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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3A County Picnic features classic cars, Sweetheart pageant The 28th annual County Picnic will be held this Saturday, June 6, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy. This annual event is occurs the first Saturday of June and offers Plumas County residents an opportunity to enjoy various activities from classic cars to the Sweethearts competition. The Lions Club of Quincy will kick off the day with its annual pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on the porch of the Mineral Building. There will be food vendors, commercial vendors and educational displays. There also will be activity in the livestock area with 4-H Small Animal Showmanship Day. The popular Sierra Cascade Street Rodders Show and Shine with hundreds of beautiful and exotic cars and trucks will return. The California Highway Patrol is bringing a display of its vehicles, new and old, including a 5.0 Mustang. Fair Manager John Steffanic said visitors to this year's show will be able to see, or perhaps more accurately hear, a classic dragster roar to life. The plan is to start it twice during the day as each time costs around $150 in fuel. In the spirit of the old picnic, a free ice cream social will be offered, sponsored by the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Foundation and hosted by this year's Sweetheart of the Mountains candidates. Guests can come by the gazebo beginning at 3:30 p.m. and have a scoop of tasty ice cream served up by one of the Sweethearts. The social will only last around an hour because the candidates have to get ready for that night's Sweetheart of the Mountains competition. Last year, the competition was held during the Plumas-Sierra County Fair in the Grandstands. The competition, or pageant as it was referred to back then, used to be held at the picnic in the '60s and '70s. The competition will be Junky car show looking for more entries .Jsa.rsj w ' oWpi: sn m Organizers of the inaugural Concour D'Lemon are looking for more proud owners of beloved lemons to enter their cars into the junky classic car contest this Father's Day, June 21. The event, set to coordinate with the annual Father's Day Fly-In, will take place at the old Willits Motors building next to Gansner Airfield in Quincy. In addition to various aircraft, the Father's Day Fly-In will feature classic, polished cars. The Concour D'Lemon, on the other hand, will feature those junky cars that owners just can't live without. "We're turning lemons into treasures," joked organizer Claudia Vickers. "If you got it, flaunt it," added Claudia's husband and co-organizer, Marvin Vickers. Claudia Vickers shows off the Jeep Grand Wagoneer she plans to enter into the inaugural Concour D'Lemon on June 21. The event will give owners of junky, yet beloved, cars the chance to show off. Photo by James Wilson Registration ($5) will take place the day of the event. Car owners can register from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the morning of June 21. The Vickerses plan to include several quirky details to add fun to the event, including a 20-foot-tall sky dancer (also known as Wacky Wailing Inflatable Tube Man). Unusual trophies will be handed out at 12:30 p.m. to winners of the just-as-unusual categories. One category, for example, is for the owner that most resembles his/her vehicle. Claudia described the event as a free-for-all, a venue for car owners to brag, trade or barter old parts, sell or just view. For more information, call Claudia or Marvin at 283-3551. Quincy man arrested after threatening to shoot police A Quincy man was arrested Thursday afternoon, May 28, after allegedly threatening to shoot local police officers. Kenneth Dean Whitaker reportedly told employees of American Valley Hardware he "needed to shoot some Quincy cops" moments after he purchased high-powered rifle ammunition from the store. An employee alerted the Plumas County Sheriff's Office and deputies responded to the scene. Whitaker was found to be in possession of the purchased rifle ammunition along with a loaded firearm in his vehicle. Whitaker was arrested and jailed on charges of making criminal threats, possession of a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony, and possession of a loaded firearm within a vehicle or public place. He is being held on $500,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned in Plumas County Superior Court on Monday. Kenneth Dean Whitaker Happy 30th Birthday I:elicia V a rg a.w.v.w Love, The Pingree Family Breaking NEWS? held in Serpilio Hall at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for those 5 to 17 years of age and free for 4 and under with an adult. The show will not only feature the talents, poise and community service of the candidates, it will also present performances from the recent Feather River College Star Follies troupe and the Rhythm & Grace Dance Studio. The candidates are competing for scholarships totaling $1,500. The Sweetheart of the Mountains competition is sponsored by the fair foundation, which exists to promote the health and vitality of the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Learn more about the foundation by visiting its page on the fair website: The day's festivities will be capped off with the County Picnic American Valley Speedway race, which is one of the biggest of the year. Racing starts at 7 p.m. on the raceway in the Grandstand. t Why should you see the eye dodor? 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FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT Saturday, June 6, 2015 9am - 2pm Chester Transfer Site Hwy A-13 and Hwy 36 Acceptable household hazardous waste: Acetone Alcohols Ammonia Fertilizers Insecticides Barbecue & Lighter Fluid Window Cleaners Windshield Wiper Fluid Cess Pool Cleaners Chlorine Drain Cleaners Dyes Tree Root/Stump Killer Oil, Automotive Oil, Petroleum Used Oil Filters Paint Strippers Paint Thinners Wood Preservatives Shellac Transmission Fluid Antifreeze Wallpaper Cement Weed Killer Batteries Paint, Wood Stains Bleach Poisons Items not accepted: Radioactive Material Cylinders (gas) Explosive Material Medical Waste Residentia/ use on/y. Commercia/ waste on/y accepted by fee. Feather River Disposal, Inc. A Waste Management Company Serving Quincy, Greenville & Chester/Lake A/manor 530-283-2004 m