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RA Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Feather River Bulletin OBITUARY Robert Clifford "Bob" Robbins Quincy resident Robert Clifford "Bob" Robbins passed from this life unexpectedly, Monday morning, Nov. 16, 2015, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. His loving wife and children were at his side. Born in Hemet, on Feb. 21, 1935, to the late California natives Clifford and Louise (Popeney) Robbins, Bob-- as he affectionately became known -- was raised and educated in Hemet where he is a 1953 graduate of Hemet High School. Shortly following his graduation from high school Bob entered the military serving his country honorably as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge Bob returned to Southern California where he began a career with the United States Forest Service, retiring as a Fuels and Fire Management Officer after 29 years of loyal service. While working with the USFS, he met a pretty fellow employee named Inez and, as their love for one another blossomed, they were married in San Marcus, on July 21, 1979. To this holy union a son and daughter were born. In January of 1990, Bob and his family relocated to the northeastern California community of Quincy. An advocate for those less fortunate, Bob transported clients to necessary appointments and managed the medications for the residents of the Sierra House as well as being a dependable volunteer for the Community Assistance Network (Food Bank). He served the youth of the community as a scout leader for both boys and girls and as a member of their committees; he coached youth soccer and Little ppy Thanksgiving 30/ 0O/o 50% & Accessories Nov. 23rd - Nov. 28th League, while also serving as a referee for youth soccer and basketball. A devout member of the Roman Catholic faith, Bob served his parish as an usher, custodian, Eucharist minister and lector and was always there to serve in any way when called upon. Throughout all of this, his number one priority in life was that of his family. He enjoyed working side by side with his loving wife and could be found at any consl and all of his children's endeavors. He took great pride in his Plumas Sierra County Fair garden. Bob was especially proud of both his son and daughter's military service. He found enjoyment in cutting wood for himself as well as for those who were unable too. He served as the secretary to the Senior Bowling League, as well as finding pleasure crystal hunting, panning for gold and hiking in the outdoors. While residing in southern California Bob was active with E1 Cajon's Masonic Lodge, serving as a past Master and as the Worthy Patron of the White Shrine. In his passing Bob leaves his wife, Inez, of Quincy; children Anthony and his wife Amanda, of Tucson, Arizona, Christina Erickson and her husband Bradley, of Jacksonvine, North Carolina, and Clifford Robbins, of San Diego, along with being the proud grandfather to Vanessa Robbins, Dylan Robbins and Hunter Erickson. A time of visitation is planned for Friday evening, Nov. 20, from 5 - 7 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church and will be followed by a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for the repose of Bob's soul Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. ers more Delaine Fragnoli in October to 5 percent, water loss from a high of 27 we're making adjustments," Staff Writer Failure to meet the percent in March to less Green added. reduction goal could result than 4 percent in the last Board member elect Mike in fines, said Mike Green, three months, according to Beatty suggested the board In the face of state general manager of the written material presented defer the issue until its mandates to cut water use, district, to the board. December meeting, when he board members of the East One of the difirmulties the "Holy cow," said board and Darrell Brown, another Quincy Services District district faces is that the state member Bill Martin at thenew board member, would wrestled with reducing is using 2013 as its prospect Of one-day-a-week be seated. watering days from three to benchmark, but 2013 was awatering. "Two seems The board agreed on a 4-0 two or one at their regular wet year, so water use was practical, it's still in the vote. Member Greg meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10. less, Green explained, right direction.': Margason did not attend the The district is under Further contributing to "I think most people meeting. pressure from the state to the problem, high-volume realize watering season is Meanwhile, the district reduce water use by 25 user Sierra Pacific overi" board member John rerainded customers that all percent for June through Industries was not part of Kolb noted. "It's other water restrictions November 2015, compared to the system in 2013. In meaningless for five remain in effect. Watering is those same months in 2013. addition, the district has months, but we may need to prohibited for 48 hours after The goal seemed reachable made 29 new hookups sincedo it next year." measurable precipitation, as the district averaged then, increasing overall The state may change its defined as rain that causes between 20 and 24 percent demand, mandate, too, Green said.puddles or runoff. from June to August of this The district dedicated a lot "We need to show due For more ideas on saving year. But the reduction of time this summer finding diligence," said Shawneenwater, visit plummeted to just 6 percent and fixing leaks in its Howe, district secretary, in September and fell again system, thereby reducing "We want the state to seenservation-information.php. Lib ry Debra Moore Staff Writer The library opened its doors Saturday, Nov. 7, and 100 members of the public walked through them. The last year the Quincy library opened its doors on Saturdays was 2010, according to Plumas County Librarian Lynn Sheehy. The Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library is paying to keep the Quincy branch open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and will spend the next year collecting data on how many people take advantage of the opportunity. "This was the first time trons turn ut for Saturday hours and as the word gets out, there may be more patronage," said Sheehy. Sheehy and Jeanette Brauner, the former children's librarian, staffed the library the inaugural Saturday. When asked how the patronage compared to a weekday, Sheehy said that the day before the first Saturday opening, 84 patrons entered the library. used the library. "Lots of patrons were able to renew their library cards as normally they could not due to their work scheduleS," she said. Sheehy said that she noticed a lot of families enjoying the children's room, but she was surprised that the Internet usage wasn't as high as it was during the week. The library will be open .... for $200 of that total. A lifetime member and several new members also joined the Friends. A lifetime membership costs $100 and an annual membership is $10. Following the sale, the Friends donated books to the women's shelter, the Mountain Circle Children's Group, and to the jail. The public may donate gently used books to the "That's a good comparison on Saturdays for the nextFriends by taking them to i because the library is also year, with a few exceptions the library counter. i open for four hours on during holiday weeks. The Library staff reviews the Fridays," Sheehy said. It's also a good comparable because the Friends group was conducting its sale in the community meeting room both days as well. Diann Jewett, secretary for the Friends group, said that she heard positive feedback from many who first such closure will occur Saturday, Nov. 28, following Thanksgiving. Book sale proceeds Jewett reported that the Friends raised $1,680.45' during its quarterly book sale held Nov. 5 through 7. The silent auction accounted books and may put some in its own collection for library patrons to check out, and then give the remainder to the Friends for book sales. More information about the Friends group is available at quincyfriends or by calling 283-3873. 1690 E. Main St., Quincy 283-3302 Feather Publishing has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter in its Quincy office. Writing skills and knowledge of the community are a plus. Previous newspaper experience is preferred. The job entails some evening and weekend work. Send resume and writing examples to: Managing Editor / Dan McDonald or call (530) 283-0800