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6A Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Q, from page IA Services, 20,000 Lives. To register (required): survey Tomorrow: Free training, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. "Meeting the Challenge: Incorporating Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards into Our Continuum of Care" teaches alignment with National CLAS Standards developed by U.S. Department PUSD, from page 1A more in October, as decisions at the state level are made, and will return to give his next update in November. Superintendent Micheline Miglis is meeting soon with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and said she will learn more about the possibility of state funding for Common Core and related technology. Facilities analysis and plan Superintendent Miglis requested approval from the board to enter into contract with D. Kevin Nolen, CRM Group, for the purposes of performing a facilities analysis and districtwide plan, phase 1. She said that the district's aging infrastructure is breaking down at an alarming rate. "We have been reactionary to facilities' issues and we have been parachuting in and intervening with every emergency. We have not had sufficient time or resources to thoroughly analyze and prioritize in order to also be fiscally prepared. "In addition, we need to continue to review the viability of 50 Church St. and in order to do that, we essentially need data, facilities data." The board agreed to Miglis' request. She said Nolen will bring a proposal to the board at the next meeting. Online agendas Superintendent Miglis was excited to introduce a new online agenda program that she says will save time, energy and paper. Right now she says her assistant, Patty McCutcheon, spends far too much valuable time copying and making packets for the board. The new agenda format will alleviate a lot of excess work and also allow the agenda to be projected on a screen for the board and audience to view, Miglis said. Additionally, McCutcheon can record the minutes using her laptop, instead of hand writing them as she has been doing. Miglis said the last district she worked for used an online agenda and it worked wonderfully -- allowing better communication between departments and affording greater accessibility for the board and publiC. Another boon of the online agenda is its low price. McCutcheon was able to negotiate a deal at one-10th the cost of most vendors, Miglis said. The first year will be at half-price and after that the price is $2,750 per year. Miglis said a one-hour training session for each group of users (board, executive cabinet, department heads and others) will be scheduled and the online agenda will likely be utilized at the next board meeting, set for Sept. 11 at Chester High School. of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. Arrive early to check in. Presented by OnTrack Program Resources, Plumas County Alcohol and Drug Services, 20,000 Lives. To register (required): su Second Nutrition Day, Pioneer Pool. Pool open 1:15- 7 p.m. Features free pool admission, in-water competitions, healthy food displays, free healthy snacks, easy-to-make recipes. For information: Central Plumas Recreation and Park District office, 283-3278. Quincy Certified Farmers' Market, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., corner of Church and Main streets. Vendors offer local produce, handcrafts, prepared food; two prize giveaways. Live music by Wanders On. For information:, 487-4386. Cole Young & Friends Comedy Night Benefit, doors open 7 p.m., Town Hall Theatre. Includes no-host bar, movie concessions. Admission $10 presale, $15 at the door. Proceeds support Save Our Theatre campaign. For information, tickets: Plumas Arts, 283-3402, 372 Main St. Friday: Artist's Opening Reception, 5 - 7 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. Featuring local wildflower, landscape watercolors by James Johnson. For information: 283-3402. Natalie Gelman in concert, 7:30 p.m., West End Theatre. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at theatre box office, Epilog Books, Scott Pemberton Trio in concert, 9:30 p.m., Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge. For information: 283-9788. Saturday: Waffle breakfast, 8- 10 a.m., Feather River Grange 440 at 55 Main St. Waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, beverage for $6. All proceeds support Grange efforts to restore building as community meeting center. Meet new Grange President John Rix, discuss plans for Grange. Annual fundraising yard sale, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Plumas Animal Welfare Society parking lot at 2453 E. Main St. Proceeds support PAWS. Historical firearm presentation, 2 p.m., Plumas County Museum at 500 Jackson St. Historian Lee Dummel presents guns from throughout 19th century. Refreshments provided; donations appreciated. For information: 283-6320. Starry Mountain Nights, doors open 6 p.m., Wickman garden on Valley View Drive. Live music, appetizersl dinner, drinks. Tickets $65 per person, $120 per couple; available at Carey Candy Co., Forest Stationers. Proceeds support Plumas District Hospital digital mammography. For information, tickets: 283-7971. Car race;grandstands open 5 p.m., racing starts 7; American Valley Speedway at 206 Fairground Road. Adults $8, ages 13 - 17 $7, ages 6 - 12 $5, 5 and under free. For information:, 283-2175. This weekend: Artists' Open Studios; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Meadow Valley, Quincy, Indian Valley. Free, open to the public. All venues offer refreshments. For map, information: Sunday: 80th birthday party for 1934 babies, 2 p.m., Spring Garden home of Bill and Dolly Lake. Bring dish to share, plus entree to barbecue. Lakes supply barbecue, ice chests, paper plates, flatware, birthday cake. Bring gift to take part in exchange. For information: Bill or Dolly Lake, 283-2863. from 2-4 p.m. Graeagle Fire Hall, 7620 Highway 89, Graeagle i This State of Jefferson Town Hall will be a comfortable setting to learn and get answers to your questions like: Why are the residents of Plumas County not being adequately represented on statewide issues? Are you being over-taxed, over-regulated, and sensing an erosion of your personal freedoms? In this time of economic recovery, is this really the best time to create a new state? Is the State of Jefferson initiative even financially feasible? Why is this movement attracting so many young people? The State of Jefferson is a growing movement amongmany of your California neighbors in Plumas County who want to: REGAIN representation and freedoms, REDUCE the growing number of taxes and regulations and RESTORE a state-focused model of government where social services, education and natural resource use are handled close to home. Future meetings are scheduled Aug. 16 in Colfax, and Aug. 27 in Truckee. Learn more online at: Sponsored by Plumas County for the State of Jefferson II WednesdayAftemoons: Jm/udes Cart il PLUM.AS GOLF RESORT 402 Poplar Valley Road Graeagle, Ca Single s375 Family PAY, from page 1A and I can't protect children," Smart said. "We have to look at this as a big problem." Supervisor Sherrie Thrall told Smart that pay is an issue in all of the county departments. "I understand, but it's child protection," Smart responded. Thrall listed mental health, public health and the sheriff as having the same problems -- critical work with low pay. Sheriff Greg Hagwood, who was in the audience, supported Smart. "The nature of the work performed by these individuals distinguishes itself," he said. "There is a measurable impact to the entire criminal justice system." Supervisor Lori Simpson suggested that the topic be dealt with after the budget is adopted and that perhaps the California State Association of Counties could establish a salary database so that salaries could be compared. Though social services doesn't receive general fund money, supervisors fear it could have a domino effect on other departments. The board asked Smart to return with a plan. "I'm happy to bring back a plan, but I can't wait until the budget's done," he said. From High Sierra Music Fest LOUN' E 395 MLdn St. Q~fi)~y Ca cott Pcmbcrton Trio Friday, Aug 22nd@9:30pm ~!;!: