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Did you know? Wondering how far our 'civil rights' can be taken

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As a college student at the time, I was heavily involved in the free speech movement on the campus at San Francisco State University while many of my friends had volunteered to participate in the civil rights struggles in Mississippi.

We were fighting racial and ethnic discrimination that was practiced against minorities.  We were the innocent children of the ’50s who became the activists of the ’60s.


Church Notebook: Former Oceanview Baptist Church pastor dies

Evangelist sets events starting Sunday at the Redwoods Family Worship Center

He had said he was “ready to go home” some time ago as his health deteriorated.

He had retired as pastor of Oceanview Baptist Church several years ago and moved to Stockton to be near his daughter, frequently coming back to Crescent City to visit those of us who had been members of his church.


House Calls: Getting to the hospital now a little easier

House Calls runs every two weeks. Today’s column is written by Jeff Gustafson, director of facilities at Sutter Coast Hospital.

Sutter Health has invested $800,000 in Sutter Coast Hospital’s “Path-of-Travel” changes and upgrades to our hospital over the past year.


Coastal Voices: Asante Health would not be a good fit for the North Coast

The Jan. 28 edition of The Triplicate contained two letters, raising some points again about the future of the hospital and expressing the desire to see Asante or some other hospital company here to guarantee “full service.”

As readers may recall, I was one of three physicians who joined the steering committee for the Camden Group study. The Camden Group went to great lengths to explore the proposal of transferring affiliation of the hospital to a different corporation.


Coastal Voices: Big Rock Service District survey was done properly

I’m replying to an article written by Jessica Cejnar, entitled “Supervisors defer issue of new state,” that appeared in the Triplicate on Jan. 16.  

She paraphrased comments made by Supervisor Martha McClure at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, where McClure “spoke out against a survey the Big Rock CSD (Hiouchi) sent to its customers” regarding the Jefferson state initiative.


Coastal Voices: Valentine’s weekend could be another Thanksgiving Day

I guess you can say I am a new mom. I had my daughter last August but have helped raise my step-daughter since she was just a few days old and that was December 2010.

I have always heard the love of a mother was a rare one and now I understand. I knew right away the moment I looked into my baby’s beautiful brown eyes that I was the luckiest mom in the whole world. And because of this new found love I have a new appreciation for every day, every holiday.


Walnuts for the winter

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A couple weeks ago I noticed one of my Facebook friends talking about the extra 40 pounds of walnuts she’d collected from her tree and how she hated to see them go to waste.

I immediately wrote her and offered a trade. Some of my handmade chocolates for a big box of walnuts was the deal.


Church Notebook: World Day of Prayer is coming up

Someone on TV was saying the other day that even if it rained every day from now to the first of May, we still would not be able to “catch up” to our normal amount of rainfall for the year.

I hope that person was wrong. While it may be making things wet and sloppy, and soaking us as we run from house to car to work and back, it is bringing much-needed moisture. It continually amazes me to see plants that looked absolutely hopelessly lost spring back after a night of rain.


House Calls: How long will you live? It is partly up to you

House Calls runs every two weeks. Today’s column is written by Christopher B. Cutter, a physician at Sutter Coast Community Clinic.

I found myself on the Internet looking at life expectancy tables the other day. I followed that up by going to a few of the on-line questionnaires that anyone can sit down with and use. The results are pretty darn interesting.

These quizzes all ask pretty much the same thing. They have a list of basic questions about your age, height and weight. They then ask you the questions about the things you cannot control — the medical history of your parents and siblings (not your aunts, uncles and cousins — they really don’t figure in much).

Then they ask the other obvious stuff — smoking, drinking, drugs, exercise and food choices. Next are the questions about things that you may not think about — your education, your job, your income and marital status. A big factor, it turns out, is your dental care — or lack thereof.

 


Church Notebook: Traveling country music ministry concert Sun.

And the rains came.

Some at least, and I hope we’ll have more. Amazing how quickly some things start to green up after just a little bit of the stuff. And Thursday there was a rainbow, too.

Rainbows. Nowhere I have ever lived have I seen rainbows like the ones here. Now lightning? Texas puts on some pretty fantastic exhibits of that — fascinating, unless they happen to arrive accompanying those circling winds that inhabit Tornado Alley. I’m not too crazy about those.

I thought some of my flowering bushes and roses had not made it through, but they are looking better, and there are two red tulips waving by the fence. I have to laugh — that package of bulbs was supposed to be assorted pastels. Guess they had a mind of their own.

 


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