Community Briefing (2/28/14)

local@modbee.comFebruary 27, 2014 

LEGAL PROFESSIONALS OFFER SCHOLARSHIP

The deadline is Monday to apply for the Stanislaus County Legal Professionals Association’s Legal Secretaries Inc. Eula Mae Jett Scholarship Plan. There are three categories of recipients: high school, college and re-entry students. The scholarship specifically excludes law school. Past recipients have studied to become legal secretaries, paralegals, law office administrators and court reporters. In addition to the combined $9,000 in scholarships offered by Legal Secretaries Inc., the local association offers a scholarship. Any applications submitted for Legal Secretaries Inc. will also be considered by the local organization. For an application, call Kelly at (209) 499-0373.

DEADLINE TODAY FOR COWBOY MUSEUM SCHOLARSHIPS

Today is the deadline to submit an application for scholarships being offered by the Oakdale Cowboy Museum. Four awards of $1,000 each are offered to graduating high school seniors in Stanislaus County, and one of them will go to a student whose family is a member of the Cowboy Museum. The criteria for application is enrollment in a four-year or two-year college program. Individuals also need to be active in rodeo or production agriculture of horses or cattle. This is a merit scholarship and is not based on financial need. In addition, a scholarship fund in memory of Lowell C. “Doc” Dorius, D.V.M., will be awarded. That scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior from the Oakdale area. The applicant must be involved in – or aspire to be – in production agriculture such as animal nutrition, animal health, livestock and/or ranch management with a focus in the cattle industry. This also is a merit scholarship and is not based on financial need. Scholarship applications are available through school counseling offices, on the website www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org or at 355 E. F St., Oakdale.

FREE BACKYARD COMPOSTING CLASSES

The city of Modesto, in partnership with Modesto Junior College Community Education, is sponsoring free backyard composting classes this spring for residents of Modesto. Nonresidents are also welcome to attend, but there will be a $35 tuition cost for those living outside the city. The two spring classes will be held March 29 from 10 a.m. to noon and May 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling (209) 575-6063. Those attending and completing the class will be given a $5 coupon toward the purchase of a compost bin from the city. The class objective is to make information available on backyard composting, waste reduction/minimization, waste-efficient yard care and vermicomposting.

PROM DRESSES BEING COLLECTED

The Modesto assisted-living home Stratford at Beyer Park is holding a prom dress drive, collecting prom dresses for local high school students. The Stratford is accepting the dresses through March 15 in partnership with the local nonprofit Marissa’s Closet and Beyer High School. The dresses will be handed out March 21 at a special event. The mission of Marissa’s Closet is to distribute prom dresses to those less fortunate. No young woman is turned away, and everything is free of charge or obligation. For more information, call Christina at (209) 236-1900 go to www.marissascloset.org. Dresses may be dropped off at Stratford at Beyer Park, 3529 Forest Glenn Drive.

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