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Veterans Day Nov. 11

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Monday, November 21, 2011

PIPE DREAMS Pipe organ inspires creation of a fine wine by Plez Hill

Harmony Wynelands Winery took home two 2011 California State Fair Gold Medals for its French blend.

Wine Maker Shawn MacKay holds a bottle of “Pipe Dreams”.

This 1920s Robert Morton Pipe Organ served as the inspiration for “Pipe Dreams” and today entertains audiences at the Harmony Wynelands Winery in Lodi.

In Lodi at 9291 East Harney Lane there is an 18-acre old vine zinfandel estate winery called Harmony Wynelands Winery. It produces a wide variety of reds and whites, but its emphasis is on reds since that it what it farms. Partially hidden from view from Harney Lane is a unique building. It was built to house a large pipe organ that once played at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre in the 1920s while silent movies were shown on the theater’s screen. The pipe organ and its building are owned by Robert and Linda Hartzell. The building and its organ have been on the site before the winery and its vineyards were developed there. Today, the couple’s Harmony Wynelands Winery takes home Gold Medals from the California State Fair, while their historic pipe organ continues to enthrall audiences as it is played by a professional organist while silent movies are shown there during scheduled events. The pipe organ also became an inspiration for the creation of new wine called “Pipe Dreams.” “The pipe organ is a fantastic story. I think it is quite amazing that it is even out here and I wanted to exemplify that we are making some great wine called ‘Pipe Dreams’,” said Shaun MacKay, tasting room manager and wine maker at Harmony Wynelands. “I coined the term ‘Pipe Dreams’ because our building does house an old pipe organ. So, first of all I See PIPE DREAMS on Page 9

Veterans Day at Linden Calaveras Superintendent by Plez Hill

Dan Cardoza, Memorial Day facilitator for Linden, holds a booklet published in honor of Linden High School graduates who died in service of their country. He is standing at the Linden Veterans Memorial site.


A Veterans Day Memorial ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on November 11 in front of the Linden School District Office located adjacent to Linden High School on State Route 26. Here, a memorial was created for 15 Linden High School graduates who served their country at time of war and never returned. Dedicated in 2001, Linden’s Veterans Memorial symbolizes the unity and grass-roots effort of a small town to honor Veterans and those currently serving in the military. A booklet giving biographical information on the 15 graduates was created 10-years ago. It is continually reprinted and will be available free of charge upon request at the ceremony. According to Dan Cardoza, Memorial Day facilitator for Linden, some 100 people generally attend the 45-minute ceremony with a choir present and a wreath on display donated by local florist Fiore’s See LINDEN on Page 7

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Campbell gives update

by Plez Hill Mark Campbell, superintendent of schools for the Calaveras Unified School District, recently spoke before the Valley Springs Area Business Association. During his talk he said that his school district is the biggest in the county and larger than all the other county school districts combined. Campbell said that he wants every student when they graduate to be able to make choices, like deciding whether to go to college, going to a trade or tech school, going into the military or going directly into the work force. He said they want to give the students the tools they will need to be successful in whatever direction they decide to choose. During the question and answer period a question arose about standardized testing, Campbell said that he does not want to dismiss standardized testing because “we do

Mark Campbell, CUSD superintendent of schools

real well” as compared to the state, but that he didn’t want the school district to be judged just by standardized testing alone. He said the district’s graduation rate is “anywhere from See CAMPBELL on Page 4

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“On The Air” at Jenny Lind Elementary By Amanda Chaddock,

While talking to the students, it is apparent that many of them feel like they have conquered being shy as a result of being a part of this program. One of the members, Megan Wilhelm, says, “I like being involved with things associated with the school and this has helped me to be a lot less nervous in front of crowds.” Similarly, Patrick Carvalho describes himself previously “As always shy. My parents were surprised when I wanted to be a part of KJLE. I don’t think I’m as shy now.” Mr. Roberson says he has seen “incredible changes” in the students, he believes the program is a “Confidence builder...that is a powerful piece of what is happening here.” In addition to gaining confidence, the students are also learning a great deal about public speaking. “If you make a mistake, you have to be able to recover,” says Destinee Berry. Along with learning about cameras and computers, KJLE proves to be a fun and educational experience.

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At Jenny Lind Elementary School, the morning news is not just for adults. A group of students at this school participate in their very own news program three mornings a week. Led by Tim Roberson, KJLE is an opportunity for students to put on their own morning news. Each classroom has a television and can tune into the news report at the start of class. When it is time to begin, the group enters their studio where they handle every aspect of the live broadcast. Each day they rotate jobs, giving them experience in roles both behind and in front of the camera. The news report begins with a shot of a Jenny Lind Elementary School banner accompanied by lively music to capture the attention of their audience. They then proceed to making announcements, acknowledging birthdays, and presenting school news. They give quick, factual information that may be interesting to the large age range that exists in the K-6 audience. The students also give facts about upcoming events at the school, such as Red Ribbon Week. After presenting their stories and giving a weather report, the news team leads the school in the Pledge of Allegiance. KJLE, which began in 2003, is a group of committed and enthusiastic 6th graders. “I think it’s great for kids to experience what other people do. This teaches you what you need to know if you wanted to do this when you’re older,” states KJLE member Tyler Hamre. When asked if this is a career he would like to pursue, Tyler quickly responds, “It is definitely a possibility because it is so much fun!” While watching the ten minute news program, it becomes evident that the students thoroughly enjoy the whole process. They also take their work very seriously, taking turns watching the news cast and critiquing it afterwards. They discuss ways to improve, such as making eye contact, talking slower, the volume level, etc. Paying attention to these details ensures that the students are

The KJLE Team. Starting from the top left: Hannah Adosca, Tyler Hamre, Patrick Carvalho, Destinee Berry, Megan Wilhelm, Sierra Hedstrom, Madison Wyllie, and Taylor Busi.

learning a great deal about communication. It also proves their dedication to consistently improving their program. The students themselves are aware of the progress they are making. As one of the KJLE members, Hannah Andosca says, “My favorite thing is usually watching everybody improve; it is very interesting.” The news crew arrives early to school to prepare their segments on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. As Tim Roberson puts it, “They give up socializing three times a week. It shows their commitment.” The students become a part of the team by applying and then going through an audition process. Former members watch them read in front of the camera and ask them questions to help determine who should be invited to join. Once they become a KJLE reporter, they begin to learn valuable skills. Sierra Hedstrom has learned a lot about, “Teamwork and how

Rehearsing the broadcast, from left: Taylor Busi, Madicon Wyllie, Hannah Adosca, and Sierra Hedstrom.

to power a camera.” The group also had a chance to go on an educational fieldtrip last year to the KCRA studio, where they were excited to see the green screens and moving cameras.

Destinee Berry giving the weather report.

Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Teddy Bear Clinic draws 450 children

by Plez Hill

Smokey The Bear and CALFIRE give children some fire safety tips.

This past week Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas held its 5th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Kindergarten children from schools throughout the county were invited to attend the event with the clinic being held over a three-day period so all schools could participate. Some 450 children attended. According to Nicki Stevens, manager of marketing and business development for MTSJ, the purpose of the clinic was to familiarize young children with the hospital facility, to help eliminate any fears the children may have of the hospital and to encourage children to think about pursuing a healthcare or public service career in the foothills.

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Children doing exercises in the MTSJ’s Physical Therapy Department.

Each school spent a good part of a morning touring the hospital’s Emergency Room, Cardiac Rehab and Dietary, Physical Therapy, Laboratory and Radiology departments. The children were then given familiarization presentations and safety tips from various public service organizations like CAL FIRE, California Highway Patrol, Calaveras County Sheriff ’s Department, San Andreas and Angels Camp fire departments, American Legion Ambulance and PHI Airmed, REACH

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Airmed and CALSTAR Airmed. All the agencies interacted with the children. After learning about the hospital and the public agencies, the children were treated to a lunch that included pizza, fruit and water. Each child was given informational literature in a bag along with a special gift, a teddy bear wearing a stethoscope. Getting close to the REACH Airmed helicopter was fun and informative.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Monday, November 21, 2011

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Heavy Metal bands give riveting performances at Rossetti’s Theory of Our Kind (T.O.O.K.)

by Plez Hill Five Heavy Metal bands recently played before a large audience at Rossetti’s in Wallace. The sound of each group was unique and brought with it an array of sounds rarely brought together at one venue. The bands in order of appearance were: Torture Approval, Theory of Our Kind (T.O.O.K), Against It All, Altered Ego and Years of Aggression. All groups are from the area. TLSN arrived at Rossetti’s too late to review Torture Approval, but the other four groups proved to be accomplished within the Heavy Metal genre of music as well as entertaining. Overall, their musical arrangements were above average and it was clear from the onset that they were far more than musicians; they were also performers – motivating members of the audience to move onto the dance floor to the multi-faceted rhythms of their vocals, drums, bass and lead guitars. Among the five groups there was one female performer, Jennifer Hansen-Silva from Sutter Creek, the singer for Years of Aggression. Hansen told TLSN that she writes her own lyrics. “All my lyrics are written to inspire people, it’s not just screaming,” Hansen said. Heavy Metal music has a following and Rossetti’s clearly has become the venue for this kind of music. Those responsible for helping to bring this genre of music to Rossetti’s are its owner Joe Pena along with Heavy Metal enthusiasts Mike Sthal and Mike Meidinger. Come April, there is a good possibility that Rossetti’s will also play host to the sounds of country music. For more information, please contact Bob Maiden at (209) 304-3791. Pictured here are four of the five Heavy Metal groups that entertained an appreciative crowd at Rossetti’s.

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Joe PeÑa, owner of Rossetti’s

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Preliminary planning underway for Calaveras bus stop improvements by Plez Hill Nine existing bus stops in Calaveras County are looking at being improved, according to Jamie Azarvand, transportation

planner for the Calaveras County Public Works Department. While still in the preliminary planning stages, these improvements are scheduled to take place at one bus stop in La Contenta, two in Arnold, two in Murphys, three in San Andreas and one in Copperopolis.

This is an example of a bus stop improvement with bench and shelter in Mokelumne Hill. A similar bus stop can be found on Daphne Street in Valley Springs.

The rectangle drawn on this aerial photo of Vista Del Lago Dr. and State Route 26 in La Contenta shows the area being surveyed for a possible new and improved bus stop.

Tom Holcomb, crew chief (left) and Johnny Livingston, field crew member, both from Golden State Surveying and Engineering in Sonora, survey the site at Vista Del Lago Dr. and State Route 26 in La Contenta. They are surveying a possible location for an improved bus stop adjacent to the La Contenta Plaza parking lot. The bus currently stops in the parking lot not far from the Pizza Factory.

The improvements range from merely having a bench to having a bus shelter with lighting, “but all improvements will include accessibility for wheelchairs,” Azarvand said. “There currently are 33 active bus stops and after these nine stops are improved, 55-percent of our bus stops will have been improved over the past three years.” Because of funding, Azarvand said she expects the Copperopolis bus stop to be completed by March 2012 with the other stops being completed by June 2012, depending on weather and other circumstances.

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Your Calaveras local scoop News CAMPBELL continued from Page 1 95 to 97-percent” and that the district has a very low drop-out rate and a safety system in place when kids are not successful. Regarding drugs, Campbell said the district has done a “phenomenal” job keeping them off of campus, but also said, “I am not saying it is not on campus, but the kids are more aware of the consequences for bringing it on campus.” Campbell said kids are informing the schools when they know drugs are on campus. When a question arose about “bullying,” Campbell responded, “You can’t dismiss it, you can’t ignore it. It is up to us to make sure it is properly dealt with. You can’t treat it as a

“Stuff The Bus” to help feed the hungry in Calaveras County

boys will be boys type of issue.” He gave examples of how the issue is being pro-actively dealt with in the district. Concerning the possibility of teachers being laid-off, Campbell said the school laid-off eight teachers last year, but was able to get six back this year which enabled class sizes to be smaller. He said he does not want to lay-off teachers in March, but emphasized if the state comes back with a radical cut in budget, then laying-off teachers would have to be considered. He said the size of support staff is “barebones” and that leaves only teachers to be cut. A statistical update on CUSD, provided by Campbell, below:

How much food can we stuff in a bus?

Helping to “Stuff The Bus” (from left): Jeannie Hayward, Program Director, Food Bank; Jamie Azarvand, Transit Manager, Calaveras County Public Works; Cynthia Lawrence, Operations Manager, Paratransit Services.

Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) − Facts and Figures 2011/2012 Sites/Programs: 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, 3 alternative education programs and 1 independent study program Student enrollment: 3323 students (a drop of 240 students since 2008 and 438 since 2002) BUDGeT Total Budget: 26 million dollar reserves: 7.4% this year, 5.8% projected next year and 4.5% the year after (factoring in additional cuts) State funding per student: $5200 (over $1000 less than what we should receive) Overall funding per student: $7800 Areas cut since 2009: teachers, support staff, administration, elementary music and sports programs, transportation Personnel: 84% of the budget goes to staff Staffing: 359 employees (used to be over 400) including 158 teachers (reduced by 30+ over last three years) PrOGrAM hiGhLiGhTS high School exit exam−over 90% passage rate during first opportunity State Accountability−4 schools have surpassed the state target of an 800 API (Academic Performance Index) Fine Arts−course offerings of Band, Choir, Art, Ceramics, Photography Career Technical education (CTe)−Medical Science, Police Science, Cosmetology, Drafting/Architecture, Agriculture, Automotive, Technology high-achieving students−Advanced Placement and Honors courses Low-achieving students−academic intervention/support classes Graduate Outcomes 20%-25%...4 year college 60%-65%...2 year college or trade school 5%...military force

Calaveras Transit and The Resource Connection Food Bank are teaming up for the first ever “Stuff the Bus” food drive. The public is invited to help “Stuff the Bus” with nonperishable food items and frozen turkeys to help feed hungry families in Calaveras County this holiday season. The goal is to fill an entire Calaveras Transit bus with food donations at each location. Filling up just one bus could feed hundreds of families. This is an opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to help stuff a bus with non-perishable food items. The following items are urgently needed: frozen turkeys, canned soup, canned meat, peanut butter, pasta, rice, oatmeal, cereal, stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned beans, dry beans, cans of chili, tomato products, canned fruit, and canned vegetables. Some 900 turkeys are needed at Thanksgiving and 1,300 turkeys at Christmas! Those who wish to contribute are asked to bring frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations made payable to “Santa’s Express” to the Calaveras Transit bus during one of the events. Volunteers will be collecting food and “stuffing the bus” at the following locations:

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260 South Main St. Angels Camp Angels Food Market 396 North Main St. Items can also be dropped off in San Andreas at Calaveras Transit’s Customer Service Center located at 750 Industrial Way or at the Food Bank located at 206 George Reed Drive. In addition, donations can be taken to any of the red Santa’s Express Boxes; which are now placed in over 80 locations throughout the community. The Santa’s Express Committee anticipates 900 families in need of a holiday meal at Thanksgiving to prepare at home. Every $25 can provide a holiday meal to a family. Food donations and monetary donations are both important to be able to serve the community during the holidays. All donations go directly to the Santa’s Express distributions at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Christmas, the Food Bank will be serving approximately 1,300 families. For more information, please call the Food Bank at 209-754-1257.

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is in full swing and we need your help! We will be serving 900 families in Calaveras County at Thanksgiving a holiday basket of food that they can cook for themselves at home. Won’t you please consider donating today? Send your check payable to The Resource Connection Food Bank, P.O. Box 919, San Andreas, CA 95249 (mark it “Santa’s Express”). For every $25 you donate, you will feed a family during the holiday season. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please call 2097 5 4 1257.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Monday, November 21, 2011


Your guide to a good time, at home or on the town.

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Cost-conscious couples can still enjoy dining out by employing a few simple money-saving strategies. In light of the economic downturn of the last several years, many couples and families have chosen to forgo dining out in an effort to save money. Though such decisions may not have helped the restaurant industry, they have helped consumers save substantial amounts of money. But couples and families who enjoy dining out don’t have to avoid such excursions entirely. In fact, there are many ways diners can save while still enjoying what their favorite restaurants have to offer.


Practice portion control. Restaurant servings are often larger than those a person would eat at home, so practicing portion control by splitting an entrée when dining out can be an ideal way to save some money. Restaurants typically charge a nominal fee to split plates, but that fee pales in comparison to the price of a second entrée. Splitting an entrée is also a good way for dieters to enjoy their favorite restaurants without overeating. Say so long to cocktails. Adult beverages typically make up a large chunk of the average restaurant tab. By skipping those pricey cocktails and choosing water instead, men and women can save substantial amounts of money. If water is too bland, ask the waiter to add a lemon wedge or a slice of lime to the water. Buy the local Sunday newspaper. The Sunday newspaper is often loaded with coupons for local businesses big and small. This includes local restaurants that, in light of the struggling economy, could be offering significant discounts to diners in an effort to entice more people to enjoy dinner away from home. Buy the Sunday newspaper and peruse it for deals from favorite restaurants, just be sure to read each coupon carefully, as many are specific as to when the coupons can be redeemed. Also be on the lookout for special coupon books or mailers sent to the house. Finish the meal at home. Rather than buying dessert at the restaurant, make desserts at home. Kids can craft their own sundaes, and parents will save on costly desserts. Set the timer on the coffee maker so by the time the family gets home from dinner, there’s a fresh pot of coffee waiting to accompany your homemade dessert. Consider a picnic at the park. Dining out doesn’t have to mean eating dinner at a restaurant. Couples and families can enjoy a night away from the kitchen by enjoying a picnic under the sun or stars at a nearby park. For families, consider a night camping in the backyard, complete with tents and a fire to enjoy some s’mores. Dine out for lunch instead of dinner. One of the easiest ways to save when dining out is to dine out for lunch instead of dinner. Restaurants typically charge much less for lunch than dinner, and lunch portions are smaller than entrées available at dinner, helping dieters save some money and keep the pounds off at the same time. Though it’s wise to save money while the economy continues to struggle, couples and families can still enjoy their favorite restaurants without breaking the bank.

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It was a balmy October day Saturday the 22nd when over 70 cars pulled into the Squeeze Inn parking lot in Galt for their second car show. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and even bicycles were welcome in the no entry fee show. There were all kinds of vehicles there from original, to completely restored,

Katie Hausauer helped organize the event and would like to thank the Over the Hill Gang of Sacramento for all their help. “We are very happy with the turn out” says Hausauer. “We had such a great response and so many participants, that we are probably going to make this an annual event.”

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to hot rod and soup up cars. Some cars even had murals, flames, or loved ones painted on them. In addition to no entry fee, patrons were offered a special purchase where for five dollars they could get a Squeeze burger with cheese, fries and a drink. The Squeeze Inn was packed all day, but the servers were still able to sneak outside and pick the winners. Harold Doll brought his 1967 Dodge Charger. His mother was the original owner and he got the car from her after she gave up her liscense in 1998.Everything in the car is still original except for a new paint job. Doll loves doing car shows. “It gives us something to do on the weekends and a way to show my classic car off ” says Doll. “Its body design is something very unique. It even has bucket seats in the back. You can sleep or haul wood back there. We also really enjoy visiting with all the people.”


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A Soldier’s Story and the good citizens of ione Plaque at Memorial Park honoring P.F.C. Jay-D Harold Ornsby-Adkins

by Plez Hill

A couple of months ago, for the purpose of writing a story, I visited the City of Ione to determine whether the closing of Preston had an economic impact on the city and its residents. After interviewing several people, I came away with a genuine admiration for the city’s citizens because, despite the city’s economic downturn due to Preston’s closing, the local citizens maintained their high spirit and positive outlook for the future. I recently returned to Ione to shoot some photos of Ione’s Veterans Memorial Park for our Veterans Day issue. As I walked along Main Street heading for the park I stopped in front of the post office to look at a photo of a fallen soldier and to read a portion of a letter he had posthumously written to the citizens of Ione. The photo and letter are taped to the post office’s front window so passersby can view and read it. The soldier’s last name looked familiar, Ornsby-Adkins, but when you are in the newspaper business you run across a lot of names that are similar for various reasons.

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P.F.C. Jay-D Harold Ornsby-Adkins

I was born an Australian citizen. At the age of five my mum moved us to the United States. I grew to love and proudly serve my new country by enlisting in the United States Army. December 2006 was quite possibly one of the greatest months of my life. December 8, 2006 I graduated boot camp. On December 9, 2006 I turned 21 years old. Nine days later I married the love of my life and childhood sweetheart Ashley Ornsby-Adkins. I spent a wonderful Christmas with my devoted and loving mum Robyn Ornsby. The New Year was sure to be the best of my life. On March 13, 2007 I deployed from Fort Benning, Georgia to Salman Pak, Iraq. I was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. On April 28, 2007 my humvee was struck by a road side bomb and enemy gun fire. Along side 2 of my brothers in arms, Sgt. Glenn D. Hicks Jr., 24, and Pvt. Cole E. Spencer, 21 I lost my life. Though it seems as if I am no longer here my spirit lives on. Upon the news of my passing thousands of people surrounded my mum and wife. Citizens from all over had

made a shrine out of my mum’s hair salon. They had placed dozen’s of cards, flowers, candles, and memorabilia in front of her salon. It took a couple of weeks before I was returned home to my mum and wife. Upon my arrival I was escorted by a precession of police, fire, city officials, and close friends. When we pulled into my home town I could not believe what awaited for me there. Thousands of people had come to watch a fallen soldier’s final ride home. The streets were lined with citizens waving American Flags and honoring my ultimate sacrifice. It did not stop there. Each year on the day of my passing the small town of Ione, the one I grew up in, still holds a candlelight vigil in honor of not only myself, but my fellow American Hero’s. A bridge has been named after me in my honor. My picture still hangs in our local Post Office and people still remember my name. My spirit remains as long as I am always remembered and never forgotten! ~Jay-D


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As written by his mother Robyn Ornsby and her friend Dusty Stahl

“There is nothing worse in the whole wide world than losing your child, but the love and support from this community has helped pull me through.” She also said, “I feel so grateful to be from this community and this town. I don’t think if I lived anywhere else I would have gotten the same love and support.”

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their service to the community and nation. Printed on the back cover of the booklet is a poem which reads: Never again will the Flag we see But in the red and the blue And the white of it will a young boy be Whom in happier days we knew. The word has come that his voice is stilled, And his star has turned to gold, And we read the phrase: “In action, killed!” And we are the safe and old. Now he’s part of the anthem we shall sing Of the home of the brave and free, And, the Flag, is a far more precious thing Because of such boys as he.

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Floral. Flowers of red, white and blue colors are planted in the Memorial area prior to the event and American flags are freely displayed throughout the area. On November 10, Veterans and those currently serving in the military are invited to have a free dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Linden High School’s multi-purpose room. Cardoza said there are many Veterans and people currently serving in the military who reside in the Linden area, but people do not know who they are. He hopes they will attend the ceremony so they can be honored for

Within a few minutes I arrived at the park and was impressed by the Veterans Memorial, including a list of names of soldiers who served in World War II hanging on a wall overlooking the park. A large bronze plaque honoring the soldier whose photo I had seen at the post office was also displayed at the Memorial. Desiring to learn more about this soldier, I would later make some phone calls. One phone call led to another and I finally was able to find and talk to the fallen soldier’s mother. Within a few moments after talking to her on the phone, I realized who I was talking to – it was Robyn Ornsby, one of the people I had interviewed for my Preston story. Suddenly this story became very personal for me. I was able to place a mother’s face to a tragic event. What appears on this page is about a soldier, his mother, her good friend and the good citizens of Ione. Here you will find a copy of the letter I saw taped on the post office window along with the photo I saw. Nothing has been edited and no heading was added to the letter. This is the story as I saw and found it.




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Nepal wags his tail and stares with love at his companion, Jason Morgan. Nepal is more than a loving ______ for Jason. Jason is an Air Force veteran who was _____________ in the line of duty 11 years ago, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Thanks to an organization called Canine Companions, Jason now has more independence than he ever thought _____________.

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Your TLSN Local Scoop News PIPE DREAMS continued from Page 1 wanted to pay homage to the old pipe organ because it…started the momentum of our winery. Then, secondly, the image on the front of the bottle is an example of the kind of magic I am trying to portray this place has.” MacKay said the fruit he is using in “Pipe Dreams” is 100-percent estate grown and is fermented with 100-percent wild yeast from the vineyard much like the French do in their country. He said the flavor profile of the wine is unique to this vineyard only. “‘Pipe Dreams’ is really about this winery and what we have going on. We are sustainable farmers. No herbicides, no pesticides,” MacKay added. Only 1,200 bottles of the wine have been produced and according to MacKay, the wine is non-vintage old vine zinfandel, primarily 07, 08 and 09. Each bottle, he says, sells for $44 and is the winery’s highest end wine. The words, “Enjoy the dream,” are printed on each bottle’s cork. “This refers to not only the wine, but life,” MacKay continued. “We can all agree that life is a dream and if we enjoy it, it will be a good dream.” Winery hours are Mon.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, phone (209) 369-4184 or email:

Some of the organ’s pipes.

A bottle of “Pipe Dreams” is displayed in front of the 1920s Robert Morton Pipe Organ.

Whatever happened to the BIG pumpkin?

by Plez Hill

A photo of a 1,250 pound pumpkin displayed at the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel was featured on the front page of the last issue of TLSN. This was the largest pumpkin ever grown in Amador and Calaveras counties. Whatever happened to that pumpkin? On Saturday, Oct. 29, Ed Wickman, Jackson Rancheria’s director of food and beverage, spent some eight hours carving it into a chimpanzee. A self-taught artist, sculpturing is not new to Wickman. He has been sculpturing for 10-years from ice to sand on the beach. Among Wickman’s tools of trade are chisels from Bali which he used to help carve through a pumpkin skin five inches thick. The photos presented here show the progress of Wickman’s work with the final photo showing Wickman next to his completed work holding a copy of TSLN featuring the BIG pumpkin. The sculpture will remain on display at Jackson Rancheria through Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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In Honor of Those Who Have Served Our Nation “The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” – President Calvin Coolidge

A concise history of Veterans Day

American Legion Posts Serving Amador and Calaveras Counties, Galt, Lodi and Linden

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 for those who died serving the nation during “The Great War.” An armistice, i.e., a cessation of hostilities, between Allied countries and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In 1938, the 11th of November in each year was declared a legal holiday. In 1953, Alvin King, the owner of a shoe repair shop in Emporia, Kansas, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. A bill to change the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 26, 1954.


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GALT: World War I Memorial at Railroad Park.

GALT: Plaque on World War I Memorial at Railroad Park.

IONE: Memorial at Preston Ave. and W. Main St.

JACKSON: Memorial Wall at Hwy. 49 and Airport Rd., behind American Legion Post 108.

LINDEN: Memorial in front of Linden Unified School District office at 18527 E. Main St.

LODI: All Veterans Plaza next to City Hall.


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For a schedule of Veterans Day activities in your area please contact your local chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or American Legion post.

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coMMuniTY Scoop Lodi Amber’s Armoire provides luxury for less By Paige Lampson Scoop Staff Writer Amber’s Armoire located at 22 West Lodi Avenue is a new store in Lodi and they specialize in new and gently used formal and wedding wear. In today’s economy many people don’t like spending full price for a formal or prom dress that they are only going to wear once. Amber’s is full of new and gently used formal and brand new designer wedding dresses. Most of the dresses they carry are 75% or more off retail. Amber’s Armoire is also full of lots of sparkly things to accessorize your event from shoes, to jewelry, to hair adornments. All the prices are reasonable. The most expensive designer wedding dress in the store runs $500 and the formal dresses sell for $40-55. There are a large variety of sizes available from 1-2X. They have wedding dresses for a casual backyard wedding to the most formal of

Antique Group boasts true antiques By Paige Lampson Scoop Staff Writer The Antique Group, located at 15 W Oak Street in Lodi, is an antique lover’s dream. Owner Tracy Burgett and his son Alan have been collecting for over 40 years. Customers are often amazed that the store is full of “true antiques” from as early as the 1800’s. Burgett says he has always like old things and began collecting old cars. He opened the store two years ago to better show off his treasures. The Burgetts are very knowledgeable on many different kinds of antiques and customers can look forward to a history lesson when they visit. They can even help customers with their own antique questions and are often looking for products for the store, While some of their favorite things to buy and sell are old televisions and antique clocks you can also find thousands of other things in the store including furniture, stickley, art pottery, art glass, art nouveau, art deco, art, lamps, vintage toys, and jewelry, The store is decorated with some very old and unique Halloween decorations that customers will enjoy. Please visit and look for that special Christmas gift for that special person. Please see ad this page.

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events. There are hundreds of formal dresses in all lengths and colors, but for this time of year the store has stocked up on black dresses for holiday parties. Customers are encouraged to bring the dress back after the event for either a store credit or purchase. There are also little girl dresses perfect for flower girls or first communion. Owner Amber Dayton opened the store because she felt there was a need in this economy. “It’s silly to pay full price for a dress you are only going to wear once” says Dayton. “We are providing a full service boutique with everything you could possible need for you special day from event planning, photography, primp and press service and even a Bridal Kit with over 50 items that a bride might possible need on her wedding day.” So, if you have a special event coming up, make sure you stop at Amber’s Armoire first.

Shelf after shelf of accessories of all kinds are for sale at Amber’s Armoire.

Catherine Johnson and owner Amber Dayton display a few of the styles available in the store.

Photos by Paige Lampson Antique Group owners Tracy and Alan Burgett have decorated the outside of their Oak Street store for customers to enjoy.

This uranium glass still glows green even though some of it is over 100 years old. They stopped making it in the 1940’s when they needed the uranium for the war.

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Amber’s Armoire is located at 22 West Lodi Avenue in Lodi.

This “Cousin Itt” was actually made by John Addams, a direct descendent of the Addams Family made this 40 years ago for the Burgetts’. This Motorola 1950’s portable TV is one of the many things the Antique Group specializes in.

An Art Deco cabinet from the 1900’s has a place to hold sheet music.

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Health & Happiness

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Strike a pose for better sleep Sleeping on your side is the secondbest sleep position behind sleeping on your back for optimal health. Placing an infant to sleep on his or her back is essential to reducing the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and has been part of the advice given to new parents for decades. Sleeping on one’s back can also be ideal for improving the health of older children and adults, offer sleep experts. Misalignment of the body during sleep can put strain on different areas of the body, most especially the spine, neck, shoulder, hips and jaw. Stressing these areas can affect how you feel the next day. People who cannot find a comfortable sleeping position also may have trouble drifting off to sleep in the first place. Although mattress and pillow comfort, room temperature, noise levels, and the level of darkness play a large role in getting a good night’s sleep, sleep position can also help or hinder the quality of sleep. Sleeping on the back is the preferred position if a person wants to improve personal health. The advantages to resting on the back are numerous. Sleeping on your back enables the spine, head and neck to remain in a neutral position, alleviating or preventing strain on these areas of the body. Those with acid reflux may find sleeping on their backs helps reduce symptoms, especially if the head is slightly elevated with a fluffy pillow. Back sleeping is also good for preventing premature wrinkling. That’s because nothing — like a pillow or mattress — is pressing up against the face for a long period of time.

Some medical experts also say that sleeping on the back supports a woman’s breasts. Sleeping on the back is not good for everyone, however. Heavy snorers or people who suffer from sleep apnea should avoid this position because the tongue can fall inwards and block the breathing passage. It isn’t adviseable for pregnant women to sleep on their backs, either. This is because the weight of the uterus when lying on the back is placed on a large blood vessel called the inferior vena cava, reducing the flow of blood back to the heart. This in turn may staunch blood flow to the fetus. It is best for pregnant women to sleep on their left sides, or at least place a pillow under the right hip to slightly angle the body toward the left, which promotes stronger blood flow. Side sleeping is the next best position if the back is not comfortable. According to experts, the worst positions for sleeping are the fetal position or on the stomach. This is because these positions cause the body to be curved in unnatural shapes that can strain the spine and neck. Arthritic people may be in agony the next day. Although people spend significant portions of their lives asleep, few give sleep much thought until it becomes a problem in their lives. The Better Sleep Council says sleep is essential to health, and people should strive to get 7.5 hours of sleep every day. There are tips for promoting better sleep, which include maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, avoiding eating or exercising close to bedtime, and reducing factors that diminish one’s ability to fall asleep. Choosing a more healthy sleep position can be one of the things people do to get a better night’s sleep.

Does late-night eating cause weight gain? Late-night eating tends to include foods that are high in calories and fat.

The correlation between late-night eating and weight gain has been studied and debated for quite a while. Although common sense may indicate there is a connection, there is no

statistical proof to confirm the claim. Many of the studies involving late-night eating have been conducted on lab mice or on people who are deemed “late sleepers,” not necessarily on people who routinely eat the biggest or most caloric meals late in the day. Those who are dieting are routinely told to cut off meals after 7 or 8 p.m. to improve metabolic rates and reduce weight gain. Although it would seem to be good advice, there is no definitive scientific research that equates eating at night to weight gain. The speculation behind the eating and weight gain connection has to do with metabolism and human evolution. Humans evolved from situations where they ate and foraged between sunrise and sunset. There were no video games to play at night, no TV shows, and certainly no refrigerators to raid for latenight snacks. The body simply adapted to getting the bulk of its caloric intake in between daylight hours. Furthermore, people tended to be their most active during the day, when calories consumed could be burned off through exercise or daily activity. At night people tended to simply be lying around relaxing or sleeping. The calories can’t be burned off. Others debate that this is a myth, that calories consumed are simply calories. They do not weigh more if they are eaten at night or during the day. Furthermore, the body’s metabolism never stops working, organs are functioning and energy is being used even as one sleeps. Opponents to the “late night eating equals weight gain” theory state that it’s not what is eaten at a specific time that matters, but it’s how many calories are consumed over a week or month. As anyone who has tried to diet knows, one day of dietary changes will do little, if anything, to influence a person’s weight. Weight loss is a process instead of a quick fix. Limiting caloric intake — no matter what time it occurs — will help a person lose weight. That’s because it limits the

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number of calories a person will need to burn off. Routinely eating several small meals a day can stave off hunger pangs and reduce the propensity for overeating or eating out of boredom at night. Foods consumed at night, including comfort foods, tend to be high in calories and fat anyway. Some people do find that eating a light snack about an hour before bed, such as a few crackers with cheese, can induce sleep and keep the body satiated until morning. There’s no strong evidence that eating late at night plays a role in weight gain. It’s rather the number of calories and types of foods eaten as part of a normal diet.

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Page 15 TV & EnTERTAinMEnT single movie about living on Earth. It’s grand in scope and perhaps a little gimmicky, but there is something -- however shallow or profound -- to see here. Specific segments will strike a chord while others will simply bore. However, it’s the contrast between segments and the heartwarming similarities between different lives that gives the documentary its true energy.

ber and Jeff Wachtel said in a statement: “USA’s original programming blew through all expectations this summer. It’s a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pick-up of our entire summer of programming.” *** I remember reading in previous columns that you are a big fan of Syfy’s “Being Human,” so I figure you can tell me if/when it’ll be back for a second season? -- Johnny T., via e-mail

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When will Tori Spelling’s reality show return to Oxygen? It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and I have to admit that I miss it! -- Patty T. Tori and husband Dean McDermott will return for the sixth season of “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Originally named “Tori and Dean: Inn Love” -- where the couple opened a B-and-B while Tori was eight months pregnant with their first child -- the new season will welcome the couple’s third child together, Hattie Margaret, who was born in October. Hattie joins siblings Liam and Stella, as well as Dean’s son, Jack, from a previous marriage. *** Will “Swamp Wars” be back on Animal Planet anytime soon? -- Fred R., Baton Rouge, La.

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Animal Planet will be bringing back “Swamp Wars” for more drama as the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One unit carries on its battle against the lethal animals that threaten South Florida. A 12-episode second season begins on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting with six all-new episodes and another set of six episodes slated to air in 2012. This season has our heroes facing a Tegu lizard outbreak as well as Nile monitors and Burmese pythons -- you know, just the usual deadly invasive creatures. They also battle venomous lionfish, which are proliferating the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and have no known aquatic enemies.


I am, and I can. The we re wol f / v am pire/ghost paranormal drama will return for its second season on Monday, Jan. 16. As you’ll recall, last season saw the demise of Bishop at the hands of Aidan, with Aidan becoming the new leader of Boston’s vampires; Nora learned Josh is a werewolf, not revealing to him that he scratched Tori Spelling her while he was in werewolf form; and Sally missed her window to the Great Beyond to help save Aidan.

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PICKS OF THE WEEK “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2” (PG-13) -- The forces of evil are in full swing, and it’s up to Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his wizard friends to bring the final confrontation to Voldemort and save the world. Seeds planted long ago come to full fruition, as the children cast in the original films have all grown into talented performers, capable of handling the more intense drama of the final films. What you probably saw in the previews was a lot of dirt-stained youths looking serious spliced with darkened images of computergenerated destruction. While this is indicative of the cataclysmic action in the movie, it leaves out the emotional climaxes in the story -- it’s not all gloom and lightning bolts. “Life in a Day” (PG-13) -- If YouTube and the “It’s a Small World After All” ride could be combined into a motion picture, it would this jumbled, yet touching collective documentary. Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald, more than 4,500 hours of footage from people around the world all going about their lives on the same day is assembled into a

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DOGS OF THE WEEK “The Change-Up” (R) -- This here is a bodyswap comedy that will certainly go down as one of the many unpleasant and forgettable body-swap comedies. Jason Bateman plays a guy with a family and responsibilities; Ryan Reynolds is a swinging bachelor who still feels unfulfilled. The two slightly different pals swap lives through the supernatural forces of dull cinematic cliches. The novelty of this movie is that it has a perfect display of Hollywood’s new favorite failure -- the no-laugh gross-out gag. It’s been an escalating trend that gross humor has a place in all adult comedies. This means that the audience can see a baby spray fecal matter all over a protagonist before the opening credits, and thus have low expectations secured throughout the remainder of the experience. “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” (PG-13) -- Author Ayn Rand’s novel about powerful thinkers going against the grain makes it to the big-screen. Too bad it has the looks of a made-for-TV affair. With a “no talent, no problem” cast and amateurish direction, any philosophical content could be missed between eye-rolls. The film portends to be the first in a trilogy, but it could be getting ahead of itself in that regard.



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1. Fast Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Vin Diesel 2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) Shia LaBeouf 3. Bridesmaids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Kristen Wiig 4. Scream 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Mary McDonnell 5. Thor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth 6. X-Men: First Class . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) James McAvoy 7. Hanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Saoirse Ronan 8. Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) 50 Cent 9. Everything Must Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Will Ferrell 10. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Simon Pegg

1. Real Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo 2. Footloose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough 3. The Thing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton 4. The Ides of March (R) Ryan Gosling, George Clooney 5. Dolphin Tale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG) Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd 6. Moneyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill 7. 50/50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (R) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen 8. Courageous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG-13) Alex Kendrick, Renee Jewell 9. The Big Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PG) Steve Martin, Jack Black 10. The Lion King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (G) animated

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SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Good news -- you finally get to the bottom of that pesky mystery you’ve been trying to solve for weeks by using some gentle persuasion to get someone to break his or her silence. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The best time to take on that important task is now. Move forward one step at a time so you can assess your progress and, if need be, change direction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The new opportunities you hoped to find this month are beginning to open up. Study them carefully to be sure you make the choice that’s best for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Turn a disappointment into a learning experience. Check out possible weaknesses in your approach and strengthen them. A loyal colleague offers good advice. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your new situation offers opportunities to help you get the skills you’ll need in order to stop swimming in circles and finally move straight toward your goals. Go for it. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sharp, logical mind and a quick intellect. You would make an excellent mystery writer. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.


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A debit card takes money directly from your bank account now. What you buy is paid for right away. A credit card allows you to buy something now, and pay for it later. You also can be charged interest – a fee added to the purchase price by the credit card company. Many people find it more convenient to use a debit card to buy items rather than carrying a lot of cash. But it’s important to remember that with a debit card, you are spending real money. You can’t spend more than you have in your bank account.

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Your Local Scoop Sports Hodgson shines in recent Calaveras victory over Linden by Plez Hill It was the kind of game that most Calaveras High School football fans will always remember and Linden Lions fans would rather forget. The final score was Calaveras 35, Linden 21. For Calaveras fans, they witnessed an astonishing performance by junior running back Kellen Hodgson who scored a personal varsity best four touchdowns. For those following the career of Linden’s junior running back Andrew Lewis, it was a heartbreaker – he was injured in the early part of the first quarter never to return to the game and out for the rest of the season. In the first quarter, Lewis had carried the ball twice for a total of three yards and that put him at 1,001 yards for the year – a significant achievement for a running back. Shortly thereafter, however, he was injured on a punt return. Calaveras Team Doctor Marie Schafle said the injury was to a medial collateral ligament. In an interview with TLSN, Linden Coach Mark Miller described Lewis as having great vision as a running back and as someone whose goal is to recover from his injury. After the game, Calaveras Coach Jason Weatherby was clearly focused on the game Hodgson had played. “Kellen Hodgson had a great game, a signature break-out game,” Weatherby told TLSN. “He had some big runs which I knew he was capable of doing, but he never just quite got there. He never quite did it, but this game indicates he is capable of doing it.” Weatherby said this was the

best second-half performance by his team all year. Reflecting on his own performance, Hodgson credited his teammates, “All 11 guys played tough. If there was one guy running, there were 10 guys blocking. If one guy got to a tackle then the other 10 guys were there to back him up.” Looking at the game’s statistics for Calaveras, the team had 335 yards rushing and 23 yards passing, 1 for 5, for a total offense of 358 yards. For Hodgson, he carried the ball 13 times for 234 yards. He had individual TD runs of 58 yards, 54 yards, 10 yards, plus an 83-yard kick-off return for a TD to start the second half. Earlier in the game Mike Seawell had a 100-yard kick-off return for a TD. Linden’s total offense was 374 yards, with 188 yards rushing and 186 yards passing, 12 of 22 with 1 interception.

Calaveras RB Kellen Hodgson runs for one of his four TDs.

Linden’s leading rusher Andrew Lewis is examined for an injury by Calaveras Team Doctor Marie Schafle (standing) and an aide, while the Linden Lions team looks on.

Calaveras Coach Jason Weatherby talks to his players after their victory over Linden.

Galt High Warriors against the El Dorado Cougars

GALT (10/28/2010) - The Galt High Warriors went into Friday night’s football game against the El Dorado Cougars with high hopes. Both teams entered the game with no league wins to date. The Cougars scored twice before Galt’s Jake Pott answered with a touchdown for the Warriors. The Warriors failed on the PAT attempt. The cougars put another touchdown on the board before Auston Solway found the end zone for another Warrior touchdown. The two point conversion attempt failed. A third touchdown reception thrown by Harrison Stone to Thomas Whitley was recalled due to an illegal man downfield. Though they got close to the end zone again, the Warriors were not able to score for the rest of the night and the final score was Galt 12. El Dorado 54. The Galt Warriors will face the Galt Liberty Ranch Hawks on their home field, which they share with the Hawks, as the guest team next Friday. The Hawks are currently first place in league.

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