News & Notes: Measure E panel; Stratford looking to donate

June 29, 2014 

MEASURE E PANEL SEEKS STUDENT REPS

The Yosemite Community College District Measure E Citizens Bond Oversight Committee has vacancies for student representatives from Modesto Junior College and Columbia College. The committee meets quarterly, tasked with informing the public about the use of bond funds, reviewing expenditures and creating an annual report for the $326 million bond measure passed in 2004. Bond funds have built the MJC Community Science Center, renovated Founders Hall and paid for other projects. To apply, call (209) 575-6509 or visit www.yosemite.edu/bond/committee.

STRATFORD COLLECTS ITEMS FOR CHILDREN

Working with Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, The Stratford at Beyer Park assisted-living facility is asking local residents to donate toys, backpacks and clothing as part of its “Frozen” summer for children. In August, the children will be presented with the items and enjoy games and frozen goodies at an event hosted by The Stratford. Donations can be dropped off anytime through July at the Stratford, 3529 Forest Glenn Drive, Modesto. For more information, call Christina Mize at (209) 236-1900. Sierra Vista has been helping abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and families in crisis in the Central Valley since 1972. For more information, visit http://sierravistacares.org.

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