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pg&E sponsors new energy assistance program

colusa city firefighters to host demolition derby

FOR CUSTOMERS IN NEED

The Colusa Firefighters Association will be holding its 3rd Annual Demolition Derby on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm, Derby begins at 7:00pm. Tickets available at 750 Market Street. $15 per adult. $10 per child under 12.

program are encouraged to contact The Salvation Army for program details and San Francisco, Calif. – Pacific Gas eligibility guidelines, or they can apply and Electric Company (PG&E) today at 1-800-933-9677. They can also visit announced a new energy assistance www.pge.com/TEAF. Applications program designed to help families in for assistance will be accepted until need. September 21, 2010. The initiative, known as Temporary In addition to the TEAF program, Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF), PG&E offers a host of other programs is a one-time payment program to assist customers. PG&E's Breathe sponsored by PG&E and administered Easy Solutions™ help customers by The Salvation Army. This program, manage their energy costs when authorized by the California Public life brings financial challenges or Utilities Commission (CPUC) and unexpected changes. Additional details, funded through the American Recovery as well as eligibility requirements and and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), along enrollment instructions, can be found with PG&E customers, will provide up at: http://www.pge.com/myhome/ to $1,500 to income-qualified families customerservice/financialassistance/. who are unable to pay for their energy Pacific Gas and Electric Company, needs due to an unplanned hardship. a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation “We know that in today’s difficult (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest economic times, some of our customers combined natural gas and electric may need extra help with their bills,” utilities in the United States. Based in said Albert F. Torres, vice president of San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, customer operations at PG&E. “We the company delivers some of the nation’s believe this new program provides cleanest energy to 15 million people in the perfect opportunity to give our northern and central California. For customers additional support during more information, visit http://www. their time of need.” pge.com/about/newsroom/. Customers interested in the

breast cancer awareness walk to be hosted in october Saturday, October 9, 2010 the Colusa County Breast Cancer Fund will once again be hosting its 4th annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk. This years event will be held out at the Colusa Regional Medical Center. “We are going to be offereing low cost mamograms that day.” said coordinator Sherri Burns. Started in 2007, the Colusa County Breast Cancer Fund with the assistance of Ralph Newlin of Ralph Newlin State Farm. The first year 100% of the money was sent to breastcancer.org. They are a national organization

dedicated to education of breast cancer. Year two, The Community Foundation of Colusa County approached us to set up an account with them. The idea is to keep the funds right here in Colusa County. In 2009, Cindy Campbell of All Star Realty and Lloyd Green Jr. of Lloyd’s Print & Copy Center have joined as partners. Visit thier facebook page at: facebook.com/ ColusaCountyBreastCancerFund for sponsorship forms, registration, and more information.

cattle industry. Turner and Rennick said they are more concerned about reaching the minimum fund raising requirement of $2,300 each in our small community than the strenuous training schedule. The women are very appreciative of all donations they have received thus far and get a little bit closer to their goal each day. Both women say they made this commitment in memory of those family and friends that have been lost to the disease, in honor of the survivors and to support those currently fighting the fight. They are asking others to share their commitment by donating in memory of their loved ones lost and in celebration of the survivors. It is our hope that by working together breast cancer can be cured, once and for all, in the very near future. Turner stated she has wanted to participate in this event since losing her Aunt to breast cancer several years ago and was happy her friend Rennick was also willing to make the commitment. Rennick has three daughters and three grand-daughters and walks in the hope that breast cancer will be wiped out in their lifetimes. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded as a result of Nancy

G. Brinker's promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events such as the like the Komen Race for the Cure® nearly $1.5 billion has been invested to fulfill Brinker's promise to her sister. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. More than 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year. To make a donation in Turner's and/ or Rennick's name just go to The3Day.org and click on 'Donate" and add their names or call 800996-3DAY to make a donate over the phone.

team ‘walkin’ 4 udders takes to the streets to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer

Pictured is Patti turner and Pixie Rennick both Williams residents. (submitted photo)

Local Residents Commit to Walk 60-Miles in Three Days for the Cause

Sixty miles, three days, thousands of steps, and months of preparation to make a personal difference in finding the cures. Patti Turner and Pixie Rennick, both Williams residents, have joined thousands of breast cancer supporters in preparing for the 2010 Susan G. Komen San Francisco 3-Day for the

CureTM, presented by Energizer. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and communitybased breast health and education programs. Turner's Mother came up with the team name of "Walkin' 4 Udders". The name was perfect, stated Turner, because of her family's involvement with the

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