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FEATHER RIVER d Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Vol. 145, No. 43 Feather Publishing Co., inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS Today: Girl's' Rite open house, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 355 Main St., across from Plumas Bank. Girls will share completed posters from their PhotoVoice project, which explores the effects of tobacco, alcohol and healthy foods. For information: Jennifer@WomensMountain or 283-0859. Tomorrow: words & Music, 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder. Open stage follows featured artist; sign up at the door to perform. Tickets $3. Beverages available for purchase. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Saturday: Waffle breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. next door to Richard Stockton State Farm Insurance. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Feather River Grange's efforts to restore its building as community meeting center. Butterfly Valley Botany Excursion, meet 9:30 a.m. in parking lot of Mount Hough Ranger Station on Highway 70. Carpooling available; walk led by Jim Battagin. Excursion will end before noon. Family Ministries Sabbath, Quincy Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2333 Pine St. Featuring speakers Pastor David Hall and Connie Hall. Divine church service 11 a.m., free lunch follows, workshop on "what every man should know about every woman" 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., workshop on "what every woman should know about every man" 3- 4:15 p.m. For information: David Hall, NUCYouth, (775) 857-8338. Saturday-Sunday: Rare Plant Treasure Hunt, meet 9:30 a.m. each day at northwest corner of Safeway parking lot at 20 East Main St. California Native Plant Society hosts weekend for beginning and experienced botanists, including searching for rare plants, geo-caching, photo- graphing/documenting. Areas include Butterfly Valley, Snake Lake, Smith Lake, Bucks Lake. Bring lunch, water, sun protection, cameras, GPS units, etc. For information, to RSVP: Danny Slakey, Sunday: Worship in the park, 10 a.m., Pioneer Park. United Methodist Church worship and picnic potluck. For a ride, call 283-1740. I To find / up-to-date ELECTION RESULTS see , 11 plumasn To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 roung pioneers Quincy Elementary's fourth-graders prepare to learn biscuit and butter making at the Lawry House in Quincy as part of a partnership between Plumas County Museum and Plumas County schools. From left: Sam, Becca "Longhorn" Rebecca, "Leapin" Lizard" Lillian and "Round "em up" Leigh Anne. During Living History Day, students learn some of the skills required for living in a time when most of the necessities were made, not purchased. Photo by Mona Hill Food stamp use rises Dan McDonald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plumasnews.corn Plumas County families are feeling more financial pain than ever before. And the numbers tell the story. As of the end of March, 707 families in the county were using CalFresh (food stamp) assistance to buy their food. That is the highest number of recipients on record, and more than double the number who used food stamps just three years ago. County Social Services Di- rector Elliott Smart said the statistics offer further proof that the Plumas County econ- omy is still in a deep reces- sion. "Despite the fact that things are beginning to pick up elsewhere in the country, See Help, page 8A Works of art .Quincy Crazy Quilters Guild members Katherine Kinne (left) and Katie Garret sell drawing tickets for the guild's 2012 Opportunity Quilt, "Kaleidoscope," at the county picnic. Drawing tickets are available from guild members or at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. The drawing is Sept. 20. Doyle and Judy Frazier, of Graeagle, put their '53 Buick two-door sedan on display at the Plumas County Picnic June 2. Car buffs brought their own beauties from far and wide. Also on display was monster truck Wheels of Freedom from Portola. Photos by Mona Hill Group remains focused on inmate realignment task Criminal justice leaders face financial, physical challenges Dan McDonald Staff Writer According to the state's projections, Plumas County won't be getting much addi- tional financial help to deal with inmate realignment next year. The county's increase will amount to a few hundred dol- lars. Los Angeles County, on the other hand, will get about $80 million more. That news didn't sit too well with Plumas County's criminal justice leaders last week. "The formula the state uses (to determine funding) ... it's just unfortunate," PlUmas County Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman said. "If we could get another $50,000, for example, that would do wonders for us." "That's a sore subject among the (probation) chiefs," County Chief Proba- tion Officer Sharon Reinert said. Reinert and Kaufman are two members of the Plumas County Community Correc- tions Partnership Executive Committee. The committee is in charge of guiding the county through the Assembly Bill 109 state inmate realign- ment process. The realignment, which went into effect in October 2011, has stretched the See AB 109, page 7A Three people hospitalized after Chester dog attack Dan McDonald Staff Writer Three people were hospital- ized, two with serious in- juries, after being attacked by a dog Friday afternoon in Chester. The victims' identities were not available at press time. One of the victims was the owner of the dog, accord- ing to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office. A deputy responded to a call for "a dog bite" about 4 p.m. Sgt. Ian James arrived at the scene and found three people with injuries. The dog, a 140-pound French mastiff, was contained in the backyard of the residence. Several emergency reSpon- ders arrived on the scene to provide aid and transporta- tion to the injured people. The dog's owner reportedly suffered the most serious injuries. He was flown to Enloe Hospital in Chico with severe arm and head wounds. His condition was unknown. Two victims were trans- ported to Seneca Hospital in Chester. One female had a "major bite" on her leg. The third victim was treated and released. According to James' re- port, the dog was tranquil- ized and taken to the Plumas County Animal Shelter, where it died. Assistant Sheriff Dean Canalia said the mastiff likely died from a heavy dose of medication. "We weren't going to take any chance of having our animal control officer in- jured," Canalia said. "It was a very big dog." The sheriff's office said the dog was being tested for possible disease. James offered the depart- ment's thanks for the emer- gency personnel who re- sponded, including Chester fire, Peninsula fire, Lake Almanor West fire, Enloe Flight Care and the Cali- fornia Highway Patrol. It was unknown how or why the dog attacked.