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108 Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Bulletm, Kecord, Progresstve, Reporter LETTERS, from page 7B  ,:wer up, sadly they can h,ry their mistakes in this rgedy, only the families ', n resurrect the evidence. Then we have the Arnbassador killings in Benghazi and the video that ,wer was shown; but we have lour dead men. No one ;mswered the phone in the f'resident's office or the Secretary of State's office at : a.m. in the morning. Where were they? Someday a Secret Service agent will step fbrward from the President's detail and another from Hi llary Cliuton's security team to tell a very interesting story about the h: I tie of Benghazi. Cover up? Does the Portola Fire Department have enough certified fi refighters aud engineers to cover 24/7? Assemble a mandated oral roll call and have all their certifications independently verified. Will the Council and new City Manager (the fridge) keep buying the Chief's story? I suggest several practice 3 a.m. fire drills to determine which and how many, qualified volunteers arrive to save the city and Gold Mountain residents. Excuses will not save lives or property. Following last week's fire near the river, you can't ignore their poor commitment. Trent Saxton Lake Davis Continued from last week ... "Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me." - Martin NiemSller (1892-1984). The message is that the culture that allows (sometimes even encourages) one minority group to be marginalized, harassed and discriminated against has the potential for anyone to be mistreated. Gene Nielsen Crescent Mills Insurance companies to blame You do understand that health insurers don't provid e healthcare - right? Their only function is to collect your premiums and pay providers. They make money by charging huge premiums and denying us health benefits. The fundamental goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were to prevent the inhumane and barbaric practices of health insurers (like denying health coverage, capping payouts and rescission) and to provide governmental assistance to those in need of financial assistance to purchase insurance. Health insurers are enjoying the profits from all the new enrollees, however their greed is still intact and the insurers are purposefully sabotaging the ACA and Americans. People complain that their doctor is not in their plan - that's the insurer doing that, not the ACA. And it doesn't stop there. A few months ago, I went on the Anthem site to find a doctor. Anthem had zero health providers in Plumas County so I had to go to Truckee. After complaining. Anthem put our county providers in the provider" list. Then I need some lab work. I called Anthem to find a provider and they said the closest lab is in Fresno! Begrudgingly, Anthem permitted the lab in Truckee to temporarily perform the lab. Remember, to insurers it's all about profit and not your health. America has lost all honor and dignity. Everyone is out to screw you out of your last dollar. From federal government to Plumas County, politicians are diverting wealth to the very top and they could care less about Americans. It's all about stuffing their pockets with your money. Finally, when people come and give lectures on the horrors of ACA, just remember it's all about money. You will know this when the host asks you for a monthly contribution and the speaker puts out his hat for donations. Mark Mihevc Graeagle Immigration solution President Pinocchio, the Wing Nut of the West Wing, by his magnificent deal with the Taliban to swap one of our would-be Taliban members for five hardened Taliban "generals" has opened new doors of opportunity for America. Never mind that his narrative about why it was so urgent to rescue Sgt. Bergdahl changed about twelve times in the last week, Allah be praised! Now we have a chance to rescue someone who truly has served with "honor and distinction" (are you listening, Susan Rice), Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, held in appalling conditions in Mexico. Dear Leader, offer a swap of 10,000 illegal immigrants for the return of our Marine. If that is not nearly enough, the ante is in the millions for one American. Do this and your legacy is secure! Jack Voggenthaler Blairsden Events Around Plumas Coun o Graeagle: Free live music, 6:30 p.m. - dusk, the Outpost. Featuring Kelly Ann Miller, Andrew Ohren. Serving Cuccia's pizza by rnemade desserts, regular menu including locally roasted espresso drinks. Quincy: Footloose Dance Revue, 6 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Footloose Studio of the Arts presents routines including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, ' hip-hop, cabaret, more. Family friendly; free. For information: footloosedanceinfo@gmail.com, facebook.com/footloosestudio, 283-9259. Chester: 10th annual A Few Brews and a Banjo, 2 - 6 p.m., Chester Park. Live music, microbrew tasting, Elks tri-tip barbecue. All-volunteer event supports music, drama programs in local schools. Hosted by Plumas Arts. Tickets sold at the event; tasting tickets $25, music free. To volunteer: Jeff Bryant, 259-3757. Greenville: Solstice Pirates & Fairies Festival, 4 - 9 p.m., Downtown Farms behind sheriff's substation. Gift of Music program event celebrates solstice with food, music, costumes, talent show. Bring potluck dish to share. For information: Donnell's MusicLand, 284-1689. Chester: Vacation Bible School, starts 9 a.m., Chester Wed-Su! I Church of Christ at 1182 ij. ''2 Warner Valley Road. Traveling mission group m Loveland, Colorado, presents inspirational program "The Race Is On." Transportation by the J.O.Y. bus, Bible study, games, prizes, refreshments, singing, fun for ages 4 through teens. Parents' class included. Free family barbecue Sun. Free; no collection taken. For information, to ride the J.O.Y. bus: Jim Benner, 258-2421; Keith Crummer, 259-2572. Hamilton Branch: Hamilton Branch Firebelles annual luncheon, activities start 11 a.m., Hamilton Branch Fire Protection District. "American Gala" .theme, lunch, bake sale, silent auction, prize drawings. Proceeds support equipment, facility upgrades. Everyone welcome; admission $10 donation. For tickets: Ann Zeller, 596-4186; Cheryl DuFay, 596-4186. Lake Almanor: Birds of Lake Almanor. Sierra Institute Center of Forestry presents new tour with Nils Lunder, formerly of Plumas County Audubon Society. Participants see, learn about local, visiting birds, where to view them, ecological importance of Lake Almanor. Tour costs $50, which includes air-conditioned bus transportation, morning refreshments, snacks, beverages, lunch, handouts, expert knowledge. Limited to 10 participants. For reservations, information: Lauri, 284-1022, LRawlins@Sierralnstitute.us. Sierra Valley: [our de Manure/Sierra Valley Metric Century. 62-, 42-, 30-mile bike routes showcase spring meadows, ranch lands, historic Highway 49 communities. Preregistration adults $60, $70 starting June 15; $30 kids until race day. Online registration at active.corn closes June 20. Fee includes rest stop food and drinks, collectible T-shirt, finish line party, tri-tip and veggie barbecue, live music by the Simpletones, SAG support, maps, route markings. Proceeds benefit Sierraville Fire and Rescue. For information: Tour de Manure Facebook page, tourdemanure.org. Lake Almanor: Women's Luncheon, 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13. Bring deviled eggs, salad, fruit, dessert or muffins; arrive early for introductions. Includes featured speaker. For information Denise Porter, 256-3401. Meadow Valley: Meadow Valley Multiagency Wildland Fire Exercise post-meeting, 7 - 8 p.m., Meadow Valley Community Church. Drill was held June 1. Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers' Market. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corrter of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Kepple Family Band. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386. Beckwourth: Romano's Certified Farmers Market, I0 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Only on-farm farmers' market in the state includes chef demonstrations at noon. Vendors offer vegetables, fruit, beef, lamb, eggs, fresh seafood, pasta, flowers, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, breads, desserts, artisan wares. For information: Gary Romano, 832-0114; sierravalleyfarms.com. Quincy: Relay for Life, Feather River College track. Events starts 9 a.m. Sat. Luminaria Ceremony 9 p.m. Sat. Family-friendly activities open to everyone. Butterfly Valley: California Native Plant Society outing, Butterfly Valley Botanical Area. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group will view outstanding natural diversity, including carnivorous planets. For information: leader Wes, 342-5123. Greenville: Line Dancing Class, 6:30 - 8 p.m., The Way Station at 224 Main St. Featuring specialty line dance instructor Krista. $5 per person; come solo or bring a partner. For information: 284-7279. Portola: Volunteer Open House, noon - 3 p.m., High Sierra Animal Rescue in Delleker. Tours, volunteer orientations, refreshments. For information: 832-4727, highsierraanimalrescue.org.  Greenville: uincy: Rattlesnake Aversion _lmm_   Huge yard sale, 8 a.m. - 3 Training for Dogs. Ti,Sal[ I p.m., Legion Hall on Pine Specialized one-on-one iiIldll:: 20-,  Street. Clothes, furniture, training by Natural Solutions Wildlife  appliances, more. For donation pickups: Enterprises teaches dogs to 284-7580, stay , from c I, scent of rattlesnakes. Recommended for dogs 6 months and older. $70. For information, including location and appointment times: Karen Hayden, 616-1315, ctn746@sbcglobal.net. Telestroke go-live event and presentation, 6 p.m., grassy area at Plumas District Hospital. Public welcome to attend, learn more about new robotic telemedicine stroke detection. Refreshments by Young's Market. Quincy: Vacation Bible School, 3- 5:15 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 2333 Pine St. Children ages 5 - 14 invited to attend free "Living Water" program including Bible stories, songs, games, snacks, crafts. Registration Mon 2:30 - 3 p.m. Everyone invited to kids' presentation Fri 5:15 -6 p.m., followed by dinnerl For informati0h: Nina, 283-1512; Helene, 283-2727. l Quincy: Summer Reading Club begins, 1- 2 p.m., Plumas County Library. Program for kids 5 - 12 continues ""-- through July 29. Paws to Read theme includes visits from animals, those who work with them. For information: 283-6310, doramitchell@countyofplumas.com.  Graeagle: Free live music, 6:30 p.m. - -,a I dusk, the Outpost. _lw.," e  Featuring Tuck Wilson. jUIIi/.1  Serving Cuccia's pizza by the slice, homemade desserts, re " gular menu including locally roasted espresso drinks. v Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmersl Market, 4:30 - 1:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Live music by No City Boyz. Performance by Kristina's Gymnastics Show Team at 6 p.m. "Family day" includes plein air student art show, Digging In gardening activities, Crafts with Plumas Christian School. For information: QuincyFarmersMarket.org, 487-4386. Beckwourth: Romano s Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. For information: Gary R0mano, 832-0114; sierravalleyfarms,com. Chester: Community Connections Member Swap Meet 'N' Eat, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Almanor Basin Community Resource Center. Open to members, those interested in joining. To RSVP (required): Leslie, 283-3611, ext. "818. Fish fry, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Vinton: Get Rattled rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Green Gulch Ranch at 1662 Harrison Ranch Road. Sessions last 20 - 30 minutes, cost $75, $50 for reinforcement training. For information, appointments (recommended): Get Rattled, 775-234-8844, Cattle Women share jerky recipe with students The aroma of marinated beef drew students to the Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen's station during Pioneer Days at the county museum. Claudia Barnes, Pat Ramelli and Kathy Knight discussed the history of jerky and then taught the students how to make it. "Many learned the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon and how to measure liquids in a cup," Ramelli observed. Students marinated the meat and then hung the pieces with curtain hooks on a rack to dry. They then enjoyed samples of jerky already made. The CattleWomen gave the presentation four times each morning and afternoon for three days. "A total of 24 times," Ramelli said. "We know the recipe by heart." The word "jerky" comes from the Native American Quechua term ch'arki (meaning dried meat). Meat (bison, deer, elk) was boned CattleWomen jerky 314 cup soy sauce I Tbsp. brown sugar 112 tsp. pepper I12 tsp. minced garlic I12 tsp. fresh grated ginger I tsp salt 1 lb. beef strips Mix the first six ingredients and add the beef. Marinate for 6 to 8 hours. More time yields more flavor; overnight is suggested. The meat can be dried in a dehydrator at 140 degrees for 8 hours or more; or in a 175-degree oven with the door open until desired dryness is achieved. Another option is to dry it outdoors as the pioneers did, covered with a cloth. Experiment with flavors, texture, etc. Enjoy. and when something was killed the travelers could eat only so much and defatted, then cut into slices fresh meat so the rest was made and rubbed With salt, which would  . intjerkytcprve e for later. draw the moisture from the meat, Today jerky j aery popular thus preserving it. North American pioneers would dry meat by hanging it outside of their covered wagons and letting it dry in the sun for two to three days. Another method was to smoke the strips over a slow fire, which would complete the process in half a day. These game animals are large snack, providing good nutrition, while being lightweight and fulfilling for riding the range all day. This is the third year for the CattleWomen to teach jerky making during Pioneer Days. "It is always a very popular station and rewarding for the CattleWomen participating," Ramelli said. I SEE NO WAVING FLAG I see no waving flag in selfishness; No anthem stirs my blood in "mine alone," I feel no pride in seeing spitefulness; And master races never will condone. The flag waves over me as well as you; In shops; on farms; in urban tenements; On ships; in all our states, both red and blue; In hearts with empathetic sentiments. My fervent anthem treats us all as one No matter what our drummer's pace might be And praises all that live beneath the sun And joins as one our whole society. My flag proclaims a solid state as it proceeds; I sing of those unknown and those who do great deeds. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano June 4, 2014 ill m m m m m I SENIOR MENU I m Monday, June 23 i Quiche, spinach salad, mixed fruit cup, whole grain i roll, oatmeal cookie I Tuesday, June 24 i Apple juice, flank steak, baked potato, steamed zuc- | chini, whole grain bread, I i m m I m I Wednesday, June 25 Tuna sandwich, green pea salad, i mixed berries, frozen yogurt | Thursday, June 26 Ethnic meal: lasagna, gar-i den salad, swiss chard, sour- | dough roll, mixed fresh fruit" I Friday, June 27 Healthy heart meal: i Tahitian chicken, carrots/ peppers/peas, white rice, i i pudding cubed pineapple | |Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- i 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for | reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. " i One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory | charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. " .... ,. , ..................... ,;i,,i i,J i[  ......