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l:Sl:l Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter As a way to thank its for$10. With so many ways to or- members and to help spread If you live in Maine or der, the museum can help the colorful and interesting Hawaii or somewhere far make holiday shopping for history of Plumas County away and can't come in toquality books friendly and far and wide, the Plumas the museum, call 283-6320enjoyable. County museum is offering and museum staff will fill To make this an even bet- huge savings on many of its an order over the phone, ter deal, member will re- local history titles. The museum accepts Mas- ceive an additional 10 per- For example, "Recoiler- terCard and VISA. cent off these titles, putting tions of a 49er," normally Folks may also e-mail or-some of these books at be- priced at $36.95, is on sale ders to pcmuseum@ digital- low cost for the museum. for $30. "The Diary of Sarah path.net. Be sure to mention To take advantage of the Dean, 1864-1865," which the holiday coupon sale to savings, orders must be retails for $14.95, is on sale get the special discounts, placed before Dec. 31. Events Around Dec. 15 "raylorsville: Elementary School holiday program, 7 p.m., in the Taylorsville Grange Hall. 284-7421. Quincy: A Reader's Theatre of "A Christmas Carol," 6 -8 p.m., Town Hall Theatre; costume reading by FRC introduction to literature class. Free admission. Portola: Community Supper, 6 - 8 p.m., Catholic Social Hall; hosted by Free dinner, donations welcome. To host, Jackie Joy, 832-4441. Fortola Rotary. Community Welcome. Sierra Valley: Christmas Bird Count, Plumas Audubon Society needs volunteers of all abilities to record information, drive, or to spot/identify birds in the annual count; to volunteer contact Collin Dillingham, 283-1133 or dillingham7@digitalpath.net. Dec. 16 Chester: Words & M~ sic, 7 p.m., Coffee Station. Annual holiday celebration. For information, 283-3402. Open mic sign-ups at the door. Admission $3. Greenville: Holidayprogram, Greenville Elementary School, 6 p.m. in the gym. 284-7195. Winter concert, Greenville Junior Senior High School, 7:30 p.m. in the gym, followed by refreshments. 284-7197. Quincy: Meowy Catsmas at PAWS, annual open house, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Visit the kittens and have some goodies. Portola: Firemen's Christmas Party, 6:30 p.m., C. Roy Carmichael; carols, stockings lucky drawing winners; each drawing ticket is free. For information, 832-021 Dec. 17 Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., the Feather Community Arts Center, 126 Commercial St. mic sign-ups at the door. Admission $3. For information, 832-4518, 283-3402. for all students and bicycles for some 1. Annual holiday celebration Open Greenville: Christmas business open houses 2-7 p.m.; tree lighting 6:30 p.m.; prize gweaway 7 p.m. 284-6633. Lake Almanor Christmas Bird Count, Plumas Audubon Society needs volunteers of all abilities to record information, drive, or to spot/identify birds in the annual count; to volunteer contact Ryan Burnett, rburnett@prbo.org, 258-2869. Dec. 18 - 19 Portola: Christmas cantata, "Night of the Father's Love," 7 p.m., Saturday; Portola United Methodist Church. Free admission 10:30 a.m. (during regular services), Sunday; Dec. 18 Greenville: Holiday dinner, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 568, Pine St.; gift exchange for those a gift according to age and gender to exchange. Extra par, king behind the church. who wish to participate, bring American Valley: Christmas Bird Count, Plumas Audubon Society needs volunteers of all abilities to record information, drive, or to spot/identify birds in the annual count; to volunteer contact Darrel Jury, djury@frc.edu, 283-2939. Dec. 19 Greenhorn: Winter Wonder Feast, 4 p.m. onwards, Greenhorn Ranch, 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road. Community potluck din- ner, free to everyone. Brihg a favorite dish and friends and family. For information, Sara (800) 334-5639. Dec. 24 Quincy: Christmas Eve Service, 6 - 7 p.m.; Center for Spiritual Living, corner of Church and Lawrence streets; carols, live music, inspirational message on blend of modern and ancient traditions. For information, Rev. Hannah, 394-0876 or revhannah@cslquincy.org. Dec. 31 Genesee: Open house and fireworks, Genesee Store, 6:30-9 p.m. 284-6351. Jan. 8 Quincy: AIt you can eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, hosted by United Bikers of Northern California, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange, 55 W. Main St. $6 includes biscuits, gravy, fruit, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Bloody Marys and mi- mosas, $4. Drawing prizes. For information, Dave Reynolds, 283-4950. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail mhill@plumasnews.com or call Mona Hill at 283-0800. For sporting events, including char- ity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smorrow@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the even~ location, date, time and a phone number. p m m m m m m ~ ~ ~ ~ m ~ m ~. m ~ ~ m~rt~I Monday, Dec. 20 pea soup, tuna sandwich, o SENIOR. MENU Healthy heart meal: bakedsticks, macaroni salad, banana| chicken, sweet potato, steamed haft | For the nutrition site in your cauliflower, whole grain roll, area call: Chester, 394-7636; minted pears Thursday, Dec. 23 | Quincy, 283-0643; *High sodium day: juice,| Creenville, 284-6608; glazed baked ham, petite peas, | Portola, 832-4173; winter squash, whole grain|. Blairsden, 636-0446, 632-4173. roll, apple pie/ice cream Friday, Dec. 24 | Suggested lunch donation price is $2.50. One guest may | accompany each senior, $6 mandatory charge. ill mum i i i i Tuesday, Dec. 21 Beef fajitas, refried beans, Mexican rice, tossed green salad, berry cup Wednesday, Dec. 22 Christmas Holiday *High sodium day: juice, split Sites closed LETTERS, from page 11B Land of the free Last I looked, we still live in this great country we call Numerous seekers of the America, the land of the healing Caters were gathered free.We have young men and outside the closed entrance on women fighting for our right bended knees, weeping in the to express our views about agony of denial, with this pick-up truck that Ms. drenched, shivering bodies Bales drives and the freedom among raising puddles, in sad to drive that vehicle. disbelief of the permanent clo- When I read Piers Strailey's sure of these sacred public hot letter, I have to ask myself springs. Not since 9/11, Pearl what is your real complaint? Harbor, the Civil War, the Are you accusing Bales of be- Cherokee Trail of Tears and ing a racist? Because really! the arrest of Pee Wee Herman, Being proud of your race is has America experienced such not disliking another race. a devastatingly, sad, human Not long ago Greenville tragedy, schools put on a big program Woody's public hot springs on Indian heritage. Am I to as- has a long hallowed history of sume that that means that the public use since the beginning other children in the schools of time. It is a well-known fact are "less than"? Silly isn't it. I that Woody's was the center of believe all people should be the Garden of Eden in which proud of who they are no mat- Adam and Eve were created, ter what race. We are all God's where Moses was given the 10 children. Commandments, Noah ob- As far as the "Right to keep tained strength to build the and Bear Arms," this is our Ark, John the Baptist was bap- Second Amendment right. But tized, Abraham Lincoln wrote yet you see something wrong the Emancipation Proclama- here? tion, Marilyn Monroe re, You go on to accuse Bales of gained her virginity and Bob not being able to bring a fair lost his. recommendation and decision Woody's was responsible for regarding Indian education the survival of Native Ameri- and other minority programs. cans during the Ice Age, the It is my understanding that California Hot Spring Rush of Bales has been employed with 1849, and the invention of the the school district around 12 crockpot. The hot springs have frequently saved the years. I would think that if Bales is so racist in her profes- lives of numerous frozen kayakers, lost travelers, hurt- sional decisions, then I would ing hikers and CHP officers, think that you Mr. Strailey The~e waters have personally would have presented facts cured my kayak shoulder, ski- rather than accusations where er's thumb, bicycle knee, bro- Bales actually was unfair to ken ankle and dwarfism. Je- an Indian or minority pro- sus, Buddha, Mohammad and gram over a "white" program. John Lennon are just a few But you did not. In America historical figures who are we are innocent until proven known to have gained their guilty. Not guilty until proven healing powers from the sa- innocent. '~ cred waters of Woody's. If the children talk about May those who have closed the pick-up, then this might be the public access to Woody's a good time for the teachers to be forgiven for their trespass- teach about having pride in all esagainst humanity and those cultures. And rather than most in need including the teaching people that you have sick, injured, and meek who to be "politically correct," you seek these historical healing teach thechildren about our hot springs from near and far. Constitution and the right to May they soon find enlighten- bear arms, freedom of speech ment during this frigid winter and all these wonderful things season when mankind tradi- that so many of our young tionally opens his heart to oth- men and women from many ers in an expression of love different wars sacrificed and kindness to give back to their neighbors m need by re- opening the hot springs and allowing Woody to once again a wide variety of opinions. rest peacefully in the grave Theresa Winningham knowing his namesake has Greenville been preserved for the public good of all mankind. Children get it Paul Stancheff As a landowner whose taxes Quincy contribute to the Plumas County school district, I am ap- palled, first by the shamefully racist exhibition of unlawful conduct by Deputy Superinten- dent Yvonne Bales with her "Hate Truck" slogans. Superintendent Glenn Har- ris must have put aside his oath to uphold the Constitution and law when he claimed it was a "freedom of speech" is- sue. No wonder two anony- mous school district employees reported seeing it at school dis- trict headquarters for over a year, but didn't object because they feared retaliation. Espe- cially when their top official calls it a protected freedom. Let's get this straight, it takes multi-racial school chil- dren at the county's communi- ty school next to the district headquarters to bring this to the attention of their teacher, who happens to be American Indian, and who files a report. Then the board of educa- tion's president Brad Baker's effort to limit a citizen's com- plaint with photos by citing non-tolerance for "filibuster- ing." Mr. Baker equates a fo- cused topic with off-topic time- wasting citations? Then Sheriff Hagwood's reports there was no citable violation of law? Finally, after almost a month, teachers association representative Piers Strailey is able to find "violations of Board Policies 0410, 4030, Edu- cation Code Sections 212.5, 220, and Education Code Article 5- The Hate Prevention Act." Yes, laws and founded in law. As a Chumash Indian, origi- nally from the Santa Ynez Reservation, I am well aware of racist dynamics, like those exhibited recently here in Plumas County. I wish to com- mend the school children who quickly recognized what high- ly-paid Plumas County "oath taking" officials could not, but also apologize to all the chil- dren for the unacceptable con- duct of adults we had expected them to respect. Lee Jackson Taylorsville Light a candle I was sorry to read of Quin- cy's example of extreme hate. I believe.that America is "themselves for. - great not beca~d~el of its land, i This is Still the land of the its structures 0~'~ntirely of its r free where we can all still have institutions, but mostly be- TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents A Reader's Theatre of Wed., Dec. 15 6-8pm Dr. Parkin's Introduction to Literature class will do an in-costume reading of the timeless children's classic, A Christmas Carol. Sponsored by the Feather River College English Department Free admission. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1 Thurs., Dec. 16 - Mort., Dec. 20 2-1/2 hr. Rated PG-13 An extra lpm Matinee has been added on Sat., Dec. 18! Do your last minute shopping in downtown Quincy and bring the family to a matinee. The first installment of the two- part conclusion to the Harry Potter series finds the bespectacled wizard walking away from his last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever. Shows 7pm nightly 4pm matinee on Sundays I Adults .................. r/.O0 TOUlH iStudents & SiLL i enio ................. ,.oo I Children ................ *5.00 THEI:ITR[ 283-1140-469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com cause of its people who are from all parts of the world. Some people prefer to think of our population as a melting pot; others prefer to think of it as a salad bowl Either way, the point is that everyone from whatever ethnicity has contributed to who we are. Incidentally, only Native Americans can claim real his- torical residence. The rest of us are immigrants or descend- ed from immigrants. Richard Nixon knew what hate does to an individual. It might or might not cause grief to the hated, but it consumes the hater. Quincy's hater should not be hated, but pitied. When a hysterical woman hit Adlai Stevenson with a political sign, Stevenson did not prefer charges, but remarked that he would rather see her in school than in jail. A common saying some years ago was that it would be better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Let no one curse the hater. Someone should light a candle to dispel the hater's darkness. I am a liberal and in his eyes I "suck," so I guess a conserva- tive should come forward and show his love for humanity by providing Quincy's hater with the necessary light. Salvatore Catalano Northridge I PLUMASNEWS.COM 1