Red Bluff Daily News

October 26, 2016

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ByJulieZeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF Renowned West Coast appraiser and local radio talk show host John Humphries lent his expertise to the Kelly Griggs Museum Saturday for an appraisal day. Proceeds from the event will go toward the cost of the founda- tion replacement project, which still has several phases to go, for the 1880s Victorian that houses historical items from all over Te- hama County, board member Sha- ron Wilson said. The house was built by Sidney Allen Griggs and later sold to the Kelly family be- fore the museum purchased it in the 1960s. FUNDRAISER Appraisal Day held at Kelly-Griggs Museum RED BLUFF The Farm-City Cel- ebration Committee invites the public to attend the 2016 Agri- Business Bus Tour, where partic- ipants are able to experience some unique aspects of agriculture in the area. Tehama County Farm Bureau is offering tour, which will visit sites between Red Bluff, Vina and Corning, including Andersen & Sons Walnut Shelling, New Clair- vaux Winery, G&G Farms and Pe- can Processing, Cal Fire Vina Heli- tackandthe CalFireHeadquarters in Red Bluff and a special presen- tation by Pitter Metal Products. The tour is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, starting from the Tehama County Farm Bureau Office at 275 Sale Lane in Red Bluff. Continental breakfast be- gins at 7:15 a.m. and participants are asked to be on site no later than 7:45 a.m. as the bus will de- part at 8 a.m. The bus will return at around 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 527-7882 or stopping by the Farm Bureau Office. The cost of the tour is $25 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. FARM-CITY WEEK Se at s ar e available for Th ur sd ay bus tour By Julie Zeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter GERBER Gerber Elementary School had a special guest Mon- day to kick off Red Ribbon Week festivities with professional singer and master of ceremonies Danny Munoz, who returned to the school for the fifth year of his Turn On Music, Turn Off Drugs campaign. Muñoz, a 2001 Red Bluff High School graduate who now lives in Los Angeles, is a Gerber El- ementary School alum who started his anti-drug campaign as a way to invest in the com- munity he came from and to re- mind students of the importance of staying drug free. During the event, Munoz in- vited three students up to the front to sing for their classmates and a few more got to come up and show off their dance moves. Hee talked about the impor- tance of showing up and being involved in one's community. Examples given included every- thing from having the courage to dress up for spirit day to getting involved in student government. He also encouraged students to dream big. "Start here and be (student body) president, vice president GERBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RedRibbonWeekkicksoff Community.....A3 Opinion............A4 Sports..............B1 Lifestyles........B3 Comics............B4 Weather..........B6 Index...............## INDEX D DowJonesIndustrial 18,169.27 (-53.76) D Standard & Poor's 2143.16 (-8.17) D Nasdaq 5283.40 (-26.43) BUSINESS Recipe for T-bones with sweet and savory steak sauce is from 'Beef, New Ways to Love Your Grill.' PAGE A3 CATTLEWOMEN'S CORNER T-boneswithsweet and savory sauce recipe Community members com- pete at the Alternatives To Violence Trivia Night, raising funds for a nonprofit. PAGE A5 FUNDRAISER 11th annual Trivia Night a success Warmer High: Low: 73 56 PAGE B6 Check out what's going on in your neighborhood and the community. PAGE A2 WHAT'S HAPPENING Have a great day, Bert McKenzie GOOD MORNING Danny Munoz performs Monday at his alma mater Gerber Elementary School. JULIE ZEEB — DAILY NEWS RIBBON PAGE 5 APPRAISAL PAGE 5 By Heather Hoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF The Western Open Fiddle Championships drew a crowd of nearly 1,000 people throughout the two-day compe- tition held at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge Friday and Saturday. The master of ceremonies and co-chairmanoftheeventTexAsh said it is a "family reunion with the excuse of a fiddle competi- tion." Contestants and fans from all over the western United States, from Seattle to San Diego and from Bozeman, Montana to Car- son, Nevada and in between, came to enjoy the live old-time fiddler music and to enjoy seeing new and old friends. It's an event where everyone can get together and revel in the wholesome fam- ily atmosphere, Ash said. "Many of the contestants and audiences drive or fly thousands of miles just to be part of our event here in Red Bluff, to meet old friends and make news one and to hear a new or old tune for the first time," Ash said. The main goal of the event and competition is education and to continue to perpetuate the music and heritage of old time fiddle, Fiddler contestant in the Ju- nior Junior Division Cate Huiras, of Chico, won fourth prize in this yearscompetitioninherdivision. She also won second in the Ju- nior Twin Fiddle Division with Amanda Culbreath. Huirsa said she has been play- ing the fiddle for seven years now and really loves to play. She has competed in the Western Open the last 5 years and hopes to continue to play and compete in competitions throughout the state. This year's fiddle judges in- cluded, Sedra Bistodeau, Tom Dillon, JayDean Ludiker, Ro- berta Pearce and Gary Schuh, all from different parts of the west. The picking judges were Eric Anderson, Jim French and Max Spence. The piano judges were Sheri Guest, Deborah Scott and Hughie Smith. Ash said in his welcome let- ter to audience, "Red Bluff and Tehama County have certainly welcomed the WOFC and made us a part of the community from the very beginning. Our contes- tants and our fans love the fine camaraderie they find in this wonderful place where we live. The California State Old Time Fiddle Association was orga- nized in Oroville in 1969 as a non-profit organization with its primary purpose was to revive old time fiddle music for public interest and historical value. The Western Open has provided mo- tivation and a showcase for hun- dreds of youngsters of all ages who practice all year for this event, according to the history of the event. WESTERN OPEN FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS SHOWCASE TALENT PHOTOS BY HEATHER HOELSCHER — DAILY NEWS Contestant in the Junior Junior Division Cate Huiras, of Chico, performs Friday at the 34th annual Western Open Fiddle Championships. Contestants perform at the 34th annual Western Open Fiddle Championships, and 20th annual championships on Friday at the Elks Lodge in Red Bluff. FIDDLE PAGE 5 Inside Today » Wednesday, October 26, 2016 50CENTS AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD Softball Flex Fastpitch team wins Pink Panther tourney Sports B1 Nature Conservancy Dye Creek Canyon hikes being offered Lifestyles B3 Volume131,issue244 7 58551 69001 9 Web bonus More news and opinion.

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