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4A Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Former Quincy resident sends word fiom Chile ......... :.,:.,. .:, i - ..... ....:::, .... ..... . ., .,i!:,  ................ .... : i :;:  ::.:!:  :: ::: .2:A (00Oo00ta n St. 00Bistr('00 all Winter 6 days a week closed Wednesdays New Menu Items Breakfast - Lunch Beer ~ Wine 836 -1497 "Downtown Blairsden" 00merican Vulley 00nimul ltspitul Dr. Gary Klement D.V.M. 283-td;00 Corner of Alta and Lee Rd., Quincy FETHE .V E R I1 Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Puhlihed: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. .Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to cerltoot u-: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail mail Web Page Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumes National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subse- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! To Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Co-Owner/Publisher Sherri McConnell Display Advertising Manager Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./Operati0ns Tom Femey Production Manager Elise Monroe Bookkeeper Eva Small Composing Manager Sandy Condon Keri Taborski Co-OwnedLegal Advertising Kevin Mallory Asst. Vice PresJAdmin. Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Linda Randall Photo Editor Mary Newhouse Classified, Circ. Manager Tara Turner enjoys a day at the beach with her family (from left) son Christopher, 21, who is living with his grandmother, Louise Young, in Quincy while attending Feather River College; Turner; husband, Francisco, with 3-year-old daughter Mary Kate in his arms; and daughter Anneli, 18. Turner met her future husband as a Rotary exchange student to Chile during her junior year. They celebrated their 22nd anniversary the night before the earthquake, which has now temporarily separated their family. Photo submitted Line Dancing Classes Everyone is invited to kick up their heels and have some fun! --,L.  $5/class Saturday evenings 7pro at Feather River Grange 55 Main St., Quincy Monday evenings 7pm @ Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 2115 Greenhorn Ranch Rd., Quincy For more information, contact Sara @ 283-0930 Tara Turner Special to Feather Publishing 3:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, Talcahuano, Chile Jolt. Jerk. Thunder-like noise. Thrown out of bed, fur- niture falling over, glass falling everywhere. To me, a bomb; Francisco knew right away it was an earthquake. Run to the door and stand under the frame the quake was eternal and just did not want to cease. Tiles flew off the roof as Fran- cisco ushered us outside, then he went back inside to get shoes and coats. Everyone was outside. Our neighbors who live(d) down on the main stretch of the base kept arriv- ing in cars fearing a tsunami. The radio kept saying that there was no tsunami threat but everyone (almost) came up anyway. We live on top of a hill overlooking Talcahuano and the ocean; and we saw a huge wave advancing. Then, eerie crushing-crashing- smashing-thrashing sounds. Daylight. People went down to see the damage. The after- shocks were not letting up and no one wanted to go inside their homes, fearing the worst. Men came back up the hill with bags full of clothes that were collected from the sec- ond floors; no first floors were left intact. Sardines, sea-floor mud and seaweed were strewn every- where and cars turned upside down, containers crashed in- to houses, collapsed walls: This was the scenario. After the initial jolts that seemed to last forever, you re- ally count your lucky stars even though it sounds corny. Realizing that you are in- tact, entire, breathing is in it- self a huge relief and you know that everything that broke in your house means nothing. Nothing. We had a huge dilemma: Where is our Anneli? She had been at a party. Was she OK? Wa s there a stampede at a OIL & fiLTER CHANGE * Change Oil & Filter (up to 5 qts) * Battery & Alternator Check * Cooling system check * 50 pt. General Inspection * A $90.00 Value, for only $32.95* *plus tax & haz mat fee discoth6que? It took 10 hours to get her back. Francisco left his duties to find her and she was OK. With all of us togeth: er, we felt more than blessed. When your friends have lost their cars and photos and mascots, you feel almost guilty that you were spared. We had moved from the bot- tom of the base to the top just three weeks ago. We should have lost everything! Sadly, Francisco's office is on the bottom in arsenal and he had put all our documents and papers in his office. His office is out at sea. But here we are. Papers are nothing. Mary Kate, Anneli and I were able to leave on a navy vessel and are now physically 800 kilometers north of the af- fected zone. The days after the catastrophe, we tried to be brave and optimistic and we were both but when we were offered the opportunity to leave, we took it after much contemplation. Could we really have been of help? In a situation like this, you concentrate on how to cook food; how to collect water; how to keep a toddler out of piles of glass. You don't traipse off to the poverty- stricken neighbors, leaving your toddler behind. As you know, looting became prevalent. (Don't be appalled by us savages here in Chile ... re- member New Orleans?) We had restrictions, we could not be out of our home after 9 p.m. We live on a navy base and I was reprimanded for trying to cook outside in my yard during the curfew, currently 6 p.m.) We were given water, and civilians became irate when they found out. Some banded together and tried to break in- to our neighborhood to get it. I suppose they wanted wa- ter and food and not our TVs and electronics. "How could we be so privileged?" they must have thought. : , See Quake, pageSA Sorority t00appenings Gamma Iota met at the home of Marcia Detrick March 2. June Biggs, Linda Busselon, Janet Carden, Bette Cobb, Helen Davis, Marcia OH Change Special REPAIR / SERVICE 5PEC004L Human Resources Dir., Office Manager Subscription Order Form I Feather River Bulletin I I P.o. Box B, 00u00ncy, I Please enter my subscription for __ years. I l Enclosed find my check for $__ I I  In County $26 per year [1 Out of State $44 per year Name [ In Califomia $37 per year. I I ...... i *Take $20.00 off the price of Any ReDair Over $75.00 On Any Vehicle. $20.00o,. Detrick, Jacqui Harris and Joanne Kibbee attended and renewed membership for 2010 in the FNCC. Members discussed Founder's Day and which sorority will host the affair, as well as approved payment in the amount of $100 for the Pink Ladies. The sorority will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with lunch at Le Coq Caf6 March 16. Xi Gamma Zeta held its March meeting at Lucy Curnow's. A lunch was served and enjoyed by all members. New officers were elected: President Judy Adamson; Vice President Nelda Warren; Recording Secretary Lucy Curnow; Corresponding Secretary Betty Zeigler and Treasurer LaRue McCarthy. The attending members voted to contribute to the Jedidiah Lusk fund at Plumas Bank. They will also celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month at Helen Shaver's. *regular price, perjob Mr. B's Auto Techtronics 21Fadny aCtr'a 31E11Qu ) cy 283-1935 Need help REPI NG , L If it SU tng we can't ,, find someam, tlto can. EATTY I General Bu'---------Mci:; C00ontracto""--rl Calif. Lic. #453927 I (530)28,3-2035 1