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.A W .e y, 21, ......... County News By Vld M te, f the county, two events created accounts in the museum's bud- The additional amount of energy, overall." and overtaxed Staff Writer a deficit in regular wages get will severely impact our $1,849 brought the total short- Lawson said they have donetem," in the Unexpected utility and wageLawson explained that As- programs and ability to carry age to $4,053. their part to cut back on utility increases meant members of sistant Curator Evelyn Whig- them out," Lawson said. expenses. Lights are shut off as Lawson said he the Plumas County Board of man was reclassified to assi - The other issue, als pact-Utility much as is practical. "We have utility companies Supervisors had to come up rant director, ing the museum's wage catego- When propane from the sup-also changed our lighting corn- creasing their with additional funding to see "Because of the length andry in the budget, was due to a plier tripled over prices last ponents to reduce consump-he took last the Plumas County Museum uncertainty of the reclassifica- longevity increase for JoAnn year, Lawson was forced totion,"he said. doubled them in through until the end ofthe fig- tion process, I was not able to Filippi. find additional funding to meet But, the fact remained that come up with a cal year. budget for this increase at the "Because she was "Y" rated, the costs at this time last year, the mu- sent to the board. Director Scott Lawson was beginning of the fiscal year," we thought that she no longer "Normally our utilities bud- scum still had $2,400 in its utfl- Lawson before the board Feb. 6, re- he explained, received pay increases," Law- get increases on a gradual ha- ities budget. This year, it has tional $3,000 frorm questing $7,053 in additional The reclassification put that son said. "Bob Conen and I dis- sis," Lawson said. "However, $470. cies for the funding, area of the museum's budget cussed this and he decided that as with the rest of the nation Lawson said the price in- Lawson explained that, asheover by $2,204. she is in fact entitled to the in- this year, we have seen a crease, coupled with cold prepared a budget update for "Any transfers from other crease." marked increase in prices for weather and an "inefficient I Staff Wdter A bright yellow bouquet of daffodils is one way to an- nounce spring to friends and loved ones while contributing to the American Cancer Soci- ety (ACS). Orders are being taken through Friday, March 9, by members of the Plumas Coun- ty Branch of the ACS. Deliver- ies will be made March 26. For those interested in plac- ing. an order, small bouquets begin at $10; $15 buys a bou- quet and a vase; $20 buys the Vision Bouquet; $55 .buys the Spring Arrangement, and a corporate arrangement is available for $110. Gift of Hope bouquets may be purchased for $15, $25, $100, and addi- tional amounts. Those interested in purchas- ing daffodils and contributing to ACS can stop by Great Northern Hair Company on Main Street in Quincy, or call 283-4114. f 'ts One of the slogans of the ACS is "We Get Results," and that is what is being seen as progress is made in the fight against the disease. According to JoAnne Prince, a member of the Plumas County Branch of the ACS, the program is the largest nonprofit, community- based organization in the United States. Donors have supplied the monetary means--more than $2 billion--which have helped to make great strides in find- ing cures for cancer. In 1946, only 25 percent of those who were treated for cancer were alive five years after the diagnosis. Today, 60 percent live longer than five years, and many go on to live long, healthy lives. BEDFORD 368 Fuj., ........ SET ..... ... . The Do Not Disturb Mattn,Js MABQUI @ SET ....... 34! SET ........ The Do Not D sturb Mattress ALEXAI RIA 0 IRWIN, SET ....... FuuL, SEx ........ KING, SEx ........ The Do Not Disturb Mattress eeatN Managing Editor There are obvious ways Plumas County can save ener- gy, and then, there are less ob- vious ways. Buildings and Grounds em- ployee Sid Roberts told the su- pervisors during their Feb. 13 meeting that some are easy. "Some of the most obvious things are portable heaters," Roberts said. He attended an energy sav- ing conference the prior week and said he learned that com- puter monitors use a great deal of power, especially when some screen savers are used. Roberts suggested that a pol- icy be established which re- quires monitors to be turned off if not in use after 20 min- utes. Supervisor Bill Dennison said there had been some dis- cussion about having county employees work 10-hour, four. day work weeks. However, since the courts must remain open, he didn't know how cost effective that would be. Roberts agreed, saying that the additional hours could consume as much energy. The supervisors discussed an energy audit, and County Administrative Officer Jim Stretch said that, when PO&E conducted one a few years ago, the county implemented some of the easy energy savers. Roberts will collect more in- formation and the supervisors will discuss the issue again in March. As Low h $TS/Me. SHADETREE AUTO SALES 283-0740 TWIN, SET ! ! Up & IN BUSINESS 25 YEA]R . 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