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Del Norte Republican Women President Mary Ruth Rheinschild (left) accepts the California Republican Women “Circle in Membership Award” for increased membership at the local club level recently at the club’s monthly meeting. Presenting the award is CFRW Northern Region Director Patricia Welch from Eureka. Submitted Photo

Emblem Club presents gift

Crescent City Emblem Club No. 175 recently presented a gift of $300 to Crescent City Municipal Swimming Pool Manager Matt Hildebrandt for use on that facility’s needs.

Emblem President Cyndy Melton, who presented the check, said it was from proceeds from a recent dinner at the Elks Club.

Elks and Emblems take turns producing dinners, which are open to Elks, Emblems and their guests.

Quilt Guild works on project

The Lighthouse Quilt Guild will be working on the Quilts for Wounded Troops project today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 201 Del Norte St. (cross street is Macken).

All are welcome to come and see finished quilts, quilts in progress, and the basic “blocks,” which participants may help design.

Finished quilts are sent (courtesy of the American Red Cross) to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where the wounded are brought for treatment.  

 Refreshments will be available. For more information call Ruth at 465-0139.

Some help with utility bills

Pacific Power and The Salvation Army are in the middle of their annual Project HELP partnership to assist some of Northern California’s most vulnerable residents pay for the electricity they need this winter.

Pacific Power customers are encouraged to look for donation envelopes included with their February electricity bills if they want to help their neighbors.

“This partnership has helped many, many people with their power costs when they have needed it most,” said Monte Mendenhall, regional community manager. “Our customers always have been very generous in their donations for providing this assistance, and, for a greater impact, Pacific Power gives directly to the program in addition to the funds contributed by customers.”

Uncharted Shores Academy celebrates

Second-graders Alex Leto, left, and Fayth Aten display a poster they are making. Submitted Photo
Uncharted Shores Academy  (USA) has designated this week  as “We Love Our School” week.

The entire school is celebrating school spirit with contests, rallies and awards.

Each day the students are wearing the school colors of red, white and blue.

The students have been working on posters celebrating what makes the school distinctive, and will be voting on which posters to display at an upcoming Youth and Family Fair.

They are also writing poetry to express their feelings about the school, composing a school song, and making up school cheers to demonstrate their spirit at the all-school rally at the end of the week.

Unchartered Shores is a tuition-free public charter school located at 1545 California St.

For information call 464-9828.

Junior Miss pageant meeting scheduled

A meeting for parents and any high school junior girl interested in competing in this year’s Junior Miss scholarship program will be held at the fairgrounds in the upstairs board room, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting is to provide general information, what’s expected of the contestants and an overall review of the upcoming practice schedule. Junior must bring a current transcript to the meeting to confirm their eligibility.

The program this year is scheduled for April 18 at the Crescent Elk Auditorium.

The Junior Miss Program is a scholarship program for young ladies who are juniors in high school with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

The contestants participate in five levels of competition: scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and fitness.

More than $3,500 is given away in scholarship money, which is donated by local businesses and service organizations. This event is sponsored by the Crescent City Jaycees. The local winner goes on to compete in the state program in Bakersfield in August.

For additional information, call  Program Director Debra Wright at 218-6844.

Trophy for rally squad

The Crescent Elk Cougars eighth-grade cheerleaders took third place in the cheer competition at the Pacific Union eighth-grade basketball tournament Jan. 16-17 at Arcata High School. Submitted Photo

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.

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