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Trinity supervisors reject Jefferson -- Page 2A County releases evacuation maps -- Page 7A Vol. 149, No. 7 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 probation chief for not A taste of farming Cody Reed, co-owner of Five Foot Farm, leads a class of second-graders from Quincy Elementary School through a hothouse filled Friday, Sept. 18. The farm is a favorite field trip destination where students learn about the food they eat. Photos by Debra Moore with cherry tomatoes on Today: Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Friday: Portland's Left Coast Country, winner of 2014 Northwest String Summit Band Competition, plays bluegrass at Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge, 395 Main St., 9:30 p.m. For information: 283-9788. Friday - Sunday: "The Adventures of SadGirl" premieres at West End Theatre. Directed by Heidi Moore of Wretched Productions and produced by Margaret Elysia Garcia, opens 7 p.m., with shows Saturday, 7 p.m., and matinee on Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets, $10 in advance, S15 at the door. For information: Maggie Wells or Margaret Flysia Garcia, 375-0580. Saturday: Feather River Grange waffle breakfast from 8 -10 a.m., $6, 55 Main St. Monday - Tuesday: Audition for Dramaworks production of "A Christmas Carol" at West End Theatre at 5:30 p.m., both days. Callbacks will be on Oct. 1. Men, women and children needed. Singing parts available; be prepared to sing if desired. Contact Russell: russ.sixsigma@gmail. Tuesday: Sierra West End Educational Theatre, a drama-based program for teens, trains peer educators and mentors. Meets 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays at the West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. See Q, page 4A To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 Quincy High School freshman Mikey Bruce completes a workbook assignment identifying his passions to help him pave his own rewarding pathway to prosperity in a new dual enrollment program called Success 101. Photo by Ann Powers New program helps students learn to 'know thyself' Ann Powers Well, they are only 14 Staff Writer years old. apowers@plumasnews.com Regardless, it's never too early to start kids thinking Ask any high school about their lives after high freshman what he or she school, according to wants to do as a career, and Redkey. And, you'U likely get a shoulder approximately 20 of her shrug at best. freshmen students will Ask them what kind of have the next four years to lifestyle they want as figure it out while adults, and they'll quickly simultaneously earning answer, "rich and famous," college credits. according to Quincy High It's part of a new School teacher Terrie program called Success Redkey. 101: Get Focused, Stay "But, how do you get Focused! Using the Career there?" Redkey said is her Choices curriculum, and in next question. "They have no idea." See Dual, page 5A Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews.com Based on traditionally low voter turnout, county officials aren't expecting a tsunami of ballots flooding into the Elections Division office for water district elections Nov. 3. And no major downpours are predicted either to help quench Quincy's thirsty lawns, athletic fields and parks made brown by California's drought and Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent water reduction mandate. But, that's exactly why ratepayers should be uber-interested in the candidates running in this year's Uniform District Election, according to Plumas County Clerk Kathy Williams. "In the olden days, he who had water ruled," said Williams, the county's chief elections officials. "Water affects everything food, fire protection, even our cars can't run without it. Now is the upervisor Debra Moore Staff Writer d moore@plurnasnews.com For months Plumas County employees have appeared before the Board of Supervisors to ask for a pay raise and Sept. 15 was no different. But this time a supervisor responded. "I'm not going tobe bullied," said Supervisor Lori Simpson, who said she had received an email accusing her of making a statement about the employees she didn't make. "If there's untruthful stuff I'm going to fight it." She reminded the employees in the room and those who might be watching the live feed of the meeting that she is a 24-year county employee. In fact, she said she was a labor negotiator for the employees at one time. perfect opportunity to say whether you like, or don't like, how things are being done." Voter tallies from the past five UDEL mail-in ballot elections show a 50 percent turnout on average. "Which is low for us compared to a statewide election where we are in the 60 to 70 percent range," noted Williams. "I tl~ink people just don't realize an election is going on in their district, or they put it aside and forget to mail in their ballots." Both Quincy and East Quincy service districts have UDEL elections Nov. 3. Quincy Community Services District directors Doug Ely and Kim Kraul are up for election this year. They're running unopposed. The race isn't quite so tepid in the neighboring water district. Two newcomers and two incumbents are vying for three four-year terms in East Quincy Services District's race. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP Simpsoa also said that she had refused cost of living raises available to the supervisors and had taken furlough days when they were required of the employees. She also reminded the employees that while they haven't received cost of living adjustments, they have received their 5 percent longevity increases as scheduled. Not in our backyard Portola resident Warren Simison and some of his neighbors asked for the supervisors help to prevent "Vote your ballot early so you don't forget," advised Williams. The candidates looking to win, or maintain, a district seat include: Mike Beatty Beatty Construction owner Mike Beatty has been running his business for 31 of the 36 years he's lived in East Quincy. He's developed numerous residential and commercial parcels, while working with builders, sub-contractors, government agencies, utility districts and, "most importantly, my customers." Beatty served on the Plumas Unified School District Governing Board, Plumas-Sierra County Fair Board and both the Quincy Little League and Pop Warner Football boards. "I have always been committed to making sure the people I represent had a voice See Election, page 4A elTI ,ees "If there's untruthful stuff I'm going to fight it." Lori Simpson District 4 Supervisor the city from building a motorcycle park and campground near their properties. Simison cited concerns about fire danger, noise and security as his chief objections. "My house is 70 feet away from the project," Simonson said. The issue had been discussedat the Sept. 9 city council meeting, which Simison said Supervisor Terry Swofford attended. See Supervisors, page 5A