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IOA Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Thrall chosen as chair Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plurnasnews.com The Plumas County Board of Supervisors once again selected Supervisor Sherrie Thrall as chairperson at a Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting while Lori Simpson became vice chair in her second year on the board. Before the nominations were made, Thrall told the other supervisors, "I want to thank my fellow board members for a really great year. I am very proud of the Board of Supervisors Chair- woman Sherrie Thrall will maintain her post at the head of the table for another year. Photo by Joshua Sebold It; that time of year when all SAVE 35%.45 % OFF ON IN-STOCK CARPET ROLLS FREE 6 LB. PAD included when Robbins work we've done. "I feel we've conducted ourselves in a professional manner. We've accomplished quite a few of the goals I'd set for myself as chair. I thank you very much for your help and cooperation" Supervisor Robert Meacher responded by thanking her "for bringing professionalism back to the chair." At that point Thrall opened the floor for nominations, with Supervisor Terry Swofford nominating her for chair almost instantly. Simpson said she would second the motion, "on condi- tion it's OK with Sherrie and OK with Bob Meacher who was next in line to be the chair." Meacher seemed to be genuinely at a loss for words for a few seconds before responding, "I don't have a horse in the race. I mean I'm not going to argue that. You must have a reason for wanting to do that." Simpson told him, "We're going to have another tough year, and I think Sherrie's done a good job in helping us get through the tough times. Any of us could do it, but it might be tougher. But, any- way, I would like to continue to have continuity into next year." Thrall thanked her fellow supervisors for selecting her again, paused a moment, and continued, "I don't want to cry because you can't do that when you're chair, but what a vote of confidence, thank you so much, all of you for that." Simpson responded by saying, "It was scary for me to be up here and you made it really easy. I felt good, you gave us time to talk and eased our fears." Thrall continued, "Well, based on that, and we'll go to the nomination for vice chair, and I'd like the privi- lege of nominating Lori for vice chair." Swofford seconded the motion, and the board began the year 2010. We're not the worst! Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plumasnews.com Many Californians seem to be under the impression their state has significantly worse problems than the rest of the country, but some sources in- dicate the state is not alone in its budget problems. California's fiscal woes probably receive an inordi- nate amount of attention and news because of the sheer size of the state's economy. The budget gap is often reported as a single, rather large number instead of a per- centage of the total budget, which may lead people to be- lieve California is in far worse shape than all the other states. The Golden State is facing a $20.7 billion deficit in the next 18 months, as projected by the Legislative Analyst's Office. That's the large number that most people hear about. Despite the staggering nature of that sum, the Sacra- mento Bee recently reported, "Many other states are in worse condition." The paper cited a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures that indicated states such as Oklahoma and Arizona have deficits that are more than twice as large as California's, compared to the overall size of their budgets. A press release by the NCSL said most states' economies were expected to lag behind the national recovery. "Leading economists be- lieve that the U.S. economy began rebounding sometime in the third quarter of 2009." The report added that most states' finances "are not expected to recover for at least two years." Center has retirement Far Northern Regional Center has announced the retirement Dec. 30, of Valerie Jones, associate director of the Community Services Division. Jones has worked for FNRC and people with devel- opmental disabilities for the past 30 years. Since the late 1970s she, with the help of the community services division, has been responsible for recruiting and developing most of the services provided to persons with developmen- tal disabilities, quality, life- enhancing services such as telemedicine, dental clinics, individual housing, recre- ational opportunities, resi- dential housing, independent living, supported living, day programs and many more services throughout the nine northern California counties that FNRC serves. 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