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14B Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter n offers "chicken cure the ul Q: Chuck, I love the Chuck Norris "facts" all over the Internet. One of my favorites is: "Chuck Norris' tears can cure cancer. It's too bad he never cries!" That's hilarious, but it's also very personally helpful to me. Sir, I'm actually being treated for cancer, and equal "medicines" to me right now are my treatments, laughing at those whimsical sayings about you, and my faith in God. With spring and Easter here, I guess you can say it's a Chuck Norris mixture of medicine, humor and faith! I just wanted to say thank you for being part of my recovery. --JoeyR. Medford, Ore. A: Joey, your three "medicines" sound like a recipe Of chicken soup for the soul! I'm so honored to be a part of your recovery -- even with humor and the jokes, such as those at C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS, written about me by others. It's a proven medical fact: Laughter-- or even the anticipation of a good laugh-- can lower stress hormones significantly, whether you're young or more advanced in life. Case in point, in 2008, Melissa B. Wanzer, professor of communication studies at Canisius College, reported in ScienceDaily that aging adults experience greater levels of cop'.mg efficacy and life satisfaction when laughing more. Laughter is a powerful ingredient in life's recipe for health and happiness. As it says in the Good Book (Proverbs 17:22), "a joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one's strength." And that would be a great word and reminder even if it weren't tax week! The "fact" you mentioned is the last one in my "Official Chuck Norris Fact Book" -- which contains 101 of my favorite "facts" about me, as well as jokes and stories about my life and career. The truth is that if my tears could cure cancer, I would cry a million of them. Of course, that is only wishful thinking. But I do know of a substance that can cure the soul. You, Joey, have discovered it, as well. And the Easter season is a perfect time for me to re-share my story. My morn, Wilma Norris Knight, raised my brothers -- Wieland and Aaron -- and me in the Christian faith. We didn't just attend church and Sunday school (which she taught, by the way); she also read to us from the Bible, prayed with us and modeled a life of love. Nothing was forced down our throats; it was just lived out in front of us every day. I am who I am today because of my mom's influence. (Please read her autobiography, "Acts of Kindness: My Story.") I was 12 when I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and savior and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church, where our family attended. As a young man, I recommitted my life to Christ at a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles. I've maintained my faith throughout my martial arts, movie and television careers, but lu Quincy: Fundamentals of Social Wed Media workshop, 5:30 - 7 Apl'|l ~6 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery on Main Street. Hosted by Community Connections; featuring Michael, Patty Clawson from Big Fish Creations in Graeagle. Costs 2 time credits for CC members, $10 for nonmembers. Space limited. To RSVP (required): Leslie Wall, 283-3611, ext. "81B. Chester: Almanor Community '[~tli Supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., April ~'~Chester Memorial Hall. Twice-monthly event hosted by different club, organization November through April. Free; donations appreciated. For information, to volunteer: Lisa and Craig Phillips, 714-801-2543. Quincy: California's Water Issues, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., library conference room at 445 Jackson St. Free presentation by environmental lawyer Michael Jackson offers information on California's current water crisis, how it affects county, state. Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce egg hunt, 11 a.m., Indian Valley Elementary School lawn. Open to toddlers - age 10 in three sections. Nellz Towne Pump, Evergreen Market accepting egg donations through Fri. llamilton Branch: Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m., Hamilton Branch Fire Protection District at corner of Highway A13 and Big Springs Road. Kids' event offered by Chief Gary Pint, Firebelles Support Group. For information: Pint, 259-2309. Quincy: Waffle breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Waffles, Scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Taylorsville: Indian Valley 4-H Club Easter egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Taylorsville Campgrounds. Open to kids 0 - 12 in two sections; bring baskets. Egg donations accepted through Fri at TaylorsviUe Post Office, Plumas Bank in Greenville; plastic, decorated and non-decorated boiled eggs accepted. Indian Valley Museum accepts egg drop-offs 2 - 4 p.m. For information: Nikki Smalley, 284-7918. vaccination records. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll. For information: Nancy Melsley, 283-6500, ext. 741. Quincy: Feather River College Earth Day Celebration, noon - 2 p.m. Includes drum circle at noon, presentations. For information: Darla DeRuiter, Earth Days celebration, 7 p.m., West End Theatre. Screening of "Treading Water," discussion with director, local activists. Includes announcement of winners of Community Sustainability Awards. Donation-based admission. For information: Darla DeRuiter, Feather River College environmental studies instructor, 283-0202, ext. 262, Paul Hardy share access, use of 283-5758. Quincy: Family Walk at Feather River Land Trust Leonard Learning Landscape, meet 5 p.m. at Quincy High School parking area near gym. Rob Wade, information about public area. For information: Vanessa, prizes hidden throughout store. Crescent Mills: Adults Only Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Crescent Country. Eggs containing store discounts, coupons for Greenville: Annual Egg Decorating Party, starting 6 p.m., The Way Station. Eggs supplied, boiled in advance, all decorating supplies available. Children, adults welcome. Decorated eggs used in Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. Donations of raw eggs accepted until Wed. Portola: Trails for Recreation and Community meeting, 6 p.m., Chalet View Lodge. Includes community update on trail master plan. Open to the public. Quincy: All-you-can-eat ham dinner, 5 p.m. until food runs out, Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. $8. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Molt April 21 nature walk, welcome. Mon-lue Apt 2142 interested. Segura, 283-0202, Graeagle: Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Graeagle Park. Hosted by Ed Ward, fire chief and co-owner of Graeagle Restaurant. Quincy: Local kids' Earth Day Celebration, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m., Alder Street Garden at Quincy Elementary School. Garden activities, recycled crafts, games, Earth Day pledge; drop-ins Quincy: Third annual Rough Stock Rodeo Clinic, Feather River College rodeo arena. Instruction on bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding free to anyone For information: Jesse ext. 306, American Valley: Plumas Corporation community stewardship ~tll project, 5 p.m., April 2~ Greenhorn Creek. Learn about stream restoration, help with willow planting and weeding. For information, directions: Gia, 283-3739. Graeagle: Candidate night, 6:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. League of Women Voters hosts forum allowing local candidates to speak, answer questions. Prattville: Annual spring mixer, 5:40 - 7 p.m., Carol's Caf6 & Westshore Dell. Carol Franchetti celebrates cafe's 43rd year of service. Sample favorite recipes, latest creations before May 9 season opener. Chester: Fish fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Sat April 19 Club. Includes information: Chester: Kids Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. sharp, Chester Park. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester, Chester High School Interact visit from Easter Bunny. For Harry LeSeur, 258-2261. Greenville: Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 8:30 a.m., Evergreen Market. Open to children up tO age 10; bring baskets. Nellz Towne Pump, Evergreen Market COMING: ANNUAL COUNTY JAZZ NIGHT accepting egg donations through Fri. For information: 284-7313. EARTH DAY! value), activities, school supplieL certificate, Portola: Kindergarten Roundup, 9- 10:30 a.m., C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School. Physical exams, kindergarten registration, health exams (up to $226 resources, free Bring child's birth Quincy: "Godspell Jr."; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; Town Hall ~:ri-Sa~: Theatre. Dramaworks' Apt 2~-26 Magic Beanstalk Players kindergarten - eighth present musical. Tickets $8 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets on sale at Alley Cat Cafe, Epilog Books, as I shared earlier in my book, there was also a time when I lost my way. As resilient as I thought I was, I swallowed the hook of the Hollywood lifestyle. Morn continued to pray for me throughout those years, and I!m convinced that's how and why God brought my wife, Gena, into my life. She is a beacon of God's light and love, just as my morn is. Gena brought me back to my childhood faith -- in which compromise was unbecoming, transparency was a virtue, humility was required and belief was daily practiced. On Easter Sunday in 2009, I experienced another highlight in my spiritual life. I recommitted my life to Christ yet again, but this time, I did so with my household. Gena, our 8-year-old twins and I all recommitted our lives to Christ and were baptized together by our chaplain. What an absolute joy it was to watch my loved ones go into those sacred waters and to hear them affirm their belief and recommitment to follow Jesus. Watching them, I thought about the place in the Bible where the Apostle Paul and his friend Silas were miraculously freed from a jail cell. The jailer was so moved by the event that he asked them, "What must I do to be saved?" They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-- you and your household." Then the jailer and all his family were baptized. As the chaplain eased me back and fully immersed me in the water, I thought about all I had been through in my life and all I still wanted my life to be. I felt renewed, refreshed and cleansed with the water that is a symbol of Christ's forgiving blood. As I came up with water flowing offmy head and body, I prayed as my morn has prayed every day ofher life: "For your glory, Lord. For your glory!" My good friend and prolific author Randy Alcorn said it best when he wrote: "Hope is the light at the end of life's tunnel. It not only makes the tunnel endurable, it fills the heart with anticipation of the world into which we will one day emerge. Not just a better world, but a new and perfect world. A world alive, fresh, beautiful, devoid of pain and suffering and war, a world without disease, without accident, without tragedy. A world without dictators and madmen. A world ruled by the only one worthy of ruling." For more, please watch My Hope America with Billy Graham's "The Cross" at rams/the-cross. Write to Chuck Norris ( with questions a bout health and fimess. Copyright 2014 Chuck Norris Distributed by p I I I I I I I I I I I I I~ SENIOR. 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