Franklin hosts recycled book fair
Franklin Elementary School in Yuba City is hosting a Recycled Book Fair open to the public from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday
The fundraiser, hosted by the Franklin Parents Club, starts Monday and Tuesday for students only.
The project has collected more than 1,000 books for sale and 100 books to add to the library over the past two weeks.
All proceeds in the sale benefit the school library. Books remaining will be donated to the Sutter County Library book sale.
The school is at 332 N. Township Road.
For more information, call club president Erin Cucchi at 755-3585 or 713-8649.
Dinner fundraiser for DC trip
Advance tickets are available for the Foothill Intermediate School tri-tip dinner raising funds for the upcoming students' trip to Washington, DC.
The dinner, with a live auction and bake sale, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Loma Rica Lions Club, 5667 Fruitland Road, Loma Rica.
The auction preview starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Students in grades six, seven and eight will take part in a trip to Washington, DC, during the spring break, from March 31 to April 5.
Tickets can be purchased at the school office, 5351 Fruitland Road, Loma Rica. For more information, call 741-6130.
Teachers get classroom grant
Two Yuba-Sutter teachers were among 25 educators in the state who received the 2012 Literacy for Life Grant Awards from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
The $500 grants are to help students understand how agriculture affects their daily lives.
The local teachers and their projects are:
• Sarah Allard at Marcum-Illinois Elementary School in East Nicolaus for her "Worms Ate My Lunch!" The classroom has a worm factory to teach about worm compost and healthy soil.
• Shelli Stinson at Bear River Middle School in Wheatland for her project "Helping Us Grow by Building Strong Roots." The grant will improve the school's current garden with an irrigation system for the greenhouse and garden containers.
The awards are sponsored by the Oreggia Family Foundation.
Students earn Kiwanis award
Four eighth-grade students in Sutter County earned the Hope of America Award presented by the Kiwanis Club of Yuba City.
Recipients include Isabella Toche of Tierra Buena Elementary School in Yuba City; Max Henderson of Browns Valley Elementary School; Megan Widener of Live Oak Middle School; and Rachel Ibach of Riverbend Elementary School in Yuba City.
The students, selected by their respective school, each presented a speech at a lunch ceremony Jan. 17 at the Bonanza Convention Center in Yuba City.
Cartoscelli named to dean's list
Chellsea Cartoscelli of Yuba City has been named to the dean's list at Golden Gate University Law School.
The daughter of John Cartoscelli and the late Gigi Cartoscelli Purdie, she is a graduate of California State University, Chico.
She is a juris doctorate candidate for the class of 2013.
Adult ed offers retirement course
Yuba College in Linda is hosting a Retirement Planning 101 course for four days in February.
The adult education course, presented by the California Institute for Financial Literacy, includes information on Medi-Cal, Social Security and choosing the right investments.
Classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28. The campus is at 2088 N. Beale Road.
A fee of $39 covers tuition and an optional workbook is available for $25. Attendees may bring one guest.
For more information or to register, visit caifl.org/reg or call 800-749-0619.
Entrepreneurs scholarship open
Applications are being accepted for the Entrepreneurial Scholarship provided by the Yuba, Sutter, Colusa Employer Advisory Council.
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in opening a local business and must provide local labor market information.
One youth, between the ages of 16 to 21 years, and one adult will each be awarded $1,000 to assist in establishing a new local business.
Candidates will be chosen by a selection committee and notified by phone or mail.
Applications are due by March 1 and must be returned to the EAC office, 950 Tharp Road, Suite 1000, Yuba City.
For more information, call 822-5852 or 7-1-1 California Relay Service for TTY users.
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