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Boy Scouts to meet at Eagle Peak Middle School every Tuesday
Boy Scouts of America’s Troop 77 has openings for boys between the ages of 11-17 years old who are interested in out- door adventures and camp outs, Youth can earn merit badges in archery, rifle shooting, camping and in 100 other hobbies and vocations. Troop meetings are held every Tuesday in the Eagle Peak Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m. Call 463-2861 for more information.
Wood cutting permits currently on sale for Mendocino National Forest
Personal use firewood cutting permits will be available for purchase April 3 for the Mendocino National Forest.
The minimum purchase for a firewood permit is $20 for four cords ($5 per cord), with a 10-cord maximum ($50.00) per per- mit, and no maximum per household per year. All firewood removed must be dead and down. Permits may be purchased in person at the District Offices and at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Willows. The permits will be valid until Dec. 31, 2006; the amount of wood does not have to be cut all at the same time.
In Mendocino County and Lake County, there is a quaran- tine to prevent the spread of Sudden Oak Death disease, so cut- ters may not transport any wood from these counties to other counties outside the quarantined area.
For further information, contact the Grindstone District at (530) 963-3128; the Upper Lake District at 275-2361; the Cove lo District at 983-6118; or the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Willows at (530) 934-3316.
During fire season, call the firewood information line at 530-934-1255 for updates on fire restrictions before going out to cut wood. Additional information is available at www.fs.fed.us/r5/mendocino.
Funding for Youth Led Projects through Mendocino County Youth Council
Any ideas for a project that would help youth in the commu- nity? Here is a chance for youth or youth groups with an adult sponsor to implement ideas that will positively affect youth within their school or communities.
The Youth Philanthropy Board, a training opportunity for Mendocino County youth organized under the auspices of the Mendocino County Work force Investment Board Youth Council, will be awarding mini-grants to youth to implement community service projects for youth.
The Youth Philanthropy Board has issued a request for appli- cations and will select which of the proposals to be funded. Awards will range from several hundred dollars up to $2,450.
Applications are available at www.mendowib.org and are due on April 17, 2006.
Funding for the mini-grants was made possible by the Mendocino County Department of Social Services and Mendocino County Office of Education.
For more information call Debra Donelson, WIB Youth Council staff, at 467-5590.
MCMLK invites public to submit nominations for ‘Citizenship Award’
Mendocino County Martin Luther King Jr. Organization invites the public to submit their nominations for the 2006 Mendocino County Martin Luther King, Jr. “Citizenship Award.” The award is presented each year to an individual in Mendocino County who is working toward the struggle for peace, justice and equality for all in Mendocino County. Preference is given to the unsung hero.
To nominate an individual the following information is need- ed: Nominees names address and phone number, their vocation/ occupation, nominator’s names address and phone number and the reason for the nomination. Mail all nominations to McMLK P.O. Box 1004, Ukiah, CA 95482. Deadline is Friday April 28.
The MLK citizenship selection committee (through a process) will select a recipient for the award. The citizenship selection committee members are: Lynda McClure, Herman Meadows, K.C. Meadows and Paul Taylor.
The recipient of the 2006 MLK citizenship award will be the 9th person to receive the award. The recipient will be honored at the 4th annual Mendocino County Multicultural Diversity Dinner event to be held on Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Ukiah. The recipient’s name will be added to the MLK citizen- ship award plaque, which is displayed at the City of Ukiah Civic Center in the foyer. All nominees for 2006 will be acknowledged at the dinner event.
The MLK citizenship award project and the multi-cultural diversity dinner event are two of the many activities provided to the public by McMLK and friends McMLK and friends pro- vides these public activities in an effort to achieve McMLK’s mission to “move beyond tolerance” and to obtain McMLK’s goal to “enhance the innate spirit of human kindness” through events and projects.
Those interested in the selection process may make inquires via McMLK P.O. Box 1004, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Free income tax preparation on Wednesdays and Fridays
AARP Volunteers are providing Income Tax preparation at no cost for taxpayers with middle and low-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 9 to 11:30 a.m. until April 14, 2006 at the Ukiah Senior Center.
Bring copies of all W-2’s, 1099’s and proof of all other income. Also bring a copy of last year’s tax return if available. Norma Exley 462-7662.
Hospice of Ukiah is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to held in store
The Hospice of Ukiah is looking for help in their Thrift and Gift Store. Volunteers are needed for: price merchandise; sort new donations; sell house wares and furniture; and assist with other merchandising tasks.
Hospice of Ukiah is a volunteer hospice whose mission is to provide supportive, professional care for the physical, emotion- al and spiritual needs of terminally ill people. Their care allows a person to live out the remainder of his/her life at home in the care of family and fiends, in comfort, with as much dignity as humanly possible.
As a volunteer hospice they do not receive payment from any source. All of their hospice services are provide free of charge. Hospice is totally supported by Thrift Store income and dona- tion/grants. They also have an endowment fund the public can contribute to. For more information, call 462-4038.
Relay for Life committee starting planning for this year’s event
The Inland Mendocino County American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life committee is already under way planning this year’s event to be held June 24 and June 25, from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Ukiah High School. Anyone that would like to partici- pate in the 2006 Relay for Life, on a planning sub-committee or as a team captain or member.
Planning meetings are held the first Thursday of every month, at the Ukiah ACS office at 115 E. Smith St. Ukiah, from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Team captains meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month at the Ukiah ACS office at 115 E. Smith St., Ukiah, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 462-7642, option 3.
Breast feeding class taught in Spanish to be held Tuesday at Care for Her
Expectant parents whose primary language is Spanish will learn the “breast feeding basics” at a class offered by Care for Her. The class will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday. It meets at Care for Her, 333 Laws Ave., Ukiah. Informed families support breast feeding because mother’s milk is the perfect food for a newborn. Breast feeding gives a baby the best start on a lifetime of health and confidence. The class helps families understand the art of breast feeding and gives parents tips about handling problems that may interfere with successful breast feeding. Other topics include nutrition during lactation, breast problems and lactation aids. Care for Her is a women’s health center oper- ated by Mendocino Community Health Clinic, Inc. (MCHC). Participants may register by calling 472-4603.
UHS Senior Parents to meet for Sober Grad planning tonight at 7 p.m.
The next meeting for Senior Scram (sober graduation party to be held June 17) will be on Monday April 10 at 7 p.m. in the school library. With the communit’s help they can make this a fun and safe celebration. Anyone that would like to help but are unable to come, call 485-5525.
Sheriff Kevin Broin to hold 2 meet and greets next week in Ft. Bragg, Willits
Kevin Broin, candidate for Sheriff of Mendocino County, will be holding two meet and greets. The first will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Silver’s at the Wharf, 32260 N. Harbor Dr. in Ft. Bragg. There will be appetizers and wine with a no host bar. The second meeting, will be on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. a the Willits Community Center, 10 Block E. Commercial St. in Willits. There will be finger foods, refresh- ments, and drinks. Come ask questions, get answers, and meet candidate Kevin Broin.
Education Forum on single payer universal health care to be held April 11
On Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ukiah City Council Chambers, there will be a panel discussion on State Senator Sheila Kuehl’s Bill 840, “California Health Insurance Reliability Act.” It is cosponsored by Assembly Woman, Patty Berg and it would provide health care for all Californians.
The panelists will include Dr. James Katzel, a local physician and Mark La Rose, President and CEO of Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Other panelists include Sara Rogers, Health Consultant for Senator Kuhel, Jessica Rothhaar of Health Access, Richard Ralston of Americans for Free Choice In Medicine and John R, Graham of the Pacific Institute. There will be time for the audi- ence to ask questions of the Panelists.
Anyone concerned about health care costs and whether they and their family will be able to afford health care now or in the future, plan to attend this forum.
Ukiah Garden Club meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 12
“Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds” will be the topic of the program resented at the meeting of the Ukiah Garden Club on Wednesday, April 12, at the clubhouse at 1203 W, Clay at St., 1:30 p.m. the speaker, Julie West, is an expert on Butterfly Gardening. She will talk about building the buttterfly- friendly garden. Julie West is a member of the North Bay Butterfly Association and 3rd vice president of the California Gardens Clubs. She will have butterfly friendly plants available for sale following the program. Gardeners should mark their calendar for the Spring Plant Sale on Saturday April 22 and Sunday, April 23, at Nona Carpenter’s home, 9400 W. Road, Redwood Valley. Plants will be from the Ukiah area on Saturday and from the surrounding garden club districts on Sunday. For further information people may call Carol Ann Hulsman, Membership Chair, at 463-0450.
The Mendocino County Child Care Planning Council Meets in Ukiah
The next meeting of the Mendocino County Child Care Planning Council will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Conference Room 1, Department of Public Health, 1120 S. Dora St., Ukiah.
The Council is currently working on its five-year strategic
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plan for expanding quality, affordable and accessible child care and development programs in Mendocino County.
The public is welcome and may use time set aside for public input to speak before the Council. For more information, call Child Care Planning Council Manager Anne Rosenthol at 467- 5143.
Treasurer-Tax Collector Candidate to hold ‘meet and greet’ April 13
Shari Schapmire, Candidate for Treasurer-Tax Collector is holding a “Meet the Candidate” night, Thursday, April 13, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ukiah Hampton Inn, 1160 Airport Park Blvd., Ukiah, CA 95482.
Community Coalition for Gang Prevention presents ‘Prevention 101’
In the spirit of Coalition building, the next Community Coalition for Gang Prevention will continue the momentum of raising community awareness about the serious issue of under- age drinking and gang and violence prevention.
Resuming its normal meeting schedule in April, the Coalition will present “Prevention 101” on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in Public Health Conference Room 1 (1120 S. Dora, Ukiah).
The brief training will incorporate current and best practices used in positive youth development. This presentation will sug- gest simple ways in which community members can make a dif- ference in a young person’s life, from elementary to high school age and into young adulthood. The goal is to provide informa- tion and applications that any adult can do to nurture healthy youth development. Pat Sanborn, AODP/KUNG FU is doing the training.
During his recent visit to Mendocino County, Father Gregory Boyle - of Homeboy Industries - encouraged the community to support youth by valuing their assets and abilities. This presen- tation at the Coalition’s April meeting will seek to expand on his recommendations.
This important training outlines the Risk and Protective Factors and Asset Development frameworks Parents, teachers, officials, youth and other community members are encouraged to attend
Also, the public is invited to comment on the recent visit of Father Gregory Boyle, and brainstorm around some of the ideas he recommended.
Emergency Services Authority, Ukiah Fire Department present CERT
The Community Emergency Response Team program was developed in California in the mid-80’s as a way to train people to better prepare for emergency situations in their communities. Since then, it has become a national model for helping people respond to emergencies. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous vol- unteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the commu- nity.
CERT training classes include disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations. The target audience for the first course will be individuals throughout the city who are interest- ed in putting together teams within their neighborhoods.
These free courses will be offered during the month of April at the City of Ukiah Fire Department, 300 Seminary Ave. in Ukiah. For more information and a class schedule, call Fire Chief Kurt Latipow at 463-6263. To register, call Cindy Stanford at 463-6261.
‘Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes’ will be held on April 29 at the Alex Thomas Plaza
Project Sanctuary is sponsoring Ukiah’s fourth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” on April 29 at the Alex Thomas Plaza at 10 a.m. Amunka Davila and his marvelous drummers will return to lead the walk in style and rhythm. This walk is inspired by a national effort to bring attention to and support for safety in this town during April which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Everyone (and especially men and teenage men) is invited to wear a pair of women’s heels and “walk a mile” to promote safety for all: women, men and children. If the thought of high heels is too daunting, it’s okay; participants may wear their own shoes. We are also encouraging folks to collect pledges to raise funds for Project Sanctuary, or, just join us to show support, without collecting pledges. Here’s what’s new:
Walking teams - Organizations or individuals create a team to walk together and enjoy friendly competition with other teams.
Team Sponsors – local organization can sponsor a men’s team or a “My Strength” team of boys who will “walk a mile in her shoes.” Sponsors pay $100 for a team of up to six people. This buys a “My Strength” t-shirt for each boy on a team or a “Walk-a-Mile” t-shirt for members of a men’s team. People can put together a team or they can match an organization with a team that needs a sponsor.
Individual Walkers registration is 20 and includes a “Walk-a- Mile” t-shirt.
For more information, call 462-9196.