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12B Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 Bulletin/Record, Progressive, Reporter LETTERS, from page 11B the encroachments on the rights of the people which have produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." (Remaining text unrelated.) Jefferson didn't urge or excuse rebellion, but rather suggested pragmatic use of the rebels' ideas and experiences to better inform leaders' decisions. Otherwise, rebels commit "acts absolutely unjustifiable" and should (presumably) be punished, just not too much. Thank you, SOS, for your perennially unsuccessful "rebellion." Gary Terhune East Quincy A flawed idea The Jeffersons are up in arms, these days. I thought my sleeplessness was supposed to be fueled by Agenda 21, the (still unsuccessful) U.N. cabal of 20-plus years to control my land and prescribe how I live. The Jeffersons want you and me (not them) to pay for a special election costing $50,000. This isn't the way our "nearly failed state" does business, where every entity with a measure or proposition chips in. I resent that my newly elected suPervisor for District 5 kept his allegiance to this cause secret during his campaign. It featured (to the near-exclusion of all else) that he grew up here, had a family and business here, and loves it here. Really? Decades of satisfaction as a Plumas-Californian, and now his first initiative as an elected official is to bring us the secession option? After we pay their election costs, the Jeffersons will want all elected officials in their jurisdiction to cover the heavy lifting of planning how this new state would be built and run. How much to run schools, patch and plow highways, preserve health care (or not) and pay for it all? While this band of idealists bewitches us all with predictions of a eamless transition to sever ties to California yet not run afoul of the federal government they Chester: Cash for College, 6 - 8 p.m., Chester Junior-Senior High School. Students can for scholarships. apply Chester: All-you-can-eat Crab Feed; social hour 5 p.m., dinner 6; Lake Almanor Elks Lodge No. 2626 at 164 Main St. Menu includes clam chowder, green salad, sourdough French bread, no-host bar. $35 per person, proceeds support annual scholarship program. Limited seating, advance ticket sales only. Proceeds benefit Chester High School scholarships. Ticket;~ available via Farmers Insurance, 258-2218; Edward Jones, 258-3552; Bill Mahaffey, 258-1976. Sun FEB.8 Quincy: Beer pong tournament, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. For information: 283-9788. Quincy: Community forum, noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Closure of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center discussed. Quincy: 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. Thu-Sat FEB. 5-1 Quincy: 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. Graeagle: Open mic night, 6 - 9 p.m., Chalet View Lodge. Open to performers, spectators. Bar, restaurant, Eureka Peak Brewery tasting room open. $3 covercharge. For information: 832-5528, chaletviewlclge'cm" Fti-Sat Greenville: Annual Crab Crack, starts 5 p.m., Greenville Community Town Hall. Dinner, auction, giveaway presented by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Menu: crab, au gratin potatoes, Caesar salad, baked beans, chicken cordon bleu, beer, wine, soda. Tickets available from chamber, board members. For information: Indianvalleychamber.snappages.com. Lake Davis: John Pato Sr. Annual Ice Fishing Derby; check in 7 - 9 a.m., fishing starts 8 a.m. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Trophies, prizes, cash awards. Bring valid California fishing license, $20 per person. Registration forms available at 420incfishing.com, KS Graeagle Mill Works, J&J Grizzly Store. For information: Pato, 832-9659. Quincy: Pancake breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from library. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations $6 adults, $3 children under 12, $5 students with ID. Proceeds support Mason scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. Groundhog Fever Festival, 1 - 5 p.m., in front of courthouse. Quincy Revival Committee presents vendors, live music, contests, entertainment, children's area, chili cook-off. For information: James Wilson, 510-230-9442, jwilson@plumasnews.com. "Compassion Concert"; 6:30 p.m., doors open 6; Quincy Elementary School auditorium. Second annual Concert for a Cause sponsored by Face the Music Studio, Central Plumas Recreation and Park District benefits ALIVE program. Featuring Sylvia Wood, The Bombastic Strings, Wyatt Hollister, The Reel Pulling Strings. Includes refreshments, presentation. Tickets $7 adults, $5 children; available at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., Face the Music Studio, at the door. Additional donations welcome. For information: Johnene McDonald, 283-1471. Live music featuring Forest Day, 10 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Free. For information: 283-9788. Chester: Quilt guild meeting and workshop, I p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild member teaches fabric basket making. Open to nonmembers. For information, supply list: Kathy Gipson, 258-3806. Annual Strategic Planning Workshop, 6 p.m., 102 Meadowbrook Way next to Truman Collins Sports Complex. Almanor Recreation and Park District invites Lake Almanor Basin residents to participate in discussions. FEB.IO Quincy: Plumas Artisan Made Tax Workshop, 4 - 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Free workshop explores intricacies of taxes for artists, artisans. Presented by Kristin York of Sierra Business Council Small Business Development Center; sponsored by Plumas Arts. Free for Plumas Arts artist members, $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration required; space limited. For project information: Roxanne, roxanne@plumasarts.org, 283-3402. For workshop information, to register: Kara, kararockett@gmail.com, 283-3818. Portola: Dinner honoring veterans, military personnel; 5 - 7 p.m.; Calpine Elks Lodge on Highway 70 3 miles west of town. Free meal available to all veterans, active duty military personnel, their guests. For information, reservations (appreciated): Tom Mareina, 283-4359; Veterans Service Office, 283-6275. Quincy: Artists' opening reception; 5 - 7 p.m. Fri, I - 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. Bucks Lake: Bucks Lake Snowdrifters 2015 Poker Run RESCHEDuLED to Feb. 28 due3o lack of snow. Sat-Sun FEB, 1-S Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-inch-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/ltJxjGb, 595-4480. Quincy: 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-I 522. Forest restoration meeting, 6 - 8 p.m., Plumas County Library. Plumas County Fire Safe Council, Plumas National Forest invite all interested groups, individuals to participate in new collaborative. For information: plumascollaborative.wordpress.com; Mike De l.asaux, 283-6125, mjdelasaux@ucdavis.edu. want to remain part of-- our current focus would be deflected from the business at hand. Better that they recognize our country's governance specifies representation based on population (with the exception of the U.S. Senate). They should wake up to the financial fact that more federal and state funding flows to their potential citizens than those citizens pay in taxes. Therefore current Jefferson boundaries cannot support life as we know it. What will they change in our lives? Bill Martin East Quincy Over-regulated forest Perhaps our congressman and his cohorts in the 114th Congress can stop our Forest Service from pushing people off the Plumas. District Ranger Debra Bumpus is "regulating" local people off their forest using fabricated science. Where are men like Cliven Bundy, when we need them? We need a letter-writing campaign to Congress exposing how citizens and outdoor events are treated by the warlords of the U.S. Forest Service. Does anyone care about the Center for Biological Diversity? Based in Tucson, Arizona, it's a nonprofit organization with approximately 625,000 members (they say) and online activists, known for their work protecting endangered species. Not humans. Who are they to make policy for our national forests? It's the CBD's business to Vile ridiculous lawsuits against taxpayers. They don't really care what the issues are; they're lawyers. On the other hand, thanks to Obama, the National Rifle Association surpassed 5 million members (do the math: 5 million NRA members minus 625,000 tree-huggers) in May 2013. The NRA is a nonprofit organization protecting the Constitution of the United States. We enjoy hunting animals, shooting targets, and traveling in the forests without interference from biologically diverge folks. We live in a republic. I vote to end the influence that the Center for Biological Diversity has on our forest's employees. All in favor, raise your hands. Trent Saxton Lake Davis SMART, from page 11B poverty rate. No single answer is going to resonate with everyone, and there isn't a single solution to such a complex epidemic. Two tools come to mind that have gathered support in the past from both conservative and liberal sides of the political aisle. One is to strengthen support for the working poor who have child care expenses. There are a variety of ways that this can be done including enhancing the child care tax credit for working poor. A second element is the Earned Income Tax Credit. This initiative, originally crafted in the Reagan administration, puts money. _ directly in the pockets of working poor by providing direct tax credits even for those who do not owe additional federal taxes. While California has yet to do so, some states have modeled their own programs after the. federal one. The important thing about each of these strategies is that they incentivize work and provide a path upward. They help to keep people in jobs where they can get training and potentially move up the career ladder where their earning power increases and lifts them out of poverty. Yes, thinking about how many children are hungry and without permanent homes in our own community is an overwhelming thought. But child poverty matters and we can and should do better for children who are in ; poverty. A MOURNFUL CRY A mournful cry with fear awakened her She stood straight up with tuned, attentive ears But heard no sound and could not tell for sure What sadness could have filled her heart with fears. She turned her head to listen to her right; She turned her head to listen to her left; She focused on the sound with all her might But could not fired this sorry soul bereft. She rose from bed and walked around the room, And then she searched her closet and her bath And then she realized the cries of doom Had stopped without a sob or aftermath. Asleep in bed, she woke again to soulful cries And wiped away the flow of tears from both her eyes. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano December 5, 2014 SENIOR. Wednesday, Feb. 11 Pot roast, carrots and red IV[ENU skin potatoes, green salad, | Monday, Feb. 9 juice, whole grain roll Baked ziti with four | cheeses, Caesar salad, | Brussels sprouts, pears | Tuesday, Feb. 10 Turkey enchiladas, green | salad, oranges and pineapple, spanish rice, | carmel pudding Thursday, Feb. 12 Holiday. Sites closed Friday, Feb. 13 Sloppy joes, spinach salad, green beans, mandarin oranges '! II *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal II ***This item's menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium | Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy 283-0643; Greenv~le, II 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; B]airsdenll - open Wed. only, call 839.-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested- II donation $2.50 for 60 yEs & older. One guest may accompany eachll senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.- Ill m m m m m m m m Illll m m m Ill Invest in PLi FI