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lib Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter In rod clnff o Plumas 4-H kid Whitney Maclntyre snuggles with the bear she made for her American Valley 4-H craft group's community service project. They've made more than 59 bears in blankets for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. Photo by Lesley Froggatt One of the littlest Plumas kids, Mylie Cordes-Lovell seems to recognize Santa when she visits him in Crescent Mills for his annual cookie party. Photo by Alicia Knadler. Santa:s he.x@ stop! Portola is Santa's next stop. He will visit with kids Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., during the C Roy Carmichael Firemen's Christmas Program. Christmas carols are always a highlight, and prizes for kids that night include Christmas stockings and up to four to five bicycles will be given away. 000 Portola High School senior Sean Valle for the American Cancer Society. was recently named Volunteer of the Year Two other Portola students were also for 2008-2009 in the Portola Junior-Senior honored with certificates of merit: Tanner High School Prudential Spiritof Hermann coached the junior wrestling Community Awards Program. team members so that the wrestling pro- The volunteer work that earned Sean the gram at school would continue, and Jessica award was Relay for Life fund-raising Popish was a leader at her church's youth efforts for the American Cancer Society. camp. Sean's involvement with the relay began Prudential Financial and the National eight years ago, when his mother formed Association of Secondary Principals spon- an Eastern Plumas team. sot the Prudential Spirit of Community When he started high school, Sean decid- Awards. ed to start a team for young people.To learn how your school or organization He found 40 students to help, many of can implement the awards in your commu- whom had been impacted by cancer in nity, those interested can visit spirit.pru- some way. dential.com. Together, they raised more than $10,000 Portola High School Volunteer of the Year is Senior Sean Valle. Photo by Diana Jorgenson Plumas kids, including the Peterson Glass float's rear-guard Elf Cole Conner, and students Addie Tilton and Lacie Banchio, enjoy participation in two of three annual light parades in the county. Photo by Kate West Alicia Knadler the holidays by salvaging throw-away decora- Generators have motors that make noise, so Indian Valley Editor tions or at after Christmas sales, a boom box with holiday music to drown that aknadler@plumasnews.com , Think of the outdoors and the possibility out might be good. or rain and snow. Or use a silent power inverter that can be Who enjoyed the three light parades in Lights that are safe for outdoor use are a purchased through local auto-parts stores. Plumas County more, the kids or the adults? must, and paper and fabric decorations The more watts the inverter has, the more It was hard to tell. should be weatherproofed somehow, lights that can be plugged in. There were a couple mishaps, though.Paper-milch6 sculptures and statues could A 175-watt inverter, one of the smallest, can In Taylorsville, a bicycle rider fell down in be made weather resistant by sealing them effectively run up to four strings of mini front of a float, and the driver had to stop - with a topcoat of clear-acrylic paint, lights. fast. Garlands and other decorations that areAnd another way to have music on the vehi- And another driver got tangled up in a spi- made with plastics and vinyl are usually cle is a musical car horn that can also be pur- der-web of loose wires, strong enough, as are some homemade deco- chased at local auto stores, or through mail- Kids had all the fun, it seemed, rations, order giants like JC Whitney. To create a float next year, kids might want For power, the easiest choices are power Most musical horns can simply be plugged to plan ahead, inverters and generators, into the car's power outlet. Kids can begin their collections right after. ] creek Rock "Natural & Stucco Stone"" r p,. // Trucking, Tractor Work, Forklift Large Selection in Stock, Also Special Orders Certified Scales & Weighmasters 691 Main St,, Chester 530-258-3511 or 530-588-6865 ...................... , : .i i ili] ii iiii ; ::':,, : ;77iiii!i!iiii7=' 3 :i:~.!i~ ~ i. Feat~h~ Pobli~hiigi :..i::/" ::::;:: ::::: '::::::::~i:~i::i!::~ ~, ...... $ 00" I-Iave Lunch for under 5- Monday - Friday 12pm-4pm BURGERS * HOT DOGS * CHICKEN * BURRITO Students only AND MUCH MORE! Lindan Ave., Quincy, CA (across from Safeway) 530-283-3911 Grcsory Sawyer, DD& Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 __ 1 2034 East Main Street * Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN MON - THURS 8:30am - 4:30pm A Professional Corporation CARE CREDIT Paving Excavating Septic Systems Underground Caleb Holland LIO. *747715 President 803 Lorraine Drive P.O. Box 494 Office: (530) 258-3306 Chester, CA 96020 Fax: (530) 258-4246