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February 2019
Clay Kautzman

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone who might be unfamiliar to most. Clayton “Clay” Kautzman. Unless you need to be taken for a ride. No, not that type of ride…a TAP ride! Clay is one of our top TAP drivers, taking homebound seniors to various places four days a week. It was his wife, Virginia, another TAP driver, who got him to start driving for us. Not just a TAP driver who also helps out serving dinners at our Thanksgiving but also delivers meals for our Operation Senior Claus. He’d like to do more but, while retired, he still is quite busy as a handyman at all of his and Virginia’s rental properties. Originally from Mandan, North Dakota, he came out to California due to his stint in the Marines. After getting out he went to school to learn more about computers. Following graduation he went to work for Western Union, GTE, then as a contractor out at Norton. Married to Virginia they have two boys, six grandkids, and one great-grandkid. Thanks Clay for taking time out of your busy schedule to take care of others.


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As anyone knows, you gamble, you might win, you might lose. However Lady Luck was definitely in the Highland Senior Center and Chamber of Commerces corner as they turned out to be big winners. The two held their annual Highland Royale Casino Night & Taste of the Town Showcase fundraiser on June 17.

Held at the San Manuel Village, over 200 high rollers came to try to double or triple their bank roll. Some learned that when you gamble you walk away with experience. Other lucky gamblers were lucky enough to start with $50 chips and walk away with $100 chips. No matter what, everybody walked away with a good time, ensured by Pit Bosses Penny Lilburn and Nanette Peykani.

Our players, when they didnt have cards or dice in their hands, were able to feast on the various restaurants for the Taste of the Town contest. The Tartan Restaurant on the Peoples Choice Award, while Two Guys won the Judges Award.. Thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible: Edge Development, Robertsons, Burrtec Waste Industries, Patricia Fischer, Inland Empire 66ers, Southern California Edison, and Century 21 - Showcase (Jeff Stoffel) as well as other money, raffle, and food sponsors. Special thanks to Catrinea Houston and the Hampton Inn Suites for hosting the event. Most of all wed like to thank all those who came out to support the Casino Night and the Center and Chamber.