Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 28, 2000 · Page 15
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Communit FRI., JAN. 28-SAT., JAN. 29, 2000 — B-3 Ukiah Fire Department award winners included, from left, Faye McAfee, Pete Bushby, Gade Miller, Bruce Evans, Wesley David, Ron Roysum and Tanya Schillinski. Firefighters honor their own The Daily Journal The City of Ukiah's Fire Department honored it own at its annual dinner and award ceremony Jan. 22. Firefighter Pete Bushby was named Career Firefighter of the Year, and Faye McAfee was honored with a 15-year Serve Award. Gade Miller was presented with the Tom Neilson Memorial Explorer of the Year Award and Wesley David was named Volunteer Rookie of the Year. The Volunteer Firefighter of the Year was Ron Roysum and Tanya Schillinski (representing the Ukiah Police Department) won the "Josh" Award, for the "Ambulance drivers early work- release program," a humorous award given within the department. The most prestigious award of the night, the Henry P. Dohring Award went to Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal Bruce Evans, who was described by Fire Chief Roe Sandelin as "an amazing man who... cares very much about his community, about this fire department and its people." This is the second time Evans has been honored with this award. The first time was in 1988. "Bruce Evans is the kind of man who gives his best, always," Sandelin said. "Total organization is his trademark." Evans is a recognized expert witness in fire cause and origin investigations and some of his photographs are used in a leading technical manual on fire investigation. The Dohring Award is given in memory of a Northwestern Pacific Railroad employee and firefighter who played an important role in protecting local property during the Great Fire of 1917 in Ukiah and who later convinced the city to buy its first 1923 American La France pumper. Dohring died in Ukiah in 1976 at age 85. Herman Magdaleno/The Daily Journal Among the Ukiah Fire Department's young volunteers and paid staff at the dinner Jan. 22 were, (seated) Cassie Beldon, Jasmun John, TanyaSchillinsky, Keli Painter and Heidi Schlllinsky. Standing are Steve Harris, Bobby Banks, Josh L Wesley David. i Leonard, and • Glickman reminds ; farmers about CRP : sign-up ' Agriculture Secretary Dan ; Glickman reminded farmers and •landowners today that the Con; servation Reserve Program • (CRP) general sign-up will run i through Feb. 11, in local USDA •service centers across the '. nation. ; "This is an opportunity for ' farmers and landowners to par' ( ticipate in a cost effective, vol- •"'untary program to improve their '>land, water, and wildlife .resources and lock in a multi ', -year payment based on local \ rental rates," Glickman said. "It \ ;is also an opportunity for partic- ' -ipants with contracts expiring '< 'this fall to make new contract ; offers." •; .USDA will continue to evaluate and rank eligible CRP offers 'using an Environmental Benefits Index (EBi), which is based on the potential environmental 'benefits gained from enrolling 'the land in CRP. Decisions on •the EBI cut-off will be made •after sign-up 20 ends. The EBI „ cutoff used in previous sign-ups •may not be used for this one. ;TTie cutoff is decided after analyzing the EBI numbers of all Cthe offers. Those who would have met previous sign-up EBI .thresholds are not guaranteed a •contract under sign-up 20. '•'.' -"CRP is a highly successful ;and competitive program," said •Glickman. "I encourage all ;landowners to find out about the EBI before the Feb. 11, deadline, and to consult with local USDA experts on steps they can take to maximize EBI points and increase the likelihood that their bid will be accepted." The Farm Service Agency is authorized to maintain CRP enrollment up to 36.4 million acres. Approximately 31.5 million acres were enrolled in CRP contracts as of Oct. 1, 1999. About 400,000 acres were enrolled in CRP contracts that will expire on Sept. 30. The contracts awarded under sign-up 20 will become effective on Oct. 1. "Producers can avoid the highly competitive EBI under the general sign-up by enrolling the most environmentally sensitive land under CRP's continuous sign-up program," Glickman said. Under the continuous sign-up, relatively small amounts of land serving to protect much larger areas, such as filter strips, riparian buffers, and grass waterways, enrolled any time. may be The CRP is designed to improve the Nation's natural resource base. Participants voluntarily enter into contracts with USDA to enroll erodible and other environmentally sensitive land in long-term contracts for 10 to 15 years. In exchange, participants receive annual rental payments and a payment of up to 50 percent of the cost of establishing conservation practices. The program protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion. By reducing water runoff and sedimentation, it also protects ground water and helps improve the condition of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. Acreage enrolled in the CRP is planted to resource-conserving (vegetative) covers, greatly increasing wildlife populations in many parts of the country. NORTHERN AGGREOTESJNC 459-3929 • 2 Locations • 462-1001 Hwy 101 - 3 miles south of Will Its Hwy 101 - 4 miles south of Hopland CONSTRUCTION flccREGflTES Rip Rap, Road Base, Drain Rock Hours: Mon-Fri 7-4 • Sat 8-12 Delivery Available HazMobile in Ukiah today and Saturday HazMobile begins fifth year of operation in Ukiah Friday through Saturday, Jan. 28, and 29. After serving 16,567 customers in its first four years, the HazMobile mobile household hazardous waste collection team will begin a fifth year of operation this Friday and Saturday at Ukiah's north fire station, 1800 N. State Street (next to Mendo- Mill), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. It's the first of eight collections that the HazMobile will conduct in Ukiah this year, and 42 throughout Mendocino and Lake counties. This year's dates for Ukiah collections held at the north fire station are: Jan. 28, and 29, Feb. 25, and 26, April 21, and 22, June 23, and 24, and Aug. 25, and 26, Oct. 6, and 7, Nov. 10, and 11, and Dec. 15, and 16. Volunteers needed for Daffodil Days The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to assist in the fight against cancer during the 2000 Daffodil Days campaign. Daffodils, the first flower of spring and the symbol of hope, represent a promise of a world free from cancer. Volunteers are needed to: Distribute daffodil order forms; promote daffodil sales at their workplace or in their community; help plan flower delivery routes; arrange bouquets of flowers; and assist with flower deliveries during the week of March 27. Local volunteers are crucial to the Daffodil Days campaign, which raises hope and funds for the American Cancer Society's programs of lifesaving research, public education, advocacy and patient service. For more information, contact your local American Cancer Society office, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit the Society's web site at www.can- cer.org/ca. . 2000 Daffodil Days - The Bloomin' Facts What is Daffodil Days? Daffodil Days provides an opportunity for people to join in the fight against cancer. Last year in California, $3.3 million was raised through daffodil sales to support ground-breaking research, public education about prevention and early detection, patient services and advocacy programs. When is the event? Orders will be taken from Feb. 1, to March 15, with delivery during the week of March 27. Why Daffodils? The first flower of spring, daffodils are a symbol of hope for cancer patients. How does Daffodil Days support the fight against cancer? Nationally, thousands of volunteers sell millions of fresh cut blooms to co-workers, clients, friends and family members. The flowers are available in bouquets starting at $10 each. Other arrangements range from $55 to $110. The most popular floral offering is the "Gift of Hope" 10 daffodils in a vase delivered anonymously to a cancer patient. Gift of Hope bouquets are available at $15, $25, $50 and $100. Retail businesses, corporate offices, professional organizations, hospitals, and schools are ideal sites for sales. How do I join the fight? Call your local American Cancer Society office, call (800) ACS- 2345 or visit the Society's web site at www.cancer.org/ca. Where does the money go? Funds raised from Daffodil Days will support the Society's cancer research, services to patients and their families, advocacy arid public education programs. Of every Daffodil Days dollar raised, 74 cents goes directly to the fight against cancer. Funds available for; AIDs projects On behalf of the Mendocino County HIV/AIDS Consortium. North Coast Opportunities, Inc. announces the availability for funds for services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Mendocino County. This notice is ,a request for proposals from eligible applicants who are public;or private nonprofit entities. '. These funds are from the California Department of Health Services, Office of Aids and the total Mendocino County grant is approximately $101,954. This grant is part of the Ryan White Care Act and funds can be used for planning, development anjd the delivery of outpatient and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families. The Mendocino County HIV/AIDS Consortium plans the best use of these funds according to unmet needs throughout the county. Priority services are Irst- ed in the application package. The grant period for the use of these funds is from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001. The funds will be administered by the Mendocino County Department of Public Health. The deadline to submit completed applications to is Jan. 21, 2000. For more informati'on please call Dianne Lawrence- at 467-3202 or Rosalie Anchordoguy at 463-4573. "Since 1980" M Ukiah Jewelry by David Full Service 468-0640 HOP LAND .'."*"' HOKA^WftH CASINO & BINGft Superboi **%\ { , DRAmQTt&lersAVAiLABA >DRAWII „„_,__ r . . , FOR 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD QUARTERS $5,000 FOR FINAL i>^' Prime Rib Fri. & Sat. Toll free (877) 5-HOPLAND • (877) 546-7526 PO BOX 809 • 13101NOKOHIS RD., NORLAND CA 95449 (707) 744-1395 • web: www.ihokiwih.com

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