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08/01/2017 - National Night Out: A Salute to Those Who Keep Our Communities Safe ~ Op-Ed By Bill Wennhold
Valley Springs, CA...Sometimes we take for granted the blessing we have here in Calaveras County. It is important to remember that the health and well-being of a community is up to all of us. Creating safe and thriving neighborhoods for our families is not an individual enterprise. It is important to be reminded of how many different agencies work with ordinary citizens to maintain the safety of our communities throughout Calaveras County.

That is why, as a 39-year public safety servant, I support the idea behind National Night Out. For 34 years, the first Tuesday in August has been dedicated to building relationships with neighbors and developing a better understanding of our public safety agencies. That not only includes police officers and sheriffs’ deputies who respond to calls for service, firefighters who respond to the alarm, EMTs and paramedics on ambulances there in our times of medical crisis, and the staff who work at hospitals like Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas.

What we all have in common is the responsibility to respond to situations where life and death can hinge on a few short seconds. Whether in the emergency room or ambulance, or at a fire or accident scene, these men and women play a vital role in protecting our neighborhoods and creating a valuable sense of security and well-being for all of us. The better we understand that role and how these jobs are carried, the safer our communities will be.

National Night Out is a series of observances and activities, stretching from coast to coast, that means something unique to every community. While wildfires have threatened the safety and protection of our community before, we have always come together, working side-by-side and leaning on the kindness and compassion of neighbors to get through challenges.

This year’s National Night Out observance will include a gathering on Tuesday, August 1, at Terrace Plaza shopping center in Valley Springs. Dignity Health, through its affiliation with Mark Twain Medical Center, is helping to sponsor the event.

Mark Twain Medical Center’s support reflects recognition of the importance that National Night Out has in promoting the partnerships that exist between our communities and public safety officials and in nurturing an even stronger sense of neighborhood involvement. One of the key reasons we live in a place like Calaveras County is the small-town atmosphere and culture of looking out for one another. That sense of neighborhood safety and security should never be taken for granted.

The August 1 event in Valley Springs is a good opportunity for us to show appreciation for those who work in public safety and help improve the health, productivity and security of our neighborhoods in Calaveras County.

Bill Wennhold
08/10/2017 - Thank You, Dr. Bill Griffin! Breakfast Reception on August 10th!
San Andreas, CA...Thank You, Dr. Bill Griffin! Since April, 1989, Dr. Bill Griffin has served our community as a Radiologist, Chief of Staff, and Corporate Board Chair. Please join us in thanking Dr. Griffin for his dedication over the past twenty-eight years. We will have a breakfast reception on August 10th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Mark Twain Medical Center dining room. All are welcome!

07/22/2017 - Free Concert & Pool Party At Big Trees Fitness on July 22nd
Arnold, CA...Free Concert & Pool Party At Big Trees Fitness on July 22nd

07/01/2017 - Big Trees Fitness Grand Opening Pool Party On July 1st!!
Arnold, CA...Big Trees Fitness Grand Opening Pool Party On July 1st!! Live music by the Rusty Rockers. The first in a series of free party/concerts throughout the summer. Come check us out!!

06/29/2017 - VA Health Van Clinics at Foothill Village, June 29th, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
Angels Camp, CA...VA Health Van Clinics, June 29th, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm. Foothill Village 1400 Foothill Village Drive, Angels Camp, CA, 95222. VA Medical Provider, No Appointment Necessary. Local Agencies Represented:

Calaveras County Mental Health Provider
VA Health Care Enrollment
Calaveras County Veterans Services Office
Calaveras Transit
Common Ground Senior Services
Area 12/HICAP
Catholic Charities (Veterans Housing Assistance)
Silver Paw Ranch
Vets Night/Women Who Love Vets
California Telephone Access
Victory Village
Public Health

If you are NOT currently in the VA system, bring a copy of your DD214 (discharge papers) to attach to your enrollment form. If you do not have a copy of your DD214, we may be able to obtain one for you.

07/10/2017 - Sign Up for Monday, July 10th Child and Babysitting Safety Class at MTMC
San Andreas, CA...Sign Up for Monday, July 10th, Child and Babysitting Safety Class. AHA Heart Saver First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Included! 8:30 AM to 3 PM • Lunch & Snacks Provided $50/Participant • Certification of Completion Community Education Center • Classroom 1 Content Geared to Boys and Girls 11 to 18 Call 754.2470 • Class Size Limited to 16 Parental Consent Required Contact for Class Details: 754-2643 or 754-2470 Sponsored by the Education Department

07/11/2017 - Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
Sonora, CA...Sonora Regional Medical Center is offering the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® course beginning July 11. Classes will meet at Pulmonary Rehabilitation, located at 19747 Greenley Road, each Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for seven weeks. Freedom From Smoking provides a supportive group environment where adults work through the quitting process together with guidance from a respiratory therapist. According to the American Lung Association, “Research has proven that the more time a smoker spends in a supportive situation, the more likely he or she is to succeed. People who use [Freedom From Smoking] are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who quit on their own.”

Class participants will learn about:
Medicines that can help you stop smoking
Lifestyle changes that make quitting easier
Preparing for Quit Day
Managing stress
Avoiding weight gain
Developing a new self-image
How to stay smoke-free for good

This class is covered by most private insurance and Medicare. For those without insurance or whose insurance does not cover the class, scholarships and discounts are available.

Are you ready to quit? Take the quiz at and find out. For more information or to register for the course, please call 209-536-3726.

About Sonora Regional Medical Center / Adventist Health Sonora
Sonora Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health in Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Sonora Regional Medical Center services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen, and over 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for 156,455 outpatient visits, 88,427 diagnostic imaging tests, 29,282 home care visits, 30,380 emergency department visits, and 4,433 hospital discharges in 2016. Staffed by over 180 physicians, 1,493 employees, and 121 volunteers, Sonora Regional Medical Center is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. For more information about the Medical Center visit

About Adventist Health
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit for more information.
09/24/2017 - 4th Annual Angels Camp Gold Run
5K/10K Run
1 mile kids fun run before the race. Activities, food & fun after at the Utica Park
06/14/2017 - Elder Empowerment Conference On June 14th At Black Oak
Sonora, CA...You are invited to attend the Elder Empowerment Conference scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at The Hotel & Conference Center at Black Oak Casino Resort. This information filled free event will feature Dr. Patrick Arbore, founder and director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services, a program of the Institute on Aging and Wilson Wewa, prominent member, spiritual leader, and oral historian of the Northern Paiute Tribe of Oregon and member of the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs Reservation. Well versed in elder empowerment, both speakers will offer a wealth of information to those in attendance!

Afternoon topics, facilitated by local experts, will include Internet Scams and Financial Safety; Medication Safety and Wellness; and a special presentation by Lt. Jarrod Pippin from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department.

The conference will include booths with local agency information, a continental breakfast, and lunch. Tuolumne County Behavioral Health will provide continuing education units.

Doors will open at 8:00 am for check-in and the Conference will begin at 9:00 with guest speakers and informative presentations.

Proud sponsors of this year’s Conference include Adventist Health Sonora; Area 12 Agency on Aging; Black Oak Casino Resort; CalTel Communications; Mark Twain Medical Center; The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities; and Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, APC. Tuolumne County Adult Protective Services; Tuolumne Band of Me Wuk Indians Elders and Social Services Programs; Tuolumne County Behavioral Health; and Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office & Victim Witness are also proud sponsors.

Seating is limited and reservations for the Conference are required. To make reservations or for more information please call The Mother Lode Office of Catholic Charities at 532-7632.
06/25/2017 - University of Texas Students to Bicycle 4000 miles to Support Cancer Care
Murphys CA...Texas 4000 Riders to Meet Cancer Patients. The Mark Twain Cancer Center will welcome the Texas 4000 to beautiful downtown Murphys Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25th. This peloton of University of Texas student/athletes will pedal the brutal 4000 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to support cancer awareness and prevention. The welcome celebration will include the rider’s sharing tales of their adventure with the audience, and connecting with current oncology patients. Included are a bar-b-que, and music by the LavaCats starting at 3 PM. For information, call the Mark Twain Cancer Center at 209-754-9670.

Founded in 2003, Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. Pedaling
more than 4,000 miles, Texas 4000 is a journey that takes grit, determination, and support
– that’s why we think of it as a metaphor for the fight against cancer.

Texas 4000 is a community of cancer fighters. We are comprised of student riders,
volunteers and community supporters. All members of Texas 4000 are passionate about
fighting cancer. Through fundraising, educating, and volunteering we strive to
spread hope to those fighting cancer.

The Texas 4000 family also consists of those who support our cause, including our
board of directors, sponsors and partners, countless host families, donors, and
volunteers who help make the annual Texas 4000 ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage,
Alaska a reality every year.

Texas 4000 is dedicated to fighting cancer by sharing HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, and
CHARITY. We cultivate the next generation to lead the fight against cancer through
our cornerstone event, a more than 4,000 mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage.

We share HOPE by letting those touched by cancer know that people like us are riding
for them and are determined to eliminate the disease. We share KNOWLEDGE by
bringing life-saving information about cancer prevention to communities large and
small. We share CHARITY by making a commitment to support cancer research and
lead the charge in overcoming cancer. Our goal is to ensure our fundraising dollars are
donated to the most effective initiatives towards fighting cancer.

Over the past fourteen years, Texas 4000 has proudly raised more than $7.2 million for
the fight against cancer.

Created in 2004, the Sierra route traverses the southwestern desert climates of West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada before heading north up the California, Oregon, and Washington coasts and into British Columbia and the Yukon before finally reaching Alaska. The route stops in large cities, small towns, and national parks along the way, including: Santa Fe, NM; Zion National Park, UT; South Lake Tahoe, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC; Prince George, BC; and Whitehorse, YT. The Sierra route was one of the two original routes that were created when Texas 4000 was founded in 2004.

  • Day 0 (6.02): Cedar Park, TX
  • Day 1 (6.03): Lampasas, TX
  • Day 2 (6.04): Brownwood, TX
  • Day 3 (6.05): Snyder, TX
  • Day 4 (6.06): Lubbock, TX
  • Day 5 (6.07): Clovis, NM
  • Day 6 (6.08): Santa Rosa, NM
  • Day 7 (6.09): Santa Fe, NM
  • Day 8 (6.10): VMR, NM
  • Day 9 (6.11): VMR,NM
  • Day 10 (6.12): Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Day 11 (6.13): Farmington, NM
  • Day 11 (6.14): Bluff, UT
  • Day 13 (6.15): Kayenta, AZ
  • Day 14 (6.16): Page, AZ
  • Day 15 (6.17): Zion National Park, UT
  • Day 16 (6.18): Zion National Park, UT
  • Day 17 (6.19): Caliente, NV
  • Day 18 (6.20): Rachel, NV
  • Day 19 (6.21): Tonopah, NV
  • Day 20 (6.22): Bishop, CA
  • Day 21 (6.23): Lee Vining, CA
  • Day 22 (6.24): Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Day 23 (6.25): Murphy's, CA
  • Day 24 (6.26): South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Day 25 (6.27): South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Day 26 (6.28): Placerville, CA
  • Day 27 (6.29): Davis, CA
  • Day 28 (6.30): Napa, CA
  • Day 29 (7.01): San Francisco, CA
  • Day 30 (7.02): San Francisco, CA
  • Day 31 (7.03): Cloverdale, CA
  • Day 32 (7.04): Fort Bragg, CA
  • Day 33 (7.05): Redway, CA
  • Day 34 (7.06): Eureka, CA
  • Day 35 (7.07): Redwood National Park, CA
  • Day 36 (7.08): Crescent City, CA
  • Day 37 (7.09): Grant Pass, OR
  • Day 38 (7.10): Crater Lake National Park, OR
  • Day 39 (7.11): Roseburg, OR
  • Day 40 (7.12): Coos Bay, OR
  • Day 41 (7.13): Coos Bay, OR
  • Day 42 (7.14): Florence, OR
  • Day 43 (7.15): Lincoln City, OR
  • Day 44 (7.16): Portland, OR
  • Day 45 (7.17): Mossyrock, WA
  • Day 46 (7.18): Mount Rainier National Park, WA
  • Day 47 (7.19): Olympia, WA
  • Day 48 (7.20): Seattle, WA
  • Day 49 (7.21): Seattle, WA
  • Day 50 (7.22): Anacortes, WA
  • Day 51 (7.23): Vancouver, BC
  • Day 52 (7.24): Vancouver, BC
  • Day 53 (7.25): Whistler, BC
  • Day 54 (7.26): Lillooet, BC
  • Day 55 (7.27): Prince George, BC
  • Day 56 (7.28): Prince George, BC
  • Day 57 (7.29): Fraser Lake, BC
  • Day 58 (7.30): Telkwa, BC
  • Day 59 (7.31): Johnsons Crossing, BC
  • Day 60 (8.01): Whitehorse, YT
  • Day 61 (8.02): Whitehorse, YT
  • Day 62 (8.03): Haines Junction, YT
  • Day 63 (8.04): Burwash Landing, YT
  • Day 64 (8.05): Beaver Creek, YT
  • Day 65 (8.06): Tok, AK
  • Day 66 (8.07): Chistochina, AK
  • Day 67 (8.08): Glennallen, AK
  • Day 68 (8.09): Nelchina, AK
  • Day 69 (8.10): Wasilla, AK
  • Day 70 (8.11): Anchorage, AK
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