Mark Twain HCD
seeks director

The Mark Twain Health Care District is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Directors.

Candidates are required to meet the same election criteria as other board members, and the appointment would only be until the next general election.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume stating reasons for requesting consideration for the position. Letter should be sent to MTHCD, attn: Peggy Stout, administrative assistant, P.O. Box 95, San Andreas, CA 95249, or email to .

Closing date for applications is Monday.

For more information, call (209) 754-4468.

Meals & Wheels for Meals on Wheels set

Tickets are on sale now for the 11th annual Meals & Wheels for Meals on Wheels slated for Aug. 26.

The event is a major fundraiser for Sierra Senior Providers Inc.’s Meals on Wheels Program.

The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include live entertainment at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, train rides, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, a best-dressed contest and dinner catered by Black Oak Casino Resort’s Seven Sisters.

Tickets cost $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight.

For tickets or more information, call (209) 533-2622, or go online to

TOPS meets Tuesdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight-loss support group, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

For more information, call (209) 213-9265.

Al-Anon groups
help families cope

Several Al-Anon Family Groups are offered throughout the Mother Lode.

The groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength, and hope to help solve common problems, stated a press release.

Meeting locations, days and times include:


• Sonora Alateen, 5:30 p.m., Starbucks, 13761 Mono Way, East Sonora (in The Junction shopping center)


• Noon AFG, 12:30 p.m., Sonora Hills Foursquare Church, 20415 Jamestown Road, Sonora


• Sonora AFG, 7 p.m., Alano Club, 19421 Village Drive, Sonora


• Willow Springs AFG, 12:30 p.m., Willow Springs Clubhouse, 20522 Willow Springs Drive, Soulsbyville

• Women’s Meeting AFG, 5:30 p.m., Sonora Hills Foursquare Church, 20415 Jamestown Road, Sonora.