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8B Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter New mural on display at Feath ~ J The Feather River College :, : j art department and fish :': ,~ : ::: :: ~: !: :i j hatchery recently collaborat- ed on beautifying the campus with an original mural by muralist Jesse Guess. Every- one is welcome to come out and view the mural at the re- ception for the artist today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. Zack Parks, director of the Fish Hatchery Program at the college, and Dianne Lip- scomb, director of the Art Program, are proud to show- case the talents of Guess, who is currently working towards his associate degree in art be- fore transferring to Sierra College in Incline Village, Nev for his bachelor's de- gree in art. Guess moved to Plumas County, where his parents live, from the Sacramento area where he worked as a land surveyor. He is follow- ing his dream of art as a ca- reer, and is especially inter- ested in teaching art at the college level. He was inspired his high school, Christian by his grandfather, a fine Brothers H!gh School, very artist, who guided him in de- supportive; they encouraged veloping his talent, him to create. His artwork He found the teachers at was featured on the cover of r River Jesse Guess' new mural, on the hatchery building at Feather River College, depicts the beauty of fishing in Plumas County. Meet the artist today, from noon to 1 p.m. Photo submitted "California Kids" and subse- friends on large murals in ture is a defining element in quently displayed at the the Sacramento area and still who I am as an artist." When Crocker Art Museum in goes there to work on com- hasaw the plain wall of the Sacramento. missions. As Guess said, fish hatchery on the FRC He worked with a group of "Graffiti art and street cul- campus, he thought it would l be an excellent place for a mural that emphasized the beauty of Plumas County, with its abundant opportuni- ties for fishing. Parks, director of the Fish Hatchery Program for the last eight years, has not only created a strong program that works with many agen- cies and runs educational programs for students both at FRC and in the cofnmunity, but he has landscaped the area to attract visitors so they can enjoy the ponds and tour the hatchery. The idea of beautifying the blank wall with art related to American Valley appealed to him, so the collaboration moved ahead with the encourage- ment of the art department. Guess created his mural- ist's vision of the peaceful- ness of fishing in Plumas County in 120 hours, which he donated as a gift to Feath- er River College. Guests at the reception can meet the artist, ask questions about the process, tour the fish hatchery and see the opera- tion Parks has created to raise fish to replenish the streams of the county. Vl "Fire Safety" was the core like in fire safety gear (so you message Smokey Bear and sev- won't be afraid if they come to eral of his helpers recently im- help you). pressed upon the students of --If your house is on fire, the SPICE Preschool. importance of getting and stay- During the last week of Sap- ing outside and meeting with tember, a team of Lassen Na- family at a designated location. tional Forest employees from Calling 911 for fire and oth- Lassen Engine 16, Helicopter er emergencies. 510 and Chester Airbase wel- The 60-minute fire preven- comed the preschoolers for a tion program involved a walk visit to the airbase to learn around an Air Attack plane about some key fire safety mes- while the pilots talked about sages, including: how it is used to fight tin'e, and --Safe versus dangerous uses a tour of Helicopter 510, which for fire. is used for transporting fire --How to safely get out of crews, bucket water drops and your house or school if there is reconnaissance. The children a f'tre, got a chance to sit in the back --Ways to keep others and seat of the helicopteL try on yourself safe around t-we. helmets and buckle in. --What ftrst responders look The preschoolers also got a look inside the Chester Airbase radio operations center and participated in a show-and-tell of a.Forest Service fire engine, complete with lights, sirens and turns spraying water. To top off the experience, Smokey Bear dropped in for an appearance. SPICE Preschool Director Conni Higgins was pleased to have the children interact with the ForestService fire safety personnel. "The purpose of this week was to help kids under- stand it is their responsibility to be careful with fire," said Higgins. For more information about fire safety programs, contact Melissa Hennessey, prevention officer on the Almanor Ranger District, at 258-2141: Yes on Protects funding for schools and local public safety No on Prop 31 Creates permanent underfunding of education, health, and vital services No on Prop Creates special exemptions for billionaires and Super PACs No on Prop 33 Auto insurance rate hike Yes on Repeals death penalty - replaces with life without parole Yes on Increases penalties for human trafficking Yes on Reforms "Three Strikes" law on Proposition 37- Labeling of genetically engineered foods No on Munger initiative - burdens the middle class Neutral on Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs Yes on Proposition 40 Referendum on State Senate district boundaries Paid for by the Plumas County Democratic Central Committee Smokey Bear greets students from SPICE Preschool during their recent Chester Airbase visit. 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