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4B Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Where in the world? Bea Collignon, who used to live in Des Moines, Iowa, attended the Iowa State Fair while visiting her family in August. l, I I The Plumas County Democ- sion that voters approved party affiliation isless impor- ratic Committee will meet four years ago to de-politicize tant than the fact that they Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 drawing district lines, are registered to vote. p.m. With 11 propositions on "The Redistricting Com- "I understand that the po- the November ballot, voters mission is non-partisan in litical system has become are understandably confused makeup and worked blind to such that some people refuse about the effects of a "yea" or the party registration of con- to register or vote. Plumas "nay" vote on many of them. stituents so as to avoid favor- County Democratic Central Members of the public are ing, any given political par- Committee subscribes to the welcome to attend the meet- ty," Taylor said. "Its current idea that we are part of a ing at Democratic Headquar- maps are unbiased for politi- larger network of communi- ters, 567 Lawrence St. in cal affiliation. That's good for ty-minded, forward-looking Quincy. democracy." problem solvers, working to Committee Chair Trish In addition, the other make our society one in Taylor said she is particular- propositions on the ballot which we take pride." ly concerned about Proposi- will be discussed at tomor-"Many perspectives, re- tion 40, which to date hasn't row night's meeting. Taylorspectfully shared, generate a received much attention. If encouraged residents to re-strong and clear vision of so- the proposition passes, it will main involved in the political ciety's potential. We are all ensure continuation of the process, striving to secure the best fu- non-partisan California Citi- In a recent newsletter, sheLure Plumas County can zens Redistricting Commis- ~.emphasized that a voter'shave." Plumas Swim Team is a team serving all of Plumas County. We cannot function without the generous donations from our community. THANK YOU AD & WINDOW SIGN DONATIONS: Pattie's Thunder FRC Full Page Ad & Window Sign: One Stop Good Vibrations Cornerstone Learning Center Pizza Factory, Quincy Graeagle Outpost DeMarfile Automotive Plumas Car6 Gray's Nursery Drs. Michael & Emily Herndon, DDS Plumas Rural Services Great Northern Hair Co. Quincy Auto Company Quail Valley Lodge High Sierra Massage - Tonia Sherman Sierra Pacific Industries Quincy Thrift Hunter's Hardware The Toy Store/Little People. Relay Gas Station Indian Valley Auto Parts Sterling Sage Fine Jewelry & Gifts Indian Peak Wineries 1/2 PAGE AD & WINDOW SIGN: Wild Hare Signs Kristina's Gymnastics Champions Pizza & Wings La Casa Bella Flanigan & Leavitt MONETARY DONATIONS: Lassen Gift Company Fuel Star Janet Rudholm, CMT Lily Bug Plumas Bank Houston Construction Company Mt. Tomba Plumas Physical Therapy Napa Auto Parts, Quincy Quincy Drug Store SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS: Pangaea Roper's Alley Cat Peninsula Market Sierra Family Dentistry Almanor Bowling Center Pizza Factory, Chester Traci's Sweet Surprises American Valley Hardware Plumas County Museum Anna's Caf~ Quincy Hot Spot 1/2 PAGE AD OR WINDOW SIGN: Ayoob's - Main Street Styles Quincy Tow Country Stylin' & integrative Massage Therapy The Bike Shop Radio Shack Dermasuite Skincare Bodfish Bicycles Safeway Dr. Dale Harris, DDS Books and Beyond Sierra Sky Lodge & Feather River hm Dr. Friden Briar Patch Dr. Kepple/Northfork Family Medicine Cal-Sierra Title The Sports Nut Treats Dog Company Dr. Troy Van Pelt, DDS . Carey Candy Company Village Drug Feather River Fitness Culver Enterprises Flying Monkeys Motorcycles Drs. Michael & Emily Hemdon, DDS OTHER CONTRIBUTORS: Forest Stationers Emily's Garden UC Berkeley Camp - griddle Karin Wright - Body & Soul Epilog Books Elks Lodge - ice Madden Plumbing & Heating Feather River Fitness FRC - ice & ice chests Main Street Dinner House Forest Stationers Quincy Natural Foods - c:offee We need to use the energy we have more efficiently There are literally thou ............... Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Oct. 19 - 21. The sands of projects that address sustainable issues in this . three-day conference show- country- and thousands iii cases many of the foremost more in the rest of the world, authorities in sustainable liv- Last night, at a restaurant in ing and presents workshops the North Bay, I happened to COMMUNITY GREEN on how to accomplish this. dine with a woman who was Founder Kenny Ausubel just back from a two-month PAMELA NOEL coined the word "bioneers" to trip to Kenya. describe an emerging culture Working in a small village In Africa, the villagers look of scientific and social inno- to help women become more at permaculture as a way to vators from all disciplines economically sustainable and lift themselves out of poverty, who have "peered deeply into resilient, she volunteers her creating a higher and healthi- living systems to understand time each year to help them er standard of living, how nature operates." accomplish this. In our country, some would They accomplish this in or- The vehicle to accomplish see the same model, as reduc- der to mimic nature's operat- this is an understandi .rig of ing our standard of living ing systems to serve human permaculture -- the practice and it may. In some ways, the ends without harmingthat of living in a way now that quantity of"stuff' we ac- web of life. It is a wonderful doesn't compromise the sus- quire, would diminish. Our "kick start" for those wanting tainability of the future, manner of consumerism to embark on this journey. Workshops and trainings are needs to shift. We also need See for more occurring all around Africa to shift the manner and information. Transition to help villagers lift them- amount of energy we con-Quincy will sponsor three or selves up economically to sume. This transition is and four young people to attend feed, clothe, and provide for will continue to happen. We this conference. themselves in a healthy man- do not have a choice about Feather River College is ner. this. What we do have a contributing to the effort by Cooperation is paramount, choice about, is the manner developing a Sustainability Issues of water catchment, in which we respond to this Management Plan to run animal husbandry, agricul- inevitability, its facility in a more eco- ture and energy fall within So, this is where we arefriendly manner. Curriculum the parameters of the perma- now? At a choice point. A is on the drawing boards that culture model, building critical mass of peo- will enhance the effort, Permaculture is also the ple has made this choice for teaching students to enter the foundation and framework themselves within their com- future with skills that will for what is called the Transi- munities, give them the ability to cope tion Initiative or Transition There are several re- with a challenging future, Towns. There are over 30 sources in place that con- and help others to do the such initiatives in California tribute to this growing move- same. and at least one in Nevada. ment. Transition Towns have The women of Kenya are The prime impetus for these a well-established model that excited about the application initiatives is the understand- is available for a community of permaculture, and the ing that energy challenges to adopt and adapt. Saturday, growing transition in their are starting to happen. We Oct. 6, a full-day workshop lives, as well as the lives of will need to develop ways to will be held in Richmond. To their communities. more efficiently use the ener- register go to transi- Millions of others around gy we have, as well as plan to, the country and the globe, use less. Local resident Michele Ful- are also motivated by the pos- This is a difficult concept ton plans an all-day field trip sibilities of establishing a for us to imagine. Why use to attend this event. Call her lower energy-use trajectory less? The answer to this is at 283-0202, ext. 322 for more in their own lives. This in- quite simple -- and political- information, cludes an understanding that ly complicated. Our planet is Local Transition Quincy happiness can remain a con- not getting any bigger. Our members are also available to stant as we develop our com- carbon-based energy re- help individuals and groups munities in a new way that sources are not increasing, start their own transition reflects our "true" needs. New Even, if they were, our projects. Call Karen Kleven examples of neighborhood co- biosphere is not coping well at 283-1309, or Pamela Noel at operation, community, fun, with the emissions we have 283-2480, if you would like as well as a more environ- created thus, climate change, help in getting started or mentally respectful response The difficulty is also that we need an idea for your own to living are generating ex- feel entitled to a lifestyle that project, citement and commitment in has contributed to this chal- In addition, the Bioneers our own community and lenge. Conference will be at the globally. Wednesday & Friday 5:00- 7:00pm Location: Bucks Lake Location: LRC 103 Explore the film, art and food of the region. www, 570 Golden Eagle Ave,, Quincy 283-0202 River ( dlege NO HASSLES NO EXTRA EXPENSE I can get you almost any new car or truck, virtually any make or model, for less than you are likely to pay going to a dealership out of town! LET MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU! 2277 1970 E. Main St., Quincy First 5 Plumas Commission funding available .to serve families First 5 Plumas is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a vendor to provide direct early childhood development and home visitation services to families with children ages 0-5. The successful applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with the First 5 Plumas Executive Director, grantees, and other agencies to plan for and provide high quality family-centered home visitation services that comply with First 5 Plumas Program Evaluation requirements. The RFQ will allow for an open, fair and competitive selection process. The First 5 Plumas Executive Director will review the responses and make a recommendation to the Commission to develop a service agreement in the amount not to exceed $25,000 with the successful applicant(s). To access the RFQ document, please visit the Commission's Web Site at:, or Email at:, or call' Ellen Vieira, Executive Director at (530) 394-7016. Responses are due by: 10-1-12