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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 11B ARTS E ,,; NTERTAINMENT ~_.~ ~ 1_ %- ntly di Calin Turcotte Special to Feather Publishing I rs un rh The year is 1919. World War I finally ended, but the countries involved amassed large debts. Britain attempted to support its allies during the fighting, but, accumulating its own debts, asked the United States to send money. The United States soon found that its own involvement in the war, on top of supporting other nations, was very expensive. The United States needed to raise money fast, but did not want to raise taxes. Instead, the United States asked civilians to buy war bonds. With war bonds, citizens sent the government money to help the country with its financial difficulties. War bonds were first sold during the war and continued to be sold for a long time afterwards, as the debt didn't disappear after the war ended. Many citizens on the home front helped sell these war bonds. When the war was over, the company that produced and sold war bonds changed its title from Liberty Bond to Victory Liberty Loan. Victory Liberty Loan was a large company, and made sure each state had its own chairman as part of the larger national committee. A state chairman was in charge of the county chairmen. The county chairman was in charge of the town chairmen. The most active salespeople were women. This is where Josephine Dotta and Fay Miller come in. Both these women were a part of the Women's Victory Liberty Loan committee, and Miller was the chairman for Plumas County. In April 1919, Miller informed Dotta4hatshe was to be the new chairman of Chilcoot and explained all the responsibilities that were involved with the title. Dotta, 20 at the time, was asked to raise at least $2,000 for Victory Liberty Loan. Dotta went beyond expectations and raised at least $6,700 for her country. She raised the most money in her county, and made Plumas County one of three counties This German kepi is currently on display at the Plumas County Museum, As recently discovered in letters, Fay Miller gave Josephine Dotta the kepi as a gift for raising the most war bonds for Plumas County at the end of World War I. Photo submitted in California to go over the received in 1919 is currently top. on display at the Plumas Many patriots that sold County Museum. The bonds received small medals museum received the helmet or buttons as a way to show as a donation in 1995 from what they had done for their Helen and Elmer Roberti. ,-eo y. Dotta had received_The history ot'how Do tta one of these buttons for her received the helmet effort -- as well as a more summarized and accredited unique prize, with her married name, For being one of the three Josephine D. Roberti. The counties to go over the top, museum only recently had Plumas County chairman the letters donated, and is Miller was given a Germanfortunate to have the war helmet as an award, conversation between these Miller recognized that it was two women. With these because ofDotta's fundraising records, we were able to that the county won, and sent discover an interesting part the helmet to Dotta. of the county and country's The German helmet Dotta history. A toast to 30 years During the club's open house Nov. 6, the Toastmasters district leader presents the Quincy branch with a 30-year anniversary certificate. Photo by Elizabeth Kuipers Local Bik Drive seeking bicycle-related donations Bike-Able Quincy, a College's outdoor recreation workgroup of 20,000 Lives, leadership building. The presents the inaugural building is on the south side Holiday Bike Drive on of Golden Eagle Avenue Saturday, Nov. 15. adjacent to the basketball and Donations will be accepted tennis courts. of used or broken bikes for For pickup assistance call repair and distribution to 283-6337 to schedule, or those in need. Bicycle-related 707-502-9785 the day of the accessories such as locks, event. racks and bike trailers are Bike-Able Quincy's also welcome, mission is to promote biking Donated bikes will be for school, commerce and repaired over the winter and wellness in Plumas County made available in spring communities by addressing 2015. physical and psychological The drive will be conducted barriers through a strategic 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Bike alliance among local agencies Barn in Feather River and community partners. I NEVER MET A MAN I DID NOT LIKE (WILL ROGERS) We make our evil demons from afar Where then they're only names that have been tarred With hyped-up hate to be our worst bete noire, Equipped with horns and hooves and evil-scarred. We've made a demon of the adverse journalist Who sees the news from only left or right; We've made a demon of the activist, Who agitates for change to his own light. We demonize well-known celebrities Who lend support to causes they embrace And demonize elected entities Whom we would like the ballot to replace. But when the demon stands before our very eyes And we can see no horns nor hooves, the hate then dies. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano October 19, 2014 This 12-stringed Guild guitar is available to view at the Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy. The instrument will be given away in a ' drawing to benefit the Town Hall Theatre. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Plumas Arts Gallery to host guitar giveaway Just in time for the America. Come by the gallery holidays, PlUmas Arts will be to see the guitar and to buy hosting a giveaway for a tickets." Guild D25 12-stringed guitar, Tickets are $5 each, three donated by an, anonymous for $10 or eight for $20. The patron. Proceeds of the winning ticket will be drawn giveaway will benefit the Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the Town Hall Theatre, in Plumas Arts Gallery. support of the upcoming Entrants need not be present digital conversion project, to win. While the instrument has The Plumas Arts Gallery, been on display at the Plumas located at 525 Main St. in Arts Gallery, several Quincy, is open Wednesday g itarists have tried the through Friday from 11 a.m. guitar have commented on its to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday "beautiful tone," said Cary from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It Walters DingeL Plumas Arts features a wide array of publication coordinator, artwork from local and "Guilds are known for their regional artists, as well as resonance and rich, full artisan-made gifts and cards. sound. This guitar is in very For more information call good condition, includes a Plumas Arts at 283-3402 or hard case, and is made in visit plumasarts.org. COMING SOON TO YOUR HALL THEATRE As the period between the escalation of the end of most movies being released on film and our.ability to get the digital projection system installed there may be Weeks when we wilt not be able to obtain movies to put on screen. We are doing our very best to avoid this, but it seems to be out of our hands right now. We also have a very limited selection of new releases on film and we need to book many weeks in advance to get classic titles. This is also making it very challenging to produce a definitive monthly movie schedule with so many choices are tentative bookings that can only be confirmed the Monday before the Friday that they are scheduled to go on screen. We will keep the public informed in the following ways: our weekly ad in the Feather River Bulletin papers, our movie line at 283-1140 and on our websites quincytownhall.com and the Town Hall Theatre link on plumasart.org. As it turns out we could not have waited any longer to make the transition to a digital projection system. And as such we are extremely grateful that out community miraculously donated the funding that we will need to remain open and viable to do business. Here are our plans (some tentative) for November... THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is tentatively scheduled for FRIDAY to MONDAY: November 14th to 171h When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately recon- nect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide--driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves. Based on the novel by the same name. Cast includes: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda and Rose Byrne. This 103 minute Comedy is Rated: R for language, sexual content and some drug use. thisiswhereileaveyou.com TRAIL STEWARDS OF THE LOST SIERRA plays One NIgM 0nlyl THURSDAY November 201h $5 ADMISSION Presented by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, this documentary, pro- duced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, chronicles the story of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship through interviews with its leadership, providing an inside view into the shared passion of likeminded individuals striving to enact positive changes in their own backyard. The film brings to light the dedication, the hard work, and the humility needed to perse- vere in an often difficult environment, and also illustrates the rewards gained from such dedication and the sense of family that the stewardship builds along the way. Shot and set entirely in Plumas and Sierra counties, and featuring scenes from the Downieville Classic mountain bike race and the Lost Sierra trail run, Trail Stewards Of The Lost Sierra is an engaging and honest look at some regular people achieving extraordinary things. /'Adults .................... s8 J~] TOUlH I I"""~"~n'~ ........... " IJ HALL UO"'''" .................. '~ THEATRE ''~'"'' ~'.,'~u'no,, ~ Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com i }