Faces and Places Feb. 14

By: Shoni Jones,
-A +A


Knights of Columbus help two youth-oriented organizations

Each year, the Lincoln Council of the Knights of Columbus conducts a Toostie Roll ID Drive. The drive takes place over a weekend in either October or November and is typically conducted at a couple of our large grocery chains.

This year, Safeway and Fresh and Easy allowed us to stand at their doors and accept donations from the general public. This year, 75 knights manned the doors for 15 two-hour shifts. Many Knights pulled double and triple shifts.

The ID stands for intellectually disabled and 100 percent of the net funds from this drive are donated to two community organizations. Western Placer School District (special ed) and Ride to Walk are the two designated organizations.

The special education program at Lincoln High School ensures that all individuals with exceptional needs have available to them a free, appropriate public education and related services to meet their unique needs. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback-riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers and our community.

The Knights of Columbus, on behalf of our national Columbian Foundation, were able to provide a check for $1,165.50 to the Western Placer Unified School District and a check for $2,719.50 to Ride To Walk, Inc.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support, the businesses for allowing us to use their facilities and to our brother knights who opened up their hearts to help support this worthwhile endeavor!

Thank you and God bless.

Joseph L. Accurso, Grand Knight; John Freschi, ID Drive chairman; and Dave Luic, youth director, Lincoln


Sheridan Elementary hosts annual chili event

The Sheridan Elementary School PTC held its annual chili cook-off on Feb. 8.

More than 100 attendees tasted and voted on their favorite pot of chili.

Thirteen cooks competed in the event.



Uman graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Heather A. Uman recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

     Uman is the daughter of Maria Uman of  Plumas Lake.

If you have a photo or event you would like to see on this page, please contact Shoni Jones at