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Grange, 4-H youth compete at county equestrian show

Brinkley Webb (fourth from left) takes a peak at Jasmin Tripp, Madison Douglas and Ashley Maita during the halter portion of the youth horse show held recently at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. Emma Salas (fifth from left) was also part of the halter group. Submitted
Local grange and 4-H youth showed off their equestrian skills at the Del Norte County Youth Horse Show last weekend.

The show, held June 5, is sanctioned, which allows riders to qualify for July state competition in Sacramento. The top two finishers in each class with three or more riders qualified for the California State Fair’s “Best in Show” competition.

Birth: Leland Frederick Blount

Leland Frederick Blount
Leland Frederick Blount was born at 6:02 p.m. May 25, 2016, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and measured 21 inches. Leland’s parents are Shawn Blount and Caroline Louise Graham, of Crescent City. His grandparents are Denise O’Neill Nickerson, John Nickerson, of Eugene, Oregon, and the late Jack and Caroline Graham, of Winters.

Birth: Brooklynn Grace Bohannon

Brooklynn Grace Bohannon
Brooklynn Grace Bohannon was born on June 5, 2016, at Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20½ inches. Brooklynn’s parents are Micah and Dustin Bohannon, of Crescent City. Her grandparents are Marty and Patty Smith and Troy and Becky Bohannon, all of Crescent City. Brooklynn’s great-grandparents are Nina Smith, of Gasquet; Martin Smith III, of Indian Wells, and Marcy and John Bohannon, of Crescent City.

Milestone: Zachary Knowlton and Ashley Lunsford

Read more...Zachary Knowlton and Ashley Lunsford graduated from San Francisco State University, each with a master’s degree in English composition and a certificate in teaching post-secondary reading.

Following graduation, they were married at San Francisco City Hall, surrounded by 50-plus family and friends.

Big dance ĎUnder the Big Topí

One-hundred and thirty girls will clown, cat and tumble around the stage at Crescent Elk Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday for Dance Art Studioís annual recital, Under the Big Top. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Hollyn Wakefield waited quietly for her class to be called.

Blonde hair gathered in twin buns, the 7-year-old, part of the junior dance and beginning acrobatics classes at Dance Art Studio, took on the sweet wide-eyed appearance of Disney’s Ariel for one number and DC Comics’ sassy Harley Quinn for another.

“I was a mermaid in the first (dance) and now I’m an evil clown,” she explained.

Church Notebook: Fatherís Day extra special this year

I thought I was going to elude those pesky winds by escaping to upstate New York for a few days. Was I ever wrong.

Adoption event: Find a best friend

Yahooís cone doesnít detract from his cuteness, but it does mean he was recently neutered. The 4-6 month old puppy is one of 25 adoptable dogs that will be at the Del Norte County Animal Shelter on Saturday. Del Norte Triplicate / Jessica Cejnar
Twenty-five canines, some at shelter for over a year, seek forever homes 

 Mary Ann is perfect. 

A spirited brunette with a lusty voice, she’s good with children and has soulful eyes in a thoughtful face that splits into a grin when she meets someone she likes. It could be you.

“Mary Ann is quite a character,” said Justin Riggs, Del Norte County animal control director. “She loves to jump in any kind of water. She snorts sometimes when she’s on the leash. She’s a real favorite of our senior volunteers and she loves them too.”

Scope out the western grebe and other Lake Earl birds

A red-winged blackbird is one of several species birders may see during a trip led by Gary Bloomfield on Sunday. Courtesy Ron LeValley
Del Norters are invited to scope out the feathered denizens of the Tolowa Coast on Sunday and may even catch a performance of the western grebe as it shimmies across Lake Earl.

Gary Bloomfield, an ornithologist with the Redwood Audubon Society, will discuss the breeding habits of the western grebe, a water bird that builds floating nests on the coastal lagoon and is known for its elaborate mating dance.

Brookings summer concerts

Dustbowl Revival closes out concert series Sept. 25.
The free “Summer “Concerts in the Park” series at Brookings’ Azalea Park kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 12, with the 1950s-60s rock and roll music of the Hot Rods Band.

The band will be joined by the Curry County Cruisers, a Brookings car club that will have up to 15 classic cars on display.

Fatherís appreciation day Saturday

First 5 is getting a head start on honoring Del Norte’s dads.

The organization will hold its second-annual Father Appreciation Day BBQ on Saturday and will include games, prizes and activities for the whole family. 

Other children’s organizations will be at the event including the Child Abuse Prevention Council and CASA.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First 5 Family Resource Center, 494 Pacific Ave., Crescent City. For more information, call 464-0955.

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