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6A Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 Feather River Bulletin Q. from page 1A hosts 'Tve Had the Time of My Life," an '80s prom-themed fundraiser, in support of the school, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m at the Tulsa Scott building, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Attendance open to anyone 21 and up. Tickets available at Quincy Provisions/Carey Candy Co. and Barn Owl Books. For information, call Maggie Hennessy, 283-3851, ext. 111. Pumpkin Patch. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m at Five Foot Farm, located across Highway 70 from Gansner AinCield. Free admission. For information, visit Tuesday: League of Women Voters of Plumas County hold a candidate forum for Feather River College-Trustee Area 4, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m at Plumas County Library located at 445 Jackson St. Wednesday: Quincy High School Quincy Chamber of Homecoming Parade, Commerce annual luncheon, downtown Main Street, 1. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m in p.m. Quincy Jr./Sr. High Mineral Building at students invite the Plumas-Sierra County community to join Quincy Fairgrounds. Kevin Trutna, High students on Main president of FRC, will speak Street for the annual on 50-year relationship parade, between FRC and Quincy. Catering provided by Caron Main Street Artists Gallery, Chance and The Back Door 436 Main St hosts Artist Catering Co. RSVP required Opening with Erik Weber by Oct. 1. For tickets and Pat Holland, 5 - 7 p.m. or information, call Complimentary wine and 394-0541 or email appetizers will be served, Saturday: Public Forum on Measure B, Eighth annual Domestic Plumas County's land use Violence Awareness 5K ordinance for commercial "COLOR" Run/Walk at cannabis ballot measure, 6 - Feather River College Equine 7:30 p.m Quincy Library, Facility, beginning 10 a.m. 445 Jackson St. Attorney and For information, contact former prosecutor Jeff Angelina at 283-5675 x'832. Cunan will serve as moderator. Format will be Quincy Masonic family hosts similar to Leagueof Women their bi-monthly pancake Voter events, where each breakfast at the Masonic side gives opening Hall, 70 Harbison St across statement and then answers from the library, starting at questions submitted by 7 a.m. and going till 10 a.m. audience members. STAND DOWN, from page 1A of all volunteers who are either veterans themselves or supporters. The event consisted of three fairground buildings frilled with information booths on various services in the county who either cater to or work with veterans and their families. There Were giveaways of fresh produce, clothing, sleeping bags, new boots, backpacks, duffle bags, dog and cat food, and other items. Body and Soul and East Quincy Barber were on hand to give haircuts in barber chairs. Probably most important was the supply of information from people regarding veterans' benefits. Everything from medical signups to scholarship for veterans' children to onsite DMV processing. Often veterans have a maze of paperwork to get through. The Stand Down aims to put all of it in one place for the day. "It was great to see people from inside and outside of the county coming together to provide services for the veterans. Putting this thing together was very difficult logistically. However, we are happy with how everything turned out and are eagerly preparing for next year's event to make it even better than this year's," said Rogers. There were nearly 50 A monthly highlight of the programs of Plumas Unified School District and supported by the County Office of Education Taylorsville Elementary repurposed for Outdoor Education Plumas Unified School :: District and County Office of Education have been working :to repurpose the former School site into an outdoor learning center with the goal of being the premier outdoor learning center in our region. In 2015, conversations began about possibilities for the site. Planning quickly ensued to work with partners, including Sierra Institute and the US Forest Service, to [ um m p expand on the successful K-6 outdoor learning experience with a focus on junior high woodshop classes will be and high school, making bunk beds from local In the fall of 2017, each materials to facilitate the school site, Chester Jr./Sr. sleeping of up to 60 students High, Greenville Jr./Sr. High, at.a time, using mattresses Quincy Jr./Sr. High and purchased by Plumas County Portola Jr./Sr. High, sent Office of Education. their 7th grade students, as Continuing to build on the well as teachers and parent program from 2017-18, a new chaperones, for a three day, group of 7th grade classes two night experience, have been attending these Building on that trip, 8th trips in September of 2018. grade students from each Plans are also in place for 8th school went for a three day, graders in the Spring of 2019. two night trip in the spring. In addition to student PUSD and PCOE are learning, the facility is being committed to improving the designed as a professional facility for outdoor learning, learning space for adults in making use of the three our region. In August of 2018, classrooms and one portable, the California to be transitioned into two Environmental Education bunk rooms (male and Foundation (CEEF) hosted an female), one classroom for environmental education learning/meeting space and training for educators from a gear storage room. PUSD Plumas County, as well as our region, bringing together rural and urban educators. Other infrastructure improvements in the works include a fiber optic connection for high speed internet, video conferencing equipment, a shower facility, and outdoor kitchen/cooking capabilities. Future plans for Taylorsville include additional programming for 9th-12th grade students, follow up visits for 7th and 8th graders, a focus on rural/urban educational experiences, extended residential programming for students, summer week long leadership camp programming, and promoting the facility as a professional learning space for adults. For more information about PUSD, follow us on Facebook -- Plumas Unified School District or our district webpage at www.pcoe, k12. ca. us Ryan Rogers (seated) is flanked by community volunteers, as his idea to create a veterans' Stand Down event comes to fruition. Photo submitted exhibitors in addition to people who donated time or resources to the event. "We helped veterans who were either homeless, or facing financial hardships. We educated veterans about possible benefits they could be entitled to. The Plumas County Veterans Service Office enrolled numerous veterans who never enrolled for VA benefits," said organizer Scott Quade, a deputy probation officer and collaboration co-facilitator. LaPlante attributed the success to so much local involvement, including the California High Patrol, the local Sheriffs Office and other volunteers -- including the Quincy Elks. "The Quincy Elks were very much appreciated for their involvement and commitment to helping RestoreYour Smile. ImproveYour Life! Your smile says a lot about you. We're here to help make it beautiful again. Teeth Whitening Dental Bridges & Crowns Head & Neck Pain (TMJ Disorders) Emergency Service Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry & Orthodontics (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main St Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot in East Quincy) Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm veterans in the community and provided a very nice lunch for all," said LaPlante. Local markets across the county helped with the clothing drive. There was also a program of events again utilizing veterans from throughout the county. Quade provided the opening and closing of the event. Chaplain Sherman Baker did an invocation. Honor guard consisted of American Legion Post 568, Indian Valley, with Terry Schillinger. Vinny DeWitt and Shane Whitecloud led the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. Guest speakers included County Supervisor Michael Sanchez, Shane Starr and Congressman Doug LaMalfa -- all veterans. Where does the Stand Down get its name and what does it mean? "The originai Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being," said organizers. That's how the Plumas County one is organized -- bringing services and information to one place for better accessibility. There's another reason, too. Acclimating to civilian life is never easy. For veterans who served decades ago it's a time to reconnect with other veterans. For recent veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan to a county without an active military presence it can feel / disjointing. Call it reverse culture shock. Events like:$tand Down : remind that there are others arouhd just like them in the same boat. The community outpouring reminds that they -- and their service -- are very much appreciated. A second Stand Down in Plumas County is already in the works for September 2019. There's a website for more information for those that want to become involved: I 1 JUST USTEOII NICELY UPDATED 3 BDRM, 2 BATH HOME ON CUL-DE-SAC IN EAST QUINCY Updates Include full kitchen remodel, U~i grenlte counters, new Kenmore aPpli- ances, new 30 year roof, laminate floor- ing, Interior paint Fenced bQck yard, dog run, stamped concrete patio, hot tub. 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