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The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas
Morganna Brissenden (left) and Ruby Barnts lend a hand at the United Methodist Church’s annual tag sale fundraiser held Oct. 2-3. The sale brought in $2,054 for the church’s general fund.

Congrats to new RMS board members!

The Redwoods Mural Society elected new members to its board at the recent September membership meeting. 

President Helga Burns introduced new members Liz Crocket, Carmin Hollensead, Linda Ging and Mark Harper. They will each serve a three-year term. They join existing board members Helga Burns, Mary Foote, Cathy Dean, Kathy Kresa, Judy Baker, Harley Munger, Bob Cochran and Kirk Roberts.

This year, the Redwoods Mural Society was responsible for the Caltrans mural, “Building California Highways,” and has many new mural projects planned for the coming year. 

Some of these projects have been requested by local businesses such as Discount Liquors, Front Street Inn, Hiouchi Motel and Sunset RV Park.  The requests for murals in the city has increased substantially and RMS is hoping that it can accommodate many of the requests and paint more than one mural a year. 

If you have any interest in participating with the group, contact Helga at 464-2710.  RMS would also like to invite any and all artists who would like to become muralists.


Harvest time at Farmers Market

The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas
Layton and Timber Scott and their mom Heather Scott pick out pumpkins from a trailer brought by Ocean Air Farms of Fort Dick. The Farmers Market continues Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds through Oct. 31. A special Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 24 in conjunction with the “It's a Green Day” event. Apple pressing will be available; bring washed apples and clean jugs for the juice. For information call Ron at 464-7441.

CR hosts presentation on African harvesting

Bridget Muyano Mulindi Meyer of Smith River will give a presentation on “Subsistence Plant­ing & Harvesting in Vill­ages of Zambia, Africa,” on Thursday at the Del Norte campus of College of the Redwoods in the campus library from 7-9 p.m. To reserve seating call 465-2300.

Meyer will speak about her experiences growing up in a village in Africa and her adjustments to life in the United States.

She has spoken to other college audiences about the land diversity of Zambia, the staple foods and crops that Zambians eat and grow as well as how traditional people manage the land sustainably for future use.

She will share the traditional roles of the village chiefs as governors of the people and as spiritual ancestral mediators, and demonstrate the importance of baskets during planting and harvesting of the crops. Her presentation includes songs and dances performed during Thanksgiving for the harvest and planting season. A short slide show is included.


Red Ribbon at Joe Hamilton

Friday Night Live Volunteer Kaochi Xiong paints 3-year-old Michael Leveque’s face during Saturday’s Red Ribbon Week Fair at Joe Hamilton School. The Daily Triplicate/Adam Madison
A few dozen kids treated their rainy-day blues at Joe Hamilton School’s gym on Saturday afternoon for the Third annual Red Ribbon Week Fair.

The fair celebrates the beginning of Red Ribbon week, which is the last week of October each year, and celebrates being drug free and the life and work of a DEA agent who was killed in the line of duty in 1985.

The Del Norte County chapters of Friday Night Live, The Boys and Girls Club and Tobacco Use Prevention Program sponsored and held booths at the event.

The Northern California Indian Development Center also staffed an informational booth.

Kids were able to play games and get stamps for their participation, which they could use to get prizes.

Joe Hamilton’s Principal, Deborah Reynolds has worked with Friday Night Live in other areas for more than 18 years, so she even helped during Saturday’s event.

Reynolds said “we were hoping for more, but I think the rain might be keeping people at home.”

She said one of her main interests is explaining and offering kids alternatives to drugs.

“It’s my passion getting the message out that you can do healthy activities as opposed to drugs,” said Reynolds.


Births Published October 21, 2009


Achievenents October 21, 2009

Kyle Higgerson of Crescent City has been named “Student of the Month” by Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for educators, for the month of October. The Del Norte High School Physical Education Department nominated Kyle, “because he is an excellent student who models the Warrior Way regularly both on and off the field. He is a conscientious student who is very responsible and respectful of others. Kyle is a senior with an excellent sense of humor and one who is well liked by all.”

The teachers of Zeta-lota congratulate Kyle and have honored him with a certificate of recognition and a zip drive for his computer.


Wedding-Buentiempo, Crooks

Buentiempo, Crooks
Mickey Buentiempo and Kenny Crooks were married Sept. 19, 2009, in Santa Maria in the home of Marc and Stephanie Buentiempo, with the couple’s families present.

Mickey is the daughter of Mike and Rosalie Buentiempo of Guadalupe. She currently works as a bookkeeper.

Kenny is the son of Marian Sell of Santa Maria. He is a native of Crescent City and a commercial fisherman out of Harbor, Ore., where he is currently crabbing on the vessel Carmillo until February. The couple reside in Santa Maria.


Wedding-James, Martell

James, Martell
Amanda James and Charles Martell were married in a noon ceremony on Aug. 8, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Crescent City. A reception followed at Four Square Church.

Amanda is a 2003 graduate of Castle Rock Charter School. She is the daughter of Woodrow and Kim James of Crescent City.

Charles graduated from Del Norte High School in 2002. He is employed in Environmental Services at Sutter Coast Hospital. His parents are Antonio and Charlene Martell of Crescent City.

Attendants included maid of honor Kim Litz; Tyler Mitchell as best man; bridesmaids McKenna Boyd, Tawnee Boyd, Chasity Vandecar, Jessica Moodie and Jennifer McLellan; groomsmen Antonio Martell, Daniel James, Jesse James, Jerime Lewis and Jimmie McCartney; flower girls and daughters of the couple, Emma and Katelynn; and ring bearers and sons of the couple, Ethan and Charlie.

The couple honeymooned in Canyonville, Ore., and then toured Highway 101 along the Oregon and Washington coasts.


Wedding-Xu, Wilson

Yang Xu and Thomas Wilson were married Sept. 19, 2009, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Wash.

Yang is the daughter of Hanqi Xu and Susang Fang of Wuhang, China.

Thomas, son of Bud and Judy Wilson of Crescent City, is a 1996 graduate of Del Norte High School.

Wedding attendants included maid of honor, Sheila Wilson; Brooke Schneider as bridesmaid; Andrew Wilson as best man; Brian Hastings as groomsman; and officiants David Wilson and Dan Adams.

Yang and Thomas both work as statistical analysists. They reside in Beaverton, Ore.


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