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dte,~. ,. Reco~d,~in, Progressive Record Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 5B though they were in the middle of nowhere, students found they still had day, they periodically took time out to get assignments from their math had traveled. Jging Jnued from page 4B its the road brought to from those needing sup- for the gold fields and early settlers. ckwourth was born in Va., in 1789 to LYe mother and an Irish who was an overseer. he was 10 years old, sent to school for three s, after which he was ap- ticed to a blacksmith. becoming disappoint- $ith his apprenticeship, he m 28 years of wandering re coming to this area. .' was a trapper for the Mountain Fur Compa- le many Photo by Terri Daoust math problems to solve. Through- teacher, such as figuring out how ny for a while and for 12 Students were required to years, he was an adopted son keep a journal of their trip to a Crow Indian woman who with comments about their called him Morning Star. personal experiences. He was a credit to the tribe They were also given math as a daring and brave warrior problems, such as figuring and claimed to have been out how far they had traveled made a chief and had eight by using the radius of the wives, wagon wheel and the number Beckwourth's trading post of revolutions per minute at a was the first settlement the normal gait. emigrants came to after cross- "It's a lot easier to learn ing into California over his when you are actually experi- pass. encing it rather than just Beckwourth sold his hold- reading about it," said Robbie ing here and went to Denver, Munjar. Colo., in the late 1850s. Vixie said he will use the In addition to history lessons they learned while on lessons, English turned out to the trail in his classes be an important part of the He will also use some of the trip. life lessons they learned on - ,- Photo by Terri Daoust ,i_ch ti entsCtvered wagon made its way slowly down the gravel road with a few of the s- boaro, other students rode horses through the same meadows that pio- uavelod through 150 years ago He {lrl~ rra City takes on a be featured on Main Street mr, styrian flavor Sa turday, and in the town square. us ,~lo, as Oktoberfest 2001 ag thews to town. Beer, bratwurst, sauerkraut erman oompah band, and other tasty morsels will be offered. as he d demonstrations, The event, sponsored by ants rawn hay wagon the Sierra City Improve- . oldtt , an inflatable jump ment Committee, also in- part te for kids and more will cludes an art show at the il aloe------- of'the Plumas County Museum Odd and Unusual Artifacts ell, i Old Zerloff Hotel and a book sale at the Sierra City Li- brary. Local shops and inns will be decorated with inter- national banners and decor. Adding to the alpine mountain flavor is the ever-present 8,600-foot-tall Sierra Buttes mountain range which rises from the edge of town. Oktoberfest hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Later in the evening, local restaurants will be offering special Ger- man menus and entertain- ment. For information, call 862-0413 or see . Environmental Alter- natives (530) 283-3330 ~.~.org Lic. #320316037 Printing Estimates! Call 283-0800! j Yl this Week,s look at one of the treasures not on display at the Plums County Museum. artifact is metal. It is approximately 9" by 16" tall With a 14" diameter wheel. The hah- n grinder inside. What is it, what was it The answer will he in next week's paper. If Yon know what it is, call the museum at Last Week's mystery item, a snuff jar pro- Weyman,s Snuff Co., was correctly idoati- McArthur, Quincy. This tobacco product POPular during the late 1800s. Donated by Phil Intorf, Quincy. the trip when counseling his students on a one-on-one ba- sis. "It was a fantastic adven- ture and much was learned by everyone," he said. Taylorsville sewing and pillowcases will be available, coffee group ladies will be including holiday decora- giving away their Celtic sam- tions and baked goodies. pler quilt during the 43rd an- The festival begins in the nual Fall Festival in Tay-Indian Valley Grange Hall, on lorsville Saturday, Oct. 6. Main Street, at 11 a.m. Each year, the ladies design A luncheon will be served a quilt, meet each week tobeginning at noon, and there work on it, and then give it will be a variety of home- away during the festival, made pies, cakes and other Everything from decorated sweets for sale. dishtowels to embroidered The 10th annual Rails-to- from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Satur- Trails Festival will be held day. Also on Saturday, the this Friday, Saturday and KSUE/JDX/Q, Chili Cook-off Sunday, Oct. 5, 6 and 7. and salsa contest offers tast- Held at the Historic Su- ing and a chance to vote for sanville Railroad Depot at 601 the people's choice award. Richmond Rd. in Susanville, There will be live music, the Lassen Land and Trailsan arts and crafts fair, food Trust fund-raiser is a three- and beverage booths, a walk day, family-oriented eventon the Bizz, and children's ac- celebrating the Rails-to-Trails tivities, too. A-$499-value gas concept, barbecue, donated by Billing- At the Depot on Friday ton Ace Hardware will be raf- evening, a homemade barbe-fled at 5 p.m. cue dinner is offered, andOn Sunday, the trails pot- there will be live music and tion of the event is featured. handcar rides for all. The De- There will be three shuttle pot Store and the beveragebus bicycle rides down the booth will also be open. beautiful Bizz Johnson Trail. The Rails portion of the Call the Depot at 257-3252 festival features the exciting for more information about head-to-head handcar racesthe festival. Thank you To those patients, staff, and friends who have called, written, stopped me in streets and even the court house I miss you and thank you for your concerns, friendship, and trust. I was there day and night for over twelve years for the health care district. I took on all comers without regard to payer status or the current political cli- mate. I treated the sick, the injured, the dead and the dying. I deliv- ered health care from the cradle to the grave for you. Many patients have lived longer with less morbidity due to the aggressiveness of my medical practice. This allowed many families additional quality time with their loved ones before Father Time ran out. I made many house calls on patients who would not come to IVH to preserve their dignity and ease their pain. I guaranteed employee's salaries, hospital phone, electric and food bills with my own wages. There were many people who worked there only because of the trust they had in my performance and hon- esty with them. I saw many come and go. A total of nine adminis- trators and thirteen directors of nurses came and went. If I had not caught Bill Kearns in the parking lot and then pushed Robert Stone along, the EMS system would not have any financial backing today. As it was it took two elections to get it passed. Pat Norberg and I went to EMS meetings with the Rancheria when the administration would not. The late Ev Beck, former CEO Meyers Memorial Hospital, placed me on one of the governor's health care councils as a representative for IVH and 22 other ACHD rural hospitals. Lutheran Health Services flew me to Anchorage to make a presenta- tion to rural healthcare providers and administrators of the state of Alaska on the rural health care model that was developed at IVH. Former employee Margaret McGraw, MD, student Eric Wattenberg, MD, Dan Williams, MD, and myself collectively attained recognition for IVH with the University of Nevada at Reno Medical School. Both Dan and I are on the rural clinical teaching staff. This endeavor greatly enhanced the reputation of the facility. Some peoples have selective memories while others have total amnesia. They forget about the innumerable people whose personal sacrifices of time, money, blood, sweat, heart, and soul where given to IVH. All gave freely with pride of accomplishment of a job well done as their only true recompense; only to Emd out that they had given up their families and their own lives in exchange for ridicule and bombastic behavior from malcontents. There is one fact at the pith that is irrefutable. IVHCD and the EM systems are there now because I was present at critical times in their history. I worked for you when no one else would and gave leadership when no one else could! The administrators of Redding Medical Center are correct; IVH eats its young. I could speak volumes on the miracles performed in a small hos- pital every day. IVH is a facility built with Hill-Burton funda in the 50's, equipped with 1970's technology Employees are continually and repeatedly thrust into positions of responsibilities of which they have scant experience or any knowledge of the complexities of the tasks. Administrators have been lacking in the proper tools neces- sary to carry out the duties assigned. Additionally, the institution is poorly financed. I have watched the chicken shakers perform their dance. They have constantly complained, cajoled every facet of the facility. Not once giving concrete, practical, or helpful solutions. Always operat- ing from a position of hate and vengeance. I take great solace in my absence from the madness of the chaos that engulfs IVH. I have the personal knowledge that every person who had left the system has bettered his or her lot in life professionally and personally. To those who stood up for my family and me for all these years r THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I also thank Drs. Granger and Mandel who brought me through that part of life where the weak perish and the strong are forced to view life from the bot- tom up. I regret the incident that occurred. Those closest to me know the true cause and effect. To those board members who listened to those with axes to grind, I am thankful you are not doctors. Your patient would have died. Espasiva e Dosvidonia )