19 Apr 19
Red Bluff Daily News
The annual Tehama County Cattlemen’s 18-Hole Golf Scramble and barbecue lunch was held April 7 at Wilcox Oaks Golf Course, on a cloudy, cold, windy day but that didn’t stop the hearty golfers. I froze out and left before the final teams came in, so can’t tell you who won.
No one won the hole-in-one Kawasaki Mule.
Playing on the two Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale teams were John Owens, Bob Funk, John Growney, Casey Funk; Jennifer Owens, Diane Angelich, Josh Westmoreland and Toby Morgan.
Los Molinos Ace Hardware: Tim & Karen Kuhn, Chris and Michelle Chapin. Ag Land Investment Brokers: Anne Owens, Gary and Ginger Vance; Lockwood Seed & Grain: Brian Lohse, Kelly Douglas, Pete Knight, Frank Couto.
Tehama Angus Ranch had two teams: Mike McCluskey, Tim Cormay, Kyler Puckett, Bryce Borror; Eric Borror, Kevin Davies, Bill Galbraith, Bob
Crain Ranch was represented by Hal, Ben, Bill Crain and Joe Enyeart. Plumas Bank had Rob and Will Macdonald, Greg Lee, John Rayl. Pacific Supply had Matheson Hoyt, Greg Johnson, Brian Hillskemper, Taylor Johnson.
Missed the names on one of the Shasta Farm & Equipment teams, but Chad Amen, Bryan Owens, B J Macfarlane, Adam Owens were on the other. The Rolling Hills Casino team was Jeff Realander, Lance Heinle, Brian Kenney and Jeff Jantz.
Other teams didn’t have an official name, but consisted of A: Tony Turri, Craig Taylor, Eric Podervart, Anthony May. B: Joey Shrader, Wag Carpenter,
Bill Jennings, John Brown. C: Tom Byrne, Larry Brownfield, Brent Bryer, Andy Lanier. D: Lance Dodd, Frank Perino, John Bringelson, Micah Metz. E: Charlie and Katrina Eglian, David Latimer, Ken Morgan. F: Will, Kyle, Ethan Darnall and Kyle Smith. G: Roy Owens, Tyler Savercool, Judd Miller and Kurt Robinson.
TCCA co-chairmen Shelley Macdonald and Mike McCluskey extend many thanks to the many sponsors of golf teams, cash, items in gift bags, and raffle prizes. Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, Tehama Angus Ranch, Shasta Farm & Equipment, Plumas Bank, Red Bluff Round-Up, Rolling Hills Casino, Ag Land Investment Brokers, Shasta Livestock Auction Yard, Inc; Lockwood Seed & Grain, Crain Ranch, Los Molinos Ace Hardware, Pacific Supply- Chico, Rolling Hills Casino, Zoetis-Kurt Urricelqui. North Valley Ag Services, Robert Jones Insurance, Jean Barton, Heritage Insurance Agency, Jim and Bev Ross, Alsco, Inc; Mid-Valley Veterinary Hospital, Golden State Farm Credit, Z-M Fence, LLC; Peterson Cat, Prouty Livestock Transportation, Masami Cattle Ranch, Les Schwab Corning, Banner Bank, Point S Tire, Sun Fed Ranch- Woodland, J P Ranch Rodeo, McCarthy &
Rubright. California Beef Council, Lake Almanor West Golf Course, Tehama County Farm Bureau, A & R Custom Butchering for the all beef hot dogs, Anderson Tucker Oaks Golf Course, Lake Almanor Country Club, Prime Lending, Don Kowall and Wilcox Oaks Golf Club, The Loft, All American Emergency Services, Camper’s Corral, Rob and Shelley Macdonald, Wilber Ellis, Bucke’s Feed & Grain, Red Bluff Yamaha, Bar Ale Feed, Human Bean, Bob and Beth Chaney.
The 1984 Tehama County Memories included “A Clock Tower Once Said Red Bluff” by Lou Walther, continued, part 3.
“And Floyd and Mary Lou Adams fondly remember the years they operated Floyd’s Fountain — 1937 until their lease ran out in 1950.
“‘People came from all over the county,’ Adams said.
“Robert Minch told of it in his column, I Say, in the Corning Observer.
“‘On the west side of the building on Walnut, on the alley, there once stood the pride of the 1940’s: Floyd’s Fountain. It was the place for the high school crowd to hang out. The magazine rack was the largest in town, the soda fountain was jumping and the juke box loaded with Glenn Miller,
Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.’
“‘We had a dance floor on the mezzanine where D. R. Mann later had his office,’ Mrs. Adams pointed out. ‘We didn’t charge anyone. We just let
them use the floor.’
“It wasn’t only the high schoolers that gathered there, she said. Folks from Corning, Paskenta, Los Molinos, Tehama, Gerber in Red Bluff for shopping would meet there for a cold drink, lunch, conversation.
“Lunches and all manner of sodas, ice cream and sundaes were served at the counter all along the west wall, the 10 booths and tables. Big sellers to the high school crowd, Adams recalls, were milk shakes at 15 cents.
“Floyd’s Fountain was there in the early Zuckweiler years.
“Elmer Zuckweiler was there from 1936 until D. R. Mann bought building and business, and changed the name to D. R. Mann’s in February, 1980. During the 43 Zuckweiler years, the building was owned successively by Lawrence Gibbs, Al Gaumer and Ross Crain.
“In 1978 it was accorded a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
“Zuckweiler started with 50 feet of store front on Main Street, but later took over the entire ground floor and storage basement. The upstairs had
been vacant since Dr. Fred Godbolt closed his dental office in the corner room under the clock in 1931.
“It is the building-wide Zuckweilers, the name in big letters over the Main Street marquee, that is freshest in most people’s memory. It was a place
where you could buy all kinds of clothing — work clothing and dress clothing, infants wear, yardage and patterns, boots and shoes. It was Red Bluff’s last big pre-shopping center era store.
“There were high hopes for grander days to come when D. R. Mann moved in. He engaged the restoration firm San Francisco Renaissance to return the building to its original elegance, announced plans for offices upstairs, and opened a bright and modern store that included smart apparel and gift items.
“But it didn’t last. D. R. Mann’s closed, and M’Lady’s Boutique, owned by Ruth Smith of Redding, moved in from Cowtown Plaza. Other space in the
building was taken over by Barbara’s Fashion World, owned by Barbara Cutts of Red Bluff, and the Uptown Deli, which gave way to Talk of the Town
restaurant, owned by Mike and Catrina Valhakias when fire ended it all.”
Jean Barton has been writing her column in the Daily News since the early 1990s. She can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.