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Roads, schools face drop in funding -- Page 2A Flu hitting hard in Plumas County -- Page 9A Vol. 148, No. 26 v' 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 Sense of reset" Sixty years Rer Today: Community forum, noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Closure of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center discussed. Tomorrow: Quincy Little League sign-ups, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Quincy High School library. $50 per player, $125 maximum per family. After Feb. 13 all sign-ups $70. Prospective players must bring birth certificate, parent. Registration packets available at Carey Candy Co. For information: Michelle Morrison, 283-3322; Holly Buus, 283-1522. Tomorrow - Saturday: Quarterly book sale; Thu 3 - 7 p.m. (members only), Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Plumas County Library meeting room. Proceeds from sale by Quincy Friends of Plumas County Library go toward library services, programs, equipment. To help with sale: Diann Jewett, 283-3873. Friday - Saturday: Artists' opening reception; 5 - 7 p.m. Fri, 1 - 5 p.m. Sat; Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring barn quilts by Adrienne Johnson, photography by Joanne Burgueno. For information: 283-3402. See Q, page 5A To subscribe to the Bulletin, can 530-283-0800 Public meeting scheduled for noon today at county fairgrounds Debra Moore Staff Writer The parent company of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received state approval to close the facility, but local officials are researching options to keep it open. A public meeting is scheduled for today, "My goal is that we advocate for the patients." Mimi Hall Public Health Director Plumas County Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Public Health Director Mimi Hall organized the event, which will be attended by Hall, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. her chief concern is the Jeff Kepple, County well-being of the patients. Supervisor Lori Simpson, "There is a very detailed members of the medical process that must be gone community, county leaders through to relocate and a representative from patients," Hall said. "My Assemblyman Brian Dahle's goal is that we advocate for office, the patients." Hall asked for Dahle's There are 36 patients and assistance at the state level 60 staff members that would as the closure process be impacted by the facility's proceeds. She said that as the county's health director, See Closure, page 4A Former Quincy resident Rachelle Elliot is all smiles before her appearance Right." The show, which was filmed more than two months ago, will air CBS at 10 a.m. Photo submitted on "The Price is this Monday ~n Q Former Quincy woman to appear as, a contestant on popular game show James Wilson filming of the popular the show was full of Staff Writer game show Dec. 3, 2014,surprises. and was called down on Elliot heard beforehand the show to be a that one way to better the This Monday, Feb. 9, contestant, odds of being called down Quincy residents will get The show is scheduled to as a contestant was to the chance to see ohe of air on CBS (KOVR wear clothing that sticks their own on the CBS Channel 13) at 10 a.m. out. Elliot ordered T-shirts show "The Price is Right." Monday. online for herself and her Rachelle Elliot Though Elliot was friends that were brightly (Perkins), daughter of unable to disclose any colored and had images of Quincy's Bill Perkins and details regarding her Sandy Baker, went to a appearance, she promised See Price, page 5A James Wilson Staff Writer Will Plumas County get an early spring, or will there be six more weeks of winter? Only the furry little rodent Chuck Wood knows the answer to that question, and it will be revealed Saturday. The third annual Groundhog Fever Festival, put on by the Quincy Revival Committee, is set to take place on the courthouse lawn from 1to 5 p.m. Attendance was high at last ye 's event, prompting the committee to h01d the annual festival for a third year. Various activities will take place on the courthouse steps, while local bands The Fish Tacos and Love Loco will perform on the stage near the chili and beer booths. The popular chili cook=off will offer tasters a chance to try some of Plum?is County's best chili. A taster pass, which includes tickets to try each contestant's chili, costs $5. Tasting will take place from i to 4 p.m. Organizers report the amount of chili each pass provides is sizable, to say the least. Trophies for People's Choice, Judge's Choice and Best Decorated Booth will be awarded at 4:30 p.m. Wine donated by Quincy Natural Foods and beer brewed by The Brewing Lair will be available for adults. Merchants and nonprofits will set up booths offering various crafts, information and activities. There will be an area dedicated to children's entertainment, offering free balloons, face painting and various activities. The Feather River College soccer team will once again hold a free soccer clinic for interested kids. The Quincy Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to give festivaigoers rides in its lift, offering wide views of Quincy's downtown. An opening ceremony will take place at I p.m., kicking off the events on the courthouse steps. The ceremony will welcome everyone and alert people in attendance of all that the festival has to offer. At 2 p.m. hungry contestants will get the chance to enter a hotdog-eating contest. Contestants will be given five minutes to see how many frankfurters they can stuff into their stomachs. Plumas County residents are invited to show off their mustaches at 2:30 p.m. for the mustache contest. Unique SeeFestival, page 5A Services districts fOrm, joint committee to evaluate plant James Wilson Staff Writer Board members from East Quincy Services District and Quincy Community Services District met Jan. 28 to kick off an ad hoc committee that aims to deal with American Valley's wastewater. The wastewater treatment plant run'by QCSD and used by both districts may not amongst districts,, however. It is undetermined whether EQSD would even be allowed to build a new treatment plant. Both districts have already contributed $50,000 apiece for a feasibility study on the future of QCSD's wastewater treatment plant. Last Wednesday, members from both districts sat down to consider future options with Paul Reuter and Grant comply with future state Maxwell:, of PACE regulations as requirements Engineering Inc. continue to become more Board members stringent, representing QCSD on the :For years, EQSD has committee were Richard discussed building a Castaldini and James wastewater treatment plant Bequette. Representing of its own. In recent years, the state water board l as , : pushedTor regionalization See Committee, page 4A An ad hoc committee, made Uprof representatives from both service districts in Quincy, meets for the first time Jan. 28. Engineers from PACE Engineering Inc. also attended. The committee discussed options regarding a study to be done on American Valley's wastewater treatment plant. Photo by James Wilson i