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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 3A Merchant Day recognizes elementary school supporters The Parent Cooperative Or- ganization (PCO) for Pioneer- Quincy Elementary School will show its appreciation to merchants, shoppers, and es- pecially Safeway, for their commitment to education by declaring Saturday, Nov. 13, as Merchant Appreciation Day this year. eScrip is an important fundraising opportunity for the elementary schools and the PCO. In this age of shrinking budgets, communi- ty participation and outside sources of funding are a necessity for all schools. Due to the community's participation and Safeway's commitment to the eScrip program, in the past two years, Safeway has con- tributed more than $11,000 to local schools through the eScrip program. The parents and teachers at Pioneer and Quincy Ele- mentary Schools feel it is im- portant to recognize the posi- tive impact the contributions have had on the school and on the community. Thanks to Safeway and the eScrip program, the funds have helped provide much needed school equipment and supplies, school upgrades, field trips and assemblies and so much more. Every penny truly helps. This year's eScrip funds are earmarked to help pay for all things previously men- tioned, plus hot water heaters for Quincy Elementary and classroom technology up- grades. The elementary school's Merchant Appreciation Day will include handmade thank-you posters signed by the children and presented to the local Safeway store; free, homemade cookies for Cus- tomers outside the store; spe- cial desserts provided by the parents for Safeway store em- ployees; a certificate present- ed to the Safeway store man- ager and a written thank-you sent to the CEO of Safeway Corporation. It's never too late to be- come an eScrip supporter and help out local schools. It's free. Go to and regis- ter a Safeway club card. Add Pioneer Cooperative Organization, group ID num- ber 142143976, or come to Safeway between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. One of the parents or PCO members will sign you up and teach you about the other free ways you can make pain- less (and free) donations to schools throughout the year. On vultures, abalon00 and doves CALIFORNIA OUTDOORS CARRIE WILSON California Department of Fish & Game Hazing turkey vultures from rooftop roosts Q: I have 15 - 20 turkey vul- tures that have been roosting on my roof. They are congre- gating and making a mess on my roof and in my yard with their droppings and molted feathers. My house is two sto- ries and the roof is tile so ac- cess is difficult. How can I get rid of them? A: You have different per- suasion options available for moving these birds from your roof to a more appropriate roost site. Accorng to De- partment of F['nd Game raptor biologl[Carie Battis- tone, these may include repeti- tive loud noises, motion sensor sprinklers and the use of an ef- figy (usually a taxidermic preparation or an artificial likeness of a deceased vulture). Since your roof is steep and hard to access, you will have to use caution when placing anything on the roof. If all else fails, you may want to call Wildlife Services (federal wildlife trappers) to ask for ad- vice or possibly for someone to come out to help you. Here are several links to ar- ticles on deterring vultures from roost sites: Website for Wildlife Ser- vices: Guidelines for Using Effi- gies to Disperse Nuisance Vul- ture Roosts: ge/nwrc/research/invasive_w ildlife/content/VultureEffigy % 20Guidelines-revised- Mar2010.pdf Managing Depredation and Nuisance Problems Caused by Vultures: ports/report05.pdf High-grading abalone is il- legal and may kill those re- turned Q: A game warden on the north coast told me recently that abalone high-grading is as much of a problem as poaching, and that it's often the legal abalone harvesters who are doing it without even realizing they're doing some- thing wrong. Now we all know the regs say you can take three, so as long as any small- er abs are returned to rocky crevices before leaving the wa- ter, and the diver ends up with the three best abalone they can find, what does it really matter? A: High-grading for abalone is when legal-sized abalone are extracted from their crevices or detached from their substrate but then later returned in favor of larger ani- mals. This is not legal or sport- ing and the law prohibits this largely due to concerns for the health of the animals. Abalone are hemophiliacs and can be difficult to dislodge from their protective crevices or substrate. Any cuts or dam- age they may sustain while be- ing detached by the ab iron can cause them bleed to death. For this reason, all legal- sized abalone detached are re- quired to be retained by the person who detaches it, up to the three per bag limit. In addition, no undersize abalone may be retained in any person's possession or un- der his control. Undersize abalone must be replaced im- mediately to the same surface of the rock from which de- tached (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 29.15[d]). In addition, according to DFG Lieutenant Dennis McK- iver, no person shall take more than 24 abalone during a calendar year (CCR Title 14, section 29.15[c]). If the diver takes three legal- sized abalone and puts them back, those abalone still count toward both the diver's daily and yearly limit. This means that divers must still record those abalone on their report card so as to not exceed their yearly limit. If a game warden sees some- one take an abalone that is ob- viously larger than seven inches and the person puts the abalone back, this person has just violated CCR Title 14, sec- tion 29.15(d). If that person then doesn't record the abalone, he is guilty of failing to complete the Abalone Report Card as re- quired. Game wardens on the North Coast have written several ci- tations for this, usually to tro- phy hunters looking for that elusive 10-inch abalone. The wardens try to convince peo- ple hunting for trophy abalone to measure them before re- moving them from rocks. Shooting doves with a .22? Q: I have heard from a few friends that a rimfire rifle (.22 lr or mag.) can be used to take doves or Eurasian collared doves since they're considered small game. Is that correct? If not, what type of firearm is ap- propriate? A: Rifles may not be used for the take of doves. Mourn- ing dove and white-wing dove are migratory game and their take is regulated by CCR Title 14, section 507. Only shotguns, muzzleloading shotguns and dogs may be used to take mi- gratory game birds. Eurasian collared doves, spotted doves and ringed tur- fie doves are nonmigratory and are therefore covered by CCRT14, section 311, which al- lows take by pellet rifle, archery and crossbow. Do river guide boats need to be licensed? Q: I would like to know if guided drift boats need a Cali- fornia hull sticker. Drift boat guides say they don't have a motor and so they don't need one. I would say 95 percent of guide boats on the Trinity Riv- er in California don't have the sticker. What does the law say? A: The guides are correct. If the boat is without a motor, no CF number is needed. Carrie Wilson is a 20-year DFG veteran and an avid out- door enthusiast, angler and hunter. Contact her at "Physical therapy has helped me to regain my strength in my back. It has helped to make every day less painful." Cody Froggat PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY CY: - Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 Essay contest deadline nears Friday, Nov. 19, is the dead- line for Plumas students to submit their essays in the League of Women Voters an- nual essay contest. As in the past, the League is offering a first prize of $200 and three Honorable Mention prizes of $5o. This year's topic: "School -Why Bother?" asks the stu- dents to explore the pluses and minuses of the U.S. school system and where improve- ments can be made. Written essays may be sub- mitted to the principal of their school or mailed directly to League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 1815, Quincy, CA. 95971. Essays may also be submitted online, as an attachment in Word format only. E-mail to All essays must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 19. For more information, call Joyce Scroggs at 283-0795 or Jane Braxton Little at 284- 6516. HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY Mom & Dad! SAVE i;25 TO $200 PER UNIT" ON SELECT STYLES, NOW THRU DECEMBER 15 " (Margie & Bill) It seems but yesterday you met A sweet memory you hold And now you've made it 50 years Let's celebrate in gold! Youth basketball starting season The Central Plumas Recre- ation and Park District is ac- cepting registration for the 2010-11 Youth Basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls in grades three through eight. Volunteer coaches will teach basketball skills and concepts while promoting teamwork and good sports- manship. "The goal of this league is to teach the fundamentals of basketball while providing the participants with a fun and enjoyable experience," said sports coordinator Jeren Seibel. All games and practices will be at Quincy High School in the lower gym. Teams will practice through- out December. Games be- ginin January and run through February. The season begins with a mandatory skill clinic for each division during the fwst week in December. Coaches and assistants are needed in all divisions. Training will be available for all coaches through a coach- es' clinic; the date will be an- nounced. New and returning coach- es should contact the recre- ation district if they are in- terested in coaching or would like more information. Registration for the youth basketball league will be ac- cepted until noon Dec. 2 at the recreation district office, 34 Fairground Road in Quin- cy. In addition, the first- and second-grade basketball pro- gram will tentatively begin the first week of January. For more information on youth basketball and other programs, contact the recre- ation district at 283-3278. Call us today'for a complete vision and eye examination. d00:00FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE * CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye, examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract rgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE Spring 2011 Schedule Now Available at the Following Locations: Quincy Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson Street, Quincy Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 464 W. Main Street, Quincy Work Connection, 1953 E. Main Street, Quincy Alley Cat Cafe, 437 W. Main Street, Quincy Plumas Bank, 336 W. Main Street, Quincy Bank of America, 350 W. Main Street, Quincy .... 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