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lOB Wednesday, May 6, 201S Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter D ITORIAL. AND OPINION t J EDITORIAL on: icans or MR The instruction to honor your mother stretches perhaps as far back when God gave Moses two stone tablets on Mt. Sinai engraved with the 10 Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, as reported in both Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Bible -- although it's hard to imagine that admonition wasn't already common in ancient times. The origins of Mother's Day in the United States are murky. It is not a federal or state holiday. Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe propose a Mother's Day celebration to encourage pacifism and disarmament among women in Boston, but that celebration faded after about a decade. Some attribute the day to Juliet Calhoun Blakely. In the late 1800s her sons honored her every year and encouraged others to do the same for their mothers. In 1907 Anna Jarvis celebrated her mother's memory and organized Mother's Day Work Clubs to promote health and cleanliness. In 1908, she arranged a service at a church attended by more than 400 children and their mothers. That church, Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Today, we Americans celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, and the date includes tributes to mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, step-mothers and even foster mothers. It's simply a day to do something special for Mom and show our appreciation -- making this a very special personal family holiday. In some families -- especially those separated by great distances -- a card, a box of candy or flowers will do the trick. Make sure you allow enough time for delivery. It's a pretty sure bet every mother loves flowers. Carnations may be the most traditional Mother's Day flower -- pink carnations represent gratitude and love, red carnations suggest admiration and white carnations are in remembrance of a deceased mother. Of course, roses, sunflowers, daisies, tulips, violets, orchids and lilies also are appropriate, and each has its owa meaning. Check with your florist,for,details,. ,- .; .... ...... One florist rep6rted, people want roses on Valentine's Day and lilies on Easter, but on Mother's Day, "they want everything!" How about going out to eat? Taking Mom to brunch or dinner is a time-honored tradition on Mother's Day as it gives her a welcome day off from cooking. Believe it or not, Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year at many restaurants, so make sure you reserve a place early. That's even more important on Mother's Day because the dining parties tend to be larger than usual. Make sure you pick a restaurant that serves the kind of food Mom likes to eat. The National Retail Federation expects retailers and restaurants will collect almost $21.2 billion on Mother's Day this year, and more than 54 percent of those surveyed say they plan to take Morn out to eat on Mother's Day. However you decide to celebrate with your Morn on Mother's Day will probably be perfect. Just don't delay. Start making your plans now for a day she'll remember. ~::i!j,.~-~!..5~ .: ::~;< - .~. Feat /Pubhshlng /:ecewspaper / For breaking news, go to plumasnews.com Michael C. Taborski .............. Publisher Keri B. Taborski .... Legal Advertising Dept. Dan McDonald .......... Managing Editor Jenny Lee ................... Photo Editor Ingrid Burke ................. Copy Editor Staff writers: Miriam Cody Debra Moore Michael Condon Maddie Musante Makenzie Davis Ann Powers Ruth Ellis M. Kate West Will Farris Aura Whittaker Susan Cort Johnson Sam Williams Greg Knight James Wilson Feather River Indian Valley Record Bulletin (530) 284-7800 (530) 283-0800 Chester Progressive Portola Reporter (530) 258-3115 (530) 832-4646 Westwood Lassen County TimesPinePress (530) 257-5321 (530) 256-2277 Member, Printed on California Newspaper recycled paper Publishers Assoc. It's time to bid farewell after 33 great years There's an old saying that goes "Time flies when you're having fun" ... Since I missed the deadline for last week's paper, you'll be reading this after I've already retired and left my desk at Feather Publishing. Honestly, I truly believe this might be the first time I've ever missed a deadline. Rain, sleet or snow has not stopped my perseverance in making sure my clients' advertisements get into the paper. After working at Feather Publishing Co. for the last 33-1/2 years, it is time for me to retire and move on to the next chapter of life. I will return to my real last name and shelve MY TURN SHERRI McCONNELL Advertising Sherri "From-the-Paper." Over the years, I've made some lasting friendships with clients and co-workers that I will always treasure. This week's special days NOT JUST AN ORDINARY DAY COMPILED BY KERI TABOI SKI Not just an ordinary day....a sampling of weekly notable special days and facts throughout the year. May 6 1889 -- The Eiffel off'miaUy opens. Tower in Paris, France, 1940 -- John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Grapes of Wrath." May 7 1847 -- The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1998 -- Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler Motor Co. for $40 billion and forms DaimlerChrysler Co. in the largest industrial merger in history. 2000 -- Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia. May 8 1886 -- Pharmacist John Pemberton fn'st sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patented medicine. 1976 -- The roller coaster "Revolution," the first roller coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. May 9 1949 -- Rainier Grimaldi IH becomes prince of Monaco, reigning until his death April 6, 2005, at the age of 81. 1958 -- Alfred Hitchcock's fitim "Vertigo," starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, has its world premier in San Francisco. 1974 -- The Watergate scandal prompts the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to open formal impeachment hearings against President Richard M. Nixon. May 10 Today is Mother's Day. Mother's Day was observed for the fwst time in the United States in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it as a national holiday in 1914. 1924 -- J. Edgar Hoover is appointed as director of the FBI and remains so until his death in 1972. 1954 -- Bill Haley and the Comets release "Rock Around the Clock," the first rock and roll record to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts. 1912 -- Famous Players Film Co. is founded in Hollywood. The name changed to Paramount Pictures in 1916. 1963 -- "Dr. No" -- the fn'st in the James Bond film series -- debuts in American theaters, starring Scan Connery as Agent 007. 1962 -- Marvel Comics publishes the fu'st issue of The Incredible Hulk. ....... 2013 -- One World Trade Center of the Freedom Tower becomes the tallest skyscraper building in the Western Hemisphere. How will any of you ever remember that it's Wednesday without my weekly stop at your store? (That's always been a standing joke -- "Must be Wednesday, Sherri's here!") Thank you, each and every one of you that have given me your trust and continued support over the years. I will still accept those hugs when you see me at your store shopping locally or walking down the streets in Quincy. I have a few clients that are located in other towns and will miss their friendly calls and emails as well. Thank you all for the well wishes. I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and encouragement. And remember to shop and support your local merchants: they support you. After working here for so many years, Feather Publishing Co. has become a somewhat extended family. I've seen many of my co-workers get married, raise families and have children, some of whom now have children of their own. Many of our children went through school together and a few of those young people have worked or are now working at Feather Publishing. We've argued, we've laughed and we've cried but we always make full. circle and work together as a team. And a good team we are. The folks here at the paper (and I'm including the staff at the offices in the other communities that help put out six newspapers weekly) work diligently to get you the news, advertisements, events, photographs and so much more to make your newspaper complete and entertaining. From years long gone by, when we processed photographs in a darkroom and hung the pictures on a clothesline to dry, to the new dawn of computers, it's never been boring. There is always something new to learn or someone new to meet. A big thank-you to Mike and Keri for allowing me the opportunity to work for this company. What a ride it's been! Working full time, we spend as much time at work as we do at our homes so I'm definitely looking forward to some quality time with my awesome husband who has been so supportive over the years. We'll be exploring beautiful Plumas County, golfing, . / fistiing; hikifig gfffd'i hf [ -' g. Yes; time will fly, but I know one thing sure ... we'll be having fun! REMEMBER WHEN KERI TABORSKI Historian 100 YEARS AGO ... 1915 Former two-term Plumas County Supervisor John N. Sneider died in Meadow Valley at the advanced age of 70 years, 4 months and 22 days old. He was born in Tyrol, Austria in 1844 and his parents immigrated to the United States when he was a child, settling in Ohio. At the age of 17 he left for the west, traveling to Montana and then arriving in Plumas County in 1876. 50 YEARS AGO ... 1965 Mother's Day advertisements: Come to the Hideaway Lodge in Greenville for Mother's Day dinner featuring live banjo music. The Quincy Elks Lodge First Annual fried chicken dinner served family style $2.25 adults, school children $1.50. Give Mom a treat and bring the whole family. 25 YEARS AGO ... 1990 Quincy residents will test a $20,000 grant award recycling program expected to launch a proposed county-wide program into recycling glass, aluminum, paper and plastic. 10 YEARS AGO ... 2005 Advertisement: Work is now available for carpenters, drywallers, laborers and roofers for the construction of the Wildwood Senior Center on Meadowbrook Loop in Chester. Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper. I'm another year older and hopefully wiser I have a birthday this week and, broadcast speed with sports director looking back at my off-and-on life in Garrett Dearborn's script on a loop. (and love affair with) Plumas County, I could not help myself. I have to remark on the great journey After looking around the studio to see if that has taken place for me since I In'st anyone was watching, I sat in Garrett's gazed upon Indian Valley in 1984, a chair at the anchor desk and began to week after my 10th birthday, impersonate him, reading the sports copy There is no other place in the world the way he did on air and, basically, like Plumas County; it goes without MY TURN pretending to be sports guy. saying that the forests and people that GREG KNIGHT To my utter shock and horror, Kristen live here, in my opinion, make it heaven Sports Editor Remington, one of the lead anchors for on earth. Knowing that I am where I gknight@plumasnews.com the station and a former Miss Teen should be, though not always knowing Nevada, came out of the shadows behind the meaning behind the monkey one of the faqades and clapped for me. She wrenches life throws at me sometimes, I did the one thing he promised he would told me it was a good read and asked if I have to take pause at moments and never do -- he grew up. ever went to school for journalism. I told remember what it means to be alive, her I had not, to which she replied, "You There is a lot to be said for the things My journalistic life are good ... you should think about it." we can be thankful for; I have the best job I often joke to my co-workers that the After asking KTVN's news director for in the world, in the most beautiful place two main reasons I got into the news a shot at reporting, to which he said "hell in the world. I have a son, named Cooper, business was to get free food and pick up no," I packed my bags and went over to who will.turn 3 in February, to be on women. It's not too far off from the KRNV News 4, where former news thankful for and I can tell you that there truth, but looking back at the director Jon Killoran and assignment is no sensation greater in the world than shenanigans I pulled at Feather River editor Kirk Frosdick gave me my start. breathing in at dawn the deeply College, with my ne'er-do-well student I have them and many more to thank pine-infused air that permeates this "newspaper," I realize I was preparing for for being able to sit here and write for region, a life in media, you. Credit for holding my job as sports After I left FRC for the second time, I editor here can also be directly linked to moved to Reno. It was there that I took Getting older, looking good good living and acting better as a human my first job in television, at KTVN 2. I Acting my age is one thing, though being than I used to. I am certain that was a production assistant there and was looking like it is quite another -- and I many of you in Quincy and Indian Valley mostly responsible for shooting themust be doing something right -- I've remember me as a snot-nosed, newscast and making sure anchor Bill had no fewer than three people tell me anarchistic troublemaker that drank too Brown's coffee stayed warm enough, in the past month that I look like I am much, partied too hard and was The real crux of my decision to become in my late 20s at the oldest. unapologetic when my actions alarmed or a reporter can be traced to a day when I It's statements like that which make hurt others, was cleaning the studio after the morning me feel good and hopeful that the gray If you remember that kid, I hope you newscast. Someone in the control room hair and wrinkles stay at halcyon bay can forgive him his trespasses. He finally had left the teleprompter rolling at for at least another few seasons.