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Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 i 1 Area Classifieds m PUBLISHER CHANGES AT TIRE STORES ustomers, this will have no impact on ser- lPrice, but the Les Schwab Tire Stores in g. d Portola have changed hands, sort of. ib'l ae partners in the two operations, Bill Ron and Stephanie Horton, have struck a y one another out. The Hortons have sold est in the Portola store to Coates and, in . [k'Chased his interest in the Quincy store. s that Ron and Stephanie are now the rietors of Les Schwab in Quincy and Bill e Coates, who remain Quincy residents, ar Wners and operators of the Les Schwab Portola in Delleker. along and interesting saga for the tire at one time, automotive repair shop. Bill tire store in Quincy in the early 1970s Tire Center--a small independently- F:hain with stores in the Bay Area and Ron and Stephanie joined in the late came stockholders in 1984. pursued an opportunity in 1991 to be- tlchised with a fast-growing and very suc- chain called Les Schwab. It wasn t un- 8ill served a little more than 18 years as a County supervisor that they decided to open [cation in Delleker--not having any idea Lof in eastern Plumas County. But, with success, it becomes necessary for the for- mers to each focus on a single store. , STORE CHANGES NAME, PRODUCTS Ta and Ethel Henley are clearing out the re- JR Western Auto merchandise to make room bWhirlpool and Maytag appliances at their ][ ttsiness. The store, which was known as .P Auto-Main Street Appliance, is now L MainDocated Street Appliance. When Western their headquarters on the east coast, !Said there were lots of west coast stores that !Company because they couldn't get the time- they needed to compete efficiently. So now, to selling major appliances, Gordon also )r coverings. He is aff'fliated with Town Car- ico. Other plans for the newly developing eater" will be detailed in this column as they aSed. vURS AND GREAT FOOD inton, owner of the Waystation Cafe in , has gone to her wintertime schedule. In en't stopped by while traveling along t Y70 we shotfl-d tell you that her menu in- breakfasts with homemade cinnamon l.l [ches that include homemade soups and ,r.TIME TO BUY PIZZAS r tin Valley Pizza owner Ron Clendenen has play "Beat the Clock' once again. Here s L' Orks: on Saturdays, buy any one topping lZza between 6-8 p.m. and the price is exactly ime it is when ordered. At 6 p.m., you pay ge pizza. WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT OF PIZZA ble Pizza in Quincy has expanded its de- 1, reports owner Paul Alvarez. Pizza pa- ive on the fringe of Round Table's delivery r now meet the delivery vehicle at these ad- ew locations: east of Chandler Road; east side of the by Oakland Camp turnoff on Chandler y Lane and West Ranch Road; going east, at Chandler Road; LaPorte Road just past iew Drive and to the west on Bucks Lake ish Creek Aggregate. Of course, home ia still available within the greater Quincy areas. he'd love to expand home delivery even he is at the mercy of his insurance he said, "they'll only insure a certain radius from my restau- VISITORS BUREAU Back in the last century, I re- member having doubts about whether prospective visitors to Plumas County would be in- clined to do their travel plan- ning via a computer. The idea of fishermen, a backpacker or even a golfer wasting valuable outdoor time trying to surf the Internet didn't seem to fit. Our cus- tomers weren't the type, or so I thought. I figured they would prefer to talk to a live person and have visitor literature they could peruse in the car on the way up. Fortunately, no one agreed with me and we proceeded to launch our own website in 1998, as did all of the chambers of commerce and numerous Massa Photo by Cheri Mclntire Certified massage therapist Sharon Geney has opened her practice in Chester, working out of two locations. Appointments can be made at either Jay Family Chiro- practic or Valerie's Bath Shop. Most people in the Chester area will remember Sharon from Lassen Gift Company, where she worked for the better part of a decade. She is a recent graduate of the Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City. She has three children, Alexandra, 10, and 4-year-old twins Austin and Tyler. 1 Ope~ Frl. 12-5 Sat. 10-5 Sun. & Mon. 10-4 12 Hwy 89 Graeagle Which is right for you? on plannin-g --ilNeed to finance a Ifor retirement? i college education? A Traditional IRA or Roth An Education IRA can help you save IRA, each offcnng unique tax Ifor higher education expenses. iadvantagcs, can help you build i II -an hcl- "'o'" ~U~-se the IRA ' ~ ts y u unuu lyour retirement nest egg ! tthat's right for you .... t k Call or stop by my office for complete information. Steve King 546 Lawrence St. Placer Square, Quincy 800-995-0253. (530)2834061 ~ [~li,,id,m [,~r, sin,:,,,sr, tourism providers. The WorldPCVB and the chambers of Wide Web had been around commerce have been awarded since 1991, but it wasn't until a $5,000 grant to essentially 1995 that local Internet access "sharpen our websites" in or- arrived in Plumas County. der to keep up with the needs Accurate tracking of the Vis- of Internet consumers and itors Bureau's website began emerging technology. The in 1999. That year, there were funding will pay for a wei1- 3,488 hits, representing about qualified website consultant to 43 percent of the total inquiries critique the sites and recom- made to the PCVB. During mend design, content and 2000, the number of hits more techological changes and ira- than doubled to 7,862. Website provements. hits last year represented 70 But there's more we need to percent of total requests for in- do besides just revamp the formation! websites. We in the tourism in- We're not alone in this phe- dustry have to try to better un- nomenon - tourism service derstand those folks who are providers throughout the spending more and more time county are getting a greater online. Frequently-asked ques- share of their sales from the tions are one of the most im- Internet every year. The trend portant features of a website, in the tourism industry is as is email access. This is only "high-tech, high-touch," and a sampling of what we need to the need for an "Internet Strat- know, and that's only right egy" to keep up with the corn- now. petition is one of the most com- I only hope as time goes on mon topics at tourism industry our customers don't get so training sessions, hooked into surfing and virtu- Our biggest tourism market- al travel that they spend less lng partner, the U.S. Forest time actually enjoying a vaca- Service, has seen to it that we tion. Especially true in Plumas enter the new century without County, they first have to hit lagging too far behind. The "Disconnect." Business development services availablel Including, but not limited to ..... Confidential counseling sessions with Small Business Development Center Counselors Rnanclal Somclng Business Planning, etc. Demographic Informatkm PLUMAS (530) 283-3739 I m Kirk Lambert Chris Jones Lic. # 0496874 Uc. # 0A55766 Lambert & Lambert High Sierra Insurance Insurance Services, Portola ,Services, Cheste~ 888-251-5512 800-468-1233 530-832-5512 530-258-3477 For business insurance, call us. You're in good hands. ffyour banker can't find 0111" COmm it's time to Mbore and more these days, small usiness bankers are miles miles away in another part of C lifomia, or in another state. They don't know the problems facing businesses in Northeastern California. And how important is our community to them anyway7 When is the last time you sat down with your loan officer at your business to taLk over your plans and needs? local Plumas Bank bankers can make decisions right in our area. right now. And when a problem or Ol portunity comes up, how fast can you get a solution? So call your local plttmas Bank small business banker today and make an appointment to sit down apA discuss your ideas and needs. And be assured, we know where to find you. "Local people serving local needs"