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/ y Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 College and of a proposed Quincy have L agreement on the the college the project. trustees ap- letter of week to lease land to de- C. Young Smith t'mal out, the is a major clears the way Smith to file for Permit with the would be re. the 18-hole lich is known as Golf. was approved, a closed session of , Who were allowed to meet in pri. board's delib- the use of re- includes 35 land adjacent of Spanish Creek, said. that the approved the of commit- project's archi- the amount of Work out well for will still allow plans for center, ath- expansion and FRC officials C i i 8pectaealar emmery cmn be found any time of the year from Iluelcs Lake Summit, but nothing equals a winter's day, whea the elcy tunm blue, and the heavy snow still cUngs to tim m and lmslms. vzmm Metc~ Im ml By Dave Keller Sta Wnler A $6 million plan to modern. ize Quincy's archaic sewer, water and treatment systems is under consideration by lo- cal officials. The Quincy Community Service District's board of di- rectors examined the eight- year plan last week. But, the directors raised grave concerns about the com- munity's ability to afford the costly venture. "We're already dinging folks. That's what bothers me," board member Richard Castaldini said. Castaldini was referring to the fact that residents are al- ready paying more on their monthly water and sewer for recent district upgrades. As proposed, the new plan would essentially accomplish three objectives: It would improve the Quin- cy sewer system It would replace the parts of the water system that were not f'Lxed in a 1998 project It would upgrade the sewage treatment plant But, the plan is expected to undergo many changes and cost reductions--not to men- tion public review--before it is approved. QCSD General Manager Larry Sullivan said he expects to see "a lot of revisions" in the plan. The plan is "only a draft" at this point. Sullivan said. "We need to refine the priorities." Before approving any rate increases, the district has the See Seww, page Ell berne meet @nin ni0n. PORTOLA m Llk.71 Page i !)iili i Ten1 Nac year. its participation in training ex- Portota EO r "Receiving the top award for ercises and assistance in actu- The Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) three consecutive years is ex- al search and rescue missions. Feather River Squadron re- tremelyuncommonandisare- The Civil Air Patrol has ceived one more feather in its flection On Gillespie's ability been around since World War cap during the annual confer- to lead the squadron," said II, when its patrol pilots flew ence of the CAP Nevada Silver Commander Lt. Col. Anthony more than half a million Wing. Martinez, who assumed lead- hours, sunk enemy sub- The award was for outstand- ership of the squadron from marines and saved hundreds ing performance and was not Gillespie. of crash survivors in support the first award the young Martinez, like Giilespie, is of the Army Air Corps. squadron has captured, committed to the squadron In 1948, Congress passed a The Feather River Squadron . and continues the work and law permanently establishing received its charter in 1996 and high performance standards the Civil Air Patrol as the aux- was named Most Improved which have marked the iliary of the new United States Squadron for two consecutive squadron fi'om the beginning. Air Force and charged them years. The Feather River Squadron with three primary missions. Former squadron comman- currently has about 20 active Those missions are: aero. der, Jack GiUespie, was hen- members from Quincy to Per- space education, emergency ored by receiving Commander tola and is stationed at Nervi- service and a cadet program. of the Year for three consecu- no Airport in Beckwourth. The aerospace education tive years, with Capt. William Since the beginning, the mission focuses on members Schroeder named Nevada squadron has shown its dedi- and the general public. Wing Pilot of the Year last cation to the organization by Educators throughout the country are provided with the same knowledge of aerospace issues and appreciation as CAP members receive. Each year, CAP sponsors over 200 workshops in colleges and universities across the na. tion, which reach more than 5,000 educators. Best known for its search and rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all in- land search and rescue mis- sions. The missions are directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordi- nation Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va. CAP is often one of the first organizations on the scene of disasters. Members provide air and See Award, page 12A ',Ounty schools when com- across the from one to 10 Plumas from five the California of Education re- Cores from its test adminis- Now, the de- ment of Education, similar schools share the following criteria: similar size, same ethnic ratios, same ratiO of students on subsidized lunch, and the same percentage o.x parents who are college graou" ates, etc. A request to the State schools was not received by press time. "I don't understand the rele- vance," Gallagher said. "The state rank makes sense be- las taken those cause it s how our schOOls did school compared to all of the other SChools through- schools in the state, but this It also compares other rank seems to make no sense and can be misleading.. chools, schoolsbuttOthoseOth- ofAnd, Gallagher is principal Some principalsne vf me schools that fared well in the similar school corn- similar school? PE;r on Schools like Pioneer School principal Tntary in Quincy, and all asked. One of the Portola schools drP.ped_ it's other dramatically in the similar area, but it's not school ranking. Pioneer earned a three, to the Depart- Scores, Elementary Schools Carmichael (C.Roy) Elementary Chester Elementary Greenville Elementary Pioneer Elementary Quincy Elementary Middle Schools Feather River Middle High Schools Chester Junior-Senior High Greenville Junior-Senior High Portola High Quincy Junior-Senior High Small Schools Plumas Charter #146 Number of STAR" Students 2000 Included 2000 Percent in the API Tested 2000 API (Base) 100 273 691 100 228 764 100 106 662 100 '177 699 99 175 807 100 187 679 99 222 714 100 134 724 99 184 687 97 419 723 100 64 624 n-l s ....... ] ...................... I 2000 2000 2000- State- Similar 2001 2001 wide Schools Growth API Ra. n k Ran__.___kk 6 4 5 696 8 6 2 766 5 6 7 669 6 3 5 704 9 10 # # 6 2 6 685 8 6 4 718 8 10 4 728 7 4 6 693 8 7 4 727