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ssive, F~r::'~ress',e, Record, Reporter '/Jednesday, Aprit 11 2001 13B Sallie Alexander, have put ap- =urn reed from page 9B proximately $15,000 of labor and materials into construct- .Y Park in Quincy and ing a public equestrian facility received an invitationnext to the fairgrounds. Coun- the Quincy Streetscapety officials signed the 1997 littee to he]p with the agreement giving the land to uction of the park. the equestrian public but in- le I applaud the ideals cumbent officials no 'v refuse vorryahthusiasm of the volun- to uphold their word and sig- [ caution those who have natures on that document-- !ions to improve that and so that facility is becom- Lnd invest only the labor ing fairground property. Use of Pney they are willing to the equestrian facility will be ,= on mY: regulated and controlled total- :ory has shown, at thely by the fair manager and fair )unds at least that cam t burdetv effo ' - board. .; rts to improve Similar situations have oc- facilities are whole- curred at the fairgrounds with .ally accepted and agree- ms arO made' Then, after much /, labor and emotional ment by volunteers the - -=V/fairgrounds simply redu ck the facilities. .... people, since losing uus. "blic arena known as the the Racing Association spend- ing $20,000 to construct a race track they almost couldn't use this year and draft horse peo- ple remodeling the inside of the cattle barn last year to ac- commodate their large ani- mals and now being told by Mike Clements they cannotNo comparison have never heard o They bore listen to those kids singt Now I use that barn this year. Since moving from Chester the class with lectures and do understand how difficult it is The cou ty/fairgroundshasztwo years ago to Austin, Texas, their best to impress our to get a l0- or ll-year-old boy to a good deal going with volun- I often find myself reflecting young children. We sit and love to sing. Marsha, you can teerism. They/he get naive on the treasures that I miss. I watch expressionless faces do that. Thank you for all you and good intentioned and un- miss the incredible beauty that mimic what they have been give to your community. suspecting groups to remodel just cannot bematched. I knew taught, but I can't say that my Thank you for giving even and improve facilities and so many wonderful people, children have learned to sing. when I know that physically, it then renege on agreements, even the shop owners I consid- When we first moved, I often must be very difficult to Just because volunteerism cre- er my friends, but there is one heard my kids saying how muster the energy. Thank you ates a lovely community park person in particular who much they missed Marsha andfor loving music enough to in- is no guarantee the supervi- comes to mind quite often and how fun music class used tostill that love in our children. sors will not tear it apart in I know this would catch her to- be. Now, the words I hear most Thank you for loving what you the near or far future and put tally by surprise, often out of my son's mouthdo so much that even though up whatever they think is nec- I never really got to know are, "I hate music class!" How the financial benefits are mini- essary. Marsha Roby personally. Shethis breaks my heart, mal, you continue to do your It's a ruthless and unforgiv- taught my children how to Chester, I hope you appreci- job as though you were being able breach of public trust, but sing, something I took for ate Marsha and her boundless paid a million bucks! a truism in Plumas County. granted until I moved. Now we energy! Today, I unfolded my The Chester schools are in Needless to say, I will not help go to Blue Ribbon Schools Progressive that came in the great need, there is much room with the Dame Shirley Park-- (highest rating a school can get mail just yesterday, and there for improvement with no re- I've already given at the Fair- in Texas), my kids have teach- was the front page picture of sources available to do the ira- grounds! ers who are considered the the fifth-and sixth.graders, proving but I'll tell you from Rosemarie Buzzettabest in their fields. We have who with the directing of Mar- experience, when it comes to Quincy had young music teachers sha Roby, wilt go to the Superi- teachers who go above and be- fresh out of college who teach or Music Festival in Chico. theory and terminology that I How I used to love to sit and See Letters, page 14B )rnin$ ! IN / A/c, pow nclows, locks, seats, tilt wheel, cruise, am/fro qreo/ca ., alloy wheels, sliding rear window. #38348 MSRP $3t Disc. 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