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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, June 13, 2012 lC AND r ng The annua| Old Men's Game, which pits the Quincy High School boys' soccer team against more experienced players, was held last Friday, June 8. The old men were victorious, 7-4. Pictured clockwise, from above: Phil Braddick, Juan Nunez, Colin Dillingham (with Braddick) and coach Tanner Johns. Photos by Shannon Morrow It 's time to take a leap SHANNON MORRO~/ Sports Editor After 12 years of working as the sports editor for the four newspapers in Plumas County, I turned in my resig- nation a couple weeks ago. My last day will be Friday, July 13 (which I have no su- perstitions about). As much as I enjoy my job here, it's not something I can continue for 30 or more years until retirement, so I had to plot a new profession- al path. After much consid- eration, I decided I want to be a counselor. Ten weeks from now, I will begin a thee-year (summers included) master's degree program at University of Nevada, Reno. Being an idealist by na- ture, I'm drawn to personal growth, especially spiritual- ly and emotionally. My own transformation over the past 12 years has been remark- able, but I sense it's only the beginning. Entering a career field such as counseling, one must do a lot of digging into their own issues before be- ing able to help others with theirs. The faculty of the program I'm entering re-emphasized this during our new-student orientation. With courses such as Human Growth and Development and hundreds of hours of practicum, I'm going to learn a lot about things I'm really interested in. I'm also going to get worked. Grad school is not easy, but I believe I'm upfor the challenge. It's a big com- mitment, but it's what I want. Nevertheless, it was a dif- ficult decision. (Several friends and family members had to suffer through my community. My mom lives back-and-forth leanings.) here, I have a house here, With a good job and a nice and most of my friends are home in a beautiful little here. Plus, this place gets a town, I often felt unwilling hold of you in a way that to give up such a desirable makes it very hard to leave. situation. But new adventures await. But we all reach points in It will feel good to get rid of our life when we must chose things I no longer need, and to leap, scary as it is. I still it will be fun to explore new regularly question if I'm do- places. I've already found a ing the "right" thing, but at good room to rent in a house a certain point, I have to go in Sparks, and I look for- on faith. Fear of the un- ward to the many perks of known is a powerful in- campus life. hibitor, but exploring new Academics will be priori- potential can overcome the ty, but I will also need to fear. Then it becomes excit- work part-time. With a little ing. luck, the photography busi- And it's not like I'm get- ness I started (westfirepho- ting on a boat to sail to a tography.com) may begin to newly discovered continent help pay a couple bills. or joining a wagon train to Thank you to all the coach- brave a new frontier. Reno is es and parents I have conveniently close, and it worked with over the years, will be a relatively minor and much love to this amaz- transition, ing community that has in- I'm fortunate to be able spired me to become my bet- to keep a foot in this ter self. says Your tadpoles will thank !lOU, Ribbit!" Plumas County Public Works Funded by a grant from CalRecycle (Author of Butterflies of Lassen and Plumas NF Botanist C0urthey Rowe DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012 TIME: 9:30 AM to noon MEETING PLACE: Gansner Park in Quincy Bring: water, insect repellent, and sunscreen For more information or for any special needs, please contact Plumas National:Forest (530) 283-7810 ~ ~ ~ ,i~ ~ )