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12A Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Feather River Bulletin COMMUNITY CORNER WEEKLY GATHERINGS, MEETINGS AND CLUBS Thursday, March 12 "Window Between Worlds" Workshops. Designed to use art as a healing tool. 11 am -12 pm. Plumas Rural Services 711 E. Main St., Quincy, For more info, Beth or Stacie, 283-5675. AA, noon, 260 County" Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy, 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880, Quincy Cribbage Group. Every Thurs., 1230 sharp. Come early and have lunch. Round Table Pizza. No dues or fees. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy, Call 283- 5515. A1-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of alcoholics. Boy Scouts Troop 130, 6:30 p.m., LDS Church, 55 Bellamy Ln. Call Dale Stokes, 283-3661. Blue Star Morns, 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Harbison Street, Quincy, Chamber of Commerce, Express Coffee Shop, Quincy, 283-0188. Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PC FSC), 9 -11 a.m., Plumas Co. Planning & Building Services office, 555 Main St., Quincy, Second Thursdays. Open to the public. For more info:; email: Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volunteer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Friday, March 13 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:00 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, Saturday, March 14 NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, AA, 6 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, 24-hour "mfo: (877) 880-3880. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m., every Saturday at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. Meet and Greet Town Meeting. Sierra Adventures Chamber and Plumas Libertarian Party, 2nd Saturdays, Gumba's Restaurant, Blairsden, noon - 2 p.m. Public welcome. More info:,, 775- 229-3140. Sunday, March 15 NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. / Monday, March 16 Soroptimist International of Quincy, noon to 1 p.m. Moon's restaUrant. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127. LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip Snow March 2 52 24 .... March3 54 26 .01 -- March4 61 20 - -- March5 64 21 .... March 6 68 22 .... March7 70 22 .... March 8 51 24 .... Total precipitation, July 1, 2014, to date: 28.61" precip; snow 6" This date 2014: 15.52" precip, 6" snow. 2013-14 totals: 21.91" total precip, 7' snow. 2012-13: 37.93" total precip; 23.75" snow. (Weather year is July 1 to June 30) Compiled by Ran Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation 1"Current 4,482.97 1 Year Ago 4,482.26 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 858,577 1 Year Ago 841,353 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1"Current 5,144.82 1 Year Ago 5,129.99 Bucks Lake **Capacity 1Current 83,958 1 Year Ago 59,997 *Elevation above sea level in **Storage in acre ft. tMarch 8, 2015 March 9, 2014 ft. To update information on this page, contact Eva, 283-O8OO. email Weather Forecast for Quincy Wednesday, March 11 Sunrise 7:25-Sunset 7:09 1 i Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, high near 51.60% chance precipitation. 60056 Wednesday Night: Chance of showers, mainly before 11pro. Mostly cloudy, low around 31. Saturday, March 14 Sunrise 7:20--Sunset 7:12 i Slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, high near 61. Saturday Night: Slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, low around 37. Thursday, March 12 Sunrise 7:23--Sunset 7:10 Mostly sunny, high near 58. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, low around 32. Sunday, March 15 Sunrise 7:18--Sunset 7:13 / r t L Slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, high near 59. Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, low around 35. Friday, March 13 Sunrise 7:21--Sunset 7:11 lib Sunny, high near 52. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, low around 36. Monday, March 16 Sunrise 7:17--Sunset 7:14 %/ / i, . . ' i / A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. . ,' ,. i,,d,'." Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth rr 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 Tuesday, March 17 ! Sunrise 7:1S-Sunset 7:15 Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Jan Jensen, 283-2209 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. Girl Scouts, all levels: Daisies, Brownies and Juniors, K-5 grades. First and third Mondays, 5:15 p.m., Quincy Elementary, Cassie Cooper, 530-249-6165. Tuesday, March 17 Knitting and Crochet group, 12 p.m.-l:30 p.m., Quincy library meeting room. All skill levels welcome. For more info, Lynn Sheehy, 283-6310. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy, 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Tuesday, Call 283-4991 or 836-2421. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, Bible Study. (King James version) 7-8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 55 Bellamy Lane, Quincy, Open to all. Bibles available. Call 530-953-7790 for more info. Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen, 3rd Tues. location varies. Claudia Barnes, 283-2247. Surplus Commodities. Distributed free, 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You must be at the CAN building, behind St. John's Catholic Church on Lawrence St., Quincy, between 10-10:30 a.m. 283- 5628 for more information. California Women in Timber, Paradise Grill (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 Baby Bounce Story Time. Infants 0 to 24 months, Wednesdays 10 a.m., Plumas County Library Quincy branch. 445 Jackson St. Preschool Storytime. Stories, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, call the library, 283-6310. American Valley Toastmasters. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration building, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. (Behind Safeway,) For more info, contact Kathy, 283-7618. Open to all interested in developing their speaking and leadership skills. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy, 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836- 0446 for reservations. Grief Group, Community United Methodist Church. Join Pastor Donna at noon to begin or continue the process of healing. Open to everyone. Call the church office, 283-1740, for more info. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, 24-hour info: (877) 880-3880. International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, First Baptist. 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546, Church & High Sts. Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 2333 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927-7626, 59 Bell Ln, Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. 1.3  (, 1.4  NW Nevada 7:54 a.m. _ 8;O_0_pJ] ....... _, earthquake 2/25 2/22  . 1.O swarm 1, 1:45 a.m. continuesl 10:40p.m. 1.3  2/25  105events, 2/19 2:00 a.m. . /' I 5M3s 1.2 2/25 Burne 10:45 a.m. .  . " 2/24 .  Ieding  '.rPea k ,.  / 1.' 9:46 p.m. __ / " 3usanvllle  L l 2/21 9! \\; .  Portola : '-"= 4:59"p.m 7:12 p.m. "--'-  I Reno 2121 . Oroville f"-J .--J" - I" I 0 Truckee 11 Spot NY Gold (2/27): $1207/oz I /-- -- arson City 9i09"p.m. l f|" )ata 5orce: NCED and UNR 2/20  % The number of earthquakes decreased from the previous week, drop )ing by a third and to the mid teens. The intensity of seismidty decreased as well as only one event registered in the M Z range. There were no M 3s. The largest earthquake measured M 2.8 and occurred at 9:07 a.m. Wednes- day, February'25, in a remote area south on Mineral and in the Tehama Wildlife Refuge. The focal depth was about six miles below the surface. Mild ground shudders were reported by a few people, but it was not strong enough to knock items from tables or shelves. Further west and towards Red Bluff was a M 1.8 tremor earlier in the week. A light M 12 jiggle was recorded at Lassen Peak and a couple tiny events were measured between Quincy and Portola. The earthquake swarm in northwest- ern Nevada continued, producing 105 events including five in the M 3 range. Scientist are speculating about the geothermal causes of the activity. The wrought-iron entrance to Sharkey Cemetery invites visitors to step back in time for a history lesson on early Irish settlers in Sierra Valley. Photo courtesy Many headstones date back to a time when Irish settlers homesteaded in Plumas County after escaping the potato famine in their homeland. Photos by Ann Powers Celebrate with 'Irish spirits' on St. Paddy's Day Ann Powers Staff Writer If a green-beer hangover has lost its charm in celebrating St. Patrick's Day, indulge in a different kind of "Irish spirits" March 17 and check out the Sharkey Cemetery about 5 miles east of Portola. Also known as the Westside or Irish Cemetery, the well-weathered graveyard is perched on a hill on the west side of A23 overlooking the Sierra Valley -- where approximately 100 departed souls are laid to rest. Record keeping may have not been the best back in the day when the West was still wild, but historians say by the mid-1870s there was a sizeable Irish settlement around the France Ranch and Marble Hot Springs Road areas. According to an excerpt from the California Cultivator, "The central valley was taken up by a colony of old country Irish -- the Sharkeys, the O'Haras, the Giblins, the Marbles, the Caseys and the McCauleys." Documents show that James Sharkey, a native of Sligo, Ireland, first came to the Sierra Valley around 1860 with family in tow. They were escaping the horrors of the potato blight and resulting famine plaguing their homeland. At the time, Irish Catholics favored a Catholic cemetery as a final resting place -- hence the Sharkey Cemetery. "All my ancestors are buried there," said Gary France, of Beckwourth, who is a Sharkey family descendant and Portola Cemetery District director. "The location is probably the best in Sierra Valley. You can see most of the valley from there." Today, the property is run by the Portola Cemetery District and officially called the Westside Cemetery. Religious affiliation and "There are some interesting headstones. It gives people an understanding of those who settled here before us." Scott Lawson Director Plumas County Museum Sharkey bloodlines are no longer prerequisites for resting in peace at that location, according to cemetery caretaker Susan Arterburn. "It has a lot of history behind it," she said. "But it's a public cemetery and anybody can be buried there." While there are several unmarked graves within the cemetery, theoldest recorded date registered for death is 1874 for Winifred Myers -- a 1-year-old girl. "There are some very interesting headstones," noted Scott Lawson, Plumas County Museum director. "It gives people an understanding of those who settled here before us." The original Irish Sharkeys never made it back to their Irish homeland. The family stayed in northern California and worked the land for several generations to date. Before his death in 1898, records show that James Sharkey was a miner in the Downieville area and homesteaded 160 acres after settling in Sierra Valley. Lawson said the museum frequently offers tours of county cemeteries and other historical landmarks. For more information call 283-6320 or visit the museum website at I ' i l