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4A Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Girl Scout toy drive Two members of Quincy Girl Scout Troop 244 display the troop's Christmas Toy Drive advertising. Donate a new unwrapped toy at one of the following Quincy locations: The Toy Store, Epilog Book Store, Carey Candy Company or Quincy Elementary School. The scouts will gather the donations on Dec. 22. Photo submitted The sanctuary of the Christ the King church is offering a "Christmas Quiet Episcopal Church in Quincy is decorated for Christmas. The Night" tonight, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Photo submitted Lke r, Plumasnews Christmas can be a season of intense stress. Between the endless parade of holiday errands, shopping, and entertaining, the lead up to Christmas can be an exercise in constant locomotion. In an attempt to offer some relief to this stress, Christ the King Episcopal Church in Quincy is offering a "Christmas Quiet Night" tonight, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., at the church at 545 Lawrence Street. Father Matt Warren describes the program as "... an hour break from the craziness of Christmas. There is an opening prayer, followed Great time to increase the value of your home or property while the price of building materials is still low Postal Servloe: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Itow to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Emaih Websita: 0wnershlp and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, i866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimel To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee EIIse Monroe Co-OwnedPubiisher Photo Editor Bookkeeper Keri Taborski Mary Newhouse Eva Small Co:Owner/Legal Advertising Classified, Circ. Manager Graphics Dept. Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Sandy Condon Vice Pres./Admin. 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Lic. #453927 (s3o) z83-zo3s by an hour of Christmas hymns and music -- that's it." And while the program itself might be straightforward, Warren's motivations for hosting such a program have a bit more depth. "First and foremost, we wanted to carve out some space for some quiet reflection as we prepare for Christmas, but we didn't want a program which would create any additional anxiety. Asking people to sit quietly for an hour is actually really hard to do. "Christmas Quiet Night isn't about a forced meditation ... it is an opportunity to reflect individually-- some people will sit and listen to the music, others will take the ; .... time to pray, some people just admire the sanctuary decorated for Christmas," Warren added. With such a short program, choosing the music quickly became very important. "That was a lot of fun," said Warren, "I spent a lot of time arranging the play list." The music features a wide spectrum of Christmas music; everything from traditional choral and classical numbers to modern recording artists and even jazz music. "Christmas has such an intense, personal meaning for each of us, that I wanted to make sure there was a range of musical styles," said Warren. For more information about tonight's Christmas Quiet ! Night program, contact the church office, 283-0254, or visit L L~C~CCL L ....................... ql qi ql As 2015 draws to a close and we recap a most difficult year, there is a def'mite bright spot that must be highlighted and that is PLUMAS DISTRICT HOSPITAL. My brother, Marcus Slaten, and I are so extremely grateful for the care you showed our father, Ran Slaten. Even up to his last breath you were there for him. In the first week of August, we had three relatives in the hospital: Our dad, our grandma, and our step-sister. We got to see firsthand how the hospital dealt with three different cases with excellence. PDH skillfully sent our step-sister, Sheila Fitzpatrick, directly to UCD, where your astute diagnosis of leukemia was confirmed. Our 95-year-old grandma, Betty Gregory, was quickly and beautifully cared for, sent home, and a month later was peacefully able to pass away in her sleep. Our dad came face to face with the inevitable process he was about to enter. We all knew he was going to die within six to 12 months from kidney failure. His PDH doctors banded together to make sure he was as comfortable as possible. Dr. Kepple was instrumental that first week of August to set our minds (and mostly our hearts) at ease to help us figure out how to manage Dad's end-of-life care. We were prepared for up to 12 months, but grace had it that it would be just three months of watching Dad suffer until he went sweetly to Jesus. We were able, with the help of PDH and hospice, to keep him home until the final I0 hours of his life. He took his last breath under the comforting care of the staff he had grown to love and call friends. For more than 24 years, Dad visited the hospital a lot! He loved going for his weekly labs and visits as he considered you all friends. He knew the doctors, nurses, and support staff by name -- and what kind of chocolate you liked. Marcus wanted to mention a special shout-out to Sunny for her extreme thoughtfulness. You see the hospital did not carry Dr. Pepper, but knowing how much he liked it, Sunny used her own money and brought him one from the vending machine. "I gave him his last sip on earth from that can she bought for him." We are very fortunate to have such a stellar hospital right here in our beloved Quincy. I invite other patients and families and friends to take time to thank the PDH team for their excellence of care the next time you are there. May you never have a week where three of your family members are in the hospital, but should it happen to you, be grateful it is in a hospital such as we have in Quincy. Thank you, Plumas District Hospital. As our dad would say, "Keep on, Keeping on!" Merry Christmas PDH! Shandel Sutherland and Marcus Slaten