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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 SS and ~:? MIKE TABORSKI Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com /E Aus E FREE OIL CHANGES FOR SENIORS Once again, in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, The Twenty Garage in Chester is honoring Se- nior Citizens (62 and older) and their caretakers by giving them (limited to the first 20) a free oil change. It happens on Nov. 20, so be sure you are the first in line. Ken Anthony's shop is behind the Kopper Kettle restaurant and provides complete automotive service for cars and light trucks, both foreign and domestic. CRESCENT COUNTRY WINNERS As always, Barbara and Lisa said their annual Holiday Open House was a huge success. Visitors enjoyed delicious appetizers and hot mulled cider. Three of them -- Inez Robbins and Sandy Condon from Quincy and Diane Long from Chester -- were especially happy, each winning a $50 gift cer- tificate. THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL The annual tradition continues at the Way Sta- tion in Greenville. Gould, Bev and friends will again prepare and serve a traditional (and compli- mentary) Thanksgiving meal Nov. 25, from 2- 5 p.m. It's simply their way of saying thanks to their customers and sharing the true meaning of Thanksgiving with their "extended family," their friends and neighbors. They always say if you can't be with your family on Thanksgiving, come be with ours. ANNIVERSARY WISHES... A1 and Katherine Templeton are celebrating their ninth anniversary as owners of the Cedar Lodge and RV Park near Chester. The owners said some of the benefits of a facility located a lit- tle more than a mile from town, includes guests having the unique opportunity for front door ac- cess to their quads, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and the like. It's all right out the front door of their accommodations! The Lodge is nestled in a wooded, park-like setting with a variety of clean, comfortable rooms. They also have RV hook-ups and a seasonal heatedpool. Edward Jones Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her first year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. In addition to bankrupt- cy protection, Mary negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy. Mary is also ex- panding her practice to include estate planning, specifically wills and trusts. Dr. Gregory Sawyer DDS is celebrating his 28th year serving the dental needs of Plumas County residents from his East Quincy clinic (across from the Polka Dot). He and his highly skilled team specialize in family dentistry and or- thodontics. It's also worth noting that Dr. Sawyer is also a certified Invisalign provider that, simply put, is a series of removable, clear aligners that promote an easy and invisible way of straighten- ing teeth. Mike and Karen Kibble have owned and op- erated Quincy Drug Store for six years. It is one of Quincy's -- perhaps Plumas County's -- oldest continually operating businesses. As I've said in the past, this store is so much more than an excel- lent pharmacy; it is indeed a shopper's paradise, ff you can't find that special gift there, chances are you won't find it anywhere. Sharon Geney CMT is celebrating her 10- year anniversary. Since her relocation to the Stover Landing Building, in 2008, she has been en- joying a wonderful partnership with Good Vibra- tions, as well as other healing practitioners. Her services and product lines include therapeutic massage, aromatherapy and energetic balancing, Young Living essential otis, CDs, candles and self- awareness support. A ROTH AT ANY AGE It's never too late to open a Roth IRA. And for determined savers who have maxed out every tax-deferred retirement vehicle, a Roth is too good a deal to pass up. Savers can put $5,000 a year - $6,000 if they are over 50 - into a Roth IRA where it can sit, growing tax-free - almost forever. The owner can tap into the contribution after five years; then, once past age 59-1/2,-he or she can withdraw any of it tax-free. Or not. If the funds are not needed, there are no mandated withdrawals. The money can just sit there and grow. Eventually, the account can be left to heirs - still tax-free! Is it worthwhile for an older person to convert a regular IRA to a Roth? Only if there is so much money involved that avoiding a mandatory distribution becomes attractive enough to balance the cost of paying income taxes now and having that much less available for retirement. When decisions involve finances and taxes, talk to the experts at: 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 Mother Nature dazzles us again,, with record turnout CHAMBER UPDATE SUZI BRAKKEN visitors Bureau It's mid-November, and you can still see that last of the fall colors on the hillsides and in the canyon. This year's fall color change - which brought in record numbers ofieaf- peeping visitors to Plumas County - was still prompting phone calls and requests for walk-in assistance to the bu- reau's Visitors Center throughout this week: It feels like the aftermath of one of the best parties ever! We hosted 1,121 fall visitors in the center alone (as of Nov. 11), averaging 30 people a day in October and topping 57 on one Saturday! And while we're certainly ready for a break from "leafer madness," it's sad to part with the posi- tive vibe it brought us on a daily basis. They came from every- where, especially the Bay Area, but also from other states including as far away as Florida, Iowa and North Dakota, and even other coun- tries. Representing a variety of ethnic groups - primarily Caucasian, East Indian and Asian-they were of varying ages, genders/sexual orienta- tions, family types, physical abilities and incomes. Some came in pouring with compliments about the web- site and blog we kept up with daffy leaf-peeper reports rout- ing them to the best locations. (Many more visitors partici- pated with reports and pho- tos.) Some came well-re- searched with booked rooms; others would say: "We're here, now what do we do?" With just two staff, we'd di- vide the groups: those needing lodging/dining referrals, and Computer business opens In the Portola/Delleker area, Erick White has opened R&R Computer Solutions. He is serving all of Plumas County and surrounding areas with new computer sales, service and repairs. Erick also offers webpage design and con- struction. He has been in the video production business since 2002. A lifelong, fourth-generation Plumas County native, Erick and his wife, Melanie, have two grown chil- dren. Photo by Alesha ca~'r~es I I I Do you have your o A ,.011 calendars. ,,,~ those needing map routes and leaf-peeping tips, and at times the room was so full it was like leading a pep rally! Our goal was to welcome each visitor with over-the-top personal service, and it was inspiring to see them leave so happy and eager to venture in- to the woods. Some headed off for our recommended off- roads and hiking trails; others were "pavement people" for whom we had another view- ing itinerary. If they worried about the timing of their visit, those concerns were gone once we'd shared the plethora of foliage locations. During this same time we logged several hundred phone calls asking us about the progress of leaves. One guy called five times to plan every minute detail of his trip, and then called us several times during his visit. One couple called to say they'd run into snow with their rental car; they came in the next day to let us know they'd made it safely. So many anecdotes: The people with GPS who'd ask for street addresses for remote forest locations. The woman who tried to plan her foliage trip on Thanksgiving. The people who wanted just "red." The people who wanted to buy our leaf d6cor. Feuding leaf- peeper couples. And the car- loads of families making day trips from San Jose! Power- leaf-peeping! Nearly everyone we saw were first-time visitors to Plumas County, and most said they'd be back. To make sense of your retirement savings alternatives, call today. Steven R King Financial Advisor www.edwardJones.com Member SIPC 546 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 Suite 8 ONCE BOB AND LINDA ROULAND TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT WANT A WALLET-SIZED PHOTO. I!iij liiiiiii I I R 0 U . A I N S U R A N C E "Your billfold is about to get falter. Because not only will a photo of your favorite new insurance agent find a valued place in your wallet, the pictures of several presidents could as well Formers@ agents like us have access to more than 35 discounts, which means you could save money on a policy that's just right for you. What's not to love? Contact us today. ]hen grab some scissors. Your wallet will thank you." PO Box 425 / 650 Moin St, Chesler, CJk96020 ~ FARM E RS" Agent license Number: 0657918 ~Do you love your agent? 258-2218 or 800-25,4-2218 For over 25 years Bob and Linda Rouland have offered personalized insurance services throughout northern California, Linda commented, "We listen carefully to our clients; we learn about their needs and their lifestyle and then offer the best insurance coverage possible to protect them and their families." Bob added, "Our family was a charter customer of Plumas Bank and our business has been with the Chester office since it opened. We're loyal customers because Tracey Smith and her team understand our business banking needs. We love Plums Bank- it offers fast, fair, and friendly banking servicesr' To find out how Plums Bank's personal approach to business banking can help your business, adl m,m IJllL.teUllS pTS.b27), or ask Bob and Linda Rouland.