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8A Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Senior spotlight Quincy High School senior Anthony Braddick (right) built a pair of Iongboard skis for his senior project. He and his mentor, Jim Webster, spent about 25 hours constructing these 12-foot-long skis. Braddick learned how to hand plane skis; use a blow torch to burn the pine tar into the bot- tom of the skis; and mortise the sides of the skis to fit the leather straps that would be used to keep his boots in place. March 21, one day after he turned 18, Braddick participated in the long- board races at the Johnsville ski area, where he won his first heat but lost the second one. "It was an incredible experience learning to build and race these skis," Braddick said. "1 am very thankful for my mentor who helped me the entire way." Seniors will display their projects, share Beginning our 27th year in business! During the past 26 years, we are proud to have built more than 70 homes and 100 garages in Plumas County, not to mention the hundreds of remodels, additions and insurance repairs we've done as well. With the change in the economy (specifically, fewer new housing starts), my business partner (and son) Donavon and I knew we had to change our business model. We're not going anywhere, and we still build new homes, garages and commercial buildings. So, in the past year we found there was a real need to assist homeowners in making their existing homes more efficient, attractive and valuable. We've helped lots and lots of people with all kinds of projects that might have only taken 15 minutes to several days or weeks to complete. And, if we couldn't do their job, we'd make sure to connect them with some- one who could. It's that kind of service and satisfaction that will help take us through our next 25 years!!! Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 FREE ADVICE General FREE Building Contractor ESTIMATES Calif. Lic. #453927 and (530) 283-2035 WEowNERWELCOME PARTICIPATION! their experiences and an- swer questions at a demo and expo night Wednesday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the QHS cafeteria. Photo submitted Breakf;00st, sale to kick off Relay for Life Plumas Bank's Dream Team will sponsor an all-you- can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast to start the day off right for Relay for Life partic- ipants' fundraising efforts at the Feather River Grange, 555 W. Main St. in Quincy, April 3, from 8 a.m. Lucky drawing ticket holders will have an op- portunity to win one of four pictures, including two of Peggy Smith's" logging in the '30s" pictures; Chuck Kinzie has donated an acrylic painting of the Methodist Church; and Gayle Franzen has donated a mirror, painted with a woodland scene. The drawing will be held June 27 during the Relay for Life. The winner need not be present to win. The same morning, be- ginning at 9 a.m., is the Grange's Saturday market. Grange treasurer and Dream Team captain Pare Prince has donated most of her windchime collection as a fundraiser for the Grange, some 50 individual windchimes. Prince collected wind- chimes over a period of about 30 years, hanging them inside and outside her house. The eclectic col- lection includes a number of glass windchimes given to her by her Rebekah sis- Baby turtles swim gently in the breeze; this windchime and 50 of its fellows will be on sale Saturday, April 3, at the Feather River Grange, 55 W. Main St., from 9 a.m. Photo by Mona Hill ters in the now disbanded Quincy lodge. She said over the years the windchimes developed a lot of sentimental value; most have been in boxes over the last eight years for lack of space. While she has kept the ones that mean most to her, she said, "If I can't have them up, I want someone to enjoy the beau- ty." Proceeds from the sale of the windchimes will bene- fit the Grange. Support available for teen parents Birth Partners is beginning a Young Parents Group in Indi- an Valley in April for prospec- tive parents, ages 14 - 20. Statistics show teen moth- ers have higher rates of com- plications during pregnancy including more inductions, greater use of pain medic a- tions, higher cesarean surgery rates and higher in- GGRILL fant mortality. WIC data indicates fewer teens breastfeed, and they breastfeed for shorter periods. In addition, postpartum de- pression rates are higher in mothers under 20. Studies have shown attend- ing classes in childbirth and early infancy can significantly reduce some of those negative outcomes for young families. The Young Parents Group will meet weekly for two hours, and will start with an eight-week childbirth educa- tion series. Following the childbirth classes, the group will offer an hour of life skills training and an hour of facilitated mother- infant group each session. The groups will be run by Birth Partners staff and vol- unteer mentors. A monthly " I = W OPEN LU & DINNER 11AM - 8:30PM BEER-- WINE -- FULL BAR 836-1300 25O BONTA ST., BLAIRSDEN The Wellness Column Presented by Christopher W. Anderson, DC YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT ... Every year, the typical American eats: 756 Donuts, 60 potmds of cake and cookies, 23 gallons of ice cream, 7 pounds of potato chips, 22 pounds of candy, 200 sticks of gum, 365 servings of soda pop, 90 pounds of fat, 134 pounds of refined sugar. The three most commonly eaten foods in the US are: !. White Bread; 2. Coffee; and 3. Hot dogs. (Note: children eating 12 or more hot dogs per months have 9 times the risk of developing Leukemia.) The Surgeon General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, the National Cancer Institute, etc., etc., etc. - They all agree that 50-60% of all deaths from disease such as cancer, heart disease and strokes are diet related! They are preventable. These groups also recognize that our current method of dealing with these diseases is not working. Rather than providing treaanent for the disease, we should focus on preventing the disease in the first place. The way to prevent these diseases includes: make better diet choices, drink more water, exercise more, take steps to lessen stress, minimize environmental exposures and take a preventative approach to your health. That's where I come in. As a Chiropractor, one of my goals when I work with a patient is to educate them about prevention. This includes diet modification, exercise recommendations, and stress management. Most people that I work with that choose to follow the recommendations that I make, are very happy with the outcome. But it is up to each indi- vidual. You must be willing to make a change in your habits - rather than react to some sort of health crisis, you need to take steps to prevent the crisis. No symptoms does not equal health! For more information or to ask a question or to make an appointment, call Chris W. Anderson, DC at 832-4442. I I giveaway will be held for fun items for the moms and their babies. Teen fathers are wel- come, too. The groups will begin Mon- day, April 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Community Services Dis- trict Building, 430 Main St., Room 3 in Greenville. Birth Partners is a pre-and post-natal doula and lactation program, funded by Plumas Crisis and Intervention Re- source Center, and Plumas Rural Services Women, In- fants and Children's program that provides comprehensive maternity and postpartum services to mothers through- out Plumas County. For more information, con- tact Susie Wilson at 284-1406 or birthpart- ners.susie@gmail.com, or go to mamamentors.com. Renewable energy class at College Are you interested in learning about energy effi- ciency, conservation and re- newable energy sources? Learn about regional sus- tainable energy efforts from local experts in a new class being offered at Feather River College. Students will learn by tak- ing field trips to see local sustainable energy exam- ples, hearing panel discus- sions with local energy lead- ers, and attending lectures. Students will also be giv- en the chance to tour the Caribou hydroelectric facili- ty with Pacific Gas and Electric engineers and speak with Terry Collins (Collins Pine) about the ben- efits of using biomass for energy. Bill Battagin of Feather River Solar Electric will ad- dress solar and micro hydro technology. The class will consist of two Wednesday evenings (6 - 8 p.m. April 14 and 21); two Saturday field trips (April 17 and 24); and one Wednes- day field trip (all day April 28). There is no prerequisite for the course. Sign up soon, as registration is limited to 18 students. Inquire at the Feather Riv- er College admissions office or sign up online. The spe- cial topics class is titled EN- VR 299: Renewable Energy and the course registration number (CRN) is 8636. Contact instructor Darrel Jury for more information at djury@frc.edu. Republicn Women Get Involved! Informational Meeting Wednesday, March 31 5pm Feather Publishing Meeting Room Contact Valerie 283-1116