Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Amador County 4-H Youth - April 22 - May 3

(Jackson, California) – April, 22 2015– National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
The Spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 22 – May 3, 2015. Shoppers at the Jackson Tractor Supply Company Store will have the opportunity to support 4-H inAmador by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in AmadorCounty.
“For many years, the fundraising event has allowed us to provide thousands of 4-H youth across the country greater access to 4-H programs,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tractor Supply Company as it drives the excitement of local community participation and support for 4-H programs, and therefore the success of the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign.”
Last year, across 48 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign provided more than $1.5 million to 4-H across the country. All proceeds raised directly benefit 4-H, with 70 percent of funds being returned to state and local 4-H programs. The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics.
“The Paper Clover fundraiser is a significant part of Tractor Supply Company’s support of 4-H programs throughout the 1,300 communities we serve,” said Christi Korzekwa, vice president, Marketing, Tractor Supply Company. “We are proud to be able to provide essential funding to more than 1,000 county 4-H programs. These programs make a positive impact on young people that last a lifetime. The continued success of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraisers demonstrate the importance of our 4-H partnership with our customers, team members and communities.”
Once again, funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. Visit for more information on the spring 20154-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.
About 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 109 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Learn more about 4-H at, find us on Facebook at and on Twitter at
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company, operates more than 1,200 stores in 48 states.  Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company stores are located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; a broad selection of agricultural products; and tools and hardware selected for our customers’ needs. In addition, the company sells light truck equipment, work clothing for the entire family, and an extensive line of seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lockwood Fire Protection District to participate in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day for two weeks beginning May 1

Green waste containers available to community to improve air quality and reduce hazardous fuels. The purpose of the containers is to reduce the amount of smoke being released by burning pine needles and leaves, as well as reduce hazardous fuels around residents' homes.
The Lockwood Fire Protection District has been awarded a National Fire Protection Agency grant, funded by State Farm, to participate in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. This preparedness event gives people of all ages a chance to engage in a risk reduction or wildfire preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live.

The Lockwood Fire Protection District, in collaboration with the Amador Air District, will use the grant funds to place green waste containers at Lockwood Fire Protection District Station 151, beginning on Friday, May 1st, for two weeks.

Lockwood Fire Protection District – Station 151
23141 Shake Ridge Road, Volcano, CA

The containers will be for green waste only (pine needles, leaves, small twigs/branches). No trash or garbage is allowed. The District is advising residents that they need to get their green waste into the containers and not placed or dumped alongside the containers.  If the containers are full, residents will need to take their material back home or take it directly to the land fill for proper disposal.
If the public has any questions, the District station can be reached at 209-296-5122.

Lockwood Fire Protection District
Amador Air District
State Farm
National Fire Protection Agency

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Project Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship Clinic Offered at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, in the Rancho Murieta area

Sat/Sun, April 11-12, 2015

Project Appleseed is a nationwide program of the non-profit Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) teaching rifle marksmanship skills and reconnecting Americans with their heritage, to help rekindle the spirit of America.

Our highly trained volunteer instructors teach the fundamental marksmanship skills which are necessary for a rifleman to be accurate out to 400 yards.  Students of all levels will benefit by learning proper rifle shooting positions--standing, seated, kneeling and prone-- while implementing the techniques of sight alignment, breath control and the correct use of the sling. Safety is paramount, and is explicitly taught and strictly enforced. This event event is conducted on the firing range at 25 yards, at reduced-size targets to simulate 100 to 400 yards.

Project Appleseed‘s heritage program, presented as the story of “Three Strikes of the Match”, vividly portrays the Battles of Lexington and Concord on the day we became Americans.  Participants are confronted with the danger, the fear, and the heartbreaking separations that arose out of the choices made on April 19th, 1775. They are also reminded of the marksmanship skills and masterful organization that ultimately helped set the colonists on the path to success. Those who attend gain a better understanding of the fundamental choices faced by our predecessors as they began to set the stage for the birth of America.

The Project Appleseed rifle marksmanship clinic will be held on the weekend of April 11-12 at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, located off Meiss Road, in Sloughhouse, just 15 miles Southeast of Sacramento. Registration begins at 8am. The event starts at 8:30am, and will continue until 5pm, both days.

Directions to the range:  From Highway 50 take Sunrise Blvd south 7.5 miles to Jackson Highway (Highway 16). Turn left towards Rancho Murieta and go 11.5 miles to Ione Rd. Turn right on Ione Rd and go 4 miles to Meiss Rd. Turn right on Meiss Rd. The entrance to the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center is 0.25 miles on the right, then follow the Appleseed signs.

Please bring your own ear/eye protection, a rifle with sling, ammunition and two magazines, rifle mat, lawn chairs, bug repellent, hat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, drinks, and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

A .22 caliber rifle is recommended, centerfire rifles are also acceptable.   About 250 rounds of ammunition will be needed per day.

Marksmanship Clinic fees (includes both Saturday and Sunday):
Adults: $60
Youth under age 18:  $20
Active duty military, law enforcement officers,and elected officials are free with official identification.
Additional range fees--Non-range members: $14 per day for adults, $7 per day under 18.  Sacramento Valley Shooting Center members:  $5 adult, $2.50 child per day.  (Show your membership card at check in.)