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StaffReports CORNING The city of Corning's dedication ceremony for Len- nox Fields, which has also been known as the second phase of the Corning Community Park, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sat- urday. The ceremony, which will be held at the park's entrance on Houghton Avenue, south of So- lano Street, will include com- ments from City Manager John Brewer, Public Works Director Dawn Grine and feature Allan Clark and Stanley Clark, grand- sons of the Lennox family, accord- ing to a program for the event. Council members and Mayor Gary Strack also are scheduled to participate. A Lennox family history and the unveiling of a Lennox fam- ily plaque is scheduled to be pre- sented by the Clarks. The second phase of the park sits on property previously owned CORNING LennoxFields dedication set for Saturday By Julie Zeeb jzeeb@redbluffdailynews.com @DN_Zeeb on Twitter Thanks in part to a January presentation by Red Bluff Union High School band member soph- omore Alexandra Pomazal the group received news May 20 that the Shasta Regional Community Foundation had selected it to re- ceive a $50,000 grant from the McConnell Fund. Pomazal's presentation brought it to light that it had been about 20 years since the band had got- ten new uniforms, said Band Di- rector Gabriel Sakuma. Knowing there was a possibil- ity of getting funding, the group had been looking into costs for uniforms and should be able to get them within 90 days after or- dering, he said. "We'll push for having them next fall," Sakuma said. "Maybe even by homecoming. This is fan- tastic news and it could not have been done without the very hard work of Alexandra Pomazal, Bar- bara McIver and Jody Brown- field." Credit should go to Pomazal, as she is the one who first advocated RED BLUFF High school band receives $50,000 grant Restrictionswouldincludelimitsonlandscapewatering,newwaterserviceconnections By Andre Byik abyik@redbluffdailynews.com @andrebyik on Twitter CORNING The City Council on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to establish mandatory wa- ter-saving measures within the city of Corning. The City Council unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance that would implement "Stage II" of the city's water conservation program, which would limit land- scape watering to no more than three days per week. The restrictions come as the state has entered its fourth year of drought conditions and after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25 percent reduction in urban wa- ter use statewide. While the city of Corning is not considered an urban water sup- plier because it serves fewer than 3,000 customers, emergency reg- ulations adopted May 5 by the state water board include a 25 percent reduction target for non- urban water suppliers, according to a city staff report. "It's very clear from the law that we're dealing with now that every water supplier in Califor- nia is going to do, at a minimum, what we're trying to do here," said Jody Burgess, the city's attorney, during the regular meeting of the City Council. He added, "Undoubtedly, we, as a non-urban water supplier with less than 3,000 hookups, we still have to honor what has been im- posed." Under Stage II, the city's wa- ter customers must limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental land- scapes or turf to no more than three days per week, according CORNING Cityeyeswater-savingrules By Andre Byik abyik@redbluffdailynews.com @andrebyik on Twitter REDBLUFF Students from Met- teer Elementary School were re- cently transported to the 1850s at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park here. Donning period clothing, fourth-graders on a recent Thursday were immersed into the 1850s lifestyle, participating in rope, candle and adobe brick making, preparing meals and learning the skills needed to sur- vive on the California frontier. It was all part of the park's Life in the 1850s program, which provided Tehama Coun- ty's fourth-graders an opportu- nity for a hands-on learning ex- perience. "When we showed up here today," said Monica Ashurst, a teacher at Metteer School, "a big bunch of the kids on the bus were saying, 'What? This is Ide Adobe?' They've never been here before. Now they have some- thing to talk about at home. They have something to write on their blog. They have knowl- edge that they really wouldn't have from a book." The program, which con- cluded its season on May 14, is made possible through a part- nership between California State Parks, the Red Bluff Union High School District and the Ide Adobe Interpretive Association. Student docents from Salis- bury High School presented the months-long program, par- ticipating on-site by running the various activities and in- teracting with the 11 elemen- tary school classes that came through the program. One such docent, Tyler Kinsworthy, a junior at Salis- bury High School, banged away at an anvil, fitting rings for chil- dren "out of appreciation for Mr. (Abraham) Dibble — the prop- erty owner," he said. The adobe at the park, which still was boarded up and fenced off after an oak tree dropped its limbs on the structure last year, was "most likely" built by Abra- ham Dibble, an 1850s pioneer, ac- cording to California State Parks. The adobe now stands as a me- morial to William B. Ide, who "played a key role in opening California to United States rule." The Life in the 1850s program began about 30 years ago, said state park interpreter Debbie Chakarun, adding that it has served the community through partnerships. "Bringing history to life for fourth-graders and the high school kids — it gives them a sense of place," Chakarun said. IDE ADOBE STATE PARK SCHOOLCHILDREN VISIT STATE FRONTIER Park's Life in the 1850s program provides hands-on learning experience DAILYNEWSPHOTOSBYANDREBYIK Metteer Elementary School students participate in candlemaking on a recent Thursday at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park. Tyler Kinsworthy, a Salisbury High School student, le , makes rings for children during the park's Life in the 1850s program. Watching the River Run will be presented at 7p.m. Friday at the Red Bluff Community and Senior Center. PAGEA6 LIFESTYLES ProgramonSacramento River scheduled Friday The Red Bluff CHP will host a car seat safety check 10a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday at Corning Chevrolet. PAGE A3 COMMUNITY Free car seat safety check set for Saturday Pentagon chief defends right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea. PAGE D1 PENTAGON CHIEF Carter says flights to go on over artificial islands Homeowners clean up a er storms in Texas and Oklahoma le at least 19people dead and a dozen missing. PAGE B3 STORMS, FLOODS Homeowners clean up in Texas; toll rises to 19 WATER PAGE 7 GRANT PAGE 7 LENNOX PAGE 7 Weather ..........B4 Sports.............. 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