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spent with them (and the eve- nings I got to feed Cav car- rots). Even in retirement Cav was (and at 25 years old, still is) a much loved member of the Walters family. Bob and Barbara would talk to him just like they would you and me, and you know when he nod- ded…he

understood every

word. The incredible Walters are both gone now but I suspect they spend their time in heaven holding hands and laughing, as they send champion foals to the most unlikely places. The fair’s renamed the Ca- vonnier Stakes for newer hors- es and folks now, but to me, ev- ery year we hold onto Sonoma County Fair Racing is a salute to Cav and the indomitable spirit of his owners. I knew the day of the Derby no matter what the stewards

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said, Mr. and Mrs. W and Ca- vonnier had won. They gave all of us one of the most magi- cal years we would ever have, where for one brief


moment everyone in Sonoma County shared their dream and was a true horse racing fan. From school kids to 90-year olds we came together to cheer that magnificent, unheralded county fair long shot and it’s amazing, unconventional own- ers.

They proved to the world that sometimes starting with a few pennies in your pocket from trading hunter jumpers and a really big dream is all you need. Who knows? Maybe at this year’s fair (with some softly whispered advice from Mr. W and a rollicking good pep talk from Mrs. W), a new champion will start another magical year.

Sonoma County Library Launches Hublets

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ Sonoma County Library announces the first launch in North America of Hublets – a


lending unit of tablets available for use with the library’s WIFI (within the library branches) to patrons on a self-service basis with a checkout and check-in process that is fully integrated into the library’s ILS system. Hublet has made loaning tab- lets easy; library patrons self- service check out a tablet with their library card and PIN code. The attractive design makes the library’s digital material visible and easy to use. No longer teth- ered to a desktop PC, library patrons are free to use the tab- lets in any location within the WIFI area. To keep up to date on all the

changes happening at the So- noma County Library visit so- For more in- formation, contact Information Technology Manager Vicki Terbovich at (707) 545-0831 or vterbovich@sonomalibrary. org. Keep in touch with library events, services and updates at


on Facebook at www.facebook. com/sonomalibrary.

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The Moses/Zotter/Yerman/Petrilli/ Barthlow families enjoying a photo shoot in Washington, Mississippi before serious Euchre tournament ( Euchre /jukər/ or eucre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, 28, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards.) Washington is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Mississippi, United States. The community is close to Natchez. Located along the lower Mississippi River, it was the second and longest-serving capital of the Mississippi Territory. ~ photo sent to us by Jennifer Moses of Sonoma County, CA.

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