Liz Writes Life 11-11-14

Nov. 11, 2014

Liz Writes Life

Finally, got the garlic planted. Kathy at Scott Valley Feed has always suggested planting garlic in the fall with Nov. 1 the cut-off date. Well it didn’t get planted until Nov. 6 at our house, but I think it should do OK. I have been cooking with a lot more garlic lately, so we planted 65 cloves 3-4 inches apart in two rows and covered them with plastic mesh to keep the cats from digging into it.
I was surprised to see that a few more onions have popped up from the Sept. 1 planting of Walla Walla seeds. The lettuce that was planted at the same time really grew well and is 9 inches tall now, but the onions didn’t germinate very well – at least that was what I thought. Since they seem to like the cooler weather, and we did get some good rain, I think I’ll plant another packet of onion seeds at the end of the garlic, just to see how they do through the winter. Who knows maybe they will start growing in Feb. or March and I’ll have fresh green onions for a few weeks.

I picked the last (very small) zucchini last week and combined it with the 10-inch long one that I picked the week before, and stored in the refrig, to make our last casserole. I checked the green tomatoes that are under the bed in the cool bedroom and found over a half dozen were turning red, so I used several of them. Cooked this batch with sausage, Mozzarella and Monteray Jack Pepper Cheese. Started with chopped garlic cloves and onion browned in peanut oil. Yum.

Folks had a good time socializing at the Mt. Bolivar Grange Callahan Dinner and Dance last weekend. Karen Berryhill was dubbed the winner of the biggest set of buck antlers with four points on each side.

Thank you to parade organizer, Karen Wresch, and the American Legion Perry Harris Post #260 for the wonderful Veterans’ Parade in Etna on Saturday. A great crowd showed up too. It was a very nice event.


I was quite pleased when Siskiyou Advisory Measure M didn’t pass. That was the one where the Karuks plan to illegally build a casino in Yreka. According to National Indian Gaming rules, Tribes cannot put a casino off their reservation or ancestral lands. Karuks never had a reservation and did not have one in Yreka. Their housing tracks in Yreka are in HUD Trust – not the correct type of Trust land. Also a Shasta National burial ground is within a half mile of the Karuk’s proposed casino proving Yreka is Shasta Nation territory. The Karuk ancestral territory is down at Orleans, so that is where their casino should be built. It would be legal in Orleans and a great boon to its local economy!

It was also good to see that in the state Prop. 48 also did not pass rejecting tribal gaming compacts for two other Tribes that are trying to build illegal off-reservation casinos. In my opinion, they can have their casinos, but they must follow the rules that were established for Indian Gaming. It is really frustrating, when hypocrisy reigns supreme.

Yep, pretty bummed that the Prop. 1 Water Bond passed. Looks like special interests will continue to be paid for money-grabbing projects that really won’t add the sufficient water storage that is needed. I just hope the Sites Dam actually gets built down near the Sacramento area and our Klamath Dams don’t get ripped out.

Smart Meters
Tonight, the Yreka Tea Party Patriots will be discussing the “Smart Meters” or radio frequency (RF) meters that Pacific Power has begun putting on homes in Siskiyou County. Groups in urban areas are fighting the RF meters claiming they can be health hazards and do affect pace makers. My biggest frustration with them is that they record and store data of private and personal activities of the appliances in your home. Newer appliances communicate with the RF meter, which can shut them off, if too much electricity is being used. Sounds horribly “Big Brother” and crazy, but this is true folks.
Find out more and attend the Yreka Tea Party meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Decision Life Church on the corner of Main and Oberlin; or check out my website: www.Liz

Fire salvage

Please comment this week in support of salvaging the thousands of burned trees in the “Westside Fire Recovery Project” in the Klamath National Forest. Forest health will be improved tremendously, which will also protect the watersheds. Science proves clean-up after fires is paramount in aiding the forests and wildlife. The deadline for comments is Nov. 14, 2014. Go to Liz for more info and a link to the comment page that is on-line.

Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.

# # #



Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment

Smart or RF meters

There is information on the Smart or Radio Frequency meters that Pacific Power are putting on our homes and businesses on my website:  Pie N

Go to this link:

Posted in Government | Leave a comment

Write USFS a comment regarding the 210,000 acres burned of Klamath National Forest

Deadline is Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 for comments regarding the NEPA / salvage process for the Westside Fire Recovery Project, which is the area on the western side of Klamath National Forest that burned from lightning strike starts in July and Aug. of 2014.

Fires include: Little Deer, Log, Whites and Happy Camp.

Greenies are using template comments sent from regional Enviro groups that oppose salvage of the trees and clean up from the wildfires.

Please comment regarding the need for economic and environmental recovery from the devastating fires.

Go to this link — it goes directly to the comment page for the “Westside Fire Recovery Project.”

Posted in Government, Klamath | Leave a comment

Ed Quigley will serve as Grand Marshal for Etna Veterans’ Day Parade 11-8-14

1 Ed Quigley for PNP

By Liz Bowen

For the Siskiyou Daily News

Nov. 6, 2014
ETNA – World War II veteran Ormond “Ed” Quigley served on an U.S. aircraft carrier earning two battle stars fighting in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945. This Sat., Nov. 8th, the Navy veteran will be honored as Grand Marshal for the Etna Veterans’ Parade. It starts at 11 a.m.
Ed was born to Alma and Charles Quigley in their Etna home on Fredricks Street in 1925 – one of seven sons and one daughter. His grandfather, James Quigley, was also born in Scott Valley on the family ranch up McConhaughy Gulch. So Ed is a third-generation Scott Valley native. He attended Etna Elementary School in the old two-story building, near the present-day elementary school.
Charles Quigley served as Etna Town Constable, worked for the Barnum Livery Stable and also the Etna Meat and Ice. But unfortunately, father Charles died when Ed was nine and life changed for the Quigley family. Ed and his brother, Bill, then began milking the 18 cows that his dad had milked along with his other jobs. It was a morning and night job with Ed also delivering to neighbors the glass, corked-bottles of milk in a wagon.
He remembers the name of the local bar was “Bucket of Blood” and Rose Sovey ran a restaurant and hotel on Main Street. Ed played six-man football in high school, but by age 17 he was driving a logging truck from nearby Whiskey Butte to the saw mill near Lover’s Lane on the outskirts of Etna. And, nope, he didn’t have a driver’s license for the job.
Men in Scott Valley were already scarce as the able-bodied males were already off to war fighting Germany in Europe. Teens stepped-up and went to work as materials were needed for the economy and war effort. Ed said he soon received his Driver’s License from Judge Cory and CHP Capt. Dailey with help in organizing the process from W.D. Miller’s superintendent Orin Lewis. Soon after that, Ed recalls teaching a younger friend, Vernon Gilmore, to drive logging truck. They worked for W.D. Miller. Oh, and Ed recalls his home received electricity in 1936.
By November of 1942, Ed felt he needed to join the war effort, so he enlisted in the Navy and was sent for Naval Training in Farragut, Idaho. In February 1943, the Scott Valley native was on board giant aircraft carrier “The Shipley Bay CVE 85” headed for Saipan, the Philippines and Iwo Jima with fighter and bomber planes on board. Ed served as an Electronic Technician’s Mate 3rd Class and he recalls the biggest fear were Japanese suicide bombers.
Yet, it was a typhoon that almost did the ship in as 80-foot waves smashed into the front of the ship rolling the flight deck back over the ship. The operator of the ship quickly turned and began going with the storm instead against it saving the day and the crew.
As the war effort drew to an end with battles won in the Pacific, the dropping of the atom bomb on Japan in Aug. of 1945 and General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Allied Army battling across Europe into Germany in spring of 1945, Ed was honorably discharged in 1946 and Scott Valley was his destination. Once again, he began driving truck for W. D. Miller in the woods and then worked as a cat skinner – skidding the felled logs to the landing. It was while logging that he received injury to his left eye, when a tree limb slammed into his face. A doctor at the U.C. hospital in San Francisco was able to save it after a lengthy 18 day stay. But his sight was greatly diminished.
When attending a basketball game in Fort Jones in 1946, Ed renewed his acquaintance with Harriet Roff and on July 18, 1947 they were married. Son, Ron, was born first with daughter, Kathy, following. The family lived in Etna and then Finley Camp over in Salmon River country, while Ed continued to work for timber companies. Then he operated a service station in Etna; and while working maintenance at Etna High School he received a phone call from Cal Trans and was hired to work out of the Etna Yard. After 20 years, Ed was able to retire.
Unfortunately, at age 89, Ed is legally blind as his good eye ended-up with macular degenerative disease. But, he can see shadows and images, so he still mows the lawn in front of their Etna home.
For the ride in the Etna Veterans Parade, Ed and Harriet will be joined by son, Ron, who is a Vietnam veteran, daughter Kathy Durett, granddaughter Darci Chesnick, with great grandsons Jace, Travis and Tristan. Be sure to wave and say “thank you” to our grand marshal and all veterans and soldiers during, and after, the Etna Veterans’ Day Parade.
# # #


Posted in Events, Veteransv & military | Leave a comment

Liz Writes Life 11-4-14

Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA

Nov. 4, 2014

My goodness there are lots of things to do in the coming week – and city folks tend to think we country folks don’t have much going on!

California Republican Assembly meeting

Let’s start with the organizational meeting of a Siskiyou Chapter of the California Republican Assembly. For Republicans who are frustrated with the “moderates” this may be the group for you as the California Republican Assembly is socially conservative.” Men and women are encouraged to join.
The first meeting will be held Thurs., Nov. 6th at the Purple Plum Restaurant on lower Miners St. in Yreka. Time is 6:30 p.m. with social and dinner hour at 5:30 p.m. Call Louise Gliatto for more info at 842-5443.

Callahan Dinner and Dance

The Buck Hunters’ Dinner and Dance will be Fri., Nov. 7th at Mt. Bolivar Grange Hall in Callahan. The dinner is at 6 p.m. and the Dance by the “Sundown Poachers” is at 8:30 p.m.
At 8 p.m., expert Punky Hayden will measure the horns and pronounce the winner of the 2014 Buck Horn Contest. The venison stew and chili contests are still open, so bring your secret recipe. Cost is $5 and winner takes all the cash.
Dinner is $5 per person, $3 for child, $12 per family. The live-music dance admission is only $5 per adult, children 12 and under free. Families are encouraged to attend the dance. Hope to see you there!


The Sacred Heart Society in Fort Jones is sponsoring its annual fundraiser on Sat. Nov. 8th at the Parish Hall on Main Street starting at 10 a.m. Get your Christmas gifts from the many artisans and enjoy great food and cinnamon rolls. Call Dawn at 468-2599 for more info.

Celebrate Veterans

On Sat., Nov. 8th the 14th Annual Veterans’ Parade will be held in Etna. Time is 11 a.m. Please get your veteran entered in the parade by calling Karen Wresch at 467-4067. Line-up for the parade at the Etna High School.
This year Ormond “Ed” Quigley will serve as the Grand Marshal. Ed is a native of Scott Valley and enlisted in the Navy in 1943 to fight in World War II. He was on the aircraft carrier “The Shipley Bay CVE 85” fighting in the South Pacific and earned two battle stars for his WWII Service.
Be sure to give Ed a “Thank you” when he rides by in the parade. He should be easy to spot as his wife Harriett, son Ron Quigley, who is a Vietnam veteran, daughter Kathy Durett, granddaughter Darci Chesnick and great grandsons Jace, Travis and Tristan will be riding with him.

USO Dance

But the fun and appreciate of our veterans doesn’t stop there. The Veterans Day celebration continues with a Dinner and Dance at the Montague Community Center from 5 to 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 8th.
A full-ensemble band “Mike and the Meteorites” are set to play after the dinner and dessert auction along with other festivities. Prices are $15 per person and $25 per couple. Active military personnel are free. To get tickets or more info, call Robert at 530-643-2851.
This event is touted as a “really good time.” And all proceeds go to help our local veterans.

Nov. 11th

Then on Tuesday, the American Legion Perry Harris Post #260 will perform honor guard ceremonies at Scott Valley cemeteries starting with Callahan Cemetery at 10 a.m.; then at Etna Cemetery at 11 a.m.; and Fort Jones Cemetery at noon. Everyone is invited to attend.

Fires and Forest Service meetings

There may be some heated discussions, but the Klamath National Forest leaders are bravely marching forward scheduling eight community meetings regarding the Little Deer, Logs, Whites, Beaver Fires and Happy Camp Complex Fires. The goal, stated in the press release, is to reflect on experiences and share lessons learned along with improving wildfire response.
My suggestion is to get loggers back in the public’s Forest to thin the trees, before they are ignited. The loggers also are fabulous fighters of forest fire as they already have the training, equipment and access roads needed to immediately trounce the fires. They are also motivated by a positive economy produced by managing the trees instead of a negative economy that costs the taxpayers millions of dollars as 210,000 acres burn.

Presentations by Forest Service employees will be held Nov. 7th at the Winema Hall at the fairgrounds in Yreka from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10th at Klamath River Community Center from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 10th in Macdoel at the Butte Valley Fire Hall from 5 to 7p.m. Nov. 11th at the Seiad Fire Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12th at the Happy Camp Grange Hall from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 12th at Salmon River Restoration Council in Sawyer’s Bar from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 13th at Scott Bar Community Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. And finally, on Nov. 14 at the Fort Jones Community Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 467-3515.

Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment

Liz Writes Life 10-28-14

Oct. 28, 2014
Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA
Scott Valley Protect Our Water will hold its meeting this Thurs. Oct. 30th at the Fort Jones Community Center. Time is 7 p.m. Please bring a dessert to share. We eat before, during and after the meeting!
Siskiyou Co. Dist. 5 Supervisor-elect Ray Haupt will have new information from a high-up Regional Forester-type meeting, where he is presenting facts on why the forests must be managed and thinned to prevent catastrophic wildfires.
POW will also show a short video from Constitutional scholar Kris Ann Hall, who gave workshops in Siskiyou a month ago. And there are water issues to discuss as well.
The Karuk leadership has, once again, brought an appeal to the Third Dist. Court of Appeals regarding a mining opinion. The Karuks are now claiming that 1872 Mining Act has no affect on instream mining, because of “navigable waterways.” The Karuk Council alleges that the lands beneath navigable waters are owned by the sovereign state of California and not the federal government. And as such, the federal 1872 Mining Act does not apply to California lands. This is interesting, in that this appeal expects the State to stand up against the Federal government. Yes, a strange turn of attitude.
For years, before the Karuks became so outspoken, the Greenies have pushed for the designation of “navigable waters” on all streams and puddles. Now we know one of the reasons for this fraud as “navigable” seems to have developed a very broad definition.
The appeal also goes after a miner, who has a legal claim, so now the Karuks and Greenies not only want our water, they want the streambeds as well to control. Oh, and in the appeal letter, the first paragraph names the groups involved with the Karuks. They are: Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Assoc., Institution for Fisheries Resources, Friends of the River, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Foothill Angler’s Coalition North Fort American River Alliance, Upper American River Foundation and Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center.
Yep, the Karuks are truly showing their colors to Siskiyou County.
I have always maintained that it is our increasingly upside-down court system that has created this attack against individual and property rights – the Constitution. Just this week, whistle blower U.S. Attorneys exposed corruption at the federal court level. As a result, one federal judge ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California in the Sierra Pacific Industries case.
The 2007 Moonlight Fire that burned 65,000 acres has been the issue. Sierra Pacific stated the fire did not start on its property and now the facts prove that federal investigators and attorneys lied to place the burden of cost on Sierra Pacific. Because, I believe the corruption in our court system is extremely deep, I am quite impressed that federal Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. was willing to expose the injustice. Yes, Sierra Pacific has been exonerated.
Unfortunately, many judges at all levels do not have his integrity. So, I am disheartened by the pending appeal by the Karuks and Greenies. Too many government agencies and courts are trampling the Constitution and Bill of Rights and getting away with it.
Boles Fire
On a positive note, one federal agency is helping the City of Weed Boles Fire victims. Susheel Kumar, spokesman for the U.S. Small Business Administration, emailed me that 10 home loans have been approved for $1,454,100 at extremely low interest rates. The SBA has an office at College of the Siskiyous and so far has issued 38 loan applications and received 33 – most for homes, but 3 for businesses that lost their buildings in the Boles Fire.
Please let the victims of the Boles Fire know that the SBA can help them. Contact Kumar at 916-735-1500.
The 14th Annual Etna Veterans’ Parade will be Sat. Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. Please enter your veteran or group wishing to support our veterans. Call Karen Wresch at 467-4067. An easy way to get veterans in the parade is to load them up in your car or pickup. We want to honor our veterans, so please encourage them to participate in the parade.
Film Festival
I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary on our local 1960s “Afterglow” Band that was shown at the Resource Events Center (REC) in Fort Jones last Saturday. The locally-filmed “Heathers and Thieves” was also shown on the big screen and was impressive. A Scott Valley Film Coalition has been formed to promote the video, media production and advocacy of the film industry to utilize Siskiyou areas in film; and a Film Festival is planned for fall in 2015. This is exciting folks.
The coalition is compiling a list of resources that a film or television production would need, when filming here. A class for training a local workforce will be held on Nov. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the REC at 11236 Hwy 3. Call Larry Alexander for more info at 468-2888.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
# # #



Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment

25 kinds of prayer

How Many Kinds of Prayer are There?

We might need reminding that there are many kinds of prayers, and we might want to choose one form when it is specific to our circumstance.  This might help us to focus our minds, hearts, and our faith to a single purpose when we pray. Here are 25 kinds of prayer you might want to try.

1. The prayer of gratitude. The perfect time to acknowledge God’s greatness and loving kindness. It’s always a wonderful experience to just give thanks and not ask for anything.

2. The prayer for forgiveness. For this, preparation is needed.  We must first acknowledge our distance from God and wish to be reconciled with Him.  This is a first step in the repentance process and begins with the realization that our thoughts and actions have offended God.

3. The prayer over sacrifice. Ever pray over your tithing and fast offerings, or that quilt you made for humanitarian aid? Notify God that you are making an offering, and you wish it to go to building up the kingdom, helping the poor, or rescuing the afflicted.  Send it on its way with a prayer in your heart and try to imagine the people who might benefit from your offering.

4.  The prayer upon rising. Does the prayer with which you great the day differ from the prayer that ends it?  Perhaps it should.  Productivity, safety, guidance, and the company of the Holy Spirit are all needed as you begin your day.  Also thanks for a night’s sleep (whenever you happen to get one) and the realization that you’ve awakened in good shape.

5. The prayer upon retiring. What a great time to review the day and repent of the harsh word, the hasty judgment, the unkind thought. This is when I go child by child and pray for my children.

6. The acknowledgement of God’s children around you. Once before a meal in a bustling restaurant, my friend uttered a quiet but audible prayer on the food and asked God to bless everyone at that restaurant with the needs and righteous desires of their hearts.  Suddenly, my mind and heart awakened to the people around me.  Total strangers I had ignored before. It was a miraculous transition and a blessed one.  Next time you are at Disneyland…

7. The prayer before a meal. If any Mormon prayer has become formulaic, it’s this one.  A great family home evening exercise would be to dissect this prayer and see what you’re really after. I am always grateful to have food available when I want it, a blessing unknown to many of God’s children on the earth.

8. The prayer after a meal. Gotcha.  Mormons don’t do this, but Jews do, and think of the value of thanking God for a meal well-enjoyed after it’s done.

9. The prayer of invocation.  An invocation is the act or process of petitioning for help or support; a prayer of entreaty (as at the beginning of a service of worship).  So, an invocation would be the opening prayer in any church meeting, but could it also be the prayer just as you are leaving for a trip or starting school?

10. The prayer of benediction.  Surprisingly, a benediction is also an invocation.  We invoke blessings from God at the closing of a church meeting or other event.   Usually the benediction is the closing prayer, the short blessing with which public worship is concluded, but could it also be the prayer of thanks after a successful trip or semester at school?

11. The psalm.  Most of us are not songwriters, but most of us are singers.  God has said, “For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads” (D&C 25:12).  Notice the Lord said nothing about how well we sing.  Sing the hymns as if you had written the words yourself, and they become prayers very easily.

12. The communal prayer. Many prayers performed by Mormons are for the congregation, too, as with opening prayers in sacrament meeting or Relief Society, but this specifically refers to the Church and to God’s kingdom rolling forth in preparation for the Second Coming of Christ.  Most prayers in ancient Israel were communal in that they were prayers for all Israel, and not just for the individual.  These prayers can be lifted for missionary work, for humanitarian relief, for our church leaders, for the sincere-hearted of the world to be prepared to receive the gospel.

13. The prayer in the temple. For all those whose names have been submitted due to trials or illness, these have a special, profound power not just because of where the prayer takes place, but because of the worthiness of the supplicants.

14. The prayer for healing. Often accompanied by fasting and with family and friends participating, these prayers are lifted in emergencies where a loved one is sick or injured.  Where the priesthood power is not present, the prayer of faith can bring forth its own miracles.

15. The prayer of remembrance. In Old Testament times, the yizkor, or prayer for dead, was thought to aid in their salvation. We utter prayers of remembrance on holidays set apart to remember all our dead, or those who died in battle.  We can pray for ancestors to accept the gospel in the spirit world.  We can pray for those whose names we take to the temple.  Another form of a prayer of remembrance is to recount our spiritual experiences that are the anchors of our faith.

16. The sacramental prayer. This is perhaps the only prayer in Mormonism that is pre-written and read verbatim.  In fact, it must be perfectly recited, because it is an ordinance with saving power.

17. The covenantal prayer. We make covenants at baptism and in the temple, but we also make covenants personally and privately in prayers lifted to our Father in Heaven. We might be reminded of the experience of Lucy Mack Smith, who, ill and near death, covenanted with God that if He would save her life, she would seek Him with all her strength. She recovered, and kept that covenant.

18. The prayer for help in service.  This is the prayer of Visiting and Home Teachers as they seek to be perceptive to the needs of the families they teach; also of the Relief Society, Primary, and other auxiliary presidencies as they seek guidance in the service they render.  Some members of the Church claim that these prayers are the ones that illicit the most inspiring answers, the most spiritual experiences.

19. The prayer for guidance in making decisions. Should I choose this college, marry this person, move to this city, join the military, serve a mission?  The Lord promises guidance for these life-changing decisions, and the answers we receive are often so revelatory, that they become spiritual anchors for us all the rest of our lives.

20. The political prayer. If the study mentioned above is correct, not many of us are praying for our governmental leaders.  Or for good people to choose to volunteer to lead.  Or for moral goodness to triumph in the public square.

21. The preparedness prayer. Do you have enough water in your emergency storage?  Have you asked Heavenly Father that question?  A Mormon father in Haiti was inspired to fix his back gate. Then Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Had he not done so, he and his wife would not have escaped their back yard in time to avoid a crumbling stone wall whose collapse could have killed them.  What specific preparations do we need for our own, personal circumstances?

22. The prayer of helpless desperation.  The old adage is that there are no atheists in foxholes, because all are praying for their very lives. This is when you are at the end of your rope and only God can save you.  For many, this is their very first experience with personal prayer.

23. The prayer of surrender of will. Often, this prayer follows #22 (the prayer of helpless desperation) after it has been answered, and #1 (the prayer of gratitude).  In it, we confess the fallibility of our own will, and surrender it to God.  Really the only thing of value we have to give Him, the gift of our will into His care can be the real beginning of our lives as true adventure.

24. The prayer of release.  From this life to the next. It is our final benediction upon everything that is temporal and temporary. It is at that moment that we begin to see what is really important.

25. The prayer for those left behind.  Do we realize that mortals on earth are not the only ones praying? Millions and millions who have gone before and have already passed to the other side are praying for us, and for God’s will to be done; for evil to be finally defeated, and the Plan of Salvation to achieve its end.  Have you ever contemplated that while you are praying fervently for one thing, your ancestors and heaven’s angels are praying that you won’t go that direction, so that something better will come to pass?  Prayer and getting answers to prayer might be more complicated than we thought!

Hosts of Heaven

And my favorite prayer:

Posted in LDS | Leave a comment

Liz Writes Life 10-21-14

Oct. 21, 2014
Published by Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou Co. CA.
Mark Baird, leader of the Jefferson Declaration Committee, is speaking tonight at the Yreka Tea Party Patriots meeting held at the Decision Life Church at 1301 South Main Street. Time is 6:30 p.m. If you are wondering what is happening with this project that began with the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California by our own Siskiyou County Supervisors on Sept. 3, 2013, this would be a good meeting to attend.
The State of Jefferson project is alive and well with six county boards of supervisors that have approved the need to withdraw from the State of California. Last week, Mark gave a presentation to the Plumas County Supervisors with the room full of Jefferson supporters and supervisors that were indeed interested.

The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors addressed the Proposition 1 Water Bond at its meeting last week. Dist. 5 Supervisor Marcia Armstrong spoke out strongly against the measure that does not designate enough funding for actual water storage. Most of the $7.5 billion will go to special interest pork and, due to interest, will cost the taxpayers of California over $14 billion in the long run.
Andrew Hurlimann, president of Scott Valley Protect Our Water, asked the supervisors to support the resolution to oppose the measure as did Louise Gliatto and Richard Marshall, president of Siskiyou Water Users. Klamath River farmer Rex Cozzalio explained that he researched the wording of the legislation and found alarming language that could use hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for the destruction of the Klamath dams.
Siskiyou County Supervisors voted to oppose Nov. 4th Ballot Proposition 1 Water Bond with a 4-1 vote.
Sure do appreciate the rains we have received, but can’t believe how warm it has stayed. Typically, after a rain in Sept. and Oct. we get a hard frost that kills most of the garden. But not this year. This weekend, we picked half a dozen ripe tomatoes and three zucchini and I made a casserole. There are several giant zucchini on the plant that we haven’t bothered to pick. The parsley has re-grown and could be harvested a third time and even the basil is still growing.
The lettuce that I planted the first of Sept. really likes the rain and is eight inches tall. I’ve been picking it and it should last through Thanksgiving. I need to thin the carrots again as they are still growing some. One plant is going to seed, which isn’t carrots as several are going to seed, which is not good as the roots will get soft. Yes, the carrots need the cold weather to make them go dormant for winter storage, which I do in-the-ground. But they do need a good several inches of some sort of mulch on top, when the tops die back.
Jeffy Davis, Master of the Mt. Bolivar Grange, has announced the annual Buck Hunters’ Dinner and Dance will be held on Friday, Nov. 7th. The Dinner is at 6 p.m. downstairs; and at 8:30 p.m. the band “Sundown Poachers” will play live music for dancers until 11:30 p.m. Cost for the dance is $5 per person and families are encouraged to attend.
The Grange is holding a venison stew or chili contest for $5 per entry. Sign-ups are at Etna Hardware, Fort Jones Lumber, and Callahan Emporium. The stews and chilis will be judged by a panel. Winner takes all. Last minute entries are welcome!
Dinner will include a sampling of venison stew contest entries and other stews cooked up by Grange members. Apple pie is also on the menu. Cost is $5 per person, $3 for child or $12 per family.
Measuring of the buck horns will be at 8 p.m. by Callahanite Punky Hayden.
Film Festival
A Scott Valley Film Coalition has been formed in hopes of making Scott Valley and Siskiyou County a designation point for Hollywood filming and to develop a local work force. Larry Alexander is one of the organizers and he said they are planning a film festival for the fall of 2015. It will be aptly titled “State of Jefferson Film Flixx.”
A kick-off event to introduce the concept to the public will be held this Sat. Oct. 25 at the newly designated Resource Event Center at 11236 Hwy 3. It is by the Chevron Station. Larry told me that at 2 p.m., the “Afterglow” documentary on our local 1960s band along with the “Heathens and Thieves” movie will be shown. And then at 7 p.m. both movies will be shown again. These movies were recently filmed in Scott Valley. If your curiosity is tickled a bit, the tickets are just $10. Sounds like a lot of fun and a great idea to improve the local economy.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.

Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment

Liz Writes Life 10-14-14

Oct. 14, 2014
Published in Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, Siskiyou County, CA

Coordination among local, state and federal agencies is working well providing quick response to aid victims of the Boles Fire in the City of Weed. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a Town Hall meeting at College of the Siskiyous letting residents, business and city officials know that small business loans are available for businesses and home owners hurt by the Boles Fire on Sept. 15.
Then, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a local office on October 1st at College of the Siskiyous – just 15 days after the Boles Fire destroyed 135 homes, 41 major businesses and 4 non-profit businesses. Susheel Kumar, an official with the Small Business Administration, said Deborah Busch and Betty Daggert are manning the Weed office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kumar said it is imperative Weed residents and businesses apply as soon as possible for loans that can be used by business owners and home owners. Kumar was pleased the federal Small Business Administration was able to move quickly in officially declaring the disaster from Boles Fire, so the loans could be offered.
Residents and business owners now have 60 days from October 1st to apply for loans to rebuild with interest rates for homeowners and renters as low as 2.063 percent; less than 3 percent interest for private nonprofit organizations; and 4 percent interest rate for businesses. Terms for repayment are flexible and up to 30 years.
“Yes, we are from the government and we are here to help,” Kumar told me with firm conviction and a smile. He stressed that the 60-day deadline is crucial to apply for a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration Service. So please remember the deadline is Dec. 1, 2014.
To the frustration of many Siskiyou County residents and the California Cattlemen’s Association, the gray wolf was listed to the California Endangered Species Act by the California Fish and Game Commission last week. This occurred despite the fact that wolves are not endangered and there are over 60,000 in Canada alone.
The ESA was established in 1973 to protect species that literally were losing the ability to repopulate. The facts prove that wherever the wolves have been re-introduced or hunting has been reduced, their pack numbers increase rapidly.
Also the Fish and Game Commission said it could do nothing about the new law that will not allow lead ammunition to be used for hunting starting in 2016. I don’t know the specifics of the bill, but this is another travesty placed on rural citizens.
Gun control
Gov. Jerry Brown signed another aggressive gun control bill that has potential of greatly affecting individual rights. This Assembly Bill 1014 will take the “effect” of a Temporary Restraining Order to a new high as it will circumvent the court system and will allow police to confiscate firearms without the court-processed Restraining Order.
Second Amendment advocates deride the new law saying it destroys the Constitutional right of “due process,” which is what the court system was set up to do. The new law allows accusations from immediate family members, law enforcement or licensed mental health professionals to abuse the Second Amendment. Under the new California law, whoever provides the accusation against a gun owner, must sign an affidavit under oath. Then police are able to go and confiscate a gun or guns.The law goes into effect on January 1, 2015.
But, there is a little good news for Second Amendment Rights as Governor Brown did veto the Senate Bill 808, which would have required all firearms to have a permanent serial number issued by the State Department of Justice – and would have banned the sale or transfer of all home-built firearms.
The California Association of Federal Firearm Licensees praised the governor’s veto of the ghost gun bill explaining that the law would have created a nightmare for law enforcement and law-abiding gun owners. Even Governor Brown said that he couldn’t see how adding a serial number to a homemade gun would significantly advance public safety.
So far, we are still able to use our guns for shooting at targets. Tehama County Jefferson Declaration Committee believes in exercising 2nd Amendment Right and is hosting a 1st Annual State of Jefferson Sporting Clay Tournament down in Corning on Nov. 15th. Sign up is at 8 a.m. and shooting starts at 9 a.m. at the Clear Creek Sports Club just off of I-5.
A lunch and awards with buckles and trophies will be at 1 p.m. at the Rolling Hills Casino. Cost is $100 per shooter and $20 for non-shooter and lunch. Call Karin Knorr to RSVP and for more info at 530-824-4035. Sure do hope that some of our good shots here in Siskiyou are able to go down and represent us.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
# # #


Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment

Liz Writes Life 10-7-14

Oct. 7, 2014

I am finished with canning from the garden. Did several more batches of green tomato sweet relish and the seven tomato plants have really slowed down after that great rain two weeks ago. The zucchini are still pumping away with a few every few days, but the green beans and cucumbers are done. We pulled up the vines and piled them for compost.
The volunteer squash was an acorn and it didn’t produce as many as I usually get. I think there are about five. We gathered up potatoes that were near the top of the ground and got about 50 pounds. Will dig more next month and mulch what is left. They need nearly eight inches of mulch to protect from the hard cold we may get in Dec. or Jan., but they can survive in the ground if well mulched.
I sure would like to have a root cellar, but since I don’t a deep mulch is the best that can be done.
The lettuce I planted the first of Sept. came up really well and is three-inches high. With this warm October, they may really produce. I was expecting some frosts by now that would have slowed them down. I am hoping for homegrown lettuce for green salad at Thanksgiving.
Nov. 4th is the next election. Here is my take on those running for office. Unfortunately, I don’t like either incumbent Governor Jerry Brown or his challenger chosen during the June Primary of Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate. So I am not giving a recommendation for governor.
For Lt. Governor, I really like Ron Nehring, who visited Siskiyou County last July. He learned it is really a long trip from San Diego to Yreka. He seems to be a solid conservative, so I will be voting for him. For Sec. of State, I support Pete Peterson; Ashley Swearengin for Controller; and Greg Conlon as Treasurer.
I sure wish we could get rid of Kamala Harris as Attorney General, so I am voting for Ronald Gold. Our Dist. 1 Senator Ted Gaines is running for Insurance Commissioner and insurance was his business career before politics, so I will be voting for Gaines.
George Runner is a fabulous conservative, who goes to bat for “the people” and I will vote for him as Dist. 1 Member of the State Board of Equalization. Brian Dahle has recently sponsored several good bills and is the best candidate for our State Assembly Dist.1.
Both of the candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction are liberal and I am not voting for either one.
I know Irma Vorbeck, who is running for Siskiyou Joint Community College Trustee for Area 2, and hope she is elected. Irma is a very gracious woman and a strong conservative with some great ideas. She spoke at our Scott Valley Protect Our Water meeting, last month, and was impressive.
Doug LaMalfa is just amazing. He comes to Siskiyou County so often; he visited right after the Boles Fire and toured the Happy Camp and Beaver Creek Fires. I highly support LaMalfa to a second term as our Congressman.
There are six Propositions on the ballot and I am voting “no” on all of them. Prop. 1 is nothing but $5 billion in “pork” projects and may still provide millions for Klamath Dam removal. It is a huge waste of tax dollars.
The other Propositions will either cost too much money or give too much power, especially Prop. 48, which will allow Tribal Casinos to be built anywhere and will actually cost California millions of dollars. Under Indian Gaming regulations, casinos can only be established on Tribal Reservation lands.
So, you guessed it, I am also opposed to Siskiyou County Measure M. The Karuk Tribal leaders have shown themselves to be against the people of Siskiyou County with lawsuits that aided the lack of water for Montague City residents and over 200 landowners in Shasta Valley. Their proposed casino is illegal as Yreka is Shasta Nation land and not Karuk Reservation land. There are two Shasta Tribal village burial grounds in Yreka. Come on folks, vote this down. It is wrong.
I haven’t learned enough about the Judicial offices and hope to share info on that next week. I actually figure that the majority of them are likely too liberal for me. It is hard to find information on them on the internet, so I don’t know how much I can find out.
Protect Our Water
Scott Valley Protect Our Water will hold its monthly meeting on Thurs. Oct. 30th at the Fort Jones Community Center. Time is 7 p.m.
Liz Bowen is a native of Siskiyou County and lives near Callahan. Call her at 530-467-3515.
# # #

Posted in Liz Writes Life | Leave a comment