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_.. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Lost steer finds his way home--with some help Richie Jermings and his grandfather, Warren Jennings (right), quickly became attached to the lost steer, naming him "Christ- mas" because of all the generous people who aided him in the spirit of the season. Photo submitted Warren Jennings (not shown) carries a pail of water to a lost steer, while his grandson, Richie, waits on the snowmobile. The Jennings provided food and shelter for the beast until his owner could be located. Photo submitted Topper's TREE SERVICE Dave Sims Get your trees ready for the snow! 7.:~7 Raper trirnrn~ng na~=::. Can help preven? a O-S-H-A Certified Crane Removal Fully Insured & Licensed Lic. Timber Oper. #A543 Ca. Lic. #678121 Public Scales 283-2194 Located in Quincy SUPER BOWL PARTY PACK: 2-Family Size Pepperoni Pizzas Offer good February 6 & February 7 only s20 283-5619 At the end of December, the Jennings family of Lake Davis was snowmobiling near Freeman Creek and came upon a young steer that had been trying to survive the deep snow and frozen winter conditions. Back at home, family members worried about the steer. "We had to do something," Warren Jennings recalled. "He couldn't stay out there." He began to make calls to friends and neighbors. Byrd Harrison of Green Gulch Ranch offered help, ~,~iut~t~lding alfalfa and tempo- Jennings and his grandson Richie began bringing food and water to the lonesome steer twice a day by snow- mobile. After more calls, a rescue party formed and a plan developed. First, Jennings and his neighbor, Jim Bishop, made a sled big enough to haul the animal. Then the rescue party, made up of Warren and his wife, Cori, grand- sons Richie and Justin, Jeff McFall, Jim Jennings, Bishop, Eugene Brooks and Don Maddalena, headed out on snowmobiles to find the steer. So many snowmobiles frightened the steer and he FREE i Everyday* ~ii!',i~iii 5pm - Closing took a chance and headed onto the lake from different directions. The steer turned and headed for Maddalena, who in mere seconds, lassoed and tied the renegade steer. They loaded him up and made the three-mile ride to the Jennings home without further incident. The Jennings installed the steer in their woodshed barn and secured him inside with truck sideboards. In honor of the season and the generous spirit of so many who had come to his aid, the Jennings ran out onto the lake. Warrem~: named the steer "Christmas:" and his father, Jim Jenrlffig~i ~i The steer, for his part, hadn't come this far tblose enjoyed the personal atten- him now, so without check- tion, shelter from the cold, ing for ice thickness, they hand feeding and getting his ears scratched. Likely, he had never had it so good. Word spread and rancher *from child's menu only. .~.One free child's meal per family or group. Ages up to 10 yrs. Hou, EManSt Sat 7am - 9pm ~ L/~Sun & Mon 7am-2pm wJ183"1 (J~419 Plumas,bJi~ DISTRICT HOSPITAL Marc Shipp, Customer Care Specialist Marc has implemented numerous programs to help the hospital and the community. He is always upbeat and always wants to help. Marc constantly looks for more ways he can help people and he can always be counted on. Marc's enthusiasm for the job and above- and-beyond approach with customer care is conta- gious and makes him a great rote model. Congratulations Marc Shippl Plumas District Hospital Employee of the Month January 2010 Gabe Williams, the owner of the lost steer, was eventually located. The Five Dot Ranch in Standish, outside of Susanville, typically pastures its herd in the Lake Davis area. In the fall, when the herd was transported back to the Standish ranch, young Christmas was obviously not paying attention and was left behind. Williams was amazed that someone had not only cared for his steer but rescued him as well, and was very thankful. When he saw his contented steer, he joked, ?He looks pretty~happ:(~re; ~re you sure you dor~':t ~w.ant to keep him until sprii-/~?~' The Jennings helped load the young steer into the trailer, with mixed emotions. They found it hard to say good-bye. Stop in every day to try something new! Appetizers Burgers Entrees Sandwiches Shakes Desserts II [iiiiiiiiii~ii~ii~ iiiii! i! III I::i.;i;i:iili.ii:ii.ii~i~!i iiii:: Ill 9o z. ~,i~ s,., o.,i,,y zaa.osg; I:i, i ~111 h(~s, eilts ~ m~re More than just great books! Wind Chimes Hand Painted Glassware Comics/Graphic Novels Bookends We can special order any book you might like! 878 W. Main St. in Quincy %'J 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971