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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5B Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer i A good mechanic can be hard to find, but a great one is easily found at the Graeagle Chevron in lowntown Graeagle. ! Owned by Graeagle Land find Water Co. and managed bY John Pato, the Graeagle Chevron holds a high repute among locals and visors alike who have come to the hop for fuel or automotive repair. A gas station has thrived n Graeagle at the Chevron's ocation since the 1930s, long with a tradition Of hard work and honesty. ! ASE-certified shop echanic Troy Holt has lhontributed immensely to e gas station's reputation. ato and Holt work together to maintain friendly ustomer service and a satisfactory product, both in Chevron fuel and utomotive repair. : Pato, who grew up in the Day Area, visited the county hs a boy to go fishing at Lake Davis. When a job opened up at Leonard's in portola, he said that, without hesitation, he gathered his family and made the move to Plumas County. Then Pato was hired at the gas station and has been there for 22 years. When he first started, he waited on every car and did oil changes. A few years later he was made manager: "I love the small town. I love the people. I love knowing everybody. I'll admit it's nice," he said. Even though the gas station has not been a full-service station in decades, many loyal clientele rely on Pato and Holt's service. "Some people don't even , know we switched to self-serve," said Pato. He said the elderly often come specifically to the Chevron so they can get a fill-up and a window wash from the friendly crew. "It's nice to be a part of a small community," said Mechanic Troy Holt puts fluid into a customer's car. Holt has been at the gas station for seven years: Though he is the only mechanic in town, he said he's always sure to be fair and honest in his work. "We want to make sure everyone's happy. We want to do good, honest repairs at a fair price." PROFILES IN BUSINESS Troy Holt GRAEAGLE CHEVRON Mechanic Holt. "It's nice being thehere in the summer," only mechanic in town." he said. Holt grew up in Reno and But the crew at the repair has a strong history as a shop is as loyal to their mechanic at large customers as their dealerships. He specializes customers are to them. in automobiles, trucks, RVs "We love our customers," and some small-engine said Pato. repair. "We want to make sure ha " During his seven years at everyone's ppy, Holt the gas station, he has set a said. "We want to do good, trend that reflects his honest repairs at a fair willingness to work on price." anything, from simple Along with auto repair, things to major repairs, the shop stocks an array of "We have a great clientele engine fluids and Propane. here with the locals who are Also, the shop is a certified here year-round," said Holt. Tire Rack installer, which However, according to , means customers can go Holt, summer is a online and order tires, then whirlwind for the gas have them installed at the station and appointments Chevron. can be limited to as much as "It's a great place to two weeks out. work," said Holt. "It's a lot "It definitely gets busier of fun." REQUEST FOR MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS The Plumas Children's Council is requesting applications from community or faith- based non-profit organizations, agencies, schools, or units of government located in Plumas County with programs that serve the needs of children and their families. $10,000 is available for Mini-Grants this year, with a maximum grant award amount of $2,000. Projects will be funded on cycle beginning June 2014. Applications must indicate how the proposed services will help build the Protective Factors that strengthen families. The 2014 Mini-Grant Application will be available to the public beginfiing Wednesday, March 12, 2014. To receive a copy of the Application from the Plumas Children's Council email your request to Janine@ Applications will be due by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Request for Proposal The Lassen Community College Foundation invites qualified individuals to submit proposals for providing fundraising services expected to in- clude: addressing current fundraising program, developing a fundraising plan, widen our donor base and establish an endowment, assist with the establishment of an effective and involved alumni association, and developing new fundraising opportunities. Submission Requirements: To receive consideration, proposals must be submitted as follows: 1. Submit a description of experience and qualifications. Include examples of successful fundraising campaigns 2. Provide references of three individuals including contact information and describe the work done for them 3. Describe how you would address the scope of work in as much detail as you feel necessary 4. Provide a cost proposal for delivery of services you have described and a brief explanation of how you arrived at the cost For more information, please log in to the LasSen Community College website at Scroll down and click on fundraising Consultant for Lassen College Foundation - Request for Proposal or call Vickie Ramsey at 530=251-8852. LASSEN COLLEGE Graeagle Chevron Owner: Graeagle Land and Water Co. Address: 7408 Highway 89, Graeagle, CA 96103 Phone:836-2309 Hours: Tuesday through The Graeagle Chevron crew, Troy Holt (left) and John Pato Sunday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (right), bring customer service and friendliness to the small during the winter with 24/7 garage and gas station. They said they enjoy coming to work access to fuel every day. Photos by Carolyn Shipp We don't want you to over insure and we c ertainly don't want you to be under insured, should a loss occur. We can help you carefully evaluate your particular needs. Flanigan-Leavitt ir resume