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Feather RiverBulletin , Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11A Johnene McDonald's dogs pose with the winnings they brought home after a recent agility trial in Klamath Falls. Photo courtesy Johnene McDonald Harmony Ridge dogs win big at Klamath Falls agility trials The Klamath Dog Fanciers Spring Agility Trial was held May 16 - 18 at the fairgrounds in Klamath Falls. Harmony Ridge's pack of pups, owned by Johnene McDonald, of Quincy, was competing there and won 21 qualifications out of 36 runs at the trial. Red Foxxmo won nine qualifications out of 12 runs and also earned a double "Q" pin for qualifying in Master Jumpers with Weaves and Master Standard in the same day. Foxxmo also got his title in Time to Beat, which is 100 points plus 15 qualifications. He got two first-place ribbons and one second-place ribbon. Benny won five qualifications plus two new titles -- Excellent Fast and . Excellent Jumpers -- plus got his first double Q pin. He won one first-place ribbon, one second-place ribbon and one fourth-place ribbon as well. Little Tango Kizzy won seven qualifications and a title in Novice Fast and now has all three novice titles: Jumpers with Weaves, Standard and Fast. She won five first-place ribbons and one second-place ribbon. McDonald once again thanks Terry Popish of Snowy Pine Dog Training for helping her "navigate" her way through many very tricky courses. SPI foundation The Sierra Pacific Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by thmerson family, recently marked its 35th year in granting scholarships to dependent children of Sierra Pacific Industries employees. This year 203 students applied for the scholarship and $508,383 has been awarded to them as they attend colleges, universities and trade schools during the 2014-15 school year. Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for four years and are sometimes grants $500,000 granted a fifth year based on their school and their degree program. "Our family is very Proud of our scholarship program and we view our scholarship awards as an investment in the future," said Carolyn Emmerson Dietz, foundation president. "We are especially pleased to help these outstanding young people further their education beyond high school and become tomorrow's leaders," she added. The Sierra Pacific Foundation was founded in in scholarships 1979 and to date has donated over $5 million in scholarships. In addition to scholarships, the foundation contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates. SPF recently announced it will make a $1 million contribution over five years to Redding's One SAFE Place shelter for victims of abuse, and it is also contributing $500,000 for construction of the Ida Emmerson Hospice House being built in Eureka. t Bluegrass event set for June 21 M. Kate West Staff Writer chesternews@plumasnews.com What could possibly make an afternoon more enjoyable than sitting by the North Fork Feather River, under the shade trees in the Chester Park, while tapping one's toes to bluegrass music and sipping a tasty microbrewed beer? "Absolutely nothing," said Jeff Bryant, event coordinator and Plumas Arts Lake Almanor Basin representative. He said residents and guests can gain all this and more by attending the 10th offering of"A Few Brews and a Banjo," a music festival Saturday, June 21. Happening from 2 to 6 p.m., the event will feature the musical groups The Locals and the award-winning Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin (the current version of the Anderson Family Band that played during the 2008 event). Accompanying the bluegrass and tasting will be the tantalizing aroma of the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge's annual tri-tip sandwich barbecue. The sandwiches are served with a variety of fixings, all for a nominal cost. And to wash it all down, a variety of North State brews are on tap. "The breweries have been so incredibly generous this year, just as they have been in past years," Bryant said. He said ticket holders will be sampling brews from Sierra Nevada Brewery, Great Basin Brewery, Lassen Ale Works and the Chico Home Brew Association. Mark Carter, of Superior Products in Susanville, who offers somethingnew each year, will also be supplying a variety of tasting beers. Tickets for A Few Brews and a Banjo are sold on location the day of the event. "Tickets are $25 and the music is free," Bryant said. Ticket-holding guests will also receive a souvenir tasting glass. He also said Brews is an all-volunteer event. People who would like to lend a hand may call him at 259-3757. "We need volunteers to serve at the brew and other stations. This is truly a great opportunity to support music and drama in our schools," Bryant said. Plumas Arts hosts A Few Brews and a Banjo. 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