Sunday, January 15, 2012

Woodlanders enjoy another 49ers classic, Joe Staley helps offense come to life

Tackle Joe Staley (his number 74 is hidden from view) lays down the crucial block that allowed quarterback Alex Smith into the end zone for the 28-yard touchdown run that temporarily put the 49ers ahead with 2:14 remaining in the game. Image captured from the Fox Sports broadcast, graphics added.

Excerpts from the San Francisco 49ers article "Instant Classic, 49ers 36, Saints 32:"

The 49ers beat the New Orleans Saints 36-32 in the NFC Divisional Playoff round at Candlestick Park on Saturday in one of the most thrilling games ever played in the historic stadium.

The high-powered Saints offense and ball control-oriented 49ers offense exchanged touchdowns in the game’s closing moments, leaving the 49ers Faithful in awe with what they saw: Smith calling his own number to run in a 28-yard touchdown and then responding to a Saints go-ahead score with a 14-yard touchdown to tight end Vernon Davis.


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Woodland Pet Food Pantry helps people who need help feeding pets

Excerpts from the Yolo Sun article "Pet food pantry serves Woodland:"

Pets are increasingly important to us in contemporary society for diverse reasons, yet with common inspiration of a seemingly ancient, primitive nature. We are blessed and reassured by their presence, better understanding ourselves in context with them. They are our special companions sharing with us whatever life’s paths offer.

Sometimes life becomes an intense struggle where balancing of basic interests and needs of ourselves and our pets becomes economically conflicted, especially during persistent and desperate hard-times, upon which the sun lately rises.

Woodland Pet Food Pantry (WPFP) was established in May of 2010, “with an idea of helping people who are having trouble feeding their pets due to financial hardship,” explains Polly Nelson, one of these four women. “With families struggling to pay for the necessities, a consequence of this upheaval is what has happened to the family pet(s).”


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

5th District County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain is 'Agriculturalist of the Year'


Yolo County farmer Duane Chamberlain of Chamberlain Farms has been chosen by the Yolo County Farm Bureau to receive this year’s 2011 Agriculturalist of the Year Award.

Duane’s father was born and raised in Madrid, Nebraska and his mother was raised in New Jersey. His parents met in Los Angeles in the 1930’s. Duane has one sister, Marilyn Boring. He was born in the Venice area of Los Angeles and raised in Orange County. Duane joined the 4-H program when he was in the sixth grade. His fi rst 4-H project was raising fourteen ducks. The following year he raised a milking goat, and then he was hooked. When he was in the 8th grade he won the round robin showmanship contest with his steer and won a prized registered Chester White bred gilt pig.