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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, June 23, 2010 BUSINE _, S CLASSIFIEDS BUSiNESS SCENE , HELP WANTED , AUTO,REAl ESTATE,FOR SALE&MORE . 01 MIKE TABORSKI Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com BUSINESS SCENE COMMUNITY FORUM JUNE 30 The Feather River Recreation and Fitness Center in Quincy will soon be under the manage- ment and control of Feather River College. They have signed a lease effective July i with the FRC Foundation, owner of the facility, to take over op- eration of the community fitness center. Merle Trueblood, FRC's athletic director who has been given the long-term oversight responsibility for the business, quickly assembled a citizens adviso- ry group to lay plans for the future of the center. Their first order of business is to hold a commu- nity forum set for June 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Plumas Bank's credit center at 32 Central Ave. (behind Safeway). The group is seeking input from anyone interested in the facility and how it can better serve the community with its equipment, classes and schedules. Past, present and prospective fu- ture members are invited to attend. The facility will be closed July 1-11 for extensive renovations and cleaning. It, along with the pool, will reopen July 12. For more information or if you would like to serve on the steering committee, call Trueblood at 283-0202, ext. 295. BARGAIN BOUTIQUE'S FACE-LIFT The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers have temporarily closed the Bargain Boutique Thrift Store on Lawrence Street in Quincy for a face-lift. Remodeling plans include repainting, carpet cleaning and relocating much of the shelving and clothing racks. The volunteers also plan to add a section for furniture and home d6cor items. Reopening is planned for July 1. The PDH Volun- teers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so donations to the Bargain Boutique are tax-de- ductible and very much appreciated. All sale pro- ceeds are used for PDH equipment purchases. Edward Jones FREELANCE WRITER KEEPS BUSY The July issue of Scientific American includes a story by Jane Braxton Little. The freelance writer based in Indian Valley, who got'her start with Feath- er Publishing Company, is currently in Tanzania on a project velth Conservation International. HIGH RISK INSURANCE PROGRAMS If you are one of those drivers having difficulty finding affordable auto insurance because of a DUI, driving with a suspended license or some other "high risk" violation, Sonia and Tom Goss at Farmer's Insurance in Quincy might be able to help. They now offer that kind of specialized coverage through Bristol West Insurance Group. SIERRA VALLEY LODGE REOPENS After more than six months of remodeling and repairs, the Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine has re-opened for business under the new ownership of brothers, Charles and Roy Gundeid, and Steffan Gundeid, Charles' oldest son. Charles and Steffan also own Restaurante Pizzeria Capri in Sonoma, Ca. Roy has been a master diamond cutter and jeweler for over 30 years and has two jewelry stores in Norway and an on-line diamond market- ing business. Buying the lodge, they said, has giv- en their two families the chance to re-unite with a common purpose. The restaurant features prime rib, steaks, seafood and pasta dishes prepared by award winning Chef Paul Sorensen. Fireworks, balloon CHAMBER UPDATE AUDREY ELLIS Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Well, summer is finally here! The chamber is buzzing with different events coming up and planning new and ex- citing ones. First I want to welcome new members to the Chamber and they are: Alliance for Work- force Development Inc, High Sierra Landscapes, Nor Cal Tea Party Patriots, Portola Railroad Days Association, Quality Helping Hands, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, Sierra Park Property Develop- ment, Woods Insurance Ser- vices, Mountain Valley Living Magazine and George Saba. Welcome to you all and the chamber looks forward to work- ing and networking with all our current and new members. rides an,t If you want to be a chamber member and be part of the new buzz, then check out our web site, or contact me. The chamber is now on Facebook, so check us out and give us your ideas and stories, let's get our community talk- ing to the world and letting them know that Plumas Coun- ty stands for Pleasurable Life Under Mountains And Stars! Music is in the air because we have some great events coming up. Tonight, June 23, at 6 p.m., is the concert at the millpond in Graeagle orga- nized by Nancy Degger. This is very popular and not to be missed. On June 27 we have the Feather River Dixieland Jazz Society Concert at the Graeagle Picnic grounds, again some great music for all you Jazz lovers. The Chamber is hosting a Microsoft Windows 7 event Chester barbershop Jeff Marrs has opened a traditional --men and boys hair- cuts, hot shaves, beard and mustache trims -- barber- shop on Willow Way in Chester on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He sold two barbershops in Kansas before moving to Chester several years ago. On the days he is not open here, he commutes to Lincoln and works in his father's barbersho His wife Jackie owns MaY a.e Center in Chester. Photo by Cheri Mclntire Summer's .... Here/ .... We Have Backpacks & Totes foiyour next outing! Come seeour great selection. Forest Stationers Across from the Courthouse Graeagle Store 531 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 111 Hw,/89, Graeagle, CA 96103 (530) 283-2266 FAX: (530) 283-2501 (530) 836-1962 Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pro M0n-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm moredulr here at the Chamber on June 25 from I p.m. through 3 p.m. There will be a presentation of Windows 7 with assistance and instructions on the software. We are also giving away some great Microsoft door prizes; spaces are limited so call the Chamber to book your place. Plumas County is working together to promote and en- courage the recreation, tourism and business commu- nity. Eastern Plumas, Quincy and Indian Valley chambers, plus several local businesses, are hosting a booth at the Reno Tahoe Open Golf Tour- nament in July to achieve that aim. Come by and see us all there and check out our booth. The MVID is finalizing all the 4th July weekend celebra- tions, there is so much going 4th in Graeagle on for you all, you need to check out the website or come down to the chamber and have a chat with us. The fun starts on July 2 with the Blairsden Street Dance and barbecue; July 3 hot-air balloon rides over the mill pond, Civil War battles, music at the millpond and aerial fireworks display; Fourth of July hot-air balloon rides over the millpond, fire department's pancake break- fast, civil war battle, old-fash- ioned day in the park, blue- grass music and the great 38th annual parade in downtown Graeagle. Last, but not least, the chamber is going to be orga- nizing a wonderful new event in September. It's a Celtic Fes- tival! This will have a Scottish flavor for this year. WE WANT TO HELP GROW YOUR PORTFOLIO, Call today to schedule a complimentary protfolio review. Steven R King Financial Advisor 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 Quincy, CA 95971 "530-283-4061 www.edwardjones.com Member SlPC No one offers .more discounts / ........... than " Farmers[ So if you want a great price, great service, and a great agent, there's really only one name you need to know for auto insurance. Call now to find out more. Rouland Insurance Agency P.O. Box 425/650 Main Street Chester, CA 96020 530-258-2218 Toll Free: 800-254-2218 Agent License Number: 0657918 brouland @ farmersagent.com - FARMERS' Gets you back where )au bekmg: TALK ABOUT SUCCESSES... Jim and Judi Madden have certainly made their mark in Plumas ounty. They opened the doors to Madden Plumbing & Heating in Quincy 34 years ago. Then it was just the two of them. Now it's a highly trained and certified team of employ-. ees handling their customers' needs with 100 per- cent satisfaction guaranteed! Jennifer Haverfield kicks off her fifth year with one of eastern Plumas' favorites for break- fast and lunch, Bonta St. Bistro in Blairsden. WORKING? WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BENEFITS? Just ask the folks who retired, planning on the easy life with their Social Security benefits and retirement nest eggs. When the economy flopped, many found that nest egg wasn't enough and went back to work. What happens to their Social Security benefits? There is an earnings test: how much you can earn while getting benefits. For those retired before the normal retirement age, the test starts at $14,160 of earned income; for every $2 earned over that, the individual loses $1 of benefits. At normal retirement age, a person loses $1 of benefits for each $3 earned. At age 70, there is no earning limit. Money lost in reduced benefits will come back in bigger cheeks later. The Social Security Administration does not trim each check by a certain amount. Rather, benefits are withheld until the overage is covered (they ask how much you'll make). In the first year, what you earned before you applied for benefits does not count. Should you apply for Social Security? Did you? Talk over your options with the tax people at: DE pradicing optometry for 26 years. He opened an office in Portola five years ago to serve dients throughout Plumas and Sierra Counties. He is available in Portola every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He also has an office in Reno which is open on Mondays and Tuesdays, He offers eye exams, glasses, contact lenses and emergency eye care. Dr. Mitchell commented, "We run "on-time" appointments, we stand behind our work, we're affordable, and we take pride that our patients always look great in their new glassesV He continued, "1 bank with Plumas Bank because Rachelle Ramelli and her team provide hassle-flee banking! Like my business, Plumas Bank offers top quality products at an affordable price." He ended with a smile and said, "1 can rely on Plumas Bank - they have the financial vision for our business success." To find out how.Plumas Bank's personal approach to business banking can help your business, us  I.-..$1U15 {375.862/), or ask DL Mark or Sandy Mitchell. 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680