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American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers

Riverside, CA, April 6, 2012, 3:00pm – The American Cancer Society is holding a New Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 7pm at the Society’s offices at 6355 Riverside Avenue in Riverside. An RSVP is requested. There are many different volunteer opportunities to serve as an American Cancer Society volunteer. All volunteers are matched with specific jobs, depending on their skills, interests, and time availability. Volunteers organize special events, advocate for public health legislation, drive cancer patients to medical treatment, help educate school children about the dangers of tobacco use, and assist on fundraising projects. The Society offers training opportunities, challenging and new experiences, and recognition for volunteer efforts. For more information about becoming a volunteer call the American Cancer Society Volunteer Hotline at (951) 300-1218. To find out more about cancer prevention, detection, treatment and recovery visit www.cancer.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31454.mp3|titles=Cancer...

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Kent Kessler Recognized by City Council for Graffiti Removal Efforts

Big Bear, Ca, February 14, 2012, 12:00pm – At Monday nights City Council meeting, Kent Kessler, a member of Big Bear Valley Citizens on Patrol, received a proclamation from the City of Big Bear Lake for his graffiti removal cleanup efforts.  According to Tiffany Swantek, Public Information Officer for the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, Mr. Kessler has been a local business owner for the past 21 years.  Over the past 17 years, Mr. Kessler has taken it upon himself to perform graffiti removal and cleanup efforts along the highways leading into and out of the Big Bear Valley.  This includes graffiti removal on road signage, boulders, electrical boxes, guard rails and wherever offensive and unsightly graffiti may exist.  Kessler has been a volunteer member of the Big Bear Valley Citizens on Patrol Unit since November, 2009.  When he joined COP’s, Mr. Kessler brought the graffiti removal program to the attention of the Sheriff’s Department.  Cleanup efforts are now done by Mr. Kessler and other COP members as part of their duties as public safety volunteers of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.  The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is grateful to Mr. Kessler for his continued dedication to law enforcement and his commitment to the community. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31352.mp3|titles=Kessler...

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Help Count Eagles and Learn More About Them This Weekend

Big Bear, Ca, February 9, 2012, 12:00pm – The Discovery Center is once again seeking volunteers for this weekends Eagle Count on February 11th. No experience is needed, but volunteers are encouraged to dress warmly and bring binoculars and a watch.  Volunteers should meet at the Discovery Center located on North Shore Drive at 8:00am on February 11th.  In addition to the eagle counting, there will also be a celebration for the Bald Eagle at 11:00am, in which US Forest Service Biologists will host a free one hour educational Eagle presentation at the Discovery Center.  Attendees will learn about the Eagles’ migration and behavior habits, an overview of hazards that have affected Eagles throughout history, and how the Eagle has recovered from historical lows as an endangered species in the 1970’s.   Our Bald Eagles normally migrate out of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains in late March, heading back to summer homes in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada. In recent years, a pair of Bald Eagles has remained at Lake Hemet and successfully produced several...

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Bush Family Chosen For Newest Habitat For Humanity Home

Big Bear, Ca, February 6, 2012, 4:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity has chosen a family for the new home that is currently under construction.  The Bush Family, consisting of Jessica and Donnie and their four daughters, was chosen as the family to buy house Number 5 of Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity.  According to Connie Baker with Habitat, when the house is completed, the Bush’s will buy the three-bedroom, two-bath home in Sugarloaf at zero percent interest as well as donating 500 hours in labor.  “We already have 46 hours in the project,” says father, Donnie Bush.  When asked why they think thought they were selected, 3rd grader Lexy said, “Because we are an awesome family!” And 5th grader Haley added, “Because we work as a team.”  Parents Donnie and Jessica Bush have been Big Bear Valley residents since they were teenagers and are thrilled with their future home, saying, “We’re going to make a beautiful home out of...

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Quilt Work Party: Quilts For Orphans In Africa

First Baptist Church will once again have a quilt work party on Saturday,  February 11th.  The Church and volunteers are helping create quilts for boys and girls in Africa that live at the orphanages the church supports.  The quilt party will start at 9am and will end at noon.  The church is in need of sewing machines, seamstresses and anyone willing to help, and you dont need to know how to sew.  For more information call...

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