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October 31, 2014

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Express Employment Profes- sionals owner Lisa Hansen an- nounced the winners of the busi- ness' Pumpkin Decorating Com- petition this week with Antelope Veterinary Hospital taking top honors. Second place went to the Te- hama County Sheriff's Office and Tehama Property Management took third place. Pumpkins were purchased by Express and delivered to local or- ganizations for creative carving or decorating, and they proved to be extremely creative, Hansen said in a release. Pumpkins were transformed into animals on an operating ta- ble — for the winning entry — crime scenes and "Frozen" char- acters — for second and third place respectively. CONTEST REDBLUFF Tehama County Agri- cultural Commissioner Rick Gur- rola announced this week the wal- nut buying period will begin Sat- urday, pursuant to the county's newly adopted walnut theft or- dinance. The walnut buying period is the declared conclusion of har- vest of the Chandler variety of walnuts by the Agricultural Com- missioner, after consultation with a committee of walnut growers, during which non-processing wal- nut buying operations within Te- hama County may lawfully pur- chase and receive walnuts that have not been dried or processed. Walnuts are the highest valued agricultural commodity in Te- hama County. According to the Tehama County 2013 Crop Report there were 21,304 harvested acres in Tehama County with a market value of more than $123,000,000. AGRICULTURE Walnutbuying period begins Saturday By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF Voters here will soon go to the polls and decide whether to raise the city sales tax, which city officials say will largely bol- ster police and fire funding at a time when revenues still lag pre- recession levels. Measure D, which would raise the city sales tax a quarter-cent for six years and bring in an es- timated $600,000 annually, will appear on Tuesday's ballot along with an advisory measure, Mea- sure E, that has been billed as giv- ing voters a voice to express how the money should be spent. "A yes vote on Measure E tells the city you want 85 percent of the increased sales tax to be spent on police and fire services," accord- ing to an argument in favor of the measure signed by Mayor Daniele Jackson and former Mayor Ryan Sale. The remaining money would go toward city parks, recreation and other city services. The advisory measure is not le- gally binding. The sales tax measure would be approved with a simple majority after the City Council opted not to put forth a special tax mea- sure that would need a 2/3 vote for approval. A special measure could earmark funds for a specific purpose — such as police and fire spending. Instead, if the sales tax mea- sure is approved, the money col- lected would go toward the city's NOV. 4 ELECTION Salestaxhikeinvoters'hands MeasureDcouldincreasecitysalestaxquarter-cent; money said to largely go to police and fire services By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF Batgirls, Ninja Turtles, fairies and more gath- ered on the eve of Halloween for the fourth annual Hallow- een Carnival here. The carnival attracted more than 300 young super- heroes, witches and at least one Woody — along with their families — in an event that fea- tured dancing, a haunted hall- way and building workshops at The Home Depot parking lot, said Tammie McCoy, a volun- teer organizer donning a '50s sock hop costume. "I like it because it seems like they love dancing, they love being a part it," said Mc- Coy, adding that the buckets of candy placed beside the carni- val games were largely provided through community outreach. The most popular costumes this year, McCoy observed, were "definitely fairies, and for the boys, anything scary. Pirates are a good one." Costumed guests queued for face-painting booths, games of putt-putt golf and bean- bag tosses at the annual free event, which was all treats and no tricks. Jasmin Partida, after guid- ing her two young daughters through the bean-bag toss booth, said she attends the event every year for some fun. Her daughters, Liliana and Lisette, dressed as Supergirl and Batgirl, filling their pump- kin treat baskets throughout the evening. RED BLUFF CANDY CRUSHERS Halloween Carnival attracts hundreds for games, sweets ANDREBYIK—DAILYNEWS More than 300kids and their families gathered for the fourth annual Halloween Carnival on Thursday at The Home Depot in Red Bluff. ANDRE BYIK — DAILY NEWS Liliana Partida, 4, used her Supergirl powers to toss a bean bag at the carnival, which featured dancing, games and buckets full of candy. Opinion............A4 Education........A8 Life...................A5 Community.....A3 Weather ........ A10 Sports.............. B1 Index............... ## INDEX Costume photos at Studio 530Photography and trick- or-treating at Child Support Services. PAGEA3 HALLOWEEN Costumephotoand trick-or-treating offered The Mercy boys placed 7th and the Lady Warriors ninth at the Division 2swimming championships. PAGE B1 SPORTS Mercy swim season competes at Divisions Water plan: Huge investments urgently needed, and new fees on water users could be a way to pay for them. PAGE A9 DROUGHT California eyes $500 billion in water spending Experiencing Ebola-like symp- toms? Chances are astronom- ically higher you have the flu or some common bug. PAGE B4 HEALTH Fearing Ebola? Doctors recommend a flu shot City Manager Richard Crabtree: $205,503 Police Chief Paul Nanfito: $178,400 Fire Chief Ray Barber: $142,908 Public Works Director Bruce Henz: $116,549 Finance Director Sandy Ryan: $111,653 Community Development Director Scot Timboe: $91,658 Source: City of Red Bluff CITYOFREDBLUFFTOTALMANAGEMENTCOMPENSATION COURTESY PHOTO The Tehama County Sheriff's Office pumpkin decorating entry took second place. Pumpkin decorating wi nn er s an nou nc ed TAX PAGE 9 WALNUTS PAGE 9 PUMPKIN PAGE 9 » Friday, October 31, 2014 50CENTS AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD 7 58551 69001 9 Volume129,issue246 Good morning, thanks for subscribing Tom Culligan FITNESS Halloween themed contest Sports B1 SERRF Lassen View students learn about pets Education A8 FORECAST High: 63 Low: 49 A10 Grow?Ranchorride? Readaboutlocalandnational Ag, rural, ranch and rodeo news and commentary. VISIT REDBLUFFDAILYNEWS.COM/ RODEO DOYOU RODEO?

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