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1lll WeOnesday, March 5, 2014 UUllenn, Kecoro, ~'rogresslve, I~eporter; I Alan Haight and his wife Jo McProud are the owners of Riverhill Farm in Nevada City. Haight will offer a workshop March 13 on recordkeeping for small farms. Photo courtesy Plumas Rural Services Alan Haight, of Riverhill Farm, will be presenting a workshop on planning and recordkeeping tools for a successful small farm Thursday, March 13, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Quincy. This learning opportunity is being hosted by the Sierra Intensive Farmer Training program through Plumas Rural Services, a program that helps to grow the next generation of Plumas County farmers. Haight and his wife, Jo McProud, run Riverhill Farm in Nevada City. They describe their operation as a community-based farm where they sell most of their produce within 10 miles of their land. They run a farm stand, host interns every year and practice ~structor Quincy: Mountaineering slideshow, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Presented by Feather River College outdoor recreation leadership Saylor Fiett. Quincy: Opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., PlumasArts Gallery. Featuring photography by Betty Bishop, Richard Daun, Michael Clawson. information: 283-3402. All-you-can-eat baked chicken dinner, 5 p.m. until food is gone, Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. $8. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Quincy: AII-you~can-eat Biscuits & Sat Gravy Breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River ~C~ 8 Grange. Presented by United Bikers of Northern every second Sat through April. Menu: biscuits and sausage gravy, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, tea, hot cider, hot chocolate; oatmeal option available. Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, mimosas $4. Opportunity drawing (need not be present to win). Supports local hospice. For information: Dave, Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Soul Power dinner and dance, Vets Hall. Soul food by Southern Accent 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., live soul music by Soul Power starts 7:30. Celebration welcomes many boomers into their 60s. Anyone turning 60 or born in the sign of Pisces email inf0rmation@plumasarts.org. Costumes encouraged. General admission $25, Plumas Arts members $20 (before March 8). Tickets available at Plumas Arts Gallery,. Quincy Natural Foods, plumasarts.org, by calling 283-3402. t Lassen Volcanic National Park: Sa~,-SUI1 Ranger-led snowshoe walks, meet 1 p.m. ~J~ 8"g outside Loomis Ranger Station on plaza in Manzanita Lake area. Weather permitting. 1- to 2-mile adventure explores winter ecology, Lassen's geologic history. Dress in~ layers, carry food, drinking water. Limited number of snowshoes available for $1 donation Portola: Joe Parrish benefit dinner, Slllll 5 p.m., the Log Cabin. Tri-tip meal, silent 9 ~JlJ~l~Ik,lrl auction. All proceeds go to memorial, family of local business owner who died in recent accident. To donate silent auction items: Katie Money, 414-5135; Log Cabin, 832- 4400. Of paleo Portola: Paleo Diet Workshop, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Feather River Food Co-op at 60 N. Pine St. Susan Duniphin shares benefits diet, how to transition to it. $10 for co-op members, $15 for nonmembers. Sign up in store, online. For information: Jamie Huynh, 283-2458, memberservices@qnf.coop. Last contra dance of the season, 7:30 p.m., Feather River Grange. No partner necessary; brief introduction at 7:30. Easy, fun for whole family. Live music, caller. For information: 616-I 892. Quincy: Community blood drive, noon - 6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy ce scheduling available via Sa~,-SUIII bloodhero.com (use sponsor code ~ 15-16 "Quincy"); by calling local blood drive coordinator Judy Wright, 283-4948. Sponsored by Feather River College group. Enactus. Eat small meal beforehand, bring ID. Lassen VGIcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, meet 1 p.m. outside Loomis Ranger Station on plaza in Manzanita Lake area. Weather permitting. 1- to 2-mile adventure explores winter ecology, Lassen's geologic history. Dress in layers, carry food, drinking water. Limited number of snowshoes available for $1 donation. Portola: Dinner honoring military personnel, 5 - 7 p.m., Quincy: Wed Calpine Elks Lodge on St. Patrick's Day Dinner, 5 W~al' '~-Highway 70 3 miles west p.m., St. John's Catholic of Portola. All veterans, Church Hall on Lawrence active-duty military personnel, their Street. Corned beef and guests welcome; meal is free. Reservations , cabbage dinner (takeout appreciated. For reservations: Tom Mareina, available), 50/50 283-4359; veterans service office, 283-6275. drawing, gift baskets to win. Adults $12, children 10 and,under $5; children under 5 ~Quincy: free. Tickets available from church members; Technician license class, 6 - Sharon Thon, 283-0'138. 9 p.m., Zygner Allied Health building on Feather ~ Quincy: River College campus. ~1 Free interview skills Plumas Amateur Radio workshop, 10 a.m.- lues Club off'--- "-'-~- -'~ers free entry:level training, noon, Business and Review/test day Sat, March 15, at Plumas ~IAJ~ '~ Career Network office in Courthouse Annex at County Library; review 8 a.m., testing 1 p.m. Testing also available to those wishing to 270 County Hospital Road. Presented upgrade current license. For information: by Alliance for Workforce Development. Judy, 616-0679. Chester: Chester: Almanor Community Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chester Almanor Community ~'~ll Memorial Hall. Twice-monthly Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall. ~t~Jli~ 20event hosted by different Twice-monthly event club, organization November hosted by different club, April. Free; donations November through April. appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa appreciated. For and Craig Phillips, 7t4-801-2543. Lisa and Craig Chester: Cabin Fever Dance Party; 7:30 - 10 p.m., doors open at 7; Sat Chester Memorial Hall. Rock ~ 22 'n' roll with Edgewater. Sponsored by Coldwell Plumas Arts. Tickets $8/person, $5/Plumas Arts member; available at Good Vibrations, Plumas Bank, Books & Beyond. For information: Jeff Bryant, 259-3757. organization Free; donations information, to volunteer: Phillips, 714-801-2543. Quincy: Workshop on planning and recordkeeping tools for a successful small farm, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Plumas Rural Services~ conference room at 711 E. Main St. on top of Cemetery Hill. Presented by Alan Haight, of Riverhill Farm in Nevada City. Hosted by Sierra Intensive Farmer Training program through Plumas Rural Services. $5 donation at the door, preregistration not required. For information: Elizabeth Powell, 283-3611, ext. *839, food@plumasruralservices.org; www.plumasruralservices.org. Vinton: Cowboy Poetry Show; 7:30 -L-_ t,6 p.m. Fri, 2 and 7:30 p.m. l rl Sat; Sierra Valley Grange ~1~ '~- 15 Hall. Featuring Sourdough Slim, Mary Kaye, Joe Show tickets $23. Dinner tickets $12. Fri corned beef and cabbage dinner 5 - 7 p.m., Sat roast beef dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. For reserved tickets, information: Pare Olivieri or Rich Moore, 831-345-9840, svgcbpoetry@yahoo.com. Quincy: Waffle breakfast, 8- 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Greenville: Shanghai Shindig and Talent Show; doors open 5 p.m., show at 7 following dinner; Indian Valley Community Center at 209 Crescent St. (Highway 89). Fine Chinese cuisine, no-host bar, show featuring 10 family-friendly acts including live music, song, drama, spot cameos. Vote for top three best of show. Fundraiser for Indian Valley Community Center, Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District. Tickets $30, available at Sterling Sage, Lupines, ivrpd.org (use payments tab). Talent show only option: $10, doors open 6:45. For information: IVCC, ivrpd.org, 284,7385; Matt Cerney, mxcerney@gmail.com, 284-0990. Quincy: Country style breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Choice of eggs "your way," potatoes, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Second annual Denim & Diamonds Dance Party, 7 p.m., Veterans Hall. Plumas Health Care Foundation fundraiser. Wear denim and/or real or faux diamonds. No-host bar, appetizers, silent auction, live dance music by Stratus. Tickets, $20, available at Carey Candy Co., Pangaea Caf~ and Pub. ecologically sound farming methods. In recent years Haight has become active as an educator in the Nevada County small farm community, sharing his understanding of business and farm management with other growers in the area. Haight is a great example of a farmer who works not only in his business -- planting, weeding and harvesting with the rest of his crew -- but also on his business, assessing the health of his farm operation and adjusting course on an annual basis. He Stresses the importance of keeping records about production and finances in order to make informed decisions and answer questions like, "Do I need to adjust my planting schedule next year? How can my farm become more profitable? Is my farm still meeting the goals that we set out with in the first place?" Practical recordkeeping and planning tools will be shared with workshop participants. The workshop will take place at Plumas Rural ii Services' conference room at 'il 711 E. Main St., on top of Cemetery Hill in Quincy. A $5 donation is requested at the door, and preregistration is not required. Contact :i Elizabeth Powell with questions at Plumas Rural Services, 283-3611, ext. *839, email food@plumas ruralservices.org or visit www.plumasrural services.org. Amazing Animals Lily, a retired 9-pound peek-a-poo (40 percent Pekinese and 60 percent poodle) therapy dog, reaches for a tasty morsel despite her three-legged stature. Lily's leg was bitten off by a pit bull and she spent three months in the hospital recovering .and learning how to walk again. She worked with children at Burt Children's Center in San Francisco, a private school specializing in special ed. Photo by Laura Beaton MOLLETTE, from page 11B prejudices and perceptions. , Anyone abiding by the law and living in a respectful Would this rule apply to fat manner that is not disruptive Christians? Whoops... sorry, or harmful to society deserves, I forgot that gluttony is the the same services as anyone Christian sin of choice, else. Many of the very best Finally, I doubt if an people I know I met in African-American church church. However, religious will ever offer me a job as people can be some of the their senior pastor, although I meanest people in the world, would really like that. A religious crowd was involved in,nailing Jesus to Dr. Glenn Mollette is the a uthor of the cross. Religious people are "American Issues" and nine other at the root of the problems in books. He is a gradua te of , the Middle East. - Georgetown College, Southern If someone refuses to do Seminary and Lexington : business with another person Seminaryin Kentucky. Contact it should not be based on him at GMollette(~aol.cam. ; LETTERS, from page 11B qualified personnel in jobs vital for community protection. The BOS has an appearance of empathy for the departmentheads, while limiting the ability of the department heads to manage their departments. Our county employees have made the real sacrifices that have proven the county can survive. The BOS has put more time in learning the ropes of management and hiring outside consultants. It is time to hire the professionals in management. Larry F. Douglas Portola ip --, --- m --- m ---m m n m m --- .11 SENIOR. Wednesday, March 12 Roast beef, winter squash, 1VI NU Brussels sprouts, whole wheat | | Monday, March 10 roll, ice cream. Orange juice, beef stroganoff, noodles, Thursday, March 13 broccoli, whole grain bread, Chicken & dumplings, peas applesauce, and carrots, cole slaw, fruit cocktail. Tuesday, March 11 | Healthy heart, baked fish, bulghur pilaf, julienne | carrots, tossed green salad, I Friday, March 14 Juice, sloppy joes, oven fries, leafy green salad, red/green | orange sections, grapes. | |Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for | reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory II charge: Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. i i