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12B Wednesday, July 11,2001 Bulletin. ProgresS~~1' Progr~ Co.Umed from ’,ap W Plumas County attain the most competitive and progressive working situation possible. My question is, have you? Rhonda L. Bettis-Nelson Supervising Probation Officer Quincy Log Cabin Theater as well. He enjoyed fishing with Del Dellinger, Ray Mullegue, Plumie Stokes and others. He enjoyed golfing at The Feather River Inn with his wife Edna, the Batys, Cotters, Austins, Youngs and other Quincy cou'- under control in short order ples,'He was a member of the 'and it is still fine after four Elks Lodge. John loved living years. Now keep in mind all in Quincy and never expressed a desire to live any place else. We have a collection of pic- Ioude mo h tures to illustrate the biogra- Once again, a few people phy; however, to enrich the with the loudest mouths have story, we would like to include won. They've managed to memories from those who spoil the fun for many. A knewhim. If you were perhaps handful of people were not an usher, cashier or other the- happy with the twice.a-year, ater employee, if you were one three-day event put on at Ken of our show customers, neigh- Shea's property on Quincy bors, friends or have a story Junction Road. Ken Shea has your family may have told, we gone to extremes to make would, truly enjoy hearing these people happy, but corn- from you. promise is not in their vocabu- HIS untimely death was also lary and Ken has thrown up a time that many people still his hands in despair. They've vividly remember and have more events on his shared their memories with land. us. The people involved in three- We would like to include a day eventing are not the peo- theater program that was ple who cause problems; they mailed out monthly and we're don't end up in jail, they don't hoping someone might still party late into the night mak- have one. We don't need an ing noise or play music loudly, original -- a copy would be They bring money, and a lot of free. it, to a community that can use If you have a story or memo- it. rabilia to share, please contact Since these loud-mouthed Sandra Lee Sherrington, 4550 neighbors are not happy with Sheckler Road, Fallon, NV that type of event and since so 89406, or call 775/867-4545. many are unhappy with the Quincy was a wonderful potential location of the skate- place to grow up and. our board park, I'd like to suggest hearts continue to remain in that Ken sell his property to beautiful Plumas County the county so that it can then where we return as often as we be made into the skateboard can to smell the pines. park -- or maybe a few music Barbara Lee Collar, festivals can be held there. Or, Joan Lee Bedell and ff Ken isn't interested in sell- Sandra Lee Sherrington ing his land, then I think he Fallon, Nev. should consider using it .for its (zoned) agricultural purpose ... Miler get thumped maybe he should raise pigs or A couple of weeks ago I no- possibly start a dairy farm. ticed a letter to the editor from I wonder what those few Jim Hatch, wherein he men- loud-mouthed neighbors tioned a few of the benefits de- would think of that? rived from Dr. Mussleman's Dorothy J. Miller service to the Indian Valley Quincy hospital. What he didn't tell you was that at one time he Need had just gotten a clean bill of We are writing a biography health from one of the leading about our dad, John Corydon clinics here on the west coast "Stub" Lee, 1903-1956, to share and still found himself sick as with his grandchildren and a dog. As a last resort he went greatgrandchildren, and we to see Dr. Mussleman, who need your help. found the problem and took Born and raised in Quincy, care of it. By doing so he saved he grew up in the family home Jim's life, as he would have on Jackson Street. In 1931 he surely died had not the good built the home where we were doctor, taken him as a patient raised at 190 Lee Way, which and put him on the road to re- was originally part of the fami- covery. ly parcel. Now, I'm just an old dumb He attended Quincy High codger that didn't know a School, but graduated from thing about blood pressure (I Lick-Wilmerdlng in San Fran. do now). But I see that one of cisco. Hls early career was as a the people who was bad general contractor and he built mouthing the good doctor at numerous houses in Quincy, as well as the girls' gym at QHS. In 1936 he built the CC Camp at Brush Creek and the Kraft home at Buck's Lake. In the wInter, he built homes in Oroville and Oakland. His of- fice and the sheds where he stored his lumber still stand to- day behind The Feather Bed and Breakfast. In 1939, he made a career change and bought the Town Hail Theater. The theater proved to be a natural for him, where he shared his sense of humor with his quips and quotes. He enjoyed working with the general public espe- cially greeting his theater cus- tomers. In 1951 he bought the the hospital was also the one near the Peninsula Market. He that let me walk out of there is distressed that the :'cheap with blood pressure reading little trailers" (used again) 235\115. I wound up in the won't hold their value. My emergency a few days later, take is that Mr. Chekouras Thank God, Dr. Mussleman owns property in that area. If was there, he and Dana had it so, I think he is more worried about his own property value than he is about that of the trailers. If not, then still: this time I did not like him, but Someone is being left out of I sure respected that man. The his consideration. I wonder if only difference now, is that I Mr. Chekouras has ever had really like the man and so occasion to meet any of the would you if you got to know people who live so close to the him. Peninsula Market. Or the po- I had to have a little operation, tential renters of these "cheap I was told by the man in Chico little trailers." He talks and who was doing the testing, that talks about trailers. He never things had gone so far and de- once mentions people. Who teriorated so badly that does he think might want to surgery would be a waste of live there? time and money, well here Mr. Chekouras says that he again, I thank God for Dr. Mus- doesn't live in the area so he sleman, as he didn't think so. I probably hasn't met any of can tell you right now that my these folks. I don't live in the right hand is as good as it has area, so I haven't either. But I ever been and it had became might tell you who they are. absolutely useless prior to the They are the people who have surgery. Jim did mention that lived there all of their lives. Dr. Musselman was a surgeon, They are the people who work but he neglected to tell you he for wages available in Plumas is a darn good one. County. They are the people I could go on and name a who make life easier and dozen more cases just like the more pleasant for the higher aforementioned, one including income residents of Greater my wife. But there are those Lake Almanor. They are the who know far better what is people who used to work in the good for us than we do, but you forest and now are on unem- will find that they haven't ployment. been here all that long, there Not everyone, particularly are some of us that remember Joe in Plumas County, can af- when we didn't have a compe ford a three-bedroom family tent physician and surgeon home near Lake Almanor. Un- here in the valley, what am I less we want to create a set- talking about. That time is vice community, a ghetto, we'd now! better integrate those who So the good doctor got in a want service with those who little trouble (although at this provide it. It's always been writing, it is just an accusa- that way in Plumas County. tion) I remember right after And it should always stay that the war in 1945 and later when way. that sort of thing happened all Gary Vogt the time here in town, some- Quincy one was always getting the tar thumped out of him, or her, New long is 180 days? but we didn't have a county le Did you know that the gal department trying to make Gulling Street Bridge in Porto- a name for itself, so it was han- la was constructed, from dled by the constable or the ground breaking to dedication, deputy and by the next day it in less than 220 working days? was all over, except for the rib- The bridge took 1,400 cubic bing that someone took. yards of concrete, 412,000 lbs. There is an old saying: It is a of structural steel and 123,000 wise monkey that doesn't mon- lbs. of reinforcing steel. Three key with another monkeys' earth mounds had to be made monkey, because you just to raise the supports and tie in might get thumped, the steel girder bridges (actual- Barney Rilealy two bridges, one-255 feet and Greenville, California the other 196 feet). The project was begun in the spring of '53 and completed in the summer of '54. The total cost of the project was a little less than $300,000. Now the state has arranged to seismic retrofit that same bridge for earthquake safety and they say the project will take 180 days. Is that 180 work. ing days or total days? It's almut ImOlde, not trolley= There was something about Mr. Chekourss's letter in your July 3 paper that struck me wrong. He is worried about "cheap little trailers" being towed in and rented out in the Lake.#Jmanor area. He com- plains about the 20 trailers PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a modification to the five year strategic plan for the implementation of the Workforce Executive Director, Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc., (530) 283-3933, mCatchEXtension___this 11. Investment Act (WIA) in LASSEN County, for the period of July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2002, will be avamlable for public revmw and comment after July 17, 2001., at the following location, during regular business hours. Lassen Career Network 2545 Mare Street, Susanville The Plan modification will be submitted to the Governor on August 31, 2001. Persons wmhmng to comment on the plan must do so by close of business on August 17, 2001. For more informatmn, contact Gary Corderman, N Of The Week... RUSTIC CEDAR SIDING & RED METAL ROOF ENHANCE THIS 2 BEDROOM MOUNTAIN RETREAT. Approx. 812 Sq. Ft. Vaulted Ceilings, Ceramic T'de Throughout. Space Saver Microwave, Dishwasher & Gas Range. Mirrored Closet Doors, Blinds Throughout.125 Lb. Snow Load Roof, R38 Ceiling Insulation. !( KIWI KIIIBIKg Sales & Rentals New & Used Lakefront Lodge Units Cabins • Fur RV Hook-up Boat Dock Facilities Scenic Lakefront • Quiet Location Lake Almanor Resort 2706 Big Springs Rd. (530) 596-3337 I FREE Flights! Take a high-flying adven-. ture, and learn about aviation at the same time. Local pilots and members of Susanville's F_AA Chapter 794 continue to offer free airplane rides for eight to seventeen-year olds. Qualified pilots and aircraft are available on short notice. For reserva- tions or information, call 253-3987 ii .i q Personal A~sistance fmm flnanc/ng a.d permits to completion! #NNID39320 Plan 13 . One way is 6 months, the oth- er could be over a year when you consider inclement winter conditions. People who use the bridge daily need to know, when you consider that there may be as many as 5,000 car trips a day over the bridge. You can see how important that structure is to us. They knew that in 1953 when it was built; I hope they realize its im- portance today. A year is far too long to deal with flag men and construction delays. Ed Laurie Portola Editors note: According to City Administrator Jim Murphy, it's 180construction days. tmx During the last Seneca board meeting of July 5, the board members voted to tax the peo- ple of the Seneca Hospital dis- trict once again. The board proposes to tax us for a period of three years, $75 for im- proved parcels and $50 for unimproved parcels. Accord- ing to Ron Davey, Seneca Dis- trict Hospital residents will never escape this tax, ever. Why do they need more tax' money when they say that the financial picture of the district is much improved? Remember the March headlines "back in black'"?. Year to date, the district's fi- nancial statements are show- ing a gain of approximately $275,000 versus a loss of $327,000 for the same period last year. Beginning January 2001, Medicare and MediCal are paying higher fees for most outpatient and emergency ser- vices. FXa'thermore, cuts in ex- penses Marks promised to the tune of $400,000, so far have not mate . In facL the hospi- tal's figures show that the ex- penses have increased by over $300,000 compared to last year. The spending cuts, if im- plemented, will result in even more revenue. In addition, there is nearly $1 million in accounts receiv- ables, accounts over one to two years old, waiting to be collect- ed. When this amount is col- lected, it will equal nearly three years worth of tax mon- ey. A recent evaluation field & 2001 shod business] amples include: mation systems ued l: and incorrect statements Medicare months: billings having ror rate (the was paid nearly district last having been iCal review errors; billint minimal ance, without proper from HMOs ances; and a host| lems. The made by the yet to be imple even hire the In December now board an independent hospital district, tm=m,,i agement and plt E tract and com To date, they it produce reams .4", their own clinic now suddenly,F making only $90 ary 2001, Marks public stateme $200200 plus the clans were average! A 12-year -ong dependency), knows, Is The wil will subside, have quire discipline. it! When the problems are the proper tion is in ing is curtailed, not need the tax than ever, poor must not be lll r i.6E-i,WC fi--" I: Install up to 5 qts. motor oil Install new GM oil filter I " Lube all grease fittings I " Check all fluid levels * Inspect & adjust tire pressure • Preventative maintenance inspection. Most cars and lisht trucks. Excludes synthetic oil. I1 w~h coupon • ex~res 7/31/01 lllllmlml~lmllllmllm mmmmllmllimlmlm rlmlll iiii mill I ! I Does your Car vibrate when you I I I much the brakes or pulmm when I I | you come tO a gOp? 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