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12B Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Events Around Plumas County Oct. 7 Almanor: Grays Peak,~ Dry Hills Defensible Fuel Profile Zone monitoring tour;, review marked timber sale implement- ing variable density marking with DFPZ and ITS areas; visit completed mastication unit as part of .Grays PeakDFPZ. Meet 9 a.m., Almanor Ranger District, 900 Highway 36 East in Chester;, altemate meeting location for Dry Hills Field Trip, 9:45 a.m., Morgan Summit Snowmobile Staging Area. For information, Blair Halbrooks, 258-2141. Chester: Welcome reception for Dr. Marc Neilsen, Seneca Healthcare District and Lake Almanor Clinic, 6 - 7:30 p.m., 255 Main St. OCt 8 Quincy: Sustainable Agriculture Workshop, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mineral Building, Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds. Keynote speaker Joanne Neft, author of "Real Food Cookbook." $20 pre-registration by Oct. 1, $30 at the door, $30, includes continental breakfast and lunch, break-out sessions. For information, Feather River Land Trust, 283-5758. Quincy: Teen dance, 5 - 9 p.m., Feather River Grange, 50 Main St.; DJ Tim Ball, $2 per person. For information, Pete 927-9334. Chester: Second Friday -- las~of the season -- 5:30 p.m., Old Town Chester. Farmers market, live music, food and local art. For information, Joe C925) 548-1909 or Oct. 9 - 10 Portola: Family Fall Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Feather River Arts Center, Commercial, music, I~ounce house, 2006 Jeff Gordon #24 car, tabletop displays, drawings, art, food and drink. Bring a can of food for canned food drive. Free. For information, 836-6811. Oct 9 Blairsden: Breast Cancer Walk, proceeds to Susan G. 1(omen Breast Cancer St. Bistro. For information, registration, Nina DuPont-Stone, 836-0328. Foundation. Begins and ends at Bonta Graeagle: NorCal Tea Party Patriots meeting. 7 - 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. For information, Maureen and Bob Tarantino, 836-0106 or Sandy and Dave Hopkins, 823-2310 or Maureen and Bob Tarantino, 836-0106. Quincy: Mountain Harvest Festival, noon - 5, county fairgrounds; features beer tasting, live music, arts & crafts, food, silent auction, 51( run and more. Advance tasting passes, $30, Plumas Arts members; $35, general admission; $40 at the gate. Admission without tasting-pass, $10; general admission; $5, Plumas Arts members and free, children 5 and under. For information, 283-3402. Quincy: Waffle breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m., Feather River Grange, 50 Main St. $6 per person; under 6, free. For informa- tion, Pete 927-9334. Taylorsville: Fall Fest, noon - 4 p.m., Main and Nelson streets. Watermelon-eating contest, 1 p.m.; pet parade, 2 p.m.; pumpkin and face painting, music, food, crafts, yard sales. For information, Debbie Allen 284-7622. Chester: Pink Tea: Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, 1 - 4 p.m., Lake Almanor Community Church~ Road A-13. Tickets at Chester library, B&B Booksellers and Lassen Gift. For information, Wanda Heath-Grunder, 258-2742 or Vicki Thomason, 258-6400. Maybe: Billy Funk Memorial Power Lifting Championships, 8 a.m. until finished; Chalet View, 72172 Highway 70. For information: Brad, 513-3336, or Graeagle: Oktoberfest, 6 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill, traditional German buffet dinner, first German beer, live music by OOMPAH Schmeel Band. Dinner and music, $40; music and first beer, $20. Tickets, Plumas Pines Golf Shop, 836-1420. Oct. 10 Graeagle: Preschool Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. For information, 836-0492. Oct 11 - 14 Quincy: PDH annual fall health screening, 6:30 - 8:30 a.m., North Fork Family Medicine Building, Valley View Road, behind hospital. Extensive blood testing, $50; appointments for bone density and prostate cancer screenings will be available. Monday, last names A - F; Tuesday, G - M; Wednesday, N - S and Thursday, T - Z. For information, 283-2121. Oct. 13 Quincy: Quincy Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Gem & Mineral Building, Plumas- Sierra County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road. Lunch catered by Back Door Catering and Traci's Sweet Surprises. Chamber members, $20; nonmembers, $25. R.S.V.P. to 283-0188. Oct. 14 Quincy: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Morning Thunder Caf~, featuring Admission $3. For information, 283-3402. Andrew Ohren. Sign up for open mike at the door. Blairsden: Seminar, living wills, healthcare directives, trusts, etc., 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center, junction highways 70 and 89. For information: Nancy or David, 836-4625. OCt. i5 Taylorsville: Community Supper, Taylorsville Methodist Church social hall. For information, 207-3120. Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Feather Arts Community Center, 126 Commercial St.. Sign up for open mike at the door. Admission $3. For information, 832-4518 or e-mail Oct. 16 Quificy: Fall & Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fellowship halt, United Methodist Church, Church and High streets. Items include jewelry, perennials, jellies, hand worked items, bread, cookies, candy, more. Soup & sandwich lunch, $5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. For information, 283-1740. Quincy: Teen dance, 5 - 9 p.m., Feather River Grange, 50 Main St.; DJ Tim Ball, $2 per person. For information, Pete 927-9334. Chester: Christmas Angels Spaghetti Feed, proceeds benefit children's Christmas program. Social hour, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. For information, Kay AIcorn, 596-3153. Meadow Valley: Pancake breakfast, 7 - 11 a.m., Old Meadow Valley Schoolhouse, Bucks Lake Road. $8 per per- son, under 8, $5. OCt. 22 Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Feather River Community Arts Center. Sign up for open mike at the door. Admission $3. For information, 283-3402. Chester: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Coffee Station. Sign up for open mike at,the door. Admission $3. For information, 283-3402. Greenville: Ladies Night Out in Indian. Valley, 6 - 9 p.m., Cy Hall Memorial Museum, featuring spirits, hors d'oeuvers, desserts and silent auction. Tickets $15, proceeds benefit Mountain Circle. For ticket reservations, Tani Preston, 284-7007. Oct. 23 Graeagle: NorCal Tea Party Patriots meeting. 7 - 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. For information, Maureen and Bob Tarantino, 836-0106 or Sandy and Dave Hopkins, 823-2310. Sloat: Halloween Party at Sloat Town Hall, 8:30 p.m. Admission $10, roundtrip bus from Quincy, $5. Best food in the county, live music and no-host bar. Prizes for costumes. For bus reservation, Linda, 836-2805. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smrrw@plumasnews'cm" We will publish the name of the evenE location, date, time and a phone number. + ~ln ~ml ~ mR mat= ~ ~ mR mtm mmm ~ n mmm mm ~ I~l ram= mmm ~ mum II SENIOR MENU Monday, Oct. 11 ice cream Columbus Day. Site closed. For the nutrition site in your | area call: Chester, 394-7636; | Quincy, 283-0643; Greenville, 284-6608; | Portola, 832-4173; Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. | Suggested lunch donation price is $2.50. One guest may | accompany each senior, $6 mandatory charge. ~IE mEN mmm mR ~ ~ mm Tuesday, Oct. 12 Juice, mushroom steak, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, whole grain roll, minted pears Thursday, Oct. 14 High sodium day*: egg sand- | wich, navy bean soup, carrot salad, mixed fruit, oatmeal m cookie Wednesday, Oct. 13 Friday, Oct. 15 Cranberry juice, roast Spaghetti & meat sauce, | turkey/bread stuffing, sweettossed green salad, steamed potato casserole, peas and spinach, french roll, fruit | pearl onions, baked apple, cocktail m mm m mm mm m m mm m mm mm mm m imm DAILEY, from page 11A Many scientists believe we are in the sixth mass ex- tinction of life forms in the planet's history. Thousands of plant and animal species have disappeared due to loss of habitat, over fishing and hunting, and pollutants. It continues at an accelerating pace. Currently, phytoplankton, the floating, microscopic algae that serve as the fuel on which the marine food chain runs, are in steep decline, new re- search shows. Analysis of a century's worth of records and satellite imagery, which can track concentrations of chloro- phyll, the green pigment phy-- toplankton use in photosyn- thesis, show populations worldwide have dropped one percent a year since 1900 and 40 percent overall since 1950. In warmer water, there is less movement of rich nutrients from deep in the sea to the sur- face. Everything in the ocean either eats phytoplankton or eats what eats it. Also, phytoplankton help capture CO2, from the atmos- phere and generate as much oxygen as all the trees and plants on land. The life forms that have historically survived the great mass extinctions have eventually regained a foothold on the planet, evolving into the thousands of species represented in the fossil record. What is staggering is the pace of modern environ- mental degradation, which is occurring in hundreds of years rather than over tens of thousands or more. Continuing on our present course of destruction, we humans will produce a planet that will be unlivable for all but the simplest forms of life a hellish nightmare for any humans who manage to make it to the end. As Americans, we will be required to change how We live our lives. If we don't shift our economy away from being dependent on ever-increasing levels of consumption an impossibility on a finite Earth our ecological systems will fail and, with them, the economies of many countries. Life is change and we'll need to adapt if we want to survive as a, species. It will not be easy, but de- niM, or allowing ourselves to be influenced by those who are motivated by corporate gre l, will not get the job done. The fossil fuel industries and those who blindly support them, including our local po- litical representatives it seems, with their front groups that spread lies and misinfor- mation about the dangers of global warming, will lead us down the path to total destruc- tion, if we let them. We need to look at the evidence, think for ourselves, then make the changes in our outlook and our everyday lives that will allow us to live in harmony with our home planet, not take, take, take. It's not too late yet! LETTERS, from page 11A opposing views. How do you compromise with someone seriousness of purpose of the whose views you despise? Tea Party. The Plumas Coun- Where is the dividing line ty group has distributed 2,000 between compromise and copies of the United States hypocrisy? Constitution to students in These are only some of the county schools, and a session questions that will determine on how to teach the Constitu- whether the Tea Party be- tion is in the works, comes a passing phenomenon Throughout the meeting or a long-lived force in Ameri- liberals came in for scorn: no can (and especially Californ- surprise there. Particular ian)politics. anger was reserved for Repub- Andy Johnston licans who were thought to Clio have violated party principles. I left the gathering im- Respect pressed with the Tea Party's What happened to the times energy and focus but with when contending public questions about its long-term personalities and legislators prospects. Generally, Tea could offer eloquent opposing Partiers hold to small govern- arguments in public forums ment libertarian values. The and then sit down to a conge- Tea Party also attracts social nial lunch with one another? conservatives who believe I remember a friendly that America has fallen into forum with Barry Goldwater a moral quagmire and that and the perennial Socialist it is their duty to force their candidate, Norman Thomas. fellow citizens back to what Conservative Goldwater they see as the straight and heaped gracious praises on narrow path. For now, shared, Norman Thomas for his illus- righteous anger trumps ten- trious career and dogged sions between libertarians quest for socialjustice. and moralists. How did we allow the ven- Success at the polls will omous atmosphere in today's bring the Tea Partiers new politics to poison our respect challenges because governing for one another's humanity? is political: It is about compro- A microcosm of the national mise, about figuring out how scene, Canoga Park High to live with people who hold School, where I was a staff m First Thursday of every month "Martini Madness," Open bowling 6 days( v eek:,, Full barv $2 Draft Beer Easy walki tlistance 2 Full . Brunswick pool tables- . o rcade AlmanorCenter Bowling 376 Main St., Chester 258,4300 member, had more than 100 custodians, clerks, teachers and administrators, who held extremely different points of view on many subjects, not the least of which was politics; but we all got along. It never occurred to us to disrespect one another. We could casually express our different points of view at brunch, lunch and faculty parties and then easily slip into shoptalk about kids and school affairs with the purpose of working together for the betterment of the kids of Canoga Park High" School. The kids came first. On another level, my older brother and I are poles apart p litically, and yet, we have always respected one another and we would do anything for one another and for the good of our constantly grow- ing family. The family comes first. Couldn't our legislators and public personalities stop attacking one another's humanity and begin working together for the betterment of the people of the United States of America? Shouldn't the people come first? Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville Islands of hope Proposition 21 will give a huge boost to parks, wildlife and our citizens ... that's why more than 450 business, civic, law enforcement, environ- mental, religious and other groups support preserving tSe best of California. Our state park system is a priceless heritage that embod- ies California's essence. Ever since the first park bond was overwhelmingly approved during the Great Depression, Califbrnians of every genera- tion have voted to reaffirm their commitment to state parks. In return, in good economic times and bad, our parklands have never failed to inspire, entertain, relax and restore us. Parks have been dubbed "islands of hope, and rightly SO. They will become even more valuable to us in the years ahead as the state's open space diminishes and its outdoor recreation needs continue to grow. Today we have a world,class park system to enjoy. Those who preceded us anticipated our needs and provided for them. Now, it's our turn to support parks. Few votes we cast are likely to yield tangible benefits for a century or more. ProposLtion 21 is one of those rare votes, and I am voting Yes on 21! Lyn Nafzgar President Plumas-Eureka State Park Association PLUMAS Cocktails in the gazebo Boa. 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