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Amber Alert in Reno Nevada

RENO (CBS13) – An Amber Alert has been issued in Reno for a missing girl. Six-year-old Olivia Houston was last seen on Thursday wearing a light-colored tank top and dark multicolored shorts. She is missing out of Mineral County. Authorities are looking for a gold, 2000 Dodge Intrepid with the Nevada license plate number 117AWJ.…

via Amber Alert Issued In Reno For Missing Girl, 6 — CBS SacramentoCBS Sacramento

Twitter Erskine Fire 20 miles from my home

In the Mountainous terrain of the Mojave Desert.  There is a wildfire that is spreading like mad due to high winds in the canyons they are gusting as high as 40 miles minimum. over 300 fire fighters are battling the blaze from all directions and their evacuating in Kernville.

The drought conditions have everything so dry and Lake Isabella isn’t a lake anymore.It’s more of a puddle compared to a lake. While the Kern River is more of a glorified stream.

According to reports the fire hydrants keep going dry on the fire fighters.Over 80 structures burned. The wind isn’t forecast to let up until tomorrow evening.  so embers are blowing on everything else.

Pray For our brave fire fighters. California has some of the bravest and strongest firemen in the country.

Windy conditions, drought, drying, low humidity, a lake dried into a puddle.   They are up against hell itself.

up in my local mountains only 30 minutes from my home.

Fire Crews won’t sleep for days fighting this fire.  300+ men and women are fighting and more state crews expected tomorrow.   God help us.

we don’t get a fire storm caused by the perfect conditions for one to happen….

There are firemen up there that are not familiar with the area.  I am so worried about them because they could be lost so easily up there in those conditions.  PRAY for California Firefighters they are up against all odds. Tonight while we all sleep they will be battling all night long with no such thing as too tired or hungry or thirsty.

All the lives they already saved tonight with forced evacuations.

All those people homes are now lost.

Thanks to the brave fire fighters everybody is alive tonight..  But it is all uphill battle for fire crews until the high winds die.  They cant’t make the wind stop only stop the fire.

For the families who are now homeless your neighbors will pull together and be there for you. To get back what is already lost for those families, neighbors and business’s up there. We will have to start gathering supplies now to make sure those people have the basic supplies even though their homes are gone.

Listening to the scanner so many people are seperated 2 teenagers were found and a Father searching for his missing 12 year old son.  I hope he was forced to evacuate by fire fighters  while Dad wasn’t home so they are only separated from eachother.

This is so bad in my local mountains and the news media outlets can only report what they are told or info they can get from eyewitness’s.  This just plays into humans empathy and we become immune to how close human life comes to mortaility from a simple ember floating into the air above our heads. Unseen, Uninhibited, lurking.

Us neighboring rural small communities have alot to be thankful for tonight tomorrow could be our turn to lose everything if this wind shifts in the wrong direction it will be our turn to evacuate the fire miles from our homes.

The drought gives this fire unlimited supply of fuel to ravage the whole Southern Sierras even strike into Tehachapi. just a wind shift can kill dozen’s of firemen so quickly.   These men and women who are dedicated to their jobs are owed more than we can ever give them in gratitude.  They are nothing short of SAINTS.

 

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Free Hunting Classes for California Hunters

The following link is from California wildlife .gov they offer free hunting, game, fishing lessons online for free to first time liscensees.

As well as other educational programs for schools and publications as public service.  any outdoors person, their children and adventurers will like this site for info and tips and free hunting classes.

 

Learning programs and teaching aides for classrooms

 

 

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California Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program

A Quick Link to Californias Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program Check it out before it is over:

Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program 2015-2017

 

There are alot of requirements to meet in this program and if qualified up to 50-80% of your ticket and you will get your drivers liscense reinstated.

It is worth a try

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In Loving Memory of Cassius Clay

I  have been so sad with the passing of Boxing Greatest Hits.  Muhammed Ali.  He was quite a superstar and the most famous and outspoken sports figure of our era.  I was impressed at a young age.  7 yrs old when I  watched my first boxing match with Muhammed Ali.  I was a fan for life of Muhammed Ali and Boxing till the day I die I expect.

I had the opportunity to actually meet Muhammed Ali in person at one of his first interviews after his parkinsons had started eating away at him and his speaking.

It was in Memphis Tennessee at the Omni Hotel.  And Ali had more familiar faces as his entourage / Security crew.  These guys were serious about their boss’s every need and nothing short of patting us down if necessary.
I was 2nd to last in line for his autograph and his security crew – very respectful and professional watched our every move.

Mr Ali took my hand gingerly and shook it smiling. I was so nervous I stuttered. Mr Ali There is no such sport as boxing without you.  You made boxing entertaining and watchable. And you are the hardeest hitter in boxing to this very day nobody hits as hard as you. And God Bless you Cassius Clay you are still and will always be the Greatest boxer who ever lived to fight.  Nobody would ever dare step up to your plate and try to take your throne you are the the King.  Truly amazing that you could make a fan out of a seven year old girl who still has to cover her eyes when you throw a punch because I am afraid you will sever their head from their body with your fist. But I still watch and close my eyes or cover my ears  and I am an adult now. Thank you for so many thrills in the boxing ring I regret you are now retired from your sport.

 

He smiled a great big Ali smile that would just take your breath away seeing it in reality Television back in those days did nobody any justice.  Watching this man sign his name let me tell you anyone on steroids could never look as naturally cut as this man still was.  He was fighting his personal battle with the disease yet he looked spectacular – not frail or thinning he looked larger than life and ripped – ready for his next fight. When he stood up he thanked everybody for being his fans when we should have been thanking him for allowing us to bother him in his darkest days. He was very patient, polite, full of grace, well mannered with a security crew that were a fine operating machine ready to take out any crazed fans meaning harm to him. This man was wearing Basketball type shorts and a hawaiian style shirt coming in from the pool.

Ali was a for real a “Mighty Man of Stature” according to the words from the :The Most High God” with the Almighty.   You just knew it the moment you came in contact with him that there was something about this man that made him greater and more authentic than anybody in the room.

That was the greatest moment of my life to meet a superstar who finally announced his retirement yet still looked ready to hit harder than any boxer after him.

His lack of cowardice gave him his grace…..

 

My condolences to his family who were blessed so much to be in his presence everyday of their lives.  In the presence of The Most Highs “Mighty man of Stature”  God Bless you family of The Great Cassius Clay…..

 

1942-2016