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bib Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter It's all about placing abandoned cats this summer Summer is a busy time for everyone, but especially for those involved in animal rescue. In recent weeks Friends has taken in three abandoned mothers with kittens, which has boosted our feline population by 13. One litter was sick and required weeks of special attention and care from the volunteers and happily, the other babies were all socialized and healthy when they arrived. We are currently expecting another litter of kittens, which will bring the kitten total to 14 and the adult cat guests at Friends at nine. All the kittens received Rhino vaccinations when they are age appropriate and ANIMAL TALES FRIENDS OF PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMALS will be spayed or neutered if they stay at our facility longer than four months. Right now we need donations to be able to feed them and for the vet bills we have incurred and will incur when they need their surgeries. Donations to Friends are tax deductible and are much needed. Thank you. All the youngsters are now in the big playroom and are having a ball climbing and running around together. Also in the playroom is "uncle" Mattie--one of our young neutered males who just loves to play with the kittens and one of the young mothers, Feather. Feather is only 1.5 years old herself and her current litter was already the second of her young life. This girl is so sweet and so devoted she spends her days cleaning and washing all the babies--not just her own and tries to wash the adttlts in the playroom also! A very sweet soul. Feather and all the animals of Friends can be seen on the Adopt-A Pet website, under Friends of Plumas County Animals. Take a look and fall in love. Friends has a booth at the Farmers' Market on Thursday nights and will be offering drawing tickets for a reconditioned Giant bicycle. Scott's Bikes in east Quincy competently went through this donated bike and it is "like new." Tickets are only $1 and all the proceeds will go toward the spaying of all our new kittens (they are all female). Please stop by the booth, buy a ticket or five and help continue the good work of Friends. We really appreciate the support. July 8th Friends of PC Animals will be at the Quincy library talking to our children about the work of our group and about animal care in general. The program will start at 1 p.m. and is open to all children. Please call the library if you need more information. Friends will have coloring books to hand out to everyone and will be stressing the importance of spaying and neutering domestic pets, along with safe handling of animals. It will be a fun event and hopefully, a learning experience for the kids. Friends is working toward the goal of being able to open our playroom and the friendly felines in that room to school children in the fall. Hopefully, we can work with the school district and the charter school to offer a "Read to the Cats" program for those children whose language skills are lagging. We are excited about this possibility of using our facility and lovely animals to help our children and to give back in a small way to the community. Friends of PC Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible. No one in Friends gets a salary and no money is spent on administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity. Much needed donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971 or brought to the site at 2163 E. Main St. Thank you for your continued support. Library a truly magic place, with something for everyone I was 7 years old. I walked down the stairs into a brightly lit basement room filled with shelves of books, punctuated occasionally by multi-paned windows. Small tables and chairs dotted the room atop beautiful colored rugs. A desk was tucked in a small alcove, where Miss Dagney Jewell sat when she wasn't helping one of her young patrons. Miss Jewell was the childrens' librarian, probably in her 70's when I first saw her in the childrens' library. Looking up over her glasses she would nod at me, and wink, . just to let me know I was welcome. This downstairs room had a special smell -- COMMUNITY GREEN the same smell that greeted me as I opened the cover to one of these books -- multiplied a thousandfold. It was magic. To be able to go into this place and pick any book or a dozen, and take them home to read amazed me. And better still, the next week I could come back to choose 12 more. Often on Saturdays my mother would take me there, letting me curl up in a corner to select and perhaps read my books. She made me a special book bag, in which to carry my treasure home. She let me check out as many books as I wanted. The only rule was, that I had to carry them all home in my bag, with no help from anyone else. I was amazed that words could weigh so much. Today, I walked into our Quincy library. As I walked through the doors, I felt the same richness and sense of bounty. Where else can I wander among the rows of books, resting my eyes on an author, title, or even a lovely book jacket, take it off the shelf, and have it be mine for the next two weeks? What else is capable of transporting me to another world, another life, or even more fully appreciating my own life. I do acknowledge that I miss the old card catalog as compared to the new technology in libraries now. I prefer the sense of touch -- of looking through the cards, wondering if the book I want is just beyond the next card. And... I realize that everything changes ... nothing remains the same. With this realization, my memories of my childhood library take on a more nostalgic cast, leaving me with a wistful sigh. I also wandered into the library today because it is a comfortable, secure place ... a place that spans my years, weaving many narratives with that of my own life. It feels that time stands as still as it can there, until walking out the door. I felt a sense of urgency to check out several books, as a hedge against a possible incoming summer storm. My feeling seemed to be that if I have a good book and a cozy place to curl into, I can greet almost anything. As I look around I have a sense of gratitude for all the libraries in the country. I remember my Uncle Jeff, in his later years feeling at home there. He would read the morning news, and then settle in for a long spell of poetry or other literature. He had his favorite corner, one which the early morning librarian would do her best to save for him. The library is a truly magic place, where there i s something for everyone. A treasure trove of information and entertainment, it contains a lens through which we can look at ourselves. It is a place that needs to be cherished and protected as a repository of our humanity. It is a way in which we can best share information and entertainment resources. We are fortunate to have this resource in the midst of our community. CIRCLE P RODEO anch Broncs & Bull Bash Tuesday, July 15 th, 7pm Sponsored by: Les Schwab, Diamond Mountain Casino, Smith's Pumps and Susanville Auto Center. Pre-sale Bull Riding tickets available at The Pardner Farm Supply, Susanville Supermarket IGA and Diamond Mountain Casino. Also available online at: lassencountyfair.org Eight local non-profits awarded grants A wide variety of programs throughout Plumas County just received some very good news. Eight nofiibi'oflts were aWarfled : grants for their projects from The Common Good Community Foundation during its May/June funding cycle. The programs funded ranged from the Dramaworks' SWEET program to the Roundhouse Council's Native American Family Night Cultural program and the Mountain Circle music program. Both Portola Kids, Inc. and the Portola Preschool Co Op educational programs received funding, as did Plumas Crisis Intervention's CASA program, Chester High School's Aquaculture project, and the P0rtola : Purple Pride Booster Club. "The foundation was pleased to receive so many worthwhile funding requests," commented Board President Colleen McKeown, "but we simply could not fund them all in this funding cycle. The board therefore decided to give priority to organizations requesting funding for the first time." The Common Good Community Foundation awarded $8,600 in this, its fourth funding cycle. To date, the foundation has awarded in excess of $42,000. "The goal when the foundatiows:st abllshecl was to fund diverse non-profit organizations throughout Plumas County," stated McKeown. "Looking back over our four cycles of funding in the last two years, we feel we have accomplished that goal." Because The Common Good Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, please refer to the foundation's website at www.commongoodplumas.org. Schedule of Events Wednesday, July 16 MISS LASSEN COUNTY PAGEANT, 8PM Tickets available at the fair office or lassencountyfair.com. Adult/handicapped $10, child/senior $6. Sponsored by Billington Ace Hardware Beauty Corral. Thursday, July 17 TM Kids 12 and under get in FREE from 12-6pm FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS REVOLV NG AROUND AGRICULTURE! JDX COUNTRY SHOWDOWN, 7:30 PM Adult/handicapped $8, child/senior $6 Friday, July 18 TM COORS LIGHT COUNTRY NIGHT featuring LITTLE TEXAS, 8 PM Festival $28, box $25, reserved $20, handicapped $20, general admission $18. Tickets available at the fair office or lassencountyfair.org. Sponsored by D&L Distributing Lassen County Fair 195 Russell Ave., Susanville 251-8900 ATM IIO CImlB www.lassencountyfair.org Z Saturday, July 19 TM EAGLES VS BEATLES, 7 PM Festival $20, box $18, reserved $16, handicapped $16, general admission $14. Tickets available at the fair office or lassencountyfair.org. Sponsored by Pregill Insurance, Diamond Mountain Casino and Auto Pro Collision Center. Sunday, July 20 TM AUTO RACING & DEMOLITION DERBY, 7 PM Adult/handicapped $20, child/senior $15, family: 2 adults/2 kids 12 & under $50. Tickets available at the fair office or lassencountyfair.org. Sponsored by Diamond Mountain Casino, Lassen Federal Credit Union, Superior Products Bud Light, Big 0 Tires, SingletonAuman PC, $usanville Auto Center. Check Out Our I PLUMASNEWS.COM I