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12B Wednesday, April 25, 200t llSS ,:e. ] Bulletin, Prag~ I I By Alicia Higbee rather they are expected to Ind,~n Valley Editor protect the environment while Walking through the woods trying to remove excess dead wiih state, regional and nowand diseased wood and some national Logger of the Year salable wood. Randy Pew is an educational This can be very dangerous experience, to workers, for diseased trees : To some, just the aroma of are likely to break off and fall ......... pine and the green needles on workers. :: paints a beautiful scene of a Pew and his crew have healthy forest in the rnind's learned to plan and perform their jobs so safely, they have :\fter 25 years working in the earned the second lowest woods, Randy sees beyond theWorkers' Compensation mod superficial, factor in the state for the log- So much of the forest is un-gingcategory ......... healthy today, with areas that When receiving these log- are so clogged with dead andging awards, Randy has al- fallen wood. a person cannotways given most of the credit take a leisurely stroll through to his crew and his family. the woods. He was also honored as the The much publicized Hun- 1'998 Golden Steward by gry Creek project that Randy's Plumas Corporation and the company did is one example of Indian Valley Chamber of how such conditions can be Commerce Community Mem- changed, ber of the Year 2000 for his Not only was the project a willingness to invest in the fu- Baughman. "weatment" to bring back for- ture of logging and the many He also received cash es[ health and reduce fire po- ways he provides support toawards from Stihl, Husqvarna tential, it was a job of changing his community, and the association. perceptions. His family and several mem-"There is something really His crew had to relearn log-bers of his crew traveled to gratifying about doing some- ging. Tennessee with Randy to re-thing well and being recog- Loggers today are not expect- ceive the award that was pre- nized for it," Randy said to the ed to cut and remove as muchsented by the Forest Resources assembly of more than 300 tim- wood as they can in a workday, Association Chairman Bill ber harvesting and forestry Randy Pew accepted the National Outstanding Logger of sons, parents and several other family members during the the Year Award while surrounded by his annual awards dinner in Tennessee Monday, professionals. That is just fine with Randy, Their sons Randy and his crew have for he considers himself an en- plan to hosted many educational tours vironmentalist now, too. their parentS of the site, and Randy has giv- Randy's father, Carl, ownedtend the en several presentations about the last mill to close in Indian the co this "new-age logging." Valley. generation. , Some of the tours and pre- Randy and his wife, Valerie, Pew Forest sentations have been attended started the company 25 years largest by the staunchest environmen- ago. Randy felled trees, and dian talists around, Randy said.she would drive the skidder, employees. Musicians from Quincy High School performed at the Gallery on Main Street in Quin- cy April 6, as part of a celebration of children in the arts. Marian Jamison led many of the numbers and played the sax. Ginni Eck of Quincy was one of those who performed at the gallery April 6. Other stu- dents have performed or are scheduled to perferm at various venues around Plums County, as a celebration of children in the arts. i ill i i!/ i:i! ?; if{ .... Children's fl, focus of a feat in members of County Arts have railed Art Month. been public Gallery Quincy. Photos by VTe invitejou to come in an(] see tile largest selection o[ invitations an(] nrtollneellleIltS [or .your weJ(]ing. e llave mclndv elegant styles, aeeessory items, an(] personalize ] totio.V to et]eoU o. p o ol "'~ A~" E 5-0800 257-5521 convenient loo, 256-2277 28 Po,-tol , C 8524646 25