Community Briefs: Nov. 17, 2012
BEST classes are available
High school students can earn CPR and First Aid certificates by completing the Blood, Energy, Sweat and Talent program.
Funded by Sierra Health Foundation, it is a locally grown program for Colusa County high school students interested in health care and related careers.
Students attend on Saturdays or after school once a week for 10 weeks. Successful completion of the program ends with certificates for CPR/ First Aid.
Classes are being offered at Princeton, Williams, and Colusa high schools.
For more information, contact Loraine Joy at 300-2525 or Sue Graue at 713-2337.
Gang awareness meeting set
A gang awareness meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in the multipurpose room of Egling Middle School on Webster Street in Colusa.
Presentations will be made by Robert Sharma, a Colusa High graduate who works for the Sutter County Probation Department, as well as Colusa County law enforcement representatives.
The event is being put on by the Colusa County Office of Education Gang Operations Team.
Growers meeting on Dec. 5
The Colusa County Agriculture Department is holding its annual growers meeting and lunch from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Festival Hall of the Colusa County Fairgrounds.
The meeting counts for 3.5 hours toward continued-education requirements.
Training on heat illness and confined spaces by On Site Safety Services will be offered.
There is no fee. To reserve a spot, call 458-0580 or send an email to email@example.com.
Essay contest for junior hunters
The Department of Fish and Game and International Sportsmen's Expositions have teamed up to offer a youth essay contest.
Holders of a junior hunting license who are under 16 and have a valid 2012 hunter education certificate are eligible.
Contestants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on what "Passing on the Tradition" means to them. Participants are encouraged to write about conservation, sportsmanship and ethics.
Essays will be reviewed and scored by the stars of National Geographic's Wild Justice TV show.
The winner must be present with his or her parents for the grand prize on Jan. 12 in Sacramento.
Mail entries to Lt. John Nores, P.O. Box 1, San Martin, CA 95046. The deadline is Dec. 20.
CHP accepting applications
The California Highway Patrol will begin accepting applications for new officers in January, the first time in three years the agency has looked to hire.
Online applications will be accepted from Jan 3-5.
Candidates must be 20-35 years old, a US citizen, have no felony convictions and be a high school graduate.
For information and application, visit www .chpcareers.com.
Smokers' Helpline available
The California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS) is a free statewide tobacco cessation service to help people quit using tobacco.
Colusa County Tobacco encourages Colusa County residents to call the helpline when thinking about quitting. Colusa County residents can also inquire about the "Ask, Advise, Refer" program when visiting their medical provider.