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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 13A Roni Java Staff Writer rjava@plumasnews.com Chester, Greenville, Portola and Quincy high school students -- start your laptops and get ready to enter the distinguished annual essay contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Plumas County. This year's competition has an early deadline for submissions, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and a thought-provoking topic: Commercial Cannabis. The competition has been newly christened as the Nancy Lund Memorial Essay Contest to honor the beloved, longtime activist and Greenville resident who passed away last December after a lifetime of political involvement and advocating for voter awareness, education and opportunities for community voices to be heard. She was 100 years old. Competing in writing tests is excellent preparation for college and career technical education and demonstrates students' abilities to organize their thoughts, research issues and make a case for the arguments they choose. Local high school principals who were polled about essay opportunities also agree there is a great deal of value for Plumas County students who enter their work. "I strongly believe that when our students are writing, it is a positive experience, especially when they are expressing their own feelings or defending their point of view," said Principal Terry Hernandez with Chester Junior-Senior High. Principal Traci Cockerill with Greenville Junior-Senior High offered similar appreciation. "Scholarships are often funded through the generosity of local donors who use student essays to get to know our students and their perspectives on issues," Cockerill said. Designed to promote critical thinking about current affairs and demonstrate clear, logical and convincing arguments to support a position taken, the Nancy Lund essay competition is open to all Plumas County high school students in grades nine through 12. Cash awards go to the top winner and up to three honorable-mention submissions. Principal Erin Mongiello of Quincy Junior-Senior High agreed that entering and working on writing challenges does benefit students. "I believe that these types of competitions are a great way for students to show their talent in a different way," Mongiello remarked. "Student competitions offer a variety of opportunities and provide a stepping stone to achieving great things in life." And Principal Sara Sheridan of Portola Junior-Senior High had these words for her students and their families. "We always encourage our students to enter essay contests because they provide a great opportunity for students to think about things that bigger themselves, things out there in the world, like the League of Women Voters' contest does," Sheridan said. "And the scholarship funds are certainly a help them, too. Thank you." Questions? Contact League members Joyce Scroggs at 283-0795 or Lori Simpson at 283-0317. omestic vi awareness ining Domestic Violence Awareness Month is in October. As part of Plumas Rural Services' outreach and education activities, a free training is being offered to service providers, educators and employers in Plumas County on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m with registration opening at 9:30 a.m Because space is limited, it's best to register as soon as possible online at prsdvtraining.eventbrite.com. The location of the seminar is at the Plumas-Sierra County Fa grounds in fl Min'eral Building, Lunch will be provided by Pangaea. Training covers two critical issues: domestic violence and human trafficking. Domestic violence awareness considers impacts on the community, economy, health, children and families. Know the signs and how to help victims of domestic and workplace violence; what every supervisor and colleague needs to know. Plus find out what resources are available in Plumas County. Human trafficking awareness provides an overview on the prevalence of sex and labor trafficking, spotlighting opioid abuse, knowing the signs and helping a victim of Wafflcking, trauma-informed ways to work with survivors of traffmking, and resources that are available both regionally and nationally. The program is sponsored in part by Plumas County MHSA and organized by Plumas Rural Services. For more information, contact Domestic Violence Outreach & Prevention Specialist Angelina Vaughan at 283-2735, extension *832. Who shall ascend the mountain of the Lord? Psalm 24:3 The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the hei~B, ltabakk~ 3:19 Ascent Christian Ministries! An exciting new Sunday night church service for weekend workers, weekend warriors and lost and found adventurers. Dinner included. Where? Christian Life Fellowship 317, First Street Quincy, Ca. Ascent Christian Ministries is a ministry of Feather River Baptist Association. When? Sunday nights at 5:30 Who?All are welcome to attend. Lead by: Luke Hall & Nikki Hall Pastor Daniel Hanna & Lisa Hanna Also Celebrate Recovery meets at CLFTuesday nights at 5:30. Dinner Included. For more info contact: Daniel Hanna at (530) 394-7008 Visit our website at: Have your business and/or personal name(s) listed on a full page ad. "We Salute Our Soldiers, Past & Present" (Examples: Business Name or Mr. & Mrs. Smith) This page will run in all four Plumas County newspapers on Nov. 7th, 2018 Fill out following form and mail it or drop it off at your local newspaper office with a payment of $20. Deadline to receive in one of our offices is Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I/we want to be included in the "We Salute Soldiers, Past & Present" tribute and donation. Name(s): Payment: Check Cash Name on card: Credit Card Address: Zip: Card #: Expiration Date: CID #: Daytime Phone # 1 1 1 / 1 1 1 / 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Feather River Bulletin and Indian Valley Record: PO Box B, Quincy, CA 95971; 287 Lawrence St Quincy. Chester Progressive: 135 Main St Chester, CA 96020 Po rtola Reporter: 96 E. Sierra (Hwy. 70), Portola, CA 96122 I