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Bulletin, Record, Progressive Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 13B Applications accepted Sweetheart pageant A unique opportunity for the young ladies of Plumas and Sierra counties has returned. The Plumas Sierra County Fair Foundation and the Plumas Sierra County Fair are extending an invitation to girls between the ages of 16 and 20 to apply to compete in the 2017 Sweetheart of the Mountains Scholarship competition. In three short years, the competition has generated nearly $15,000 in scholarships for those that have competed for the title. With roots going back over 50 years, the Sweetheart of the Mountains has evolved from a beauty pageant to the current scholarship program. Contestants still have to show off a talent, exhibit Poise through an interview, represent the Plumas Sierra County Fair with public appearances and be a good example of character. However, they also have an opportunity to raise funds to benefit the fairgrounds, as well as a matching scholarship fund for themselves. Their efforts in three years time has allowed the PSCF Foundation, a nonprofit corporation established for the sole benefit of the fairgrounds, to install hand dryers in the bathrooms, underwrite the entry fee grant program, and put on the annual Fair University. Last year's Sweetheart of the Mountains, Katie Butterfield, raised and won over $4,000 for her college career. Exact competition dates have not yet been set, but the contest will be held in late spring. Contestants are judged on a talent, their poise during a question and answer segment, and are awarded points based on how much money they have raised for the Foundation. A Sweetheart of the Mountains is crowned at the competition as well as a first runner-up. The 2016 first runner-up was Hope Gallup of Portola. The committee has made small tweaks along the way as the modern program has evolved. Two years ago, the age requirement was expanded to those young ladies between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age. This opened up the competition to those who may be in their first year of college. It is hoped this will increase the number of competitors as well as expand interest in the program. The deadline for filing applications has been extended to the end of March due to delays in notifying potential contestants caused by weather. Applications can be found in each of the county's high schools, at Feather River College, online at the Fair website and in person at the fairgrounds office, 204 Fairgrounds Rd., Quincy. Utility urges resi to make emerge dents ncy plans With the unprecedented evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downriver from Lake Oroville on Feb. 12, Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds all customers in its service area to have a plan if an emergency strikes. This includes an Unexpectedly. Gas stations might be closed during emergencies or even run outof fuel if there's a rush of customers. Keep electric vehicles charged as wen. - Familiarize yourself with alternate routes :out of your area. emergency kit, a way communicate with family members and other proactive steps to be prepared. "in the event of a mandatory evacuation, such as the case in the Oroville Dam area, residents might only have minutes to evacuate the area, leaving little time to gather even the most basic necessities. This is exactly why planning ahead is essential," said Pat Hogan, senior vice president of Electric Operations at PG&E. Last week, as the level in Lake Oroville was rising, PG&E took precautions to ensure preparedness in the event the situation worsened. First, the company assessed its electric and gas facilities below the dam to identify potential impacts to customers. Then PG&E removed power lines from transmission towers below the dam's auxiliary spillway to ensure safety should the towers themselves destabilize due to water flow. And just as PG&E has a plan for potential disasters, the energy company urges its customers to do the same. In case of an evacuation, consider the following tips to stay safe: - Create an emergency preparedness kit that includes food and water, health and medical supplies, and equipment such as a portable radio and flashlights. - Keep at least a half tank of gas in your car at all times in case you need to evacuate to .................. If possible, identify multiple locations in different directions so you have options during an evacuation. That being said, if authorities identify a specific evacuation route, follow it. Do not take shortcuts as they may be blocked. - Be alert for road hazards such as washed-out roads or bridges and downed power lines. Do not drive into flooded areas. - If possible, leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather. - Keep your pets in mind when planning for emergencies. Include your pets in your practice drills. The practice can help them get used to a leash or carrier during stressful situations. Find out which kennels, shelters or veterinarians can care for your animals during an emergency. Public shelters may not accept pets because of health and safety concerns. - Establish a location where your family can reunite after evacuating. Decide on a second meeting place, in case the primary location is unusable. About PG&E PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. p m m m mmm m SENIOR MENU mum m m m m mare m 11 Wednesday, March 1 Stuffed green peppers, carrot - raisin salad, bran muffin, pineapple slices. | Monday, Feb. 27 Grilled tuna sandwich, | potato soup, sliced tomatoes, juice. Tuesday,Feb. 28 | Pork chops, roasted cauliflower and butternut | squash, applesauce, ron. Thursday, March 2 Chicken and noodles, carrots and peas, green salad, peachy cream pudding, juice. Friday, March 3 Beef and bean chili with cheese, coleslaw, orange slices, corn bread. | *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal ***This item's menu may contain over 1200 mg of Sodium II Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville,. 11284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 8324173; Blairsden I -open Wed. only, call 8324173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested _ Ildonation $2.50 for 60 & older. One guest may accompany each II senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at at[ sites. L --. == m m == m .-- .. == == m == -U Wed, Feb 22 Chester: Plumas Unified School District invites the public to a Measure B Prioritization Meeting, Chester High library, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Principals will provide updated info. regarding projects identified for the community and gather input regarding prioritization of the projects. Snacks and drinks provided. Quincy: 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 information, call 283-9401. Thu, Feb 23 Blairsden: Speakers Bureau: Genealogy with Doris Housel, 5:30 p.m., at MCRC, located at the junction of highways 89 & 70 near the barn. Housel is the Family History Consultant at the Family History Library, located at the LDS church in Portola. She will share her passion for genealogy, as well as information on where and how people can look up their own family history. Event is free, though a $5+ suggested donation is welcome to help fund MCRC. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, call MCRC, 836-0446. Your RSVP helps us organize this event. Please RSVP to reserve your space. Fri, Feb 24 Chester: Last Friday of each month, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Elks Lodge- Lake Almanor hosts Fish Fry, 164 Main St. $10 per person. Tickets available at door. (No Fish Fry November and December.) Mt. Lassen Theatre shows "A Bug's Life," 7 p.m., 200 Main St. $5 donation, children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. For information, call 258-3009. Sponsored by MLCC. Lassen National Forest: Lassen National Forest Almanor District offers guided snowshoe tours for the general public and school groups. Walk begins 1 p.m. Trip is one to two hours, and leaders will discuss basic winter survival skills, environmental education and local history. Participants must be at least 8 years old. An adult must accompany minors. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, but cross-country skiers must provide their own equipment. All programs require reservations. For information or to register, contact Carlos Holguin at 258-2141 or ......... Fri - Sat, Feb 24 - 25 Quincy: 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. Sat, Feb 25 Blairsden: Aeroponic Gardening Workshop, 3 - 5 p.m., at MCRC, located at the junction of highways 89 & 70 near the barn. Freel Learn how to grow gorgeous, healthy vegetables year-round, from seed to harvest, using a Tower Garden in this hands on workshop hosted by Patti Buchholtz and Juice Plus. Aeroponic gardening is easy, and uses 90% less water, requires no weeding or tilling, and grows anywhere, any time of year: porch, patio, rooftop, indoors, outdoors. For information anti/or to RSVP, contact Patti at 320-6562 or Quincy: CANCELED. Soul Power performs at Veteran's Hall, 8 p.m. - midnight. Dancing and 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 Quincy Natural Foods or online at You may also call 283-3402 to purchase tickets with credit card. Sun, Feb 26 Quincy: Quincy High Spanish students hold fundraisero 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. Tue, Feb 28 Portola: Plumas Unified School District invites the public to a Measure B Prioritization Meeting, Portola High library, 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m. Principals will provide updated info. regarding projects identified for the community and gather input regarding prioritization of the projects. Snacks and drinks provided. Thu, Mar 2 Greenville: Plumas Unified School District invites the public to a Measure B Prioritization Meeting, Greenville High library, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Principals will provide updated info. regarding projects identified for the community and gather input regarding prioritization of the projects. Snacks and drinks provided. Fri, Mar 3 Greenville: High school students from Indian Valley Academy, Plumas Charter School, Greenville High School and Quincy High School hold a fundraiser, 6 - 8 p.m., at the Community Center in Greenville toward a humanitarian trip to Uganda. The evening includes soup and salad dinner, drawing and auction, and presentation about their trip, and the curriculum and planned projects while in Uganda. The cost is $10. Quincy: "Love is what you do," Kepple Band concert featuring Jeff and Kelsey at the West End Theatre, a benefit for Plumas Health Care Foundation. Doors open 6 p.m., concert starts 7 p.m. $35 Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and one free glass of wine or soft drink. Sponsored by dramaworks, Care Flight and Plumas District Hospital. Questions? Contact Leann Kennedy at or 283-7975.. Sat, Mar 4 Blairsden: Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for MCRC. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Join MCRC volunteers for a delicious spaghetti dinner by candlelight, prepared fresh and from scratch. Dinner includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and your choice of beverage. Two seatings and take-out available. MCRC is located at the junction of highways 89 & 70 near the barn. Contact MCRC at 836-0446 for information. Sat - Sun, Mar 4 - 5 Johnsville: Sledding Days at Plumas-Eureka State Park, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lost Sierra Caf6 open. Helmets recommended. Dogs on leash. Sun, Mar 5 Chester: First Sunday of each month, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Elks Lodge - Lake Almanor hosts Sunday Breakfast, 164 Main St. $8 Adults, $5 Children 10 & under. Tickets available at door. Tue, Mar 7 ' Quincy: Quincy Community Blood Drive sponsored by Patti's Thunder Cafe and friends, noon - 6 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane. To schedule appointment, contact Susan Christensen at 284-2424 or visit, enter code: QUINCY. Walk-ins are welcome, bring your ID. Thu, Mar 9 Quincy: .... ......... : ....................... Plumas Unified School District invites the public to a Measure B Prioritization Meeting, Quincy High cafeteria, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Principals will provide updated info. regarding projects identified for the community and gather input regarding prioritization of the projects. Snacks and drinks provided. Fri, Mar 10 Chester: Second Friday of each month, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Elks Lodge - Lake Almanor hosts Taco Night, 164 Main St. $9 per person. Tickets available at door. Sun, Mar 12 Quincy: Quincy Elks Lodge holds monthly Sunday Brunch, 9 a.m. - noon, 2004 E. Main St. Adults, $12; kids 8 and under, $8. Bacon, waffles, sausag'e, eggs, country potatoes, biscuits and gravy, build your own omelet. For information, call Susan, 283-9113 or Ray, 616-5278. Sun - Wed, Mar 12 - 15 Chester: Revive This Nation, A Spring Revival with Pastor Mandimby Ranaivoarison, 5:30 p.m., Chester Baptist Church, 210 Myrtle St. Sunday morning service: 9:30 a.m. Celebrate recovery: Sunday evenings, 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Awana Kids Club: Wednesday evenings, 6 p.m. YouTube sermons under Pastor Daniel Hanna. Follow us on twitter: Pastor Daniel Hanna @ CBC Fellowship or visit or facebook.comchesterbaptistchurchca or call 258-2394. Fri, Mar 17 Blairsden: Plumas Audubon hosts an evening with award-winning nature photographer Paul Bannick at the Mohawk Community Resources Center in Blairsden near the barn, 7 p.m. Bannick will share some of his images and experiences while writing about and photographing owls for his new book "Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls." Come at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and conversation with author. Quincy: West End Theatre hosts Ciana on St Party's Day, 7:30 p.m., playing traditional Irish music. Tickets are $12, on sale at Carey Candy Co., and at Ciana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition. With their unique, energetic style, Ciana wades joyfully into the deep waters of Irish and Celtic music. They combine fiery instrumentals and musical tales of life, death, and love to create a performance that gets your blood pumping and feet stomping. t