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16B Wednesday, July 15, 2009 News 4) Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter /kr00.s Even00.s Open,on enjo 9 .s00raraer p00r00de.s Indian Valley kids go all out for the summer time parades, including the Taylorsville Fourth of July Parade, the Gold Digger Days Parade Saturday, July 18, and the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade in August. Indian Valley kids like Derrick Meadors and Brian Smalley enjoy getting away with riding their mini bikes down the mid- dle of Main Street in the Taylorsville Fourth of July Parade. Photos by Alicia Knadler. Taylorsville kid Lauryn Cordes enjoys the parade from the sidelines, where she waves her flag enthu- siastically. Kids like Swasey Riggs, front, have always want- ed to be in a summertime parade, so she asked neighbor kids McKenna, Julianne and Jacob Cook to help. They won first place for their patriotic and country-style efforts. Jeanie Jones Staff Writer jjones@plumasnews.com Chester kids in junior high school have a new group to have fun with, while at the same time they 'help make their community and the world a better place. The new group is Rotary Youth Act, a program for sev- enth and eighth graders who would like to become mem- bers of Interact Club when they get to high school. "It's a way to get better involved with our communi- ty," said Rotary Youth Act president Morgan Strate. "For me, it is a way to bet- ter understand what Rotary and Interact do for the com- munity," said vice president Faith Syfrett. "This year as part of Youth Act, we assisted Rotary with the delivery of the phone books, and helped with the major appliance cleanup," said Strate. "We went to the elemen- tary school and helped get donations for Purple Pinkie Day, which is a Rotary pro- gram to help eradicate polio," said Syfrett. The girls explained that for each dollar donated, the child would receive a dyed pinkie. "The reason for that is, that in Africa, the chil- dren who received the polio vaccine would get their pinkie dyed as proof of the shot," said Syfrett. "Every dollar earned pro- vides a polio vaccine for two children," said Strate. "Some kids brought in ten dollars so they could get all their fin- gers dyed." The young ladies explained that even thought this was the first year for the Youth Act group, there was a tremendous response with almost 20 members. "I joined to get a jump- start on my community serv- ice," Syfrett said. "It's a good program and has taught me lessons about how the com- munity works - I never knew Young Chester Rotarians Faith Syfrett and Morgan Strate work for a better community through service above self in the Rotary Youth Act Club. Strate serves as club president, and Syfrett is vice president. Photo by Jeanie Jones how much Rotary did until I joined Youth Act." " I joined for the better good of my community," Strate said. "It's a good way to get out, get to know people and help out- it made me feel good knowing that I was out helping others." "We both look forward to being a part of Interact next year," said Syfrett. "Being a part of Rotary Youth Act is hard work," both young ladies agreed. "But the rewards are well worth the tasks." i t Quincy kid Emily Chambers says her favorite thing to do in the summer is laying with her fiends at Pioneer Park. Photo by Traci Bue .d :: .... Know a noteworthy ki :: !:::': e-mail or contact information' plumaskids @plumasnews:cm Por':00ol00 h00ds lnc: Pecs he cl00.ssroor00 Students at Portola Kids, Inc., love learning because it's fun, interesting, and real. They explore life sciences by caring for classroom pets, and they enjoy field trips to farms, the river and the park, where they interact with whatever critters they find. ...... tliiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiJ iiiiiii!i!:!i!!!!!!i:iiiiti!iil ......... Photossubmitted. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitirl i Casey Dias greets Peeper the Chick. Jocalyne Wells really likes Scruffy Kitty. Gavin Duenas and Ady Klundby enjoy a cuddle huddle with Shortie. Creek Rock "Natural & Stucco Stone"" r O4fdp Trucking, Tractor Work, Forklift Large Selection in Stock, Also Special Orders Certified Scales & Weighmasters 691 Main St., Chester 530-258-3511 or 530-588-6865 .......... o Family Dentistry, Orthodontics fHOMETOWN PROD, o & Certified invisalign Provider $ OO 1530) 283-2811 2 off 2034 East Main Street. Quincy, CA 95971 Birthday Cakes o   (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) Hw,/89, Greenville 284-7313 PLU 2009 OPEN MON -THURS 8:30am - 4:30pm CARE CREDII Jazmine Barajas watches while Flipper the Turtle checks out her finger. LIC. #747715 803 Lorraine Drive P.O. Box 494 Paving Excavating Septic Systems Underground Caleb Holland President Office: (530) 258-3306