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Palo Cedro enrolled agent makes 30 year milestone
By Judy La Russa money, you learn a bookkeeping and tax service located in the Palo Cedro
accounting to ﬁnd Professional Building which housed the Post Ofﬁce. Reilly
During the summer of 2011, William out if you are making and his wife Dorothy visited the Palo Cedro area were
F. Reilly celebrated the extraordinary money and if so how impressed. Negotiations fell through and the business was
milestone of thirty years as an Enrolled much; then you learn sold to someone else. But, now they had fallen for Palo
Agent. But before all those years, Reilly tax law in order to Cedro.
tried his hand at an array of diverse keep the money. Later Later that year, realtor Randy Lush for the new Palo
vocations. he added a fourth term Cedro Village found them a location in the center. On
Born in San Francisco, Reilly attended to the maxim: Learn October 1986 the couple signed a lease at the Village and
St Paul’s, St Joseph’s, St Ignatius’ and investing in order opened Palo Cedro Tax Accounting. Dorothy retired as
the University of San Francisco majoring to make your money a registered nurse and worked part time in the new ofﬁce.
in math and minoring in physics. work for you rather In early 1989, the pair was able to ﬁnd a home and
During those years, he had a passion than you working for moved to Palo Cedro. “In the middle of tax session, this
for photography. After graduating, the money. And so realtor is hauling us all over the Palo Cedro area. We found
Reilly and a friend opened a studio he did. Immediately a house, our offer was accepted and spent the rest of the tax
in Oakland. He soon realized that he after selling the FBO, session preparing paper work for the California Department
was not a photographer and enlisted in an acquaintance asked of Veterans Affairs (Cal Vet),” said Reilly.
the Air Force where he found his new him to take over the In Dec. 1991, the business moved to the Palo Cedro
passion for electronics. For the next six ofﬁce of his millwork Professional Building and in December 1996 he moved to
years, he worked on airborne radar and and cabinet operation. his current location in the Wilson Building—9164 Deschutes
missile control systems and then spent The business was Road, Suite A.
three years in Precision Measurement behind on payroll Reilly has been very active in the community and with
Equipment Laboratory as a senior taxes. The owner had several organizations. He has been involved with the Palo
technician. When he left the Air Force, not ﬁled personal tax Cedro Chamber of Commerce, the Palo Cedro Community
Fairchild Semiconductor in Mountain returns for three years Action Committee and Another Chance Animal Welfare
View hired him to work as an engineer in and was on a cash League. Reilly has been President of the Far Northern
research and development of solid state William F. Reilly basis with most of his California Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled
high frequency devices. suppliers. That was a Agents (CSEA) and served on the CSEA Board of Directors
In 1969, Reilly helped a friend build the walls, insulate, training ground for Reilly to become an Enrolled Agent ﬁve including an ofﬁcer for two years. He has also served on
and wire for an avionics repair station in Redding. At that years later. the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee for two
time Reilly felt living in the South bay was just too crowded In 1979, Reilly found a copy of the Special Enrollment years. “It was a three year commitment but at the beginning
and he was itching to move. Six months later, Reilly’s Examination with answers. Intrigued, he studied the exam of the third year 2006 Dorothy was hospitalized and I was
friend asked him to join him in Redding. “We were both and got seventy percent of the questions correct. He knew not going to go to Washington DC for a week. I resigned and
certiﬁed by the FAA as aircraft inspectors for electrical then that this was his new career. After studying for two Dorothy passed away the following month. I just ﬁnished
and electronics and by the FCC with First Class Licenses years he took the exam in 1980 and then received his serving on the California Tax Education Council and the last
as Radio station engineers. We built up the avionics sales Treasury Card in 1981. Reilly has been self employed as an two years as its Treasurer. The California Senate gave me
and service, merged with a certiﬁed mechanic, brought in Enrolled Agent since then. a Certiﬁcate of Recognition which hangs on the wall next
a money partner and purchased the ﬁxed based operation Reilly’s ﬁrst ofﬁce was on Hilltop Drive in Redding. to the Distinguished Service Award given to me by CSEA,”
(FBO) at Redding Municipal Airport. We had it all. Then In January 1986, he was offered the chance to purchase said Reilly.
came the mid ‘70’s— a recession. The price of fuel went
up, the use of aircraft went down, and we went out.”
During those business years he had developed a maxim:
You learn a discipline (a profession, a skill, a trade) to make ♦ Millville School Board ——
Continued from page 4 ditionally, DeSantis reported tables, initially planned for
the school has applied for winter break, may be later in
rollment numbers, which are of multiple grants: Target is- several other grants and is January. The District plans
PET ADOPTION the highest in the school’s sued a grant to help fund the eagerly waiting to hear on to use one building as a mu-
history, the board approved fourth grade class’ trip to the status of the applica- sic room and the second as
hiring an additional teacher. Sacramento; College Con- tions. an intervention room.
The new teacher will start nection awarded a $1,000.00 DeSantis also updated the The board ended the
after winter break and will grant to the school to help board on the status of the new meeting with a celebration
work in the lower grades. fund WES camp; and the portable project which in- of trustee Nancy Walker’s
Superintendent/princi- school received $5,500.00 volves two of Shasta County tenure as a board member.
pal, Mindy DeSantis re- from the Shasta Community Ofﬁce of Education’s porta- Walker received a plaque ac-
ported Millville has recently Foundation for the purchase ble buildings that were do- knowledging her dedication
been the grateful recipient of musical instruments. Ad- nated by lottery to Millville to the school as well as ﬂow-
School. DeSantis stated that ers and cake. (Contributed
the installation of the por- by Mindy DeSantis.)
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The Poet’s Eye
The Christmas Hat By Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Country Sunshine handmade blanket someone had made for me years ago. It Play me
By Jeri Johnson did not complement a pink dress, pink boots and a pink
Play me the song of Earth,
purse, but little did she care. It was her most prized pur-
Five-year-old Morgan was very much looking forward chase of the day. the one that starts with the hiss of rain,
to our small town Christmas Bazaar. She had a little pink The following day was Papa and Nana’s trip to town to drum rumbles of thunder
purse, full of coins and stuffed with dollars. She had been purchase a ﬁr tree from their home state, a long-held tradi- and the underground thrum of bass.
assured she could spend it “all up” (as she put it) on what- tion. Morgan was excited to go on the tree-hunting trip Play me the stars that throw
ever she wanted. The bazaar was no disappointment: tables and ran to get her new hat. It didn’t match her purple coat shaft of night light and a moon
laden with delicious cookies and cakes, home-crafted toys, any better than it had her pink dress, but she wasn’t leaving that swirls the seas.
and many, many items little hearts might desire. without it. Never mind that it was too big and she had to Play me the lava that bubbles
Since Morgan’s Nana was working at the bazaar, and her keep pushing it back to see where she was going. and seethes below then
Papa was present dressed in the certain red suit that came So, all decked out with pink boots, purple coat and screams toward air.
out of the closet once a year to cheer everyone except small brown/orange checkered hat, she was ready to go. But be- Play me the song of life,
children, who looked at Santa in utter terror, she would have fore any trip to town she was encouraged to use the potty. its haunting melodies,
hours to circulate the large room full of items to purchase. So into the bathroom she went. strange variations.
She was dressed in her most frilly pink dress, with pretty I can only imagine what happened next. Screaming Yes, do, play me the song of Earth.
pink boots, and her little pink purse to match. brought me running. There she stood facing the toilet, tears
Morgan had a great time visiting with everyone, whether running down her face, her little jeans halfway down, and Bucket List
she knew them or not. She hung out a while with Santa, the brown/orange checkered hat ﬂoating in the toilet.
giving him a list to think about---not that he could remem- Nana-to-the-rescue grabbed a towel, ﬁshed out the hat, One night when a friend visited
ber the half of it. She helped Nana peddle the crafts made and gave it a direct pass to the washing machine, hoping it they sipped red wine, nibbled cheese
by the local crafter’s group, clinching more than a few sales would shrink after a thorough washing and a cycle in the hot and spoke idly of their bucket lists.
with that irresistible smile. Soon she collected her purse dryer. With tears dried, another hat located, the potty ritual She listened to the exotic places
and was ready to shop. ﬁnished, we were good to go. Nana was thanking God that and tastes her friend yearned to savor,
Up and down each aisle she went, looking, touching, Morgan had loved that hat too much to even think of ﬂush- mulled the life she’d already led.
smelling, but just occasionally buying a treasure. Nana no- ing it down into the rickety sewer system and make Rotor
ticed that one display in particular kept drawing her back: a Rooter’s day. Picturing the bucket in her mind,
table ﬁlled with knitted blankets, scarves and hats. It was a Does the Christmas hat ﬁt her better now? No, not re- wood staves with copper bands
hat that captured her interest. It was a multicolored orange ally. Must have been some good yarn. She’ll grow into and a bail with porcelain grip,
and brown checkered pattern, too big, too ﬂoppy, but it was it, I reckon. In the meantime, maybe we should look for a she smiled, saw it was full,
just what her heart desired. Morgan bargained down the hat brown coat to match. no need to cram in anything more.
price to an affordable $2, and soon she was proudly wearing Jeri Johnson resides in Whitmore with her husband and a wide assort- Patricia Wellingham-Jones has a longtime interest in ‘healing writing’
it. ment of animals. After retiring from a community college in Oakland, and the beneﬁts people gain from writing and reading their work to-
she is fulﬁlling her life long dream of writing. She is currently working
The perfect word for it was “ugly.” It reminded me of a gether. Widely published, her chapbooks include Don’t Turn Away:
on a novel and a book of poetry.
Poems About Breast Cancer, Voices on the Land, and End-Cycle, po-
ems about caregiving.
Year’s end brings a counting of blessings
Words from the Heart freight train. If I didn’t have my old calendars saved up in a We did have a lovely trip to the ocean in July, the perfect
drawer, ﬁfteen years worth now, I’d be at a complete loss to ac- time to escape the heat of northern California. As I recall, it
By Bonnie Mark count for anything I even did, ever. But “life” actually did hap- was miraculously sunny over at Trinidad our entire trip. It’s
Well, believe it or not, it’s time to peel another calendar off pen, and I have proof—right there in black and white. hard to forget a vacation like that.
of the wall and put up a new one for 2012. A new year is star- No less than forty-eight birthdays were acknowledged in Throughout the year I see we went out with some lovely
ing us in the face like a brand new pup waiting for breakfast. 2011. If we missed yours, let me know and I’ll add you to the folks for coffee, lunch, dinner, breakfast and dessert. I’m pret-
Where the last 365 days went is certainly more than a mys- calendar. Mind you, having your name on the calendar doesn’t ty sure you can’t go wrong with a multitude of food-centered
tery as it ﬂew by, at my house anyway, faster than a speeding always guarantee something will happen; I’ve noticed we’ve activities on your calendar. I’ve heard people say, “death is the
started to skip a cog or two in this area over the years. great equalizer”, or “nothing is certain but death and taxes”, but
Looking over the month of I’m pretty sure it’s all about “food” in one way or another.
June, I see here that on the We welcomed a few newlyweds to the world of marriage
21st, we ﬁnally got new car- last year at some beautiful weddings. My husband and I al-
A & R Air Conditioning pet at our house, not a small ways get a kick out of the fact that those cute young couples
Quality Work Done milestone for our household. standing at the altar in a sea of ﬂowers and lace have “no idea”
Since 1973 It did take a lot of whining what they’re getting themselves into or how much work mar-
Right the First Time! and crying to accomplish this riage will be. Then we say a prayer—a big one. They will cer-
Lic. # 555183 feat, that’s for sure. I realize tainly need it.
now that men just don’t get Of course, we said “hello” to some darling babies at baby
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showers and “see you later” to some dear friends at funerals. I
think this year a few more passed than came along, but I guess
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he understood my carpet Then there was Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter,
woes completely (such a kind Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day and
• Service Contracts soul). It only took 15 years of course Christmas (and a multitude of other holidays). We
• Residential & Commercial to get my point across to my celebrated them all in one way or another, and it kept me busy
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Candlelight vigil to honor wild horses draws modest crowd
Honey Bandit and Suri Bandit near death at the
joined their friends and sup- Bureau of Land Manage-
porters at a candlelight vigil ment facility near Litch-
in Palo Cedro on Dec. 15, ﬁeld in the fall of 2010.
2011 to honor Wild Horse His dam had stopped lac-
Annie and the 40th Anni- tating after being rounded
versary of the Wild and Free up by helicopter and none
Roaming Horse and Burro of the BLM employees did
Act. Between 20 and 30 anything to help her starv-
supporters stopped by dur- ing foal.
ing the evening to see how Suri was orphaned in
much the two mustang foals the Virginia Range near
had grown and prospered Carson City last winter and
under the excellent care survived two snow storms
Jennifer Gillespie of Redding mans the candle and cake table
of their rescuer Palomino before being rescued and Photos by Sharyn Cornelius
in front of The Barn Bum at the candlelight vigil to honor Wild
Armstrong of Shingletown. turned over to Armstrong’s Horse Annie's work on behalf of wild horses which culminat- Honey Bandit shares a quiet moment with his rescuer
Armstrong found Honey care. ed in the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Palomino Armstrong of Shingletown during the candlelight vig-
Burros Act in 1971. Gillespie il in Palo Cedro on Dec.15, 2011 to commemorate the 40th an-
was with Armstrong the day niversary of the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses
Food and Farm News she rescued Honey Bandit
and documented his recov-
and Burros Act of 1971. Armstrong found Honey Bandit starv-
ing to death in a corral at the Bureau of Land Management
A service of the California Farm Bureau Federation ery in her photos.
wild horse facility near Litchﬁeld, Calif. and nursed him back
December 28, 2011 locally grown food throughout the year.
Farmers protect crops from cold
To protect citrus fruit from freezing
Ranchers dreaming of a white Christmas
As the holidays arrive, the California
Act of kindness followed
temperatures, farmers in the Central Valley
employed more than 16 thousand wind
Cattlemen’s Association says that strong
demand indicates that many holiday festivities by generous donation
machines to keep air ﬂowing and temperatures will include beef. As overseas and American
up. California Citrus Mutual says farmers consumers continue to seek out US beef, the By Palomino Armstrong gift my son and I received this holiday
spent more than $62 million dollars this association says ranchers nationwide are in season. It is amazing how a simple act
month on wind machines and water. Water need of a productive winter with plenty of Watching Honey Bandit and the other of kindness can snowball to bring joy to
saturates the ground and also increases the rain and snow. US Department of Agriculture horses, I sometimes get overwhelmed won- more and more people.
temperature on cold nights. Mandarins are statistics indicate that less than 70 percent of dering how we can keep going. There are Then a few days later, we received
particularly sensitive to cold, and farmers California’s pasture and rangelands are in times when it seems impossible and that we a huge blessing. Yeehaw!!!! Matt, the
report using protective measures 20 nights good to fair condition and that more rain is will never make it. I know there are so many manager at the Lowe’s in Redding, made
this month. needed as winter progresses. rescues out there, trying desperately to make a a donation of lumber for Honey Bandit’s
Vintners toast sparkling wine sales Potato harvest rounding out well difference for the wild ones, giving everything “Winter Warm and Dry” project. We
When you toast the New Year, it’s likely The fall harvest of California potatoes they have to make that tiny difference. Many can’t thank him enough. Please make sure
you sip a California sparkling wine. The is winding down, and so far production of them (especially some of the smaller ones) the next time you are in Redding to stop
holidays mark a key time for sparkling-wine numbers look good. Current estimates show are running on fumes and fretting every day by Lowe’s, and tell them Honey Bandit
sales, and the Wine Institute reports sales have California’s production to be up about a third about where the next bale of hay, bucket of sent you. I deﬁnitely cannot say enough
been increasing. In 2010, eight million cases when compared with the same time last year. grain, or supplies in general will come from. about the way everyone in this area steps
of California sparkling wine were consumed The reports from early December show the Then out of the blue, something happens, up. This is such a great community and
in the US, compared to six million cases of harvest was slightly behind normal timing, and you know it will be all right! Keeping we are extremely grateful that Lowe’s is
imports. During the ﬁrst three quarters of with about two-thirds of the crop harvested. the faith is so crucial when you are doing this, such a strong supporter of our community
this year, the Wine Institute says domestic Nationally, the supply of potatoes is expected and I know that there are many others who go and Honey Bandit.
shipments of California sparkling wine to increase by six percent and California’s through times feeling the same helplessness The lumber Matt donated made it
increased six percent. production is forecasted to reach nearly and frustration. Honey Bandit is truly one of possible to put up posts to hang up gates
New tool tracks progress on dietary 215,000 tons. God’s miracles, and I know that I need to keep and start on a hay shelter. Our won-
changes the faith, as HB’s survival is truly a “God” derful neighbor down the road also do-
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions December 14, 2011 thing. The fact that He led me to HB and we nated some rooﬁng a few months ago, so
to eat healthier, and a new online tool helps Olive oil growers feel the squeeze were able to get him out of there is simply a now we can actually start to build the hay
people track their nutrition choices and It’s been a “double whammy” for many miracle. Honey Bandit is alive today because shelter. We have been so lucky with the
physical activity. The US Department of olive growers this year. California farmers of ya’ll, and all the support you gave us. He weather. There have been many days with
Agriculture says it designed the tool, called expected a smaller crop because olive trees wouldn’t be here today if not for that, and we extremely cold temps where all the water
SuperTracker, to help men and women make often alternate between years of large and thank you from the bottom our hearts! was frozen, but we have yet to see any se-
changes to maintain a healthy weight. The small production. But then weather problems I was given a personal gift from a won- rious weather of any kind.
USDA says SuperTracker can be customized cut the crop even further. Some smaller-scale derful friend at Christmas. I was stoked and So thank you again, Lowe’s and Matt,
to measure progress and provide personalized olive oil producers describe their harvest planned to use it to buy hay. My son and I (manager “extraordinaire”), and all your
recommendations for how much to eat and as a “scavenger hunt.” Observers say the were in Redding where we met a man who employees, for making it possible for
how much exercise is needed to reach goals. maturation of new olive trees may help was struggling much more than we were. He us to continue working on the facilities
Forecast predicts food trends for 2012 prevent a sharp drop in overall California had three kids and was out of funds, even for needed to make this winter “Warm and
Thai, Indian and Korean cuisine will lead olive oil production. the necessities Dry” and safe for the rescued animals
food trends in 2012, according to a report Wheat wins in Northern California like grocer- that live here. We still have so much to
ies. We shared accomplish, and each step is not only a
from the American Farm Bureau Federation. As they look back at their harvest, wheat Therapeutic
The Farm Bureau spoke with food-business farmers in Northern California say they some of the huge relief, but an extremely vital part of
insiders who said that restaurants with Asian beneﬁted from nearly ideal weather. A cool gift my friend having a safe and successful rescue for the
inﬂuences will be a hit. Other trends forecast summer and no frost in September meant A RS
20 YE IENCE
had given me, critters.
EXPE stopping only Don’t forget to bring the kids and come
for the coming year include smaller portion that wheat thrived in the Klamath Basin.
sizes at ﬁne dining restaurants, as well as Farmers in the area say the weather plus for a minute to visit Honey Bandit, Dabubbles and the
the use of bread alternatives on sandwiches, availability of water led to a record harvest. think about the rest of the gang. If it’s snowing, we will
including wafﬂes, rice cakes or cornmeal In the past, the farmers included wheat in hay. The joy just build a big bonﬁre to stay warm and
patties. their crop rotations mostly to maintain soil on his face as bring out the hot chocolate. God bless ev-
quality. Now, with high worldwide grain he rushed away eryone for all their help and for helping us
December 21, 2011 prices, farmers are earning strong prices for to buy grocer- to “keep the faith”. Have a wonderful and
Orchards chill out wheat. ies was the best safe New Year! And remember, a random
Cool weather is keeping orchards on track Frost takes a bite out of peppers act of kindness may be the start of a huge
for a good 2012 season. Many tree fruit crops Below-freezing temperatures during the change in someone’s life!
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Americans’ appetite for locally grown productivity during the past three decades,
produce, according to a US Department of while using less land and less manpower.
Agriculture report on winter farmers Labor usage decreased by about one-third, Closed January 1-31
markets. California has seen a 12 percent
increase in winter farmers markets over the
and acreage designated to farming in the US
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To Reopen February 1
past year, today totaling more than 150. New 1980s.
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