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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 9A Barbara Stricker kisses the old projector goodbye after showing the Town Hall Theatre's last movie on film, "The Princess Bride," last week. Installation of the new digital projector and screen are set for completion tomorrow, with the first movie on the new system scheduled to show on Friday night. Photo by James Wilson 2015, from page 8A Collaborative. She has been a featured presenter and speaker at numerous business and entrepreneurship forums throughout the United States. April 1 The quaint Sierra Nevada town of Quincy may get a U.S. Navy ship named after it -- kind of. The Quincy Chamber of Commerce received a letter last week from retired Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing. The USS Quincy woUld actually be named after John Quincy Adams and the 11 communities named Quincy ,in the U.S. In addition to California, there are communities named Quincy in Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The possible USS Quincy wouldn't be the first ship with that name -- there have already been three. None are still in commission, however. there is hope," said Erin Roth, the show's host, about the message she hopes is evident in the program. The format is simple, yet powerful, Roth said. Former drug users simply tell their stories -- what drove them to drug use, how their habits formed, how it affected their lives and relationships, and how they finally started the long process of recovery. Guests on the show are always referred to as Jane or John. Roth first got the idea for the show about two years ago. Six stations in Reno were broadcasting a show with the same name as a public service for Narcotics Anonymous. April 15 What is the cost of convenience? Some local merchants think it might be too high. A survey conducted by members of the Quincy Merchants Group showed the high cost associated with credit and debit card use. The survey was restricted to businesses in a three-block radius of the two ATMs located in downtown Quincy April B -- all within walking distance A Quincy woman is-taki'fig ..... f()r Most to gel CaSh out. powerful heart-wrenching stories of people who triumphed over drug use to the radio waves. "The Jane and John Doe Show" airs on the Quincy public broadcast station KQNY in an attempt to spread a message of hope to addicts, their families and people that The survey detailed information collected from 22 retail, restaurant and bar businesses in the three-block radius. Based on the data, $149,700 is lost from the community each year to credit card fees, just in the area within three blocks from Quincy's and 11 p.m., Dr. Eric Wattenburg puts down his stethoscope, turns on his microphone and takes to the radio. For three hours he accepts calls from all over the United States and beyond. Given his background as a physician, many of the callers ask medical questions, but it's not all about health. "I have a folder of topics that I draw from each week; ideas that I think are interesting," Wattenburg said during a recent interview. But sometimes he turns to events from his day-to-day life, like a recent getaway to the Oregon coast. Wattenburg was raised in Greenville and attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He began his medical career in 2002 at Quincy Family Medicine, but now he and his family live in Oregon, where he owns an urgent care center in Redmond. His wife, Debora, assists him at the center, and is also his executive producer for the first two hours of his weekly radio show, which is carried by the Talk Radio Network. Being a radio talk show host is in his blood. His father, Bill Wattenburg, hosted a weekly radio show on KGO for four decades and then turned to the Talk Radio Network when KGO changed its format. "I'm not the nuclear physicist that my dad is," the younger Wattenburg said when asked about following in his father's footsteps, but he did take over his father's Sunday time slot. April 29 The Plumas County Museum Association is offering legal representatives in the county a chance to be a part of living history. The oldest continuously used law office in California just came up for rent. The building, located next to the museum on Jackson Street, is one of the older ones in Quincy, built in 1859. The museum association bought the historical building from attorney Morris Durant in 1975. Since then, the association has had two tenants rent it. "It's never been used for anything but an attorney's office. We want to keep it that way/' said Scott Lawson, the museum's director. According to Lawson, it is believed that John D. Goodwin, the first superior court judge of Plumfis County, : love them. downtown ATMs. built the office. At one point "I think the big deal is to let Goodwin partnered with people in this bad situation April 22 Ulysses S Webb, a lawyer that know they're not alone and On Sunday nights between 8 went on to become the I/HIGH C uisiH[ [I I/c Sushi In-house smoked meats II _ t Sandwiches Bowls Wraps I/ Locally our ea, all cr tch e, on,a ]l I/ p; By local chefs CJ Dunbar and Chr/s King II I/ HIGHJC O NTR:Y 36 E. 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Offe~ subject to tufms of applicable Pmmeflonal and Residential C, mtomor agreements. Taxes or reimbursement charges for state gross earnings taxes may apply. Add~ restrictie~ and taxes may apply, onem end 01/13/16. HBO@, Cinemax@ and ralatud charmeis and eandce marks are the 10operty of Home Box Office, inc. SHOWTIME is a regiofered b.ndefl,.ork of Showtima Networha inc., e CBS Compeay. STARZ and related channels and service marks are properly of Sturz Entertainment, LLC. ~ i California state attorney general. The rent is $600 a month plus utilities. It includes two offices, a large reception hall, a bathroom and some storage. The location is ideal for an attorney-- right across the street from the courthouse. May 6 While working on rail lines in Plumas County, Union Pacific set up a temporary base of operations off Highway 70 in Quincy in the old Willits Motors parking lot. The railroad company is busy replacing 43 miles of rail and pad between Quincy and Paradise. According to Union Pacific driver Logan Newman, the operation should take around three months to complete. The base in Quincy is used as a meet-up point for around 80 railroad employees who are temporarily calling Quincy home. The base includes support trailers, trucks and buses. May 13 The kids all had their sponges and towels. The announcement was put in the newspaper. Signs were set up. But the carwash never happened. Ron and Stephanie Horton, owners of Les Schwab Horton Tire Center in Quincy, planned to.let 4-H students raising pigs use the business's location and water to hold a fundraising carwash May 2. The tire center is well known for hosting car washes for youth fundraisers. Stephanie said they would normally have around eight each summer. Days before the carwash, however, the Hortons started getting feedback from some of Plumas County's concerned citizens. "We got several phone calls from people concerned that we were going to have a carwash during a water shortage,". Stephanie explained. After discussing it, they decided not to hold the carwash, so as not to distress anyone and to conserve water. In lieu of the carwash, the Hortons donated $500 to the 4-H members -- the amount they estimated would have been raised during the carwash. Additionally, the Hortons urged the concerned citizens who called to donate as well. One caller donated $100. The 4-H members came out of the ordeal unharmed. May 20 The Quincy Community Services District Board of Directors appointed former director Kim Kraul to the board at its regular meeting. Kraul replaced longtime QCSD board member Jim Bequette, who served on the board for 28 years. Bequette ended his term on April 9. Kraul is in no way a new face to the board, having already served as a director for the district for 22 years until she resigned a little over three years ago. Kraul has lived in Quincy for the last 45 years and has been involved in numerous volunteer committees. In addition to the QCSD board, Kraul serves on the Plumas Hospital Foundation and has volunteered at the hospital, the Plumas County Library and the League of Women Voters. May 27 Sheriff Greg Hagwood may have hit a home run with his latest jail location and he won't have to move too far. Hagwood wants to build on the site of the Rotary Little League fields on South Redberg Avenue, near the current jail. The Little League fields would be moved to an area adjacent to the skate park near the fairgrounds. He cited a 2001 master plan that earmarked the area for recreation, which included ball fields and an amphitheatre. "A recreation facility for children in close proximity to a correctional facility fundamentally rubs me the wrong way," Hagwood said. Board chairman Kevin Goss agreed that there were issues with the ballfields' current location -- citing not only the proximity to the jail, but the smell from the transfer station. "I think it's a win-win situation," he said. Supervisor Lori Simpson, whose district encompasses the jail and bail fields, urged Hagwood to contact Little League representatives as soon as possible. June 3 A group of more than 50 ' community leaders and elected officials, including Congressman Doug LaMalfa, received a firsthand look at Sierra Pacific Industries' new large-log sawmill in Quincy. SPI owners Red and George Emmerson were on hand to field questions and emphasize their commitment to keeping jobs in Plumas County. "We are really happy to be here today," George Emmerson told the group during a post-tour luncheon. "We woUld not have made this investment if we didn't plan to be here for the long haul." SPI spent more than $14 million to build the new sawmill. Emmerson said the mill currently employs about 300 people. Hourly wages at the mill start at $14 and can grow to the mid-20s as workers gain experience. The Emmersons made a point of keeping workers employed during the 10 months while the new sawmill was under construction. Little said the new mill was a necessity. The old large-log mill was built in the 1960s and wasn't efficient by modern standards. June 10 Four individuals with gill nets will begin removing fish from Gold Lake in the Bucks Lake Wilderness on June 16. "The nets at Gold Lake will be tended," said Kevin Thomas of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Four staff all day See 2015, page 11A NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for birth to age 5, and pregnant mothers. With lots of opportunity for parent involvement. Secure and caring relatlonsh ps Self help and social skills Develop strong sense of self and attachment Dental/Physical Exams Vision/Hearing Screenings Service for Children with Disabilities Social Services for Families Reading Readiness Activities Meals provided through funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adultcare Food Program for center based programs. Please call to schedule an appointment: .o 258.3194 ext. 1251. Chester State Preschool 284-7195 ext. 2711. Greenville State Preschool 283-0592. Quincy Center 283.1242. Quincy Early Head Start (Home Based) 1.800.404.1242. Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities