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One hundred and seven first graders at Williams Elementary School got a great start to the new school year last week with a little help from The Morning Star Packing Company. Each student was given a new backpack filled to the brim with everything they will need as the 2010-11 school year gets underway. The Morning Star Company is just one of several companies that have partnered with Golden State Foods Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to help children in need. The partnership also includes United Stationers, Chicago IL, Taylor Farms, Salinas CA, and Golden State Foods, Irvine CA. The combined give has resulted in supplying over 12,000 backpacks to over 120 elementary schools nationally. GSF started the foundation as a way of giving back to the communities where their plants are located. “All of us from Morning Star who were present at the event received much more than we gave. To see the delight in the children’s faces and to

Pictured with their new backpacks and supplies donated to them from Morning Star, are Williams Elementary first graders Adan Jauregui, Brayan Jauregui, Iqbal Sahota, Gregorio

hear the sincerity of their ‘thank you’ touched our hearts deeply,” said Morning Star Representative, Becky Wahlberg. “We are honored to have had the privilege to participate in this worthwhile cause and look forward to participating again in the future.”

While noting the generosity of Morning Star, WES Principal Cyndee Engrahm expressed her appreciation for community partnerships such as these, especially in this tough economic time.

vehicle registration celebrity chef dinner just got a to be held in october whole lot easier

Lienlizard Auto Auctions (a subsidiary of Selovers Inc.) recently opened at 735 N. 7th st., in Williams with a solution that eliminates the 3 hour lines at the DMV. After years of jumping through government hoops Brad Selover finally secured the necessary licenses and developed software to allow Lienlizard Auto Auctions to process DMV transactions in Williams. “We can do everything except for drivers licenses”, says Brad Selover. This means that all vehicle renewals, transfers, non-ops, salvage certificates, and moving permits (to name a few) can be done without customers ever having to step foot in a DMV office. Lienlizard is stocked with license plates and stickers for everything from motorcycles to semi trucks. Lienlizard also offers paperwork pickup, so if you are too busy for a trip to the Lienlizard office, just call and Mr. Selover will come to you. Continued on page 2.

The Stagehands will produce its second Celebrity Chef Dinner on October 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Main Exhibit Building, located on the Colusa County Fairgrounds. Local businesses are invited to bring their favorite dish with enough for 50 “sample tastes” and promote their business at no charge. Tickets for the “samples” will be sold to the public with all proceeds going towards The Stagehands Theater Building Maintenance Fund. Space is limited, so sign up now. It’s a great opportunity to promote your business for free. Over 33 vendors participated at the last event. Previous “celebrity chefs” include Kittle’s Outdoor & Sport Company, Kim’s Deli, All Star Realty, Louis Cairo’s Restaurant, Sidewalk Café and Colusa Indian Community Wellness Center, just to name a few. For more information contact Susan Gibbs at (530) 415-1633.

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vehicle registration “Anyone who works for a living can’t afford to sit for 3 hours at the DMV, some are too busy to even leave their office”, stated Mr. Selover. “We have already created a nation wide auto auction and figured that registering vehicles was the next logical step”. The auction (www. lienlizard.com) is built for any type of vehicle. “We focus on impound and end of life vehicles but have no trouble moving good running cars. Nobody has ever consolidated impound vehicles in one place for the public or recyclers to purchase, so we did. If you have any vehicle that you want to get rid of, let us sell it, ship it, and register it for you. In a nutshell, if it has anything to do with vehicles and you are in the U.S.A. or Western Europe, we can handle it”, stated Brad Selover. So avoid the lines and let Lienlizard take care of all your vehicle needs, from buying and selling cars to registering them for the road. LienLizard Auto Auctions. 735 North 7th st. Williams, CA 95987.

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celebrity rock musicians featured at williams music series The Williams Summer Music Series will present an exciting concert featuring two nationally known rock & roll musicians Thursday August 6th. Larry Welborn was the original bass player for Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Welborn was 15 years old when he met Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas in 1957. Welborn and Holly recorded the top hit "That'll Be The Day" that same year. Holly died in a plane crash in 1959 and Welborn went on to play with Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens. Welborn currently lives in Oklahoma and plays guitar with a western swing band. Daryl Davis is a rockin' piano player who currently performs with Chuck Berry. Davis and Berry have played together for over 15 years. Berry wrote the rock standards "Johnny B. Goode," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Maybellene." Davis rockin' piano style has roots in blues, rock, rockabilly, and country. Davis played with the Coasters, the Drifters, the Jordanaires, the Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and was recently featured at the Chicago Blues Festival and New Orleans Jazz Festival. Welborn and Davis will join The Hot Rods Band from San Jose, California. The Hot Rods are a top notch oldies band performing top hits from the 50's & 60's. Their authentic performances recreate the days of cruisin' cars, sock-hops, beach parties, and the greatest rock and roll.

The Hot Rods have entertained audiences with authentic rock and Rock & Roll for over a decade. These five experienced musicians bring new excitement and energy to the hits of the 50's & 60's. Their attention to detail has earned them rave reviews. The Hot Rods have shared the stage with many the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, the Drifters, and the Platters. Come to the Williams Music Festival for an exciting evening of hits from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll. For More Information Contact: Scott Porter (831) 214-0686; or visit their website at www.hotrodsband. com


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renaissance faire coming to colusa

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and visitors the opportunity to participate in Colusa County’s Renaissance,” said White. Because of the shared latitude between Spain and Colusa County, many of the same agricultural products and value added agricultural products were available historically. White explained that rice, olives, mushrooms, beans, vine crops, grains, fruits and vegetables were all staples of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Wine was produced from locally grown grapes, bread made from locally grown and ground grains, and cheeses were made from locally produced milk. All soap, perfume Pictured is event coordinator Cheri White with husband Greg “GW’” White. and medications were made at home, using locally produced products. Late this fall, The Colusa County group from Williams will take part. Traditionally sheep, goats, Harvest Renaissance Faire will arrive The Army of Montrose will provide chickens and pigs were kept in Colusa. drills once every hour. “This group domestically. Game birds, venison On Oct. 23 and 24 the also travels with chickens,” said and wild boar were hunted to Community Foundation of Colusa White. They have a large display of supplement the table. County in will host the county’s functional black powder muskets “All of these products are still available first renaissance faire at the Colusa and operable cannon. here in Colusa County,” said White. County Fairgrounds. The SCA is a group that teaches Vendors and participants who have The faire is set during 1474-1516, the domestic skill and applications of agreed to take part in the faire so far in the court of Ferdinand and the period such as spinning, weaving are an herbalist, two blacksmiths, a Isabella, the first of the Renaissance and tatting as well as food preparation wool and fabric dyer, a glass blower, Monarchs. and many necessary skills such as handmade clothing, fruits, animals, Foundation member Cheri woodworking, leatherworking, tent musicians, and food such as stew in White is spearheading the event. making, etc. bread bowls, breads, stuffed peppers, She said there has been a tremendous The Scottish Jacobite group beef on a spit, sausages, spiced response to the idea of holding such will do 18th Century drills and pomegranate drink, cheeses and an event in Colusa County. “We will provide history of the Scottish game birds. are more than excited about the Highlands. Most events of this kind White said there is still a need possibilities,” she added. So far three are created by the appreciation of for more vendors. “We’d love to reenactment groups have agreed a specific historical period, place have spinners, candle makers, soap to participate in the faire, as have or group of people. This event is makers, jewelry makers, wood several vendors. based more upon Colusa County’s carvers, furniture makers, weapons The Society for Creative agricultural presence and how that sales, and wine, mead and beer Anachronism (SCA), a medieval re- presence is historically relevant. makers,” she said. enactment group from Colusa and Because that relevance extends White add that there is still Sutter County will be a part of the to all periods in history, all of the plenty of time for vendors and event. The Army of Montrose, an participating groups have agreed community members and groups to English Civil War re-enactors group that the location, rather than the get involved. from Woodland will be here, and time period will be the focal point “This is good for our community, the Historical Forces Association, of this faire. and an opportunity for us to learn a Scottish Jacobite Re-enactment “This event will allow residents and teach history through skills we already have,” she said. Any local group or vendor may participate with no vendor fee. A nominal fee will be charged to outof-county vendors. “The beauty of this event is that it brings the community together, and any fundraising efforts stay with the individual vendors,” said White. For more information or to register as a participant contact White at (530) 458-4222.

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safe haven fund achieves first goal The Safe Haven Fund, adopted by the Community Foundation of Colusa County earlier this summer has met its goal of $250 in matching funds contributions. In doing so, the fund now qualifies for matching funds from the Foundation. The fund will benefit the ongoing operation of Safe Have Drop-In Center and its programs. Safe Haven is a project funded through Colusa County Behavioral Health and private donations. While the County generously provides space and utilities for the Center, activities are solely the result of volunteer and donation efforts. The center provides a safe, judgment free, supportive environment for recipients of care through Colusa County Behavioral Health. A number of individuals have stepped up to assist in contributing to the ‘seed’ money for the fund. Kathy Craigo, Valerie Stirling, Debbie Naylor and Ken Edwards are the Safe Haven Fund committee members. It is the committee’s responsibility to determine how funding will best benefit the program. A group of volunteers will act as fundraising committee volunteers. As the fund grows, more activities can be offered at the center. By being adopted by the foundation, the fund is provided the opportunity to work under the umbrella of the foundation’s 501 c 3 non-profit status. As an associate of the foundation, the Safe Haven Fund donation receptacle will now be available at each foundation event. All fund donation receptacles are shaped as birdhouses.The Safe Haven birdhouse depicts a lighthouse. A lighthouse with light beacon shining has been selected as the funds logo. The design was submitted to the committee by Jeanne Irons. For more information on making a tax-deductible donation on this or other funds, contact Cheri White at (530) 458-4222.


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a OPINION & LETTERS b My Point of View

By: Maddie Dunlap FWA Summer Intern To many teenagers,growing up in the rural community of Maxwell is nothing but a burden. The closest shopping mall is over an hour drive. The closest bowling alley or movie theater is 20 minutes away and the school’s population is 160 at best. Not exactly a booming metropolis. On a Friday night your best bet for entertainment is a school sporting event, if you’re not already playing in it, or some small social gathering on a near by rice patty. Furthermore, most of the adolescents trapped within Maxwell’s “bubble” have only escaped because of a school sponsored trip. However, if anyone of these teenagers has awaken from day dreaming of finally escaping our tiny incorporated area for even a few seconds, they have undoubtedly noticed the rich agriculture that surrounds them. Some may just pass it off as the root of the 15 plus mosquito bites that occupy their legs at any given time, but some, including myself, are lucky enough to walk away with a true appreciation and passion for one of the state’s most important industries. Although I may not have really had an option to become involved in agriculture, I have loved every minute of my experience. I grew up on a local cattle ranch where beef was literally what was for dinner . . . every night. I spent my summers in Southern Oregon waking up early to monitor, move and doctor cattle, but more importantly learning what it took to literally put dinner on the table.

These long days and frequent sun burns taught me not only the essential need of sun screen, but the importance of hard work and integrity. These two qualities are not at all foreign concepts to any member of a California farm or ranch. Simply coming in contact with any given agriculturist can give anyone quite a different look on life. The childhood I had in the ag metropolis of Maxwell taught me simple things in life that are too often forgotten by most. Days on the ranch were always filled with “please and thank you”, an appreciation for everything I had and a pride in the work I did. Although the things I had might not be the newest or fanciest, my bed was always just right at the

end of a long day. The work my parents did may not have made them millionaires or celebrities, but not everyone’s mom and dad can say that they helped feed the world today. Working in the agriculture industry didn’t just help me with these more obvious lessons, but also propelled me to a very successful career in high school, mostly in the Future Farmers of America organization. Through out high school, I was able to travel up and down the state competing in various public speaking contests, attending conferences and increasing my knowledge on agriculture in the whole state. By the end of my four years I was the state job interview champion as well as 6th in the nation. I placed 4th in the State Extemporaneous Speaking Contest, 4th high team in the State Horse Judging Contest, and served as a North Valley Section Officer for two consecutive years. I learned that while the people

Letter to the editor, This is a letter of thanks to all the folks who supported the Music at the Museum events of August and helped to make it such a success. Between the two concerts, almost 500 people came out to enjoy good music, visit with friends, and support the non profits who served the dinners, drinks and desserts to fund their chosen projects. A big thank you to Sandy Cabral from the Colusa Parks and Rec. Department for her advice and guidance, the Williams Public Works Department, Williams Police Department, the Williams City Council, Citizens for a Better Williams for stepping in to lend a hand, the Mag Winders car club who added to the 50’s and 60’s concert by bringing their cars, the Sacramento Valley Museum, and a special thanks to Wes Goforth for helping to make everything come together. I hope I haven’t missed anyone. The music for the concerts was sponsored entirely from donations so I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Brady Myers Insurance, Sarvin Singh and an anonymous benefactor for their financial support. This was an experiment on my part to see how well the events would be received and I was not disappointed. Look for us again next year, hopefully all summer long. We will be back!!! Thank you everyone! Pat Ash

in our humble county appreciate and value our efforts to grow a quality product for their families to eat, not everyone feels that way. Coupled with this common lack of appreciation is a huge misconception of the average farmer. It is up to each and every agriculturist to preserve the way of life that produces citizen who are hard working, good people. It is up to us to preserve a way of life that produces well . . . food! Because of the passion and experience I have gained, I have chosen to study Agriculture Science and will be a freshman at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall. Not too bad for someone from a little town with no shopping, spotty cell reception and lots of mosquitoes.

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Williams Farmer Williams section accompanies it: 9/1/1900-COOLED OFF Williams, Colusa CountyThe latest railroad story is that When a man begins to think of Jerry Bray saw a woman on his quick and sure profits in farming train deliberately take his thoughts go straight off her stockings a few to alfalfa, the banner evenings since, turn commodity of all crops them inside out and for safe investment. put them on again. And to the man After lacing up her who is looking for shoes she picked up a the opportunities paper and went right encompassed within on reading. that fact he could turn Jerry couldn’t restrain to no better location his curiosity, and asked than the town of her what the object Williams. of her strange action Here in the North PAT ASH was. Central part of the Contributor “I was pretty hot and Sacramento Valley Museum Sacramento Valley is a thought if I turned the town of 800 population hose on me I would that promises to be in cool off.” And then she went right the near future the center of one on reading her paper, and Jerry the greatest alfalfa producing areas hunted one to read himself as he in the State of California. This desired to occupy his mind. is true because its own peculiar conditions make it so. Irrigation or Williams Farmer 8/30 /1913non irrigation is the vital fact that SWIMMING BATHS A makes the claim logical. POPULAR RESORT Alfalfa is natural to this soil and The swimming tank at the C. B. pays well either way. Two crops are Clark place in the southwest part to be had from non-irrigated lands of town, has been a popular place and a splendid seed producing during the heated term of the third crop yielding from 200 to past two weeks, and is proving to 250 pounds per acre brings the be a gratifying source of income returns up to attractive figures as a reward for the enterprise of when the small cost of the product its owner. The tanks are emptied is considered. and cleaned at stated intervals This is not assuming that there is and the waste water is allowed not abundance of water to be had. to enter irrigation ditches which Messrs. Ware and Gates of the carry it to every part of the Clark Williams Land Company have property, many acres of which are but recently put in an eight inch in alfalfa, fruit trees and a variety well up on one of their properties of vegetable growth. By this means near Williams that promises an the pumping plant does a double unlimited supply of water. service at a single operation. These gentlemen and others Mr. Clark has inaugurated a ladies are giving valuable practical day at the baths and it is said demonstration to the entire section that a number of the fair sex are of what can be accomplished when becoming quite proficient in the special effort is directed toward art of swimming and diving. There getting the best results from the is a series of dressing rooms on land. the west of the tank and the entire These conditions are the natural plant has an air of cleanliness and creative measures that mean that comfort. Williams will soon develop into an important market for hogs, poultry Williams Farmer and dairying interests. 9/10/1913-WILLIAMS J. B. Gibson and Sons have DESTINED TO BE established an up-to-date dairy CENTER OF BIG ALFALFA plant five miles northwest of GROWING SECTION Williams. Outside their sixty cows Fine Schools and Handsome of various breeds they have added Homes thirty pure-bred Holsteins. Williams educational facilities The Colusa County number of the are vested in a splendid new high Great West, just off the press, has school and grammar school, the been received at this office. It is a building of the same which is a splendid number and the pictures modern structure costing $18,000. and write-ups pertain to all sections One of the best indications of of the county. prosperity in any community is the A cut of the Williams High School activity of its school life, and in the is shown on page twelve and the feature Williams surpasses many following descriptive matter of the towns whose population is very

much greater than its own. The Board of Education has used good judgment in providing not only commodious buildings that will serve the demand of a much larger town, but they provided for physical and scientific betterment of the student; such as are in vogue in city institutions. Williams has good stores, a bank, garages and many handsome residences. It is a distributing point of many pleasure and health seekers who take the stage passage from the train at that point to interior mountain resorts. The Rogers Manufacturing Company is accentuating the poultry industry by producing portable and sanitary devices for the raiser of fowls. New residents are made to feel at home. There are card clubs, fraternities and other social diversions. Health, good water, good climate, good soil, good people, and good appointments spell WILLIAMS. Williams Farmer 8/25/ 1944- A FATHER TO SON …when you get over there in the thick of it, son, you won’t have time to think about fancy ideals you’re supposed to be fighting for. You’ll be interested mostly in shooting straight and shooting first.” But some night when you’re lying out under the stars, you’ll probably figure the whole thing out-and it will be very simple. You’ll realize that you’re fighting to protect the kind of decency and freedom you were raised in-and will want to raise your kids in, too. You’ll be fighting to protect that all Americans have the right of starting at the bottom and getting to the top and that’s typically American . You’re fighting for the right to live your own life, in your own way without being pushed around by some bright young bureaucrat who wants to all your planning for you. That’s about all there is to it, son. But it’s mighty worth while-this business of keeping our freedom – sticking to the things that made American great. “I’ve often thought that our own family was a pretty good example of what can happen in this countryand nowhere else. I started as a chore boy on this very farm, when I was ten years old. Made up my mind I’d own it some day. Nothing in the world to stop me- if I really wanted it. We didn’t have good roads in those days. No cars or trucks or tractors. No radios. No airplanes. No telephones, movies or electric lights.

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I didn’t have much education-didn’t have the time or money to get it. But I made up my mind that my own children would have some of the things I didn’t have. You’ve had a good education and you went to college. You’ve traveled around the country in your car. You’ve seen how the other fellow lives and runs his farm. You keep up to date through your radio, your reading- and your various farm associations.” “And son, it’s hard to believe that most of the inventions, advantages and improvements that have made you more efficient and more comfortable have happened in my lifetime. But that’s the very thing I’m talking about. That’s the power of America. We’ve got push in this country-and ingenuity-the determination to keep on getting stronger all the time. And all of us have got to see that nothing stops that kind of progress. You’re a chip off the old block, son. You think about things the way I do. You work hard-very hard. But you’ve had more advantages than I had. And you’re a better man in every way. You’ll go farther. You’re the new type of American farmer. You’re running a business when you farm today. It’s a mighty important business too- and you’ve got to know your stuff. Just remember this, my boy-you’re a free agent. Your future is under your hat. You have seen what our American way of doing things has meant to you and me and millions of others, in opportunity, progress, and happiness. That’s what you’re really fighting for, son. You put the heat on over there-and I’ll put it on over here.


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colusa county spca to start PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE PROGRAM TURNS 40 ON By ELIZABETH KALFSBEEK certificates,” Green said. “One of our goals is to offer low cost or no SATURDAY Robbie Andreotti of Colusa, Gary Green and Marcy Parsons, both of Williams, have recently joined forces to form the Colusa County SPCA, which is still in start-up mode. “The three of us have come together to try and make a difference in the large population of unwanted animals in Colusa County,” blogged Parsons on the Colusa County SPCA blogspot. “We are growing and securing a permanent facility as we are a no-kill organization and we need more than foster homes to house these animals until we can place them in loving homes.” Andreotti will help coordinate foster homes and volunteers and let people know how donations are coming along, while Green is, in most cases, the first responder to rescues. He will keep people apprised of the animals and their stories. “I figure as long as I have a reason to get up, I’ll keep going,” Green said, who was diagnosed with mixed connective tissue disease, similar to Lupus, two years ago. “The SPCA work is probably the main reason I get up. There is just so much I want to do.” The Williams Animal Clinic, 245 7th St., has been working with Green and his Williams Alley Cat Rescue for years, and now the SPCA by allowing them the space to place a temporary trailer as the SPCA office. The County of Colusa even committed to donating furniture for the headquarters. “Because we don’t have a home yet, it’s really hard to know what to do with the volunteers,” Green said. The threesome is committed to keeping the SPCA location within the City of Williams so people will be able to better utilize its services. The organization needs to come up with $230 to go before the Williams Planning Commission to request a special use permit for the temporary trailer on the Williams Animal Clinic property. “If the city grants the permit, we could invite the public in, adopt animals and offer spay and neuter

cost spaying and neutering for the whole county.” Moreover, Green hopes the SPCA will be able to help people who want to keep their pets but can’t afford their health costs. “Because of the current economic conditions we are all dealing with, many pet owners are surrendering their animals because they can’t afford the health care costs when a pet becomes ill,” Green said. “If the SPCA has enough funds, we’d like to step in and help these people so they can keep their pets.” For now, the Colusa County SPCA works mainly out of foster homes for the adoptable pets. A Web site is being created by volunteer Mike Rittman, and is still in the works. “Our first $150 dollars came from the wonderful idea of a gracious teacher, Lynn Reister, who decided we should enter a booth contest at the Colusa County Fair,” Parsons said. Codi Schloredt, 14, is another volunteer who assists Green with animal rescue and outreach, and Ashleigh Martini and Linda Gutierrez who volunteer their photography skills to the organization. Veterinarian Cliff Zuco and his wife, Sig, of the Williams Animal Clinic, offer low cost medical care. “For me, the best part is when I adopt out a cat or a kitten and I know where it came from and the kind of life it could have had,” he said. “I get the joy of knowing it will have a chance at a good home.” Currently, there is no adoption fee to adopt a cat or kitten and Green gives each new owner a litter box, litter, tags, dishes and wet and dry food. The animals are spayed or neutered and have their shots. The SPCA encourages the community to be in touch with ideas, stories of their own to share or to let the SPCA know if they can aid in the fight against homeless animals in Colusa County. The SPCA further encourages people to sign their blog as a fan/follower.

Forty years ago this Saturday, Governor Ronald Reagan signed legislation authorizing California to issue Environmental License Plates on Aug. 21, 1970. “Since 1970 when California issued the first personalized plate with the word “AMIGO,” these plates have become part of the rich California history,” said DMV Director, George Valverde. “These plates are also an invaluable contribution to our state’s tradition of environmental conservation and protection.” Based on the success of the 1970 Environmental License Plate Program, the state expanded on the concept of using license plates to fund special programs, such as the California Arts Council, the Coastal Commission, and various organizations that comprise California’s 11 special interest license

plates. California charges $38 annually to renew the personalized plates ($49 the first year). Californians have expressed themselves on 1,030,000 registered motor vehicles. California’s specialty plate program has generated approximately $630 million for a wide range of causes. Special Interest License Plates, such as the Arts, Kids, Coastal, Lake Tahoe, and those supporting Veterans’ Organizations, can also be personalized. There are additional fees required to issue these types of plates which goes toward their causes. Fees that California motorists pay for personalized plates go to a dedicated state fund that helps fight pollution caused by motor vehicles. California motorists may order personalized plates online (www.dmv. ca.gov) or at DMV offices.


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easy steps to scholarship success The first in a series

by: Donna Green

Throughout the summer, parents stop me on the street and ask, “ When should I start to think about scholarship support for my child’s higher education?” As a parent, educator, scholarship “hunter” and workshop presenter, let me share some insights. But first, let’s backtrack and cover a few basics. Scholarship committees are typically looking for well rounded students that are worth investing in (students who will complete their goals and use the money wisely). Hopefully, parents are also actively encouraging their children to be well rounded individuals. High school students who have participated in clubs or organizations that offer experiences beyond the county level tend to be more well rounded and

confident, which looks good to a scholarship selection committee. I encourage families to find out what kinds of clubs, organizations and activities are offered at their local high school and in their community. Specifically, ask which groups provide opportunities for students to participate or compete BEYOND the local level. After all, scholarships are a competitive process, so the students who have participated in events at the sectional, regional, state or national level are more likely to be chosen for financial support. Then, find out if there are any course requirements to participate in these clubs. (For instance, students must be enrolled in an Agriculture class in order to be an FFA member.) Use this information to help your student select classes that open the door to opportunities BEYOND the high school. Since

participating and competing in state and national events is usually a privilege EARNED in these organizations, students who begin to establish themselves as contributing, responsible club members as freshmen are in a position later on to take advantage of these out of town opportunities… ( Just to clarify, unless a student is state champion material, don’t count on paying for college with a sports scholarship. These are few and far between, although they DO exist!) Next, very few students in 9th grade know exactly what career or job they want (or will have) so use the four years of high school to try out a variety of experiences--run for an office, join several clubs, volunteer on committees, develop leadership skills or start a community service project. As a

family – keep your eye on the goal. The goal is NOT a scholarship---the goal is to develop a well rounded, confident young adult who can set goals and complete them! Donna Green is an educator, parent and Scholarship Workshop Presenter. She will host a November Scholarship Workshop in Colusa County. ( Details are still being finalized) Scholarship Workshop information will be published in this paper… So stay tuned!!!

Next in the series: Keeping track of your experiences!

30TH aNNUAL DONNER LAKE OPEN SWIM By ELIZABETH KALFSBEEK Though not everyone can identify, it’s true that some people have a fear of garlic (allium phobia), others fear the number 13 (triskaidekaphobia) and others yet have an irrational fear of rabies (yes, it too has a name: kynophobia). But Mary Kalfsbeek of Arbuckle and Rhonda Myers of College City weren’t about to let a little “thalassophobia,” or fear of large bodies of water, namely being stuck in it, get in the way of participating in the 30th Annual Donner Lake Open Swim recently. Along with a couple hundred other people, the cousins swam the length of Donner Lake, 2.7 miles, in 65-degree water at an altitude of 5,933 feet all in the name of facing their fears. “I had seen the swim take place for years and I always thought it would be wonderful to have the courage to try it,” Kalfsbeek said. “I decided not to be a spectator anymore. I thought, why not? Life is short.” Limited to 350 swimmers, the competition, sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming, Inc., began with a beach start at the east end of Donner Lake and finished, 2.7 miles later, on the west end. Each participant was required to be a

member of United States Masters Swimming. A 2 hour 30 minute time limit was strictly enforced. With little to no training, the women finished the swim in just over two hours. “Some people didn’t think we’d finish,” Myers said. “We were both stubborn enough to prove them wrong, especially our husbands! We also wanted to show our children that if you want to do something, even if it seems nearly impossible, it can be done.” But the ladies weren’t entirely confident to begin with. Prior to the swim, as they noticed other contestants lathering their bodies in Vaseline, downing energy drinks and eating protein bars, Kalfsbeek and Myers began feeling as cliché as fish out of water as they nibbled on Pop Tarts and busted their brand new swimming goggles from the package. Neither expected to finish in the allotted time frame, Kalfsbeek hoped not to drown or to get out of the water in tears, while Myers was afraid of the cold temperature of the water. At one point in the middle of the lake Myers even had a moment of panic when she began cramping and losing steam. “I was surprised at how resilient

we were,” Kalfsbeek said. “It was also surprising how generous and kind the other swimmers were. They were really helpful, gave us pointers and their kindness made all the difference.” Once in the lake, Kalfsbeek and Myers followed a woman named Beverly who was in a kayak, which helped them focus. The surprising compassion and encouragement of strangers, they said, is really what pulled them through to the finish line. “It made a huge difference, because rather than looking at the finish line, we were able to keep it simple and the swim became feasible – and not so scary to be out there in the middle of the lake,” Kalfsbeek said about following the kayak. “It was really fun in the beginning, but about two hours into it I became really tired and felt like the finish line wasn’t getting any closer,” Myers said. “Other friends joined us in kayaks for the last 20 minutes, which really boosted morale.” Through the whole process, Kalfsbeek and Myers overcame their fear of open lake swimming and gained confidence in their abilities. “I kept telling myself to keep going, that I could do it, and it felt really good to have that be true,”

Myers said. “The finish was fabulous because there were people standing at the finish line cheering and clapping for us. It was a very special feeling. I didn’t expect that.” And as for “thalassophobia”? Kalfsbeek and Myers have blown that fear out of the water. Kalfsbeek is planning on competing in the Donner Lake Open Swim again next year, and Myers is committed to doing it again in the near future. “We’re two totally ordinary people who did something out of our comfort zone and hopefully that will inspire other people,” Kalfsbeek said. “If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do or try, stop being a spectator and do it! Don’t just let life pass you by. What’s the worst that could happen?”


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HWY 20 farmers market RE-OPENS By ELIZABETH KALFSBEEK After a three year hiatus, expansion and new leadership, the Charter Family Fruit Stand reopened to the public this month. The market is located at 4851 Kings Road, seven miles west of Williams along Highway 20. “From the produce to the aprons, everything we’re doing here is Northern California local,” said Renee Charter who co-owns the market with her husband, Bill Charter II. “Not only is it important to support other local growers and businesses, being ‘local’ benefits the customer as well.” The Charter’s grow their own corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, orange flesh melons, honey dews, okra and watermelons, seeded, seedless and mini. By harvesting their own garden, the couple is able to offer incredible deals to customers, like two cantaloupes or two orange flesh melons for $1, five bell peppers or five corn for $1, tomatoes for 49 cents a pound and even the biggest watermelon will only set a person back $3. “Customers are able to get the best deal here because we cut out the middle man by growing a majority of our own produce,” Renee said. “Everything is picked daily. When produce is purchased locally, it is guaranteed fresh; especially what we grow because it comes from our dirt, to our store to the customer’s table.” The Charter Family Fruit Stand stocks lemons, limes and potatoes from Pro Pacific out of Durham; California Family Foods rice, and nuts from Central Valley Foods, both out of Arbuckle; beans from Colusa Bean Company and peaches, nectarines, Asian pears and apples from the O’Connell Ranch, all out of Colusa; Yolo Cattle Co. jerky,

Moonshine honey, and Copperhill it began as a “tail gate” market Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar, all selling corn out of the back of a out of Woodland; kettle corn and pick-up truck under an umbrella. homemade chocolate candy from After a few years the rustic original Morgan’s out of Winters; Mountain building was erected, and other Fruit Co. jams, Schwann’s ice cream produce, such as tomatoes and and TJ Farms’ kiwi jams, spreads watermelons, were added to the and pickles, all out of Chico; Penna produce portfolio. olives, pickles and olive oil from “It started off as a hole in the Orland and nuts from Artois Nuts wall type of place,” Bill said. out of Artois. Now, the market has expanded Dried fruits, like mango, and tremendously, including built in dried vegetable melodies from shelves and displays. Locals will Cal Yee of Suisun Valley, Gibson’s appreciate the additional ceiling Golden honey from Santa Rosa fans inside the market and a brand , Middletown’s new air Three Bears’ line conditioning The Charter Family Fruit of barbecue sauce, system. Stand on Highway 20 is pickled asparagus Bill’s son, located at 4851 Kings Road and brussel sprouts William along Highway 20, seven miles and organic white Charter west of Williams. The market and brown rice III, ran is open seven days a week from the Ornbaun the market from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Days Family out of during the and hours may vary in the fall. Williams are also summer from for sale. 1998 until Other specialty 2007, also products like garlic horseradish growing a variety of his own crops. mustard and pomegranate jelly will “I’m glad to see the fruit stand also be available. is re-opened to provide farm The Charter’s will continue fresh produce to the community,” to expand their portfolio of local William said. products and produce with what’s Bill and Renee’s daughter, Jodi, available seasonally, and will grow 17, worked at the fruit stand this their own pumpkins, squash, garlic, summer and their sons Luke, 9, potatoes and red, white and yellow Justin, 7, and Sid, 5, also helped onions in the near future. This fall around the fruit stand. Bill keeps they are hoping to squeeze fresh busy growing produce and Renee orange juice. picks up products from area “Freshness adds an impact to producers. the intense flavors of the produce,” The Charter’s plan to keep the Renee said. “We have customers fruit stand open seasonally for who crave BLT sandwiches after years to come. Eventually, they’d tasting our tomatoes!” like to expand to include an area “Our produce is vine ripe, right where children can dig up their from the source to the store,” Bill own potatoes, a pumpkin patch agreed. “There’s a huge difference and corn maze in the fall, and a deli when something is vine ripened with beer and wine. versus ripening in a box. The flavor “People want to eat as healthy is much better and people can as possible at a reasonable price,” definitely tell.” Renee said. “That combination The Charter Family Fruit Stand sums up our market.” has been an icon since 1981, when

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Grandparents day september 12 In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to set aside a special day just for grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The first official observance was Sept. 9, 1979 -- and has been celebrated every year since.

employment remains at 16.6 million Many States Show Wide Variation in Government Employment From 2007 to 2008 The nation’s 89,526 state and local governments employed 16.6 million full-time equivalent employees in 2009, statistically unchanged from 2008, according to government employment data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Part-time employees numbered 4.7 million, not statistically different from 2008. Local governments accounted for 12.2 million full-time equivalent employees, and state governments had 4.4 million. (Local governments include counties, cities, townships, special districts and school districts.) Most full-time equivalent state and local employees worked in education (8.9 million), hospitals (1.0 million), police protection (963,139) and corrections (759,513). Education included employment in elementary and secondary education, employment in higher education, and employment in support of special programs primarily for adult, vocational or special education that operate outside school systems.


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WCC gets two federal grants to support student services Woodland Community College (WCC) has been awarded two TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) grants totaling $2.2 million over a five-year funding cycle (20102015) through the U.S. Department of Education. Both grants will provide support services for students at the main WCC campus in Woodland and at the new Colusa County Outreach Facility, with one of the grants specifically focused on serving English as a Second Language (ESL) students. WCC is the only federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the Sacramento Region with 43% of its student population being Latino. Nearly 400 students, or just over 8% of the student body, were enrolled in ESL Classes during the

2009-10 academic year. The purpose of the SSS Program is to provide academic and other support services to low-income, first generation or disabled college students. The Program also strives to increase students’ retention and graduation rates, facilitates their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and fosters an institutional climate supportive of student success. The SSS Program will provide WCC students who are eligible with the following services: study skills, tutoring, counseling, admissions and financial aid, career guidance, mentoring, and special services for students with limited English proficiency. “The SSS Program will enable us to provide additional services to our most underserved

The Yuba Community College District (YCCD) launched @ go.yccd.edu last week, which is a new online communication service the District is offering to its students. @go.yccd.edu is more than just another email account with 10GB of email storage. The new @go.yccd.edu will also provide YCCD students with a number of productivity and collaboration tools, including 25GB of online file storage, group calendaring, shared online documents using Microsoft Office Applications, blogging tools, and much more. Since these tools are browser-based, students will be able to access these services from virtually any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. “This is a wonderful tool for our students to have,” said Karen Trimble, Director Information Technologies for YCCD. “Our goal is to make @go.yccd.edu our primary campus communication, calendar, and collaboration service. This can only be accomplished through a high adoption rate among our students first.” This new communication

service was made possible through a partnership between the District and Microsoft, using Live@edu. Over 60,000 student accounts were created and are ready for use. In essence, @go.yccd.edu will become the District’s new e-mail/online communication system replacing the old go.yccd.edu accounts. At a time when resources are limited, partnerships become very important in supplying students with maximum functionality. Current students and those interested in learning more about @go.yccd.edu should visit www. yccd.edu/webmail. All students are encouraged to log in today to begin accessing these new tools. The Yuba Community College District spans eight counties and nearly 4,200 square miles of territory in rural, north-central California. It has colleges in Marysville and Woodland, an educational center in Clearlake, and will be adding outreach facilities in Sutter and Colusa Counties as part of the Measure J facilities bond. For more information about YCCD please visit our website at www.yccd.edu.

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and underrepresented students who are often at-risk of not graduating and need further support to achieve their academic goals,” said Dr. Angela Fairchilds, WCC President. “We are honored to be selected for these highly competitive grants and grateful for the funding to expand targeted support services for our students in Yolo and Colusa Counties.” The Program will begin this year and will be housed in WCC’s newly renovated Student Services Center, Building 700. These SSS grants, the first ever such grants for WCC, will benefit students and the local communities WCC serves. “These federal dollars help provide additional services and support to our community college

students,” added Dr. Fairchilds. “This is especially significant for the rural region we serve, which has been mired with double digit unemployment for several years now.” The Yuba Community College District spans eight counties and nearly 4,200 square miles of territory in rural, northcentral California. It has colleges in Marysville and Woodland, an educational center in Clearlake, and will be adding outreach facilities in Sutter and Colusa Counties as part of the Measure J facilities bond. For more information about YCCD please visit our website at www. yccd.edu.


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CAtholiC ChurCh of the Annunciation 627 8th Street Williams “Meet & Greet Coffee Club” Every Third Sunday of the Month after 9:30 a.m. Mass Join us for refreshments and conversation

WilliAMS CoMMunitY Center ASSoCiAtion ACtiVitieS Veteran’s Hall. 9th & ‘C’ Street. Williams, CA. MONDAY NIGHT BINGO: Everyone Welcome! Early Bird Games Starting Time at 6:00 P.M.Regular Games Begin at 6:30 P.M. WE WILL NOT BE PLAYING ON 5TH MONDAYS THIS YEAR. Refreshments Available at Reasonable Prices, Home Made Desserts. Game Day: Third Wednesday of the month, at 1:00 P.M. Join us for our tournament of the card game “Golf ”. Win prizes have fun meet people! Movie Day: Fourth Wednesday of the month, at 1:00 P.M. Price: FREE Refreshments: Soda & Candy are available at a low price. (Bring a Pillow-the seats are hard) Submit your event to: lloyd@ williamspioneerreview.com 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.

MArket: neW loCAtion The Colusa Certified Farmer’s Market has moved to Memorial Park (10th & Market Street). Open every Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. through September 27. WIC/Senior Nutrition Coupons accepted. Submit your event to: lloyd@ williamspioneerreview.com

Demolition derby The Colusa Firefighters Association will be holding its 3rd Annual Demolition Derby on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm, Derby begins at 7:00pm. Tickets available at 750 Market Street. $15 per adult. $10 per child under 12. 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 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. For more Information, contact Melodie Johnson at (530) 458-5130.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE COLUSA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER There are citizens who would like to change, improve and strengthen the county animal laws. Areas of concern are leash law, dangerous dog, puppy mills, animal cruelty, kennel licenses. If you are concerned about certain situations in your area; would like to see the county ordinances strengthened so we can support the animal control officers please send an email to foccas@colusanet.com and state where you would like to MAke A differenCe in improvement. A community forum Your CoMMunitY meeting will be announced at a later The citizens for a better Williams date. hold meetings the 4th Thursday of every month beginning at 6:00pm. meetings are held at the Williams City Hall, everyone is welcome!! Submit your event to: lloyd@ williamspioneerreview.com PACifiC flYWAY QuilterS The county’s quilt guild. monthly Pig Feed, meetings will be held the 3rd Auction & Dance Wednesday of every month. Hosted by the Stonyford Buyers Meeting starts at 7:00pm located at Group. 13th Annual Pig Feed, the Colusa Masonic Hall 311- 5th Auction & Dance. Saturday, Sept. street. 11, 2010. Stonyford Community Hall. Dinner: 5-8pm; Auction: 6-8pm; Dance: 9pm. Music by ColuSA fArMerS Crossfire Productions. Pre-sale

Only Tickets, call 963-3200

car seat class september 15, 2010 Colusa County Public Health is offering a car seat class on Sept 15, 2010. The cost is 20.00 per class which will entitle a free car seat. If any questions please contact Colusa County Public Health at 458-0380. Class times may vary according to the needs. Harvest Renaisance Fair The Colusa County Harvest Renaissance Fair will be held Oct. 23-24. arbuckle parks & recreations activities fall 2010 NEW low Impact Aerobics Monday, wednesday & Friday 8:30AM to 9:30AM APRD Office Soccer Camp Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 September 11 - October 2 Balfour Park Ages PreK to 6th Grade Practical Yoga & Pilates 5:30 to 6:30 Tuesday & Thursday APRD Office Volleyball Tuesday & Thrusday 7:30pm - PHS North Gym $25/person per month Halloween Parade October 31st 10:30am - Signups ACE Hardware Parking Lot Kincannon’s ATA Martial Arts Child, Teen and Adult Classes Monday & Wednesday 4:45 - 7:00pm APRD Office Weight Training, Cardio & Agility Training 6:30pm to 7:30pm Monday & Wednesday Pierce High School North Gym Youth Basketball Signups for 2010-2011 Program October 2nd - 12-1:30pm Arbuckle Elementary School October 4 - 6-7pm Pierce High School North Gym

a CLASSIFIED b REAL ESTATE Exclusive 27.33-acrE home site west of Corning with more than 1,275 feet of Thomes creek frontage. Ample acreage for a home, barn, stable and more. Access to three county roads. Magnificent views of Mt. Shasta, Lassen and Pacific Cascade Coastal Range. Priced to sell at $120,000. Contact owner at (530) 848-2315

FOR SALE Firewood for sale: mixed hardwoods, very dry $100 1/2 cord, $180 full cord call 476-2948 for more information.

NOW ONLINE Williams’s alumni: interactive website private & free make new contact with old classmates and browse the site for class pictures and candid pictures from 1912 to about 1970. New reunion and candid pictures posted continuously. Sponsored by a Williams gal! Email: sundEE@sbcglobal.net

WORK WANTED Place your free work wanted ad in the wpr!

HELP WANTED SUBSTITUTE PARAEDUCAtOR. WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR SALARY RANGE $12.50$21.30/HR. TWO POSITIONS (AUG-OCT. 2010; AUG-DEC 2010). REQUIREMENTS: DISTRICT APPLICATION, TWO REFERENCE LETTERS, DOJ FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE, DRUG SCREENING. MUST HAVE AA DEGREE OR PASS PARAEDUCATOR ASSESSMENT TEST GIVEN BY COLUSA CO. OFFICE OF EDUCATION. CALL 530-473-2550 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. STUDENT SUPERVISOR. WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR. $9.86/HR. TWO POSITIONS (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM); ONE POSITION (10:45 AM - 12:30 PM, M-F). REQUIREMENTS: DISTRICT APPLICATION, TWO REFERENCE LETTERS, DOJ FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE, DRUG SCREENING. CALL 530-473-2550. OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

needed senior in the need of a good working wood buring stove. please call cliff at 9530) 476-0836 or (916) 317-4535.

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pg&E sponsors new energy assistance program

colusa city firefighters to host demolition derby

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The Colusa Firefighters Association will be holding its 3rd Annual Demolition Derby on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm, Derby begins at 7:00pm. Tickets available at 750 Market Street. $15 per adult. $10 per child under 12.

program are encouraged to contact The Salvation Army for program details and San Francisco, Calif. – Pacific Gas eligibility guidelines, or they can apply and Electric Company (PG&E) today at 1-800-933-9677. They can also visit announced a new energy assistance www.pge.com/TEAF. Applications program designed to help families in for assistance will be accepted until need. September 21, 2010. The initiative, known as Temporary In addition to the TEAF program, Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF), PG&E offers a host of other programs is a one-time payment program to assist customers. PG&E's Breathe sponsored by PG&E and administered Easy Solutions™ help customers by The Salvation Army. This program, manage their energy costs when authorized by the California Public life brings financial challenges or Utilities Commission (CPUC) and unexpected changes. Additional details, funded through the American Recovery as well as eligibility requirements and and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), along enrollment instructions, can be found with PG&E customers, will provide up at: http://www.pge.com/myhome/ to $1,500 to income-qualified families customerservice/financialassistance/. who are unable to pay for their energy Pacific Gas and Electric Company, needs due to an unplanned hardship. a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation “We know that in today’s difficult (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest economic times, some of our customers combined natural gas and electric may need extra help with their bills,” utilities in the United States. Based in said Albert F. Torres, vice president of San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, customer operations at PG&E. “We the company delivers some of the nation’s believe this new program provides cleanest energy to 15 million people in the perfect opportunity to give our northern and central California. For customers additional support during more information, visit http://www. their time of need.” pge.com/about/newsroom/. Customers interested in the

breast cancer awareness walk to be hosted in october Saturday, October 9, 2010 the Colusa County Breast Cancer Fund will once again be hosting its 4th annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk. This years event will be held out at the Colusa Regional Medical Center. “We are going to be offereing low cost mamograms that day.” said coordinator Sherri Burns. Started in 2007, the Colusa County Breast Cancer Fund with the assistance of Ralph Newlin of Ralph Newlin State Farm. The first year 100% of the money was sent to breastcancer.org. They are a national organization

dedicated to education of breast cancer. Year two, The Community Foundation of Colusa County approached us to set up an account with them. The idea is to keep the funds right here in Colusa County. In 2009, Cindy Campbell of All Star Realty and Lloyd Green Jr. of Lloyd’s Print & Copy Center have joined as partners. Visit thier facebook page at: facebook.com/ ColusaCountyBreastCancerFund for sponsorship forms, registration, and more information.

cattle industry. Turner and Rennick said they are more concerned about reaching the minimum fund raising requirement of $2,300 each in our small community than the strenuous training schedule. The women are very appreciative of all donations they have received thus far and get a little bit closer to their goal each day. Both women say they made this commitment in memory of those family and friends that have been lost to the disease, in honor of the survivors and to support those currently fighting the fight. They are asking others to share their commitment by donating in memory of their loved ones lost and in celebration of the survivors. It is our hope that by working together breast cancer can be cured, once and for all, in the very near future. Turner stated she has wanted to participate in this event since losing her Aunt to breast cancer several years ago and was happy her friend Rennick was also willing to make the commitment. Rennick has three daughters and three grand-daughters and walks in the hope that breast cancer will be wiped out in their lifetimes. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded as a result of Nancy

G. Brinker's promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events such as the like the Komen Race for the Cure® nearly $1.5 billion has been invested to fulfill Brinker's promise to her sister. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is now the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. More than 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer globally each year. To make a donation in Turner's and/ or Rennick's name just go to The3Day.org and click on 'Donate" and add their names or call 800996-3DAY to make a donate over the phone.

team ‘walkin’ 4 udders takes to the streets to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer

Pictured is Patti turner and Pixie Rennick both Williams residents. (submitted photo)

Local Residents Commit to Walk 60-Miles in Three Days for the Cause

Sixty miles, three days, thousands of steps, and months of preparation to make a personal difference in finding the cures. Patti Turner and Pixie Rennick, both Williams residents, have joined thousands of breast cancer supporters in preparing for the 2010 Susan G. Komen San Francisco 3-Day for the

CureTM, presented by Energizer. After months of training and fundraising, participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and communitybased breast health and education programs. Turner's Mother came up with the team name of "Walkin' 4 Udders". The name was perfect, stated Turner, because of her family's involvement with the


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