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/ 4A Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 Feather River Bulletin Principals Message: Homecoming week has been a great success! Our students have shown amazing school spirit and effort in everything from hallway decorations to Homecoming dress up attire. We want to encourage parents to get involved by joining Boosters and attending Site Council Meetings. Our meeting this month went great, and we would like to invite you to join us at our next one on October 26th. Thank you to all the students and faculty for helping us start off this school year on the right foot and I look forward to a fun and success- ful school year! -Dr. Sue Counselor's Corner: The counselor is usually here on Mon- days noon-4, and all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Seniors If you are going to aPply to a four year college or university, you must take either the SAT or ACT this fall, if you have not taken one of these tests already. SAT Test dates at QHS this fall: Nov. 5, Dec. 3. You can register on line for the Nov. or Dec. date, and fee waivers are available. Parents-lst quarter Progress Report grades will be available for you to view in your Parent Portal on Thursday, October 13, 2011. This grading period is generally to warn the student if he or she is in jeopardy of receiving a D, an F, or and I in the first quarter. The Progress Report is an opportunity for the student to improve before the 1st quarterreporf card is issued November 10, 2011. If you have any questions regarding Progress Reports grades received, please contact the teacher. If you have any questions regarding Parent Portal, please con- tact school secretary Ms. Larson at 283-6510 ext 5149. Cafeteria charges carry over from year to year. Even if you have not charged in the cafeteria recently; your student may have charges from past years. As we are approaching the end of the school year, please make every effort to pay off your student's cafeteria charges at this time. Notices have gone home with students who have charges and hopefully they have given them to parents. If you suspect that your student has charges please feel free to contact the school. PICTURE DAY.IS OCT 14THi Call now to schedule an appointment: Graeagle Medical Clinic Portola Meclical Clinic 836.1122 832.6600 Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather PubUshtng Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri,, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3962. E-Mail mail @ Web Page Ownership alzd Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the. Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subse- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p,m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytimef To Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office,.or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address Orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Kevin Mallory Asst. Vice Pres./Admen. Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Jenny Lee Photo Editor Mary Newhouse Classified, Circ. Manager Sherri McConnell Display Advertising Manager Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./Operations Tom Fomey Production Manager. Elise Monroe Bookkeeper Eva Small Composing Manager Sandy Condon Human Resources Dir., Office Manager Feather River Bulletin I I I I Name R0. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscdpUon for __ years. [1 Enclosed find my check for $ I . 1 In County $26 per year 1 Out of State $44 per year [l In California $37 per year. I '1 I Addre LI I City, SiaM, Zip -I Subscriptions can be transfilcrl, but not refunded. L .... _,., a a m . --,--, m --,-- a a .--. J Tobacco sales to minors in Plumas f,ve t,mes state rate Talking with young people about the dangers of tobacco and persuading them not to use it can be tough. Nearly all first use of tobacco occurs be- tween ages 12 and 17; this finding suggests that if ado- lescents can be kept tobacco- free, most will never start us- ing tobacco. There ai'e currently two California laws that prohibit selling tobacco to minors: Pe- nal Code Section 308 and the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act, Business and Profession's Code Section 22950-22963. Each year the Plumas County Public Health Agency's Tobacco Use Reduc- tion Program (TURP) con- ducts youth tobacco purchase surveys with local tobacco re- tailers to monitor rates of ille- gal sales of tobacco products to minors in Plumas County. These surveys are conducted by youth between the ages of 14 and 17 who are trained on a variety of survey and safety protocols. With an adult su- pervisor, these youth survey- ors visit tobacco retail outlets thi'oughout Plumas County and attempt to purchase to- bacco products. Once the surveys are com- pleted, the tobacco retailers who illegally sold products to minors are sent a report card and visited personally by staff. Staff offer information and assistance to train store clerks and cashiers regarding the laws, as well as require- ments for asking for ID and verifying age before a sale is made. When the state first started monitoring illegal sales of to- bacco in 1995, 37 percent of youth surveyors were illegal: ly sold tobacco products. It has steadily gone down in re- cent years from 8.6 percent in 2009 to 7.7 percent in 2010 and now to 5.6 percent this year. Many counties have very different rates and can be con- siderably higher than the 5.6 percent statewide rate of ille- gal tobacco sales to minors. While state and local surveys are similar, comparing the re- sults would be like comparing apples to oranges. After local completion and calculation of the 2011 sur- veys, TURP staff found the sales rate in Plumas County to be 33 percent, up from 12 percent in 2010 and 9 percent in 2009. That means 33 per- cent of local tobacco retailers are selling addicting tobacco products to children. Because of this significant increase in tobacco sales to minors, a new approach will be put into practice starting in 2012. TURP staff are work- ing with local law enforce- ment agencies to enforce these laws and issue cita- teens to store owners/sales clerks who are found to be in violation. Penal Code Section 308 states, "It is a crime to sell, give,.or in any way sup- ply tobacco products and paraphernalia to a minor." StoreowneI's and/or clerks who sell to minors may be charged with a misdemeanor or may be fined. Fines for violation of PC Section 308 are: $200 for the .first violation, $500 for the second violation and $1,000 for the third violation. The penalties for a STAKE Act vi- olation are: $400 - $600 for the first violation, $900 -$1,000 for the second,violation with- in a five-year period, $1,200 - $1,800 for a third violation within a five-year period, $3,000 - $4,000 for a fourth vio- lation within a five-year peri- od, $5,000 - $6,000 for a fifth vi- olation and each additional violation within a five-year period. For additional information call the STAKE Act hotline at (800) 527-5443 or visit legin- Kath- leen O'Bryant is available at 283-6427 for assistance with training for st0reowners and their staff and to provide more information. Fuse with the music at contra dance Besides providing a fun way to meet people and exer- cise, contra dancing might even be part of the secret to happiness. According to Leslie Mink, local contra dance caller and organizer, David Brooks made a point in his New Yorker article that has direct relevance to contra dancing. "Flourishing con- sists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and be- come fused with other peo- ple, experiences, or tasks," he wrote. This, in a nutshell, is the secret of happiness, according to the last decade i Chain Saw N Chain Sale Buy 1 get 2nd .... ' l/2offi Through the month of October (NAPA) INDIAN VALLEYAUTO PARTS, 414 Main St., Greenville 284-6272 of research findings. "While contra dancing doesn't always produce a loss of self-consciousness -- espe- cially for beginners, who of- ten have the opposite experi- ence -- that's what happens when everything flows, the figures fade into the back- ground and the dance dances itself," said Mink. "Even though this 'contra groove' may not last for more than a few moments, the point is that contra dancing is designed to produce it. "That's because it involves fusion with people, fusion with an experience and fusion with tasks -- all at the same time. What other activity can make that claim?" The next opportunity, for "unselfconscious fusion" is this Saturday evening, Oct. 15, at the Quincy Vets Hall. This venue is bigger than last year's, so Mink encour- ages folks to bring their friends. The class runs 7:30 to 10 p.m. Those who have never done contra dancing before should arrive on time for a quick introduction. All dances will be t.aught and called. The Post-industrial String Band will provide live music with special guests. Mink will be the caller. Admission is $7; kids under 16 are free. This is also the day of Plumas Arts' Mountain Har- vest Festival at the fair- grounds, so folks can make a day of it. " Sorority offers scholarship The Beta Sigma Phi sorori- ty is accepting scholarship applications. Applicants must be chil- dren or grandchildren of a member in good standing in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority." Husbands, brothers, sisters, nieces or nephews are not eligible. Applicants may also be members in good standing who are pursuing a higher degree. Applicants must be freshmen through seniors in fall 2012. The scholarship is $1,000, paid to the college of the winner's choice in August 2012. The application deadline is Dec. 1. To obtain an application, contact Mary Newhouse at 283-2657 or mnewhouse3@, or Gloria Boland at 283-0729. Completed applications should be submitted to Eta Al- pha, P.O. Box 3408, Quincy, CA 95971. FALL Hotms Monday- Friday Breakfast bar 7am-llam Lunch llam-3pm Saturday & Sunday Breakfast bar 7am-9am Breakfast 9am-llam Lunch llam- *3pm (*Close Sunday 2pm) p .................. . ..... .._..... ..... ..... ..... Golf r00csort says Thank You 10% off Breakfast or Lunch ! , with this ad and local ID 832-5067 348 Bear Run ~ Clio ~ Off A- 15 DAVID J. HEASLETT Quality Carpets, | Area Rugs, Laminate, @ Hardwood Floor, n Professionally installed