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lOB Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Portola: Community Supper, 6 - 8 p.m., Father Burns Social Hall on corner of South Pine Street and Taylor Avenue. Free to the public, donations accepted. To sponsor a supper: Jackie, 832-4441. Quincy: Annual Concert on the Green, 5:30 p.m., Quincy High School front lawn. Includes performances by Quincy high, junior high jazz band, concert band, choir; Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School band, choir. Quincy High School Boosters barbecue lunch 5 - 7 p.m., costs $5 for hamburger or hot dog, chips or salad, drink. Proceeds support high school music program, Boosters. "Dinner with'a Doctor," doors open 6 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Costs $10; includes healthy meal, 3resentation by general and vascular surgeon Dr. Lawrence Milne, uestion-and-answer session. Tickets ayailable at Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co. For information: Tiffany Leonhardt, 283-7971. Quincy: Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7,10 a.m., Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds• In conjunction with Plumas County Picnic. County Plumas County Picnic, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Features Sierra Cascade Street Rodders show and shine, monster truck rides, NASCAR exhibit, vendors, 4-H showmanship events, swap meet. Epilog Books sponsors book signing by Sheila Sharp, Keddie Murders survivor, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sign up for swap meet at front gate between 7 and 8:30 a.m. $10 per table• American Valley Speedway race follows at 7 p.m.. North Fork Family Medicine Yard Sale, Papa's Donuts in East Quincy. Donations accepted at 7 a.m., opens to public at 8. Supports Plumas County Relay for Life. Susanville (Lassen County): National Trails Day and Bike the Bizz kick-off, 8 a.m. Lassen Land and Trails Trust, Bureau of Land Management, Lassen National Forest celebrate regional trails. First bike shuttle of the season runs for the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail. Shuttle runs on first and third Saturday of each month through last Saturday of October. For information:, 257-3252. Quincy: Quincy High School Senior Expo, 4 - 6 p.m., lawn in front of the courthouse. View senior project examples, information. In-depth vesentations foll6w Fri, May 31. |eckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Features fresh products from local growers, cooking events with guest chefs. Chester: Fish Fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 194 Main St: $8 Prattville: Benefit dinner, seating 5 - 7:30 p.m., Carol's Camp Prattville Caf~ at 2932 Almanor Drive West. All proceeds support Alex Hartline's trip to Stanford Summer Session. By reservation only. For information, reservations: 259-2464. Quincy: Senior Presentation Day, Quincy High School. Seniors discuss senior projects. Presentations begin at 12:30, 1, 1:45. Doors will only open immediately prior to each start time. All community members welcome• China Rock patio dedication follows at 2:30 p.m. Elks Graffiti Night Car Show, 4 - 9 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Faircjrounds. Farmers market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Historic Railroad Depot on Richmond Road. Lassen Land and Trails Trust hosts Lassen County's only certified farmers market each Saturday through Sept. 28. For information:, 257-3252. Taylorsville: Kids fishing day, 8 a.m. - noon, Pew Pond on Arlington Road. Presented by Feather River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, with Randy Pew, Zach Parks at Feather River College Fish Hatchery, The Sports Nut, Indian Valley Recreation and Park District. Bring rods, reels, bait; Trout Unlimited will have rods, reels to give away, loan out. Some bait, tackle also provided. For information: John Hafen, 284-1652. 6raeagle: Fundraising Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Cuccia's Restaurant. Five-course meal includes appetizers, salad, soup, entree, dessert, beverage• Donation of $37.50 per person, tax and tip included, supports Plumas County Relay for Life. Reservations required, seating limited. For information, reservations: Nancy Clark, 836-2586, 927-7178. Quincy: 1 lth annual Spr!ng Concert, 6:30 p.m., Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School cafeteria• Presented by Face the Music Studio, Plumas Arts. Featuring High Sier~'a Community Youth Orchestra conducted by Johny McDonald. Refreshments available• Donations accepted at the door. Chester: Community Blood Drive, noon - 6 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town. Donors entered into drawing to win a Toyota. To schedule appointments:; Jude Morse, 259-3626. Blairsden: Inaugural Home Brew Celebration & Competition, 2 p.m., The Brewing Lair at 67007 Highway 70. Registration required to enter competition. Brews judged by attendees, judges. Tasting tickets are two for $1, sold day of event. Food available for purchase. For information: The Brewing Lair, 394-0940. Graeagle: Family-friendly volunteer trail workday, meet 9 a.m. at Graeagle green• Help Sie(ra Buttes Trail Stewardship beautify, restore trails, in Lakes Basin Recreation Area in celebration of National Trails Day. Free. Includes breakfast bagels, sack lunches, tools, trail guidance, post-work snacks, adult beverages, post-work celebration 3 - 6 p.m. with live music, bounce house, community expo, Smokey Bear, more. Bring work gloves, water, work boots/shoes, layers, daypack, sun protection. For information, to RSVP:,, 545-2580. Portola: Taco Tuesday, 5 - 7 p.m., Calpine For information: 832-5785. Elks Lodge at 71292 Highway 70. Educational meeting, 6- 7 p.m., 33 E. Sierra St. Includes refreshments, information about dietary supplement that reduces oxidative stress caused by free radicals, other oxidants. For information: Tami Albarran, 249-1441; Kerri Landry, RN, 394-799. Guided history tour, meet 2 p.m. at Graeagle Fire Hall. Brief historical overview of Mohawk Valley, Graeagle, Blairsden, Clio followed by tour of Mohawk Cemetery off Johnsville Road, with biographical sketches• Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres at Longboards Bar & Grill at 4 p.m. In place of Art & Artifact Auction. $25 museum members, $30 non-members. Proceeds benefit Plumas County Museum• Tickets available at Graeagle Store, Mountain Hardware ~ Sports, Mohawk Community Resource Center. For information, tickets: museum, 283-6320; Don Clark, 836-2586. Meadow Valley: Spanish Ranch Bird Walk, meet 7:30 a.m. at 6669 Bucks Lake Road (on right tide coming from Quincy, two houses past Pineleaf intersection). Led by Darla DeRuiter, Darrel Jury. Walk ends before noon. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon• Blairsden: Social Media Brass Tacks 2, 5:30- 7, * The Grizzly Grill at 250 Bonta St. Learn about social media successesand failures, crisis management, so:called "social media rights" in dinner/presentation session. Presented by Big Fish Creations, Eastern Plumas Chambe~ of Commerce. Costs $40, includes dinner. For information: Mike, 836-4230, • _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _., 1VI~N-LI green salad, green beans, french Nutrition sites: | Monday, June 3 roll, melon/ice cream. Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-06~t3; | Apple juice, herb roasted chicken, Thursday, June 6 Greenville, 284-6608 (call day | mashed potatoes, carrot-raisin Braised beef & noodles, before for reservation); | salad, ww dinner roll, peaches, steamed broccoli, ww bread, Portola, 832-4173 (call day | Tuesday, June strawberries, before for reservation); | Healthy heart meal. Fish fillet, Friday' June 7 Blairsden, 836-0446 rice pilaf, vegetable salad, ww (Wednesdays only). | roll, mandarin oranges. *High sodium day' juice, baked Suggested donation is $2.50. II ham, baked sweet potato, One guest may accompany • II Wednesday, June 5 asparagus, cornbread fruit each senior, $6 mandatory II _ Spaghetti & meat balls, tossed cobbler, charge. Mends may change: LETTERS, from page 9B trees." They make no extra effort to go hundreds of feet away from their lines to hunt for trees that may fall in 15 - 20 years. They prune or remove a minimum number of trees and do so while still following the law. The Public Resource Codes do not advocate what PSREC is now doing. PSREC feels that they are saving money by doing this, yet other power companies in California make a much smaller impact with more frequent line inspections. The only way to change policy is to reach out to their board of directors to convince them that what the co-op is doing is unnecessary and is wasting money by concentrating in small areas and neglecting miles of lines in the wildlands. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors should be concerned and inquire about these neglected lines. The Sad part is that the powers that be at PSREC know they do not have to be so aggressive to conform to the law. They know they can take less trees. They are only doing it because they think they are saving money. What may be sadder is that they refuse to change because "That's the way we've always done it." Greg Jewers Quincy Attend meeting Yet another heads up to those residents interested in the massive tree removal on Chandler Road and elsewhere by PSREC. This can be done differently! And action needs to be taken now. If you are a PSREC "member/owner," you can help save some of your trees also, if you get involved now. Why should PSREC be wasting so much time and money clearing trees on manicured private land that probably will never fall anyway as admitted by PSREC Asst. General Manager Greg Lohn? Why is it that PG&E can concentrate on dead, dying and diseased trees and have minimal impact and still be obeying the law? Why is it that PG&E can inspect every mile of their line annually and still minimize'costs? While Plumas Sierra Rural Electric co-op is concentrating millions of dollars in your neighborhood, taking out your shade trees, the lines they are neglecting in the wildlands are harboring that one old, dying rotten oak tree, ready to fall and start the next Layman Fire. There will be a meeting dealing with this issue on Friday, May 31, at the Episcopal Church at 545 Lawrence St. (next to Patti's Thunder) at 5 p.m. It will be hosted by the Chandler Road Committee. erra opens Plumas County Supervisors have been invited to attend. We have a lot of new information regarding this debauchery and waste of our member/owner dollars. Please attend. Meridy Muir Quincy Consider this Have any of you racists out there stopped to consider the fact that President Obama is also white? I didn't think so. Crikit Smither Portola Toxic Republican brew What's been going on for the last two weeks in American politics? Much ado over nothing. We've been watching another witch hunt sponsored by the Republicans, with a trifecta of controversies that they have turned into wild conspiracies. Republicans are using the same playbook and theatrics they used to invent scandal after scandal targeting President Bill Clinton. The dates and names have changed but it still the same old vengeful Republicans targeting President Obama this time around, using the controversies of Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press flap. Benghazi is a scam blown out of proportion by loony Republicans hoping to turn it into another Watergate. The AP flap was just a policy dispute that Republicans have tried to make more out of than was there. The IRS Tea Party controversy developed because there were a large number of requests from Tea Party groups wishing to be granted non-profit status. The Tea Party is not a nonprofit social welfare group but a group of political activists. The Internal Revenue Service should have and did check the Tea Party out carefully. That's their job. Republicans have taken these three unrelated ' controversies and mixed them into a toxic brew for political gain. Ron Lowe Nevada City Bird cage rants Once again I am treated to another of Mr. Saxton's vitriolic rants. He pines for an America past. An America that was racist, homophobic and misogynistic. He waxes poetic for the mythical "producers," those individuals who, through their own grit and cunning, built this great nation single-handedly. He seems to lament our democracy where a simple majority holds sway. Ah, well, all is not so dire, at least his letters assure me of another page for the bottom of the bird cage. Brendan Finch Portola museum summer When the Kentucky Mine mining in the Sierra City stamp mill was up and mining region during the running at its maximum, later part of the 19th century. residents could hear the 10 A visit to the Kentucky 1,000-pound stamps crushing Mine and Museum located on gold-veined quartz ore for Highway 49 near the town of miles around. In fact, the din Sierra City is a unique of the several stamp mills opportunity for visitors to operating near Sierra City step into the world of the during the gold rush days of gold-seeking miners who the 1800s was so uproarious worked the mines and built that people had to get inside the towns that made somewhere in order to carry California the Golden State. on a conversation! The Kentucky Mine and Today, the stamp mills are Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 silent excepting two times p.m. Wednesday through each day when the Kentucky Sunday, from Memorial Day Mine stamp mill is once again weekend to Labor Day brought to life to give folks on weekend. the twice-daily tours of the Family-friendly pricing mine and stamp mill a is in place with $1 per person close-up encounter with an museum admission. Guided operating stamp mill. Tour gold mine and stamp mill members are cautioned to tours start at 11 a.m. and cover their ears if sudden 2 p.m. daily with $7 loud noises bother them admission for adults, $3.50 for because when the stamp children ages 7 -.17 and free drops, nearly everyone jumps! admission for children 6 and This chance to see and hear under. the sounds of a working gold Families are welcome to mine is just the dramatic come experience a day in the ending of thehour-plus tour life of a gold rush miner. For that takes visitors through the more information visit incredible day-to-day or experience of hard rock call 862-1310.