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2A Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 Feather River Bulletin .'lass of '65 gives voc-tecll a big boost Linda Satchwell Staff Writer An article in the Feather River Bulletin highlighting the success of the restored welding program at Quincy High School has paid off-- literally. The new program, which is part of principal Dr. Sue Segu- ra's push for more vocational education, runs on the energy and enthusiasm of teacher Randy Kelsch and a cadre of motivated students. Lynn Redstreake Knapp, QHS Class of '65, along with several other classmates, saw the QHS welding article, which ended with a request for donations. The program operates on a worn shoestring and most tools and supplies have long since disappeared. At their 2010 summer re- union, class of '65 alumni raised a generous sum of money. They decided they didn't want to wait until their 50th anniversary to start giv- ing back to their school. QHS, like the rest of the school district, was having trouble navigating tough eco- nomic times -- and special or elective programs are the hardest hit. The class decided to donate a substantial amount of mon- ey now to the fledgling weld- ing program. In addition, alumni Ray Nichol, who re- members spending much of his youth in the old QHS woodshop, taught from 1945 - 1970 by his father Darrell, wanted to donate to the resur- gent woodshop program. Matt McMorrow, QHS biol- ogy teacher, started the wood- shop club for junior high stu- dents this year. It's work above and beyond his usual duties, but he too has memo- ries of the old woodshop when he was a QHS student. In those days, he recalled, all the tools were lined up neatly on the shelves. Many have disappeared in the ensu- ing years. Some of the large equipment needs to be re- paired, as well. Kelsch said that nearly all the tools and equipment was gone when he took over the welding program. In addition, Kelsch does much of the re- pair work for both welding and auto shop himself. It helps that he's trained to work on hydraulics, he said. Kelsch said that the stu- dents keep him motivated to make sure things are in work- ing order. You can't teach with broken equipment so, "if it's broken, you fix it," he said. The woodshop is also home to the Feather River College longboard ski building class; its own woodshop is in disre- pair. The thought, explained McMorrow, was that the two programs should combine and attempt to rebuild one shop for the benefit of both. He thanked Chris Murray, Pete Bartel and Jim Webster for their help in bringing the old shop back to life. McMor- row said in the near future he hopes QHS will find a way to offer woodshop classes to se- nior high students as part of their regular program. Even- tually, he also wants the shop to be open to the community. Kelsch sounded the trumpet for vocational education once again. "Having (it) can be beneficial. It doesn't work to put everyone through college prep," he said. Finally, as Kelsch and Mc- Morrow flanked Nichol for the obligatory check-in-hand pho- to, the two shop teachers saw the amount each of their pro- grams would be receiving from the class of'65:$500 to each. It was a jaw dropping mo- ment, which was a bit too quick for the camera. "This is huge," said Kelsch. "I can't begin to tell you how huge this is." Special visit Students from Randy Kelsch's class at Quincy High School recently visited the agriculture heavy equipment class at Feather River College. FRC instructor Sterling Lambert and rodeo coach Jesse Segura introduced students to the heavy equipment class and to the ag program at FRC. From left: Lambert, Segura, Jose Oropeza, Kara Green, Conal Setzer, Chase Nieman, Kelsch, Zach Poh, Justin Saltel, Edgar Hinojosa, Zach Michael and community supporter Danny Leonhardt. Photo courtesy of Feather River College Quincy Junior Senior High School's Randy Kelsch, welding teacher (left), and Matt McMorrow, head of the junior high woodshop club (right), receive checks for $500 each from Ray Nichol (center). Class of '65 alumni have generously donated to these fledgling vocational education programs. The donation will have a huge, positive effect on the quality of these programs said Kelsch and McMorrow. Photo by Linda Satchwell Tahoe Forest celebrates National i00ospice Month During the month of No- vember, Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) shares with the community the important message broadcasted during National Hospice Awareness Month: Hospice care helps pa- tients and their families focus on living. "Even when facing a seri- ous and life-limiting illness, life's final months may be some of the most fulfilling, es- pecially when patients and families turn to hospice care for assistance," said Stephanie Hanson, director of hospice and home health for TFHS. "Although November is designated as National H0s: pice, Awareness Month, ou.r message extends throughout the year." Every year more than 1.45 million patients receive care from the nation's hospices. Hospice care involves a team- oriented approach. Its mis- sion is to enhance the quality of life and to help preserve personal dignity while pro- viding effective pain and symptom management, end of life education and a variety of social support services. Many mistakenly think hospice care is just about dy- ing; a place one calls when there is nothing more that can be done. When the focus of care transitions from cure to comfort, there are impor- tant facts to know about hos- pice services: Hospice is not a place. Hos- pice services provide high- quality medical care that helps the patient, caregivers and family members focus on the quality of life at the end of life. Hospice offers expertise in comfort care assuring the pa- tient state of the art pain con- trol and symptom management. The healthcare team works cooperafivefy witia the pc= tient, family and primary physician to customize a plan of care to meet individual needs. Hospice care addresses the physical, emotional and spiri- tual needs of the patient. This support extends to family and friends to help them cope with their unique concerns during a difficult time. Hospice staff is available for support 24 hours a day. seven days a week. Hospice volunteers are available to assist patients and family members with a variety of needs during this time. Hospice offers on-going grief support services to family members as well as communi- ty members who have en- dured the loss of a loved one. Tahoe Forest Hospice is a li- censed and Medicare-certified program, serving patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, In- cline Village and Plumas and Sierra counties including Calpine, Graeagle, Portola, Floriston, Verdi, Sierraville, Loyalton, Soda Springs and Emigrant Gap, .... For more ifLation about Tahoe Forest Hspice in cali- fornia, call 414-4862; in Neva- da, call (775) 833-0902. To learn about Tahoe For- est Hospice volunteer oppor- tunities, including working directly with patients and families, bereavement sup- port, administrative/office support and fundraising, call 582-3534. For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit 00-00Hldv Bazaa0000" mail,us Sierra House .00ks donations ----O--1--I If y0u want t0 send letter t0 the Sierra Houseisaskingthe funding andwouldliketo If youcan'helpoutwith a a . St. John's Catholic Church editor, please send it here: community for donations of raise some cash to purchase donation, call Pat Amormino Qtt. ...... recyclable cans and bottles. Christmas presents for its at 283-6133 Monday through Parish Hall" Lawrence St., incy mragno, The group is short on clien Thursday. " Sat., Nov. 13th 9am - 4.30pro  t. BeautifulHandmadeltems T - (Cakes, Pies, Cookies, ]ellies, etc.) " HE  ETT Luncheon. '6 SACRAMENTO Delicious homemade soup, BEE salad, rolls & cookies  iiiS !ms More Flexibility, Less Pain Back, Leg & Neck Pain Work Related Injuries Buttocks Strain Our goal is to reduce pain with gentle treatment Leave aches & pains behind you! .. Stephen E Grosse, D.C. Quincy Chiropractic 2254 E. Main St., Quincy (530) 283-5666 0pen 6am - 12pro Graeagle Chiropractic 8989 Hwy 89 (By the Barn) , Graeagle (530) 262-4791 Open lpm - 4pro Home Delivery Call (530) 927-7030 or Email: Graeagle/Clio Customers call: Rose's Yard Service at 283-551 g P.O. Box 1919 Quincy Call on us for all of your fall cleanup and landscaping needs/ 283-5518 Get your fall clean-up done now! The season is coming to an end! FREE ESTIMATES* *Some restrictions apply GRAE GLE RESTAURANT IS CLOSING FOR THE SEASON = . ON SUNDAY, NOV. 14! Special complimentary Champagne served with breakfast from 7am-2pm on the 14th! Thank you for your patronage this past season! Ed, Candi & Staff Hwy. 89, Graeagle 836-2393