For Smiths, birthday no celebration
Redding CA Record Searchlight 6Jan99
By Candace L. Brown: Record Searchlight assistant city editor
This article gives an update on 17 year-old Central Valley High School
student Tera Smith, a member of the LDS Church, missing nearly 5 months
now. "Hard Copy" and "America's Most Wanted" have aired Tera's story
and detectives believe that the right tip to finding Tera could come in
at any time. The Anonymous Tip phone number is 243-2319 and Sheriff's
Department of Missing Persons hot line number is 245-6142.
A poem that Terry Smith, and LDS Bishop, wrote about his daughter's
disappearance was set to music and recorded. Copies may be purchased
at the family owned Oasis Fun Center on Cascade Boulevard in north
Redding. The proceeds fund a scholarship in Tera's name.
The article also relates how the Smith family has emotionally dealt with
celebrating the holiday season and Tera's birthday and includes a poem that
Tera penned shortly before her disappearance.