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ILD vveanesclay, May 21, 2014 Bu.un, icufLI, rrogrle$$1ve, upurter LETTERS, from page 11B It's not the frog, it's the principle Right on, Superisor Swofford! "Too many ologists" - that may be the greatest tagline of the 21st Century. Stand and fight. The only oligist we need is a proctologist, to weed out the rest of them. How long will this tyranny go on? We needed to .punch the department in the nose before, need I say more than pike. The state must be held accountable when its actions disrupt the public peace with its actions. There is only one Plumas Couty man still punching on our behalf-- B.J. Pearson. He has the state by the neck. This frog tyranny may wake up some folks who should have hung on with him. Not for personal gain, but for the public good. This fight is for principle, not pike, politics or stinking frogs. Fight back. The pitbull could use the support. He is one of us. Ed Laurie Portola Dumb move by city The "dumb as rocks" Portola City Council made an offer to an assistant city manager in Greenfield for $75,000 to be Portola's new City Manager. His name is Paul Mugan. He is currently earning $106,000 per year in Greenfield. He has a resume that puts to shame Robert Meacher (former County Supervisor) the other candidate in the race for City Manager. Out of the clear blue, after they offer him the job they rescind their offer. Here is their reason why (get this) because he won't move his entire family, sell his home in Monterey County and be "invested" in Portola by June 15. He even passed an investigation by our sheriff's department after the officer traveled all the way to Monterey. Michelle Gault and Mayor Phil Oels also traveled to Monterey and interviewed Mr. Mugan for three hours. This is what you get when you have a council that has never had any experience hiring or fn'ing employees. Seven people from the city and five members from the community chose Paul Mugan over Robert Meacher! There is something terribly wrong with this City Council. It takes a 3-to-2 vote to rescind an offer. As I have said before, in the Coming election you really need to elect two people that are not old biddies or old men to the City Council You need people that are not bigoted, have some common sense and are leaders not followers. You need a city manager that has "city" experience not refrigerator experience. Or, for that matter, Plumas "supervisor" experience. You need someone strong enough to tell the employees that they are not running the city; they just work for the city. Trent Saxton Lake Davis Events Around Plumas County Portola: Public finances meeting, 3:30 p.m., Portola High School library. Site council members conduct meeting to review proposed expenditures of allocated funds for 2014-15 school year. Members of public encouraged to attend. Quincy: Free Shaved Ice Party, 4 - 7 p.m., Carey Candy Co. Amy Carey hosts party to thank community for helping reach Kiva Zip loan goal. wire. For information: Kim Walker, 836-0142, 927-8361, Blairsden: Plumas-Eureka Community ' I Services District Auxiliary "  Pancake Breakfast, 8- 11 a Lq [ a.m., Plumas Eureka Firehouse at 200 Lundy Lane. Pancakes, eggs, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, milk. $8 adults, $3 10 and under. Gin fizzes, bloody Marys $2 each. Prize drawings. All proceeds benefit Plumas Eureka Volunteer Fire Department. Sierra Valley: Sierra Valley Bird Watching; to carpool from Quincy meet 7:30 a.m. in front of Sav-Mor, in Sierra Valley meet 8:15 a.m. in parking area across from A23/Highway 70 junction. Plumas Audubon Society outing led by Colin Dillingham with car caravan. Bring lunch, drinks for potentially long day. For information: Sierraville: Spring Cleaning Community Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sierraville School. Sponsored by Sierraville Recreation Association. For information: 994-3496. Rwanda travel program, 7 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. Plumas Audubon hosts Julie Newman, Terri Weist discussing travel experiences. Tab Benoit in concert; doors open 7:30, showtime 8 p.m.; Town Hall Theatre. Award-winning blues musician presented by Plumas Arts. General admission $25; Plumas Arts member advance tickets $20; tickets at the door (if available) $30. Tickets available online at  - :4' information about performer: Graeagle: Blood Drive, 1 - 6 p.m., Graeagle Fire Station at 7620 Highway 89. Schedule appointments at or call Mohawk Community Resource Center, 836-0446. Quincy: Eighth annual benefit take-out lunch, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. pickup at Quincy Community United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Menu: smoked turkey and cheese on croissant, fruit salad, cookie; water. $9 donation supports Quincy Community Supper. Some late lunch orders accepted: call 283-1740 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.), email Leave name, phone number, number of lunches, pickup time. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Plumas County Republican Women luncheon, Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch. Business meeting 10:45 a.m. Public invited to noon luncheon to hear candidate Jeff Engel for District 5 supervisor, Delicia Martinetti of Domestic Violence Services. Costs $20 for lunch. Quincy High School Senior Expo, 4 - 6 p.m., in front of courthouse. Meet Class of 2014, find potential employees, view senior project posters, hear about experiences, ask questions. Greenville: Student plant sale, 3:30 - 5:30 p,m., Greenville High School. Vegetables, herbs, flowers.available. Proceeds benefit GHS natural resources program. Clio: Friday Night Music Series, 6 - 9 p.m., Nakoma's Wigwam Room. Donald "Fingers" Khan kicks off series with classical piano performance. No cover charge. Full bar, dinner menu available. Graeagle: Please Fence Me In, 9 a.m., mile marker 1 on Graeagle/Johnsville Road behind Cuccia's. Volunteers assist therapeutic riding nonprofit Horses Unlimited Project Mohawk in making pasture safe for horses, students. Wear sun protection, proper attire to work with barbed Chester: Plumas Animal Welfare Society yard sale, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 336 Lassen St. Proceeds support PAWS spay, neuter, rescue program." Donations may be dropped off in driveway. Clio: Issue forum, 10 a.m., Nakoma Golf Resort. Free presentations by expels on Russia, Ukraine conflict; health care reform..In conjunction with fourth annual High Sierra Spring Golf Classic, 1 p.m. Banquet 6 p.m. with silent auction. All auction proceeds go to Portola High School scholarships. For information: Bill Davis, To participate: 322-3333. Barbecue dinner benefiting Portola High School, on Nakoma Terrace. Buffet for $26; proceeds support PHS scholarship fund. For reservations: 322-3323. Indian Valley: Indian Valley Community Bike Ride, 8 a.m.- t p.m., start from Greenville High School parking lot or Taylorsville Campground. Hosted by Greenville Rotary Club, Evergreen Market. Includes aid stations, snacks, drinks, SAG wagon, post-ride picnic lunch at outdoor education center next to GHS gym. Open to all skill levels, families welcome (12 and under must ride with adult). Helmets mandatory for all riders. Registration $5. Registration forms available at stores around Indian Valley, Bodfish Bicycles & Quiet Mountain Sports in Chester, The Bike Shop on Leonard Avenue in Quincy. Lake Almanor: Annual Bake Sale, 7 a.m. - noon, Peninsula Market at 309 Peninsula Drive. Hosted as fundraiser by Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. For information: Linda Porter, 259-4422. Operation Safe Boat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., two locations: boat ramp in Prattville, Canyon Dam boat ramp. Water Safety Day coincides with National Safe Boating Week. Allied agencies provide voluntary inspections without enforcement emphasis: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Plumas County Sheriff's Office boat patrol (boats, floatation devices), California Highway Patrol (trailers), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (invasive mussels). For information: PCSO, 283-6375 (ask for a boat patrol officer). Maybe: 25th anniversary celebration, Maybe Antiques. Owners Shirley, John O'Donnell offer refreshments. Portola: Portola High School Alumni Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., InterMountain Recycling Center at 73980 Industrial Way in Delleker. Proceeds benefit Portola High School Scholarship Fund. Quincy: Dirty Cello concert, 7:30 p.m., West End Theatre. Doors open 6:30. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 atthe door. Tickets on sale at Alley Cat Cafe, Epilog Books, Blairsden: "Build the Ski Hill" concert, 8:30 p.m. each night, Corner Barn at 8989 Highway 89. Presented by Chris David, Graeagle-Plumas Alliance as fundraiser for Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl. Featuring Reno Bad Boys, Reno Ladies. Tickets $30. For information, to donate: David, 836-1700, 249-0384. Chester: 17th annual Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Chester Park. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chester. Juried show limited to 55 vendors; all items handmade. Revenue supports Rotary youth programs. For information: , Cheri Mclntire, 258-2516. Graeagle: Downtown Graeagle Memorial Weekend Shop Hop. All downtown merchants open for business. Get card stamped at participating shops for chance to win prize; no purchase necessary. Shop hours vary. For information: Nancy Degger, 836-1856, Clio: Tasting on the Terrace, 5 - 7 p.m., Nakoma. Tasting series opens with Grant-Eddie Winery. Tasting flight $18; includes wine-paired appetizers. Wine available to purchase. Lake Almanor: Annual Fire Sirens yard sale/Peninsula Fireman's Association breakfast; breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, sale 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Fire Station No. 2 at 801 Golf Club Road inside Lake Almanor Country Club. Sale features $5 bag specials. Breakfast menu: pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, juice, milk, coffee. Breakfast $8, 11 and under $4. For information: Peninsula Fire Protection District office, 259-2306. Chester: Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m., Chester Cemetery. Organized by Feather River Blue Star Morns; includes color guards, speakers. For information, to get involved: Ann Cordero, 259-4785. Crescent Mills: Free military golf tournament, noon tee time, Mt. Huff Golf Course. Mt. Huff, Plumas County Veterans Service Office offer free 18-hole tournament to Pltimas County veterans, active military personnel. Limited to 44 players. Free New York steak dinner to follow; additional meals $15 for nonmilitary guests. To register: 284-6300. Quincy: Ninth annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Dame Shirley Plaza. Flag ceremony, taps, gun salute, speakers, refreshments. Smoke-free housing residents and pets enjoy better health For the 9 million Californians who live in apartments and other multi-unit housing, breathing their neighbors' secondhand smoke is a critical, daffy health problem. Rural and small communities have the highest smoking rates in California, which can be 3 - 7 percent higher than the statewide average. Fortunately, Plumas County residents in multi-unit housing experience improved health, according to Kathleen O'Bryant, a spokesperson for the Plumas County Tobacco Use Reduction Program. Residents of Wildwood, Sierra Meadows and Pine Meadows in Chester, and Wolf Creek and Green Meadows in Indian Valley, enjoy positive outcomes of smoke-free policies, says O'Bryant. She reports that tenants residing in the complexes experience a healthier lifestyle. Drifting secondhand smoke can cause illnesses, including asthma, ear infections, heart disease and stroke. The American Cancer Society states secondhand smoke is linked to lung cancer and also suggests that there is evidence it may be linked to many preventable chronic diseases, including childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), brain, bladder, rectum, stomach and breast. Pets are also exposed to secondhand smoke. The California Department of Public Health reports that dogs whose owners smoke are twice as likely to develop cancer. Cancer-causing agents can be found in a dog's hair and urine for months after being exposed to Secondhand ...... smoke, Secondhand smoke gets on a cat's fur. When a cat cleans itself, it gets a large dose of the chemicals in the smoke. Cats exposed to secondhand smoke are three times as likely to develop lymphoma, a deadly cancer. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure, and it has been declared a toxic air contaminant by the California Air Resources Board, O'Bryant said, "It's important to mention that apartment or rental owners may find themselves liable if they avoid addressing occupant issues around involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke." Not allowing smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to completely prevent exposure to secondhand smoke. Owners of apartment buildings have the right to make their buildings smoke-free. Landlords can actually save money on cleaning costs. A study conducted by UCLA in conjunction with the California Apartment Association [uggests that costs of a thorough restoration of a two-bedroom apartment unit inhabited by a heavy smoker could cost in the range of $8,000 per unit. The absence of smoking creates a healthier lifestyle as well as cost savings. Owners and managers of local apartments, rentals and condominiums are encouraged to go smoke-free and reduce secondhand smoke exposure on their properties. For more information on affordable smoke-free housing call the local Community Development Commission at 283-2644. For information about making apartments or rental units Soere orhbout quitting : 'i smoking, call Kathleen O'Bryant at 283-6427. Deadline approaching for funding requests For organizations wishing to submit a request for The Common Good Community Foundation's spring funding cycle, the deadline of May 30 is fast approaching. Though the foundation typically accepts requests during the entire month of May, that window has been shortened in this funding cycle due to a publication error. The submission process is simple and straightforward and is open to nonprofit organizations within Plumas County. Guidelines, instructions and the funding request form are available at Questions regarding the funding process can be emailed to commongood The Common Good Community Foundation provides funding in areas related, but not limited to, the arts, education, senior services, health care and animal welfare. Grant requests cannot exceed $1,500 and, to date, the foundation has awarded over $33,000 to organizations within Plumas County. The Common Good Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to benefiting communities and organizations within Plumas County. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, refer to the foundation's website at commongood l I I I I I I I SENIOR MENU I I Monday, May 26 Sites closed for Memorial | Day I Tuesday, May 27 Apple juice, flank steak, I baked potato, steamed I zucchini, whole grain bread, pudding I I l I Illl I 1 ! Wednesday, May 28 Tuna sandwich, green pea I salad, mixed berries, frozen I yogurt Thursday, May 29 I Ethnic meal: lasagna, garden salad, swiss chard, sour- I dough roll, mixed fresh fruit I Friday, May 30 Healthy heart meal: Tahitian I chicken, carrots - peppers - I peas, white rice, cubed .... pineaple i Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; 1 Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- " 1 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for 1 reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older." | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory 1 charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites.