Tonight – Meet our new Superintendent James Berardi Wednesday night September 18th during Downieville Back to School night. Dinner at 5pm at the Cafeteria.
Save the Date– The Downieville Tennis and Education Association (DTEA) is proud to announce the naming of Downieville’s tennis court in honor of founder, Mary P. Johnsen. Please join us in honoring Mary at the dedication ceremony Saturday, September 28th at 11am at the tennis court 736 Main St., Downieville. Mary will be joining us and there will food, drink, games, competition, raffle and prizes.
Do this – Tue, Sep 24 Immunization Clinic – Loyalton Thu, Sep 26 Immunization Clinic – Downieville Tue, Oct 1 Immunization Clinic – Loyalton Fri, Oct 4 Walk-In Clinic Flu Shot – Pike Fri, Oct 4 Walk-In Clinic Flu Shot – Alleghany
Loyalton Country Market Bazaar Meet & Greet to be held September 28th 2019 usual time at the kiosk Loyalton. Bring your goodies to sell. The last Country Market for the year is our Pumpkin Festival to be held October 26th 2019 at the kiosk Loyalton.
Local news, events, things to do along with Board of Supervisors, Sheriff’s Log, FireHouse News are here, mixed in with local political issues. Columnist Mel Gurtov has two short pieces this week very worth reading… thinking and doing…the Oil and/or War issue once again raises it’s ugly never quite gone head and then the exit of John Bolton makes us wonder which will it be blind loyalty or a little restraint on the tRump. David Leonhardt roots for the Workers. Robert Koehler discusses heartless authority which fits into another new columnist, Volker Franke discussing the slippery slope out of compassion by the current administration affecting America’s greatness. Lots of thought material.
Occasionally I’ve been asked why I have columnists who are not necessarily local. Well, because we are part of the planet and the butterflies travel far… but mostly because we have limited options here to get outside “accidental information”. We no longer have any daily newspaper delivery option. We use to be able to have the Sacramento Bee or Grass Valley Union delivered to our door, magazines were sold in the grocery stores… we’re stuck with the weekly local Mountain Messenger, bimonthly Sierra Booster and online Sierra County Prospect and Yubanet.com…. well anything online… so I just like to bring some new voices into the fray. Then I hear…. but you’re just putting up what You are interested in… yes that’s probably true all though I do try to publish fairly… and of course anything you are reading in print, online, the television, the radio… everything is someone’s opinion…. what appears on the front page of the Messenger is what The Don (Russell) deems worthy, same with Jan Buck and the Sierra Booster… if you’re reading us you’re reading what we found worthy… so my advice is to read as much as you can get your hands, eyes and brain on and somewhere in there you may ferret out some reality about what’s happening in the world and how and what we can do to help us to continue to be the shining light of compassion and freedom.
The spectacular photo this week was taken by Lee Kirby at Fournier Ranch after the storm.