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l,zD vveonesclay, April 30, 2014 UUlletm, I~ecoro, vrogresswe, Keporter Are t It u want ur k In working with the youth WHERE I STAND creating these massive from peers, kicking me, in Plumas County I have ...................................................................................... drawings. Without a plan,calling me a freak, noticed that what they need TRINA RITTER and without analyzing whatsometimes tearing my work. most is just to be heard. This BYSTANDER the picture was going to be, I I kept going. After several was always an issue that I INTERVENTIONNIOL~NCEjust went for it. It turned out hours, my masterpiece would PREVENTION COORDINATOR have had in my own life from THE RESOURCE CENTER to be one of the most be complete. I would hang it not being heard as a child, powerful transformational on the wall and introduce My parents did the best they outlets I would ever myself to the picture that could, but I was only I remember sitting in a experience, used me as a catalyst for validated ifI was fitting into group home when I was 15. I I would sit there alone onhealing. I would see what their idea of what I should be. would keep to myself andthe cold marble floor, among patterns kept me stuck and If I could not meet that relive the abuse I had young gang members, notice when they changed. I expectation, I was shamed witnessed within my family, murderers, robbers and drug drew spirals on everything and discouraged and I didn't want to hate myself addicts. I tuned in by tuning for months. discarded. I was never able to anymore. I knew at that out, just my headphones, my For 2-1/2 years I created truly thrive as myself and moment that I had to make a crayons and my paper. It was these pictures as I was an develop all of the knowing I conscious choice. Do I want my only way out. I would abandoned child, a ward of possessed in my purpose, to to be a victim, or a warrior? I push so hard on the crayons the state. I went from being truly let it out and shine, was going to be the warrior and pray to whatever higher angry at my parents to being Because of this, I was of my family and I was here power there was, to help me completely numb. I just continuously looking outside to break the cycle, see the bigger picture, and wanted my morn to tell me of myself for a sense of To experience something allow me to break the cycle, she loved me and hug me one belonging and validation. I new, I had to create I didn't know what I was time. I craved the love I suffered trom feeling somemmg new: so 1 Iouna a arawmg untU atter ]t was thougr t everyone deserved unworthy and not good box of 64 crayons and a huge complete. As I would create, I but me. enough for many years, roll of paper and started would also endure abuse One afternoon a Lakota un Portola: Mother's Day. Local performance of national Blairsden: Donkey basketball, 7 p.m., event. For information: "Tea in the Garden," 2 - 4 _, Portola High School gym. _ p.m., Mohawk Communay sun WeG PHS, Purple Pride Boosters ' Resource Center on corner ~l]rl~ 30 host fundraiser benefiting ~al] 4 of highways 89 and 70. athletic department. ~ Chester: ~ Ninth annual event Students, coaches, teachers try to ~ "A Night at the Museum," supports MCRC. Tea, sandwiches, play basketball while riding donkeys. Tickets _~m~-~. e,,6 ~ 7 p.m., Chester Elementary desserts made by 12 hostesses; music by for sale at the door. ~ I;l't-}aL_ ~ School gym. Chester High Debbie Freeze. Includes door prize, best-hat MaV 2-~ ~ School drama class prize. Tickets $20, available at MCRC (hours: Quincy: ~ ~ ""--~...,,,) performs fantasy comedy Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.). For information: All-County Jazz Night CANCELED due to "-"--- about cursed museum. Tickets Heidi, 836-0446 or 836-0254. conflicting dates. Plumas Arts hopes to $6/adult, $5/student, $2/child. reschedule. For information: 283-3402. Chester: National Day of Prayer ~U observancei 7 a.m. - 7 ~a~ ~ p.m., Almanor Recreation Center at 450 Loop. Chairs set up, music playing to encourage anyone interested to pray for the nation. Organized by Lassen-Lake Almanor Ministerial Association. No officiant or schedule. For information aboutnational observance: Portola: Raise the Bathhouse fundraiser, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., Log Cabin Restaurant at 64 E. Sierra St./Highway 70. Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council presents May Day dinner, music to benefit restoration of White Sulphur Springs Ranch, especially pool area, new bathhouse. Food including ribs, chili, salad served at 5:30; The Jawbone Flats Band plays at 7:301 Tickets $20, available at the door, For information: Alice Berg, 836-1201,; Sally Tantau, 836-2334. Quincy: lhu-Sat Quincy Friends 0f the Plumas County Library quarterly used book sale, library meeting room. Thu 3 - 7 p.m. Friends members only; Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. open to public. Memberships for 2014 available for $10. Books cost $1 or less; proceeds support library. Chester: Art show and reception, 5 - 8 p.m., Blue Goose ~!'1 Gallery of Artists at 607 ~a~ ~ Main St. First Friday show has "That's Wild" theme; art by Lisa Courtemanch, Deb Groesser, Sandi Nelson, Diane Pope. Includes prizes, refreshments. Quincy: Opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring Beth Aitken, Mark Beaulieu, Marilyn Hoffman. Complimentary wine, appetizers. Opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring Robert and Carol Canby. includes refreshments. For information: 283-3402. Family Game Night, 6 - 8 p.m., Quincy Elementary School. Hosted by Quincy Parent Cooperative. $5 entry fee per family. Board games, card games, dice games, Wii Dance Party, Wii Sports, more; bring'games or play games provided. For information: Amber, 927-9589. Listen to Your Mother, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Spoken word performance celebrates Quincy: E-waste drop-off days, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Free disposal of most types of electronics. No batteries, paint, VHS tapes, appliances (except microwaves). For information, to volunteer: 283-6272. Graeagle: Trail workday, meet 9 a.m. at Lower Graeagle Creek Trailhead off Gold Lake Highway. Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship leads volunteers in improving Smith Creek Trail. Breakfast, tools, sack lunch provided; bring water, layers, sun protection, closed-toed shoes. No experience necessary. Dogs (on leash), kids welcome. For information: Plumas-Eureka State Park: Annual cleanup day, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., meet at park museum. Cleaning, raking, opening of trails and venues hosted by Plumas-Eureka S~te Park Association, Friends of Plumas-Eureka State Park. Bring rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows. Water, lunch provided. For information: Marian Sciborski, PESPA president, 836-4509,; Tim Hardie, 836-1995, Portola: Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen second annual A Taste of Spring dinner, Calpine Community Center. 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. savory beef stroganoff dinner. Live music, dancing, spring basket drawings. $12 adult, $6 child. For information, tickets: Paula, 994-3610; Karen, 993-1655. Chester: Tintabulations concert, 2 p.m., Community United Methodist Church. Reno handbell choir offers free concert. Donations welcomed; proceeds split between choir, Chester High School music program. 6raeagle: Introduction to Weaving Workshop, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Woolly Notions. Instructor Michelle Thompson presents tips for using looms. $65 per person; space is limited. For reservations: 836-1680. Quincy: Bike to Work Week. Multiple stations set up with ~,, -lUlOIII'I:II'~ refreshments for bike commuters provided by Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership program. Chester: Fundraising spaghetti dinner, 5 - 8 p.m., Almanor Recreation Center. Chester High School band raises funds for educational :)isneyland trip, including recording in a Disney studio. Live music, homemade spaghetti with all traditional fixings for $5/child under 9, $10/person 9 and up. Tickets available at the door, from band members, in CHS office. To-go service available. Quincy: Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Plu~nas Charter School cafeteria at 175 N. Mill Creek Road. Free event hosted by Feather River College, PCS offers presentations, education on hunger worldwide. Limited to 100 participants, who will be assigned socio-economic roles. Donations encouraged to benefit Quincy Community Supper fund. For information: Dr. Katie Desmond, 283-0202, ext. 202, Quincy: Sixth annual Trojan 5K Run/Walk; 10 a.m., registration 9 a.m.; meet at Quincy High School gym parking lot. Course follows bike path from QHS to Feather River College. QHS track team leads fundraising event. Adults $25, students $15, families $80. To sign up: 283-1656. Quincy: Candidate forum, 12:15 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. Plumas County Special Districts Association hosts event; open to the public. Customer appreciation day, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pet Country Feed-N-Tack on Highway 70. In-store specials, free hot dogs, drawings for bags of feed, educational presentations. Public Cal Fire meeting, 6 p.m., Veterans Hall. Topics include defensible space inspection program, state responsibility area fee, questions and answers. All elected officials, public encouraged to attend. Taylorsville: Cinco de Mayo celebration; dinner 6 - 8 p.m., dancing until midnight; Taylorsville Community Grange. Greenville High School Booster Club fundraiser includes full taco bar, no-host bar, live country music by Northern Traditionz. Advance tickets $25, at the door $30. Proceeds support GHS sports, activities. 21 and up. For tickets: Kristy Brown at Main Street Salon, 284-1929; Amy Hafsrud, 284-1006. Candidate night, 6:30 p.m., Plumas County Library meeting room. League of Women Voters hosts forum allowing local candidates to speak, answer questions. "Beauty and the Beast" opening night, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Feather River College presents Disney musical. Runs 7 p.m. through May 10, 2 p.m. May 11. General admission $12, tickets available at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., Great Northern Hair Co. Sioux medicine woman "They deny, criticize, or walked into my room. She reject the child, who reminds saw all of my pictures them too much of their hurt hanging on the wails. She sat selves. When this with me, on my level and denial/rejection is blatant, it asked me to talk about what becomes physical or verbal these pictures meant to me. abuse. They only 'see' you As we processed, she never when you are being 'good' gave me advice or told me to and ignore you at other do something different. She times. They love your high just listened and for the first grades in school, but don't time in my life, I felt heard. I seem to notice the less than was validated-, clean-cut, more complicated Kathy Buffalo then handed parts of you. me a card that said, "You are "There are many cruel valuable, cuz God doesn't parents, but there are also make junk." This was the key many well meaning, who that opened the treasure box want only to treat their within me (it contains all children well and be good you'll ever need). This small parents. Unfortunately their quote and her validation very wish to be good parents changed my life forever, may blind them to their When we come into this mistakes. They may be world, we deserve to be unable to notice when the welcomed with delight. Often child has needs unmet by this doesn't happen. It's not them." that we have bad parents, it's In order to prevent child just that most of the time our abuse, we must recognize our parents still hold their own .own child inside. As adults pain. They have the intention we must take the time to heal of giving you love and being our emotional pain. We need the best they can be, but if we to see that we are not as adults have not resolved necessarily in a childhood pain, it two-dimensional "cycle." If overshadows us as adultsl we turn the cycle on its side Anne Weiser Cornell we may notice that it is writes, in her book "The actually a spiral, going up, or Radical Acceptance of going down. Now that is Everything," "If we are born something we can work with! to parents that have I do what I do because of unhealed emotional pain, what Kathy Buffalo did for they cannot really see us. me. I do it so other warriors Instead, they only see will see that they are not themselves reflected in you. junk. I do it to continue to Theyoare reminded of their heal. I embrace the radical own failures, lacks and losses acceptance of everything and as a child and this brings up move through the pain feelings in them that they courageously so that I can be have never acknowledged or the adult I wart my kids to . learned to accept, be. WILDFIRE, from page 11B vegetation around the home and keeping up with the "small stuff," those things homes that did not survive next to your house that could were lost from fire brands -- burn. small embers that ignite pine Remember our homes are needles in the gutters, part of the forest and looking woodpiles on the decks, dead at the home from the eyes of grass or mulch right up to a a wildfire can give you a wood wall. better perspective of what Some homes were lost from you need to do. For more wood fences attached to the information on what you can home. It is a lot to think do to prepare for fire season about m the overall go to the Plumas County Fire condition of the spacing and Safe Council website at maintenance of your SPRING, EASTER AND MICKEY ROONEY The spring awakes the fertile sleeping earth, Beginning with the cheerful daffodils. Then cherry blossoms bringing mirth To all who suffer lonely heart-torn ills. And with the spring come rainbow colored eggs Along with tasty bunny candy treats, Which, at first, will lose their heads and legs As happy children munch away their sweets. For Mickey Rooney, movie superstar, The Turner Classic Movies ran today The movie "Men of Boys Town" where there are The boys at risk who've had a bent to stray And what could be more filled with Easter's promised joy Than of the resurrection of a wayward boy Salvatore (Sam) Catalano April 13. 2014 10:40 PM p m m m mmm iron m m m m m I ~ I~ SENIOR Wednesday, May 7 Turkey tetrazzini, tossed green | 1V[ENU salad, green beans, french roll, | Monday, May 5 melon/ice cream. II II Ethnic meal: beef fajita, peppers, black beans, | lettuce, tomatoes, s eamed corn, strawberries. Thursday, May 8 Saut6ed chicken/mushroom sauce, steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes, ww dinner roll, peaches. Tuesday, May 6 Friday, May 9 II Healthy heart: fish fillet, *High sodium day: Mother's parsley new potatoes, Day meal: juice/baked ham, | vegetable salad, ww roll, baked sweet potato, asparagus, mandarin oranges, cornbread, fruit cobbler. | |Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- II 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for | reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory | charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. m n m n mum m nmm m m I N~l m II~ Read all about it on our WebsiteI .