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Friday, November 23rd
MCC presents Give Thanks
A NorCal reggae showcase & fundraiser to rehire key MCC staff positions by 2008
- Tchiya Amet & The Lighthouse Band
- Massawa w/ Stevie Culture
Doors & Ital Dinner- 7pm/ Music- 7:30pm
Sliding scale donation at door- $12 & up to benefit MCC
Come support and help us reach our $75,000 year end fundraising goal. These funds will ensure 4 part time staff positions and the continuation of all MCC programs and event rentals through June 2008.
Why didn’t anybody tell me that Ernie Branscomb has a blog?!!!
For many years now, veterans Brian Ormond and Tom Pietila have organized free community dinners at the Veteran’s Hall on Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year Ormond and Pietila decided it was time for them to retire and a call went out for volunteers to step in and take their place.
Enter the Homeless Coalition, an ad hoc group of kind-hearted individuals such as Patti Rose, Patte Rae, Pastor Sharon Latour, Tom Frazier, Susan Thompson, Dottie Russell and Prophet Mark, who have taken on responsibility for all the many details that go into providing a Thanksgiving dinner for about 150 people.
If you want to volunteer for any phase of the project, call Susan Thompson at 707-923-4477 or by email at email@example.com. If you want to donate, Donations may be made directly into the Veterans of Foreign Wars account at the Community Credit Union. Checks made out to the VFW may also be given to Veterans’ Hall manager Amy McClellan. She can be reached at 707-223-3063.
In the Mendo-Lake Community College board of trustees election, Area 3 incumbent Joan Eriksen retained her seat — the same seat she’s held for 12 years — against former Area 2 Trustee Larry MacLeitch. In Mendocino County, Eriksen finished with 51.11 percent of the vote.
The battle for the Area 7 seat at the Mendo-Lake Community College board was a showdown between incumbent Gary Taylor and chemistry teacher Jerry DeChaine. With 53.48 percent of the vote, DeChaine, who has taught at Mendocino College for more than 30 years, beat out Taylor as the Kelseyville area representative.
Area 6 Incumbent Robert Shugart took home 50.23 percent of the votes in a three-way race for the Mendocino County Board of Education election. Shugart, who has served on the board off and on since the 1980s, beat out attorney John Pegan and outreach specialist Jimmy Rickel.
For Area 3 incumbent Georgina Sanders, the results were not the same as Shugart’s. Sanders, who had also served as the MCOE board president, was defeated by Willits resident Charline Ford. Ford earned 66.14 percent of the vote. Area 3 represents the northern half of Mendocino County, including Willits, Laytonville and Covelo.
Don Butow, Redwood Valley water board chairman, retained his seat on the board with 66.35 percent of the vote, beating challenger Rosalind Peterson.
I can’t sort the white hats from the black hats. Please chime in with your thoughts.