Briefs: Baseball team selling trees
The Corning High School baseball program is selling Christmas trees from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends in the Olive City Quick Lube parking lot at 2046 Solano St.
Scouts holding paper drive
Boy Scouts Troops will be holding a newspaper drive at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
In case of rain, they will hold it Dec. 8. Leave papers on the curb.
Anyone living outside the city you can take your papers to Specialized Fibers on South Avenue just west of the railroad tracks. Questions call 824-3240.
Healthy eating program offered
Learn about eating healthy on a budget at a workshop from 10:30 a.m-noon Friday at the Corning Family Resource Center at 1488 South St.
This is part of an ongoing program.
Muzzle loaders set toy shoot
The 17th annual Stony Creek Muzzle Loaders Toy Shoot will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday 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.
Vintage Christmas open house
The Orland Historical and Cultural Society will hold a Vintage Christmas Open House from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Alta Schmidt House Museum, 936 Fourth St.
North State farmers to meet
Building and Sustaining Profitability will be discussed by North State farmers and ranchers on Dec. 10 at Rolling Hills Casino.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
For reservations, call Courtney at 893-8732 Ext. 211.
Retired teacher plan meeting
The meeting in December for the Mt. Lassen Div. 9 will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at 1135 Lincoln St. in Red Bluff.
The Christmas program will be the choir from Red Bluff High School and Don Francisco will be serving a Mexican lunch for $10. Please bring an unwrapped toy.
For information, call Tom Moisey at 527-6138.
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.