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Feather River Bulletin wednesday, June 3, 2015 5A Public Works Director Bob Perreault, far left, and his foremen and crew members, including safety officer Joe Blackwell (holding trophy), receive the Golden Grader Award for the group's safety record. Photos by Debra Moore County's road department wins safety award Debra Moore Staff Writer Plumas County road crews worked more than 87,000 hours without an injury, earning them the 2014 Golden Grader Award, which is now on display at the Public Works Department in East Quincy. Plumas is part of the 15-county Northern California County Engineers Association and each year the association acknowledges the county with the best safety record. Last year that honor went to neighboring Lassen County. This year Plumas received the award, with Humboldt, Shasta and Butte taking the next three places. Each of those organizations had at least two injuries in 2014, but Plumas did not have any. "When I joined the staff, I inherited a fairly decent safety program," Public Works Director Bob Perreault said, but it has improved. "This type of recognition and level of safety for the county is important," Perreault said. Joe Blackwell, who is the department's safety officer, said the county's road crews take safety very seriously. "Everyone looks out for each other," he said. Trindel Insurance Fund, the county's carrier, conducts safety training during an annual road commissioners' conference. "Joe's crews often serve as the role models," Perreault said. The trophy will reside atop a bookcase in Blackwell's office until the 2015 recipient is named. Perreault and Blackwell hope it will stay in Plumas. The Golden Grader will reside at the Public Works Department this year. "Plumas County" will be engraved on the perpetual trophy. QUILTS, from page 1A Certified Farmers' Market where Team Quincy will be selling lemonade, during the Relay for Life event June 27, or by calling 283-3499. The winner will be drawn during Relay for Life and need not be present to win. Dream Team quilt The Dream Team is also using a quilt to generate money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Tickets for the colorful quilt, created by Graeagle resident Donna Meyers, will be sold during the Relay for Life event. It is currently on display at Main Street Styles, but will be moved down the street to Plumas Bank later this month. T-shirt quilt A quilt that features Plumas County Relay for Life T-shirts will be awarded during a silent auction June 27. The quilt, which was pieced together by Janice Bonnett, will be on display during the Relay for Life event. "The proceeds from this quilt won't be credited to a specific team, but rather it's for the entire Relay for Life event," said event co-chair Sheila Vargas. Vargas encourages the public to attend the event and bid on this inspiring quilt. The 2015 event This year's event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Plumas County courthouse in Quincy. Relay participants will walk around the courthouse and use Court Street as well as Dame Shirley Plaza for their team activities. Various downtown merchants will be open with extended hours and offer specials in conjunction with Relay for Life. Entertainment will be offered throughout the day and the public is invited to come and enjoy the event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society. PIONEER SWIMMING POOL OPENING JUNE 15 TM Swim Lesson Scholarships Pool Available for Private Parties Weekday Family Swim - 5-7pro Weekday Lap Swim - 12-1 pm - M,W,F CENTRAL PLUMAS RECREATION DISTRICT 34 Fairgrounds Rd., Quincy 283-3278 I, Vacation Time You're ready, Is your car? SUMMER SPECIAL Lube, Oil & Filter Change (Includes up to 5 qts, most cars &tite trucks) Brake Check (without wheel pull) Cooling System Check Visual Maintenance Inspection Exceptional Customer Service For Just $39 95* * Plus Tax & Haz Mat Fee Call for your appointment today! B'S AUTO, 0 283-1935 Expires 06110115 Does not apply to diesels, synthetic oil, or full size vans