Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down: December 4, 2013
Rotary Club honors law enforcement officers
The Rotary Club of Colusa recently honored law enforcement officers based in Colusa and the surrounding area, as reported in the Nov. 27 edition of the Sun-Herald.
The honorees: Deputy Sheriff Arnoldo "Arnold" Navarro, Colusa County Sheriff's Office; Deputy Probation Officer II Paul Rainsbarger, Colusa County Probation Department; Officer Justin Sherwood, California Highway Patrol; Office Chad LeBlanc, Colusa Police Department; and Officer Eduardo "Eddie" Barajas, Williams Police Department.
All are worthy of the honor, putting in exemplary service, and we think recognition such as this comes around too rarely. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and congratulations also to all of the nominees. Thanks to your efforts, our communities remain excellent places in which to live.
Community turns out to honor friend gone too soon
Of course, it won't be a happy holiday for some, including the family and friends of postal worker Concepcion "CB" Johnson, and we would be remiss not to acknowledge her here.
On Nov. 21, Johnson's family, friends and co-workers — although the latter is redundant; we don't think there was a person with whom CB worked who was not also a friend — gathered at the Colusa Post Office to remember her.
They held candles and shared stories of CB, remembering a woman who was well-liked by everyone who knew her.
"It is really touching for me, that you all like my sister," said CB's sister, Vita Talamontez, at the vigil.
We can't think of a better way to say it than that. Concepcion Johnson, you will be missed.
Christmas Tyme, Holiday Faire — it's that time of the year
It's that time of year again.
The 27th annual Holiday Faire and Gift Show took place Nov. 23 and 24, and as reported by Brian Pearson in the Nov. 27 edition of the Sun-Herald, it was a rollicking success.
There were 120 vendors at this year's event, according to Professional Event Services Inc. President and CEO Carolann Meek, displaying arts and crafts of all shapes and sizes.
The event has become a fixture, and Meek said it will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
And making its return this week: Christmas Tyme in Colusa, which will turn Market Street in Colusa into a wonderland on Dec. 6. Already, more than 50 vendors have signed up for booths, and we can see storefronts throughout the community have been decorated.
So, to all of us who are blessed to live in this community, we say: Season's greetings and happy holidays.