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The unofficial Terry Sheets Fan Club (from left) photographer Olivia Barbosa, Chamber Executive Director Sheri Neal and Chamber Vice President Kathy Cowan swoon over their main man, Terry Sheets, who will perform with his band at the Earthquake Street Festival on Friday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. The Time Bandits will follow at 8 p.m. The festival runs from 5-11 p.m. on downtown Main Street and East Main Street, with free entertainment, food and vendor booths. Barbosa wil be taking a “town selfie” at 7:45 p.m. The annual festival is sponsored by the Winters Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the Chamber, 795-2329.

Photo by Debra DeAngelo

Chromium 6 is
now a problem

Express editor
Last week, Winters residents received notices in their mailboxes from the City of Winters, notifying them that the drinking water has higher levels of Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6) that the State of California allows. Ironically, nothing has changed. The water has the same amount of Chromium 6 as it always has — it’s the states standards that have changed. But only in California. Elsewhere in the U.S., residents with the same levels of Chromium 6 as Winters are not getting notices about it in their mailboxes.
According to the city’s notice, on July 1, a new California Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Chromium 6 went into effect, allowing only 10 parts per billion (ppb) of the substance in the water. Chromium occurs naturally in rocks, plants, soil, volcanic dust, humans and animals, stated the notice, and is an odorless, tasteless metallic element. . . .


Jacob Lowrie, center left, and Ricky Riise, center right, smile from the field of the Lions Club All Star Football game played July 18 in Oroville.

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Layne takes over as head coach of JV football team

Express sports

Mark Layne is the new Winters High School JV football head coach and is
very excited about
the future of the Warriors.
Layne has been an assistant coach for a few years now and has a good idea of what is needed for the program.
“I am very excited about the season,” Layne said.
“We have some big guys up front and we have some athletes as well. We will be successful. I don’t know how many wins that means or when they will come.
“We do have a pretty tough preseason but I am very confident that
we will be competing for a league championship.”
Layne had a chance to see just how his team is progressing on Saturday, August 22, when the Warriors traveled to Amador for a controlled scrimmage.
“We looked pretty good,” said Layne.
“We were the more aggressive team. The score was even but I think we out played them on the field. The best thing I saw was our aggressiveness on defense.
“We had four or
five guys on the tackle almost every play.”
Winters will get their first game action on Friday, Sept. 4, at Colfax.





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