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IOA Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 Community News I I Ill By T~'ri Nectar Cadet members progress at One of the many highlights ternational Air Cadet Ex- The U.S. Air Force recog- P0rt01a Editor their own pace through a 15- of a cadet's career is earning change Program. nizes the high standards the The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) step program, with aviation the honor of attending one of The program, which takes cadets must meet and cadets Feather River Squadron has and aerospace activities occur- CAP's leadership developmentplace during the summer, that choose to enlist in the Air successfully ended its search ring on both alocaland nation- schools, sends cadets to foreign court- Force enter as airmen first for qualified and dedicated allevel. The Cadet Leadership tries where they participate in class instead of airmen basic. people needed to organize and Cadets will be initiated by School, Cadet Officers School a wide variety of activities, Having gone through the operate the squadron's cadet receiving basic training, and International Air Cadet like orientation flights, tours, cadet program helps when ap- program and is now looking which will include learning Exchange foster A.merica's fu- mountain climbing and sports, plying for the Air Force Acade- for a few good young men and the chain of command, honor ture leaders, according to Other encampments include: my. women, code, motto, CAP mission, theLantz. Hawk Mountain Ranger Nearly 10 percent of the The CAP Cadet program is structure of CAP, drills and The highest and most presti-School, National Blue Beret, academy class is composed of selective, but carries many ceremonies, saluting, leader-gioushonor for a cadet is selec- National Glider Encampment,former cadets, according to benefits for those who meet the ship instruction, attitude and tion onto a national cadet com- National Ground Search and Lantz. grade, discipline, and other CAP pro- petition team. Rescue School, Pararescue Orb The cadet program allows A prospective cadet must be cedures. For those cadets interested entation courses, and Cadet Of- parents, who do not wish to be- at least 12 years old or attend- At each step and each activi-in becoming aviators, the ricer School. come full CAP senior morn- ing the sixth grade, with the ty, the cadets are supervisedcadet program offers a Nation- Competitions are also a bigbets, to participate with their maximum age of 18, and un- by a minimum of two adults, al Flight Encampment. part of Cadet life and there are children by serving as a cadet married. Lantz said CAP is very con- The course consists of real several national competitions sponsor member, acting as While a member of the CAP corned with its responsibility flight time in a Cessna 172.for cadet members, chaperone, providing trans- Cadet program, students will to the cadets and the programThe cadets spend 10 hours The first color guard compe- portation and supervising periodically be required topre- leaders operate under the behind the yoke learning thetition was held in 1996 during cadets during squadron activi- sent their school grades to the Cadet Program Protection Poll- basics of flying a powered air- the Civil Air Patrol's National ties. senior squadron and those cy and Cadet Protection Man- craft. Cadet Competition at Maxwell Although not high, there are grades must show a "C" aver- agement. In addition, attendees visitAir Force Base in Alabama fees connected to becoming a ageor better. As they continue through aviation museums, aircraft re- and more than 184 cadets from cadet and Lantz is hoping to An*overview of the program the program, cadets will re- construction hangars and an across the nation gathered,find cadet sponsors who will will be presented by Cadet ceive training in: survival, air traffic controltower. Events in the cadet competi- help those students with the fi- Commander Joe Lantz, and search and rescue, disaster re- There are six locations tion include drill, physical fit- nancialobligations. Cadet Program Leader Jodi lief, radio communications, across the nation that offer the ness and cadet bowl. "The first year's dues are $36 Wilburn at the Portola High modelrocketry, flight training, encampment: one of those is Many cadets participate in and then there is the cost of School Library, Tuesday, Jan. leadership, training, public Beale Air Force Base in Call- drill and color guard teams in uniforms," he said. 30, at l0 a.m., and all parents speaking, first aid and CPR, fornia, their local areas. Lantz said there isn't much and students are invited, photography, astronomy, phys-For those cadets interested These teams participate in for young people to do and the ical fitness and sports activi- in the space program technolo- parades, ground-breakingcere, cadet program will not only C~let Ihtogrm ties. gy, the Air Force Space Corn- monies and other events, asgive them something fun to do, For more than 50 years, the In addition to the wide rangemand Familiarization Course well as performing in competi- it carries life-long benefits. cadet program has given of local activities, cadets will is available, tions. young people the opportunity have the opportunity to qualify That course teaches cadets Through its national schol. to develop leadership skills for special national activities about orbital mechanics, do-arship program, CAP provides through.their interest in aria- such as travel to encamp- mestic and foreign launch ca- scholarships to cadets to fur- tion. ments, which focus on a vari-pabilities and undergraduatethor their studies in areas such "Many of those have also ety of aviation, aerospace, navigator training, as engineering, science, air- been given the opportunity to search and rescue and parares- Cadets who are at least 17 craft mechanics and aerospace learn to fly," said Lantz cue courses, years old may apply for the In- medicine. On Saturday, Feb. 3, an all of these needs, we put it in- overview workshop on the ba- to our Quality World. sirs of Choice Theory, Reality Reality Therapy is the Therapy, and Lead Manage- method or process for helping ment will be presented by a person understand and take Plumas County teachers Judy responsibility for their own be- St. Denis and Jerry Thomas, in havior, self-evaluate, plan for room 112, at Quincy High change, and make a commit- School, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 mont. p.m. Continental breakfast will This philosophy has been be provided, adopted by many quality cor- Choice Theory, developed by porations, small businesses, Dr. William Glasser, states educational systems, and pub- that the only person whose be- lic agencies, because it helps havior we can control is our identify needs within systems own. All we give or get from and teaches an evaluative this world is information. How process for solving internal we deal with that information problems. isour choice. All long-lasting Four teachers Withtn ttie psychological problems are re- Plumas Unified School District lationship problems, were certified in CT/RT and We are driven by five basic , lead management this past needs: survival, love and be- year, and many other teachers longing, power, freedom, and and administrators have also fun. When we satisfy some or had a variety of exposure and AARP Tax-Aide volunteers tax returns, both federal and are again providing free assis- state if available, and 2000 fed- tance to all low or moderate in- oral and state income tax book- come taxpayers. The volun.- lets received in the mail. Also, teers are trained to complete bring all Form 1099s and W2s basic income tax forms and an- relating to 2000. Walk-in ser- swer your tax questions, vice will be available at all lo- Tax-Aide volunteers are cations. trained in cooperation with Quincy: Veterans Hall, 274 the IRS and are knowledgeable Lawrence St.--starting Feb. 1, about federal and state income every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 taxes, p.m. (283-2212) This year, individuals may Portola: Veterans Hall, 449 be eligible for the $500 child w. Sierra Ave.--starting Feb. credit or the earned income 6, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. -1 credit. Income tax forms can p.m. (283-2212) be complicated and AARP's Greenville: Nutrition Con- trained volunteers will be ter, Hwy. 88 at fire station-- available to help at no cost. starting Feb. 7, every Wednes- Tax assistance will be avail- day from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. able from Feb. 1 to April 15. (283-2212). 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This year, adult mentors were introduced to Choice Theory during an orientation and requested more training, thus initiating this workshop. It was suggested that we adver- tise this to the public, for this theory and process could be valuable in any relationship, employer/ employee, parent/child, husband/wife, I I When the thermometer starts to dip below freezing, many people will use portable heaters to warm cold spots in their homes. And when used safely, they can make a normally cool room quite comfortable. But the key is to use them safely. If you have a portable heater of any kind, follow the manufac- turer's instructions to the letter. And if your portable heater involves any kind of combustible fuel, remem- ber that a flame consumes oxygen in a room and nor- really emits carbon dioxide or other harmful gases. So, you need to provide ade- quate ventilation at all times. And if there's any question at all about the safety of a portable heater, give us a call. We want you to have a warm winter, but most importantly, a safe winter! PLUMAS-SIERRA REC Electrlclt9 Satellite TV Internet t5301 832-4261 etc. We again emphasize that this is a four-hour overview. We are teachers, not thera- pists. If you are interested, please contact Cherry Shipp at Quin- cy High, 283 ext. 191, or Judy St. Denis at Portola High, 832-4284. We have limited our workshop to about 30-35 peo- ple, so registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. It's everything you want it to be! The Plumas/Lassen Connection Telephone Directory "The Book of Use" ; The Leaders Lantz, a patriotic and inspi- rational song writer, moved to Portola from Missouri last March and has spent many years in public service, hold- ing a variety of positions. Among the many organiza- tions he has participated in are: U.S. Jaycees; Boy's Club of America; American Legion; life member of North Dakota. "When I moved ed to slow down a cided I would involved in one he said. He chose the River Squadron and program because the program offers al efit to the youth nity. "It is a highly group with concrete said. Wilburn has lived for 16 years, is driver for the and a program Awanas. Wilburn is leading a programea Ca~" tn~ fords so many edu periences for child "I'm very big on and feel the cadet a lot to offer studenU]k' ' for their future," she She believes tha.. I'an gram will help buil l n' teem and that in t. give them a foun.dl [ which they can builcL |to l; "The cadet progra Jto , ration for the big SaWn 1 . yone interested , ing more about the gram is invited to meeting at the high call Wilburn at 832" Lantz at 832-0206. Volunteer opportunities to serve people living will HIV/AIDS. You have what it takes. Be a volunteer. We'll show you how. Contact Marc 530-283-9260 or write Marc Eastman E-mail: Mountain Counties Buddy Project P.O. Box 252 - Quincy, CA 95971 mceast@hotmail.com www.positivepoint. _..# III Do you enjoy being with children? 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