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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7A Motivational speaker and author Gaii Cohen addresses a group of women (and one man) during an event hosted by Feather River College, Plumas Bankand the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on March 25. Photo by Debra Moore Motivational speaker addresses women Debra Moore Staff Writer If Oprah Winfrey is known for "aha moments," Gail Cohen is known for "NOW." Because "now" is when the motivational speaker and author thinks women should realize their dreams and their potential. Cohen spoke to Feather River College and Plumas Bank employees March 25 at an event titled "A Celebration of Women," coinciding with Women's History Month, Dr. Joan Parkin, an English instructor at the college and Cohen's daughter, introduced her mother to the roughly three dozen women who attended the morning seminar. Parkin credited her mother for being where she was "quite literally," but also for the example and inspiration that she set for her and her sister. "I feel very lucky to have a motivational speaker for a room," Parkin said. Cohen had participants dancing, laughing and soul searching. She shared her own story-- how she transformed herself from a single mother waiting tables to a successful real estate agent to a published author, life coach and motivational speaker. In her latest of nine books, "How to be Your Personal Best," Cohen shares the tips that she practices on a dally basis. During her seminar, Cohen encouraged everyone to pick something that she wanted to accomplish, personally or professionally, and then gave the attendees four steps to take to realize that goal: knowledge, action, risk and NOW. Knowledge: Cohen encourages life-long learning and said knowledge is key to achieving goals. Action: "Acts consistently repeated yield gargantuan results," she said. For example, if a person's goal is to write a book, penning just one page won't be successful. But one page a day, for a year, results in a book. Risk: She asked the audience how many times they had delayed achieving their dream, because the words "I can't because..." became their excuse. Now: "How many years have you wanted it?" Cohen asked those assembled. She instructed the audience to set a specific time within the next three days to take the first step. Cohen also shared tips for what she considers the five areas of well-being: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social. For more information on Cohen, visit her website at Feather River College, Plumas Bank and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. 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"I lost sleep all night thinking about that poor frightened pup at the dog shelter. She reminded me so much of my border collie Django who had died of a brain tumor a year and four months prior," Fortunately, a woman on Spanish Ranch adopted her the next week so McDonald got to see "Aisha" (the name the new owner gave her) on a regular basis. McDonald started taking Aisha for walks and training her along with her two Aussie pups. The three pups started having Harmony ,Ridge Princess Tango Kizzy sports her new agility title and first-place ribbon. Photo courtesy Johnene McDonald slumber parties and spending weekends together. They got along fabulously. The owner at the time said she would be moving in the summer, so by May 2013, when Tango reached l year old, McDonald decided to adopt her into her loving home. McDonald has been involved in agility trainmg with Terry Popish of Snowy Pine Ranch for two years now. Her two Australian shepherds, Foxxmo and Benny, have now made it up to the master level of agility competitions. McDonald decided that Tango should get to "play" as well. Tango competed in her third agility competition last weekend in.Rancho Murieta at the Shetland Sheepdog Show. She won her second title -- in Novice Standard Preferred 16 Inches -- and a first-place ribbon. She achieved her first title in Novice Jumpers Preferred 16 Inches in Santa Rosa last month. McDonald says, "Tango is a little crazy out in the ring but she seems to like it and we are making progress together." Tango has won eight first-place ribbons in three shows. The story of Tango is a good reminder that because a pet did something infuriating when it was a pup doesn't mean that the pup is a bad dog, said McDonald. "With a regimen of exercise, patience, training and positive reinforcement in the home, even a 'frustrated' puppy can turn into an amazing companion. There are no bad dogs, just 'bad' dog owners!" Carl Summerfield Sr. Loan Consultant NMLS #502264 Branch License #341420 Office: 530-283-9243 "Cell: 530-906-7199 507 Main Street Quincy CA 95971 Fax: 530-283-9251 SUMMIT FUNDING,.,. THE H OM f ['OA N EXP E~ f $ 1~ Summit Funding, Inc. NMLS# 3199 Paid political advertisement SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 Job Security Job 1) a specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay. 2) anything one has to do; task; duty. Security 1) the state of being or feeling secure; freedom from fear, anxiety, danger, doubt, etc.; state or sense of safety or certainty. Webster's New Worm Dictionary Was "Job Security" something of the past, something that could be counted on, a way of life promised to our parents and/or grandparents during their working years of employment? What about today? Do you think the majority of working people in Plumas County believe they can count on having a job and retirement as did their parents and grandparents? Or is this a dream that is slowly fading into our past, a fading memory? Plumas County Has Been Hit Hard With A Slow Growing Economy. According to, Plumas County had an unemployment rate of 11.6 during December, 2013. The State of California at the same time was 7.9, and United States had a rate of 6.7 This to me is not job security for those unemployed seeking work. We Need .lobs. One of My Top Priorities Will Be To Bring In Jobs, Good Jobs, Jobs that will Complement Our County. We need jobs that will be Non Polluting, Safe for Our Communities, Waterways, Valleys and Forests. Jobs that will Actively Seek, Promote and Welcome those interested in such things as Recreation and Entrepreneurship. Our Families Need to Be Safe, Secure and Have Well Paying, Local Jobs. With Our Good Jobs come Growth, With Good Growth Comes Public Safety. Financial Security, with Financial Security Comes the ability to Protect Funding to Our Public Employees, Our Veterans and Our Senior Citizens and Nutritional Programs for those in need. We have an and reasonable regulations will assist in getting our unemployed back to work. We need government employees that are willing to work together to cut down on, or invest in, job down on unemployment. underperforming economy. We can't ignore the Will of The People, Personal responsibility, common sense people, private sector and training that is needed cut "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." to elect Jeff Engel (530) 836-0257 Paid for by the committee