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8B Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter rl ile les in BUSINESS GRAEAGLE CHEVRON Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com Graeagle Chevron has a very modern exterior, but the heart of the business goes back to the very beginnings of Graeagle when it was Graea- gle Lumber Company. Back then, they used Associated Oil Company. Approximately 1959, Gene Guyer began serving thepub- lic with a Standard Oil station and continued until around 1965. In 1964, the wooden structure shown in the accom- panying picture was replaced with the modern gas station familiar to today's residents. Several owners followed: George Foshee from 1965 - 1969, Remo Lando from 1969 - 1977, Butch Barnett from 1977 - 1991. In 1991, Graeagle Land and Water took over operation of the gas station, although Bar- nett continued to manage the place for a couple of years. In 1993, John Pato took over the management of the sta- tion and he's been there ever since. Today, with the help of mechanic Troy Holt, he con- tinues to keep the local gas station alive and well. Pato is a guy with a wel- coming smile and an easy Troy Holt (left) is the chief mechanic for Graeagle Chevron and John Pato (right) is the manager, who has operated the station for the past 18 years. Thank you for your professionalism, knowledge, and kindness to your clients and co-workers. We love you and wish you the best in your future! Sonya has been an insurance agent here at Flanigan-Leavitt for three years and will be dearly missed. Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc. A Graeagle customer brought in this old picture depicting the gas station building used by Graeagle Lumber. Customers have brought an odd assortment of "stuff" into Pato's office and he has displayed the curios on the high shelves in the office for the amusement of all. Photos submitted sense of humor. He sees his and cleans windows and They considered investing to 5 p.m. Normally, there is a role as a community role. He checks the oil. It's been a full- in smog equipment, Pato said, third employee to even out explained the West family service station for so long that but decided that it would not the work schedule, but that took over the station as a ser- there's still 10-20 people el- be worth it, because in help was lost to the erratic vice to the town. derly ladies and some older Plumas County smog certifi- economy of the past few "This is a vacation town guys that we run out and cation is only required once years. and not to have a gas station help," Pato smiled, when a vehicle is purchased, Graeagle Chevron sells would be tough," he said. The Pato is very proud of the au- unlike other areas in Califor- gasoline and gasoline prod- only other station nearby to repair services he offers to nia that monitor emissionsucts and offers auto repair, in Blairsden stopped sell- the community. "We offer the yearly, free air and a bathroom key to ing gas 20 years ago. most competent mechanic inWith one shop in Portola tourists and residents alike. "We are one of the few sta- the county. I'm serious. I've and two in Quincy providing They are very much a part tions that still offer auto re- seen so many mechanics here, the service, he thought the of the community and have pair. You don't see that. I still but he's by far the best."need w.as being adequatelybeen for many decades. They wait on a lot of the customers. He confided that when oth-filled already, fulfill a need, and don't plan John Pato still runs out there er mechanics were stumped,Holt does all auto repairsto make any changes to that. they call to talk to Holt. Holt's but smog, Pato said, and "We're doing good. We've services are much in demand added, "I do everything but thought about adding another and there zs currently a 10- auto repair." bay, but we don't want to day wait for repairs. Pato said Right now, there are only raise any rates to do it," said Holt could manage any repair the two to man the stationPato. "Right now everything but smogging, seven days a week from 7 a.m. seems to be going smoothly." Quincy Reno Susanville 400 W. Main $1. 6190 Mae Anne Ave. Suile #2 608 Moin SI. 1.800.300.1180 www.flaniganleavitt.com CA License OEO56'~q - NV Lk enae 177q3 Take me home' ["~ Right now Friends of Plumas County Animal Shelter is giving a $25 voucher to t~@ help offset the cost to spay or neuter when you adopt a pet from the shelter! ~ Rabies Clinic: These are just a few of the kittens American Valley that are ready for adoption. There are several cats and kittens Animal Hospital already spayed or neutered Sept. 22 5-6pro so the adoption cost is just Sl0. Shelter hours are Monday and Friday 8am - 5pro, Wednesdays 10-7pm, closed l-2om fdr lunch and closed weekends. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee and license fees are $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary of choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more information, call 283-3673 or visit plumasanimalservices.com. by: LI INCY DRUG STORE E~T 1875 283-0480 Your local downtown full service pharmacy including veterinary compo.unding Throughout September, Plumas Rural Services cele- brates its 30th anniversary. In September 1980, PRS opened its doors in Quincy to provide the residents of Plumas County with in-home support services and in-home respite ser- vices. The agency has expanded its programming to include Lassen (1989), Sierra (1990), and Modoc (2(D2) counties. Michele Piller, PRS execu- tive director, is proud of the agency's longevity, and she credits staff with its long- standing success. "I have had the privilege of working with PRS for nearly 20 years. I am constantly amazed by,the dedication our staff show to their clients and their communities ... their ex- perience and their intimate fa- miliarity with their communi- ties' strengths and needs are what helps PRS to keep its ser- x, ices relevant and responsive. "After 30 years, we are still going strong because of their commitment to service and their belief in their ability and the agency's ability to Call us today: CONSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #_453927 (530) 283-2035 * HIGH SIERRA ANIMAL RESCUE DOG BOARDING FACILITY * State-of-the-art facility for your pet, offering climate controlled indoor runs with a year-round fenced outdoor exercise.yard. Open from lO am to 4 pm. Man. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 Pnmeedsfrom the boardingfacilio' benefit the High Sierra Rescue operation. High Sierra is looking for volunteers to help show dogs one Saturdaya month. You would be working with an adoption counselor in the most rewarding area of rescue ... giving homeless pets a second chance in life. Hi, my name is Woodie. I am a very proud young man. I walk well on a leash and mind my manners. I was quite happy in my home until my mum and dad brought home a new mini-poodle. I was jealous and was toted off to animal control. Wow. what a shock that was! It isn't that I don't enjoy rooming With Wyllo. but I'd much prefer to be in home. If that home might be yours, please call High Sierra Animal Rescue. Breed: Chihuahua (mix) Age: 2 yrs. Gender: Male Size/Weight: 10 lbs. Altered: Yes Color: Tan Other: Housetrained. Current on Shots Ref. # 2079 Hi, my name is Stella. 1 am known as 'q'he Lady" of the cat room. I am somewhat independent. I do like to be petted, but I don't go much for the hugging and cuddling thing. I am very playful and get along well with all the other cats. If you like your girls somewhat independent with a little spunk, then you might want to give High Sierra Animal Rescue a call so we can meet. Breed: Domestic Short Hair-gray (mix) Age: 1 yr. Gender: Female Size/Weight: 9 lbs Color: Grey Alterdd: Yes Other: Housetrained. Current on Shots Ref. # 538 High Sierra is looking for ' II GARY C. TANK0 II Diane D. Thomas Great (:::hildrens Selection FOSTER HOMES FOR II WELL DRILLING, INC. J[ Travelwizard ILl == ll C gCa .M iCToy .Gam II 1-800-734-8234 II Travel Specialist ...... Gifts ~il nlgn ~lerrat'~): SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS II866-865-o265 , e I 1., 80 Commerdnl St. 1 IJOOKS Portola ~ AND DOG WALKERS II12150 Luther Road - Autlurn. CAg5603 Jla30:aa6 6,5 I Monday 10am-5pm 832 1980 [~i} who need some extra special II b,rn IS30) 823-s . nace , e (530l 822:289 care, call Dan at 832-4727. 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Family Empowerment Programs Center serves Modoc, Lassen, Alcohol & Drug Services Plumas and Sierra counties provides substance abuse and is a resource for families treatment for residents in of children with developmen- Plumas County. tal disabilities to receive peer ALIVE offers a day service, support, advocacy within the supported employment and school system and guidance independent living skills on methods to help children training for adults with devel- manage their disabilities. opmental disabilities in In-Home Respite Services Plumas County. provides respite care, support Almanor Basin Communi- and referrals to families with ty Resource Center provides adults and children who have emergency food distribution, developmental disabilities and Community Supper, assis- for caregivers of the elderly. tance with paperwork for pub- Mohawk Community Re- lic assistance, a computer lab, source Center provides resi- fax/copier service, and more dents of the Mohawk Valley in services for individuals and Plumas County with a com- families in the Lake Almanor mon space to access senior nu- Basin of Plumas County. trition, exercise classes, a Child Abuse Treatment lending library, a computer Services is a program serv- lab, social events; community ing child victims of abuse and meetings, and is available for violence in Plumas and Sierra County Departments' use to counties with professional serve the needs of this district. one-on-one and group thera- Orchard House provides a py, as well as referrals to local space for Quincy's 12-Step victim/witness centers for programs(Plumas County). victim compensation and/or Parenting Education of- assistance with the criminal fers classes throughout justice system. Plumas County for parents in- Child Care Payment Pro- terested in learning new gram provides payment as- skills and strategies for rais- sistance for eligible families' ing their families. : childcare needs in Plumas Plumas Transit is the pub- County. lic transportation operation Child Care Resource & providing service to Plumas Referral is a referral service Cqunty. connecting families in START offers support ser- Plumps County with local vices for adults with develop- childcare providers, provid- mental disabilities who are still ing training for child care enrolled in high school prior to providers, and assisting inter- their transition out of the school ested individuals with becom- system in Plumas County. ing child care providers. Women, Infants & Chil- Community Connections dren provides nutrition assis- is a network of community tance and information for residents who exchange ser- young families across Plumas vices with one another as part County. of a time bank in recognition Over the last 30 years, PRS of the fact that all members of has pursued its vision that our communities have di- residents, families and corn- verse needs and valuable munities in rural, northeast- skills, and that individuals ern California have the local can work together to make resources, services and oppor- the fabric of their community tunities necessary to be inde- stronger by engaging in ser- pendent, healthy and self-suf- vice with and for one another, ficient, including accessibili: Community Food Net- ty to good food, shelter, em- work works towards regional ployment, social networks food security in Plumas and and health services, free from Lassen counties; supports violence and substance abuse. community and school gar- In addition, PRS is dedicat- dens, local food production, ed to making its services corn- support for a strong local munity-based and keeping market for regional food pro- funds local ducers, and other efforts that PRS enters its fourth foster the region's ability to decade of service to this re- provide for its own food needs gion with a strong network of ina sustainable way. interconnected programs Domestic Violence Ser- primed to meet both current vices provide shelter, coun- needs and those on the hori- seling, advocacy and other as- zon. Staff at the agency work sistance to victims of domes- diligently each day to reach tic violence in Plumas and goals of serving people, Sierra counties, strengthening families and Family Child Care Home building communities. Education Network educates Visit plumasruralser- Plumas County family child- vices.org for more informa- care providers in early child- tion on the agency, its services hood development and works and locations, or call 283-3611.