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4A Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Feather River Bulletin BOARD: District/00ttorney's Office receives grant money from page 1A $220,000 for each of the next three years to his department. "These funds will be used to assist rural Plumas County criminal justice partners to enhance public safety, foster collaboration and improve the outcomes of individuals under supervision of community corrections," Hollister wrote in a memo to the board. Because it was unanticipated revenue the supervisors had to approve receipt of the funds, as well as how the district attorney plans to allocate the money. Hollister will transfer $76,833 to the sherLfI's department to fund an investigator, and a nearly like amount will fund an additional case manager for the alternative sentencing program, which now serves approximately 120 individuals. "This will allow us to meet the demands of Superior Court," Hollister said of the case manager. The remainder is divided over a number of expenditures, with the largest amount ($24,000) going toward software that would allow the courts, the district attorney and sheriff to share information. Supervisor Lori Simpson complimented Hollister on successfully applying for the grant. Roof replaced Facilities Director Deny Sawchuk received authorization to pay a $44,430 invoice to replace the roof at the Chester Complex damaged in last month's storm. The repair will be covered by insurance, but to ensure a timely payment to the contractor, the supervisors will take the money from the county's contingency fund. When asked whether the project had been put out to bid, county counsel said that the "bidding process can be bypassed due to the emergency situation." However, the roof for the armory, which was also damaged by the wind, has been put out to bid because the building is not inhabited. "I've gathered up prices from several roofing companies," Sawchuk said. Funding still available The supervisors did not allocate $78,000 of its Title III discretionary funding to the Plumas County Fire Safe Council as requested. "The last time the Fire Safe Council came forward, we determined that they had a stockpile of money," Supervisor Sherrie Thrall said. "I agree they do great work.., but there may be somebody who needs the money right now." Supervisor Terry Swofford made a motion that the opportunity be re-advertised, which passed unanimously. The council had planned to use a portion of the money to maintain the council's website and for Plumas Corporation's administration services, but the bulk had been earmarked to pay for a contract coordinator and resource specialists as needed. Still a drought The supervisors originally voted to declare a local emergency due to drought Aug. 19, 2014. As required by the California Emergency Services Act, such a declaration must be renewed monthly. The board again extended the declaration at the request of Jerry Sipe, the county's ,Office of Emergency Services director. New faces Public Works Director Bob Perreault introduced Damien Frank, the department's nev ffmancial officer, to the board. Frank will succeed Phyllis Taddei, who will have been with the department for 34 years when she retires June 1. Frank had worked at the public works department in San MateD since 2002, and was the fiscal officer for the past eight years. He has relocated to Quincy with his wife and three school-age children. The board appointed Jim Roberti to replace Byrd Harrison on the Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District. PDH, from page 1A hospital's long-term plans. He praised the local group Community ConnectiOns for stepping forward to help the elderly. Kepple also addressed the changes that were occurring on the hospital campus, officially the Plumas Rural Health Center, with improvements to its two medical clinic buildings and the shuffling of some offices to make the best use of space. Kepple reported that the center's new dentist, Dr. Shannika Dao, is accepting new patients. In addition to new personnel, the hospital is acquiring a new colonoscopy and upper endoscopy system. Kepple complimented Telles on negotiating a good price on the state-of-the art technology. "I'm very committed to our hospital staying up to date," Kepple said and discussed the procurement of automated medication dispensing units, which he described as kind of like "the red boxes for videos," which would improve patient safety and integrate with the electronic medical records system. Progress is also being made on the adopt-a-room program, and Kepple has set a target to have eight patient rooms and the delivery room completed by the end of the year. Director John Kimmell suggested that the $17,500-per-room price could be too much for an individual family, and said it could be suggested that three families join together to sponsor a room. Almanor Stump /J/mining TreeFailing i John Barb., Owner Feather River Bulletin Postal Sarvlce: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: 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 contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Emaih mail@ plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) 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.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimel To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscriptions@plumasnews.com 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 Jenny Lee 'Cobey Brown Co-0wnedPublisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Keri Taborski Mary Newhouse Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Fomey Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., Elise Monroe Vice Pres./Admin. Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherri McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager Composing Manager Member, California Newpaper IISOY INKI Publishers Assoc. recycled paper ; - _ _ -., Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscription for __ years. I I [J Enclosed find my check for $ ' I [ In County $26 per year [J Out of State $44 per year I In California $37 per year. I I I I Name I I Ad*" I I I City, State, Zip I SubecdlOns can be transferred, but not refumled. I L mi m ,i m m m m m m m m m Be Q, from page 1A Improv workshop, noon - 2 p.m., West End Theatre. Professional comics lead class designed to unleash natural creativity, humor. All ages. $20 per person. Fundraiser for Magic Beanstalk Players. To enroll (by March 1): dramaworks, 283-1956, dramaworks.us. Improv Night Comedy Show, 7 - 9 p.m., West End Theatre. Family-friendly St. Patrick's Day-themed fundraiser for Magic Beanstalk Players features Blacktop Comedy comics. Tickets $15. All ages welcome. Tickets available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, dramaworks.us. Live music featuring Joe Grissino and Uncle Funkle, 10 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Free. For information: 283-9788. Sunday: Annual St. Patrick's Day dinner, 5 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church hall on Lawrence Street. Corned beef and cabbage dinner for $12 adults, $5 children under 10, children under 5 free. Takeout available. For tickets: church members; the rectory, 283-0890; Sharon Then, 283-0138. Monday: Grange informational meeting, 5:30 p.m., Quincy Natural Foods admin building across Main Street from store. Questions answered about local Grange, food production, food supply security, helping local community. Tuesday: 13th anniversary celebration, 3 - 5:30 p.m., Quincy Thrift. Irish treats, drinks, prizes. Native plant gathering, 6 p.m., Quincy library at 445 Jackson St. Held to connect, learn with others interested in seeing, growing, propagating, sharing knowledge. Main topic: planning, fine-tuning field trips, workshops, events. Bring knowledge, ideas to share. Wednesday, March 18: Dress a Girl Around the World sewing day, 1 - 4 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. Sew simple dresses for girls in need through nondenominational Christian organization. For information: Leah Almquest, 284-7235, Iralmquest@frontier.net. Teams forming for 201 5 adult softball season The Central Plumas Recreation and Park District has started its preseason planning and signups for the 2015 adult softball season. Scheduled practices will begin Monday, April 6, and will continue throughout the month of April. Softball league games are tentatively scheduled to commence Monday, May 11. Teams are currently being formed during the preseason and practice period. All games will be played on weekday evenings at either Quincy's Gansner Park or the ballfields at Feather River College: The Adult Softball League is divided into four divisions: a men's division, two co-ed divisions and a women's division. Anyone interested in forming a new team is encouraged to attend the preseason manager's meeting Wednesday, March 24, at the Quincy library at 5:30 p.m. "We would like to encourage new:players and teams from around the area to come out and participate this season. Adult softball is a great way to spend time with friends, family and co-workers, in an environment that promotes physical and social well-being," said Recreation and Park District sports and recreation coordinator Jeren Seibel. In addition, the district is seeking individuals interested in umpiring for the league. Training will be provided. "Being an umpire over the summer is a great way to get connected with the community, make some money and have fun," Seibel said. "Anyone interested in becoming an umpire is encouraged to contact the Recreation and Park District." New players that would like to get connected with a team or individuals interested in forming a new team are invited to Contact the district . office at 283-3278 or 34 Fairground Road in Quincy. Returning players for all divisions are encouraged tO;, sign up promptly through their team manager. Residential & Commercial Wiring Generator Installs (530) 616-0469 Rick Deacon, Owner * CA Lic #978127 RICK'S.EL0000TR 000000RVICES 311 First Street Greenville Make Your Neighbors Jealous with a professional paint job/ Interior & Exterior Paint & Stain Commercial, Residential, Big or Small Serving Plumas and Sierra Counties 30 years Experience Discount Pricing There is no substitute for quality. 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Smoke and gas will numb the senses and cause unconsciousness. Half of all home fire deaths Occur in 6 percent of homes with no smoke alarms. Slake'alarms should be installed on every level of your home and near every sleeping area. Check your smoke alarm batteries frequently. A dead battery will not help save your life. Safeguard your home and family with quality protection. iNTERMOUNTAIN ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTISTRY Michael Herndon, DDS Emily Luscri, DDS 431 W Main Sl., Quincy * 283-1 ] 19 60 East Main St. 283.2320 WE DELIVER! dramaworks 14 Crescent St, Quincy 283-1956 AILL AMERICAN MINI STORAGE 169 Lawrence St., Quincy 283-3515 cv umNm STOUU Rd., (behind SavMor) Quincy / 283-3515 Horton Tire Center 116 E. Main St. Quincy 283 -1450 @ DMF Boarding Kennels 283-2833