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14A Wednesday, March 11,2015 Feather River Bulletin Quincy High senior Hagwood receives presidential award James Wilson Staff Writer When Quincy High School senior Ava Hagwood helps in the community, people notice. One person who recently noticed was the president of the United States. Hagwood recently received the President&apos;s Volunteer Service Award, along with a letter from Barack Obama recognizing her efforts in volunteerism in Plumas County. "Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise," reads Hagwood's letter from the president, Hagwood set up a profile on the President's Volunteer Service Award website during her sophomore year Reducing Our Carbon Footprint One Step At A Time Liberty Utilities customers will be taking steps to reduce i::  California's greenhou<Je'ga'S emissiOnS asa esult'of: the State Legislature's Global Warming Solutions Act. What does this mean to you? Beginning April 1, 2014, all Liberty Utilities' customers will see a new "carbon pollution permit cost" on their monthly power bill, and eligible residential and small commercial customers will see a "climate credit" on their April and October bills. Ultimately, it means cleaner energy that produces less greenhouse gas. California requires at least 20 percent of all generated power to come from renewable resources by 2o17ma goal Liberty Utilities has already.achieved today. And we are on track to meet the state's requirement of 33 percent by 2o20. Together, we'll reduce our carbon' footprint-step by step. For more information, visit and click on the "Customer Support" tab Liberty Utilities" ..... .. at QHS. Each week, she tracked and recorded the number of hours she spent volunteering. In 2014, Hagwood volunteered 195 hours of her time to community service. "I like giving back to the community," Hagwood said. "This community has helped me out in so many ways, so any way I can help other people is very satisfying." The majority of Hagwood's service was spent volunteering for the school's Service Club. Hagwo0d also helped at the weekly Community Supper at the Methodist Church, volunteered with the Plumas Animal Welfare Society and headed up various fundraisers for the school as her class president. Hagwood said she doesn't plan to stop helping people once she graduates. As a prospective psychology major in college, she hopes to get into the researching aspect of the field. "A lot of people get into that field for the money, but I really want to do it to help people," she said. Those wishing to become eligible to receive the award can set up a profile at presidentialserviceawards.go v and start tracking hours of community service. , :r Ava Hagwood holds'up the President's Volunteer Service Award she recently received for logging 195 hours of vOlunteeJ" activities in 2014. Photo by James Wilson , , ' Rotary ,speech winners Winners gather after the Quincy Rotary Club's annual speech contest. Contestants spoke about what this year's topic - "It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness" -- meant to them. Matt Beeson, right, first-place winner, received $100 for his effort. Next to him is third-place winner Crosby France, who won $25, and Wyatt Hollister, the second-place winner, who received $75. Beeson advances to Rotary's local District 2 competition April 25 in Quincy. That winner goes on to compete in Rotary's District 5190 regional competition at South Lake Tahoe in May. Rotarian Dwight Pierson, the club's Younger Generation director, coordinated the contest. Photo by Mike Taborski NO INTEREST WITH PAYMENTS FOR 6 MONTHS!* S ......,........ 99 _s298 , Pocketed Ceil, Innerspring to , Zaengles has them all! i lO year Kitner Eurotop ....... , ....... SALE S499 S year 7222 Sandy .....", ........ ,.SALE 999 S Latte, ...... , ...... SALE 849 1829 10 Year Pillow Top Queen Set Reg. JjSALE S388 ,SALE $348 :King Set Reg. $.Jgeg" .SALE S548 , ............... ....... . ,