Enjoy the Mad Hatter Tea Party by NGDW Naomi Parlor #36 on Saturday April 29th from noon to 2 p.m. and then……
Don’t forget to enjoy Love Letters with Frank & Bette Jo this Saturday April 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Yuba Theatre a very simple but beautiful play you will never forget.
Sunday April 30 at 1 p.m. there will be a faire thee well potluck party at the Masonic Hall in Downieville for Lou Foxworthy, the beloved western Sierra County and Senior Van driver who has retired from driving, sold his house and is moving to Nevada. The van will continue with old and new drivers, the Downieville Grocery will continue to sell Lottery tickets and trips to Ireland, and the Celtic Thunder Fan Club will continue and Lou will continue to invite us all to his new home for Celtic celebrations.
Wednesday May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. there will be an important Community meeting at the community hall in Downieville regarding the developing Paramedic Program for western Sierra County. Downieville Fire Protection District the Sierra Frontier Medical Resources and the County Supervisors Lee Adams and Peter Huebner are spear heading the project to give Emergency ALS coverage beginning in June through October and eventually the hope is for year round coverage. Please attend as this is important for everyone who lives, visits and plays in our beautiful frontier county.
I occasionally get letters from readers who do not like what I have written or articles published in the Prospect and suggest keeping my opinions to myself, or I haven’t done any research on an issue or subject matter. It seems as though the critics have no understanding of the amazing fact two or more individuals can have the same information and come to different conclusions. One of the most difficult aspects of democracy is for our elected officials to understand they represent all of us who live in the United States, or their Districts, cities, counties and on down the line, not just the voters who voted for them. Compromise, negotiation, educating themselves is important to maintain our “united we stand” country. Unfortunately I see none of this understanding in the current federal administration and it is very disturbing if not downright frightening and dangerous for everyone, not only America but worldwide. WE need to speak out when things are going sideways. And if you don’t agree with something, make your case, explain why what you read is inaccurate and understand personal attacks on the writer do not result in your credibility being enhanced.
I guess our California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia made my poetry appreciation click on, I read a poem Being a Lake by Robert Wrigley in the April 16th Sunday NYT Magazine that I just could not forget and had to rummage threw my stack of “already read” magazines to retrieve it to publish in this issue. What do you think?
So the photo of lots of water in Sierra City, Haypress Creek running into the No Yuba River was taken by our very own Phil Cammack.