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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 7A Greenacre Dr Streetlight shut o# proposed BlackOak Dr N Indian Valley Indian Valley Medial Clinic A book co-written by Sheila Sharp, survivor of the 1981 Keddie murders, is now available for purchase, from Free Spirit Press. Sharp recounts the grisly murder scene she stumbled upon at age 14, and tells how she was able to overcome that experience, sexual abuse and hardship to achieve a life of purpose and spiritual growth. Photo submitted KEDDIE, from page 1A counselor who heard it, was not satisfactorily investigat- ed. The main focus of the book Sharp asks many of the is the concept that, likesame questions, and comes Sharp, anyone can get be-up with the same lack of an- yond such devastating trau- swers. ma and live a productive life Sharp reveals a life of in- if they do the necessary stability, sexual abuse and work. pregnancy at age 13. Filmmaker Josh Hancock She talks about her made two documentary films teenage and early adult about the murders, "Cabinyears when she felt like a 28: The Keddie Murders Part victim and was very angry I" in 2005, and "Part II," re- at the world. leased in October 2010. Han- She goes on to tell how she cock also wrote a coffee table overcame the many ditZlcul- style book of the same title ties she faced and learned published in 2008. how to survive and even Before the second film was flourish. released, the filmmaker, who Sharp traces her prosre had access to sheriff's de- from learning about the "se- partment files, found a sin- cret purposes of life," to five gle page containing informa- things you must accept tion regarding a confession about yourself, the five to the murders of Sue andthings you must know and Johnny Sharp by Marty the five things you must Smartt, a Vietnam vet andovercome. oneofthe Sharps' neighbors. She offers insights on Hancock asks many ques- overcoming adversity and tions in his documentary, in- fear, and achieving personal cluding why law enforce- andspiritualgrowth. ment authorities have notSharp's book is available produced an answer for this through freespirit- atrocious, troubling crime, More informa- He wants to know why tion and video clips may be Smartt's confession, report- obtained by going to ked ed to authorities by LIGHTS, from page 1A burned out. Greenville resident Mark Delizio, a former director, attended that March meet- ing and told them of sever- al lights out in Greenville. On his way to the meet- ing, he carried the street- light shut-off map that was published in the March 3, 2010, issue of the newspa- per, and he drove by many of them. He did not object to any on the list, and he told di- rectors of similar problems faced by directors almost two decades ago. Yet six months later, when directors agreed to revisit the issue in case there were any public con- terns or safety issues, the llshts were still on. "PG4dB ~Id they would turn the lights off" in two days or two weeks," report- ed former pneral manager Leanna Moore. She said she was given that infor- mation at the beginning of September 2010, though a PG&E spokeswbman said the lights would remain on until they figured out how to address the concerns of an undisclcmed number of residents. Yet not one resident at- tended the publicized pub- lic meetinlls, or responded Streetlight shut off proposed i . O/d Cemete , Several streetlights are out in Taylorsville, Greenville and Canyon Dam. They were considered nonessential two years ago, at an estimated savings of $2,400 per year. Graphics by Kevin Mallory lights, yet they will revisit with a phone call or writ- to a delay in bulb replace- that decision at their next ten comment, the appropri- ments, but directors were regular meeting Wednes- ate forums for such re- assured those too should be day, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., at quests, fixed soon. their office in the Indian There were also about 10 Directors stood firm in Valley Professional Build- or more ztreetlights that 2010 on their decision to ing on Highway 89 in have been inoperable due switch off the 19 street- Greenville. If you're involved with a group or organization in our community, we'd like to help you share your story and get the word out. We know big organizations have professional public relations staff to prepare their press releases, but you don't need them to be included in the Indian Valley Record. If you can take a photo or two (images help attract our readers to your story) and provide us with some basic information, we will make sure our readers find out about your group and your event/ Just give us a call../ PO Box 469, Greenville 258-3115