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CAN, Payless ShoeSource distribute shoes

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Sherri Wilder, Forrest Foreman II, Hanna Rivers, Ryan Wilder and Nicholas Rivers with shoe gift coupons. Submitted Photo
Payless ShoeSource has selected Community Assistance Network (CAN) as a partner in the Payless Shoes 4 Kids Program, a national grass-roots effort to deliver $1 million of free shoes to children of families in need this holiday season.

The $15 shoe gift coupons are redeemed toward a pair of children’s shoes at Payless ShoeSource.

Nonprofit interest to participate in this program was overwhelming. With more than 2,600 nonprofits applying, only 630 were selected to help blanket the nation with the free gift of shoes.


 


Local office joins effort

‘Gift of sight’ tests are free

Our office has chosen to participate in the “Give the Gift of Sight” campaign, a public service of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO).

This year, EyeCare America Seniors EyeCare Program may be the greatest gift to give during the holiday season. The national non-profit organization encourages friends and family in California to call the Seniors EyeCare Program at (800) 222-EYES and connect the seniors in their lives with a no-cost eye exam.





Women with local ties finish basic training

 Army Pfc. Krystal B. McGoldrick and Army Pvt. Jacqueline C. Oliver have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

McGoldrick is the daughter of Bill McGoldrick of Sacramento, and Gaila Wright Ball of Smith River. She is a 2008 graduate of Rio Linda Senior High School.

A 2008 graduate of Del Norte High School, Oliver is the daughter of Catherine Oliver of Smith River.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.




Cash, books given

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Billie Hall, left, representing the Smith River United Methodist Church, and Gerry Livingston of the Wild Rivers Community Foundation. Submitted Photo
The Wild Rivers Community Foundation gave out over $20,000 in cash and books on Dec. 17 at a reception for the grantees at the Howonquet Hall in Smith River.

The purpose of the reception was to thank the grantees for the work they do in our region to assist those in need.





Births Published December 31, 2008


Student Spotlight for December 31, 2008


Little red caboose

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As it was found off of Kings Valley Road in 1987 (Submitted)
 

 

Relic’s restoration
an unfinished project

 

 A small piece of Del Norte County’s history sits idly at the fairgrounds.
In 20 years, what was once part of the Del Norte Railroads has gone from a falling-down shack to an almost complete caboose.


Eagle Scout achieved

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David Standring is fourth member of his family to become an Eagle Scout. Library. Submitted Photo
David Jordan Standring, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop/Team 66, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and will formally be presented with this highest rank of Scouting at a Court of Honor to be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the LDS Church Cultural Hall at 10th and A streets.


The public is invited to the ceremony and reception following.


Standring passed his Board of Review to become an Eagle Scout on Aug. 12 in Crescent City. He became a Boy Scout at age 11 with Troop 66 of the Redwood Empire Council in Crescent City in 2001. Prior to that, he had achieved the “Arrow of Light,” the highest honor for Cub Scouts, at the culmination of four years of Cub Scouting as a Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout. 




Group gives gifts to nursing center

Pictured clockwise from back are S Club officers Rachel Waters, Marisa Cruse, Lauren Seward, and Sara Good with Center Activities Director Amanda Morton (left, in red) and assistant Alexis Anaya (center). Submitter Photo
Soroptimist International of Crescent City, a service organization dedicated to helping women and children locally and throughout the world, recently donated Christmas gifts to the Crescent City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


SICC donated fleece pajamas, slippers, and clothing to be distributed to  center residents on Christmas Day. Presenting the gifts to the center are members of the newly formed S Club of Del Norte High School. S Club is affiliated with Soroptimist International, and is open to high school students who are interested in volunteer activities that benefit their community.


Soroptimist International of Crescent City meets Tuesdays at noon at the Apple Peddler (no meeting December 30th). To learn more about Soroptimist or S Club, visit www.soroptimist-crescentcity.org .


Nursing student gets grant

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Serving Del Norte and Curry County, members (l-r) are President Sally Irish, Elizabeth Brewer, grant recipient Amber Timm, Carolyn Self, Peggy Goergen, Linda Ging, Loma Dies, June Roby-Bloom and Gina Ledoux. Not pictured: Moira Fossum, Karen Hansen, Marlene Howery, Susan Lunsford, Kelley Nolan, Patricia Slade, Joanne Taxelius, Cathy Yocum and Cherie Mitchell. Submitted Photo
Amber Timm recently received notification from P.E.O.  International Sisterhood for a grant awarded for full-time study in the nursing program at Southwestern Oregon Community College winter term.


Chapter GE, of P.E.O. International, sponsored Amber Timm for the $2,000 Program for Continuing Education Grant. 





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