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American Veterans United will meet on July 24; veterans of the region invited

The local nonprofit American Veterans United will hold a monthly general meeting at 11 a.m. on July 24 at American Legion Post 211, 636 North H Street in Lompoc.

Veterans living on the central coast are welcome to attend.

Merchandise will be on sale at the meeting and a 50/50 raffle will take place afterwards.

The non-profit organization aims to help veterans and their families, including those seeking support with benefits and claims.

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

For more information visit avuinc.org, contact Henry Alfaro at 805 529-1313 or email [email protected]

The public event “Blessing of the Animals” will take place on July 25

First United Methodist Church of Lompoc invites the public to attend a community animal blessing event on Sunday July 25 at noon.

Participants are encouraged to bring a special furry friend to bless at church in exchange for a bag / box of dog or cat food to donate to CARE 4 Paws.

The blessing ceremony will be followed by a free outdoor picnic, located near the church entrance doors at 925 North F Street.

CARE 4 Paws is a local non-profit agency serving the locals and pets of the Lompoc community, providing low cost pet health care services and pet food to families. low-income and those who need food assistance for their pets.

The summer reading program grand prize draw is scheduled for September 1

Members of all ages are welcome to participate in the Lompoc Library summer reading program “Reading Colors Your World” to win fun prizes.

Each book connected to the Beanstack Tracker application is an entry in the drawing. The grand prize draw will take place on September 1st.

Only those who complete the challenges are eligible to win a prize to be collected from the Lompoc Library.

The program, which began on June 1, also offers “Take and Make” craft kits for children, teens and adults to pick up at the library, while supplies last.

In addition, the Lompoc Library announced its partnership with Turner Adventures page, where participants will have the opportunity to earn animal-themed badges every week of this month.

Program participants will travel through the ‘Once Upon a Time Machine’ for virtual adventures based on themes such as farm friends, fish tales, pet friends and famous creatures.

Each weekly theme includes five videos of professionally produced shows, author interviews, virtual tours and craft projects.

Community members can sign up for the summer reading program through the Beanstack Tracker app or on cityoflompoc.beanstack.org.

Those who have participated in previous reading programs with the Lompoc Library can access their Beanstack account to register.

The library invites members who wish to participate in the reading program but do not have Internet access to contact staff at 805-875-8781.

For more information on the Lompoc Library’s summer reading program and to view the full calendar of activities, visit www.cityoflompoc.com/library.

Lompoc Odd Fellows Extends North County Scholarship Competition Until July 31

the Lompoc odd scholarship recipients for the fourth consecutive year sponsors a trial scholarship competitions for recent graduates who reside in North County and are university-related.

The contest – where the winning essayist will receive $ 1,000 – has been extended and entries are being accepted until July 31.

Likely due to the pandemic, the fourth annual competition, which usually ends in May, had to be extended to attract more participation, according to Lodge Chief Noble Grand Joseph Benton.

“We wanted to give the graduates of the competition another chance by extending the deadline until the end of July; and we’ll announce a winner in early August, ”Benton said.

This year’s competition will ask new graduates to express in at least 300 words what friendship means to them in light of the pandemic.

“The Odd Fellows are all about friendship, and for us it’s more important than ever,” said Benton. “This year, we’re asking senior graduates going to college if they think differently about friendship now that the pandemic has been going on for over a year and we’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

College-related students and their parents can access the competition rules and steps to participate in lompocoddfellows.com/essay.

The City’s 2020 Water Quality Report is available for review

The city’s tap water once again met all drinking water health standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California, officials recently announced. .

Despite a difficult year defined by COVID-19, the Lompoc water treatment plant continued to provide high quality water service and maintained a full staff for treatment, maintenance and distribution, have officials said.

To view the 2020 Water Quality Report, visit the city’s website where the report is available in English and Spanish: www.cityoflompoc.com/government/departments/utilities/water

In addition, printed versions of the Water Quality Report 2020 are available at Lompoc Town Hall, Lompoc Water Treatment Plant, Lompoc Library, Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center and at the aquatic center.

Those who wish to receive a copy of the report by mail to their home or business, or have questions about the report, can call the Lompoc Water Treatment Plant at 805-736-1617.


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