So, here’s the thing, pretty soon there will be Halloween and all the little munchkins will be knocking at our doors looking for treats. always fun in Sierra County. Then comes Thanksgiving and then Christmas and Holiday gatherings. A wonderful time of year for most folks and for some a little more difficult to enjoy the season. The Western Sierra Food Bank provides Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food baskets to those who need a little help in western Sierra County. The food bank relies on contributions from the community. Non perishable food can be donated and also money contributions as the baskets contain perishable food purchased for the special holidays. Please contact Bette Jo and Frank Lang at 289-3644 or email@example.com or mail your donation to WSFB, POB 302, Downieville, CA 95936 and thank you so much.
I think Sierra County was glued to their tv sets on Monday evening for the first 2016 Presidential Debate. The town of Downieville was very quiet for those two hours. I guess we all saw it and we all know what we think. If you didn’t see it and don’t know what to think, ask me I’ll be happy to share my thinks.
Meanwhile here in Sierra County we have two candidates for public office, Jim Reed and Rob Rowen, Jim is running for Congress and Rob is running for State Senate. The seats are now held by Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines. The problem with the current office holders is the Districts are large enough that we are just a fly in their ointment and so the issues that really affect us are not as important to them. We have the chance here to elect two representatives who come from us, backgrounds like us and live with the same issues as us rural frontier type people. This is the time to not look at the party, look at the man, voting for Jim Reed and Rob Rowen is a vote for us. And of course Don Russell attended the Candidates night in Loyalton and has a lot more information and more to say as to why Jim and Rob are made for Sierra County.
Be sure to check out On The Shelf this week, it reveals how we can access much through online avenues though the Library. Dianne is Pondering again, Carrie has lots of tips we need, Carol’s Movies, the guest columnists this week are Tom Hastings, Robert Koehler, Lawrence Wittner and Kevin Martin, more than interesting reading, stuff we really need to know for humanity’s future. I do encourage you to get a print subscription to the Mountain Messenger because Don, Jill and Milly go to many more meetings than me, have lots of information, even some facts, and between the two of us, well actually there are three in the county, so add in the Sierra Booster in Loyalton and everything that is unfit to be print will be available to your brain’s thinking about things cap. And of course if you want someone else to think for you be sure to read Resilient Sierra where Laurenc now resides mostly.
The photo this week was taken by Don Yegge, beginning of Fall in the great Sierra Valley.