Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 19, 2004 · Page 9
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COMMUNITY FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2004 - A-9 Thurston A baby son, Kaden Matthew Thurston, was born Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, to Amy and Tracey Thurston of Ukiah. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. The new baby is also welcomed by his older brother, Kyler James Thurston. His grandparents are Tom and Leanne Thompson, of Roxboro, N. C. and Dennis and Carol Thurston, of Ukiah. Cader A baby son, William Isaac Cader, was born Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, to Lisabeth and Mark Cader of Ukiah. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. The new baby is also welcomed by his older sister, Savannah. His grandparents are Joyce and Don Cader, of Willits, and Linda and Richard Peterson, of Sacramento. Barrett A baby son, Baylor James Barrett, was born Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, to Nephele and Bryan Barrett, of Ukiah. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces. The new baby is also welcomed by his older sisters, Caitlyn and Avery. His grandparents are James and Carolyn Barrett, of Ukiah, and Herb and Sherri Gregory-Pruett, of Willits, and Jarvis Raymond, of Willits. Everson A baby daughter, Ella Violet Everson, was bom Tuesday, March 9,2004, to Zorah Gluckman and Matthew Everson, of Witter Springs. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Her grandparents are Rhonda and Larry Gluckman, of Potter Valley, and Ruth Hunter, of Ukiah. De Los Santos A baby son, Jossen Jones De Los Santos, was born Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, to Joline and Donavan De Los Santos, of Ukiah. The new baby is also welcomed by his older brother, Donavan De Los Santos, Jr. His grandparents are Rhonda and Roy De Los Santos, of Nice, and Rick and Jody Ross, of Ukiah. ACH EVERS Mendo, Marin railroad historian Wurm dies at 85 Theodore G. Wurm, an author and historian who wrote about the early railroads in Northern California, died in February at his home in Oakland. He was 85. Born in San Francisco, Wurm graduated from the University of San Francisco before joining the U.S. Air Force, fighting in World War II and retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Family members said he was at the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 27,1937, and was the second of 200,000 people to cross the bridge that day. A noted lecturer as well as a writer, additionally he was an accountant - he was the office manager of the Tesio Meat Co. in Oakland for more than 30 year - plus a runner, who at the age of 60 had completed 13 marathons. He co-authored the book, "The Crookedest Railroad in the World," about the Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railroad; co-authored "Narrow Gauge to the Redwoods," about Marin County's first railroads; a book on the history of the Caspar Lumber Co. and railroad called "Mallets on the Mendocino Coast"; and other works. He was a member of the Mendocino County Historical Society and was known around the county for his lecturing, book signings and presentations, says his daughter Margaret Ridgway. "He is friends with many of the CDF groups as they would hike with him into die back woods of Mendocino County looking for remains of the railroad," she said. "He lectured in Willits, Comptche, Mendocino, Caspar" and more, Ridgway says, and he is leaving a donation to the Roots of Motive Power association headquartered in Willits. "He has donated many books, photos, and relics to all the local museums," she continues. Wurm was called "one of the most excellent historians in the area," by a veteran railroad executive Arthur Lloyd, says an obituary about Wurm. "He was a great guy," says Robert Gray, a lifelong friend in the same obituary, "and he knew his stuff." His wife, Betty, survives him, along with four children: Michael Wurm, of Garden Valley; Elizabeth Wurm Woodard, of Santa Cruz; Sarah Wurm Rossi, of San Leandro; and Margaret Ridgway, of Ukiah. Four Ukiah High students receive AAUW Accolades Four Ukiah High School students were presented American Association of University Women Accolades at a noon luncheon on Friday, Feb. 13. Ashlee Evans-Smith, a junior, was recommended by Christy Melvin, who wrote that she demonstrated exceptional leadership in and out of the classroom. Freshman Kimmi Levoe was recommended by Robert Taylor. He says Levoe is an enthusiastic, hard-working student with a fine attitude. Junior Kristen Harvey was recommended by Laura Beach who she assists as a student aide working with the severely handicapped. She provides a wonderful model and is a caring companion, says Beach. Lorena Arias, a senior, was recommended by Dan Halker. She has an excellent attendance record, and her strongest traits are tenacity and reliability, he said. Fort Bragg's Symes does Coast Guard training Coast Guard Seaman Shawna M. Symes, daughter of Kathy L. Symes and George R. Symes, both of Fort Bragg, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J. During the eight-week training program, Symes completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of classroom academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and weljness. Symes and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard's three core values - honor, respect and devotion to duty - and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Symes will join 36, 000 other men and women who are the Coast Guard's force. Men and women train together from the first day in the Coast Guard just as they do aboard ships and shore units throughout the world. To reinforce the team concept, Symes, and other recruits were trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life balance, as well as total quality management. Symes is a 2001 graduate of Fort Bragg High School. Laytonville's Becker passes Navy basic training ; Navy Seaman Apprentice Collette R. Becker, daughter of Caprice R. and Timothy R. Becker, of Laytonville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, 111. During the eight-week program, Becker completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical, instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire ( fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis, was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is; "Battle Stations." This exercise gives- recruits the key skills and confidence they" need to graduate and take to the fleet. "Battle Stations" has been designed to gal-, vanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core, values of Honor, Courage and- Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor. Briefs Continued from PageA-3 Redwood Iris Society to meet on Sunday afternoon Siberian irises, one of the beardless iris varieties, will be available for sale at the next regular meeting of the Redwood Iris Society on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunset View Estates Clubhouse, 3800 N. State St. in Ukiah. The Redwood Iris Society encourages and promotes the cultivation and appreciation of all types of irises, and the public is invited to attend its meetings. The March program will be about the Santa Rosa Experimental Iris Garden, presented by Rose Bevier of Santa Rosa. For more information, call the club President Kitty Loberg at 485-7907, or Vice President Leah Middleton at 462-6225. St. Mary to host Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church will host its annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast on Saturday evening. Refreshments are at 6:15 p.m., dinner is at 6:45 p.m. with a raffle sponsored by the Knights of Columbus starting at 7:30 p.m. Donations are $12 per person and children under 12 are $6. All proceeds benefit St. Mary's Building Fund. Tickets are on sale after all the weekend masses or at the Parish Office, 900 S. Oak St., Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phoenix Hospice to do 'Living Into Dying' workshop Author and teacher Nancy Poer be offering a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Golden Rule Ranch sponsored by Phoenix Hospice of Mendocino County. The workshop is to explore the "spiritual considerations and issues of the threshold journey of dying and how we can support OUT loved ones at this tune," says workshop information from hospice. Poer will also offer concrete guidelines and tools for those interested in home funerals, it continues Poer is the author of "Living into Dying," and has been teaching and providing workshops throughout the country for a decade. She is "particularly gifted in tailoring her presentations to the needs and questions of her specific audiences," says workshop information. . The workshop will be held at the Golden Rule Ranch and there is a $25 fee that includes lunch. Preregistration is required because space is limited. For more information or registration, call Phoenix Hospice at 459-1818. Hopland Fire to have Corned Beef, Cabbage Dinner Hopland Fire Department Explorer's are having their annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner fund raiser on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hopland Elementary School. The proceeds are used for fire equipment and the annual State Fire Academy. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Desserts and beverages are included. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, contact Deborah Browning at 463-2309. Senior Center to hold Ice Cream Social on Monday For just $1 for Ukiah Senior Center members and $1.50 for non-members, people can will get a slice of pie, two scoops of ice cream with toppings and coffee at the monthly Ice Cream Social held on the fourth Monday of each month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Harriett Hall at center. On Monday, the Rusty Guitars will entertain and regulars Delores Carrick and Russ Johnson will provide music. Dancing is encouraged. The Center Thrift Store will display and sell some of its special jewelry items. Mayor Eric Larson will emcee "Name That Tune" and door prizes will add some extra tun. Any member of the Senior Center who is 90-plus years old or whose birthday falls on the month of the social has a free admission. The community is welcome. The pie assortment, (including sugar-free) is donated by Safeway Stores. Volunteer entertainers for future socials are urged to call the Senior Center at 4624343. Retired teachers group to gather at luncheon meeting The Mendocino County Division #55 Area I of California Retired Teachers Association is scheduled to hold its next meeting on Monday at the Ukiah Garden Cafe. There will be a gathering and social at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch for $9. The program features Jessie Escobedo, the new principal at Grace Hudson Elementary School. He was principal at Eagle Peak Middle School for the last three years. Prior to that he was assistant principal at Piner High School with the Santa Rosa City Schools. Spay and neuter Care-A-Van to be in Boonville Still need to get your pet spayed or neutered? Don't put it off any longer. Thousands of healthy and friendly cats and dogs are killed each year here in Mendocino County because there are not enough homes for them all. The Care-A-Van, Mendocino County's mobile spay/neuter clinic will be in Boonville at the Redwood Drive-in on Friday, March 26. Spays and neuters are by appointment only. Please call in advance to schedule surgery. Financial assistance is available. If your cat or dog needs to be vaccinated, that can be done without an appointment. You can go by the Cara-A-Van any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Vaccines are $8 to $12 each. For more information, call Ruth Rosenblum at 961-2526. See BRIEFS, Page A-10 -104C U.S. Indii/irtn. 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