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Reuniting with the portrait of their elder, Warren Porter Tufts, are his grandchildren, from left, (back) siblings Stan Tufts, Vicki Jacobs and Sandy Vickrey, and great-grandchildren (front) Tyler Tufts, Jenni Jacobs, Devon Vickrey and Jack Vickrey.

Photo by Debra DeAngelo

Move turns up portrait


Express editor
In the midst of moving the Winters Chamber of Commerce from 11 Main Street to its new location at 312-A Railroad Avenue last month, Executive Director Sheri Neal and Chamber board member Kathy Cowan came upon an interesting discovery in the deep dark depths of the storage closet: A beautifully painted portrait of a very distinguished looking unknown man.
Neal and Cowan brought the portrait to the Winters Express office, hoping someone could identify the man, but no one knew who he was. An iPhone photo of the portrait and a Facebook post on the Winters Express wall solved the mystery almost on the spot.
Tyler Tufts just happened to be scrolling down the Express wall on his cell phone, and stopped when he saw the photo.
“I thought, ‘Hey, that’s my great-grandfather,’” says Tufts, who emailed the photo to his father, Stan. Sure enough, the man in the portrait was, in fact, Warren Porter Tufts, a distinguished pioneer of local agriculture and the patriarch of the Tufts family, of Tufts Packing Shed fame and the rancher who bought the property on The Horseshoe in 1922 that became Tufts Ranch. . . .


For the second straight season the Tri-County Gamblers summer league baseball team won the Joe DiMaggio World Series. This year the Gamblers traveled to Half Moon Bay on July 31, to capture the crown after posting a 5-1 record in the tournament. From left, back row, are coach Jeff Ingles,
T.J. Dove, Logan Wurm, Hayden Bailey, Morgan Nicholas, Trenton McDaniel, Ivan Martinez, Nathan Ahlers, Colton Minton, Clark Love Tyler Minton and coach Dan Murphy. Front row from left are Trevor Ray, Brenden Murphy, John Treat, Devon Pettingill, Brendon Nelson and Nick Mora.

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Water Warriors send
18 to championships

Express sports

You may have thought our Winters Water Warriors season was over! If you did, you forgot that 18 of our swimmers participated in the 2014 Meet of Champions that was held in Woodland on Aug. 2-3. For a “small” team category, our team placed 11th out of 32 teams. There were about 1,000 kids that participated in this fast-paced, two-day meet. A lot of our team made it to the top 16 for finals.
Coaches Megan Jurado, Kevin Lane and DJ Tice all attended both days with these kids, as well as a lot of parents and family and friends to cheer on all of the swimmers. I know the kids did the work, but the adults ended up with hoarse voices from yelling so loud! The participants were from every age range.
Their names and ages are as follows: 6 and under, Rachel Rominger represented for the girls and Zachary Rodriguez represented for the boys; 7 and 8, Madeline MacMahon, Mickayla Passantino, Ashley Rodriguez and Hannah Dunlap (No boys from Winters were in this age group); 9 and 10, Matthew Jurado, Montgomery MacMahon, Grayson Roberts and Diego Valencia (No girls from Winters); 11 and 12, Dominic Rodriguez and Ruben Valencia (No girls from Winters); 13 and 14, Casey Cox and Jules Jiminez represented the girls and Jacob Roberts and Angel Vital represented the boys;
and 15-18, it was all about the girls as Montana Frey and Justine Penzel
represented for Winters. . . .






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