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4A Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Quake stalls volunteer's return trip to Haiti orphanage last fall, Green- wood lived and worked on site seven days a week. Her days, and often nights, were filled with not only the gig- gles, but also the cries of a dozen babies in the nursery dependent on her and one other aide to meet their every need. Thoug h she did agree her role in Haiti was a lot of, work, her eyes shine behind her glasses, and convey her eagerness to return for an- other mission. When asked if being around all those babies made her want to have her own baby, she i'eplied with- out hesitation, "It makes me want to adopt children. I would love to keep going back again and again. We'll see what God's will for me is." Haiti Children's Home The orphanage is a min- istry of Patricia Smith and her daughter Melinda. After working for a missionary in 1983, Pat said she returned to the states with a burden on her heart. In 1984, she and her daughte r moved to Haiti and'a baby arrived on their doorstep shortly there- after. Since HCH opened its doors in 1986, at least 200 children have passed through their care. Melinda is medically trained as a nurse. She and Pat, along with volunteers and a small paid staff, care for malnour- ished, premature and aban- doned children. Families in the U.S. and Can. ada adopt Tiffiney Lozano Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com :i For Beckwourth's Hannah : Greenwood, 21, the devastat- : ing earthquake and powei'- :i ful aftershocks rocking i Haiti are not merely sad sto- i:rms in a faraway land. The ::. horrific tales are a heart- wrenching reality affecting 44 little boys and girls she lived with for four months and knows by name. Greenwood and her broth- er, James, were at the Sacra- mento airport, Haiti-bound, when the call came with the shocking news of the quake. With their trip now on hold, the brother sister team have turned their efforts to fundraising, the only way they can help until they can return in person to the Haiti : Children's Home in Mirebal- ais. ! "They are like a big fami- ly," Greenwood said when she spoke about the orphan- age. "They have been loved there their whole lives. Grandma Pat is the only grandma they've ever known." As a volunteer at the many of the children. HCH relies on volunteers like Greenwood and dona- tions to continue its work. The website says it is "near- ly impossible to compre- hend all of the challenges Pat and Melinda face every- day." Donations may be sent to the HCH by sending a check to Interfellow Christian Ministries, c/o Alana Butts, 417 Webb Ct., Minden, LA 71055. Include your full name and address and write Haiti Relief in the memo. Other Haiti efforts The Quincy High School Service Club, ASB, students and faculty have joined forces with the local com- munity and the Red Cross to help those in need. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, a change drive was held at the Quincy-Portola basket- ball game to benefit those Need help REPI :ING GET READY FOR SPRING! VYmter Golf Lessons 1/2 hour video swing analysis with take-home copy $50 Gift Certificates Available for use in 2010 Bra.don Bowii. If it's ng we / I can'00ll find / Isorneo can. A PGA Head Golf Professional Randy Estep  Assistant Golf Professional ._ 00,14000 I PLUMAS PINES P_,, O .... 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle ATTY ,.,u-x -,au=, www.plumaspinesgolf.com l IC 1  i General BuiMing Contractor l m l.J:00 | (530)283-2035 | Postal Service: uSPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mort. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. - E-Mail mail@plumasnews.com Web Page http://www'plumasnews'cm Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subss- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, /hich merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part bf the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas andLassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! 1"o Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication o! matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmasteri Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. . Michael C. Taborski Co-0wner/Publisher Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Display Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./Admin. Asst. Vice Pres./Operations Delaine Fragnoll Tom Forney Managing Editor Production Manager Unda Randall Elise Monroe Photo Editor Bookkeeper Mary Newhouse Eva Small Classified. Circ. Manager Composing Manager Sandy Condon Human Resources Dir.. Office Manager me i ,i= =,-,, ,,i i,, ,=m i m= i m= , m I Subsoription Order Form ' I River Bulletin I I P.O. BOX B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscription for __ years. ]J Enclosed find my check for $ I [i In County  per year [J Out of State $44 per year [1 In California $37 per year. I I I I I Name I Addreu i C.y, Stm, Ztp .I affected by the earthquake in Haiti, raising more than $420. A change drive at Quincy High School on the 26th yielded more than $200, and various community dona- tions and fundraisers have brought the current total 'raised to more $1,000. The QHS S-Club's goal is $2,000, and all are encouraged to donate any amount they can. All proceeds will be donat- ed to the Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief, and dona- tions may be made at Quin- cy High School and numer- ous local businesses. Checks may be made payable to the  Red Cross with an indica- tion that the money is for Haiti, and no amount is too large or too small. A quarter drive is taking place at C. Roy Carmichael School in Portola; again, all the proceeds will be sent to the American Red Cross. Kendy and Adam, both 4 months old, are two of several Hait- ian labies Hannah grew to love during her time living and working in Mirebalais as an orphanage volunteer. t Meal time at the children's home is split into two shifts. Hannah helped with both shifts as part of her daily chores, Photos submitted" i FRC offers new energy class Individuals- interested in energy efficiency, conserva- tion and renewable energy sources are encouraged to enroll this spring in a new class being taught at Feather River College. The class will explore a va- riety of concepts related tO energy and consists of three Thursday evening classes and three Saturday classes in late April. The class will cover many topics in the field, presented by regional or local profes- sionals working on issues of energy conservation, alter- native energy technology or economic development as it relates to the "emerging green economy." There is no prerequisite for the course and it is limit- ed to 18 students. Interested parties should inquire at the Feather River College admis- sions office or sign up online. The course registration num- ber or CRN is 3636. Line Dancing Classes Everyone is invited to kick up their heels and have some fun! S5/class Saturday evenings 7pm at Feather River Grange 55 Main St., Quincy Monday evenings 7pro @ Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy For more information, contact Sara @ 283-0930 401 ONE BUC IS ALL IT I'I00KES TO NEED... HI-TECH Frame & Finish The I-Car Gold Class Trained Professionals 283-0191 1229 Industrial Way Quincy Goldclass