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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Vol. 147, No. 42 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS  : '.i" Rite of passage -- i About 100 people between the ages of { 18 and 74 were presented degrees and certificates during Feather River College's 44th annual commencement./ Page IB Perspective: Project support -- Plumas Audubon Society's board supports the green tree firewood project/Page 11B Fantastic finish -- Quincy's track athletes excelled against the state's best/Page 8C Tomorrow: Plumas Swim Team Potluck and Preseason Meeting, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion. Pick up registration packets, learn about upcoming season, meet coaching staff and new board of directors. Practices begin Monday evening, June 9. Registration packets also available at Central Plumas Recreation and Park District office; from Shannon Little, For information: head coach Paul Vaughn, 928-600-3134, Friday: Grand opening, 3 - 8 p.m., SerenityNails and Massage at 185 Leonard Ave. Music, hors d'oeuvres, punch, spirits, prize drawing, discounts. For information: Lori Cannizzaro, 616-0713. Opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery. Featuring Marv Schmidt. Complimentary wine, appetizers. Opening reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring art journals by Micaela Rubalcava, Julie Hatzell. Refreshments provided. For information: 283-3402. Friday - Saturday: Lost Sierra Trail Daze, begins 3 p.m. Fri, Plumas-Sierra See Q, page 6A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 ....... F :i: :-' .. -. Makenna Crosby, left, Caden Hendrickson, Ashley Hagen, Ally Openshaw and David Leonhardt hold up simple games that pioneer children living in the mid-late 1800s enjoyed playing. Photos by Laura Beaton Kristin Murphy, left, and Cody Drapeau play a hoop game while Malachite Nelson concentrates on a game that involves catching a bean bag alternately in one of two cans attached to a stick. A picnic table full of fourth-graders learns how to sew a button on a piece of clothing during Living History Days at the Plumas County Museum. Living History Making biscuits in a wood-fired oven is a skill that pioneers learned well. From left: Julie Hochrein instructs Quincy fourth-graders in the simple art of biscuit making while Gernert Lorenzen churns butter and Coleman Tomlinson, 7'9 ; Quincy fourth-graders try their luck at panning for gold during Living History Days at Plumas County Museum on May 28. From left: Hank Taylor, Lexi Baumgartner, Emmary Annie Froggatt, Kieran Heaney, dad Tom-44eaey, Aclm.-- Wingfield, Chloe Newtonand Natiflgston rotated Crews and Olivia Dingel prepare to make and bake biscuits through other pioneer-era activities including candle- and that they will slather with butter and enjoy 10 minutes later, beef jerky making and washing laundry on a washboard. County picnic kicks off summer Saturday Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plu The first big event Of the summer season at the fairgrounds kicks off Saturday, June 7, with the 27th annual County Picnic. Admission is free for the event that runs from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. The Lions Club will hold its traditional pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. and a swap meet begins at 8 a.m. Fair manager John Steffanic said there are still plenty of spaces -- free of charge -- for booths. Contact Steffanic at 283-6272 for more information. The Sierra Cascade Street Rodders present their annual Show and Shine car show with a special tribute to veterans and vintage military vehicles this year. Food vendors, commercial vendors, educational exhibits, a Little League fundraiser barbecue and more are available for the entire family. American Valley Speedway action starts at 7 p.m. on the raceway. See Fair, page 7A Home health workers worry about future Low pay, limited hours could impact those that they care for Debra Moore Staff Writer Jean Moser held the woman's hand for several hours as she lay dying in a Reno hospital room. Moser, a home health worker in Quincy, had received a call from the woman's daughter. "Can you come?" she asked. "My mom's been asking for you all night." "That's a hard thing to do, to watch someone die," Moser ::.:;::::::.:,:  ================================= ; ::b5 :: :::! :::::::-}iii ,i{  ?;:: g:i: })i9  said, but she went because she considered the woman her family. Moser becomes emotionally attached to those that she cares for as an in-home provider. "My love for that lady ..." she says as her voice trails off. "Then I adopted her dog." Over the years, Moser has adopted three dogs. She. describes herself as someone who has been a "caregiver all her life," but her career officially began in 2000 when she began working for the In-Home Supportive Services program. She moved to Plumas County t wo years later and continued with IHSS. Moser is the same woman who handed each of the supervisors a quarter during their May 21 meeting. The 25 cents represented the home health workers' first pay raise since October of 2007, and she said it wasn't enough. That increase brought her hourly wage to $8.81 per hour. Who are they? IHSS workers provide in-home care for the elderly and disabled who qualify for assistance. State, federal and county coffers share in funding the program. "The purpose of this program is to keep people .in their homes, said Elliott Smart, Plumas County's social services director. In addition to allowing people to remain in their homes, it's believed to be a See Workers, page 7A [)omestic violence classes returning to Plumas County Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdonald@plumasnews.corn Court-ordered domestic violence classes are scheduled to resume in Plumas County beginning June 13. The classes were abruptly halted last year when the only local provider moved out of the area. Acting Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince told the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee last week that a Butte County company has agreed to conduct the classes in Plumas County. "This is something that we are very excited about," Prince said during the executive committee's May 28 meeting in Quincy. "I know the courts have been very eager to get this program started again." Domestic violence classes are often ordered by the court as part of an offender's alternative sentence. Prince said as many as 45 people were close to completing the 52-week program when the classes were halted last year. He said those people would be given priority when the classes resume. The classes will be conducted by New Beginnings of Chico. Prince said the Chico company has "a significant and successful history of working with Butte County in a similar regard." The first Plumas class will include 12 people an d be held at the probation department. Prince said a second 12-person class could begin soon -- possibly at the new Day Reporting Center in Quincy. Offenders who are ordered into the program pay $30 per week. However, the provider offers a sliding fee scale, depending on a person's ability to pay. The CCP's executive committee unanimously See Classes, page 6A Bike path beauty Plush red lupine flowers tower over a host of wildflowers near the bike path in Quincy on May 21. Photo by Laura Beaton