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8A Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Soroptimist holds Easter egg hunt Aiden and Reilly Vaughn celebrated their first Easter in Quincy with an egg hunt and a visit with the Easter bun- ny at the Soroptimist International annual egg hunt at the fairgrounds last year. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, March 27. Photo submitted Children up to 8 years old are invited to visit with the Easter bunny and hunt eggs Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. Rain, snow or shine, members of Soroptimist International of Quincy will help the Easter Bun- ny place Easter eggs around the fairgrounds. The plastic eggs are filled with goodies and prizes. Parents and their chil- dren are encouraged to open their eggs right away to see if they are the win- ners of the Golden Egg award for larger prizes. Matt Warren of Matt Warren Photography will take photos of children from 10 - 11 a.m., weather permitting. Parents are encouraged to dress their children up in their East- er finery and have their photos taken for $5 each. It will be a great morn- ing for the children to come on down and meet the Easter bunny who will be hopping in to visit and keep an eye on his eggs. Miracle.Ear Monthly Seice Cr  ! :  .... ... ........ • When you're ready to heal;yoUr best So advanced, You'll hear sounds better and more naturally. Guaranteed! So discreet, No one will know you're wearing it! So comfortable, You'll forget it's there! • Free Hearing Test & Consultation** * Hearing Aid Repairs & Service • Lifetime aftercare program • Insurances welcome, Payment plans available ...............  .........  , ............... ...  ..  .. #   ,  Limited Appointments Available Call 1-800-488-9906 * Hearing tests always free. Performed for proper amplification selection only. he00s, 00ills& mere More than just great books! • Wind Chimes • Hand Painted Glassware • Comics/Graphic Novels ° Bookends We can special order any book you might like! 373 W. Main St. in Quincy 288-BOOK (2665) • Monday - Saturday 10 - 6 Feather River Bulletin Bob Edwards (left} and Russell Reid (second from right) of Plumas Health Care Foundation recently presented Richard Hathaway, Chief Executive Officer, and Linda Jameson, Chief Nursing Officer with a check for $3,200 to purchase Personal Digital Assistants for use by Plumas District Hospital staff. Photo submitted Foundation donates PDAs to PDH Plumas Health Care Foun- dation recently donated a check for $3,200 to purchase personal digital assistants for use by Plumas District Hospi- tal staff. A PDA is a small hand-held device, easily carried in a pocket. After downloading special reference programs onto the PDA, it will provide instant access to medical in- formation. Instant access to special- ized information will have an immediate, positive impact on patient care at Plumas District Hospital. Some examples of the in- formation that will be avail- Volunteers meet The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers met for its monthly luncheon Thursday, March 4, at St. John's parish hall in Quincy. Denise Hardig, repre- senting the hospital, gave an update to the group about the development of an on-site hospital volun- teer program. Hardig said the program was still a few months from implementation and talked generally about ori- entation and requirements for volunteers. Members Diane Monta- nari, Mary Weddle and Louise Young were select- ed to form a nomination committee to accept nomi- nations for officers. The new term begins July 1. For more information, contact president Mary Edwards at 283-1728. able are: drug information by generic name, trade name or class; access to information on adult and pediatric dos- ing, drug interactions, and adverse reactions; and a mul- ti-check function that alerts physicians or nurses to possi- ble drug interactions among multiple prescriptions in- volving up to 30 drugs at a time. Plumas Health Care Foun- dation is a nonprofit organi- zation that provides a means for donors to provide ,direct financial support to help Plumas District Hospital fund facilities and medical technology to enhance healthcare in Plumas County. Plumas Health Care Foun- dation has sponsored many events, including the Plumas District Hospital 50th An- niversary ceremony in April 2009, and the third annual Share the Spirit Christmas Tree lighting last November. The Foundation launched a caregiver recognition pro- gram last May -- the Guardian Angel Program. The program serves the hos- pital in two ways. It gives pa- tients a unique opportunity to recognize staff members. It also provides the Foundation with funds to support its mis- sion to enhance healthcare services provided at Plumas District Hospital. For more information about the Plumas Health Care Foundation, contact Tiffany Leonhardt at 283- 7971, or tleonhardt@pdh.org. BUDGET, from page 7A get for the forest reserve funding to reflect stakehold- other economic factors in er -- students, parents,  . -. ; ....... ,^ teachers, administration and project enrollment ah any:: nepubl.ic-pr!orit!es, ::-: ,, taarrs has rejected calls degree of accuracy. So the ........... question is: Can the district by teachers and concerned citizens to utilize any of the FREE SEMINAR DAVID J. HEASLETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. He will discuss: • Estate Planning • Power of Attorney • Advance Care Directives • Wills & Trusts • Probate • And more ... Thursday, March 11 • 5:30pm Resource Center at Hwy 89 & 70 Information & Reservations: (530) 836-4625 t Q.uincy Friends of NRA The Quincy Friends of NRA cordially invites you to attend its Annual Fundraiser and Auction GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: CANNON 14 FIRE RESISTANT GUN Sar (See safe at Dupont Power Tools in Quincy) Live Auction - Silent Auction Special Drawings - Games Limited Edition Firearms, Custom Knives, Art Prints, many other items created for this event Saturday, March 13, 2010 • 6pm actually predict future en- rollment? Asked for comment, Har- ris clarified that the district expected declines, but could not accurately determine when and by what margin they would occur, given the local economic outlook at the time. In addition, the district projected revenues for March of this school year based on, "One of the goals in our strategic plan is to in- crease ADA. These numbers reflect our intent to do so." It was unclear to our ex- pert why a strategic plan goal was used to project sec- ond interim budget revenues instead of reflecting declin- ing enrollment and average daily attendance trends in the district as reflected in historical data and Bales' own projected enrollment. Special reserve The SSC also recommend- ed the district develop a bud- Need help REPI NG If it's ng we can'll find someo can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 m=m.mm General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds ' 204 Fairgrounds Rd., Quincy, CA Tickets: *40 each Tickets will not be sold at the door.* I For Ticket Sales or Donations call: Gina McGirr 283-4130 I Oran Morrison 283-3322 reserve funds to meet ongo- ing expense or program im- provements. SSC recommended the re- serve level because declining enrollment and decreasing property taxes could cause the district to "fall out of" ba- sic aid. Basic aid means the enroll- ment and attendance figures are low enough for the coun- ty's property tax revenue to meet and exceed the state's funding allocation, known as revenue limit. In other words, PUSD gets more mon- ey by being a basic aid dis- trict than it would as a rev- enue limit district. Even given the district's declining enrollment and the county's declines in property tax revenues, our expert did not believe PUSD is in any danger of falling out of basic aid. As long as both fall at ap- proximately the same ratio, PUSD is "way into basic aid" according to our expert. What our expert did say was that typically such a large reserve -- even at its current level -- is used to ease the transition to a smaller district through school closures and reduc- tions in personnel. Harris also said he is not concerned about falling out of basic aid. He said the re- serve is protection against the time the Legislature does away with basic aid districts altogether. He explained last year's "fair share" cut was a volun- tary move on the part of ba- sic aid districts to forestall complaints of revenue differ - ences from district to dis- trict. This year there has been no pretense about a volun- tary fair share contribution from basic aid districts; it has become automatic. Harris fears that as the Legislature realizes the amount of property tax rev- enue represented in basic aid districts, the state will See Budget, page 9A