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Letters to the Editor Feb. 22, 2014

Valued pelican statue stolen from driveway

For 25 years a concrete statue of a pelican stood in my driveway in front of my garage. It was a gift from my late husband and had great sentimental value to me.

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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.

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Del Norte falls to Hoopa in semifinals

The Del Norte boys basketball team’s run through the Dick Nicial Tournament came to an end on Thursday in Hoopa.

The Warriors traveled south take on the Humboldt-Del Norte Little 5 regular season champs and fell 66-52 in what Del Norte head coach Blaine Lopez felt was the team’s worst game of the season.

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A look back at DN’s 1980 cheerleaders

My interest in cheerleading goes family-deep for me, since my youngest daughter Kim was a cheerleader for Yucca Valley High school and my granddaughter Samantha Killen was a Warrior cheerleader here.

So when a cheerleader from 1980, the year I returned to work at Del Norte, called my attention to how hard cheerleaders work, I decided to look back at cheerleading in 1980 and compare it to 2014.

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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.

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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.

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Storm blows chimney off of Memorial Hall

From the pages of the Del Norte Triplicate, February of 1952.

The chimney blew off Memorial Hall on Saturday night as a result of high winds. County offices located in the building were without heat most of Monday while the chimney was repaired.

Because of the cold, Judge Samuel A. Finley ordered a court session moved downstairs to the supervisors’ rooms, which were not so cold. The case of Wilson vs. Guerney proceeded. 

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Letters to the Editor Feb. 20, 2014

Clarke Moore taking both sides of issue

Will the real Clarke Moore please stand up?

I was intrigued by an ad in the Feb 6 Triplicate submitted by the Del Norte County Healthcare District in which it is stated that the board voted unanimously in its Jan. 28 meeting that Sutter Coast Hospital should remain a locally owned acute care hospital.

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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.

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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.

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