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6A Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Ju Debra Moore Staff Writer The Plumas Board of Supervisors responded to the grand jury report on time this year. "I want to emphasize that," Supervisor Lori Simpson said of the timeliness during a meeting in mid-October. "It was easier this year." "We just had to agree with them," Supervisor Sherrie Thrall said. It's true: the supervisors agreed with every f'mding and recommendation in a response dated Oct. 14. For example, the grand jury made six f'mdings and six recommendations in the mental health department, and the supervisors concurred with each one. Finding 1: "The Plumas County Grand Jury fmds that the Plumas County Mental Health Department has insufficient personnel to effectively handle case load and public outreach." The Plumas County Board of Supervisors agreed with this finding. That simple statement followed each Of the six findings, as well as many of the recommendations. Periodically the supervisors elaborated, and the affected department heads also responded to the grand jury report. The county jail has been the subject of the report for many years, with this year being no different. The grand jury recommended that the supervisors "make it a priority to continue to explore and secure funding for a new state-of-the-art facility" to provide for increased safety for the community, staff and inmates. The supervisors agreed with the recommendation, and noted during their discussion that the reference was for a jail. "We keep getting reminded about the new jail," Board Chairman Jon Kennedy said. "It's a new jail, not a. new administration building." The sheriff had been researching property that could accommodate a new jail and administration building, as well as a possible joint venture with the California Highway Patrol, but now the focus is back on the jail. The grand jury also recommended that if a new facility isn't imminent, then steps should be taken to improve the security at the existing facility. Another grand jury recommendation called for an inventory of all county-owned properties, which the supervisors provided with the response. Where in the world? Gene and Doti Norman, withtheir son Joseph, visit the site of the former U.S. naval training station at Farragut, Idaho, where Gene "took his boots" over 70 years ago. Gene and Doti were on a trip to Montana to visit Joseph and his wife, Laurel, and headed to Farragut on a side trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At one time Camp Farragut was the second largest navel training station, training over 300,000 soldiers between 1942 and 1946. "The area is now a state park with campgrounds and many mementoes of the past," said Gene. "Joseph enjoyed reading the Bulletin." CORRECTION PAWS Drawing to be held on October 31,2014 In a story published last week, the Rev. Matt Warren was misidentified. Feather Publishing regrets the error. Afghans Jewelry Kitchen Aid Food Processor Keuric Coffee Maker s 100 Safeway Gift Card Plus many other prizes 6 tickets for $5 Tickets available at PAWS 2453 E. Main St, Quincy 283-5433 Pat Chase Uwng tn Susanville tar 9 years e Jour tedmician ervinq all of Sierra, lama , and La en Count: Sharing $12, "go cc Bottom P/ices" All Flagstone & Natural Stone Pavers Three Rivers NOW OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK! sale Soocl I0 1/!+ 0 Although they aren't the evening's biggest winners, Shanrion Morrison, above, and Jeanette Gardner, left, attend the reception at the fairgrounds Saturday evening to pick up their share of the prize money from the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department's 12th annual 50/50 fundraising cash giveaway. Assistant Fire Chief David Windle and event organizer Cobey Brown presented Gardner with $2,000 and Morrison with $500. The other winners included grand prize winner Ed Cammack, who pocketed $5,000; Rick Leonhardt, $3,000; Dave and Katy Schmidt, $1,000; and Velma Stockton and Cheryl Wilson, $500 each. Photo by Mike Taborski Telecom gauges broadband interest Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications hosted an informational meeting at the Quincy Vets Hall to gauge interest in broadband services via fiber optics in the Chandler and La Porte Road areas. More than 40 people attended. Bob Marshall, PST CEO, Lee Shlnabarger l.Mng tn Porto!a for 18 years BARBER GEORGE A. SCHI=UCHI=NZUBER III MICHAEL R. ANDERSON "If the barber pole is spinning, we're open" 1245 M0n-Fri. 8am-3pm Sloat Road, at the Old Sloat Mill Hair Michael's Hours: Men-Wed g-5, George's Hours: Thurs & Fri 9-5 Sat 8-2 Cuts & Hot Shaves explained the importance of neighborhood density in making a fiber optic project feasible. "We have to have enough customers in a concentrated area to make a build-out cost effective," he said. Marshall went on to talk about additional services PST hopes to offer beginning in 2015, including VOIP (voice-over-Internet protocol). One attendee, who lives in the Sierra Park development, mentioned his ability to get television channels over the Internet since the installation of the new broadband service at his home. Sierra Park homeowners banded together to bring broadband services via fiber optics to their neighborhood earlier this year. For more information on PST business broadband service, call 832-4126 or visit Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative. Anderlini & McSweeney LLP Terry Anderlini is a Northem California Super Lawyer, a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and Past President of the State Bar of California. We specialize in litigation including wild fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. Local References Call 650-212-0001 and ask for Terry Anderlini or Chris Andersen Tailoring, Mending o Hemming o. Patches Competitive Pricingt Alterations by Appointment Open Monday thru Thursday 9am-4pm