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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 11A Program bring toys, coats, food to the needy The Plumas County Sheriff's Employees' Association's Needy Children's Christmas program is in full swing once again, reports organizer Becky Grant, from the Plumas County Sheriffs Office. "Names of families and kids needing assistance are coming in," said Grant. "Anyone requesting to sign up for assistance can still mail in the form sent out to all Plumas County residents or you can come to the sherifffs off'me and fill out the form. All recipients are also automatically put in for a food basket from Community Assistance Network." In the Quincy area, the group has set up an angel tree at Amerman Valley Hardware in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Donors may choose an angel ornament from the tree and purchase gifts for the child described on it: Toy drop-off boxes are also located at the Plumas County Elections Office in the courthouse, Dollar General, Plumas County Animal Shelter, NAPA Auto Parts and the sheriffs office at 1400 E. Main St. Distribution of toys and coats will be held Dec. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the sheriffs office. "We will take toy donations through Christmas Eve to help fill any last-minute requests that come through," said Grant. Distribution of the food baskets from CAN will be held Dec. 20, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. John's Parish Hall, and Dec. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the CAN food bank located at 176 Lawrence St. The last day to sign up for a food basket is Dec. 17. Birds are ready to be spotted and tallied up each year during the Christmas Bird Count events hosted by Plumas Audubon Society throughout the county. This year's counts will be held in Chester, Quincy and Portola. Photo submitted Plumas Audubon set to host bird counts in th local areas Miriam S. Cody participate. Contact Ryan Staff Writer' Burnett for more information mcody@plumasnews.com at rburnett@pointblue,org or 258-2869. The Plumas Audubon The Sierra Valley CBC will Society will host Christmas be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, Bird Count events across at 7 a.m. Meet at Sharon's Plumas County this holiday Caf~ in Portola. Contact Bob season in Qui.ncy, Portola and Battagin for more Chester. The bird counts information at begin with one organizer who bigfootbob@sbcglobal.net or helps organize teams to cover 510-590-7410. certain areas. Quincy's fifth annual CBC Anyone can participate; the will be Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 only requirements are to a.m. Meet at Midtown Coffee count birds and identify (formerly Dunn's). Contact various species of bird. The Darrel Jury at djury@frc.edu or area covered will be a circle 616-1461 for more information. 15 miles in diameter broken CBC is the longest-running up into different sections to wildlife survey in the world, be counted by different teams, with a history that goes back The Lake Almanor CBC, 115 years. Audubon chapters Plumas County's all over the U.S. and other longest-running bird count, parts of the world do the will take place Sunday, Dec. surveys each year. Bird 14, in Chester. Participants counters will meet up at the will meet at Holiday Market end of the day to tally the at 7 a.m. There is no cost to results of each event. Indian Valley Pheasants Forever plans free youth hunt Jan. and 4 Miriam S. Cody Staff Writer mcody@plurnasnews.com Indian Valley kids looking for a fun hunting trip will get their wish Jan. 3 and 4, 2015. Indian Valley Pheasants Forever is putting on a free youth hunt at Hunting Buddies Hunting Co. in Susanville. The event will include a morning hunt beginning at 7:30 a.m. and an afternoon hunt at 12:30 p.m. All hunters and anyone who will be in the field must wear orange. Participants must bring their own guns and ammunition, and copies Of their hunter safety certificates. Indian Valley Pheasants Forever will supply breakfast before the morning hunt and lunch between hunts. The hunting company will provide dog handlers: Interested young people must respond by Dec. 19: contact Steve and Angie Clark at 375-7019 or Beverly Hardesty at 394-7276. There will be a Warm-up skeet shoot prior to the morning hunt. Indian Valley Pheasants Forever is a new chapter in the nationwide organization. Established in March: the group offers the January event as its In'st annum youth hunt. Individual chapters are focused on habitat improvement that benefits birds, waterfowl, deer and other wildlife. They also aim to inspire kids to enjoy the outdoors. Pheasants Forever is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. The main function within each chapter is to determine how locally raised conservation funds are spent -- 100 percent of funds stay in local areas. CattleWomen attend Reno convention Many Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen members attended the state convention in Reno in November, said member Pat RameUi, and they came home with several awards in their Ag in the Classroom activities. For her 18 hours of volunteer work with the All-Star Reader's Program, Flinda France received the top honor in the state and a plaque; Nancy Thompson was second in the state with 10 hours in the classroom; Annie Terrasses was third with six hours; and Kathy Knight took sixth place. The awards were tallied over all 58 counties in the state. "Ag in the Classroom, our "Ag in the Classroom, our unit, came in sixth place out of the 58 counties in California. We are very proud." Pat Ramelli Plumas-Sierra CattleWomen Member unit, came in sixth place out of the 58 counties in California," said RameUi. "We are very proud. These activities are important teaching the students the importance of agriculture in daily lives." Each year each CattleWomen group recognizes a member who had been outstanding through the year. This year Nancy Thompson was chosen. The ladies from each county are recognized at a special luncheon at the convention and receive a silver bracelet. Unfortunately Nancy was unable to attend the lunch but several local cattlewomen were. "November was a busy month and December we take a breath get ready for the coming year's events," said Ramelli. Plumas District Hospital Thursday, 5-6:30pm 1065 Bucks Lake Rd., Quincy Back from left: Ashely Blesse RN, A!yssa Cassol RN, Carol Sheller LVN, Doris Poore LVN, Alicia Holland RN, Jacy Decrona RN, Tracy Caudle RN, Vanessa Zeigler RN, and Amy Bennett RN. l:ront from left: Stacey Kingdon RN, Cheryl Pini RN and Molly Milliken RN. When you adopt a room at Plumas District Hospital. You play a vital role in healing people who are just like you! DISTRICT HOSPITAL jl I " i