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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 11B Plumas County Library con- tinues to offer resources for nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers looking for funding from foundations. Thanks to support from Feather River Land Trust, Plumas Rural Services, Plumas Corporation and Northern Nevada Food Bank, the library is starting its third year as a Cooperating Collec- tion of the Foundation Center. Plumas County Library still a great resource for nonprofits The Foundation Directory Miles, Plumas County librari- grant types, people and IRS currently available only in organized philanthropy, serv- Training to Online, the leading grantseek- ing database on the web, has been recently updated to pro- vide even easier search strate- gies. Library users have free ac- cess to FDO along with a core collection of Foundation Center directories and publications. ~'We're very grateful to our partners, who'.ve allowed us to keep providing this valu- able database," said Margaret an. "People like it because it's Form 990. easy to use. There's an amaz- Miles is available to give in- ing amount of information available here that we wouldn't have otherwise." The database offers a vari- ety of search options so searchers can create a fully customized search based on specific criteria. Most data- base listings offer profiles of the grantmaking organization, struction in use of thefounda- tion directory by appoint- ment; those interested can call 283-6310. A second online database, Foundation Grants to Individ- uals, provides sources for scholarships, fellowships and other financial support. Access to both databases is the Quincy library. "The nearest other cooperating col- lections are in Redding or Carson City," said Miles. "There are many nonprofit agencies in Plumas, and in neighboring counties, .that will benefit from having these resources closer at hand." Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on ing grantseekers, grantmak- ers, researchers, policymak- ers, the media and the public. Thousands of people visit the: center's website each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and its na- tional network of cooperating collections. For more information about Foundation Center resources,. visit foundationcenter.org. begin for Friends Of the Plumas County Animal Shelter Animal Services officer Melissa Bishop will lead the trainings on the general top- ics of safety, animal handling and adoption paperwork. A ---~ trainer will also be on hand to TALES FROM give an on-leash "heel, sit" THE SHELTER lesson to the volunteers who ...................... PEUMASc(~'UNTY ........................ walk the dogs. ANIMAL SHELTER 283-3673 In preparation for opening Saturdays for adoptions, Friends of the Plumas County The Saturday Adoption Pro- gram has been a long-term goal of Friends, who hope it will offer extended hours to the public to visit animals and chose a new pet to adopt. adoption paperwork for dogs and cats. They will not admit any animal into the shelter, issue licenses or handle any animal emergency. Owners who want to release animals to the facility will have to wait for the normal shelter hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Although there are varied opportunities to volunteer, the training is for people who desire a more hands-on ap- proach to helping at the shel- paperwork needed to begin a pet adoption--positions that require contact with the ani- mals in some way. To volunteer in areas that do not require l~hysical con- tact with the animals, there are still many ways to aid the shelter dogs and cats. Fundraising, grant writing, food pick-up, fence mainte- nance, etc., are all needed to keep programs Friends has initiated up and moving along. The list of volunteer All donations to Friends of the Plumas County Animal Shelter go towards the better- ment of the impounded dogs Oklahoma Feather River College is proud to announce its spring production this year will be the immensely pop- ular musical, "Oklahoma!" It will be presented May 5-9 and cats. Tax-deductible dona- tions may be sent to K-911 Rescue, P.O Box 182, Quincy, CA 95971. auditions Auditions are still going on with an additional audi- tion day due to weather conditions. At present, au- ditions will take place Tuesdays in the FRC gym Animal Shelter and the animal services will train volunteers Saturday, Jan. 23, and Satur- day, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to noon. During the Saturday hours volunteers will introduce ani- mals to prospective adopters, take applications and fill out ter. The training is aimed at those willing to donate time to walk, groom, help adoptees in the kennel areas and do the positions is only limited by your imagination. Call and we'll find something for you to do, I'm sure ... Car care makes a difference in how much spent Consumers' chronic pain at the pump is returning with gas prices 67 percent higher than a year ago and probably heading back toward $3 a gal- lon soon. While you can't control the price of gas, you can control how much gas you burn by performing proper mainte- nance and how you drive. Per- forming simple and inexpen- sive maintenance can save as much as $1,200 per year in gas costs. The Car Care Council offers these gas-saving maintenance and driving tips: Keep your car properly tuned to improve gas mileage by an average of 4 percent. Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by 3 percent. Replace dirty or clogged air filters and improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Replace dirty spark plugs, which can reduce mileage by two miles per gallon. Change oil regularly and gain another mile per gallon. Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly above 60 mph. Avoid excessive idling. Idling gets zero miles per gal- lon. Warming up the vehicle for one or two minutes is sufficient. Avoid quick starts and ~tops. Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in the city. Consolidate trips. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much gas as one longer multi-pur- pose trip. Don't haul unneeded items in the trunk. An ex- tra 100 pounds in the trunk reduces fuel economy by 1-2 percent. To help you drive smart and save money, visit car- care.org and check out the free digital Car Care Guide. in the Town Hall Theatre. The Rogers and Hammer- stein musical based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" first appeared on Broadway in 1943, and has enjoyed constant success ever since. There are four major fe- male leads and five major male leads, plus plenty of cho- rus members and small parts. and Thursdays in Science 104 at FRC. Actors should be be pre- pared to sing a song of their choice (bring music if it is not from the musical) and do some group dancing. Dates are Jan. 26, 28, and Feb. 2. For more informa- tion, call Terry Gallagher at 283-3418 or 283-6510, ext. 108. DELIVER! Quincy Susanville Greenville Chester Portola 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 League of Women Voters-.meet The status of the county budget and predictions for next year will be the focus of the next meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plumas County. County supervisors Lori Simpson and Sherrie Thrall have been invited to speak at the Thursday, Feb. 4, meeting which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Work Connection in East Quincy. The public is en- couraged to attend. Plans are also underway for the election forums that will be held in the spring. With several countywide elections occurring in June, forums will be held in Chester, Graeagle, Greenville, Portola and Quincy. The local League is com- mitted to voter education and sponsors an annual essay contest for Plumas County students and student voter registration. The oi'ganiza- tion also hosts public forums on issues of interest to local residents and voters. * Anyone interested in being a speaker at a League meet- ing may contact Joyce Scrog- gs at 283-0795. Gold Discovery .Days coming to Johnsville The Plumas Eureka State Park Association has just an- nounced the dates for this year's Gold Discovery Days in Johnsville. Mark your cal- endars' for Saturday and Sun- day, July 17-18. Celebrate the heritage of gold mining and the continu- ing activities at Plumas Eure- ka State Park. The weekend promises a gala celebration of history relived, tasty treats anchored by the ever-populai" Rotary pancake breakfast Sunday, and a savoring of the natural beauty of the Johnsville area. "Details will be forthcoming as planning continues. For more information, call Kit Vercelli at 836-0873 or Larry Fites at 836:0783, or visit plumas-eureka.org. A great place to connect... The 2010-2011 Plumas County Visitors Guide This colorful publication, produced in partnership with the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, is the area's premiere guide to picturesque Plumas County. Over 85,000 copies are printed annually and distributed at more than 400 locations throughout the Feather River Country and outlying areas. The Plumas Visitors Bureau and local chambers of commerce mail thousands of these guides to inquiries throughout the country and distribute them at various sport and recreation shows they attend. Your Only Local Complete Guide To Feather River Country: Lodging and Camping National Forests Parks Wilderness Areas Wildlife Watching Bird Watching Antiques Gold Panning Fall Color Tours Train Spotting Golf Hiking Winter Activities Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing Snowmobiling Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Road Biking Boating FiShing Hunting Plumas County History Museums Wildflowers Scenic Highways 2010-2011 Events Calendar County Data Weddings Honeymoons Dining Kids Stuff State Parks River Rafting Snowb0arding Swimming Your local newspaper representative is lo9king forward to working with you! 283-0800 258-3115 258-3115 832-4646 Sherri, Kay, Karen Val Cheri, Val Alesha, Michael