Community Briefs: December 5, 2012
Contest set for youth
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 and are youth under 16 who have valid 2012 hunter education certificates are eligible.
To enter, contestants need to submit an essay of 500 words or less 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, 2012 in Sacramento.
Mail entries to Lt. John Nores, PO Box 1, San Martin, CA 95046.
Entries must be received by Dec. 20.
Watershed panel nominations
The Colusa Glenn Subwatershed Program board of directors seeks nominees to represent growers in Colusa and Glenn counties.
The current grower representative is John Garner, a Colusa County farmer.
The program assists its members to meet requirements of the mandated Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program through the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The at-large election will be a by-mail vote. Election and voting rights are open to the active members as of Oct. 1. Ballots are due by Dec. 31.
The election date is Jan. 1, for a three-year term.
For more information, call 934-8036.
Toys for Tots collected
The Orland Police Department is again partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
New, unwrapped toys can be left in marked donation boxes located in participating Orland businesses, as well as at the Orland Police Department, 817 Fourth St.
If a business would like to participate, contact Orland police at 865-1616 for a collection box.
Sober Grad sells wreaths
The Orland High School Safe & Sober Grad annual Christmas wreath sale has begun.
Fresh 28-inch Nobel Fir wreaths decorated with berries and pine cones are available for $25 each.
Contact an OHS senior or call Kathleen Acosta at 520-5873, Rosa Inzunsa at 514-2844, or carol Kelly at 354-4247. ï¿½