This holiday season the Walker General Store again had their Giving Tree, which they do every year. This year, thanks to our community, they were able to give 52 children books, clothing and toys, as well as provide holiday meals for 12 families. Many thanks go to the Antelope Valley Lions Club, the MWTC Wives Club and the General Store for food provided. The meals and gifts were delivered in a vintage fire truck provided by the MWTC Fire and Emergency Services. This is a touching and overwhelming effort by our community, and was really appreciated by those who received assistance. Be sure to support this again next year.
District 4 Supervisor Tim Fesko held a community gathering to discuss our wishes for future programs, as well as the county’s plans and financial ability to offer them. It appears that the Walker Community Center remodeling will begin soon and hopefully be completed this year. Also discussed were the state’s Clean Air Law affecting diesel vehicles and a bill that will eventually require a new County Jail, due to the transfer of non-violent prison inmates to county jails. I’ll keep you posted on any more that I learn about the issues that affect us.
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), which is composed of local residents and prepares for area emergencies, will be holding a meeting Jan. 23, 6 p.m., at the Larson Lane fire station. They would like to have more community members come and become a part of their team, so try to attend and learn more about it.
Our county health director has given another warning that the flu has now arrived strongly in California and Nevada. Please be careful and get your flu shot.
Lynne Katusich can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 495-2552.