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2C Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter • Men are from Mars, w00)00nen are from Venus? This one is for the ladies. I've given thousands of lessons over the years. But, without a doubt, the toughest lesson I've ever ventured into is with my wife. Even with what I've learned over the years watching husbands and wives almost coming to blows on the range, I thought because we were newlyweds at the time there would be no problem in teaching my bride how to play. All I had to do was be encouraging and patient and this would be fun PRO'S CORNER JON JARESS PGA Professional, Director of Golf Nakoma Golf Resort -- right? Wrong. Within 15 minutes the bag was on the ground and I swear I saw a hand gesture as I watched my wife march off the range, get into the car and slam the door. You can bet I was really patient with my time in getting into that same car. Now for the men. How many times have we been caring, patient and even excite d to help our wives improve their game only to hear, "What you're telling me doesn't (expletive) work!" At this point we head to the snack shop and avoid the brawl. On return, we find the guy three spots down on the range has offered a few tips of his own to our beloved and -- bingo! -- she has a new hero. Adding salt to the wound, we listen to the suggestion and realize it's exactly what we were talking about in the first place. True story -- when we lived in Arizona my wife and I started practicing on separate ends of the range to avoid marital woes. One day, I heard Ann singing "Edelweiss" (from "The Sound of Music") during her backswing. Thinking the Arizona heat was getting to her, I rushed down to make sure she was all right. Come to fiend out, some range "hero" gave her another great tip by suggesting she sing "Edelweiss" during her backswing to help improve her rhythm. Bad suggestion. A better one -- find a swing coach, a professional. Work with just one person and set goals. Every golf lesson is as individual as the individuals themselves. Finding the right coach is so important in developing our growth in the game. "Individual" is the key word here -- we're all different. It's your choice. You can listen to "Edelweiss" for two weeks and smile, take that slow, patient walk to the car or fmd a professional (and sane) swing coach. Jon Jaress is the PGA head golf professional at Nakoma Golf Resort in Clio. To inquire about private lessons O r to ask him a ' question, email him at GOLF RESULTS Mt. Huff Golf Course Even though the weather service predicted Sierra . thunderstorms, the clouds didn't gather heavily over Indian Valley. The day was perfect for the Wednesday Morning Scramble on May 6. Coming into first place at a strong 10 under par was the team of Ron Chistensen, Dick Grace and Leo Sorosinski. Jeff Stevens, Greg Stevens and Ron Carter came in at 6 under par for the second-place showing. Third-place ranking at a closer 5 under par was given to the team of Matt Rutledge, Don McConnell and Jim Bryant. The chip-in was a tie between Gary Metzdorf and Greg Stevens and Bill Arave hit it closest to the pin. A bit chillier Thursday, May 7, for the Thursday Evening Scramble and a few sprinkles fell, but no spirits were dampened. In first place, at 5 under par, the honors went to Mike Ingle, Dave Ricetti, Chuck Thrall and Dick Grace. Second place was awarded to the team of Don Guess, Leaf Van Pelt and Ralph Cote. Closest to the pin was scored by Christian Beres from the Greenville High School golf team and the long drive on the sixth hole was hit by Dave Ricetti. Ashley, as usual, outdid herself with a great chicken parmesan dinner to follow the scramble. The scrambles are indeed a great event. Graeagle Meadows Men's Golf Club As the cool unpredictable weather continues, so does the golf here in Eastern Plumas County. On Friday, only seven Badditos and seven Bandits showed up On what turned out to be a nice day. Norm Nichols took low net with a nice 67 while Jim Bilger's 70 was good for second. John Sciborski won three skins, Marv Pierce won two arm Jim Bilger got one. It was four Bandits against three in a two-best-ball format in which one player sat out every fourth hole. There was no sitting out for the team of George Frazer, John Mitchell and Dan Anderson, as tley took the match by four strokes. Sixteen players showed up for Monday Madness to play total par points with two-person teams. Jac Castleton with Tom Gossett piled up 64 points to take first place. Jim and Linda Bilger came in second with 55 and Tom Balestri and Annie Fischer managed third with 53. On Wednesday, Graeagle Men's Club had its Spring Breakfast and General Meeting. Afterward, nine four-man teams fired offfrom a shotgun start and scrambled through 18 holes. On a breezy afternoon, the team of Tom Slavik, Gary Reid, Ron Eaton and the hot Norm Nichols finished in first place With a bogey-free 62. Close, but no cigar, with 63, were the team of Jim Reynolds, Richard Eck, Wally Walker and Bill Smidt, and the team of John Sciborski, Randy Peterson, Chuck Hein and Jac Castleton. Graeagle Meadows Women's Golf Club On May 14, 23 hardy women teed it up with temperatures in the mid-40s to play Three Blind Mice, in which, at the end of the round, scores and handicap strokes for three holes chosen at random by the pro shop were thrown out. • Winners in the Red Tee Division included Alaine Flynn, first place; Debbie Peterson, second place; and Cathy Churchin, third place. Combo Tee Division winners were Annie Fischer, first place; and a three-way tie for second place: Lois Childress, Carol Desmond and Priscilla Piper. And there were chip-ins galore. Usually only one or two members have chip-in s , but this week the players who bundled up and played were rewarded with seven total chip-ins: Judy Porep-Lullo and Bev Reynolds had two each, and Catherine MacDonald, Debbie Peterson and Dee Walker had one each. To have golf results and club news included in 'this weekly section, email the information to by Friday at 3p.m. Fishing report. Damselfiies are on the menu cannot but suspect it keeps armies of the unworthy from discovering trout. --Paul O'Neil The weather has been on the cool and damp side for mid-May. That is a good thing any way you cut it. Among other things, the unsettled weather will prolong the spring fishing patterns. The fishing slowed down a little this past week. There were fewer bugs hatching and fewer anglers on the water. I suspect the fish were still feeding, but maybe at a little slower pace in the cool weather. One thing that has not happened yet this spring is the damselfly hatch. Damselflies are a big thing to anglers at Lake Davis, but I Michael Condon Staff Writer I am not against golf, since I How Healthy Are You? Check your OWN health and labs WITHOUT your doctor! • Get ly Own Health Advisor for $29.99. It's a new online Health Check Up. Pay here to order your oxm lab tests onfine and SA'E 80% off re lab. prices. Find oat your risk of getting a he attack: abetes, cancer or anoerbad ess. 1)" Own Health Adxsor gathers your health to inform you: about your risks, butit does .not diagnose disease or :take the place iyour regular medical pro,&d_ ffneeded US cemsed doctors are ready by phone or online, 24/7 w' pharmacy Pick  or a m order gesra. Save e wg for a LONG doctor's Asit. Tetl your friend= family or employees about  new Low Cost *Seg *Health Care. Call Now 24/7 and get 33% oilily Own Health Advisor with Coupon: Health2 think they may be overlooked by many anglers. Damselflies make up a large part of a trout's diet. They are available year-round, but they are especially important in the late spring and early summer. Adult damselflies look much like their slightly larger cousin the dragonfly. Damselflies have a more slender body and when not in flight hold their wings parallel to their body and straight over their backs. Dragonflies hold their wings out and perpendicular to their body when at rest. Damselflies begin life as larvae underwater where they molt up to 15 times as they grow toward their adult form. This underwater development of the nymph typically lasts one to two years but can last as long as six years for some species. When they are ready to emerge they migrate toward whatever they can crawl out of the water onto: downed timber, reeds sticking above the waterline, or the rocky shoreline. Once free of the water the nymphal skin is shed and the graceful adult emerges. During this final migration, the nymphs often become dislodged and drift in the current. This is when they are most available to the trout. Successful anglers mimic this drifting nymph. It is most easily done with one of the many effective nymph patterns available. Olive green or brown nymph patterns in size 12 or 14 are best. I like patterns tied with marabou or Jay Fair's Swimming Hackle that give the fly a very life-like motion. Bait anglers can cash in too. A short red worm is an excellent damselfly nymph look-alike. Damsels usually crawl toward shore, so it is best to get your offering close to the bottom. They are also able to swim. They do so with a somewhat jerky motion and frequent rests. Whether using a fly or a worm, use a slow retrieve with very short twitches and an occasional pause. The next piece of the puzzle is knowing where to try a damsel imitation. On a shallow lake like Lake Davis they can be found anywhere along the shoreline. Ten feet deep or less works best. On larger lakes like Almanor, look for shallow bays. Goose Bay on the west shore is full of damselflies and the trout are in there now. Gould Swamp (the hot spot for bass right now) is another good area to fish damsels. At Bucks Lake, Haskins is a good spot. Also try the cove between Sundew and the mouth of Mill Creek. I think this spot is especially good because the Security of deeper water is so close by. Damsels are a prime food source in most small high-elevation lakes like those in the Lakes Basin or Caribou Wilderness. Damselflies are mostly associated with the still waters of lakes and ponds. But they can be found in streams too. Look for areas adjacent to the slower backwaters. Occasionally a trout will jump high into the air to take a low-flying damsel. I have seen this a few times. Once it happened close enough to my kayak that I was able to see the trout cruising under the surface stalking the damselfly. Then it exploded into the air and grabbed it for lunch. That was quite a sight to see. But I do not think it happens often enough that I bother fishing adult damsel imitations. The nymphs are much more productive. When you see damselflies in the air and the nymphal shucks on shoreline rocks and brush, you know the time is right for fishing damsel imitations. But no need to wait for that. The nymphs are always there, and by now they have likely started migrating toward dry land. COUNTY OF PLUMAS NOTICE OF SOLICITATION FOR REQUEST FOR BIDS The Plumas County Public Health Agency (PCPHA) is soliciting bids from automobile dealerships for one (1) all-wheel drive minivan, and one (1) full size van with wheelchair lift, new or late model used and low mileage. PCPHA is seeking vehicles that either meet or exceed the specifications provided below. Vehicle Specifications: • New or late model used • (under 35,000 miles) • Automatic transmission • Traction control • Air conditioning • Antilock brakes • Power steering • Power brakes • Power windows • Power door locks • Cruise control • Rear window defroster • Four doors The full Solicitation for Request for Bids is available from PCPHA, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971, 530-283-6086, FAX 530-283-6425. PCPHA will accept sealed bids through May 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m, Bids may either be delivered in person or via US mail to the following address: ATTN: Les Hall, PCPHA, 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971. It is PCPHA's intent to review bid documents by the close of business on May 26, 2015. It is expected therefore that any successful bidder(s) would be notified by .May 27. 2015. The projected time period for delivery of selected vehicles is by May 29 2015. i f | i