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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 SS and Planning underwa), for East Plumas Winter SnOWr, Smt ~'.3 MIKE TABORSKI Publisher ~.~..~--'--~--T-r.~-."~'~alot of fun for everyone, irlg to be tak!ng place in the new members: DUI P ogr k_,t-tAIVID I L) FI_)AI Leading up to Christmas New Year. It s an excitingof Northern California, Mo' ---CEN Eve there are stilI plenty of year ahead for us all. Eastern hawkValley Artists Guild E Eastern Rumas events coming up. There will Plumas Winter Snow Fest ... and Plumas County Drop-off Chamber of Commerce be a Community Supper in "Where fun has a snowballCleaners. Welcome to you all BUSINESSES REPORT BRISK SALES For a host of reasons and nothing specific to point at, businesses throughout Plumas County are reporting that sales have been good and in some cases very good this holiday season. For ex- ample, Charlotte Smith, owner of Ayoobs in Quin- cy, told us Black Friday and Small Business Satur- day were her best retail sales days in four years! So, THANK YOU Plumas County residents -- and guests --- for doing your part to help bolster our local economy. Remember our challenge: If each of our newspa- per readers each spent $100 this holiday season lo- caUy it would pump more than $1.8 million into our local coffers. There are only 10 more shopping days before Christmas, this newspaper is packed full of ads offering great ideas and super deals! COMMUNITY POT LUCK AT GREENHORN This Sunday, Dec..19, it's the "2010 Winter Won- der Feast" at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch. Everyone is invited to their free community potluck-style dinner beginning at 4 p.m. Ralph and Trish urge everyone to bring their family, friends and neighbors to the holiday celebration, adding that no one --with or without a dish -- will be turned away! Heck partner, their even looking for holiday entertainers for the gathering, so I reckon you shouldn't be bashful. THIS YEAR, STUFF THEIR PIGGY BANKS CAKE DECORATING CONTEST To celebrate her first anniversary with Traci's Sweet Surprises in downtown Quincy, owner Traci Downey is having a birthday cake-decorat- ing contest Jan. 3 - 7. Entries will be displayed in : the store and three prizes to be awarded. Stop by her Main Street bakery for more information and . entry forms. She's easy to find, just follow the sa- i vory aromas emanating from her shop. Edward Jones i LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA : Members of Chester High School's Interact : Club, a very active youth division of the Rotary Club, are again selling See's Candy this holiday season. This is one of their many fundraisers for the service club's local and international projects. The candy is available from Interact members and at the following Chester-area businesses: Buzz- Mart, Ron Martin Realty, Plumas Bank, Coffee Sta- tion and Farmers Insurance. ANNIVERSARY CHEERS... Mountain Money and Shipping Services in Chester is celebrating its seventh year in busi- ness. Owners Derek and Pat Anderson offer UPS shipping, Western Union wiring services and dry cleaning service. Manager Debbie McKee said they have increased their packing supplies inven- tory for the holidays. Marty Swisher has owned and operated The Floor Store for five years. From his Quincy-based business, Marty stocks, sells and installs carpet remnants, vinyl flooring and linoleum. He even does carpet cleaning. Portola at the Catholic social The excitement of Christ- hall Dec. 15, and Holiday mas is here. Portola had its Words & Music at the Feath- Season of Lights and tree er Community Arts Center in lighting Dec. 3. Check out Portola Dec. 17. the Facebook page for some In the New Year, the great pictures of this wonder- Calpine Elks Lodge will have ful annual event. Graeagle a New Year's Day brunch had its 16 Annual Holiday from 9 a.m. to noon; celebrate Festival on Dec. 4. The the new year by not having pictures are available on to cook breakfast. The day was So many new events are go- New owl/ler Katie Payne has purchased Bonta Street Bistro from Jennifer Haverfield, who operated the successful restau- rant for the past five years. Katie will continue offering the fresh, healthy cuisine for breakfast and lunch that has become Bistro's trademark. A graduate of the culi- nary arts program at Feather River College, Katie previ- ously worked at Longboards Bar & Grill and collaborated with Executive Chef Sean Conry to win a gold medal for her inspired entry at the prestigious Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival in September. Katie and her husband, Aaron, and family livein Graeagle. Photo by Michael Peters Something Everyone ... ~ The outdoorsman ~ Artists ~ ~ Those who love kitchen stuff ~ -- Those who want to get organized -- HOLIDAY GIFTS Jewelry Purses Calendars Watches Cards Luggage Quincy Holiday hours: Fri. Open until 7pro; Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun. llam-3pm effect," will take place Presi- dent's Day weekend. Graeagle Plumas Alliance, Eastern Plumas Chamber and the City of Portola are or- . ganizing this annual event; look for the full details of this weekend on the chamber website. The chamber is excited to announce that the Harlem Ambassadors' basketball team will come to town May 10, 2011. Full details and tick- et sales will be available in the New Year, or contact the chamber office. The chamber welcomes and thank you for supporting your local chamber of com-: merce. Christmas is just around the corner (nine days to Christmas Eve). Remember to shop local and support our local merchants. If it has been a while since you have visited our local shops, then check out their wonderful ar- ray of merchandise. Join us in supporting our merchants. Thank you all for your sup- port. The chamber wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. To learn more, contact your Edward Jones financial advisor. Steven R King Financial Advisor Member SIPC 546 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 suite 8 ONCE BOB AND LINDA ROULAND TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE, YOU MIGHT WANT A WALLET-SIZED PHOTO. I *Your billfold is about to get fatter. Because not only will o photo of your favorite new insurance agent find a valued place in your wallet, the pictures of several presidents could as weK Formers agents like us hove access to more than 35 discounts, which means you could save money on a policy that's just right for you, What's not to love? Contact us today, then grab some scissors. Your wallet will thank you." PO Box 425 / 650 Main St, Chester, CA 96020 ,/~ F A R M E R Agent License Number: 0657918 ~Do you love your agent? 258-2218 or 800-254-2218 S" Barbara and Scott Tanner have been success- fully taking care of businesses with Scott Tanner Business Equipment for the last 15 years! They service and sell copy and fax machines and sup- plies throughout the tri-county region. In Blairsden, Crazyblooms, the full service floral and gift shop owned and operated by Moira Swing, celebrates its fourth anniversary. This month marks the second year for The Graeagle Lighting Company. Owner Chris Nicholson has an extensive and rather classy inventory of lighting fixtures, flooring and window shutters. WHAT KIND OF RETIREMENT PLAN? No matter how tough the present, the future will be brighter with retirement funded. Here are choices for small business owners. A'Simplified Employee Pension (SEP-IRA) lets a sole proprietor put away as much as $46,000, or 25 percent of compensation, in a good year - or nothing in an unprofitable one. A Savings Incentive Match Plan (SIMPLE IRA) is good for small firms with a few employees. Eachworker can contribute up to $10,500; the company must match the pay-ins up to 3 percent of salary or pay a flat 2 percent. A Solo 401(k) lets s01e proprietors put in 20 to 25 percent of compensation, up to $46,000. A spouse can also participate, and assets from bast plans can be consolidated.A traditional 401(k) is similar for those with more than I0 workers. For older solo proprietors with higher incomes, a Defined Benefit Plan has no contribution limit; you can save enough to let the fund pay you up to $185,000 a year. Questions about retirement plans? Get the answers at:, 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 Weare your