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Record, Repo~er Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 I Area Classifieds PUBLISHER of DUST... branch of Plumas Bank will be under- remodeling beginning Super Bowl the building is better than 40 years old, Mike Serpilio says the interior overdue. We fully expect to see Mike ats and all--providing the same service, despite all the commotion. True Value and Radio Shack are un- I major rearrangement and general spruc- Wistos reports. He said that cus- ested he relocate the paint shaker but instead, he is moving to where his paint shaker is, hack products to the old paint de- ,And that's just for starters! ght have noticed the activity Les Schwab Tire Store in Quincy. Ron Horton, who are now the sole owners are completely redoing the customer removing the wood siding on the I what they believe is a much cleaner f'mish a coat of white paint. They've also re- allowing for 500 more tires in Exterior work, they said, begins this OF LES SCHWAB TIRE STORES and Associates latest Customer satisfac- Les Schwab Tire Stores as the na- Lger and light truck tire retailer in CUStomer satisfaction. The 318 company- franchised outlets scored high marks in five rating criteria: people, service, facili- and product selection, J.D. Power said. f'mdings said that people and service contributing factors to retail satisfac- Les Schwab is the only retailer with cus- listed high-quality service as a top tea- SUNDAY owner of Round Table Pizza, is boys and girls soccer teams from Quincy their annual fund-raiser. On Super Bowl will not be charged a delivery fee players will earn a commission from for every pizza they deliver between 11 730 p.m. You can call in advance to reserve time, and if it doesn't arrive within 20 of the scheduled arrival, it's free! Station in Greenville continues its tradition on Super Bowl Sunday with a barbecue provided by the T'Town Gould Fickardt will also be giving rative T-shirts during the game. Van is also available. LOOK AT CUSTOMER SERVICE read the results of a poll that asked the "What was the most important variable for la sales?" 4.9 percent; profit margin, 14.8 per- the customer, 80.1 percent! We all know, those numbers hold true for Unfortunately, customer service isn't of many employees. In this highly marketplace where consumers have including on-line shopping for virtual- quality customer service, I think, is the )ntinuing success. Sure, but customer satisfaction is the old saying: a satisfied customer will one or two people about their experience. customer will tell no less than 10 their bad experience. customer service as it pertains to your business or profession, and regularly dis- your employees. High on my list with my take care of problems or ban- They won't go away when we ig- they only get worse. WHO ARE YOUR DEPENDENTS? dependent on your tax return---even if that person of his or her own---as long as you can prove that you raore than half of his or her support during the year. adult child has just graduated college and is now !t raay be worthwhile to keep your exemption by paying his over the 50 percent mark, and let your a retired parent doesn't live with you, you can still claim dependent as long as you provide more than half their Several children support the folks jointly, they can file IRS a multiple support agreement, to assign the dependencY to one of them. This assignment can be changed every Y~a can't take an exemption for a parent with incorr~ over Security benefits are income only insofar as they are are available. Let us show you where. See the tax 307 W. Main St. Quincy Does anyone doubt that win- ter is finally here? Now, could we have more snow, please? Soft fluffy snow that is easy to shovel and doesn't pile into icy berms. Nice thick snow that covers snowmobile trails and sled dog courses. Snow that brings the skiers and sledders. I do love snow. I love the way the snow re- flects sunlight on a bright day like today, I love the way it re- flects the moonlight, so that a full, moonlit night is as bright as a cloudy day. I love how it crunches underfoot and is sort of sticky so you don't slip. If I were more adventurous, I Annual Potluck Chamber Mix-on hay bales, so dress warmly might like the ice more. It er. ltisJan. 25 at the Elks Hall and come on out. scares me, but it is fun to at 5:30 p.m. If that isn't tomor- Sunday, Feb. 18, will initiate watch the school children slip row night, you probably read a new event: a Snowmobile and skate on their way home. this too late. Hill Climb. This one will be I'm even getting so I don't A representative from Dyer out at Stover Mountain. I can mind the cold so much. I keep Mountain Associates will just guess that it will be an in- leaving the house with just my speak. Bring a dish to share credible spectacle, too. sweatshirt. I can't stay out and learn more about your Sled dogs are expected to re- long, but it isn't bad if you keep chamber and about the plansturn to Chester on that same moving and have someplace for Dyer Mountain. weekend. For me, this is anoth- warm to go. Back home, my Winterfest is on the way. er spectator sport. I love husband and I jostle for the That's why I keep asking for watching the beautiful dogs. If best spot with our backs to the snow. Lots is good, but not too you get a chance, wander fire. much. I remember too much. through the parking area and I wonder if all those crafting Feb. 17 is the big day for the talk to the owners. You'll be projects are getting done on Snowmobile Poker Run and al- amazed at how passionately these lazy days of winter. It's so Snowmobile Drag Races. they care for thosedogs. wintertime when the hectic For those with no snowmobile, My winter shows no signs of life at Lake Almanor and the Drag Races are great run being slow. I'm sure I'll be see- Chester slow down. But, there to watch. I missed them last ing you, whether at a meeting, is plenty to do and a lot of it is year, but those who saw them at work or at a restaurant. Dri- fun. were breathless with excite- ve slowly, bundle up warmly I hope everyone is plotting ment when they tried to tell and come out and join us all. and preparing the best pot luck me. Seating will be available delicacies imaginable for the nnell ~-~--~_.. ~._..~_ i~ Longtime Quincy resident Don McConnell has opened his own business called McConnell Plumbing. Don has 20 years experience servicing and repairing residential and commercial plumbing, and says he can fix just about anything--including spas. When he's not working, chances are you'll find Don doing the other thing he does well: golfing. Which is right for you? foX--on p- nning i to finance a r retirement? i tcollege education? A Traditional IRA or Roth ! [An Education IRA can help you save IRA, each offering unique tax I Ifor higher education expenses. ladvantages, can help you build t!c_an help you choose the IRA rement nest egg. [that's right for y_ou. Call or stop by my office for complete information. Steve King 546 Lagxence St., Placer Square, Quincy 800-995-0253' (530)2834061 Servi~ hadi~haal ln~c, or$ Since z87: 1 Open Fri. 12-5 Sat, 10-5 Sun. & Mon, 10-4 12 Hwy 89 Graeagle II NEED HELP WITH YOUR BUSINeSS , ] iIncluding: but not.!imlted to ..... !ounseling sessions with [i] iSmallBusine:sDevel_opmentCenterCounselom Ii! Financial Sourcing Business Planning, etc. Demographic lafoeaat ii!ii PLUMAS CORPORATIq (530) 283-3739 "Life insurance. To help make sure your family always has a roof over their heads:' a,a,~@state ccm ~l~%Pl;sla!e Lde trs~tar~e w~chtr, ay affect ccf#e~ Co~ Nr~'l~o~ lllm011 Pok~eS hSve ex~lUg~l vo~'ee m i~oa bau'~ lfyour banker can't find our community, perhaps it's time to change banks. and more these days,small mess bankers are miles and miles away in another part of C_ lifomia, or in another state. "l'aey don't know the problems facing businesses in Narth CXflifomkL And how important is our community to them anyway? When is the last dine you sat down with your loan officer at your business to talk over your plans and needs? Local Plumas Bank bankers can make decisions right in our area, right now. And when a problem or oppommity comes up, how fast can you get a solution? So call your local Plumas Bank small business banker today and Lake an appointment to sit down and discuss your ideas and needs. And be assured, we know where to find you. ft Local people serving local needs"