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12B wednesday, May 5, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter LETTERS, from page 11B some people want a new hos- computer. Quincy is on the pital or room, let them donate list. Also ! think that there are be a great sheriff. Greg is very to PDH and maybe they willtwo new officers in the area. I straightforward. He has noget a room named after them. guess we need to park our hidden agendas. What we see 2. I'mfed up with taxes! The cars so that the CHP has more is what we will get. tax assessor's office talks room on the highway. Be very In his short time as sheriff, about models and trends. How aware out there. The govern- Greg has worked hard to about the reality that every ment is way deeper in debt, fi- strengthen relationships with person's house or property is nancial institutions are tak- other county departments, the worth a lot less now than ing our money, banks are city of Portola and the court three years ago. Most of us loaning way less money, PDH, system. He is a team player would settle for less assessed schools and everyone else and will continue to empha- value to show good faith, wants money. You don't need size professional management 3. Schools have had the ben- to be a Democrat or a Republi- and strong community in- efit of a 6 percent raise in can to go broke. Stop the mad- volvement, their budget for many years ness! Just say no! Vote for high quality law without a vote. On television Art Vieira enforcement. Vote to keep they Said in the year 2000, that Quincy Greg Hagwood as our sheriff, the lottery sent $1.2 billion to Pete Hentschel schools. I think that it is terri- Wants Discovery Quincy ble that parents pay for kids I am sure that there are to ride a school bus and other many people out there that Way deeper cut backs with major teacher have noticed that the Discov- I have four issues that I layoffs. I think we should put ery channels are not on the want to bring to the public's an IOU on our kids and keep air in the Portola area. attention! them home until the suits can After numerous calls I have 1. People that have lived in comeup with a budget that we found out why! New Day the Quincy area for a longcan see and act on. The most Broadband and Discovery time know that PDH is for the important thing in our channels are in contract nego- most part, never full. Other schools is to protect our teach- tiations. hospitals have major popula- ers and of course, that's what While the negotiations con- tion growth in their towns or they want to cut first. Why tinue, we go without many ed- cities and need more build- not cut thesuits? ucational and informative ings and space. The people at 4. Quincy Chamber of Com- shows many of us watch. PDH are the best! If the feds merce should be proud (I Please contact both New want to retro fit the hospital, wish) that Quincy is famous Day and the Discovery net- then let PDH get a construc- in the United States. Check work to tell them to get it over tion loan from the feds. If out speedtrap'.org on yourwith. We miss our shows and Plumas County May 5 -9 Quincy: Rodeo benefit for Jedidiah Lusk, 5:30 p.m., FRC Quincy: FRC presents "Oklahoma!" at the Town Hall rodeo arena; live music. Free admissions, donations Theatre. Times: Wednesday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sun- greatly appreciated. For information, Jesse Segura, 283- day, 2 p.m. Advance tickets, $10, available at Epilog, 0202, ext. 306. Carey Candy and Finishing Touch; $12 at the door. May 13 May 5 " Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m,, Morning Thunder Caf& Quincy: Lunch & Learn, "Mayans in Guatemala," pre- Featured artist: Doug Sheehy. Sign up for open mike at sented by Mike Donald, U.S.F.S.; noon, library communi- the door. Admission, $3. For information, 283-3402. ty room. For information, 283-6310. May 14- 16 Quincy: UMeadow Restoration Projects of Feather River Chester: Chester Community Chorus concert; times: Fri- Coordinated Resource Management Group," Jim Wilcox day and Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m. For information,. 7 p.m., Quincy library. 259-2551. Indian Falls: Native Plant Walk, featuring medicinal May 15 and edible plants, 10 a.m. - noon, the Dawn Institute; Taylorsville: A Maidu Way of Life, meet at the top of the Dawn garden. For information, Ja- required. For information, 284-1022. nine Hafen, 284-1652. tour. Reservations Indian Valley: Valleywide annual yard sale. For infor- May 6 - 8 mation, 284-6633. Quincy: Quincy Friends of the Library book sale, at the library: Thursday, members only, 4 - 7 p.m.; open to the Greenhorn: First barbecue of the season, Greenhorn 3ublic Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 Creek Guest Ranch. For information, Sara (800) 33- ~.m. For information, Mary McMonegal, 283-2572. HOWDY. May 6 Portola: Annual Sierra Valley Friends of NRA fundraiser, Quincy: National Day of Prayer, 12:20 - 12:40 p.m., 6 p.m., Memorial Hall, Highway 70. For information, tick- Courthouse steps. For information, Kim Allen 283-1320. ets, Ron DePersia 832-1560 or e-mail sixgun- Quincy: Quincy Natural Foods film night, "Broken Limbs,"7 - 8:30 p.m., QNF Learning Center (across from Portola: Grizzly Creek Ranch campus open house, 10 the store). Free to public, a.m. - 4 p.m., activities include archery, guided hikes, fishing, ropes challenge course. For information, visit May 7 Quincy: Downtown Art Walk includes Plumas Arts Gallery (with opening reception for artist Russ Flint), Sierra Valley: Sierra Valley bird watching; carp ool Main Street Artists, The Eagle's Nest, Epilog Books, from East Quincy, meet at Work Connection, 7:30 a.m. In Wings of Love Center and Stoneleaf (with NAMI and Sierra Valley, meet at parking area at.A23 and Highway Friends Art Exhibit) and the Plumas County Museum, 5 - 70 junction, 8:15 a.m. Bring lunch. RSVP, Collin Dilling- 8 p.m. For information, 283-3402. ham, 283-1133. Portola: Rotary of Portola, second annual chili cook- May 1G off/open house, starts at 5:30 p.m., Rotary Hall. $5 at the Indian Valley: Beer tasting and tidbits, Mt. Huff Golf door for unlimited tasting, sides and punch. Margaritas Course, 2 - 5 p.m. Sample domestic, import and micro- available for purchase. Contest open to everyone; no brew beers. $25 per person. Auctioning off a setof golf cover charge for contestants, clubs. Get tickets at golf course or call Tani at 284-7007. Chester: Chester Meadows bird watching; carpool from May 8 Quincy post office, 6:45 a.m. In Chester, meet at CHS Quincy: Square dance lessons, 5 - 7 p.m., Community parking area at end of First St., 8 a.m. Being lunch. RSVP, United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson; all ages and abil- 258-2869 or ities welcome, casual dress; caller, Jim Marwin; cost $5. May .18 - 19 Quincy: Quincy Natural Foods Adopt-a-Highway clean- Quincy: "Science for Creation" presented by Dr. Mace up, 9 a.m. - noon. Member-owners only, sign up at QNF. Baker; 7 p.m.; Tulsa Scott Building, fairgrounds. For in- formation, Rev. Rick Rodgers, 283-4463. May 9 Greenhorn: Mother's Day family activities, Greenhorn May 18 Creek Guest Ranch. For information, Sara (800) 33- Quincy: Local films screening, "Passion for the Land" HOWDY. and aRestoring Reservoirs," 6:30 p.m., Town Hall The- atre, Main St., $5 at the door. For information, 283-3739. May 10: May 19 Vinton: Meet the candidates for assessor and sheriff, Lake Almanor: Ladies Spring Tea at Lake Almanor 6:30 p.m., Sierra Valley Grange Hall. Community Church, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. For information, 596-3683. May 11 Quincy: "Beaver Biology,n presenter John Hafen; 9 Quincy: Lunch & Learn, "Restoring Natures Reservoirs" a.m., FRC, Science 104. presented by Gia Martynn, FRCRM; noon, library commu- nity room. For information, 283-6310. May 12 Quincy: Lunch & Learn, "Passion for the Land" present- Indian Falls: Compost workshop, learn to make and ed by Holly George, Plumas-Sierra U.C. Cooperative Ex- use compost, 10 a.m. - noon, the Dawn Institute; meet tension; noon, library community room. For information, at the top of the Dawn garden. For information, Manuel, 283-6310. 284-7481... **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smor- We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number. l" I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 1 I~ SENIOR lViI NU May 10 potatoes, biscuit topping, Chicken cacciatore,penne coleslaw, mixed fruit cup | pasta, spinach salad, whole For the nutrition site in your grain bread, mandarin May 13 area call: Chester, 394-7636; oranges Pork roast, steamed peas, | Quincy, 283-0643; sweet & sour cabbage, [ Greenville, 284-6608; May 11 brown rice/whole grain roll, | Portola, 832-4173; Egg salad sandwich, bean baked apple | Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. soup, green salad, whole | Suggested lunch donation wheat 5read, orange price is $2.50. One guest may | accompany each senior, May 12 $6 mandatory charge. Beef pot pie, carrots and ~l" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 May 14 Pizza, leafy green salad, raw I vegs: broccoli-cauliflower, fruited jello | want our channels back. New Day seems to be mak- ing positive changes to the ca- ble system in the area, so please encourage them to get contract signed and our shows back. Dawn Pipes Portola More Discovery New Day Broadband pro- vides cable television for a number of communities in Plumas County. For the past few weeks, New Day has bee~ in a contract dispute with the Discovery networks, which include Discovery, Animal Planet and TLC. One New Day customer service representa- tive alone has received an es- timated 50 calls per week about this, and there are three reps fielding such calls, so New Day is aware that many of their customers are unhap- py with the situation. It's time the Discovery net- works learn just how impor- tan their programming is to we who subscribe to New Day and that we are aware of why we're not receiving their pro- gramming. The family of Dis- covery television networks is listed online at bout/viewer-relations.html and the parent company's e- mail address link is also on that web page: ex- lations. In addition, a phone number where you can voice your concerns is (240) 662- 2000. New Day Broadband can be reached at (877) 667-2226 and they are keeping track of how many calls they receive about this. Pressure has been brought to bear by cable subscribers in other part of the country when similar issues arise, of- ten leading to a resolution and restoration of programming. It might be helpful to tell Dis- covery that the areas of Northern California New Day covers are not wealthy, some- thing l learned when I called New Day. l urge fellow New Day sub- scribers who watch program- ming on Discovery Networks to make it clear that they should consider the people Who watch their program- ming and not just their bot- tom line. Sharon Kaufman Portola Bull horn The sovereign state of Ari- zona's legislature and gover- nor took action to enforce the Li illegal immigration laws al- of getting around it, you ready in existence in their are simply short that much of state. Hooray for them! an education: half of your col- Isn't it revealing who is cry- lege education is lost. Does ing the loudest against it? Our that make sense if it can be states have been invaded by avoided? tens/hundreds of thousands I was lucky. Following of people coming across our World War II I went to college borders, particularly our on the GI Bill. Got in two southern border, and are years that way, replete with bankrupting our states and heavy study. Then I had to communities. We the Ameri- quit and it was several years can people have had enough later that I got back, this time ofthisillegalinvasionencour- to UCLA. By then my GI aged by our own U.S. govern- rights were over and, as I ment, which looks the other said, I worked my way way and only reluctantly po- through, starting from lices our borders when we scratch, a full four years. An raise enough demand for it. hour in class and an hour The same hypocrites who pumping gas, or swabbing are shedding crocodile tears Laundromat floors or mowing about "persecution" of poor lawns. When I graduated I people looking for work forget had at least six years of to point out that they don't college education, and it took give a damn about poor peo- that many to get a profession- ple; they're looking for a con- al job and make a decent tinuing supply of cheap labor living. which undermines our own Everyone can't do that; labor force, and to increase an most wouldn't even try. And underclass of poor people de- that is why America should pendent on the ever-burgeon- put students through college: ing government. We need a nation of educated We have to remember that people. those in power are there to Tony Van Henzert make government a growth Quincy industry and to subjugate we the people to its controls. The Thank you evidence is all around us. Let me start out by saying I encourage and pray that what a wonderful community more states will enact such il- Chester is. My daughter was legal immigration enforce- involved in a rollover acci- ment laws and take the bull dent the night of April 27. by the horns. If we wait for Thanks to God she was not Washington to do it, it will hurt. never happen, because they It was snowing and late, she don't want it to happen, was by herself and in an un- BarbaraMacArthur familar area. Thank you to Lake Almanor Christy who runs Never Nev- er Land Day Care who Half an education stopped to pick her up on the One of the best features of highway and took her to your the new healthcare billis that home. Thank you to Dan it includes financial help to Clapp of the CHP for calling college students, in the way of me several times and keeping loans and grants. Republicans me calm; for making arrange- say to heck with that, if your ments for a motel and getting folks can't put you through her there. You have gone far college you shouldn't go. Or if beyond your call of duty. you insist on going, then work Thank you to Almanor Tow- your way through. The good ing. The gentleman, I am sor- old American way! Builds ry we didn't get your name, character and stamina! Hur- for picking her up the next rah! Boy, that does give me a day so she could get her be- pain. longings out of her car and I did it; I worked my way charge her cell phone in the through UCLA. I should be truck. Thank you to the own- proud of myself, you say. I ers of the Antler Motel for ex- suppose so, but I wouldn't rec- tending the checkout time un- ommend it to anyone. Attend- til I could gel he~r picked up. ing college involves two disci- Thank you to th~ocal sher- plines equally important: at- ifffs department for giving her tending classes and reading a voucher for the motel. books. For every hour in class Words cannot express how you should spend at least an thankful [ am to all of you. hour in study hall, reading You all took care of her as if textbooks on what you were was one of your own. God taught in class. Without that bless you. study, you are shortchanging Starr Ulibarri yourself. And there is no way Hawthorne, Nev. !1 rl Eating in the library? Yes, to share." Feather River Land Trust when it's Wednesday's noon The next four programs willpresenter Karen Kleven will "Lunch & Learn" program, feature efforts to restore, pre- discuss protecting places that Community members are in- serve and protect the land and make the Feather River re- vited to bring their lunches waters within Plumas County. gion special, May 26. In addi- and enjoy an hour-long pro- May 12, Holly George, tion to working ranches and gram in the Quincy library Plumas-Sierra U.C. Coopera-ecosystems, Karen will dis- meeting room. tive Extension advisor, will cuss FRLT's "Learning Land- Today's program, May 5, present excerpts from the suc- scapes" program, which pro- features Mike Donald from cessful"Passion for the Land" tects land within a 10-minute the U.S. Forest Service pre- film which tells the stories of walk of each school. Slides of senting "Community Forestry current challenges to agricul- the area's scenic vistas and in Guatamala." Mike's discus- tural viability and rural corn- wildlife will be included. sion of the region will include munity life in the Sierra Val- Wildfires are a concern of slides of the land and of ley. anyone living in a forest. ancient Mayan ruins. May 19, join Gia Martynn ofMike DeLasaux will give a "We originally only planned Feather River Coordinated PowerPoint presentation on four programs in this series, Resource Management to fire safety, fuel reduction and but they have been so popular view "Restoring Nature's the health of the forest and well-attended that we've Reservoirs: Mountain Mead- Wednesday, June 2. scheduled four more," said ows in the Feather River Wa- Each Wednesday program Margaret Miles, county.librar- tershed," a short documen- begins at noon, lasts approxi- Jan. "There is a wealth of tary which was chosen to bemately an hour and is free information and culture that featured at the Wild & Scenic and open to all. For more people and agencies in Environmental Film Festivalinformation, call Plumas our community are willing in Nevada City. County Library, 283-6310. PLUMAS Carol's Cafe & west Shore Deli