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October 22, 2014

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ByRichGreene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter RED BLUFF » Tehama County's unemployment rate dropped by nearly a percentage point in Sep- tember coming in at 8.5 percent according to Employment Devel- opment Department numbers re- leased Friday. The drop back to pre-recession levels was helped by the addition of 400 farm jobs from August to September as well as 110 govern- ment jobs. The EDD estimated a net ad- dition of 490 jobs in the county for the month as civilian employ- ment rose to 23,080. The civilian labor force also rose from 24,910 to 25,220. The leisure and hospitality in- dustry reported a loss of 40 jobs. Just two months ago Tehama County's unemployment rate was reported at 10.3 percent. A year ago it was at 10.2 percent. The employers with the most job advertisements in September were the Red Bluff Joint Union High School District, Tehama County Department of Education, St. Elizabeth Community Hospi- tal, Walmart and the Tehama County Health Services Agency. LOCAL ECONOMY County jobless rate drops to 8.5% By Andre Byik abyik@redbluffdailynews.com @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF » The 32nd annual Western Open Fiddle Champi- onships, which attracts hun- dreds of competitors to Red Bluff from across the western United States, kicks off Thurs- day with a concert at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge. Calvin Vollrath, a prolific fid- dler from Canada whose resume includes more than 55 albums, books, awards and compositions composed for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is set to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge at 355 Gilmore Road in Red Bluff. Concert tickets cost $15 per seat. Additionally, the Elks Lodge will be selling dinners at 5:30 p.m. before the concert. The Western Open Fiddle Championships is scheduled to run Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to about 10 p.m., when awards are handed out each day, at the Elks Lodge. "Our last three open divi- sion winners came from Texas, Al as ka a nd M in ne so ta ," s ai d Sharon Barrett, co-chairwoman the contest with her husband, Tex Ash, during a Corning City Council meeting earlier this month. "So it does draw from all over." Fiddlers are tasked with play- ing a waltz, a hoedown and a tune of their choice in such di- visions as senior, adult, young adult and junior, to name a few. "During the contest they have to play three tunes in four min- RED BLUFF FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF WITH CONCERT DAILYNEWSFILE The Western Open Fiddle Championships kicks off Thursday with a Calvin Vollrath concert at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge. The contest runs Friday and Saturday at the Elks Lodge. RED BLUFF >> The Tehama District Fair in September en- joyed an uptick in paid attendees over last year, the fair's board of directors said Tuesday. Board President Linda Durrer said the fair drew about 81,000 visitors who paid their way into TEHAMA DISTRICT FAIR Attendance rises over last year By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter RED BLUFF » Three Tehama County community public water systems have received compliance orders from the State Water Re- sources Control Board to find a new reliable, alternative source of water to replace as California works to deal with the ongoing drought. The compliance orders were mailed to the Ishi Conservation Camp, Mill Creek-Lassen Mutual Water Company and Paskenta Community Services District. Reese Crenshaw, a local official with the State Water Board, in- formed the Tehama County Board of Supervisors of the compliance orders at its Tuesday meeting. A presentation from Crenshaw is being scheduled for the Nov. 4 board meeting. The State Water Board issued orders to 22 public water systems in the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Russian river watersheds, all of which hold junior water rights where it has been determined there is insufficient water to meet demands. The orders prohibit new wa- ter service connections to resi- dences and businesses in the ser- vice area, require metering for all customers and establish a sched- ule to develop a reliable alterna- tive source of supply. "This order does not require you to cease using the source that has been curtailed to provide for the basic health and safety needs of your customers, but does re- quire that you take specific steps in the interim to prevent new ser- vice connection and to secure a reliable long-term supply of wa- ter," the letters state. Responding to a question from Supervisor Dennis Garton, Cren- shaw said no fines are scheduled, the compliance orders are "just DROUGHT Watersystemsunderorders Mustfindnewreliable,alternativesource Comics ............B3 Community.....A3 Business .........A4 Lifestyles........A5 Opinion............A6 Sports.............. B1 INDEX From 4:30to 5:30p.m. Thurs- day Tehama SERRF will cel- ebrate the 15th Annual Lights On! national celebration. AFTER SCHOOL SERRFcelebrates15th annual Lights On! The Lady Cardinals will head into the postseason tourna- ment on a positive note a er a 2-1win Monday. PAGEB1 SPORTS Corning field hockey wins season finale The Mormon church is ad- dressing a mystery that has surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful. PAGE B8 'TEMPLE GARMENTS' Mormons explain undergarments mystery The government requires all arrivals from Africa's Ebola- ravaged zone to pass through one of five airports. Page B5 FIVE AIRPORTS Obama administration expands Ebola checks Renowned fiddler Calvin Vollrath to perform Thursday at Red Bluff Elks Lodge WATER » PAGE 7 JOBLESS » PAGE 7 FIDDLE » PAGE 7 FAIR » PAGE 7 "O ur l as t t hr ee open division winners wre from Texas, Alaska and Minnesota. So it does draw from all over." — Sharon Barrett, co-chairwoman of the championships Feature Content Inside Today FALLCOUPONSPECIAL www.tehamaestatesretirement.com InsideToday » redbluffdailynews.com Wednesday, October 22, 2014 50CENTS AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD 7 58551 69001 9 Volume129,issue239 Good morning, thanks for subscribing » Troy McFadyen RED RIBBON Balloon launch scheduled Lifestyles » A5 CATTLEWOMEN Roast beef cheddar pockets Community » A3 FORECAST High: 74 Low: 57 » B8

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