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Question or comments? Contact Editor Lisa Van De Hey at Ivandehey@gridleyheraI,J_cem FRIDAY >> JUNE 3, 2016 >> THE GRIDLEY HERALD : -t- Winford Lee Lewis Became a Living Gridley Legend Joel Flynn was a man of strong sentiments, was May 20, 1878, was just another day in the slow, argumentative and had the ability to hold a grudge almost somnolent life of Gridley, or at least it seemed, for a lifetime. He was also a man who kept his word On the Lewis ranch, the first child of the young ranch- regardless of consequences. In the early fall of 1902, ing couple was about to be born. It was a momen- Flynn drove a small herd of cattle to Gridley and tous occasion but created no excitement to speak of made a pretty good profit. However, the trip had for Gridley, but, to the world at large, it was an event been marred by an incident that continued to gripe of the utmost importance. For that child that was the cowman. They charged "him with allowing too born, was to have a profound effect on the world it- many cows cross the bridge at one time. Joel Flynn self. And so Winford Lee Lewis came wailing into the argued this was not the case. The bridge keeper, Wil- world. Because Gridley did not have a high school, liam Collins refused to listen and had him arrested. he attended Oroville and surprised his teachers with The Justice of the Peace believed Collins and Joel had an astute knowledge of chemistry once introduced to to pay a stiff fine. The cattleman was seething when the subject. He went on to Stanford University, then he left the courtroom and announced he would never Washington State and then to Northwestern. By the use the bridge again as long as Collins was guarding time he reached Northwestern, he had a Master's De- the portals. In 1903, he was driving a herd towards gree and was appointed head of the school of chem- Gridley and as he was approaching the bridge, in lan- istry at the Illinois school. By the time WWI erupted guage that was colorful as well as explosive, vowed in Europe, Lewis was recognized as one of the most he would not cross the bridge. Instead he drove the knowledgeable men in the field. He set up a whole steers along the river bank until he found a place new department of the Army known as the Chemical where they could cross and put them into the water. Warfare Departments in Washington, D.C. He de- He, himself, climbed atop his saddle and swam his veloped a mustard gas which was called "Lewisite" in horse across the stream. Joel gleefully pointed out to honor of the inventor. When the enemies were given his helpers "showed that bird on the bridge a thing the results of the secret tests that were conducted, or two and you could hear his laughter all the way to they immediately stop using gas as a weapon. The the bridge. But, Collins.didn't hear it as he had been boy from Gridley had changed the course of the war. replaced by J.M.Boyles, a man who was notoriously Like Horatio, Joel Flynn Stood Firm at the Bridge friendly to ranchers. Horse owners are urged to vaccinate horses for WNV may cause a wide range of symptoms for West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito borne illness horses, including those that mimic other serious neu- transmitted to animals and people through the bite of rological illness such as rabies, equine herpes virus an infected mosquito, and central nerve damage. Consult a veterinarian if I Horses are at higher risk for WNV because they your horse exhibits any of the following symptoms: Spend most of their time outdoor, including dusk * Stumbling or lack of coordination and dawn, when mosquitos capable of transmitting WNV are most active. Horses pasture in areas near standing water where mosquitos breed, including: ponds, troughs and irrigation run-off. | Annual WNV vaccination is recommended for horses, ideally, prior to mosquito season. WNV season runs May through October. Last year Butte County experienced higher numbers of mosquitoes infected * Drooping lips, lip smacking or teeth grinding * General weakness, muscle twitching and/or tremors * Sensitivity to touch or sound * Fever * Difficulty rising or inability to rise * Convulsions or coma In addition to vaccination, horse owners can take with WNV than previously seen. This year the rate of steps to prevent WNV. DECREASE the likelihood of WNV is expected to be significant. Several vaccines WNV infection by taking steps to reduce mosquitos are available for horses, cheek with your veterinarian on your property, including: draining standing water, to discuss the best option for your horse. For a list of eliminating piles of decaying organic matter such as local veterinarians, visit: leaves, lawn clippings and manure, and cooperating animals/rabies_wildlife/localveterinarian with local vector control when fogging measures are fat "WNV can cause serious health risk for horses, taken. REDUCE exposing horses to WNV by protect- ncluding inflammation of the brain, which can be ing them during peak mosquito feeding hours (dusk al. The vaccination is quick and simple" explains and dawn), applying mosquito repellent contain- Dr.Laura Cooper, Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine in ing permethrin in the evening, and circulating air in Oroville. barns by using fans. ~! ::~;i~'~ ~1! ':'" ';~~il~i ~'~,.-,. :~ ~',::~ :,4~i~j . ~i ~::~ .~lg~ ~ ~'~ z'~ :' ~:, ~ ~ G. 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Two other cou- jabbing with both elbows she pushed aside those who pies, with their small children) joined us and I packed had been patiently waiting and made her way to the a picnic lunch, very front of the crowd, as close as she could get to the When we reached Sacramento it looked as if ev- hippo, blocking the view of all the small children who cry young family in the area had the same idea. As were, thoughtfully or because of their parents' diree- we moved from one animal enclosure to another it tion, waiting their turns. was hard for the smallest children to have much of Everyone tried to see around her but, as I said, a chance to really get a good look at the animals, but she was large and pushy. Just then the hippo decid- the adtilts, on the whole, were a considerate bunch ed that he needed to "relieve himself: Now hippos, .and th.e taller people made space for the 'qittle guys" for some reason, when they defecate; spin their tails in front of the them. That is until we reached the hip- like a rotor fan. From the back of that animal came a popotarnus pool. brown, liquid shower of "poop: And the pushy lady Now, hippos, when the weather is hot, spend was completely covered with it -her hair, her hat, her much of their time submerged in their pool and visi- fancy dress, her face, everything. Most of us tried to tots really don't have a chance to see them often. That smother our laughter, but I'm sure at least many of day, however, the hippo had slowly climbed out of us thought. "So, pays her right for being so anxious the water and was standing just inside the enclosure to get the best view!" Often it seems that what goes fence with his back to the crowd. It seemed that ev- around comes around and perhaps, just perhaps, it is eryone was anxious to see him and there was quite a not always a good idea to put oneself first. group gathered. Fathers were holding up the small- It's MELODRAMA at its funniest as once again summer production. We encourage you to support Hocks Unlimited players will present "Trapped In A local theater and join us at one of our productions-- Villain's Web...or Weave Me A Loan" by Tim Kelly, without you we cannot continue to be able financially July 15-16-17-22-23 at the Monday Club, Oroville. to bring you the traditional summer melodrama. Free beer, sodas and popcorn will be served during Linda James is the musical director and pianist, the pre-curtain time and intermissions. Tickets are Chuck Gilmore House Manager and part of the board $15.00, available at Marcozzi Jewelers on Bird & of directors including Dell DeMeyer, Secretary/Trea- Myers Street, Oroville, from any cast member or by surer: Shirley Bugado, Director & Box Office Sales; calling 534-3133. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Curtain and Warren Bowden, Hocks president. Many re- 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and at 1:30 p.m., turning and veteran actors are involved in the pro- and 2:00 p.m., for the Sunday matinee. The Monday duction, last presented in 2010, as well as an aspiring Club is comfortable, air conditioned and tables are set group of newcomers, always welcome to the Hock's for large groups of 8-10 or card tables for four, and stage. there is no reserved seating. This play is suitable for The play is the typical story of the bad guys plot- all ages so bring the kids, friends, neighbors and the ting against the heroine, with the hero saving the grand-parents as well. day--but with many twists and turns in altogether Hoek's is the oldest theater group in Oroville, es- "melodramatic" action. We encourage audiences to tablished in 1970, continuing to 1999 and then rein- boo, hiss and cheer our actors but caution against stated in 2000 by Dell DeMeyer and Shirley Bugado throwing popcorn! The three villains, Shawn Pritch- Hock's is a "not-for-profit" group who volunteer their ett, Dell DeMeyer and Damon Robison show their vii- time and energy to bring summer theater to the area. lainous and corny side in the All proceeds go towards paying for the current pro- "Made In Paris Hat Shop; a M E LO D RA M A duction and to have funds available for the following sweatshop in the 1890's in a PAGE S Help! A scary thing to hear, an even scarier thing to say. Yet here in our ER.we hear those words every day. My name is Christi Smoak and I am a nurse and the manager of Orchard Hospital's Emergency Depart- ment. We are one of the fastest growing departments in our hospital, and for good reason. As the communi- ties we serve grow, the need for quality healthcare grows with it. Just a few years ago I can remember seeing two or three patients on any given night shift. Today we see an average of 30 patients a day and our monthly census can hit over 1,000 patients! We have improved and expanded our emergency services over the last few years by remodeling the entire department, adding more rooms and recently receiv- ing a complete makeover of our nurse's station. We have 5 rooms to serve the community and what we are most proud of is our new Triage Room. From the triage area, we can see our patients as soon as they walk into the lobby allowing our nurses to evaluate them immediately and see that they get the care they need, when they need it. We employ nurses from all parts of the country; from Canada to Guam. Our nurses have decades of experience and hold various degrees and certificates ranging from Associates and Bachelor's Degrees in nursing to board certification in trauma and critical care medicine. Our nursing team is supplemented with ER Techs, most of who also work as first responders for EMS. Together with our experienced and caring doctors, we provide a continuum of care to our community through a comprehensive collection of health services that span all ages and levels of care. HOSPITAL Growtr g t-kia[ :hy C )mmur .t i es 240 Spruce Street, Gridley 846-9000 U.S. Senate- Dianne Felnstein District 2 California Assemblyman - Noreen Evans Governor of California - Jerry Brown Hart Senate Bid., Ste. 331, Constitution Ave. & 2nd St., N.E. P.O. 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