Category: Holidays

Our Visit to Josie’s Kitchen

By Eileen Majors    I knew what we were in for when we visited the Lake Almanor home of Ryan and Josie Gibbs and their two boys, Carson and Reece; Their family business is Buffalo Chips Pizza in Westwood.        I knew we were in for a treat for I had experienced Josie’s holiday hospitality many times. Josie’s mom, Dee Ann Newton joined in the fun. And fun it was when Molly, Melissa and I showed up on a Sunday afternoon for the photo shoot. It was easy to capture Josie and Dee Ann relaxed and having...

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Art With Ashlee

We are proud to welcome local artist Ashlee Herrera to our group of columnists. Each edition “Art With Ashlee” will offer a chance to explore your own artistic abilities as you follow step by step instructions for each featured project. From crafts to painting and working in several mediums this new feature promises to be great fun for all. Fall and Winter come together in this first, fun and festive pallet character. Seasonal Pallet Character By Ashlee Herrera Step 1: Find a pallet. Step 2: Using a crowbar rip the boards off. You will need six boards to make...

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Holiday Ideas

By Christy Milan The beginning of the holiday season is fresh upon us. During this time we have a tendency to become overwhelmed and stressed out with all the flurry of activities welcoming in the holidays. All this stress can be avoided with a little planning ahead. To help with the daunting task, look over the list below and plan which activities you and your family would like to do. You may even come up with others that you can add to your calendar. Some activities you may want to do with family or some with friends or with...

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Thrive Through the Holidays!

By Pastor Todd DuBord, Mt. Lassen Community Church For the decade I worked as the Chaplain for Chuck Norris, I had a variety of duties.  I traveled with him to war zones in the Middle East and wounded warrior hospitals around the planet to encourage U.S. troops. I also assisted him in his research for his two syndicated columns: a culture warrior column and his C-Force health & fitness column. Every year around this time, a barrage of research material would come out about “How to Survive the Holidays.” Much of it was literary fill and fluff, but some...

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My Favorite Holiday Tradition

By Cheryl Holmes My favorite holiday tradition is our family’s individual Christmas ornaments.  It started when our mother and father carefully selected an ornament for our first Christmas.  Every year thereafter six new ornaments (one for each child) were selected for our tree.  Mom carefully dated each so we would recall when and where we were while looking back at the ornaments. My father was in the Air Force, active duty until he retired and settled down in Citrus Heights, California.  I have ornaments from Taiwan, England, South Carolina, Michigan and of course, California.  When I moved out of...

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