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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 3A Cookie contest Today is the sign-up deadline for the 2010 - 11 People's Choice Cookie Master competition. Contest organizer Jeanne Brovelli of La Casa Bella said cookie master hopefuls may sign-up at La Casa Bella through today. Contestants will submit two-dozen small cOokies (all the same) by 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the county courthouse. As part of the festivities at the annual Wassail, atten- dees will elect a winning cookie baker who will reign supreme until Wassail next year. The 2010 - 11 Cookie Master will receive a holiday cook- ie jar and a certificate, suitable for framing, naming her official Cookie Master. To enter.or for more information, call Brovelli at 283-1378. Bread for the Journey's new board, clockwise from bottom left: Valerie Nellor, Tom Neill, Carrie Hawthorne, Ron Logan, Michelle Fulton and Katie Bagby. Photo courtesy Bread for the Journey Group supplies seed money Quincy High School stu- dent Tanah Braswell has a dream to go to college, earn a degree, and return home to her community and open a pediatric health clinic. She wants to be able to offer free yearly check:ups for local area children-- quite a noble and commendable goal for one so young. The first step in realizing her goal is to go on a college tour with her Quincy Junior- Senior High School Advance- ment Via Individual Determi- nation (AVID) class. AVID is a college-readiness program designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges. Many of the students would be first-generation college students, and a visit to col- lege campuses is an impor- tant part of Olalating the seed. This oppctunity is becom- ing a reality for the 21 stu- dents in the AVID class thanks to their dedicated fundraising efforts and start- up seed money donated by a new nonprofit group in the county, Bread for the Jour- ney-Feather River (BFJ). Bread for the Journey volunteers raise money in their communities and make micro-grants to ordinary people with extraordinary spirits, who have an idea on how to make their commu- nity a better place. The volunteers find people with vision who are excited about improving their com- munities and help them make it happen. These small grants, given to the right person at the right time, can make a big impact in local communities. The idea is to make gene- rosity easy and fun, whether it's giving of one's time, money, talents, relationships or a creative idea to improve the community. The new Bread for the Journey chapter in Plumas County is part of a national network of volunteer chap-, ters in 20 cities and towns across the country. The Feather River chapter is led by a small group of volunteers who meet month- ly to discuss what it means to "nurture the seed of gen- erosity in everyone" and to meet with members of the community who have a vision and a desire to give the gift of themselves and make their community a better place. So far, BFJ has made grants to the Quincy AVID class, dramaworks' Magic Beanstalk Players, the Feath- er River College Child Devel- opment Center for interna- tional cooking classes and parent support sessions, and the Greenville Community Garden for its youth garden- ing program. Elizabeth Powell of the Greenville Community Garden responded, "Thank you, thank you! Bread for the Journey's support is so appreciated. The tools and soil that you're funding will be put to very good use." The local chaptel: makes decisions based on personal interaction rather than paperwork and formal proposals. Chapter board membei's meet with grantees in person to exchange ideas and offer creative support, heartfelt encouragement and a little "bread for the journey" to get their idea off the ground. That is the magic of Bread for the Journey. Said board member Katie Bagby, "I fell in love with Bread for the Journey years ago when I learned how simple, effective and relationship centered it is. As someone who's worked with grants nearly my whole career, I like the way BFJ trusts creative, good-hearted people to know what their communities need most and puts people before proposals." BFJ Feather River needs help. To make a tax- deductible donation, send a check to BFJ Feather River, P.O. Box 3842, Quincy, CA 95971. . Those who have an idea for a projecf, want to help or want to learn more about Bread for the Journey, call 283-1296, e-mail bfjfeather@ gmail.com or visit bread- forthejourney.org. Now Available - Oakley Eyewear ,!Look great ':=/for the . , holidays! . :,: .7. Clod.rg separates, footwear Iiers Closet "Gently Used Clothing for Women" 367 Main St., Quincy. 253-1779 Sunglass Frame Sale Dee. 1-31, 2010 25% OFF Protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the minter sun. Please call today for a vision and eye exam. Jonathan Friden, O.D. Joshua Baer, O.D. 68" Central Ave. * Quincy 283-2020 Comp[ete vision and eye cam, Optometrists and Ophthalmo[ogists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. "[ am able to do simple things like vacuuming and cleaning the house." Bernice Batick PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY .... Kory Felker, MPT f('-". ")' 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 @kank to everybody that was involved with my surprise 40th Birthday Party. The gifts, dancing, laughing & being around good people was awesome[ Love, Chelsea PAWS. invites you to their Annual Christmas OPEN HOUSE Thursday, Dec. 16th, 3:30pm ~ 6:30pm 2453 E. Main Street, Quincy Come see the kitties and eat some goodies! PAWS wishes you a "MEOWY CATSMAS! " Introducing, Erin Barnes, M.D. Erin Barnes, M.D. has joined the medical staff at Plumas District Hospital. Dr. Barnes is a graduate of the Unlversity Of Kansas School Of Medicine. Her focus is Family Practice, Women's Health, Ob,stetrics and Pediatric medicine. She is available for appointments in the North Fork Family Medicine clinic at 283-5640. p,,b00 lumas DISTRICT HOSPITAL