Community Briefs: Nov. 24, 2012
Center holding open house
The Los Molinos Masonic Family Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 25020 Tehama-Vina Road.
Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served at 11:30 a.m. They will have a child ID program available at no charge.
Parkinson's group formed
Northern Valley Social Services and Corning Healthcare District have teamed up to sponsor a Parkinson's Disease Advocacy Group.
The first meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at 175 Solano St.
CHS selling Christmas trees
Corning High School baseball program will be selling Christmas trees from 4-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends starting Tuesday.
They will be located in the Olive City Quick Lube parking lot at 2046 Solano St.
Muzzle loaders slate toy shoot
The 17th annual Stony Creek Muzzle Loaders Toy Shoot will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Lizard Camp.
Entry fee is one unwrapped toy, valued at $10 or more. Toys will be donated to the Corning Fire Department as part of its giveaway program.
Black powder rifles in lines welcomed, round ball and patch only, no visual aids.
Take Corning road to Paskenta, turn left on Round Valley road, drive approximately 7 miles and look for sign.
For more information, call 824-0648 or 852-7183.
Historical society hosting event
The Orland Historical and Cultural Society will host a Vintage Christmas Open House at 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Alta Schmidt House Museum, 936 Fourth St.
Contest for youth sportsmen
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.
To enter, contestants need to 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 will be notified by phone and must be present with his or her parents for the grand prize on Jan. 12 in Sacramento.
Mail entries to Lt. John Nores, PO Box 1, San Martin, CA 95046. The deadline is Dec. 20.
CHP applications available
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.
There are a variety of tests, including medical, and interviews that will follow.
For information and an application, visit www.chpcareers.com.