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Community News Wednesday, Aug, 15, 2001 9A I Community s board of , Seeking $5.3 mil- town's dilapi- and sewer sys- support last a plan that will for most cus- Which will not go until the fall, is than what originally board of di- approving a 10- is only backing for three residents, rates this fall by 1 could pay as 6.5 percent more. CUStomers will see of more than 8 per- and more than 7 2003, sending most future, residents annual increases of General Man- Sullivan said the to adopt in- the next three project costs could increase or decrease over time. Some businesses will see increases in the fall, ranging from about 1 percent for mo- tels to more than 13 percent for business offices. Others, such as restaurants, will see their bills dip about 4 percent this year. But, thanks to a decision by the board of directors, busi- nesses that use a lot of water to irrigate their lawns may not see increases as large as they originally thought. That's because, while cus- tomers' meters are showing they use a lot of water, the same meters also show that the customers are sending the used water to the sewer. In reality, the water is only being used for irrigation, which does not directly affect the sewer plant. As a result, the board of di- rectors voted to bill those cus- tomers on a flat rate for sew- er use, basing it on their typi- cal sewer bills for the months of November to March, when lawn watering is minimal. The plan will be formalized later this month with a law, which will not go into effect for 30 days after its approval. A fair date P David and Gloria Hammond had their first date at the Plums County Fair in 1962. Thirty-nine years later, the couple were back to celebrate that spa, cial time in their lives. David's Job has taken him cross-country, working for the Forest Service; now they're residing in Arkansas. But, whenever their travels bring them back to California, they head to the fair. I I By Debra Coates dation are proud that all of Managing Editor the money is used for re- In a cross between a pony search, and that "not one pen- express ride and the passing ny of the money raised by the of the Olympic torch, women riders has gone to overhead on motorcycles are raising or operating expenses of any money tbr breast cancer re- kind." search. The motorcyclists must The biennial event, which raise a minimum of $250 to starts in New York, N.Y., and ride a leg of the event. But ends in Los Angeles, will many raise much more than bring the women through that and earn extra incen- Quincy in 2002. But instead of tives at the $1,000 and $2,000 passing a torch, the women levels. will pass pieces of a medal- During the Plumas County lion. Board of Supervisors' Aug. 7 With the motto "On the meeting, Sue Slate asked the Road for a Cure," the board for permission to park Women's Motorcyclist Foun- between 30 and 70 motorcy- dation Inc. is set to hold its cles in front of the court- fourth event. Their three pri- house on Aug. 19, 2002/the or rides, in 1996, 1998 and day the riders are expected to 2000, raised a combined $1.5 be in Quincy. million for breast cancer re- Slate said that Quincy has search. The money is given to been designated as the north- the Susan G. Komen Breast ern California stop, instead of Cancer Foundation. Colfax. From Quincy, riders Representatives of the will goon toReno, Nev. Women's Motorcyclist Foun- I | Keller Bill Jacks this year, one of high school class- the Lions Club a way to honor Gambell Far- graduat- High School Lions Brooks Mabry Far- Up a scholarship in with the class year, Farnell is to bolster the fund, which has at Plumas Bank. The scholarship will be awarded at least every two years, if not annually, to a student who has overcome some disability or other set- back. Farnell said donations can be directed to the bank or the Lions Club. Lions Club President Dave Olson said the scholarship is a fitting tribute to Jacks, who was 55. "Bill Jacks accomplished a lot in his life. He was very successful in his professional life," Olson said. "He did not let his disability get in his way. I'm proud that the Lions can honor his memory with this scholarship." The Sierra Valley Chap- preserve our natural re- ter of Ducks Unlimited is sources for future genera- holding its 16th annual tions. dinner, contest and auc- Since its inception in tion on Saturday, Sept. 15, 1937, Ducks Unlimited has at 6 p.m. at the Sierra Val- raised more than 1.412 bil- ley Lodge in Calpine. lion dollars to conserve With more than half of over 9 million acres of North America's original critical wildlife habitat in wetlands now gone and each of the 50 states, in all 170,000 wetland acres be- the Canadian provinces, ing lost each year, water- and in key areas of Mexi- fowl and other wetland-de- co. Of the funds raised, 83 pendent wildlife species percent has gone into wet- are running out of places lands and waterfowl con- to live, and we are losing servation. countless benefits that Purchase tickets by wetlands provide hu- Sept. 2, and you will be en- mankind, tered into a special draw- As the world's largest ing at the banquet. Only nonprofit wetlands and early birds can win! Con- waterfowl conservation tact Candace Conroy at organization, Ducks Un, 836-4120. limited is workin~hard to By Debra Coates meeting. Managing Editor Pearson said that the fire Portola High School and engine, which operates out of the Sierra Valley Volunteerthe department's Chilcoot Fire Department are the most station, blew an engine and recent beneficiaries of theneeded immediate repairs. Lake Davis Trust Fund. While the fire department did The trust fund was estab- most of the work, it couldn't lished with state money to pay for all of the parts re- help the Portola area rebound quired. after Lake Davis, its main In the case of the high tourist attraction, was poi- school, Pearson acknowl- soned in October of 1997 toedged the substantial fund- rid it of northern pike. raising which had occurred, Supervisor B.J. Pearson but said that it fell short of asked that $4,500 from the what was needed. fund be given to the high Pearson said that the light- school football field lighting ing fund organizers didn't an- project, and that $5,473.69 be ticipate the fees that would be given to the fire department required for plans and in- for repairs to one of its en- spections. gines. Likewise, Supervisor Don "I received two frantic Clark said he recently con- phone calls in the last week," tributed $i,000 from his corn- Pearson told his fellow super- munity sef'vice funds to help visors d~ring Lhelr Aug: 7 pay for the project. I your cable company do that? JUst purchase a Dish301 or other DISH Network digital satellite TV system With MSRP of $199 or more and receive one full year of America's top 100 Programming package for only $9 a month. That's a savings ef $21.99 IZez, month over our regular price, you'll also get free basic Professional Installation. All together that's a $462 savings. 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