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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 12, 2014 BUSlN]EiSS CLASSIFIEDS .... 'si ' M,,,.'r..o.s,,, '-::i- Publisher ;' mtaborski@plumasnews.com HELPING CHANGE HOPE TO A CURE JoAnn Prince and Grace-Ann Mason, owners of Great Northern Hair Co., are conducting their "Help Change Hope to a Cure" Relay for Life fundraiser. You only have until March 17 to place orders for assorted bouquets of daisy mums or the Hope Bear, a 12-inch teddy bear sporting a purple ribbon. The items will be available for pickup April 7 at their store on Highway 70 in East Quincy. HOW ABOUT A FREE BOWL OF CHILI? That is exactly what Krissy and her crew at The Knook in Quincy will be giving folks in celebration the restaurant's first anniversary. The customer appreciation day is Thursday, March 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Krissy says she is looking forward to another year of serving the community their signature sandwiches, soups and salads that "people have come to know and love." She adds that there are some exciting things in the works for her downtown eatery in Grover's Alley (behind the library) for the next year, including an amateur local guest "chef" night competition, in which the price of buying a ticket allows you to both try the tasty menu items and then be one of the judges. Sounds scrumptiously fun! NEW SHOWROOM OPENS IN G'VILLE As they begin their seventh year of business, Joyce and Hardy Lindahl of Skyline Home Improvements are opening a showroom on Main Street in Greenville. Roofing customers can browse through the materials and colors for their job Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Joyce says they can accommodate weekend and after- hours visits by appointment. The showroom doors will open by the third week in March. They als0 install gutters, siding, windows, skylights and more and are certified for lead paint renovations. MORE ANNIVERSARY KUDOS ... It was just a year ago that Quincy Paint Center opened on Lawrence Street in the historical big red barn that still bears the name Quincy Lumber on the roof. They feature Kelly- Moore Paints -- known for their quality, easy application and long-lasting durability. They also freely accept unwanted paint, stain and lacquer for proper disposal. Owner Jerry Newell also owns Chester Paint Center and Susanville Paint Center. For 38 years, Dr. Bruce H. Lee has been ;practicing dentistry. He opened his Portola practice in 1976. He earned his doctorate in dental surgery in 1975 from UC San Francisco. Kevin and Nancy Neff are celebrating their ninth year in Crescent Mills with Neff Automotive. They said they are pleased to have their son Josh help in the business. They now offer tire service along with general automotive repair and maintenance. Martin L. Sanford, DC, has been taking care of his patients' needs at Martin Sanford Chiropractic for three years at his Portola and Loyalton offices. He has been practicing for 10 years, including seven years in Reno before opening his offices here. Pain relief, improved lifestyle and integrated wellness are his specialties. Dr. Sanford says his patients range in age from newborn to 90, and come from all walks of life. As an avid mountain bike rider, he fully understands sports injuries and therapeutic bodywork designed to improve function in sports, rehab and life. WAIT TO CLAIM SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS! Social Security is the best annuity around! Your benefits will cover your expected lifespan -- and then some. Here are the basic numbers: You can start collecting benefits at age 62, but you will lose 25 percent of your benefits -- forever. Full retirement benefits start .at age 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954; for younger folk, the retirement age creeps up toward 67. You get the best deal if you can wait: potential benefits rise by 8 percent a year for every year from age 66 until you are 70. Another reason to delay benefits is to ensure the highest possible payment to a spouse. A spouse can collect 50 percent of the working spouse's benefits. If both worked, then each usually claims his or her own benefits while they are both living. Once widowed, though, the surviving spouse is entitled to 100 percent of the higher-earnings benefits. A divorced spouse is entitled to the same deal, as long as the marriage lasted 10 years. What's the best deal for your needs? We'll help you figure the numbers at SSi Safeway sale not expected to affect Quincy store Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com Safeway, which has stores in Quincy and Susanville, could soon be changing hands. Several national media outlets last week reported that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire Safeway Inc. for about $9.4 billion. The deal would combine Safeway with Cerberus' Albertsons chain. According to reports, the deal is not final. But if it goes through, Cerberus isn't expected to close any Safeway stores. However, Cerberus already owns several grocery store chains on the West Coast. According to a story in the Baltimore Sun, Cerberus could be forced to spin off several Safeway stores in California to avoid antitrust issues. Word of Safeway's potential sale has been circulating through Plumas and Lassen counties for weeks. The store's local employees haven't been able to offer any insight about the deal. At the Quincy Safeway, relief store manager Ricardo Grijalva said, "I personally can't comment. I don't know what's happening, except for what is printed." He said all he knows is what Safeway CEO Robert Edwards has sent out in memos. Edwards has been mum with the national media. Edwards and Cerberus representatives declined to comment for stories in the national media last week. Edwards said in February he would update investors and analysts on the progress of any negotiations at the "appropriate time." Pleasanton-based Safeway is the No. 2 traditional grocery chain in the nation, behind Kroger. Industry watchers have said that Safeway can't compete with discount stores like Wal-Mart, Target and even dollar stores. Those stores can afford to sell some consumables at a loss, or near loss, in exchange for getting hordes ' of customers through the door. Safeway also can't compete in the high-end and specialty markets, where it. faces behemoths such as Costco and Whole Foods for competition. According to reports, a merger would transform Safeway into a neighborhood grocer that more closely resembles Trader Joe's. Final touct00es on sign .................................................................................... from Transition Quincy for CHAMBER UPDATE putting their organizations KENT BARRETT Quincy C humber of Commerce "The groundhog is like most other prognosticators; it, delivers its prediction and then disappears." Well, it certainly seems as if the groundhog was pretty close with its six more weeks of winter prediction. Let's hope for a really wet spring to help frill up our local lakes, streams and reservoirs. The Quincy Chamber would like to thank Pam Noel emblem on the new "Welcome To Quincy" sign. This final emblem will complete the sign project for this location. We are looking forward to the upcoming reopening of Jeanne Brovelli's, "Jenelli's Bakery" on Main Street. The Quincy Chamber is happy to welcome our newest members: Connie Garrish and Jennifer Humphrey of the Quincy Cooking Cottage. We also welcome Christina Peck. She is an independent Scentsy Distributor. SUMMIT JSINESS ADVISORS Was pleased to represent Paul and Steve Clifton in the successful sale of their business Leonard's Market to Sierra Village Markets LLC doing business as Leonard's Market. Congratulations Steve and Paul! Mark Smith CExP, CBI CA LIC#01525569 Plumas and Lassen counties' only licensed and certified business broker Locally Owned Confidential summitbusinessadvisors.com Call for a FREE Business Value Consultation 836-1570 Having More Retirement Accounts is Not the Same as Having More Money. When it comes to the number of retirement accounts you have, the saying "more is better" is not necessarily true. In fact, if you hold multiple accounts with various brokers, it can be difficult to keep track of your investments and to see if you' e properly diversified.* At the very least, multiple accounts usually mean muh le fees. Bringing your accounts to Edward Jones could help solve all that. Plus, one statement can make it easier to see if you're movin 9 toward your goals 'Diversification does not guarantee o profit or protect against loss. To learn why consolidating your retirement accounts to Edward Jones makes sense, call your local financial advisor today. 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