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14B Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter So you think it's cold? Everyone is invited to travel to the coldest, windiest, harshest, driest place on earth with Linda McDermott Tuesday, March 27, at the Townhall Theatre in Quincy as she presents a slideshow from her amazing trip starting at 7:15 p.m. A fee of $5 per person will be collected at the door; McDermott will donate all proceeds to benefit Plumas Arts. Beer and wine will be served at the event in addition to regular movie concessions,See the white world of Antarctica through the eyes of McDermott, who worked at the McMurdo and South Pole stations during summer seasons 2004-05 and 2010-11. The show will cover general, historical and scientific infor- mation, as well as a glimpse into the human and naturol environments of the harshest place on earth. See the little Adelie penguin that walked through McMurdo streets, and experience the majesty of the emperors who reside nearby. See the only station at the end of the earth, South Pole Station, which sits on two miles of ice and is surrounded by no living things other than humans. McDermott was an employee of Raytheon Polar Services Company, and filled the role of human resources specialist and finance specialist while working in this amazing place. Ph'oto submitted HASSLES NO EXTRA EXPENSE I can get you almost any new car or truck, virtually any make or model, for less than you are likely to pay going to a dealership out of town! LET MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOUr 5 30-283-CARS 2277 530-966-S463 1970 E. Main St., Quincy 65 W. Main Street, Quincy ! 1 Bread for the Journey of 50 participants, it is likely to Council's after-school pro- Feather River invites commu- sell out fast. gram; and materials for a cob nity members to Soup for the Bread for the Journey bench and shelter at the Alder Journey, an evening of home- of Feather River is an all- Street/Quincy Elementary made soup, music and good volunteer, local nonprofitSchool garden. cheer Saturday, March 31, at founded in late 2010. Bread Proceeds from the Soup for 6 p.m. at Pangaea Cafe and for the Journey (BFJ) raises the Journey dinner will fund Pub. Musical guest Cody money locally and gives micro- micro-grants to additional Clayton will offer up his grants to people who have an creative projects that benefit unique brand of soulful music idea to make the communitythe community. and playful banter, better. Both organizations and BFJ Feather River is a part Artist Chris Bolton, formerly individuals are eligible for BFJ of a national network of 20 vol- ofQuincy, has donated 50 hand- micro-grants; what mattersunteer chapters around the crafted pottery soup bowls is that the proposed project country. For more information for the event. Participants will benefits Plumas County. about Bread for the Journey, receive a delicious, homemade To date, BFJ Feather Rivervisit dinner among friends, their has made 11 micro-grants to Can't make the dinner but own one-of-a-kind pottery bowl projects including Featherwant to get involved? To make to take home at the end of the River College SIFE club,s a tax-deductible donation, send evening, and an opportunity "cooking on a budget" classes a check to BFJ Feather River, to help jumpstart valuable for soon-to-be emancipatedP.O. Box 3075, Quincy, CA projects in the community, foster youth; soil, tools,95971 Tickets cost $25 in advance, and snacks for the new Those who have ideas for $30 at door; they are on sale youth program at Greenville projects or want to help or at Quincy Natural Foods. Community Gardens; nutri- learn more may call 283-1296 or Because the event is limited to tious snacks for Roundhouse email bt] ill Alicia Knadler of July events, including the the builder's craft. Indian Valley Editor cowboy breakfast, parade One needs to crawl under a and Silver Buckle Rodeo. few old wood buildings first And the writers did not and take a gander at the Taylorsville townsfolk can forget the night Of July 3, joists, mudsill and such -- expect some extra attention when the tavern overflows that is where the differences in the next few weeks andwith locals and campers, are. months, and the springy floor of the The writers also mentioned American Cowboy Maga- historic Grange Hallliterally outdoor activities, like fish- zinc editors chose the town bounces to the beat of a live ing, camping and hiking, and for a feature in the band. places to stay, including April/May 2012 issue. Like many others, the Greenhorn Creek and The. article is titled writers do not realize there Drakesbad guest ranches, as "Homes on the Range," and are no springs under that wellas GoldLake Stables. Taylorsville is one of only a floor, and that the walls do Those who wish to pick up few places listed, nothing to hold it down ora copy may check their It begins with a gem of akeep it from bouncing, local newsstands, call (800) lead, simple yet multi-faceted Many locals unknowingly 297-6933 or visit american for those of us who live here refer to it as spring-loaded as Plumas County. well, and those who know There was an error in the "When you think of Call better don't really care if exact location of Taylorsville fornia, you don't think of that's what folks think, in the print story, though the Taylorsvitle," it begins.Sometimes the construc- editor says it will soon be Though brief, the articletion is rather hard to explain corrected in the online and highlights the annual Fourth to those with no interest in iPadversions P OEM O F THE WEEK American Life in Poetry Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate Sarah A. Chavez is a California poet, and here she writes about the yearning of children to find, amidst the clutter of adult life, places they can call their own. reached as high as my younger sister's head, In Childhood In childhood Christy and I played in the dumpster across the street from Pickett &.SOns Construction. When we found bricks, it was best. BrieRs were most useful. We drug them to our empty backyard and stacked them in the Shape of a room. For months we collected bricks, one on top another. When the walls we laid down. Hiding in the middle of our room, we watched the cycle of the sun, gazed at the stars, clutched hands and felt at home. --Sarah A. Chavez Poem copyright 2011 by Sarah A. Chavez. American Life in Poetry is macle possible by The Poetry Foundation (, publisher of Poetry magazine. 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