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MAY 2014

Vol. 28, No. 5

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Yosemite Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce

Live Show & Big Cash Giveaway

By Virginia Gustafson

It’s party time at camp! Two years ago Tuolumne Trails introduced three new members of the camp’s “therapy family.” Miniature horse Dandy and two mini-donkeys named Jack and Jenny came to live and play at camp (photo attached). The kids are thrilled! To help cover the care and feeding costs for the animals, Tuolumne Trails invites you to a fun Cinco de Mayo party at the Great Hall on Sunday, May 4, beginning at 5 p.m. The evening includes margaritas, an authentic Mexican dinner, and surprise entertainment. Tickets are just $25 and they’re going fast! Reserve yours today by calling Jerry

Baker at 209-962-7916 or email

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John Infelize and the ‘family’

Pine Cone Performers

Pine Cone Singers Concert By Linelle Marshall

The Pine Cone Singers present our Spring concert “What a Wonderful World”,, scheduled for May 15-18 at Groveland’s Evangelical Free Church. We hope that you will join us in welcoming our new Music Director, Ron Randall. As the title hints, we will celebrate what a wonderful musical world it is with lots of familiar tunes, as well as some new songs, including folk songs and the famous lullaby from “Hansel and Gretel”, arranged by our director! Jazz classics including songs like “All of Me”, “Embraceable You” and “Take Five”, and show tunes like “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Misérables and fun pop songs like “I Say a Little Prayer For You” are popular with both the singers and our audiences; several pieces will also feature local guest instrumentalists, which is

always a treat. You are in for a treat with a number of selected solos and ensemble pieces performed by various members of the chorus. You’d be amazed at the talent here in our little community! So mark your calendars now – you won’t want to miss a great concert in May. Performances are Thursday and Friday, May 15 & 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at 2 p.m., at Groveland’s Evangelical Free Church. Tickets are $10 advance donation, available in Groveland at Yosemite Bank, Hotel Charlotte, Dori’s Tea Cottage & Café, Marijke’s and from any Pine Cone Singer; tickets at the door are $12. Children under the age of 13 are admitted free. For more information, contact Luke Sullivan at 209-962-5952.

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Tuolumne River Plan.................... 20 Service Directory........................... 25 Supervisors’ Corner...................... 10

By Carolyn Botell

A free live Show for the Young & Young at Heart is coming to town on Saturday, May 17 at the Groveland Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Ken Burns’ film Yosemite: A Gathering of Spiri, a documentary film honoring the 150th Anniversary of the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and gave birth to the National Park idea. The film has been sponsored by Yosemite Conservancy, the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to Yosemite National Park. Live show will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Costumed actors, hands-on exhibits, exciting speakers. Free tickets will be issued 1st come 1st served up to venue capacity..Contact us to reserve your seats. Bring the family, all children must be with an adult. Snacks & beverages available. Proceeds benefit Tioga high school Galen Clark found what? Abe gets out his pen! John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt

have a chat. Where in the world did Joseph Screech go? Spiders & snakes & critters galore! The scoop on SCAT, animal of course. Will you know what to do in the wilderness? Only you can shape the future. Cash Giveaway PML Lake Lodge: Saturday May 31.. Doors open at 3 p.m. - BBQ served at 4 p.m. $100.00 ticket entitles purchaser to BBQ for two people & Big Cash Drawings. 1st Drawing 4:30 PM - $250.00 2nd Drawing 4:45 PM - $250.00 3rd Drawing 5:00 PM – $500.00 4th Drawing 5:15 PM - $500.00 5th Drawing 5:30 PM - $1000.00 6th Drawing 6:00 PM -$2,000.00 Only 100 tickets will be sold. Need Not be present to win. Open to everybody. (Must be 18 years of Age to purchase Tickets) Menu: 1 Lb. Prime BBQed New York Steak, baked potato, beans, salad, rolls/butter, & dessert. No host bar with water & sodas $1 - Beer $2 - Wine & mixed drinks $3. For more information, give us a call at 209-962-0429 or send us an e-mail to info@

Symphony of the Sierra By Connie Chavez

The Columbia College Symphony of the Sierra will perform its spring 2014 concert on Saturday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in the Dogwood Forum Building on the Columbia College campus. Admission is free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform the first movement from Joseph Haydn’s Symphony 101. “The orchestra has grown a good deal this season and we are ready to take on longer works,” says conductor, Mic Harper. “It is a real pleasure to be conducting one of Haydn’s last works with this ensemble. For our many young members, this is their first opportunity to play Haydn.” There will be two soloist perform-

ing works. The orchestra’s concert master, Merel Jacobs, will perform the violin solo from Jules Massenet’s Meditation from Thais. Flautist Crystal Leers will be the soloist on John Tatgenhorst’s Poem for Orchestra. Other works to be performed are: Dello Joio’s The Dancing Sergeant, Corelli’s Fugue and Vivace, March Militaire by Saint-Saens, and Andante Festivo by Jean Sibelius. Harper says, “This is a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of symphonic music, and the program will entertain audiences of all ages.” For more information contact: Mic Harper 209-770-1258 or

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Rainbow Pool Clean-Up

Virginia Gustafson Honored

The US Forest Service partnered with the Yosemite Hwy 120 Chamber of Commerce to establish a clean up day for one of our treasured recreational areas-Rainbow Pool. The event took place on March 29; the response for volunteers was overwhelming, and many volunteers shared their stories of enjoying Rainbow Pool during their childhood and bringing their children there to enjoy the beauty and splendor of the area. The team was able to clear the roadway entrance and exit, removed mud and debris from the restroom and parking lots area (approximately 20 wheel barrels of mud), Sanded the BBQ pits for later painting – heavy rain was in the forecast, but mother nature provided us with the break

Virginia Gustafson is a master at networking, organizing, advertising and delivering results for a myriad of organizations in the Groveland area. She has served the Friends of the Library in many capacities: marketing, membership, county representative and President for in which she set and met new heights of success in every area. She is on the Brainy Groveland board: enlisting, organizing and scheduling a large corps of volunteers who work with students in reading and math at Tenaya. For years, she has been notably effective as the emissary for public relations and the key to volunteering success at Tuolumne Trails Camp. She has donated countless time and effort to Pine Mountain Lake groups and activities: Aviation, Friends of the Lake, too many to recount here. She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the category of Life Time Achievement in Volunteering at the April 4 Sierra Non-Profit Services luncheon. The event was themed as “Hats Off To Our Volunteers,” and was attended by nominees in six award categories as well as many sup-

By Tom Hernandez

By Nadine Pedron

we needed to accomplish the objectives set by Dusty Vaughn of the US Forest Service. Limbs hauled up and burn piles were established, logs were cut and hauled up to level ground to be chipped at a later date. Broken parking stops were replaced, the entire roadway, parking areas, steps leading down to Rainbow Pool were blown off-removing dirt and debris. What a difference a day of team work makes! We would like to acknowledge Evergreen Lodge for their generosity – snacks, drinks, and setting up and being in charge of our check in station. Down to Earth/Pine Mountain Hardware donated stain and high temperature spray paint for the BBQ pits to further beautify this wonderful amenity located in our own backyard.

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porters from throughout the county. We are most fortunate and proud to have Virginia representing our community as an outstanding example of volunteerism at its best.

Gold Country Singers By Lucy Gill

The Gold Country Singers will regale you with perky tunes and soaring heavenly music, accompanied by English horn and French horn. We might even throw in a violin. We are led by Annette Hutton who

Team Work at Rainbow Pool

leads us while playing the piano. The concert is free and refreshments are served afterwards. Two opportunitiess: May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Greeley Hill Community Club and June 1 at 3 p.m. at the Coulterville Methodist Church.

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The 5th Annual John Muir Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31 in Coulterville and Horseshoe Bend. Sponsored by the John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC), the event highlights the Center’s nature-focused activities and new youth programs. May 30 Events, 5 – 9 p.m. – Youth Education Fundraiser John Muir Geotourism Center on Main Street - A Fundraiser Silent Auction and Celebration will support youth education programs/workshops planned for this summer. JMGC will a hold a fabulous silent auction with items valued from $50 to $1000 up for bid, wine tasting and yummy desserts. Odd Fellows Hall - Robert Hanna, John Muir’s great-great grandson, will give a presentation revealing the many sides of Muir, an up-close, personal look at his life as can only be told by his family with stories and never before seen photos and writings. A film presentation, “Yosemite: A Gathering Spirit” and short youth videos will also be shown. No. Mariposa County History Museum - Enjoy local wine and cheese tasting Coulter Café - tasty dinner served with music from Lance Canales & The Flood May 31 Events, all day Bean Creek Preserve - Early Bird nature lovers meet at Horseshoe Bend at 8:30 a.m. for nature hiking on Bean Creek Preserve Lake McClure Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area –10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music: Sequoia (Celtic, Bluegrass and R&R) and locals, Geri-and-the-Atrics. Presentations: keynote speakers Cindy Ross-acclaimed writer and triple-crown hiker, Sean Gobin- founder of Warrior Hike “walk off the war”, Kenny Ballentine-award winning Nature Kids film mak-

er and Len McKenzie-long time Yosemite naturalist share stories on how nature hikes heal children, families and returning war vets and why volunteering is an important component for true nature appreciation. For Kids Only- Muir Adventure: Free workshops on how to journal, how to sketch, create crafts with nature-found resources, rock wall, and other fun youth and adult activity booths. In keeping with the theme “Nature Hikes Heal the Body & Soul”, sign up for free hikes or the special Warrior Hike led by Sean. Vendors: You won’t go hungry. Great food vendors and some serious shopping opportunities are offered at the art, photography, woodworking, natural crafts and other booths showing off their wares. Coulterville, 5 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall - See a special showing of the award-winning film Nature Kids and opportunity to meet and talk with its award winning producer Kenny Ballentine. VFW Post - Vets & friends will meet with Sean Gobin to share stories. JMGC Center - Cindy Ross will be showing photos of her epic family hikes across America with opportunity for one on one sharing. Tickets for both events and may be purchased on our website www.johnmuir. us/jmgc-events or at the Geotourism Center on Main Street. May 30- $50 per adult, $20 for under 21 and children under 12 free with an adult. May 31- $10 adult, $8 Senior, under 12 free with an adult, and Adult combo ticket $55. If you would like to have a booth, donate items for the silent auction, sponsor a youth activity, or volunteer, please call the center 209-878-3501 or email

WII Bowling. Looking for some fun and laughter with friends and neighbors? Wii bowling leagues at The Little House are enjoyed by players of all ages. Wii bowling doesn’t require special shoes or a heavy bowling ball. Played standing or sitting in front of a big-screen TV using a wireless controller that translates your gentle arm movement onto the screen, Wii bowling is a perfect game for anyone. Currently there are three leagues, each consisting of up to four 4-four person teams, with a maximum of 16 players per league. A typical league is 16 players divided into two groups of 8 bowlers each, with one playing early and one playing later the same evening. Contact Paul Klahn at 9621917 for leagues on 1st Tuesdays - 5:30 to 7 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. and on 1st Thurs-

days from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Darlene Hoagland at 962-6404 for leagues on 2nd Thursdays - 4:30 to 6 p.m. Call ahead to verify an open league and join the fun as a substitute or regular member for a fun and free evening...then chip in for pizza after a rousing game! Drivers Needed for Wheels. With the extension of Wheels services to include medical appointments in Sonora, we’re looking for additional volunteer drivers. If you can help, please call Alex Wylie at 209-962-4697. Event Rental. Are you planning a family gathering, surprise anniversary or birthday party… but you just don’t have the space for your very special guests? We have an answer! The Little House is available to rent for a very affordable rate! The main building has a full kitchen, space for serving or dining and doors that open onto a back lawn and pleasant patio area for outside entertaining in good weather. Two studio buildings adjacent to the main house can be used for guests, presents or other surprises, and a gated parking area adds a sense of security for your private event.

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5th Annual John Muir Festival

See The Little House on page 22

STCHS Wine Tasting Tour By Harriet Codeglia

Ready for a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon on the lake? The 10th annual Wine Tasting Cruise on Pine Mountain Lake will take place Saturday, May 17 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. This fundraiser benefits the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society (STCHS) and every year is a sellout. Advance tickets are $50 per person.. Participants must be over 21 years of age. Water taxis transport our guests from the Lake Lodge to seven different homes,

for tasting of wines from local wineries and appetizers from local restaurants and caterers. At the end, coffee and cookies are be served in the Lake Lodge. Forms are available in the Groveland Museum or via email to hcodeglia@gmail. com. Or send a check to STCHS, PO Box 180, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305. Your tickets will be mailed. For information call 209962-6270.

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May 2014, Page 4

Schools Poetry Anthology

Bird Walk

Poetry gives us a way to sharpen our skills of observation, memory, and imagination. Even some doctors are recognizing the need for poetry to help patients express feelings, and to help health-care givers to empathize, thus helping the healing process. Once again poetry is given time and effort by teachers and students of the Big Oak Flat/Groveland Schools. The third annual poetry anthology is progressing well. About 150 students have submitted poems to be published. Teachers participating this year include Ms. Smith, Ms. Shuey, Ms. Jeffrey, Mr. Egger, Ms. Hanchett, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Hawkins, and Ms. Wolf.

The first Wednesday of the month Bird Walk at the Groveland Community Services property at 18966 Ferretti Road, Groveland is led by Jeanne Ridgley. The property encompasses an area of more than 200 acres of oak, pine and willow habitat with three water storage ponds. 137 species of birds have been seen there since November of 2007, 27 species were seen on the April 2 Bird Walk. Wintering waterfowl will be leaving. Swallows are returning for the Summer and Bullock’s Orioles which nest here were seen on April 6. Dates for upcoming trips are May 7 and June 4. Meet the group in the GCSD parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars and a birding field guide if you have one. Rain will cancel the trip. The walk will last about two-three hours. If you have any questions, call Jeanne at 962-7598.

By Rachel Phillips

Sponsors for this year are the Groveland Rotary, Garrotte Lions Club, Friends of the Groveland Library, and GAINs as well as Black Oak Casino. The anthology will be ready for the annual poetry celebration sometime in May. Parents of students may expect an invitation to the celebration, at which time each published poet, artist, and short story writer will be presented an anthology. Students with highest scores in their class will be given special recognition with an opportunity to read their poems to classmates. A huge thank-you is extended once again to the local organizations that make this opportunity for publication possible.

Lake Don Pedro Elementary School

Preschoolers Visit Kindergarten

By Jeanne Ridglewy

By Steve McDonald

Is your preschooler apprehensive about kindergarten or is he raring and excited to go? Every Wednesday in May, children who are old enough to go to kindergarten this next school year are invited to visit the kindergarten class at Lake Don Pedro Elementary School. The preschoolers in Building Blocks

Preschool will be visiting the class and be part of activities with the kindergartners. Their teacher, Mrs. Shirley Serrato, and parent volunteers will be walking the children over to visit kindergarten. Your child can join them from 10:30 – 11:15 am each Wednesday in May regardless of what school your child will be attending in the fall. An adult must accompany your child.

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Your child needs to be five years old by September 1, 2014 to be old enough to attend Kindergarten (or 5 years old by December 1, 2014 to attend Transitional Kindergarten) this next year. Please sign in at the school office before going to the kindergarten class. If you have any questions, please call the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School office at 852-2144.

Troops Update By Mary Brown

April showers bring May flowers, and snow brings April fools day! March brought mega items donated by the Groveland Rotary. Many thanks to the Rotarians for doing that shopping. From those items 15 boxes have been filled (each weighing about 15 pounds) and shipped off to Afghanistan to troops from California. A special thank you goes out to Deanna Thomas and Lonnie Roman for their help in packing some of those boxes for me. Some things the troops have been asking for lately: Sunscreen, chap stick, powdered drink mix, any and all personal hygiene items, (male and female) healthy snacks, protein bars, men’s health magazines, and they always ask for beef jerky. Please remember while you are shopping, no glass, no chocolate right now it’s getting warm and it melts. As always thank you everyone for all you do.

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Genealogy – Types of Sources By Peggy Andrews

Last month I wrote about the importance of citing your sources when doing your Family History. This month I will discuss the types of sources and their reliability. There are two types of sources Original and Derivative. Original refers to records not copied from another written or oral record (birth, baptism, and marriage records are examples of original sources.) Derivative sources are records that are copied from existing sources. Often this type of information is abstracted and doesn’t contain all information from the original source (examples are tombstone inscriptions, marriage listings, transcripts of wills, abstracts of deeds, etc.) Original evidence usually carries the most weight. Within each source, whether original or derivative, there are two different types of information; Primary and Secondary. Primary source information is a firsthand account of the event whether recorded or created at the time of the event. This information is provided most often by someone who observed the event first-hand (physician, midwife, preacher, etc.) Secondary source information is information found in records taken or derived from primary sources of information and represents some type of secondhand account of an event or

topic. For instance, you were told your parent’s wedding date but you didn’t actually have first-hand knowledge of the event. Standard elements of a citation are: Who authored the document, title of the article, where you found it, when it was published, why you used this source and any pertinent information about the content of the source. These basic guidelines for citing sources will give your research more credibility in the years to come and, along with a research log, help you to keep your research focused and organized. Want to learn more? Whether you are a novice or have been researching your family for several years, there is always someone eager to share your enthusiasm for (or addiction to) family research. Feel free to join us at the genealogy workshops held from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 4th Friday of the month. We meet in the History Resource Center (HRC) housed above the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Other arrangements can be made if climbing stairs is an issue. Please contact either Karen Davis at or Peggy Andrews at so we can be better prepared for your visit.

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Windjammer’s Sail Club By Reneé Seddo

Club members are preparing to help one another put boats on Dunn Court Beach for the sailing season. The first date will be Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. If you don’t have a boat to unload but would like

to meet some of the club members and inquire about the sail club, please join the group and lend a hand. You may just get a free sailing experience!

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Museum Happenings By Carrie Carter

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We are happy to debut a brand new exhibit in the museum this month commemorating the signing of the Yosemite Grant. It was 150 years ago, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Lincoln signed the act protecting for future generations the land known today as Yosemite National Park. He felt the nation’s most sacred places needed to be preserved for all to experience and enjoy. Our new exhibit is a pictorial display of historic Highway 120 from Jacksonville to Yosemite National Park. In addition to the photos of travelers in times past are first hand quotes that tell about the people and stopping places. An exhibit like this would not be possible without the generous donation of cherished family pictures from our community. Our museum exhibits also showcase the skill and creative genius of our display builder, Rich Hathaway. He uses his expertise to tell an educational and enriching story of our historic Yosemite gateway. So please make a point to visit the museum this month and see this new and exciting display. Last month’s historical photograph was of a Groveland structure known as the Thomas Reid House. This transitional Neoclassical to Craftsman styled home was designed and built by Ed Cobden and the Coyle Brothers in 1903 and closely resembles similar homes they built in the area. The south gable features patterned wood shingles and a front porch supported by three boxed columns. Originally the house had a balcony along the front and east side of the second floor. A more recent addition to the original house is the square

tower on the southeast side. This charming historic home now houses the gift and antique shop called Serendipity. Thomas Rathbun Reid and Anna Elizabeth Reid, the first owners of the house, were native Grovelanders whose parents arrived here during the Gold Rush. Thomas Reid was born in Garrote in 1856 and as a teenager worked as a mule train guide taking tourists into Yosemite. Just before marrying Anna E. Jones in 1882, Thomas bought the first hotel in town and named it the Washington. It was located at the approximate location of Dori’s Tea Cottage. The Washington Hotel

Car Show

Enchilada Dinner

The “Where the Hell is Groveland” car show recently completed their donations from the 2013 event. Tenaya School received a little over $1,000 for art supplies and The Little House received $1,200. We are able to give these amounts due to the generosity of those of you who attend our car show and purchase raffle tickets. Without your support we would have very little to donate, so we ask that you continue to support our show. This year the show will be on Sunday, June 1. This will be our 13th annual event. We hope to have great attendance and look forward to seeing you all there.

Come help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Odd Fellows in Big Oak Flat on Saturday, May 10 -7 p.m. Adults

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was later renamed the Savory and it was ultimately dismantled in the late 1800’s. Then in 1884 Thomas and Anna bought and operated the Groveland, the second hotel built in town. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook! Do you recognize this building? If you can identify this month’s historic photo from the STCHS archive you will receive 20% off any single item from the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum gift shop during the month of May (one gift per family). Call us at 209-962-0300 with your answer.

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Lilies on a Pond By Daniel J. Grimes

I’m Just Saying - A Shared Vision By Grasshopper

A wise person said to me “Grasshopper what you have to say comes to you intuitively.” FYI, Grasshopper is a name of endearment shared between a teacher and a student of life. My colleagues, those who have been alongside me in the trenches, have asked me on more than one occasion to share what I have learned over my years of service. Intuitively, I know that a large percent of us believe who we are, what we believe to be true and our vision of how we see our community all comes from within us, from the inside out, not the outside in. I’ve learned from living here in our small community that those who are involved past and present have a strong sense of community pride with a desire for a better future. If involved, you become an engineer in shaping what the future is going to look like. I always remember “It takes a

village”, a collaborative effort and shared responsibly to build a strong shared vision. Creating a shared vision is all about being able to look forward in time into the future, seeing it vividly with no limits to its possibilities. Use descriptive adjectives that visualize a clear picture of what the future is going to look like, define every single detail of it. Our vision is what makes us unique and special. it’s how we want the world to see us. It’s the words and actions that will become the passion spoken from our hearts, which in turn will bring us together. We will share in breathing life into this vision resulting in undeniable success and a future so bright you’ll have to keep your sunglasses on! I’m grateful for this opportunity to write and look forward to sharing more gems of wisdom. ‘Grasshopper’ name and town withheld.

I hear the crackling of the fire As I look out through the trees I see dark and cloudy skies and the falling of the leaves

Now that we are older And the days are flying by Let’s spend our time together So time can’t pass us by

Our days, they seem like autumn And the autumn’s almost done And I look at you and I As lilies on a pond

The crackling fire is still burning Like the love for you in my heart And the longest time I ever had Was the time we spent apart

Most of our time has passed Together we remain And we live our lives together Feeling each other’s pain

I sit here by the fire Knowing its going to die Like you and me and an old oak tree And the time is passing by

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Trees don’t last forever Neither will you nor I Like the universe and mother earth And all things in the sky

One day our time will be over And life will go on and on Like the fire and the trees and the universe that sees . . . The lilies in the pond

Adventist Church yard sale comes in May. Mark your calendar for Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9, to be part of the annual yard sale at 19585 Elder Lane. The popular 7th annual sale will again feature popular items such as appliances and garden tools, vintage furniture and household items. The sale volunteers report there will be an abundance of children’s toys this year. The sale supports Parish Nursing, a specialty practice of Sonora Regional Medical Center. The Groveland Adventist Church is one of 25 churches in the area who have a Health Ministry whose goal and mission is to show God’s love to those they serve. Barbara Lonnstrom, as the church’s parish nurse, is also the coordinator of the church’s Health Ministries Program. The volunteers for the health outreach staff a monthly ATCAA food Distribution

Northside Women’s Club By Bonnie Sanford

Northside Women’s Club will be holding our annual Spring Fling, Fashion Show & Luncheon, on May 16, at noon. What a great day of fun. Our Butterfly Beauties will be modeling for you. A fantastic luncheon will be served buffet style. Tickets are $ 8, what a great deal. Judy Starr a local artist made & donated a beautiful large handmade quilt (Queen/King). Raffle tickets are $ 5 a each. The drawing will be held during the Fashion Show. Tickets are now available

from any member of The Northside Womem’s Club or call Kathy Cotner at 8783839 or Bonnie Sanford 878-3040. Thank you for your support. All monies raised for this event, goes into our Scholarship Fund. Our newly remodeled thrift store will be open after the luncheon. Please join us at The Greeley Hill Community Club 10332 Fishe Rd. in Greeley Hill.

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Letters to the Editor

By Marilyn Wilcox

at the Twin PIne Apartments, Holiday gift baskets and assist at the Soroptimist Health Faire. The church also sponsors a monthly walk to encourage community members to better their health through exercise through the program called Step for Life. It is part of the Health Education and Exercise Program called HEEP. This ongoing program is the continuation of the programs, such as CHIP and Full Plate Diet, which the church has promoted in Groveland for over 10 years. The community is invited to the May 8 HEEP meeting which will be held between 4:15-6 p.m. in the Mary Laveroni Park. This special picnic in the park will share the goals of HEEP with those in the community who are interested in bettering their health. For more information called 962-0778.


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Helping Hands

Kiwanis Club

By Patti Beaulieu

As we do every season, we rid the store of winter or summer clothing and put out the next season’s inventory for sale, in this case, spring and summer items. We no sooner bagged up all of the winter clothing on March 23, and wouldn’t you know it – we had rain storms the next week that we hadn’t seen all winter- then we had snow. In any event, all the clothing currently in the store is for spring or summer. Just in case we have visitors or campers coming through that get caught off guard with the chilly nights, we have long pants, sweatshirts, sweatpants, warm PJ’s and lightweight jackets for sale all year long. You have family coming up that failed to pack the right clothing? We will probably have something that will work for them. Hiking boots, water shoes, socks. We can outfit just about anyone for anything. We welcomed two new volunteers in March. David Ferraro is volunteering at the Furniture Barn and Marcee Cress is volunteering in the back. We extend a warm welcome to both of them. We said goodbye to June Moore, who resigned last month. We thank her for her years of service. Our Spring Giveaway was held on April 11 – 12 and as usual, we gave away tons of free items to the community. It’s so appreciated by all and helps us get ready for the next season. Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who helped facilitate it this year, especially Parliamentarian Kay Ayres, who led the project this time.

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By Sandy Smith A Few Announcements: At this time, we are not accepting any large entertainment units at the Furniture Barn. We have several in there now and they take up a lot of room and don’t sell very quickly. It’s always best to call the Barn (7014) to see if we can accept your donation prior to loading it up and bringing it down. Even though we only have room to stock seasonal merchandise for sale in the store, we accept all donations all year long. We just store off-season goods and bring them out at the appropriate time. Our publicity chairperson, Joyce Smith, will resume her wonderful articles next month. She was attending to family business for the past couple of months. Important Times to Remember: We will be changing to our summer hours on Monday, May 5. The days of operation will be the same (Thrift Store, Monday – Saturday and the Barn, Wednesday – Saturday) but we will be closing at 4 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. This gives everyone that extra hour to shop. It also means we can now accept your donations at both locations on their days of operation until 3:30 p.m. Please remember to bring your clean, saleable donations during our business hours only and not leave them when we’re not open. We appreciate your cooperation and are grateful for your donations. Thank you for your donations and shopping in our stores. We all love what we do and look forward to seeing you and helping you find just what you need. Check-Engine Light? We Check ‘em!

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Kiwanis is about kids. In March Groveland Kiwanis sponsored a Taco/Salsa Bar fundraiser dinner. The Groveland 4Hers were the stars of the event. Thank you: Trey Deutsch and mom Briana, Amelia Hendersen and mom Petra, Jenny Kohn and mom Jenny, Rosie and Marciella Martinez, Will Schumann, and Virginia Oellrich. Kiwanis Family House. Their mission is to provide temporary housing and support to families of seriously ill or injured children and adults. They provide restful, secure, convenient and low cost accommodations to the families of patients being treated at UCD Med Center or the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. The House was built by many club volunteers from the area. Distraught families who needed to be near their child being treated for cancer, prenatal difficulties, or trauma from accidents were forced to sleep in their cars, with no access to bathrooms, bathing, laundry facilities or a place to gain respite from their overwhelming fears. As a result, in many cases, children were left without the comfort of their parents presence because they could not afford to find temporary housing for extended stays. Several individuals and families from Groveland have used this facility since its opening in 1984.

Located on property donated by the UC Medical Center, Kiwanis Family House offers 32 bedrooms, each with 2 beds, shower, and bathroom facilities. There are 4 kitchens, a food pantry with dining areas for self-meal preparations, a laundry room, a children’s game room with an outdoor play area, and a chapel. There are RV spaces fully contained with water, electricity, and sewer connections. Families have free long distance, Internet access, and free shuttle bus transportation to and from the hospital 24 hours a day. Because families often arrive in emergency situations, Kiwanis Family House also provides a clothes closet, toiletries, a food closet, and all necessary cooking and dining equipment. There is a nominal fee of $50 per day for families staying at Family House. However, no one is ever turned away for the lack of funds to pay the fee. Through financial and volunteer support of Kiwanis Clubs such as the Groveland Club, and through the generosity the community at large, Kiwanis Family House has been successful meeting its mission. Groveland Kiwanis meets each Tuesday afternoon, 4:30 p.m. at The Pizza Factory. Join us for a meeting and be involved in your community.

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Local artist and teacher Jim Leitzell is offering two classes in Groveland beginning on Monday, June 2. Monday mornings we will paint at Mountain Sage Nursery, and afternoons we’ll be drawing at the Little House Senior Center at Merrill Road and Highway 120. We will use the beautiful grounds at Mountain Sage as inspiration for painting in watercolor, acrylics, oil paints or pastel. Beginners are welcome. Jim can guide you toward making your own masterpieces. This is also a chance for more advanced artists to work in a focused environment while learning more advanced techniques. Monday afternoons we will meet at the Little House for a very basic drawing class. All kids are natural artists, but somewhere along the way drawing skills get lost for most of us. Easy exercises help you re-

connect with those lost skills and build on them. You’ll learn the four skills every artist needs to draw with confidence. Beginners are encouraged, but more advanced artists are welcome. Leitzell, an award-winning artist, taught for Columbia College from 1998 until his retirement in 2011. He now teaches privately; teaching is just too much fun! Painting meets from 9 a.m. to noon, and drawing from 1 to 4 pm. Fee for each 12 week class is $180. Seniors and students pay only $150. Participants may pay for the entire class, 4 weeks at a time, or by the week. You may call Jim Leitzell at 878-0935 or email for more information, or to enroll and get a list of supplies.

Tuesday, May 20 is our meeting date this month, under the library, at 6 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Audrey Muñoz. Her topic will be “Dress a Girl”. Thursday, May 22 we will be having the Block Party at Mountain Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. (bring a sack lunch), to sew and chat until 2 p.m. Bring your sewing machine and an attitude of expectation and creativity. Have you ever been to a “No Bake Sale”? We are having one at the guild meeting this month, come and see what we are doing. Opie is traveling again. Since I had a little part in it I was so happy to hear them “drooling” over it. Tickets are available all over town and from each guild member. The drawing will be at the close of the 49er Festival.

Somethings to think about for a summer trip: Stash Buster UFO camp; time to finish a quilt or two, two new quilts taught. Time to relax in Truckee/Lake Tahoe area; time to meet new quilter friends, and also time for a Reno Shop Hop. Several dates to choose from, July 14-18, August 11-15 or September 8-12. Decide on the hours of instruction and prepare for four breakfasts and three lunches. Camp shirts and tote bags. What door prizes and goodies for every day. Contact Bev Stookey 650-583-7088 (Littlred75@ or Linda Brush 520-825-1485 ( I am sharing two different web sites this month: and an interesting site See you on May 20.

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The community was treated to a classic melodrama, with a damsel in distress and a nasty villain. The audience got to participate – booing, hissing, cheering and even singing! Local talent were featured in musical numbers folded into our storyline – Barbara Klahn, Sandra Menacho and Sally Salinas as Three Little Piglets singing “Three Little Maids From School Are We” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado”; Shirley Brasesco, Frank Jablonski, Charlie Mills and Jim Soderberg bringing the Fab Four back to life in a great medley of hits; Linelle Marshall as a Swedish opera singer singing “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”; Ken Steiner sharing his non-PC view of pigeons in the park; Charlie Stoll singing “I’m Gonna Live Until I Die, twice! Ingenue Laurie Asquith stole the show, with her comedic walk-ons as the “Brazen Hussy”. The progression of her “delicate condition” had everyone roaring with laughter! Kudos to all who were involved in the production of this year’s Pine Cone Players melodrama and musical revue: bravo to Jim Soderberg, who wrote and directed the show; cast members Lori Asquith, Dave Holcomb, Greg Jones, Anita Millard, Charlie Mills, Bill Mingus, Sally Salinas, Luke Sullivan, Bob Swan; audience sign and curtain girls Nadele Manzo and Marjike Spilman; co-production managers Barbara Klahn and Sandra Menacho; stage manager Sharon Volponi; musical coordinator Fred Faiella; musical performers Shirley Brasesco, Frank Jablonski, Barbara Klahn, Linelle Marshall, Sandra Menacho, Charlie Mills, Sally Salinas, Connie Scott, Jim

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The Soroptimist Scene

Mariposa County Supervisor

We presented our 14th Family Wellness Faire; over 250 people attended the event. There were dozens of exhibitors who were determined to improve your health and your life. The winners are the folks who listened to the great information and left with a plan to improve their health. The Chinese Auction and Dinner was fun and the charity was number 1 for the evening. Jim Goodrich, was the guest auctioneer. He kept the auction moving and got all of you, our friends, involved in the charitable aspect of the function. Our Regional Director, Terry Hughes, attended, had a great time, and enjoyed the event. President, Liz Mattingly, declared the event a success. SIG also had donations for the event – that works! Women’s History & International Women’s Day. Three members of SIG presented us with a view of four historical women/roles --– Eleanor Roosevelt (Sally Salinas), Annie Oakley (Nadele Manzo), Pioneering women of the West (Liz Mattingly) and Nurses during the wars (Liz Mattingly). This was a clever and informative program. Scholarships and awards will be presented at a luncheon Wednesday, May 21, at The Grill, tickets are $15. The recipients will be honored and given scholarships to help them meet their next goal. Friends

As I am writing this article the weather is perfect. The wild flowers are in full bloom and all the tree leaves are a bright green. It looks like it could be a very bad fire year as we only have about 1/3 of the amount of snowpack and the moisture in the brush is only about half what it should be at this time of year. The prediction for May is still very little moisture. We are all going to have to be extremely careful this year. Be sure to keep plenty of clearance of brush and material away from all buildings. If we all work together we can get through this draught spell. On March, 19 I had a meeting with some of the promoters of the Butterfly Festival. There are lots of activities ranging from a Taste of Mariposa on Friday, May 2, a parade on May 3 and may other activities on May 4. Don’t miss this fun weekend! On the afternoon of March 19 I had a meeting with Public Works about county projects and how their budget is coming. On March 20 I had a meeting with a group of candidates running for supervisor from Districts 1 and 3. I wish them all the best of luck and thanked them all for wanting to serve their district and Mariposa

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and family are encouraged to join us in this celebration of our Groveland winners. For questions or reservations please call Liz Mattingly at 209-962-7648. It is time for SIG to elect a new slate of officers for 2014-2015: President – Liz Mattingly (Second Term); Secretary – Elaine Fisher; Treasurer – Luci Tyndall (Second Term); Assist. Treasurer – Debbie Shanahan; Corresponding Secretary – Nadele Manzo SIG donated $1,000 for a Tenaya PreSchool scholarship. We might note that several members work with the children in the program. President Liz Mattingly has made an effort to make our meetings more accessible for you ladies who work during the day. These members are really committed and enthusiastic; they joined in with the presentation of both the Family Wellness Faire and the Chinese Auction. Some of the new members are even attending the next Regional Conference. This is an excellent addition to the SIG projects. Our meetings are held in the lower level of the library (usually the 1st and 3rd Tuesday) at noon. We would like you to visit one of our meetings. If you want to make a positive impact in this community, call Liz Mattingly at 962-7648

A Fun Day for the Kids By Patti Beau;ieu

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The family of long time PML resident, volunteer and active community member, Sandi Graham will be sponsoring ‘Sandi Graham Children’s Day’ to benefit the young children of Groveland. Sandi passed away on February 22 and was a foster mother for many years in the Bay Area. This is the perfect way to honor Sandi – by having a fun day for the kids. It will be on Saturday, May 3 at the Groveland Community Hall from 11 a.m.


to 3 p.m. There will be face painting, games, food, prizes, cake walk, arts and crafts and more. With the generous help of the Tenaya staff, there will be information distributed to the students at Tenaya. If you’d like to assist with making this a fun, successful day in Sandi’s honor, please contact Patti Beaulieu at 962-7402. There will be fun jobs for everyone!


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County. It takes a lot of time and dedication. On March 27 the new fire chief, Len De Joria and myself met with Ralph Felix of the CSD, so we could all work together better and be more effective in servicing the community. At noon I attended the Economic Development Committee where we are going ahead in working on getting a convention center and hotel in Mariposa. I support the project and think it will be good for the entire county. On April 1, at the old school house in Coulterville, Don Florence presented an update to the Hazardous Mitigation Plan. I followed with a Q & A session where most of the questions pertained to the revote on the CSA-3 assessment. I hope it passes so it will give us a stronger position in court, which we should win. I attended the fire station meeting on April 3. This is where the Fire Dept., the Building Dept. and Public Works all came together to give an update on the progress of the fire stations. I will be glad when they are all completed. I hope the county learned a lesson on how to do their due diligence on a project before they start one. They are way over budget from the original price quote.

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Water Conservation By Jon Sterling

Groveland Community Services District is reminding all to check any irrigation systems for leaks and performance as we enter into the warmer weather. Please consider alternative methods for irrigation such as a Grey Water system. A good resource for Grey Water can be found at where you can view examples of all different kinds of Grey Water systems.

Available in the Districts lobby, copies of the Tuolumne County guidelines for the “Installation and use of residential laundry Grey Water disposal systems (LGDS) are available. Another great resource is the Tuolumne County Master Gardeners web page found at County_Master_Gardeners/ We thank all of the community for their efforts in water conservation.

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Open House & Tri-Tip Dinner Open house and tri-tip dinner fundraiser on Thursday, May 1 from 3-6 p.m. Proceeds go to the lunch program. Tickets will be pre-sold. A family meal is $35, serves 4-5 and includes a whole tri-tip, beans, salad and garlic bread. Adult plate $8 and child’s plate $5 can be purchased for dine-in only. You may drive through to pick up your food or sit down and be friends. For tickets, please call Deana at the school during the day at 878-3481. In addition to the tri-tip dinner, there will be baked goods and deserts sold by the Greeley Hill Gold Rush Cheerleaders. They will also be performing their cheers. These girls are full of school spirit and enthusiasm. If only we had such energy! Go Panthers! If you can’t make the fundraiser, your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Students Enjoy the Art of Storytelling. The world famous storyteller, Kim Weitkamp, delighted students, staff, par-

ents, siblings and community members with her wonderful gift of storytelling. She was an inspiration for those who love to read and write great stories. She engaged the kids in a way we had not seen before. From Kindergarten through middle school, every student thoroughly enjoyed listening and participating with Kim. Many students at our school have listened to storytellers over the years and the overall consensus was that she was the best. The teachers agree she was our favorite. The grand finale was an Irish folktale that the students helped Kim perform for all of us. The students that volunteered were perfect for the parts. The audience was rolling with laughter! We think we may have some future storytellers attending our school! This would not have been possible without the generous donation from the Friends of the Red Cloud Library and the Mariposa County Art’s Council. Thank you!

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Our April meeting was at French Camp April 8 thru the 11. Our President, Ned Nuddleman spoke of our upcoming schedule and the need to sign up as soon as possible, even if you have to cancel at a later date. Our tentative schedule for 2014: June - Smithwood OR., Paradise Point in Bridgeport Hoaglands July 6 - BBQ Pot Luck at Ned & Pat’s (Nuddlemans) Aug. 12 - Bodega Bay OR Pelican Point Half Moon Bay

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a sell-out show with all the great hits of that classic rock lineup, including “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and of course “Down on the Corner” which will have everybody dancing. Get your tickets early for this show to ensure your choice of best seats. On June 14, “The Man in Black” returns. James Garner portrays Johnny Cash in this dynamic tribute show, which is back by popular demand. Past guests have marveled at just how much he sounds like Cash himself, so close your eyes and be swept back in time as he performs these songs as close to Cash’s original authentic sound as possible. All shows are on Saturday nights and start at 8 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. All tickets are $22 for all seats, all shows. Call 209-962-4000 to reserve yours now! The second annual Vintage Day returns on July 5, with the 20th annual Sierra Professional Artists Art Show and Sale. Dinner service will be 1930s themed, from appetizers to desserts. Free dance lessons start at 4:00 pm. Learn the foxtrot, swing, and the Charleston, then put those steps to good use after dinner when vintage band Swing Gitane takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Garden Club Clippings By Joyce Smith

Hey, all you Garden Club members, we have company coming! I’m referring to our upcoming annual June Garden Tour and Luncheon on June 9. The company coming part means we need to get the Jail ready for visitors. The Jail is our project and also one of the stops on our tour. Plus, summer vacation time is just around the corner. We have people from all over the world visiting the Jail on their way to Yosemite. Call Barbara at 962-5168 for

tour information and reservations. We only sell a certain number of tickets and we always have a sell out so don’t delay. Garden Club will be having our May meeting at the Jail on May 12. We will be doing general clean-up work getting the Garden in shape for our big event I’m told you need to bring a chair, plus whatever else the newsletter tells you to bring. Time is 1 p.m. See you at the Jail or Tour!

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Cowboy Dinner Flea Market By Elaine Marquardt

By Jo Anne Bacci

NMCHC Museum Activities

Mark your calendars for the Coulterville Rebekah’s Lodge “Cowboy Dinner” Saturday, May 3, 4-7 p.m. We will be serving Pulled Beef with all the trimmings and home made pie for dessert. Plus we have a special treat...Keith Keenom will be presenting his Cowboy Poetry and some of his original music. Odd Fellows will be serving soft drinks, beer & wine. Adults: $10 and children under 10 yrs. $5. Join us at the IOOF Hall, on Main St. Coulterville, CA.

Odd Fellows Lodge is opening up their parking lot to have a Flea Market every 2nd Saturday starting May 10 thru September. Set up time is 7 a.m. and closing time is 4 p.m. For information call Joanne or Ruben 209-962-5912. Space rental $10 for a 10’x10’ area if you need bigger then you pay $20. You will be responsible for your table and cover for area and clean up. Hope to see you there selling or buying have a wonderful summer. All proceeds go to help maintain the Odd Fellow Building so please come out and help our lodge.

NMCHC Lecture Series #3 – Features screening of Green Fire. The third event in this year’s NMCHC Spring Lecture will be a free screening of the Emmy® award winning documentary film, Green Fire at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 the Lake Don Pedro Elementary School, located at 2411 Hidalgo St. This is the first full-length, high definition film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century …transforming “conservation” from focusing on building hunting preserves to the concept of wilderness areas that are part of “a community to which we belong.” Marie Malo, interpretive specialist, US Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest, will host the film. She will explain a bit about why the film was made and will be available to answer questions after the approximate 25 minute film ends. Treat mom to breakfast out this Mother’s Day! Give Mom the day off and show her how much you love and appreciate her by taking her to the Coulterville History Center’s Mothers Day breakfast on Sunday, May 11. Both our special Mother’s Day omelets and the traditional pancake and egg breakfast will be available.

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Event for Groveland/Big Oak Flat Saturday, June 28 Call 1-800-811-2435 to make an appointment

Event closes at 2 p.m.

• Bring no more than 15 flowing liquid gallons or 125 pounds per trip. • More than one trip is OK. NO BUSINESS WASTE • The maximum container size is 5 gallons. • Seal the waste in non-leaking containers. Do not combine different wastes into one container. • Use boxes or crates with newspaper or kitty litter to transport the waste.

Here’s what to bring

From the Garage and Workshop Gasoline • Thinners • Motor Oil and Filters • Art Supplies • Wood Preservatives Photo Chemicals • Solvents • Polishes • Glues & Adhesives • Paints • Waxes • Engine/Brake Parts Cleaners From the House • Household Cleaners • Oven Cleaners • Non-empty Aerosol Cans • Shoe Polish • Nail Polish Remover From the Yard • Pesticides • Pool Chemicals • Fungicides • Weed Killers • Small Compressed Propane Cylinders (5 gal or less)

What NOT to bring

• Ammunition & Explosives • Biological Waste • Asbestos • Medical Waste • Radioactive Waste • Non-hazardous Waste • Tires • Large Compressed Gas Cylinders • PCB Containing Waste

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Electronic waste (TVs, computers, etc.), batteries, fluorescent tubes, cell phones, and latex paint may now be taken to the transfer stations year round during operating hours. Qualified small businesses may participate by appointment & for a fee. Call 209-533-5588 for info on appointments. Questions? Call 209-533-5588 or visit

By Dale Silverman

A choice of mouth watering omelets… strawberry, cheese, ham or veggie… or a combo of any two of the latter three, complete with pancakes and fresh fruit costs just $7.50. Eggs cooked to order, all-youcan-eat pancakes, ham or sausage and fruit are a great value at just $5 for adults, $3 for children and $15 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children). The Old School House, at the corner of Cemetery St. and Broadway in Coulterville is easy to find, has ample parking and will be open from 8-11 a.m. All moms will receive a flower to let them know how special they are. There will be some extra special raffle prizes perfect for mom, including a $35 gift certificate for Sierra Flowers right here in Coulterville, as well as $25 gift certificates for: Louie’s Place, PriceCo and Grocery Outlet, a $10 Perko’s gift certificate and a KFC free 8-piece meal certificate. CoyoteFest planning underway for September 27 event. All local nonprofits are encouraged to participate. It takes a village…and lots of time…to organize and produce an event as successful at last year’s CoyoteFest. This year’s first meeting took place on April, with the next one scheduled for Friday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Old School House in Coulterville. If unable to attend the May 2 meeting but think that your organization might be interested in participating in some manner, please contact either Helen Bauman or Susan Bramson at the History Center, 209878-3015. Keep an eye on future articles.

Rabobank Joins the Campaign By Cory Swank

Rabobank N.A. partnered with Tenaya Elementary School in Groveland to celebrate Teach Children To Save Day with savings education on April 4. Local second grade students explored the basics of banking and savings strategies. Rabobank offers the following tips for money-savvy parents raising money-smart kids: - Set the example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscientious spender and an active saver. Children emulate their parents’ personal finance habits. - Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones. - Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value of saving and budget-

ing and the consequences of not doing so. - Open a savings account for your children and take them to make deposits, so they can learn how to be hands-on in their money management. - Let friends and family know about your child’s savings goal. They’ll be more likely to give cash for special occasions. - Engage your community. Many schools, banks and community organizations share your commitment to creating a money-savvy generation. Engage a coalition of support to provide youth with the education they need to succeed. Established by the American Bankers Association in 1997, Teach Children to Save has reached more than six million young people. The association’s signature programs, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit, bring bankers and students together to increase financial literacy.

Spring Basket Raffle

The Groveland Farmer’s Market returns on May 24, for it’s 9th year and is bigger and better than ever! Located at the front of Mountain Sage on Main Street in Groveland, the market starts May 24 and will run through September. The market will have new hours of Saturdays only from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year brings even more purveyors of quality produce, eggs, baked goods, speciality foods such as olive oil and vinegars, and many fine crafts. Among the new vendors this year are Sierra Family Farms with

Friends of the Groveland Library (FOGL) will hold their annual Spring Basket Raffle on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Book Nook. There will be nine chances to win one of the following baskets: Chocolate Decadence, Italian Cucina, Tea Party, Wine Indulgence, Pampered Pets, and Coffee Time. There are additional raffle items available: Book Puppy Print by Carole Pennache, Yosemite Photograph by Tracy Barbutes and a handmade quilt by Jan Sloan. They will be on display at the

By Eric Braswell

herbs, spices, and olive oils, Farm Girl’s Place with jams and crafts, Renee’s Repurposed Clothing with innovative clothing from re-purposed materials. Fresh fruit and vegetables will again be offered by Sanford Farms and Hopping Rabbit Farm while a wide variety of baked goods are sold by Mountain Mama’s. The market can be accessed from either the front entrance right on Main Street or the back of Mountain Sage. Extra parking can be found at the rear of Mountain Sage.

By Etty Garber

Library during the week and at the Book Nook on Saturdays beginning April 14. Tickets will be available for purchase at that time. For $5 you will receive six tickets, $10 you will receive 12 tickets and for $20 you will receive 25 tickets. Remember the more tickets you buy the greater the chance for you to win. Winners will be drawn on May 24 at the Book Nook. Good Luck. All proceeds go to the support of the library and the various programs it provides.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Student of the Month

Odd Fellows of LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 will serve their monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 11, at the IOOF Hall in downtown La Grange. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. they’ll be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs any style, country-fried potatoes and French toast. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, all for $6. The La Grange Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have combined their efforts to host a single monthly breakfast, on the second Sunday of each month. In addition, the Rebekahs will have their rummage sale tables loaded with seasonal decorations and lots of big and little treats, all reasonably priced. Ask for a tour of the Odd Fellows’ up-

Caleb DeCoster is student of the month for April. He is loved by all at Tioga, possessing a giving heart and attitude that we all can learn something from. He participates in soccer, basketball, and baseball, He recently completed the Basic 32 Firefighting course and is preparing to attend Columbia College to take part in the Fire Academy. Caleb is being nominated by his Landscaping and Personal Finance teacher, Ryan Dutton. He has been very instrumental in all of the changes that have occurred on campus landscape wise. He is fully immersed in the campus patio project

By Chris Stevenson

stairs meeting hall with original 1881 furnishings and regalia. The La Grange Museum is open Sundays after 11 a.m., and about that time the folks at Louie’s Place Saloon and Grill throw open the double doors that lead into an old West cowboy saloon. Explore the town, climb the hill to see the church and original schoolhouse, and go down to the old bridge for a great view of the Tuolumne River. The IOOF Hall, the scene of many community events, is on the main street of La Grange, which is Highway 132 just East of the intersection of Hwy J-59. For more information on the Odd Fellows call Chris at 209-853-2128 or email: renwah@

4-H Camp Tweety By Donna Wice

Registration forms are now available at 4-H club meetings and the UCCE office and on-line at cemariposa.ucanr. edu/?calitem=220147&g=37458 The registration form along with the fee will be due into the UCCE office by May 28 or sooner. After this date, a $10 late fee will be added. Make checks payable to “Mariposa County 4-H Council”. Payment arrangements will be taken but must be paid in full by May 28. If your child is interested in experiencing camp life, meeting new friends, or just having a great time, please contact Donna Wice, 4-H Coordinator at 966-4829 for further information.

By Cynthia Green

currently that will give students a place to enjoy their breaks and lunches!! Thank you and good luck Caleb!! We know you are ready for success! Caleb’s Very Proud Parents are Lisa Cooley and Raul Melchor of Groveland.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony By Ken Corallo

Mariposa Event Center hosted more than 80 equestrians, ranchers, farmers, neighbors, extended family and friends where Merlin Jones, Supervisor District 2 cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the new facility dedicated to the training, education and competition of equine, livestock and canine events. The Mariposa Event Center offers a standard course 150’ x 300’ riding arena, more than 5 acres of level parking, three plus acres of warm up area, parking for approximately 80 trailers and a 5,000 square foot barn. Plans for the event center include horse and rider shade with misters, a commercial kitchen, bathrooms with showers, recreation room, overnight stall rentals and outdoor seating. “When I was running for office I publicly supported the building of a new event center and I’m pleased to be part of making

my promise a reality,” said Merlin Jones. Cutting the ribbon for the Mariposa Event Center and visiting with so many dedicated equestrians and ranchers was a fantastic way to enjoy a Saturday night.” The upcoming site will provide an opportunity for all levels and skills to train and compete ranging from veterinary lectures, barrel racing buckle series, an American Horsemen Challenge Association buckle series, schooling shows and more. The grand opening event, May 31 is a Western and English schooling show. Mariposa Event Center, (Lake Don Pedro Area) is located at 2759 Ranchito Drive, LaGrange, CA. For a complete listing of events, photo gallery, inquire about renting the facility or hosting an event please visit or email mariposaeventcenter@

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Registration deadline May 28. Mariposa County 4-H invites all 4th-8th grade children to come join the fun at the Camp Tweety June 14-16. Camp will be held at the Lions Camp Pacifica in Ahwahnee. The camp will begin Saturday morning and end on Monday afternoon. Camp activities will include crafts, teambuilding games, tie-dying, swimming (weather permitting) and more. Along with these activities, the campers will enjoy a campfire with skits and songs. Youth need to be age 9 by December 31, 2013. The registration fee of $90 for 4-H members and $124 for non-4-Hers, which includes insurance fee. Fee includes seven meals, snacks, materials, and a camp souvenir.

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Tuolumne River Plan at Yosemite Part 2. Continuation from last month article.

Specific Highlights of the Tuolumne River Plan include: • Protecting the Tuolumne River’s Health and Other Resources: • Restoring 171 acres of meadow and riparian habitat and 2 acres of upland habitat • Directing river access to resilient areas and restoring native riparian vegetation • Removing or mitigating the effects of trails and roads through meadows by rerouting trails, repairing culverts to improve hydrologic connectivity, and fencing restoration areas • Removing roadside parking and replacing it with designated parking lots in more durable upland areas nearby • Consolidating NPS and concessioner stables to minimize the development footprint • Upgrading the wastewater treatment plant to tertiary treatment • Implementing water conservation measures in Tuolumne Meadows, including upgrading water distribution lines and fixtures to be more efficient, installing water meters, and limiting water withdrawals from the river to 10% of low flows • Relocating all development from within 100 feet of the river, including 21 campsites at the Tuolumne Meadows Campground

• Reducing the impacts of the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp by reducing packstock resupply trips, limiting water consumption and associated wastewater production, and replacing flush toilets with composting toilets • Reducing pack stock use and associated impacts on trails in the river corridor by discontinuing commercial day rides • Designating stock campsites in Lyell Canyon and limiting stock access to times when meadows are “range-ready” based on snowfall and rain patterns • Preserving and Enhancing Recreational Opportunities The Tuolumne Meadows Campground will be reconfigured while remaining at its current capacity of 329 sites and 7 group sites. Primary improvements will include upgrading and adding restrooms, repairing the campground roads, delineating camping spots to reduce resource damage, relocating the entrance road and kiosk out of the floodplain, and relocating campsites away from the river The Tuolumne Lodge will remain at its current capacity with some facilities relocated away from the river and a new shower house provided for guests and members of the public A new visitor contact station and trailhead parking lot will be built in a central location on the south side of Tioga Road

moved. Parking will instead be directed to designated parking lots in less visible and less sensitive upland areas nearby with a limited number of scenic viewing pullouts retained. The total amount of parking will increase slightly Commercial day rides will be discontinued from Tuolumne Meadows, significantly reducing the conflicts between hikers and stock users on trails A draft EIS with four management alternatives was released for public comment from January 8, 2013 through March 18, 2013, and the park received over 1,200 comments. The Tuolumne River was designated a Wild and Scenic River by the U. S. Congress in 1984 to preserve its free flowing condition, water quality, and outstandingly remarkable values. Under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Yosemite National Park is required to develop a management plan to protect and enhance the 54 miles of the Tuolumne River that are within the park boundaries. For a copy of the complete three-volume Plan and EIS (approximately 1,300 pages), please visit the park’s website: or After a 30-day no-action period, the plan will be finalized and a Record of Decision will be prepared and signed.  Media Contacts: Scott Gediman 209-372-0248 Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

North County Human Services

Law Day 2014 in Yosemite

Mariposa County Human Services has an office in Coulterville to provide services for those living in the Coulterville, Greeley Hill, Lake Don Pedro and the surrounding areas. The office is located at 5026 Broadway and the phone number is 209-878-0822. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the office is closed from 12-12:30 p.m. There is also a drop box available for after hours to drop off documents. Eligibility services include picking up applications, accepting documentation, faxing documents to Mariposa when necessary, viewing video, messages for workers and Energy Assistance. There is a computer with internet and printer available for clients to use for

On May 2, the U.S. District Court, co-sponsored with the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will hold the second annual Law Day Yosemite in Yosemite Valley. The Rule of Law will be specially commemorated at the foot of majestic Yosemite Falls. Eighth graders from ten local schools have been invited to participate in the celebration of the Rule of Law; and approximately 250 students are expected to attend. The celebration will focus on the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Land Grant of 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln had the vision to sign the Yosemite Grant Act which established Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. The students have been invited to enter an essay contest explaining the significance of the Grant Act of 1864. Successful essays will address why legislation was necessary to protect places like Yosemite Valley; what might Yosemite be

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to replace the existing visitor center in Tuolumne Meadows. The new facility will offer easy access to the Parsons Memorial Lodge trail across the meadows. A new trail will be provided along Tioga Road to connect the visitor contact station with the campground, store and grill The existing visitor center will be converted to administrative uses and trailhead parking for Cathedral Lakes, with a connecting trail constructed The Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp will continue its operation at a slightly reduced capacity Private whitewater boating will be allowed on a trial basis through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, from Pothole Dome to Pate Valley, within the current wilderness permit quota system Picnic areas will be improved and expanded at Lembert Dome and at the store and grill Managing Visitor Use to Ensure High Quality Visitor Experience Visitation levels will be limited to those seen over the past several years with a maximum of 4,727 visitors to the Tuolumne River corridor. Day-use capacity will be managed by controlling parking supply and public transit use and through ongoing monitoring. Overnight-use capacity will be managed through wilderness permits, reservation systems for lodging and camping, and associated parking supply To improve scenic vistas, reduce congestion, and address safety hazards, roadside parking along Tioga Road will be re-

applying online for Eligibility, job search, applying for Social Security, Disability, Unemployment, etc. Mental Health services include counseling, case management and Psychiatric services (on an appointment basis). Mental Health intakes are done on a walk-in basis in the Mariposa Office at 5362 Lemee Lane, Mariposa on Tuesdays thru Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., after initial intake appointment every effort will be made so that you may be seen in the North County office. We also have a Psychiatrist that is in the North County office one day per month to see clients. Appointments need to be made through the main office in Mariposa at 209-966-2000.

By Carol Moses

today without such protections; whether and why national parks are important to America and how we might inspire future generations to support the idea born of the Yosemite Grant Act. Winners of the essay contest will be announced and awards given at a celebration. Law Day Yosemite 2014 is a collaborative effort by the United States District Court, the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the National Park Service and the Delaware North Corporation and is funded by the United States District Court for Eastern District of California and the Federal Bar Association Foundation. The public is invited and encouraged to attend; the program will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Please email Carol Moses at carol@ or call 559-449-906 for additional information.

Celebrating Milestones By Deana Lessley

As the 2013/2014 school year comes to a close we are celebrating. It has been another amazing school year and has come and gone so quickly. Science camp was an amazing experience for our 6th – 8th grade class. The students came home raving about the camp and what a fantastic experience it was. They conducted hands-on experiments, explore the pond and stream to identify indicator species, and view water insects through an electronic microscope. They traveled to Salmon Creek Beach for some Tide Pooling. They explored the wide assortment of tidal creatures and learned about their unique habitat. The tower climbing wall and the Rope Rocket Swing enabled students to work through their fear in a safe environment. This was a great teambuilding activity. The kindergarten, first and second graders are actively participating and learning about John Muir. We have a wonderful volunteer named Marty Bacus from the John Muir Geotourism Center. Students are learning about what nature is, the life and travels of John Muir, the Miwok Indians, National Parks, Abraham Lincoln and President Theodore Roosevelt. Each student is making a journal, writing poems, planting flower seeds, sorting bugs and they will build a real glacier outside! By participating in these indepth activities students will deepen their awareness of and experience with nature. Thursday, May 1 is our Open House and Tri-Tip Drive Thru dinner fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Family dinner is $35 and includes a whole tri-tip, cowboy beans, green salad and garlic bread, pre-sold tickets only. Individual plates adult $8 & child $5. Please come and support our school lunch program. We are planning an Honor Roll fieldtrip for the end of May. Students are being encouraged to make the honor roll by working hard and completing all assignments promptly. We will celebrate the end of the school year with our annual carnival on the last day of school sponsored by the parent club. Come enjoy a fun filled day including giant water slides, carnival games, snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs and much more! We appreciate our parent club. The club wants you to attend our upcoming meetings. New members are always welcome. At our next meeting we will be nominating and electing officers for the 2014/2015 school year. Our next meeting is at the school on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Graduation Ceremonies will be held on May 23 at the Greeley Hill Community Hall! Kindergarten ceremony at 1 p.m. and the 8th grade graduation ceremony is at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate this special occasion.

Why is a Yosemite peak called Mt. ______? Across 1. See 6 Down 6. Satisfied sounds 10. Fastening firmly together 13. Pleases and delights 16. One who incites to evil 17. Fresno, in English 18. Precedes boat or truck 19. An angry bull _____ 21. Atlanta based org. in the news a lot these days 22. Brawn or vitality 24. Mt. ____: 1830s English geologist 25. California's Mother ____ 26. They replaced FFs and DMs 28. Pig pen 29. William Tell was the best ever 30. When orchids get root bound, Joe ___ them 32. Mt. ____: 1860s Whitney Expedition member 34. Hawaiian garlands 36. "_____" cried the little red hen 37. ____ Pk.: 1890s Army surgeon 41. Bothers or chafes 45. 4th Century Christian in Egypt 46. Slangy affirmative response 48. Fax or Photostat 49. Toasted grain sprouts 50. Mt. ____: 1860s Yosemite Park Supt. 52. FDR's coin 53. DoD intelligence agcy. 54. Many Wisconsin farms 56. Mountain pass 57. Gorgonian corals 59. Mt. ____: 1860s geologist 61. Eroded or worn away 62. Renders capable 63. And others: Lat. 64. Peter, Boris & Ivan





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31. ___ Paul McCartney 33. Summer sight in SF 35. Fancy word for a barber 37. Having branches 38. Garden spider genus 39. Determine paternity 40. 1968, e.g. 42. Appendages on corals and sponges 43. Soldier responsible for weapons upkeep 44. Post-frostbite condition? 47. USDA ____ beef 50. Erie or Panama 51. 19th Century Shakespearian actor 54. Mt. ___: 1860s Yale professor 55. Wordless jazz singing 58. US levy on gasoline: Abbr. 60. Weight units: Abbr.

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THE COMPUTER GUY Heartbleed Security Vulnerability By Marv Dealy

There has been quite a bit of news about Heartbleed, a security bug in the software commonly used to implement the Internet’s Transport Layer security. A fixed version of OpenSSL was released April 7, 2014 at the same time the Heartbleed issue was made public. It was believed at that time that about half a million of the Internet’s secure web servers that were certified by trusted authorities were vulnerable, which could allow theft of information that included users passwords. That vulnerability extended back to April, 2012. You can read a technical explanation at Wikipedia ( The vulnerability—said to be fixed by most websites almost as fast as the problem was announced—affected companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Dropbox and Amazon and amounts to errors in pro-

gramming in something called OpenSSL. The OpenSSL is a mostly volunteer group that builds and maintains a collection of tools that encrypt about two-thirds of the traffic on the Internet. The President of OpenSSL, Steve Marquess, a small handful of developers and apparently just two full-time employees supervise some half million or more lines of code. The bottom line for you, is that if you’ve ever used any website that you thought was secure because the www address was preceded by an https and a little icon of a lock closed, you need to be aware. The bug doesn’t just allow for swiping login information and passwords, the bad guys can also get at data you’ve stored on these secure websites. The bug makes it possible for hackers to steal information from huge databases containing sensitive information. Apparently the really good news here is that you can’t tell if your stuff has been stolen or not. McAfee antivirus software, posted helpful information on their website ( about Heartbleed about what to do. The advice includes not changing your passwords at websites that haven’t been updated against the bug. They offer a free tool to test a website to see whether or not it’s been updated against Heartbleed—

find it at - A window opens where you can type in the website address that you want to check, and McAfee will give you their best guess although they say that the “scan is not accurate for every possible server configuration.” Heartbleed does not affect your computer, whether at work or at home. It all happens to servers out there somewhere. All websites live on a server. Big websites quite possibly live on a number of servers, which themselves may be mirrored or duplicated by a set of additional servers at a different geographical location for protection. Some news stories have said that websites were to have notified us by email when they had fixed these servers, but to my knowledge none of the websites I’ve used in the past has contacted me. I have to presume that every website where I created an account and left credit card information is subject to someone’s sweaty palms at this juncture. This is a good time to talk about passwords. I know from working on lots of your computers that one of the most popular places to store a list of passwords is to write it on a yellow sticky note which is stuck to your computer. Many of us use one password for everything. What you really need to understand is that to provide any real security in this environment you need to have a different, unique password for every website at which you set up an account. This is a big job, and most of us won’t

do it. Most of us only change a password when our bank or employer forces us to. Password managers might be an answer for you; they’ll remember the passwords you’ve made up.. These programs are password protected, and do offer some protection, but if someone manages to get your master password they do have the keys to the kingdom. I use an Excel spreadsheet for my password manager. It is protected by not one but two passwords, and of course my laptop is also protected by another password, plus you have to have either virtual or physical access to my laptop to get access at it. In the final analysis, you still need to keep an eagle eye on all your financial and personal affairs. Check your account balances and monthly statements. Challenge anything you didn’t do. And stay alert. That’s it for this month from The Computer Guy—e-mail me at marv.dealy@ Marv Dealy has written more than a thousand columns about technology. He founded Throckmorten Enterprises in San Francisco in 1988 and moved the company to Big Oak Flat in 1996, and in April of 2013 to Groveland. In addition to support for a large Silicon Valley company’s webinar group, the company offers wireless Internet access in some areas and provides computer repairs. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 to 4-ish. 209 962-7308 –

Fast Internet from $30/mo. Mac and PCs repaired. 18800 Main St. (Highway 120) Groveland, CA 95321 209-962-7308 Since 1988

We’ve moved — now in Groveland, between the car wash and fire station

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The Little House from page 3 Call The Little House at 209-962-7303 to make arrangements to see the property and pick up a copy of The Little House Rental Agreement. New Board Members. We’d like to welcome and introduce the newest members of the Board of Directors of Southside Senior Services, Inc. Judy Myers was born in California, and graduated from Alaska Pacific University. She has worked with the Visiting Nurse Association-Hospice of the Sierra, retiring in 2001 as Executive Director. Judy has been an active volunteer in the community, facilitating grief support groups and

volunteer coordination for Hospice. Judy brings a wealth of experience and will provide invaluable insight about and compassion for the services needed for our active senior residents. Pat Price moved to the Bay Area in the late 1960’s to raise her family, while owning and operating a consignment furniture store, selling real estate for 20 years and fulfilling her love and talent in art through involvement in a cooperative art gallery. Pat moved to Groveland and PML fulltime in 1995. An active member of many local clubs and organizations for years, Pat feels it is important to become involved in and

give back to the community she feels has given so much to her. John Weisenburger grew up in San Francisco, earning a BSEE and MSEE at UC Berkeley and settled in Los Altos with his wife, Diane, raising their family. Working as a design engineer and manager for 25 years, John developed skills as a good communicator, project manager, team player and independent thinker. Later he changed careers, entering real estate sales, utilizing his keen listening skills to focus on his clients. In 2005, John and Diane retired to Pine Mountain Lake to enjoy the outdoor life they value. John became a

member of the local hiking group and is a volunteer for the Forest Service and a driver for the WHEELS program at The Little House. Monthly Tip. Did you know that as few as 10 sessions of brain exercises can help lead to faster and clearer thinking for up to a decade? These facts are from a study cited in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. Visit us at 11699 Merrell Rd. and Highway 120. Call: 209962-7303. Send us an email to: and visit our website at:

The BodyWise Symposium By Dr. Ann K. Schafer

AAP’s first online conference, The BodyWise Symposium, will be broadcast live from Columbia College in Sonora, California, on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Daylight Saving Time. You can attend on-site or live-stream the event to your home, office, studio, or center from anywhere in the world (times will vary worldwide). How many times have you said that conferences are too expensive, and you can’t afford the time to travel? AAP heard you and we’re bringing the conference right into your home/office. Top notch speakers, wisdom that will translate into concrete knowledge, and the chance to further your knowledge and understanding of the practical teachings of Roberto Assagioli will be the focus of the Symposium. Presenters: - Dr. Natalie Rogers, Psychologist and Faculty in the Expressive Arts Certificate Program, Sofia University, author of The Creative Connection for Groups: PersonCentered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change, brings us practical, theoretical, and spiritual joining of the expressive arts and the person-centered approach for groups. Dr. Dario Nardi, UCLA Fellow and EEG- researcher, author of Neuroscience of Personality, Multiple Intelligence & Personality Type, 8-Keys to Self-Leadership (and others), discovered that people with different personality types don’t merely rely on different brain regions – they use their brains in fundamentally different ways.

- Penelope Andrade, LCSW, author of Emotional Medicine Rx, teaches how emotions are medicine when you know how to use them. Former host of Transformational Talk Radio and founder of the San Diego Center for Psychosynthesis, Penelope studies and integrates the best of traditional and alternative psychotherapies by letting the body lead the way to emotional healing. Dr. Ann Schafer will moderate The BodyWise Symposium and create “the Psychosynthesis bridge.” CE information available upon request. For information and/or to register: – Telephone: 209-962-1984. The Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis (AAP) was established in 1995. It is the first professional psychosynthesis organization in North America dedicated to the evolution of wholeness and spiritual integration world-wide.

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The Greeley Hill breakfast was on April 6. As usual the food is always good as is the company. Remember it is the first Sunday of the month. The funds go to maintain the Community Hall and the Senior Center. I attended the SWIFT meeting down in Moccasin on April 9. We learned that the snowpack is about one third of normal and the precipitation is about half of normal. The prediction for the months of April and May are also dry. We all need to work together to preserve water and be sure to have plenty of clearance around your structures. That afternoon I had a meeting with a gentleman purposing an idea for the airport from county running it, to F.B.O. or a combination. I will be glad when we get the airport on a self-sustaining plan because it is a great asset to the county for fire and other emergency uses. Later that evening I attended the Airport Advisory Meeting in which there was a presentation and a lot of discussion about the running of the airport. We should have their recommendation back in 2 weeks. Back to Greeley Hill and dinner at 9 p.m. On April 12 I attended and took part in a ribbon cutting at the Mariposa Event Center, which is a new facility dedicated to the training, education and competition of equine, livestock and canine events. This will be a great asset to the Lake Don Pedro area and all of Mariposa County. The turnout was great and Marla and Ken were wonderful hosts. This was one item on my list when I was running for supervisor that

I felt would be a great asset for our county. Everyone stop by and enjoy the events. You will find a calendar and address on their website: www.mariposaeventcenter. com Another thing on my list was to get the gateway sign on Highway 132. This should help bring more tourists up Highway 132 to enjoy our great area we live in and also help the businesses. The sign is up and looks beautiful. The second Sunday of every month (April 13) is the Northern Mariposa County History Center breakfast at the old school house in Coulterville. As always… great food at a reasonable price and good company. Tomorrow, April 15, is the Board of Supervisors Meeting along with 3 other appointments to follow. These are just a few meetings I attend along with an average of a 1,000 pages of material I read each week. I enjoy my job and always remember I work for you. I treat the money the county spends as if it was my own. There will be some new and exciting projects going on in District 2 this summer that should make everyone happy. The Coulterville Beautification Project is coming to an end. Four new lights need to be installed, a few plants and some landscape lights…and I think it will be finished. Thank you to all of you that have helped. If you ever need anything or need help, always feel you can call me at my Mariposa office at 966-3222 or at my home at 878-3158. Have a great month and take time to enjoy the spring flowers.

Passover Dinner and Seder By Dale Silverman

The Mother Lode Jewish Community is holding three events in May… a Shabbat Dinner on May 2 in Sonora and then, on May 18, both a “spring clean-up” of the Sonora Jewish Cemetery followed by a Lag B’Omer celebration at a home in Jamestown. This is the second of a series of Shabbat dinners with Rabbi Andra Greenwald, who is affiliated with Congregation Beth Shalom in Modesto. It is a potluck event beginning at 6 p.m. Those interested in helping weed and freshen up the historic Jewish Cemetery in the heart of old Sonora are urged to bring weed eaters (if you have on handy) and work gloves. This is an annual “spring cleaning” and, depending on how many volunteers turn out, takes just over an hour. It will begin at 10 a.m. Then, beginning at 11:30 a.m., there will be a festive afternoon

Lag B’Omer celebration…. complete with a potluck luncheon, games and activities, as well as just plain relaxing and enjoying a great springtime view, as the member’s home who is hosting this event lives atop table mountain. Please email us at or call 209-533-1650 for more information to learn more about membership or about participating in any of these events. Non-members are always welcome. The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode. The group draws its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties. New members are most welcome. Please visit our website at motherlodejc. org for more information and a calendar of May and June events.

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Current and Upcoming Community Events AA - Tue. & Thur, 7pm, Church of Christ, 18829 Foote Street, Groveland AA - Mondays, 6-7pm, Greeley Hill Library, Fiske Road, Greeley Hill AA - Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, 5026 Broadway, Mariposa Behavioral Health Building, Coulterville, contact Inez at 209-966-4487 Al-Anon - Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, Little House on Merrill Rd., Groveland, contact Lori 925-846-5420 ATCAA Food Bank, Monthly Produce Only - 1st Tuesday, 10-12. LDP Baptist Church, 4175 Abeto St., La Grange - 852-2029. 1st. Thursday, 9:45-11:30am, Mary Laveroni Park, Hwy 120, Groveland; 2nd Friday, 10-11am, Coulterville Christian Fellowship, 5033 Main St., Coulterville Big Oak Rebekah Lodge - 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 7pm, IOOF Hall, Big Oak Flat Community Food Pantries - Groveland Evangelical Free Church, 9627584 – Independent Church of Christ, 962-7654. Lake Don Pedro Baptist Church, 852-2029 Coulterville Community Club - 1st Tuesday, 6:30pm, Old School House, Coulterville Coulterville Fire Brigade - 3rd Monday, 6pm, Coulterville Volunteer Firehouse, 209-878-3739 Coulterville Rebekah Mystery Lodge #175 - 2nd Monday, 9am, IOOF Hall, Coulterville. Don Pedro Elementary School Parents Club - 2nd Tuesday, 2:45pm DP Elementary School, 209-852-2144 Don Pedro Fire Brigade - 3rd Wednesday, 7pm, 9910 Alamo Dr., La Grange, 209-852-9009 Don Pedro High Parents Club - 2nd Tuesday, 3:30pm, Don Pedro High School Fitness Fun - Chair dancing exercise class, Mondays 10-11am at The Little House on Merrell Rd, Groveland, contact Janet 209-962-4334 Friends of the Groveland Library - 4th Tuesday, 2pm, Groveland Library, lower level meeting room Garrotte Lions Bingo - 1st Thursday, 6:30pm, food served at 5:30pm, Groveland Community Hall - And 1st & 3rd Wednesday meeting 6pm, Groveland Community Hall Genealogy Workshops - 4th Friday, 1pm, History Resource Center, upstairs in the Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (no meetings in November & December) Gold Chain Lions - 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6pm, Don Pedro Hacienda, J59 & Bonds Flat Road, contact Ellie Dusté 209-852-2230 Gold Country Singers - Thursdays, 7:15-9pm, Coulterville Methodist Church, 209-848-1216 Greeley Hill Community Club - 3rd Tuesday, 6pm, Greeley Hill Community Hall Greeley Hill Gold Rush Charter Parent Teacher Community Club. Every 3rd Monday of the month, at 6pm, at the school on Fiske Rd. Groveland Community Services Dist. - Board meetings: 1st Monday, 10am, and 3rd Monday at 6:pm. GCSD office, 18966 Ferretti Road, Groveland, 209-962-7161 Groveland Library - Tuesday-Thursday 1-6pm, Friday-Saturday 10am2pm. Story time Friday 10:30am. Closed Sunday & Monday. Groveland Rotary - Tuesdays, 12:15pm, Pine Mountain Lake Grill. Call Randy Burke at 209-962-4477 for membership information Helping Hands - 2nd Thursday, 10am, Groveland Community Hall HICAP Health Insurance counseling - 1-800-434-0222 for appointment Hilltop Stitchers - 2nd Tuesday, 1:30pm, Groveland Library, downstairs

High Country Line Dancers - Every Tuesday, 7pm, Groveland Community Hall ($2), call Sue Salnick at 962-4155 Historical Aircraft Display - Every 3rd Saturday (except September), 9am to 1pm at the transient parking at the PML Airport, call Ken Helling at 209-962-7597 for questions Immunization Clinic & WIC - Every 4th Wed. 9 am to 3pm, Old Schoolhouse, Coulterville In Stiches - 1st Thursday, 12:30pm, Greeley Hill Senior Annex IOOF - Coulterville Lodge #104 - 2nd Wednesday, 7pm, IOOF Hall IOOF - LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 monthly business meeting - 2nd Thursday, 7:30pm, La Grange Odd Fellows Hall. For information call 209-853-2128 or 209-853-2508 IOOF - Yosemite Lodge #97- 4th Thursday, 7pm, Big Oak Flat IOOF Hall Kiwanis - Tuesdays, 5:30pm, Pizza Factory, Groveland La Grange Improvement Association - 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm, LaGrange Firehouse meeting hall, behind museum, Call 209.853.2128 for info La Grange Rebekah Lodge #323 monthly bus. meeting - 2nd Sunday, 11am, LaGrange Odd Fellows Hall. Call 209.853.2128 or 853.2082 LDP Community Service District - 3rd Monday, 1pm, LDP District Office LDP Volunteer Fire Co. - 4th Wednesday, 7pm, Blanchard Fire Station. Mariposa County Unified School Board - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm, site varies, call 209-966-3691 for location. Mariposa County Sheriff’s Station One - Tuesdays& Thursdays, 1-4pm, Fiske Road, Greeley Hill. Meals on Wheels - Tuolumne County. Call 209-533-2622 to sign-up for Groveland delivery. Mother Lode Spinners and Weavers Guild - 2nd Tuesday, 10am, Eagle Cottage, Columbia State Park, 878-3000. Northside Ambulance Association - Quarterly meeting, 1st Monday in February, May, August & November, 6pm, Greeley Hill Sr. Annex. Northern Mariposa County History Center - Board of Directors meeting, 1st Wednesday, 7 pm, Coulterville History Center, 209-8783015. Museum is open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4pm North Mariposa County Family Enrichment Center Advisory Council - 1st Tuesday, 3pm; odd months meet at Red Cloud Library; even months at Old Schoolhouse, Coulterville, call toll-free 1-877-2565465 or for information. Northside Pet Connection - Board meeting 1st Monday of each month, 1:30 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Coulterville, 852-9364. Northside Senior Citizens - Meeting & Potluck, 2nd Thursday, 4:30 pm, Greeley Hill Senior Annex. Northside Women’s Club - 4th Thursday, 12 noon lunch and 12:30 meeting, Greeley Hill Senior Annex (no meetings in July & August) Overeaters Anonymous-Call Betty 209-962-7786, Sondra at 962-6444. PML Computer Users Group - 3rd Tuesday, 7pm, PML Lake Lodge Pine Mountain Garden Club - 2nd Monday, 3pm, PML Lodge. Red Cloud Library - Summer Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10am3pm, Winter Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11am-3pm, Fiske Rd. Greeley Hill. Scrapbooking - 1st Tuesday, 5-9pm, Greeley Hill Senior Annex Sheriff Doug Binnewies - Mondays & Thursdays 1-4pm, Station 1,10549 Fiske Rd., Greeley Hill, Sheriff’s Department 800-774-8314 Sierra Professional Artists - 2nd Friday, 10am, Yosemite Vista Estates clubhouse, contact Jean & Bill Hammond 209-962-6477. Sierra Red Hatters - 3rd Thursday, 1pm, contact 209-962-6769 for location.

Soroptimist International - 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 12noon, Groveland Library, downstairs, contact Liz Mattingly 209-962-7648 for membership information. Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society (STCHS) Program 3rd Saturday, 7pm, except September, it moves to 2nd Saturday Groveland Community Hall. The Little House – Senior hot lunches served Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 noon-1:30pm. Call 962-7303 before 8am on lunch day . 11699 Merrell Rd., Groveland, 962-7303, website: The Little House – Balance & Core exercise class, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Blood pressure readings, 1st & 3rd Thurs. 10am-noon; Board Meeting, open to all, 4th Tues. 9-10:30am; Chair dancing - Mon. 9-10, Mah-jong, Mon. 1-4; Crafts, Thur., 10:30-1:30; Yoga - see calendar. Call 209.962.7303 for information. The Pine Needlers Quilt Guild - 3rd Tuesday, 6pm, Groveland Library, downstairs. TOPS - Weigh loss support group meets evert Wednesday morning, at a convenient Don Pedro location. For information call Coralaine at 209-852-9093 USDA/Monthly Government Commodities -3rd Tuesday, 10am-12noon, LDP Baptist Church, 4175 Abeto St., La Grange 852-2029. USDA/Monthly Government Commodities - Friday after 3rd Tuesday, 10:00am-12noon, Groveland Evangelical Free Church. 19172 Ferretti VFW Thom Jenkins Post #9454 - 1st Thursday, 7pm, Ladies Auxiliary & 2nd Tuesday, 6:30pm, 5014 Main Street, Coulterville. Women Veterans of the Mother Lode - 2nd Monday, 5:30pm, Veterans Hall, 9 N. Washington St., Sonora, enter thru the back door, contact Judy Carso-Carroll at 209-588-2715 for more information. Yosemite Chamber of Commerce Mixers - 4th Thursday at different locations, Yosemite Foothills Fire Safe Council - 2nd Tuesday, 7pm, every month, Groveland Library, downstairs meeting room.

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Coulterville Rebekah Special Breakfast - Third Saturday. IOOF Hall, Coulterville. 8 to 11am. Includes eggs, pancakes, sausage or ham, and fruit. Coffee, tea or milk. $5 adults, $3 children. $15 for a family of two adults and 2 children. Call 878.3792 Greeley Hill Community Club Breakfast-1st Sunday, 8am-11am. Eggs, sausage or ham, all the pancakes you can eat or biscuits & gravy, coffee, milk and hot chocolate, $5 adults $2.50 children History Center Breakfast, 2nd Sunday - Old School House, Coulterville, 8am-11am. Includes pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, eggs, fruit and beverage, $5 adults, $3 children, families $15. 878.3015 La Grange Odd Fellows Monthly Breakfast - 2nd Sunday, 7am-1pm. Includes biscuits & gravy, sausage, eggs any style, potatoes, French toast, coffee and OJ for $6, contact 209-853-2128 or 209-853-2508

Upcoming Events

John Muir Festival. Friday and Saturday, May 30-31 - Coulterville. For information call 209.878.3501 Pine Cone Singers Concerts. Thursday and Friday, May 15-16 at 7:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18 at 2pm matinee. Site: Evangelical Free Church, Ferretti Rd., Groveland. For information call 209.962.5952


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Ski Boat. Reinell 1997, 170BRXL, 16’2”. Runs. Needs some work. Bimini top and trailer. Volvo Penta 3.0L, open bow. $1,750 OBO. Call 209-9625119 after 4/10/14 (4-14)

Hand Knotted Woolen Durie Rug 100% Wool Pile Rug, 10’x14’ $7000 OBO - Excellent Condition A00% Wool Pile. Quality: 9/45 Roll No.: 6996. Rug No.: 27 Color: Ivory & Light Blue Design: K1 - Hand Made in India Original Tag Still Attached Dimensions: 10’ x 14’ Shown by appointment (5-14) Call 209-962-1984

Wood for sale. Call Bob McDow at 209-962-6662

4 Oak Swivel - Counter chairs $85 ea. - Call 209-962-0445 (4-14)

Furnace. Williams, 30,000 BTU/ hr. Direct vent propane wall. $275 OBO. Call 209-962-5119 after 4/10/14 (4-14)


Wood for sale. Support Rim Fire restoration by purchasing naturally downed Rim Trail Ranch firewood. Local woman-owned business. Seasoned oak/pine, 16”, delivered. Phone 209-962-6583. E-mail: (5-14)

GMC Truck. 2002 Sierra 3500 SLT 2WD Crew Dual Cab $10,900. V8 Vortec 8.1L gas engine with low 158K miles. 4-tire rear axle. Located in Redwood City, CA. 5-speed Allison automatic transmission. Call 650-969-4511 (5-14) Free downloads - multilingual, For Arabic: (7-14)

Rustic floor lamp 70” H, glass bowl surrounded by antlers. $200 Call 209-962-4698 (5-14)

Baby Grand Piano. 1931 Schroeder & Son. 5 feet-Walnut. $1,500 - 209-962-4698 (5-14) Eastlake Antique Settee. 60” wide, mauve velveteen. Very good condition, casters $300. 209-962-4698 (5-14)

Wanted Outdoor motor: Long shaft, 6-10 HP, in good condition. Call 209-962-0445 (5-14)

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