Junior Citivan club
Want to meet new friends, plan fund-raisers and help someone less fortunate?
Junior Citivan, a community service organization for young people, is holding an information meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. The meeting will be in Room 3.
The group helps others, particularly those with physical and developmental disabilities, and promotes environmental and drug-abuse awareness. Junior Civitans improve their schools and communities through service to others. Junior Civitan is advised by the Stanislaus and Modesto Civitan adult clubs.
For more information call Jo Anne Mooney at 523-2027.
Teens can learn how to handle emergencies while caring for younger children at the Safe Sitter class presented by Oak Valley Hospital this month.
The one-day class is for girls and boys ages 11 to 15. The next class will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Oak Valley Care Center Education Room, 275 S. Oak Ave. at the corner of West H Street in Oakdale.
The Safe Sitter program teaches basic life-saving techniques, safety precautions to prevent accidents, how and when to summon help, and tips on basic child care. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters.
Cost is $35 per person. To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend the entire class and are required to pass a practical and written test to show they have mastered the key concepts and have learned the skills necessary to handle an emergency. Parental permission and pre-registration are required. Call 847-5121, ext. 201.
Cowboy Museum scholarships
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum will give four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Stanislaus County.
One of those four will go to a county graduating senior whose family is a member of the museum. Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year or two-year college program. Individuals must be active in either rodeo or production agriculture of horses or cattle. This is a merit scholarship and is not based on financial need.
Applications are available through school counseling offices or at the organization's Web site www.oakdalecowboymuseum.org.
All applications must be received by Feb. 29. For more information, contact Christie Camarillo at 847-5163.
MJC speech results
The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate Team went to the PSCFA Fall Championships at Cal State Los Angeles last month and several local students fared well.
Former Beyer High students Matt Cangiamilla, Jon Cottrell, and Carly McCullough took home awards.
Matt took first place in Dramatic Interpretation and an Octo-finalist award with his partner Danielle Lawson, a Big Valley Christian High graduate, in Parliamentary Debate. Jon took second place in NFA L/D Debate and a fourth place in Impromptu Speaking. Carly placed fourth in Prose Interpretation.
Jennifer Ramirez, a graduate of Johansen High, also finished fourth place in Informative Speaking. Rebecca Benjamin took fifth place out of 98 parliamentary debaters. MJC's next tournament is at Ohlone College on Jan. 25-27.
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