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lOB Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter LETTERS, rom pag 11B Valley and the public service agencies in our county and neighboring counties. Rusty continues to recover in our home; he can't stand or walk yet, but we are hope- ful that he will heal and be his old self again. Thanks again, Don. Derek and Lousie DeLaney Quincy Keep it up A few weeks back the pub- lisher wrote a My Turn about the paper surviving and how important it was for local journalism to survive to be a record for the area and a way for the members of the com- munity to connect. I thought this was very profound. Feeling a connec- tion to the area, I feel that I stay connected by reading your paper and really look forward to reading every week. With the few reflec- tions you gave of your staff, I was very impressed with their dedication to the paper and the community... You must be doing some- thing right, keep it up. Good luck to you and your staff. John Abendroth San Francisco Bookmaker Mr. John Kimmel's letter to the editor at least reveals that he has a sense of humor. It's kind of an Obama type letter, i.e. watch what I do, not what I say. John, in order to enable the parties to compromise the ex- isting controversy, the par- ties have to act in good faith, which in this case means the cooperation of all concerned. The board of directors of the hospital commenced the tax proceedings without fully disclosing the potential mate- rial facts and now refuses to cooperate by failing to desig- nate a person to accept the initiative petition. That's not helpful in finding "a middle ground." It does not reveal the proposed good faith. The board claims that decision is made on advice of counsel. That excuse is acceptable, but not of any help. The letter states, "We need good accurate information." The latter seems to admit that the board did not have good and accurate informa- tion. Consequently, it can on- ly be assumed that the board and/or the management did not do their homework. It seems logical to assume that if a plan is to spend $10 to $12 million, the planners' first step is to get good and accurate information in or- der to make intelligent deci- sions. Since you do not have that information, the board obviously cannot make intel- ligent decisions. You continue your state- ments about .being for or against the hospital project. That's not even a considera- tion. It is the lack of disclo- sure, the absence of accurate information and the absence of cooperation, and not to for- get, the total absence of accu- rate numbers, i.e. construc- tion costs, interest costs, etc. John, you are an excellent CPA, but in your letter you sound like a bookmaker. Jan Klement Quincy Good luck with that Well, I ain't no accountant and I ain't no lawyer, but I don't think I could screw it up more than they can. I want a hospital that can hand, if we let the hospital close, whether it's in 2014, or 2030, it would mean a trip to Ren0 or Chico. The worst case is your $500,000 home will cost your family $767 and your $1,000,000 home will cost $1,534 per year to have a hos- pital. I have not heard from Mr. Alexander orMr. Zernich how their $50 proposal will save our hospital. If you make these kinds of propos- als you should be able to back it up with facts. I haven't seen that from them yet. All you have to do is ask how it worked for Greenville with no hospital and the am- bulances dispatched out of Susanville. Did you gentlemen vote for the measure? Seventy-seven percent of us did vote for the measure and some have re- grets, but none of us get to chang e our vote now. You'll still have the opportunity run for the hospital board and push your agenda. Good luck with that. Now for the bean counters and the PDH board, boy did you screw up. But it's an elected office and there will be another election. patients" rather than just by district landowners. If you live outside the district and use PDH doctors or facilities you should be charged a yearly fee equal to $150,000 home value ($230) per family. In closing, Mr. Zernich, Mr. Alexander, the next time you need an emergency room, drive to Reno or Chico and test drive your future for Quincy. Let us know how it works out. Mike Lazzarino Quincy Kudos Kudos to Dr. Sue Segura, the principal of Quincy Ju- nior/Senior High School, for "kidnapping" the "A-Team" by taking a group Of about 30 4.0 high school students for a fun-packed day in Reno, Nev., Jan. 28. Honoring and rewarding high-achieving students mid- year helps to create a sus- tainable energy around acad- emic standards. Midyear is a time when students launch off from foundational con- cepts and skills that were in- troduced in the fall to engage critical thinking and synthe- sis by year's end. Educational achievement not only represents effort expectations of their teach- ers. Thus, the hard work of students, teachers and ad- ministrators is mutually re- inforcing toward a momen- tum of learning at school (learning becomes "cool"). This is the first time in my memory that 4.0 students have been recognized so lav- ishly. Dr. Segura served these students muffins and hot chocolate at the Chalet View, then whisked them off to ice skating, a buffet lunch at the Nugget, swimming in the heated pool, and shop- ping at the mall with a per- sonalized envelop of cash from her. By gathering these moti- vated students, Dr. Segura cultivates a culture of suc- cess and respect at a critical time in the school year. A 4.0 (and higher with AP calcula- tions) is doable for any main- stream student who is will- Lug to set priorities on learn- ing, character and long-term goals. The efforts of Dr. Sue Segu- ra and Jeff .Ray to celebrate scholarly attainment in such a special way in January will undoubtedly inspire yet more Quincy students to join the A-Team in semesters to take care of my basic needs. PDH and their affiliated and organizational skills, but come. o_  _ .-i,',  .,k,  That means I have to pay doctors should be-additionally a 4.0 indicates that these MlcaelaRubalcava /DIt higher taxes. On the other subsidized by "out of district students are meeting the b roKer Rep bli la nch California jobs b i u cans u we s te Na Run  NorthstateAssemblyman voice to be heard by lawmak- policies that kill j0bs; solu- form, and budget s0lutions Presidents' Weekend / Dan Logue announced Jan. ers in Sacramento. Job are- tions to help create jobs and that stimulate economic 22, that the "California Jobs ation and retention must be stimulate economic growth, growth and help create jobs. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 (Alternate Date: March 6) Hwy 36 & A-13 Lake Almanor Snowmobile Park ' Registration. 8:30am, ll:00am $25.00: Poker Run & Lunch ,'ii $5.00: Extra Poker Hand ($300 best hand) "' $900: Lunch only prepared by Rotarians -u l Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Sides ' , Lunch: 11:30- 1:30 Drawing 2:00 ,  For more info contact , ' 530-284-7469 or 596-4354   First" website has been launched by the Assembly Re- publican Caucus. The website may be viewed at CAJobs- "In light of the EMC report released yesterday I am pleased with the timely launching of this website. The EMC poll revealed that voters are worried about the economy and want their at the top of the legislative agenda in 2010," said Logue, vice chairman of the Assem- bly Committee on Jobs and the Economy. The California Jobs First website contains resources, including resources for job seekers; videos on Califor- nia's jobs problems; state jobs news and employment statis- tics; examples of government One of the most important aspects of the website is a survey that allows respon- dents to weigh in on their employment situation, per- sonal experiences and recom- mendations to bring jobs back. "I have worked hard to help our Assembly Republican Caucus focus on legislation that promotes regulation re- Our workforce cannot afford to have lawmakers stand idly by as employers go under and jobs flee the state," concluded Logue. The California Jobs First website is part of a coordinat- ed effort to make lawmakers focus on job creation as the state's top priority on the road map toward economic recovery. Mardi Gras party to raise radio project funds The Plumas Community Radio Project's board of direc- tors invites community mem- bers of all ages to revel at the second annual Mardi Gras Events Around Plumas County Feb. 4-6 Quincy: Friends of the Library used book sale at the public, library, Jackson Street. Members only preview, 4-7 p.m.; Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 4 Quincy: Slideshow by Peter Croft, rock climber and mountaineer; 7 p.m. at FRC, Forestry Room 403, next to the Gallery. For information, 283-0202 ext. 216. Jan. 30 Maybe: Elks' fundraiser, annual crab feed; social hour, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m., Ifmited seating. Calpine Elks Lodge, Highway 70. Open to the public; for information and tickets, 559-2425. Feb. 5 Quincy: Artists opening reception, Plumas Arts Gallery, 5-7 p.m.; featured artist: Lucinda Wood. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Quincy: Art Walk, Main St., 5-8 p.m. Galleries include: The Eagle's Nest, Plumas County Museum, Main St. Artists, Epilog Books and Plumas Arts Gallery. For information, Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Feb. 6 Bucks Lake: Poker Run includes barbecue, drawing and cash prizes. Registration 9-11 a.m., the groomer shed; $20 poker rally and lunch; extra poker hands, $5 and lunch only $10. For information, LaTroy Justeson, 283-9766 or Ijuste- or Jamie Grubbs, 589-2776 or jamiegrubbs@msn'cm" Quincy: Pancake breakfast at the Masonic Hall, 70 Harbison St.; 7-10:30 a.m., includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and milk. Adults, $5; students with ID, $4 and 12 and under, $3. For information, Bill at 281-6448. Quincy: Mardi Gras diqner and auction to benefit FRC SIFE Uganda Well project, 6 p.m., Tulsa Scott Building, Plumas-Sierra fairgrounds; features southern dinner, live and silent auction, no-host beer and wine. Tickets, $15 ad- vance, $20 at the door; available from Quincy Pizza Factory, All the Best Video and Alley Cat CafE. For information, 283-2935. Quincy: United Bikers host all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy at the Quincy Grange Hall, 8-11 a.m., as fundraiser for hospice. Prize drawing; $6 per person. For information, 283-4950. feb. 9-10 Quincy: "Vagina Monologues," Quincy Town Hall Theatre. General admission, $15; students, $12; tickets available in Quincy at Women's Mountain Passages, Quincy Natural Foods, Epilog Books and Sprouting Roots Community Mar- ket in Portola. For information, dramaworks, 283-1956. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smor- We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number. - - - I Peas, Carrots, e & Ice cream Thursday, Feb. 11 Healthy Heart: Stir Fry Beef, Vegetables, Tossed Green Salad, Brown Rice, Pineapple Tidbits, Oatmeal Cookie Friday, Feb. 12 Sites Closed. Birthday Lincoln's m .m m m m m p m m m m m m m m m m m m m SENIOR MENU Monday, Feb. 8 | Pineapple Juice, Pork Chops, mushroom sauce, Cubed | For the nutrition site in your Hubbard Squash, Whole grain area call: Chester, 394-7636; dinner roll, Mixed Fruit | Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, 284-6608; Tuesday, Feb. 9 | Portola, 832-4173; Roast Beef, Parsley new pota- Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. toes, Brussel Sprouts, Whole | Suggested lunch donation wheat roll, Apricots price is $2.50. One guest m.ay I accompany each senior, Wednesday, Feb. 10 $6 mandatory charge. Juice, Chicken & Dumplings, ml. m mm m mm m m m m m m m m m party Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Quincy Veteran's Hall. The festive visual show promises to impart a local fla- vor to a worldwide celebra- tion. Dancing will be the or- der of the night with local musicians playing Cajun mu- sic, as well as the DJ stylings of Farmer Dave. The Akira Dancers will bring an impromptu tribal fla- vor, while Maria will spice things up with flamenco dance. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their craziest costumes, feathers, masks and beads to celebrate. The thrones of 2009 King and Queen of Mardi Gras, Dan Martynn and Chris Mar- ty, are ready to seat a new royal couple. Southern Accent will sell authentic Cajun food. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic bever- ages will be available for pur- chase. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.; entry is $10. Proceeds will benefit KNQY's recent ef forts to purchase the equip- ment necessary to return to the air. LAUGHTER & TEARS AS LOCAL ACTORS PERFORM TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9 & 10 TOWN HALL THEATRE Performance at 7 pm Doors open at 6 pm With sales of desserts & beverages donated by American Valley Baking Quincy Natural Foods Pangaea Caf & Pub PRS-Community Connections General Admission $15 Students $12 TICKETS ON SALE AT Epilog Books Quincy Natural Foods Sprouting Roots Market (Portola) Women's Mountain Passages Also available at the door on performance nights Sponsored by Women's Mountain Passages, dramaworks and Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center as part of the V-Day 20:10 Worldwide Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women & Girls