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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 2, 2014 15B Rwandan drummers of the all-women's drumming group Ingoma Nysha are the focus of a documentary film being shown April 8, 7 p.m.at the West End Theatre Photo by Lex Fletcher Im Mystery Lynn Brown Special to Feather Publishing How do genocide,' drummers and ice cream fit together? The disaster was the genocide; Ingoma Nshya, the first and only women's drumming group, was the tool for emotional healing; and ice cream the tasty means toward economic healing. "Sweet Dreams," the award-winning ffilm hosted by Feather River College's Enactus on Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m. at the West End Theatre, will make your eyes well with tears and laughter as the movie takes an amazing journey with the people of Rwanda. In 2005, a pioneering Rwandan director, Kiki Katese, set out to rebuild her people one human being at a time. Bravely, she broke the tradition of male-only drummers and founded a women's group consisting of survivors. Katese asked only that they leave the past at the gate and enter into practice as equals. Fast forward to 2009, when Ingoma Nshya, now 60 women strong, is healing emotionally but struggling economically. That same year the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab invited Katese to a play at a workshop where she met with or all 7our construction needs .,J a ay: General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 r~ Jennie Dundas, actor and co-founder of Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream. Inzozi Nziza (Sweat Dreams), the first ice cream in Rwanda, was the decadent result of that meeting. The prestigious Common Ground Award was presented to Katese and Ingoma Nshya after the 2012 United States premiere of this film for their achievements in peace, reconciliation, the power of music, ice cream and the will to survive. "Sweet Dreams" reveals the courage of people to dream and to imagine a new future. Help Enactus students continue their work improving the water system in a Rwandan village by supporting them in the silent auction to be held at the West End Theatre after the free showing of the awarding-winning Film "Sweet Dreams?' million for Californians will be driving on smoother roads and safer bridges, and enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit thanks to $334 million in new funding allocated to 53 projects by the California Transportation Commission. The allocations include approximately $165 million to repair bumpy pavement, preserve roads that are in good condition from worsening and upgrade bridges to make them safer and stronger. Most of California's highways are more than a half-century old, and they carry nearly half of the nation's container freight -- heavy loads that pound highways more than in any other state. "To get the most bang for the buck for taxpayers, Caltrans targets dollars where they are most effective: pavement preservation," Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. "Every $1 spent on preventive pavement maintenance saves Californians $11 that would have been spent on future pavement repairs." Currently, 84 percent, or 42,000 lane miles of California highways are in good operating condition. Caltrans' goal is to reach 90 percent by 2023, which is a challenge becausefunding is declining and highways are aging, according to the department. In 2013, Caltrans repaired 76,808 potholes on the Golden State's 50,000 highway lane miles. This was down nearly 100,000 potholes from a few years prior dueto Caltrans' repaving efforts. The allocations also include $64 million from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. To date, more than $17 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been put to work statewide for transportation purposes. The remaining funding allocations came from assorted transportation accounts funded by state and federal dollars, Some of the notable projects that received funding support include the following: Lassen County $16,5 million was allocated for the Johnstonville Pavement Focus Rehab Project. This project, in and near Johnstonville, from 0.4 miles south of Bangham Lane to 0.3 miles south of Wendel Road, will allow for the rehabilitation of nearly 20 lane miles of pavement. U.S. Route 395 is a primary north/south route in the western U.S. heavily traveled by trucks with extra-legal permit loads This project will utilize a longer life pavement strategy to prevent further deterioration of the road and prevent costly repairs. Plumas County $1.5 million was allocated for the Plumas 70 Permanent Restoration Project. This project, near Rich Bar, will stabilize the eroded slope near Rush Creek Road and allow for the placement of rock slope protection. A new drainage system Will also be installed. Siskiyou County $1.1 million was allocated for the Automatic Slide Permanent Restoration Project near Happy Camp on State Route 96. This project was initiated following a 2012 slide. The project calls for the installation of a cable mesh drapery system. An existing buried culvert will also be restored slightly downstream to facilitate water removal. i 201 N. Mill Creek Rd., Quincy CA 95971 283-3673 andmostother " plans insurance Plumas County Animal Services Crew, Amanda Turner, Melissa Bishop, Charlie Bishop (the big black poodle) Dee LaMar and Crystal Lalar (the small white poodle) We cant thank Feather River:::: ..... Bulletin enough m helping us " used place do s, cats, puppies and =-er .... ..... :i~,.:~::~:~ -- ~ ~ -.= .... .~ i,~ ~ kittens in their furever homes. Our sponsers for the Pet of ...... ...... , the Week make sure our ~ ~.. ~ .......~