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6A Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 Feather River Bulletin FAIR, from page 1A spend hours poking through this "fun and games" heaven. Kids can keep busy playing while adults can spend some time looking at all the vendors in the commercial hall. Beach volleyball On Saturday the Central Plumas Recreation andPark District will put on a beach volleyball tournament in the plaza behind the Commercial Building. A couple truckloads of sand will be brought in and surf music will play. Put together a two-person team and sign up on the fair website. It's only $5 to enter and you could win a large, obnoxious trophy. Kids races If the kids want to get outside for some competition, the QHS cheerleaders will be conducting good, old- fashioned races and games on the West Lawn by the family gardens. Kids can win ribbons and chances to take home a treasure chest full of toys and games. All that for free! Right next to those activities will be some outrageous fun times with giant hamster balls, a parachute ride and pony rides for an additional charge. Pig races The All-Alaskan Pig Races will be back with the cutest swine athletes on the West Coast. Kids can also compete The colorful Street Drum Corps brings its high-energy nontraditional drumming to the fair Aug. 13 - 17; Photos courtesy Plumas-Sierra County Fair in the All-Alaskan Pedal Tractor Pulls. Check the program for times. daily Magic and folk music Throughout the fairgrounds, visitors will fred performances by Bill the Magician, Dr. Solar's Magical Medicine Show and the good-time folk music of Slim and Minnie. Street Drum Corps The Street Drum Corps will be performing several shows daily Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This high-energy group pulls rhythm out of buckets, garbage cans or whatever they can find. The show is amazing and will leave everyone with a higher heart rate. Line dancing Line dancing is the current crazeand the Plumas-Sierra County Fair has got it. Krista Marie, of Lake Almanor fame, will be conducting line dancing lessons and has some great music to try your skills. This will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday night in the plaza behind Serpilio Hall. Lots of laughing and great memories are guaranteed. Extreme Bulls and Broncs A couple of big shows are back, and a couple of new ones make their in'st appearance. Extreme Bulls and Broncs, sponsored by Feather River College, will take place Saturday night in the horse arena at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 and VIP tickets are available for REED, from page 1A exam Aug. 12. further comment from the "This is one of the mostballclub." outrageous, atrocious Reed is currently pitching force, there was never charging decisions I've seen for the Tigers' Triple-A team incapacitation, there was in my life," said attorney in Toledo. never a level of being too David Gorcyca, who The Tigers signed Reed in drunk, a level of any drug represents Reed. He called April 2013, After starting the use," Reed told the paper, the charges "mind-boggling." season with the Tigers, Reed "That's just absolutely In a statement released was sent to Toledo in June. absurd.,' last week, the Tigers' Detroit's manager, Brad Reed's attorneys said they organization said, "As an Ausmus, told the Free Press were pushing for a speedy organization, we take that Reed's demotion had trial. They reportedly said matters like this very nothing to do with the they expected the judge seriously and we are closely sexual-assault allegations. would either throw out the monitoring the situation. Reed posted an 0-2 record case or that Reed would be Evan Reed's representatives and 4.88 ERA in 27 games acquitted, are handling his legal with the Tigers. He has a 6.97 Reed was scheduled to be proceeding that must run its ERA in eight games with the in court for a preliminary course before there is any Toledo Mud Hens. Rachel Wehrman would like to thank the following sponsors her efforts in helping for supporting preserve our Plumas-Sierra County Fair Joy Engineering Coyote Bar & Grill Coates Tire Center Green Gulch Ranch Portola Village Pharmacy Melissa Price's Cake Bites Graeagie & Gold Lake Stables The Wehrman Family Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen's Assoc. Friends of Portola Railroad Days Whitehawk Ranch Property Services Grandma & Grandpa Wehrman The Peabody Family Graeagle Outpost McGarr Excavation Granny Dixie - Addie's Floral Cottage Cal-Sierra Title Company Graeagle Associates Realtors Lambert & Lambert Insurance Plumas Sanitation See you Wednesday, August 13th at 6pm at the Sweetheart of the Mountains Final Pig racing was such a hit at last year's fair that it is returning to delight and entertain audiences of all ages during this year's "Fun and Games" extravaganza. $25, which includes the annual Cattlemen's barbecue and arena seating. Tickets are available at the fair offzce, Courthouse Car6 and Plumas Bank. Speedway races American Valley Speedway puts on its most popular race Of the year Sunday night, beginning at 7 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and this is the traditional top-off for the fair. Sweetheart of the Mountains There are two new events in the grandstands in 2014. The Sweetheart of the Mountains competition returns after 16 years of sweetheartlessness. Five local girls will compete in talent, poise and fundraising in an effort to be DROUGHT, from page 1A reservoirs totals 8.2 million acre-feet, but usage during the first two years of the drought, in 2012 and 2013, averaged 11.5 million acre-feet. Given the three-year duration of the drought, California's topsoil moisture (80 percent very short to short) and subsoil moisture (85 percent) reserves are nearly depleted. The state's rangeland and pastures were rated 70 percent very poor to poor July 27. USDA reported that "range and non-irrigated pasture conditions continued to deteriorate" and that "supplemental feeding of hay and nutrients continued as range quality declined." In recent days, new wildfires have collectively charred several thousand acres of vegetation in northern and central California. The destructive Sand Fire, north of Plymouth -- now largely contained -- burned more than 4,000 acres and consumed 66 structures, including 19 residences. crowned Sweetheart Of the Mountains and receive a $1,000 scholarship. The show begins at 6 p.m. and admission is only $5. Battle of the Bands The second debut is Battle of the Bands on Friday evening, starting at 7 p.m. Five bands will perform a set of their best work, and then it's up to the audience and their volume to decide who will receive the $1,000 prize. The groups are Rock Bottom Band, Sound FX, Tr6s Banditos, Stone Soup and Edgewater. ff you see your favorite, be sure to show up and help them out. Admission is only $5. Live music and beer fflive music is your thing, the Plumas Stage in Old Town will have local bands on Thursday and Saturday evening. It's a great chance for a little nightlife with the Elks Strolling folk musicians Slim and Minnie return to entertain the crowds throughout the Plumas-Sierra County Fair and Parade. serving a mean cup of beer and your chance to dance. .Game show man Finally, every day will feature several performances where you are the star. Johnny the Game Show Man will host your favorite game shows by the front gate. "Win, Lose or Draw," "Let's Make a Deal" and "Trivial Pursuit" will all unveil at the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Check the daily schedule and make sure you're hanging around as Johnny assembles his competitors. You could be a star! There's something for everyone at the fair. Check the schedule online at . to plan your days. Then be ready for some "Fun and Games." Q, from page 1A box office, Epilog Books, Carey Candy Co., Tomorrow - Saturday: Book Sale, Plumas County Library meeting room. Hosted by Quincy Friends of Plumas County Library. Thu 3 - 7 p.m. for members only; Friends of the Library memberships available for $10. Open to the public Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Books cost $1 or less. Proceeds support library. Friday: Blacksmithing demonstration, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. All welcome to watch master blacksmith, museum docent Ray Nichol. For information: 283-6320, History-filled day hike; starts 8:30 a.m.; follows Beckwourth Emigrant Trail, Spanish Peak Lumber Co. railroad grade. , Plumas County Museum Director Scott Lawson, his two donkeys lead 8-mile trek to view historical sites. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, appropriate clothing, inquisitive attitude. For details, including cost: museum, 283-6320. Saturday: Mini Trojan Dance Team car wash, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. Donations appreciated. Drunk Brush Sessions, 5 - 7 p.m., Drunk Brush Wine Bar. Art instructor Danielle Frid offers guided painting. 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