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lOB Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter LETTERS, from page 9B hard-drives and tells us nothing is wrong. Wait until the tables are turned on libs, then we'll get to the truth. Another prediction: The Senate will be Republican after the November elections. The U.S. was founded as a RepubIic. When asked what type of government they had created, Benjamin Franklin replied, "A republic, if you can keep it." Loyal Americans won't sacrifice their culture or their Republic without fighting liberal Democrats. Barrack, I'm matur6 enough to forgive you but not dumb enough to ever trust a Liberal. Stay poor, vote Democrat! Trent Saxton Lake Davis Lack of intelligence The president is getting a lot 6f intelligence from all over the world. That's a good thing. He most c~rtainly didn't get it at Harvard. I almost feel sorry for him in his dealings with Putin. Putin is having a good time playing with him. He has him on a string. But, to his credit, he warned Putin that if he shoots down another airliner he will order an investigation. That will teach Putin a lesson. The presidential news clown stated that the world is more tranquil. That's true. The Chester: Meeting about tourism business investment districts, 9 Wed a.m., Best Western Rose Quartz Inn. Organized by Coldwell Banker Kehr-O'Brien property manager Susan ~G, 20 Bryner for Lake Almanor lodging providers. Graeagle: Free live music by the Millpondl 6:30 p.m. - dusk. Presented by Graeagle Outpost. Featuring Plumas Players. Food, drinks available for purchase. Quincy: Free substance abuse training, 12:45 - 5 p.m., Serpilio Hall at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment" training for substance use, mental health, law enforcement, health care professionals. Arrive early to check in. Presented by California Addiction Training and Education Series, California Department of Health Care Services, Plumas County Alcohol and Drug Services, 20,000 Lives. To register (required): surveymonkey.comls12014CATES. Drakesbad:' Trail to Drakesbad. Sierra Institute for Community and '~lillt Environment Center of Forestry tour led by Beverly J~U~I'"". ~,~ Ogle. $50 per person. For information: 284-1022. Lake Almanor: Women's Luncheon, 11 a.m., Lake Almanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13. Bring deviled eggs, salad, fruit, dessert or muffins; arrive early for introductions. Includes featured speaker. For information: Denise Porter, 256-3401. Quincy: 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 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): 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. l:ri Clio: Music on the Terrace, 6 - 9 p.m' Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Featuring Jesse Brewster. No cover. For information: 832-5067. Greenhorn: All-you-can-eat barbecue, 5 - 8:30 p.m., Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch at 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Line dancing 7:30 p.m. Ribs, chicken; salmon, veggie kabobs with reservation. Also available: bonfire sing-along with s'mores, horseshoe tournaments, swimming, horseback rides, wagon rides. Barbecues run through Sept 26. For information:, 283-0930. Greenville: Annual tri-tip barbecue, 6 p.m., Greenville High School gymnasium parking lot. Proceeds support football program via GHS Boosters Club. Advance tickets, $9, available at Anna's Cafe, Evergreen Market, Plumas Bank, Village Drug. Tickets $10 at the door. Portola: Bicycle Round-Up, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., City Park. Hosted by Plumas County Public Health Department, California Highway Patrol. Trained experts offer bike safety checks, helmet fittings, bicycle safety skills course, games, prizes. Water provided. For more information: Megan Mansfield, 283-6337. Concert in the Park CANCELED due to lack of Community Talent Show registrations. Quincy: 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. i world's tranquility is killing people in Gaza, Syria, Ukraine, Kenya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Detroit and Chicago, just to state a few. The tranquility starts once the people are dead. Mr. Kerry has not figured out which state he serves as secretary. It will take some time to figure it out. After all, he is a Democrat. Hillary didn't accomplish anything. He is trying to beat that record. Israel is getting bombed or rocketed by the Hamas, but Israel should respond in a kinder and gentler manner. Kerry said (offthe record) that they are not pinpointing their response. That's not true. Israel is pinpointing the Gaza Strip. Period. I guess you have to be liberal or a progressive not to understand that Israel is entitled to defend itself and that includes preventing problems in the future. The people in Israel know what to do and how to do it. I just hope that Kerry is allowed to keep the air mileage points. At least he accomplished something. Hillary wants to run for President and is now very critical of the president. He hould not have listened to her when she was Secretary of State. Like she said before, "Get over it." ]U 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. Chester: Fundraising bake sale, 9 a.m. - noon, Holiday Market. Mountain Methodist Children's Center raises money to purchase supplies for blankets to give to foster children. For information: center director Teri Stegall, 258-2343. Greenville: Folk concert and talent show, 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Farms behind sheriff's substation. Gift of Music program features dessert potluck. For information: Ken Donnell, 284-1689, Lake Almanor: Decades Bike Ride, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Shore Trail. Theme: "Roaring '20s." Begins in Prattville, culminates with barbecue, music, swimming at Canyon Dam Boat Ramp beach. Quincy: 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. RefTeshments provided; donations appreciated. For information: 283-6320. Starry Mountain Nights, doors open 6 p.m., Wickma'n garden on Valley View Drive. Live music, appetizers, 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. Westwood: Third annual Iron Horse Poker Run, 12:30 p.m., Double "G" Iron Horse Saloon at 320 Ash St. Sign-ins start 10:15 a.m. Barbecue, prizes, 50/50 drawing, music. Nonriders participate for $10. Proceeds benefit the Chimney Fund. For information: Mary, Candi, 256-2621. Many locations: Artists' Open Studios; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Meadow ~mt,CjUlR Valley, Quincy, Indian Valley. Free, open to the public. All venues offer refreshments. For map, ~J~' ~'3"~'~ information: Clio: Wine Tasting on the Terrace, 5 - 7 p.m., Nakoma Golf SUll Resort and Spa. Featuring Dubost Family Wines. ,i~J~. 24Appetizers paired to wines available. For information: 832-5067. Lake Almanor: Wine and beer tasting, 3 - 5 p.m., Lake Almanor Clubhouse. Featuring Lassen Ale Beer, fine wines, appetizers. Admission $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Lake Almanor Elks Christmas. Bring book suitable for ages infant - 15 to receive giveaway ticket. Tickets available at Lake Almanor Country Club Restaurant; Lake Almanor Elks Lodge; Edward Jones office (Carla Parsons), 361 Main St., Chester. Lassen National Forest: California Native Plant Society outing, Willow Lake. Group meets at Chico Park & Ride; contact leader for alternate meeting site. Group explores fen, geyser in Lassen Volcanic National Park. For information: leader Wes, 342-2293; Spring Garden: 80th birthday party for !934 babies, 2 p.m., 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. Blairsden: Mountain Music and Barbecue on the Lawn, 5 - 8 ~011 p.m., Bontaful Gardens across the street from J~J~, 2~ Anderson Nursery. Featuring Jesse Brewster. For information: 836-1619. But there are a lot of progressives who support the president, but that number is going down. The Democrats finally are seeing some light, although a lot of them are just getting more disenchanted when they think, that is, if they think, sometimes. Elections are coming up. If you like the direction the country is going, vote for a progressive and everything will get progressively better. Jan Klement Quincy Legalize marijuana It isn't immoral, unethical or improper for people to alter their state of consciousness. People have been doing this since the beginning of human existence. The fact that humans require substances (food) found on earth, it follows some substances affect the human consciousness. The plant called marijuana affects the human body and consciousness. Marijuana is much less toxic and certainly safer and healthier than tobacco~-and alcohol. Marijuana has medical benefits, is less addictive than caffeine, and there are no documented deaths due to marijuana consumption. But marijuana is'illegal. Why? The answer is obvious. With marijuana being illegal, people either make money or would lose money if it were legal. In 2012, 663,000 Americans were arrested for marijuana possession. Law enforcement and our privatized prison industry profit from marijuana being illegal. It's like arresting and imprisoning a dog for chewing an illegal bone. The alcohol and beer companies would lose money because marijuana is competition and healthier than alcohol. Marijuana has many positive medical benefits and would compete with the pharmaceutical corporations. The prohibition of marijuana is all about profit at the expense of personal freedom. We'need to legalize marijuana. It would free up law enforcement to do real police work. Marijuana related crime and killings would diminish. Marijuana cartels would vanish. Jobs and tax revenues would be realized. Less people would die from tobacco and alcohol. Less traffic fatalities would occur (Washington Post 815/2014). And, of course, normal laws regarding children and DUI would be in place. America has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Over 50 percent of inmates in federal prison are drug related - 14 percent total for marijuana. Personal use of alcohol, tobacco or marijuana is not criminal. You want to revitalize our economy? Plumas County could be a top marijuana producer for California. Mark Mihevc Graeagle "Good over evil Americans squabble amongst themselves -- abortion versus life, left politics versus right, race versus race, poor versus rich, religion versus atheism, minority rights versus majority opinion, etc. However, Americans, from whatever walk of life, unite when it comes to good versus evil. Sometimes that hasn't worked out well. Too many wars that in retrospect did not do as much good as anticipated. Too much anger, frustration and prejudice surpassing reason and good judgment in every day life, But even the poorest or most apathetic or most selfish among us step up when others are in need. Some sacrifice their last penny to help another soul. Our children have bake sales and wash cars for a classmate. We rush money and supplies to those hit by disaster. We are generous, empathetic, morally and ethically strong, capable of great sacrifice when needed. What we have in the world today is a whole bunch of evil. And our priorities are wrong. We allow thousands to cross our border, some children, yes, but also terrorists, criminals, and predators with intent to harm. We let a military war hero languish in a Mexican jail. We twiddle our thumbs while whole populations are massacred and starved to death, beaten, beheaded, raped, tortured. We have factions who take advantage of every opportunity to steal, riot, lie and cheat. We have leaders putting political agendas above frighting the bad guys. We have a population tired of war, closing their eyes to the havoc around us. But, eliminate the few bad apples and you have, as always, valorous, generous and compassionate Americans. Boots on the ground or pilots in the sky in Iraq or Syria or Ukraine? Darned right. So they can carry food and water and hope to thousands of people praying America will, again, choose good over evil. Lynn Desjardin Portola I WALK BENEATH THE GRANDEUR I walk beneath the grandeur of my trees Whose ages predate me and shall go on Unless there are unseen catastrophes Like those that killed the long-tusked mastodon. The August sun sifts through the canopy And makes a web around the forest floor Of ever-shifting patterns, fancy-free, Like transient waves along an ocean shore. The leaves of oaks and needles of the pines Are gently teased by soft and playful breeze And glint and shimmer as the noon-sun shines To warm me as I wander as I please. Them is a voice in me that thanks the mysteries That gave me life to live among my friends, the trees. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano August 2, 2014 F i i i m m mmm m i i i i m II SEI~TIOI~ Wednesday, August 27 Oven BBQ short ribs, sweet | 1V].~NU potato, mixed green salad, ww dinner roll, apricots | Monday, August 25 | Greek zucchini casserole, Thursday, August 28 tossed green salad, whole Healthy heart: stuffed green | grain roll, strawberries, ice pepper, carrot/pineapple | cream salad, bran muffin, half ll bananas | Tuesday, August 26 | Beef & turkey burger, Friday, August 29 spinach/orange salad, sliced Baked chicken, steamed | tomatoes, fruit cup summer squash, oat muffm, | orange sections II -. II Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-0643;| | Greenville, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832- | 4173; Blairsden open Wed. only, call 832-4173 Tuesday for| reservations. Suggested donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older." | One guest may accompany each senior, $6 mandatory| charge. Menus may change. Hours: Noon at all sites. 1 4 J