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..... ,=, ,v=, ou,=un Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2010 3A Simon's wish comes true in New York City Simon McQuarrie, 10, enjoyed a recent trip to New York City with family and best friend Crowe. Photo submitted. The highlight of the trip was Simon's dayat the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Photo submitted: Tiffiney Lozano Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com Wishes do come true---just ask 10-year-old Simon Mc- Quarrie, recently back from an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City and the Base- ball Hall of Fame. Simon met up with me last Friday to share his Big Apple souvenirs and a few late night stories. Along with best friend CroWe, parents Lorne and Jennifer, and Crowe's mom, Becky, Simon enjoyed a week in the city that never sleeps. All arrangements were made by the Make A Wish Foundation, and had the travelers going at a NYC pace the entire trip. "It's really busy," said the Quincy boy of Times Square and NYC in general. And the cliches are true, we could barely go to sleep with all the lights, he laughed. Like true New Yorkers, the group walked or took the subway everywhere. They enjoyed a day of ice-skating in Central Park, another atop the Empire State Building and ventured into the center of the toy universe on yet an- other. Inside the world's biggest Toys-R-Us, Simon and Crowe circled the store in a 60-foot tall Ferris wheel. Later, they stood below a Lego rendition of the Eiffel tower complete with King Kong on top. A highlight for Simon, a longtime Quincy Little Lea- guer, was the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and a tour of Yankee Stadium. Inside the home of the Yan- kees, the Little League short- stop met the big league's NY Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. Simon came away with the player's address, and said he plans to write Sabathia after spring train- ing when he's not so busy. Simon's morn, Jennifer, said everywhere they went Make a Wish had little de- tails honoring Simon. Room service, baseball shaped cookies and choco- lates on the pillows all await- ed the 10-year-old at the NYC Embassy Suites Hotel. Simon came away with several sou- venirs, but perhaps the coolest was a bat bearing his name, just like the big-time players honored in the Hall of Fame. Even the trip to and from the airport was a pleasure. A long, shiny black limousine picked Simon and crew up at their house in Quincy and delivered them to the airport in Sacramento. Tiny multi- colored disco lights and hip- hop beats from 102.5 FM made the otherwise tedious ride down Highway 70 only the beginning of rock star treatment. The Make A Wish Founda- tion started in 1980 with one boy's wish to be a police offi- cer and has grown into an or- ganization that grants chil- dren's wishes every 40 min- utes. The foundation website says, "There's nothing like making a sick kid's wish come true. During a wish ex- perience, joy eclipses ill- ness--and that's why were here." Diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2008, Simon under- went treatment in San Fran- cisco for more than a year. This year he is back in Mrs. Hochrein's fourth-grade class at Quincy Elementary, and his latest test showed no signs of cancer. Indeed-- wishes do come true. F i i m m m i i i m m i m I I ,,  i I ' ' I %, .... I I I I NOW OPEN' I I 00,Evergreen hosts health demort:strations ................ I each win a $1,000 cash prize, and also have the chance to choose which organization in their communities will re- ceive $5,000 toward fitness programming on behalf of their local IGA. As an extra benefit to shop- pers, Evergreen IGA will offer valuable savings on healthier food choices from each of the fol- lowing brands: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Diet Coke, IGA Private Brands, Nestl USA and Nestl Purina Petcare Company. "We understand that health and wellness.is a growing con- cern all across America," own- er Ken Tucker said. "We're pleased to have the opportuni- ty to bring healthier lifestyle resources to Indian Valley through the IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge." In celebration of the IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge, Evergreen IGA will host a va- riety of free activities. Friday, March 5 Learn about the power of raw foods with Cheryl Flint from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Flint will talk about live food enzymes and what she calls "uncook- ing," the power of raw foods, which is delightfully evident to those who will taste her fa- mous Green Smoothie. Flint will also demonstrate some of her other favorite recipes. Saturday, March 6 Eastern Plumas Health Care will host a free blood pressure station from 9 a.m.-noon. A new local chiro- practor will also be on hand to teach about the importance of chiropractic care. Mountain LifeFlight per- sonnel will also be available with their new helicopter, weather and emergencies per- mitting. Sunday, March 7 Experience A Taste of Soy NEWSMAKER Taste a green smoothie one day and soy on another, or stop by for a blood pressure check and visit with a chiro- practor-or visit Evergreen Market in Greenville every day, from Friday-Monday, March 5-8, for several free health and nutrition activities. The activities are part of the IGA Hometown Healthy Chal- lenge, designed to help shop- pers make healthier lifestyle choices with recommendations from the USDA's MyPyramid guidelines for food choices and exercise plans. IGA Hometown Healthy Challenge encourages IGA shoppers to recognize and ex- perience MyPyramid's guide- lines through educational in- store signage, web resources found at iga.com, and a na- tional consumer sweepstakes with fitness-oriented prizes. Through a random national sweepstakes drawing, three IGA shoppers nationwide will practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An em- phasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Sta- tions." This exercise gives tions" is designed to galva- nize the basic warrior at- tributes of sacrifice, dedica- tion, teamwork and en- durance in each recruit through the practical appli- cation of basic Navy skills and the core values of hon- or, courage and commit- ment. Its distinctly "Navy" Navy Seaman recruit Jared D. West, son of Deanne T. and Jimmy D. West of Quincy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. West is a 2007 graduate of Quincy High School. During the eight-week program, West completed a recruits the skills and confi- flavor was designed to take variety of training which in- deuce they need to succeed into account what it means eluded classroom study and in the fleet. "Battle Sta: to be a sailor. !' .:: . 4. l ." ' ! ...... ....... 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Harris holds a master's de- gree of public health in nutri- tion and has participated in nutrition and health semi- nars in Plumas County for the past 18 years. IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket net- work with aggregate world- wide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year. The alliance includes near- ly 4,000 Hometown Proud Su- permarkets worldwide, sup- ported by 36 distribution companies and more than 55 major manufacturers, ven- dors and suppliers encom- passing everything from gro- cery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 40 countries, common- wealths and territories on all six inhabited continents. FREE Small Soda I with any Hamburger I Expires 3/31/10 i Hours: llam - 7pm 7 days a week - ... 2043 Highway 70, Quincy n.,: ! zs00-z0000o I Bum in i mira i fIB   i mum inn ibm I Please see Dr. Friden for your annual vision and eye examination. i i FRIDEN OPTOMETRY ...... FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. Formerly Drs. Gilman & Gilman 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 I Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Fye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, c0ntacA !e_n_, glasse (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. ,:.. ......... HALF-PRICE  Buy I Meal get 2nd FREE Lunch Mon-Tue-Wed Dinner Tues-Sat 5-8pm Available 7 days a week for parties of l O or more. ili  Enjoy an afternoon of RESERVATIONS  Culinary Instruction  C A F. E-7_2.A ? RECOMMENDED ,. witfi CeS Patrick eCo q  -.4' (6 --,-,,,, ^.,., ,. ",, Pr.oare and eniov beautiful fbod : _ ,:.). Call for certificates. -'k 189 Main St., Quincy  ......................................................................... :.=,