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14A Wednesday, June 6, 2001 Community News By Coates Brendan McDonough is the Managing Editor agriculture teacher and advis- Students in agriculture er for FFA. His students say classes at Quincy High School that he spends much of his free are busy building a green-time working qn various pro- house and a home for theirjects. Now, it is a new home for pigs. the pigs. They're also hoping to build The pigs are sheltered in more student interest in their temporary pens, but the stu- classes, dents, with McDonough's help, "We're really trying to ex- are building a permanent pand our program," Amber home. Stevens, a class member, said. Dustin Kline, a student "We want more activities and whose own pig, "Pig," lives at more students." the high school is also involved Stevens said that studentsin the project. On a recent af- need to realize that they don't ternoon he described all of the have to own animals or have work that is being done and an interest in animals to enjoy talked about the generosity of the agriculture classes or the local merchants in providing Future Farmers of America the materials. (FFA) program. While trying to complete the Next year, a business agri- pigs' home as soon as possible, culture class will be offered, the students are also trying to build a greenhouse. Their goal is to build the walls and install fans before the end of this school year. Next year, stu- dents ho-'l to complete the top of the stru . But, not all o fthe FFA stu- dents' work is done at school. Four students recently attend- ed the FF.A Junior Leadership Conference in Fresno. Amber Stevens and Haley Boehme attended as delegates, while Ben Muller and Shanna Anderson attended as non-del- egates. McDonough said two of his students were honored with the Outstanding Project Com- petition Award: Caleb McGirr for his steer, and Ariah Hume for a goat and horse. \ Photos by Debra Coates A new greenhouse is under construction at Quincy Ililll School. Talking some mea- rements are, from left: students DusUn Kline, Jerimy Stephens and Jose Godinez. By Dave Keller Staff Writer A 58-year-old woman who shot at a Taylorsville house could serve up to a year in the Plumas County Correc- tion Center. Eleanor Nelson will remain in custody until she is sen- tenced next month by Plumas County Superior Court Judge Ira R. Kaufman. Under the conditions of her plea, Nelson will not be re- quired to serve time in state prison. The offense--a felony-- could result in a seven-year prison sentence in some in- stances. But Nelson, partly because she agreed to a plea bargain soon after the offense and partly because she is not seen as a major threat, will be placed on probation and will serve at least six months and as much as one year in jail. Last month, an intoxicated Nelson fined a gun at a house after becoming irate that a neighbor's light was on. Cars As Low As $2,000 SHADETREE AUTO SALES 283-9740 Route 70 - Shoulder mainte-tween 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. De- nance operations continue lays up to 10 minutes expect- one to five miles east of the ed. Butte/Plumas County line, Route 70 - Road widening, June 4-7; One-way traffic con- slope work and one-day con- trol between 8 a.m.4 p.m; five struction is under way in the minute delays expected. Rich Bar area, 18 miles east Route 70 - Installation ofap- of the Butte/Plumas County proaches for new county line, June4-8. One-way traffic structures to cross the river control between 6 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 miles west of the Up to 15-minute delays ex- Greenville Wye," June 4-8. pected. Shoulder closures between 7 Route 89 - Pavement over- a.m.-7 p.m. with no delays ex- lay operations are under way pected, from the 70/89 junction to 1.5 Route 70 - Shoulder mainte- miles south on Route 89, June nance operations continue 7. One-way traffic control be- from the Greenville "Wye" to tween 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Up 1.5 miles north, June 4-7. to 15-minute delays expected. One-way traffic control be- Oan't 7 nam 7P/ant? Come see our wide selection of fresh plants for this climate plus expert advice on growing a beautiful garden. OPEN: Wed.-Sun.: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Kathy Prlcer 352 Plneleaf Drive Meadow Valley, CA 95956 (530) 283-2953 I Saves decks & siding from water dam, Downspouts Water diverter .18 Color Choices Custom Installation Adds Value & Appeal To Your House il, ! 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