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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3,6, Bye B),, Birdie Conrad Birdie, played by Quincy High School senior Adam Donald, croons to his fans in "Bye Bye Birdie," which runs Thursday - Saturday, April 26 - 28, in the QHS small gym. Presale tickets, $6, are available from Carey Candy Co. and Epilog Books; at the door, tickets are $7. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Photo by Isabella Brandes Benefit helps woman battling callcer Beloved community mem- ber, mother of four and SIFE treasurer Milissa Bridges was diagnosed with an inoperable form of tnelanoma skin cancer in October 2011. Since then, Bridges has commuted be- tween Quincy and San Fran- cisco at least once a month for doctor appointments and surgeries. Bridges' tenacity and perseverance to attend Feather River College, work and mother her family while undergoing intense treatments has inspired many people. The cancer treatments have weakened her, and limited her ability to eat. She cannot be ex- Posed to the sun. Despite all of this, Bridges continues to push herself to be there for her family: To help alleviate Bridges' medical and travel costs; FRC SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) presents the Building Bridges fundraiser dinner atthe Quincy Elks Lodge Sunday, April 29, from, 5 to 8 p.m. For $10, at- tendees can dine on a spaghetti dinner and enjoy live music from Toboggan Squad and Flywire. There will also be a no-host bar. In addition, locally donated desserts and gifts will be auctioned to generate more funds for Bridges and her family, Tickets can be pur- chased from Carey Candy Co., Traci's Sweet Surpris- es, Ayoob's or SIFE stu- dents. Contact Chris DeHart at 394-0680 for more infor- mation. The Chatterbox Children's Orchestra includes (back row, from left) Leta Stock, flute; Hanna Doyle, violin; Krystina Oravetz, violin; Analise Soares, violin; Whitney Maclntyre, trombone; Benjamin Heaney, clarinet; Alison Hicks, clarinet; Emily Walmer, saxophone; Abra Bishop, cello; (front row, from left) Sylvia Wood, flute; William Ross, flute; Miles Rubalcava-Cunan, trumpet; Bliss Soares, violin; and Cassie Belsher-Howe, violin. Photo courtesy Johnene McDonafd/Face the Music Studio Young musicians strike a chorJ Two children's ensem- bles from Quincy, The String Wizards and the Chatterbox Children's Or- chestra, both directed by local music teacher Johnene McDonald, re- ceived Superior ratings, the highest possible rating, at the California Music Ed- ucators Association Music Festival in Chester last month. The budding musi- cians in the two groups all take private music lessons at McDonald's Face the Mu- sic Studio. 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F-Z, (; G--  u-ZZ;; ...... Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 I Compete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear;, low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. one cello, played "Think of Me," "Sakura, Sakura," "Sleep Sound in the Morn- ing" and "Basso." "Their performance really sound- ed superior," McDonald said. The Chatterbox Chil- dren's Orchestra also re- ceived a Superior rating for" its performance of Pachel- bel's "Canon in D," "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Orpheus in the Under- world." This is the second consecutive year the Chat- terboxers have received a Superior rating. This orchestra includes the String Wizards plus one Chester Junior High violin- ist and a full woodwind (three flutes, two clarinets, one saxophone)and brass (trumpet and trombone) section. McDonald said she thought the Chatterbox group was probably the on- ly children's orchestra in Northern California. "It in- cludes elementary school children and junior high students," McDonald point- ed out. "Most music pro- grams within the school system focus on bands, al- though a few schools in the valley have strin'ged in- strument programs. It is rare to combine strings and winds at this early stage of learning." Folks can hear these groups for themselves Wednesday, May 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Concert on the Green at Quincy High School and at the High Sier- ra Community Youth Or- chestra concert Sunday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at Quincy Elementary School. Individual musicians will also perform at McDonald's spring recital Sunday, May 20, at QES. Times vary. i : i 'i !:'i I i !i,!j  ? iiiZ !!Zilil iiiiiii!!!iiiiii iiiiii!!iiiiii! iiiiiiiili!!ii!i i!i!!iii7iiii?i?iiU!iii!ii%i:i ii  i i   !. ii:i iii  i  J Cathy Conant, our Director of Human Resources exemplifies what it means : to be a dedicated employee. She started her career at EPHC in 1972 and :::: worked for 2 Yi years before leaving to start her family. Cathy returned in : 1983 and has worked for the hospital for over 30 years. She's supervised operations in the clinic, business office, and human resources, and held a i wide variety of other positions. Her knowledge of the organizationboth in its length and breadth--is second to none. ::i:: Cathy's favorite quote by Aesop, speaks volumes: "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted." ::,: :::: ...... Of her years at EPHC, Cathy says, "1 am truly grateful that I was able to be a part of this organization from the beginning. I've been a part of its growth and development. 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