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Feather River Bulletin. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3A A brand new bank of 10 HP computers now resides in the Quincy library, thanks to Quincy Friends of Plumes County Library. Friends secretary/treasurer Diann Jewett, back left, and County Librarian Lynn Sheehy, back right, are all smiles April 23 as patrons enjoy the much-improved technology. Photo by Laura Beaton ew com equal plus li Laura Beaton Friends also donates money computer class on its Staff Writer for books, Baby Bounce story schedule, but the teacher, a time, preschool and Community Connections after-school programs, audio time bank member, had to The daYs of not being able book leasing, the summer cancel. Sheehy is searching to create a simple resume on reading program and otherfor another CC member who the Quincy library's library wish list items such can teach patrons basic public-use computers are as window blinds for the computer skills such as now over. Thanks to the community meeting room sending an email, attaching efforts of the nonprofit and a convenient light a document or photo, and Quincy Friends of the switch for the women's creating documents and Plumas County Library, bathroom, spreadsheets. there are 10 new HP Jewett said the main Jewett and Sheehy said computers installed with purpose of the group is to they are thankful for the Microsoft Office Professional work toward making county IT department's Plus 2013 available, services for library patrons support in installing the new Friends better, technology. Now they hope secretary/treasurer Diann County librarian Lynn that the county can find the Jewett said the funds used to Sheehy said that before funds to update library staff purchase the computers and Plumas-Sierra computers, which are very software, nearly $6,000 in Telecommunications outdated and slow. total, were raised primarily installed the fiber opticThe next book sale opens by the group's four quarterly cables and the friends with a special members-only book sales, purchased the computers sale Thursday, May 1, 3 - 7 Membership fees also and software, the computers p.m. The sale is available to helped, and at $10 per year or were "real dogs." the general public Friday, $100 for a lifetime "People talk about May 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and membership, community literacy," Sheehy said, "they Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 2 members can assist their need to read. Also, people p.m. library to offer top-notch need digital literacy. People Book donations may be digital technology as well as can learn touse email, file dropped off at the library. a wide selection of current their taxes and apply forThose unable to drop off books and media, jobs." donations may call Jewett at in addition fi5 purchasing Sheehy said that the 283-8873 to schedule a pickup. the new tec mology, Quincy library had a basic skills Quincy to hold Hunger Banquet Aiming to increase awareness of world hunger and food insecurity, Feather River College's political science and sociology globalization class, with Plumas Charter School, is hosting Quincy's first Hunger Banquet on May 6. The banquet model comes from Oxfam, which is an international relief and development organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice, and works directly with individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries. The Hunger Banquet is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Plumas Charter School cafeteria at 175 N. Mill Creek Road. Admission is free for 100 participants. Donations are encouraged and will be accepted to benefit the Quincy Community Supper fund. The Oxfam Hunger Banquet offers participants a hands-on opportunity to become better educated about hunger and food insecurity in the world. The event will include posters, visual, projections and presentations by FRC and PCS students on topics such as food supply chains, war and food insecurity, genetically engineered food, agricultural subsidies and other issues. "This is an evening of education and awarenegs where participants will enter, explore and reflect on the situations of hunger in the world through their banquet experience," said political science professor Katie Desmond. "Our hope is that students and community members recognize the connections between poverty and hunger at the local and global levels See Banquet, page 8A Taco Desayuno Tacos rrill with chorizo, scrambled a cheese, rrresh avocado, f rna :oes, cilantro & green onions. served with grilled po toes Call to ask about our dally sl dals! Take out... No problem! 283-3300 557 Lawrence Street Quincy 7-2 Every Day "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" .,/ m! of ABANDONED or UNWANTED Vehicles! Running or Not: Quincy Tow Service & Repair 283-1162 Quincy Some .Restrictions Apply! il ur The Plumes County Fire Safe Council's regularly scheduled monthly meeting will be held Thursday, May 8, at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m. and is open to all interested members of the public. The Plumas County Fire Safe Council encourages all local residents to create and maintain "defensible space" around their homes and to make their homes fire safe. It is important for home.owners to take the time to assess the ability of their home to survive an "ember blizzard." Ember blizzards occur during intense wildfires when extreme thermal winds scatter burning materials. During these events, burning debris can travel up to 1 mile ahead of the fire. These events are responsible for home ignitions and it is smart to be prepared for this potentially destructive phenomenon. According to Mike De Lasaux, chairman of PCFSC, "the best way to evaluate your home's preparedness for an ember blizzard is by walking around your house while imagining what would happen if you started your building needs - from plans to the finished product CONSTRUCTION (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 LIC. #453927 throwing lit matches on the decks; lumber piles; and ground." even patio furniture. During intense wildfires, "Remember that creating a flying match-like firebrands fire safe home will not only will blow into and around improve the ability of your homes. If they contact home to survive a wildfire, combustible fuels, then the but will also provide home may ignite. Those who firefighters with a safer stack firewood against their environment to work in if house should consider they are called to protect moving the pile at least 30 your structures," says feet away during the fire PCFSC. season. At the May meeting the Pine needles are easy to council will be discussing ignite and many local numerous projects that are homeowners have pine reducing hazardous fuels in needles in their yards. Try to the communities and within clean up needles and other the forests of Plumas County. accumulated woody debris The mission of the council is on or near homes; this "to reduce the loss of natural includes the roof and gutters, and human-made resources A little cleanup work each caused by wildfire through spring may save a home in Firewise Community the event of a wildfire, programs and pre-fire Other areas that may pose activities." a risk to a home from embers For additional information include unscreened ;cents; on PCFSC activities, visit shake (wood) roof material; material stored beneath Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a l year supply of contact lenses. or Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a 6 month supply of contact lenses. FRIDEN c OPTOMETRY Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 Complete 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. Paid political advertisement SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 Plumas County and Let me start off this week by "Acknowledging and Thanking" my District 5 Supervisor, Jon Kennedy for his service to Plumas County; his community, local schools, friends, neighbors and constituent's. Many of you may or may not have agreed with some of the decisions he made, but he chose to serve the people of District 5 and Plumas County, giving up a lot family time that was important to his young family. So, "Thank You" Jon, Tiffany and your sons for all you've done for District 5. We wish your family the very best. So, now that District 5 Supervisor race is down to two, I will try in the few weeks, to let you see some of the differences between Mr. Judd and myself. I was raised locally, in Plumes County, attended Local schools, worked locally while I was in school. My family has worked locally. Many of the Local golfers and Graeagle residents have gotten to know my wife Jennifer and daughter Jaymie, sons Jake and Jess over the past 15 years from their employment at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course Restaurant,'Feather River Inn, Graeagle Chevron and Engel Construction. Both of our families, Engel's and Olsen's, have been committed to the betterment of life in Plumas County for over 50 years, not only for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but for all. We have been supporters of our Local school and sport functions, Local community programs, Local Elks, Local Churches, Graeagle Men's Golf Club, NRA, Graeagle Fire Department, Local Cancer Fundraisers, Nifty Thrifty, . Graeagle 4th of July Festivities, just to name a few. We have donated numerous work and construction hours, time and materials to our friends, neighbors, widows, elderly and many in need. Engel Construction Company is Locally Owned and Operated. In 1982, Jennifer and I, along with our children, started Engel Construction. We employ Local Workers, We Purchase from Local Business's, and We have paid Local Taxes. We have successfully operate Engel Construction for over 32 years and it is going strong and will become a legacy for our children and grandchildren. We Live Here, We Work Here, We're Raising Our Families Here, We Love It Here ..... So, as you can see, our Engel family is steadfastly rooted in Plumas County and We Care Deeply For Its People. I kindly ask for your vote on June 3rd Jeff Engel (530) 836-0257 Paid for by the committee to elect Jeff Engel