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6A Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Club helps prepare for fire season Quincy High School sophomore Maya Belsher-Howe spends her Saturday morning at the home of Vi Orange as she and her fellow S Club students cut and remove yard waste. Orange's sloping backyard was cleared of underbrush and tree limbs. Protect your property from W|LJ)00|Ri00| Thinning, piling and burning of private property. 6 years of WlLDLAND FIRE experience! BS Biology from Humboldt State FREE consultation and Estimate Call William at 530-588-6200 Steven Ross, whose son Nathan is the club's vice president, helped organize the teens and said, "We have already had several small fires around P/ureas County. Community Wildfire Preparedness Day will have young members of our community involved in helping seniors and at the same time providing a safer environment for firefighters to work, if a wildfire were to happen." " Early Saturday, the students gathered in Vi Orange's backyard to trim and remove yard debris from her sloping backyard. It was the first of three planned stops for the day. The students removed several pickup loads of waste and hauled them to the transfer station in East Quincy. Ross credited Dennis Simpson of Waste Management for waiving the normal fees associated with dumping the debris. State Farm provided money for supplies and equipment. The National Fire Protection Association sponsored the first Wildfire Community Lic #691840 For your bulk landscaping needs - Pavestone Bark Sand Grading Retaining Walls Equipment Rental Manure Deco Rock Utility Rock WE DELIVER. 1050 Hwy 36, Chester (Near the diversion canal) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8am - 5pm 258-7754 or 258-7714 Paid political .advertisement ......... . -- -, /,.-- J ENGEL SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5 Baseball & Politics Baseball ........ With spring in the air and the school year about to be finished, our children are beginning to play baseball, one of the highlights of their school year. They're excited, new teams are chosen and they begin their season. They meet their coaches, helpers and begin learning their positions. They practice, and practice, and practice ...... then excitedly they hear the words, "take the field, let's play ball, batter up'. This week I would like to use some baseball terms to explain some of my thoughts and ideas. My wife Jennifer and I have been on "Our Local Plumas County Team" for over 40 years having been raised and living here. We have raised our family here. Our business, Engel Construction, began over 32 years ago. Strike 1 ...... Under Preforming Economy Stke 2 ..... Loss of Jobs, incomes and tax revenues Strike 3.....March 2014 Unemployment Rates in Plumas County, range from 14.6% (www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov) to 20.8% (unemployment-rates-county.findthedata.org.) We're Out ..... Loss of jobs and job security, loss of families, friends, neighbors and residents leaving/losing their homes and searching for jobs and housing in job friendly areas. 1st base hit ..... Jobs, Well-Paying, Local Jobs 2nd base hit ..... Public Safety, Our Community, Families Need to Be Safe, Secure 3rd base hit ..... Encourage Growth & Support Reasonable Regulations Home Run ..... Expand our Economic Opportunity for New & Existing Business's, Provide Safety and Support for our Sheriff's, Fire, Public, Private Employees and the Citizens Plumas County The Winnin Grand Slam We Can Win ..... My top priority will be to bring in well-paying, local jobs; jobs that will complement our county, jobs that will be safe for our families and our communities. With good, local jobs coming into our county, growth will follow With growth will come funding for public safety, financial security; with financial security comes the ability to protect funding for all of our community, public employees, our veterans and our senior citizens. We need to maintain a balanced budget for financial security. Personal responsibility, common sense and reasonable regulations will assist in getting our unemployed back to work. We need people, private sector and govemment employees that are willing to work together and invest in job creation and training that is needed to cut down on unemployment, encourage our young people and their families to help create well skilled, good-paying, long term jobs. Our young people are willing and wanting to invest in their own Self Employed Businesses or taking over the running of their own family businesses here in our community. They may want to learn a Trade from those that have held jobs for many years and are preparing to mtirel We want and need our young people to raise their families here, so they can spend their lifetimes here in the beauty and safety of our community. We are a small hometown community that should offer them the opportunities that were offered to us. Many of the concerns you have for your families are similar to the those I've had for my family. I Live Here, I've Raised Our Family Here, I Work Here, I Love It Here ..... / d We Care Deeply For Our Plumas County Community. I kindly ask for your vote on June 3rd Jeff Engel Our Committee Consists of my Wife Jennifer, Our Family & Myself www.jeffengel.org (530) 836-0257 Paid for by the committee to elect Jeff Engel .. ..... . ..,,, / '. ,. " , .... L %, .... ,  .....  . !',. "'7 '% 7 S Club students pile yard debris into a truck to be hauled from a Quincy resident's home. The Quincy transfer station accepted the yard waste free of charge in recognition of the students wok for senior citizens as part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Preparedness Day. Nathan Ross said that he and his fellow S Club members chose this project because they wanted to "help some of the elderly clean up their yards and better protect them for wildfire." The students' work is timely as this is fire season is predicted to be severe and Cal Fire is beginning inspections of homes in Plumas County. The Plumas County Fire Safe Council also has funds for the elderly and disabled to clear their yards of fire hazards. More information can be obtained by going to plumasfiresafe.org or calling 283-3739. Support the local economy! Music and Dine Nights 5:30-9 pm at Live Music Thursday Nights May 8th, Karl Larson May 15th, Kelly Ann Miller May 22nd, Karl Larson May 2Oth, Tommy Miles, Mudbone Music All Summer Long...Stay Tuned at www.chaletviewlodge.com No cover, dinner menu available. Dinner Reservations Recommended. 530-832-5528 72056 Hwy 70, Between Graeagle and Portola on Hwy 70 Nathan Ross, vice president of the Quincy High School S Club, attempts to make more room for yard debris in the back of a pickup truck. Ross and fellow members of the S Club spent Saturday, May 3, helping to make elderly residents' homes more fire safe. Photos by Debra Moore Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com Internationally Inspued Califorma Bstro 2 for 1 Entrees w/purchase of appetizer Sandwiches Stuffed Burgers Fondue * Salads * Ribs Teriyaki Curry * Jerk Vegan Vegetarian Gluten Free * Lactose Free BEER & WINE Featuring Lunch and Dinner Indoor & Outdoor Garden Seating Live Music Casual Take-Out * Dine-In Catering 530.832.6337 (ReservationsRecommended) 10% Senior Discounts Hours: Mon-Sat 1 l am-8:3Opm (closed Sundays) 80 Commercial St., Portola www.thefeelgoodcafepodola.com A member of Eastern Plumas Chamber. We can assist with all your building needs - from plans to the finished product ATTY (530) 283-2035 P.O. Box 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 Lic. #453927 i ) : !