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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 25, 2015 3A |m James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com Leah West finished her time on the Feather River College board of trustees last Thursday. Fellow trustees wished her well, and expressed their sadness in seeing her go: West was voted onto the board in 2008. She announced her intention to resign at this year's January meeting. Last month, the trustees agreed to appoint a provisional trustee rather than holding an expensive election. Over the last month, five candidates submitted applications to fill West's position. Board members will review the candidates, and more than likely make their selection, during the April 16 meeting. "You will be missed," Board Chairman John Sheehan told West. "Leah brings a different approach to shared governance." The college provided a cake for West's last day, and awarded her a plaque of appreciation. Leah West holds up the plaque of appreciation she from the college after her last board of trustees March 19. West has sat on the board since 2008. James Wilson "I was planning on board on the discussions and slipping away quietly into recommendations of the the night," West joked. "This Communications has been an amazing Committee. experience and I learned a The shared governance lot. I have an amazing committee was formed to appreciation for what you all evaluate the way college do." employees and students communicate with one another and with the public The committee tries to find points that could use improvement, and ways to Communications Committee Karen Pierson, the college's chief student services officer, updated the received meeting Photo by use the latest technology and trends. "We oversee all communications issues, but we do not make policy -- we make recommendations," Pierson told the board. Pierson informed the board that Feather River College now has an official Facebook page with the name of"Goldy Eagle." Additionally, various athletic teams and organizations at the college already have their own Facebook pages. FRC has also entered the Twitterverse, Pierson said. The college's Twitter account is @FeatherRiverCol. "Another goal the committee has is to develop strategies to market the college," Pierson said. Pierson showed the board three different college logos currently in use. She also noted there are two different slogans used as well -- "Mountains of opportunity" and "A beautiful place to learn." "Do you think it might be time for a change?" she asked rhetorically. Quincy Star Follies' large cast of volunteer community members gathers for a picture after last year's performance. The Feather River College Foundation is gearing up to put on the annual event May 15 and 16. Photo submitted Quincy Star Follies on mission t ntertain The Quincy Star Follies is a mission to entertain," said folly, whether is it a group of : . flinging into spring May 15 Fundraising Committee men donning some wigs and . and 16. After five years of chairwoman Lisa Kelly. ' dresses; Plumas County's sold-out shows, dynamite cast With consistently sold-out young talentdancingto a members and jiving music,shows, a waiting list to be on good old-fashioned hoedown. the Feather River Collegethe cast and a community All of the proceeds from Foundation is again prepared eagerly anticipating the this event go toward the FRC to present its annual weekend after Mother's Day, Foundation. celebrated fundraiser, the Follies has proved to be a The goal of the foundation Follies is the main highlight event in Plumasis to help Feather River fundraiser for the Feather County. College by generating .'. River College Foundation.The performance donations to students, staff .'. Every year, the comprises two acts with and programs, as well as foundation's Fundraising numbers ranging from connecting the community Committee gathers more than 120 community . volunteers who practice for months to present the ultimate lip-sync variety show, making a weekend of toe-tapping and :: hand-clapping fun at the : Plumas-Sierra County , Fairgrounds. their moves on the stage,go to the show can expect Broadway to today's top hits, guaranteeing there will be a song for everyone to enjoy. Though it is called the Quincy Star Follies, Kelly says it is not just an American Valley affair. Performers from all over the county come to show off with the college. "Follies is important because it gives the community members a chance to interact with the college students, so they can see what great kids they are," said foundation president Kris Miravalle. "People who Kelly also said that Follies brings in droves of visitors, from as far as Hawaii and Elko, Nevada, all eager to watch their loved ones display some good-humored their cheeks to hurt for a day or two from smiling so mu.ch." There are two shows a night, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets will be available With a giant cast of all ages, the Follies offers a unique opportunity to combine the skills and talents of young kids, FRC students and community members "in April 12 at Carey Candy Co., Bank of America and at the door. They are $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 13. For more information on the event contact Kelly at 283-9900. Soroptimist club plans annual Easter egg hunt Soroptimist International about the grounds waiting to of Portola and Quincy is be found. holding its annual Easter One egg for each age egg hunt.this Saturday, category will hold a golden March 28, at the ticket, which wins the finder Plumas-Sierra County an Easter basket filled with Fairgrounds in Quincy treats. The event gets underway Following are the age at 10 a.m. when children can meet the Easter bunny, categories and their start times: Photographer Kimberly Carroll of Just imagine Up to age 2:11 a.m. Photography will take Ages 3 and 4:11:10 a.m. photos of youngsters with Ages 5 and 6:11:20 a.m. the bunny for a $5 fee. Ages 7 and 8:11:30 a.m. Then it's time for the hunt. 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