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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 10, 2010 B u s i NI:; S S C LA S I1: I E 1- S iiiiiiiiiiii!ilili! !!ii i)iili i!i!i!iiiiiiiii!ii!iiiiii!!iii!i!iiiiiiii ii!i!{iii{i!iii)iiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiii!iiiii{ii!!iii!ii!i!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiii{iiiiiiii!!iiiiii!iii!i!iiiiiiii!i!i!i{iiiiii;ii!iiiii!iiiiiiiii!i!i!iiiii!ii!iii iii!iiii!i!i!!!iiiiiiiil iiiiiiili !iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiili MIKE TABORSKI Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com BUSINESS SCENE BREAUX NOW AN ENROLLED AGENT Longtime Quincy resident and business owner John Breaux, EA just passed an extensive 8-hour 3-part exam to earn certification as an enrolled agent. John recently became affiliated with Ken Barnard and Associates about the same time they purchased John DeSelle's accounting prac- tice. As an enrolled agent, John now has the IRS designation of a tax expert with all the IRS's priv- ileges. As a member of the California Association of Enrolled Agents, John says he will have to com- plete 0 hours of continuing education courses every year. CRESCENT COUNTRY OPENS MAR. 15 Crescent Country in Crescent Mills reopens for the season Monday, March 15. It's a treasure chest filled with one of a kind collectibles, an- tiques, home and garden accessories, baby gift, candles and more, and we have it on good authori- ty that Barbara and Lisa made lots of exciting purchases during their off season to further en- hance the shopping experience. CUCCIA'S OPENS FOR SEASON Famous for its pizza and pastas, Cuccia's Ital- ian Restaurant in Graeagle has reopened for the season after a short winter break for owners Ter- ry Moore and Gina and Lila Prince. GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE Martin and Rebecca Loretz have decided to close their Graeagle business, Loretz Video. Beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend (or until it's gone) they are selling off all inventory. Their customers get first shot Friday, from noon to 2 p.m., and then it'll be open to the general pub- lic from 2-6 p.m. Edward Jones ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITIES St. Patrick's Day, March 17, marks the 8th year in business for Traci Morrow at Quincy Thrift on Main Street next to the Pizza Factory To cele. brate the occasion, Traci Downey of Sweet Sur- prises is supplying lots of "green" treats Quincy Thrift's customers throughout the day. They will also have a wheel of fortune to spin for discounts and prizes. LUCKY LEPRECHAUN, LUCKY SHOPPER Carol Spicer received an additional 25 percent off her purchases at Lassen Gift Co. in Chester by finding the Lucky Leprechaun hidden in the store. Owner Sharon Henry said as part of her "March Madness" promotion, each week she finds a new place to hide the little fella waiting for a shopper to claim the prize. HUNGER CAMPAIGN HUGE SUCCESS Evergreen Market's participation in the Help Fight Hunger for the Holidays campaign turned out to be a huge success. Storeowner Ken Tucker said his Greenville store, along with six other IGA stores in Washington, gave their respective food banks a bounty of food products worth more than $40,000 donated by their unselfish shoppers dur- ing the drive. ANNUAL MARCH FOOD DRIVE Marilyn Hoffman and the gang at Curves in East Quincy are once again conducting their an- nual food drive to benefit our local food bank(s). Through March if you donate a bag of non-per- ishable food Marilyn will waive the normal $75 membership enrollment fee. Last year, Marilyn said it was a huge success with more than 700 pounds of food collected. REVERSE MORTGAGE: YES OR NO? d A reverse mortgage lets homeowners 62 and older converl home equity into cash. The mortgage pays the homeowner, instead of the other way around, and need not be repaid until the house is sold or the owner dies. Is it a good choice? Maybe not. You may not get to borrow a lot. The formula for determining loan amounts considers the age of the owner, the value of the property, and current interest rates. Upfront loan fees are usually high. Look into other options before you decide; consider downsizing your home, or taking a home- equity line of credit. Now there's a new kind of reverse mortgage - within the family. A child or children give the parents a formal loan, backed by the equity in their house. Payment can be a lump sum or a monthly check, for a set number of years or even indefinitely. Ideal for keeping the house in the fmnily, it also offers estate-planning benefits: The estate is diminished by the loan payments. This is not a do-it-yourself project. Talk to the know-how people at: 3- I 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 4 State Senator (:ox and assemblyman Logue each earned perfect ratings business group On a regular basis, the Na- tional Federation of Indepen- dent Business, America's leading small business asso- ciation, tracks the voting records of each member of the state Assembly and Senate. The voting record provides a critically impor- tant evaluation of a legisla- tor's attitude toward small business. Selecting key bills pro- posed by the Legislature that affect small businesses devel- ops the NFIB/California Vat- ing Record. The votes on those bills are recorded and a percentage is determined for each member of the Assem- bly and Senate. In 2009, more than 18 mem- bers of the Assembly and more than 15 members of the Senate had voting records of 80 percent or better. Plumas County's two rep- resentatives, Sen. Dave Cox and Assemblyman Dan Logue, each received a rating of 100 percent from the busi- ness association. "The proof is in the pud- ding," said NFIB/California executive director John Ka- bateck. "To those legislators who proved their support for the more than 700,000 small employers and more than 3 million small businesses in California, we offer our sin- cere gratitude. "For those legislators whose support could use im- provement, we offer an open door, attentive ear and strong support to assist them in making California a better place for our job creators." "California cannot afford the empty talk of well-inten- tioned and honorable elected leaders. Elected leaders will never create a single job in the private sector, only Cali- fornia employers, the vast majority of whom employ a handful of workers, will ever have that honor. However, the Governor and legislators do have the opportunity and responsibility to create an environment that allows small business owners to prosper and fulfill the role of creating nearly three-quar- ters of new jobs in the Great State of California." New owners The new owner of Nellz Towne Pump in Greenville is Pete Singh and his wife, Jasveer Bains. They purchased the ser- vice station and convenience store from Renee Hall, who now owns and operates Morning Thunder in Quincy. Pete has eight years experience operating mini marts and ser- vice stations, most recently in Yuba City. Since taking over he has made several changes, including devoting one sec- tion of the store for fishing tackle and supplies. The couple has two young children..: Photo.by Valerie Chisholm . LAST Ct[,00NCE All 2010 calendars 1/2 o. Forest Staff Across from the Courthouse 531 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-2266 FAX: (530) 283-2501 Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm HAVING MORE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS IS NOT THE SAME AS HAVING MORE MONEY. ::: To learn how consohdating your retirement accounts to Edward Jones could make sense for you, call today. Steven R King Financial Advisor www.edwardJones.com M,m, SmC 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 ONCE BOB AND LINDA ROULAND TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT WANT A WALLET-SIZED PHOTO. i @ IJ 1 it/ I $ I _1 IJ , , A I: -I A/ "Your billfold is about to get fatter. Because not only will a Photo of your favorite new insurance agent find a valued place in your wallet, the pictures of several President could as well. Farmers agents like us have access to more than 35 discounts, which means you could save money on a policy that's just right tor you. What's not to love? Contact us today. Then grab some scissors. Your wallet will thank you." St, Chester, CA 96020  F A R M E R S" PO Box 425 / 650 Main Agent Ucense Number: 0657918 Do you love your agent? 258-2218 or 800-254-2218 Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency Inc. is a full-service regional insurance agency serving clients throughout California, Oregon and ...... and Valerie Flanigan employ 13 professional agents and have offices in Quincy, Susanville, and Reno. The Flanigans partnered with The Leovitt Group in 2003 to be able to provide the resources of a large national insurance broker while still offering the personalized touch of a locally-owned independent insurance agency. Valerie explained, "We know how important trust, security and peace of mind are to our customers. Similarly, we trust Cathy Williams and her team at Plumas Bank with all our personal and business banking needs." Mike added, "Especially in today's challenging economic environment, we appreciate Plums Bank's strength and stability - peace of mind is worth so much!" To find out how Plumas Bank's personal approach to business banking can help your business, call us at 1.888.3PLUMAS (375.$627), or ask Michael or Valerie Flanigan. " ii',,i[i[Litill[it]i[J'il =-,r'r', r lliii|i,;itlJNtl|f@l[|lllllilillilt/lll[iiiRJll l]ill .... '  I ............