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12A Wednesday, June 4, 2014 I-eather Rver uu.etm Local riders mount horses to 'Ride for a Reason' Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer cshipp@plu masnews.corn A group of horseback riders from New England Ranch in Quincy will be saddling up and riding for a reason June 8, and they invite the public to come along. Riding for a Reason, a memorial fundraiser, supports Horse Plus Humane Society in Bangor and honors departed friend and fellow horse enthusiast Kim Blanchard, who died last year. According to one of the event coordinators, Vickie Koskinen, the idea for the event started when she and fellow riders who board their horses at New England wanted to honor Blanchard. Koskinen said Blanchard had a deep appreciation for rescuing horses so they decided to make an event that would help horses in need. The day will consist of two guided rides and a A group of riders at New England Ranch plan to host a fundraiser and memorial ride at the ranch June 8 with sign-ups at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to come bring their horses, or rent horses by calling 283-0844. All proceeds will go to Horse Plus Humane Society. Photo submitted lunch. The first ride to choose from is an hour-and-a-half ride up to Mount Hough and the second is a two-hour ride through Forest Service property. For those who would like to go on a ride but do not have a horse, rental horses are available from Quincy Stables by calling 283-0844. The cost of renting a horse will then be donated to the cause. The public is also welcome to attend the lunch, which will be a barbecue hosted by the Labbe family, owners of New England Ranch. The lunch alone is $20, to just go on a ride is $30, to do both is $50 and to go on a ride, eat lunch and leave with a souvenir is $75. Checks can be made out to Horse Plus Humane Society. Sign-ups are at 9 a.m. and the first group will ride out at 10 a.m. with the second group following shortly after. For more information contact Lisa Labbe at 283-9770. Fast response - i I A tanker attacks a 4-acre fire Sunday afternoon southeast of Lake Davis. The fire threatened structures, but a quick response by the U.S. Forest Service contained the blaze in a matter of hours. The firefighting resources included an air tanker, a helicopter and a strike team of five engines, including a crew from Beckwourth Fire Department. Photo submitted ?:i7 !g of fiowers As big as saucers, peonies are a traditional floral symbol of China, known as "flower of riches and honor" and "king of flowers." The perennial plants die back to their roots in winter. Various parts of the peony plant have been used medicinally for centuries. One legend says that collectors in the Middle Ages had to be careful not to be seen by a woodpecker while digging for peony roots, lest the bird peck out their eyes. Photo by Laura Beaton BUSTERS! CENTER! MODEL 1829 PILL0WTOP TWIN ...............................  QUEEN ............................ FULL ...............................  KING ................................ VISCOPEDIC W/MEMORY FOAM and soy based high density foam. TWIN SET .....................  QUEEN SET ...................  FUU.=T ............ KI.O00 .............. ii Laminate up to OFF! ST. SIMEON ACACIA or ROAD HOUSE HICKORY 12MM Laminate was  sq. ft., o$1 , sq. ft. SHAW RECLIMED CABIN Or BROOKDALE WALNUT SMM Laminate was sq. ft. %o$1 ,sq ft. Hardwood up to OFF! SIERRA PLANK RUSSETT HICKORY Was sq. ft., %otu$4=4 sq. ft.