Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 18, 2005 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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Friday, March 18, 2005
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A-6 - FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2005 COMMUNITY THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Community Continued from Page A-3 Mendocino College; Orell Massey of the M.Co. Sheriff's Department; Darren Jackson of Mendocino College; Abbey Kaufmann and Edwin Nieves of M.Co.Office of Education; Geri Burrell of UUSDs English Language Learners Services; Steve Burrell of Eagle Peak Middle School; Christine Price of Mendocino Psychological Associates; and Pat Sanborn of M.Co. Public Health Dept's. Alcohol and Other Drugs Program. This year's GRIP Program in Ukiah is a prime example of community partners coming together to address the growing gang problem, proactively, by teaching our children. Blood drives to be held in Ukiah, Hopland this month Join Blood Bank of the Redwoods' life saving team this March. Give blood. Donors and potential donors should not wait until there is an emergency to give blood - donors are needed every single day to ensure there is enough blood supply for the patients in the community. The public is encouraged to donate at the following mobile donation centers: • Friday - Ukiah, 4 to 8 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 1155 Airport Park Blvd. • Wednesday, March 30 - Ukiah, 4 to 7 p.m., Ukiah American Legion Post 76,293 Seminary Ave. Blood Bank of the Redwoods is located at 2324 Bethards Drive. Donation hours are Monday - Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., and Friday Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are always welcome. Apheresis donors are needed daily at the Bethards center in Santa Rosa, for more information call ext. 162 . For further information call 545-1222 or visit www.bbr.orq. CASA volunteer training to be in April; sign up now If you want to make a difference in the world, the place to start is right here in Mendocino County. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Mendocino Cpunty trains volunteers to advocate for neglected and abused children in the dependency system. With over 400 open cases in the Mendocino County Social Services system, there is always a need for more advocates who are willing to stand up for the best interests of these children. CASA serves children of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. However, it doesn't take any special talents or skills to be a CASA Advocate - just a willingness to help CASA help one child at a time. : The next CASA training begins in April. For further information call them at 463-6503, or email them at Early registration taking place now for kindergarten Early registrations for 2005-2006 Kindergarten at Ukiah Unified School District are being accepted form February through June 16 at the schools listed below. Parents should bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, immunization record, and residence verification (e.g., phone, cable or PG&E bill). The child must reach their 5th birthday on or before Dec. 2. Oak Manor Elementary, 400 Oak Manor Dr., Ukiah (463-5249); Yokayo Elementary, 790 S. Dora St., Ukiah (463-5236); Nokomis Elementary, 495 Washington Ave., Ukiah (4635242); Frank Zeek Elementary, 1060 N. Bush St., Ukiah (463-5245); Calpella Elementary, 151 Moore St., Calpella (485-8701); Hopland Elementary, 1 Ralph Bettcher Dr., Hopland (744-1333); Grace. Hudson Elementary, 251 Jefferson Lane, Ukiah (463-3813) Potter Valley School creates Eden with gardening project Imagine a garden for quiet reflection, a place in which you can read, stroll, draw and enjoy the changing seasons. The soft gentle sounds of water, birds, and butterfly wings filling the air. Blossoms, tender young sprouts, and edible plants, an arch of vibrant color and scent to sooth your senses A whimsical touch of student art, tiles for pathways, bird houses, wind chimes and other child made treasures abound. Creating a special place for our youth to blossom. Sound lovely? This is the goal at Potter Valley Elementary School as they create an Eden for children. Gone will be the abandoned play area, growing will be our dream garden. The big clean up, or phase one, is complete. Our prep work included the removal of pea gravel, cement foundations from old play equipment and also the removal of dead and dying trees. This work was accomplished with the generous donation of time and equipment from three wonderful Potter Valley businessmen, Eric Holtz, owner of Holtz Trucking, John Jackson owner of Site Development, and Neil Elmer, owner of Neil's Backhoe Service. This project is being done with the help of parent volunteers, teachers, maintenance staff and local businesses. As they pool talents and strengths they are reminded just how fortunate they are to live in such a beautiful place and blessed to be part of such a giving and caring community. Those interested in the garden project can call Beverly Jacquet at 743-2329 or Julie VanderStoep 743-1351. Hospice moving sale set through the next two weeks Hospice of Ukiah Thrift & Gift store will be relocating from 415 Main St. to South State St. in April. They have roomfuls of clothing to unpack and sell before the move and so will be having two consecutive Moving Sales on Saturday, March 19th and March 26th weather permitting from 9 to 3 pm. The majority of clothing will be priced from 250 to $1.00 unless specially marked and are of good quality in all sizes and styles. The clothing will be in the back of the Thrift Store, enter from Main Street across from Grace Hudson Museum Park. They are also offering a store-wide 50% discount off everything in the store except items in'the cases and specially marked items on Saturday, April 2nd from 9 to 3 p.m. The Thrift & Gift will also be open from 9 to 3 to accommodate bargain shoppers. Hospice of Ukiah is a non-profit agency who serves the families of terminal patients at no cost. Call 462-3634 for further information or donations. Scouting for Food: Boys Scouts help the hungry The Boy Scouts of America family including Cub Scouts, 'Boy Scouts, Explorer and Venture Scouts will be undertaking a food drive to benefit the Ukiah Community Center and Food Bank as part of their national "Good .Turn Program." As well as going door-to-door, during the month of March they'll be dropping off grocery bags at residences in the greater Ukiah area, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Willits and Cloverdale. Bags will be picked up on Saturday. Items needed include baby foods, all manner of canned goods (especially protein rich items) and dry goods. Unfortunately, home-made foods cannot be accepted. Bragging rights go to the troop who brings in the most food! If you have any questions, please call Jeff Rogers at 462-8879 or Jerry McFarland at 462-3559. Michael's in Ukiah celebrates National Craft Month A variety of activities will take place at Michaels this month. Highlights are: Read All About ttt TheUkialw DAlLlOURML Your Local Daily Newspaper! VALLEY Tiff Serving Delicious v » || ffome Style Food Specializing in Bison Burgers 20% OFF (Any meal with coupon) 7:00-3:00 pin i Breakfast served all day 9621 North State Street, Redwood Valley I off 101 next to the old Dennison's Cookies Saturday, March 19 - "Build a Buddy" free family event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is intended to introduce children and parents to the fun and quality time families can share as they craft together. Crayola Model Magic will be molded into a character from the imagination and then plastic pieces will be added to create a unique "buddy" to take home. This event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Michaels is located at 1215 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah. Call 472-0411 and ask for the event coordinator for further inform'ation on workshops. Demonstrations against the war set for this Saturday Demonstrations are planned for several locations. Contact names appear for most locations can be found below. Fort Bragg: Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. (John Fremont 961-0543) Mendocino: Walk from Post Office at noon. (ZacZachary 964-3621) Albion: Stand with Signs on Rte 1 at noon. (Sunlight in Albion, 937-0615) Garberville: On to San Francisco. (Paul Encimer 923-4488 for rides to SFO) Eureka: March from Halverson Park at 11 a.m. (Jack Nounnan 825-6780) San Francisco: Global Day of Action -- No to War and Occupation - Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, Cuba, Afghanistan and Everywhere! Bring the Troops Home Now! Money for People's Needs, Not War! March assembles at 11 a.m. at Dolores Park. The rally is at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center. Alliance for Democracy meeting in Fort Bragg This meeting will take place to review recent programs, plan upcoming ones, and take care of all other AfD business. It takes place Sunday, March 20, at Meg Courtney's, 661 N. Harrison, Fort Bragg, with a potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. All interested people are invited to attend. Contact Tom at 937-1113 or with questions, suggestions or agenda items. Mendo-Lake Honda HUGE SPRING SALE ON NOW! EVERY Accord, Civic, CRV & Element In stock Is marked down and. ready for Immediate delivery As Low As 2.9% A.P.ff. up to 60 Months On all new 2005 Civics and Accords Includes Accord Hybridal AsLowAs1.9%A.P.R. up to 60 Months On all new 2005 Elements All financing available OAC thru AHFC. See dealer for details Program ends 3-31 -05 NEW 2006 RIDGELINE TRUCKS AVAILABLE NOW! Work days, board meeting, train crew practice Sunday There will be a work day Sunday March 20. Meet at 9 a.m. at 400 E. commercial St. in Willits. Work continues until 4 p.m. Current projects include work on Ohio 3786 crane, plumb 11x13 Willamette, and boiler work on BE-50B shovel. Train crew practice will take place Sunday March 20 at 2 p.m. Roots of Motive Power (Roots) is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present. Roots is located in Willits. The Roots display and restoration area is open to 'the public the first and third Sunday of each month. For further information about membership or these events contact Chris Baldo at 459-4549 or the Roots Web site at Evening with John Jeavons to be held in Willits Monday Let's talk about food. What would a local agrarian economy look like? What principles can ensure soil health and long- term food security? Willits Economic Localization is sponsoring a presentation by John Jeavons, the Director of Ecology Action, titled "Principles and Visions of Sustainable Agriculture." His Pine Mountain-based organization, Ecology Action, has fostered the training of millions .of people in the high-yielding, resource-conserving grow biointensive, small-scale farming method. These food production techniques are now used in 130 countries. WELLs mission is to foster the creation of a sustainable economy based on local resources, and a key aspect of that will be locally produced food. WELL's Food Group will have information about local food producers, and are working with Ecology Action to provide guidance on how to use grow biointensive methods in the Willits area. This event is March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Willits Community Center, 111 E. Commercial St. Donation at the door requested. Look for the winning LOTTERY numbers daily in the —— Ukiah Daily Journal INCOME TAX SPECIAL CTill April 15th Only!) 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