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Engagement: Cardoza-Hanratty

Kelly Nicole Cardoza and Kevin Hanratty are engaged to be married May 23, 2009, at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Redlands, with a reception to follow at Halls of Redlands.

Cardoza, daughter of Angelo and Sandy Cardoza of Fort Dick, is a 1999 graduate of Del Norte High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Redlands in 2003, and a master’s degree in government from the California State University in Sacramento in 2007. She was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2007 in Quantico, Va.

Hanratty is a 1996 graduate of St. Pious the X High School in Pottstown, Pa. In 2007 he graduated from Campbell University in Philadelphia, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008 at Camp Lejune, N.C. His parents are Richard and Joyce Hanratty of Glenmore, Pa.

Births published February 11, 2009

Anniversary: Bob & Liz Freeman

A golden wedding anniversary party to celebrate 50 years of love and commitment was held for Bob and Liz Freeman on Jan. 24, 2009, at their home in Crescent City. They were joined by over 50 family members who traveled from Oregon, Washington, throughout California, and as far away as Africa, to share in the special day.

Bob and Liz met at the Trees of Mystery in Klamath in 1956, and were married in Eureka on Jan. 30, 1959. They moved to Crescent City in 1964, where they raised their three children, Monroe, Patrick and Parthenia.

Bob retired in 1996 and enjoys gardening and golfing and is a member of Kings Valley Golf Club. Liz is active in Ladies Christian Fellowship, Crescent City Women’s Club, Republican Women’s Club, Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoys singing with her barbershop quartet.

They have been blessed over the years with eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Their greatest blessings continue to be their relationships with family and friends.

Military: Anthony Dinatale

Anthony Dinatale
Lance Cpl. Anthony Dinatale, U.S. Marine Corps, has returned to his hometown of Crescent City after serving in Iraq.

While here, he will visit his family and friends, and then travel on to his next mission. Anthony is a 2006 Del Norte High School graduate and has been a resident of Del Norte County since he was born.

We would like to express our gratitude to Anthony and wish him well on his next mission.

Welcome home, son.

Military: Eric R. Carter

Army Pfc. Eric R. Carter has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Michael Carter of Crescent City, and Kara DeGraaff of Perris.

The private graduated in 2004 from Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.

'River of Renewal'

Stephen Most addresses the audience Saturday at College of the Redwoods in Crescent City before a screening of his new film, ‘River of Renewal,’ a documentary dealing with water issues on the Klamath River. A screening was also held Friday at Yurok Tribe Headquarters. Photo courtesy Thomas Dunklin

Group gives student award

Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators, named Stephenie Reed as its January Student of the Month.

Stephenie has been volunteering for two years in Colleen Godwyn’s class for severely handicapped students at Bess Maxwell School. While working with students, Stephenie  motivates and encourages them using her great sense of humor. She dances with the students and pushes them in their wheel chairs while being an excellent role model for speech development.

Stephenie is always cheerful and is like a ray of sunshine that brightens everyone’s day when she walks in the room. We are very proud of Stephenie and her many accomplishments. Cong­rat­ulations!

Student Spotlight for February 11, 2009

Back to the world


Mike Young, above right, with some of the photos he’s taken of people in Third World countries where he does volunteer engineering work. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson and submitted photos)

After 8 months serving his hometown,
Mike Young returns to his real work

In two weeks Mike Young boards a plane headed for Haiti, where he’ll join a company of Christian engineers on a special design project.

Young is eager to go. The retiree will be getting back to the work he really likes — serving his Lord through volunteer service in Third World communities.

“Come Friday I’m done,” Young said earlier this week in his Crescent City office at City Hall. “I go back to retirement, go back to doing what I like. Not that I didn’t like this, but of the two, I prefer that.”

Young’s retirement took a detour nine months ago. He was just coming back from a project in Guatemala when he got asked to help another community in need, his own.

Then-City Manager Eli Naffah had left his position, and it would take months to find a replacement. The city turned to Young for help, asking him to be the interim manager.


Redwood group seeks directors

The North Coast Redwood Interpretive Association has two seats open on its Board of Directors.

Directors serve in a voluntary capacity for three-year terms. Duties include overseeing the association and its mission of providing educational and interpretive opportunities to visitors at seven North Coast State Parks. The board meets monthly and works closely with association staff, park volunteers and California State Parks personnel.

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