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Shooters to compete for turkeys

It’s called a turkey shoot, and even though folks won’t be taking aim at the star of many a Thanksgiving spread, a lucky few will bring a bird home.

Shooters of all ages will try to hit clay pigeons at the Del Norte Rod and Gun Club’s November Fun Shoot on Sunday. The Fun Shoot will be open to the public, but shooters will only be able to use shotguns, said Steve Bigham, the club’s vice president. The event will be held rain or shine.

Toiletries sought for care packages

Del Norte County’s literacy program is collecting small bottles of shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Band-Aids, matches and other personal care items through the end of this month.

Del Norte Reads is collecting personal care items small enough to fit in a Ziploc sandwich bag or a pocket, said literacy manager Kelley Nolan. The program hopes to coordinate with members of the faith-based community and other social service organizations to get the items to those who need it.

Local KOA wins org.’s top awards for 8th year

A sign directs visitors to the award-winning Crescent City KOA. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
The owners of the local KOA campground have received the KOA President’s and Founder’s awards by Kampgrounds of America Inc. for the eighth year in a row.

Kevin and Joan Fallon, owners of the Crescent City / Redwoods KOA, have received the awards since 2008. They’ve operated the local KOA campground since 2005.

Birth: Anderson

Dean Wayne Anderson
Dean Wayne Anderson was born Oct. 12 at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches.

Birth: Bigham

Marlie Kaye Bigham
Marlie Kaye Bigham was born Nov. 8 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

Birth: Davis

Johanna Jean Davis
Johanna Jean Davis was born Aug. 20 at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore. She weighed 2 pounds, 10.3 ounces and measured 16.1 inches. Johanna’s parents are Charley and Kristina Davis. She joins brothers Gabe and Little Charley. 

Birth: Rolen

David James Rolen Jr.
David James Rolen Jr. was born Oct. 12 in Crescent City. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19¼ inches. David’s parents are David and Destiny Rolen of Crescent City. His siblings are DeJa Payne and Thomas and Cyndal Harte.


Lions Club tackles litter

Left to right: Anne Mostovoy, Roger Gitlin, Sheila Coop, Jamie O’Brien, John Foster and Jim Coop. Submitted
Lions Club members donned hard hats and Caltrans vests to pick up litter along a 2-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101 on Nov. 9.

Gray Matters: Fostering healthy lifestyles

It takes a village.

How many times have we heard this phrase? What it’s really about is remembering a basic fact of life: people need other people to live and to thrive. The Senior Village Movement is spreading like proverbial wildfire because it promises, and delivers, what many seniors are looking for: a way to live independently yet remain connected.

Church Notebook: Season reminds us to give thanks for life’s blessings

Two weeks until Thanksgiving. Another year close to being gone.

How many times do we find ourselves lamenting how fast the time seems to be going?

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