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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 11 B Lack of snow doesn't stall poker run plans It appears that most of the members of the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club were naughty this year, as Santa Claus didn't bring the snow they all asked for. Although no snow is expected in the near future, members are continuing to make arrangements for their annual winter Poker Run in hopes that Mother Nature will provide the needed frozen precipitation. As always, this year's event is set for Presidents Day weekend, on Saturday, Feb. 15. Riders will stage at the Lake Almanor Snowmobile Park at highways 36 and A13, in Lake Almanor. An alternate date has been scheduled forMarch 1, just in case conditions remain unfavorable. The Poker Run has been an annual tradition in the basin since 1995 and only two events have ever been cancelled due to lack of snow: Every year the club has chosen a local charity or person with needs to which to award the proceeds of the event. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of two members that passed away in the recent years: Richard Fording and Luke Sheehy. The proceeds will be donated to charities chosen by their respective families. Past contributions by the club have gone to elementary student Gavin Iean to help purchase a service dog (last year), Chester High School, the Ronald McDonald Camp, Sober Grad Night, Seneca Healthcare District's skilled nursing facility, the Chester Elementary School playground renovation and local families struggling with major medical conditions. Lunch will be provided to race participants at no cost, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Chester. Non-participants can enjoy the traditional pulled-pork meal by purchasing it at the event. Quality prizes will also be given away by drawing and auctioned off. Poker Run contestants, will travel on their snowmobiles in a loop approximately 40 miles in length. Along the way they will encounter seven checkpoints to draw cards in hopes of assembling a winning hand, which could earn them up to $300 in cash prizes. The family event .is open to riders of all abilities from novice to seasoned. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. with the drawing following shortly after, at 2 p.m. The cost to enter the race is $25 per rider and includes lunch and a poker hand; extra hands may be purchased also. This year will also feature a competition between the members manning checkpoints for the best-decorated location. The Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club was founded in 1996 with 19 members, several of which continue to be active today. The club has grown considerably since its inception and continues to support the goals and traditions first implemented. by its founding president, Dick Caywood. The first poker run was a watercraft event with a drawing for a 1996 Polaris SLT 700 PWC. The club has since focused on snowmobile events, which have been extremely successful; last year's event reached a high of 202 riders. For additional information on participating in the Poker Run or becoming a member of the club contact current club president Tom Gaither at 375-7781, or treasurer/secretary Kathy Donley at 596-4354. Essays on motherhood sought "We mountain women have stories to tell," say directors of the upcoming annual Listen to Your Mother performance. "Tell us your stories about your mother or being a mother. What about your experience was unexpected? What's been your joy? What's been your sorrow? What's made you want to shout with excitement? What's made the experience of mothering more than you bargained for? What was the great surprise?", Men and women without children are welcomed to submit stories Of their experiences with their mothers, nieces, etc. Send stories for possible inclusion in part of a nationwide Mother's Day spoken word performance. Submissions of essays and spoken word performance pieces in written or video format are being accepted until Feb. 7. At that time, directors will choose pieces for an open audition (which will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, in Greenville). Three rehearsals will take place in March and April, with the show set for May 2 at the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. Pieces should be roughly 750 - 800 words or no longer than five minutes when read out loud. For more information call Margaret at 375-0580. All submissions should be emailed to writerchickmama@gmail.co m. For more information on Listen to Your Mother, visit listentoyourmothershow.com. COMING: SAVING MR. BANKS College holding auditions The age-old tale of Beauty and the Beast is coming to Feather River College this spring. The Disney musical is the classic tale of Belle and her serf-sacrifice to save her father, the inventor Maurice. A prince, who has taken the form of the Beast as a result of a spell placed upon him because of his own cruelty and selfishness, must find a way to Belle's heart with the help of his enchanted household. Singing and dancing ensues as the story unfolds. There are numerous parts available, including Belle, The Beast, Maurice, Gaston (the overblown "hunter"), LeFou (Gaston's sidekick), Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip (th e young son of Mrs. Potts), D'Arque and many more characters. Auditions are set for Jan. 141 16, 21 and 23 in the Quincy High School cafeteria from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Those auditioning should be prepared to do a reading plus sing a song of their choosing or one from the show. A pianist will be available. Dancers are welcome. The show will run May 7 - 11 at the Town Hall Theatre. For more information or to ask questions, call Terry Gallagher at 283-3418. Where in the Wc,00 ld ? Jay and Diane Skow, of Quincy, celebrate the new year in Austin, Texas, with their grandchildren: Lauren, Caleb and Titus. CDFW seeks public comment on Townsend's big-eared ba: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on a proposal to list the Townsend's big-eared bat as an endangered or threatened species. Townsend's big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii) range throughout much of western North America, including most of California. They are active at night and roost in colonies or individually in caves, mines, large old trees, large undisturbed spaces in buildings and other structures with large quiet spaces. Disturbance and loss of large colony roosts sites during the maternity and hibernation seasons are considered primary factors that may negatively impact the species in California, although disease, climate change, pesticide use and other factors may also negatively affect populations. In November 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition to the California Fish and Game Commission to formally list the Townsend's big-eared bat as a threatened or endangered species. The commission published findings of its decisionto advance the species to candidacy Dec. 27, 2013, triggering a 12:month period during which CDFW will conduct a status review to inform the commission's decision on whether to list the species. As part of the status review process, CDFW is soliciting public comment regarding the species's ecology, biology, life history, distribution, abundance, threats and habitat that may be essential for the Species, and recommendations for management of the species. Comments, data and other information can be submitted in writing to: California Department of Fish and Wildlife Nongame Wildlife Program Attn: Scott Osborn 1812 Ninth St. Sacramento, CA 95811 Comments may also be submitted by email to scott osborn@wildlife.ca.gov. All comments received by May 1, 2014, will be included in a CDFW report to the commission. Receipt of the report will be placed on the agenda for the next available meeting of the commission after delivery and the report will be made available to the public at that time. Following the receipt of the CDFW report, the commission will allow a 30-day public comment period prior to taking any action on CDFW's recommendation. CDFW's petition evaluation report for Townsend's big-eared bat is available at http://bit.ly/lkrfJEZ. Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com Don1 Miss Out on Local News,,. Subscribe to Your Area Newspaper ! Quincy Chester 283-0800 258-3115 Greenville Portola 283-0800 832-4646 WE HOLD OUR HANDS JULY 12, 1998 TO NANCY We hold our hands in these declining years To keep a steady balance as we go Along our aging corridor of fears, Which shuts us from the space we used to know. We focus on supporting daily acts And shoring up some silly mental lapse As mind to mind we clarify those facts That slip away and make us feel like saps. We plan these fading days to give to each The treat that cheers the giver as the mate. We moralize on life but never preach, For life's to live, not strictly regulate. And I will care for you and you for me Until the earth sees fit to set us free. Sam Salvatore (Sam) Catalano TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Fri., Jan. 17 - Mon. Jan. 20 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG-13 119 Min. Comedy With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fontana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy while, taking the nation's first 24-hour news channel by storm. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Fri., Jan. 24 -Mon. Jan. 27 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG 87 Min. Animated Family Adventure For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking With Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. ,, Monthly movie schedules are created with the most current information at the time of their creation. Limited film print availability sometimes results in last minute booking cancellations. Patrons are advised to call the Town Hall Theatre movie line at 283-1140, check the website at quincytownhall.com or "Like" us on Facebook for the most current film schedule. TOUJH HALL THEATRE ,- .\\; i Students/Seniors .......... s7 i Children .................. s6 " .... ,( 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com REPORT|R