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Feather River Bulletin 6A Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 0 Clockwise from back left: Davina Wilson, Megan Dalton, Levor Ross, ASB President, Belen Munoz, Dena Wilson, and Demonshay Scipio (kneeling). Photo submitted Businesses support coat drive for FRC More than 50 Feather River pared. The warm coats and College students were the recipients of warm winter gear thanks to an outstanding community service provided by caring Quincy merchants and the Quincy Community United Methodist Church. The coat drive was the brainchild of Julie Hatzel, owner of the Alley Cat Caf6. Many community members, including the congregation of the Methodist Church, Paul Mundorff from the Bike Shop and Ayoob's By Two Sisters aided her in her efforts. According to FRC Associated Students advisor Josh Taylor, "This outstand- ing community effort is appreciated by the students and staff of FRC. Many of our students come from places, like southern California or the south, where winter isn't nearly as cold as it is here. "We tell them over and over that they will need good win- ter gear to be comfortable in Plumas County, but until the first real winter weather gets here, many of them just don't get it. They've never experi- enced anything like winter in Quincy and they aren't pre- other winter items donated by the community are really needed by those students. I thank everyone who was involved in the coat drive." Julie Hatzel was the princi- pal organizer of this year's coat drive, and contributed to every aspect of the effort including providing hats and gloves. The congregation of the Quincy Community United Methodist Church raised enough money to purchase 50 brand-new high quality win- ter coats, and Ayoob's got the coats at a greatly reduced price. Paul Mundorff donated sweatshirts and fleece vests from the Bike Shop for the drive. According to Cynthia Stateman from the Methodist Church, "We hope to make this an annual community event; we're sure the need will continue from year to year." The coats and other winter gear were all distributed to grateful students by the ASFRC, just in time help themthrough the recent bone- chilling freeze. Forum offers FRC ideas for a better tomorrow Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com with a lot of ideas. Participants were initially asked to fill out question- naires, which were a starting point for discussion. Baldwin explained the college would collate information from the various community forums (scheduled for other areas of the county) along with responses to the same ques- tions from college staff and students. He acknowledged the col- lege's positive history, but said it's necessary to do some "very conscious visioning" of the campus's future. Further, Baldwin said the college has matured in the last four to five years. All this, of course, is against the back- drop of the dismal state budg- et, which" will force the col- lege to make choices, discon- tinuing some classes and certificate programs. Agairst this background of necessary limits, attending community members chose to dream big. They also had plenty of praise and a few questions for FRC's adminis- trators. Noted strengths included the college's sports, recre- ation, outdoors and equine programs, as well as its quali- ty teachers. e Read This:. Reducing Your Utility Bills e Homes We Build. RIC! . .IT'S THAT SIMPLE advantage of low interest rates, home buyer tax credit and home loans for energy efficient homes. AVERAGE WAGES (PER HOUSEHOLD) AVERAGE :GAS PRICES (PER GALLON) PROPANE GAS PRICES (PER GALLON) ELECTRIClW COSTS (PER MONTH ONAVERAGE HOME) Feather River College held a community forum Dec: 15 in Quincy. President Ron Taylor, Marketing Outreach Director Bruce Baldwin and coach Josh Taylor represented the school. While there were only a handful of community members present, they came On the other hand, the heavy emphasis on athletics was seen as a mixed bag, with diversity as a plus and the potential drain on academic programs as a minus. Baldwin said 59 percent of full-time students participate in some athletic program. The college actively recruits athletes and other students (including equine studies and outdoors programs students) outside the state because it needs to do so to survive he said. This is unusual for commu- nity colleges, most of which are barred from out-of-state recruiting. FRC's isolated location has resulted in a state waiver that allows it to -* Manual & Aquatic Therapy Orthopedic & Sports Injuries Post-surgical Rehabilitation Sciatica Program PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 pursue students nationwide. Another reason for out-of- state recruiting, especially in times of economic hardship, is the state has an enrollment cap limiting the amount of in- state student money the col- lege can keep. For out-of-state students, however, there is no such limit. Ironically, though, in tough economic times more local students enroll in community colleges, either trying to upgrade skills or attempting to re-tool for a new career after a job loss .......... To that end, District Attorney Jeff Cunan suggest- ed there was a strong local need for administration of justice and other government training courses, since Quincy is the county seat. Also, with so many teachers, teacher-training classes would be helpful he said. Chris Crawford of Epilog Books took Cunan's idea and ran with it, suggesting that, along with ethics and sexual harassment classes, manage- ment-training courses would be helpful. Cunan said with the budget crisis, the prisons would soon be set to "dump" 40,000 pris- oners out onto the streets. "The only way the public will accept this is if there are pro- grams to soften the blow See Forum, page 7A Plumas District Hospital Volunteers Acknowledge and Thank Contributors to our Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Scholarship Fund All the Best Video American Valley Hardware Ayoobs by Two Sisters Bank of America Carey Candy Company Champions Pizza DeMartile Automotive Dunn's Coffee & Fine Teas Epilog Books Feather Publishing Company Friden Optometry Gray's Flower Garden Great Northern Hair Company Hair It Is Lin Bixby Les Schwab Little People & Toy Store Marilyn Britton Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant Moon's Restaurant Mornin9 Thunder My Sister's Closet Native Touch Pangaea Cafd & Pub Pizza Factory Plumas Arts Plumas Bank Plumas Caf Plumas District Hospital Quincy Dru 9 Store Quincy Natural Foods Safeway Food & Dru9 Sally Nichol Say Mot Foods Sweet Lorraine's