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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 13A RESERVE, from page 1A In fact, this coming year, Bales projects a deficit budget. "That deficit spend- ing means digging into reserves," she said. Staffing and facilities are the two areas that are the biggest drain on the budget and for which the reserve will be most necessary. When asked at what point the district would decide to cut staffing or buildings, Bales said, "It's up to the board. If we bring in a multi- year projection that says we're eating up too much reserve .... " She added that the administration team would bring recommenda- tions to the board, and that it would be a "joint effort... then somebody would say, cut programs and other expenses." But, Bales maintained that she's most concerned with the switch she and super- intendent, Glenn Harris, be- lieve is likely from state aid to revenue limit. Revenue limit status funds at $1.00 per ADA (average daily atten- dance). And, the district's student population is de- creasing, as well. Bales went on to say that the large reserve is a "protection for our employ- ees," because "when 80-85 percent of the budget is for staffing, that,s where 80-85 percent of the cuts will come. We don't want to do that." Instead, the reserve would allow them to fill in while normal attrition takes place. At the same time, they could "slowly and strategically reduce staffing." This year, after intense pressure from parents and teachers, PUSD added ten sections to schools through- out the district. The added staffing cost for the year was $6oo,ooo. Because they've made these "programming choices" this year, staffing has increased resulting in deficit spending. The district received a one- time payment of $470,000 in federal jobs dollars that paid for this year, but they won't see that money again, said Bales. As for facilities, she said, "We have an obligation to keep the buildings safe for our kids." The district has ten buildings that house students, "and they're old." According to Bales, $500,000 is needed for imme- diate work on buildings, and the deferred maintenance fund only has a total of $800,000 in it. The reserve, then, will inevitably need to be used to maintain aging facilities. Superintendent Harris has formed a Facilities Advisory Committee to take a strategic look at the district's build- ings. While skeptics have suggested that this is the beginning of the process to close Greenville schools, Bales said, "I'll tell you up front, it is not a committee for closing schools," When contacted, Harris offered a careful explanation, but didn't avoid the possibi- lity of closing schools in the future. "Local Education Agencies across the state continue to absorb cuts to their state revenues and the negative effects of declining enrollment," he said. "During these turbulent times, a district's avoidance of the difficult facility decisions can be costly and imprudent." Harris added that facilities decisions must support the needs of the "educational program" for the whole dis- trict. If dollars and student numbers are shrinking, facil- ities must reflect that. "By creating a facilities advisory committee now, we are providing the framework... for our district to seek ways to ratchet down our expendi- tures over time." Budget terms ADA Average Daily Attendance calculates the average num- ber of days there are students in seats. It is not the same figure as the number of students enrolled and takes into account students' absences Revenue limit Each year, the state apportions a set dollar amount per student ADA. The amount varies from year to year and from grade to grade. High schools receive more than kindergarteners, etc. Basic aid When county property taxes exceed the state's revenue limit, the district receives its money directly from the property taxes -- often in excess of the state's revenue limit. For example, if the revenue limit for K-6 is $2,500.per student ADA and county property taxes provides$3,000 per student ADA, the district is said to be in basic aid. If, on the other hand, county property taxes only pro- vide $2,000 of the $2,500 ADA amount, the state adds $500 per ADA. COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Oct. 28 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Pistol shooting, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site, every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., (arrive by 5:15 p.m.) weather permitting. Quin- cyshooting.com St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. Plumas County Republican Women, every 4th Thurs. for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locations change monthly. Call Joy Klein, 283-2719. Explorer Post 81, Quincy volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, I Today's Weather -14-I-I-I-, Moysunny.Hh= O==uNoeam Cofwm. ICharm=ho. IOowdlm intt, emr, osu poWo.HV, Hklneupp. Ib'rrd40slPmh.ln I Ie uPlx 4oe and I taxi Iron In the low I tho mid 50e =rod 7'.27AM 6:07PM JT".2aN 06PM IT:20N 6.'05PM [7:31AM 6.'04PM J.7:32AM 6:02PM California At A Glance Ssn 75/60 Moon Phases Full last Oct23 Oct30 , New Rrlt Nov 6 Nov 13 UV Index Wed10/27  Moderate Thu 10/28 J Low r-1 Fri 10/29 ]2J Low r- Sat 10/30  Moderate Sun 10/31131 Moderate Thl UV Index hl m on al O-It numZer loaM. with hlghor UV Index ehod Ihe hoed for tet Id IXO- Area Cities 530-276-1503. Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition. Focused on reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems in Plumas County. 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., Work Connection conference room, Quincy. plumasatodcoali- tion@yahoo.com Friday, Oct. 29 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm For all ages struggling with their emotions. For more info: Janae Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- hutchins@hotmail.com. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse ABnex =Or - chard House. Quincy. Saturday, Oct. 30 NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 C&nty Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagle. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Plumas County Animal Shelter, Quincy. Sunday, OCt. 31 Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quin- cy Sport Shooting Assoc., Go- pher Hill site, Adult, 10 a.m., Youth 11 a.m. Weather permit- ting. Call 283-1145. Junior Trap Team club championship, Oct. 31. quincyshooting.com. Square Dance lessons. United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sun- day. Open to all: beginners, sin- gles, couples, all ages. $5 per person. Casual dress. Refresh- ments. Monday, Nov. 1 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project,/meets each Mon. & Wed., 9 am., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Roa& Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Man., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, Nov. 2 PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC- 4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Quincy High School, next to culinary classroom, noon. Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - [] Hi LO Cond. /mldtm 78 57 IX sunny  (1 48 mlt =unny $ldlnM 68 49 mat =unny 1.9 1.3 I 1,0 z > 73 56 nltlury Moj 72 46 rnltsunny Sinltnllino 80 54 ptsunny 12:S7p.m. lO!O6,p:m. %' 23_a.m, .. 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"1.5 ,j]ll A 10/14 / 1 0 m Ca Magnitude 322'a m 6:27'p.. :ait d o, O,+ :10,,s 10,,s II.I m r'--r'-'a E  Hi LO Cond Almt Boton Ch.e D Dnvor 1 o Am(m Pm Hemom Ceme mf, eo SHOP LOCALLY mm- night, about 10 miles east-northeast of 1 15 Truckee and three miles east of Hirsh- 0 17 dale in the Truckee River Canyon. It was centered at a depth of 10 miles below 1. You'll Save Gas 2. You'll Save Time 3. You'll Save Money 4. You'll Help Our Local Economy The number of earthquakes in Northeastern California remained about the same as the previous week, falling by two and to the mid teens. The intensity increased slightly. producing another quake in the M 3 range. It was the third in the last five weeks and the 12th recorded this year. 0nly seven were recorded last year. The largest earthquake measured M 32 and occurred at 8:44 p.m. Sunday the surface. It occurred when many were sitting down watching the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies National League Championship baseball game and, therefore, was felt by numerous people in Truckee and Reno, and as far east as Fernley. Some said they heard a loud bang! and a few car security alarms were set off, but there were no reports of damage. A M 6.0 earthquake occurred near here in 1966. Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. California Women in Timber, Plumas Care (subject to change), Quincy 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-I 1:30 a.m. Toastmaster's International, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-I p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Mada'rang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Community Meditation Ser- vice, 7-8 p.m., Center for Spiritu- al Living. 304 Lawrence St. Every- one welcome. revhannah@cslquincy.org Dutch Treat Lunch Group, CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 283-0997, 304 Lawrence & Church St., www.cslquincy.org. Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191,152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, www.psln.com/methodist. First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow. ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. every 1st Wed, 11:30 a.m. For in- fo, Mary Weddle at jmwed- dle@earthlink.net or Mary June German, 283-4805. Quincy Caregivers Support Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's Coffee. People caring for loved ones with long-term illnesses welcome. For more info, 283- 0891. Gastric Bypass & Lapband Surgery support group, 1st Wed., Curves, Hwy 70, E. Quin- cy, 6:30 pro. For more info, Can- di Miller, 283-2911. International Order of Rain- bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, Ist & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, Ist & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. To change information on this calendar page, please call Eva at the Feather River Bulletin: 530- 283-0800 or email esmall@ plumasnews ,com.  ..... i,, !i i We need a weather buff/ If you live in Quincy, and would be interested in taking over the service Ron Trumbo's been providing every Monday morning (below), please call Eva at The Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Oct 18 67 46 -- Oct 19 74 32 -- Oct 20 75 32 -- Oct 21 67 39 -- Oct 22 63 43 -- Oct 23 49 41 .22 Oct 24 55 44 1.27 Oct 25 -- 36 1.38. 3.58 inches precip, to date. Compiled by Ran Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,482.67 1 Year Ago 4,477.84 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 851,207 1 Year Ago 736,951 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,138.54 1 Year Ago 5,138.54 Bucks Lake **Capacity 'fCurrent 73,486 1 Year Ago 73,503 ,.'" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. ,, ,, }0t'' Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA * 96020. (530) 258-4228 BII See an archive of past earthquake reports at advancedqeoloqic.com u *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. tOot 24, 2010 Oct 24, 2009