News Briefs – Lake County Record-Bee


Hospice Services presents the 7th Annual Walk for Hospice

Hospice Services of Lake County is thrilled to present the 7th Annual Hike for Hospice, a fundraising and friend-raising event, on Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Highland Springs Park. Hikers and walkers who wish to participate in the hike are invited to pre-register on , call (707) 263.6222 or register on the day of the ride. Every hiker 12 and older is asked to donate $10 towards registration, and a $25 donation qualifies hikers for an event t-shirt.

Hikers or hike teams are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor their hikes by making a donation to Hospice Services of Lake County. Participants can invite their followers to go online and donate on their behalf, or they can collect donations and bring them to the event when they register to ride. Hikers will begin their hike after checking in at 9:00 a.m. at Highland Springs Park, 3600 E. Highland Springs Road, with an expected end time of 10:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. at the picnic area near the reservoir. Hikers can choose one of four hiking trails marked by trailblazer Kim Riley. The trails are one, two, three or 4.5 miles long. The hikes range from very gentle to a bit more challenging.

When the hikers return, the fun continues with refreshments, upbeat music and prizes awarded in categories such as “most money raised by individual and team” and “highest individual/team”. more creative”. Creative clothing is strongly encouraged.

This event is supported by many generous sponsors committed to the compassionate care provided by Hospice Services, including Calpine, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Lake County Tribal Health and VanDerWall Engineering. Highland Springs Park is off Highway 29, past Lampson Field Airport. Donations from this event will support Wings of Hope children’s programs and meet the special needs of Hospice patients. For more information, to register for a hike or to sponsor a hiker, go to www.lakecountyhospice.orgor email, or call (707) 263-6222.



Financial advice for students, June 2022

Knowing how credit scores work is important information for students, according to KHEAA.

Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a lasting effect on your purchasing power. You want to establish a good credit rating so you can tap into resources to buy a car or a house, or if you have another expensive need. A good credit score can open doors, but a bad one can make any transaction or loan more difficult and expensive. That’s why it’s important to learn how credit scores work and how they can affect your lifestyle.

Although there are several scoring methods, the most widely accepted comes from FICO. Your FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. These elements make up your FICO score:

  • 35% is based on your payment history. Early payments will have a higher number than on-time payments, which will score higher than late payments.
  • 30% is based on outstanding debt. This unpaid debt is the amount you owe on loans, mortgages, credit cards, etc. Having lots of credit cards can hurt your score, especially if you’re close to your borrowing limit.
  • 15 percent is based on how long you’ve had credit. The longer you have been borrowing and making payments on time, the better your score.
  • 10 percent is based on new credit. Opening multiple new accounts will negatively affect your score. Also, the more inquiries you have on your credit report in a year, the lower your score will be.
  • 10% is based on the types of credit you currently have. It helps to have a mix of loan types. If you have a credit card, an installment loan will even out the credit.

KHEAA is a non-profit public agency established in 1966 to improve student access to university. It provides financial aid and financial literacy information at no cost to students and parents.

In addition, KHEAA disburses Advantage Education Private Loans on behalf of its sister agency, KHESLC. For more information, visit



Fiddler’s Jam this month on Sunday

The next Fiddlers’ Jam is scheduled for Sunday June 5th. Music runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum located at 9921 Soda Bay Rd (Hwy 281) Kelseyville. Stage shutdown hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We can’t wait to get together in the barn for some old-fashioned fun at June Fiddler’s Jam. This festive afternoon of great music is provided by members of the Northern California Old Time Fiddler’s Association and guests. Enjoy clapping to classic songs and buy delicious food such as pie and barbecue, as well as beer and wine.


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