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6B Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Celebrating 25 years Chartered in 1985, Plumas County Republican Women observed their silver anniver- sary Thursday, Sept. 23, at the home of Marsha~ Shep- hard in Plumas Pines. Special guests were past presidents (from left) Carol Folchi, |oanie Olsen, Maylou Smith, Sharon Hayes Baldwin, Betty Gallagher and Rory Bowring and current president Mar- lene Nelson, who all shared highlights and anecdotes of their terms of office. Past re- gional director Olivia MCCaf- frey of Sierraville and current. regional director Carla Em- bertson also attended. All re- ceived gifts of appreciation from the club. Assemblyman Ted Gaines will be the guest speaker at the next meeting Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Parish Hall in Quincy. Photo submitted trai The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento will conduct Weather Spotter Training for Plumas County residents Tuesday, Nov. 9. This training will enable interested adults to become volunteers for Project SKYWARN, which helps keep local communities safe by providing timely and ac- curate reports of severe weather to the Nafional Weather Service. The training is free and scheduled 7 - 9:30 p.m. at the Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson St. in Quincy. This training is co-sponsored by the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services. Residents outside of the county are welcome to attend. Storm spotters play a valuable role in the severe weather warning process. The National Weather Service relies on visual observations from spotters to provide critical information that would otherwise not be available to forecasters. Spotter reports are combined with data from Doppler radar and satellite pictures to provide a complete understanding of severe storms and their impact on the public. The, training will begin with a review of severe weather safety tips and severe weather operations at the National Weather Service. Basic storm spotter training will include visual indicators of strong winds, hail, tornadoes, lightning, fire weather, flooding and thunderstorm formation. Instructors will demonstrate how spotter League Need help , ' If |t s !ing we can't;I II find some o can. CONSTRUCTIONI --__ ---.-- II General Building Contractor I The League of Women Voters will host the candi- dates for U.S. Congressional District 4 in a debate Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Theatre. There are three candi- dates running for the 4th District seat in Congress: Republican incumbent Tom McClintock, Democrat Clint Curtis and Independent Ben Emery. Each candidate has been invited. This debate is an opportu- nity for Plumas County resi- dents to hear what the can- didates have to say, how they respond to questions and how they respond to each other. It is also an op- portunity to reinforce civil discourse by practicing it. Feather River College students from professor Katie Desmond's political science classes will be pre- sent, shadowing LWV mem- bers in the fundamental jobs ni reports are used in the weather warning process and identify some critical elements spotters need to know. The presentation will also discuss the forecast process and how spotters can help the NWS to issue the best possible warnings to protect the public from severe weather. This training will help attendees learn about the severe weather experienced in the area. The development of storms will be discussed, along with visual clues which may indicate that the weather is about to turn severe. Instructors will also go over safety tips to allow citizens to be well-prepared for ther occurrence of storms. Communication of weather reports to the National Weather Service will be explained. Spotter reports will help Plumas County be better prepared when severe weather occurs. Spotter guides, cloud charts and severe weather pamphlets will be provided to potentialnew weather spotters. Forms will be available for those who want to become a volunteer weather spotter. Once the form is received at the National- Weather Service, volunteers will be assigned a spotter number and will receive an information packet. To gauge how many people plan to attend this training, organizers ask that interested people contact Eric Kurth (eric.kurth@noaa.gov). The office phone number is (916) 979-3051, for those who do not have access to e-mail. of debate managoment. Voter registration will be available before and after the event. The last day to register for the general elec- tion is Oct. 18. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan po- litical organization for women and men that en- courages informed and ac- tive participation in govern- ment and.influences public policy through education and advocacy. The group does not sup- port or oppose any political party or any candidate. The League will hold one other forum: City council candidates' fo- rum: Portola, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Portola branch library Incumbents Curt McBride and John La rieu and chal- lenger Juliana Mark will an- swer voters' questions. For more information, call Ruth Jackson at 283-1007. heatilator ECOCHOICE Wood & Pellet The Plumas-Lassen Connection Telephone Directory r s x: n ~.~ ,..z z.'cj_~ [ B: E:T:i N Sherri, Kay, Karen Yal 283 -0800 258-3115 832-4646 Burning Stoves Starting at Visit Our Showroom Hours: ...... .: ..... Tues-Fri 9am-4pm : " "' ....... ....... Sat 9am-2pm Cheri, Val Laura, Jill, Betsy, Lori %rai 258 -3115 257-5321 258-:M 15 515 Main Street Chester CA Lic. #884988 /