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“dancing with our stars” off to a stellar start!

princeton high school begins B.E.S.T. Program



he first annual “Dance with Our Stars” Fundraiser is well underway, and the buzz around town is that it is going to be good. The event, set to perform on April 15th, at the Colusa Casino and Resort, will benefit the Fremont-Rideout Foundation and the American Red Cross. Martha Griese, CEO of the American Red Cross North Eastern California Chapter says that progress is “going pretty darn good!” The town is excited for some good laughs and friendly competition, all for a good cause. “The people are excited,” she adds, “we have sold almost all of our tables, and this is before promoting!” The Dance with Our Stars Fundraiser is comprised of eight local “celebrities” who are paired with professional talent. Each celebrity is expected to raise a minimum of $2,500 in addition to selling his or her “vote” tickets. The money taken in on that basis alone is a significant amount that will make a big difference for the Red Cross and Rideout Foundation. For Mr. Craig Hendrickson, of Colusa Les Schwab, good will was enough to get him hooked and participating. “I am doing it for a good cause, and to have fun,” he chuckles. Hendrickson’s professional dance partner is Candee Jensen. She teaches dance at a charter school in Marysville. They just finished practicing their first dance, a Lindy Hop swing. Continued on Page 3

44th DAA selected for small business commerce associations award SUBMITTED TO THE WPR


he 44th District Agricultural Association (44th DAA) has been selected for the 2010 Best of Business Award in the regulation of agricultural marketing category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA). The SBCA 2010 Award Program recognizes the top 5 percent of small businesses throughout the country. Using statistical research and consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that it believes have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off statistical research and also information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great. Continued on Page 2


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rinceton High School began their B.E.S.T. program January 22, with fourteen students attending the Saturday morning class of eleven girls and three boys. Interested students submitted an application, brief biography and resume prior to the start of class. Instructor Loraine Joy presented an overview of the 20-hour course with a promise of no homework except to maintain a Daily Journal of physical activity and food log. Proper hand washing was one of the first activities, as well as introduction-eye contact-hand

shake techniques. Students completed a Personality Self-Evaluation and Career Matching Matrix to show their areas of strengths as Doers, Investigators, Artists, Helpers, Enterprisers or Detailers as related to health care careers. Each will choose two health care careers to research and then choose one for a poster presentation at the last class meeting. We will have guest speakers in health care careers in the coming weeks, including former B.E.S.T. students, who will share their educational experience. The Princeton High School B.E.S.T. program is sponsored by Colusa Regional Medical Center and Princeton High School.

colusa casino resort offers guests an innovatove handheld gaming device SUBMITTED TO THE WPR


everal new games were recently added to this revolutionary technology making it the world’s first hand-held slot machine. With the addition of this extraordinary new gaming experience, Colusa Casino Resort’s reputation as having the most innovative gaming floor in the industry continues to grow. “We are very excited that we can offer a personal and mobile gaming option right here in Colusa that isn’t even available yet at Las Vegas casinos,” said Sean McGowan, Director of Marketing. The server-centric-gaming system that utilizes Apple Computer’s portable iPad® and

iPod® device now available at Colusa Casino Resort is the result of a year-long collaboration with John Acres, founder and CEO of Acres 4.0 of Las Vegas. The two sides worked to develop and implement the mobile gaming device to accomplish securing 373 Class III slot machine licenses now available for play at Colusa Casino Resort. The mobile gaming element allows guests at the Casino to enjoy a more relaxed gaming experience. Casino guests can use the device while enjoying dining in the Wintun Dinnerhouse, or the Seasons Buffet. Guests can also operate the devices in the comfort of the Wintun Lounge or the Bingo Hall. The handheld slots weigh just over one pound, and contain a

portable library of games displayed on a device roughly the size of a book which players are free to carry about the casino property. “We pride ourselves in delivering the best possible player experience,” said Victor Fernandez, General Manager of Colusa Casino Resort. “Now our guests will have the freedom to move about while enjoying new levels of gaming,” he said. Additionally, the handheld slots are designed to offer a more personal gaming experience at lower expense in far less floor space, which improves both player satisfaction and profits. Continued on Page 3

soldiers in need By Jeremy Sawyer


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local man stationed in a remote area of Afghanistan is reaching out to the citizens of Colusa County for what he says is the toughest time in his, and his fellow soldiers’, lives. He and the men and women on his outpost have no store to go to buy basic hygiene items, snacks, magazines etc, and are reaching out to Colusa County residents for help. “These Soldiers live in conditions far worse than most of you could even imagine or understand. A shower every few days, if there’s water and if the pipes aren’t frozen solid. They wear the same uniform for over a week…” says Sergeant First Class Kevin J. Peterson. “Help me help them, please! We can make their lives just a little bit easier by individually contributing just a little bit of time, effort and money.” Sergeant First Class Kevin J. Peterson believes that Colusa County residents are among the most patriotic

he’s ever seen and he feels strongly that this project can be handled completely locally. In addition to donations of goods, cash donations are necessary as cost to send each package will be approximately $12. Below is a list of items to use as a guideline for your donations, which will be accepted until April 1: baby wipes, deodorant , body wash, shampoo, chips, crackers, canned food, beef jerky, cookies,

magazines, monsters, red bulls, 5 Hour Energy drinks, hand sanitizer, Gatorade, Top Ramen, Copenhagen, Cigarettes. Full size brand name items are preferred as these

provide the ingredients list in case any of the soldiers have allergies to certain items. Donations can me dropped of at: Secrets of Attraction Salon, 231 Fifth Street, Colusa, Ca 95932, (530) 4588266 • Shear Class Salon, 530 7th Street, Williams, Ca

95987, (530) 473-2005 • Umpqua Bank, 540 Amanda Way, Arbuckle, CA 95912, (530) 476-4000.

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obituary crmc stories, however, hearken back to his John Nelson days as boy working with his dad on selects emr their gold dredge in Alaska on the Pomeroy Stikine River. With a twinkle in his vendor eye, he liked to recite the opening SUBMITTED TO THE WPR


ale Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of Colusa Regional Medical Center, announced that Healthcare Management Systems, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee, has been selected to install its Electronic Medical Record and Physician Ordering System throughout the organization. "Our team spent nearly one year evaluating systems, including site visits to hospitals in the mid-west and south. We set the bar high for vendors, requiring a proven track record of excellent customer service and support, a history of working with the unique challenges of a rural health system, and price. We chose HMS because they excelled in every category," Kirby stated. A "Go Live" date for the hospital component of the system is planned for May 4, 2011. The clinics will be brought on line at a later date. An EMR and Physician Ordering System computerizes all patient care and support services processes and paperwork. Rather than going to the Radiology Department to retrieve an x-ray, or to Medical Records for a chart, all information is pulled together in one computer database for easy access by any doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider caring for their patient. "No more illegible handwriting," joked Kirby. At nearly $1.5 million over the next five years, this is the single largest purchase of equipment and systems since CRMC was reorganized under community ownership in September of 2001. According to Kirby, the return on such a large investment will come from improved quality of patient care and safety, a dramatic reduction in paper usage, and increased productivity and efficiency of staff. "Virtually every part of our hospital and health system will benefit from this advanced technology, as will

44th DAA selected for small business cAA (Continued) 44th DAA CEO Carolan Meek said that they are honored to have been recognized, especially in that the recognition was linked to the Ag-related work the 44th DAA does in Colusa County. “We are very pleased to have been selected for this honor,” she said. Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is a San Francisco based organization. The SBCA is a private sector entity that aims to provide tactical guidance with many day to day issues that small business owners face. In addition to our main goal of providing a central repository of small business operational advice; it uses consumer feedback to identify companies that exemplify what makes small business a vital part of

CORRECTION We appologize for the error in our February 19th Issue on the Front Cover Story. We have Barbara Peterson listed as pictured; however, the correct name is Cynthia Peterson.


ime is the real currency of life. John Nelson Pomeroy, after 93 rewarding years, passed away at home on Jan. 15, 2010. Born on May 27, 1916, in Grants Pass, Ore., the eldest of four siblings, Nelson spent his early childhood in Portland and Seattle where his father had established J. H. Pomeroy & Co., a contracting and structural engineering firm. After his mother died in 1925, the family relocated to the San Francisco Bay area where Nelson attended Mt. Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. At that time he began work as a laborer in his father's company, which had been awarded a contract to build the structural steel approaches to the Golden Gate Bridge. Nelson eventually became director and vice president of the company and his work took him to remote destinations around the world, from the interior of Alaska to South America, from the South Pacific Islands, Japan and Australia to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. However, despite being the operational head of one of the world's largest construction firms of that era, Nelson maintained that his life's greatest accomplishment was marrying his childhood sweetheart Betsy and raising their four children, Ann, Jane, Charlie and Tom. In the 1930s and '4 0s, along with Bechtel Corp., Raymond Concrete and Pile, Morrison-Knudsen, and Dillingham, the J. H. Pomeroy Co. formed the Pacific Naval Airbase Contractors. Nelson, an adventurer who loved the outdoors and especially the sea, went to Hawaii to work on the construction of the Pearl Harbor military base and survived the surprise attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He then joined the Merchant Marines and served in the Philippines until the end of World War II. Throughout his career, he traveled extensively and left an architectural legacy throughout the world. In addition to the Golden Gate Bridge, some of his company's other notable building projects included the overhead crossing on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the girder spans on the Richmond Bridge, the pontoon floating bridge across Lake Washington and the Smith Tower in Seattle, the St. John's, Ross Island and Burnside bridges in Portland, the steel superstructures for 18 bridges along the Alcan Highway, the wharf and approach trestle on the Red Sea in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, and the world's largest oil tanker pier in Kuwait. His fondest

lines from Robert Service's poem "Sam McGee." There are strange things done in the midnight sun/By the men who moil for gold ... In 1948, Nelson moved his young family from Sausalito to a ranch in Williams, Calif., in the Sacramento Valley, where he raised sheep, cattle and rice. In 1963 they returned to life on the water on Bainbridge Island, Wash. Nelson's pride and joy was a tugboat called the Owl, which he refurbished and which became his family's source of endless summer fun and exploration in Canadian and Alaskan waters. Winters were spent skiing at the family cabin in Crystal Mountain. After several years vacationing and visiting their sons in Ketchum, Idaho, Nelson and Betsy came to stay in 1986. They enjoyed life in the mountains, camping, hunting and cutting firewood. A talented woodworker, Nelson set up shop in his basement and made hand-hewn log bed frames. He could be spotted driving his pickup truck, usually loaded with log posts, firewood or food and tents for the next camping trip, or dining at the numerous fun restaurants he frequented throughout the Sawtooth and Wood River valleys. Over the years, Nelson was an outspoken activist for environmental and human rights, a familiar face at ICL wilderness benefits, and a protester to protect salmon runs on the Columbia River or to stop the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Known for his characteristically strong handshake and straightforward manner, Nelson was a generous, good man who touched the lives of all who knew him. Nelson is survived by his four children: Ann Scales, Charlie Pomeroy (Jude) and Tom Pomeroy of Ketchum and Jane Pomeroy of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; three grandchildren, Nate Scales (Lisa), Laura Raffetto (Mike), and Jordan Hawkes; three great-grandchildren, Ripley, Daisy and Annie; and his chocolate lab, Alice. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Betsy, in 2000. Nelson's many lifelong friends often dropped by to visit and he was always ready to offer them "a nip." An opportunity to have a nip in Nelson's honor will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at his home in Chocolate Gulch. Remembrances in his name can be made to Hospice of the Wood River Valley or the Idaho Conservation League.

death notices emery burke poundstone 89, passed away on February 24, 2011. For those wishing to make a donation in Emery’s Memory, the family suggests to following organizations: University of Californai, Berkeley, Haas Fund, Haas School of Business Development & Alumni Relations, 2001 Addison Street #1990, Berkeley, CA 947201990,; Colusa Rotary Scholarship Fund, PO Box 209, Colusa, CA 95932; Boy Schouts of America, Golden Empire Council, 251 Commerce Circle, PO Box 13558, Sacramento, CA 958533558. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funderal Services in Colusa. •

Guadalupe Jose Ruvalcaba 80, passed away on February 23, 2011. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funderal Services in Colusa. •

Francis Clifford Myers 90, passed away February 25, 2011 at Colusa Regional Medical Center. Arrangements under the direction of McNary-Moore Funderal Services in Colusa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arbuckle Fire Department. • Death Notices are published at no cost and information is published using public information sources. The WPR does not warrant the accuracy nor takes the responsability of the information placed in the Death Notices.

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lenn Medical Center’s Medical Staff recently elected the following new officers to serve for a two year term beginning in 2011: Matthew Merliss, M.D., Neurologist, Chief of Staff and Morgan Jenkins, M.D., Pediatrician, Vice-Chief of Staff. Mark Garrison, D.O., Gynecologist/ Women’s Health, is the Past Chief of Staff and will continue to serve as an officer for the 2011 year. Dr. Garrison provided outstanding leadership as the former Chief of Staff and we welcome his continued work in the coming years. Medical Staff leadership works with the Administration and Board of the facility to insure that patient quality and safety are

the primary goals. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff has grown significantly the past few years and now offers many new and needed health care services. Cardiology, Dermatology, Neurology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, and Gynecology specialists, along with many other physicians now provide a host of services resulting in greater convenience and outstanding health care service for Glenn County and surrounding area residents. “Glenn Medical Center appreciates the dedication and commitment to excellence from each member of the Medical Staff” said Woody Laughnan, Hospital Administrator. “We have an exceptional group of highly educated and skilled practitioners here at GMC and due to their

commitment the hospital has been successful in acquiring state of the art technology not commonly found in many rural hospitals. The hospital will recognize March 30, 2011 as our annual Doctor’s Day and representatives of Administration and the Board will personally thank these physicians for their hard work and dedication”. Dr. Matthew Merliss, neurologist, graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and trained at the UCLA-Wadsworth VA Hospital. He began practicing in Chico in 1987 and at Glenn Medical Center in 2005. Dr. Morgan Jenkins, pediatrician, graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1984 where he also completed his pediatric residency and fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin and has practiced in Northern California, Central America and China. Dr. Jenkins began practicing at Glenn Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Mark Garrison, gynecologist, received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 and completed his internship at Fireland’s Community Hospital in Ohio. He completed his residency at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the United States Army Reserves. Dr. Garrison had a private practice in Oklahoma for 15 years and has been at Glenn Medical Center since 2006. For more information about Glenn Medical Center’s Medical Staff contact us at 530-934-1881.

“dancing with our stars” off to a stellar start! (Continued)

A variation of a ballroom dance must be preformed by all of the competitors. The second dance is the competitors’ choice. Hendrickson is now practicing his second dance twice a week. He has never danced before, and when asked how he felt about the learning process, he said, “It’s all about the coach. She (Jensen) makes it so easy to learn. It’s a blast!” In fact, he and his wife will be attending dance classes at Yuba City College this coming fall. When asked what he might be worried about, Hendrickson laughed and said he is worried about tripping over his partner and making an even bigger fool of himself. He is telling his supporters that they are not only getting a dance, “but a really big comedy act too.” As far as fundraising is going, Hendrickson is getting a lot of feedback. Tickets are selling quickly, but he is still looking for donations. To date, Hendrickson would like to recognize and thank Ambac Equipment, Colusa Tractor, Sankey, and The Colusa Medical Center

for their support and generous donations. A major change has also been made in the Stars lineup: Blanca Dahlstrom will be competing in the fundraiser, instead of Kim Vann. With a late start, Dahlstrom feels like she has “jumped into the deep end.” Her professional pair is Isreal Gonzalez, and they practice as often as they can. Mike and Martha Dragoo, who used to teach ballroom dancing through Parks and Recreations “have so kindly offered their help,” Dahlstrom adds. Dahlstrom practices three to four times a week in an effort to catch up with the other stars. She views the whole experience as a good thing to do because she is local, and next year the Colusa Hospital will be a benefactor. Dahlstrom’s family and friends are excited for her. She shrugs and adds that she figures this is one of those situations “where I had better do a good job.” Still, she is jokingly telling herself and her supporters to “Laugh on!”

All in all, the Dance with Our Stars Fundraiser is off to a great and supporting start. “I really think it will catch on,” says Hendrickson. “I would love to do it again if it does.” If you would like to support Mr. Hendrickson by donating or purchasing vote tickets, please contact him at Les Schwab: 4583803. If you would like to support Mrs. Dahlstrom, please see her at her shop Sew N Things on 5th street. Tickets for the event may be purchased for $25 through Red Cross at 673-1460. Tickets include desserts and refreshments.

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portable gaming device comes to colusa casino (Continued)

“We are grateful to the Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians for their foresight and support in delivering this new technology to players. They’ve been wonderful partners over this period of development“, said Acres. “During my 40 years in the gambling industry, I’ve invented technologies such as player tracking, progressive jackpots and bonusing that play important roles on the casino floor. This technology is by far the most inventive product I’ve helped to build.” “While the Colusa installation is initially about portable gaming, the system also provides advances in player tracking, accounting and bonusing technologies, making this platform the most powerful ever introduced to a casino floor. By harnessing the functional appeal and low cost of consumer electronics, it can help the world’s casinos achieve new levels of profitability and player satisfaction.” Colusa Casino Resort, in business since October 1986, is owned and operated by the Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community and is located 50 miles north of Sacramento. Since Native American gaming became a reality for the tribe, it has begun to realize its dream of economic selfsufficiency. The revenues earned from Colusa Casino Resort are used to support vital government programs, infrastructure projects, and economic development for the benefit of the tribal membership and community. For more information on the Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, please visit

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advertisers. Without our advertising support this paper could not be t is hard to believe that this possible. You help us keep the news issue marks the fourth year publication available to everyone, of publication of the Williams you help us provide our community Pioneer Review. It has been amazing with the news and stories it wants seeing it grow from a small news to read. To our readers, we thank publication to Colusa Counties most you for reading every issue you can read and requested newspaper. The get your hands on, we thank you best part is we do it for FREE; there for the story ideas, news tips, and isn’t a cost to pickup the Williams submissions. I ask that for every ad Pioneer Review at one of our dozens you see in this publication, that you of locations around the county. patronize these fine businesses and I purchased this publication let them know you seen their ad in from its previous owner in October the Williams Pioneer Review. I must 2010; since then I have strived to not forget, I would like to thank the grow this publication into a true dozens of businesses and offices that community news paper. It has allow our newspaper be available to been several months of planning, its customers, our readers. research, and decision making on So what is next for the Williams mapping out where this publication Pioneer Review? Those days are will go next. With the final stages right around the corner. Please of planning under review, I believe continue to send us your news By kim giffin that our readers and advertisers will releases, story tips, comments, be happy with the next stage for the questions, suggestions, and place ne of the best things about Williams Pioneer Review. your advertisements with us, so that being a parent of two small With this opportunity we would we can continue to grow. children is witnessing and like to thank our gracious support of nurturing their enthusiasm for learning about the world around them. Each year we make several visits to the local wildlife refuge in Colusa. The Colusa National Wildlife Refuge includes over 4,500 acres of Call the Williams Pioneer Review Today: marsh and wetlands that are visited (530) 473-2525 by over 300 species of birds and mammals each year. While the best



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viewing is typically from October through February, the refuge is open year round and there are plenty of birds and wildlife to enjoy every month. According to the refuge’s website March is the month when ducks and geese leave for their breeding grounds and shore birds begin to arrive. These birds include sandpipers, dowitchers, dunlin, avocets and black-necked stilts. My children’s favorite part of visiting the refuge was using their binoculars to see the ducks and geese from the viewing platform. We also enjoyed the three mile drive through the auto route. The refuge also offers a one-mile walking trail. The Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is located one half mile west of Colusa on Highway 20. This month marks the official arrival of spring. If you are looking for something to do outdoors this month I urge you to consider visiting our local refuge, I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. For complete information on the refuge visit their website at http://www. colusa.html Kim Giffin is a homemaker and owns a gift and variety store, Maxwell General, in Maxwell.

I know, write? By Nikki Hancock

In my Next Thirty Years.... This month I celebrate my 30th birthday, a milestone I shall mark with a big party, a limo, some of the best family and friends anyone could ask for, and a nice getaway out of town for awhile. Anyone who knows me knows that I make a big deal out of any and every holiday, birthday, or occasion that may be celebrated, but I figure that the big thre- oh is as fine excuse as any for all the bells and whistles. As I have spent the last few weeks planning the dinner, arranging the limo and finding just the right shoes to go with just the perfect dress, I have thought back a little on my life up until this point. Isn’t it funny when we’re kids how incredibly old 30 seems. When I was growing up, I somehow thought that at the age of 30 I would be married with kids, have a house with a white picket fence, and have life completely and totally figured out. Well, I’m not married, am nowhere near having children, my house doesn’t have a picket fence (although it does have some nice shutters and brick stonework on the front), and I’m all the more sure every day that I don’t have life completely and totally figured out. In fact, I think every day I just may understand life a little less! That is kind of a joke but kind of not.

thoughts i’ve had By kathy craigo


’ve been thinking about the Colusa Theatre and the efforts being made to keep it going. Not only does owner Mike Wilkinson bring the most up-todate films for his patrons to enjoy in the comfort of the great old retro theatre, he also brings a bevy of live entertainment to the stage. He is working with local groups, and assisting in fundraising efforts with the use of the theatre, and he continues to bring music concerts, and comedy nights to the stage. Mike gives the kudos to the community though; having said he is impressed with the community’s efforts to find events to help keep the theatre does open. To tell you the truth I’ve always been more than a little impressed with Mike. He’s a go-getter, and he is always looking for ways to not only improve his business, but to bring great events to the community. I have heard that folks from nearby counties wait for movies they want to see to open in Colusa because of the theatre here. To me, that’s just a ‘given’. We do have one of the nicest theatres around, and it’s a classic. This is not just a movie theatre. It is a piece of our history. I remember as a kid that it was a big deal to go to the ‘show’. It was the center of entertainment for everyone. We’ve always had this beautiful building in which to enjoy the movies we want to see. Just as city malls have their anchor stores, downtown

Colusa’s Market Street has its anchor business. The beautiful old marquee is a classic, and it lights up the street. It just helps to bring that hometown feel to all who pass by. We live in different times now. The influx of DVD’s and home video has no doubt hurt the movie theatre industry. I, like anyone else enjoy the convenience of watching a move at home in my pajamas, but I also enjoy going to the theatre. Not too long ago, my friend Gary and I went to the Colusa Theatre to see “True Grit”. Now, that was a treat. I would have enjoyed the movie on DVD I’m sure, but there is just something better about settling in a theatre seat, bag of buttered popcorn in hand and having Jeff Bridges bigger than life in front of you. It was great. I may be a little prejudiced. My late husband David ran movie theatres for years. It was a part of our lives, and we loved the movies. My kids still love going to the movies. When David was ill and the days were sad and dark, he used to talk about his days in the theatre business. “It was the happiest time in my life,” he’d say. So as we go about our busy lives, and we may tend to forget the pleasures of our youth maybe we should take the time to go back a little and recall what fun it was to go to the movies. Just a thought . . . Contact Kathy Craigo at

I have a handful of friends that have really been turned upside down by this new decade in our lives but I’m compeltely and totally excited. Regardless of what I may have thought as an eight-year-old, 30 seems incredibly young to me. Maybe that’s because I feel like I’ve probably only really been an adult for the past four or five out of 30 years. (I was one of those lucky enough to prolong actually “growing up” by going off to college and goofing off for a few years while I got my formal education). But now we’re here. We’re excelling in our careers, getting married, having kids (some even getting divorced), buying homes, selling homes, making good investments, making terrible investments, and learning a LOT about the way the world works. If only I could re-live my youth knowing what I know now… But just to be clear that is an expression, no amount of money could convince me to relive adolescence! Especially not in these technologically-enhanced times. In another 30 years I wonder what things I will look back and laugh about. What things will I wish that I would have known now? Only time will tell but there are definitely a few things that I will not forget in the next 30 years: Treat others the way you wish to be treated… Take time out every day to take care of yourself… Respect your elders… All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy… Don’t worry about what others think of you… Never stop being thankful… Eat your vegetables… It seems like maybe somebody did try to tell us those ‘rules’ about 30 years ago, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll follow them in my next 30 years… Nikki Hancock may be reached at

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WILLIAMS FARMER 3/4/1905 WILLIAMS LOCALS The trustees of Williams have caused thirty one orange trees and a number of olive trees to be planted on school grounds. The black walnut trees have been grafted with French walnuts. These improvements are in keeping with the times and the trustees should be commended for their action. WILLIAMS FARMER 3/10/1906 LOCAL NEWS L. G. Manor and sons drove a band of forty turkeys to Williams from the old place south on town Thursday. All went well until within the town limits when a passing freight put the birds to flight. It was a most unusual sight to see the big turkeys flying over housetops, trees and barns. The entire populace was no less attracted than the barnyard fowls, which fluttered about in a manner that plainly indicated they suspected hawks or some other enemy. Searching parties worked late into the night and then all turkeys were not recovered. WILLIAMS FARMER 2/28/1930 SCHOOL BOND ELECTION CARRIES Action on New Building to Start Soon The voters of the Williams Union School District definitely decided at the polls Monday that our community would soon have a new school. The vote was a general surprise as so many of our citizens had expressed themselves as of various options; however very few voters argued that a new building was not necessary. Location, amount of bonds, style of building and various other personal opinions were heard before the election. Naturally it was assumed that the voters, expressing themselves upon the issue would take their personal opinion to the polls and try to defeat the proposition in which the people were not in full accord. However the result proved that the greater majority of the voters put aside



personal desires and marked their ballots for the best interest of the district. With the completion of the new $105,000 Williams union grammar school and a new building for Grand Island district including Grimes costing $45,000, Colusa County can justly boast of a set of school buildings equal to that of any county in the state. WILLIAMS FARMER 3/7/1930 EQUIPMENT FOR NEW POST OFFICE PURCHASED WORK BEING RUSHED ON THE POST OFFICE BUILDING Postmaster Guy Manor and Mr. Houghland and Ast, returned the latter part of last week from a business trip to San Francisco, where they selected the new equipment for the Williams Post Office which should be ready for occupancy the first of April. The equipment is finished in white oak and will be attractive as well as serviceable. There will be five nests of boxes installed which will place four hundred and fifty boxes at the service of their patrons of the office. Additions may be made from time to time as growth demands. The inspector for this division surveyed the equipment selected and stated that it would meet the requirements for a second class office when that time arrives, we hope is not too many years in the future. Contractor Julius Hofmeister is rushing work on the building and will soon have the roof on and work will then concentrate on the completion of the interior of the post office. All effort will be extended to have it ready for opening on the first of April. The room east of the post office which will be occupied by Harlan’s Gent’s Furnishing Store will also be completed. WILLIAMS FARMER 1/21/1930 FRESHWATER SCHOOL OCCUPIED WRONG SITE FRESHWATER SWAN SONG Saturday March 15, 1930, saw “Finis” written to the long eventful life of Freshwater School District when the buildings of the district were sold at public auction. To look over the old records is to read the history of the early settlers as on the pages are seen the names Booksin, Luhrman, Stanley , Pulisfer, Able, Durham. Gibson, Graham, Manor, Brim, Stovall and others. Faithful teachers have given their best so education should go on through the years. “So changeth the old order and the new come in;” Union Districts take the place of the one room school; departmental teaching takes the place of one teacher trying to teach all studies in all grades. In looking up the affairs of the district and interesting fact was brought to light, that for sixty-one years the school



buildings have stood on land to which they had no legal right or claim, except of undisputed occupancy. In 1869, Mr. F. J. Luhrman Sr. deeded a half acre of land to the Freshwater School District, which in the deed is described: ½ acre in NW corner of the SE1/4 of Section 7, Township 15 R 3 W Either a mistake was made in the wording of the deed or the recording as the description should have read, MW corner of the NE1/4 of the Section 7 Township 15, R 3 W. If the buildings stood on the ground described in the deed, they would have been located ½ mile south of the present site. This fact was discovered when the records were searched by Thomas Rutledge, attorney for Frank Abel, Miss Pearl Sanderson, Superintendent of School and Mrs. W. E. Abel, trustee of Freshwater. EIGHTH STREET BEING REPAIRED Improvement of the road on Eighth Street was started this morning with Merrick Cheney and Elbert Gassaway in charge. When finished this will be one of the finest streets in Williams. Williams Farmer 3/6/1942 CHIEF PEDRO WRIGHT OF CORTINA RANCHERIA PASSED WEDNESDAY Chief Pedro Wright, of the Cortina Rancheria passed after a short illness Wednesday afternoon. An Indian doctor had been calling on the sick chief, but had given up the patient and upon hearing of the stricken chief’s condition, Mrs. Jean Forgeus - Kron, who resides in Spring Valley, notified Dr. John Scott of Colusa of the situation. A trip was made to the Rancheria and everything was done for the ill chief, but his condition was so serious that he passed late Wednesday evening. Besides a wife, he is survived by four sons and several grandchildren. Mrs. Wright is the daughter of Chief Bill of Lodoga. She has been very active in the affairs of her people by mothers from a wide section. The passing of Chief Wright will probably mean the end of the Cortina Rancheria as he has been the head and leader of the group. The population of the once busy village has dwindled and at this time only a few reside at the village. TWO CONVICTED ON WILDFOWL CHARGE Herbert L. Murphy, 47, Williams butcher, was sentenced in federal court at Sacramento to six months in jail following his conviction on charges of illegal possession of 15 ducks. Game wardens said he is a known market hunter. Murphy’s son Herbert Leslie Murphy, 27, who had pleaded guilty, was referred to the probation office. Ollie Smith of Maxwell, charged



with illegal sale of ten ducks was fined $50. Williams Farmer 2/12/1942 COUNTY DIVIDED INTO 28 FIRE FIGHTING DISTRICTS Deputy fire Coordinator George Meckfessel of Arbuckle was in Williams Tuesday morning consulting with Fire Chief O. B. Miller and securing the district leaders for this vicinity. Under the Emergency Farm Fire Project, the county is divided into 28 districts. Each district will have a leader and will function in case of fire disaster until the fire company of that district arrives and has the fire under control. The leaders will meet soon and receive instruction from a State Fire Warden and then each leader will call a meeting of his deputy and assistants and impart his instructions to his helpers. The leaders in the vicinity of Williams are: L. J. Nissen, Max Vann, Chas. Stone and the Superintendant of the C. C. C. Camp. The farming section should be prepared to combat an unusually hazardous condition this year. The heavy growth, together with possible sabotage makes it necessary that we be on the alert at all times. A single enemy plane could drop 120,000 phosphorus cards, each capable of starting a disastrous fire. This type of incendiary, it is feared, may be used in grain growing areas like Colusa County. C. M. HARLAN HELPS STONYFORD SECURE BELL FORMER WILLIAMS POLICE CHIEF HELPS SECURE RAID BELL Former Williams Chief of Police Chris Harlan, now in charge of the U. S. Guards of East Park Dam, Stonyford, had a hand in helping to secure a large bell for air raid warning purposes for Stonyford. The bell is the old Williams Fire Bell and was loaned to Stonyford by the town of Williams. It is also learned that Mr. Harlan has planted a large victory garden at his residence. Williams Farmer 3/13/1953 A PIONEER OF COLUSA COUNTY (By Mrs. Lu Salter) In 1876, two years after the Williams’ home was constructed and the same year that Mr. Williams began construction of a brick hotel on the corner of 7th and E now occupied by Standard Service Station and the H & D Grocery Store, a general merchandise business was being conducted in a building where the city hall now stands. The store was under the partnership of J. W. Crutcher and Manor. The latter, Alexander Manor, was the father of Ernest, Harry, Lou, and Joe who are deceased. J. W. Crutcher was the bookkeeper for Dr. Glenn who in the early days owned what is now Glenn County and a considerable part of Colusa County. Mr. Crutcher went with Dr. Glenn in 1869 to Jacksonville Oregon, to mine for gold. While here Mr. Crutcher joined the Masonic Lodge and his son Harry, our genial town clerk, found his father’s name on the Masonic Register there a few years ago. Mr. Crutcher did not stay long at the mines. In 1875 he married Miss Annie Houchins, who was teaching school at Jacinto and they came to the town of Williams, where Mr. Crutcher entered into the merchandising business. During the later years of Mr. J. W. Crutcher life he held the county office at the time of his death had long been county clerk, the office his son Sam, now holds.

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CAtholiC ChurCh of the The date is Saturday, May 21 and the gun Annunciation goes off @ 8:00 a.m. All courses are loops 627 8th Street Williams “Meet & Greet that take you away from and back to the Coffee Club” Every Third Sunday of the Williams Middle School. Flyers will be Month after 9:30 a.m. Mass Join us for out soon but if you want more informarefreshments and conversation tion right now, contact Rachel LaGrande • @ 864-4262 or Cindy Gobel @ 681-8919. WILLIAMS COMMUNITY CENTER The entry fee of $20 will get you a souvenir ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES cap or T-shirt and all the refreshments you Veteran’s Hall. 9th & ‘C’ Street. could want. Proceeds this year go to the Williams, CA Sacramento Valley Museum. MONDAY NIGHT BINGO: Everyone • Welcome! Early Bird Games Starting Time at Eleanor Azevedo Memorial 6:00 P.M. Regular Games Begin at 6:30 P.M. Youth Empowerment SerWE WILL NOT BE PLAYING ON 5TH vice (Y.E.S.) MONDAYS THIS YEAR. Refreshments Offering funds to families suffering hardAvailable at Reasonable Prices, Home Made ships, and would like to have their children Desserts. Game Day: Third Wednesday of involved in self enrichment activities. We the month 1: PM Bring your own game. Join can help with registration, safety equipus to play games, have fun and meet people! ment, and sponsor fees. If your child would Movie Day: Fourth Wednesday of the month 1:00 PM February 23, 2011: Grumpy Old Men YOU CAN EMAIL IT YOU CAN MAIL IT TO March 23, 2011: Mall Cop Price: FREE TO US AT: US AT: Refreshments: publisher@ PO Box 1124 Popcorn, Soda & williamspioneerreview. Williams, CA 95987 Candy are available com at a low price. (Bring a Pillow-the seats are hard)

2011. Personal interviews will be held the following week. For more information or an application, please contact Camie Kaelin at (530) 458-5919 or Jennifer Forry at (530) 458-3878. • City of Williams is now offering ZUMBA® When: Tuesday’s & Thursday’s. Where: Old Gym- 1491 E St. Williams. Time: 6 pm - 7 pm. Cost: $35 a month. Course #: 4409. Classes Begin: Tuesday, March 1st Register at City Hall-810 E St, from February 15th-February 24th 2011. Space is limited, so don’t be left out. • Our lady of lourdes school crab feed March 11, 2011 @ 5:30PM. St. Bernedettes Hall, Colusa. Auction and Raffle. $40 per

County. If interested please contact: Liz Dawley, Program Representative. 4-H Youth Development. University of California Cooperative Extension. P.O. Box 180. Colusa, CA 95932. erdawley@ (530) 458-0570. • Car Seat Safety Classes Do you know what car seat is right for your child? Do you know how to properly install your child’s car seat? Is your child safe in your car? Colusa County Public Health can help! Certified child safety seat technicians are currently offering classes that will answer all your questions. The cost of the class is $20 and may qualify low income families for a free car seat.Classes are held monthly in English and Spanish. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your space. Colusa County Public Health can be reached at 458-0380 •


• CeleBrAte reCoVerY Meets every Friday night at 6:30 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church (north annex building) at 4th & Jay Streets in Colusa. CELEBRATE RECOVERY is a free program that addresses issues of alcoholism, codependency, drug addiction, and other hurts, habits and hang ups. CELEBRATE RECOVERY is open to anyone who is experiencing pain, brokenness, or just wants support and encouragement. We are an anonymous program. For further information, please call 458-2802. • MAke A differenCe in Your CoMMunitY The citizens for a better Williams hold meetings the 4th Thursday of every month beginning at 6:00pm. meetings are held at the Williams City Hall, everyone is welcome!! • PACifiC flYWAY QuilterS The county’s quilt guild. monthly meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Meeting starts at 7:00pm located at the Colusa Masonic Hall 311- 5th street. • Calling all women of agriculture Are you a woman dedicated to the survival of Agriculture? Unite as “California Women for Agriculture” (CWA) promote, and educate the importance of Agriculture. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. For more Information, contact Melodie Johnson at (530) 458-5130. • arbuckle revitalization committee Become involved in your community. The month ARC Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month at the ARC / APRD office 309 5th Street, Arbuckle. • Colusa grief support offered Trinity United Methodist Church, on the corner of 5th and Oak Streets, Colusa, is offering a free grief support group on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. For further information: 458-4509 or 4584750 • PROMISES, PROMISES? Did you make a New Year’s Resolution and haven’t broken it yet? Was that promise to yourself to become healthier and exercise more? The gals from Williams can help! Preparations are already being made for the 4th Annual District Dash Fun Run. Please don’t think you have to dash anywhere! You can walk, run, stroll, or shuffle your way around 2 different courses. The 5K route is 3.1 miles and there is a 1 mile course around beautiful downtown Williams. If you just want to walk a ½ mile, or go around a block or two, we can accommodate you wishes!

like to participate in an activity such as scouts, recreational sports, camps, visual or performing arts, we would like to help fund those activities. Please contact Terri Rivera at the Colusa County One Stop Partnership 530-458-0326 ext.109 for more information. Or email to receive an application. • EMPTY-NESTERS Is your ‘nest’ empty? Sometimes after the holidays it is especially lonely after everyone goes home. The members of Colusa First Christian Church would love to have you come and find fellowship, friendship and a place to worship with them. They are enjoying messages being brought by a variety of very dedicated, inspirational speakers. The church is located at 725 Jay Street. Services begin at 10:45 and refreshments are served after most services at 12:15. The members of Colusa First Christian Church are also starting to collect items to be donated to Children’s Protective Services. Items needed are: small duffle bags, back packs, diapers, tee shirts, sweat shirts and sweat pants, pajamas, scarves and gloves. If you would like to bring something to donate to this worthwhile effort - that would be wonderful! “When you help someone else, you help yourself ”. If you have any questions, please call Sara Niles at 458-4631 or Mary Ann Nation at 458-4036. • American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Class City of Colusa is offering a CPR/ First Aid class, on Tuesday, March 8th from 6 to 9:30pm in the Conference Room at City Hall. This class will include Adult/Child/ Infant CPR and Basic First Aid. This class is recommended for Public Volunteers, Sports Coaches, Para Educators, private babysitters, Boy Scout and anyone required to have CPR/ Basic First Aid for work. The cost is $45.00. Certification cards are good for two years through the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Forms are available on line at or at City of Colusa, located at 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932. • 2011 Omega Nu Re-Entry Scholarship Application The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Omega Nu is proud to offer (2) $500 scholarships to a re-entry student. Applicants must be female residents of Colusa County attending any qualifying college as a re-entry student for the Fall 2011 semester. Financial need and serious intent are the primary considerations upon which these scholarships will be awarded. Applications may be obtained from your Financial Aid Office or by contacting one of the individuals noted below. Deadline for application submission is March 18,

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person. Tickets available at Sankey Auto, OLL School and Reading Oil. Seating is limited - get your tickets today. Contact John Ascencion at (530) 701-2589 for more information. •

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Annual Community meeting. April 14, 2011 at 6:30PM. This is a public meeting and the public is invited to attend. Williams City Hall. • The 2011 Colusa County Fair Exhibitor Handbook is now on line. Please pardon our dust as we are still in the process of completing the handbook. Due to the many changes in our State this year, the book is in draft form, but all of the contest information is correct, and we are working on layout and clean up. Online entries cannot be made until April 1st, 2011, but all the information needed to get ready for Fair should be visible for your review. Paper entry forms are available in the Fair Office for early entry submittal. Please forward to all club members, leaders, friends, and family if possible. In other words, let’s get the word out!. Link to this page is: fair/Exhibitor_Information.html Williams Antique Show March 19th & 20th, 2011. 1491 E Street (Old Gym) Williams, CA. The Food Booth is Williams Catholic Church of Annunciation. Annual Fundraiser. Come have lunch and support our parish at the same time! “Homemade Cakes & Pies” Soup & Sandwiches. • Colusa County AITC Summer Seminar Classroom Educators: SAVE THE DATE! Please forward this notice to all interested. The bi-annual Colusa County Ag in the Classroom Summer Seminar will be held June 24 & 25, 2011. This year’s focus will be on seeds: vegetable, rice, walnut, etc.One unit credit can be earned from CSUChico. This seminar is jointly sponsored by Colusa County Farm Bureau and University of California Cooperative Extension Colusa

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March 19 & 20, 2011 @ 10am to 5pm 609 ‘E’ Street. In front of Garrison Vestiges. Vendors wanted. Looking for vendors who have sellable merchandise: Antiques, collectables, and vintage items. 10’ tables are $25 each for the two days. Applications can be picked up at Garrison Vestiges. 609 ‘E’ Street, Williams. Thursday - Sunday 11am to 5pm. • CITIZENS OF MAXWELL The Colusa County Sheriff ’s Department will be holding a community meeting on Thrusday March 10th, 2011 at 7:00PM at the Maxwell Fire Department to discuss any topic of importance to the community of Maxwell. The Meeting is an effort to better understand and adress the problems that affect the every day lives of the residents of Colusa COunty. Sheriff ’s Department personnel and other Government agencies will be in attendance to help answer any questions you may have. Please join us on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Maxwell Fire Department. In addition to the Maxwell meeting, the Sheriff ’s Department will continue to host community meetings for the communities of Arbuckle, Grimes, Stonyford, Princeton, Colusa and Williams. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sergeant Joe Garofalo at (530) 458-0226. • CITIZENS OF Colusa The Colusa County Sheriff ’s Department will be holding a community meeting on Thrusday March 17th, 2011 at 7:00PM at the Sacramento River Fire Department-Colusa Station to discuss any topic of importance to the community of Colusa. The Meeting is an effort to better understand and adress the problems that affect the every day lives of the residents of Colusa COunty. Sheriff ’s Department personnel and other Government agencies will be in attendance to help answer any questions you may have. Please join us on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Sacramento River Fire Department-Colusa Station. In addition to the Maxwell meeting, the Sheriff ’s Department will continue to host community meetings for the communities of Arbuckle, Grimes, Stonyford, Princeton, Colusa and Williams. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sergeant Joe Garofalo at (530) 458-0226.

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Hoosiers 49, Swat 47 In a dramatic game, the Hoosiers pulled a large come-from- behind rally to force the game into overtime and prevail by a narrow margin. The Hoosiers could not find a basket in the early going and fell back as much as 16 points. They closed the gap to eleven by the half setting the stage for a comeback. Led by a 12 point second half output by Branden Bedart, the Hoosiers closed the gap all the way to a 42-42 tie by the end of regulation time. The overtime frame saw the Hoosiers outscore Swat by 7-5 for the win. Branden Bedart led all scorers with 14 points and David Tapia led Swat with 10 points. Will-Max 47, Bullets 19 In a low scoring affairs Will-Max grabbed its second win of the season to pull themselves out of last place. Both team had problems scoring early and the first half ended with an almost nominal score of 18-8. In the second half Will-Max found their rhythm knocking down 29 points while the Bullets continued their basket struggles. Will-Max ended with a 28 point victory. Alvaro Ortega of Will-Max led all scorers with 11 points and Jacob Volgas led the Bullets with 6. Venom - Redskins ; The Redskins lost to Venom by forfeit. Standings after week 6: Hoosiers 5 - 1; Venom 4 - 2; Redskins 3 - 3; Swat 3 - 3; Will-Max 2 - 4; Bullets 1 5; [top four advance to playoffs] Swat 74, Bullets 43 In the opening game on Sunday evening Swat took control early of this contest using a 17-3 run to set a 20 point half time lead. That set up a nearly one-sided second half except that the Bullets did make a run to bring the count to within 12 early in the second half. The Bullets were not able to sustain the run and could not stop the Swat scoring of David Tapia and Diego Vega who combined for 31 of the teams points. Swat ended with a 31 point win moving them closer to securing a playoff spot. Swat’s Diego Vega and Bullet’s Richard Prasod led their teams with 17 points each. Redskins 49, Will-Max 47 In one of the most exciting game of the season this far, Will-Max took

the favored and taller Redskins down to the last seconds of the game. The game saw 15 lead changes including a tie game at eight different points in the game. The great long range shooting by Will-Max and spirited defense kept them in the game the whole way. Will-Max dropped in 9 treys compared to 1 by the Redskins. Will-Max took the lead in the game at the 13 minute mark and held it until about two minutes left in the half, with both team going into half time tied at 23. In the second half the Redskins ground out an 8 point lead before Will-Max pulled a 12-4 run, all on three pointers, to tie the game at 41. The game see-sawed down to the last seconds to a tied score at 47. Then with about 8 seconds left Brendan Farrel hit a short jumper to set the score at 49-47. Will-Max got the ball back in bound with 3 seconds left but could not get a shot off. Humberto Guevara of Will-Max led all scorers with 19 points and David Bassett had 17 points to lead the Redskins. Venom 56, Hoosiers 46 Venom won their fourth game in a row helping them grab a share of first place with the Hoosiers. In a very close first half, both teams exchanged the lead a few times and came up on one minute left in the half with Venom just taking a 1 point lead after free throws. Then Venom exploded for a three pointer and two quick buckets giving them an 8 point half time lead of 28-20. That one minute explosion helped Venom stave off the Hoosiers for the whole of the second half. The Hoosiers ground out an 11-6 point run to trim the lead to 3 points mid way through the second half. However, Venom recovered to take a hold about an 8 point lead the rest of the way. Thaddeus Ellis of Venom of Venom led all scorers with 17 points and the Hoosiers were led by Sal Dorantes with 7 points. Standings after week 7: Hoosiers 5 - 2; Venom 5 - 2; Redskins 4 - 3; Swat 4 - 3; Will-Max 2 - 5; Bullets1 6; [top four advance to playoffs] Next games Sunday 06 March 2011, week 8: 5 pm Will-Max (2-5) : Hoosiers (5-2): 6 pm Swat (4-3) : Venom (5-2): 7 pm Bullets (1-6) : Redskins (4-3)

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