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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.

Local wins regional presidency of FFA

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Four Del Norte High School FFA students attended the 2008-2009 North Coast Region spring meeting and competitions recently in Ferndale. Three of these members had previously competed at the sectional competitions in McKinleyville.

Christian Alexandre and Vanessa Alexandre competed in the extemporaneous speech competition. Christian placed first and Vanessa placed fourth.

Meghan Webb competed in the prepared speech competition, placing fifth. Only first and second place moved on, making Christian eligible for the regional competition in Ferndale. There, Christian placed third in the extemporaneous speech competition and is now moving on to the state competition, where the top four finalists from the six California regions will compete.

Local child selected

A local resident, 7-year-old Carson Hogan, will be off to New York this July to attend the prestigious International Modeling and Talent Association Convention.

Carson will have the opportunity to showcase his talent for movie and TV producers and talent agents from the Los Angeles and New York entertainment industry.

Many of today’s hottest models and actors launched their careers at IMTA: Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, Elijah Wood, just to name a few.

Carson has been taking acting/modeling classes for over a year at Image and Modeling Development, Inc., located in Medford, Ore. Carson auditioned in December and was selected out of about 400 contestants. IMD will be taking about 20 kids, ranging in age from 4-25 years.

Good luck, Carson!

Curves food donation to RHS

Ron Phillips accepts a food donation from Christine Roberts, owner of Curves. Submitted Photo
When Christine Roberts, owner of Curves, contacted Rural Human Services’ Special Programs Manager, Ron Phillips, he was delighted to learn that Curves had been conducting a food drive last month in support of its local food bank.

Over 600 pounds of healthy, non-perishable food was collected, all through the generous donations of the 143 members of the ladies health club. This gift was loaded into the RHS Food Bank van and will be distributed in emergency food boxes for people in need in Del Norte County.

“This is not the first time Christine and all the fabulous ladies at Curves have given to our community,” Ron said. “Last Christmas, through RHS, they adopted an entire family in need, ensuring that they had a holiday meal, a Christmas tree and gifts for all the children.  This food drive is a perfect example of how they continue to do good work for Del Norte County.”

A great big thank you to the ladies of Curves!

Births Published April 15, 2009

Student Spotlight for April 15, 2009

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