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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5A A festival for children and the adults who love them is what's in store for those who visit Greenville, Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. - I p.m. The annu'al IGA Home- town KidsFest at Evergreen Market will feature a carni- val that includes a bounce house, face painting, cookie decorating and many carni- val-style games. There will also be demon- strations by Indian Valley Fire Rescue and the Forest Service, and pet adoption in- formation will be available from the Plumas County An- imal Shelter. In addition, there will be a free hot-dog lunch for kids 12 and under. "There will be lots of sur- prises too," store manager Nathan Tucker said. "You've got to be here." Adults may also enter their children for a chance to win in national give- aways. Six national winners will each receive one of the fol- lowing prizes packages: One grand-prize winner will receive $3,000 cash and a $1,000 Active Kids gift cer- tificate. Two second-prize winners will each receive $1,000 cash and a $500 Active Kids gift certificate. Three third-prize winners will each receive $500 cash and a $100 Active Kids gift certificate. There will also be a local giveaway of a boy's and a girl's bike as well as other prizes. "We're pleased to have the opportunity to bring IGA The Meadow Valley Fire Department will host an Evening at the Schoolhouse vith a dinner by Southern Accent Sunday, Aug. 1. Johny McDonald will pro- vide musical entertainment accompanied by Michael Braley, Johnny Walker, Steve Turner and Sherry Kumler. All proceeds go to the schoolhouse, which is main- tained by the fire depart- ment and has no revenue source other than donations and events like this one. "When I had my toe surgery, I was fearful of a long and diffi- cult recuperation. Much to my surprise, the healing has been much faster than I anticipated. I think this is largely due to the excellent treatment I've had here. I'm very much looking forward to a normal and painless walk again." Diane Purvis PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY ]/y..~{-~ Kory Felker, MPT ] ~ } 78 Central Ave., ~incy [ help If it's ing we can' ll find some mpwmo can. Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283,2035 il Kids like Elizabeth Higgins are all smiles during the KidFest at Evergreen Market in Greenville, where everything will be free, from the face painting to the fun games, prizes and food. Photo by KidsFest to our local kids," Tucker said. "We have an ex- citing selection of events planned and we hope all of the beautiful Indian Valley folks will join us here at Music and dinner will be- gin at 5:30 p.m.; food will be served tmtil 7 p,m. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blan- kets. Tickets will be $25 at the door or $20 presale and can be found at Quincy Natural Foods, Meadow Valley Coun- try Market and Epilog. Evergreen IGA to take part in the fun." IGA is the world's largest voluntary supermarket net- work with aggregate world- wide retail sales of more than $21 billion per year. The alliance includes more than 4,000 hometown super- markets worldwide, support- ed by 36 distribution compa- nies and more than 55 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 40 countries, common- wealths and territories on all six inhabited continents. Evergreen Market is locat- ed on Highway 89, right across the street from Greenville Junior Senior High School. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT We're Fighting For Our Logging Jobs... We're Fighting For Our Mill Jobs... Why Aren't We Keep Our Hospital Jobs? PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE OUR HOSPITAL Richard K. Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www'richardstcktn'us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE Gete Discount Double Check=" Finding the car insurance discounts you deserve could end up saving you hundreds. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL M E TODAY. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT n_ O /O b O O \ / LL i ii o. Our Mission: Limitation of the Property o Lo Tax Levy for the Hospital Bond to I- $50.per $100,000 of Assessed Value Ii J The PDH Hospital Board says they have resolved to limit the tax! REALLY? They have contended all along that they can't limit it.,.or is it limited? Which is it? What are we to believe? The Board gave us an estimate of an upper limit of $87.30 per $100,000 with the "Measure A" ballot. Now they are confident that they can deliver a top rate of $125.00 per $100,000...even higher than the levy on our last tax bill! Why would this number be anywhere near acceptable to the voters? We have absolutely no guarantee that this tax rate or any other rate is a reliable number. Guesses are not acceptable! Guesses that will keep us paying for another 28 years! The PDH Board of Directors held an unscheduled meeting last week that was stacked with opponents of Measure B and no Measure B proponents or supporters were even informed: Does this show the Board's commitment to community involvement? Or, does this continue to demonstrate their absolute determination to spend as much of the taxpayer's money as they can to reach their goal of a hospital at any cost? Does the Hospital Board not know what to do? Are they completely lost? Let us not allowthe Hospital Board of Directors to get us into a deep hole. Their careless decisions are leading to a monumental debt that the district's property owners, renters, business owners .... indeed the entire community... will carry for decades to come. We need a new financial plan and we need to be hopeful that as a community we will prevail in devising the correct plan. II II II We are all it) support of our Hospital We DO NOT sul l ort,Unlimited Taxation "Measure B" TAX LI M ITATIO N INITIATIVE Initiative Measure to be Submitted Directly to the voters: The property tax assessment rate shall not exceed $50.00 per $100,000.00 assessed value for all bonds sold, or to be sold, by Plumas District Hospital as authorized by "Measure A" in the special election of July 22, 2008. This rate shall not increase for any bonds authorized for sale by "Measure A". YES ~ NO Purpose of Initiative: To limit the tax rate payable by property owners during the life of the bonds sold through "Measure A" of 2008 and thereby prevent the Hospital District assessing property in "unlimited" amounts as authorized by the Hospital Board of Directors through Resolution 09-02. Presently there is no ceiling as to how high the tax rate may climb. Need for Tax Limitation: In 2008 "Measure A" authorized the sale of.$17.5 million in bonds for hospital.expansion without any limit on the yearly tax rate to property owners. The rate for 2008-2009 started at $25.99 per $100,000 assessed value. It jumped to $121.81 for the 2009-2010 tax year, nearly a 400% rise. This was after the sale of only $3.2 million worth of bonds. The Hospital Board of Directors proposes to sell approximately $12 million inbonds in early 2010 and refuses to limit or disclose the new tax rate. This tax limitation initiative restricts the tax rate to $50 per $100,000 assessed value which is twice the amount the Hospital Board of Directors estimated and used in its first tax rate assessment. Legal Authority: Proposition 218, now California Constitution Article Xlll C Sec. 3, allows voters to reduce or repeal any local tax, assessment, fee or charge. Presently there is no limit or ceiling on the highest rate the Hospital Board of Directors can charge as a tax rate. Therefore, this initiative reduces and sets the maximum tax rate for the life of the bonds. "Measure A" Viability: This initiative does not rescind "Measure A". It simply limits the amount property owners must pay based on assessed value. If the Hospital Board of Directors cannot fund all the bonds it wants to sell with this rate then it needs to make adjustments not involving the tax rate on property. "Measure A" will remain. Paid for by the 50/100K Group tax .......... [- ii]i :- ]11]!,[ :, |iRii] :iiillti lll .... i ....... I ........................... ' "'"'" ...... 't