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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 3A Minor miracle A 150-foot pine tree at the Sleepy Pines Motel outside of Portola toppled at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. Its falling turned into a minor miracle when it avoided every potential hazard and only smashed a mailbox and knocked out a local power line to an outside light. The huge tree had the potential to smash the motel, vehicles, people or electrical transmis- sion lines or even topple onto Highway 70. Owners Keith and Katherine Morri- son were up doing snow re- moval at 1 a.m. and noticed the tree was leaning. Con- cerned about traffic safety, they vowed to call Caltrans in the morning, but by morn- ing, it had fallen. Randy Marks of J's Feather River Rental was up early to plow snow and at 3:45, he saw it fall. "It was so cool. I never saw anything like it," Marks said. He said the tree looked like it was shaking its branches of all the accumulated snow and then it fell without a sound. "It shrugged and dropped," said Marks. The Morrisons are still in awe of their good fortune, "If it had fallen any other way..." Photo by Alesha Carnes Birthday numbers win clock Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plumasnews.com Greenville resident Rick Kemmer knew the drawing ticket he donated $10 for was special as soon as he saw the numbers on it--they happened to be the same as his birthday. Wouldn't that just be too cool if he won the grand- father clock on display at Plumas Bank? That is exactly what he did. An anonymous donor gave the clock to Mountain Circle in hopes of helping it make a lot of money. It was displayed in four branches of Plumas Bank, including Susanville, West- wood, Chester and Greenville. About $500 was made from the fUndrai~e~i according to Mountaiff~'Q)rcle employee Tani Preston. Proceeds will be used for emergency clothing, academic incentives, foster parent training and other special needs not covered for children in foster care. "These costs are not allocat- ed in the funds that we receive to care for these children," Preston said. "And we feel they deserve the extra perks." David Preston helps load a grandfather clock won by Greenville resident Rick Kemmer, who bohght oniy one ticket for the Mountain Circle fundraiser, which he knew was special when he saw the numbers on it. Photo by Alicia Knadler Preston's husband, Dave, by now a professional clock mover, silenced the gongs while the clock sat in Plumas Bank. He was worried the noise, though beautiful, would make the burglar alarms go off in the middle of the night. The Prestons have long been supporters of Mountain Circle Family Services. Others interested in sup- porting local foster care or in becoming care providers may call 257-7407 or 284-7007. Manual & Aquatic Therapy Orthopedic & Sports Injuries Post-surgical Rehabilitation Sciatica Program PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 I USED CARS & TRUCKS Sales & Repair I Tractors New T res I Smog Trailers of all kinds/ I ~ ~.,--7~----~" "771" I epa rs ~ ~'lJl /,fl I all at: ~ ~l SHADETREE AUTO SALES & REPAIRS 2140 E. Main Street, East Quincy Call Bruce Repair 283-2235 ~ ~] Words are not enough to express the sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department who responded to a fire at our home. We will forever be so grateful to Brian Quincy Tow who was the first responder on the scene -- you saved our home! To all the firemen who were in our home, you did an exceptional job in protecting our household furnishings and containing the fire. We want to give a special thank you to the fireman who took the extra effort when he saw a picture of our deceased brother-in-law, Sgt. Paul Byrnes, IAPD, and put the picture out of harm's way. A big THANK YOU to the American Red Cross -- Larry Trotter, you are a wonderful and special man. Our family has found a new friend. To our dear friends: Art & Dony Vieira, Billy McElroy, Cheryl Patterson and Tater Sweeney. We wouldn't have made it through this without you guys. To the Chapman Family, thank you for a wonderful Christmas. To Plumas District Hospital, North Fork Family Medicine & Quincy Family Medicine, we want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, words of encouragement, offers of help and the financial contributions you made to our family. We were overwhelmed with all the acts of kindness and we truly feel blessed and consider you our extended family. To all our friends and family, too many to name, thank you for the home-cooked meals, help with the cleanup and moving our household belongings, all the hugs and prayers and financial assistance you have bestowed upon us. We believe there was an angel that day looking down on us ~ Dale Lancaster, this is one fire you made sure got put out. And a big thank you to Beatty Construction -- Mike, the work you and your crew are doing on our home is outstanding. We also want to thank George & Elizabeth at the Ranchito Motel who have been very understanding and accommodating us during this trying time. The Gent Family Michael, Sheri, Shauna, Robert & Erik NEWSMAKER George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., has re- leased the names of fall 2009 dean's list recipients. Freshman Makenzie Davis of Quincy earned dean's list honors. Stu- dents must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for at least one term to make the list. Davis is majoring in journalism. She is the datlghter of Harry B. Davis and Kimi S. Coates, of Quincy. Please call for a vision and eye examination at 283-2020. ~I!7~ti~FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES ..... Jonathan Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. Formerly Drs. 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