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-. "4'- Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 ll 19601 were the pm was sll ked back an absolute tile guys. This hits the the Town Hall May 9, 12 at 7:30 May 13 at 2 includes a Stars from County as Feather River takes Photos by etcalf By Victoria Metcaif That began two years ago, Staff Wdter according to Rotarian John Whether a scheduled DeSelle. Plumas County Board of Su-Eventually, approaching pervisors agenda item on the members of the Central master plan for a proposedPlumas Recreation District skate park in East Quincy is a (CPRD) and the Plumas-Sierra discussion or a showdown, re- County Fair Board, skate park mains to be seen Tuesday, representatives sought sup- May 15. port in locating the facilities Factions on both sides of the on a portion of an eight-acre plan--those for locating aparcel between the two facili- skate park and eventually oth- ties. er recreational facilities on a Initially, CPRD voted to hire piece of county-owned proper- Land Image, Landscape Archi- ty near Pioneer Park, and tects of Chico, to design a rnas. those against the location--are ter plan for part of the area. lining up. Learning that the Plumas- Members of the Plumas-Sier- Sierra County Fair was also ra County Fair Board of Direc- interested in using the same tors have come out against the company to produce a master skate park's location on an plan of the fairgrounds, mere- eight-acre section of property bets of the board of supervi- it has traditionally held con- sots agreed to pay Land Image trol over. With that in $25,000 for a study of several mind, members moved their county-owned Quincy loca- regularly scheduled meeting tions for the skate park. Part from Wednesday, May 16, toof the cost was also to provide Monday, May 14, prior to the the fair board with a working scheduled supervisors' meet- plan of the fairgrounds for ru- ing to discuss their plans, ture planning. Rotary members involved Three public meetings were with formulating plans for the organized as members of Land skate park and then raising Image first learned the scope approximately $70,000 for its of the project, then gathered construction are also laying information from the commu- their groundwork. .nity, and finally presented its Representatives from both recommendations. organizations and others plan In its initial survey, Land to give their input to the su- Image was asked to study sev- pervtsors, following a presen- eral parcels to determine stdt- tation of master plan options ability for a skate park. One of by Land Images of Chlco. those was at Gansner Park, where the tennis courts are cared. Looking for something for According to a Land local youths to do, and as a representative, that loca I means of keeping skateboard- had drainage problems. And,I ers out of trouble and provid- parents expressed concern i ing them with a place of their that it was too far away from ! own, members of the Quincytown for them to drop off theft Rotary Club began checkingchildren and not visible out other skate parks, looking enough for driveby patrols. for plans and considering fund-raising avenues. See Park, Page 13A / JoAnn Johnston, a popular teacher at C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School, has dis@ She was 54. Her body was discovered in a hot tub at her home Monday, May 14, when she failed to show up at school. An autopsy in Reno was being conducted at press time, but Sierra County Sheriff Lee Adams said her death was consistent with a drowning. Johnston, who has been a teacher with the Plumas Uni- fied School District since 1977, was most recently a reading specialist at C. Roy Carmichael, after having taught fourth grade thereTor several years. According to the school district office, Johnston was a past teacher association president, a past leader of the negotiations crisis team, a Jimm llllli Former PCTA president curriculum specialist, the initiator of tutorial and en. richment programs, and the conductor of specialized workshops for teachers. Principal Glen Boehme praised Johnston for her ded. ication and her devotion to students. Johnston is survived by her husband, Jim; daughters Bridgette Tish, and Megan and Sarah Martinez; son David Tierney; and three grandchildren. Funeral service informa- tion was pending at press time. remem- for Plumas from the first Wife of Cover. Spent Tues- visiting the ;r School and sched- the Charter was to pre- LS,000, but an Permitted the Clay began in then flew to hours in for by two as- first lady of the United States is protected by the Secret Service, the first lady of California is escorted by members of the California Highway Patrol. Rod Ellison, her sizable, but congenial, security agent, said he likes traveling with the first lady and notes that she enjoys the small plane rides, which her rigorous schedule often de- mands. Steve Vasquez, the other agent accompanying her on this trip, has been assigned to the governor's office since 1982. The pair never strayed far from Davis and were always the first to enter and exit an area. Principal Tim Gallagher spent the 90 minutes she was on the QHS campus, escorting the first lady from classroom I m to classroom, where she met with students and teachers. In Wes Stoddard's computer. aided design class, Davis ob. served students at work on their computers and discussed what they were learning. Senior Kris Kurpjuweit showed Davis the model of an engine he intends to replicate in wood, Stoddard told Davis that See lady, page 9A Pt to by Debra Coates Sharon Davis, of @or- ornor Grny Dnvis, visited Quincy High School and Plumae Chmtor Schl week. Hore, she visits with QH$ senior James Wilson Ganagt .