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12/04/2019 - Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro-Chipping on December 7th
Valley Springs, CA...Free Rabies Vaccinations & Micro-Chipping on December 7th

11/28/2019 - Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Valley Springs
Valley Springs, CA...Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Valley Springs.

12/03/2019 - Calaveras and Tuolumne County 4-H donors can double their gifts on Dec. 3
Calaveras County, CA...On GivingTuesday, California 4-H supporters will have an opportunity to double their impact with a gift in support of 4-H youth in ​Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. “4-H is the number one youth leadership program in the country, and we consistently hear from 4-H alumni that they attribute their college and career successes to the skillsets they learned in 4-H,” said Rosemary Giannini, 4-H community educator for Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec. 3, and throughout the year.

This year, Calaveras and Tuolumne County 4-H is asking local businesses and individuals to consider supporting their 4-H programs when making their year-end gift.

“Our goal is to raise $30,000 in support of the Calaveras and Tuolumne County 4-H program. With these funds, we will be able to provide more youth in our county with the skillsets that will set them up for life,” said Giannini. “We will use the funds to offset enrollment fees, purchase supplies, provide livestock loans, and offer fee waivers to camp and the state leadership conference.”

“We are thrilled and grateful to kick off this year’s giving season with a $15,000 gift for Calaveras County 4-H from a generous couple whose mothers were involved in 4-H and want to see the program grow. This lead gift gets us halfway to our fundraising goal,” said JoLynn Miller, UC Cooperative Extension 4-H youth advisor for the Central

Sierra Multi-County Partnership.
The California 4-H Foundation is participating with a $25,000 Giving Tuesday match offered to all 4-H programs throughout California. Each year, the California 4-H Foundation Board works to raise funds to offer a match incentive for the 4-H program.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity,” Miller said. “Donors will have the opportunity to double their gift and help us reach our goal!”

Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Those who are interested in joining ​Calaveras and Tuolumne counties’ GivingTuesday initiative can visit ​, click on the 4-H tile, and choose “Calaveras County” or “Tuolumne County.” For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (
About Calaveras County 4-H

Calaveras County 4-H engages approximately 600 youth through community clubs, 4-H camp, and afterschool programming. Community Clubs are located in Angels Camp, Copperopolis, Jenny Lind, Valley Springs, Mountain Ranch, Murphys, West Point, San Andreas, Mokelumne Hill (Calaveras Wranglers). 4-H projects include dairy goats, meat goats, pygmy goats, Nigerian goats, rabbits, Lego project, robotics, equine-advanced western, equine-beginning western, baking and breadmaking, dog project, woodworking, shooting sports-rifle, market poultry, market sheep, swine, poultry showmanship, beef, cattle breeding, cooking and sheep breeding.

About Tuolumne County 4-H
Tuolumne County 4-H serves more than 300 youth in the community through in school programming, 4-H camp, and community clubs. Tuolumne 4-H volunteers provide hands on learning through the following projects: dairy goats, pack goats, pygmy goats, Nigerian goats, rabbits, Lego robotics, equine, advanced sewing, beginning sewing, gardening, board games, shooting sports-22 program, market poultry, market sheep, swine, poultry showmanship, beef, cavies, roller skating, public speaking, record keeping, and entrepreneurship. Five community clubs meet in Sonora, Jamestown, Soulsbyville and Groveland.

About California ​4-H
4-H is the largest youth development program in the nation. The California 4-H Youth Development Program, which is part of the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, fulfills its mission of "engaging youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development" through a wide variety of research-based hands-on learning activities. These activities develop a young person's knowledge and experience in the areas of citizenship, leadership, STEM/ag, healthy living enhancing a youth’s life skills. In 2018, approximately 140,000 youth ages 5 through 19, and more than 20,000 volunteers participated in the California 4-H Youth Development Program.
11/15/2019 - Calaveras Football Thanks the Seniors Event Tomorrow Night
Valley Springs, CA...Calaveras Football came to an abrupt end on Wednesday and assuming some folks around the county might be free Friday night due to that, stop by Brew’gers this Friday night to congratulate the 2019 Calaveras Football Team on a hard fought season. All players, coaches, family, students, alumni and general public who have supported us since the beginning we hope to see you there. Please help share this as it’s short notice of course. Thank you again for your continued support.

From Calaveras High School....

"Due to an unfortunate clerical error, the 2019 Calaveras Football season has come to an end. Unknowing to coaches and administrators in the Calaveras Football Organization an ineligible player played in the closing minutes of our first round playoff game this past Friday night. Therefore, Calaveras has been forced by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section to forfeit the aforementioned contest ultimately ending the 2019 Football season for Calaveras Football.

First and foremost, we sincerely apologize to the the Calaveras Senior Football Players for this tragic mistake. As Football coaches we will be able to coach under the lights again, but for those seniors, they may never be under the bright lights again. Due to a minor infraction, these student athletes received the harshest punishment imaginable. It’s a ruling that truly does not match the infraction committed. Most of you seniors will never play this game again and we are truly sorry it ended this way.

Secondly, we would like to apologize to the parents, supporters and alumni of Calaveras Football. You’re unwavering support throughout the season for our players and coaches leaves us forever grateful. The moments experienced this season by these young men will be memories they carry with them for life. Thank you for the time and effort you put forth this season we are truly blessed as a coaching staff to have such a supportive community.

To close, the Calaveras Football Coaching Staff will do everything in its power to ensure something like this never happens again. Although we disagree with the results of this decision, we understand the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section’s stance in this matter. However, the error of a few must not infringe on a student athletes opportunity to pursue and achieve academic and athletic excellence.

Thank you to everyone involved in the Calaveras Football Program and the Calaveras Football Community for your continued support."
11/06/2019 - CCWD to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Valley Springs Wednesday Nov. 6
Valley Springs, CA...Residents of Valley Springs, Rancho Calaveras, La Contenta, Gold Creek, Southworth and Wallace are invited to join the Calaveras County Water District for a town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday November 6 at the Rancho Calaveras Property Owner’s Association Clubhouse, 3995 Highway 26, Valley Springs.

District staff will give a short presentation about CCWD’s goals and priorities along with an overview of completed and planned infrastructure improvements.

There will be a Q&A session following the presentation, and staff will be available after the meeting to respond to any additional questions in small groups.

Those with questions may contact Joel Metzger, external affairs manager, at (209) 754-3123 or
11/15/2019 - MEN: Make Time to Take Care of Yourself MTMC Marks Men’s Health Month with November 15th Workshop
San Andreas, CA...Many men neglect their health. Mark Twain Medical Center (MTMC) highlights oft-heard excuses and offers tips on how to take action at a Nov. 15 luncheon workshop. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and includes a complimentary luncheon. “The central theme is to make time to take care of yourself,” says Doug Archer, MTMC President and CEO. “Men tend to overlook their own health as everyday demands pull them in many different directions,” he adds.

“November is Men’s Health Month so we’ve planned this event to draw attention to local resources available to help men achieve and maintain good health,” Archer adds, “We will also focus on other items men should be addressing in a timely manner – like Veterans Benefits and establishing a Medical Power of Attorney.”

Featured speakers on men’s health issues are Dr. Vik Moharir and Dr. Wyatt Jaffe; both are physicians in the MTMC Emergency Room. Veterans’ resources will be explained by Natasha Johnson of the Calaveras Veterans Services Office

Topics include –
•Prostate Awareness •Healthy Tips for Better Quality of Life • Medical Power of Attorney
•Emergency Care Can Save Your Life• Local Resources for Veterans
This workshop is the latest in Mark Twain Medical Center’s “A Plan 4 Me” series which provides access to information that can help to address everyday situations, as well as identifying and preventing health issues. When attending their first session, participants receive a free “A Plan 4 Me” binder in which to organize reference materials distributed at each event.
Workshop seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve now; contact Nicki Stevens, MTMC Manager of Marketing & Business Development, at 754-5919.


About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access hospital providing inpatient acute care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also one of the area’s largest employers. More than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health and a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the nation dedicated to advancing health for all and serving communities in 21 states. For more information, please visit our website at Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.
10/18/2019 - Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening on October 18th
Valley Springs, CA...The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is slated to open with a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, October 18, 2019 located at 51 Wellness Way in Valley Springs - corner of Hwy 26 and Vista del Lago. It will begin at 10:00 am with a guest speaker and a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am. Then tour the new facility right after, with light refreshments served.

The Center will provide primary care, pediatric care, internal medicine, vaccinations, dentistry, radiology and laboratory services. It will be open Monday-Friday 8-5pm. We will see patients starting on Wednesday, October 16, therefore you can call now to make an appointment at 772-7070.

Because the center will be a federally designated “Rural Health Clinic” the target patient population is Medi-Cal, Medicare-Medi-Cal, and managed Medi-Cal. That said, anyone with any insurance may receive appointments and care and we expect about 20% of our patients to be Medicare, commercial insurance, or cash pay. Everyone is welcome.

The Valley Springs Health & Wellness Center is wholly owned and operated by the Mark Twain Health Care District.

“We are really excited about serving the community and providing access to care, customer service, and quality care at the highest level possible,” says Dr. Randy Smart, MTHCD CEO.

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09/21/2019 - The 2019 Artists Studio Tour
San Andreas, CA...The Artists Studio Tour is a two day event that offers art collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to tour the county and see the artwork of our rural and urban artists. Some of the artists on our tour rarely exhibit publicly, so this is an opportunity to meet them and see their work. It encourages a close personal relationship between artists and art lovers.

The tour is self-guided using a brochure provided free of charge at the CCAC Gallery on Main Street in San Andreas as well as businesses and libraries throughout Calaveras County, or online at our website. Maps inside the brochure will guide you through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods. You'll discover that Calaveras art is as enjoyable as its wine and gold rush towns.
09/28/2019 - Mark Twain Medical Center Showcases Local Health Resources at Fall Health Fair
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center presents the 21st Annual Fall Health Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Hospital Campus in San Andreas. “Participation in this event is just as enthusiastic now as it was when we started over two decades ago,” notes Doug Archer, MTMC President and CEO. “It’s a tradition – a great opportunity to find out about the latest in local resources for health care, wellness and social services.” He explains this Health Fair includes an especially wide-range of health and wellness professionals, nonprofit entities, and government agencies that collaborate in providing education, support services and lifestyle tools to the local community.

In addition, the event offers low cost health screening and services. Attendees can take advantage of a five-panel blood analysis, including a chemistry panel, thyroid, complete blood count, lipid panel, iron for women, PSA for men, and vitamin D deficiencies ($45); and Bone Density Screenings ($25). Those participating in the blood analysis should not eat or drink anything after 10 p.m. the night before. Adult Flu shots will be administered at no cost.

Archer notes over 40 community partners will be featured at the event. “They value our Health Fair as a great opportunity to offer insights into their areas of expertise including senior support and health services, health insurance information, long term and short term care, hospice, home health, mental health and nutrition. MTMC is proud to continue this tradition.”

Here is what some of the participating organizations have to share about why they are involved:

MACT HEALTH BOARD, INC., Kevin Cornwell, OD --“Access to eye care plays an integral role within health care today. Eye doctors routinely encounter the ocular manifestations of many systemic diseases through an eye exam. Many patients may be asymptomatic, yet have the signs of undiagnosed hypertension or type 2 diabetes in their eyes. Including optometry at health fairs gives patients a better understanding on the importance of receiving routine eye care to maintain their health.”

CALAVERAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, CALAVERAS TRANSIT AGENCY, Amber Collins Executive Director– “The MTMC Health Fair is a great (and free!) resource for agencies to gain exposure with the community, as well as other organizations. This is an ideal venue for Calaveras Connect to share information about our public transit system and how to access the service.”
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