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L    -  j_ i ! .!mffilllUlLWllBmmil!lll IIwmlmBlWlnlJNI 8A Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Candidates for the District 5 supervisor seat run a congenial race: from left, Dick Lundy and Jon Kennedy at the Graeagle elections forum. Photos by Linda Satchwell Plumas000000 HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION Accepting Applications for Board Members PHCF is seeking applicants for volunteer board members. PHCF provides a means by which donors can provide direct financial support to help Plumas District Hospital fund facilities and medical' technology to enhance healthcare n Plumas county. Applicants should possess these qualities: A passion for enhancing the ability of Plumas District Hospital to provide quality healthcare to our community. Willingness to actively engage in fundraising for PHCE This includes individual solicitations, undertaking special events, writing mail appeals, and the like. Willingness to make an annual financial donation to PHCF. Have willingness to commit time for board meetings, committee meetings and special events. For questions or more information contact Tiffany Leonhardt at 530-283-7971. FORUM, from page 1A enjoy that lower assess- ment." Sheriff Candidates for sheriff include incumbent Greg Hagwood and Bob Shipp. Formerly acting undersher- iff, supervisors appointed Hagwood sheriff when Terry Bergstrand resigned. That seemed to be the basis of one of Shipp's primary arguments against Hagwood -- that he's one of the "old boys." Hagwood vehemently .countered he would never be part of the old boy network. He attributed his success to the fact that, "I treat people fairly. I treat people equi- tably. I am not, nor would I ever be, part of the good old boy system. "I've been on the receiving end of the good old boys. I've seen the disastrous impact that it can have on an organi- zation. And I would never, ever participate in such a mindset. "We are moving forward. We have a balanced budget. We're not laying people off. It's taken a tremendous amount of work. I'm very protld of the job that I've done for the citizens of Plumas County." Hagwood criticized Shipp for portraying himself as a current lieutenant in the sheriff's office reserve unit in an August 2009 article in the Feather Bulletin. "That statement," said Hagwood, "was not accurate." Shipp responded, "That was a misunderstanding." Hagwood pressed, "I must. I contacted the paper when I read it. I contacted the indi- vidual that did the interview. Not only did they tell me you stated that you were a lieutenant at that time, they also added that you had reduced it to writing." "If that is the case," said Shipp, "then I stand totally accepting responsibility. If I wrote it that way, then it's my fault." Accountability was a Dick Lundy Eileen Cox 2009 Volunteer of the Year Thank you Footloose Dance Studio DancersFootloose Flutes for over 25 years of wonderful entertainment and love. CountryVilla , Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation 50 Central Ave, Quincy 283-2110 Country Villa Quincy Health Care would like to take this time to say thanks to our 2009/2010 Volunteers. Thank you.* For your love, time and support. For the daily, weekly and monthly visits you provide. The extra time you spend with a resident who needs a little more love and support. The weekly Bingo games, the monthly birthday parties and Christmas parties. The events, programs and entertainment you provide throughout the year and years. Your beautiful gifts & cards from your hands and hearts. The many different donations you give to us through out the year. The transportation and time you provide our residents. Fellowship with our different community churches, and spiritual visits. Pink Ladies Organization Silver Threads Music Group First Baptist Church of Quincy Youth Group and Women's group Brenda Anderson (youth group leader) A.L.I.V.E. Program Passages Adult Resource Center Plumas Community Hospice Volunteers Plumas County Senior Transport & Senior Nutrition Plumas County Fair Grounds Plumas Christian School Quincy Elementary/Jr. High school, teachers & students Quincy High School S-Club Susan Nesbit and Elizabeth Crews (MaryKay Cosmetics) Foot Loose Dancers and Flutists Alisa Hardy Beautiful Feet Dance Group & Dancers Jim Battagin Doreen Wood Judy Morrow Jenny Melhus The Vieira Girls, Sabrina and Stacy 4-H Club Boy & Girl Scouts of America Ladies of Graeagle Ladies of Twain Great Northern Hair Co. American Valley Hardware Sav-Mor Grocery Store Rite Aid Quincy United Methodist Church Quincy Our Savior Lutheran Church Meadow Valley Church First Baptist Church Quincy Starlight Missionary Baptist Church St. John's Catholic Church To all the family, friends, community members, organizations and staff. THANK YOU.* We look forward to many more years of love and support. of League of Women Voters representative Lee Anne Schramel lays down the ground rules for the elections forum at the Graeagle fire hall April 22, while county assessor candidates Chuck Leonhardt and Mike Gardner look on. strong theme of Hagwood's throughout the evening. To the first question of the evening: "Outline your leadership responsibilities within the Plumas County Sheriff's Office," Hagwood re- sponded, "I am responsible, singularly, for every aspect of the operations at the sheriffs department. "Dispatch, patrol, investi- gations, administration, the correctional facility, the budget. I am accountable to the citizens of Plumas County, I'm accountable to the Board of Supervisors. "My leadership role is all encompassing. I am responsible, singularly ... for everything that happens there." In contrast, Shipp empha- sized the importance of creating an infrastructure where each individual was responsible for his or her actions: "There is a logical organization that says, 'This person's responsible for this and this person's responsible for that.' "I do not see myself as being always accountable. Because you cannot give away accountability. You cannot give away the fact that the sheriff is going to be ultimately accountable for everything that happens. "But, it's important to build an infrastructure there that says every deputy under- stands exactly what he's going to do and understands exactly what chain of com- mand he fits in, so that he has that responsibility and it's clear to him where he fits in, as opposed to somebody who wants to be involved in all aspects of it ... my desire in trying to change the sheriff's department is to build that infrastructure." Again, on the subject of policy regarding "license to carry" a weapon, the same dichotomy occurred. Shipp said he would follow existing policy. Referring to decisions of previous sheriffs, he said, "These people know good guys from bad guys." Hag&0od, on the other hand, said, "Unlike Mr. Shipp, and no offense to prior sheriffs, I don't take any- body's word when it comes to issuing a concealed weapons permit. "That is my decision, it's a decision that I'm accountable for ... I review every renewal application and I review every initial application. I check references and I'm not going to'take anybody else's word that they're OK." Supervisor The evening finished off with the candidates for Supervisor in Distric 5, a much less contentious ses- sion, even though there was a good deal of contrast between candidates personally and politically. Jon Kennedy, who is almost half the age of the other two candidates, intro- duced himself as a Plumas County native, born in Quincy, whose three main reasons for running are his three young sons. He promoted himself as a caring candidate, "My single significant qualification that will make me a good super- visor is my concern for others. "I care for all the hard- working people in this county. I care for all the hard- working people that earned the right to-retire in this county. I care for my kids, and I care for your kids .... and you guys care too, that's r q See Fordm, page 9A PAID POLITICAL 'ADVERTISEMENT "Helping Shape our Eomrnunities since 1972." L undyforSupervisor, corn PAID FOR BYTHE COMMITTEE TO ELECT DICK LUNDY, SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 fro00-n00er ES" Boost your ROI with print and online marketing, solutions from FronUerPages. From directory ads to Search Engine Marketing, we're your complete marketing solution. 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