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March 7, 2008

Fa m i ly T r a d i t i o n s

Coming up... Crab Feed Friday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at the St. Bernadette’s Hall Our Lady of Lourdes School 745 Ware Ave. Colusa. $40 tickets available at: OLL School: 458.8208; Sankey Auto: 458.2125; Reading Oil: 458.4727. Dinner includes crab, salad, beans, bread & dessert. CHS Seniors to have a BBQ Fundraiser at Les Schwab in Colusa, Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funds raised will help for the senior trip to Disneyland’s Gradnite in May.

Left to Right: Valerie McDermott, Cristy Edwards and Nancy Mayo.

new partnership with keeping tradition intact, while successfully growing the business,” shared Edwards “There are a lot of families that work here.”

A Partnership Born through Tradition Two local families


partner up to fullfill a

Already changes are taking place, from new paint and decor, to the upcoming outdoor patio. Cattle brands from local ranches line the walls and local artists are featured throughout the establishment.

By Andrea Moore Editor

It’s not very often you hear of two families sharing the same tradition, or at least one as unique as running a restaurant.

Brews & Brats Celebrates First Anniversary Courtesy of Peter Jukusky

Spring is just around the corner, with March being the month for transition. The celebration of spring is a traditional passing, but this year will be a little bit special at the corner of 5th and E Street in Williams. JAVA STOP / Brews & Brats will be celebrating its first anniversary under the new ownership of Carolee Ornbaun and “Shortstop,” her daughter Ashley. In its first short year (Carolee took control on March 1st last year) it has already established itself as a landmark in the City of Williams. Many of the highway’s traveling public already make this site a standard on their journey, whether for work or pleasure. Open before dawn to prepare a cornucopia of choice fresh baked pastries and a variety of imported roasts, the business caters to the varied needs of its customers. Continued page 8

Inside Opinion page 2 What’s Cooking? page 2 From the desk of... page 3 Agriculture page 3 eye on education 4

Looking Back page 6 Classifieds page 7 New Ladder Truck Page 8

Cristy Edwards started working at Louis Cairo’s 26 years ago, starting out in the pantry making salads when she was 15 years old, Edwards worked her way up to general manager. Though life had taken her in different directions she has found her way back. Edwards wasn’t the only one in her family to work at Louis Cairo’s over the years, her mother Nancy Mayo and her brother Scott Parker, have also been dedicated to the restaurant over the years. Now, her daughter Kelsey McKinley, is joining the ranks and following in the family’s footsteps. “We all grew up here and have a vested interest in seeing Louis Cairo’s grow,” explained Edwards. “We’ve formed a partnership with Patti Jo Cairo and it’s our goal to balance the

“We want to reflect the county and all it has to offer,” she commented. “It’s been a pleasure to watch it transform with paint and energy,” Mayo said. Currently there are 36 employees at the restaurant and that is in the off season. Edwards is quick to mention Valerie McDermott, general manager. “She’s great. The attention she pays to educating herself, always researching new trends and creating an outstanding wine list,” Edwards said. Some things will remain the same. “We still cook homemade-to-order. We will have the mom and pop feel with a polished look. We hope to create a successful legacy for future generations.”

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Opinion Papers, pets and kids, Oh my!

By Andrea Moore, Editor

Well, here is the second issue of our new enterprise. Wow! It’s been an interesting ride so far, and I have loved every minute. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there have been plenty of hair-pulling moments, but in the end everything has worked out. The last month has been one solid learning experience, and there is so much more to learn. I want to let everyone know how much all your support and well wishes are appreciated. You are the same people who helped push me on when things got hairy, and your belief that I could make it work helped me believe it too After reading my opinion column, you will soon realize that I will occasionally tell stories about my family or my thoughts on life.

Do you have an opinion? Here is a quick rundown on our family. My husband Aaron and I have been married almost nine years, and we have two children, a five-year-old [going on 16] daughter named Meredith and a three-year-old ladies’ man named Isaac. I have been fortunate enough to work from home, and therefore able to be with the kids, day in and day out. For this I am forever grateful. Our kids are a constant form of entertainment for us, with never a dull moment at our house. The other night Meredith overheard Aaron and me talking about our old truck and how we missed being truck owners. But when you have a gas-guzzling beast that gets seven miles a gallon and fuel is over $3 a gallon, something has to go. But, I digress. Meredith piped in, saying that she would buy us a new truck when she became a teenager. Aaron thought about this for less than a second before asking her “Okay, but what will you drive? Are you going to buy yourself a car?” to which Meredith replied, “No, I can borrow your car.” Does anyone know how we can overturn the rule about minors signing contracts?

We want to Hear it! take care of her family. We had a small tragedy for our family this week. Our female beta fish, named Kayla [so named by Meredith], went to the big pond in the sky. This was a first for my kids, but it turns out that Isaac tried to play with the poor little thing. I knew something was wrong when I noticed that a fish was missing. When I asked what had happened, Isaac innocently shrugged and replied “Fishy broken.” Yep, she was. So, with a flush, she was gone. I would like to encourage readers to submit photos, recipes, guest commentary and more, as this truly is a community newspaper. We have already received a few submissions, and, as I have said, if they are positive, we will run them. The new website is up. Lloyd Green, Jr., owner of DatamindXP, did a wonderful job designing the site. Check it out at Let us know what you think!

Aaron and I were very touched. Meredith really is a little sweetheart, always wanting to

What’s Cooking?

Corned Beef and Cabbage Corned beef is brisket, topside or silverside which has been pickled in brine. It is especially popular around Dublin. It is best to soak a joint overnight to remove excess salt. 5 lb joint of corned beef 1 large cabbage bay leaf 2 large onions cold water to cover 2 large carrots ground black pepper 4 potatoes Quarter the cabbage and put aside. Peel and slice the other vegetables. Cover the meat with the water and bring to the boil. Skim the surface, add the vegetables (except the cabbage), the bay leaf and the pepper and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook for a further 30 minutes. Serve the meat surrounded by the vegetables with additional mashed potatoes.

Irish Cream Cheesecake 24 oz. Cream cheese, softened. 2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 3 large eggs 2 tbs. flour 1 cup Irish cream liqueur 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup white chocolate, grated Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the crumbs and butter in a medium sized bowl. Press on the bottom of a 9” cheesecake pan. Bake in oven for 5 minutes. Cream cheese and sugar. Beat in eggs, flour, liqueur and vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 40 minutes. Turn off oven and leave in for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. When cooled, sprinkle white chocolate over the top. Refrigerate overnight. The Williams Pioneer Review is not responsible for any views expressed in the opinion page or for any submissions to the paper. Letter or commentary submissions must be positive in nature and not harmful in any way to other readers. The WPR reserves the right to edit any and all submissions for content and length. Letters to the editor will run as written, errors and all, so please double check the content before submitting them. It is also up to the the WPR as to what is published in the paper and reserves the right not to publish un-solicited works. All writings must be original, do not submit someone else’s work. Please limit to 300 words or less unless prior approval has been granted. The WPR accepts recipes, community commentary, letters to the editor, short stories, press releases, pictures, poetry, family updates, birth announcements, obituaries, memorials and happy ads. Happy ads are $20. Please mail submissions to: The Williams Pioneer Review PO Box 665 Williams, CA 95987 Email to: Advertising Rules: The Williams Pioneer Review reserves the right not to run advertisements that are: controversial in nature, propaganda for certain issues or non-family friendly content. Again, the whole purpose of this newspaper is to provide a positive and entertaining reading experience.

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drinking and driving. Also in May, the Police Department will again present its annual “Bike Rodeo” at the Williams Elementary School. This program is designed to teach bicycle safety, rules of the road, and the importance of wearing a helmet. Through community donations, each second and third grader is presented with a brand new bicycle helmet. The winners of the rodeo are also presented with brand new bicycles.

FROM THE DESK OF WILLIAMS POLICE CHIEF JIM SASO... Public safety is everyone’s business and is a top priority for the City of Williams. Several programs during the first half of 2008 will be aimed at promoting a safe and healthy community. In early spring, the Police Department, in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol, will offer a child safety seat awareness day. This is designed to ensure children are buckled up properly and safely, as well as provide child safety seats to those who cannot afford them. On Wednesday, April 30 through, Thursday, May 1, the “Every 15 Minutes” program will commence at Williams High School. This innovative and hard-hitting program provides a graphic wake-up call for high school students regarding the realities of

Agriculture Colusa County Farm Bureau Hosts 84th Annual Meeting and Wine Tasting. Hundreds of people turned out for the Annual Farm Bureau Dinner and Wine Tasting, for good food, good times and to recognize their peers for their service to Colusa County and the people in it. George Gomes, Undersecretary for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, was on hand to discuss the current state of affairs for Farmers in Northern California.

Other programs will include hosting a “Community Gang Awareness” program, enforcing seat belt violations during the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign, and our continued participation in the Avoid the 9 Driving under the Influence enforcement program. If there are ideas for additional programs that any members of the community would like to see offered, please call us at 473-2661. Jim Saso, Chief of Police City of Williams Police Department Our Department is located at 688 Seventh Street, and our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need further information, please call us at 473-2661, or visit our website at: If you require a Police Officer during non office hours, please call 458-0200 or in the case of an emergency 911.

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Several of those potential future leaders were recognized for their participation in “The Imagine this...” story writing contest. The contest’s purpose was to promote reading, writing and the arts and to further the public’s understanding of agriculture. Six regional winners included: Wyatt Perry, Maureen LaGrande, Mckenzie Carvlho, Kendall Wilson, Laine LaGrande and Hillary Brainard.

Brian Fedora, President William Wallace, Jr. 1st V.P. Denise Carter, 2nd V.P.

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Tom Ellis was honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

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George Gomes talked about the future of farming and agricultural resources.

Also on the evening’s agenda was a time to recognize a few special

the years, for his family and others in the farming industry. Elizabeth Dawley was recognized with the Leadership in Agriculture Award, for her efforts in shaping the agricultural leaders of tomorrow.

Colusa County Farm Bureau

Melodie Johnson Executive Director 520 Market Street, Suite 1 PO Box 1179 Colusa, CA 95932 Bus: 530.458.5130 Fax: 530.458.5230


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eye on education Pierce High School Hosts 10th Annual Ag Technology Field Day

and Susanville FFA. Vegetable Crops Judging: Travis Green and Joshua Lohman. Job Interview: Amanda Kaelin of the Gridley FFA. Co-op Quiz: Sutter FFA. Farm Records: Colusa FFA..

By Katie Driver & Joan Cain

and high school staff and students who helped

The day began with Joan Cain leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a welcome from Kevin Ross and Principal, Mr. Kaelin. The Field Day Committee also gave a plaque in dedication to Mrs. Rohde for her years of dedication in overseeing this event since it began in 1998. The contests started promptly at 8AM. The Awards ceremony started with Ileana Velazquez singing the National Anthem and then Kevin Ross and Katie Driver presented the awards. The Co-Chairs for this event were Kevin Ross and Joan Cain, the Secretary was Katie Driver, and the chair for the BBQ was Josh Corona

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On Saturday, February 2, Pierce High School hosted the 10th annual Arbuckle FFA Ag Technology Field Day. Fifty-one schools from all over the state came to compete and have a good time. The participants who traveled the farthest were from Santa Paula High School in Ventura. There were over 660 competitors in attendance. The field day consisted of 12 competitions, 10 of which were put on by Arbuckle FFA members who handled all aspects of the competitions from planning and creating tests, to arranging for judges and equipment. They consisted of Ag Mechanics: Jacob Gwerder, Jacob Cooney, and Marshall Able. Best Informed Greenhand: Giovanna Vera and Brooke Nerli. Creed Speaking: Katie Driver. Farm Power: Ross Miller, Jake Driver, Matt Vaughn, and Daniel Scofield. Floriculture: Ileana Velazquez, Joan Cain and Anastasia Cristler. Light Horse Judging: Cassi Baldridge and Rafael Munoz. Small Engines: Francisco Martinez, Ben Geyer, Cody McCullough and Jose Vera. Specialty Animals: Trevor Gravance




Awards won by area schools were: from Maxwell FFA, in Lt. Horse, Krissy Wilson 3rd; Maddie Dunlap 6th, High individual and First High team; from Colusa FFA, Creed 2nd high team, Elizabeth Barrera 9th High individual; Co-op Quiz, Chris Lambertson 10th High individual, Farm Records, Alyssa Sankey 1st high individual, Jackie Litchfield 3rd high individual; from Arbuckle FFA, Farm Records, Kaitlyn Cabral 2nd high individual, Minda McCullough 4th high individual, Kimme Huntington 9th high individual, and Arbuckle FFA 2nd high team. Over all, the Field Day was a great success, and all the participants were treated to a wonderful tritip lunch coordinated by Mr. Bill Rohde, cooked by parents, administration, and staff, and served by Pierce High School stuCourtesy Photo

dents. The field day committee is thankful for all the help and support of many community members, parents, local businesses,

make this event a success. American Farmer Level sponsors included: Colusa Tractor, Colusa-Glenn Farm Credit, Diamond D General Engineering, Leslie J. Nickels Trust, A & H Hulling, California Family Foods, Kimzey Welding Works, Airgas – Yuba City, Fastenal, Holt of California, Lincoln Electric Co., Datamind XP Productions, E. John Gwerder Construction, Jeff & Debbie Charter, Bill Rohde, Gary & Carole Cain, CainCo., Shadinger Straw. State Farmer Level sponsors: AMBAC Equipment, Cain Ranch, Ken English, Colusa Farm Supply, TSL Seed Company, Arbuckle Volunteer Fire Department, Bobby Walton, Beeler Tractor Co., Chapter Farmer Level sponsors: Davidson Drug, Hoblit Motors, Doherty Brothers Farms, Les Schwab Tires, Mid Valley Distributing, Ramond Diaz Family,

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The Citizens for a Better Williams, a non profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the City of Williams, is looking for sponsors for their American Flag program. For a $25 donation an American Flag with pole, will be flown on the holidays that honor veterans who have served, or are serving, our country. To learn more call: Shear Class: 473-2005 or Pat Ash: 473-2374 Or Write: PO Box 702 Williams, CA 95987

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Entertainment for the event was once again provided by the Banjo Ramblers.


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Pierce High School FFA members were on hand to talk about their recent Ag Field Day. Left to Right: Joana Salud, Marcela Ramos and Brandon Bento.

Everyone is a prince or a princess, sometimes you just need something specail to wear. Get it from people who care. It is our mission to provide attire for those students who need assistance in making good selections of attire for special occasions. Our goal is to help them have a seamless prom experience without worry. Elizabeth Dawley Because this is our inaugural collection, we are focusing on prom was recognized wear. In years to come we hope to aid students for other formals, with the Leadergraduations and other momentous events. Most Colusa County ship in Agriculture high school proms are scheduled for late April and May. Award. Please have donations to Impact Life Thrift Store by March 15. Presenting the Items Needed: award was Ashley Gowns: New or gently used dresses, suitable for formal or Driver. prom attire, all sizes. Accessories: Costume jewelry, earings, necklaces, tiaras, glitter (bling-bling), wraps, shawls, formal gloves, shoes and evening bags. Other Items: Any products new or unopened, for example; men’s cologne, hair products and throw away cameras. New or gently used dress shirts and formal ties for young men. Gift Certificates: For tux rentals a gift certificate to put towards his tux rental would be greatly appreciated as men’s formal wear can be expensive. Donations can be combined to cover the cost of a rental.

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Sacramento Valley Museum THE NEWS BACK THEN Williams Farmer 2/27/1904 In the annals of the history of the town of Williams, Friday February 19, 1904, will forever shine forth as the effulgent rays of a noon day sun. Upon that occasion the people of Williams and vicinity assembled to dedicate the uses and purposes of the Odd Fellowship the new I.O.O.F. building just completed. The structure is the realization of the hope of every member of Central Lodge and the pride of every citizen of Williams. Today it stands as a monument to the strength of organization and is an object lesson to the un-initiated, illustratating that principle of the order which declares that “Odd Fellowship is progressive in its character.” Of the seven charter members of Central Lodge, J.C. Stovall and Joseph P. Kimball are deceased; W.H.Williams and M.P. Hildreth and F.M. Boardman have withdrawn, leaving W. Ash and Henry Husted as the only two now holding membership, of those who instituted the Lodge. Williams Farmer 2/25/1905 The Rainfall G.W. Whyback, the local weather observer, kindly furnished this office with the following report of rainfall. Williams- 1904- 7.25 inches 1905- 15.43 inches Dunnigan -1904 - 11.17 inches 1905- 20.43 inches Germantown - 1904- 10.35 inches - 1905- 20.35 inches

The Stovall Wilcoxson Company has contracted for a traction engine and combined harvester to thresh their grain the coming season. H.C. Stovall, manager of the large holdings of the StovallWilcoxson Company, which includes 40,000 acres of lands lying wholly in Colusa County, made the purchase through W.G. Carpenter, the representative of the Holt Manufacturing Company of Stockton. The engine is of sixty horsepower and its working weight is 42,000 pounds. The tires to the wheels are forty-two inches wide and two extension wheels of the same width tires go with the big engine to be used when plowing. The header is twenty two feet long with and extension of twelve feet. Thus the machine will cut a swath of thirty four feet wide and leave the grain all sacked and in piles of eight sacks each. There are, at present, on the Stovall Wilcoxson ranch three combined harvesters of standard make. Williams Farmer 3/3/1906SUGAR COATED PROFANITY A lady used the expression “Gee” the other night. It never occurred to her that this was taking the name of the Lord in vain, and probably few of the many who indulge in sugar coated profanity realize that they are swearing. What is “Gee” though but a euphemism for “Jesus?” Williams Farmer -3/2/1923 - $100,000 LOSS IN EARLY MORN’ FIRE 10 BUSINESS FIRMS BURNED OUT New Modern Hotel Building Will be Erected At Once on Old Site The Hotel Williams building was completely destroyed by a fire last Tuesday morning about 5:30. The origin of the fire is unknown; the alarm was given by the Chinese cook, who had started the fire in the cook stove preparing for the morning meal. The fire was in the rear of the

Community Calendar Save the date! For the Colusa County Chamber ofCommerce Annual Business Appreciation Dinner;Saturday, April 19, 2008. This year's theme prom-

isesto be a "Night full of fun and games" with: BIZ-OPOLY. Businesses are invited to sponsor tables and be apartof the nights fun as a game piece. There are fourteentables available and each will represent a game piecefor Biz-Opoly. Throughout the evening tables will bepurchasing other businesses with biz-opoly money andthe table with the largest sum of money at the endwins a special prize. Chamber President Lloyd Green said "the last several years our dinner has sold outin advance so get your tickets now and enjoy anotherfun filled evening with your fellow business owners"."This is one event that most business owners loveattending because they have a great time, great food,and they get a chance to network with old and newbusinesses". Said Chamber Executive Director TomIndrieri. For more information on tickets for theevent call the Chamber at 530-458-5525 Calendar continued Page 7

kitchen. The volunteer fire company was on scene in short notice and did miraculous work in keeping the fire confined to one structure. There was a strong wind coming from the north, which aided in holding the fire from spreading to the brick structure of the hotel to the north and most everything of value was taken to safety before the fire finally made its way into the north wing of the building. The dining room and kitchen were in a wood structure and this part of the building burnt rapidly. The large safe in the A.F. Webster office, the property of Hugh Lynch, broke though the floor when it was being moved by rescuers, making it impossible to move it from the building. The large press in the Farmer office was also a victim of the flames. All the furnishings on the second floor were lost. It was due to the hard work of the firefighters that kept the barns and out buildings to the west from catching and the E.J. Worsley store was considered lost from the start but escaped with a severe scorching. The Catholic Church and other buildings in the southern part of town were being bombarded by the flying sparks, and the Catholic Church caught fire once, but was discovered in time and put out. The upper windows of Rathbun’s store building were all cracked out and three of the Williams Bank windows were also cracked, the balance of the windows was saved by placing canvas over them. The hotel building accommodated ten businesses in addition to the hotel. The Hotel Williams was erected by the late William Williams, after who the town was named, and whose daughter, Mrs. Belle Moore owner of the building at the time of the fire, was dedicated and opened on July 4th 1876, when Williams was the terminal for the Southern Pacific Company line. All the big officials of the railroad were present at the event, which was a big day for Williams.

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Mrs. Belle Moore announced to the reporter of the Farmer yesterday, that work would start immediately as soon as the plans could be secured, for a modern and up-to-date hotel, on the site of the old building that was laid to ashes. The new building will be modern in every way and will not only be a credit to Williams but to the entire Sacramento Valley. Williams Farmer 2/27/1953WILLIAMS APPRECIATES GENEROUS OFFER OF SITE FOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Citizens of Williams are deeply appreciative of the exceedingly great generosity of Mrs. Marguerita Williams Hotaling in offering her ancestral home to the Colusi Historical Society for a Historical Museum. It is one of the few historical buildings left in the valley and is, we understand, in not too bad a state that it can be restored in a relative short time. It was the first hotel in Williams as one of its earliest buildings, constructed in 1874 or 1875, before the railroad had reached as far as Williams. The windows doors and their frames came around the Horn on the same ship that brought the famous Bower’s Mansion that is situated between Carson City and Reno, Nevada, and has been restored. To restore the historic building so that future generations may see what a “Mansion” of the 1870’s was like, will delight our community. We believe that when the Colusi Historical Society has accepted this generous offer and begin their work of restoration,that every person in this area will want to assist in every way possible.

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custodian for our school and parish. This would be a 40 hour work week - 8 hours per day in a split shift – 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the late afternoon/evening. The duties would be to maintain and clean the school, St. Bernadette’s Hall, the grounds of the entire plant, along with other parish duties. The pay is from $9.49 to $10.81 per hour depending on experience. A valid CA driver’s license is necessary. The full time position comes with medical, vision, and dental benefits for the employee. The employee will need to have fingerprint clearance before starting work. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Barbara Genera for a Diocesan preemployment application. We would hope to fill this position by the end of February. Parents may apply. Call 458-8208.

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Woody’s Family has to move away, she now needs a new family. They would like her to go to a home where she would have room to run and play. She was a stray that they took in a while back. Woody is house trained, but able to stay outside as well. She gets along with the cats and is a good watch dog too. For more information Call: Jennifer: (209) 818-3876 or Sherry: (530) 473-2830

The Williams Police Department is Now Hiring Position: Police Officer Description of duties: Officers are assigned to perform patrol duties by car, bike or on foot, under general supervision with the expressed goal of the protection of life and property. Benefits: Vacation, paid holidays, health/dental insurance, retirement, uniform allowance, billingual pay, tuition reimbursement and educational incentives. Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age, a United States Citizen, no felony convictions, possess a valid California drivers license with a good driving history, the ability to pass P.O.S.T. medical, background, physical skills, psychological evaluation and drug screening. For more information call: 530.473.2661

Community Calendar Continued Colusa Regional Medical Center Foundation Announces Date for New Physical Medicine Center Open House Tulsi Parikh, Program Director, announces that the new outpatient rehabilitation and fitness center will be opening soon. An open house for physicians, patients and the community will be held on March 10 with the following schedule: physicians, 8 - 9 a.m.; patients and staff, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m..; employers and general community, 5 – 6:30 p.m. All guests are invited to tour the new facility, check out the new equipment and participate in free fitness testing. Dedication of the new facility and ribbon cutting will occur at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Rehabilitation Department at (530) 458-3287.

CRMC Announces Free Screening Clinic followed byOpen House, Chamber Mixer and Ribbon Cutting for Stonyford Rural Health Clinic Dale Kirby, CEO, announces that the long awaited re-opening of the Stonyford Rural Health Clinic will occur on March 7, 2008, with appointments available between 9 a.m. and noon. An open house and ribbon cutting will occur on Wednesday, March 19th. Free health screenings will be offered between 9 a.m. and noon. Supervisors Tom Indrieri and Gary Evans and Chamber of Commerce President Lloyd Green will participate in a brief presentation and ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. Free refreshments will be offered. For more information, please call CRMC Planning Department at 530 4585821 x396.

4th Annual Ride-for-Life Siobhan Santinelli, chairperson for this special event, announces that this year’s annual bike ride will take place on Saturday, April 26. The event will start in front of the Medical Arts Building on the campus of Colusa Regional Medical Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by warm up exercises, fitness testing and a 3 or 7-mile bike ride. The ride begins at 10 a.m. Sponsors must register by April 11th in order to get their names printed on the back of the tee shirts and riders must register by the 11th as well to be guaranteed a tee shirt. You can register as a single rider or as a group up until the time of the ride. All riders will receive lunch following the ride. To become a sponsor or to register riders, or for more information, please call CRMC Planning Department at 530 458-5821 x396. Registration forms are available in the hospital lobby, at all clinics and in numerous businesses throughout the county. Look for a Ride-for-Life Poster.

CRMC Auxiliary Easter Boutique set for March 14 Mary Jane Tait, Program Liaison, announces that the date for this year’s annual Auxiliary Easter Boutique will be Friday, March 14th. The spring show and sale will be held in the CRMC lobby from 8:00 – 1:00 P.M. The event will feature the ever-popular Easter Trunk raffle and ? For more information, please call CRMC Staff Development

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The Williams Fire Department and Protection District, has been “Kickin’ Ash,” for over 100 years. This new engine will enable the department to better serve the area.

Williams receives new ladder truck By Andrea Moore

It was an exciting day for the crew down at the Williams Fire Department February 19, when their new ladder truck finally arrived after months of waiting. “We’re like a bunch of kids at a candy store,” laughed Fire Chief Jeff Gilbert. While exciting and new, this engine will make doing their job just a little easier... and safer. “It’s going to be a real asset to the west side,” said Gilbert. Already, heavy training is underway, and they are continuing to outfit the truck with all needed tools and supplies. Personal touches on the truck include the saying “Professionally staffed by volunteers.” This was a way for Gilbert to recognize all the hard work, dedication and the sacrifices his volunteers make, to ensure the safety of others. The new addition to the department will help keep the firefighters safer as they battle blazes on the newer, light weight homes where the roofs aren’t as solid as in the past and also for buildings up to 4 stories high. As Williams continues to grow, so will the demand on the WFD, now they will be able to meet more of the needs of the community.

Colusa County Sheriff’s Office Offering Free Software & Gun Locks

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office is now offering FREE Net Nanny computer software to parents in and effort to keep children safe while using the internet, protecting them from child predators and from viewing inappropriate websites. The CCSO is now offering a way for parents to locate potential predators in their area by visiting: website and clicking on “Offender Watch,” this will let them know exactly were offenders are living. There is also an Amber Alert that updates whenever there is an alert. Free gun lock are at the CCSO and available to those wanting to ensure gun safety in the home. For more information on the free safety products, call: 530-458-0200.

Brews & Brats Cont. “Customer service and quality products keep my patrons coming back,” Carolee says. She and her right hand gal Sue Shultz, welcome every customer with a cheery hello or sometimes a “Good morning, Sunshine.” Welcoming the guest is pretty standard in the food and beverage business, but the customer gets an optimistic and sincere send off, as well. “I know I look on the bright side of each day, and I want my customers sent off with that same attitude,” Carolee says. The key is to make it sincere, and Carolee has just that sound in her voice that makes the day. But don’t think this show is over with breakfast. About mid-morning they start to shift gears toward lunchtime preparation. Did I tell you that this is a multi-purpose establishment also offering a great luncheon fare, starting with soup, salad, and a number of different brats? Whether bratwurst, sausage, wiener, frankfurter, or hot dog, this quality meat on a bun keeps them coming back. The fries and onion rings are great and with over a dozen different styles of mustards, you may always try something new. Just load up your brat with all the fixin’s from the salad bar and enjoy. And remember to save room for one of those fantastic coffee extravaganzas. Stop by for something really special, and just say gooday!

Colusa Regional Medical Center 199 E. Webster Street Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-5821

24-Hour Physician Staffed Emergency Room Full Range of In-Patient & Out-Patient Services


Please join us for the Grand Opening of two expanded services: OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION PROGRAM: (Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy) Medical Arts Building, 171 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-3287. 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Patient Tour and Equipment Demonstrations with Fitness and Balance Testing. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Open Tour and Equipment Demonstrations with Fitness and Balance Testing. Chamber of Commerce Mixer and Ribbon Cutting (6 p.m.) STONYFORD RURAL HEALTH CLINIC: (Primary and Preventative Medical Care) 5080 Stonyford/Lodoga Road, Stonyford, CA 95979 (530) 458-3243. 9 a.m. - noon Free Health & Medical Equipment Screenings 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Mixer and Ribbon Cutting (1:30 p.m.) For more information or to make an appointment, please call the clinic location of your choice. CRMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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“It’s been a pleasure to watch it transform with paint and energy,” Mayo said. Crab Feed Friday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at the St. Bernadette...


“It’s been a pleasure to watch it transform with paint and energy,” Mayo said. Crab Feed Friday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at the St. Bernadette...