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12B Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter t~ John Steffanic Picnic in June. This is when she communicates and how A girl who is a resident of random questions to gaugeuse 50 percent of what she Plumas-Sierra County Fair the Original competition was committed she is to her Plumas or Sierra County, how quickly they can think raises for her future held and the winning community. Many longtime and is a junior or seniorand how clearly they can education. The PSCF The return of the sweetheart was expected to residents, who know fo/'mer when the County Picnic iscommunicate. Both of those Foundation will hold those Sweetheart of the Mountains help promote the fair sweethearts, would tell you held, is eligible to compete, segments will be judged by a funds for two years, or longer Scholarship Competition at throughout the summer, all those attributes haveCandidates must complete an panel of judges representing in some cases, to help last year's fail" was a great Other than that, expect to see existed in all the girls from application, available at each all areas of both counties, sweetheart contestants pay success. Girls from both another exceptional display the beginning. How a teenage high school, charter school or The final phase of tuition, buy books, pay for Sierra and Plumas counties of talent, girl looks in a swimsuit has private school. Applications competition is community room or board, or anything competed in a performance Originally conceived of as nothing to do with how are also available online at service/fundraising. This that can help them move the opening night of the 2014 a way to promote the good a representative of our plumas-sierracountyfair.net, process wiil begin the minute forward with an education or fair, with the title going to Plumas-Sierra County Fair, area she is. Times have Complete rules are available a girl announces her career. The other 50 percent Rachel Wehrman, of Portola. the Sweetheart of the changed, for download. The deadline candidacy. Contestants are will be used to fund The first runner up was Mountains Pageant became a The 2015 edition of the for applying is Friday, Jan. required.to attend at least improvements at the awarded to Kyonna Carey, of popular symbol of the annual Sweetheart of the Mountains 30, 2015. Completed two events in their " Plumas-Sierra County Quincy. fair, as well as offering a Scholarship Competition will applications are to be mailed community. The purpose of Fairgrounds, Several hundred people coveted title for young ladies reach its conclusion on the to the address listed on the these appearances is toThe show will be held the were thoroughly entertained from Plumas and Sierra evening of the County Picnic. form. represent and promote the evening of the County Picnic by the contestants and were counties. Back when it.was a One young woman will be Ultimately, candidates will Plumas-Sierra County Fair. and will feature song and enthusiastic about the pageant, judging includedcrowned with the title be judged in three areas:They will also be judged on dance by local performers. competition continuing, such important issues of the Saturday, June 6, in Serpilio poise, talent and community the amount of money they Past sweethearts will be on Sponsored by the era like body weight and Hall at the fairgrounds in service/fundraising, raise for the fair and its hand to lend elegance to the Plumas-Sierra County Fair measurements. The newer Quincy. The competition The night of the nonprofit, the PSCF evening. Foundation, there will be a version of the Sweetheart of begins in February when' competition, entrants will Foundation. For further information, or 2015 Sweetheart of the the Mountains eliminates the candidates can begin their have an opportunity to Girls can host giveaways, if you would like to be a Mountains SchOlarship title pageant, as well as body efforts with community perform any sort talent that car washes or performances sponsor of the Sweetheart of Competition. However, the considerations. We are more appearances, fundraising "entertains an audience."or seek donors. A popular the Mountains Scholarship competition will be held on interested in how a youngevents and endless The evening will also have aspect of the fundraising !s Competition, call the fair the evening of the County lady presents herself, how rehearsals, the contestants answer that each girl will be able to office at 283-6272. r, ,) ? Guerilla gardening uses seed bombs to plan spring surprises. The lot stood empty. Weeds "! to remote lakes, swim, and were starting to grow. It was often spend the night, unclear as to the plans for the listening to the coyotes, abandoned lot. A park would watching the stars, feeling be great. However, there the wind on our faces. She were other interests that likes to educate people to the would probably prevail, wonder of the land. To this Meanwhile, we were on the COMMUNITY GREEN end she has many projects scene ... guerilla gardeners. PAMELA NOEL that further this intention. Guerilla gardening is a One of her projects is the national, perhaps like the beauty of plants, making of "seed balls," not to international phenomenon. My friend Tee is a nature be confused with the type The practice of seeding or lover. She roams the wilds, used to feed the birds. These planting while remaining where she is able to seed balls are to help reseed anonymous is one supported experience her truest self. an area, and can be used both by all manner of Both of us spend much of our in guerilla gardening and environmentalists, organic free time out in the forest, traditional gardening. gardeners and people who During the summer, we hike . Typically a mixture of clay, compost and seeds, they canwear away with the rains or be jettisoned into any area other moisture. The compost where you want plants to in the middle gives the seeds grow, and will disappear into nutrients and a good initial the existing soil with the growing medium. They are rains, sending ilp wonderful especially good to use in surprises in the spring, areas that are hard to reach, This easy project takes or when a gardener is unable about an hour of mixing and to use conventional planting forming the balls, and then techniques. an hour of drying time. There After they are formed, they are many sites on the are placed on a drying rack Internet that give exact or cookie sheet, where they instructions, but the basic can dry -- usually for three ingredients are compost, red or four days. They can then clay powder, seeds and water, be stored or used whenever a Many recipes give a ratio land area needs some local of clay soil (five parts), color. compost (two parts) and It is a messy project. You'll seeds (one part), with need a large bucket for enough water to bind the combining the mixture. If ingredients together, you object to getting dirt Seed balls are usually made under your nails, you may from one-half to 1 inch in choose to wear thin latex or diameter. When being other gloves. I like to get formed, they are rolled gently messy, personally, feeling the between your hands until "squishiness" of the mixture they feel firm, round and between my fingers. smooth on the outside. Also called earth balls, s.eed The idea behind seed balls bombs or green grenades, is that seeds are encapsulated they can be made in other in clay, which will eventually forms including seed pills, in which seeds and compost are stuffed intoa biodegradable pill capsule ready to be tossed. Others have put the ingredients into a biodegradable rubber balloon filled with helium, in which the seeds fly to an unknown : location. Empty eggshells have also been used to contain the compost and seeds until thrown. For this week's project we focused on the classic clay and soil seed ball, using ingredients easily acquired and assembled. It took an evening to prepare, and several days later our stealth operation proceeded to the location chosen, and we engaged in our guerilla act. Next spring, keep your eyes open, observing any empty lots to see if they were our guerilla targets this fall. And, if you see a space that is -begging for a spring surgrise, i prepare your own combination, and see what emerges from your own "guerilla act." 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