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decision impacts Audubon -- Page 3A Commission studies school sites -- Page 7A Vol. 150, No. 28 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 * Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Steve Wathen Half of the students didn't Staff Writer feel that all students were swathen@plumasnews.com treated with respect in their schools. Sara Patrick, Plumas About a third of students Unified School District thought about suicide more substance abuse and violence ................................................................................................................................... than once in the past year. prevention coorclinator, was Healthy Kids Survey. Chester High School's SCI Overall, the results show On the positive side, besides happy to announce at the Feb. The Healthy Kids Survey score rose from 228 in 2014 to that school climate and the good SCI scores, most 8 school board meeting that measures student health, 361 in 2016 and the school's student support can be students felt safe at their school climate has increased student safety, adult support score increased in all improved with focus, schools and drug and tobacco "exponentially" over the past for students and the general subcategories. However; Patrick pointed use has dropped off overall. two years in three of four wellbeing and readiness ofGreenville High School's out there are some troubling Trustee Dwight Pierson PUSD junior-senior high students to learn. SCI score went from 215 to 348. results that the communityreminded everyone that schools. As a reference point, the Portola High School's SCI needs to work on. school systems that have School Climate Index scores average SCI score for score went from 288 to 318. Countywide, more than half are one of the results that California high schools was Quincy High School's SCI of students reported chronic See Campus, page 4A come from the California 283 in 2014. went down, from 304 to 261. sadness. Today: Eating Healthy and Staying Active: Feather River Fitness, 336 Crescent St., hosts Nina Harris, MPH, R.D., registered dietician with a master's degree in public health, will discuss why what you eat is the foundation of better health and fitness, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Health Q&A, cooking demonstrations, recipes and light dinner. Free and open to public. For Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt presents Quincy Volunteer Fire Department's Matt West with this year's coveted Firefighter of the Year award. Photo by Maureen Forster U West named Firefighter of the Year Mike Taborski Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com Several members of the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department were honored at the company's 139th annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet held Saturday, Feb. 11 at the fire hall. Firefighter of the Year Since joining the department in 2014, Captain Matthew West quickly distinguished himself as an excellent firefighter,. apparatus operator, first responder and mentor to earn the prestigious Firefighter of the Year award for 2016. In making the presentation at the department's banquet, Fire Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt said, "West is passionate about learning new things and enjoys passing his knowledge on to others," adding .that he always presents himself as a positive, confident and professional representative of the Quincy. Volunteer Fire Department. Leonhardt added, "He is well established in the community ensuring that he will be a long-term asset to both the department and the community." Fire Chief Robbie Cassou also praised West. "Besides earning this coveted award, West was also recently elected to serve as one of the department's captains for 2017, another tribute to the confidence and respect he has earned from his fellow firefighters." West is a graduate of the Fire Academy and returned this past year to serve as one of its instructors, which he also does frequently at the department's regular weekly training meetings. See Quincy Fire, page 2A State high ights award- winning 20,000 Lives Debra Moore Johanna Downey, executive Managing Editor director of Plumas Crisis dmoore@plumasnews.com Intervention and Resource Center. The award announcement When asked about the came last August; the official award and the new video presentation occurred last release, Hall said, "I am so November, and now the impressed by the caring and California State Association dedicated organizations and of Counties (CSAC) has people all over Plumas released the video. County who are an ongoing Plumas County's 20,000 part of 20,000 Lives. By one Lives program won the top simple concept -- making the award from CSAC -- its most of our resources by Innovation Award. bringing together the best in As part of that recognition, our communities' ideas, CSAC produced a brief video partners and people w we and created a blog post about were able to be greater than the program. To view the the sum of our parts." video, visit the CSAC website at counties.org. The blog and The award video link can be found on Plumas County was the organization's home selected for the award from page. 279 entries. Those who The Video features Public entered were asked to Health Director Mimi Hall describe a challenge and standing on the balcony of then detail an innovative the county's Health and solution used, as well as its Human Services building originality, cost effectiveness talking about the genesis of and its results. 20,000 Lives, how it has According to the entry, evolved and why it's been ',20,000 Lives is an initiative effective, to improve the quality of life Her remarks are in Plumas County by interspersed with shots of a bringing the entire 20,000 Lives meeting, as well community together for as comments made by agency powerful, lasting change." partners such as Shannon It evolved back in 2013 as Harston, a student services Public Health faced "the coordinator for the county's office of education, and See Video, page 4A information, call 283-9401. Friday - Saturday: 2017 Quincy Elks Annual Crab Feed, 2004 E. Main St. Doors open 5 p.m., seating at 6 p.m. $45 per person, tickets must be presented at door. For information, call Eric, 559-2425 or Ray, 616-5278. Saturday: CANCELED. Soul Power performs at Veteran's Hall, 8 p.m. - midnight. Dancingand fun will be theme of the night. 1970s fashions are encouraged: wear your flares or Google Soul Train for ideas. General admission, $20. Plumas Arts members may purchase tickets for $18 at Plumas Arts Gallery, 525 Main Street in Quincy. Tickets also are available at~uincy Natural Foods or online at plumasarts.org. You may also call 283-3402 to purchase tickets with credit card. Sunday: Quincy High Spanish students hold - fundraiser, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Courthouse Cafe, 525 Main St. All tips and donations go toward the Costa Rica Travel Abroad Education. Reservation recommended. !l!![loIJ!ll!!!!!l To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Rotary cash winners Standing before a crowd of anxious spectators, Quincy Rotary. President Johnny Mansell announces the winners of the service club's annual 50/50 cash giveaway at a reception Monday, Feb. 13. Winning first place and $2,500 was Terri Gallagher. Young Danny Mae Mansell, yes, that would be the president's 6-month-old daughter, picked up $1,500, which one could assume will be put away for her college education. The Chester staff at Cal Sierra Title Co. get to split their $1,000 winnings. Charlotte Smith won $500 while Ed Cammack, Meghan Daun and Seamas and Sierra Gallagher each won $250. Proceeds from the fundraiser support most of Quincy Rotary's youth programs including giving dictionaries to third-graders, sending students to leadership camps and funding multiple scholarships to graduating seniors. Photo by Andy Ryback