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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 9A ," Austin Hagwood Staff Writer Classic cars sparkle in the sunlight as bass break the surface of the water, pulled by eager anglers. The crack of musket fire echoes through the air, and fresh burgers sizzle as ice cream chills the sound of rock and roll beats. When Railroad Days returns to Portola for the 32rid time Aug. 8 - 10, it will bring a full slate of activities designed to engage the county in a weekend of city pride. "We're going back to our roots, back to being a community event," Railroad Days committee member and organizer Patricia Ryan said. To spotlight local businesses, history and causes, the event features a co-ed softball tournament, the Golden Spike Parade, open community pool sessions from noon to 5 p.m. every day, a vintage car show, music from the Trippin King Snakes and Western gunfights from Badges, Bandits and Bloomers. As part of the effort to "put the railroad back in Railroad Days," the Western Pacific Railroad Museum will also offer all-day train rides in addition to free admission over the weekend. Ryan highlighted the event's philanthropic priorities. Admission is free, and many activities benefit Portola's schools and charitable societies. "Railroad Days is pretty unique because it brings together many different organizations," Ryan said. "So it becomes a fundraising event for many different causes -- the Graeagle Lions Club, the chamber of commerce running the beverage booth, the Portola Pre-School with the Lucky Duck Race, the Willie Tate Memorial Run for a memorial scholarship. The softball tournament is a fundraiser for the high school softball team, and the top prize for the bass derby is $100." A dunk tank fundraiser Friday and Saturday will benefit the Portola High School weight room, and a shuttle service will be available from the City Park to the museum with stops on Commercial Street. In addition to recruiting more corporate sponsors, this year's Railroad Days committee succeeded in gaining the attention of American Profile magazine, which included the event in its "Happenings" section, recognition they hope will attract interest from railroaders across the state. in ]a Austin Hagwood Staff Writer The city of Portola and those looking for auto parts will have much to celebrate when NAPA completes its move to the former Bank of America building in Portola on Aug. 11. For the week of Aug. 11 - 15, the locally owned automotive store plans to remain open at both locations while hosting a grand opening featuring televised NASCAR races, Giants games and an increased selection of supplies. "We're really excited about the re-opening," said a corporate NAPA representative. "We'll have increased inventory, increased space, a better atmosphere. We're effectively doubling the size of our store." Shop staff will remain the same, with Rick Turner continuing management of the store. The move also represents a renewed investment in the Portola community and its long-term future. "We have 10 stores in this area, and Portola's going to become a major store," the representative said. "Portola will be the hub." The representative also emphasized NAPA's engagement with the local community. The company remains committed to local ownership, buys livestock at the county fair and plans to participate in a car show in Chester. "We thank everyone for their patience during the move and promise the new store will be better than ever," the representative said. NAPA will remain open at both Portola locations during the new store's grand opening Aug. 11 - 15 before transitioning full time to its new location the following week. I For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty I [ as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: [ "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." GALAVlANS: 5:13-14 | / / / 1953 E. Main St., Quincy 283-4463 ~ /_ DRIVEWAY MAI NTENANCE Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING FREE ESTIMATES SERVING ALL OF PLUMAS & LASSEN COUNTIES 29581 HWY 89, CANYON DAM, CA 95923 C-12 CA LIC. #762465 530 - 284 - 1474. with the new members of our Medical Staff ]oey Schad, MD Mark Williams, MD Family Medicine & General Surgery Obstetrics Daniel Cooper, DO Family Medicine Wednesday, August 6 5- 7p.m. Main Street Artists Gallery 436 Main Street, downtown Quincy Light refreshments Free admission DISTRICT HOSPITAL But Ryan also emphasized the need for volunteers during a weekend flooding Portola with visitors. "I think people are afraid they have to put in a commitment for every week of the year; that's not true," she said. "We're happy to have anyone who wants to help on the days of the events." Ryan also encouraged anyone unable to volunteer to help by attending Railroad Days and telling others to enjoy the free festivities. "This is your town. This is your event. Come out and enjoy it, especially since so much of it is free," she said. "We need to get better at being ambassadors for where we live and what we do." For more information and a full schedule of events, call 836-6811 or visit WednesdayAltemoons: Single *375 Family GOLF RESORT The Quincy H h School Boosters Club would like to the following businesses and individuals for making the 2014 SOBER GRAD NIGHT such a success; Alice King LaSierra Lanes Bank of America The Toy Store Barnard and Associates Main Street Styles Law offices of Bill Abramson Dr. Michael Herndon & Dr. Emily Luscri Carey Candy Co. The Edwards Flanigan-Levitt Insurance Agency Forest Stationers Great Northern Hair Company Law offices of Michael Jackson One Stop/ Sierra Concrete Papa's Donuts Plumas Bank Quincy Hot Spot Gold Pan Motel Golden King Restaurant High Sierra Professional Massage Plumas Motor Supply/ Radio Shack Safeway T's 2 Go Horton/Les Schwab Tires- Quincy Wild Hare Signs Jincy, CA 95971 ! !