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6A Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 Feather River Bulletin BODIES, from page 1A County, Monterey County and the Redding Police Department were still working to piece together the grisly case Tuesday morning, Sheriff Greg Hagwood said members of his staff and Plumas District Hospital staffers who treated the injured 9-year-old were emotionally affected. "This has shaken my staff to the core," Hagwood said. "That little girl had been subjected to the most unspeakable measure of torture for an extended period of time. This is child abuse, the likes of which we haven't exPerienced here (in Plumas County)." Hagwood said the girl's condition was extremely bad when she was found on the girl nor the twins were That's when Curiel floorboard of a locked enrolled in school, reportedly pointed Toyota 4-Runner. He said Huntsman is reportedly authorities toward the she weighed about 40 the biological mother of the Redding storage unit. pounds, had broken bones in twins. She is the 9-year-old Redding police went to the her shoulder, broken girl's aunt, but reportedly storage facility and cut the fingers, a dislocated jaw, and became her guardian after lock off the door of a unit teeth that were missing or the girl's mother died after Huntsman had been renting loose. She reportedly had being hit by a car two years since Dec. 4. open sores and was infested ago. Police found the two with lice. After contacting a young bodies stuffed into The girl was taken to PDH Huntsman family member in plastic tote containers. and then transferred by Salinas, investigators were Their cause of death was ambulance to UC Davis told two younger children still unknown. The Shasta Medical Center where she were not accounted for. ItCounty Coroner was underwent five hours of was unclear if those expected to perform surgery on Sunday. Her children were related to condition was not available Huntsman. Tuesday, however the Investigators questioned DEGREE, from page1A sheriff said it is likely Huntsman about the missing "serious." children, but she was not instruction, told the Board of Huntsman and Curiel cooperative. They also Trustees last month. "We can reportedly moved from questioned Curiel, who wasstart to publish what we Salinas to East Quincy on being held at the Butte expect to be the admissions Dec. 7. They were staying County Juvenile Detention criteria." with a friend and neither the Center. In a follow-up interview, Lerch said FRC is competing for students with schools that School. The Girl Scouts will gather Thursday - Sunday: already have their admissions the donations on Dec. 22. "A Christmas Carol," a 1940s radio criteria and processes play based on the novel by Charles established. Those schools, Ongoing. Winter Apparel Coat Drive, Dickens. Tickets $18, $15 students mostly four-year colleges, accepting new and slightly used and seniors, 65+, Carey Candy Co., have already begun accepting coats, gloves, boots, socks, hats, West End Theatre Cafe and students for the 2016-17 school scarves. Drop off at Plumas County westendtheatre.us. Thurs. - Sat., 7 year. Probation Dept., Plumas Crisis p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Handbook Center, Sav Mor. Information: Saturday: FRC is waiting on the 283-6304, 283-5515. Plumas National Forest Christmas chancellor's office to approve tree cutting permits available, Mt. a bachelor's degree handbook, Tomorrow: Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy. which will set guidelines for Rhythm and Grace Dance Studio 70, 283-0555, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also administering bachelor's Christmas Show, 6 - 7 p.m., doors available during regular hours, Mon. degrees at community open at 5:30 p.m. At Town Hall - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by mail. For colleges. FRC's is one such Theatre. Free to the public, information, fs.usda.gov/plumas, pilot program, chosen through a competitive Feather River Grange Waffle process. breakfast, from 8 - 10 a.m. $6 for Legislation passed in 2014 adults, $3 for kids under 12. allows up to 15 community college districts to establish a American Valley Christmas bird bachelor's program in a field count, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet at not offered by the California Midtown Coffee at 7 a.m., or contact State University or Darrel at djury@frc.edu. University of California systems. By law, the chosen Celebrate the birth of our Lord, 5:30 schools have until the 2017-18 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 1953 E. Main academic year to start their St. Immediately following service, programs. soup bread and fellowship. The Board of Governors is expected to do a first reading Sunday: of the bachelor's handbook in Jody Beynon brings old-fashioned January. The handbook is sing-a-long to Moon's Restaurant, advisory and will help the 497 Lawrence St., at 5 p.m. community colleges Entertainment, dinner specials and launching four-year degrees holiday cheer, to navigate state regulations I I Q, from page 1A available and dinner provided. Parent Caf~ held on third Wednesday of month at First Baptist Church, 74 Reese St. For information, Brenda Lory 283-6557, ext. 5334 or email blory@pcoe.kl 2.ca.us. Ongoing. Quincy Little League Fundraiser collecting Christmas trees for disposal, minimum $10 donation. Drop tree off Saturday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hwy 70 and South Redburg (Skip's 4x4, Jeff's Diesel, Bucks Lake Logging) or pickup available from Dec. 2"6 - Jan. 2. Call: Michelle Morrison, in-town pickup, PAWS invites you to Holiday Open 283-3322; Dustin Vert, East Quincy House, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 2453 E. pickup, 394-7349. Main St. Join us for holiday cheer at Ongoing. Christmas Toy Drive the CATHOUSE. sponsored by Quincy Girl Scout Troop 244. Donate new, Walk-in flu vaccine clinic, 2 - 4 p.m. unwrapped toy at: The Toy Store, at 270 County Hospital Rd. No Epilog Book Store, Carey Candy appointment needed. For Company or Quincy Elementary information, 283-6330. i! . ! autopsies on the children today (Wednesday). Reports that the children were siblings of the abused girl were not confirmed by deadline. Huntsman and Curiel are expected to face murder charges in Shasta County. They were arraigned on felony charges of torture, child abuse and mayhem in Plumas County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon. They are being held on $1 million bail. Altilough legally a minor, Curiel is being charged as an adult in Plumas County. A felony torture conviction carries a possible sentence of life in prison. Huntsman is reportedly the sister of Wayne Huntsman, the Santa Cruz man who was indicted for starting the massive King Fire in Eldorado County last year. Wayne Huntsman has a criminal history that reportedly includes a burglary in Plumas County. and education codes, according to Lerch. For example, California community colleges are open admission, said Reid. "So how do we do a bachelor's degree that has admissions requirements?" "Direction from the state has been slower than we would have liked," Lerch said. "The process is new for everybody and it has exposed some barriers, some weaknesses." Recruitment Lerch said he was "frustrated" by the slow progress of the state guidelines. "It's handcuffing us" when it comes to recruiting students. Reid said he, too, was frustrated that the state "can't get it together." He has taken the advice of a vice-chanceilor who told him to "do what you need to do to make it work." FRC has laid all the groundwork and Reid is ready to come barreling out of the chute as soon as the state opens the gate. "Give me my reins and let me run," he said. Reid said he expects the bachelor's program to eventually enroll 25 to 3O students per grade level, freshman through senior, for 100 to 120 students total. He said he thinks the program will ultimately graduate 20 students a year. Reid said he expects a number of current students to apply. While that may give him a leg up on filling the available spots, it presents a recruiting challenge. "How do I promote our four-year program without devaluing the two-year program?" he said. For students considering four-year schools, one selling point of the community college bachelor's degrees will be their Price. Total cost to students for the degrees is estimated at $10,000, according to the chancellor's office. That's one-third of what students can expect to pay at state colleges and universities, Reid said. Prospective students can fill out a "statement of interest" on the college's website at frc.edu. Accreditation The program still needs to be accredited. The college expects to hear any day whether the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges will approve its Substantive Change Proposal, which outlines the course of study. FRC submitted its plan in October. The committee that vets those proposals met in November, but its agenda was so full it was unable to review FRC's proposal. It plans to do so in December, Lerch told trustees last month. If the proposal is accepted, there will likely be a one-day site visit within the next six months to watch instruction in the program, Lerch said. Meanwhile, the college has added full-time faculty in agriculture. "Some faculty is still to be determined," Lerch said. "We may have a local veterinarian teach some classes." Reid said the specialized nature of some of the classes would require adjunct faculty. 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