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illUiUllUllltll ltmmlmliUUBUn 12A Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Bucks for ducks: Conservation group to host banquet in Greenville Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor Conrad Nussbaumer has been installing and maintain- ing wood duck boxes in Indi- an Valley for so long, he's for- gotten where some of the box- es are. He began his waterfowl odyssey almost 20 years ago, with help from the California Wetlands Association. "I was smarter back then," he said. "I had all the kids helping." Local .youth used to help him build the boxes, install them and monitor them. Now it's just him and fellow gray-hair Tom "TJ" Johnston of Hamilton Branch, who has been help- ing for the past five years, Johnston sees his effort as something positive to do with his time -- a way of giving back since he enjoys hunting. "My job is to call 911 if Con- rad falls off the ladder," he said with a smile and a side- ways look to see Nuss- baumer's last step down onto firm ground. The two were out working Banquet details Indian Valley Ducks Un- limited committee members will host the annual ban- quet Saturday, April 18, in the Greenville Town Hall. The evening of entertain- ment will begin with a hap- py hour and auction preview at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., then the auction. The entr6e choices are prime rib or chicken, and a full bar will be available, as well as soft drinks, water and coffee. For tickets or more infor- mation, call, 284-1575. 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"Indian Valley used to be a swamp covered with cotton- woods," Nussbaumer said of times before settlers arrived in the last half of the 1800s. "Now it's all pasture with hardly any habitat left." Johnston had the ladder in place at the next box by then, and Nussbaumer climbed up, trimmed away a few willow branches to provide an unob- structed entry for the wood ducks, and then he oPened the still new-looking box and looked inside. "No shells in this one, just feathers," he said. So much for lucky number seven the first six boxes that day had been used, al- though the body of a mother ,duck that had died last spring from some unknown cause was found in one. Nussbaumer figures he has found the shells from an av- erage of 12-14 eggs in each box, and some of the best- used boxes have been among the oldest and holeyest. "You know, they'll eat be- tween 5,000 and 7,000 mosqui- to larvae a day," he sad of the wood ducks while he worked. "They'll lay one egg a day for about 14 days and Tom Johnston of Hamilton Branch and Conrad Nussbaumer of Indian Valley work together to clean out wood duck boxes in preparation for spring nesting in Indian Valley wetlands. Photo by Alida Knadler then they'll set." He looks forward to the Ducks Unlimited banquet in Indian Valley Saturday, April 18, and then to his return to Wyoming, where he's spent the warmer months since 1999. "I like the way they do things in Wyoming," he said with a big grin. "On the first day of hunting season all the kids get ot]t of school." With that, he shut the tail- gate, loaded up with John- ston and headed off with a wave to the next box. Lions to meet in Corn ing district governor and vice district governor, and awards to outstanding Lions and clubs are on the agenda for members from Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties. The current district gover- nor is Bob Garr of the fr"00---00nher ES o More than 50 Lions, Lioness and Leo clubs in northeastern California will be represented at the 51st annual convention of Lions District 4C1 to be held April 24-26, at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning. Seminars, forums, the district student speakers contests, election of 2009-10 Enjoy a Massage Enterprise Lions Club of Redding. Vice district gover- nor is Becki Stange of the Paradise Business and Pro- fessional Lions Club. Cabinet officers are Anita Schwarm, Enterprise (Redding) Lions, secretary; Donna Kendall, Yreka Host, treasurer; Dave Marceau, Weaverville, chaplain and Skip O'Brien, Anderson, immediate past district governor, Also attending will be region chairs Joe Schwarm, Enterprise (Redding) Lions Club; Maggie Robeson, Etna; Margaret Albiston, Willows and Paul Halcomb, Lama Rica Foothill Lions. Zone chairmen there will be Coy Moody, Redding Host; Sharon O'Brien, Anderson; Ed Solbos, Weaverville; Lee Hollowell, Shingletown; Flora Gordon, Big Valley Lions (Bieber); Roz Squair, Etna-Scotts Valley Lions; Mark Smith, Yreka Host; Karen Kelly-Havener, Red Bluff; Joe Miller, Paradise; Roberta Halcomb, Lama Rica Foothill; Patti Jenkins, Yuba City Sunset Butte Lions; Millie Ruble, Linda; Jim Norton, Yuba City Pride and Aron Whealy, Yuba City Peach Bowl Lions. 30 min. $30 - 60 min. *50 - 90 min. s65 evenings Pampering Arts Location in Susanville & Janesville Bringing important court ' services to your community: .File court documents Mediation services Spanish assistance Doyle 10am- 12pro Senior Citizen Center Tuesday, April 7 Herlong 1:30pro - $:30pm Family Resource Center Friday, April 10 Westwood 10am - 12pro Visitors Center Friday, April 17 Bieber 11am - 1pro Veterans Memorial Hall Tuesday, April 28 High Desert State Prison lOam - 12pro Tuesday, April 28 California Correctional  Center 1pro - 3pro Accept payments for traffic tickets & fines Legal information, family law facilitator, self help attorney For more information or to schedule appointments, call 251-8353 Place your ad todayin print and online! 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