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Wednesday, Nov. 21,2001 Rex says it's time for his annual crusade to save the tur turkey tykes just might be the outcome. As a result, there will be a continuing Now that Thanksgiving is need to increase the number almost upon us, ifs time for of adoptive parents for the Rex to take up his annual newborns. "save the turkey" crusade. To address this, Rex feels How did this happen? Well, we will have to set up either it started a while back when separate-but-equal facilities he was excluded from feast- for the male and female ing on the traditional bird. birds, or analyze the impacts Wasn't even given a turkey of an involuntary steriliTy- bone to chew on. Figured tion program. But in going to there must be something a sterilization solution, wrong here. would this raise the spectre He knew he was on the of right to life for future little right track when he came ones? across a letter published in a Then we will need to ad- Sacramento newspaper dress those greedy capitalists which stated, "This year, mil- who will continue to hatch lions of Americans will re- out turkey chicks in spite of place the sickly carcass of the sacrificial turkey with wholesome, delicious bounty of the Earth--grains, veg- etable and fruits. "Thanksgiving is about good health, but turkeys produced in today's factory farms are sickly birds. Their flesh is laced with cholesterol, satu- rated fats, hormones, antibi- otics and deadly pathogens, such as salmonella and camylobacter." With utterances such as these, you would think they were talking about some. thing really bad--like Brus- sels sprouts. And the letter went on: "Thanksgiving is about good harvest, but turkey pro- duction is destroying our natural resources. Each year, 7,300 U.S. turkey farms spew 10 billion pounds of ma- nure into our water supplies. Thanksgiving is about life and liberty. "Unfortu- nately the 330 million I turkeys killed in the U.S.turkeys is a pretty good idea. the fact there are lots of peo- invent a tofu each year experience none of Unfortunately, Rex knows ple out there coming forward tastes just like the, this. TheY,aTe crammed into when you put together a gag- to save our turkeys. Since turkeys eaten large sheds filled with toxic gle of adopted turkeys, these turkey-raising money days. fumes. Their beaks and toes grubbers are driven by bot- The simpler are trimmed to reduce dam- tom-line profits, Rex believes be for us to just t0d age from stress-induced ag- we should propose a grant for ing gression. After .16 weeks of these less than entirely ethi- misery, they are beheaded cal people. Let's have the gov- sanctuary with an electric saw while ernment give them money for same as fully conscious." not hatching out a bunch of without having to: All this was really begin- new turkeys every few days. ning to bother Rex--and then A few million dollars here, a new wilderness, he heard about the Farm few million there, shouldless areas. If we Sanctuary. For a mere $15 take care of the problem,about annual donation, you can Rex is still somewhat puz- we have to do adopt a turkey. The new zled about what they plan on wood products. adoptive parents receive an doing with all the turkey fer- Then Rex, adoption card and picture of tilizer, which will accumulate got their turkey, a one.year sub- from the throngs residing on didn't want us to scription to the Farm Sanctu- the farm. Perhaps they can why did he invent ary newsletter, and the per- put this effluent on soybean Possibly, sonal satisfaction of saving a fields. Should this result in might not be too t life. Rex has the toll-free an over-supply of healthy soy Next: number, should you choose beans, perhaps someone can to climb on board. He really feels saving our m I Between the train and the dogs, been insomnia city in the Blessedly, the operation grindsthat By Faye Boquist chocolate and angel food)every room occupied by has moved up the Canyon by hoses are Special to Feather Publishing which they serve up with a anyone who cannot attend 0n now and those folks living in ter tanker, pro1 Lunch trays have been fruit punch and a loving the recreation room festivi- Old Mill Ranch, Twain, Pax- duce friction cleared away and tables hug. ties. Will ton and beyond might be ad- wiped in the Sunbridge Even before all are The "pink" angels also vised to invest in ear plugs. Ken recreation room. Two hours served, there is a sense of help residents play Bingo My own rest has been bro- Ranch, has sent later, Maggie is still there, celebration coming from the every Tuesday and, through Canyonites in the Belden ken twice in the last week by describing vacantly eyeing the televi-piano area. All yes, a recent fund-raising (including an area are reporting cases of a barking dog. I must confess cal correction sion screen, addition to the merriment is annual boutique), provideextreme insomnia. One can to a deep, almost psychotic, place in some of our Presently, a cheerful Kenny Davis, who can get gifts for birthday honorees surmise that nights tossing reaction to the constant noise eral institutions, as voice is heard: "Maggie, more out of a piano than and for all the residents at a and turning, with eyes that of a dog barking at the wind. the current patr you're the first one here for you can believe. Effortless- December Yule party, refuse to close upon the time The lack thereof is one of the brought our birthday party!" ly, he performs "Wait Till Former auxiliary presi- of rest, are the result of deep- great benefits I have enjoyed The city of Bex Maggie smiles. The cheer- the Sun Shines, Nellie," dent Marilynn Britton seated fears and insecurities in my Canyon retreat, banned any ful lady is holding a cake, "You Are My Sunshine, and, planted and cared for thebrought about by the current " This particular animal is can flags on its fire places it on the table and in between, ragtime, jazzgroup's garden entry at the world unrest and terrorist running loose. The deer are other city scurries out into the hall to and, yes, some classics. August Plumas County acts. getting ready for their breed- done to avoid bring in the guests. Maggie wheels closer to Fair, resulting in a second There may be some truth to ing season and a number ofof the city who are The "guests" are residents the music, her face place ribbon, this psychological explana- strangers, mostly bucks, have have ethnic ties to at the community hospital wreathed in smiles as sheAnd, speaking of planting, tion, but Union Pacific, in been hanging about, casting other than Ameriat and rehabilitation center happily claps and sings to if you would like to plant a this case, has some hand in lovelorn eyes upon the local Butterfield who are assisted to the ta- the rhythm, happy smile on someone's the,reason for red eyes in the does. ilar restrictions bles by hospital auxiliary A similar scene is reen- face, consider membershipmorning and dreams of a Whoever owns the barking country and members. For years, they've acted the first Friday after- in the Quincy Community restful night. They be puttin' dog is letting it run loose at Stars and been dubbed the "pink noon of every month to hon- Hospital Auxiliary. Just call in new track. :night and it is joyfully chas- or you don't ladies" and for years they've or and please not only those President Barbara Stites at One set of locomotives tows ing the deer and barking end- then you should 1 put pink linings on somber with birthdays that month, 283-0214. a huge piece of machinery lessly, sometimes right under consider a move countenances through their but all of the residents. caring service. Bedridden folks are not left , More "pink ladies" appear out. A carfflS ided'with cake ' with cakes (always a white, and punch is wheeled to , u'nc i:C,;2222-2" HAVE MANY FRIENDS? Among your friends, one or more may be "in real estate". That could create a dilemma when, you decide to sell your home. How would you decide which friend to represent you? You no doubt want to sell your home at the best possible price, in the least time. Your home should be marketed effectively from the beginning - by a true professional. If you choose one of your agent/friends, choose one who devotes full-time to real estate and has made a long -term com- mitment to be the best. Your friend should possess extensive knowledge about your neighbor- hood, the local market and espe- Kay Farris cially the type property you are selling. Your friend should be a mem- ber in good standing of the local Board of REALTORS, anoth- er measure of your friend's com- mitment to excellence. Your friend's activity level, the degree of involvement in day-to-day changes that occur in real estate locally, will very likely reflect an established record of success- ful real estate sales. Does it sound as though you should put real estate profes- sionalism ahead of friendship? You really should, and if that professional also happens to be a friend - everyone's a winner. Call Kay or Leah today. UlAB444J AmlOaAI$ Located in downtown Graeagle (530) 836-1234 Pl~nas P~es Shopp~ Center 283-2320 November brings more than turkeys & pumpkins... and new rails; another hauls my bedroom window. A partofthe behind it do Jm >Change:in h bttS.wbuld beThere is with gravel, and a third pulls greatly appreciated, letter than fiat cars with new ties on The great white machine this column to them. There be pile driving, with all of the hoses attached is well worth gravel dumping and many that I mentioned inlast week's entirety. It is av other indecipherable chunks column has been identified, statement of and clunks going on. There is now one-way, con-Loren tro|led traffic affecting four Perkins, of miles of Highway 70 at a time. come victims to The machine is a grinder jor rainstorm and= that is removing the sharpculvert. I will be edge of pavement formed their flood in more' when the new road was laidseparate article, this summer. Where the newcurrently road meets the old, a ridge is the mess and formed, and this machine thou Shopping for the holidays now just as much of a tradition as Mom home cooking! Stop by & visit a while! Open every day: 1 0am-6pm q Hwy 89 - Crescent Mills- 284-6016 Now accepting a for a sales position in the Quincy area. Must have a reliable car. Will train the person. Pick up an application at: the Feather River Bulletin 555 W. Main St., Quincy OVER 20 YEARS specializes in color weaves and corrective color. Martin's December Special: Bring a friend and get 50% off all services. Walk-ins welcome Call today. 283-1361 2266 E. Main St., Quincy The Storewide Sale 20% off on all merchandise Come And See Magic of AT Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 24, 25, 26 Body & Bath Candies Lamps Home and Holiday Decorl 208 West Sierra St. Portola, CA 961I 832-1418