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2A Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 Feather River Bulletin FRC student competes for big stage spot Susan Meeker Colusa Sun Herald Morgan Bressler, a fresh- man at Feather River Col- lege studying agriculture and working toward a de- gree in equine studies, has been chosen to compete in the finals for the National FFA Organization. Morgan Bressler is a 2010 Colusa High School graduate and one of only 10 people chosen to compete for the National FFA Proficiency Award in grain production- entrepreneurship. "I'm pretty excited about go- ing," Bressler said. "I've com- peted at the national conven- tion before, so it's an honor." The National FFA Organi- zation was previously known as Future Farmers of America. It's 83rd national convention, held Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis, is one of the largest annual student con- ventions in the country. Bressler was a member of the Colusa FFA Chapter all four years of high school, which he said was tremen- dous in preparing him for leadership and a career in the science, business and technology of agriculture. "FFA has really given me the knowledge to run my own business," he said. Bressler has been farming rice and corn on his own the past four years. During his freshman year in FFA, Bressler farmed 60 acres of milo, a grain used in the U.S. for livestock feed. Bressler became eligible for the national award after winning the California FFA competition earlier this year. The grain production en- trepreneurship award is one of 47 proficiency program ar- eas FFA members can par- ticipate in to develop valu- able experience and leader- ship skills at the local, state and national levels. The proficiency awards recognize outstanding stu- dent achievement in agribusiness gained thor- ough the establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or gain- ing hands-on career experi- ence, according to the Na- tional FFA Organization. About 55,000 FFA members and guests from across the country are expected to at- tend the national convention. Members participate in general sessions, competi- tive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, volunteer activities and a ca- reer show and exposition. Bressler, who believes he will be the only competitor in rice production, said he will spend the first day of the convention in personal in- terviews, and must be select- ed into the top four to com- pete on stage. Bressler is the son of Terry and D'Ann Bressler of Colusa. Reprinted with permission from Tri-County Newspapers. SEPTEMBER STOREWIDE . SAVINGS Hair Care Products Clothes * Jewelry Welcoming expert hair braider: Gayle Frazen Now taking appointments i SPECIAL PROMOTIONS DRAWINGS Northern Hair CooJ 458 Main St., Quincy ....  283-3302 . Merlin's American Grille and the Ten-Two ]Sar be00innin00 Sept. 9th Seasonal I00curs Dinner Served +:O t:o 8:90 Thursda 9 thru sunda 9 Thursclags - House Sp00ial00 Prime Rib Dinner Pridags - Tan-Two flashbacks Seafood Linuine- Sept. loth Szechwan salmon - Sept. 17th Parmesan Glazed Halibut - Sept. z+th Saturdags - cherts choice - Changes Weekl 9 - Sundogs - Pamil 9 .seqle Entree changes weekVq includes salad, bread, entree with sides & desserts $6.99/adult and $.59/kids under IZ Reservations s u&g, estecJ 8Z70 lbucb.s Lake loac] Meaclow valle 9 Visa MasterCrc Discover Works.hop explores wildlife, fuel When conducting forest fuel reduction projects it is impor- tant to balance wildlife habi- tat needs with the goal to re- duce the fire hazard. A workshop will take place Thursday, Sept. 30, in Zivnus- ka Hall at the U.C. Forestry Camp in Meadow Valley. The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop will feature presentations by foresters, wildlife biologists and envi- ronmental specialists who will describe prescriptions and best management prac- tices for achieving reduced forest fuel load while main- taining and potentially en- hancing habitat for wildlife. General wildlife considera- tions will be covered along with the special needs associ- ated with animal and plant species listed as Threatened and Endangered or otherwise sensitive under state and fed- eral regulations. A field trip to observe and discuss alternative manage- ment treatments will be in- cluded during the afternoon of the workshop. The workshop is intended for foresters, contractors and agency personnel in- volved in the planning and implementation of fuel man- agement projects. Fire Safe Council staff or members developing or imple- menting Community Wildfire Protection Plans will benefit by learning ways to incorpo- rate wildlife best management practices into their Communi- ty Wildfire Protection Plans. The program will also be of interest to landowners who are considering or already un- dertaking fuel reduction treat- ments on their properties. There is a program fee of $25 to cover refreshments and handout materials. Pre-registra- tion is required before Sept. 24. Registration is limited to the first 40 people, so early registration is recommended. Register online at: ucanr.org/wildlife_fuel or call 283-6270. Call Cooperative Ex- tension Natural Resources Advisor Mike De Lasaux at 283-6125 for more information. The workshop is sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, USDA Forest Service State and Pri- vate Forestry Program, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Depart- ment of Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Northern California Coop- erative Extension. 00lmanor organizes Blue Star Morns M. Kate West Chester Editor chesternews@plumasnews.com "We are looking for moms, families and friends who have loved ones in the military to join the new chapter of Blue Star Morns we are forming in Chester to serve Plumas County and Westwood," said Ann Cordero. She said a more formalized group would provide an opportunity to not only sup- port one another and loved ones in the military but veter- ans as well. She said the basic premise of the chapters is support and service. "Wives, other family mem- bers and friends are also wel- come to join the chapter as as- sociates," she added. Chapter activities could in- clude welcoming soldiers re- turning from overseas at the airport; sending care pack- ages; participating in parades and showing support for the troops; collecting Christmas and other holiday cards to send to the troops; adopting individual soldiers and units stationed overseas; participat- ing in American Legion and other veterans' organization; and supporting wounded sol- diers and their families. The new chapter would be called Blue Star Moms of Almanor. The first meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Chester Memorial Hall, on the corner of Stone and Gay streets, one block off Main Street in Old Town Chester. For more information about Blue Star Mothers of America visit bluestarmothers.org. For more information about formation of a local chapter call Ann Cordero at 596-4785 or e-mail almanorarmy- mom@yahoo.com. Stipend available for childcare providers First 5 Plumas and the Plumas County Child Care Planning Council announced the start of this year's stipend program for early childcare and education providers. The Plumas Cares Provider Stipend Program seeks to re- ward early childcare educa- tors and providers for focus- ing on increasing quality in their individual programs. Those who provide care for children ages 0 - 5 for at least 15 hours per week, for nine months during the program year (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) may qualify for a stipend at the end of the program year. In program year 2010 - 11, 21 Plumas childcare and educa- tion providers were paid a to- tal of more than $30,000 for ac- tivities leading to enhanced quality in child care centers and family child care homes serving the youngest learners. Those who haven't already received an invitation, con- tact program coordinator Susie Wilson at 284-1406 or wilson.susie56@gmail.com, or come to one of the kickoff meetings to learn more (R.S.V.P. requested). The CARES Program is funded by the First 5 Plumas Children and Families Corn- Love your yard but tired of the Fire Safety Aeration Debris Removal Pruning Clean-up De-Thatching Call us today for quality maintenance, superior results and competitive rates. Graeagle, Plumas Pines & Clio customers - call Rose's at 283-5519 We carry a 1 million dollar liability] insurance policy wilhJ a LOCAL provided J FREE ESTIMATES* *Some restrictions apply 00atlc00 283-5518 P.O. Box 1919 Quincy Ingalls Project Notice of Public Field Trip The Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National Forest is developing the Ingalls Project which proposes to reduce hazardous fuels, harvest timber, provide for and enhance wildlife habitat, and restore aspen and cottonwood habitat north of Lake Davis. The intent of this meeting is to collaborate with interested parties about the proposed activities, exchange ideas, share local knowledge, and discuss community concerns and desired outcomes out in the field. When: September 22, 9 am-3:30 pm Where: Meet at the Beckwourth Ranger District 27 Mohawk Dr., Bloirsden, California e Visfffieldsites in the Ingalls ProjectArea Assesscurrentstandconditionsanddiscusspossibletreatments e Please bring a lunch and water e Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to hike Please contact Kyla Sabo at (530) 836-2575 to RSVP, for more information and/or with any special needs related to accessibility. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marl status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is dorived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all ogmms.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large pc.t, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDKs TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of 0iscriminatn write to USOA, Director, Offce of CMI Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 76-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity esce provide" and omloyer. mission and the Plumas Uni- fied School District's Child Care Planning Council. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.: Quincy: Sept. 21, FRC Child Development Center; Chester: Sept. 22, Chester State Preschool; Portola: Sept. 23, Portola Kids Rotary Fly-in this Sun. The Rotary Club's annual Fly-In Breakfast will be Sun- day, Sept. 12, 8 - 11 a.m, at Nervino Airport. The annual breakfast with the airplane focus has been going on for many, many years and has become very popular in the eastern end of the courity. ' Top billing goes to the de- licious, all-you-can-eat pan- cake breakfast served by Rotarians. As you eat, you will be en- tertained by community fa- vorites Code Bluegrass. But there is much more in store at the Rotary Fly-In Breakfast. There will be a car show with Rotarian Curt McBride bringing in autos from the Sierra Cascade Street Rod- ders; Kevin LaPlant rounding up old trucks; and Bill Tantau in charge of the Triumph and sports car exhibit. There will be plenty of prize drawings as t norning pro- gresses, and a special draw- ing for a 2010 Polaris Sports- man 400 4X4 ATV will also take place that day. ATV drawing tickets are $20 each; only 600 will be sold, so odds are very favorable. Plumas County DROP-OFF CLEANERS Hours: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 8am - 4pm Fast turnaround Pay when you pick-up 231 Main St., Suite 205 (above the post office) Quincy 283-9921 NorCal Tea Party Patriots Notice of Another Tea Party Meeting Saturday, Sept. 11th 2010 7PM to 8:30PM at: The Graeagle Fire Hall Special Guest Speaker: Dan Logue, District 3 Assemblyman. Din will be talking about tho California Cap & Trade Legislation am well as other important issues. Also attending the meeting will be Assemblyman Ted Gaines end Assemblyman Roger Neilio, who are both running for the vacant Senate seat of Dave Cox. We hope to see you there. Please me if you believe In: 1. Holding lawmakers fiscally accountablo 2, Stonding for strict ompllanca to (mr Nationai Constitution 3. Llmitiog government 4. Supporting free market solutions If you are concerned about the direction our country Is headed aml would like to learn how you can make dilference, please ettend thla meuting, This is ts non-partisan grnup, YOU are Invltod. For more Information, contact: Haureen and Bob TaranUno at 530/836-0106 Sandy and Dave Hopkins at 530/823-2310 emaih PTPpatrlotaOwlldblue.net check our webslte at: www.norcalteaparWpatrlota.org