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2A Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 Opinion/Community News .is hurt that he's not all d on During a recent walk about town, Rex approached the entrance of our local Na- tional Forest office and found he was not welcome. On the door was a sign em- phatically stating only See- ing Eye dogs or other ani- mals used for aiding the "impaired" were welcome on their premises. This meant that not only was the office out of limits for Rex, he couldn't even walk across their parking lot. Rex took this a little per- sonally. Why were they ze- roing in on dogs? They use the term "other animals," but you have you ever ob- served a Seeing Eye cat, or a raccoon for the hearing im- paired? No, the Forest Service has finally found a way to vent their frustrations on some- one who can't fight back. Found they can't do it with environmentalists and their lawyer friends since they appear to be a prime pur- veyor of direction for the Forest Service. Loggers, ranchers, miners and oth- ers who utilize Forest Ser- vice lands are close to be- coming an endangered species. So what's leR-- dogs. Well, ff nothing else, it ap- pears to the big red dog that the Forest Service has final. ly decided to set some firm guidelines on how they will operate, ff you get goirig with something like dogs, who knows where it will end Just ii ine the resolve they might develop just by taking this first small step. Where it might all end up. And who's around to com- plain about thd new edict? Lassie and Ranger Cory? Probably turning over in their graves as a result of the new dog-gone policy. During his walks, Rex has also seen an occasional per- son or two hanging around in odd places. When he asked what was going on, he was informed they were waiting for the bus. You know, Plumas County's bus line that is our answer to the Kingston Trio's tune about the MTA. The white and green buses plying our County byways in an appar- ent never-ending loop. Sometimes Rex even sees a shadowy person or two sitting behind the smoke- colored windows. He can only wonder ff our occasion- al Plumas Transit (PTA) passenger will "ever re- turn?" But fear not, for our tran- sit system is financed by grants, so we need not wor- ry about whether they are efficient, whether they make or lose money. You must remember here that grants are not "real money." Comes mostly from govern- ment sources, so it doesn't count, But it looks as ff they have decided to do some- thing about increasing bus ridership. Rex recently read that ff you are apprehensive about riding the bus, you The manly pursuitof woodcutting ator enjoys a she er of wood happening in the Caribou chips and sawdust, all the Corners area of the Canyon. 8[ -- while praying that the cut- In the process of picking up ting edge doesn't hit dirt and my woodcutter, faithful have to be sharpened. Mike, the other day, I met up Then comes the aerobics of with the signs declaring, making big chunks of wood"Construction ahead, flag- Was it last year that I into smaller ones so the man and gotta-stop-soon." It swore that I wouldn't do weightlifting part of the exer. was early, and the crews wood anymore? It's probably cise can begin--loading said were still standing around been every year about this chunks into the truck. Nowtheir machinery so I didn't time. Wood gathering is one the wood can be delivered have a chance to see what of those male addictions, I home, where it is split and they were doing. think. The rewards are great, stacked. But there was an intrigu. You spend beautiful fall Finally one can enjoy the ing piece of heavy equipment days in the woods and man- peace of mind that comes parked on the shoulder of the fully wrestle large chunks of with a neatly stacked pile of highway. It was white, in- dead wood while inhaling the wood and the promised stead of the usual orange or brisk aroma of carbon warmth it represents, only to yellow of most construction monoxide from the chainsaw, realize that it isn't enough equipment, and it had a This creates a machismo (and never is) to get through bunch of hoses connected to high to go along with the the winter, various orifices. headache. Then there is the Can you imagine the exult-Perhaps I will get an oppor. saw itself, ed joy in the woodcutter'stunity to study the thing in It is large, noisy and power, heart when he realizes that more detail in the next few ful. Everything a man desires he gets to climb the mountain days and enlighten you, my in a tool/toy. The whirling and do it all over again? breathless readers, of its ar- chain bites into the log and Praise the Lord and pass the cane use. Usually when I drives itself through, gasoline, write about one of these rays- While working at the end of And: Oh, my aching back. teries, a reader will call me this marvelous tool, the oper- Some kind of roadwork is and exclaim, "You don't know what that is? Why, it's q Quincy: (530) 283-3386 email: krealtor@jps.net ALL IN THE FAMILY! In old movies and television shows, relatives seem to join together in close-knit unity, sharing their prosperity and giving each other emotional and financial support. Today, there are still opportu- nities to return to the values shared in earlier times. Younger family members can be assisted with a down-pay- Kay Fards mortgage companies are charging home-buyers 7 I/2%, there is room for both the fam- ily borrower and family lender to benefit. By offering a 6% mortgage rate, the lending family member helps the bor- rower, while earning almost double the return available on savings. Secured loans from one The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third annual business sum- mit Saturday, Nov. 17, be- ginning at 9 a.m. at the Mineral Building at the fairgrounds. Terry Reeson, the cham- ber's executive director, said the summit is an op- portunity to discuss com- merce in American Valley. Legal Services of Northern California will be in Greenville from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 30. They will be in Quincy that same afternoon, from 1-4 p.m. at Anne VanPutten's new lo- cation next to the courthouse annex. Sue Good, a paralegal with manyyears of experience, will see clients over the age a w waah r, Evarymm in of ervices are.lh ted.to the Canyon knows that." Social Security; Medicare and MediCal problems, con- If you suslml you have a h~ing loss, or currently wear a hearing aid, slop by to lake advantage of everylhing Mk" ade-Ear has to offer: Mlra&-ta , cus m cus m neered, the 10tes! in technology has Free heating t t* m 3 people hear bener can call in, and they will provide a "buddy" for you to ride with. Someone who will show you the ropes and build your confidence so eventually you will be able to travel the bus routes all by your lonesome. Want to bet they got another grant for this? Rather than look around for "buddy" grant money, Rex wonders why they don't dig up a few bucks for bus stop signs and permanently posted bus schedules? If you live in Chester and want to take a bus trip to Portola, where do you go to wait? How often does the bus stop and when, and how long will it take to get o your destination? Pick any place in our county where the buses travel, and you probably will probably face Those attending will dis- cuss a marketing strategy for Quincy and hear about the status of the Spanish Creek golf course. "The chamber is very ex- cited about the summit," Reeson said. "We have had a good turnout at our past summits and are looking forward to this year's event." sumer complaints, grandpar. ents' rights, housing prob- lems, legal planning for inca- pacity and elder abvse. Good does not prepare wills, di- vorce-related issues or bank. ruptcy. Appointments must be made before Wednesday, Nov. 28. To make an appointment, please call Anne VanPutten, PI~ Community Care Co- ordinator, at 283-0891. Senior transportation is available. :-. *. 9... }:}-7 ment on a first home. By making funds available to family members for down- payments and mortgages, par- ents, grandparents and other relatives can earn more favor- able interest rates than their savings would normally earn. If CDs are paying 3% and family member to another can provide financial growth, strength and secm'ity, not to mention emotional satisfac- fion. Whether you are planning to buy, or have money to invest, talk to a family member first. Call Kay or Leah tociay. OIAIIA tl AlUN Mmm Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 Hearing aid rqmir and service- no meter what make or modal Complete selection of hearing acces Insurances mkoma end Imynm! available. Umited Appointments CALL 1-800-488-9906 MIRACLE-EAR* Miracle-Ear QUINCY Masonic Hall Harbison St. from Ou/nff Fri., Nov. 16th 9 am o 2 pm I LOW YOU ALL I An,] a special thanks t:o Shawn for [ak g care o[ me during mg illness. | ml the same challenge. stop schedules too basic. about having dies"--one to shoW l where the is, another to and people to timid passengers. happened, would soon becon bus patrons. Next--More turkeys. Louise Barbara Louise died Sunday II, 2001, at her cy. She was born in Quincy and her life. Barbara loved tM and beauty of the and had been many of the port groups. She graduate of School and went her A.S. de River College. Barbara was death by her VanGilder, in Survivers daughter, Pilgeram, Robert Wood, mother, Ruth Quincy; and dren. Following ebration of tentatively set Wednesday, NoV. Quincy Methodist inurnment will the Old An opl memorial check the service time, is available -~ nations in be made to Elementary Fehrman matory, P.O. CA 95971. i TI z P AW I'IP.ALTII Offering organic raw foods, salads, fresh-squeezed juice, smoothies & You can also find our productS Quincy Natural Foods II- 2-- 56 Harbison St., Quincy (Upstairs at Body and Soul) Thursday, NOV. 15 5.'00-8. 0 p111 Friday. Nov. 16 10:00.6:00 p111 Saturday, Nov. 17,10:00-6:00 P# $60 Jackson St. Quincy (behind the Courthouse) Decorations Baskets Ornaments Swags Centerpieces Nativities Candleholders and lots more Gwen Dore, 283-1535