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6A Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 Feather River Bulletin QCSD, from page 1A Summerfield bid. "I was blindsided by that," through phone and electrical he said. lines. The mishaps resulted QCSD legal counsel Jan in service outages, delays Klement explained the and added expenses for the district is not required to fairgrounds, hire the lowest bidder. He estimated the losses to "The law is very simple on be about $5,000, which the that," he said. "You are district paid back. obligated to award to the "The fair board was also lowest, most responsible very appreciative that EQSD bidder." stepped up and did the right The project calls for thing," he added, replacing water mains in Mark Hansen, three locations: at representing All Phase, Summerfield, Edwards claimed the dispute was Avenue and Claremont primarily about money and Drive. Officials estimated not the quality of their work. construction costs to run He said a contractor can only between $250,000 and bid on the scope of work $275,000. presented by an organization Wilburn Construction, in and unforeseen issues Quincy, submitted a $246,315 requiring extra work, and quote for the work. Bobby pay, often arise. Martin Construction, based "At the end of the day, in Redding, put in a $298,500 we're all professional bid. gamblers," he sai& "We "We have a low bidder and don't have a crystal ball." a second lowest bidder," Webster also informed Klement informed the board. QCSD about a lawsuit filed "And, (Webster) has to by AT&T against Terry investigate both of them and Hansen Electric of Redding, report back to you." with All Phase named as a He added that a conflict of subcontractor, interest recuses him from In 2012, AT&T sued the voicing his preference on contractor for $300,000 for which contractor should get allegedly damaging the award, since he's underground phone and represented one of them for high-speed Internet lines in 40 years. Napa. "I can give you the law," Regardless of the he said, "but I!m not going to unfavorable reports brought make a recommendation." to the board's attention, QCSD is scheduled to Hansen said he was continue the matter at their surprised by their hesitation next regular meeting on in awarding All Phase the Sept. 10. Q, from page 1A Against M.S., and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. "Hawaiian" style Twain; 7 p.m. For information: (925) potluck buffet and raffle items up for 783-2913. grabs; 4 - 8 p.m. First 30 people get "laid" -a commemorative orange left Saturday: $20 per person, $35 per couple. For Autumn Fitness Festival presented by information: Kim Carroll, 249-2307. Plumas District Hospital at Feather " River College. 5K and 1-mile Fun Wednesday: Run/Walk, free soccer clinic and prizes Eight annual Wild and Scenic { awarded. Registration fee $10, starts Environmental Film Festival, Town i at 8 a.m., races start at 9 a.m., soccer Hall Theatre, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. A i clinic at 10 a.rn. For information: one-evening showing of ten films from Leann Kennedy, three-day Wild & Scenic or 283-2121, ex. 7427. Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Eastside Public House hosts luau Tickets at Plumas Arts and Quincy themed "Whiskey & Wine" tasting. Natural Foods. For information: Fundraiser for the Main Street Girls 283-3402 or, Feather River College students enjoy dining together at the weekly Quincy Community Supper at the Community United Methodist Church, which celebrates 13 years this week. Photo submitted uincy er cel The Quincy Community Every Wednesday, a the summer dinners, more information regarding Supper celebrates 13 years business or organizationThe September suppers hosting a supper may call the and 78,000 meals this week. prepares a free meal andare scheduled to be Community United The first meal was served invites the entire provided by the following Methodist Church at 283-1740 Sept. 11, 2002, by leaders of community. Attendance groups: Church of Jesus or the Resource Center at the town's faith spikes during the schoolChrist of Latter-day Saints, 283-5515. The Core Ministry communities as a ministry year when Feather River Sept. 9; Republican Women Team oversees the details of of hospitality, table College students gather to and Flanigan-Leavitt the weekly suppers. fellowship, camaraderie and enjoy the home-cooked Insurance Agency, Sept. 16; The supper is held at 6 service designed "to feed meals. The Sept. 2 supper Greenhorn Ranch, Sept. 23; p.m. at the Methodist not only the hunger of the provided by Quincy Natural and Seventh-day Fellowship Hall at 282 body but also hunger of the Foods served 167, compared Adventists, Sept. 30. Jackson St. Donations are heart." to the 85 to 120 who attend Those who would like accepted. PUSD, from page 1A Little things, big things -- impacting the students' year, but are expected soon. ' they all add up." quality of education. They also said no major PUSD officials agreed they "I'm a bottom-up kind of a revisions are anticipated agreed on a stronger review didn't want to "micromanage person when working with a that would significantly system for expenditures at teachers over $12 worth of team," said Holt. "Don't affect the current adopted their recent meeting, supplies for a lesson." bring me problems, bring me budget. "Any bill that comes Instead, they concurred that solutions. We want to keep Holt added the board will through needs to be department heads should be the cost reductions as far wait until the new scrutinized," said board "part of the solution," by away from the classroom as superintendent is named member Dwight Pierson. "At reviewing their program possible." before pursuing the least questioned and looked needs and identifying areas District officials noted reduction plan any further. at to see if it's absolutely where cuts could be made closeout budget numbers are "Everyone has to be part of necessary before payment,without negatively not yet finalized from last the solution," she explained. Nearly half of all diabetics have Diabetic Retinopathy, which causes blindness, Caught in time, 90% of diabetic patients will save their eyesight! CALL 832.6600 NOW to schedule your appointment. 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Registration l O a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern Plumas Health Fair Community Expo Kid's Stuff, bounce house and more IO a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Bingo - Called by the Calpine Elks 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Lunch is served! You must register for the meeting to receive meal tickets 12:00 p.m. Presentation honoring Photo Contest, Youth Tour and Scholarship winners 12:30 p.m. Start Annual Meeting If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate In the Plumas-Sierra REC Annual Meeting of Members, please contact us at (530) 832-4261 as soon as possible so that we can make the proper arrangements. We look forwardto seeingyou there. For more information call (800) 555-2207 or visit our website at