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8A Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 , Feather River Bulletin 2014, from page 7A she and the board would evaluate what to do for the long term. She sees it as an opportunity to update the facility, but knows that it would be very costly and would take a while, April 30 It's going to be a big year for the Town Hall Theatre. After 142 years of retaining ownership of the Town Hall Theatre and its previous incarnations, the Town Hall Association gave up ownership to Plumas Arts. With the building owned in full by her organization, Plumas Arts director Roxanne Valladao said it may be time to step up the theatre's visual and audio .components to stay on par "with technological advances. The Town Hall Association was formed in 1872 by three members of Quincy's community who wanted a place for the town to gather. Until last month when the association disbanded, it was the oldest nonprofit membership-based organization in Plumas County. Originally, Quincy's town hall was built for political debates and live performances. In 1911, a man named Paul Sprague rented out the Town Hall to show "moving pictures." Since then, Quincy has had a love affair with cinema. Plumas Arts took control of the day-to-day operations and business of the theatre back in 2003, but never owned the building until recently. The Town Hall. Association relinquished ownership when it was decided that its intentions paralleled those of Plumas Arts. May 7 Shiny new bicycle helmets and colorful backpacks fffied with art supplies made the prospect of starting school a little more fun for the 26 4-year-olds who attended Kindergarten Roundup at Quincy Elementary School on April 29. Those who attended received more than $250 worth of goods and services mcludmg free dental, eye and health screenings provided by local professionals. Quincy Elementary School Principal Kristi Warren said that most incoming students take advantage of the opportunity, which indicates that next year's kindergarten class may be a little smaller than usual. Typically 30 to 50 students attend the roundup. , Plumas County Public Health provided the free bike helmets and the county's Early Education and Childcare Council provided the backpacks. Dr. Stewart Gately provided dental checkups, while Dr. Jonathan Friden performed vision screenings. Healthy Smiles provided sealants for the children. Drs. Erin Barnes and Jeff Kepple from'North Fork Family Medicine and nurse practitioner Tonya MacDonald from the Lake Almanor Clinic examined the children. "It is really true that it takes a village," said school nurse Jody Johnson, who provided services along with Debi Bradfield, Nancy Hemsley and Stephanie Webb. Kindergarten Roundups are held in each of the communities to streamline the enrollment process for students and their parents. May 14 The Day Reporting Center was looking for a home and found two in downtown Quincy. The Plumas Supervisors approved the center's relocation to 28 Harbison, adjacent to Sweet Lorraine's, and 56 Harbison, the former Body & Soul building across from the Quincy library. There is one structure separating the two buildings. The center, which provides a variety of services to those on court-ordered probation, had been housed at the Resource: Center on the west 4ni im stret:6ar ...... Dame Shirley Plaza, but that lease expired April 30. District Attorney David Hollister and Interim Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince asked the supervisors to approve the leases, which total $1,350 initially, but will increase to $2,150 in June when the second floor of 56 Harbison becomes available. The Harbison Street locations satisfy the desire to have the Day Reporting Center located near the courthouse. May 21 A missing Quincy man, who suffered from mental health problems, was found dead under a culvert on Quincy Junction Road on May 16. The body of 35-year-old Jason Root was discovered by a near-by property owner, according to the Plumas County Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said it appeared Root had been dead for quite some time. He said the cause of death is under investigation. Root reportedly had ' numerous encounters with law enforcement since 2008, including the local sheriff and CHP. He was reported missing just after midnight on April 21 by a staffer at the Sierra House. The house, located at 529 Bell Lane, is a board and care facility for mental health patients. The sheriff said at the time Root was reported missing, staff at the Sierra House discovered a variety of prescription pills -- nearly 400 in all -- were missing from the house. Root's body was discovered between Lee Road and Bell Lane at 9:37 a.m. The location is less than a couple hundred yards from the Sierra House. May 28 There is now a vacancy on the East Quincy Services District board of directors. At a special meeting, director Mike Green tendered his resignation, citing a desire to further advance his career. Green currently works as lead mechanic at Quincy Community Services District and has 20 years of water and wastewater services experience. Green's four-year term began when he was elected into service Dec. 2, 2011. When reached for comment, Green would not confirm whether he is a candidate for the EQSD's general manager position, which is being advertised now. ..... : .......... :"  However, Green recused himself from voting to approve the revised job description for the GM job. Howe has been serving as interim GM since David Edwards resigned the position after one year of service ending in September 2012. June 4 A rite of passage for about 100 graduates of Feather River College took place May 23. Women and men between the ages of 18 and 74 walked across the stage to receive associate degrees, certificates and congratulations as graduates of the Class of 2014. Upward of 500 people attended the commencement to witness the graduates' achievements at the only college in the county. One hundred ninety students received 226 degrees and 40 certificates; 22 earned two, seven earned three, nine earned four, one earned five and one outstanding graduate, Alexa Lazenby, earned an AA degree in business in addition to nine certificates. June 18 The Quincy High School class of 2014 graduated with all the pomp and circumstance that a commencement ceremony deserves. The day was windy and cold but that didn't deter 22 young men and 23 young women in gowns of red and white respectively, from receiving their hard-earned diplomas and taking a leap forward to independence. Principal Sue Segura began the ceremonies with a welcoming address and introduced mistresses of ceremony Claire Kepple, senior class president and Bethany Rouse, vice president. Kepple then sang the Star Spangled Banner, "hitting the money pitch," as Golden Grad (50 years and more) James Connelly said during his acceptance speech for receiving the Trojan Award. ConneUy, Class of 1963, was recognized for spearheading the creation and installation of the Vietnam Memorial Bench, engraved with the names of QHS Vietnam vets, that sits atop China Rock. Connelly told the graduating seniors to "shoot for the stars, and if you miss, you're gonna hit the moon." Student performances included a beautiful renditi6fi-0f Abendlied, .... ' played by the QHS band seniors. Jay Henry, aka Mikey FreSh, performed an original rap song, Class of 2K14, with a little help from his class and the audience, gracefully navigating through a couple of technical glitches. 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