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One county treasure departed last year

If anyone knows anything at all about the Sam Strange case; Kathy Strange Morales would like for you to call Mr. Royal at the Sheriffs Office. Happy New Year, Kathy.



On Oct. 14, 2001, a new star shot into the sky. To me it was the brightest. I must tell you; you must put on blinders when looking at this new star.




Awhile back there was a man who went out of his way to give in ways that went beyond what most people would consider to be enough.

He was a ordinary man by most standards; yet when one saw him in action, he always made you feel you were seeing a super great man – doing instead of preaching.

This man’s actions were his holy book. He judged your word and actions, instead of what other people said about you. He was a contractor who always gave 110 percent all the time in his work and demanded you did the same.

Never once did he ever cheat anyone ever out of a nickel or penny. He always was there night or day. If you had a leak, no matter how trivial your need, he never asked why, but how can I fix it.

Most of all he could see into your heart and soul, and when he liked you, you had a true friend without conditions.

If you needed a washer for a sink, if he did not have one, he would drive 50 miles to get one, spend $20 on gas, charge you 15 cents for the washer, exactly what it cost him. This man never cheated anyone out of a minute for time. His word was his contract, which was in your favor; his word was never broken.

The hardware stores were like his second “wife,” when he needed a part, he would tell them where the part was. Otis was short, but he sure stood tall.

Grass Valley has lost a treasure. His name was Otis Snow. His wife Ethel misses him very much.

Sleep well my friend. May your star always shine bright.

God bless you always.

Chips Bezanson

Grass Valley


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