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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9A Linda Satchwell Whitehawk Ranch. mammograms, and he plans overhead and other ancillary friends they wanted to raise "There are only so many golf Staff Writer The digital upgrade will to ask interpreting radiolo- costs incurred by the interne- money for breast cancer tournaments you can do -- work with EPHC's existing gists to give a price reduction tional Komen organization,screenings, the response was, you're drawing from the same mammography equipment on mammogTam readings. Shepard and her husband, "Great, how much money do group each time,--so combin- In yet another creative col- and will cost approximately Shepard said she was Frank, with Larry and Renee you want?" ing the two makes sense." Iaboration, Eastern Plumes $181,000. Advantages of digi- encouraged by the idea of Walker, have created another Frank said all the same Swing for a Cure was start- Health Care Foundation's tel mammogram screenings keeping fundraising money fundraiser, and money raised people showed up, but now ed by Judy Clark and Helena charity golf tournament will include significantly better local. While Susan G. Komenfrom it will go towards fund- they all wrote checks for $50 Spitzer in 2003. Shepard said team with Swing for a Cure readings for women under 50, for the Cure is a very worthy ing the low- and no-cost apiece. The event has sold that in the beginning she just next year to raise money for as well as for women of any cause, it's a worldwide orga- mammograms, out (they capped it at 100 attended the dinners. Then, new digital mammography age who have "dense breasts." nization that has raised more That fundraiser has a people) the past two years,she began volunteering, and equipment. In addition, images may than $1 billion for breast long and colorful history.This year's fundraiser, her role just expanded from An informal discussion be- be digitally stored and trans- cancer research, education,It started in the mid-90s,called "Martinis for Mammo-there. She's been chairperson tween EPHC's Chief Execu- mitted electronically. Radiol- screening and treatment, according to Frank, as a grams," will take place July for the past four years. five Officer Tom Hayes and ogists need further training Shepard said Plumes party for friends. 24 at the Walkers' home. "This touches so many Marsha and Frank Shepard to use digital equipment, but County doubtless needs the They called it "Beanies, Marsha said Swing for a people's lives," said Shepar'd, led to the cooperative once trained, they can make money as much, if not more,Weenies and Martinis." A Cure usually raised around "friends, mothers, daughters, fundraising idea. use of computer software to than many places around thedecade later, the popular $34,000. In combining the two neighbors." Virginia Luhring, EPHC help accurately interpret country, and she liked the gathering had grown to 130golf tournaments, she and The National Cancer Insti- Foundation chairperson, is mammograms, idea of helping local people, people, which was a bit over- Luhring hope to raise ctose to tute estimates just over 12 working with Marsha Shep- Digital also uses less radia- She is pleased all the money whelming, so they took a $50,000. The combined tour-percent of American women ard, Swing for a Cure's chair- tion than traditional filmraised will go for practical couple of years off. 'nament will raise money and born today will develop breast person, on the combined golf mammography, programs that help with It occurred to them that focus attention on breast cancer at some time in their tournament, tentatively setHayes said EPHC plans breast cancer detection, they could turn the event into cancer awareness, lives-- that's approximately for Friday, June 17, 2011, at to offer low- and no-cost rather than for administrative a fundraiser. When they told As Shepard pointed out, one woman in eight. ac i n :ory IS Adventure seekers will be ing an operating scale model town of Johnsville to the ....... converging on Plumas Eure- of the famous, nearby 60- Historical Society's Museum ka State Park in Johnsville stamp Mohawk Mill. and return. on Saturday and Sunday, Throughout both days There will be an architec- July 17- 18. The annual Gold there will be demonstrations tural walking tour of the Discovery Days celebration of candle making, spinningtown of Johnsville, departing will be in full swing from and weaving, and gold pan-from the park museum at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. ning. Special activities for 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday will kick off at children include ice creamSunday. 8 a.m. with the acclaimed making, washing clothes the Wandering musicians will pancake breakfast hosted by 19th-century way, butter entertain visitors as they Portola Rotary Club, with churning, and homemade view the many exhibits on musical accompaniment pro- bread and jam. the state park grounds. vided by Code Blue Grass. An The Plumas Ski Club will A musical recital will take added feature of the breakfast show a video and exhibit of place at St. John's Church is the Sunday morning draw- the famous longboards -- 12- Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. ing, with many valuable foot skis, carefully honed and Tickets for the limited seat- prizes from the park's gift waxed, ing for this recital may be shop. In conjunction with the purchased at the museum or All venues for the celebra- festivities, the Johnsville by calling 836-0102. tion are free, including HistoricalSociety's St. John's Tasty food to whet visitors' the many examples of the Church Museum will be appetites willbe available for gold miner's lifestyle: the open, portraying the lives of a modest charge. The park Moriarty family's five-room historical Johnsville fami- association will host a house for their family of lies, as well as old maps and barbecue outside the park eight; the blacksmith shop, photographs of the area in its museum both days, from where all the tools for the heyday. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured miners were manufactured The museum also has his- foods include hamburgers, (their products are available torical pamphlets and goldhot dogs and authentic for sale in the museum); the era trinkets for sale m all led Cornish pasties, together full-size Bushman gold stamp off with the old-fashionedwith beverages and all the mill; the assay office where bake sale Saturday morning, trimmings. The, Historical Plumes Eureka State Park living history docents took time out from preparations for Gold the value of the gold ore was Special attractions this Society will sell homemade Discovery Days to celebrate the nation, s birthday by riding in the Graeag!e parade. PESPA volun- determined; and the park year include wagon rides to ice cream at St. John's tears have joined with the Johnsville Historical Society tO make Gold History Days an exciting, museum featuring exhibits carry passengers throughout chUrcii. !, 7 fun-filled weekend July 17 - 18. They hope to see you there. Photo by Diana Jorgenson of the area's historical and the day from the park natural environment, includ- museum through the old II The Central Plumas Recre- Jack Dunn, both avid ation and Park District will patanque enthusiasts. Le Coq host a ,grand opening and has indicated he will bring skills clinic at the new bocce some unique treats to share ball and patanque courts at with early arrivals. Pioneer Park on Saturday, Also on hand will be sever- July 24, at 11 a.m. The bocce al experienced bocce ball ball and pafanque courts players to help teach tech- were made possible through niques, court etiquette and a $2,000 grant and significant game rules: volunteer labor from the During the event, the recre- Quincy Rotary Club. ation and park district will "We are really excited about survey potential levels of in- the completion and opening of terest for forming local bocce the new game courts -- they ball and/or patanque leagues, have already proven to be with games occurring week- very popular among all ages day evenings or Saturday and skill levels," Recreation mornings. and Park District Manager For more information Jim Boland said. regarding the bocce ball and Co-hosting the clinic sag- patanque courts grand open- ment of the day will be local ing or to help form leagues, French gourmet, Patrick Le contact Jim Boland at the Coq, and coffee "whisperer," district office, 283-3278. ( ortta St. istro Breakfast: Sam-llam Lunch:l lam-2pm ~j~ A delightful place for delicious creative cuisine ] Beer-Wine Closed Wednesdays t 836-14,97 . "Downtown Blairsden" Co-op extends grant deadline Quincy Natural Foods Preference will be given and Twin Pines Cooperative to organizations with annual Foundation established the budgets ofless than $50,000. Quincy Natural Foods Coop- Funds may not be used for erative Community Fund in political or lobbying efforts. 2005 to provide financial QNFC requests that funds support to local nonprofit be spent locally whenever organizations, possible A total of $500 will be To apply, pick up an ap- granted in 2010. plication at Quincy Natural Grants will be given to Foods Co-op, at the Quincy nonprofit or cooperativeFarmers' Market "Food for organizations. Thought" booth, call Grants will be given to Lucinda Berdon at 283-3528 organizations whose pur-to have one e-mailed or pose and activities address faxed. agriculture, food, hunger, The application deadline environment, community has been extended to 5 p.m. and cooperatives. Friday, July 23. Preference will be givenGrant(s) will be awarded to organizations based and Aug. 5, at the Quincy Certi- operating in the local area. fled Farmers' Market. 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