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by Captain Robert L. Rudd – 

Ukiah, Calif., now has a new thrift store. Run under the auspices of the Del Oro Division’s Service Exten-sion department, it is large and well stocked. Ken Cavallero, service extension representative, began making plans for this store two years ago, along with Doris Morgan, service extension director, and much prayer and searching went into finding the perfect location.

“We must fulfill our mission,” says Lt. Col. Charles Strickland, divisional commander. “I believe The Salvation Army can be truly effective in this town. There is great need, so as God prepares the people and the places, we should be able to open a corps here as well.”


It was a bad time in Las Vegas, Nev. Family Service ran out of food for the emergency food box program. According to a recent survey, over 72 percent of the families usually served would end up homeless without our help. After praying for a way to provide at least 200,000 food items to last until the next scheduled food drive, the media were contacted. All five TV stations and two major daily newspapers quickly did stories about the crisis. By mid-August a record 205,000 food items had been contributed by 125 businesses and other groups. So many rushed to help, and it wasn’t even Christmas!


The regional camp meeting for the Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona corps was held at the Las Vegas Corps in September. Special guest speakers were Brigadiers Robert and Olive Yardley (R) from Sacramento. The theme was “Finding Victory in Today’s World.”


The Concord, Calif., Temple Band (B/M Jim Black) has been invited to participate in the 1998 Aloha parade in Honolulu. The 30 members, accompanied by Corps Officers Majors Bill and Judy Nottle–will spend five days there, presenting three concerts and dividing into three small bands to participate in worship at other islands.


Corps Officers Captains David and Diane Ebel report that, thanks to “InReach,” a local internet provider, the Turlock Corps is now on the World Wide Web. With just a few clicks on an Internet browser, people can find out all about the corps and its many programs for the entire family. There is a special area featuring pictures and statistics for “Turlock Together,” which binds all willing non-profits, schools and businesses to serve together meeting local needs at Christmas and beyond. Check it out at


Dolores Barrett, director of Social Services for Orange County and a lifelong Fullerton resident, has been honored by her selection to serve in the 1998-99 class of Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellows. A total of five people were selected from an international field of applicants in the social sector for inclusion in this highly prestigious class. Through the year of the fellowship, they are provided with resources, opportunities and guidance designed to encourage their vision of community involvement, enhance their leadership effectiveness and support their quest for excellence in organizational performance.


During the Red Ribbon Celebration of Fresno County, David Rosales, in-charge of the Kings River Corps, will be honored for his work in alcohol and other drug prevention in the community. Red ribbons are worn every year during the celebration, October 23-31, to show commitment to the belief that no use of illegal drugs shall prevail in their community.


In the Sierra Del Mar’s recent League of Mercy newsletter, reports of baby showers at a pregnancy care center show just a bit of the deep, heartfelt compassion shown by Lt. Alina Henderson. Her recent promotion to Glory from a heart attack is a tremendous loss, not only to her family and friends, but to the Army’s ministry.


That’s the theme for the new S.A. Sleep Shop opened by the San Diego ARC. Located across the street from the main store downtown, the shop features brand new mattress sets made exclusively for The Salvation Army. “By offering customers competitive prices and quality, with manufacturers’ guarantee,” said Major Doug Williams, ARC administrator, “the tradition of bargains galore at Army stores continues.” In addition to sleep sets, the shop also offers new hide-a-beds and sofa and loveseat combinations.


Victoria Nottle expresses appreciation for the cards and letters received during her illness. She is recovering well and is now on a cruise with her son Tom Nottle.




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