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  .e,t.a,  J,m mJu4t,4uul mUiUlmUmllusawmmnullqlw AlU 8A Wednesday, July 15. 2009 Feather River Bulletin Risk manager takes chances with new calling Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plu masnews.com I sat down with Risk Manager/Office of Emer- gency Services Director Kelly Stane recently to talk about her resignation, which she submitted in late May. "This is my favorite thing in my office," Stane announced as I sat down, pointing to a large map of the world that covered half of her wall. "I like to travel," she added. Stane explained her love of travel was a big part of her reason for leaving the county. She said the other reason was the poor health of her parents. "In February I was gone from the county for two weeks; I had both of them in the hospital and I went back over Memorial Day weekend and neither one of them are healthy." Stane said she would return to her childhood home for several months to make sure her parents were OK and to set them up for the next stage of her life. She said her feelings were "very mixed; I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. It's a big decisionbut I'm also excited as well. "My sons graduated Fortune High. My grand- daughter is over there in Eureka. Lots of lifelong friends, so I'm looking forward to going back to that." About leaving Quincy she said, "I've been here three- and-a-half years, have really enjoyed the county, the people in the county, the lakes, the hiking, my home in Cromberg and everything Kelly Stane has been really, really good, made a lot of wonderful connect ions here." She also talked about her more long-term goals as an ordained minister with Independent Assembly of God, a missionary evangeli- cal organization. "My heart has been mission for years, and I've done many mission trips--hence the world map." Her work has already Support the local economy and Invest in Plumas County! ::1/2 offdaily passes I ' M/day* , reg. 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Stane has worked with an organization called SOW, Saving Orphans and Widows, which makes African dolls. "Many people around the county have seen them because I used to have them in my office. We brought them back and marketed them here and 100 percent of that--it was like $35 for a doll--fed a widow and two orphans for a month, so that was a huge project." Stane said she had met with the head of Women's Affairs, Prime Minister of Uganda. "That project is still going on and I have a lot of contacts there. "I couldn't keep up. These people were so literally hungry for, literally hungry, physically hungry, and needs, their needs are so incredible that it's just, it's life changing going to third- world countries." She explained more about the type of work she hoped to do on her next visit. "There is a huge project occurring in Mbale. Mbale is at the base of Mount Elgon, which is the tallest mountain in Uganda, it's 14,000 feet and it's a coffee bean agricultural area, and they've, the Naviga- tors organization, has been there for 25 years. What I love about them is it's real practical; it's not religion. "They are out doing community development and training, and they are train- ing the people; it's not like I, as an American, am coming in and changing anything. "It's educating the people and they're changing; they're transforming their own com- munities and that's actually what creates a sustainable village and community. So, I'm really looking forward to being a part of that and it looks like I will be, I have some really good positive feedback from them. "Personally I just think it's a time in the world where you have to follow things that you're passionate about and are heart driven. There's so much going on in the world and this is my passion. "I'm 51 years old and I don't want to wait till I'm 61 years old," she said. Stane also pointed out her work in this country. She has served as a missionary to 26 different states. "So I really believe in reaching out in your own community first, locally, then go regionally. I've done a lot of regional work. Then go nationally, go to your na- tion, and then go internation- al. I'm at the international place right now, so that's kind of probably what the future holds for me." Since our interview, Stane began the process of becom- ing a senior chaplain for Emergency Services and Critical Incidents--she will be called up in cases like Hurricane Katrina when local churches are over- whelmed. She will officially be listed under that position on the national and international registry for Chaplain Fellow- ship Ministries International by July 15. 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