Community Briefs: Colusa County Friends of the Library meeting
The Colusa County Friends of the Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Colusa County Library at 738 Market St. in Colusa.
The meeting will feature an appearance by award-winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, who will be the guest speaker as part of the group's "Toast the Author" series. Robinson has published 16 novels, and will be promoting the latest, "Shaman," published last year.
There will be a short business meeting and election of officers for 2014.
Everyone is welcome; membership to the organization is not required. Refreshments will be served.
Williams Antiques show coming to Colusa fairgrounds
The Williams Antique show — an historic tradition which began as a fundraiser for the Williams Civic Association in 1978 — will only be the Williams Antiques Show in name this year.
For the first time in its 37-year history, the show will be held outside of the Old Williams Gymnasium, instead debuting at its new home at the Main Exhibit Building of the Colusa County Fairgrounds on March 15-16.
At the September 2013 Williams City Council meeting, Mayor Pat Ash said the show had cost the city money in 2013 — rather than generating the previously reported $79 of revenue — despite what was reported to be nearly the average number of guests and sold-out vendor spaces.
At that September meeting, the council decided to hand over control of the Williams Antique Show to Carolan Ferreria Meek, the owner of Professional Events Services in Colusa, who would host the event at the Colusa County Fairgrounds.
Commodity distributions slated for next week
The North State Food Bank Emergency Food Asistance Program will be distributing commodities in a number of Colusa County communities today-March 3. Surplus foods are distributed to qualified individuals and families who are within 150 percent of poverty guidelines. Participants self-certify on the day the surplus food is distributed. Commodities are distributed during the times and locations designated or until they are gone, whichever comes first.
Today — Maxwell Veterans Hall, 250 Oak St. —10 a.m.-noon.
Thursday — Colusa Boy Scout Cabin, 901 Parkhill St. — 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Thursday — Williams Baptist Church, 251 8th St. — 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Friday — Grimes Boy Scout Cabin, 15 South 4th St. — noon- 2 p.m.
March 8 — Arbuckle Family Action Agency, 615 Hall St. — 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Health and Human Services promotes breastfeeding
During the first week of February, Colusa County Public Health, First 5 Colusa, and Colusa CAPC (Child Abuse Prevention Council) hosted certified lactation counselor training through the Center for Breastfeeding.
It was held in the newly built Colusa County Office of Education, Education Village, in Williams. There were 28 participants, 10 of whom are local employees within Colusa County — Colusa County Public Health, Colusa Regional Medical Center, CCOE Children's Services, First 5 Colusa, WIC Colusa, and Riverside Health Clinic.
Research has shown many mothers who choose to breastfeed stop within the first ten days after their baby is born. Certified lactation counselors are knowledgeable and accessible sources of support for mothers and babies. The goal is to have more babies exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
For more information, call the Colusa County Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Program at 800-655-3110.
Taco Feed and Raffle to benefit fire association
The fifth annual Indian Valley Fire Association Taco Feed and Raffle will be held at Stonyford Town Hall on Saturday, March 8 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
They will be serving up Indian tacos, cookies, and punch and coffee. Deliveries will start at 4 p.m.; the raffle will start at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available for $7; at the door, they will be $8.00.
All proceeds from the event go to support the firefighting and lifesaving activities of the Bear Valley-Indian Valley Fire Protection District. For more information, call Allen at 963-3729.
Commissions in Colusa have vacancies
There are vacancies on two commissions for the City of Colusa, which will be filled by the Colusa City Council by appointment on March 18. The council is encouraging all interested citizens to apply. The vacancies are as follows:
Parks and Recreation Commission: Two seats; applicant must be a resident living within the Colusa Unified School District.
Tree Commission: One seat; applicant must be a resident of the City of Colusa
Planning Commission: One seat; applicant must be a resident of the City of Colusa
Additional information and application forms may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 425 Webster St. in Colusa. Applications must be received by the city clerk no later than noon March 11 to be considered.
Colusa accepting lifeguard applications for summer
Colusa is accepting applications for lifeguards at the community pool this summer. The pool will open, tentatively, June 2 and remain open until school starts in the middle of August. Pool hours are 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Lifeguards must be 15 and must possess current Lifeguards Training Card. Application may be picked up at City Hall 425 Webster St. The final day to file an application is April 3.
For those who need lifeguard recertification, it will be April 11-12. Lifeguard training classes will be offered April 21-24. Registration forms are available at City Hall in Colusa.
For information, call 458-5622, ext. 101.
Trinity Methodist to have spaghetti luncheon
The Trinity Methodist Church in Colusa will have its Spring Spaghetti Luncheon from 11 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Monday. The church, 511 Oak St., will be serving spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, bread and dessert.
Tickets are $9 per person and are available from church members, at the door or by leaving a message at 458-4589.
People can dine in at Friendship Hall or take out by using the drive-through in the alley entering from Sixth Street.
Ten percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be set aside for the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign, an effort by the people of United Methodist Churches to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa.
Youth soccer to have community meeting
Colusa County AYSO Youth Program will have a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at the Arbuckle Parks and Recreation office, 309 Fifth St., to recap the 2013 season and discuss goals for the 2014 season.
Landowners meeting at Maxwell Inn
The Sacramento Valley Landowners Association will be holding its annual dinner meeting on Thursdayat 5:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Inn — 81 Oak St., Maxwell. Dan Walters, a political columnist for the Sacramento Bee, will be the guest speaker on the topic of California Water Politics. For reservations, call Barbara LeVake at 673-5237.