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4A Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 Feather River Bulletin PUSD, from page 1A At Portola Junior-Senior High School, math continues to be the focus Of attention possibly to the point of hiring for instructors and students. retired teachers to conduct A foundations math class small-group interventions in will be created for struggling English and math. junior high students. At C. Roy Carmichael Ele- Chester Junior-Senior mentary in Portola, the focus High math scores were low will be on creating enthusi- overall, so teachers will con- asm for learning among stu- centrate their efforts with al- dents with weekly language gebra readiness and double arts and math grade level doses of instruction where standards, needed. Quincy's Pioneer Elemen- They will also maximize tary students who are strug- teaching time and increase gling will be identified and opportunities to learn. targeted with interventions, At Quincy Junior-Senior teacher collaboration will fo- High, teachers will increase cue on data analysis and student success, use best- classrooms will continue to be monitored in order to pro- practice research instruc- vide teacher feedback, tional strategies, update tech- Indian Valley Elementary nology for everyone, use peer tutoring and implement a teachers in Greenville re- viewed three years of data to new Read 180 program. determine what was working Barring special meetings, and what was not. the next PUSD meeting will Small-group instruction be Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5 was employed, as were other p.m., in the administration methods to focus strategies building at 50 Church St. in on student success. Quincy. At Greenville Junior-Senior Beginning in 2013, regular High School, students will meetings will be on the first be met with individually to go Thursday of each month, ex- over their scores, and stu- cept for January, when the dents who perform well will meeting will be Thursday, be given a grade bump. Tutor- Jan. 10, 2013, with time and ing will also be provided, location to be announced. R cra : Terra tf.a Stam Ceramic studio & Home ot: CookieStamp.com Clnique Sh cking 5ha ers & Hostess Gi s Handmade: in otd Town Che ter next door to the tLK5 Loci e Discover VISA MasterCard Wholesale Retail 168 Main St Old Town Chester, CA 96020 530-258-1955 * Store Hours: Tue - Sat 10am - 2pm FEATHE ER Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283:3952. Emaih mail@plumasnews.com - Webeite: plumasnews.com Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified:-Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimel To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No, 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy. CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Sandy Condon Co-Owner/Publisher Human Resources Dir., Office Manager Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Display Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Vice Pres./Admin. Vice Pres./Operations Dan McDonald Tom Femey Managing Editor Production Manager Jenny Lee Elise Monroe Photo Editor Bookkeeper Mary Newhouse Eva Small ' Classified, Circ. Manager Composing Manager P 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscriptlon for __ years. [~l Enclosed find my check for $ ~l In County $26 per year [~l Out of State $44 per year [~l In California $37 per year, Name I Address I City, State, Zip Subscriptions can be transferr~, but not reh~. ly Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com The Keddie murders of April 12, 1981, remain an un- solved mystery in Plumas County. Cabin 28 in the for- mer Keddie Resort, seven miles from Quincy, has been torn down, but the notoriety and mystery of the grisly killings remains. More than 31 years have passed since the horrific scene that 14-year-old Sheila Sharp stumbled upon when she returned home from a sleep-over at a neighbor's house and found the brutal- ized bodies of her mother, brother and his friend bound, stabbed and beaten with a hammer. Now a mature adult, Sharp has released her sto- ry, titled "How to Survive Your Visit to Earth," from Free Spirit Books. The book is co-written by Sharp's hus- band, Sifu Richard Whittle. Sharp's book is mainly a self-help treatise discussing how she overcame the trau- ma, anger, fear and victim. ization she experienced af- ter the murders. The book briefly recounts the grisly murders of A book co-written by Sheila Sharp, survivor of the 1981 Keddie murders, is now available for purchase from Free Spirit Press. Sharp re- counts the grisly murder scene she stumbled upon at age 14, and tells how she was able to overcome that experience, sexual abuse and hardship to achieve a life of purpose and spiritual growth. Photo submitted Sharp's mother, Sue, 36, brother Johnny, 15, and his friend Dana Wingate, 17, who were killed in the Sharp home. Sharp's 12-year-old sister Tina went missing, and three years later her skull was found on the Feather Falls Trail outside of ed to authorities by the Orgy/lie. counselor who heard it, was The main focus of the not satisfactorily investigat- book is the concept that, like ed. Sharp, anyone can get be- Sharp asks many of the yond such devastating trau- same questions, and comes ma and live a productive life up with the same lack of an- if they do the necessary swers. work. Sharp reveals a life of in- Filmmaker Josh Hancock stability, sexual abuse and made two documentary pregnancy at age 13. films about the murders, She talks about her "Cabin 28: The Keddie Mur- teenage and early adult ders Part I" in 2005, and years when she felt like a "Part II," released in Octo- victim and was very angry ber 2010. Hancock also wrote at the world. a coffee table style book of She goes on to tell how she the same title publisheci in overcame the many difficul- 2008. ties she faced and learned Before the second film how to survive and even was released, the filmmaker, flourish. who had access to sheriff's Sharp traces her progress department files, .found from learning about the "se- a single page containing cret purposes of life," to five information regarding a things you must accept confession to the murders of about yourself, the five Sue and Johnny Sharp by things you must know and Marty Smartt, a Vietnam vet the five things you must and one of the Sharps' overcome. neighbors. She offers insights on Hancock asks many ques- overcoming adversity and t/one in his documentary, fear, and achieving personal including why law enforce- and spiritual growth. ment authorities have Sharp's book is available not produced an answer for through freespirit this atrocious, troublingbooks.com. More informa- crime, t/on and video clips may be He wants to know why obtained by going to Smartt's confession, report- keddiemurdersfilm.com. LAWSUIT, from page 1A Eaglesmith claimed he Eaglesmith didn't like el- boy, but painted the Wrong was unable to retrieve his ther the chemical room orcolor," according to Haber- personal property for five the toilet room, so changed feld. and three losses last season, months, his clothes in his vehicle Another incident the law- In his declaration, Eagle- When Eaglesmith corn- outside the school, suit cites is repeated harass- smith claimed that the ass/s- plained, Haberfeld said, he Additionally, Eaglesmith ment in the form of Nathan tant junior varsity coach, was told that he could claimed he was unjustly ac- Bales' truck, marked with a Howard Hughes, refused to change his clothes in a clos- cused of unlawful entry and hangman's noose and white heed his directives and re- et previously used to store stealing after the PE office supremacist slogans, parked peatedly undermined his au- chemicals. Eaglesmith told was broken into and itemswithin sight of Eaglesmith's thority. Haberfeld that the janitor were removed. Charges were workplace. Haberfeld said that an ex- told him he shouldn't go in later dropped. Eaglesmith was afraid for ample of discrimination was there because of the toxic There were many other his life, and went to the sher- when athletic director Jeff chemicals, events that led to Eagle-iff to get a permit to carry a Ray suddenly changed the According to Haberfeld, smith finally filing his dis- gun, Haberfeldsaid. locks tokeep Eaglesmith out when Eaglesmith com- crimination and harassment Eaglesmith's case will of the physical education of- plained again, he was told to claims in January 2011, be heard in the U.S. District rice, where Eaglesmith had use a room near the gym Haberfeldsaid. Court for the Eastern personal items and clothing that contained a toilet, show- Eaglesmith, now 69 years District of California on May inalocker, er and a closet pole. old, said he "is a good old 20,2013. / are A donation of canned and non-perishable food items can help feed hungry families in our community. MR Lmilies" \\ your donations at: The Feather River Bulletin ,~ 287 LawrenceSt., Quincy 3-0800 8am-5pm Mon-Fri i