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Local Notes and Briefs


— Local Notes items to the Editor by Noon on Fridays — editor@advocate-news. com or by phone at 707969-6091.

— COVID-19, call the County Public Health Office at 707-472-2759. To contact the City of Fort Bragg, call 707-961-2823. All Fort Bragg citizens may contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200, and staff will direct you to the appropriat­e agency.

Services for needy dogs on the coast

FREE Vectra 3D flea/ tick repellent for dogs, free collars, leashes, and much more —including nail clipping (thanks to Salty Paws)—will be available at the Fort Bragg Food Bank, 910 N. Franklin St., Friday, February 3rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more informatio­n, call Second Chance at 707-964-7770.

Fort Bragg Girls Softball Registrati­on

Sign up now for girls ages four years (by April 1st) to 8th grade. You can either register with our online form, or paper forms can be picked up anytime at Rick Friar Insurance Agency on Main St. or at the C. V. Starr Community Center. Sign-up fees are $85 per player and $10 off registrati­on for siblings. The volunteer retainer is a $40 fee per family. The fee will be returned once 2 hours of volunteeri­ng are completed. We will not be able to accept ANY registrati­ons on February 1st. Please make sure you have your child registered before we close registrati­on. This also applies to ALL girls trying out for the middle school team. We understand tryouts will be after registrati­on closes, but middle school players need to register with us as their backup plan in case they are not selected for the middle school team to ensure that they do not miss out on a year of playing time. Please note we have broken up our old tee ball division and added a coach pitch-only division (no hitting off the tee). Tee ball division will continue to be the same as before, with the coach pitch then hitting off the tee. If you have any questions, email

Soroptimis­t Internatio­nal of Noyo Sunrise

Soroptimis­t Internatio­nal of Noyo Sunrise will host guest speaker Ron

White in person and on Zoom on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Ft. Bragg Senior Center Community Meeting Room at 490 N Harold St, Fort Bragg. Ron White, a retired park ranger, will be speaking on — Past, Present, and Future of Glass Beach. Glass Beach is the wellknown southern beach of MacKerrich­er State Park in Fort Bragg. For the Zoom link, email sinoyosunr­ise@ soroptimis­

Guest House Docents

The Guest House Museum

in Fort Bragg needs additional volunteer docents. Being a museum docent isn’t hard; it only takes a few hours a month. Being a docent is like being a good host in your own home. Docents greet everyone who comes through the museum’s front door. It’s where anyone can learn about Fort Bragg, the region, and what went into forming and keeping this community thriving. You don’t need to be a historian or “history nerd,” and training is available. To find out more, call 707 964-4251 or email info@fortbraggh­

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