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6A Wednesday, Aug. 18,-2010 Feather River Bulletin Women's outing planned Saturday Do you enjoy the out- doors? Would you like to connect with other women? If so, a free fossil-finding field trip offers just those opportunities. Women 18 and older are invited to Mount Jura, out- side of Taylorsville in the Indian Valley, for a field trip Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.];n. Plumas Crisis Interven- tion and Resource Center - Domestic Violence spon- sors the outing. Anne Gaudet and Stacie Berrie will facilitate. Transportation from Quincy will be provided. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at 711 Main St. Call 223-5675 to re- serve a place. Participants should bring their own lunches. Feather Rive'College seeks student housing As Feather River College continues to grow and bring new students to the area, hous- ing continues to be an issue. According to Dr Lisa Kel- ly, interim chief student ser- vices officer for Feather River College, the campus apart- ments, after a slow start, have filled up for the fall semester. Kelly hopes local landlords will consider making homes and apartments available for students to rent. Feather River -College hosts a housing board on its website that allows landlords and potential tenantsto con- nect. Those with a house, apartment or room to rent to FRC students, go to the hous- ing board on the FRC website to register the rental. The ad is free and is guaranteed to generate a good selection of qualified applicants, espe- cially as the start of school ,f nears. FR students come to Plumas County from all over the United States and several countries; they are often very interesting young people. Many are from small rural communities much like Quincy and fit in here very nicely. All FRC students receive a bus pass when they register, so any rental that is served by Plumas Transit is a potential good fit. Potential renters may con- tact Connie Litz at 283-0202, ext. 317, or simply go to the housing board by rising the address above. Many landlords in the Quincy area have rented to students for years and have been very happy With the experience. Several local landlords say renting to FRCstudents is almost like having their grandkids come stay. Those same landlords have F ill moon hike Monday , What could be better'than at 8:30 p.m,, after a 2-mile an evening of dining and round-trip hike from the drinks followed by a guilt-ap- lodge to Smith Lake. Families peasing hike under a full are encouraged to attend, but moon? no dogs are allowed. The Sierra Buttes Trail Dinner is optional and in- Stewardship and Gray Eagle cludes soup, salad, entr6e; Lodge are teaming up for dessert and a glass of wine or Full Moon Rambles on Mon- pint of beer. The lodge will of- day, Aug. 23, and Thursday, fer special pricing for the din- Sept. 23. ner, details to be determined. The bvening begins with The presentation and hike are happy hour at 5 p.m., fol- free. lowed by dinner and an up- R.S.V.P. to SBTS at 836-4333, date from SBTS on its trail or visit sierratrails.org for projects. The event wraps up more information. some tips to make the experi- ence better. Nancy Luce, who rents to several students each year, advises, "Offer incentives for payment in advance. If parents pay nine months up front, I offer 10 months rent, it saves time in the end. I also recommend that you stick with either all men or all women, if you are renting to multiple students. I've also found that grouping students with similar ma- jors, or interests, is helpful. They just seem to get along better that way." Kelly said several factors contribute to the housing crunch. State budget cuts have resulted in fewer applicants being accepted to f0ur-year- schools, and rising tuition fees are making it harder for stu- dents to afford the cost of at- tending four-year schools, leading to rising enrollments at many community colleges. As FRC's reputation grows regionally, more and more students are coming in from out of the area to take advan- tage of the opportunity tO live in the mountains while re- ceiving an education. Those factors have all come togeth- er to make student housing both a challenge for the col- lege and an opportunity for the community. J's GotYou Covered 55 Delleker Dr., Portola 530-832-5462 CRAFTS LIVE MUSIC LOCALLY GROWN - Food Starnp can l6W,l:e nt at the ::: QUINCY FARHFRS' T. It's east,: , - -- Visit the Market" EBT Bcxxh i " Oet your tokens Question.9 Call 550-c2c29-4009 Shop the Market! } } I0 AUGUST EVENTS BAR/DECK SPECIALS / ................. y./ i' I: ^:_L! ...... ~ Tuesday- August 24 ~ 6-9 p.m. , "Delicious South" ~ Winemaker Dinner ~ Friday, August 27 Frank Family Vineyards 5-course gourmet dinner, special wine pairings with each course. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. -; ........... g, ~ Ltve Mustc ~ Friday, August 20 The Alternators Band  Saturday,.August 28 Jeff Pershing Band 836-1111 402 Poplar Valley Rd., Graeagle Visit www.plumaspinesgolf.com for more special events.