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t~A Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 ' Feather River Bulletin !1 un New president of the Associated Students of Feather River College Demonshay Scipio (left), and new student trustee to the college board, Tess Oliphant, sit at the ASFRC table to answer questions and sign up students for student government Friday, Aug. 20, at the recent New Student Orientation. Feather River College students attending the New Student Orientation enjoyed good food, friends and fun. It was a day to learn about the college, surviving student life, who to go to for help and advice, what clubs and activities are offered, and much more. Photos by Linda Satchwel Linda Satchwell clubs and organizations were churches, as well as a campus Night on Main Street, an effort Staff Writer available, said Tess Oliphant, tour that showed studentsto introduce students to down- Isatchwell@plumasnews.com the new student trustee to where to locate their class- town merchants and commu- FRC's board of trustees, rooms prior to starting class nity members, show them As Feather River CollegeAccording to Associate Monday. where to shop and demon- gears up for the 2010-11 year, Dean of Student Services "SWEET Love" (Sierra strate what a vibrant place the New Student Orientation Lisa Kelly, FRC determined West End Educational The-their local shopping area is. Day Friday, Aug. 20, wasfreshmen needed more support ater) was a sexual health edu- SIFE and merchants are packed with information, en- to get off to a good start. The cation workshop, where stu- planning fun, games and ergy and just plain fun.Student Orientation and Ac- dents learned about commu- freebies downtown for students, Students relaxed on the tivities for Retention program nity resources and the "trials 4- 8 p.m. lawn, enjoyed a barbecuewas created because, "Stu- and tribulations of college re- New for students this year lunch, visited and got used to dents who feel self-sufficient lationships," including safety is the Pilot Student Meal Plan being on campus -- or back do better," she said. precautions. Program. Kelly reported at on campus. SOAR included activities "Credit Wise" was a student- the Aug. 19 board meeting Booths and workshops pro- designed to help students get led workshop where students that students had been clam- vided information on what to know each other and build could learn money planning oring for such a program new students could expect a support network, said Stu- tips to help them navigate since before she came to cam- when classes started Monday, dents in Free Enterprise advi- successfully what is, forpus last November. Aug. 23, who they could look sor Amy Schulz. many, their first semester on Plans may be purchased in to for various kinds of assis- "Sundae Sunday" included their own. the admissions-and-records tance; and what activities, introductions to various area Tomorrow, Aug. 26, is FRCand business offices, as well as Motorists: Please drive with care! Be very careful near schools, playgrounds and bus stops. Never pass a school bus loading or unloading children, and watch out for children walking and on bicycles. DON'T SPEED! Make sure you can stop quickly! Make sure your child is safe this school year by following a few simple steps: Food safety: When packing a lunch for your child, make sure you keep items that need to be cold (like cheese or yogurt) at the proper temperature by storing them inan insulated container. Transportation safety: If you are buying a new bike helmet for your child before school, make sure it fits correctly and refer to the helmet wearing instructions to ensure the safest ride. 1 Product safety: Make sure any products, from art supplies to lunch boxes, are certified under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Playground safety: Playgrounds are fun areas for kids of all ages but they can be dangerous. Encourage kids to play with the existing play structures and to never add jump ropes or other toys because they may introduce a strangulation risk. With these safety issues talked about and taken care of, nothing should stand in the way of a great start to the school year for you and your child. MiNi ORAG| / 283-92oo q / 101 Trilogy Lane ~i Quincy, CA 95971 ~j This message is brought to you by these community-minded businesses: DMF Boarding Kennels KEN BADNADD, JOHN BDEAIJX, CHA, EA Enrolled Agents Bus: (530) 283-3965 Res: (530) 836-0349 Fax: (530) 283-4369 Quincy 283-1450 Ouinc,,owl Service & Repair J283-1162 7,s 283-3526 [ SCOTT ' TANNER l ~ ~ BUSINESS EQUIPMENT I (888) 447-2679 [ (530) 283-1688 I BANK "Local People Serving Local Needs" 283'6800 www.spi-ind.com at the Eagle's Perch. Meal plans charged process said Taylor, are purchased by semester and since the county is equally are for sale through the first strapped for funds. three weeks of the semester The lack of money has al- (pro-rated for those weeks, de- ready affected the college, as pending on week of purchase). Taylor instituted a "spending Plan A offers three meals frost" at the end of July. The Monday- Thursday, and two college is working with a meals Friday. Plan B provides scaled down staff and without breakfast and dinner Monday student help. - Thursday, and Plan C is for That's tough for those pick- lunch and dinner Monday - ing up the slack, but it also Thursday. For more informa- means that students who tion, call Connie Litz at 283- were counting on college jobs 0202, ext. 317. will have to look elsewhere. In more sobering news for In addition, Taylor has de- students, the state has re- nied requests for supplies and mained consistent showing other requisitions, instruct- an inability to pass a budget, ing faculty and staff to resub- Chief Financial Officer Jim mit their requests at the end Scoubes, backed by college of September. president Dr. Ron Taylor, Finally, Taylor said, it's warned the FRC board of po- likely he won't front CalGrant tential dire consequences if students their funding. In the the state didn't pass a budget past few year , low-income by the end of September. students whoTeceive these FRC will get none of its ap- state grants hav4 een left in portioned funding until a bud- the lurch when the state get is passed. The college is hasn't passed a budget on using its line of credit to pay time. They've been fronted for the new library building, the money by FRC, however. Even so, by the end of Sep- This year, though, Taylor tember, it will need a new said he doesn't think that will source of funds. Scoubes and be possible, which will no Taylor are looking into the doubt leave these students possibility of a loan from the scrambling to make ends county, which would be a meet -- a tough way to begin complicated and politically a college career. Community Wel =r Incl l;un run/walk this Saturday Residents, college students and hospital employees are invited to come to the third annual Community Wellness Fair and 5K fun run/walk Sat- urday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Quincy. "We ave really going all out for our third Community Wellness Fair. Some new ac- tivities this year include a 5K fun run/walk and free admis- sion to the Pioneer Pool," said Dr. Jeffrey Kepple, physician advisor to the PDH Employee Wellness Committee. "The Community Wellness Fair is part of an ongoing effort to in- form, educate and empower hospital employees and the community to adapt healthier lifestyle behaviors." The event is appropriate for all ages and will feature fit- ness demonstrations, vendor and informational booths and many hands-on activities, such as a bounce house, tum- bling circuit, swimming, horseshoes, bocce ball and volleyball. Admission is free. The 5K fun run/walk will begin at Pioneer Park at 9 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $10, and race-day registra- tion is $15. Registration fee in- cludes a T-shirt for those who pre-register by Aug. 26. T- shirts will be available the day of the race as long as sup- plies last. Children 12 and under may walk free with a registered parent or guardian (no T-shirt). Homemade apple pies will be awarded for top male and female in each age group. Registration forms may be picked up at the Plumas Dis- trict Hospital main lobby, Plumas Physical Therapy, Feather River Fitness or the Central Plumas Parks and Recreation District main office. Community Wellness Fair Schedule 9a.m. 5K Run / Walk starts Wellness Fair opens - free admission. 10 a.m. Footloose Performance Group will demonstrate healthy, fun movements for kids of all ages. Tour of New Park Property 10:30 a.m. Feather River Kodenkan - Instructor Burkhard Bohn will demonstrate martial arts techniques. 11 a.m. High Sierra Kettlebell Club demonstration 5K awards ceremony - Homemade apple pies awarded to top male and female in each age group. Pioneer Pool opens - free admission Noon Sierra Health Revolution and Fitness