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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 5A Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Plumas County has voted, mirroring the way Californians voted on most of the propositions, but disagreeing on state leadership. The local electorate stayed true to its Republican majority when casting its vote, but the Democrats swept the top state slots from governor through the state insurance commissioner. As for the propositions, local voters' only split from the statewide vote on Prop 1, the State Water Bond Act. Plumas voters turned it down, while it passed with 66.8 percent of the vote statewide. As for the other propositions: --Prop 2, budget stabilization: county and state voted yes. --Prop 45, health care rates: county and state voted no. --Prop 46, doctors/malpractice cap: county and state voted no. --Prop 47, criminal penalties: county and state voted yes. --Prop 48, Indian gaming: county and state voted no. Plumas County and District 1 gave Doug LaMalfa another term in Congress, and Brian Dahle easily retained his seat in the state Assembly. Local wrap District 5 supervisor: Jeff Engel: 717 Jim Judd: 674 Write-in: 292 Feather River College: Bill Eniott: 4,032 Neal Caiazzo: 1,577 Plumas Unified School District: Traci Holt: 4,005 Cheryl James: 1,638 Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District: Sharon Dryden: 113 Jesse Whitley: 40 Portola City Council (top two elected): Bill Powers: 228 Linda Van Dahlen: 212 Pat Morton: 176 Terri Woods: 171 John Gault:90 Seneca Healthcare District four-year term (top three elected): Richard Rydell: 901 Dana Seandel: 891 Robert Caton: 832 Ronald Longacre: 504 Seneca Healthcare District two-year term: Roberta Carlson: 826 Loretta Gomez: 427 Voter turnout Kathy Williams, the county's chief elections official, predicted a 60 percent voter turnout and 61 percent cast their ballots. "It's low for Plumas County," Williams said. "Historically we're at 70 percent." This election went smoothly for Plumas officials, with polls opening and closing on time, and most of the ballots counted by 9:30 p.m. However, the 519 vote-by-marl ballots turned in at the polls on election day and 157 " provisional ballots had to be tabulated the next day. Each vote-by-marl ballot .- must have its signature verified before it can be counted, a time-consuming process that delays the final results. Williams continues to encourage those who receive vote-by-marl ballots to return them in a timely manner. What's next? Williams and her staff are gearing up for the Whitehawk Community Services District special tax measure in January, and the Indian Valley Community Services District recall election planned for March 24. Recall proponents delivered the petitions for recall Nov. 3 with far more than the requisite number of signatures. "They needed to collect 337 for each individual to be recalled, but they collected over 400 for each," Williams said. The three being targeted for recall are Brad Smith, Jane Braxton Little and Mike Yost. Williams hopes to have the signatures verified within two weeks to maintain the election timeframe. Declarations to refill those positions will be taken from Dec. 10 to 23. ELECTED, from page 1A staff for their work and assistance during the election cycle. Alice Berg also thanked all of those who worked for her and voted for her during both the primary and on Election Day. She also thanked those who attended the League of Women Voters forums, "the folks who asked all of the candidates those worthy questions ... you restored my faith in the system and showed me there are citizens who care enough about what is really going on in our county to be informed before casting their votes." Berg said that she knew it would be difficult entering the election as a write-in candidate, but "knew it was important to get a conversation going about the needs of this beautiful place where we live and work.,' It was difficult to catch up with Engel in the days following the election, because he was working in Chilcoot and out of cellphone range. But his wife, Jennifer, was able to relay his sentiments. In fact, Wednesday, Nov. 5, when the final election results were announced, Engel learned via a voicemail from his wife when he found phone reception. As are the other candidates, Engel is grateful to his supporters. He said he appreciated Jim Judd stopping by his home to personally congratulate him. In preparation for his time in office, Engel will continue to attend various community meetings and attend the new supervisors' institute at the California Association of Counties next week. He plans to hold townhall meetings in Graeagle and East Quincy next month so he can meet with his constituents before he takes office in January. Engel is especially proud of the fact that he accepted no campaign donations and purchased all of his campaign materials locally. He encourages all county residents to purchase locally whenever possible. As he did during the campaign, Engel stresses that public safety is his top priority. Q, from page 1A children 12 and under, students with ID. Turkey dinner with all the fixings; take-out available. Tickets available at church office, the door. For information: 283-1740. ,Birds of Australia, 7 p.m., Plumas County Library at 445 Jackson St. F.~ee presentation by r, yle Merriam hosted by Plumas Audubon. For information: plumasaudubon.org/calendar. information: 283-2665. "Putting Your Garden to Bed," 2 - 4 p.m., Meadow Valley. Free workshop offered rain or shine through Plumas-Sierra Master Gardeners. For directions, more information: Paul Mrowczynski, 283-2099; Michelle Beaman, 283-3103. Tamale fundraiser, pick up 2 - 5 p.m. Chicken, pork, vegetarian tamales $20 per dozen, supports Albert Soarses' medical costs. To order: Connie Garrish, 283-4361. Cribbage tournament, 6:30 p.m., Plumas Arts Gallery. $30 per person, limited to first 30 players, Beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages for sale; refreshments. All proceeds go to Town Hall Theatre. For information, to sign up: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Wednesday, Nov. 19: League of Women Voters of Plumas County meeting, 6 p.m., Plumas County Library. Guest speaker Director of Mental Health Peter Livingston answers questions about recent focus groups, public meetings on countY mental health services. For information: Kathy Price, 283-1195. Saturday: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship workday, meet 9 a.m. at Four Corners. Presented in partnership with P, lumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District. Volunteers receive free admission to Nov. 20 movie showing. Plumas County Child Development Mini-Conference, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Pioneer School. Free training designed for service providers, parents working with young children. Free lunch. Offered by Plumas Early Education & Child Care Council, Plumas Children's 'Council, First Five, Plumas Rural Services, Feather River College early childhood education, Plumas Unified School District Special Education Local Plan Area. To register (required): Pam Becwar, 283-6500, ext. 5234, pbecwa r@pcoe.k12.ca.us. Downtown Art and Craft Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Veterans Hall on Lawrence St. Proceeds from booth fees, prize giveaway go to Meadow Valley Fire Department. For information: Melissa Hays, 283-3612. Inaugural Holiday Bike Drive, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bike Barn in Feather River College outdoor recreation leadership building on south side of Golden Eagle Avenue adjacent to basketball and tennis courts. Bike-Able Quincy, workgroup of 20,000 Lives, accepts donations of used, broken bikes for repair and distribution to those in need. Bike locks, racks, trailers also welcome. For pickup assistance: 283-6337; 707-502-9785 day of event. Book signing, 1 - 3 p.m., Epilog Books at 373 W. Main St. Cynthia Lusk signs "Always Remember Me." For A FULL Si RVICI BAKF_.RY fresh pastries breads & bagels' cakes & pies coffee & espresso lunch specials ORDER FOR THANKSGIVING BY NOV. 22I Dinner Rolls ....... Your Favorite Pies Pumpkin Rolls & moret ' liL Jlllt OPEN TUES-SAT 446 Main St., Quincy O incy Community '':!' United Methodist Church Annual FALL DINNER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 4 P.M. - 7 P.M. Methodist Fellowship Hall Church and Jackson Streets, Quincy (Enter from front of church) $10 Adults $5 Children 12 & under and Students with ID's Take-Out Available TURKEY DINNER with all the fixings. Turkey, potatoes, dressing, salads, cranberry sauce, beverages & desserts. Tickets available at the Church office mid-October or at the door. 283-1740. NO COMMUNITY SUPPER ::}1 Elliott secures seat on Feather River College board James Wilson "I'm happy that people are Staff Writer interested in the vitality of jwilson@plumasnews.com the college," said Trutna. "I'm sure (Elliott) will Election day last Tuesday continue to bring leadership meant one thing for Feather to his position." River College trustee Elliott was first voted onto William Elliott -- another the college's board of term with the college, trustees back in 1997, Plumas County voters cast making him the 5,185 votes for the trustee longest-serving trustee on position, with incumbent the board. Before he started Elliott taking 72.09 percent his first term nearly 18 years of the votes. Neal Caiazzo ago, Elliott was a part-time received 27.29 percent of the faculty instructor at the votes and 0.62 percent were college. Elliott has seen four write-ins, presidents of the college "I am very pleased with during his time on the board. the outcome," said Elliott "Each president has the day after the election. "I brought something new to think the college is such an the table," said Elliott. "We important part of this learn from them, and they community, economically learn from us." and culturally. I am happy to When asked what he be a part of it." hopes to accomplish in his FRC president Kevin upcoming term, Elliott said Trutna commented on the he hopes to continue making large number of voters who leeway on the cast their ballot one way or student-housing issue and another for the elected keep growing the college at a position, stable rate. Richard K. Stockton, That's turkey talk for "Dig in" CLU ChFC, Agent There's no better time to Insurance Lic. #0B68653 thank you for your continued Providing Insurance & Rnanciai Services business. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 65 W. 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