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Bequette recognized for service -- Page 2A District approves water rate changes-- Page 2A Vol. 148, No. 36 wwwplumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, April 15, 2015 !! Extreme anxiety -- The family of a murder i! victim struggles to face the reality that the killer could soon be released transactions James Wilson It is estimfited that to businesses in a just in the area within three benefit the community. Staff Writer millions of dollars leave the three-block radius of the two blocks from Quincy's More jobs could be created, jwilson@plumasnews.com county each year due to the ATMs located in downtown downtown ATMs. prices could go down and the increase in customers' card Quincy all within walking "As merchants, we would local economy could What is the cost of use and decrease in cash and distance for most to get cash love to put that money back prosper, Reinitz suggested. convenience? Some local check sales, out. into the community instead A number of small merchants think it might be The survey conducted lastThe survey detailed of paying fees," expressed businesses in Plumas too high. week aimed to find out information collected fromForest Stationers owner County reported razor-thin A survey conducted last exactly how much money is22 retail, restaurant and bar Cheryl Reinitz after hearing " profit margins. These week by members of the lost from the community to businesses in the the final number. margins become even Quincy Merchants Group credit card fees. The results three-block radius. The amount the survey thinner when credit cards showed the high cost showed a staggering amount Based on the data, $149,700 suggests could be utilized in are used instead of cash or associated with credit and for the small area surveyed, is lost from the communityother ways that could debit card use. The survey was restrictedeach year to credit card fees, benefit businesses and See Survey, page4A Daring to Dodge from prison./Page 1B County manager i!!i needed -- A mid-term Hi: report by the Plumas ii!; County Grand Jury says the supervisors should consider hiring a lil CA0./Page 6B b Tigers sweep -- The Portola High baseball iiiii!ii: team won all three games to cla,!m the title i iii iii : in last week s Greenville ii i tournament./Page 1C !!!!ii!i Tomorrow '. ' "Local WomenMaking alLocal DifferenCe"; social hour 6p.m, dinner 6:30; Tulsa Scott Pavilion at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Seventh annual recognition dinner hosted by Soroptimist International of Quincy. Tickets $25, public invited. For information, reservations: Joyce Scroggs, 283-0795. Friday Live music, Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge at 395 Main St. Funky reggae jam music by ZuhG. For information: 283-9788. Saturday Plumas Rural Services workshop, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Workshop for early Participants in the second annual Dare to Dodge dodge,ball tournament at Quincy High School onApril took first place. Photo courtesy Quincy High School commu ms A Dare to Dodge were the Quincy Volunteer organized by ASB challenge held April 1 Fire Department, the President Matt Beeson, one brought together eight Quincy CHP office, the of the most exciting, community teams to raise Sheriffs Department, nail-biting events on money for Quincy High Meadow Valley Church, record. School's associated student the Forest Service Hot Quincy High School's body. Shots, and several QHS Advanced Placement Heading up the teams, government team, star-studded second annual The teams' even talents self-dubbed The dodge-ball tournament made this year's event, Govenators, took first 1. Students from the school's AP government class place fonowed by the Hot supporting QHS with Shot Crew. Coming in monies for guest speakers third was the QHS and special activities. baseball team. Beeson and the ASB The brackets afforded leadership class voiced a each team at least two huge amount of dodge-bali' games, and appreciation to each of the provided fans with participating teams and high-spirited, fast-paced fans that made this event a entertainment while huge success. childhood educators, family child care providers) parents includes continental breakfast, lunch, giveaway, presentation by Barbara Kaiser, co-author of "Challenging Behavior in Young Children." $10 nonrefundable registration fee. For information: Debbie, 283-4453, ext. *824. Transition Quincy leads efforts to raise money Swing Into Spring: A Night for the Transition Quincy, with Children, 6 - 10 p.m Quincy Elks the support of Plumas Arts Lodge. Fundraiser for CASA (Court and the Quincy Chamber of Appointed Special Advocates) Commerce, is launching a includes dancing, dessert, silent fund-raising drive to save auction, no-host wine bar, live the Quincy flower baskets music, DJ. Tickets $10, available at for the season. Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co. All donations of any size are appreciated and need to Sunday be received or pledged by Field trip fundraiser, 7 a.m. - 2 May 30. All donors will be p.m Courthouse Caf& Students act acknowledged, but those as hosts, share experiences, that support a basket for the full four months ($300) will be recognized with a plaque See Q, page 5A i To subscribe to the Bulletin, ,call 530-283,0800 next to the flower basket. Donations are being accepted at Plumas Arts, Jenelli's and the Quincy Chamber office at Plumas Bank. This year it will again be necessary to hire a part-time person to water See Flowers, page 5A Donations are now being accepted to en~ure the return of the flower baskets that brighten Main Street during the summer season. Photo submitted Hall named interim me I health di Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Public Health Director Mimi Hall will double her duties and serve as interim director of the county's mental health clepartment as well. The announcement was made following a closed session meeting of the Plumas Board of Supervisors on April 7. "By unanimous vote, the Board terminated the current employment contract with Peter Livingston as Interim Director of Mental Health; and appointed Mimi Hall as Interim Director of Mental Health effective. immediately," read the statement released by the supervisors. The announcement didn't come as a complete surprise to those who had attended the open session of the board earlier that day. During a discussion about hiring the Kemper Consulting Group, some speakers said they heard that another department head would be put in charge of mental health. Peter Livingston, the current interim chief,'said, "Hearsay is that Mimi Hall would be the interim director." Livingston said that would concern him because of criticism leveled at the recent Mental Health Services Act Plan, which he described as strongly emphasizing "wellness and recovery and clients." "There was a lot of criticism from the governmental organization side of things, and Mimi Hall and Public Health were responsible for the criticism." See Hall, page 5A V