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F E A T H E R R I V E R ........ .. Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Vol. i45, No. 44 Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 530-283-0800 50 CENTS Thursday: Quincy Certified Farmers Market opening day, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Features local, regional farmers, arti- sans, live entertainment. Mu- sic by Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band and Keely. Runs through Sept. 13. For infor- mation: QCFMmanager@ Poemcrazy workshop, 6 - 8 p.m., Plumas County Library. Susan Wooldridge leads word play and creative writ- ing; suitable for beginning or experienced writers. Free. For information: 283-6310. Friday: Quincy High School gradua- tion, 7 p.m., Feather River College football field. Friday-Saturday: Electronic recyc!ing, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Look for trucks to left of main gate. Free re- cycling provided for televi- sions, monitors, LCD and Plumas ,Charter School Class of 2012 Fourteen Plumas Charter School Quincy seniors.graduated June 8. Back row, from left: Haley Silkwood, Thomas Hernandez, Jason Davis and Travis King. Front row, from left: Desirae Adame, Nicolina DelVecchio, Seth Elledge and Meagan Preston. For more pictures, see page 8A. Photo by Mona Hill Sarah Rhodes, Heather Pence, Nathaniel Dunn, Tyler Caballero, Nicole Marks, Serrina Thornton, plasma screens, corn puters and accessories, printers, copiers, fax machines, calcu- lators, stereo systems, cell- phones, telephones, mi- crowave ovens. No batteries. For information: fair office, 285~5272= .... Dan McDonald we ran for supervisor." nered 530 (55 per bnt) o (lie Saturday: 962 votes cast in theDi 1 Annual High Mountain Rid- Plumas County Supervi- race. Power :was Second ers driving clinic, begins 9 sors Lori Simpson and Terry with 242 votes (25 percent) a.m., Long Valley Ranch. Clin- Swofford earned another four and Michelle Gault had 189 ician Nona Bales gives years on the job after posting votes (20 percent). demonstrations, individual lopsided victories in last If no candidate had more lessons to horses and owners week's primary voting, than 50 percent of the votes, for $45. Open to the public; Both incumbents avoided athe top two would have faced auditors are welcome and in- November run-off election by a run-off election in Novem- vited to make a donation to capturing more than 50 per- ber, Horses Unlimited. For infor- cent of the votes in their re- Simpson posted an even mation, to schedule a lesson: spective three-person races, greater landslide win in the Dorothy Edwards, 616-0858. The two supervisors, who District 4 race. Her 741 votes will begin serving their sec- accounted for nearly 63 per- Soroptimist International of ond terms in January 2013, cent of the 1,183 ballots that Quincy 12th Annual Garden said they were surprised and were cast. Tour, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Theme thankful for the overwhelm- "I'm really honored to be "Incredible and Edible West ing show of support, re-elected," Simpson said. Side Gardens." Tickets $10 in thought that l would ".Earning a second term is advance, $12 at the gate. probably have to go to No- rare in this district. I have to Tickets available at La Casa vember because of Bill Pow- say I am overwhelmed by the Bella, Epilog Books, Great ers having been a former su- support." Northern Hair Co., Gray's pervisor," Swofford said. "I The Quincy supervisor Flower Garden, Quincy Hot knew that he had a base of said she appreciated the way Spot, Ranchito Motel, any support and he had a lot her challengers, James Huff- Quincy Soroptimist. For infor- more signs than the last time mon and Barry Gossett, ran marion: Billie Bequette, 283- 0957. Dry canning workshop, 9 a.m. Sign up at Quincy Natur- al FOods; have bulk items ready for canning. For infor- mation: Pamela Noel, 283- 2480. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 9 a.m., Gansner Park. Celebra- tion of new multi-use path at west end of park, connecting to Beskeen Lane. Butterfly/botany walk, meet 9:30 a.m. at Gansner Park. Plumas National Forest Deputy Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree, natural resource specialist/botanist Courtney Rowe lead. Bring water, hat, sunglasses, sun- screen; wear comfortable walking shoes. Families wel- come. For information: 283- 7810, See Q, page15A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 m Lori Simpson their campaigns. "Those two guys were real gentlemen," Simpson said. "There was no mud-slinging. It was just a good, clean cam- paign all around. I really ap- preciate the way they han- dled themselves." Huffmon finished second with 279 votes (24 percent); Gos- sett had 160 votes (14 percent). Swofford and Simpson said District 2 seat that was held they are/ookio~for~ard to by Robert Meacher for 20 addressing the county's fi- years. nancial problems in their Meacher ran instead for a second terms. The Co jnty is. seat in the state.Assembly in facing a $1.5 million budget District 1. The Genesee De- shortfall in fiscal 2012-13. mocrat is in line to finish: 'Tmjust gladthat (the elec- third behind Republicans tion) is over and we can deal Brian Dahle and Rick Boset- with some of the major issues ti. facing the county," Swofford There were still more than said. 20,000 ballots to be counted Simpson said she knows for the District 1 race as of the county has to find a way Friday afternoon. But it ap- to continue promoting pearedunlikelythatMeacher tourism and local businesses, would be able to close the Marketing the county was a1,700-vote gap between him- major part of both of her op- self and Bosetti. ponents' campaign thrust. The loss would mean "I agree that we need to Meacher, who is finishing have some kind of plan in his fifth term as a supervisor, place for marketing the coun- won't hold a public office for ty," Simpson said. "That is a the first time in 20 years. big issue." Despite receiving the De- The Board of Supervisors mocratic Party's endorse- will have a new member in ment,, Meacher said his January. Kevin Goss, of Greenville, who ran unop- posed, will take over the See Simpson, page 15A t ORGAI', Gabe Miller visits the Green Cedar Farm booth at the QuincyEertified Farmers' Market, which starts up for the season Thursday, June 14t Photo courtesy Quincy Certified Farmers' Market market, to market[ Those who have been .longing for the fresh- picked taste of summer- time fare need wait no longer. The 13th annual Quincy Certified Farmers' Market is kicking off this Thursday, June 14, at 4:30 p.m. on the corner of Church and Main streets with local and regional produce, handcrafted goods, on-site massage, plant sales and a variety of hot food and cold drinks. The Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band and I4,eely will serenade shop- pers with a mix of jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. See Market, page 15A