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8A Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 Feather River Bulletin ON EXTENSION? NEED HELP? Where in the v00'orld? Former Iongtime Quincy resident Bob Phelps ventures to New York to spend time with his son Travis and his grandson Lincoln. One of the highlights for the family was seeing Derek Jeter, arguably one of baseball's greatest players, play one of his final games at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21. The senior Phelps now lives in Susanville and Travis, a Quincy High School grad, and his son now live in Reading, Pennsylvania. Conservation critical in Io00,-.water years Gia Martynn Special to Feather Publishing Here in the upper Feather River watershed the hint of fall colors, lower temperatures and a few autumn rain showers make it easy to forget we are still in a serious drought. But the fact remains that the drought is so severe throughout the state that Gov. Brown just recently issued an executive order streamlining efforts to provide water to families in dire need. The order makes funding available through the California Disaster Assistance Act to provide water for drinking and sanitation to households currently without running water. This is hard to fathom for those in the upper watersheds who have not experienced such ominous conditions, and is a stark reminder that we must all continue to do our part to conserve water. Even in normal water years, some areas of the state find it difficult to meet all water demands. Water deliveries have been permanently reduced due to environmental concerns from some key water projects, while other systems struggle with aging infrastructure and other challenges. Major concerns include the ever-growing state population creating more demand on our water supplies, while our supply is predicted to shrink by as Lowest Prices of the Year for Exterior Painting! much as 25 percent by 2050 due to changes in rain and snowfall patterns affecting the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. 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"We've had to adjust our expectations," Amber said, and the family is now planning a ceremony for her parents, who have been married for 33 years, to renew their wedding vows. Amber, who is currently serving with the Air Force in Arkansas, has been granted a transfer to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield so that she can be closer to her mother. She and her husband and two children hope to be relocated by the end of the month. Lorri's other surviving child, Jerimy, lives with his wife in southern California. The family came together during a reunion this past August. In addition to the vow renewal ceremony, Amber hopes that Lorri's grandson, Jaxson, 3, from son Kevin, will be able to fly with his mother to meet his grandmother before she dies. Before her heath failed, Lorri worked fo the school district in the Quincy High School cafeteria. After several years in that role, she worked for the county's senior nutrition program, cooking lunch for the area's seniors. 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