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December 01, 2016

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Anytime, anywhere. Subscribe to our e-edition. VISIT ADVOCATE-NEWS.COM KNOW IT. ALL. Holiday Gi Guide. Inside Gloriana Musical Theatre celebrates 40th birthday. Page A8 INSIDE THIS WEEK By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter A 58-year-old woman who went missing after becoming lost in the woods on a mushroom hunt with her family near Branscomb was found by searchers after three days in the elements. On the evening of Nov. 23 the Mendocino County Sheriff's Of- fice received a call about a miss- ing person in the area of 7.6 mile marker on Branscomb Road, be- tween Highway 1 and Branscomb. Deputies were advised that Mary Dow had gone mushroom picking that afternoon but did not return to the vehicle as scheduled in the late afternoon. Reportedly, Dow separated from the group around 3:30 p.m., wearing just jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and hiking boots. The Mendocino County Sher- iff's Search and Rescue Team searched the area on Thanksgiv- ing Day but were unable to locate her. On Nov. 25, mutual aid re- sources from Lake, Marin, Contra Costa, Napa and San Mateo Coun- ties responded, as well as search dogs from the California Rescue Dog Association. SEARCH AND RESCUE Mushroom hunter found safe aer 3 days in woods ADVOCATE PHOTO The First Presbyterian Church in Fort Bragg was filled with diners and volunteers on the aernoon of Thanksgiving for the free Com- munity Thanksgiving Dinner. Brimming plates of turkey with all the trimmings, plus pies and other delights to finish off the meal, were greeted with smiles all around. FRIENDS AND FAMILY A COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING By Frank Hartzell frankhartzell@gmail.com As a frightened high school girl in wartime Japan, Yukie Holland developed a talent for rescuing food. "When I would go to school, on the way back home I would be passing by the farm houses. I would ask, 'can I have a few po- tatoes'? Sometimes they would just give some food to me or let me clean the garden. Or maybe I helped them do some work. If they didn't have any food, I might just take some kindling wood home." The pickings were small and slim in a country suffering from hunger due to the war. When she got home she got a real reward; a big smile on her mother's face. "She would say, 'no matter where you go, Yukie, I am never going to have to worry. It doesn't matter what happens, you won't SEASON OF SHARING Born with a desire to help, and cook Calendar ......... A11 Classifieds ......B4 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B1 Weather .......... A6 INDEX By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter The City Council decided not to move forward with declaring Fort Bragg a sanctuary city, how- ever the drafting of a document stating some of the communi- ty's core beliefs is underway. The document will be brought for- ward at a later date in resolution or proclamation form and will assert various principles such as a belief in freedom of religion, a dedication to human rights and the assertion that local law en- forcement will not participate in any "sweeps" looking for ille- gal immigrants such as the one that took place in Fort Bragg in the 1980s when federal immigra- tion enforcement showed up in town and demanded assistance. Mayor Dave Turner said that the California Trust Act protects cit- ies from having to participate in such sweeps now, stating that entities do not have to use their monies and their police forces to assist in federal immigration en- forcement. An ad hoc committee, con- sisting of Turner and Vice Mayor Lindy Peters, was formed at the Council's October meet- ing to evaluate the possibilities of declaring Fort Bragg a sanc- tuary city. The committee rec- ommended that the city con- tinue to stay "under the radar" of the federal government by not passing a resolution specifically CITY Council asserts quiet sanctuary for immigrants No official declaration made in hopes of staying "under the radar" COMMUNITY » PAGE A5 Annual Toy Run set for Dec. 3 HOLIDAYS » PAGE A7 Festival of Lights open weekends SPORTS » PAGE B1 Wolves to play championship game THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Find us on Facebook CONTRIBUTED Fort Bragg Middle School cel- ebrated our Students Of The Quarter on Nov. 17 in Cotton Au- ditorium. FBMS teachers rec- ognized students for their citi- zenship, effort and scholarship, as the three grade levels took to the stage to be honored by the staff and the student body. Each student received a certificate not- ing their achievement from their teachers during the school-wide assembly. Students of the 1st Quarter pic- tured on the front steps of Fort Bragg Middle School in no partic- ular order: 8th grade: Gaby Caa- mal, Lilah Hurst, Angel Carillo, Noemi Hernandez, Gabe Pena, Mireya Garcia Serrano, Eliza- beth Flores, Nadine Diaz, Sofia Velazquez, Allison Renteria. 7th grade: Mackenzie Py- orre, Francisco Guzman, Jacie Clavelle, Alexa Sanchez, Alec Villalpando, Joel Vidal, Anaya Brown, Eddy A lcala, Nancy Alfaro, Johnathan Viramontes, Samantha Sipila. SCHOOLS Students recognized at middle school FOUND » PAGE 14 FOOD » PAGE 10 STUDENTS » PAGE 14 SANCTUARY » PAGE 14 » advocate-news.com Thursday, December 1, 2016 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS Volume 128, issue 26 8 52659 03864 0

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