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12B Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter California Fire Safe Council elects new chairman The California Fire Safe Council has elected Jerry Davies as the new chairman, effective Jan. 1. Davies replaces Pat Kidder, who served as chairman for the past four years. Kidder, a board member since the founding of CFSC, will remain on the board as an active member. Davies has been a board member since 1995, when he was recruited to serve by the founder of CFSC,+Bruce Turbeville. He has an extensive insurance industry background and has served in key roles dealing with fire and disaster prevention as well as recovery operations, reports the organization. He currently serves as co-chairman of the State Board of Fire Services and is a board member of the Fire Service Training Institute. As chairman Of CFSC, Davies says he will continue its mission in working with fire safe councils and communities throughout California to reduce the impact of wildfire. "I look forward to continuing the close working relationship between CFSC and local fire safe councils on shared efforts and common messages," Davies said. "The local fire safe councils and Firewise Communities in California have become models for the rest of the United States. "The CFSC board will also expand opportunities for the private sector to participate in CFSC's many workshops, seminars, and community events," continued Davies, "while CFSC continues to fund wildfire mitigation projects through the Grants Clearinghouse." CFSC is a statewide nonprofit organization. It currently receives grants from federal agencies to provide subgrants to fire safe councils and other organizations using CFSC's online Grants Clearinghouse system, which began in 2004. Recognized throughout the industry for its comprehensive program, CFSC administers and monitors the subgrants, from application to closeout, in accordance with the federal grant regulations. CFSC staff provides unparalleled technical assistance and training to applicants and grantees. Since its inception, CFSC's Grants Clearinghouse has funded over 850 subgrants totaling more than $81 million for projects to make communities across California safer from wildfire. CFSC will begin accepting grant applications this month for the 2015 Grants Clearinghouse cycle. For more information on CFSC and the Grants Clearinghouse, visit cafiresafecouncil.org. Events Around Plumas County Chester: Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall at 225 Gay St. Meeting and public hearing address draft environmental impact report released by California State Water Resources Control Board, including thermal curtain possibility. Public comments taken. Greenville: Second Grand Jury informational public meeting, 6 p.m., Town Hall behind firehouse at Anne Street (Highway 89) and Bidwell Street. Topics: Grand Jury, importance of local businesses' role in supporting grand jurors, questions, answers. Includes coffee, cookies. Portola: Dinner honoring veterans, military personnel; 5 - 7 p.m.; Ca pine 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,. 283-627.5: 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. 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 Lasaux, 283-6125, mjdelasaux@ucdavis.edu. Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder. Featuring love song challenge. Sign up for open mic at the door. S3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402. Chester: Free snowshoe walk, 1 p.m., Lassen National Forest Almanor Ranger District. Ranger leads weather-dependent walk for up to two hours; open to adults, kids 8 and up. For information, to preregister (required): Carlos Holguin, AImanor Ranger District, 258-2141. Valentine's celebration, 4 - 6 p.m., Creekside Arts & Wellness at 278 Main St. "Cozy conversation" on art and health includes door prizes, discounts, customer appreciation gifts, hors d'oeuvres, drinks. Taco night, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Quincy: "Dancing With the Stars," 7 p.m., Plumas=Sierra County Fairgrounds. Local "celebrities" dance in Feather River College Foundation fundraiser, Quincy High School senior project. Tickets $10 general seating, $25 individual floorside seats, $200 floorside table (seats eight). Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Moon's Restaurant, Bank of America. For information: Lisa Kelly, 283-9900. Chester: The Art of Marriage; Fri 7 - 9:30 p.m., Sat 9 - 11:30 a.m.; Mt. Lassen Community Church Marriage enrichment seminar costs $50 at the door, $40 in advance. Free child care for young children. For information: mtlassencommunitychurch.org. Blairsden: Open Your Hearts; happy hour 5 p.m., dinner 6; Bontaful Gardens Caf at 190 Bonta St. Benefit for High Sierra Animal Rescue offers five-course dinner with choice of entrGe, giveaway. $55 per person. Pets must forgo indoor event; homemade treats available for takeout. Seating limited. For reservations (recommended): 836-1619. Chester: Chilly Chili Cook-Off, 1 - 4 p.m., Plumas Bank. Teams of two or more prepare 3 - 5 gallons of chili, pay $30 entry fee. Tasting passes with voting ballots $8. Drinks for sale, fire pit. To register: Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, lakealmanorarea.com, 258-2426. "The Song," 7 p.m., Mt: Lassen Theatre. Screening of musical romantic drama includes free popcorn, bottled water. Suggested donation $5, waived for those who show receipt from today at local restaurant. ,Clio: Four-course Valentine's dinner, Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. For reservations: 832-5067. Genesee: Macdi Gras celebration; no-host bar open 5 p.m., parade at 6; Genesee Store. Special Valentine's Day dinner presented by the Genesee Hysterical Society, Young's Market includes live zydeco music. Menu: beef burgundy, roasted vegetables, green salad, other sides, appetizers, desserts. Costumes welcome. Tickets $20. To RSVP: Trisha Aitken, 284-7480; Genesee Store, 284-6351. Greenville: Roaring '20s Valentine's Day extravaganza, 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge. The Gift of Music hosts its first event of 2015 with buffet, live music, dancing, speakeasy bar, card games, costume contest. Costumes encouraged. Seating limited, advance tickets recommended. All proceeds benefit local music education, musical events. For tickets (and costumes): Country Style Salon, 284-7279. For event information: Ken "K.D:" Donnell, 284-7708, kd@miniflexmic.com. Johnsville: Lost Sierra Snowshoe Races, Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. 5K Snowshoe Fun Run 10K Snowshoe Race & Run serves as California state snowshoe championships. Snowshoe Thompson Relay Race fields teams of four runners; each lap 2.5 km (1.55 miles), all stay within lodge basin. All abilities, experience levels welcome. Lake Almanor: AnnUal Presidents Day Poker Run; registration 8 a.m., ride 9 a.m. Lake Almanor Snowmobile Club presents ride snow permitting. $25 admission includes ride, poker hand, lunch. For information, applications: Tom, 375-7781; Kathy, 596-4354. Quincy: All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Halt. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November- April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Free date night, doors open 6 p.m., West End Theatre. Fundraiser for Association of Concerned Theatregoers raises money through sale of dinner appetizers, beer, wine. Includes social hour, local comedian Lisa Caballero, photos ($10 a piece), screening of "Some Like it Hot," excerpts enacted on stage, big-band music for dancing. Limited to first 90 people who sign up at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books or dramaworks. "Find Your Valentine" singles party, 8 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. Photo booth, giveaway, free jukebox. Clio: Mardi Gras Dinner Party, Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa For reservations: 832-5067. JohnsvUle: Historic Longboard Revival Series races, registration 10 - 11:15 a.m., Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl Plumas Ski Club presents races on handmade wooden skis; 1860s attire encouraged. Racers pay $15, must be Plumas Ski Club members ($20). Dependent on snow coverage. For information, updates: PlumasSkiClub.org; Don Fregulia Jr., 927-8115; Rob Russel., 283-3381. Quincy: Bubbles & Brunch; seatings 10 a.m., noon; The Knook and The Drunk Brush Elegant brunch benefits local multiple sclerosis chapter. For information: 249-2307. Quincy: Two-week sexual assault/domestic violence training begins, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., The Resource Center at 591 Main St. The Resource Center Rape Crisis Center in partnership with Plumas Rural Services Domestic Violence Services presents free peer counseling, advocate training. Second week held at PRS, 711 Highway 70. For information, to sign up: The Resource Center, 283-5515; PRS, 283-5675. Pancake Supper and Silent Auction, 6 - 8 p.m., Community United Methodist Church inside Fellowship Hall at 282 Jackson St. Pancakes, sausage, beverages. Pancake decorating for children. Meal free, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School program For information: 283-1740. Special hunts announced The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering spring turkey hunts in Yolo and Santa Barbara counties through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement Program. A total of 12 SHARE access permits will be provided to turkey hunters through a random drawing for eight two-day hunts. Each permit is valid for two hunters. In northern California, hunters will have an opportunity to access 4,000 acres of rolling blue oak woodlands on Bobcat Ranch located in Yolo County's Vaca Mountain foothills. In Southern California, Sleepy Creek and Jones ranches, both located in the West Cuyama Valley in Santa Barbara County, occupy a combined 1,000 acres of oak savannah, juniper sage woodland, chaparral and riparian habitats. Adjoining these ranches are approximately 250 acres of Bureau of Land Management property and the Los Padres National Forest, which provide additional opportunities. Separate applications need to be submitted for each location. Hunters with a valid California hunting license may apply online at dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols. A $10.25 nonrefundable application fee will be charged for each hunt choice. Successful applicants for each property will be allowed to bring a hunting partner or a nonhunting partner. These opportunities are made possible by the SHARE Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. Participating landowners receive liability protection and compensation for providing public access to or through their land. The goal of the SHARE Program is to provide additional hunting, fishing and other recreational access on private lands in California. For more information about the SHARE Program, visit dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/ share. Stars prepare Sierra Pacific Industries Division Manager Chris Skinner sashays around the dance floor with his partner Kay Lund, a Plumas District Hospital employee. The two plan to prove it takes two to tango as they prepare for Feather River College Foundation's inaugural Dancing With the Stars fundraiser Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Sierra Pacific didn't just contribute a "celebrity" dancer to the cause -- its foundation also donated $2,000 to the event to help the foundation raise more money for students. Tickets for the event are available at Carey Candy Co., Moon'stRestaurant and the Quincy branch of Bank of America. Photo courtesy Lisa Kelly m m i i i i II Wednesday, Feb. 18 Baked ham, green salad, | scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli, pears, roll i Thursday, Feb. 19 I White chili, spinach, orange salad, roll, custard I r i i m m i i i ,SENIOR. MENU i i Monday, Feb. 16 Presidents Day Holiday. i Sites closed. i Tuesday, Feb. 17 Friday, Feb. 20 i I Meatloaf with brown gravy, Baked fish, green salad, i mashed potatoes, Brussels steamed carrots and peas, I sprouts, apricots; roll rice pilaf, mandarin I oranges i *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal I Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville,_ I 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden| - open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested- I donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany each| senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.- Ih , m m m m .-,- m -,- ,,- m m -,- dl