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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.


Engagement-Schill, Broadbent

Schill, Broadbent
India Schill and Travis Broadbent are engaged to be married Dec. 19, 2009, in Scotia.

India is the daughter of Leo and Monica Schill of Bridgeville. She is a 2005 graduate of Fortuna High School.

Travis is a 2006 graduate of Del Norte High School. He is enlisted in the U.S. Navy. His parents are Robert and Rae Broadbent of Crescent City.

The couple currently reside in Mililani, Hawaii. After the wedding they will settle in Pearl City, Hawaii.


Anniversary: DeAnn and Jack McMurtry

DeAnn and Jack McMurtry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17, 2009, in Las Vegas.

While in Vegas, the couple had planned to attend a performance of “The Lion King,” and the “Jersey Boys.”

The couple have lived in Crescent City for the past 35 years. Their children are Michael McMurtry and his wife Connie-Jo of New York, and Judi Risenhoover and her husband John of Crescent City. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Neighbors Briefs October 21, 2009

DAR schedules fundraiser

Schellong attends city conference

Board to sponsor CACFP at Head Start

New dentist in practice


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