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October 25, 2014

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PHOTOSBYANDREBYIK—DAILYNEWS Jillian Alldrin performs on a mandolin during the junior picking competition at the Western Open Fiddle Championships on Friday at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge. The fiddling contest continues today, Oct. 25, at the Elks Lodge. Western Open Fiddle Championships judges Vi Wickam, back le , and Matthew Hartz, back right, hold a fiddling workshop Friday at the Elks Lodge. ByAndreByik abyik@redbluffdailynews.com @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF The 32nd an- nual Western Open Fid- dle Championships, which got underway Friday at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, feels a bit like a family reunion, said Sharon Ash, who co- chairs the contest. "You will see a lot of the same people that you saw last year, or maybe at the last fiddle contest," said Ash, president of the Cali- fornia State Old Time Fid- dlers Association and co- chair of the contest along with her husband, Tex Ash. "It is the wholesome fam- ily atmosphere. This is very much a family-friendly event, and I think people crave that nowadays." The contest, which con- tinues today, Oct. 25, and has been held in Red Bluff for the last 18 years, has drawn more than 100 fid- dlers and other musicians from throughout Cali- fornia and other west- ern states such as Oregon, Idaho and Washington. On Friday, fiddlers in di- visions that included those age 55 and older, and chil- dren 12 and younger, per- formed a waltz, hoedown and a tune of choice on stage at the Elks Lodge on Gilmore Road for a panel of judges secluded in a sep- arate room. Ash said the champion- ships, a showcase event for the region, plays a part in preserving fiddling's cul- tural heritage. "Not only is it an art form worth keeping, it re- ally is an American art form that has derived from mostly our European roots," she said, adding that some songs played at kick-off concert Thursday featuring renowned fiddler Calvin Vollrath originated RED BLUFF AFIDDLINGREUNION WesternOpenFiddleChampionshipsdrawsmorethan100contestants,continuesSaturday "Not only is it an art form worth keeping, it really is an American art form that has derived from mostly our European roots," — Sharon Ash, president of the California State Old Time Fiddlers Association By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter REDBLUFF A proposal to close the United States Postal Service Redding Mail Processing facility and merge it with operations in West Sacramento could add a delay of one to two days to Tehama County mail. The Tehama County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss the proposal at its 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting. The board will be presented with a letter to consider sending to Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Doug LaMalfa that asks for a one-year moratorium on future post office closures and consolidations. In a staff report county officials say a longer delay on mail could affect the Elections, Trea- surer and Tax Collector and Social and Health Services departments. "Slowing down mail delivery even further will also hurt local citizens, many of whom do not have access to the Internet, remain dependent on the Postal Service for timely delivery of vital communication and prescription medicaiton," the staff report says. In her own letter to the Postmaster General, Tehama County Registrar of Voters Beverly Ross says a delay of mail could affect time sensitive voter registration and voting materials that could lead to disenfranchising voters. The board meets at the corner of Oak and Jack- son streets and the meeting is open to the public. POSTAL SERVICE Closure could delay delivery By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter RED BLUFF Local archer Paige Pearce spent Friday evening at the Tehama County Library fielding questions from youngsters and giving a demonstra- tion of the skills that have made her a world cham- pion and record holder. Pearce, 19, won the In- ternational Field Archery Association champion- ship in August breaking a record that was seven years older than herself in the process. Pearce, who started shooting when she was 2 years old, showed the children the bow and ar- rows she uses in competi- tions and gave some help- ful tips for backyard ar- chers and those who bow hunt. Most of the tips dealt with consistency, some- thing every archer must have, pulling back a bow in the same manner, time after time. Many of the children asked about Pearce's trav- els around the world, hav- ing represented the United States in competitions on multiple continents. She then impressed the crowd, young and old alike, by putting arrow af- ter arrow into a 3-D deer target. LIBRARY Wo rl d cha mp io n ar ch er m ee ts w it h yo un gs te rs Christine Zalesny, 13, gets archery advice from world champion Paige Pearce at the Tehama County Library Friday evening. By Rich Greene rgreene@redbluffdailynews.com @richgreenenews on Twitter REDBLUFF The Tehama County Sheriff's Depart- ment is warning residents about a recent phone scam. At least three residents have contacted the sheriff's department after receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a deputy or a ser- geant. The scammer then tells the resident that either they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest or there is an outstanding investigation pending and if they don't cooperate with the caller and send money, an arrest warrant will be issued. The scammer has also left messages asking for return calls. Those calls go to a recording stating the deputy works for the Tehama-Shasta Warrant Division. There is no such agency, according to a press release issued Friday by the department. The scammer has used the fake names Deputy Green and Deputy Brian Taylor. There are no of- ficers with those names at the department, the SCAM Ma n po si ng a s sheriff's deputy in ca ll s to r es id en ts Asks for money and threatens arrest Online: For more information on the Western Open Fiddle Championships and a schedule, visit WESTERNOPENFIDDLE.COM Community.....A3 Opinion............A6 Sports.............. B1 Court................A4 Education........B3 Lifestyles........B2 Index............... ## INDEX Local CalFire officials are li - ing the burn ban for Tehama County starting 8a.m. Mon- day. PAGE A7 PUBLIC NOTICE CalFiretoli county burn ban Monday Governors order 21-hour quar- antine for doctors, other trav- elers who have had contact with Ebola victims. PAGE B4 EBOLA New York, New Jersey to require quarantines PATH's winter shelter for the homeless will rotate through community churches from Nov. 1through April 30. PAGE A3 COMMUNITY PATH announces winter shelter schedule Another sheriff's deputy and a bystander also shot in shoot- ing spree that spanned 6hours and 2counties. PAGE A4 CALIFORNIA Suspect arrested in deaths of two deputies SCAM PAGE 11 FIDDLE PAGE 11 InsideToday » redbluffdailynews.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 $1.00 AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD 7 98304 20753 8 Volume129,issue241 Good morning, thanks for subscribing Ted Baker SWIMMING Spartans make splash at league finals Sports B1 JEAN BARTON Fun time had at trivia night Farm A10 FORECAST High: 67 Low: 48 A12

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