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2A Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Where in rne World David and Nancy Adrian enjoy a day at the Desert Botanical Garden near Phoenix with their daughter Noel, her husband Nils and their children, Nell and Norma Bjelde. The day at the garden included this family photo at a display by famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. Ouincy Quincy's Masonic family will be hosting its bimonthly Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 5. It will be held at the Masonic Hail, 70 Harbison St., across from the library. Masons to host pancake .breakfast Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. and lasts until 10:30. Breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Donations at the door are $6 adults, $3 children under 12 and $5 students with ID. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund and other fraternal purposes. Steel & Aluminum TT bennettenterprises.weebly.com • emaih bennett.enterprises@yahoo.com Paid political advertisement J ENGEL SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 We had a very nice evening at the 21st Annual Snow Ball Benefit for the Johnsville Ski Hill on Saturday, March 15th at Gold Mountain's Nakoma Lodge. The Snow Ball included dinner, live music, locally brewed beer, auctions and raffles. For my wife Jennifer and I, it also brought back many childhood memories. We spent most of our winter days skiing the Johnsville Ski Hill. The school bus would pick us up on Saturday mornings for a full day of skiing, lunch in the hut, sun-burnt faces when we returned to school on Mondays, even an occasional broken arm or leg, which is what I returned home with one afternoon. We were taught to ski by several of our Portola school teachers. We earned different colored ribbons to stitch on our coats as we progressed. Our three children also enjoyed skiing at Johnsville. We are hoping our grandkiddos, as well as your families, will be able to look back with enjoyment and share the "Happy Memories" we have .... The opening of the ski hill will be one of my top priorities as your Supervisor. Once reopened, Johnsville will be an economic, recreational and cultural treasure for Plumas County. Johnsville's year-round recreation will help keep the lights on and beds filled in many of our local motels, vacation homes, restaurants and businesses, giving "our local economy" a much-needed boost. Johnsville Ski Hill will provide a positive and healthy recreational resource for our local youths, families, visiting friends and tourists. It will also help in strengthening our community by encouraging young families and retirees to "come and build their lives in Plumas County." If you have questions, concerns or just want to get to know us, please call, email or visit our Facebook pages or website. "I live here, I've raised my family here, I work here, I love it here..." "We would greatly appreciate your time, helping hands & voice donations." "We are trying to "Home Grow" our campaign. Our committee to elect Jeff Engel consists of me, my wife Jennifer & our family" www.jeffengel.org (53Q) 836-0257 Paid for by the committee to elect Jeff Engel ! { Supervisors agree to pay heating bill for library Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com First it was a camera and now Supervisor Sherrie Thrall is purchasing a computer to facilitate live-streaming of meetings. Thrall wants the county's other agencies and commissions to have the same ability the Board of Supervisors does to live-stream its meetings. The county's information technology director, Dave Preston, said that each entity would need its own computerand soTtware to participate. When Thrall learned that it would cost about $3,000, she offered her assistance. "I'm willing to pay for that laptop," Thrall said during the board's March 18 meeting. "We are so behind he curve; this is ridiculous." Preston then said that each commission would also have to be trained. "Got any more objections?" Supervisor Jon Kennedy asked Preston, and then joked that he would refer the objections to "the closer," as he referred to Thrall. Preston said he was also researching updating the boardroom's audio system and the clerk-to-the-board's computer. On probation Following a closed session discussion, the supervisors authorized the probation department to hire a supervising probation officer at the "E" step, rather than at an entry-level salary. The matter was discussed in closed session to allow the supervisors to review the individual's employment We can assist with all your building needs - from plans to the finished product (530) 283-2035 P.O. BOX 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 LIC. #453927 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP history and records. The supervisors also passed an ordinance that changes how the chief probation officer is selected. Historically the superior court judge had made the appointment. County Counsel Craig Settlemire discussed the issue with the judges before writing the new ordinance. "The courts have no objections," Settlemire said. "This would solve the confusion," Supervisor Thrall said, since though the courts hired the chief probation officer, the supervisors controlled the budget. The courts will continue to have some input during the hiring process, though the supervisors will make the appointment. Sharon Reinert, the county's current chief probation officer, had been on extended leave, and recently announced her retirement. In her absence the county has had two temporary chief probation officers. To pay for propane The supervisors agreed to earmark $8,000 of the county's contingency fund to pay for propane to heat the county's libraries. County Librarian Lynn Sheehy received an unexpected invoice for cataloging services and used money from the propane budget to pay the bill. Based on last year's propane consumption, she thought she would have enough money left over to pay for the rest of the year, but she estimates that she will fall $8,000 short. Facilities Manager Dony Sawchuk will survey which county departments are using propane and will seek a bulk discount for the county. Promotion time Due to retirements in the county road department, Public Works Director Bob Perreault asked for authorization to advertise two positions for promotion from within the county: a power equipment lead worker and a road maintenance supervisor. Money for books District Attorney David Hollister announced that superior court received a grant for $14,685 and has opted to award the entire amount toward educational and recovery materials for clients of the Plumas County Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Court. Wanted: two vehicles Louise Steenkamp, the county's new director of Plumas County Alcohol and Other Drug Services has the funds to purchase two vehicles for her department and the supervisors gave her their approval. Steenkamp said the vehicles are used by staff, and to transport clients to services. Supervisor Lori Simpson said, "The public is concerned about extra vehicles," and asked if there were any others within the county that could be used. The department had been borrowing public health vehicles,but Steenkamp , said it wasn't a long-terrW" solution. Thrall said, "Since this is a brand new department and the funding is there and we have transportation needs," she joined the others in approving the request. HAIN ST00[[T ARTISTS ..... ] announces their • Oils • Water Colors • Collage GRAND RE-OPENING Fri., Apr. 4 • 5pm-7pm ~ Group Show ~ • Photography • Woodwork • Jewelry & much more! Come support your local artists. 436 Main St., Quincy mainstreetartists.net • 530-283-1909 WE ARE SELLING OUR FLEET OF GOLF CARTS PLUMAS PINES GOLF RESORT 2009 Precedent 12 Excel Golf Carts -- $2,000 each plus tax Each cart equipped with: • Six 8 Volt Trojan Batteries with the one fill system • One Beverage Cooler with rack • Two Sand and Seed Bottles with Racks • Ball/Club Washer mounted on fender • Battery Charger (110 volts) Additional older models available at a lower price, call for details Get yours today while the supply lasts Call Brandon or James at 530-836-1420