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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 13B ARTS ANI) ENTERTAINMENT SweetArt encourages public displays of affection Main Street Artists' Gallery loves public displays of affection, say organizers of the new SweetArt show. SweetArt definition: Art dedicated to the promotion of tender feelings that lead to spontaneous displays of af- fection, public or otherwise. On the first Friday of each month, Feb. 3 this month, Main Street Artists' Gallery presents fresh art by local artists with a lively opening gala complete with free wine and appetizers. This month they present the Tiny Room, a special venue in the gallery, which will be dedicated to SweetArt, a tribute to Valen- tine's Day. The wine and appe- tizer reception will run 5 - 7 p.m., at the gallery, 436 Main St. in Quincy. Call 283-1909 for more information. SweetArt is comprised of original art, sized and priced for affordable yet heartfelt gift giving. The SweetArt campaign is the result of Main Street Artists' renewed commitment to bring art into the home and generate en- thusiasm for original art. They invite the public to touch and appreciate beauti- fully crafted wooden bowls, pens and gourmet kitchen ac- cessories. Precious and semi- precious gems worked into jewelry along with fused, glass plates are glittering en- ticements for the Valentine gift giver. Qualit original oils and watercolor paint- ings, sketches and three-di- mensional works of art that inspire love will be on dis- play and ready for the taking. As artists living and work- ing in Plumas County, Main Street Artists members rec- ognize these are tough eco- nomic times. The SweetArt show reflects this sensitivity. The gallery too, has asked the question, "Do we go on in the face of dwindling rev- enues?" This question was posed in a recent meeting and the resulting discussion stunned the artists. The answer was a resound- ing "yes" and a renewed vi- sion of why the gallery exists. The gallery is a showcase for local artists: yes, but it is also a venue for bringing local Cowboy show keeps traditions alive On March 16 and 17, the Sierra Valley Grange in Vin- ton will present a Cowboy Po- etry show and dinner event. Headlining will be Belinda Gall, George Dickie and Diane Tribitt, with emcee Tony Ar- gento. On Friday, dinner will consist of corned beef and cab- bage, on Saturday, roast beef. Singer-songwriter Gall has been an America's Western Sweetheart WMA winner in several categories -- performer, singer album of the year-- over many years. Singer-songwriter Dickey, from Oklahoma, performs tra- ditional Western music and has several WMA nomina- tions for song and album of the year with "Keepin' the Dream Alive." Cowgirl poet Tribitt, from Minnesota, is a 2008 AWA Cowboy Poet of the Year (fe- male) and 2009 WMA Poetry Book of the Year winner. She and Gall have been working together on a show, "Cowgirl True," that will be performed at the end of the show. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Dinner will be served 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, and 4:30 - 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for adults cost $23 for the show, $12 for dinner. Tickets for kids 12 and under cost $8 for the show and $8 for dinner. To purchase tickets, email svgcbpoetry@yahoo.com, or call Pam Olivieri at (831) 345- 9840. The Sierra valley Grange, located at 92202 Highway 70 in Vinton, is a nonprofit organi- zation that promotes agricuL tural issues. The group spin: sors the local 4 H club, and the building is used as a commu- nity hall. Proceeds from the event will benefit the grange building fund. P O E M o 2t:00 :r H :sii: W E E K American Life in Poetry Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004 - 06 Let me hear the wind paging through the trees and see the stars flaring out, one by one, like the forgotten faces of the dead. The title of this beautiful poem by Edward Hirsch contradicts the poem, which is indeed a prayer. Hirsch lives in New York and is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, one o four country's most distinguished cultural endowments. I Was Never Able To Pray Wheel me down to the shore where the lighthouse was abandoned and the moon tolls in the rafters. I was never able to pray, but let me inscribe my name in the book of waves and then stare into the domeof a sky that never ends and see my voice sail into the night. --Edward Hirsch Poem copyright 2010 by Edward Hirsch American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. LETTERSPtiom page 12B the examples she mentions, only those that deal with pol- luting water, air and soil af- fect private property owners. If she believes people should be allowed to contaminate w a- ter on their land she should say so, and be prepared to take legal, financial and moral responsibility for poi- soning people downstream. After all, the Constitution re- quires government to "pro- mote the general welfare," right? I have no doubt that lots of things at Plumas-Sierra Tea Party Patriot meetings are said that cause jaws to drop, eyes to pop and foreheads to wrinkle, but that doesn't mean they are true. All of the "rules" cited in the article have one thing in common: the only way they can become law is if our elected officials write them into law. Des- jardin can disagree with the laws if she wants, but claim- ing they represent a violation of U.S. sovereignty isn't true. Paul Cavanaugh Quincy Helpful people Thank you Quincy Commu- nity Service District. Like so many Quincy residents I had frozen pipes last week. I called QCSD and Phil was here in 10 minutes. He pulled out the meter and heated the pipes with a propane torch. He spent over an hour and finally got water to the meter. He said there is no water going to the house. I thanked Phil for what he did and then called Madden Plumbing and talked to Judi Madden. She told me to open all faucets in the house and outside. She said if I have no water in an hour to call back. She said a worker would put a heater in the hole. Because the water pipes are plastic they cannot heat them. I finally got water in an hour. I called Judi to inform her. Judi called me back an hour later and gave me some good advice so this would not happen again. QCSD, you have a great guy (Phil) working for you. Phil came over the next day to see if I had water. He is a wonder- ful, great professional person. I also want to thank Judi Madden for all her good ad- vice. When I have a problem I al- so call Mike Beatty. He built my house six years ago. He al- ways tells me what to do or he fixes the problem. Quincy has so many helpful people, what a great place to live. Again, thanks, Phil, Judi Madden and Mike Beatty. Bob Baitinger Quincy Wipe out What other species should we wipe out, Mrs. Doran? Per- sonally I don't like gophers because they create havoc in my garden. Shall we wipe them out? How about the mountain lions, coyote or black bear? They've all been "',,*ee;" g::,*"' 3rd Night 1/2 Price[ Stay Friday & Saturday Nights Get Thursday or Sunday Half-Off! Offer valid for same stay only thru Feb. 2012 COMING: MY WEEK WITH MARILYN 2020 East Main St Quincy, CA (on Hwy. 70) www.RanchitoMotel.com I I , r) known to prey on livestock. Why are you picking on the poor wolf, or is it that you simply can't stand all preda- tors? Let me present the facts. The leading causes of cattle loss in the U.S. are respirato- ry problems followed by di- gestive, calving and weather. Only 5 percent of cattle losses in the U.S. were attributable to predators. In addition, 0.11 percent of all cattle losses were due to predation by wolves. Coyotes killed more than 22 times more cattle, and domestic dogs killed almost five times more cattle than wolves did. U.S. Fish and Wildlife an- nounced a $1 million wolf- livestock compensation pro- ject last year. Environmental organizations are compensat- ing ranchers for cattle losses from wolves. Many ranchers are learning to use techniques to reduce predator losses, and are being compensated for en- acting such programs. Fact is, these animals predat- ed our arrival and have an ab- solute right to be here. I'm re- ferring mostly to the grizzly bear and wolf (in California). We were wrong to eradicate them before. Remember when we shot and poisoned the bald eagle to the brink of extinction? Now when we see a bald eagle we rejoice. The bottom line is wolves are no threat, and you're just plain wrong. When the grey wolf known as OR7 trekked across the Oregon bor- der on Dec. 28, 2011, it was a great day for the state of Cali- fornia! Unfortunately it will probably be run over by a car. Lane Labl Quincy ii" Wedcling Items. Bar Equipment" :!: !55 Delleker Dr., Portola 530-832-545500 Linens China .Chargers * Flatware ::i Food Service * Glassware Tents ] Canopies Dance Floor Staging ............ Wedding Items Bar Equipment 5s Oe,eker Dr., Po.ola 530-832"5455 Plumas County Chapter 4th Annual .OUNOA'IION MULE DEER FOUNDATION BANQUET Sat., Feb. 18 * 5pm Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds For tickets, call Frank Smith, Chapter Chair 283-2233 Thanks to previous generous donations, this chapter has contributed over 320 hours of volunteer service in 2011 benefitting local area habitat conservation. Visit the MDF website (www.muledeer.org) to view projects by this chapter including the Rich Fire guzzler installation. For 2012, the Mule Deer Foundation has awarded over $30,000 to local area habitat projects such as the French- man Aspen Restoration and the Mt. Hough Habitat Burn. Help us continue to support these worthwhile projects that benefit all wildlife in the greater Plumas County area. culture to visitors who desire a glimpse of Plumas County lifestyles. It offers the same opportunity for children that big city museums provide in terms of art appreciation and understanding the principles of art. It will continue to be the welcoming place for any and all to wander in and view art inspired by incredible surroundings and local peo- ple. Finally, the consensus was these artists want the gallery to be an active, visi- ble member of the communi- ty, to bring the enrichment and beauty of art into homes and lives. Main Street Artists' Gallery will focus the coming year on art they feel will serve the community, or at very least, will have you ask- ing questions. The artists and patrons of Main Street Artists' Gallery feel a vibrant art community in downtown Quincy is worth every effort to keep this resource avail- able. SweetArt is just the be- ginning of special sub-shows in the Tiny Room designed to invite the community into the gallery. Future shows will reveal new perspectives and will strive to keep the public engaged and involved with art. For more information, con- tact Lara Eichenberg at 283- 0117 or eichen88@hotmail.com. Comedy show returns for Valentine's night Once again ACT (the As- sociation of Concerned The atregoers) brings Comedy Night to the Town Hall The- atre on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14. This year will feature new talent and the return of local Plumas County fa- vorites. Returning are Earl Thompson and Edie O'Connor, David Riley, Lindsey Kimzey, Jeff Bryan, Kim Carroll, Tina Awbrey, Theresa Crews and Mike McLeod. New to the line-up are Ravi Pinjala, Lisa Grant and Cal Blan- ton. The ever-popular Walt Stueben will be master of ceremonies. "Bring your sweetie for a fun night of hats d'oeuvres, yummy desserts, wine, beer and laughs," "say organiz- ers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 per couple, available at Carey Candy Co. and Epilog Books as of Feb. 1. Last year was a sell-out, so everyone is encouraged to get tickets while they last. Come have C 00o00o00ate H ear00s while viewing a special show of in our "Tiny Room" Friday, February 3, 2012 5-7 PM CO-OP and Gallery 530-283-1909 436 Main Street. Quincy MAIN SIIH.:IT AI'[ISI'S mainstreetartists.net TOWN HALL THEATRE Presen ts WAR HORSE Fri., Feb. 3 - Mon., Feb. 6 Rated PG-13 * 146 min. Drama/Adventure Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, "War Horse" begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are force- fully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets - British calvary, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter - before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse - an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. WE BOUGHT A ZOO Fri., Feb. t0 & Sat., Feb. 11 Rated PG 126 min. * Dramatic Comedy Acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and tree story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory. MATT OAMON WEBOuGHTAZO0 TOlllH HALL THEATRE Showtime: 7pm * Sunday Matinee 4pm Adults .................. *7.?" 1 Students & ] Seniors ................. '6.00 Children ................ '5.00 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com t t