Stop smoking with a little help

Please join us for a free informational meeting on the steps in winning the nicotine battle. Upon attendance we can assist you with the cessation aids (patches, gum or alternative therapies).

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Early Learning Center located at 100 Foothill Road, Markleeville, CA.

For more information or registration, please call Lois at (530) 694-2146.

Cargiver support available to over 60

The Family Caregiver Support Program, a federally funded program, offers information and assistance to any adult family member or another individual (age 18 or older) who is a primary care provider to an individual who is 60 or older.

Services provided are: information and assistance, assessment, counseling, training, caregiver support, respite relief, education and supplemental services.

Area 12 Agency on Aging is located at 13975 Mono Way, Suite E, Sonora, Calif.

For more information, call (800) 510-2020 (in service area) or (209) 532-6272.

Senior Legal Hotline ready to answer

The Senior Legal Hotline is available 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to answer your legal questions or problems. Call toll free (800) 222-1753 for an appointment with a member of the legal staff for a free, confidential telephone consultation.

Northern California residents age 60 or older are eligible for free legal advice, written information, referrals and other brief services in all areas of civil law, including: Social Security/SSI, Medi-Cal, wills/trusts/probate, family law, power of attorney, grandparent rights, consumer issues, housing, elder abuse or age discrimination.

This service is provided by Legal Services of Northern California, a non-profit public service organization with funding from the Administration on Aging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Area 4 Agency on Aging, Foundation of the State Bar of California, and voluntary donations.

Fishery review program April 30

The Alpine County Fishery Review Program meeting is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Turtle Rock Park.ÊR.S.V.P. to the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce at (530) 694-2475 by Monday April 26.

Alpine Democrats to host Movie

The Alpine County Democratic Central Committee will host the movie “Bowling for Columbine” on Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m. at the Mountain and Garden Bed ‘n Breakfast at the intersection of Hwy 88 and Hwy 89 (flashing light), next to The Pony Express. No charge.

We would like to invite interested individuals from Alpine County, Minden/Gardnerville,Carson City and Lake Tahoe, to come join with us for the movie, followed by lively discussion. Please make reservations at 530-694-1200

For more information contact Mary Walker 530-694-1200

Historical Society seeking veteran info

The Historical Society of Alpine County is undertaking a project to create a memorial for all men and women from Alpine County who have served in the various United States wars.

Please send information or questions to Nancy Thornburg, P.O. Box 156, Markleeville, CA, 96120, phone: (530) 694-2102, or e-mail to

Head Start applications due

Washoe Tribe Head Start is accepting applications for the Woodfords and Dresslerville Head Start programs for the 2003-2004 school year.

Applications are also being accepted for the Stewart Head Start program in Carson City.

Enrollment is open to all children ages 3-5 years from low-income families, including children with disabilities and special needs.

Head Start is a free developmental preschool program.

For applications and information, call (775) 265-4191, ext. 147.

Burn pile open weekend in May

Thanks to the efforts of the Alpine Fire Save Council, the Turtle Rock burn pile will remain open all weekends throughout May from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.