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Cory's People: Shaka brown is going places

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Motorists may see Shaka Brown on their commute carrying plastic bags filled with recyclables. Del Norte Triplicate / Cory Mitcham
Just because he collects recyclables every morning, doesn’t mean he’s homeless (which he isn’t). And just because he doesn’t have cable tv, doesn’t mean he’s not up on the news of the nation (which he is). And just because he’s on a fixed income, doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a college degree (which he does).


Hundreds of church youth play Olympians

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Smith River Baptist Church hosted youth groups from 10 different churches for a day of games. Submitted
Youth groups from 10 local churches congregated in Smith River last week for a day of Olympic-style games and other challenges.

About 250 people participated in the YuGo Games at Smith River Baptist Church on May 16. They played dodgeball and tug-of-war and engaged in eating contests and blanket chariot races. The winning teams went home with a golden plunger.

 


Wier & co. win Dancing with the Stars

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Crescent City Public Works Director Eric Wier, of Eric and the Wierdos, receives a hug from his mom, Chere, at the Humane Societyís Dancing with the Stars of Del Norte fundraiser. Eric and the Weirdos won first place in the annual dance competition and also accepted a $1,000 donation from the Humane Society for the dog park. Courtesy of Isaiah Yamakido-Sanchez
Crescent City’s version of Dancing with the Stars raised about $15,400 for the Humane Society of Del Norte earlier this month.

The organization donated $1,000 of the proceeds toward Crescent City’s dog park. The rest will be put into the Humane Society’s spay and neuter fund, said President Danielle Larsen-Wheeler. This year’s competition raised about $1,000 more than last year.


Birth: Gavin Patrick Goode-Pitt

Gavin Patrick Goode-Pitt
Gavin Patrick Goode-Pitt was born on May 9, 2016 at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 9 pounds 13 ounces and measured 21 inches. Gavin’s parents are Patricia Pitt and Austin Goode, of Crescent City. His grandparents are Gary and Cheryl Pitt, Kimerley Markin, and Greg and Dixie Goode. Gavin’s great grandparents are Robert and Barbara Markin, Paul and Priscilla Miller, Bev and Joe Pitt, Bonnie and Charles Baldwin and Harvey and Mimi Goode. His aunts and uncles are Nicole Martin, Caitlin George, Abigail George and Meaghan George and Emerson Goode.


Graduation, May 24, 2016

Three Del Norte County residents will graduate from Oregon State University next month with one receiving her master’s degree.

Molly R. Sherman, who teaches math at Crescent Elk Middle School, received her Master of Science in mathematics education. Jonathan W. Enos will receive his Bachelor of Science in natural resources, and Meghan C. Webb will receive her Bachelor of Science in human development and family sciences.


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