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4A Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 Community News ieather I iB By Debra Coates Managing Editor Despite some concerns, the Plumas County Board of Su- pervisors will consider con- verting the former Alcohol and Drug building, near the courthouse annex, into a transition house for recover- ing addicts. Supervisor Ken Nelson said he had "serious con- cerns" about the facility's lo- cation, which would be adja- cent to the parking lot where employees would be walking, sometimes late at night. He also had cost concerns. Bob Minert, the county's director of the drug and alco- hol program, said that the fa- cility would have 24-hour su- pervision. As for the costs, he was confident that no county money would be required. "I don't want to be a burden on the general fund," he said. While Nelson had reserva- tions, board chairman Don Clark supported the proposal. "This seems like a better prospect than anything we've seen in years," he said. However, Clark said that before the hoard gives its ap- proval, it will be.necessary to consult with all of those po- tentially impacted, incluniing county employees and Feath- er River College personnel. Minert asked the supervi- sors to pass a resolution stat- ing it was the board's inten- tion to "make it a priority" to consider the annex. Although Minert doesn't foresee the building being utilized as a transition house for at least four to five years, he wanted to ensure that the supervisors would consider it at the appropriate time. Before the supervisors vot- ed on the issue, Hank Eisen- mann, chairman of the Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board, told the supervisors it was their "duty to fulfill unmet needs." Eisenmann turned to Su- pervisor B.J. Pearson and said, "You worry about state funding--there will be plenty of money. These are serious health concerns. If you don't address them, you're not meeting your obligations as supervisors." Eisenmann's comments rankled Pearson, who said, "Other people are in need and there's only so much money. My first priority is young people who don't choose their circumstances." Before the discussion could continue, Clark called for the vote, and the resolution was passed unanimously. Local churches schedule Christmas services Our Savior Lutheran Church Si~ncy 298 East High 283-2546 Church of Christ 152 Jackson St., Quincy 283-1191 • Regular service time is 11 • Members of the K.I.D.S. a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m. Sun- program will offer special day, Dec. 23. music on Sunday, Dec. 23, at the 10:30" a.m. Advent Quincy Community Sev- worship service, enth-day Adventist • Christmas Eve Candle- Church light Services will be 2333 Pine St. East, Quincy shared with Christ the King 283-3092 Episcopal on Monday, Dec. • All our community 24. Identical services will be friends are invited to attend held at 5:30 p.m. at Christ the Christmas blessing the King Episcopal and 7 scheduled for Saturday, p.m. at Our Savior Luther- Dec. 22, from ll-noon. Con- an. tact Dale Harris at 283-1512, • A Christmas Day Eu- for more information. charist will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. Community United 25. Methodist Church 282 Jackson St., Quincy Christ the King Episcopal 283-1740 545 Lawrence St., Quincy • A Christmas Eve service 283-1608 will be held Monday, Dec. • There will be a service of 24, at 7 p.m. lessons and carols on • Service will be held at 10 Christmas Eve, Monday, a.m. on Christmas Day, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25. Meadow Valley Commu- First Baptist nity Church (Non-denom- 74 Reese St., Quincy inational) 283-1160 48 Cemetery Rd., Meadow • A Christmas Eve service Valley will be held at 4 p.m. Mon- 283-4259 day, Dec. 24. Everyone is • A candlelight service will welcome. be held on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. Starlight Missionary Everyone is welcome. Baptist St. John's Catholic 171Redburg Ave., Quincy Church 283-1505 176 Lawrence St., Quincy 283-0890 Christian Life Fellowship 317 First St., Quincy • Christmas Eve masses will be held at 5:30 p.m. and 283-0345 midnight, Monday, Dec. 24. www.clfquincy.org • Christmas Day mass will • A Christmas Eve service be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, for the whole family will be Dec. 25. held Monday, Dec. 24, from • New Year's Day mass will 7-8 p.m. The whole commu- be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1. nity is invited. Church of Latter-Day Saints Hall, 283-2170 Church at Quincy Services held at Vet's Lawrence St., Quinc Each child given $1 O0 to s By Debra Coates rate, so the .:A Managing Editor maximize their spen ta,s "S' From shoes that fit, to aWhile the children busy m family's first Christmas tree, spend the money a kings fl 312 Plumas County young- they wanted--all of it alnt sewing sters had their holiday wish- for example--most, Stocking , es fuffilled, thanks to the gen- children purchased a trad erosity of people they have as well and gifts for ll Schoi never met. families, l !bers to Employees of Western Michelle Jaureguito, ChUdren Nevada Supply Co., in tor of outreach at F hool, a: Sparks, opted not to take River College and al day Christmas bonuses, but in- one during the event , er Rive stead give the money to "Several children boU ichelle J needy children. This is the cessities like coats ,,andS!dent, fourth year company employ- _ boots to keep warm. ] rs event. ees have elected to donate to Robin Hood, prince_sewed the youth in one ot their ser- Pioneer Elementary om.ers viCeplumasareaS,county,sandturn.2001 was said that many of h! hln me: dents who went on theliaursaa Scott Robinson, of Western ping spree wore new bers st Nevada Supply, contacted the to school the followi r' select Plumas Unified School Dis-. - - forbo] oay..jal(cky yol trict and arranged for StU- Hood also noted that e an as, dents from Portola, his students bought a . " . anita Greenville and Quincy to be given a trip to the Super K- mas tree because his • ...... , - I~nd bat Mart in Reno, to spend $100 couldn t afford one. l ' each. The money could be Bruce Williams, Qui used for clothes or toys.ementary School's Chester area children were part of last year's service area. Western Nevada Supply al- so paid for students from North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and the Sierra Valley to at- tend. Originally, Plumas County was supposed to limit its attendance to 225, but the number quickly rose to 312, and the company accommo- dated the additional young- sters. Though the shopping sprees were paid for, $1,400 was needed to pay for three buses. Feather River College chipped in $1,000 and.West- ern Nevada supplied the re- talked about helping his students select a pole. The little bo fished nearly every only a little spool a hook that he dra water. "These children cited and had such a was a true jo] reguito said. "A 5- girl was overjoyed to pair of shoes that fit When the finished with their Super K-Mart provi snack and an area children to wrap sents.