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10A Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 Feather River Bulletin 4-H auction nets huge payday for local youths Mike Taborski Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.corn If the success of this year's Plumas-Sierra Junior Livestock Auction is any kind of indication, the local economy seems to be rebounding nicely from the recession. Members of the local 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs had to be delighted with the tale of the tape at this year's auction held the final day of the county fair, Sunday, Aug. 17. With the encouragement of perennial auctioneer Wesley Neer, a generous crowd of buyers packed the sales area that morning, spending a total of $209,975 on 111 animals that were enthusiastically nurtured to a very successful result by our hard-working youths (and their families) involved in the 4-H and FFA programs. In comparison, last year buyers spent $168,488 on 98 animals, up slightly from the year before. In total sales, 2005 generated the largest take with 182 animals -- 71 more than this year -- fetching $314,400. This year in the sale there were 19 head of beef; 55 hogs; 22 sheep; 12 goats; one market bird; and two turkeys. Sale of champions The Roberti Ranch and Bar One Cattle paid $5,129 for Echo 4-H member Brock Griffm's 1,251-pound grand champion steer, also the Gene Drybread Memorial Award PUBLIC NOTICES Summons filed No. CV14-00153 SUMMONS (Citacion Judicial) Notice to Defendant (Arise a Demandado): HENRY N. MATHEWSON, CATHERINE MATHEWSON, JEROME J. MAHONEY and the testate and intestate successors of HENRY N. MATHEWSON, CATHERINE MATHEWSON and JEROME J. MAHONEY, DOES 1 THROUGH 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (Lo est, demandando el demandante): BETTY ANNE D. MAHONEY, and BETTY ANNE MAHONEY, TRUSTEE OF THE MAHONEY FAMILY TRUST, dated May 17, 1999. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons andlegal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A let- ter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more Information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.c0urt-, your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, ,and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know 'an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal ser- vices program. You can locate these non- profit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (, or by con- tacting your local court or county bar associ- ation. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVlSO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DiAS DE CALENDARIO despuds de que le entreguen esta citacibn y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta per escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una Ilarnada telefbnica no Io prote- gen. Su respuesta per escrito tiene que estar en formate legal correcto si desea que procesen su case en la code. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la code y mils informacibn en el Centre de Ayuda de las Codes de California (, en la bib- lioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mils cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacibn, pida al secretario de la corte que ie de un formulario de exen- cibn de page de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el ceso per incumplimiento y la corte le podril quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mils adver- tencia. Hay 0tr0s requisites legales. Es recomend- able que Ilame a un abogado inmediata- mente. Si no conoce a un abogade, puede Ilamar a un servicio de remisi6n a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisites para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucre. Puede encontrar est0s grupos sin fines de lucre en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centre de Ayuda de les Codes de California, ( o poni(mdose en con- tacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Per ley, la corte tiene dere- cho a reclaimar las cuotas y 10s costos exen- tos per imponer un gravamen sobre cuaiquier recuporacion de $10,000 o rues de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un case de dere- cho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la c0rte pueda desechar el Paso. The name and address of the court is: Plumas County Superior Court, 520 West Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's att0mey, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Wendy J. Dier, CSB #175446, 201 S. Court Street, Alturas, CA 96101; (530) 233-2008. Dated: Aug. 11, 2014. Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court, By P. Marchetfi, Deputy Clerk. Published FRB Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 20141 NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS REGARDING PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY'S FILING FOR RECOVERY OF 2013 COSTS RELATING TO DIAIBLO CANYON SEISMIC STUDIES, THE CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR MARKET DESIGN INITIATIVE AND RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO STANDARD (A. 14-O2-008) September 4 & 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the address below: California Public Utilities Commission Courtroom State Office Building 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 The Commission Courtroom is wheelchair 'accessible. If you wish to attend and need specialized accommodations, please contact the Public Advisor's Office at least five business days prior to the hearing date. Any changes to the dates, times, and locations of the hearings will be posted to the CPUC's Daily Calendar. On February 28, 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting to increase its electric rates effective January 1, 2015. The application requests approval to recover in rates costs associated with: (1) The California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Market Design Initiative (2) Studies performed at Diablo Canyon Power Plant (3) Consultant fees incurred by the CPUC in support of the Renewables Portfolio Standard PG&E was directedby the CPUC to include the review of costs in PG&E's annual Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) compliance proceeding. BACKGROUND The CAISO Market Design Initiative was launched in 2009 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how electricity is bought and sold in California. The costs requested in PG&E's application represent costs incurred by PG&E that were associated with implementing the CAISO Market Design Initiative in 2013. The Diablo Canyon Power Plant studies were conducted in response to the California Energy Commission's recommendations. The CPUC previously approved PG&E's initial seismic study costs in CPUC Decisions D.10-08-003 and D.12-09-008. The costs requested in this application represent seismic study costs that were incurred by PG&E in 2013. The CPUC reviews and approves invoices it receives from independent consultants it has hired to support the CPUC's implementation and administration of the Renewables Portfolio Standard. PG&E pays its portion of these costs once the invoices are reviewed and approved by the CPUC. The costs of these independent consultants are included in this application, as authorized in Decision 06-10-050. PG&E's application requests $7.941 million to be collected in rates from bundled service customers; that is, those customers who receive electric generation as well as transmission and distribution service from PG&E. Rates for customers who purchase electricity from other suppliers (such as direct access and community choice aggregation) and rates for departing load customers wilt not be affected by these specific costs. If this application is approved, electric rates will increase by less than one percent for bundled service customers effective January 1, 2015. Based on the rates in effect on January 1, 2014, a typical bundled service customer using 550 kWh per month would see an average bill increase of $0.04 (or 0.04 percent), from $93.98 to $94.02. Actual bill impacts will vary depending on your electric usage. EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS Evidentiary hearings are scheduled for this proceeding. At the hearings, PG&E and other formal parties to the proceeding present their evidence through testimony and are subject to cross- examination before an Administrative Law Judge (Judge). The hearings are open to the public, but only those who are formal parties are permitted to present evidence and/or cross- examine witnesses. After considering all proposals and evidence presented during the formal process, the Judge will issue a proposed decision which may accept PG&E's proposal, modify it or reject it. The Commissioners may also issue alternate decisions based on the record. The proposed decision and any alternates will be acted upon at a CPUC voting meeting where the Commissioners will decide whether to adopt the proposed or an alternate decision. If you would like a copy of PG&E's filing and exhibits, please write to: PG&E, 2013 ERRA Compliance Review Application (A.14-02-008), P.O. Box 7442, San Francisco, CA 94120. A copy of PG&E's filing and exhibits are also available for review at the CPUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - noon. PG&E's filing (without exhibits) is available on the CPUC's website at PUBLIC COMMENTS AND OPINIONS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CPUC As part of its decision-making process, the CPUC is interested in your public comments or opinions on any aspect of the company's operations, including proposed rates, service quality or any other issue of concern. If you are writing a letter or sending an e-mail to the Public Advisor's Office regarding this proposed filing, please include the proceeding number (A.14-02-008) to which you are referring. All comments will be circulated to the Commissioners, the assigned Judge, and other appropriate CPUC staff. All informal comments are also provided to the CPUC's Formal Files Office as part of the formal public comment file for this proceeding. Please send all e-mails or written correspondence regarding your comments and opinions to the address listed below: The Public Advisor's Office California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103 San Francisco, CA 94102 E-Mail: public.advisorC, 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free) or TTY 1-415-703-5282 Published FRB, Aug. 27, 20141 winner. It sold for $4.10 a pound. Kristin Roberti's reserve champion steer went for an impressive $7 a pound to Meyer Ranch and Stonehouse Drilling. Tipping the scales at 1,357 pounds, the runner-up sold for $9,499. The grand champion hog, also the swine showmanship winner, sold for $6.75 per pound to the Pardner Feed and Ranch store. The porky 287-pound pig netted Allie Davis, of Loyalton FFA, $1,937.25. Kealey Froggatt sold her 286-pound reserve champion pig to the Bengard Ranch -- a familiar name each year at the auction -- for $5.25 a pound. The Bengards also bought the grand champion lamb, which was raised by " American Valley 4-H'er Rachel Wehrman. The 139-pounder went for $10 a pound. Rachel's sheep was also the senior sheep showmanship winner and 4-H senior round robin champ. Grace Bristol's 146-pound reserve champion lamb went for $7.50 a pound to another perennial buyer, Safeway Stores. The Pardner Feed and Ranch store stepped up once again and paid $5.75 a pound for the grand champion goat, raised by Noah Vaglivielo from the Loyalton FFA. The 104-pounder also claimed the FFA goat showmanship honors. Payton Peter sold his reserve champion 80-pound goat to Plumas Bank for $6 per pound. The locally owned bank also provides the financing for the sale. Jade Leddy, from the Loyalton club, won the honor of raking in the top price per pound with the sale of the grand champion market turkey. Rio Leyva paid a hefty $32 per pound for the 47-pound bird. And the Pardner wasn't fmished buying champs. It bought Kylie McGee's reserve champion turkey, all 28 pounds, for $21 a pound, and also paid $300 for Echo 4-H'er Nathan Smeltzer's champion pen of meat chickens. Clayton Floyd Neer 4-H Memorial Fund With the purchase of several animals, Scott and Jenny Wolf again played a key role in helping raise money for the Clayton Floyd Neer 4-H Memorial Fund. The money is primarily used to make interest-free loans to 4-H'ers to help kick-start their respective projects. The loans are repaid once the kids receive the proceeds from the sale of their animals. Since its inception in 2010, 21 loans have been made. Speaking on behalf of the Neer family, auctioneer Wesley Neer said they were very pleased to report that donations to the fund from this year's sale amounted to something in the neighborhood of $6,000, raising the total balance available next year to around $12,000. "We are thrilled to be able to give more back to the kids," he said. He said next year they are raising the amounts of'the individual loans and will also be awarding at least one $500 scholarship to a Plumas or Sierra 4-H'er. The new loan ceiling for steers will be $1,000, and those applications need to be in by Nov. 1. Kids planning to raise swine can apply for a loan of up to $500; and those raising goats can apply for $300. Those applications need to be made by April 1, 2015. Neer said those interested in applying for either should contact their 4-H advisor. Top buyers, price bumps and other large donors In addition to the champs' buyers, some of the other top buyers with multiple purchases included many familiar names at this annual auction: Sierra Pacific Industries, Roberti Ranch, Fehrman Funeral Homes, NAPA Auto Parts, Sierra Valley Ranch, Sierra Valley Fe-d, Kingdon .... : .... Equipment-Travis Kingdon and Wilcox Construction. Certainly notable for bumping up the price per pound on several sales to ensure the kids were fairly compensated for all their hard work were Bengard Ranch, Don Dobbas, Neff Family Ranch and Dr. Steen Jensen. Other large contributors to the success of the sale included the Neff Family Ranch, which again paid for the live trucking. Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications paid the auctioneer's fees. The Plumas County Sheriffs Employees Association picked up the tab for the buyers' breakfast and D&L Distributing provided drinks. Joseph and Katherine Fisher, of Bullet Information Technologies, took care of the sale's on-site IT accounting needs and Plumas Bank provided the sale financing to assure the kids received their funds in a timely fashion. Neer said he auctioneers at a number of youth livestock auctions and commented that he has never seen the strong community support he sees every year at the Plumas-Sierra auction. He said it's great to see people pay for the breakfast, trucking and virtually all the other costs associated with the sale because that means the kids are able to net nearly everything from the sale of their animals. Award winners Other 4-H and FFA showmanship winners not already mentioned include Bret Colberg, FFA poultry; Kennedy Hood, 4-H senior beef; Bowdy Griffin, FFA beef; Rebecca Leonhardt, 4-H junior beef; Josh Greene, 4-H senior swine; Rachael Fogelman, 4-H junior meat goat; Brianne Farnworth, 4-H senior goat; Andrew Kielak, FFA sheep; Lane Coelho, 4-H beginning beef; Drew Tilton, 4-H junior swine; Nicole Cardona, 4-H beginning Swine, and junior: poultry; Matthew Graves, 4-H beginning meat goat; Danielle Jackson, 4-H junior sheep; and Mason Williams, 4-H beginning sheep. PUBLIC NOTICE Proposal for janitorial services The Plumes County Department of Facility Services is requesting proposals for con- . tract janitorial services in Quincy. The Request for Proposal(s) is for three sepa- rate contracts for the following facilities: 1. Library & Museum 2. Fair/Farm/Ag Building & Facility Services Building 3. One Stop Permit Center. RFP packets can be obtained on 08/27/2014 from the Facility Services Office: 198 Andy's Way, Quincy CA, 95971. Closing date for RFP submittal will be at 5:00PM, 09/04/2014. For additional information contact the Department of Facility Services at (530) 283-6299 Published FRB Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2014 Lake Almanor Feninsula its & Crafts Faire 15th August 50, 2()14 SATURDAY ONLY - Labor Day Weekend Inside the Lake Almanor Country Club at Rec 1 Take Hwy 36 to A-13 to Clifford Gate OPEN TO THE PUBLIC NO ANIMALS ALLOWED 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the LACC Women's Club For more information contact: Peggy Lentz 259-5478