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28 Wednesday, March 14, 2001 Vlsitore to the Plume County Ubrery in Quincy will find the children's section comluclvo to relaxing and r- ading • good book. Bookviile, designed end painted by Quincy artist Robert I.awry, Is now part of the artwork that covers the wells, emphasizing the Impor- tance of reading. U the best," Miles said about a resource that provides not on- ly the most accurate informa- tion available, but the top of the line. The library's index is con- stantly being updated and checked for accuracy through the state library system. ¢ostitmed from page 1B ed. With four, time wasn't such an issue. But, it meant reworking policies in other areas. "How do we handle this?" Miles said was one of the top questions. Ultimately, it called for going Video ¢onferencing through the library's policy When Miles made the deci- pagebypa , sion to purchase the equip- Miles said it was important, ment that would link Plumas to think ahead, not just to the County up with other outside services that were being of- areas through video conferenc- fered, but to the impact those ing, she thought she was mak- services would have. Miles ing a move that would bring said that, suddenly, the conse- quences became part of the de- people to the library. termining factors on policies As she did her research, she put into place, said she talked to a lot of peo- Giving an example, Miles ple who were excited about be- said it suddenly became ira. ing able to link up with other portant to offer the public re- programs, or produce speakers sponsible sources over the In. from far away. ternet. Anyone can post any. But the program hasn't thing on the Internet, but that caught on. doesn't make it true. Although Miles has hosted She said one little girl came several opportunities to visit with authors, she was looking to the library to do a report on a "liger." Assisting her, Miles for other accesses. One of said she didn't think that ani- those would be connecting tea- real existed. The little girl in- idents with government repre- slated that it was a cross be- sentatives who don't normally include Plumas County in tween a lion and a tiger and it their travels. lived in Africa--a report on "I think we have a very po- the Internet had told her so. litically savvy community," / er exhausting all her re- Miles said, about the response sources, Miles said they finally she anticipates from such a tracked down the source of the video conference. To make it little girl's original informa, work, however, she said she tion. It turned out to be reports knows she has to make the rewritten by students an- other school in the Unitedcontacts on the government States and had no factual bear- side to make it all come togeth. ing. er. And that's one of Miles' ma- Uterecy =mrvices jor concerns--she wants the Plumas County's literacy public to be exposed to credi- ble sources, program was among many programs that were launched That is one reason why shestatewide five years ago to of- believes it's important to be- fer literacy education opportu- long to the library and have nities, Miles said. access through responsibleBeginning with one-time sources, such as the libraries state start-up funding, Miles index, a valuable search en- said the programs were direct- gine. "It directs you to the best of ed to find their own funding sources to continue. Plumas County's program is the only program that has found its own funding without the assis- tance of county moneys. The rest have either been included in county financing programs or have closed. Miles said that one of the drawbacks of seeking grant funding is that most sources are only good for a year, and then the director must start over finding new contacts. If the county stepped up and pro- vided some of the funding, the director would then have time to fulfill some of the outreach that is needed in the area. As an example, one program that has been proposed is pro- viding a literacy program at Gold Mountain in Eastern Plumas. There is a high num- ber of Hispanic employees lo- cated there and the manage- ment wants to see them better educated in the English lan- guage. Children's I = ams As it's been proven, it's nev- er too early to start using the library. Each branch has a special area set aside for younger readers. And, special reading programs are avail. able. At the Piumas County Li- brary in Quincy, Toddler Time, designed for children 18 months to three years old, be- gins March 21. Miles is heading up this reading session as an experi- ment in starting children off early in developing an interest in reading and books. At this time, the program can't be expanded to the other communities because there is only one person available to offer story time. In Quincy, Brauner offers the traditional preschool and after-school story times. All branches have story times for the older youngsters. O presents A Parenting Program Session Topics & Dates: Mondays 6:50 pm. 8:30 om Parents in Healthy Families ..................... 3/19/01 Children In Healthy Families .................... 3/26/01 Couples In Healthy Families ..................... 4/02/01 change in Healthy Families ..................... 4/09/01 Solving Family Problems ........................ 4/16/01 Drugs, Sex, and You ............................ 4/23/01 Sessions are for adults and their children (6 years and older) WHERE: Quincy Elementary School WHY: * Strengthen family relationships * Develop practical skills for family living * To help support each other through change WHO: Facilitated by Anne Gaudet and Mark Pelter. Trained instructors in Family Wellness Classes are FREE. Child care will be provided at no cost for younger children. For registration & more information, please call 283-5515 Please pre-register so we can call you if the class dates need to be rescheduled due to weatherl Bulletin, Progressive, A University of California alternative practices." farmers and urban gram is seeking proposalsSAREP will fund research in their efforts to research and education ef-and education projects focus- community food forts" expand knowledge of ing on organic production, bio- jects that use organic farming practices, bio- logically integrated farming production, processin logically integrated farming systems and promoting the de- bution and consumptio techniques and sustainable velopment of sustainable com. Total funding will be community food systems, munity food systems, imately $125,000 in the "The number of organic Organic farmers, under fed- areas, with typical farms in California has dou- eral regulation, do not use the $5,000 to $20,000 bled the last eight years," said most synthetically derived Larger budgets will Sean L. Swezey, director of the agricultural fertilizers and ered. Proposals are due U.C. Sustainable Agriculture pesticides. Most organic and 3, 2001, with Research and Education Pro- many other farmers integrate cated in July. gram (SAREP). "In the next 25 biological and cultural control All current RequestS t years we predict more than of pests into their farming sys- posals (RFPs) are half of California agriculture terns, provide on.farm habitats SAREP's Web will rely on techniques used on for beneficial insects and use . velopment and so traditional SAREP funding will also farmers can learn how to adopt support connections between Plumas County Horsemen's need to have current identifi- PCHA members and Association (PCHA) is hosting cation papers or proof of own- nonmembers. PCHA a freeze marking clinic May 5 ership of their animal, an afternoon ride and at the Plumas Sierra County Brands used may be a ranchpotluck dinner at the Equestrian Center. brand, a horse's registered anCenter. Freeze marking is a swift,identification number or aChecks need to be painless, permanent method of number will be assigned by the to PCHA and sent to identifying a horse. Animals Kryo-Kinetic Association and 3011, Quincy, by identified in this manner can- kept on national registry with order to have the not be legally sold to slaughter that organization, plan to come to Quincy. houses without first contact- Cost per animal for the Questions can be ing the owner identified by the freeze marking is $100 forto RoseBuzzetta, freeze mark. This method of identification makes an ani- mal less likely to be stolen me now than an unmarked horse be- Plumas County Library will geared for children cause of the decreased market offer a special series of Toddler to 3 years. Children value. Time programs at the Quincy accompanied by a A certified trained techni- Library starting March 21 at cian from Tucson, Ariz., will 10:30a.m. Space is limited; be coming to Quincy at PCHA's The four-week Program will should register by request and will do the cryo- be held March 21, 28, April 4 6310. genic marking. Owners willand 11 at 10:30 a.rn., and is You don't need an invitation to shop But, in case you were ,waiting You know that it doesn't require a written invitation to shop at your local merchant's of business. However, many people seem to be waiting for one. The truth Is that the pdC¢ and selection speak for themselves. Chances are yq r.Jocai,m hants have lived,in this commualty for'many years,-so know your wants and needs. They have in stock the Items for which yor are looking or order them for you. If you're waiting for your invitation to Shop At Home, You're Missing Some Really Great Keep the Dollars You Spend... SHOP AT HOME! • - of. tile- - i iilstorlo Lon board Revival Series '"" World Championship itaoes Plurals Eureka State Park • ' Sunday, Maroh 18, 2001 - llstorlo Attire Desired lot wttolaln' and tteln' No elaeatln' -- No tplttln' Anyone 18 or older can race. Prizes, Unique Fun! Historic Attire Leather Boots Required. :. Authentic "dope" wax only. . =_ ENTRY FEES: Plurnas Ski Club Membership required: " $15 membership fee. $10 race fee for Card Carrying Ski Club Members using longboard skis, $20 fee for -- Club Members using club longboards. Dope wax available. For Infot matlon call VladtoN BUreau 800.326-2247, . " $1d Area (530) 836.2317, g. ¢hantber 530.832.5444 or try www.plumaaskl ub.org Call Rob at a83.3381 or Jhn at 283.1111