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Feather River Bulletin 2A Wednesday, March 25, 2009 es in BUSINESS CRESCENT TOW Alicia Knadler Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plurnasnews.corn nt Tow Serving in Plumas for 35 This year is a milestone an- niversary year for Dave Humphrey and his Crescent Tow business. He and his dad, the late Bob Humphrey, bought the old Crescent Mills Chevron station 35 years ago, in 1974. that can tow anything from a They added towing and au- motorcycle to an 18-wheeler. to repair the first year. By His largest tow was when 1978, they made a handshake he moved the Western Pacific deal with the folks from the Freight Depot building from California Automobile Asso- Setzer Road to where it sits ciation that was formalized now at the Greenville Corn- with an official contract in munity Park. 1980. He has also fished a hell- Humphrey also bought his copter out of Caribou Reset- dad out that year so he could voir; pulled a logging truck retire, and about 10 years af- 1,850 feet up out of a ravine ter that, he expanded the tow- and rescued a load of ing service into Portola. butchered pigs. Over the years, Humphrey He and his employees also has gotten rid of the gas had to clean up a bunch of as- pumps and gone from havingsorted body parts after the re- one tow truck to a fleet of up covery of a horse trailer full to 13 trucks and eight full- of dead animals headed for a time employees, rendering plant near Now he has four employees Oroville. There have been and nine trucks in servicemany other interesting tow- ing and recovery jobs over the years. During the early days of his towing, Humphrey said, only a deputy and a highway patrol officer would come to a wreck, along with either the undertaker or an ambu- lance, if one were available. incy grads to wed Daniel Watenpaugh and Mary Kelsch Mary Kelsch and Daniel in Reno and works for St. Watenpaugh have an- Mary's ChildCare. nounced their engagement. Dan is the son of David Both are graduates of Quin- Watenpaugh of Tay- cy High School and cur- lorsville and Linda Little of rently live in Sparks, Nev. Quincy. He attended Feath- Mary is the daughter of er River College and is em- Randy and Susan Kelsch of ployed with AT&T in Reno. Quincy. She is a graduate The couple will be mar- of the University of Nevada ried June 6, 2009, in Quincy. Nowadays, there is all the help anyone could want with the fire departments and their crews of volunteers. "We ran our socks off," Humphrey said, recalling one year when he had to cover al- most the whole county, in- cluding Highways 32 and 36, and from Lake Almanor to In- dian Valley and down the Feather River Canyon. Humphrey credits his busi- ness success to hard work, dedication and enjoyment. "I like my job," he said. "I like to go out and help peo- ple." He plans to keep going and growing, though he's equally unsure as the next person is about the state of the econo- my right now. Humphrey is married to Paula and has two daughters, 21-year-old twins Aschley, an English literature major at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Jennifer, a cook- ing teacher at Feather River College. Engagement Chri~opher Boone and Kasey Charlton Walt and Sheri Charlton of optician in Oroville. Quincy announced the en-Christopher graduated gagement of their daughter from Las Plumas High Kasey Charlton to Christo- School in 1997 and is an pher Boone, son of Susan and equipment operator for Cal Danny Boone and KimberlyTrans in Chico. and Dave Downer of Oroville. The intended date of mar- Kasey graduated from riage is Sept. 19, 2009 at the Quincy High School in River Pines Resort in 1997 and is currently anGraeagle. ) winner ld Marie Lewis was Quincy's St. Paddy's Day giveaway winner March 13. Lewis won two $25 gift certificates in the merchant giveaway, redeemable at Ul was surprised. It made my day," said Marie Lewis of Quincy, the St. Paddy's Day merchant giveaway winner. Photo by Traci Bue Shrinersto hold ch Idren's any two of these partici- pating stores: Ayoob's by Two Sisters, Epilog Books, Express Coffee Shop, For- est Stationers, Gray's Flower Garden, The Gift Shop, Great Northern Hair Co., Main St. Appliance, Morning Thunder, Pizza Factory, Plumas Car6, Quincy Drug Store, Quin- cy Hot Spot and Radio Shack. A Shrine Children's Hospi- tals Screening Clinic will be held Saturday April 11, be- tween 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 2600 Oro Dam Blvd. in Oroville. At the clinic, children from screening and Social Security numbers, infant to age 18 will be exam- also offers other services, in- ined to determine if Shrine cluding plastic surgery forif possible. hospitals can help them total- non-burn related scarring Contact Brad Azevedo in ly free of charge, and cleft palate repair. Chico, 879-9199; Jeff Ford in Shriner Hospitals special- Organizers ask only that Oroville, 693-1866; or Buzz ize in orthopedic, burn and parents bring birth certifi- Colbert in Paradise, 872-3636, spinal cord care. The hospital cates, immunization recordsfor more information. 4 Generations Of Local Family Farming O The response to our has been wonderful. Thanks so very much for being so supportive and excited about all the new stuff! If you haven't been in yet, please do stop by for a visit and some browsing time Mon-Sat lOam-5pm * Sun lOam-4pm 284-6016 C~0~ Hwy 89, Crescent Mills ~~:~ NEVADA'S FINEST SINCE 1978... We grow it just for you The Industry's Choice For Award Winning Sod Visit Our Showroom 465 Tacchino St., Reno (Off 1-80 and 4th St.) We deliver Monday. Saturday 775 800 ~] 1st Annual Join the new Quincy High School Track Team on an enchanting 5 K Run/Walk from Quincy High School along the bike path to the lovely Feather River College campus. Finish this invigorating run/walk with a few laps around the ER.C. all weather track. Saturday, April 4 10:00am Adults $30 Children $20 Call 283-1656 to sign up. Meet at the Quincy High School gym parking lot. All proceeds benefit the new Q.H.S. track team To receive a free Trojan Run/Walk T-shirt have your entry fee in by March 28, 2009 while supplies last. Wed., April I st 4:00 - 7:30pm La S=erra Lanes Quincy Tickets: $8 adults $6 children Tickets at the door or can be purchased from any QHS baseball player. TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE All proceeds benefit the Quincy High School Baseball Team Sponsored by: La Sierra Lanes 1735 E. Main St., Quincy For more information, call 283-1633 Plumas Auto Diagnostics 283-2868 2140 E. Main St., Quincy (inside Shadetree Auto) auction. Proceeds benefit the 64th Annual Fair Parade on Saturday, August 15, 2009 Flanigan and Leavitt Curves Insurance Agency, Inc Ayoob's by Two Sisters Quincy Hot Spot Carey Candy Co. La Casa Bella Stone Leaf Promotions The Sporting Inn Ada's Place Alliance for Workforce Red Nickel Designs Development Jewell's Plumas Bank Greenhorn Creek Sierra Park Guest Ranch Shear Pleasure CANDIR Sierra Energy Reid Horse and Cattle Co. Great Northern Hair Co. Wild Hare Sign Co. Ernie's Tum_ings Feather Bed John DeSeUe, CPA An Event to Remember Gray's Flower Garden The Recycle Craft Store Sugarpine Aviators Plumas Arts Pizza Factory My Sister's Closet Southern Accent For additional info., call 283-oz88 or visit TO Subscribe, call: 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 f =