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IIIIl~tl~lIIHImlII Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 13A Four vie for PDH board seats Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com The Plumas District Hospi- tal Measure B election Aug. 31 looms large, overshadow- ing the November elections in many ways. But there are some key races that warrant a closer look. The main one is the race for PDH's board, at press time the only contested elec- tion. Three hospital board seats are open. Bill Elliott, John Kimmel and Fred Thon currently hold those. Elliott is not running but Kimmel and Thon are. Two new candidates have thrown their hats in the ring, Kathy Price and Bill Wick- man. Wickman has been vo- cal in supporting the hospital building project and serves on the hospital's Measure A oversight committee and the Foundation board. He said Bill Elliott encour- aged him to run, and he's been preparing for this for a couple of years, choosing to shift his focus from the school district to the hospital. Price has been a nurse practitioner in Quincy since she moved here in 1975. She recently retired. Previously, she served 12 years on the school board. She said she's "looking for- ward to the challenge" of be- ing on the board whether CORRECTION In our coverage of the public forum on Measure B, we attributed the following quote to Bob Herr, a sup- porter of the tax cap: "Of course, part of the problem is that bond payments or taxes are front loaded. The $87 high actually comes very early in the life of the bond, then declines from there." In fact, Pete Hentschel, representing the Save Our Hospital group, made the comment. Measure B passes or not. She said she plans to vote No on Measure B, but under- stands the motivation of the people who put it on the bal- lot. "I wish the board had been more receptive to what the people wanted a long time ago," she added. Because Elliott, an incum- bent, has declined to run, the filing period for the PDH board remains open an addi- tional five days, until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 11. In the Plumas Unified School Board election, in- cumbent Sue Wickman with- drew her candidacy at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, the final filing day. This opens her District 3 (Quincy) seat for an additional five days. At this time, Robert Tuerck has filed to run for the open District 3 seat. He has a law practice in Quincy with his wife. "Through our practice," he said, "we have a fair amount of involvement with the coun- ty. We are interested in par- ticipating in the future and growth of the county. We're a young couple. If we decide to raise a family here, we want to make sure the school sys- tem is fully supported. I'm running to make sure that happens." The other PUSD board members up for election are Sonja Anderson, District 5, Chester; Brad Baker, District 2, East Quincy; and Jonathan Kusel, District 4, Greenville. Kusel previously was ap- pointed to his seat. Barring a write-in campaign, these three will resume their seats, since they are running unop- posed. Indian Valley Health Care, Seneca Health Care, Feather River College and Sierra Plumas Joint Unified School District had board seats up for election and only incum- bents filed, so they will re- sume their seats as well, if there is no write-in effort. If candidates have filed per- sonal statements, they won't be available to the public un- til the end of the extended 11- ing period, today. TAX, from page 1A fiscal year 2010-2011," and passed unanimously by a roll call vote of the board. A discussion between Measure B proponents, Save Our Hospital group and the board during public com- ment focused on the special board meeting July 15. Be- cause none of the tax-cap- pers knew about the meet- ing, and because SOH was there in force, cappers called it a conspiracy. At that meeting, the board voted to extend Chief Execu- tive Officer Richard Hath- away's current contract. Also, Satterfield motioned: "It is the intent of the Board of Directors of Plumas Dis- trict Hospital to only ap- prove the sale of bonds if the tax rate will be $125 per $100,000 or less of assessed property value in the high- est year, and $100 per $100,000 or less on average over the life of the bond." Fred Thon seconded and the board authorized the motion by a unanimous vote of attending members (Bill Elliott was out of town.) Another point of con- tention was the wording in the newspaper, which wrongly called the motion a resolution. Apparently, the cappers felt the word "reso- lution" carries much more weight than a motion of in- tent. According to Feather Publishing's attorney, how- ever, the two words are, in essence, synonymous. The fact individual words were scrutinized is an indi- cation of how contentious the hospital tax issue has be- come. The directors' comments that end every board meet- ing took on extra weight at the Aug. 5, as the directors realized this would be their last word as a board before the election. Satterfield's remarks sum- marized nearly a year of dis- cussion and distress over the hospital tax. He said that whether Measure B passed or failed, Measure B propo- nents were welcome to be- come involved in discussion of and planning for the hos- pital's future for the benefit of the community. COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Aug. 12 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Pistol shooting, sponsored by Quincy Spe~rtS~h0oting Assoc., Gopher Hill site, every Thursday, 6 p.m., (arrive by 5:30 p.m.) weather permitting. Quin- cyshooting.com League of Women Voters, 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Quin- cy library meeting room. Call 283-0485 for more info. Quincy Green Thumbs, 2nd Thurs., 10 a.m., Library Confer- ence Room, Jackson St. St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Friday, Aug. 13 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - OrchardHous~: Quincy. ;~- Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. For all ages struggling with their emotions. For more info: Janae. Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- Today's Weather 76/49 A few clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s. Sundsa Sunset 6:12AM 8:05 PM @ 76/50 Mainly sunny, Highs in the mid 70s end lows in the low 50s. Sunrise Sunlet 6:13AM 8:04 PM 79/52 Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in ~ low 505. Sundse Sunant 6:14 AM 8:03 PM 80/53 Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 80s enl lows in the low 505. Sundae Sunsat 8:15AM 8:01PU 83/56 Mainly sunny. Highs in lhs low 80s end ~ws in ~e mid 5Os. SunrlN Summt 6:16 AM 8:00 PM California At A Glance 68/62 Area Cities IL~ :tI~eF/~ Anaheim 77 59 pt sunny Modsuto Bakersfield 94 67 sunny Mojave Barstow 99 64 sunny Monterey Blythe 112 82 sunny Nsadlsa Chics 86 55 mst sunny Oaidand Costa Mesa 76 63 pt sunny Paimdaie ElCentro 111 81 mstsunny Pasadena Eureka 54 50 pt sunny Redding Fresno 94 62 sunny Riverside Los Angeles 74 60 pt sunny Sacmrnento a National Cities Atlanta 94 75 pt sunny Houston Boston 84 63 pt sunny Los Angeles Chicago 85 72 t-stormMiami Dallas 103 81 mst sunny Minneapolis Denver 93 63 rest sunny New York Moon Phases New First Aug 10 Aug 16 Full Last Aug 24 Sep 1 UV Index Wed 8/11 ~ Very High Thu 8/12 ~ Very High Fn 8/13 ~ Very High Sat 8/14 ~ Very High Sun 8/15 ~ Very High The UV Index ~ m~ on s 0.11 number ~ale, v,tth a hlgh~ UV Index the need for sldn Wo- ~ ~ 11 87 57 sunny Salinsa 61 51 ptsunny 92 65 sunny San Bermudino 92 60 sunny 59 51 ptsunnySImDlego 68 62 ptsunny 112 85 sunny San Francisco 57 50 pt sunny 71 53 pt sunny 8an Jsae 72 54 pt sunny 96 67 sunny Santa Bad~rs 67 56 pt sunny 82 60 pt sunny S,~ 84 54 sunny 91 60 pt sunny Susanville 82 44 rest sunny 91 59 pt sunny Truckee 73 39 rnst sunny B4 51 sunny Visaiis 92 59 sunny 97 77 t-stormPhoenix 10585 ptsunny 74 60 pt Iunny San Fnmclsuo 57 50 pt sunny 89 80 t-storrn Seattkm 76 57 sunny 90 72 t-storm St. Louis 92 78 t-storm 89 75 pt sunny Washington, DC 92 77 cloudy 1. You'll Save Gas 3. You'll Save Money 2, You'll Save Time 4, You'll Help Our Local Economy hutchins@hotmail.com. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Target Shooting, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Associa- tion. 1 p.m., Gopher Hill site. Quincyshooting.com Painting Class. Meets 2nd Fri- day at Mountain View Manor recreation room in Quincy at 1 P.M. For more information con- tact Nansi Bohne 283-3395 or e- mail: nbohne@sbcglobal.net Dance Class and Open Social Dance. Yoga Center, east Quin- cy, above Papa's Donuts. 5:15-6 p.m. Intro to a different dance style each month. 6-7:30 p.m. open dance. $6 each class or $10 both. Call Julie, 283-3671, or Re- becca, 249-5590.2nd Fridays. Saturday, Aug. 14 NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.rn. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagie. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Plumas County Animal Shelter, Quincy. Monday, Aug. 16 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse 1.7 6:2S p.m. 7131 1.6 2.0 6:SS p.m. 8:02 a.m. 7/29 7/31 e 1.8 10:30 p.rn..., 8/3 " 2.2 Re~ 9:46 a.m, 8/4 7:35 p.m. 7/30 Spot NY Gold (8/6):$1205/oz I Magnitude I 1.e 2:00 a.m. 2.0 8/1 1:49 p.m. 7/30 J.~.ti~" Regional 13 6 1 20 Previous week 14 4 0 i 18 Seismic activity remained elevated for third straight week, producing seven more quakes registering M 2.0 or stron- ger. This raised the three-week tally to 17, including a pair of M 3s. The number of earthquake reached the 20 quake-per-week mark for the first time since May and 0nly the third time this year. = The largest earthquake measured M 3J and occurred at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday after- Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, Aug. 17 PRS-WlC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC- 4093. - ' - Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Moon's, noon, JoAnne Prince, 283-3302. Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m.,.Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen, 3rd Tues. location varies. Claudia Barnes, 283-2247. Quincy Provider Support Group, meets 3rd Tues., VA Conference room, Social Services building, Quincy. Share concerns, & stories related to home care. Surplus Commodities. Distrib- uted free, 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You must be at the CAN building, behind St. John's 2:32 p.m. " s,4 I !.5 : 1.6 3:33 a.m. 7/29 noon, August 3, about 20 miles south- west of Truckee and 12 miles south of Cisco (;rove in the remote headwaters of the North Fork of the American Riven Light ground shudders were felt from Grass Valley to South Shore to Truckee. Earlier in the week, a M Z,O triggered at Lake Tahoe. The Almanor Fault Zone produced two more earthquakes registering M 2.5 and M 1.8. The Pyramid Lake Fault Zone also produced two more quakes. They mea- sured M 2,7 and M 1.6. A pair of temblors registering M 2.1 and M L2 were recorded near Sierraville. Catholic Church on Lawrence St., Quincy, between t0-10:30 a.m. Call 283-5628 for more informa- tion. California Women in Timber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toastmaster's International, American Valley Chapter. Every 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's Coffee. People caring for loved ones with long-term illnesses welcome. For more info, 283- 0891. International Order of Rain- bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Science of Mind study group, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6-8 p.m. For more info, Hannah Rothlin, 283- 1052 or e-mail hannah@plumas- county wellbeing.com. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. To change information on this calendar page, please call Eva at Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank the Feather River Bulletin: 530- Credit Administration Confer- 283 0800 or email esmall@ ence~oom, 32 C~ntra!Ave:,: ~~"v~ . -- 7)eWS ~u.~ Qdi~ For more ~to.:ff'dfl~- ~ ....... Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959~ AA meeting, noon,. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Quincy Caregivers Support Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 283-0997, 304 Lawrence & Church St., www.cslquincy.org. Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, www.psln.com/methodist. First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St,,: Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow' ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St.., Quincy. would be interested in taking over the service Ron Trumbo's been providing every Monday morning (below),please call Eva at The Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Aug 01 88 40 -- Aug 02 88 41 -- Aug 03 90 42 -- Aug 04 91 43 -- Aug 05 89 43 -- Aug 06 90 44 -- Aug 07 89 46 -- Aug 08 86 51 -- Aug 09 -- 47 -- trace inches precipitation to date. 0.00 inches snow to date. , Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation 1"Current 4,488.64 1 Year Ago 4,600.00 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 1,000,822 1 Year Ago 877,315 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,t53.42 1 Year Ago 5,168.00 Bucks Lake **Capacity 1"Current 99,056 1 Year Ago 91,476 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. fAug. 8, 2010 Aug. 6, 2009