Tag Archive for ‘96001’

A Village Enigma

My Highland village is full of ‘incomers’ like me. I have found that some of them reinvent their past to create a history more interesting than the truth, and didn’t I miss my chance at that?! It never even occurred to me to embellish my past. I could truthfully say, for example, that I’ve sung [...]

The Road Hat

My brother is mildly famous around these parts for spotting stuff by the side of the road; dead animals mostly, rattlesnakes, deer, wild pigs, bear, but also tools, rope, money and once even a humongous rhino horn dildo. Occasionally he brings this stuff home. About three months ago he walked in the door and tossed [...]

The Women’s Fund Honors Founders

The 68 risk-takers who set a philanthropic force in motion five years ago despite a sour economy were celebrated March 19 at a special event of The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. “Look Back to Look Forward: An Evening with the Founders of the Women’s Fund” at the McConnell Foundation in Redding [...]

Free Therapy # 58: To Make You Feel My Love

I had no right to take my mother for granted but I did it anyway. I knew she would die one day but I refused to think about it and even worse, I carefully concealed the fact of my avoidance from myself. That way I did not struggle. No conflict.

Police Reinforcements and Water Conservation Highlight a Busy Council Session

On the same day Shasta County supervisors OK’d the hiring of five sheriff’s deputies at a cost of $910,000, the Redding City Council voted unanimously to make a one-time withdrawal from the general fund reserves to add four officers to the police force. The council authorized spending $100,000 to hire the officers to staff a [...]

Shasta College to Stage Ken Kesey’s Iconic ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’

A lot of people watched “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” the winner of five Oscars that starred Jack Nicholson as the protagonist Randall McMurphy, a mental hospital patient who battled the authoritarian Nurse Ratched. There was one notable exception to the list of people who viewed that 1975 release: Ken Kesey, author of the [...]

Popular Crawdad Festival Returns to Rolling Hills Casino

Excitement is building at Rolling Hills Casino as preparations are underway for the 2nd Annual MardiCraw Festival to support local efforts to increase tourism in Tehama County. This year’s Mardi-Craw Festival is April 4th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rolling Hills Casino, and features all you can eat crawdads, plus beer and wine [...]

Menu Please: Fire and Pizza at Cinders

In his 1983 book “Third Helpings,” journalist Calvin Trillin investigated the infamous Fried Chicken Wars of Crawford County, Kansas. It seems that Chicken Annie had made a name for herself in the 1930s until 1943, when Chicken Mary opened up her fried chicken palace at the corner where customers turned off the main road to [...]

Free Therapy # 57: Chasing Happy

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult — once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is [...]

Silent Auction

Silent Auction benefiting the First United Methodist Church Youth Group’s Sierra Service Project in Nicaragua this summer to help build a school is this Saturday, Mar 7th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the downtown Atrium! Items to bid on include a 3 night Oregon Coast beach cottage, guitar lessons, framed artwork, jewelry, massages, yardwork, tutoring and [...]

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