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lOB Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 Bulletin, Pr~ 14 years old and born in Cali- fornia. (Probably by a former ConUmmd from Imge 911 marriage.) Judy Allison their ancestors, and some- 3192 S. 100 East times someone will know of Bountiful, Utah 84010 the family. The following is E-mail I'm looking for: The surname is Powers. Oompa Loompa Stabbing James and Sarah had two Picture this: Two hundred daughters: Martha, born in people enjoying a night of fun 1852 in Illinois; and Amanda, and great music at the Sloat born April 15, 1862, in Indian Towne Hall for the 22nd year Valley. in a row. Picture these people When Amanda was 2 years all in costume, such as a but- old, her parents decided to re- terfly, a tiger, a ghoul or two, turn east, leaving Martha in a llama or even a 9-foot Jolly Indian Valley with friends. Green Giant: all laughing, Her mother died while on the eating, dancing and having a Nevada Desert. wholesome good time. Amanda was left with rela- Also, picture 11 Sloatians tives in Austin, Nev., while who work the event, dressed her father continued the jour- as Oompa Loompas from ney alone. His fate was never "Willie Wonka and the learned. Twenty-five years Chocolate Factory" with fluo- later, a foster sister met rescent green hair, orange Amanda's sister, Martha faces and poofy white pan- Snyder, in California. taloons doing a song and In the 1880 census, Martha dance number through the Snyder, wife of Henry Sny- hall. der, had a son--James D. Mc- Now picture the end of the Collum, evening. Ninety percent of the people have left the build- thing." ing and gone home, with of- Jim, very adeptly, gets him fers of designated drivers and to the ground and holds him, coffee, ffneeded, trying to talk calmly to him. There is one fellow who Frightened and angry, I run doesn't want to go home. He back to the Sloat Towne Hall is h'h.r~ssing the bartender, to get help. I grab the bar- trying toget more to drink, tender, Mike McCourt (a For- My husband, Jim Keenan est Service firefighter) and (yeah, the retired phone man) we head back to Jim. who acts as "keeper of the We find Jim down Sloat peace' at these events decides Road, holding down the guy. I to help out. will not go into detail here, He knows the belligerent but things had gone from bad man by appearance and has to worse, but Jim never hit labeled him as "harmless", the man. but drunk. This man does not Jim says, "He stabbed me." have a ride home, since the With disbelief, Mike takes people who brought him have over holding down the man, left. (This could very well be while I drive Jim up to the a part of the cause for the fol- neighbors', the Dieterichs, lowing events.) who have extensive medical Jim and I offer to help him backgrounds and are "first to find a place to sleep it off. responders." We are heading home, just Jim has a large, deep cut on next door, with this intoxicat- his back and it's pumping ed fellow, when he decides to blood. Bob Dieterich applies swing at my husband, a pressure bandage and they He wants to fight my hus- call 911 for the police and an band, the very person who is ambulance. tryingto help him. This sud- (Believe it or not, Jim did denly violent person is also not necessarily want to bring saying, "I have to kill some- the authorities into this be- Cavalier 4 Door LS AM]FM stereo/cassette. Very well equipped windows, locks, cruise control and more. #26143. MSRP $26,033 INT & REBATE Duramax Diesel liow In Stockl AFTER DI! '87 Toyota Tercel 4x4 Wagon That's right, 4 wheel drive with only 53,000 original miles! Automatic trans., air and more. #1SAN106. 4x4 '92 Chevy Ext. Cab 3500 Pickup 454 V-8 engine, auto. trans., air, power steering, power brakes. #476924. cab '95 Ford Extended Cab 4x4 F-250 pickup with a power stroke diesel, air conditioning, NvVFM stereo with cassette and much more. #B87989. onel Leather interior, power AM/FM with CD player, Power windows, player, leather interior, boards, very well (i equipped. #182423. MSRP ! $35,305 & REBATE C p Good credit, lind eredi no a.edirt Call m t ql tanb Sales: M-F 8-6 9-S Highway 70 - Quincy Prices plus tax, license, $45 doc fee & after any applicable factory rebate. All vehicles Service: subject to prior sale. M-F 8-5 Sat. 9-2 cause he didn't want to give a bad association to the Sloat Towne Hall Halloween Par- ty.) I rush back to the town hall to get help for Mike, who is stuck with the crazed indi- vidual in the middle of the road. A whole army of Oom- pa Loompas come to help. The Plumas County Sher- ifi's Department, including officer Kris Frazier, arrives very quickly, and we await the ambulance with our neighbors, including nurse practitioner Lee Brooks. The offender is arrested for "as- sault with a deadly weapon," and Jim and I head for the hospital with EMTs Peter and Mike. Dr. Mark Satterfield and his assistant, Jan, are on du- ty and jump into action to save Jim's life: The cut is dangerously close to Jim's kidney, and there is fear about internal bleeding. Fortunately, after many hours, tests and procedures, Jim, my dear husband, is de- clared to be in-good enough condition to go home. We are both so grateful because we've been in the hospital all night in our Oompa Loompa costumes. But mostly, we are grateful that Jim is alive and going to be all right. He's in pain, still, but he will heal. We are also grateful to the sheriffs, EMTs, doctors and nurses, and for our wonder- ful neighbors and all the callers since the incident who wish Jim health and well-being. Thanks for all your kind wishes. We must also say that we are sad. Sad because, after 22 years without an incident, the Sloat Towne Hall Hal- loween Party now has a blot on its record. There is nothing evil about this party. It has only brought fun and laughter to many throughout the years and has saved the last public building in Sloat through its donations. We are sad that we may have to rethink how we do things in the fu- ture. (It's kind of like how the terrorists have made the world feel.) We are also sad that someone would stab a person who tried to help him. We tl6n'ti-ealIy knbv this man, but we wonder if he can even remember anything, as he now sits in jail. Regardless of this sadness and the memories of this dreadful incident, we are still able to laugh as we recall with fondness that sight on Sloat Road, with the lights of the police cars flashing on all the Oompa Loompas, our dear friends. April Keenan Sloat A satanic day I appreciated the article on Halloween by Jenette Me- neely--glossed over as it was--it did mention impor- tant facts. However, it left out the fact that according to An- ton LaVey, author of"The Sa- tanic Bible" and high priest of the Church of Satan, sa- tanists consider Halloween the most important day of the year. LaVey says that on this night, satanic, occult and witchcraft powers are at their highest potency level because Satan and his pow- ers are at their best that night. This "holiday" clearly glorifies Satan as seen in the rites and symbols of Hal- loween: ghosts, witches, dev- il-faced pumpkins, skeletons, horror movies and the promi- nence of books promoted dealing with death and the occult. Both the article and the let- ter by the Dumases attempt to sanitize Halloween---a pa- gan/satanic celebration of the "Day of the Dead"--by ex- plaining the Roman Church's attempt to christianize pa- gans by adopting their rituals and holidays and calling them Christian holy days (these include Christmas, Easter, and Sunday worship). Instead of christianizing pagans, the Church of Rome paganized Christianity. These false religious prac- tices are now so deeply in- grained in the "Christian" culture that any who would speak against them would be considered heretics (alluded to by Ms. Meneely). Ancient Babylon is the symbol of the mixing of the worship of the true God with paganism. This form of reli- gion brought the wrath of God and destruction upon Babylon--see Daniel 5. The book of Revelation tells us of another Babylon evoke the wrath we are warned in 18:4 to "come (Babylon)." Take heed my Jan, "lest you sins and lest her plagues" 18:4). All tlds The Halloween children and ing the main Chester was truly sight to behold! Mark you next year and will be thrilled. era. Thanks to the for providing dren were glee, filling all spirits The safety cious asset (our our C provided by volunteers, sheriff and CHP The sense of and joyous indeed, ins: bless America! Reality of Measure 5 A "yes" vote quate health ilies, community a tors, a win for all r care District, sential. A loss must an outrage truths and tions by a group, attempting and misinform our ty. Please do not This group has for your health viability The recent resident Ed Ranganath the disres h incessantly uses, three-four years, besmirching our administrators, physicians and The use of the flag in their sure 5 American hensible, that we are all freedom, libertY, hapI We must lies and we shall prevail! John In support of As the grand Matthew Black, obtain his key needed to open our gas station I speak for Matt's friends hereafter. Our family lucky to have District Attorney as prosecutor in our grandson. sionate, cordial, nation of all stances to fmish, as charges words of standing to the no chance of tion, the years we get to the finish in the courts, preciated. It helped us so prolonging the conversation death of our nan was the man it was to ly that I have heard of. We to the highest ble. By his ing able to get bargain defendants, could agree to, further trials ty and much for us. We the rapport him, which able to one. He is truly in our family. With his pearance, his fair-to-all, Cunan should attorney of He did all his even-tempe which voter in this