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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 BUSINESS AND CLn.S,:00;IFIEDS : MIKE TABORSKI > : mta brskiP;bSmhaenews'cm 00LB__00NESS SCENE QUINCY TIIRIFT IS OPEN AGAIN Certainly didn't take Traci Turner long to regroup and restock (thanks in a huge way to the very generous folks throughout the greater Quincy and Plumas County area) her business, Quincy Thrift, after it was totally destroyed in the recent downtown fire. She is now in her new location on Main Street across from the post office complex that was home for many years to La Casa Bella. The store is once again packed with new and gently used items that include clothes, jewelry, furniture and household items. WATERSHED FIELD TRIP DONATIONS Plumas Satellite owner Gerald Hitson has come up with a new way to give back to his community in celebration of his first anniversary as an authorized dealer for Dish TV and dishNet high-speed Internet. During the upcoming Groundhog Fever Fest, Gerald will donate $20 to the sixth-grade watershed field trip for every new customer that signs up for service. Plumas Satellite originally opened in 1989 and Gerald's goal this year is to expand the company, hire more employees and offer custom low-voltage wire management. NEW LAUNDRY SERVICE OFFERED Dragonfly Rose, Quincy's "girl Friday" with the myriad services offered, has added yet another. Rosetta now performs premium laundry services that include pickup and delivery. Other services include most any odd job including yard work, errands, housekeeping, pet and/or house sitting, bookkeeping and frontline vacation relief for businesses. She can be reached at 283-1382. ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE Sue and Marc Wildermuth are holding a special celebration in honor of the second anniversary of The Grateful Dawg General Store in Old Town Portola. It's on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, with refreshments and music. As purveyors of name brand clothes, they purchase and carefully inspect and clean all garments before selling. Sue says their rock and crystal selection, the largest this side of Reno,-is stocked with local finds and imports, In the store you will also find kooky collectibles, vintage rock 'n' roll items, jewelry, kitchenware, model trains and a lot of other cool stuff! JOHNSON JOINS QUINCY CLINIC Physical therapist Butch Vargas welcomes Janet Johnson to his staff at Mountain Physical Therapy in Quincy. Her responsibilities will include running the office functions that include scheduling, checking in patients and billing. A Meadow Valley resident, Janet has lived in Plumas County since 1967. NEWS WE LOVE TO REPORT ... Two years ago Rick and Eileen Greenly bought Dunn's Midtown Coffee -- a popular gathering spot for many in Quincy. They are also longtime owners and operators of Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza, which is next to this specialty coffee, bakery and sandwich caf6 in the post office complex. It's Roni Halverson's first anniversary as proprietor of Sierra Live Scan -- a fingerprinting service -- and third anniversary for My Skin's Best Friend. Both business are located on Commercial Street in Portola, although she occasionally travels to other sites to do the fingerprinting. Traci Downey, owner of Traci's Sweet Surprises in Quincy, notes her fourth anniversary. Now operating from home under the Cottage Food Law, Traci still continues to offer custom cakes, cupcakes and her signature cinnamon rolls and sticky buns. Phone orders are welcome and Traci delivers: call 283-1766. ARE YOU COVERED? The Affordable Care Act went into effect this month, but if you are not yet covered by health insurance, you have until March 31 this year to finalize your plans and enroU. ff you are covered under your employer's health planl you can stay there-though you may want to compare it with other options, ff you are on Medicare, you're still covered, and there are some new pluses for preventive care and drugs. All plans must offer the same set of essential benefits, but plans can offer additional, benefits. There are four plan levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum; lower premiums usually come with higher out-of-pocket costs. Annual out-of-pocket costs cannot exceed $6,35.0 for individuals or $12,700 for a family. Generous subsidies will make it easier to pay for premiums. Families of four with modified adjusted gross income up to $94,000 are eligible for some help. Need help figuring dollars and cents? That's our specialty at 307 W. Main St., Quincy * 283-0680 Woodcrafts, music shop opens Gary Renaud has opened The Howling Wolf in East Quincy behind the One Stop gas station and mini mart. He enjoys playing music and woodworking, so he decided to take those hobbies and start this business. In his custom woodcrafts business, Gary can build what you need to your specifications or alter something you may already have. He also has a recording studio for rent and offers music lessons. Hi and his wife Judie moved to Quincy nine years ago. Photo by Holly Buus 00}usiness Summit one o many upcoming events CHAMBER UPDATE Fishing Tournament at Lake ..................................................................... Davis on Feb. 1. Meet at J&J's AUDREY ELLIS Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Your Chamber and Plumas Sierra Telecommunications are partnering with Greenhorn Guest Ranch at the 2014 Travel and Adventure show in Long Beach on Feb. 8 - 9. If you're traveling down to Long Beach in February call and see our booth with all the great information and giveaways we will be passing out. We will be promoting Greenhorn Ranch and their wonderful 'dude ranch', Rec and Tech, Plumas County Tourism and our businesses/organizations. Thi show Will proinotii'd ......... give wonderful exposure worldwide to our county and everything we have to offer from tourism to technology. The third annual Plumas Business Summit & Business Plan Competition, brought to you by your Chamber, Feather River College and Enactus, will be at Grizzly Creek Campus in Portola courtesy of Sierra Nevada Journeys on March 28. Discover your ideal customer & how to reach them and expand your network. The business plan competition will be focusing on a high school division and also a college and community division and will showcase the top business plans selected from over 200 students throughout Piumas Unified School District. Top prize for best business plan is $1000 plus support to start ..... ..... their new business. We have a great summit lined up this year for you all. Our speakers for the day are EJ Carrion, (EJ recently represented the Student Success Academy and gave a presentation at the White House with national leaders; he is also the author of a book called "Accelerate your Success," which is on the best seller list at Amazon); Joanne Steele (Rural Marketing and best practices -- she has created innovative marketing systems that address the special needs and concerns of rural communities committed to developing a sustainable tourism economy for their area) and Richard Scully (an entrepreneurial story, Richard is the CEO of Chamber Nation, which has been honored with two Business of the Year awards, due to Richard's work with the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce in Arizona and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce in  !i :!:it California), so call us at the Chamber to register, 836-6811 or go online to see full details and register at There are some great events coming up in February for you all, starting with the John Pato Sr. Annual Ice Grizzly Store. Check-in time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fishing starts at 8 a.m. Weigh-in ends at 3 p.m. at J&J's Grizzly store. Registration forms are available online at Forms are also available at KS Market in Portola, Mill Works in Graeagle, and J&J's Grizzly Store at Lake Davis. Mark your calendar for the annual Winter Snow Fest weekend (for kids of any age) Feb. 14 - 17. Activities include tubing from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m: Saturday, Feb. 15, at Johnsville Ski Hill; longboard demo and kids' snowshoe race and snowshoe clinic from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; USSSA . Sanctionod 014 California  State Snowshoe Championship Races Saturday, Feb. 15, at Plumas- Eureka State Park at 10 am. At Lake Davis, on Saturday, don't miss the Ultimate Snowmobile Play - Rotary Club Poker Run, which starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, will be the Johnsville Ski Hill Historic Longboard Races. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., racing begins at noon. Retirement May Be Far Off, But the April 15, 2014 Deadline for IRA Contributions Isn't. To learn more abput the advantages of an Edward Jones Individual Retirement Account (IRA), call or visit today. Steven R Kin AAMS 530-283-4061 Financial Advisor Member SIPC 47 Bradley St. Quincy, CA 95971 Sale! Sale! Sale! During Groundhog Fever Fest! LINDA D.- ....... ROULAND Authorized Agent License # 0750817 Certified Insurance Agent Did you know that for CoveredCA you can have the assistance of ......... a !oca I, professional with 30 years experiill;e in the health insura'r% field at no added cost,to you? P Don't be confused b, your options Call Linda Rouland today! Don't Delay!. (530) 258-2218 , (800) 254-2218 650 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020 This is an insurance solicitation Anthem.@ Ifornla, Independent licensee of the Blue Cross Association. ANTHEM Is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross name and symbol are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association,