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if: Feat O,m+,- leUn Wednesday, Aug. 1,2001 SA Our "Partner," the St. Bernard April 1, 1993-July 20, 2001 "He may be gone, but not forgotten '" Partner was born in Montana on April ], ]993. His mother and fa- ther were pure-bred "'Montana Bucks" St. Bernards. At the tender age of six weeks, Partner became a movie star. He played "Moo" in the movie 'Beethoven's 2nd'. At 8 weeks, he had already outgrown his part in the movie, When he armed at his new home in Quincy. he weighed in at a mere 28 lbs. and '..,'as given his legal name. Partner. by his new owner and "partner" Clay Dyrr. And it didn't take long for him to become the talk of the town, a celebrity in his own right. .L.: Ashbaugh can think of nothing finer than to stand on their deck at Gold River and the train tracks that took Dick to San Francisco many years ago. m l stationed at Hickham Air San Diego for three years Force Base in Wahiawa, while Dick continued work- r Was 1954, and Hawaii, for two years, ing toward his degree in in- of Wilber, It was there that he met dustrial management. a train which Carolee, who was attendingWith degree in hand, Dick him into the summer school at the Univer- moved his wife and daughter, of his life. sity of Hawaii. who had been born a few he realize that The two became close, but months earlier, to the Bay Feather River soon summer was over and Area, where he worked for be imbedded Carolee headed back to Call- the NationaICan Company. s, only to fornia to complete college. Years later, when the cou- later. After his tour of duty, Dick ple was looking forward to re- Year in high headed for San Diego, where tirement, Carolee talked Dick enlisted in the he went to work at Generalinto visiting her friend in graduating, Dynamics and attended col-Graeagle. and the safe- lege. While there, the couple de- The two carried on their cided to check out land at took him down courtship until Carolee, who Gold Mountain, which had Canyon went to work for the AmeN-just started selling lots. car, can Red Cross in overseas While standing on the cliff the beauty and recreation, wrote him a overlooking the Feather Riv- area, especial-"Dear John" letter from Ko- er, where they would eventu- Portola rea. ally build their home, a train Carolee began dating otherwound its way alongside the he set men, but soon realized that river and the sound of the task ahead, she kept comparing them tohorn brought back a rush of War was just Dick. memories for Dick. and Dick's job The two began writing and It was the same spot he had le Military Air a week after she returned thought so beautiful many ice had him from France, the two were years ago on his way to San married. Francisco. The couple remained in The lure of Plumas County m :Y Fire Depart- received word fire get a training Was issued by Man- (FEMA). er the Assis- refighters Pro- Fire Depart- to receive of the larger The is to receive of Merced, ,468. are part million in distrib- Sept. are for followed by rue fight- Personal pro- wellness )rograms, and fire de- and ca- grants this requests to- Andy Ander- Quincy Fire amazed was WARNING! Belt Sander Races are dangerous - Live on the edge and participate - Bring your belt sander, any belt sander, old or new, Decorate it up in any silly way. MANY PRIZES FOR THE DECORATED SANDERS! Track will be on display, Will be used ing tower, a :ructure de- attack train. re. Program critical e Pment in said oe M. All- I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I L- ~ m iml $2.00 off- $15.00 haircut $5.00 off- $60.00 perm Bring this ad with you and receive an additional $1.00 off Call today! 283-4361 Hairstyling & Skin Care 287 S, Mill Creek Rd. Quincy mm mmm amm m amm mmm im mmm m amm mm m mm mm m mm him amm am I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I _..J You no0' not your buOou nm pro See me for details on State Farm's extensive coverage at an affordable price. Rioted K Stodaoo, C,I_U 85 West Main Street Ou y State Farm General Insurance Company Home Office: Bloomington. Illinois Like a good neighbor, State Farm ts there.* PhOtO by Terri Daoust Mountain, overlooking l In 1994 when the movie Beethoven's 2nd came to Quincy the Town ttatl Theatre put on a special Saturday afternoon matinee. Partner was on stage before a packed house and was presented an 'Oscar' as Quin- cy's most outstanding canine actor. After the movie. Partner was in tront of the theater giving "paw-o-graphs' to all the kids. Atter his ,,hort-lived movie fame, it was time to go to work. He went to v, ork for Feather Ri',er Materials where he became the night watch- rnan (or ~,atchdog, a/though we never really told him he was a dog). And. ju.q like hi', m,~te career, he took this job seriously. took hold and Dick pur- chased the property that very day. "There is no place more beautiful and no place we would rather live," he said. Now, each flay, they sit on their deck watching the trains go up and down the Feather River Canyon, only nov,' there are no passenger~, only freight, tfowever, people are still succumbing to the lure of the Feather River as they travel through in their cars. And, in the years to come. many will be drawn back t~ set up residency in the area which remains in their minds after they first set eyes upon this unique and truly beautiful landscape, /,ate ,me night he caught two burglars coming out of the Quincy Athletic Club. v, hich v. as next door. He started barking and chasing them causing the two to drop the cash box and flee to.a nearby out- building to hide. Itis owner thought he was barking at a couple of ,,kunk~,. v, hich ultimatel,, they were Those who knew Partner knew him a,, being ,,cry mild and mellow, lie never did learn to growl, only bark. and with hi,, ~,ize and ~cight, that',, all it took to get his point oln Officially Sanctioned by the International Belt Sander Drag Race Association 3 Categories Stock, Modified, Best Decorated Race Date: Sunday, August 12 Time: 1:00 pm American Valley Hardware 30 East Main St. Quincy For More Information On How You Can Get Involved With This ExclUng Sport, Stop By Our Store And We'll Be Happy To Answer Any Questlonst 30 East Main Street, Plumas Pines Shopping Center 283-3088