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In 2020, the annual Stonyford Rodeo will be a three-day event: Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. The initial interviews will be on Friday, May 1, at 9 a.m., in Stonyford, at the Brother Moore Arena. The interview and horsemanship competition will both be on Friday. The Queen, Runner-up, and Miss Congeniality will be announced that day during the PRCA rodeo, starting at 5 p.m. The contest is open to girls living in surrounding counties from ages 14 to 25. Entries close on April 24th, 2020. The Queen must attend the Red Bluff Rodeo and

Parade in April 2021. Entry forms for the Queen competition are available for download at


Rodeo tickets will soon be available at our website:  Or, you will be able get them at any of these area locations: Stonyford General Store, Stonyford; Carl's Feed, Willows; Boot Barn, Chico, Yuba City; Bucke's Feed & Grain, Orland; Marie's Lakeshore Feed, Clearlake; Rainbow Ag, Lakeport; and Ace Hardware, Arbuckle.

Discounted pre-sale rodeo tickets for Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, 2020, are $10 for adults and $6 for children 7-12 years — children 6 years and under are free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $15 and $7. Tickets for Sunday will only be available at the gate; for fans aged 13+ $5. Children aged 12 and under are free.

Marysville, Ca.


art safri


What do you think of when you hear the word “safari?” More than likely, the term conjures images of an African hunting adventure with participants dressed in khaki attire supported by gun bearers and staff serving meals under large tents.  Think Hemingway on his 1933 and 1954 safaris in East Africa.


Safari comes from a 19th century Arabic word meaning “to travel.” How would you like to travel to a hidden, otherwise inaccessible destination in our beloved Sutter Buttes accompanied by your own native guide, a professional “big game” painter and your own staff to make your visit comfortable and memorable?  Arts Safari is the ultimate “sip and sketch” experience for the plein air painter in us all.  Plein air simply means painting outdoors. 


This adventure is designed for all skill levels.  If you’ve never painted before, come learn the basics. If you are an intermediate or advanced painter, enhance your skills under the direction of a professional artist (to be announced).  Spend an afternoon in the greatest “classroom” in the region, Heier Ridge deep in the heart of the World’s Smallest Mountain Range.


The Arts Safari package includes everything you will need to bring back a trophy painting. The adventure will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 1 - 6:00pm.  The afternoon begins with a hayride up into the Buttes on private property.  All materials and instruction needed to paint a landscape will be provided along with expert instruction. Light appetizers and wine will be served upon your arrival and throughout the day. A reception will follow the painting excursion on the grounds of historic J. Heier Farms.


The all-inclusive price for the Arts Safari package is $175 each or $250 for two people registering at the same time. The deadline for registration is April 3rd.  Tickets may be purchased in advance online at or may be purchased at the Yuba Sutter Arts office at 624 E Street in Marysville, Wednesday through Friday from 11-4pm. 


Call the office, 742-ARTS (2787), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Scholarship packets have been delivered to area high schools’ counseling offices in Sutter and Yuba Counties by the Sutter Buttes Garden Club. 


High School seniors who plan to continue their education in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, conservation and forestry, or other related fields, are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have 2.0 or above GPA and be enrolled in an accredited educational institution for the 2020 fall semester.  There is no income eligibility requirement.  Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.  Application deadline is April 30, 2020.


Call Kathy Covert for any further information or questions at (530) 674-2128.

submitted by Donna Cobb

 Nevada County, Ca.




United Way of Nevada County and California CareForce joined forces over a year and a half ago, to plan and implement the 2020 Grass Valley Free 2-day health care clinic. The free clinic came to fruition and took place at the Nevada County fairgrounds in January 2020.  Through this collaboration over $347,297 worth of basic health care services were made available to those in need. United Way of Nevada County raised funds and recruited volunteers. California Careforce brought their expertise and equipment. 


Eight hundred and fifty patients were seen over the two-day period in which the free health clinic was held. Three hundred and ninety eight dental patients were served. Dental fillings, oral surgery, cleanings and x-rays all took place in the dental section of the clinic. Two hundred and sixteen   patients were served in the vision section of the clinic. Comprehensive eye exams were given, while free eyeglasses were made on site or ordered at no charge. In the general medical section of the clinic, two hundred and thirty-six medical patients received exams. Acupuncture and chiropractic services were also offered.


The selfless medical professionals who volunteered for the clinic were able to treat over 400 people each day.  Without their help, the clinic would not have been able to offer free medical, dental and vision care to those in need of services. The County of Nevada County Public Health department was also on hand to provide immunizations. Numerous service organizations, including the Donner Region Lions club, the Grass Valley Rotary club, Churches and other organizations donated and served breakfast and lunch to the hardworking volunteers. Chapa De Clinic was on hand to sign up patience for follow up care and offer post-clinic services.


 The community of Nevada County benefited immensely from this collaborative event. With so many individuals without health insurance, particularly vision and dental coverage, this clinic was able to provide important services for community members.  United Way of Nevada County and California CareForce are currently in discussions to bring this much-needed health clinic back to the community in 2022.

By Kit Burton


smartsville1Aurel Onut at work in Smartsville




Probably the most impressive part of the interior of the historic, former Catholic church in Smartsville is the sanctuary.  Its curved wall, called the apse, is striking and awe inspiring even though it once was damaged by water from a leaking roof.


A skeleton of wooden studs and cross braces create the roughly rounded concave shape.  Covering this framework is a layer of thin wooden lath which, until recently, supported a coating of plaster.  These details have been visible because much of the plaster was missing, revealing a large section of broken lath and damaged substructure. 


Clearly a significant restoration program was needed and Kathleen Smith, vice president of SCRFI, the non-profit group in charge of the restoration, found the perfect person for the job.  His name is Aurel Onut, an expert in Romanian church restoration.  He is now working in the church and his progress can be seen at Pioneer Day on Saturday, April 25.


Pioneer Day is the annual festival where Smartsville’s gold rush history is celebrated with fun, family style activities.   There will be guided tours of the mining areas, good food and crafts by vendors and music on stage.  But best of all, the church will be open to the public where Onut’s craftsmanship will be on display.


Onut’s Sacramento business is known as Byzantine Painting Studio, where for the past 20 years he has repaired and redecorated church interiors in Sacramento as well as in Columbus and Atlanta, GA.


Onut’s career as an iconographer began years ago when he visited his local church in Burz, a small village in Transylvania, Romania.  A crew was repairing frescoes and Onut asked if he could help.  Recognition of Onut’s talent led to an opportunity to work directly under the well-known artist Dimitri Baneca as an apprentice for 10 years, travelling all over Romania restoring church art.


Then, in 1998, Onut was invited to come to Northern California for a month-long visit.  During that visit he showed up in Sacramento one Sunday morning for services at the Christian Orthodox Church, Saints Michael and Gabriel, a relatively new building whose parishioners had been praying for a church painter.  It was regarded as a miracle.

Onut, who had a wife and two young sons in Romania is quoted as saying “I didn’t want to stay, but they convinced me.”  Finally, after a painfully long period of five years, during which he was afraid to go back to Romania for fear he would be prohibited from leaving again, he was able to bring his family to America.

Secure in his abilities and successes with Romanian churches in the United States as well as in Romania, Onut has a thriving business offering a wide variety of restoration and decoration services.  His intimate knowledge of old-world materials and processes gives him the ideal background to restore a portion of the historic Smartsville church.  He says, “maybe if you like my work there will be other restoration projects for me on your church.”  From what can be seen so far, it is a definite possibility.


Restoration of the Smartsville historic church’s sanctuary is another big step toward SCRFI’s goal of using this historic building for the benefit of the community as well as being a prominent reminder of California’s gold rush and the history of Yuba and Nevada counties.  


For more information about Pioneer Day call Kit Burton at (530) 701-2639, Kathleen Smith at (916) 838-2757, or visit


The 28th annual AAUW Garden Tour is inviting local businesses to be sponsors of the May 2 Garden Tour. The AAUW Garden Tour is Saturday, May 2, 2020 and benefits the projects of the Marysville-Yuba City branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  Local projects include the STEM Conference for 8th grade girls held at Yuba College on March 30, 2020, the Tech Trek summer science camp at UC Davis, and college scholarships. 

To date we are happy to announce the following 2020 Garden Tour business sponsors:


Hyatt McIntire & Associates
Sperbeck's Nursery & Landscape
Harkey House Bed & Breakfast
Hilbers Inc.
Holycross Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
NU Generation Bowl
Pete's Music
Linda's Soda Bar and Grill
Davis Printing


Won’t you join this elite group of Marysville and Yuba City businesses as a Garden Tour sponsor?  Business sponsors will be listed on the back cover of the Garden Tour brochure, in event publicity, on Facebook, and at the Garden Tour reception.   The sponsorship levels are:  Iris $50, Azalea $100, Rose $300, and Orchid $500.  The deadline for advertising is March 31.  Contact Artis Buerki by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.   Find us on and on website 

Sisters of Scota Women’s Motorcycle Club presents the 11th Annual Rabbit Run Motorcycle Ride. Proceeds benefit EA Family Services of Northern California to help raise money which will be utilized in an effort to assist foster and pre-adopted children in our region to attend Camp Rockin ‘U’.


The event will start on April 4, 2020, sign-in at the Gold Eagle Market #2, 11269 Loma Rica Rd., Marysville, CA 95901. Registration is from 9am to 10am and cost $20 per person/$30 per couple. Made up Easter Baskets and other donations are appreciated. Festivities include Bike Blessing and Pancake Breakfast by Christian Motorcyclist Association, Live music by the Swankmasters, raffles, universal beverages, ride in bike show and a specially prepared holiday luncheon. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the EA Family Services children at Lake Francis RV Resort. All Motorcyclist, cages (cars) are encouraged and welcome to participate, there will be a group ride to the event staging area from Gold Eagle Market #2.


EA Family Services is a non-profit private corporation providing a myriad of social residential services for formerly abused or neglected children by assisting with needs of their adopted families by helping them to have at hand growth and age-relevant, developmentally significant education and support tools while having fun doing it. One such educational experience many children look forward to attending, if they have the monetary resources for attendance is Camp Rockin ‘U’ held at Lake Francis RV Resort in Dobbins California. Children ages 7-14 years old attend and have mentors 14-16 years of age who are qualified and certified staff members. More information is available at and Tuition includes all meals, lodging and program materials. Campers are responsible for travel, medical expenses and spending money. The average child will spend between $35/$50 per week at the trading post for souvenirs such as: a camp t-shirt, snacks, postcards and water bottles.


Sisters of Scota Women’s Motorcycle Club has origins dating back to 1979 and has obtained a 501c3 status as a mandatory measure of their mission of supporting people and organizations in need. There is no administrative compensation deducted nor do Sisters of Scota Women’s Motorcycle Club receive reimbursement for costs associated with hosting this event; 100% of what is earned is present to EA Family Services which utilizes the funds where deemed necessary with their priority being Camp Rockin ‘U’. 


For more information about the 11th Annual Rabbit Run Motorcycle Ride contact Banshee (530) 740-3258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If unable to attend the event and you would like to donate to this worthy cause visit the Sisters of Scota Women’s Motorcycle Club website at or mail donation to 558 Bryden Way, Marysville, CA 95901.

Marysville, CA


In August of 2018, a report was filed with the Marysville Police Department which alleged 46-year old Luis Herrejon, a coowner and operator of Leonor Family Child Care in the City of Marysville had sexually molested a juvenile whom attended the daycare. Marysville Police Department Detectives conducted an investigation into the allegation. The investigation was conducted by the Marysville Police Department in partnership with the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office, Yuba County Probation Victim Services, the California Department of Justice-Bureau of Forensic Services, and the California Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division. During the course of the investigation, additional victims were identified. 


Herrejon was arrested on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 on the 2100 block of Huston Street in Marysville for multiple child molestation related felony criminal offenses and he was booked into the Yuba County Jail.   


On the morning of Friday, March 13th 2020, Herrejon entered pleas of “No Contest” in reference to violations of two counts of 288(a) of the California Penal Code and one count of 288.7(b) of the California Penal Code in the Yuba County Superior Court. As part of his plea agreement, Herrejon has accepted a sentence of 21 Years – Life in the California State Prison. Herrejon’s plea was accepted by the court and his sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Friday, May 1ST, 2020.     

Yuba City, Ca.






             Some of the most outstanding auction items ever in this area will be available this Saturday at the Veterans Hall Memorial Building in Yuba City.  The Northern California Sports Association will be holding their 50th Golden Anniversary “HALL OF FAME/SCHOLARSHIP”  Dinner starting at 5:00pm at 1425 Veteran’s Memorial Circle in Yuba City.


            Limousine auction items include a trip for 8 people to Sonoma Raceway in June with NAPA team owner Bill McAnally personally touring the people through the drivers area and the track areas.  Also another limo trip to Auburn to attend a “Premier Wine Tasting Event” put on by Pruett Vineyards and hosted by racing legend Scott Pruett and his wife Judy.  It will include complimentary wine tasting and hor’s dourves.  Also limo trips for up to 8 people to Giants and A’s games with tickets included.  And Amador Valley and Napa Valley Wine trips with tasting fees included.


            Memorabilia items up for auction for the scholarship fundraising also include a number of autographed helmets.  Leading the list is a Raider Helmet and also a Super Bowl Memorabilia football commemorating 3 Super Bowl Wins and both are signed by “Mr. Raider” Jim Otto.  Also a Kansas City Chiefs helmet signed by all of the Hall of Fame Inductees being honored at dinner this Saturday evening.  The 9 inductees will also autograph a 49ers Helmet and Raiders helmet to be auctioned off.  Highlighting the evening will be an ever popular helmet Washington Huskies helmet signed by our very own Chris Petersen.  It will include a Huskies game-day windbreaker and hat.


            Additionally, a collector’s item by a past-inductee is a fabulous photo book titled “Total Excess” and autographed by Michael Zagaris. His book includes personal photo’s of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Janis Joplin, the Eagles, and many other bands he traveled with.  Also having been the team photographer for the 49ers(46 years) and the Oakland A’s(44 years) the book has many snapshots of his baseball travels over the years.


            The Hall of Fame Dinner will honor 4 of the very top racers ever from Northern California along with 4 ex-MLB and professional baseball players.  Also the 6 scholarship recipients will be announced and awarded their scholarship money that evening.


            This Saturday, March 21st the dinner will be held at the Veterans Memorial Community Building at 1425 Veteran’s Memorial Circle in Yuba City.  Reception begins at 5:oopm and tickets are $40 and includes a fully-catered tri-tip dinner.  For further information call Joel Guthrie (530)329-5851 or John Rice(916)296-1501. 


Donations for scholarships may be sent to NCSA  P.O.Box 447, Yuba City, CA. 95992. 


Yuba City First United Methodist Church is delighted to introduce you to First Kids, our

Sunday morning worship service created with children ages 4-11 in mind.


First Kids includes worshiping with music, video, dance and a sermon for children. The service is structured as a warm and safe environment for children to ask questions, share prayers for each other and their families, as well as build Christ centered relationships.


Hands on activities give the worship time a "stickiness" that is remembered by the kids throughout the week. Inviting others is encouraged because Jesus is too amazing to keep to ourselves!


For more information contact: April Buck, 530-673-5858, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Submitted by Lou Janakos

Nevada City, Ca.


The Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 is proud to present the seventh annual Antique Western Memorabilia Show. This fascinating event is like coming to a museum, where everything is for sale. Show will feature western collectibles, gold ore specimens, mining, railroad, and gambling items, old bottles, coins, books, and Native American art and jewelry.  This show is for the family, collectors, historians and all those interested in gold country history. The event raises funds for our Scholarship Program.  It will be held at the Nevada City Elks Lodge at 518 Hwy 49 N in Nevada City. Show hours are Friday, April 3rd Noon till 5 PM and Saturday April 4th 9 AM till 5 PM. General Admission is $5.00 and children under fifteen accompanied by an adult are free. It’s a fun filled day for all. 

Brownsville, California


On March 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. is the Hillside Community Church Food Ministry, Food Box hunger relief distribution for those in need of food in the Yuba County foothill area surrounding the town of Brownsville.  This food box distribution occurs every third Sunday, each month. 


George Barlow, Director of Food Ministry said, “Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing to others, the Hillside Community Church Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with those in need in our community.  Food boxes are shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance.”


This is a community-based program that collects food to distribute free of charge to low-income families and individuals in need. This Food Ministry provides a nutritionally balanced supply of food to families and individuals in need, typically for approximately three to seven days on a first come first serve basis.  Those individuals picking up food for the first time will be asked to fill out a short application, and no ID is required.

            Groups have been using the meeting space at Books & More on Saturday at 10:00 in the morning. The knitting group meets Mach 7, April 4, and May 2; come learn along with them. Jani Beckwith has “Art From the Heart” which increases focus, is lots of fun and you are encouraged to use your heart not your head as you create. She teaches on alternate Saturdays: March 14, 18, April 11, 25 and May 9, 23.  Then we just added David Giles as an art teacher: March 21, April 18 and May 16. These classes are free but you are encouraged to leave a donation for the use of the room.


            St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. Put on the green, put the corned beef in the crock pot and celebrate. We wish you all a festive and blessed St. Patrick’s Day. Watch out for the Wee Folk, they can be mischievous.


            Here comes Spring on March 19th! I have seen robin’s bobbin around our yard already. We haven’t had enough rain yet, so let’s hear it for a wet spring. A really wet spring! A really, really wet spring.  


            Look Back in Time – In 1901 Charles W. Adams of Clipper Mills made a bid for his company to repair the old county jail for $6,900 (Which county? Wonder where the jail was located).


            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne

Home Show

         The Yuba City Home, Garden and Recreation Show is currently seeking exhibitors for the March 27, 28 and 29, 2020 show. The show features over 350 exhibit spaces and is the largest home and garden show north of Sacramento. This will be the 27th Annual Show that has a regular attendance of over 14,000 people.


         Exhibit spaces are only available for a limited time. Any business or company who wishes to reach local homeowners is able to purchase a location at the event. The event takes place at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit local youth programs as well as other non-profit community related services.


         Over the last twenty-seven years the event has grown from just one building and now encompasses all the buildings on the fairgrounds and all the outdoor space in between. “We have seen economic resurgence this year in home and yard improvement businesses and exhibitors are booking spaces into the show at the fastest rate since 2006,” said Andrew Coolidge, Show Producer, “because of this we will put on one of the best shows ever produced in Northern California.”.


         The Yuba City is actually larger and draws more of a crowd than many of the Sacramento run Home and Garden Shows. “The show draws from a huge area, from Nevada County, Yuba and Sutter Counties of course, but also Colusa and South Butte Counties,” said Coolidge, “we have over 250 businesses involved in the event taking over 350 spaces at the show.”


The show is also expecting its highest attendance ever as it has been become a staple event in the community and region. “When you are offering a fun and positive community event in which people can come and enjoy as well as find great deals you have a winning combination,” said Coolidge.


         Companies will focus on a range of services including solar; windows/doors; painting; security systems; landscaping; home design; huge hot tub, mattress and patio furniture sales on-site; kitchen and bathroom remodels; home and yard décor; furniture; and almost every item for the home and garden as well as recreational opportunities including: motorcycles, ATVs, resorts, travel companies and a variety of other recreation type companies. The show also offers children’s activities; including bounce houses, a visit by Pom Pom the Clown on Saturday and Sunday and lots of fun stuff for the kids. A favorite attraction within the show is the amazing gift and gourmet hall complete with the sampling of many local specialty gourmet food products.


         The show is currently accepting applications for companies to participate. For more information please call Andrew Coolidge at 530-300-5703 or visit

germaine horse

Germaine Burrows has been named Parade Grand Marshal and Rodeo Dedicatee for the Annual Stonyford 2020 Rodeo. The rodeo is a three-day event that begins on Friday, May 1 and ends on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Germaine will appear in the Stonyford Parade on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. and in the arena on all three days of the rodeo. 

Germaine was born in Stonyford, raised by her Grampa Oscar McDaniel and Gramma Ethel McDaniel, and her mother Eleanor Bill and father Doc Bill Sr.


Germaine has two boys, Edward McDaniel and D Jay Burrows. Edward passed in 1998 but left her three beautiful granddaughters Alyssa, Ashley and Melonie. D Jay Burrows also gave his mom two amazing handsome grandsons, Felix and Xavier.


Germaine attended Stonyford Grammar School and Elk Creek High School. She attended Yuba Junior College and Heald Business College where she graduated as a Legal Secretary. Germaine didn't stop there; she continued her education at Butte College and Chico State receiving her Bachelor of Science and Master's degrees.


After working with Blue Shield Insurance Company for five years and attending college, Germaine returned to the U.S. Forest Service on the Mendocino National Forest while taking night classes. This took SEVERAL years, but she did it!


Meet Chance (A183394), yuba county pet 4112020a white and tan, male, pit bull terrier.  This handsome boy is about one year of age, and looking for a forever home.  He is friendly and outgoing and, of course, just wants someone to love on him, so he can love them back. Don't pass him up, he is a keeper!




Petco Adoption: April 4, 2020, 10 am to 2 pm.


Yuba County Animal Care Services is located at 5245 Feather River Blvd., Olivehurst. The phone number is 530-741-6478. You can also go to or to see all of our adoptable animals and look for your lost family pets, or check out our Facebook page, Yuba County Animal Care Services@yubacountyACS.  We also have an Amazon wish list if you would like to help support the shelter. The link to our wish list is;





STARS Volunteers: The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is recruiting volunteers to work in key departments, including the Animal Shelter. Use your spare time to help us build a safer community. Please call (530) 749-5102 to speak with a volunteer. Read more about the program and find the STARS application online at:


New Shelter Hours:


Office Hours

08:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturday, except animal pickup by appointment only.


Kennel Hours

10:00 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday

Closed Saturdays, except animal pickup by appointment only.


Donations:  The STARS help support the ACS Shelter. Donations are used to help offset spay and neutering costs, feed costs, and other costs associated with the care of the animals. If you would like to donate, you may send donations/checks to YCACS STARS at the Animal Care address: 5245 Feather River  Blvd. Olivehurst, CA 95961. You can also donate via our Facebook page. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


The ACS STARS are looking for donations to help sponsor additional shot clinics. If you are interested in sponsoring a clinic, or donating funds to help sponsor a clinic, please contact us, or you may send in a donation indicating it should be used for sponsoring a shot clinic. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

loma rica lions


   The Foothill Lions Club “Veterans Wall of Honor” is now  approximately 80%  full. The next group of tiles are due to be put up on April 5th . To have your tile included, you must have your info in by March 21st .Cost of the tile is $50.00. The Veteran may be yourself, a relative, or a friend. The only qualification is that they be a Veteran, they don’t need to be a Lion or from the local area. Remember, the deadline is March 21st . There may be spaces left after that, but they won’t be up by April 5th . For more info please contact Cindi Fitzgerald (742-6387, or Ray Bradley (743-6066). You may also download a copy of form, and see a picture of wall 0n the clubs website Foothill Lions of Loma Rica.

Marysville, Ca.


On Saturday, March 14, 2020 the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 948 will have  a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 17th and B Street Marysville, Ca.

DONATION: $20.00 per person Children Under 5 years old - Free


Tickets will be available at the door.


 Drawings will be held throughout the evening for great prizes

 Must be present to win Donation of $1.00 per ticket or six tickets for $5.00

Nevada County, Ca.


The cost of living in Nevada County has been steadily increasing, with prices of rent, utilities, health care, childcare and other necessities becoming harder to manage. Maybe you know someone who is struggling to get by…a friend or neighbor having trouble making ends meet. United Way envisions a community where individuals don’t have to choose between buying food and paying for basic needs. United Way of Nevada County and Interfaith Food Ministry distribute nutritious supplemental groceries on the second Saturday of each month.


The program was formed nearly three years ago for working individuals who need help putting food on their table, but are unable to pick up food at local food distributions during the workweek. The program has grown to encompass a larger population; welcoming others to the table, including anyone who needs food but is unable to make it to the food distributions Monday through Friday. Since the program began, over 7200 bags of food, including fresh fruit and produce, have been given out to over 3200 individuals. United Way partner, Interfaith Food Ministry, distributes food Mon/Wed/Fri from 10am-1pm and the Food Bank of Nevada County provides food at five locations throughout the month.


United Way of Nevada County strives to assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food, emergency shelter and access to health care. Interfaith Food Ministry works to reduce food insecurity in Western Nevada County. They feed the hungry, helping to sustain good health and human dignity. The distributions take place at 440 Henderson Street, in Grass Valley, from 10am-noon on the 2nd Saturday of each month. For more information contact United Way at 274-8111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dobbins, Ca



fire engine training

Thirteen firefighters from our local volunteer companies of Dobbins-Oregon House and Foothill Fire participated in State Fire Training Driver-Operator 1A Course on Feb 15, 16, 22 and 23 at the Alcouffe Community Center and Emerald Cove parking area at Bullards Bar. Wheatland Fire Chief Art Paquette was the instructor for 30 firefighters from our volunteer companies and 17 firefighters from Wheatland, Oroville, Penn Valley, Linda, Olivehurst and East Nicolas. The course included classroom instruction and driving exercises followed by a written examination which all passed. Driver-Operator 1B training (engine operations and pumping) will take place at the Foothill Fire station on March 7, 8, 14 and 15. Firefighters who have completed both of these courses will be qualified to drive and operate fire engines thereby enhancing our local capability to respond to emergencies.