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A king snake attemps to swallow a four-foot rattlesnake in rural Winters

Photo by Joni Davids



Frozen yogurt shop opens
on downtown Main Street

Express editor
When Tom and Phyllis Ramos brought their grandchildren, Cyrus Laughter and Audrey and Thomas Ramos, into The Scoop last Thursday, Nov. 6, not only did they get the very first frozen yogurt to be sold, they had the whole place to themselves.
Perched atop stools and digging in to their chilly treats, they were enjoying themselves far too much to talk with pesky reporters. Cyrus, however, did declare his frozen yogurt to be “yummy” and Thomas said it was “soft, cold and delicious.” Audrey was entirely too busy to offer commentary.
It didn’t take long before word got out that the new frozen yogurt shop was open and over the next couple days, the spot at 11 Main Street was jam packed with happy “fro-yo” lovers. Shop co-owner John Rodriguez says he couldn’t be more pleased.
“It has been overwhelming. I’m amazed. It’s been just great.”
Rodriguez and his wife Jean, both of Winters, along with Rick and Roxanne Kowalski of Walnut Creek, decided to give this new venture a try. Their idea for a frozen yogurt shop began six months ago, largely inspired by Rick and John’s own passion for fro-yo — both are regular customers at a shop in the Bay Area, near where they work as accountants. Both of them thought, “Why not Winters?”
Finding a spot for the new shop turned out to be a bit problematic, as the yogurt equipment needed more electrical power than most available commercial spots could offer, and the cost of putting in that power was prohibitive. The spot at 11 Main Street had that power already, and wasn’t being used by the Winters Chamber of Commerce/Winters Visitors Center. Following discussions with the property owner, the Chamber graciously moved to 312-A Railroad Avenue to clear the way for a new business on downtown Main Street.


Chris Kays runs for a big gain during the Warriors 56-0 shutout over the visiting Colusa Red Hawks on
Friday, Nov. 7.


Photos by Ken Stewart


Warriors win first league title in 20 years

Lowrie and Vice
total huge yardage,
Stewart and Kays lead the defensive shutout

Express sports

For the first time in 20 years the Winters High School Warriors have won their football league championship after shutting out Colusa 56-0 in their final regular season game. Winters finished the Sacramento Valley League with a perfect 5-0 record, a 9-1 overall record and are going into the playoffs with an eight game win streak.
Looking to repeat as section champions, the Warriors will start the playoffs hosting Hamilton City. If they win they will host the winner of Esparto vs. Trinity the following week. Winters is seeded number one in the Northern Section Division IV.
Last year, the Warriors were dropped down to Division III due to enrollment and this year the section has been realigned to match up with the rest of the state, so now they are in Division IV. If the Warriors win the first two rounds of playoffs they will also host the section championship game, which hasn’t been hosted in Winters since 1978.
On Friday night, Nov. 7, Winters proved they are not overlooking anybody as they pounded the Colusa Red Hawks to capture the SVL title. Winters scored early and often, putting 7 points on the board in the first quarter, 21 in the second, 21 more in the third and seven in the fourth.
“This was the best game we have played all season as a whole,” said coach Daniel Ward. “It may have been the best game we have ever played since I have been coaching. Our defense was incredible, flying all over the place and our offense was very effective. Colusa is a good team despite the score. It was a very physical game and we responded very well.” . . .









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