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2A Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 Feather River Bulletin t pals" "Yappy Day.' Treats Dog Company of Chester hosted a special "Yappy Day" adoption event in support of the Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Friday, Aug. 3. Melissa Bishop (left) of Plumas County Animal Control and Chester veterinarian Dr. Roberta Weiderholt, DVM, were honored with a PAWS Oscar for being "Critters Best Friend" in a special ceremony during the event. "It was a very successful day with the adoption of two adult dogs and three cats," Chester PAWS volunteer Barbara Montandon said. Proceeds from the event exceeded $700. PAWS will host two additional fundraisers: an Aug. 24 yard sale in Quincy and the annual Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1) yard sale in Chester. Photo submitted PC Satscan Electronics Box 209, Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-3800 Brings It Down To Earth ~=~.'~,LJ.~.~ AUTHORIZED RETAILER Most passenger cars & light trucks. Diesels extra but ask about our new lower prices on diesel oil changes. (plus Recycle Fee & Sales Tax) PROVEN Products Service Includes up to 5 qts Premium CAM2 0il Most passenger cars & light trucks. Diesels extra but ask about our new lower prices on diesel oil changes. Air Filter Windshield Washer Fluid Transmission Fluid Power Steering Fluid Differential Fluid And, we'll inspect: Tire Pressure Wiper Blades Alignment Wear Cabin Filter CV Axle Boots Brake Fluid Shocks/Struts Coolant Recovery Serpentine Belt Reservoir Fluid Fast, Friendly Service/ Monday Friday 8am- 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pro 116 E. Main, uincy Horton Tire Center To send a legal: typesetting@plumasnews.com To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.com II Ruth Ellis News Editor rellis@lassennews.com Graphic design is a fast- growing, flexible industry and now Lassen Communi- ty College (LCC) is offering an enhanced program to help students pursue suc- cess. The California Communi- ty College Chancellor's Of- fice approved LCC offering an' associate of science de- gree in digital graphic de- sign and an expanded cer- tificate of achievement in the same discipline. "This is a huge step for LCC and for the residents of northeastern California. This is the first time a pro- gram like this has ever been offered. The Digital Graphic Design program at LCC will merge artistic creativity with state-of-the-art technol- ogy to give students a high- er level of professionalism in their designing for a ca- reer in the corporate, global world," said LCC graphic design instructor Lori Col- lier. The graphic design pro- gram will be expanded from 17 units to 46. According to Collier, the recently approved associate degree and certificate of achievement will give stu- dents an educational oppor- tunity to learn the princi- ples of design, expand their knowledge with Adobe pro- grams and state-of-the:art equipment, prepare them- Selves for a career in graph- ic design and transfer as a second-or third- year stu- dent to a university or insti- tute to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree. Collier said, "In the past, with the few courses LCC has offered, we have seen numerous students that just want to learn how to create an attractive website, or fly- ers for their business. We have students that have never worked with Adobe programs such as Photo: shop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and InDe- sign. "We even have had the el- der student that wants to know more about the com- puter and enhancing their family's digital photos. But more so, we see the students that are creative, have a passion for the arts, but need a career. This program bridges that gap." Some pf the courses of- fered through the digital graphic design program in- clude: computer graphics, digital layout, digital illus- tration, web page designing, digital and traditional pho- tography, typography, printmaking, production graphics, two-dimensional design, marketing yourself as a designer, exhibition and gallery design. Collier said, "Not only will students become edu- cated in all aspects of graph- ic design, they will have the opportunity for an intern- ship with businesses in the community to get a feel for working with and for the public and flex their wings beyond the classroom at LCC." High school students can also get a jump-start in LCC's program. According Up-to-the-minute forecast and road conditions at plumasnews.com Thursday August 23rd 5-8 pm Downtown Quincy to Collier, Pam Dusenber- ry's commercial art class at Herlong High School and Dawn Egan's Lassen Envi- ronmental and Applied Partnership Program class at Lassen High School artic- ulate with the college's pro- gram. Students who have partic- ipated in the Tech Prep/2+2/Career Technical Education Program qualify for credit at LCC and can bypass the basic design class. The greatest advantage to a graphic design career, ac- cording to Collier, is that it is global. She said, "You can work anywhere in the world, for any size company or stay at home and, via the Internet, send your designs to clients elsewhere." Even in the world's eco- nomic downturn, Collier cites the U.S. Department of Labor: the graphic design industry is projected to grow by 13 percent over the course of six years. There are also future plans for the digital graphic design program to offer an Entrepreneurship Certifi- cate of Accomplishment in the Business of Graphic De- sign. Collier has been working with LCC business instruc- tor Garrett Taylor to devel- op the certificate. "This option will allow students to gain practical knowledge on accounting, setting up their own busi- ness, getting to know busi- ness strategies in the real world, and marketing them- selves/business," Collier said. "I am seeing more and more businesses of all kinds hire employees with graph- ic design knowledge and business skills over other employees. Those with these skills are more valu- able as they can use their knowledge and skills to cre- ate or maintain websites for the business, create posters and flyers for advertising the business or event, they have better people and client skills, and can deliver on a deadline." - Volunteers Needed! Join us on the incredible Sierra Buttes Lookout trail in the heart of the Lakes Basin. Climb the lookout. Restore a trail. Enjoy the surrounding Sierra. Meet cool people. Drink beer (provided by ~m~rcouer///~ qNer/~) and share stories! **What: Volunteer workday with work focusing on brushing, rock work and drainage construction **When: August 25~h, 10 am **Where: Packer Saddle parking area, then carpool to.job site **Please Bring: work gloves, water, work boots/shoes, layers, and daypack & sun protection. We will provide sack lunch and bagels. September 8th - 9th -- Fall Epic at Lakes option on the Lost Sierra Course September 29th - First Ever Lost Sierra Basin Campground, supported bike ride with pre-run 50k Endurance Run /' f ', ( / J