You may have heard that there is some controversy involving the Sheriff’s Office and rules for how long an animal may stay at the shelter once it has been determined that it does not meet the shelter’s standards for adoption. This policy affects dogs and cats that rescue groups such as Redwood Pals work…
The Art of Living OLLI lunch on Wednesday, April 8 noon to 12:30 p.m. is “Leaving a Family Legacy-Planning your Obituary” with Patti Stammer and Jack Durham. Please join us…it’s fun and free!
Jerry Chaney (Gerald) died in Arcata, California on February 3, 2019 at the age of 76.
Jerry was born in Boston, Massachusetts while his father was teaching at MIT during World War II.
He was welcomed into life by his parents and two sisters, Marjorie, age 18, and Monette, age 14.
Jerry was born into a pioneer central Texas family and never forgot his Texas roots. When asked if he would see you tomorrow, often his answer was, “If God is willing and the creeks don’t rise.”
Jerry grew up on the Seventeen Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, California. He came to Arcata to attend Humboldt State, earning an undergraduate and a master’s degree, and declared he would never leave the area because of the people and its climate.
Jerry later bought and further developed West Coast Laboratory. He built his dream home outside Arcata where he enjoyed fine cooking and gardening.
A bouquet of daffodils from Jerry’s garden was the centerpiece at a memorial service.
Jerry served his country during the Vietnam War aboard a United States Navy ship.
Jerry enjoyed traveling, especially bicycle trips with his friend Hugh Ramm. Together they toured the Azores and Portugal, Scotland and England over a period of 15 years. Jerry also made a recent journey down the Rhine River, stopping at towns along the shore.
Later on this trip he visited Assisi and the Chapel of St. Francis.
Jerry is survived by his dear friend Carla Rowland and his sister, Marjorie Lyons of Eastland, Maryland.
He is also survived by nephews Lance, Kevin and Paige Bannerman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Monette Bannerman, buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and his younger sister Jeannie.
Jerry is also survived by his Texas family, including Amanda Smith, Joanne Hueske, Patty Reid, Mary Sue Duty, Max Hatter, Suzanne Anderson, Mac McGinnes, and his 105 year old aunt, Jeannette McGinnes (his mother’s sister), whom he fondly called Auntie.
Jerry will be remembered for his even temperament, his colorful language, his persistence and determination, as well as his love of fine machinery, travel and photography, and his interest in cooking and gardening.
May God hold Jerry in the hollow of His hands until we meet again.
The City of Blue Lake is working on regulations for events at Perigot Park. If you are a Blue Lake resident, please visit the City of Blue Lake Facebook page to participate in a survey on event regulations to minimize impacts on public use of the park as well as neighboring residents. Your voice matters.
Both of these dogs are available at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, located at 980 Lycoming Ave. in McKinleville. You can see these dogs and the other available dogs and cats at petharbor.com. The shelter is open Monday through Friday.
“Spanish Exploration on the Pacific Northwest Coast 1774-1794” will be the subject of an OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning) class set for Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinidad Library. Learn about how and why the Spanish claimed Trinidad for King Carlos III (1759-1788) in 1775, and about voyages of discovery and exploration…
First off, today, Wednesday, March 4 is the annual Trustees Scholarship Dinner. Enjoy a tri-tip or salmon dinner (vegetarian options available) at the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino Hotel from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $25. This supports education for local students.
City staff will provide a brief overview of their planning efforts to develop the ASAP, which will be followed by several creative opportunities for community members to provide feedback and contribute new ideas to the planning process. Complimentary ice cream will be served, and attendees will have the ability to move in and out of the discussion as they please.
More info is available at (707) 840-9132.
Our mission is simple: Empowering seniors for personal independence, healthy aging, social connection and lifelong learning opportunities. Call Patti Stammer (707) 845-2817 with comments, questions, witty remarks, suggestions and/or how you can help MSC. Happy Spring!