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Around Del Norte: His first haircut: Boy gives it all for Locks of Love

From left, Rek’woi’s aunt Diane Bowers, his mother Kohleen Alameda, Rek’woi himself and hairstylist Arthena Santos. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
‘He’s excited,’ said Rek’woi’s mother. ‘He’s been looking forward to doing this’

 ’Tis better to give than receive.

Four-year-old Rek’woi Alameda did just that Friday as he experienced his first haircut — 14 inches’  worth  —  to donate to Locks of Love, a national organization that turns donated human hair into wigs for children who have lost theirs through a variety of medical diagnoses.

His father, Anthony Alameda, said his son had seen an “infomercial” on TV where a little boy had no hair due to medical treatments.

“He said he wanted to give him his hair,” said Anthony.



Birth: Makaya Aylayna Logefeil

 Makaya Aylayna Logefeil was born Dec. 5, 2013, at Sutter Coast Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and measured 19 inches. Her parents are Shawn and Julianne Logefeil of Crescent City. Her grandparents are Denyce and Joe Bigley of Salmon, Idaho, and Pamela Porter and Glenford Lee Logefeil, both of Crescent City.



Engagement: Krueger, Landenberger

Engagement: Krueger, Landenberger
 Susan Krueger and Randy Landenberger of Crescent City are engaged to be married Jan. 1, 2014, at his home, “Randyland.”

Susan, a registered nurse at Sutter Coast Hospital, is the daughter of Art Krueger of Jacksonville, Ore., and Sheri Krueger of Auburn.



Youths get in on a couple of holiday events

The Del Norte County 4-H column runs monthly. This installment was written by Christine Jones.

Two of our local 4-H clubs, Wild River and Pine Grove, participated in the downtown Christmas Light Parade. Both entries were well represented.

Two of our Del Norte Community Clubs, Giddy Up ‘N’ Goat and Wild River, are carrying on a Christmas tradition started years ago by leader Mary Hawkins. 4-H families collected recycling, then the clubs met at the local recycling center and turned in the aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic containers.


Senior Sleuth: Good things are happening

Continuing my sleuthing efforts lately, I’ve been visiting some of our bigger community organizations and community centers.

The Crescent City/Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce, for example, is a large and dynamic membership organization that helps the area’s business community grow and prosper. Its website is www.delnorte.org, also This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , (707) 464-3174.

Attending the recent Chamber of Commerce mixer at Edward Jones Investments, hosted by Mike Sullivan, I was greeted by the lovely and  personable Linda Ging.  She introduced me to several friendly members, and she also emceed the meeting. 



Annual vigil open to public

The annual vigil commemorates members of the Tolowa tribe killed in the 1850s. Del Norte Triplicate file / Adam Spencer
In 1853 and 1854, hundreds of Tolowa Indians were slaughtered by members of local white militia at the villages of Yan’-daa-k’vt (Yontocket) and Ee-chuu-le (Etchulet) near what are now called Lake Earl and Lake Tolowa.

A candlelight vigil commemorating the 1854 massacre at ‘Ee-chuu-le’ Village and honoring Tolowa Dee-ni’ (people) ancestors will take place Friday.


1 event, 6 musical acts

The Coastal Tones perform at last year’s concert. WesCom News Service
Children’s Choir among participants

Six musical acts, including the Crescent City Children’s Choir, will perform more than two hours of holiday music at the Harbor Performing Arts Center on Saturday as part of Stagelights’ fourth annual Community Christmas Concert.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit Stagelights’ music education and outreach programs. 


Drive-through for Christmas

Del Norte is about to celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year.

The “Drive Through Christmas,” hosted by the Del Norte High School softball boosters, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds.

The charge is $5 per car. There is a 10-foot height restriction. No buses or motorhomes are allowed.


Balinese flair at book signing

Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Among Friday night’s Art Walk highlights was Noni Gunarsa, now of Santa Cruz, performing at the Gallery of Arts & Culture. As a child, Gunarsa was the inspiration for children’s book “Tari, Little Dancer of Bali.”



Thanks Dec. 17, 2013

Indian taco sale a success 

The Native American Club at Del Norte High School would like to sincerely thank the following for their help and support with our recent fundraiser. 

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