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12B Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Plumas County Wed, June 13 Graeagle: Live music at the Millpond, 6 - 9 ILm., Graeagle Outpost on Highway 89 next to the Millpond. Local groups, bands perform free live shows every Wednesday through mid-August. Food, desserts available for For information: Nancy Degger, 836-1856. Thu, June 14 Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers Market opening day, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Chud:h and Main streets. Features local, regional farmers, artisans, live entertainment. Music by Happy Happy Joy Joy Family Band and Keety. Runs through Sept. 13. For information: QCF Poemcrazy workshop, 6 - 8 p.m., Plumas County Library• Susan Wooldridge leads word play and creative writing; suitable for beginning or experienced writers. Free. For information: 283-6310. Fri, June 15 Beckwourth: Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Every Friday through September. Chef demonstration by Adam Williams, of Smile Dog Catering, at noon. For informa- tion:, 832-0114. Fri - Sat, June 15 - 16 Quincy: Electronic recycling, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds• Look for trucks to left of main gate. Free recycling provided for televisions, monitors, LCD and plasma screens, computers and accessories, printers, copiers, fax machines, calculators, stereo systems, cellphones, telephones, microwave ovens: No batteries. For information: fair office, 283-6272. Fri - Mon, June 15 - 18 Belden: The Bounce music festival, Belden Town Resort• Featuring electronic music, progressive art, vendors, camping. No dogs. For information, tickets: Sat, June 16 Chester: History presentation, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Collins Pine Company guesthouse north of Builders Supply• Terry Collins provides brief synopsis on history of family- owned Collins Pine, leads tours of guesthouse known as the "Chateau," offers personal tours of Collins Pine Logging Museum. Finger food available. Tickets, $15, available until June 8 at Lassen Gift Company, Plumas Bank; proceeds benefit Chester United Community Methodist Churchl Cromberg: Annual High Mountain Riders driving clinic, begins 9 a.m., Long Va!ley Ranch. Clinician Nona Bales gives demonstrations, individual,lessons to horses and own- ers for $45. Open to the public; auditors are welcome and invited to make a donation to Horses Unlimited• For information, to schedule a lesson: Dorothy Edwards, 616-0858. Sierra Valley: Tour de Manure, starts 8 - 9 a.m., Siermville Firehouse at 102 E. Main St. in Sierraville. Bicycle event offers 62-mile loop, 42-mile loop, 30-mile out-and-back, all supported with food, drink, SAG wagons. Fee $60, Includes T-shirt, post-tour party with food, live music. Proceeds benefit Sierraville Volunteer Fire and Rescue. To register: For information: Sierraville, 994-3344. Sierra Valley Tour de Manure Entrepreneurs' Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local artists, craftsmen selling wood- working, stained glass, jewelry, jelly, jams, plants, more. For information: 994-3344. Taylorsville: Pioneer Day, 10 a.m. - dusk. Breakfast at the fire hall 7 - 10 a.m. Activities, games, displays, food, guided tours of town, horse and buggy rides, live musiq all-day horseshoe tournament, rib cook-off, shopping, quilts, saw and tractor demonstrations, belly dancers, Model A cars, local crafts. Indian Valley Museum, Taylorsville Gem & Mineral Room open. For information, to host a booth, enter tournament or cook-off: 284-7622, 284-3385. Vinton: "Third Saturday" dinner/dance, Sierra Valley Grange Hall at 92202 Highway 70. Presented by Sierra Valley Grange. Brats and sauerkraut dinner 6 - 7 p.m. for $9; dance lessons 7 - 7:45 for free; dance starts 7:45 for $9. Or dinner, lessons, dance for $17. Music by Brandywine. For information, tickets: Annie, 993-1182, Sun, June 17 Graeagle: Calpine Elks Father's Day breakfast, 8 a.m. - noon, Calpine Elks Lodge at 71292 Highway 70. French toast, biscuits and gravy, minced ham and scrambled eggs covered with gravy and cheese, sausage and eggs with hash browns, bacon and eggs with hash browns, fresh veggie stir fry with hash browns and cheese; orange juice, milk, coffee, fully stocked bar. $10 for breakfast. For information: Kathryn, 832-0951. Quincy: Father's Day Fly-In, Gansner Airport. Family-style biscuits and gravy breakfast starts 8 a.m., planes on display, vintage car and motorcycle displays, Discovery Flights a~,ailabte, CHP helicopter display, more. In conjunction with C reekside Festival. Fathe¢'s Day Breakfast, 10 a.m. - noon, St John's Catholic Church. Tickets $5, children under 12 free. For information, tickets: stop by parish rectory on Lawrence Street, or call 283-0890. Creekside Festival, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gansner Park. Live music, food and beverage booths, art and craft vendors, family games, more. Duck race benefiting Central Plumas Recreation and Park District and Pioneer Pool at 1 p.m. For information: Jeanne Brovelli, 283-0188. Vinton: Father's Day breakfast, 9 a.m. - noon, Sierra Valley Grange. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice served for $8. Lake Almanor: Mile High Century bike ride, registration6 - 9 a.m. in Chester Park. Century ride (1 08 miles), metric (56 miles), half metric (33 miles). For information:; Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, 258-2426; Aiisha Rouland, 518-8930. Lake Davis: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trail Daze, 10 a.m. - 3 ).m., meet at Lightning Tree Campground. Volunteers help build, restore multi-use trail and disc golf course• Beer by Under Cover Ale Works; food by Longboards Bar & Grill. No experience necessary; families welcome. Breakfast bagels, sack lunches, tools, trail guidance provided. Bring gloves, water, work boots/shoes, layers, daypack, sun protection, insulated cup, packable lunch containers. For information: Lassen Volcanic National Park: Field work party to eradicate cheatgrass. Organized by California Native Plant Society. Volunteers will hand pull, bag small plants. Overnight camping optional. For information, to sign up: Susan, 892-1666. Quincy: Soroptimist International of Quincy 12th Annual Garden Tour, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Theme "Incredible and Edible West Side Gardens." Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Tickets available at La Casa Della, Epilog Books, Great Northern Hair Co., Gray's Flower Garden, Quincy Hot Spot, Ranchito Motel, any Quincy Soroptimist. For information: Billie Bequette, 283-0957. Dry canning workshop, 9 a.m. Sign up at Quincy Natural Foods; have bulk items ready for canning. For information: Pamela Noel, 283-2480. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 9 a.m., Gansner Park. Celebration 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, sunscreen; wear comfortable walking shoes. Families welcome. For information: 283-7810. Mon - Fri, June 18 - 22 Chester: Vacation Bible School, 9:30 - 11:30 p.m., Chester Church of Christ at 1182 Warner Valley Road. Open to children in grades one - six and their parents. Includes Bible lessons, games, crafts, refreshments, transportation on the J.O.Y. bus. Free, no collection taken~ For information, to arrange transportation: Jim Donner, 258-2421; Keith Crummer, 259-2572. Tue, June 19 Quincy: • Benefit dinner, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Quincy Elks Lodge No. 1884. Menu includes "Mama Jean's Indian Tacos." Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 and under. Proceeds benefit community youth sports programs. Wed, June 20 Graeagle: Live music at the Millpond, 6 - 9 p.m., Graeagle Outpost on Highway 89 next to the Millpond. Local groups, bands perform free live shows every Wednesday through mid-August. Food, desserts available for purchase. For information: Nancy Dogger: 836-1856. Greenville: Screening of "1 Am," 7 - 9 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center. Inspirational film addresses "What's wrong with the world, and how do we fix it?" Free admission. Thu, June 21 Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Features local, regional farmers, artisans, live entertainment. Runs through Sept. 13. For information: QCFMmanager **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, edu- cational or charity events in this calendar, email iburke@plumasnews'c°rn or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, email smor- or call Sh'annon Morrow at 283-0800. We will publish the date, name of the event, time, location, contact phone number and details as space permits. 1 m m m m• m SENIOR. MENU For the nutrition site in your i|area call: Chester, 394-7636; i Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, : |284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 ':'(call day before to make reservation); Blairsden, 836- 0446 (Wednesdays only). |Suggested lunch donation m m m m m m m Monday, June 18 Salisbury steak, mashed pota- toes, harvard beets, ww dinner roll, strawberries/ice cream Tuesday, :June 19 Ethnic meal" chicken caccia- tore, penne pasta, spinach salad, whole grain bread, m fry, b wnI rice, sliced peaches, dinner roll, fortune cookie Thursday, June 21 Egg salad sandwich, bean soup, m green salad, ww bread, orange sections mandarin oranges Friday, June 22 price is $2.50. One guest may Juice/baked ham, baked sweet accompany each senior, Wednesday, June 20 potato, asparagus, dinner roll, | .$6 mandatory charge. Healthy heart meal: beef/stir fruit cobbler. *high sodium day. m m mm m m m m m m m m m m m m mm m m mm m mmm Beware of benefit seams VET TRAX MIKE McLEOD Division Director, Veterans Services Some interesting items came up among my fellow county colleagues at our meeting last week: A lot is be- .ing reported recentiy about scams and taking advantage of our elderly veterans. In a recent townhall meeting in Susanville, my Lassen County counterpart and I addressed one of these issues concerning pension, aid and attendance, and special monthly pension. To begin, it's important to point out that the Veterans Administration is in place to help eligible veterans with benefits. Some of the benefits are eligible only to lower in- come veterans or those who have service connected issues or injuries. There are income based on the new, fictitious thresholds for some benefits asset and income level in an at the state and federal level attempt to qualify. as well. Thd benefit to the consul- Some single veterans who tant group, now, is that the receive less than $12,256 a care facility is being paid year, who meet the qualifica- with federal dollars and the tions for pension and are in consultant is "managing" the need of daily assistance may trust account. There may be also qualify for aid and atten- some connection with a care dance (A&A) and special facility and the consultant. monthly pension. The VA Some of the groups have also takes into account assets out- incorporated fees for services. side of the primary residence, Pension, A&A and Special and tries to set a threshold Monthly Pension are avail- around $80,000 while deter- able to eligible veterans and mining eligibility, dependents and being re- SOme groups or representa- ceived by some in our area. fives have been approaching The Plu. mas County Veterans veterans or their fiduciaries Services Office and other ser- or conservators about this vice organizations such as the pension and A&A provision. American Legion or VFW Sometimes advertising them- never charge a fee for assist- selves as "financial consul- ing veterans and try to pro- tants," they advise veterans to tect the veterans and their in- liquidate assets and their terestS. Schedule an appoint- home and place these in a ment if you have any con- trust that is managed by the cerns, 283-6275, and check the consultant. Through the con- Plumas County Veterans Ser- sultant, the veteran is encour- vices Facebook page for ongo- aged to apply for benefits ing information. YOGI, from page lOB without some basic obedi- ence, so I've been working with him regularly and now my life revolves around Yogi. Even my reading habits have changed. Cesar the Dog Whisperer has replaced Hen- ry Miller on my bedside table. Cesar says puppies need a lot of exercise; so two to three times a day I take him out for a run. To my con- sternation, this includes ear- ly mornings. I have nothing against mornings, but I think they are best spent with a cup of coffee watching the clouds change colors. Now, by 7 a.m., the dogs are in the pickup truck and we're head- although he does need a ed for back roads so Yogi.can fenced yard or room to run race through the mountains, without neighbors to bother. The plus side is he's learn- I like to look for meanings ing. He's now housebroken, below the layers and this He'll sit when told and he's past week have spent a lot of getting better about coming time thinking about what I when called. But he still likes have to learn from an Indian to roam, and my neighbors dog named Yogi. Maybe it's are still angry, as simple as understanding While part of me hates to when to hold on, when to let let him go, my working go -- another character trait hours just don't leave me the I've struggled with. necessary time to train a dog Any takers for Yogi? Give properly, and he's young me a call for more informa- enough that he;ll have no tion. trouble bonding with the If you're curious about In- right person. He's sweet, ea- dia's Desi dogs, you might ger to please, but high ener- want to check out the gy. He gets along well with Youtube video at http://you cats, other dogs and children, PAl N, from page lOB victory and feels validated say share the hardship alike, about his goal of taking on in for a penny, in for a pound. salary reduction were sup- , California's unions and pen- If the governor wants to posedly to be in place for 18 sion funds, he should remem- take on the unions, I say months (sunset June 30, ber the state's population as start with untouchables and 2011), the final 5 percent to be of the 2010 census was remove the protected class returned did not hit pay- 37,691,912. Out of those mil- status then reduce the wages checks until December 2011. lions, 15,97%879 were em-of every state appointed and Here we are, less than six ployed, elected official. months later and those same I would have to ask Gover- After you have achieved fi- folks are likely going to see nor Brown, do you have an- nancial hardship equality that same 5 percent head other plan in mind where the among the state w0rkforce, back to state coffers, nearly 16 million other work- cast a wider net and succeed While I am sure Governor eios can help you balance the in finding a way for the rest Brown was more than state's budget? of California,s workforce to excited about Walker's We are all Californians. I contribute their equal share. Plumas County Make your reservations today for a wonderful mountain stay! 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