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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Bulletin, Record, Progressive /.. \\; ! Calendar of Events ........ July 1-, t, 2011,'in Taylorsville Jackpot roping Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 3, 10 a.m. Free spectator seating, Silver Buckle Rodeo GrOunds. Gem and Mineral Show Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Indian Valley Museum. Museum open The Indian Valley Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday July 2 - 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Monday, July 4, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cowboy dance The Billies, Sunday, July 3, from 8 p.m. - midnight; $15 at the door. Fireworks Sunday, July 3, Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills; parking 7 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Cowboy Breakfast Monday, July 4, 7 - 1 1 a.m,, Indian Valley Museum, $8. Fourth of July Parade 10 a.m. on Main Street. Entry and admission are free. Dummy roping Kids' dummy roping contests begin Monday, July 4, noon at the Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds. Entry is free with rodeo admission. Silver Buckle Rodeo Monday, July 4, 1 p.m. at the Taylorsville Rodeo Grounds. Reserved seats $13, general admission $7. For reserved- seating tickets, call Liz Miille at 284-6237. --- P1 V] I/I I/I I/I H ILVl l,-q D p" 1 qu I11 aT L4 ,q I/1 P1 f%I A H{ I/I M I,,'1 I/1 I,, i Pq BLAKE SHELTERS ARCHITECT Architecture, Planning Custom Residential/Commercial Green Design, LEED, Solar Active & Passive Interior Design Limited Liobilil Porlnership 320 Main Slreel Greerlle, CA 95947 530-596-3003 530-284-1444 Doti McDowell FEATHER RIVER PROPERTIES * Family Owned and Operated for over 35 years. • Serving Indian Valley & Surrounding Communities. • Specializing in Residential and Small Acreage Parcels. • Providing Knowledge with Honesty & Integrity. • We're here to serve you! (530) 284-6171 • (877) 790-3183 Fax: (860) 631-8960 1 117 Crescent St. (Hwy 89), Greenville, CA --" rl . www.Feathe rRive LTOW Doti McDowell leads the day as Grand Marshal Alicia Knodler Indian Valley Editor The Fourth of July Parade and Silver Buckle Rodeo Grand Marshal for 2011 is Doti McDowell, a Taylors- ville resident who has been active for many years in the community as a school teacher and a volunteer. She first came to Indian Valley in 1961 with her husband Edwin, who has since passed away, and their family. Their youngest son, fan, was 3 months old. Edwin was a logger work- ing for Coppers, out of Oroville, and the family has been here ever since, except for a two-year stint when he was working in Clear Lake. Doti taught school first in Quincy, where she was a long-term substitute for two years. She settled in to teaching at Greenville High School after the Clear Lake stay, first as a full-time physical education teacher. As enrollment declined after the logging boom, she taught a variety of subjects at the junior-high level until her retirement in 1987. She worked a few hours once in a while after that for a cou pie of years, then she and Edwin enjoyed traveling. When he became ill, she went back to substitute teaching until his health declined even more. She has also been active in the Tayiorsville Commu- nity United Methodist Church, most recently pro- viding an after-school program that started with the leadership of Lay Minister Tom Sartwell. Doti is also a popular leader of the Vacation Bible School each summer. When her grandchildren were young, the summer- time event grew so large that she and the other volunteers moved it to the cam pground. She is also one of the community leaders who made it possible to obtain and open the community pool in Taylorsville. The pool was new back in the 1960s, when it was a members-only pool. "But the kids grew up and moved away," she said with a sigh, and they ended up giving the pool to the county. It was Judy Preminger who motivated Doti and others to work toward reopening the pool, which became a five-year process and involved many people and organizations. "It's one example of a true community effort," she said. And just recently, she's seen three of "the kids" move back to the valley. "The community has gotten back together to revitalize town, and the Chamber of Commerce is working so hard for the valley," she added. She's also seen more young parents coming out and getting involved. She is proud of the number of Greenville High School graduates who have gone on to college and careers and have become very successful. But she's also sad when locals who do so much for the community fall on hard times. Doti is very active in the Taylorsville Sewing and Quilting Group; the women have been featured more than once in national news for their good works. Doti has also been a member of the Sierra Study Club, a group of 15 women who have been meeting regularly .since the early 1980s. The group reads books and studies issues to- gether, with meetings conducted in each others' homes. One charter member of that group is Lydia Sheehan, who will be cele- brating her 100th birthday this July. Doti has also participated in other groups, such as the parents club, Grange, Soroptimist and 4-H, some when the kids were young and others when she had more time after retire- ment. She is thankful for the directors and staff of the Indian Valley Recreation and Park District, who work to make sure that less fortunate families have opportunities to enjoy the pool and other activities, even if they don't have the money for fees. Doti also enjoys spending time with her family, in- cluding her children Bruce, of Nevada City, fan, of Taylorsville, and Kathleen, of Vacaville, and nine grandchildren -- so far. See You At GOLD DIGGER DAYS! Saturday, July 16 • Masonic Gold Digger Breakfast • Annual Petting Zoo • Parade • Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social • Kids Gold Rush • Watermelon Eating Contest • Men's Best Beard and Legs Contest • Street Fair * Food Court ... and more! Street Dance at 8 pm Featuring Live Music by SIDE FX Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce 530-284-6633 • i D. • Excellent Wine Selection • Bakery & Deli • Ice, Fresh Produce • Fresh Meat • BBQ & Picnic Favorites Open Man. through Sat., 7:30am-9pm Sunday 8am-9pm 530-284-73]3 Highway 89, Greenville In Beautiful Indian Va//ey See you at the Rodeo; We have what you need ... • Band-Aids • Camping Gear • Cold Beer • Fresh Meat • Deli • Fresh Vegies TOIYl;G'S i'.! V ":  /'_. =mer of the vII Mill*