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Williams Pioneer Review Volume 1 Issue 4

About the community...For the community

CHS Celebrates its Super seven

Valuable Coupons Inside!

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April 18 - May 2, 2008


Colusa Wrestling Club BBQ Fundraiser April 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Les Schwab Colusa County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, April 19

Staff Photo

Front, L-R: Andrea Cabello, Megan Mena, Chelsea Kraft. Back: Haroon Hafeez, Michael Moresco, Katie Kittle and Brittany Anderson.

Youg Life Breakfast April 20 Staff Photo

Ride-For-Life April 26

L-R: Erin Johnson and Lisa Cale are both members of theWilliams FFA Chapter.

Raising animals for market is a long standing tradition in the Future Farmers of Wine & Art Show America organization. Members purchase May 3 butcher animals and spend months feeding, conditioning and working with their animals, all for the final goal of selling their animal at a Junior Livestock Auction. Most save the proceeds from the sale for college or to help them their future ventures. In a County where Continued Page 12

For 34 years seven Colusa High School Juniors, seven Seniors and seven inspiring teachers who were nominated by the Super Seven students, are honored at a special dinner to honor the students for their outstanding academic record. Several of the seniors and teachers were honored at the S.S.D last year as well. The S.S.D originated in 1975 based on a proposal by Florence Stevens, President of the Colusa Women’s Club. The Club continued the tradition for 22 years until the club disbanded. Gamma Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi resumed the program in 1998 and have since been joined by Soroptimist International of Colusa County in honoring academic excellence. See Studen Bio’s Page 6

Pioneer Day to go on as Scheduled


Gary Teregawa is a very familiar face in Colusa County. For six years he held the position of California Highway Patrol Lieutenant For over 35 years the Williams Pioneer Day has been a tradition for local Commander for the Williams Area. residents, always held on the first Saturday of June. This year, despite More recently he was an Executive speculation, will be no different. The annual Colusa County Fair falls on the Lt. for Yuba-Sutter, yet continued same date this year and next, causing some to fear that it would be the end to call Colusa County his home. of Pioneer Day. Now, after over 31 years in law Courtesy Photo “After much deliberation we [the Citizens for a Better Williams] have enforcement, he is retiring. Gary Teregawa has dedicated over 30 decided to keep the date the same,” said Pat Ash, a CBW spokesperson and years of his life to upholding the law. “It’s been a great ride,” said Teregawa the Mayor of Williams. “I’ve met a lot of great people and had Pioneer Day started back in 1973 to celebrate the renovation of the historic Williams some great experiences. The best was coming to Colusa arch and to promote the town of Williams. The Williams Business and Professional County.” group, were instrumental in the developing of activities that take place in the downtown His career started back in 1975 in San Francisco where he was a special police officer for the city college. His career Continued Page 3 covered many law agencies, including: • 1976-1978: Yolo County Sheriff’s Office; Reserve Deputy Sheriff Opinion... Page 2 Adopt-a-Pet...Page 7

What’s Inside

What’s Cooking...Page 4 Eye on Education...Page 6 Home & Garden...Page 7

Looking Back...Page 8 Community Calendar...Page 9 Classifieds...Page 11

• 1978: San Francisco Housing Authority; Police Officer and Assistant Patrol Special Police Officer • 1978-1979: Solano County Sheriff’s Department; Continued Page 3

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Opinion Mother goose

By Andrea Moore, Editor It seems that in our culture, we are constantly watching every word that we say, worried that someone might take offense or misinterpret our meaning. This is especially true in religion. While my family is pretty conservative, we respect the rights of others to practice their own spiritual beliefs. Freedom of Religion, or their choice to believe, or not to believe.

freedom from religion… I met with the Pioneer Day planners this week and I am happy to say they are still going to have Pioneer Day. I know it’s the same weekend as the fair but they are both wonderful events and I would like to encourage everyone to attend both. I think it could end up being beneficial to both, having people from out of town coming for one or the other, now they can enjoy each event. I also think that those who are in the fair parade Friday night should haul their floats over to Williams to run in their parade. I know a lot of work goes into those floats and this way you get double the exposure. Well, I have just wrapped up filling out the miles of paperwork to register the kids for school next year. It makes me sad that both my babies will be in school. Meredith will be entering Kindergarten and Isaac in PreKindergarten. Their personalities grow by the day, each becoming their own person, making me imagine the person they will grow to be. While it makes me sad that they are growing up so fast, I am excited to experience the next phase. This last week the kids have taken great pleasure in torturing me. I was without a voice for four days and they asked more questions than ever. Where did your voice go? How are you going to find it? When they were naughty and I tried lay down the law they couldn’t help but giggle. Okay, so I admit my voice didn’t sound very threatening. It was more of a whisper-whisper-honk. Just call me mother goose.

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That said, I also have to say that Aaron and I like our American Idol and Big Brother. I know, I know. Anyhow, recently I have noticed a new an amazing new trend, the acceptance of religion. On Big Brother one of the alliances call themselves “Team Christ” and the players are often seen reading their Bibles. Then on American Idol they sang “Shout to the Lord.” And the week before Dolly Parton made a guest appearance and sang “Jesus and Gravity.” I thought it was a refreshing change of pace. Why has religion become taboo? It seems that the freedom of religion has become

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Car Seat Check April 19th The California Highway Patrol is teaming up with the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Williams Police Department and Colusa County Health Department, for a car seat safety check. The event is scheduled for Saturday April 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williams CHP building located at the corner of Husted Road and E. Street. Anyone who stops by during the event will have their child safety seats checked for proper usage and fitting. They will also show parents and caregivers how to properly install their child safety seat in their personal vehicles. Also featured at the event will be the Colusa County Sheriff Volunteers to assist the public around the facility and for Child Identification kits; Colusa County Boat Patrol to answer questions; Colusa County Search & Rescue to assist the public and answer questions; the Williams Fire Department will be available to answer questions and display their new ladder truck; and finally a CHP Helicopter. The helicopter will be present as long as the weather is good and there are no emergencies.

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Ralph Newlin of State Farm Insurance Company in Colusa, is helping sponsor the event For more information about the event contact CHP Williams Area-Public Affairs Officer Bob Kays at 530473-2821.

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Teregawa Cont. Deputy Sheriff • 1980-1986: University of California Police; San Francisco Police Officer, Detective, Crime Prevention Officer and Sergeant • 1986-1994: University of California Police, Irvine; Sergeant • 1994-1995: California State Police; Lieutenant, San Diego District Office • 1995-2008: California Highway Patrol, Lieutenant; Border Division Safety Services Program; Operations Lieutenant, San Juan Capistrano; Lieutenant Commander, CALEXICO Inspection; Operations Lieutenant, Santa Ana Area; Lieutenant Commander, Williams Area; Executive Lieutenant, Yuba-Sutter Area. Teregawa plans to remain in Colusa County now that he has retired. “Colusa County is the best place I have ever lived,” he said “The small town atmosphere, the family values; some things get lost in the big city.” A retirement celebration in Teregawa’s honor is scheduled for May 16 at the Festival Hall located at the Colusa County Fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m. The cost for the event is $25, the price includes dinner and gift. Those wishing to attend the celebration MUST RSVP to Jeff Larson by calling: 530-674-5141, by May 14. Pioneer Day Cont. area. Mark Spurgeon, Naomi Hampshire, Annette Lagrande, Jerry Bejerke, Kate Pickett, to name a few of the founders. To date, Pioneer Day is the only organized fundraiser for the city of Williams, the proceeds of which go back into the community. In the last two years CBW, with volunteers and the cooperation of Williams Hardware, have painted six rundown businesses downtown, planted flowers at the railroad tracks, the entrance to Williams, sponsored clean up days. They have donated money and volunteer time to the up-keep of the city pool when it would have been closed down for three years until funds became available for a much needed renovation. In December, CBW sent three hundred pounds of food to Afghanistan to the unit that was serving under local hero, Juan Loza, who was wounded in combat and worried about the well being of his unit. Besides the Williams fire department, they are the only service club in Williams . Most recently the CBW are sponsoring an American flag drive to place American flags in the downtown business district to be flown on holidays that honor our heroes of the past and present “I feel that in the last two years, we have been able to contribute a lot back to our community,” said Ash. Pioneer Day has grown to include Williams High School Alumni Day, which former students from across the county gather to reminisce and enjoy Pioneer Day. “Seeing people you don’t see very often who come to town for the day,” said Diana Azevedo, a chairperson for the event. “The Alumni come from all over the country. It’s gotten to be a homecoming,” added Ash. “People won’t be disappointed,” concluded Ash. Pioneer Day, scheduled for Saturday, June 7, will kick off with a Fun-Run followed by a parade, car show, barbecue, horseshoe tournament, and a wide variety of family friendly activities including a street dance. The park will be filled with activities, food vendors and more. Live music will be provided by local favorites The DeVille’s. Parade and vendor forms may be found at: Fouch’s, Shear Class, Williams Hardware and Williams City Hall. For more information, to become an event sponsor, or to volunteer call 530-520-0096 or Diana at 530-304-2143.

Colusa County Volunteer Citizens Service Unit Helps Community A non-profit organization, the Volunteers can be seen all over the county, helping out everywhere they can. From pitching in at local events, patroling local farms to deter theft, keeping an eye on vacationer’s homes, search and rescue, child safety programs, traffic and crowd control. Everything they do is to help protect the community and help local law enforcement agencies. Are you going on vacation and want someone to keep an eye on your home? Call the Volunteers. Are you a farmer who would like someone to drive through your orchard on occasion to deter possible thieves? Call the Volunteers. Are you interested in learning how you can become a volunteer or how to help the organization? Call the CCSO at 530-458-0200. “Please remember that as a non-profit organization they run on donations from the community. Every little bit helps,” ~ Andrea Moore, Editor for the Williams Pioneer Review.


Convenient Clinic Locations 4th Annual Ride-for-Life

Saturday, April 26th, 9 a.m. check-in

Call 530.458.5821x233 to register or sponsor a rider O u tpatient R eha b ilitation & F itness C enter (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy and Conditioning) Medical Arts Building, 177 East Webster, Colusa, CA (530) 458-3287

Clinical Laboratory Outreach Services (Blood Draws and Specimen Collections + Test Results Reporting) Now available at all locations. Call location nearest you for service hours..

Arbuckle Medical Office, 900 King Street, Arbuckle, CA 95912 (530) 476-2440

Colusa Health Clinic, 2967 Davison Court, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-5003 Colusa Specialty & Industrial Medicine, 2967 Davison Court, Suite A, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-3243

Stonyford Rural Health Clinic, 5080 Stonyford-Lodoga Road, Stonyford, CA 95979 (530) 458-3243 Williams Urgent Care & Medical Center, 501 “E” Street, Williams, CA 95987 (530) 473-5641

CRMC MEDICAL CENTER AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 199 East Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-5821

Full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Small Town TLC, Big City Quality – All Close to Home! Colusa Regional Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


Friday, April 18 - May 2, 2008

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Grilled Lamb Chops

INGREDIENTS 2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 4 cups sliced strawberries 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds lamb chops

with Balsamic Butter Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed cooking spray salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Grilled Peaches and Cream

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet. Coat with cooking spray, and season with salt and pepper. Bake asparagus 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the baked asparagus to serve.

DIRECTIONS Preheat a grill for medium-high heat. Brush peaches with a light coating of oil. Place pit side down onto the grill. Grill for 5 minutes, or until the surfaces have nice grill marks. Turn the peaches over, and drizzle with a bit of honey. Place a dollop of the cream cheese spread in the place where the pit was. Grill for 2 to 3 more minutes, or until the filling is warm. Serve immediately.

DIRECTIONS Mix together the vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and olive oil in a large DIRECTIONS resealable bag until the salt has dissolved. Add lamb, toss until coated, and In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and Remove lamb from the marinade and leave any onions on that stick to the meat. strawberries, and toss to coat. Discard any remaining marinade. Wrap the exposed ends of the bones with aluminum foil to keep them from burning. Grill to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium. The chops may also be broiled in the oven about 5 Baked Asparagus minutes per side for medium.

INGREDIENTS 4 peaches, halved and pitted 2 tablespoons clover honey 1 cup soft cream cheese with honey and nuts 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Frozen Banana Margaritas INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 3/4 cup banana liqueur 1/2 cup tequila 1/4 cup triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) 6 ice cubes 2 large bananas

DIRECTIONS In the container of a blender, combine the lemon juice, lime juice, banana liqueur, tequila, triple sec, and bananas. Add ice cubes until the mixture reaches the 6 cup line. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into margarita glasses to serve.

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Art Show and Wine Tasting Comes to Colusa Professional artists, amateur artists, and high school artists will display their work on Saturday, May 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Colusa Senior Center, 929 Parkhill. Themed “Our Valley in Motion,” the annual show is sponsored by the Colusa County Arts Council in conjunction with the Friends of the Library Wine and Cheese Tasting in the adjacent garden. In the adult division, artists will come from Colusa, Glenn, Yuba, and Sutter counties. The high school division is limited to Colusa County students. Entrance to the art show is free so that guests may view local work. It is part of the mission of the CCAC to encourage local artists, adult and student. Some of the art will be for sale the day of the show. Friends of the Library will charge a fee of $15 for their wine and cheese tasting. This is a juried art show with the art selection and the awarding of prizes, including a Theme Prize, to be determined by an art expert outside of the CCAC. This year the juror is Terri Foley, a Yuba County muralist and painter. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Foley was the student of Sara Sealander at Yuba College. According to Foley, Sealander inspired her and led her “to the path of a career in art.” Since 1995 Foley has painted murals and done lettering for local businesses and homes as well as painting canvases. Besides her business, she has taught drawing and painting to children in local schools. “Nature, animals, and the beauty that is all around us” inspire her. After the show some of the art will be selected by the art committee of the Colusa Regional Medical Center to be displayed for six months in the healing environment of the hospital. In the fall the CCAC will partner with this group to present another show on the grounds of the CRMC. A portion of the proceeds from art sales goes to the CCAC to foster the arts for students and adults in Colusa County. As part of their mission, CCAC has sponsored actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in presentations for county high school students, an adult trip to a concert at the Mondavi Center in Davis, art shows in local banks, and a play, “Nunsense.” The arts council is allied with the California Arts Council and meets monthly. New members are welcome at any time and may join at the May show. Further information is available by writing to P.O. Box 126, Colusa, or calling 458-5480.

PG&E Urges Early Checking of Irrigation Pumps Pacific Gas and Electric Company urges owners of irrigation pumps to check pumps before they are needed for irrigation. Since many of these pumps are powered by dedicated electrical lines, there could be some problems left over from winter storms. Many times PG&E isn’t aware of problems until growers try to turn on the pumps as late as summer. Check irrigation pumps at least a few weeks ahead of time to make sure they are running okay. The earlier problems are reported, the better the chance that PG&E or your pump company will be able to make repairs before the need to irrigate. If there is no power to pumps, contact your PG&E Customer Service at 1(800)743-5002. Be sure to have meter numbers or account numbers on hand when calling.

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eye on education

“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” ~Author Unknown

CHS Super Seven Biographies

Government, and 3D Animation. This class, SENIOR Bios 3D Animation, lets him explore his creativity BRITTANY ANDERSON and therefore is a GREAT class. Parents: Charles & Rhonda Anderson Haroon participates in the High School Influential Teacher: Beth Reid Tennis team and is an officer for Brittany’s main interests in school are FBLA. He is also a member of the Calculus and Ecology. She is a member Environmental Science Academy. of Future Business Leaders of America, Haroon enjoys California photography and Scholarship video editing. He Federation, likes playing tennis, Environmental basketball, and Sciences cricket. Sometimes Academy, a he gets on the computer Wyld Life and flies his flight Leader, an simulator. AWANA leader, He is planning to go and a member to medical school and of the Tennis becoming a Doctor. team. Haroon and his family Her hobbies Staff Photo moved to Colusa from are My Space, Front, L-R: Kiley Herrick, Carinne Kelley, Kristen Wilsey. New York about two Back: John Hinely, Elia Ocampo, Mallory McGowan. Not reading, and years ago. He was pictured: Alyssa Sankey hanging out born and raised in Sri with friends. She also has a job at Lanka. He Arnold’s. lived there Brittany plans to attend Sonoma for 12 years. State University where she will Haroon has pursue a career in Nursing or one brother. Biology. ANDREA CABELLO Parents: Carmen Camasca Influential Teacher: Craig Richards Andrea’s main interest in school is English. She likes to read and hang out with friends. Andrea works for the “after school” program, at Burchfield Elementary. In the future, Andrea plans to become a Court Interpreter. HAROON HAFEEZ Parents: Riquaza Zavahir & F. Anver Influential Teacher: Dave Driffill This year, Haroon’s favorite subjects in school are Ecology,

KATIE KITTLE Parents: Scott & Estella Kittle Staff Photo Influential Front, L-R: Patria Forster, Sue Barrett, Beth Reid. Back: Dave Driffill, Tim Crabtree and Teacher: Robert Kirkman, Sr. Patria Forster Katie’s main interests in school are Weights and Spanish. She is a member of the Volleyball and the Basketball teams. She belongs to the Environmental Science Academy, is the Fundraising Commissioner, and a member of Associated Student Body. Katie’s main hobbies are sports, photography, art, and long boarding. Outside of school, Katie works at Kittle’s Outdoor & Sport Company. Katie plans to attend Westmont College Staff Photo in Santa Barbara, play on the Women’s Alysa Erdman Meyer, Class of 1987, was the Basketball team and pursue a career in guest speaker at the event. Kinesiology.

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CHELSEA KRAFT Parents: Dan & April Kraft

Influential Teacher: Susan Barrett Chelsea’s main interest in school is English. She is a member of FBLA, Environmental Science Academy, CSF, ASB, and the Volleyball, Basketball, Staff Photo AND Softball teams. Chelsea’s hobbies are reading, watching movies, hanging out with friends, (guitar hero??), and My Space. During the summers, Chelsea is a lifeguard at the Colusa Public Pool. Chelsea plans on majoring in Communications and she hopes to eventually work for Disney. As of the time she handed in her Bio Form, Chelsea had no clue where she will be going to school next year to Continued Page 10

Meet Mark Marshall Your Colusa County Supervisor for District 3

April 22nd 457 7th Street Williams, CA 5 p.m. ~ 8 p.m. Please join Jim Granzella and friends for an evening of food, wine, and conversation. “Mark likes to communicate the old fashioned way. He listens and talks to you in a plain, no-nonsense manner, face-to-face.”

8 week old Kittens... 2 females and one male. In good health and well socialized. They’re playful and sweet and ready to purr their way into your heart. ~please remember to spay and neuter all your pets~

Here is a little lady to warm your heart. She's a young female Australian Shepherd Mix. She is very shy and has a sweet disposition. She's good with other dogs.

Colusa County Animal Shelter (530) 458-0247

A donation of $10 is requested to assist with Mark’s campaign expenses. Paid for by the Committee to Elect Mark Marshall, permit #1303025.

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Home & Garden wilted, and leaves may appear faded in color when it is time to water. A good test for a lawn is to simply walk across it, turn around and look for footprints. If you can see where you’ve been, your lawn is thirsty.

Loving Your Plants to Death? By Curtis Pyle We learned in the last issue that under watering is the leading mistake made by gardeners. Now, we’ll learn about the second most common mistake, over watering. Too much water will cause a plant’s roots to rot, the soil to smell stagnant, and ultimately, kill the plant. Luckily, if you know what to look for, the plant will tell you when it needs to be watered. Plants tend to look limp or

To water your plants successfully, use a slow flow of water over an extended period of time. For example, turning on your hose to a trickle, and leaving it overnight (or about 8-10 hours) is a great way to ensure a deep and complete saturation of the soil. Don’t make the mistake of totally depending on a sprinkler system to do your watering. Many gardeners accidentally drown their trees and shrubs, as well as overwater their lawn. If your plants have been overwatered, simply let them dry out a bit. Breaking up the soil with a hoe or shovel will allow the soil to breathe and release excess moisture. Don’t be fooled by soil that appears dry and cracked. If you dig a few inches below the surface, you may find it’s still moist. For gardeners who are unsure, consider buying a moisture meter. Most sell for under $20. Look for the signs of drying before watering: wilting and fading. Plants actually flourish if they are allowed to approach drying before each watering session. Your plants will produce more flowers, and develop a healthy, deep root system, and appear perky and bright.

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Looking back

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at Simmons, just in time to send the gentlemen tumbling back into THE NEWS BACK two the private office, where they held THEN an impromptu director’s meeting and decided to telephone for help. Courtesy of the A frantic call to the hotel brought SACRAMENTO VALLEY the charming wife of the owner of MUSEUM the animal to the front. She began calling “Pete,” the bear’s name and Williams Farmer 4/21/1906 every man on the street whose name The people of Williams were had any resemblance to “Pete” came aroused from their slumbers running until they saw the bear, and early Wednesday morning by an then they went the other way. The earthquake which did little, if any bear heard the musical voice of his damage here, but which brought mistress, and immediately decided death and destruction to San that banking hours were over, and Francisco and other cities of the cleared the street to the hotel in three Coast. There is hardly a family bounds. The lady was at an upstairs in Colusa County who has not window and his “bear-ship” promptly suffered the dread and anxiety selected a tree and went up. of the fate of some relative and friend detained in that city by the Now, it happens that Dr. Herd was in his room, only a couple of windows havoc and of the earthquake and away from the one occupied by the terrible holocaust that followed. lady. It also happens that the doctor’s The entire city is in ashes and sobriquet is Pete. When the bell-like a whole nation is forwarding tones of that beautiful young lady’s succor to the destitute as fast as voice floated to him, appealing in steam and sail will carry it. The the old pet name of “Pete” the doctor good and generous of Williams naturally hastened to answer. It and vicinity have responded liberally. Over 300 dozen boiled might be one of his old flames in eggs and one and one half tons of distress, calling to him to save her provisions were consigned to the from fire, or drowning, or robbers or something. He dashed to the window relief committee yesterday, and a greater amount will go forward and threw it up with a slam, springing to the windowsill at almost the same today. J.E. Mitchell reports instant, but he did not spring out. that seven beef cattle have been Just as he poised himself on the sill, donated and will be cooked and forwarded as fast as the facilities the form of Mr. Bear raised itself to the edge of the porch and with a will permit. blood chilling growl, sprang onto the Williams Farmer 4/16/ 1915 BIG structure, right in front of him. The BLACK BEAR RAIDS THE doctor lost his poise, and when it was STREETS found again, which was in less than a second, for he is not a man to lose Ferocious Beast Daunts Mighty it very easily, he discovered that the Local Hunters and Runs the window was closed and locked, the Whole Town for a while. shade was pulled down, the dresser backed against the window and he That a bear looks four times himself under the far corner of the as big when running loose, as bed. he does when he’s tied to a post, was proved on Tuesday The bear was at last caught and tied afternoon when one of the animals up, and no harm was done except to belonging to the show at that the equanimity of those who were exhibited at the Opera House that short of a place to hide while he was evening broke from his moorings at large. It is said that several men of and made his way through the sporting proclivity who had arranged dense crowds that throng to the to have a bear hunt this coming business section of this town. fall, have decided to go after quail George Simmons and Bert Fouch instead. were the first near-victims of the Williams Farmer 4/13/1917 ferocious beast. They were just OPERA HOUSE INSEPECTED coming out of the bank when AND REPORTED TO BE Bruin spied them, and dove down ABSOLUTLEY SAFE upon them on a gallop. Both men also did the gallop act to double Geo. J. Calder, a structural engineer, time into the bank and Bert tried of Sacramento, who was brought to to get into the vault but his fingers Williams by Mr. H.C. Stovall, to refused to work the combination. inspect and report on the condition The bear then made a run down of the building known as the Opera to the Schnitizius delicatessen, Theatre, reports that it is absolutely but Frank was out of everything safe in every respect. In 1911, when but vegetables and the bear some changes were being made in wanted some nice juicy meat, so the building, it was reported to have he sped to the back after a bite been discovered that the building was

to agriculture by the white man, Odock was recognized and made chief of the Cachil Dehe. But his work did not stop there. They traveled about the west with the Rev. F.G. Collett, now secretary of the Indian Board of Co-operation, delivering addresses on the needs of the Indians. The burden of his efforts was the education of the Indian children. In their capacities and characters he had the firmest faith. Give them the opportunity to acquire the white man’s knowledge, he urged, and they will become self sustaining, and independent American citizens. At times his talks rose into true oratory. His words were limited, Colusa Herald 3/15/1919 but they were well chosen as they DEATH CLAIMS CAPTAIN were simple and direct, and his ODOCK CHIEF OF CACHIL earnestness and dignity of delivery DEHE INDIANS carried them convincingly in to the hearer’s minds. Captain Chief Thomas Odock of the California Indians at Cachil Dehe, Odock was fifty nine years old. He married a widow, an Indian the rancho between Colusa and woman when a young man and two Princeton, is dead. He passed away of pneumonia this morning children now survive. They are William Wyley and Mrs. Woody in Chico, where he had gone Thatcher, both of the Cachil Dehe. ten days ago to visit his friend Sandy Wilson. When he left the His wife is dead. She had a son before they were married, Henry Indian village he was in good Pulisfer, who is well known among health. The passing of Chief the Indians and to many whites. A Odock, or Captain Odock, as he granddaughter of the captain is a was generally called, is a very very promising girl of Cachil Dehe, great loss to the Indians and to the white people also, for he had who has numerous Colusa Friends. Captain Odock was a member of a complete understanding of the Indian Board of Co-operation. both races and for many years He was a Christian and all who has been an important factor know him speak of him as an in bringing them into a clearer honest and upright man. knowledge of each other. As an interpreter of the lives, capacities The body was brought from Chico and ambitions and needs of the to Cachil Dehe, where the sorrow Red race into the minds of the of his tribal children is too intense dominating white Americans for words. The funeral will likely he was probably without peer. be held tomorrow at Cachil Dehe. Chief Odock was a self made man. He could neither read, nor write, but he had been born with Give Blood a good mentality and a strong Save a Life character and by patient effort he mastered the practical things May 6, 2008 that wise men must know, and he 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. applied them in his conduct in an The Parkside Methodist exemplary way. He was born in Church in Williams Colusa County of a white father [9th & G Streets] Donor Card or ID Required and an Indian mother and though To learn more visit: he undoubtedly inherited some of the mental power of the Aryan race, his outward characteristic were typical Indian. Early in life he worked about ranches, then became a carpenter and practiced the ancient and honorable trade for a long time in Princeton. The lowly state of his people preyed on his sympathetic mind. He wanted to help them. Feeling the need of education himself, he set about in his small way to urge that Indian children be given a chance at the books; and finally his efforts began to bring local response. When a number of years ago the government began paying attention to the tribesmen whose ancestral hunting grounds had been taken over becoming unsafe for crowds to be in the hall. Mr. Calder, after giving the entire building, a very minute inspection reports that the hall will easily carry thirty three percent more weight than the total weight of the biggest crowd that could be packed into the hall at one time. He estimated that some 600 persons could be packed into the hall and went on to say that the building, floor and all were in condition to hold up the weight of 200 -hundred more people if there was any way of getting them in. This will relieve the minds of those who feared that the hall would give way at some time.

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Community Calendar Colusa County chamber Dinner Save the date! For the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Appreciation Dinner; Saturday, April 19, 2008. This year's theme promises to be a "Night full of fun and games" with: BIZ-OPOLY. Businesses are invited to sponsor tables and be a part of the night’s fun as a game piece. There are fourteen tables available and each will represent a game piece for Biz-opoly. Throughout the evening, tables will be purchasing other businesses with biz-opoly money and the table with the largest sum of money at the end wins a special prize. Chamber President Lloyd Green said "the last several years our dinner has sold out in advance so get your tickets now and enjoy another fun-filled evening with your fellow business owners"."This is one event that most business owners love attending because they have a great time, great food,and they get a chance to network with old and new businesses", said Chamber Executive Director Tom Indrieri. For more information on tickets for theevent call the Chamber at 530-458-5525

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 warmup 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.

Cell phones for soldiers The Maxwell 4-H group is collecting “Cell Phones For Soldiers.” Phones, whether they work or not, may be dropped off at Maxwell

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Elementary School office, Arbuckle Elementary School office, Louis Cairo’s in Williams and the Colusa County Farm Bureau. For more information please call 530-438-2589.

78th annual maxwell rodeo May 17 will kick off the 78th Annual Maxwell Rodeo. “Rodeo Day-The American Way.” Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the Bull Run followed by a parade at 9:45 a.m. The horse show and car show start at 11 a.m. Chuck Wagon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Art Roundup runs all day. At 12 p.m. The Frog Derby and Bench Press competitions will begin. The Rodeo will start at 1 p.m. with the Grand Entry.

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Young life hosts breakfast The Colusa County Young Life members are hosting an Omelet breakfast and Hirea-kid campership fundraiser. Sunday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Egling Middle School cafeteria. Ticket prices are: Adults $7, Children 10 & under $3. For more information contact Nancy Dixon, 458-8709 or Therese Harper, 458-8312.

cinco de mayo May 4, will mark the first Cinco De Mayo celebration at Memorial Park [on the corner of 10th & Market] from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will be filled with games, food and family fun. Fore more information or to put up a booth contact Terri Rivera, 458-0520.

Valley ranch annual yard sale May 3, 2008 9A.M.-3P.M. sponsered by the Valley Ranch Review Board

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Every 3rd. Wednesday is GAME DAY from 1-4 p.m. activities include: cards, Uno, board games and more. Every 4th Wednesday is MOVIE DAY from 1-4 p.m. THE COMMUNITY IS WELCOME, SO PLEASE COME AND ENJOY THE FUN, IT’S FREE!!!!

The Sutter Buttes Sportsman Association’s 53 weeks of giveaways

Get your calendar now [a $50 donation] for your chance to win one of over $22,000 worth of prizes including: rifles, rods, reels, gift certificates, hunts and more! For more information call 530-458-2533, or visit their website at:

Rummage Sale Charity Baptist Church is hosting rummage sale and free car wash Saturday April 19 starting at 8 a.m. For questions and to learn how to donate, call Beecher Williams at 530-383-5690. CB Church is locate at 2150 Wescott Road in Colusa.

blanket drive Umpqua bank is celebrating the month of the child by hosting a blanket drive from April 7- April 30. All donated blankets will go to the Department of Health and Human Service, Child Welfare Unit.

wine and art show The Colusa County Friends of the Library and Arts Council will once again join together for this popular fundraiser on May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The wine tasting, featuring six wineries, will be held under canopies in Colusa’s Beautiful Will S. Green Park next to the Senior Center. The art show and sale will be held inside the Senor Center.Tickets for the wine tasting only are now available for a donation of $15 per person from all branches of the Colusa County Library, The Bookworm Bookstore and members. The price of the wine tasting ticket includes a souvenir wine glass and door prize entry. Special cheeses, bread, olive oil, and desserts will also be provided.The art show’s theme is “Our Valley in Motion” and the show will feature professional and amateur artists from four counties and student artists from Colusa High Schools. On display will be drawings, paintings and sculptures, many for sale. There is no charge to view the artwork.

community meeting The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a community meeting in Arbuckle at the Arbuckle Fire Hall, Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m.

Colusa wrestling club bbq Saturday, April 19th the club is hosting a BBQ at Les Schwab Tire Center in Colusa from 11am to 2pm. The BBQ is sponsered by Les Schwab, Ludy’s Main Street BBQ & Catering, and No Time to Cook? There will be raffle tickets for sale, some of the prizes include a Gift Certificate for a Perm from Curl Up & Dye, a Certificate for a Free Gourmet Dinner from No Time to Cook? and Gift Cards from Ludy’s Main Street BBQ and Catering. There will also be BBQ Sauce for sale donated by Ludy’s. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help offset costs of uniforms, T-shirts, etc.

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accomplish this goal.

Bio’s Continued. MEGAN MENA

Parents: Fred & Alicia Mena Influential Teacher: Robert Kirkman Megan’s favorite class is Pre-Calculus. She belongs to Future Business Leaders of America, Environmental Sciences Academy, California Scholarship Federation, and the Girl’s Varsity Tennis Team. Megan likes Art and going to museums. She loves to read and watch movies. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Megan loves to travel, to go shopping, to play the piano, and to cuddle with her cats. She has a job in Dr. Gidel’s office and she also babysits. Megan plans to attend the University of Portland and she plans on doing lots of traveling.


Parents: Jeff & Gina Moresco Influential Teacher: Tim Crabtree Michael’s main interests in school are Physics and Ag Shop. He is a member of FBLA Michael enjoys playing the guitar. He works for Meridian Supply. Michael plans to attend Cal Poly where he will major in Ag-Business with a minor in Economics. Michael has one bit of information that he would like to share. He wants to thank Mr. Kirkman for telling him that he, Michael, would never be an artist.


Parents: Mike & Tracy Herrick Kiley’s main interests in school are Biology and History. She is a member of CSF. Other extra-curricular activities include soccer and softball. Kiley also plays on a traveling girl’s softball team from Live Oak called the Drop Zone. Kiley loves sports, especially softball

and soccer. When she is not playing sports, she likes to hang out with friends and family. She also loves traveling around California with her Dad, to all of her softball tournaments. In the future, Kiley plans to go to a four year University and play softball there. She wants to get a degree in Biology and then find a good job somewhere in California.


Parents: John & Debra Hinely John’s main interests in school are Shop and Chemistry. He is a member of Future Farmers of America, DeMolay, and the Environmental Science Academy. John’s hobbies include Hot Rods, rock crawling, off-road ?, welding, fabrication, and muscle cars. John works at Guy G. Harris Farms. He plans to attend Butte College where he will become a certified welder. Then he would like to open his own welding shop. John doesn’t like long walks on the beach, but he does like long drives in the 1965 Plymouth Valiant.


Parents: Liisa Hancock and Tim Kelley Carinne is interested in Art, Chemistry, and Math. She is involved in Cheerleading, FBLA, Art Club, 4-H, CSF, and is Junior Class President. Carinne’s hobbies include snowboarding, snowmobiling, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and scrap booking. She loves animals and spends a lot of time with her dog, Stud. She also spends a lot of time with her family. Carinne works in Dr. Tom Gibson’s Dental Office. She plans to attend college and major in Dentistry.


Parents: Jim & Ellen McGowan Mallory favorite subjects are Spanish, Math, and Chemistry. Her extra curricular activities include swimming, CSF, soccer, and ESA. Mallory enjoys watching movies, eating out, hanging out with friends, camping, and bike riding. Mallory hopes to one day get a swimming scholarship and attend a UC such as UC Santa Barbara or UC San Diego. (Some college where there is a beach nearby!) Both of Mallory’s parents, Jim & Ellen (Holmes) McGowan were former Super Seven honorees.


Parents: Jose & Elia Ocampo Eli favorite subjects are her English and her Spanish classes. When she is not in school, she enjoys talking on the phone, hanging out with friends, and using the computer. Eli’s plans for the future are to go to college and to have a family.


Parents: Paul & Kathy Sankey Alyssa’s main interests in school are Agriculture, Ag Science I &

II, Integrated Ag Biology, and Farm Business Management. She belongs to FFA, 4-H, and serves on the 44th Agricultural District Junior Fair Board. Alyssa’s hobbies include her swine breeding project; raising and showing horses and pigs; horseback riding; snowmobiling; snow skiing; and Dutch-Oven cooking. In addition to all of this, Alyssa works at Sankey Stables where she is in charge of the feed and care for five horses. After graduation, Alyssa plans to attend college where she will major in Animal Science. She will then apply to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She would like to pursue a Veterinary career and specialize in Equine Medicine. Alyssa has a sincere passion for the FFA organization. She enjoys Public Speaking and Farm Records contests.


Parents: Kirk & Teresa Wilsey Kristin enjoys her Art class and Chemistry. She is the Northern Section Vice President for Future Business Leaders of America. Krissy’s hobbies include scrap booking (when she can fine the time), shopping, and reading. Outside of school, Krissy works at Jeff’s. She plans to attend college and possibly major in Communications.

Colusa County Economic Development Corporation Building a Strong Local Economy

Lynda Reynolds, Chairperson 2963 Davison Court PO Box 1077 Colusa, CA 95932 Phone: 530.458.3028 Fax: 530.458.8180

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Show support for our veterans! Sponsor and American Flag to be flown in the Williams Downtown or in front of your business. Donations of $25.00 buys the flag and pole and we will see that they are flown on holidays honoring our veterns. Contact citizens for a Better Williams at 5200096 or send your tax deductable donation to: PO Box 702 Williams, CA 95987

childcare Angela Salazar Swift Home Daycare accepting infants, preschool, and school age children 547 Clay Street call: 4587161.

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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 www.cityofwilliams. org

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within the Colusa County community. “If we were to total the club members’ volunteer time, I am sure it would be in the thousands of hours,� she said.

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Colusa Rotary Vice President Mark Shultise is pictured center front accepting the 2008 Our Lady of Lourdes Compassion Award from OLL Principle Barbara Genera (front right). Also pictured are Colusa Rotarians Carolan Meek (front left) and Robert Hulbert, John Rogers and Father Roy Doner (left to right back row).

Colusa Rotary Receives Our Lady of Lourdes’ Compassion Award The Colusa Rotary Club was recently honored by Our Lady of Lourdes School, as the school presented the club with the 2008 Compassion Award. OLL Principal Barbara Genera presented the award to Colusa Rotary Club Vice President Mark Shultise. She noted the club is a community service organization that uses its time, talent and treasure for the benefit of others

Come out and Play! New Playground equipment graces Redinger Park in Williams. The equipment was purchased using a $30,000 state grant.

Genera commented that the school has been recipient of the Rotarian’s dictionary program as well. “Each year the Rotary Club presents all third grade students throughout our county with dictionaries,� she said. Additionally, Genera said that the club has been instrumental in helping with the playgrounds at each of the Colusa Parks. “They have helped with the Gazebo at the Colusa County Courthouse and put up park benches throughout Colusa,� she said.

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Buyers Continued Agriculture is key, there are many kids raising animals in 4H and FFA. Market prices for the animals [based per pound] can fluctuate weekly, depending on supply and demand. With so many kids raising animals the supply usually outweighs the demand. This creates a problem for some of the sellers who may not get enough from the sale of their animal to even break The Colusa Rotary also provides even. For some of the kids who are doing this to make money, academic scholarships every year it’s not working. for graduating seniors from each of An FFA buyers group is being formed in Williams in an effort the county’s high schools. Rotary International successfully took on the to aid sellers, to help them get fair market value for their goal some years ago to help eradicate animal, decreasing the odds of them losing money. A buyers polio in the World. group is comprised of a group of people and/or businesses that pool their money together for a joint venture, in this case the Shultise accepted a plaque as well as a Williams buyers group consists of FFA member parents who monetary donation contributed by the bid on animals to help raise the sales price of the animals OLL students to help in the community “It will help ensure that everyone gets a fair price on their projects of the Rotary Club. animal,� said Erin Johnson, a Junior at Williams High School Other guests during the presentations and in her first year of FFA “Before, people were losing money were Colusa Rotarians Robert Hulbert, on their projects.� John Rogers and Carolan Meek, as well as “I think it’s a good idea [the buyers group] it will make things a Father Roy Doner. little more fair for the kids,� added Lisa Cale, she is in her third year of FFA. The buyers group will accept tax deductible donations and Hundreds turn the total amount donated is then divided equally among the out for the FFA students raising an animal to meet the average sale price. annual Cook- Anyone interested in volunteering their time can contact Toni off at Colusa Rivera at Williams Middle School 473-5304. During the Western Days. Livestock Auction, everyone has a chance to place a bid on any Photo Courtesy of type of animal being sold. Dave Goforth.


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