Monday, March 8, 2010

890th defused bombs in Iraq: Monument honors Guard battalion

"Theirs was one of the most dangerous jobs in Iraq, and a monument unveiled Sunday pays tribute to the soldiers of the 890th Engineer Battalion of the Mississippi National Guard.

The latest mission was on the streets of Baghdad, finding improvised explosive devices and clearing the way."

Click here for more on this courageous unit.

Apple Hill Blossom Trail Run

"Ranches belonging to the Apple Hill® Growers Association are showcasing their blooming orchards, Christmas tree and vineyards on April 17th with a trail run to kick off our 2010 Apple Blossom Festival, sponsored in a partnership with Whole Foods Market.

A portion of the proceeds from the Apple Hill® Blossom Trail Run will benefit Hope House of El Dorado County. Hope House is a not for profit, transitional living program for homeless women with young children."

For more on the event, click here.