EMERGENCY HOUSING NEEDED: Residents of the Mother Teresa Maternity Home stay at the home for three months after their child is born. Then they transition into some other housing, from Hope House to subsidized housing. At this time, there is no emergency housing available in our county. In another month, three women and their infants are in danger of becoming homeless. It is hoped that some person or some organization will step forward with a solution. If you or your organization can help call 530-295-8006 today.
SAVE THE LITTLE BIRDS: Should you discover an orphaned or injured baby bird, please call the Sierra Wildlife Rescue nursery at 530-621-2020 to arrange to bring the baby bird in. If you find an older wild bird, or any mammal, call SWR at 530-621-4661.
YARD SALE FUNDRAISER: Placerville Elks Lodge’s newsletter notes that the Spring Yard Sale brought in over $1,200. The money will be used for a Christmas shopping trip for El Dorado County Foster Kids, a pancake breakfast, and the beginning of a scholarship fund for the foster kids. Thank you, Elks members and anyone else who contributed to this successful fundraiser.
A GREAT SUCCESS STORY: Dr. Megan (Mc Clary) Moran is an alumni of Ponderosa High School Class of 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Megan attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating with honors, receiving her bachelor of science degree in 2006. In 2006 she married Air Force Academy graduate and pilot Ben Moran. Ben is currently serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Megan recently received her doctorate of medicine from the University of Arizona, Tucson Medical School. Megan’s goal is to go into family medicine, and she begins her grueling residency work (80-hour work weeks) on July 1 in Tucson, Arizona. Proud mother is Malanie Reagan of Cameron Park. Megan, we salute your success and admire your discipline to succeed at every academic level. We wish you well and look forward to your bright future.
AWARD-WINNING POET IN TOWN: Award-winning poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, author of “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise” will present a poetry reading and writing workshop at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive, on Tuesday, July 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., and again at the Georgetown Library, 6680 Orleans St., on Friday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.
GIVING MORE A HELPING HAND: Susie Davies, executive director of MORE, informs us that EID Director Bill George has donated the money to allow MORE’s carpentry program clients to build another picnic bench. A picnic bench was stolen earlier and never returned. The new bench will be secured from thieves. Also, Mike Kobus has donated a picnic bench, and now there will be two secured benches. Thank you, Bill and Mike!
NO RIDE ON THE FOURTH: El Dorado Transit will not operate on the Fourth of July holiday. There will not be any bus or Dial-A-Ride service, and the business office will be closed. For more information call 530-642-5383.
BLOOD DRIVE IN EL DORADO HILLS: On Monday, July 9, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be an El Dorado Hills Community Blood Drive. The blood mobile will be behind the CSD/Pavilion Building, El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Harvard Way. Walk-ins are welcome and childcare is available. There is no upper age limit for giving blood. All donors will be entered into a drawing for a pack of four tickets to the California State Fair. For more information call 1-800-995-4420, ext. 60039.
USED BOOKS FOR $5 A BAG: On Saturday, July 14, the Cameron Park Library used books sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library, 2500 Country Club Drive. Everything is on sale for $5 a bag. Children’s books are 10 cents. Also, the library will be open on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free refreshments are available. Also, feel free to drop off your donated books at the used books sale or at the front desk of the library. Used best sellers and popular authors’ books, hardcover or paperback, are especially needed.
NEW ROCKHOUNDS ARRIVE: The El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society extends a warm welcome to the following new members: Sherian Kutzera, Elizabeth (Betsy) Eaves and Jeanette Ryder.
FREE GUARDIANSHIP WORKSHOP: Are you a grandparent or other relative raising your grand-kids or nieces and nephews? A free guardianship workshop is offered on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop is also offered on the fourth Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Both workshops take place at Lilliput Children’s Services, 1190 Suncast Lane, Suite 2, El Dorado Hills. Please do not bring children. Child care is not provided. To attend, you must RSVP by calling Colleen Cadaret at 916-941-8799 or visiting firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE CONCERTS IN POLLOCK PINES: Free concerts will be presented at the Pony Express Plaza, corner of Sly Park Road and Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines. Concerts are presented on the last Saturday of every month, and the music starts at 5 p.m. Also, concerts will be available on the Fourth of July and Aug. 11. Bring a chair, blanket, and your picnic treats. Alcoholic beverages are permitted (responsibly) if you are 21 years old or older. There will be children’s activities, games and prizes, too. For more information call Jeanne Harper at 530-613-1332.
A DALAI DILLY: The “Insight from the Dalai Lama” calendar presents the following thought: “Once you have generated an attitude of equality toward all, then it will be possible to view not just friends but neutral beings and even enemies with great endearment.”
MIXED-UP METAPHOR: Richard Lederer’s “Anguished English” calendar notes the following “Mixed-up Metaphor:” “The press bends overboard to be fair.”
DRESS UP FOR YOUR VACATION: Glance at the “Who Knew?” calendar and you will discover the following advice: “Repurpose a plastic daily vitamin/pill container into a jewelry container that’s perfect for trips. Rings, earring, and even necklaces fit perfectly inside, and it will make sure you’re accessorized for each day you’re away!”
HOW TO FEEL NEEDED: If you look at the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” calendar, you will find the following viewpoint: “Rather than being afraid to ask for help, remember this: When you ask someone to help you, you are actually doing them a tremendous favor by giving them an opportunity to feel needed.”