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\\; mLp vveonesclay, June 4, 2014 Dumlumm, rx.ulu, rmuyl>\>mvu, It:pUl tt:l LETTERS, from page 11B Everything having been said and done, after up to 10 minutes of detainment, we were allowed to leave. When we were able to get reception, we contacted the highway patrol. They didn't have a clue about what was going on. The Forest Service has been contacted. The next time we see flashing lights we've decided to call 911 when we have reception before we pull over. Don LaBerge Quincy Does news reflect reality? Our perceptions of the world outside our experiences rely on the news media. We encounter people in other countries, or across the U.S., through the senses of others. Editors, advertisers and writers combine to form a reality for us to see. Is that reality true? In other words, do most humans on the planet engage in murder, mayhem and massacre? Do people compete and exploit each other more than they cooperate and help one another? If so, is the ratio depicted on the news correct, with a half dozen soul-wrenching stories followed up by one feel-good story after the weather report? Does the news reflect who we are? In my opinion, it does not. I would argue the ratio is flipped, with the rare miscreants and their heinous deeds given all the limelight. Violence in the world is actually declining sharply, although the media doesn't report it (see Stephen Pinker's excellent book, "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined"). For every murder there are a thousand uplifting stories out there, waiting to be told. Fear-driven media seeks to divide us by ratcheting up our mistrust. Fearful people are easier to control, and make better consumers. Turn off the news and experience people as they really are. Open your hearts to the world, with love. In Plumas County, it's easy, because it's full of such wonderful, amazing people! Paul Cavanaugh Quincy Get an attitude The American public has progressively been trained to be good little boot-licker lap dogs. We have been taught that "cool" is "don't worry, be happy." The calm and collected individual is the icon of today's culture. But things are changing, and it feels good. People are getting sick from the tainted food they are eating. They want to know what the stuff is that is constantly being sprayed on them by jets. They now realize they are being spied on by the NSA. At the same time, they see the country going broke. They see the politicians lie to their face. The list goes on. And it certainly wasn't CNN or Faux that helped to get our people aware. It was the alternative news and radio sites that brought this knowledge out. That's why mainstream media is sinking like a rock. Yeah, they tried calling us "tin foilers" and "conspiracy theorists." They label us paranoid and dangerous. The dangerous part I agree with because "Knowledge is power." And the powers that be want that power. The alternative media is "the people," not some overpaid liar with an earpiece and a teleprompter reading "syndicated" pre-packaged statements. Alt. media is "citizen journalists" that care about their brothers and sisters. I'm pleading with you -- for the love of country and people Events Around Plumas County Greenville: Annual Pops Concert, 7 p.m., Greenville High School gymnasium. Features Indian Valley Academy chorus; GHS junior, senior high bands. Dessert auction raises funds for music program. Chester: Townhall meeting, 6 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall on corner of Stone and Gay streets. Featuring presentations by Congressman Doug LaMalfa, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Chester Public Utility District General Manager Joe Waterman. Quincy: Plurnas 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, 0 Beckwurth: Romano s Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. nly on-farm farmers' market in the state includes chef demonstrations at noon. Vendors offer vegetables, fruit, beef, lamb, eggs, fresh seafood, pasta, flowers, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; Chester: First Friday Art Show and Reception, 5 - 8 p.m., Blue Goose Gallery of Artists at 607 Main St. June theme: "Flowers, Forests and Facets." Featured artists: David Sigel, Heather Greene, Kim Bird. Prizes, refreshments, fun. Quincy: Grand opening, 3 - 8 p.m., Serenity Nails 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 Mary 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. N Quincy: Lost Sierra Trail Daze, begins 3 p.m. Fri, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Two-day , ational Trails Day celebration presented by Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Plumas National Forest in conjunction with Plumas County Picnic. Fri includes trail etiquette demonstration, live music, libations, games, giveaway, fire truck, bouncy castle, face painting, community expo, Smokey Bear, PNF engine, Chipper the fairgrounds mascot, on-site camping. Fri tickets $20, $I 5 for pre-registered workers on trail workday Sat. Volunteers meet 9 a.m. Sat near horse arena. Breakfast, lunch provided. Entire event all ages. For tickets: For information: Tara Stone, 545-2580, Belden: Raindance music festival. d chester: Almanor Recreation and Park District swap meet, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Truman Collins Sports Complex at 450 Meadowbrook Loop Antlers Motel. For registration forms: coordinator David Slusher, 258-7750; Health Fair, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Seneca Healthcare District. Hospital hosts event with Seneca Hospital Auxiliary. Genesee: Hike and Talk with Trina Cunningham, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Heart K Ranch. Meet at ranch house. Local Maidu educator offers event to increase awareness of Maidu history, culture. Historical buildings also available to tour. Bring a lunch, water; prepare to walk on uneven ground. Sponsored by Feather River Land Trust. Free; donations appreciated. For information: Karen Kleven, FRLT, 283-5758, Greenville: Century Bike Ride, check in 7 - 9:30 a.m. at Greenville High School. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. lO0-mile, 100-kilometer, 32- to 35-mile routes available. Pre-registration ( $50 for age 17 and up, $25 for 16 and under. Day-of registration additional $5 per person. Lunch for all riders at Genesee Store; aid stations, support vehicles, showers available. Proceeds benefit chamber's events, projects. For information, to pre-register: 284-6633. Quincy: Quincy United Methodist Church Women's Benefit Yard Sale, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall on corner of Jackson and Church streets. 25th annual Sierra Cascade Street Rodders Show and Shine car show, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. In conjunction with County Picnic. Military veterans display for free; others register for $25. Proceeds go to local volunteer fire departments, high school sober grad nights, Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network. Pancake breakfast, vendors, Little League barbecue, Salute to Veterans, fly-over, display of military vehicles. For information, to register: Curt McBride, 832-1049,; Tom Mareina, 283-4359, Hazardous waste disposal day, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Transfer Station on Abernethy Lane. Feather River Disposal Inc. offers free collection for residential waste only; commercial waste collected for a fee. Not accepted: medical waste, gas cylinders, radioactive or explosive material. County Picnic, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Lion's Club Breakfast 7 - I0 a.m., swap meet set-up starts 8 a.m. Concert Fri night kicks off event. Includes 4-H demonstrations, classic cars, activities, entertainment. For information: fair office, 283-6272. Roller skating grand opening, 7 - 10 p.m., Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Year-round activity sponsored by fairgrounds, Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. $6 per person, includes skate rentals (while supply lasts), music by DJ Outlaw, snacks available for purchase. Personal skates, rollerblades welcome. Family oriented, drug/alcohol/tobacco free. Kids under I0 must be accompanied. For information: Sara Patrick, 927-8425; Christina Tiner, 386-7807. Round Valley: California Native Plant Society outing' Round Valley Reservoir. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leaders for alternate meeting site. Group drives around reservoir, making frequent stops to view flowers, birds. Bring folding chair for lunch in meadow. For information: leaders Gerry, 893-5123; Wes, 342-2293. Chester:. , "All That la,z,; 7 plm. Satl : 4 p.m.Sun; Community United Methodist Church at corner of Glenwood Drive and Main Street. Chester Community Chorus spring concert under direction of Jane Brown includes selections celebrating 100 years of blues, swing, jazz. $5 donation. For information:; Barbara MacArthur, 259-3381, ,,,J,IPIL Quincy: Riding for a Reason, 1 I signups start 9 a.m., New SUIt I England Ranch on Quincy I llIllll. B I Junction Road. Two ,v ....  guided horseback rides, barbecue lunch. Rental horses available from Quincy Stables, 283-0844. Horse Plus Humane Society fundraiser in memory of former DMV manager Kim Blanchard raises money to help horses in need. Lunch $20; ride, lunch $50; ride, lunch, souvenir $75. Make checks payable to Horse Plus Humane Society. For information: Lisa Labbe, 283-9770. Meadow Valley: "Water Harvesting Walk-Through," 6- 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Michelle Beaman. For information,  IIDI'-'' ) directions:Community Connections, 283-3611. Greenville: Round Valley History and Untold Stories, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum. Presentation by Tom Rahn. t Beckwurth: Romano's Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Only on-farm farmers: in the state includes chef demonstrations at noon. Vendors offer vegetables, fruit, beef, lamb, eggs, fresh seafood, pasta, flowers, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; -- break out of your "happy" . mode and get an attitude. Not at me and others trying, at the risk of being hated and rejected, to bring awareness. Rather, get mad at the corporations and people intent on making you their slave. As in the movie "Network," it's time to say "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." Robert Milne Clio Genetic tampering Those who genetically engineer our foods should be proud to let us know that they have done so if the engineering is as beneficial as they would like you to believe. If, on the other hand, they are ashamed to admit that what they have done is not all that beneficial, then they should be required by law to admit to their tampering. California Senate Bill 1381 would do just that. It really is a very small compromise for the food industry. The law does not prohibit tampering; it just makes the food industry that has genetically tampered with our food admit the fact on its labels and gives the consumer the right to make a choice. The fact that the industry poured so many millions into defeating the recent ballot proposition should cause the consumer alarm. Are they hiding something? If they think the public is so wary of tampering, perhaps they should stop the practice and close the whole matter. Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville The Obama library If you're still living at home at 26; there's no hope for you, you're a future Democrat. If you're a conservative single male in Plumas County and your Obamacare plan forces you to pay for PMS meds or maternity leave, call the Obama sales rep and (screaming at the top of your lungs) tell them you're a man, you're not from San Francisco. Here's a bumper "snicker/sticker" for Plumas County conservative males. "Real Men don't live in San Francisco" or choose any limp-wristed coastal city in a blue county. So it's come to this; a scandal a month at the White House, but he hasn't a clue how or who is responsible. He plays the victim so well. I am surprised he doesn't carry around his own body chalk. Attention Democrat extremists, libs and socialists that besmirch conservatives; it's "Read my lips" d6j vu all over again. "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period." Now the VA waiting lists? Imagine if this country had passed Obamacare and you had to wait to see your doctor? We warned you. The unemployment lines are going to be longer as their "Messiah" blames others for his failings in leadership. An aside: Let's take an imaginary walking tour of the Obama presidential library after his eight years in office. Over here is the tack room, over there is the grain bin and this is where we store our old IRS scandals. The Fast and Furious gun stuff is over there. The horsey saddles are kept next to the golf clubs and here are the stalls with tons of ... OMG what is that smell? What else could he put in his library of achievements, bodies from Benghazi, a VA hospital ward or perhaps the yellow legged frogs? Trent Saxton Lake Davis Safe Boat offers inspections A joint agency water safety day called Operation Safe Boat will be held at Frenchman Lake on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The evel)t will be taged at the Frenchman Lake Boat Ramp. "Fifteen minutes of your time could save your life or the life of someone on your boat," say Operation Safe Boat organizers. Voluntary safety equipment inspections bY the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Plumas County Sheriff's Boat Patrol personnel will be conducted to ensure boaters have all of the required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment. The California Highway Patrol will be looking at trailers to ensure that they are properly equipped and safe to operate on the highway. Fish and Wildlife wardens and specially trained K9s will be examining boats for invasive species mussels. Boating safety items such as personal flotation devices (life jackets), Type IV throwable items (seat cushions), fire extinguishers, sound-making devices, operational navigation lighting and engine/fuel enclosure requirements will be examined. Boat owners may go to the U.S. Coast Guard website at or read the California ABC of Boating Book to review requirements and be prepared for the inspections. Representatives from the various organizations may also have informational booths set up. There will be handout materials and some free items available for the public. Call the Plumas County Sheriff's Office with any questions at 283-6375; ask to speak with a member of the sheriff's boat patrol. p m m m m m I SENIOR MENU | Monday, June 9 m | Salad nicoise, french roll, mixed fruit cup, cupcake | Tuesday, June 10 | Turkey burger, sweet potato | fries, cole slaw, pears, frozen yogurt | Wednesday, June 11 brown rice, dinner roll, fruit | cocktail . Thursday, June 12 | Baked chicken, spinach and | orange salad, steamed zuc- chini, whole wheat roll, | banana pudding | Friday, June 13 Father's day meal: juice, | roast beef, carrots, new pota- toes, whole grain roll, | Steak teriyaki, broccoli, apricots | |Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for | reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory| charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. = ii! ......................................... " Invest in PLUMAS ii ,.,,/ COUNTY