Community Briefs: February 23, 2013
Food bank has new head
The Glenn County HRA and Community Action Agency recently turned over the operation of the Willows Food Bank to First Southern Baptist Church and Glenn Communities Working Together.
The operation will continue at its current location of 420 E. Laurel St.
The Willows Food Bank is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and is available to all who have a food need that is not otherwise met.
For more information, call 934-4716 or 934-3722.
Orland man on almond board
Dinesh Bajaj of Orland has been elected as an independent handler on the Almond Board of California board of directors.
The term begins March 1 and ends on Feb. 28, 2014.
The names of nominees have been sent to the US Secretary of Agriculture for approval and appointment.
The other selections were: Mike Mason, Wasco, and Bill Harp, Bakersfield, and alternates Brad Klump, Escalon, and Brian Wahlbrink, Denair, as independent growers; Bajaj and Keith Rigg, Le Grand, as independent handlers; and Mark Jansen, Sacramento, and alternate Dave Baker, Modesto, as cooperative handlers.
Martha Stewart Day set
The Bayliss Library will host a "Martha Stewart Day" beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 7830 County Road 39.
Food samples, decorating ideas and plants featured from Garden Gleanings will be available.
For more information, call Linda at 934-2287.
For information on a Bayliss book club, call Sally Senestraro at 934-5156.
Republican dinner March 9
The Glenn County Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner will begin at 5 p.m. March 9 at the Glenn County Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building, 221 Yolo St., Orland.
Dinner will be served at 6.
Guest speaker will be Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon E. Lopey.
Guests will include Rep. Doug LaMalfa, state Sen. Jim Nielsen, and Assemblyman Dan Logue.
Tickets are $40.
Reservations are required by Thursday, Glenn County GOP, PO Box 984, Willows, CA 95988.
Gelding program offered
A low-cost gelding clinic will be held March 17 at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
Private parties with horses can attend this event, which is co-hosted by the National Equine Resource Network and R-VETS. The cost is $75.
Dr. Eric Davis is volunteering his services.
To participate or for more information, call (760) 419-2462 or visit www.nationalequine.org.
Group meets Thursday
Authors David Nopel and Marti Leicester, who have written an account of the historic Humboldt Wagon Road from Chico to Susanville will be the guest speakers at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Colusa County Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colusa Industrial Properties conference room, 100 Sunrise Blvd.
Nopel is the son of well-known Butte County historian John Nopel and has joined forces with Leicester, a retired National Park Service Ranger who still lives on the Humboldt Wagon Trail.
A brief business meeting highlighting last year's activities and a financial report also will be part of the event.
Youth football sign-ups
Sign ups for Willows Youth Football will be held from 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Friday at Round Table Pizza, 1237 W. Wood St., Willows.
The cost is $275 per player, with a $50 deposit due at registration.
Fliers meet at Sutter Airport
The Sutter Buttes Regional Aviation Association will discuss plans for the Sutter County Airport at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the council chambers of Yuba City Hall, 1201 Civic Center Boulevard Yuba City.
Founded almost a year ago, the association has formed a nonprofit organization to assume responsibility for the airport from Sutter County and to manage the day-to-day operations and future of the facility.
The meeting will have a morning session, a short break and then a business meeting at 11 a.m.
A mini fly-in and barbecue will be held at the Sutter County Airport, 100 Airport Road, Yuba City, the same day.
For more information, contact Joe Borzelleri 329-4573 or Paul DeMeritt 713-4793, or visit www.sutterbuttesaviation.org.
The club also has a Facebook page.
USS Iwo Jima reunion set
A reunion of shipmates on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) will be held on Oct. 2-6 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego.
For more information, contact Robert G.McAnally at 757-723-0317, firstname.lastname@example.org, 152 Frissell Street, Hampton, VA 23663, or visit ussiwojima shipmates.cfns.net.