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8A Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Senior sunrise The Class of 2015 Senior Sunrise convenes in front of the new barn at Quincy High School's Learning Landscapes. Photo submitted Program brings community to the college With the end of August comes the inflow of bright minds and youthful energy to Feathe'r River College. However, despite their great new horizons, many FRC students have never been away from home before and, for most, home is very far away. In an effort to help students feel comfortable in their new life as college students in Quincy, the Feather River College Foundation is presenting the Community Host Program, and invites Plumas County citizens to participate. The college will host orientation meetings on Sept. 16 and 17. "The program brings the college and the community together," said Foundation President Kris Miravalle. "On top of that, it gives parents peace of mind." The program aims to give Feather River College students a chance to connect with local families to help them transition into their new life in Quincy. It is held completely on a volunteer basis, and offers a chance for the community to bring some good old-fashioned Quincy hospitality to kids who are in need of hometown support. Whether it's occasional dinners, to help remind the kids what a home-cooked meal tastes like, or a day at the lake, or just a familiar face at their sporting events, the program offers a myriad of fulfilling ways to support a student attending college. "It's great to be able to show off the town," said Miravalle. "Whenever I intermingle with these kids I feel like I'm rejuvenated. They have such a positive attitude and it's great to be able to share that with them." The Community Host Program started in 2009 in an effort to encourage the community to invest in the students at Feather River College, in hopes that the students would enjoy their time in Quincy and might return to the community. The program has an application process and a screening process in which kids are matched up with families who have similar interests. Participants can have as many students as they would like, but the average is two per family. There will be events hosted by the Foundation throughout the year in which participants can get together for events like a potluck or a day by the river. "This program is perfect for this school and our community," said Foundation Executive Director Carolyn Shipp. "To me, hospitality is what Quincy does best. I know I've benefitted from the great people here, and I have no doubt the students will feel the same." Anyone interested in the program or more information may contact Shipp at Napa earthquake prompts PG&E to issue preparedness reminder ' Last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region, say Pacific Gas and Electric Co. representatives. PG&E is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to Northern and Central California, such as earthquakes, wildfires and winter storms. National Preparedness Month in September serves as another good reminder that readiness for natural disasters is critically important every day. To ensure PG&E's preparedness for catastrophic events, the utility routinely conducts exercises focused on strengthening its emergency response and coordination between employees, first , responders and the communities it serves. "Being prepared and ready to respond to all types of emergencies is the key, as we never know when the next natural disaster will strike our area," said Barry Anderson, vice president of emergency preparedness and response for PG&E. "We want our customers to be safe, and we want to help them get their lives back to normal. That's why we are always working to optimize our tools, processes and alignment for emergencies with local, state and federal stakeholders." Throughout September, PG&E will participate in several community events in its service area to educate customers about potential gas and electric hazards that can occur following a catastrophic event. On Sept. 6, PG&E is sponsoring the California Day of Preparedness Event hosted by the state's Office of Emergency Services in Sacramento. The event is a free educational fair open to the public that will feature demonstrations and displays from several emergency response organizations including gas and electric safety demonstrations from PG&E. In a crisis, first responders may not be able to respond quickly to everyone who needs help: That's why personal preparedness is so important. A wealth of safety and readiness information is available through PG&E's website at and through the Federal Emergency Management Agency at PG&E offers the following information to help customers develop a preparedness plan to protect themselves and their families before and after disaster strikes: Get ready for natural disasters before they happen --Prepare an emergency plan and conduct an emergency drill with your family. --Prepare an evacuation plan for your home. Each room should have at least two ways to escape in case one is blocked. Establish a place where your family can reunite. --Establish an alternative way to contact others who are not home, such as an out-of-the-area telephone contact. --Prepare and maintain an emergency preparedness kit with enough supplies on hand to be self-sufficient for at least three days, and preferably up to one week. --Know where your gas service shutoff valve is, and how to shut off your gas supply. The main shutoff valve is normally near your gas meter and will require the use of a 12- to 15-inch adjustable pipe or crescent-type wrench or other suitable tool. --Know which of your appliances use gas and where the appliance shutoff valves are. In some cases, turning off the gas at the appliance shutoff valve will suffice. Know where the main electric switch is and how to turn off your electric supply. Know what to do after an emergency --Check for injuries and ensure that everyone is safe. i --Check for damage. If you smell or hear gas escaping inside your home or business, get everyone outside immediately to a location upwind where you can no longer smell gas. Do not use electrical switches, appliances or phones because sparks can ignite gas. Do not check for a gas leak with a match or an open flame. Once outside, use your phone from a safe distance to call 911 and ,, your gas provider. :' --ff you smell or hear gas :, escaping inside your home or ' business, shut offthe gas at , the appliance valve or the main gas service valve if you can do so safely. --Once you shut off the gas, do not turn it back on. Contact your gas provider to , perform a safety inspection before the gas service is * restored and the gas appliance pilots are re-lit. , --If the power goes out, ' turn off all electric appliances to avoid overloading circuits and creating fire hazards when power is restored. Leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal. --During a power outage, use battery-operated flashlights instead of candles due to the risk of fire. If you must use candles, keep them away from drapes, lamp shades and small children and never leave them unattended. --Treat all downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others " away from them. Call 911, and then notify PG&E at 800-743-5000. About PG&E PG&E, a subsidiary of PG&E Corp. (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Fxancisco,xdth,:  more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and , /newsroom. CHRIST THE KING 00piscopaf Cfiuvcfi presents Beginners' Church SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 sr 10:00AM Join us for a special church service designed to introduce newcomers to the beliefs and worship style of the Episcopal Church. An Ancient Faith for the Modern World All are wekome! 545 LAWRENCE ST. IN QUINCY (BETWEEN PATTI'S THUNDERAND THE FIRE HOUSE) WWW. FACEBOOICCOM/CHRIsTTH E KINGQU_ INCY I I II I I II I H I HII I [ I II I I I I Quincy Community Supper Participants The following is a list of all the groups and individuals that have hosted or provided other support (including hosting before the end of 2014) for the Quincy Community Supper. Thank you to all who have made the Supper possible since 2002! The First Baptist Church of Quincy St. John's Catholic Church Community United Methodist Church The Quincy Seventh Day Adventist Church Christ the King Episcopal Church Church of Jesus Christ. of Latter Day Saints Our Savior Lutheran Church Meadow Valley Community Church Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Donata Smith Western Council of Industrial Workers -Local Union #3704 Beta Sigma Phi Eta Alpha Plumas Bank, both main branch and administration Independent Living Skills Foster Youth Group The Wooden Rose Adult Literacy Group Plumas County Resource Center ' The Quincy Community Supper Core Ministry Team The Rotary Club of Quincy The Lions Club of Quincy The Soroptimists Club of Quincy Girl Scout Troop #270 Boy Scout Troop #151 Club Live Quincy Youth Group PCRS "Alive" Masons and Eastern Star Rainbow Girls Mount Hough Ranger District Forest Service Supervisor's Office Women of Twain Patti's Thunder Sav-Mor Foods Dena and Bill Wilson Bill and Sue Wickman Suzanne and Scott Stirling Safeway The Back Door Catering Company Quincy Natural Foods The Silver Threads Kenny Davis Debbie Freeze Luis Cunan Braden Smith Nansi Bohne Plumas Rural Services: Women, Infants and Children S-Club, Quincy High School Plumas County Office of Education: Special Project Program Plumas Association of Realtors Chicago Title Company Town and Country Properties Fidelity National Title Company Bank of America, Quincy Branch Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Yolanda Davis and the FRC Ladies Club Plumas County District Attorney's Office The Sober Sisters The Newcomers Club The Quincy Certified Farmer's Market Greenhorn Ranch Feather Publishing Company, Inc. Feather River College The Bear Country Bikers/UBNC Community Connections Southern Accent Environmental Alternatives The Plumas County Sheriff's Office Forest Service Retirees Pangaea Caf The Community Assistance Network (CAN) The Center for Spiritual Living The FRC Girls' Softball Team Quincy Volunteer Firefighters The California Highway Patrol, Quincy Office The American Valley 4-H The Plumas County Republican Committee Sierra Nursing Connection Wellness Committee of PDH Plumas Christian School PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) i,