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Student Spotlight for April 29, 2009

Of seals and sea lions

From harbor docks to faraway rocks, marine mammals grace North Coast 

As warmer weather arrives, North Coast beaches and docks become more crowded, and not just with people.

Whether in Crescent City Harbor, or at one of the sandy coves off Pebble Beach Drive, visitors to North Coast beaches should expect to see a variety of marine mammals, and possibly their pups.

“People need to stay half a football field away from beached marine mammals,” said local veterinarian and Marine Mammal Center Director Dennis Wood. “Any closer and they run the risk of creating a situation where we have to rescue the animal.”

Wood is not just referring to pups. 

Cultural enrichment activities

Master basket weaver Lena Hurd teaches Yurok Tribal Member Kameron Gibson,10, how to make a basket. Photo courtesy MattMais/YurokTribe
The Yurok Tribe’s Education Department sponsored cultural enrichment activities for students during last week’s spring break.

Cultural consultants guided 26 tribal member male students in making traditional eel hooks used for catching the key’-ween (lamprey eels) as they swim up the Klamath River.

Ten female students made traditional Yurok baskets (ey’-guer). Students completed their projects during the three days of activities at the Yurok Tribe’s Headquarters in Klamath.

The tribe believes that one’s individual health is directly related to the cultural health of the community. These activities support this belief.

The call is out for quilts

Quilts are being sought for a city-wide quilt show to be held in August. All sizes are needed from miniatures to queen size. The quilt does not have to have been made by the person submitting it.

Mail or drop off photos of quilts with dimensions, your name and phone number at 937 J St. Deadline for submittals is July 31.

Quilts will be hung at various establishments around town from Aug. 8 to Aug. 16. For information call Donna Westfall at 464-6019.

Pro-abstinence event set

The Silver Ring Thing (SRT), a high-tech, high-energy performance that educates teens and 20-somethings about the benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage and the dangers of promiscuous behavior, will be performing Saturday at Crescent Elk School, 994 G St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

SRT is the fastest-growing abstinence program in the United States and is rapidly gaining international recognition for its relevant and effective abstinence message. Tens of thousands of teens and young adults have joined this movement and are wearing rings all over the United States, Southern Africa, and the United Kingdom.

For more information call JC Andrews at (412) 424-2419.

DAR gets organized

Back row: Wendy Malone, Karen Phillips, Dawn Langston, Jennifer Perry, Jody Clayburn and Eileen Peterson. Front row: Tracy Schiavone, Diane Hogan, Jeannie Butler, Krystol Berry, Katie Gavin, Lou Gooch, Annette Short, Paulette Eneim and Michelle Hohman. Submitted Photo
Del Norte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its organizational meeting March 21.

Del Norte Chapter members gathered together to sign their Organizational Report to send to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C., the first step in being established as a national chapter.

Lou Gooch, District III director and a member of Redwood Forest Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, came up from Eureka to swear in officers and members of the Del Norte Chapter.

On Saturday, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its management meeting in Washington, D.C. It is at this meeting that Del Norte Chapter will be recognized.

The NSDAR has over 165,000 members in 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and international chapters. Eligibility for membership is any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

Katie Gavin, organizing regent, said, “In the last month, we have sent seven new applications to NSDAR for membership, bringing our membership to 16.” She added that the registrar is working on an additional four applications for membership.

Any women interested in finding out more about the DAR or becoming a member, contact Del Norte Chapter at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Births Published April 22, 2009

Student Spotlight for April 22, 2009

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Confessions of a Shakespeare Festival addict 

Something magical and transporting occurs when one watches a quality theater production.

It can strike deep into your heart and senses and bring out a wide range of emotions — laughter, fear, anger, sadness and hope — all playing out on a darkened stage.

In this high-tech digital age entertainment can be found with just a click of a cell phone, I-Pod or television. But thankfully, the ancient art of theater endures and thrives.

A festival known around the world that brings an eclectic range of productions to audiences is only a two-and-a-half-hour car ride away from Crescent City.


Easter Egg art

The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Young Easter Egg artists show off their masterpieces during the Del Norte County Library egg-decorating event that was held Friday afternoon. Back row, from left, Tasha Platner, Olivia Clotz and Brittany Hunsucker. Front row, from left, Carol Ybarra, Scarlett Hunsucker and Chenal Thomas.

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