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!r River ~her River Bulletin People/Community News 4, ! Terri Nacar to students regarding the industry ation tola Editor and related career and training op- ht mero help prepare students for the portunities. said.)rld outside school, Portola's Con- The academy also needs hosts for ook n uction and Engineering Academy job shadowing, which allows one or ng I n|ooking to the community for men- more students the opportunity to :s and partners with special tal- spend four to six hours observing rs, thets, people while they work at their job. enter%ul Melicker, lead teacher at the Field trip hosts help show students to lhdemy' said employer involvement typical work settings in the academy ranchssential for the success of an acad- and School-to-Work career fields. rots, or School-to-work program. During the summer months follow- ate Cthere are several ways the busi- ing the student's junior year, or part 'ovide s community may help and thetime for seniors, internships make le investment varies, workplace learning meaningful. This ninarslome may choose to be an advisory may or may not include paid work were nmittee member, meeting aboutexperience. "kforcetr times a year to coordinate busi- There is also a new mentor pro- collars and industry involvement and gram being formed, where mentors ork!n bring input on the curriculum, are paired with a student for an ex- mpioSPeakers will present information tended period of time during which ;ount3 2' the student masters certain skills and knowledge the mentor possesses. Mentors are role models for stu- dents, those who have an understand- ing of the world of work and have demonstrated themselves to be val- ued workers concerned about their customers and fellow employees. Working with an individual stu- dent throughout the school year, mentors typically dedicate a few hours each month to enter the job market, or assist with school projects and personal issues. To help mentors prepare for their involvement, school and academies often hold formal training sessions that outline mentor responsibilities and distribute handbooks that pro- vide additional ideas and suggestions for structuring mentor-student activ- R ities. Melicker said the mentors in work- based learning may acquaint the stu- dents with the formal rules and infor- mal norms of the workplace, impress- ing upon the student positive atti- tudes and work habits. Mentors also guide the students in the development orfwork knowledge and skills, encouraging and helping the student to undertake challenges. They can help the student plan for subsequent education and training and serve as a personal and profes- sional role model. Melicker said many students do not receive enough guidance from the adults in their lives and mentors can fill these spaces with dependable, sincere and consistent attention and concern. By doing this, Melicker said it helps students achieve educational or career goals and enhances the stu- dent's self-confidence and serf-aware- ness. Although mentors make a huge dif- ference in the life of a student, there is no expectation that they will take on the role of the parent, professional counselor, or social worker but some of those traits will also be part of the mentor's role: listening, nurturing and supporting. Melicker said mentors and other volunteers are making a noticeable difference and he is hoping that more people will call the high school and help Portola's students get a head start on developing the skills they'll need in the workplace. m i Alicia Higbee cast throughout Greenville.through the Federal Commu- ~ Valley Editor Line-of-sight transmitters nications Commission. e new Radio Free can be added later to extend Almost everyone at the group got off to a broadcasting throughout themeeting volunteered to help :cessful start Tuesday, valley, he said. in some way. 27, when several Indi- Each transmitter location Donnell, who has some ex- residents volun- would need electricity, al-perience working for a public to help bring a commu- though one meeting partici-radio station, will be on the le- radio station to the val- pant wondered if solar power gal team. would work. The team will form the corn- :that the communi- Volunteer Bruce Lie- munity radio organization, not be able to afford ingston, a new HAM radio op- bylaws and board of directors, a gh-power station, organiz- erator, offered to help fred out whether as a new nonprofit r en Donnell hopes to atwhat equipment will be need- organization or under the aus- st start out with a small ed to get started and what it pices of another group. nsmitter that can broad-will take to get a license Marsha Roby, a music teacher, is currently working church members do not like,usually for radio ministries; on a grant application from one person wondered, there are traditional times for the Methodist Church for a ra- The board of directors news, and dance music usual- dioministry, would set up guidelines, ly plays Friday nights. The Greenville Community which might include no For now, no programming United Methodist Church "hate" related programming team has been formed, only Council agreed to sponsor the allowed, teams to research and orga- radio by allowing use of aOne person said that if nize. room in their educational something was bad enough toOnce the station is closer to building, upset the church, it would reality, then day-to-day issues The church involvement probably upset the whole com- can be worked out, Donnell made some participants won- munity, who are owners of the said. der if the station would be station. The next meeting will be controlled by the church then. Donnell said that some pro-6:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, at What if there is some con-gramming fits a typical pat- Sierra Sunrise on Highway 89 troversial programming tern: Sunday mornings are in Greenville. |arbara J. Coates, Plumas :unty Tax Collector, re- ads all taxpayers with se- Property tax bills to pay r second installment of taxes by 5 p.m., Tues- April 10, at her office in County Courthouse in may mail their but should insure the envelope is post- by the April 10 dead- ceived, the property owner should call the Tax Collector's office, 283-6260, as failure to re- ceive a bill does not relieve the taxpayer of any penalties if the taxes become delinquent. Again, for the convenience of taxpayers, there will be a volunteer available on the ground floor, in the lobby area, taking routine payments that do not include cash, re- ceipts or questions. A drop-off ;hnsti Se box at that site will be avail- mm t ates said second install- able continuing through April -vm--- | ___ ts not received or post 10. The hours for this drop-off Qll11Of ~_ - by April 10 will auto: will be 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 .vU t!cally have a 10 percent p.m. ~ -"ty . _ and a $10 cost added to Coates would like to bring to " "bill according to state law. the attention of those interest- a tax bill has not been re- ed in conserving resources that they might want to avoid wrapping paper around their check and payment stub. This paper is t.hrown away, in- creasing the amount of waste produced, as well as adding slightly to processing time. Also, it is acceptable to in- clude payment of property tax- es on several parcels on one check. This would decrease county expense in processing the payments. The Tax Collector's office is routinely open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Should a property owner have any questions regarding this or other mattei's regarding property taxes, they should not hesitate to call at 283-6260. The Indian Valley Treasuremove their junk farther than Hunt:, a valleywide yard sale their front yards," Chamber bonanza, is a new event being President Alicia Higbee said organized by the Indian Val- with a laugh. ley Chamber of Commerce. After being approached by Several residents and visi- local residents, she received tots from other parts of the approval to try again. region have mentioned wanti- This time, residents are in- ng to organize a yard salevited to participate with their event in the past. own yard sales during the Chamber volunteers unsuc- weekend before Memorial cessfully tried a central loca- Day, beginning Saturday, tion approach a few years May 19, or'during Labor Day ago. weekend at the end of the Locations were chosen in summer season. the major communities of The chamber will provide Taylorsville, Crescent Mills advertising to promote th9 and Greenville. event, maps with participat. Very few residents partici- ing locations, decorations for pated, each participant to mark "People just don't want totheir yards with and signs to help direct travelers A nominal participation fee will cover expenses, accord- ing to Higbee. The deadline for residents to sign up for the spring event will be Tuesday, May 1. If there is little or no partic- ipation, though, the late sum- mer event will be canceled. For more information, to sign up or to volunteer, call the chamber office at 284-66,33 or write to . 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