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12B Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LETTERS, from page t 1B promised results fail to appear. Gone Kailing Portola What a relief So I was in the backyard and didn't hear the FedEx driver ring the bell. I found the notice on the door. It says I can pick up my package in Reno as long as I "bring this form and a gov- ernment-issued photo ID " Can't get my Amazon pack- age without photo ID, but to vote doesn't require photo ID because that discriminates against somebody, some- where, somehow. I wonder how times I've been discriminated against because of illegitimate voters, you know, those dead people and cartoon charac- ters. Oh, what the heck. That's only voting. At least I can sleep soundly at night knowing that FedEx won't give my new can open- er to someone else! Whew, is that a relief or what?! Lynn Desjardin Portola Eating away The comments I have been reading by conservatives on the Internet and elsewhere seem to rely very heavily on namecalling, personal gush- ing, anti-education and un- founded claims. I suspect that many of those responsible for dissemi- nating such comments would actually be better off, as would be most Americans, if they turned off the Fox Chan- nel and looked critically at what the reckless Rush Lim- baugh and the flailing tea party members have been saying. Conservatiyes favor the rich. Unless one is very rich, his well-being does not be- long to the party that is eat- ing away at his safety nets and personal freedoms. Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville Rural renaissance In 1987 California's Gover- nor Deukmejian gave Plumas County $75,000 in Rural Re- naissance funds to foster eco- nomic development and busi- ness growth among Califor- nia rural areas. More than half of the monies went to Plumas Corporation. Other Wed, June 27 Graeagle: Live music at the Millpond, 6 - 9 p.m Graeagle Out- post on Highway 89 next to the Millpond. Featuring Bennett Jackson. Local groups, bands perform free live shows every Wednesday through mid-August. Food, desserts available for purchase. For information: Nancy Degger, 836-1856. Portola: Parenting with Personality, 4 - 6 p.m. Free class focus- es on personality types, traits, getting along with differ- ent types, discovering children's types. Taught by Leslie Wall of Plumas Rural Services. Space is limited, regis- tration required. For information, to register: 283-3611, ext. 818. Thu, June 28 Chester: Texas Hold 'era Poker Tournament, 6 p.m Almanor Bowling Center. Sponsored by the center; proceeds benefit Seneca Long-Term Care Facility. For informa- tion! 258-4300. Hamilton Branch: Fundraising luncheon, fireball at corner of Big Springs Road and County Road A13. Begins with bake sale at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. Throughout the event, guests can view decorated tables, gifts for prize drawings'. "South of the Border" theme. Hosted by Firebetles; proceeds go to volunteer fire department, community service events. For information: President Ann Zeller, 596-4483. Quincy: Book reading, 5 p.m Main Street Artists gallery. Di- anne Lipscomb will read from her new book, "Seven Lmas County Chris Christofferson guides easy 2.5-mile hike in head- waters of South Fork Feather River. Bring lunch, water, hiking gear, sun/insect protection. For information, to set up meeting site, time: Gerry, 893-5123. Quincy: Pulled pork dinner, 5 p.m Plumas Club. Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter 8 of E Clampus Vitus invites community to benefit dinner for $8. All proceeds go to help Joe "Pork- chop" Britt in his fight against cancer. For information: Justin Eason, 927-9735; Plumas Club, 283-4094. Sierra City: Music at the Mine summer concert at Historic Kentucky Mine. Featuring Mumbo Gumbo. Show starts 7:30 p.m costs $25. Pre-show barbecue starts 6:30, costs $15. For information, tickets:, 862-1310. Sat - Sun, June 30 - July 1 Graeagle: Fourth of July celebration. Includes re-enactments of Civil War battles, Old West gunfights; live music in the park, at the Mill Pond; fireworks; games; food and re- freshments. On Sun: Fire department pancake breakfast 8 - 11 a.m did-Fashioned Dayin the Park 10 a.m. - 5 p.m parade 1 - 2 p.m. For information: Graea- Sat - Tue, June 30 - July 3 Taylorsville: Team jackpot roping, rodeo grounds. Free admission. Sun, July 1 Bucks Lake: Family Fun Day, 2 - 8 p.m Bucks Lakeshore Resort at 16001 Bucks Lake Road. Boat parade open to every- Southern Tales Plus One." Quincy Certified Farmers Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; cor- ner of Church and Main streets. Features local, regional farmers, artisans, live entertainment by The Kepple Family. Runs through Sept. 13. For information: QCFM- Fri, June 29 Beckwourth: Certified Farmers Market, !0 a.m. - 2:30 p.m Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Every Friday through September. This week features artisan market. For information:, 832-0114. Blairsden: Graeagle Lions Club Street Dance at the Barn, 6 - 11 p.m Corner Barn at highways 89 and 70. Music from 7 p.m. by Antique Rockers; dancing; refreshments include hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, wine. Tickets $5 adults, children under 12 free. For information: 836-2406. Quincy: Grand opening, 5 - 7 p.m:, Capitol Arts Centei at 525 Main St. Everyone invited to Plumas Arts celebration of newly renovated space. Group show includes 2-D and 3-D work by member artists. Fri - Man, June 29 - July 2 Belden: Seventh annual Priceless music festival, Belden Town Resort. Art, activities, music on the Feather River. Sat, June 30 Granite Basin: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trail Daze, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m meet five miles west of Bucks Lake at intersection of road 23N95Y and Oroville-Quincy Highway. Volun- teers hike or ride two - five miles to worksite; construct drainages to save moto trails; remove brush; perform other trail maintenance as needed. Breakfast bagels, sack lunches, tools, trail guidance, snacks, beverages provided. Bring gloves, water, work boots/shoes, lay- ers, day pack, sqn protection, insulated cup, packable lunch containers. For information: Hamilton Branch: Hamilton Branch Volunteer Fireman's Association Pan- cake Breakfast, 6 a.m. - noon, Plumas County Road A13 at Big Springs Road. Indian Falls: Composting workshop, 10 a.m. - noon, Dawn Gardens off of Highway 89, Led by Manuel Boehmer, Bob Boschee. Free. La Porte: Valley Creek Special Interest Area walk, organized by California Native Plant Society. Forest Service botanist ~: ~:one: :decorate any type of vessel in a Fourth of July theme. Prizes for best decorations. Barbecue ($15) and live music follow at day use area. Family-friendly event. For information: Kim Henderson, 283-2848. Lake Almanor: Bandshell concert, 7 - 9 p.m Lake Almanor Country Club. Featuring Rock Slide. $10 per carload for non- LACC residents; use the Clifford Gate. Man - Wed, Ju!y 2 - 4 Taylorsville: Gem and Mineral Show, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m Indian Valley Museum on Cemetery Street. Vendors will exhibit and sell rocks, minerals, fossils. Museum also open. Free admission. For information: 284-1046, 284-6406. Tue, July 3 Taylorsville" Grange spring board dance, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m Tay- Iorsviile Grange Hall. Featuring The Billies. $15 tickets include one beer or glass of wine. Burgers available be- fore event, $4 each. Shuttle runs to campground, Greenville. For information: Kevin Goss, 816-1020. For July 4 events, see page lB. Thu, July 5 Quincy: Quincy Certified Farmers Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m cor- ner of Church and Main streets. Features local, regional farmers, artisans, live entertainment by Rock Bottom Band. Runs through Sept. 13. For information: QCFM- Quincy: High Sierra grounds. Thu - Sun, July 5 - 8 Music Festival, Plumas-Sierra County Fair- Fri, July 6 Beckwourth: Certified Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m Sierra Valley Farms at 1329 County Road A23. Every Friday through September. Chef demonstrations held at noon. For information:, 832-0114. Chester: First Friday celebration, Blue Goose Galley 607 Main St. includes food, wine, prizes. of Artists at Quincy: Rediscovering Seymour Fogel wine reception, 5 - 7 p.m Main Street Artists gallery at 436 Main St. Work on display by one of the founders of the abstract move- ment. Show runs through July. For information: 283- 1909; Lara Eichenberger, F I I I I I I SENIOR MENU I "F-or the nutrition sRe in your larea call: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, 284-6608; Portola, 832-4173 (call day before to make Ireservation); Blairsden, 836- 0446 (Wednesdays only). Isuggested lunch donation iPrice is $2.50. One guest may accompany each senior, mandatory charge. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II Monday, July 2 Thursday, July 5 Ethnic Meal: tamale pie, corn, Vegetarian Meal: vegetable I leafy green salad, cubed can- barley soup, egg sandwich, taloupe, custard tomatoes/lettuce, three beanI Tuesday, July 3 salad, citrus cup. High sodium - Healthy Heart Meal: fortified meal* juice, roasted chicken, rata- Friday, July 6 I touille, bulghur pilaf, whole grain roll, red & green grapes Stir-fried beef & vegetables brown rice, dinner roll, cubed I Wednesday, July 4 pineapple Sites Closed. Fourth of July Holiday i i i ii i ii mu i i ii-I monies went to Plumas obsessions--liberals' alleged County Chamber of Cam- proclivity for defecating in merce, the Regional Council the streets. Something to of Rural Counties and to the look forward to in the near Plumas County Community future. Development Commission. As an 18-wheeler "OTR" Twenty-five years later, I am driver I've had the privilege of asking where is the econom- visiting nearly all of our low- ic development and business er 48 states, and had the plea- growth? sure of meeting a widely var- Many businesses have left led swath of citizens -- con- California due to over regula- servative, progressive, inde- tion and taxes. Businesses in pendent. With few exceptions, Plumas County have closed they had no interest in the or not grown because a rural rants and raves of the extrem- renaissance is not a top pri- ists on either side of the politi- ority. Minimum funding of cal spectrum. They did not Plumas Corporation and look upon those who differed Plumas chambers of cam- from them as "enemies"; and merce has become a policy in a pinch would unhesitat- with our Board of Supervi- ingly help a stranger -- some- sors. thing the ranters have no time The visitors bureau lost for. Everywhere I drive I meet funding. The chambers are "them" -- good, caring people. struggling to stay open. I humbly suggest that Dr. Plumas Corporation is now T-Sax turn off "Rush Lim- getting out of the economic baugh's Greatest Hits," move development business. The away from his vitriolic word- contract of its CEO reg processor, step outside his O'Sullivan is being terminat- safe, cloistered little world ed. Before his departure he and try to meet and engage discovered a Community De- some of those "theys" in posi- velopment Block Grant that tire, friendly communica- could help Eastern Plumas tion. He might be pleasantly Health Care. Where is eco- surprised. Or maybenot. nomic development and busi- W.B. Brace ness growth to be housed in Bucks Lake Plumas County as the de- mand for food stamps and Love letter Medicare increases? Boy, I sure do love Trent The BOS focus on job cre- Saxton's letters. I especially ation and economic develop- love his hysterical, inflam- ment would fill budget matory, violence-inciting, in- deficits. A rural renaissance nuendo-laden rhetoric, total- is the key. Spending money ly unburdened by anything in the local economy was a resembling a fact. 500 percent return on the in- Faced with enough of this, vestment. Laudoun County, most intelligent moderates Va is a successful example won't need the Democrats to of a rural renaissance tell them how truly danger- through the use of restricted ous and destructive the right- transient occupancy taxes wing extremists are. They'll which created a prosperous figure it out for themselves. community. They have the So keep up the good work, highest average household Trent o1' buddy. And while income in the United States you're at it, please be sure to with an 84 percent popula- attack me by name in your tion growth rate in the last next hate-filled outburst. I decade, can think of no greater honor It is time for our leader- than to be vilified in print by ship to make the renaissance someone like you. of Plumas County a reality. Stephanie Leaf Larry F. Douglas Quincy Portola Reality check Twisted, myopic This letter is in regards to It would appear that the Trent Saxton's most recently good Dr. T. Saxton has for- published, and weekly it gotten to take his meds seems, diatribe. Trent, again. His most recent rant maybe you can enlighten us about our evil enemies, all as to how you really feel. "they," was extreme, even May I suggest an anger man- for one with his twisted, my- agement class? Or possibly a opic views. The only bright reality check. Then maybe spot in his letter was that he you will stop your whining! somehow failed to expand Crikit Smither upon one of his favorite Portola Own the mess Your property taxes are in jeopardy of going higher. If the Democrats in the Assem- bly were to gain two more seats in November, they will have a super majority and the power to overturn Propo- sition 13. Governor Brown is looking for any way he can to raise more taxes. It will hap- pen if the Legislature has it way; read the article in the Sacramento Bee, April 19, 2012. Democrats in the Califor- nia state Legislature passed SB 48, which says, "Instruc- tion in social sciences shall include the early historY of California and a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary so- ciety." This teaches kindergarten through 12th-graders sexual orientation regarding les- bian, gay, bisexuats and transgender lifestyles. Democrats passed AB 499, so your 12-year-old child can be treated for a sexually transmitted disease without your knowledge or consent. The California Legislature passed 700 new laws in 2010, 757 laws in 2011, how do they affect you? One last example of a new law, "legal" Californians now pay for in-state college tuition for illegal aliens; that bill, AB 130/131, was passed by Democrats that run this state. Hey people, Obama recent- ly said, "The private sector is doing fine." California has more than 500 state government agen- cies, departments and commissions. Ever wonder why Democrats want to lay off firefighters and police first, instead of firing or closing any of the 500 state agencies? Democrats would rather cut firefighters and police so you vote for higher taxes. Since the dem0crats will always run this state, they own the mes (elections have consequences); at least be aware of who is responsi- ble for the new laws. Go to to learn more. Remember voters, Ameri- ca or Obama, you can't have both. Trent Saxton Lake Davis I Plumas County : ~::i~~;~'~ iii, Make your reservations today for a wonderful mountain stay! 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