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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11A Feather River :ollege fin, Is new use fc00r old building, Feather River College un- dertook a massive endeavor July 7, when the former Chester Center building was moved from Chester to the Quincy campus and installed as the new field house for the softball team. According to Nick Boyd, director of facilities, the move was almost a full year in the making, "It was Cameron Abbot, our former director of human re- sources, who first saw the potential for this building. He proposed that we hold FRC classes in Chester at the high school and bring the building to Quincy to better utilize the space and resolve a Title 9 issue. This action was approved by the FRC board of trustees last October and we have been working on it ever since." The move Was a huge un- dertaking, requiring three semi trucks and trailers, one for each section of the build- ing. Because of the size and height of the buildings they couldn't be moved down Highway 89, so they were taken from Chester through Susanville to 395 South and then back to Quincy on Highway 70. Once they arrived at FRC the sections were unloaded and assembled on the pad that was built and prepared by the facilities crew. Hopefully, the new field house will be completely ready for the softball team by this fall. To prepare for the move the FRC facilities team had to work closely with the Chester Community Services Dis- trict, PG&E and the Plumas Unified School District. One of the biggest issues the team faced was that the main power supply for a PUSD site was routed through the Chester Center, so the problem had to be re- solved before final moving plans could be made. The facilities crew began the process of getting the cen- ter ready to move in March, and finalized the preparation i.n late June. This action resolves one of FRC's Title 9 discrepancies by providing a facility for the women equal to the men's field house. Once completed it will house a locker room, coaches' offices, a laundry fa- cility and a spot for the ath- letic trainers to work. Gold Diggers to h,,)s1 3 c a.vs of action on tP e diamc,nc The Softees of Greenville might not have placed at the top of the brackets, but they played hard enough to earn some respect and some trophies for the Double Play. From left: Veronica Dobbs, Anthea Smith, pitching contest winner Jennie Mannle, Katia Lowry, Norma Smith, Courtney Whipple and Cindy Andrews. Not shown is Coaches' Contest winner Jesse Smith, who coached the women's team. Photo by Jesse Smith Teams from Plumas, Lassen, Butte and Shasta counties and beyond are fill- ing up the cards for three weekends of softball action in Greenville. The annual Gold Digger tournaments feature men's, women's and co-ed tourna- ments beginniflg Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, with the men's teams. Most slots were filled for a big men's tourney, with some spaces left still for the women's and co'ed contests. The women's tournament: will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, followed by the co- ed tourney Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3. The top two men's teams last year were from Plumas and Lassen counties for a change: Greenville's Way Station team and Snafu, of Susanville. They fought long and hard for their victories, through two days of play. The Hooligans of Roseville were third for the men, followed by Gerry's Kids of Quincy. Winners of the omen's match-up were LTS of Oroville in first, Independent Women of Paradise in sec- ond, Keeling & Son of Red- ding in third and the Dirty Birds of,Durham in fourth. Co-ed winners were LTS of Oroville in first, Money Shot of Chico in second, Down & Dirty of Durham in third arid High Sierra of Quincy in fourth. To enter or join a team for play, call organizers Jesse and Anthea Smith at 284-7764. The former Chester Campus building arrives at Feather River College's Quincy campus, where it will be converted into a field house for the women's softball team. Photo submitted Mystery p,no zn:;wer Last week's mystery photo was of Nelson Creek at La Porte Road. Of those who identified it, Rick Madison won the drawing for the free four-week classified ad. See section B to guess this week's mystery photo. Photo by Shannon Morrow Call or Click t ,, ::   , i]: ,, rlll', ,,,,f I , ] ,,,1 71 ff]I ,I II,Jtl!,,ill,l, 1, 17 ;I ::11:1[ fl]iIIrl]I1Fi:I]Ii]71'IE'I[III Wllll]lllT-:l Igl I,rl!!:'F'!]:ItI:II?IFtl:[ rJ,iWi:,iillllIF';UlllllllliIllllll ,lm'iu.--i ......