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Fifty years of Wednesdays: reception marks opening of mini-exhibit on News-Ledger

The local history society, led by Thom Lewis, has created a mini-exhibit that will be on display at the community center until August. Some of the visitors to the opening reception, pictured above, include John Siden (far left), Will Curtis (background, facing camera), Kathy Perrigo (foreground) and Gloria Curtis (far right).  Click to enlarge. Photo is courtesy of Mickey Fausett

The local history society, led by Thom Lewis, has created a mini-exhibit that will be on display at the community center until August. Some of the visitors to the opening reception, pictured above, include John Siden (far left), Will Curtis (background, facing camera), Kathy Perrigo (foreground) and Gloria Curtis (far right). Click to enlarge. Photo is courtesy of Mickey Fausett

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 —

Dozens came to the West Sacramento Historical Society reception on April 3 at the city community center. The reception launched the opening of a mini-exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the News-Ledger.

Publisher Steve Marschke talked about the past, when the paper was led by lifelong newspaperman Julis Feher and by Michael Garten. He also spoke about his hopes that the local community will, sometime in the future, take the helm of its own local media outfit to spread news and information in print, online and on a planned new FM radio station. Partners are now at work on this.

The exhibit can be viewed inside the center at 1075 West Capitol Avenue.

 

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News-Ledger to give away tickets for ‘Disney on Ice’ show

Disney characters 'Ariel' and "Eric' will be among the cast for the upcoming 'Disney on Ice' show at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento (courtesy photo)

Disney characters ‘Ariel’ and “Eric’ will be among the cast for the upcoming ‘Disney on Ice’ show at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 13, 2014 —

Sometime between now and Friday, January 24, the News-Ledger of West Sacramento will give away two packets of tickets to the upcoming ‘Disney on Ice’ performance in Sacramento.

The theme of the show is “Rockin’ Ever After,” and it features many well-known Disney characters, including some from “Little Mermaid” and the folks from “Beauty and the Beast.”

As for the tickets:

They’re for the performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Sleep Train Arena.  They’re pretty good seats in the lower section!

The News-Ledger will give away at least one batch of four tickets and one batch of three tickets to that performance. No purchase necessary.

How do you win the tickets?

Watch our Facebook page here, at www.Facebook.com/TheNewsLedger.  When we announce on Facebook that the giveaway is on, be one of the first two callers to phone us for a chance to win some of the tickets.  “Liking” us on Facebook may help you learn when the contest begins. Be forewarned, past experience tells us that all the tickets will be claimed in just a couple of minutes of the announcement, so you will have to act quickly when the contest begins!

Winners’ names will be announced on Facebook.  Winners may either make an appointment to pick up the tickets at our office, or ask that the tickets be mailed to them by regular mail.

Good luck!

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Dating: ‘Do I kiss her goodnight?,’ and other perilous questions

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 27, 2013 —

This column by Daryl Fisher appeared in West Sacramento’s News-Ledger newspaper recently. Enjoy!

  Note: As you may recall, a few weeks ago I wrote a column about a friend of mine who went out on a blind date that didn’t go so well, and in writing that column, I was reminded that the horrors of dating never really change. And below is a column I wrote many years ago confirming that fact!

BY DARYL FISHER, News-Ledger Features Editor

BY DARYL FISHER, News-Ledger Features Editor

Recently, my daughter and her longtime boyfriend broke up and she has started dating again. The other night, after returning from dinner with a nice young man she had met in one of her college classes, she strolled over to the chesterfield (why did they ever start calling them couches?) where I was reading an interesting book on the subject of why most of our best American writers have been drunks. She plopped down beside me and asked, “Dad, was dating this stressful back in the old days?”

“Well,” I said, trying to recall what going out on a date was like back when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth, “if I remember right, it was never as much fun as it was cracked up to be. Why? Didn’t you have a good time?”

“Oh, sure, it was super, but it’s so nerve-wracking talking to someone for the first time.”

“But I thought you said you and Mark talk all the time in class.”

“We do, but this was different.”

“How so?”

She looked over at me as she often does when she’s pretty sure I don’t have a clue and said, “Oh, that’s okay, Dad, I think I’ll go talk to Mom about it. You probably wouldn’t understand. It’s girl stuff.”

As my daughter took off in search of her mother, I sat back in my davenport (in case you don’t want to call your couch a chesterfield) and was suddenly flooded with ancient memories of some of the pressures and tensions that went hand-in-hand with dating.

First, there was the terror of actually asking the girl out (and why was it that back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the guy always had to ask the girl out? And why did that all suddenly change about a week or so after I got married?).

Second, back when I was a teenager, a guy had to worry about the answers to some of the following questions:

What if she says no? What if all my friends find out that she said no? Worse yet, what if she says yes? Will Dad let me use the good car? Will he give me some money so I’ll be able to put some gas in the good car? Where do I take her if she says yes? Will she want to go to a movie? If she does, will I be able to talk her into going to the drive-in (where it cost $1.50 a carload) or will she insist on going downtown to one of the fancy indoor theaters? What kind of movies does she like? Will I get stuck going to one of those romantic ones? Will she want to go somewhere less boring than a movie? Where will I get the money to take her somewhere less boring than a movie? Will she want to go to dinner? Please, Lord, not dinner! And if I do have to take her to dinner, will she notice that I sometimes make strange noises when I chew, even when my mouth is closed? Will something green or black (it was always one of those two colors) get stuck between my teeth? Will she wait until dessert to inform me that she has an extremely jealous former boyfriend who wants to be a Mafia hit man once he graduates from high school? Will her mother and sisters be looking out the windows when I walk her up to the front door? Should I kiss her goodnight? How will I know if she wants me to kiss her goodnight? If we do get close enough to kiss goodnight, will she notice that I only have one long eyebrow, instead of the two normal ones that most guys have?

Plus there was always the unexpected, like the chilly fall night in 1965 when I was motoring along towards the old Alhambra theater with a young lady I had been trying to get to go out with me for over a year. She was everything I had ever wanted in a girl — pretty, funny, and liked by everyone. We were both a little nervous and we hadn’t said a word to each other for some time when, with absolutely no warning at all, she (although she still tells people it was me), well, she cut the cheese.

With the radio not working (Dad had made me take my own car) and the windows rolled up tight, it sounded like a bomb had gone off. Did the young lady and I even look at each other? Nope. Did we in any way acknowledge what had happened? No way! Did I have the courage to crack the window and let in some fresh air? Absolutely not! Instead, we both just looked straight ahead, tried real hard not to take any deep breaths, and pretended that absolutely nothing had happened.

When it comes to dating, I think Jerry Seinfeld had it right when he said, “What is a date really, but a job interview that lasts all night? And the only difference between the two is that there aren’t many job interviews where there’s a chance you might end up naked at the end of it.”

 

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NEWS-LEDGER OBITUARIES: Nov. 20, 2013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 20, 2013 —

The News-Ledger newspaper of West Sacramento prints obituaries for many local residents.  If you want to see these regularly, consider subscribing to the print edition — see the note  at the bottom of this page.  The obituaries are not usually published online here.

For more information on our policies for placing obituaries and death notices, please see our explanation at this page.

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Edmund Lloyd
Edmund Lloyd passed away on November 10, 2013 at the age of 83. He was the beloved father of Christina Mastin (Milton) and Carolyn Lloyd, and the devoted grandfather of Stephanie.
Mr. Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He attended both Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University, earning his teaching credential in U.S. history. He began his long and distinguished teaching career at West Acres School in West Sacramento, then transferred to Golden State, retiring after 33 wonderful years with his students. He also served as a reserve deputy sheriff and was very proud of receiving the Outstanding Service Award.
Funeral services were held on November 15, 2013 at River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento. Interment was at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Sacramento. Memorials are preferred to your local Salvation Army.

Josephine Drouin
Josephine Drouin was born on March 29, 1922 and passed away on November 9, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Emil Drouin Sr. for 56 years until his death in 2007. She was the loving mother of Linda (Dennis) Land, Emil (Valerie) Drouin Jr., and Rebecca Peterson; the loving grandmother of Molina (Robert), Garett and Amanda; and the great grandmother of Leilani and Eric.
During WWII Josephine worked as a farm worker in West Sacramento. She later became a cosmetologist and ended her career as a Teamster. She was very supportive of her family and friends and enjoyed cooking for them. She also enjoyed hosting parties at her West Sacramento and Nevada homes and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held on November 18, 2013 at River Cities Funeral Chapel in West Sacramento.

Valerie Ann
Schnovell-Miller
Valerie Ann Schnovell-Miller of West Sacramento passed away unexpectedly in Sacramento on October 28, 2013 at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband, Klinton Pheneger; her mother, Shirley Ketcherside; and her children, Katrina Moody, Brandy Pheneger (David), and Joshua Pheneger (Morgan Hill). She is also survived by six grandchildren and was preceded in death by her daughter, Aurora Pheneger.
A memorial service for Valerie was held on November 15, 2013 at Community Lutheran Church in West Sacramento. Private inurnment. Cremation arrangements were handled by River Cities Funeral Chapel of West Sacramento.

Crawford

Karen Louise Crawford

Karen Louise (Thomas) Crawford
Karen Crawford passed away on November 7, 2013 at the age of 70. She was born on September 12, 1943, in Enid, Oklahoma, and was preceded in death by her parents, Alcya May and Samuel Warren Thomas; one sibling, Esquelle Thomas; and one step granddaughter, Mindi Harriman. She is survived by three children, John Franklin Ditgen IV, Randall Wayne Ditgen, and Karrie Lynn (Rodriguez) Carlson (husband Ken); four grandchildren, Donovan Carlson, Mykenne Carlson, Mikeala Ditgen, and step grandson Rick Harriman; and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by five siblings, ten nieces, and four nephews.
While living in Sacramento, Karen was active at Capital Christian Center and was part of the choir. She worked at Woolworths and Gemco, and was a bartender at 21 Club, the Brick Shot House, and the Zebra Club. She was a talented singer, a gifted designer of crafts and floral arrangements, and was also a fine writer and photographer. Her laughter was infectious and she will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service to celebrate Karen’s life is planned for January 4, 2014 at 2 pm at the San Luis Rey Mobile Home Senior Park Clubhouse in Oceanside.

James “Jim” Field
Jim Field passed away on November 13, 2013 in Concord, CA. He was the beloved son of Betty E. Schmit; the loving brother of Sherry Aue (Jim); and the dear uncle of Michelle Maxwell (Pat) and Michelle’s son, Alex. He is also survived by his cousin, Kim Panke (Gerd), and was preceded in death by his father, Russell Field, and his brother, William Ward.
Jim honorably served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was a resident of Broderick for 60 years.

Friends are invited to attend graveside services on November 22, 2013 at 2 pm at the Woodland City Cemetery, 800 West Street in Woodland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Wounded Warriors project.
 

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