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Critter Corner: Critters, critters, everywhere, and are they all a hoot. They are so much fun to watch, and such a pleasure to have around. Mama Hawk is so happy she does not have to dodge rain drops anymore to feed her ever-growing family. She is so happy she has been all over the place, on top of everything, and up in the sky looking down to see what she can catch. We already know we are going to have a bumper crop of quail this year from all that we have now, and those that come by just to eat. The ladies are very full of eggs, or so it seems. They all can't be just be fat. We do have some that are not as large as others. Can't wait to see the little ones. They are so cute.

On a very sad note: We have the passing of Manny Marchado, Char Larsen, and Bill Oldt. All were friends and some very close to us. It is always sad to lose a person you know and have had much contact with. Please keep their families in your prayers, we will keep you posted on future plans.

Nipomo Native Gardens will hold their monthly clean up time from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7. All can help with this very worthwhile project that makes and helps Nipomo and the community, and that is always a good thing. It's well worth spending a few hours doing good for your community.

Nipomo Senior Center: Their monthly dine out will take place at the V Star Buffet in Penny's Shopping center on Sunday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. You will need to call if you need a ride. Also, their monthly potluck will take place on Friday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the center. Please wear a bonnet as they will be celebrating Easter. Please remember to bring your own plates and silverware. Hope all you seniors will join them and have a great time. Bring a friend and enjoy.

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Stay Stroke Free will again be doing their testing in Santa Maria at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, April 11. Pre-registration is a must. Call 1-800-364-0457 and use code FDTM098. I cannot say enough about this, as I have had several friends saved by taking these tests who did not know they had anything wrong. The test saved them lots of time, money, and health issues. Good thing to have done just as a precaution.

Nipomo Lions Golf Tournament, Fundraiser will take place Saturday, April 7, with many prizes, goody bags, and more. This event helps the cub assist the community with projects such as Backpacks for Kids, eyeglasses for kids, and many more projects that take place during the year in the community. Support of this event is support for your community and what happens during the year. Contact Mark Westfall, 343-0644. This is always a fun time and with all the prizes and other things going on including delicious dinners, you should not miss it. Besides, it helps your community.

Lions District 4-A3 Student Speaker: The final contest will take place on Saturday, April 28, at The Braille Institute in Santa Barbara located at 2031 De La Vina Street. Doors open at 9 a.m. Contest begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Lunch will be served at noon featuring tri tip, smoked chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, garlic bread, soda or water. Cost is $12 per person. RSVP by April 25. Make checks payable to “Lions District 4-A3" and mail them to Lion Mary Catherine Henggeler, 3198 Buttercup Lane, Camarillo, CA 93012. To purchase tickets online you may click No additional fees will be charged, just your lunch. I will remind you again in the near future. The kids work very hard for this and those who make it this far deserve to be heard and assisted.

Toni Weitzel is the owner of the Best of Everything, featuring unique gifts and gift baskets, and a former president of the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce. Nonprofit and other community organizations may submit items for this column by contacting her at 343-0283 or