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12B Wednesday, Oct.. 27, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter LETTERS, from page 11B county and never crawled in- to the ditch. He is a true gen- tleman." Virginia Bozeman. "I have known Jon (JP) for over 40 years and he has al- ways been a cut above. He was a loving and intelligent kid. He would always take the time to stop in at Safeway and say hello to me. He was always respectful and never forgot his roots and his fami- ly and friends. JP is exactly what we need for the future of our county." Bernice Dean. "Every part of District 5, other than Graeagle, has been treated as the step child to many of our past Supervi- sors. I voiced my opinion to JP about needing someone from Quincy, instead of Graeagle, and he just smiled and said, "Calla, I live in Graeagle too." He didn&apos;t take the opportunity to jump on my band wagon but instead, explained how he wants to do the right thing for the entire county, not just Quincy. What a breath of fresh air." Calla Marshall. "Jon's sense of equality is a wonder to behold. Although I am far from being young I feel it's time for newer and younger points of view. It is time for my generation to get out of the way and let others have a chance to help our county grow. With a young family, Jon has a greater stake in the betterment of Plumas County than those of us who are retired." Norma Wood. Please take the time to vote on November 2 and join us in supporting Jon Kennedy for Supervisor. Virginia Bozeman Quincy Priorities Does anyone else find it odd that the Plumas County Visitors Bureau is spending county money (our tax dollars) to recruit photo- graphers from outside Plumas County to take pic- tures of our fall foliage for the Plumas County Visitors Guide, paying for their trans- class photographers living within Plumas County who know the area better than anyone and would really benefit from the exposure in this visitors guide, not to mention save the county money? Were any of our local pho- tographers 'even invited to submit their work? Someone needs to reassess this bureau's priorities. Lara Eichenberger Main Street Gallery Quincy Transfer station This letter is written on be- half of the Graeagle Property Owners' Association to ex- press displeasure at the pend- ing closure of the Blairsden/ Graeagle Transfer Station. Our concerns are as follows: 1. This is an older commu- nity populated primarily by people for whom a trip to Delleker is at best a serious inconvenience. For many it is an impossibility, especially during the winter months. What is to happen to these materials that are not able to be taken to Delleker? 2. During the summer months our community swells by more than 100 per- cent. What is going to hap- pen to the materials seasonal residents'cannot dispose of properly? What is to keep these people from filling up the dumpsters of local busi- nesses who do not need any added expenses? It is certainly understood that Intermountain Disposal needs to be profitable, but it is also understood that ac- cording to its website, they pride themselves on "...going the extra mile for the commu- nities we serve." We ask them to please reconsider their decision and help us keep our community and others in the area clean. Joann Lamantia President, GPOA Graeagle What people? The Republican Party and Fox News in general contin- ue to report that the people do consider myself one of the "people of the United States" and most of the people I know do as well, to whom are they referring? The majority of "people" I know are in favor of a non-profit health care system similar to that in 38 other countries that actually value their citizens Who make their countries healthy and productive. Under Oba- ma's new health care legisla- tion we all benefit from these improvements: Insurance policies can't be canceled when you're sick; 85 percent of every premium dollar spent on actual health care costs; 15 percent cap on profit for insurance companies. But, who are "the people" who don't want "Oba- macare"? It can't be the peo- ple fortunate enough to re- ceive Medicare or MediCal or health care benefits and pen- sions courtesy of our current tax-funded socialized sys- tems. All public servants, in- cluding military personnel, state and federal employees, teachers, law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, many non-profits, and (add your own here), are funded by "a socialized system that pools our tax dollars to pay for these services." How many people do you know who would gladly retire (and free up thousands of jobs for the 9.5 percent of younger unem- ployed workers), ff they could figure out how to pay for health insurance between 55 and 65? Oh, I can hear it now... where will the money come from? How about starting with ending useless and ex- pensive wars? How about re- building our U.S. economy by improving failing infrastruc- ture? How about requiring that manufacturing of "green energy saving technologies" be produced and used in the U.S., starting with their in- stallation on all suitable state and federal facilities? These projects would reduce costs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create a lot of decent paying jobs in this country. portation and lodging when ..... of the U.S, don't want ................ ValerieNellor we have at least 10 world "Obamacare." Well, since I  ........... Quincy Field trip My husband and I attended the Mabie Defensible Fuel Profile Zone and Ross Mead- ow Restoration Field Trip of Sept. 30. We found the field trip enjoyable and informative. We learned things that we are already putting to work in attempting to be good stewards to our forested land in Plumas County. Our creek and meadow, both in need of restoration, will benefit from what we learned. Although we "have been trimming branches off of trees to a 10-ft. level and reducing ladder fuels, it had not been intu- itively obvious that green branches are much more of a threat than the unsightly dead ones. We also learned that flammable debris near the base of a tree can burn so intensely as to kill the cambi- um layer of a tree that did not otherwise catch fire. We picked up some more tips for slowing and reversing the erosion of our meadow and the down-cutting of our creek from the USFS and NRCS people. I appreciated meeting many of the 35 attendees, and finding out about the broad knowledge base and many specialities of the Forest Ser- vice employees. And, the way they handled incendiary questions and comments by certain participants was absolutely scrupulous! We hope to attend other field trips in the future. Kim Webster and Wes Daniels Frenchman's Lake Right for the job What a nasty, insensitive and uninformed letter Mr. Bianco wrote about Dick Lundy. Dick Lundy has been and will continue to be financially supportive of local charities and businesses and continue to give his time in order to help make our community and Plumas County a better place. Dick Lundy is behold- ing to no one. He is an inde- pendent man who will make decisions based on facts. His focus is on what is best for the people of our county. Dick Lundy is the right person for the job of District 5 Supervisor. He is a man of integrity, honesty, stability and common sense. Dick is exactly the type of supervisor we need. He will bring energy and an ability to work with others to the Board. Please join me and my family and vote for Dick Lundy. Mike Beatty Quincy Helpful First let me thank you personally for your editor's note following Bianco's letter of Oct. 20. It was very helpful in setting the record straight about the campaign expendi- tures of both candidates for Supervisor, District 5. According to the figures printed in your note, over 80 percent of campaign money spent by both candidates was spent right here in Plumas County. Congratulations to both Mr. Lundy and Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Bianco, your assertion that one candidate spent 77 percent of his campaign money outside the county can now be put to rest. Sir, you are entitled to your own opinion and I support your right to express it. However, you are not entitled to your own "facts." Again let me thank Feather Publishing for your editor's note on campaign expendi- tures. Jack Gilbert Graeagle Different angle Like every other first day of class at U.C.-Davis, everyone has to stand up, introduce themselves and announce where they're from. "Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm from a tiny mountin town no one's ever heard of called Graeagle." I'm met with blank stares from my new classmates, wondering where Graeagle is. After class, my professor pulled me aside and told me he knew where Graeagle was. (Finally!) He said he had a good friend who lived there, and asked  iff I-:knew Jon Kennedy. Of course I know him, I replied, in fact, he's currently running for supervisor. My professor was aware that Kennedy was running for office. He said they had worked together in the mort- gage business several years ago, and was proud to announce that Jon was "one of the smartest guys" he knew. Whenever confronted with a new problem, Jon had a way of looking at the issue from a different angle and finding a fast solution. He would make a great super- visor, my professor said. I wholeheartedly agree. It seems as though every-, one I run into has the same opinion about Jon: an honest, intelligent, hard-working man with the right vision for our Plumas County. His dedicated and no-nonsense approach has earned respect with my professor, and I believe his leadership in our county will be no different. A fresh perspective and forward thinking is what we need in Plumas County, and Jon Kennedy is the man for the job. This is why my family and I are supporting Jon Kennedy for supervisor. Jennifer Miller Davis/Graeagle Rebuttal Having had the honor as serving as treasurer for several local political cam- paign committees here in Plumas County, most recently for Chuck Leonhardt, I under- stand and appreciate the difficulty of making sure that moneys raised locally for a candidate for local office are spent carefully. First is the responsibility to be sure that local businesses benefit "raise locally.., spend locally." In this example I am discussing the allegation that Dick Lundy is spending the majority of his funds out of the county. Not so. 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