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IOA Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 Community News Feathef~er Bullel i 8y JUe = mSm. Indian Valley Editor Officials from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will host town hall meetings in Greenville and Westwood later this month to conduct what has become an annual "year in review." Trainmaster Bob Deines, of Westwood, said this annual meeting with residents also gives officials a chance to hear about concerns and talk about future plans. One such future plan dis- cussed last year was the mul- ti-million dollar plan to re- place the tracks and ties be- tween Greenville and Lake Almanor. This concrete tie project will be finished this year. Concrete ties are used in mining areas of the country where trainloads are much heavier than loads moving up the Sierra-Cascade region. tracks used with con- cretO--ties are also heavier gauge and designed to pre- vent derailments, according to Division Superintendent Read Fay. Last year in Greenville, there were complaints about screeching noises, made resi- dents who live near tracks that lie parallel to Lake A1- manor, near Canyondam. The screeching noises were If you're over 40, one of the smartest things you can do is be screened for breast cancer. Are you one of the 750,000 California women who can get FREE breast health services? Would you like to know? Call 1-800-682-2282 and we'll tell you how you may qualify for a free breast exam and mammogram. It's a free call, so do it today. Remember." The best protection is early detection. .om, lO0 District Hospita Top Hosp/~s in US. Bc, wc~=rl~ /or S-cceu made when the metal wheelsIndian Valley. business with the of the train met the sides of Indian Valley Community increase in the tracks on corners. Services District Directoralong the Inters Fay explained what was Don Williamson and Plumas dor. happening and told the resi- County Supervisor Robert In Westwood, dents that he would assignMeacher have been working Fay would like to personnel to the problem, with Deines and Fay on theabout the So there could be further selection process, hoping to that is being communication about the reduce the number of cross- look like an old problem, they all exchanged ings in the valley so that an ing and about the phone numbers, old crossing into the planned trail from Greenville Community Park to Westwood, where During annual town hall can be reopened, tracks used to lay. meetings, Fay usually asks for a verbal "report card" There was a setback in the The Greenville from residents about prob-process when Deines and res- meeting will be ident Bill Wattenburg 29, at 7p.m. lems mentioned during previ- clashed over the removal, The hall is located ous years. without notice, of the cross- way 89, just Some of the future plans ing over the road leading on- Greenville Fire : Fay and other officials will to his property. The Westwood discuss include the long- awaited Greenville siding Deines said he is expecting Center meeting wi project. Wattenburg to be at the meet- following evening, ing. Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. And, Deines is sure some- one will bring up the topic of Another future plan in- The center is providing passenger train cludes lowering rail beds and Highway 36 and service to a new ski resort raising tunne| ceilings along A21 on Ash Street near Westwood again, tracks from Keddie to Beber, statues of Paul to make room for double- Also among the topics to be decker rail cars. discussed will be the move to In this way, the railroad abandon specific crossings in company can compete for Babe, the Blue Ox. For more informs Bob Deines at 596-431 I U per. "Ageless wonder celebrates birthday" the headline reads. Dorothy, who was born in Minnesota, is the sole sur- vivor of 10 children. upple nental ", n inte Eckell and DorO he H two children: Del .bo )p ioLt holder, of Quincy; wk1 guerite Gifford, ofG e fol By Alicla Hlgbee Indian Vailey Editor Greenville resident Dorothy Householder is offi- cially a woman of three cen- Dorothy's survivi turies, children are Lori Je EI: Helping celebrate Verdi, Ron Housel Mifi r Dorothy's 102nd birthday Sat- She was orphaned at a Quincy, and Sherd :o x urday, Sept. 29, were family young age and was raised by holder, of Quincy ..... ge I a' members, friends and otherherolder sister. - Her great-gran# a long-term residents of Indian Dorothy went to college in are Carrie, Prest ,,,t E( Ve ot( . Valley Hospital. Montana, taught at an ele-James Jensen, of o-, I re, Although Dorothy doesn't mentary school and was a Amy, Steve and C _ " remember it, she celebrated bookkeeper for a grocery Householder of Qui in '! her first birthday at the turn store. Carrie Jensen also t. turned from Para tt nel _ " of the 19th century, on Sep- She absolutely loved to pro she taught Enghsll]T lt ^, tember 30, 1900. play the piano, and she en- , , . he L aren, ana is now In honor of Dorothy's birth- joyed participating in church the University of Cl ation' day, her family donate l $102 activities, as well. in San Jose. StUdy Less than two weeks after Preston Jenson I to be her 22nd birthday, Dorothychange student Libra married Eckell Householder. and Amy Househol anae . They spent most of their tending Butte Colle ute married life in the San Fer- The other great- e trite dren are high scl araent nando Valley of Southern dents in Verdi and do California. to the hospital volunteers. Dorothy's nurses and other caregivers decorated the room and made a gift from a photograph of Dorothy and a novelty frame that looks like the front page of a newspa- Portola Memorial Hall , 4::00 p.m. Lead singer for popular singing group "The Imperials" Sang with Elvis for five years Also featuring The singing group "Shiloh" C.V.M. Ithiel Torres, World Class Trumpeter Singer, musician, and song writer, "The Wizz" Randy Collins Sherman Will also be singing at Portola Station Baptist Church on Oct. 14, 2001 at &30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. service Quincy Elks, together with many other community businesses and organizations, are having a spaghetti feed! goto 11, 2001. When: October 19, 2001 5:00 pm - ? Where: Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds What: Spaghetti, salad, french bread, dessert How much: Adults - $5.00 Children (under 10) $3.00 So, everyone come on out, bring the family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, or non-acquaintances and support the community to help in some small way to bring civility back and relieve some of the pain and suffering. THANKS, see ya there!