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j~ 'llOIB Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, 0 / as e e To attack any part of America is to attack the whole. That became clear in the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Not since World War II has the nation been so galva- nized----citizens uniting to fight a common enemy Across the country, resi- dents have donated blood, given mon- eY and hoisted the flag. Plumas County is no different. Consider the effort last week of the Quincy Volun- teer Fire Department to raise money for the widows and orphans of the New York f' efighters. Stationed at strategic locations, boots out- stretched, the firefighters raised more than $10,000. A local businessman challenged his counterparts to do their part. So, far several thousand has been raised for the American Red Cross. One indi- vidual gave a check for $2,500. Similar efforts have been undertak- en on local campuses, where students have contributed their allowances, piggy banks and paychecks. Drive down Main Street in any of our communities and count the flags The rise of the Feather River College athletic program has been nothing short of remark- able. If someone had said five years ago that the basketball and base- ball teams would be among the best in the state, the remark would have been greeted with a chuckle, if not outright laughter. That's not the case today. Those programs are respected both in- side and outside the community, and the college is diligently try- ing to build up its other pro- grams. Their success has cleared the way, at least in the minds of some people, for the college to serious- ly consider starting up a football Third, it would enable the lege to continue to integrate the community and expand school's identity Fourth, it would create a kindred spirit the attacks have los- tered. As different as we are as indi- I viduals, we are united as Americans. There was a new gentleness in the way we treated one another in the days immediately following the at- tacks. A new sense of respect. As the weeks pass, we must guard against complacency. America is vul- nerable. Our leadership has warned of more attacks. The West Coast, es- pecially Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, have been singled out as possible targets. Next time, the tragedy could strike even closer to home. While we must go on with our lives, it's important not to forget. And, it's important that we retain the only positive result of the terrorist at- tacks--a new appreciation for our country and its citizens. Michael C. Taborskl Publisher Keri B. Taborski Legal Advertising Department Oebra Coates Managing Editor AIIcla Higbee Indian Valley Editor Terrl Daouet Portola Editor Marian Uddell Chester Editor Jenetta Meneely News Proofreader, Kid's Page Editor Shlnnon Morrow Sports Editor Staff writers: Dave Keller, Victoria Metcalf, Will Farris, Pete Margolies, Rob Brockmeyer, Shayla Ashmore, Sam Williams, Kelly Dachenhausen, Dale Defter, Melinda Visser, Barbara France, Tom Frederic, ks, Susan Cort Johnson i|||l HISTORIAN 75 Years &go ............. 1926 Advertisement: Fresh oysters, crab and lobster served daily. Also oyster loaves, crab and lobster salads to take home. Special Sun- day dinner is $1.25. Hotel Quincy Grill. Some person or persons unknown Tues- day night effected entrance to the Lake Al- manor Inn store and club room and made off with several rifles, binoculars, ammunition and an outboard motor. 50 Yem Ago ............. 1951 Advertisement: $25.00 per head reward for the return of two feeder steers bearing the brand of "seven over four connected." Strayed from shipment in the vicinity of Keddie. Contact Trailmaster or Western Pa- cific Railroad agent. Advertisement: Large older type house on corner lot in Greenville. Includes stoves and appliances. $7,5OO. 25 Years Ago ............ ,1976 Two and a half years and $431,409 later, the Plumas County Sheriffs Department has finally moved into a new facility in Quincy Put out to bid nearly a year ago, the new fa- cility will be officially dedicated later this month The complex includes a 2,472 square STAFF WRITER It may only be the beginning of October, but the voters of Indian Valley will be Find- ing ballots in their mailboxes in just a few days. Will we vote for or against Measure M; will we decide to support the Indian Valley Health Care District with a $75 per year, per parcel tax for the next five years, or not. A brochure recently distributed by sup- porters of the district goes for the heart of the matter. Do residents want a hospital in Indian Val- ley, or not? Financial projections made without the special tax show a grim picture. There would probably be no hospital in a few short years. As a parent, I was glad the hospital was so close when my youngest son had to have emergency surgery. We knew he would need surgery soon, and I had taken him to a Quincy surgeon for a second opinion, just to be sure. He and I both felt more comfortable with that Quincy surgeon, who had an excellent bedside manner with children. I was just about to schedule the surgery there when a weekend accident made the surgery imperat iw~. Seeiug my chi}O m .~t~.,rt, pain ;rod kllOW- ing he could dic, l made the only choice I could. We were at Indian Valley Hospital within moments; his pain was eased, and the life- saving surgery was performed. What a nightmare drive it would have been trying to get a crying child and panic- stricken mother to Quincy. Then there is the story of an elderly man who knew his days were numbered. For years, he would have nothing to do with the hospital, even going so far as to have the ambulance take him to Quincy or Chester when he was having chest pain be- cause of his bad heart. He wanted nothing to do with the doctors of Indian Valley. Then one day, he had a really bad attack, and his only hope was to receive life-saving treatments immediately. He was so impressed with the treatment he received at Indian Valley Hospital, that he then became a regular patient and one of their strongest supporters. He would bring them several turkeys for holiday dinners, and he always had an open pocket whenever he heard of something the hospital really needed. Although his physical heart was barely working anymore, his emotional heart just kept getting stronger with his capacity for caring. When it was almost time to go, he became a resident there at the hospital, where he cel- ebrated his last birthday with his family at his bedside. In the eight years I have been here in Indi- an Valley, I have met many people who truly appreciate the hospital and the staff there. I have met only a few people who seem to be holding some sort of grudge against the hospital. And then there are those who have dis- covered that holding a grudge is a rather sil- ly thing to do. Another story comes from when I lived in a bigger town: Women had a choice between three obste- tricians who worked in the same clinic. Every time I visited there when pregnant with that worrisome son of mine, I would hear the other women ranting about some- lose students during the next decade if it doesn't add to its ath- letic endeavors. Second, college games would generate additional revenue for the school. prominently displayed. Not as visible A light shines in the darkness to honor those here, as the flags, but still apparent, is the mose gone, ana those wno nave gtven so much. Sixth, local high school plaY isUrv v,;ho may not be good enough play at a four-year school, butaes at promising academics. : hed- :eetl3 ~risl re f0~ the foot security wing and a 1,793 square ~ens who are good enough to play are the junior college level, will a place to play ball. Moreover, it would be good the college and good for the munity. Some residents will oppose college football program. are probably fears that it reduce the school's emphasis tost academics. There are probabl shoc about the lack of h'O rli hCl concerns ing, as well. Those concerns can be redt.$ at or eliminated with" careful pl th'Jeric ning and a strong commitmer and the ideas and values that hav su made Feather River College ble, t a good school aed. I L we A football program would ge hance the school's profile ands. reputation rather than weak e ter it. Afteral], the college has shd during the past years than it] the ability to mount effective sports programs without ministration wing. 5" lO Ve.,s Ago ............. 1991 Sierra Pacific Industries, currentd _ of the Sloat Mill announced the cloS e the cedar mill last week, citing a lael +,, L'; cally available materials. It is cedar mill and the cedar timber sup i changed dramatically due to the dro the e United States Forest Service sales. T&lk: [ sure will effect 37 hourly employees et mes November 1. n it i: NOTE: Items included in the weekly/~wor( her When column are taken from our fion e edition newspaper archives and repre~one writing style of that particular periM~ talk spelling and grammar are not edited, copy is presented as it actually app~ the original newspapers. e dla] V$ ,ey thing one of the doctors had done Another woman would almost alway[ I terrupt and share her story about wh~L- I doctor was so good. ~!~:1 I But all the women used the same c [ stead of driving to another town abot ::: ", miles down the road. ' - What happened here? District supporters have been meet weekly, talking about why the special]e_. necessary for the survival of the hosp One of the issues discussed was that .. _ about half of the population is "shopP home" for their medical care. _i Adding to this revenue shortfall is~ other county hospitals are receiving~ receiv by the district Ubarely covers/ ett;i for one month. I have heard some wondering how this spec.ial tax can hospital. Hopefully, they have attended one eral organization or club supporters have been giving presentations. The executive boards AARP and the Indian Valle] Commerce are that have given hearing the presentation made by team leader David Schramel. I'm would be happy to field any questio# out there... So, whether we like tor, whether we have had a an Valley Hospital in the past or hope Do we want a hospital in Indian Print of excitement in the commur o Junior college football can : i tertaining. :~ME', Fifth, it would create a foottbct- program, program that the whole counl ce could support and enjoy, thus n It seems to be the right time for minishing some of the province_ a team for a variety of reasons, cialism the four communitiesrk First, it would bolster enroll- ment at the college, which could feel toward each other's high ar school programs, kers