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2A Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Easter Bunny comzng to town Members of Quincy Soroptimist International will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Saturday, March 31. Photos with the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m. by Matt Warren Photography will cost $5. Kids up to age 2 can begin hunting at 11 a.m. Ages 3 and 4 start at 11:10, followed by ages 5 and 6 at 11:20 and ages 7 and 8 at 11:30. Rain or shine, hunts start on time. Hunters can turn in their eggs for a prize. Photo submitted We still have all your favorites! Hours: llam-8pmd 7 days a week 2043 Highway 70 ¶ Quincy I Conversa tiona lforum As the kick-off speaker for the first Quincy Connect conversational forum, Carrie Hawthorne shows folks the new Quincy website that hosts blogs focused on Plumas County, as well as the new Transition Quincy website, The Transition Quincy forum was held at Alley Cat Cafe; the topic was developing the local economy through use of the internet. A lively discussion went from 5 to 7 p.m. The next forum, set for Tuesday, April 17, 5 - 7 p.m., will feature Elizabeth Powell talking about developing local food and agriculture. All are welcome. Photo courtesy Transition Quincy rl Benefit recipients are urged to switch now I S te sl rsere iotsherUmntt g,~o~°,%~,:~t~?o~;i~ct~o~ M:~ihn:l~}Ol~i'cl~Sa~lh:e2~lanl. ~npge:dn:whesme:::g~:b~:lsOp. j started an official countdown ic payments is a win-win for ing federal benefit check re- vice announcements and pro- cipients must receive their viding other supportive mate- federal benefit recipients and for taxpayers. It provides a safer, more secure, more con- venient way for Americans to access their federal benefits, while also improving govern- ment efficiency and deliver- ing more than $1 billion in savings. The sooner everyon makes the switch, the sooner we'll realize those benefits." The Treasury Department published a final rule in De- cember 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Se- curity, Supplemental Security lnc6me (SSl), veterar/s Af- fairs. Railroad Retit'gmerit Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and oth- er non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit Mas- terCard card at the time they sign up for their benefits. clock, marking one year until the March 1, 2013, deadline when all federal benefit recip- ients must receive their Social Security and other federal benefit payments electronical- ly. Rios urged remaining pa- per check recipients to switch now and help taxpayers save $1 billion over 10 years. Currently, about 90 percent of Social Security and Supple- mental Security Income (SSI) payments are being made electronically. For the first time inrecent history, the number of monthly paper check payments for Social Se- curity, Veterans Affairs and other federal benefits has drOpped t'o'app/'oximatelY 7 million-- down from a high of 11 million in 2010. "As this deadline approach- es, we're urging the remain- ing 10 percent of federal bene- fit recipients who still receive a paper check to make the switch to electronic payments Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization's at Pioneer School, Quincy Friday, March 30 o 5:30-8pm Game Booths, Food & Fun for the whole family ANNUAL BASKET GIVEAWAY! (7 different themed baskets full of goodies) Tickets are sl each or 6 for s5 Need not be present to win. View baskets and purchase tickets at: Carey Candy • Great Northern Hair * Pangaea Forest Stationers • Little People/Toy Store Flower Garden • Pizza "Shop Where The Contractors Shop" 43 Years of Service • RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL • FREE CONSULTATION • PROMPT INSTALLATION • FREE IN-HOME SHOPPING • SAVE YOUR GAS MOBILE SHOWROOM Enjoy the comfort of in-home shopping! 0ur experienced representative Lic. # 352667 will bring an assortment of carpet, wood,[vinyl or laminates right to your door. ASK FOR TOM "1'11 r turn your call promptly" money electronically. The Treasury Department's Go Direct public education cam- paign is helping people under- stand what they need to do to get their money electronically. "We've come a long way in informing Americans that di- rect deposit is a faster, easier and more reliable way to re- ceive their money, but there is still more work to do," Rios added. "We are continuing that strong commitment to public education, aggressively reaching out to check recipi- ents with information about how to easily make the transi- tion and helping them through the change." The Treasury Department will incltlde information in all check recipients' March 2012 payments, reminding them to switch ahead of the deadline and offering them information about their electronic pay- ment options. Additionally, the Go Direct campatgn is now working with more than 1,800 partner organizations throughout the country to rials such as an instructional video about how to make the switch online or over the phone and about how elec- tronic payments work. Eederal benefit recipients can switch to electronic pay- ments online at or through the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center toll-free at (800) 333- 1795. Check recipients should have the following informa- tion on hand when making the switch to an electronic payment option, including the Direct Express card: Social Security number or claim number. --12-digi}~]~l~Yal b~h~efit dheck number. ~" ~ --Amount 0It ~fibst rece.nt federal benefit check, If signing up for direct de- posit to an existing financial institution account, individu- als will also need: Financial institution's routing transit number, often available on a personal check. Account number and type (checking or savings). range membe can save A new Grange member benefit program will provide discount rates and premium service for Grange members and halls that use propane gas. California Master Bob McFarland negotiated the statewide program with AmeriGas, a national propane provider. "Grange members will be able to purchase propane for much less than competitors' rates," said McFarland. The per-gallon cost will be tied to a fixed margin over the local posted market index rate. AmeriGas is offering other special incentives, such as free tank rental for the first year and free system checks. The first tank filled may also get a special discount. "I made myself the guinea pig," said McFarland. "I saved close to $250 on my first tank of propane." According to Pete Witham, the master at the Feather River Grange in Quincy, lo- cal Grange members are pay- mg 84 cents above cost, which currently adds up to $2.55 to $2.60 per gallon. Witham invites those in- terested in lowering their propane bills to contact him at 927-9334 to find out about becoming members of the Grange. Elks serve spaghetti An all-you-can-eat spaghet- ti feed, including salad and French bread, will be held March 21 at the Quincy Elks Lodge No. 1884, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults will be charged $8, chil- dren ages 5 - 12 will be $5 and ages 4 and under will eat free. Tickets are available at the front office of the Ranchito Motel from John and Tracy Wixted. Tickets will also be available at the door on that evening. Reservations are ap- preciated. For more information, call the Wixteds at 283-2265. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Barry Gossett for DISTRICT 4 SUPERVISOR PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE FOR VOTE GOSSETT