 462-3634. Mendo Eel River Campground to open on March 26 The Eel River Campground on the Cpvelo Ranger District, Mendocino National Forest, will be open on Friday, March 26, just hi time for the Wild Turkey Spring Season, which opens Saturday, March 27. The Eel River Campground is located nine miles east of Covelb on Hwy 162. There are campsites that overlook the wild and'scenic Eel River. The fee is $6 per night/day use. For further information, contact the Covelo Ranger District at 78150 Covelo Rd., Covelo, CA 95428 or call 9836118, TTY 983-6123. 'Animal Tails' to be held downtown on March 27 The Mendocino Book Company and Mendocino Animal Care and Control will host the third monthly Animal Tails, a free event for children of all ages, on Saturday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. In this collaboration between public agency and local business, children are invited to hear storyteller Sage Mountainfire read dog tales while they pet and cuddle with a local friendly shelter dog or cat. The dogs brought to Animal Tails in January and .February are both now living in homes with families. This event gives the dogs as; -.ftiuortunity to be out in the pita and people in the commusti: tfie chance to see first hand wiibti wonderful adopt- 1 able pels live in the local shelters. For more information, call Sage Mountainfire at 4681673. Forest woodcutting permits to go on sale in April Personal use firewoo'd cutting permits sales will resume April 1 for the Grindstone District and April 15 on the Upper Lake and Covelo Districts, Mendocino National Forest. The minimum volume of wood per permit is four cords, with the. cost per cord at $5. Permits may be purchased at the District Offices at the Forest Supervisor's Office in Willows. In Mendocino County and Lake County, there is a quarantine to prevent the spread of sudden oak death disease, so cutters may not transport any wood from these counties to other counties outside the quarantined area. For more information, contact the Grindstone District at (530) 963-3128; the Upper Lake District at 275-2361; the Covelo District at 983-6118; or the Forest Supervisor's Office in Willows at (530) 934-3316. Brooktrails firefighters to do Spaghetti Feed The Brooktrails Firefighters Association presents its Annual Spaghetti Feed. There will be door prizes, and all proceeds will go to fire department equipment. The event takes place on April 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at die Brooktrails Community Center, next to Brooktrails Golf Course. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10. For more information, call 459-4441. Leadership Mendocino seeks new applicants Leadership Mendocino, the county-wide non-profit group whose mission is to educate "people who want to make a difference in our community," has applications available for the next class year which begins in September. Applications are available "Since 1980" 303 'A' Talmage Rd., Ukiah Jewelry by David Full Service 46*0640 FREE PASS Try us out for one full week free. Includes: Full Use Of Fitness Center All Fitness Classes Unrestricted Hours Coupon good on/y for firvt Urn* UMI* * valid «Mk of Mwch M - Mwch M, 2004. at the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. School St., or via e-mail (as a PDF file) from program co-director Rusty Eddy at reddy@pacif- ic.net. Any resident of Mendocino County may apply. Applicants should show a genuine commitment to building community in Mendocino County, should be willing to commit to the hours required (approximately 120 over the year) and should have an endorsement from their employer. Tuition for the 2004/2005 class year is $600 per person. Applications will be accepted through the end of April. Interviews will be scheduled in May. Leadership Mendocino meets one day a month for 10 months in various locations throughout the county. For more information on Leadership Mendocino, or to obtain an application, call the group at 463-6707, e-mail: reddy@pacific.net. Wildflower show to be organized in Boonville in April Douglas iris, baby blue eyes, California fawn lilies and poppies, blue eyed grass, ceanothhus, manzanita, blue camas and many, many other flowers, shrubs and grasses will be collected by members of the Garden Section of the Anderson Valley Unity Club for a wildflower show on April 24 and 25. Both native plants and "invader aliens" will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the June Building at the Mendocino County Fair Grounds in Boonville and will be identified with both common and botanical names. Experts will be available to discuss native environments, collection techniques and eradication methods for nonnative plants. .. No endangered plants will be gathered for display, however, plants believed to be effected by SOD (Phytophora ramorum) will be on display for education purposes. The public is not encouraged to bring in specimens for identification, and botanists are invited to come in on Saturday to assist in identification and labeling of specimens. Admission is free on both days. The fairgrounds are on Hwy 128 in Boonville. Free parking is readily available. Literacy Alliance to hold training for tutoring volunteers The Ukiah Literacy Alliance will offer a one-day tutor training for anyone 18 or older who would like to volunteer to help someone with their English language skills. No experience is necessary. The training will be held in the Ukiah area on Saturday, May 1. Call the literacy office if you would like to attend. The number is 463-4155. Phoenix Hospice is organizing annual Spring Raffle There are more than 35 gifts to be awarded in the llth Annual Hospice Spring Raffle on April 21. Prizes in the raffle include ceramic bowls, vases and a mask, a handmade basket, beaded necklace, T-shirt, scarf, soap, quilt, wooden jewelry box, a garden kit, case of wine, artist's prints and also many gift certificates to various Willits and Ukiah businesses, food establishments and services. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Phoenix Hospice office in the Evergreen Village shopping center. They are $4 each or six for $20. For more information, call hospice at 459-1818. ,

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