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8A Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 Feather River Bulletin COMMUNITY CORN R WEEK GATHERINGS, MEETINGS AN CLUBS Thursday, Jan. 16 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of alcoholics. Boy Scouts Troop 130, 6:30 p:m., LDS Church, 55 Bellamy Ln. Call Dale Stokes, 283-3661. Blue Star Moms, 7 p.m., Ma- sonic Lodge, Harbison Street, Quincy, Out & About in Quincy. 3rd Thursdays (Sept.-May), 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Quincy Library. For more infor- mation Mary Weddle, 283-5351. Lions Club, 1st & 3rd Thurs- days, noon, Grange Hall, Quincy. Call 283-0495. Second Horizon Club, Vet- eran's Hall, I p.m. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Juvenile Justice Commission, noon, every 3rd Thurs., 1446 E. Main, Quincy, Open to public. Vikki Tuck, 283- 1136, for more info. VFW - Kenneth M. Hayes Post 3825, Veterans Hall, Lawrence St., Quincy. 5:30 pro, 3rd Thursdays. Post Com- mander Robert Turcotte, 283- 3704. People 1st, self-advocacy for people with developmental dis- abilities. Round Table Pizza, Quincy. Social time: 4-5:30 p.m.; meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost for pizza. 3rd Thurs. TED talks on various topics, third Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Alley Cat Cafe. Quincy Happi- ness Movement. 283-0902. Quincy Crazy Quilters, 3rd Thurs., 6 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church, 176 Lawrence St. Business meeting, quilting demo or activity, show & tell, re- freshments. Call 283-1736. Plumas County Search & Rescue, 7 p.m., Mineral Build- ing, Plumas County Fair- grounds. 3rd Thurs. Friday, Jan. 17 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy. Free Perishable Commodi- ties. Distributed 3rd Fridays of the month. CAN building, behind St. John's Catholic Church, Lawrence St., Quincy, NOON. Call 283-5628 for more information. Saturday, Jan. 18 NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m., every Saturday at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. Sunday, Jan. 19 NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site. Weather per- mitting. Every other Sunday. Adults 10 am, Juniors 11 am. 283-1145. Monday, Jan. 20 Soroptimist International of Quincy, noon to i p.m. Moon's restaurant. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Build- ing, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robi- nette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836: LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES. Date High LOW Precip Snow Jan. 6 42 13 .... Jan. 7 51 16 .... Jan. 8 49 18 .... Jan.9 53 24 .... Jan. 10 50 23 -- Jan. 11 46 26 .... Jan. 12 40 28 .28 -- Precipitation to date: 4.48"; snow 6" This date 2013: 29.69" precJp, 15.25" snow. 2012-13 totals: 23.75" snow*, 37.93" total precip* *Weather year is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation ?Current 4,480.52 1 Year Ago 4,487.04 Lake Almanor **Capacity ?Current 799,654 1 Year Ago ' 959,768 Bucks Lake *Elevation ?Current 5,124.62 1 Year Ago 5,142.40 Bucks Lake **Capacity ?Current 51,988 1 Year Ago 79,884 *Elevatioa above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. 1"Jan. 12, 2014 Y Jan. 13, 2013 weather Forecast for Quincy Wednesday, Jan. 15 Sunrise 7:26-Sunset 5:07 0 Sunrise 7:24--Sunset 5:10 Partly sunny, with a high near 56. ,, , i,,,.i,:" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth 7' 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530) 2.58-4228 == Helping miners and prospectors realize their fortunes for over 20 Years] I Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, low around 30. Thursday, Jan. 16 Sunrise 7:25--Sunset 5:08 O. Pat;hy freezing fog before 10am. Sunny, with a high near 58. Full A Moon Thursday Night:Patchy freezing fog after 4am. Clear, low around 25. Sunrise 7:24--Sunset 5:11 0 Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Friday, Jan. 17 Sun5:o9 Patchy freezing fog before 10am. Sunny, with a high i/ Friday Night:Partly cloudy, low around 26. Sunrise 7:23--Sunset 5:12 0 Sunny, with a high near 62. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Sunrise 7:23-sunset 5:13 1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Girl Scouts, all levels: Daisies, Brownies and Juniors, K-5 grades. First and third Mon- days, 5:15 p.m., Quincy Elemen- tary. Cassie Cooper, 530-249-6165. Tuesday, Jan. 21 AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Bingo, every Tuesday, for resi- dents of Country Villa Health- care Center, Quincy. 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Plumas District Hospital Pink Ladies. New vol- unteers needed. Call Betty Hoskins, 283-1616. Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen, 3rd Tues. location varies. Clau- dia Barnes, 283-2247. Surplus Commodities. Dis- tributed free, 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You must be at the CAN building, behind St. John's Catholic Church on Lawrence St., Quincy, between 10-10:30 a.m. Call 283-5628 for more information. California Women in Timber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 Baby Bounce Story Time. In- fants 0 to 24 months, Wednes- days 10 a.m., Plumas County Library Quincy branch. 445 Jackson St. Preschool Storytime. Build Kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills with sto- ries, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, call the library, 283-6310. After-School Kids Club. Arts and crafts projects, science ac- tivities, games, stories, snacks. 2nd grade to 6th (younger chil- dren must be accompanied by adult). Free. 3-5 p.m. during school year, Quincy library community meeting room, 445 Jackson St. 283-6310. American Valley Toastmas- ters. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Adminis- tration building, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. (Behind Safeway.) For more info, contact Kathy, 283-7618. Open to all persons in- terested in developing their speaking and leadership skills. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Grief Group, Community United Methodist Church. Any- one experiencing grief of any kind -- loss of a loved one, job, marriage, pet, finances -- is in- vited to join Pastor Donna at noon to begin or continue the process of healing. The invita- tion is also open to those out- side the church. Call the church office, 283-1740, for more info. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Elks meeting, Elks Lodge, Hwy. 70, E. Quincy, social 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m.; meeting 7:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wed. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, First Baptist 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 2333 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927-7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. To update Information on this page, contact Eva, 283-O8OO. email 1.3 1", 6:01 }.m. ' , ,.,L " -T-"'-'T/4-- ,-- -'-" 1:07 a.m. %.: / t I 2.1 1/5 % , / , I 7:12 a.m. \\; #. 1,, 1A " _  "'%i,le  9:2p.m. 2:13 a.m. --__.t-'3 .l( . Red BI, N ,"':/,  1,3 " I  ['J"  Quin;YO _ . \\;N' 8:24p.m 1247pm ( : "| .k, "( L " -w Portola 'l,, , 1/5 2:40p.m. " __  ,")  I IDaho ,/, oov,,r '.3 J'\\;-----:q-- 1 3v / - . 1249/oz Truckee 7 58 p m -- |  qarson City Magnitude o, u.i to a couple events in the M Z range. Regional 7 2 0 The largest earthquake measured M 2.3 and occurred a 2:40 p.m. Friday, Previous week : 17 3 0 January 3, a few miles west of the Lake Earthquake activity decreased signifi- 0roville Dam. There are a number of cantly from the previous week, falling by faults between 0roville and Chico that more than half and below the t0 quake per bound the western front of the Sierra. week mark for the first time since the rood- One of them, the Cleveland Hills Fault, erately strong Canyondam'M 5.7 earth- ruptured on August 1,1975, with a M 5.7 quake on May 23. The weekly total has fall- earthquake. Surface fault ruptures (dis- en to 10 quakes-per-week three other times placements) were observed leading this fall but this was the first single-digit right up to the dam structure, but none tally since the last week of April 2013-two were seen at the dam. It is liklely this weeks prior to the Canyondam earthquake, was a reservoir induced seismic event The intensity decreased slightly, falling clue the filling of the clam 8 years earlier. Parent unhappy about special day class relocation Pioneer-Quincy El to be named Quincy Elementary Laura Beaton Staff Writer Chester parent Elizabeth Smith addressed the Plumas County Office of Education board during public comment session about her concerns for the health of her son and other children enrolled in the Quincy Special Day School preschool. Before the winter break, the special day preschool was located next to the child development center at Feather River College. However, because of an increase in class size to 17 students, the classroom was relocated to Pioneer Elementary School in East Quincy. Smith presented photographs of the school site that she had taken three days prior to the Jan. 9 board meeting, when she drove her son, who has Down syndrome, to the new classroom site. The photographs depicted peeling lead paint on the exterior of the classroom, an inadequate playground, a hard asbestos tile floor and ,water damaged ceiling panels. Smith said they were environmental and health hazards and major violations. She said she withdrew her child from the special day class and requested a change of location to Chester Elementary School in her son's IEP (individual education plan). Smith said she would like to keep her son in teacher Linda Gay's class, but isn't willing to subject her son to the hazardous environment of the school and the air pollution caused by the nearby mill. Prior to Smith's public comment, Superintendent of Schools Micheline Miglis presented Superintendent's Awards to two students of the special day preschool. Miglis said she had visited the classroom Wednesday, Jan. 8, and that it was a beautiful and vibrant space that allowed ample room for student movement. "Teacher Linda Gay and the paraprofessionals are to be commended for their tireless work to revive an unused classroom," Miglis wrote in an email Jan. 8. She said she would place her own child or loved one in the classroom. Lack of science teachers During the public comment period of the PUSD board meeting, Greenville High math teacher Dan Brown told the board he was speaking both as a parent and a teacher. "We don't have a science teacher (at GHS) and that's a concern for me," Brown said. He asked the board to think about recruiting new teachers, to ask, What will draw qualified candidates to Plumas County? He said the salaries won't, but that we have to do something to get quality teachers to stay. Brown said he had heard that the governor's budget was allocating $10 billion for education next year. Hesaid even ff it turns out to be haft that amount, the district can .expect to get more funding and it should consider getting qualified science teachers. Unmodified audits Both the county offme of education and the unified school district received unmodified, or clean, audits. Jim Whittington, auditor with Nigro & Nigro, presented the highlights of both audits to the school board. There were a number of findings on the district side; five of them had to do with associated student body fundraising and accounting practices. Whittington said the district is already taking measures to improve accounting practices by hiring a part-time accountant. Business Director Yvonne Bales said the accountant is working with each school site on improving its accounting practices. Facilities update Ken Pierson, supervisor of maintenance and operations, was unable to give a facilities update because he was working in Chester overseeing a boiler mishap at Chester High School earlier that day. Superintendent Miglis and Human Resources Director Terry Oestreich gave the presentation instead. Every school saw multiple improvements involving deferred maintenance and moderniZation projects. Heating, carpeting, painting, athletic field improvements, irrigation, lighting, phone system upgrades, fiber optic installation, roof repair, playground upgrades and hot water in the bathrooms were just some of the many projects completed by maintenance staff and outside contractors this year. CHS boiler t"e A fire broke out in the boiler room at Chester High School around 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. The school was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the flames and cleared the building of smoke. Students re-entered the school a short time after firefighters extinguished the fire and deemed the building safe. Friday classes were canceled for boiler repairs. Pierson said it was fortunate that maintenance staff were at the scene and quickly shut off the fuel to the boiler, preventing more damage from occurring. One of the two boilers was determined inoperable, Pierson said. Crews were working on the second boiler in hopes of rendering it fully operational by Monday morning. Pioneer-Quincy E1 gets name change With no one participating in the public hearing regarding renaming Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School, Principal Kristy Warren presented an overview of the name change process that began last spring. She said a student survey determined that 77 percent of students were in favor of naming the school Quincy Elementary School. The board unanimously approved the renaming. School board meetings generally take place the first Thursday of the month, unless holidays or other events necessitate rescheduling. The next meeting is set for Feb. 13, 5 p.m. in Quincy. Give us a call today: 00ATTY Calif. Lic. #453927" (530) 283-2035