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Public Safety Appreciation Night at the Elks Lodge

Honorees include recipients from ten different agencies for their service to the community

Ten Honorees With Elks Appreciation Awards
Carmichael Elks present annual awards to local Public Safety Appreciation Night honorees.

By Max Hartley
Posted: 4/17/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - On Saturday April 5th, the Carmichael Elks Lodge was the host for the Public Safety Appreciation Dinner. On hand were: State Assemblyman Ken Cooley representing the 4th Assembly District, Rob Olmstead District 4 Director for Senator Jim Nielsen, and Vanessa Olmstead representing County Supervisor Susan Peters, Exalted Ruler Ned Fox and his court of officers.

This year we honored ten different agencies or persons for their service to the community. The honorees received a plaque from the Elks Lodge, a Joint Resolution from both the California State Assembly and the Senate, and a Resolution from the County Board of Supervisors.

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Pitcher Jose Flores Hurls a Strike
Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Jose Flores fires another late inning strike.
Photo by Ben Barber

River Cats Pounce

By Ben Barber
Posted: 4/17/2014

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The start of the 2014 minor league baseball season might have snuck up on you with the Sacramento River Cats playing their first eight games on the road. Beginning in Salt Lake City, they split the series 2-2 with the Bees before they flew to Las Vegas where they battled the 51s to a 1-3 series loss.

Friday, April 11 2014, Raley’s Field, game one of three. After three flights and eight straight days of baseball, the River Cats had only three more games before a much needed day off. But it wasn’t Monday yet, it was Friday and the Cats still had work to do. The Bees had taken two wins in their first meeting, and with the home opener on the line, the River Cats were determined to give the fans a show.

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Join the Fun! Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast

Posted: 4/17/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The Carmichael Recreation and Park District is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th at the Carmichael Park Clubhouse, located at 5750 Grant Avenue in Carmichael.

The entire family can hop on over for a HUGE egg hunt, a great tasting pancake breakfast, lots of entertainment, exhibits and a large array of arts and crafts.

The egg hunt will be held rain or shine at 10 a.m. sharp. Don’t be late! Everyone must bring their own egg hunt basket or bag for picking up your Easter eggs.

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Beauty Queens Support Photo of Mary Purvis
For over 40 years, Mary Purvis (in photo) groomed sash-wearers to work for non-profits.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Crowning Volunteers to Serve

Community Benefactor Celebrated at Funeral

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 4/10/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Many people knew Mary Purvis as a woman whose abiding passion was beauty pageants.

There was much more than crowns and sashes to the Citrus Heights resident, but legacy’s spotlight inevitably falls on her enduring court of crowned protégés. “She was my hero, my savior, my teacher and my other mother,” said former Miss Orangevale Tamara Barbu-Brown (now California Talent Queen) at Purvis’s funeral. “She’ll always be the biggest jewel in my crown.”

Aged 86, Purvis died from complications following a recent fall. “Mary is now in the hands of the ultimate crown-maker,” said another of her pageant veterans.

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Cyndie Holland and Eva Willis Anoint Refurbished Pews
While parishioners line chapel walls, American River Community Church governors Cyndie Holland (left) and Eva Willis anoint refurbished pews with scented oil.The blessing was part of recent services to celebrate completion of a major spruce-up project. The church is among Carmichael’s oldest houses of worship.
Photos by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Church Makeover Complete

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 4/3/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Thirty two age-hardened Carmichael church pews recently took a trip to Southern California. They returned revarnished and reupholstered. User reviews since proclaimed them some of the most comfortable seats in Carmichael.

While American River Community Church members take pride in having one of the area’s oldest churches, outdated furnishings previously left much to be desired. “Some people used to bring their own cushions on Sunday,” lamented A.R.C.C. refurbishment manager Doris Reimer. “That was a sure sign that our pews were not comfortable… well, they’re comfortable now.”

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Show of Hands on Park Options

Master Plan Concepts Unveiled

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 3/27/2014


EDUCATION: It’s Everybody’s Business

By Edric Cane
Posted: 3/27/2014


Fair Oaks Launches Co-housing Neighborhood

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 3/21/2014


Atria El Camino Gardens Hosts Mather Aerospace Modelers

Posted: 3/13/2014


Hook A Trout; Win A Prize

Rancho Seco Recreational Area To Host Fishing Derby

Posted: 3/13/2014


Breakfast for the Birds

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 3/6/2014


Human Trafficking Hits Sacramento Region Hard

By Jan Dalske
Posted: 2/27/2014


Please Support Carmichael’s Parks

Open Letter
By County Supervisor Susan Peters
Posted: 2/20/2014


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