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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Vol. 147, No. 32 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 * 50 CENTS iToday: :18th annual Women's History iLuncheon, begins promptly at !noon, Mineral Building at :Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Presented by :Plumas County Museum, Plumas National Forest. Featured speaker Mrs. Elda iFay Ball discusses historical :ranch life in Sierra Valley. Menu by Back Door Catering Co.: grilled Monterey chicken, roasted vegetables, Caesar salad, fresh baked bread, Sunburst o ,. With spring-like conditions in mid-March and the sun shining in a bright blue Sierra sky, hiking the trails above Silver Lake is almost heaven. Snowpack along the Sierra Nevada ranges from 17 percent of average up north to a higl of 33 percent of average in the central Sierra, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Photo by Laura Beaton Potential lead in 1967 case of missing boy Trained dogs detect scent at old well i.n Meadow Valley Dan McDonald Managing Editor I More than 46 years ago, 13-year-old Mark Wilson left his Meadow Valley home on foot. He told his parents he planned to try to hitch a ride to Quincy to watch a movie. The eighth-grader was never seen again. Shortly after Mark -- his friends called him "Wilson" -- disappeared without a trace Nov. 4, 1967, a search began. An all-points bulletin was issued by the Plumas County Sheriffs Office to law, enforcement agencies throughout the region. As the days and weeks passed, Sheriff W.C. Abernethy personally traveled the state searching for any possible leads to Wilson's whereabouts. The sheriff would eventually distribute fliers nationwide. Wilson's mother, Betty Wilson, offered a $500 reward for information that could help her find her son. Weeks, months and then years passed without a single credible lead. Wilson had simply vanished. Current sheriff Greg Hagwood said that despite having absolutely no clues to work with, his office revisited the Wilson case every year. "We haven't had any actionable leads in the 26 years that I've been at the sheriffs department," Hagwood said. Until now. See Search, page 4A Iqewspaper offers sF)ecial deal to Quincy readers Dan McDonald Managing Editor Quincy residents have a little something extra in their mailboxes this week and next -- complimentary issues of the Feather River Bulletin. Feather Publishing is providing the free papers to every household in the greater Quincy area for one reason -- to show residents what the paper has to offer. "We're constantly making changes in the format and . content of this newspaper with a focus on hyper-local news, features and human-interest stories," Publisher Mike Taborski said. "We decided the best way for you to see everything the paper has to offer is to let you take a look at the Bulletin yourself." In addition to this week's paper, another free issue will arrive in the mail next week. The two complimentary papers will include a full-page ad promoting a special offer. New and current subscribers will have a chance to subscribe to the Bulletin for half the regular price. People who sign up will also receive a free classified ad. The value of the free ad, coupled with the half-priced subscription, essentially makes the paper free. Valued readers who faithfully buy the Bulletin at the newsstand each week can save their change -- they will be getting the paper in the mail for free. "Feather Publishing has a long history in Quincy and we want to remain a part of this community for years to come," Taborski said. "The only way to achieve that goal is to give our readers the information they want -- the news they can't get anywhere else." Taborski said that's why he wants Quincy readers to take a look at the Bulletin. He said the company would also appreciate any feedback people would like to offer. "If you like what you see and read in the Bunetin, this limited-time offer is something you won't want to pass up," Taborski said. "Just the savings offered from local advertisers in one wek alone will more than pay for the price of an annual subscription." gingersnaps, shortbread cookies, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, hot tea. Tickets $20; seating limited. For information, tickets: Plumas County Museum, 283-6320. Dinner With a Doctor, doors open 6 p,m., St. John's Hall on Lawrence Street. Community education forum presented by Plumas District Hospital features general/vascular surgeon Dr. Lawrence Milne. $10/person, includes healthy meal. Question-and-answer Session follows. Tickets available in hospital lobby, Carey Candy Co. on Bradley Street. Dinosaurs & Fossils, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library. Free presentation for all ages by Don Dailey, retired science teacher. Tomorrow: Dare to Dodge community dodgeball tournament fundraiser, 6 p.m., Quincy See Q, page SA To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Waiting list is long for mental health services County supervisors are taking steps to address the problem Debra Moore Staff Writer The waiting list stands at 70 people, and both the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and the Mental Health Department want to do something about it. Mental Health Director Peter Livingston appeared before the supervisors March 18 to ask for some immediate help and to lay out a long-term staffing plan. "Seventy people on a wait list regardless of the issue is 70 people too many," Livingston said. "We have to address that." "Obviously you're trying to staff up,'! Board Chairman Jon Kennedy said, and asked about those on the waiting .list. Livingston explained that the wait list is triaged so that those who need the most help are seen first. When asked to describe what circumstances would result in receiving immediate care, Livingston cited the examples of someone threatening suicide, or a teen who is cutting herself. Kennedy asked for examples of circumstances that are considered nonemergency, to which Livingston listed depression, anxiety issues and family problems. SupervisorLori Simpson noted that Livingston had worked at the department See Mental, page 4A t i00emori00ll maintenance A group of volunteers from United Methodist Women and Auxiliary weeds the flowerbeds at Dame Shirley Plaza on March 19. From left: veteran Ted Hoskins, Betty Hoskins, Stephanie McMillan, Bernice Cook and Barbara Blust. Photos by Laura Beaton