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H li' Ji[ I [,llliimmimml imiuBnatau iJa mmaiim 9ulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 9B ARTS and NTERTAINMENT l ere in the Longtime former Chester residents John and Julianne Salverson stop in Petra, --2 Jordan, during a cruise. Shannon Elia~on poses with the Feather River Bulletin at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, S.C., where she and her family were visiting relatives for Christmas. Begun circa 1680, the site is America's oldest public garden, blooms year-round and has an estimated 20,000 camellia plants. From left to right, Grace Archog; Dee and Harry Smith, of Portola; Arnel Archog; and Debi and Bob Graham, of Blairsden, visit during a missionary trip to Can-oe Station Church, the sister church of Portola Station Baptist Church. The visitors stayed at their friends the Archogs' hotel in Bontoc, in the Philippines' mountain province. "What a blessing to be able to share with the wonderful people in the Phili ppines," they said. In celebration of diversity, the Kaleidoscope drama group last year donated its two-day earnings to the Larry Gonsalves Scholarship for low-income college students. This year, the third year of the music, multimedia and acting show, Kaleidoscope will offer "A Chance for Change," a powerful perfor- mance of hope and second chances. Kaleidoscope will donate half of the show's pro- ceeds to local cancer patient Milissa Bridges. For years, Bridges has helped local teens and young adults find second-chances through the Sierra West End Educational Theatre (SWEET) program, which en- courages healthy choices and peer education. Along with this, Bridges held a job, cared for her four kids, worked to- ward her Associate of Arts de- gree at Feather River College, and volunteered locally. In October, Bridges' life took a drastic turn when she found out she had melanoma skin cancer. The news shocked Bridges and her fam- ily, but she struggled to re- main positive. "I have to stay positive because that's what my body and my family needs." On an online bl6g she start- ed shortly after the diagnosis, Bridges writes: "I am terrified to say the least, but I will not let it put a my plans for my family. Together, we Do you have an announcement or special event you would like to submit to our paper? Send it here: dfragnoli @ rm will get through this and years with only a 15 percent come up on top." decrease in her chance of After visiting a specialist in mortality. San Francisco, doctors identi- Bridges hopes that a fled tumors to be removed promising drug may prove ef- from Bridges' neck and head. fective against the cancer-in- After several weeks of ap- ducing B-rat gene. "The drug pointments and exams, isn't FDA-approved yet, but Bridges went in for surgery, once they start testing, I'm The doctors surgically re- going to fight so I can take it moved lymph nodes from on a clinical trial. Until then, Bridges' neck. After several my surgeon will continue re- days of recovery in the hospi- moving tumors when they tal, Bridges went home to her pop up." family for the holidays. Doc- Through all of this, Bridges tars told her that all the can- has gained much support cer was removed, from her husband and her Bridges' hopes were again family. "My husband, Jeremi- dashed at a follow-up appoint- ah, is my rock. He's helped ment when an oncologist in- me stay strong through every formed her that she had stage step." Bridges says that the 3C cancer as well as a genetic cancer scares her kids, but disorder called "B-rat" that they are trying to'be he.lpful. would continue producing "They've matured a lot be- cancer cells. Bridges also cause of this. They realize learned that 70 percent of pea- that I need their help." ple with this di sorder died Bridges has gained new per- within five years. spective through this diagno- One of few treatment op- sis. "I live every day as if it lions was an immunotherapy were my last, because it tech- treatment called "Interferon." nically could be. I'm trying to Bridges will receive weekly be the best morn I can for my chemo-like shots for five family. I'm staying positive for them, because I want them to know I fought this cancer with everything I had -- whether I live through this or not." Bridges will continue to make healthy lifestyle changes and cherish time spent with her family. Those interested in following Bridges through her journey may visit her online blog at To help ease the financial burden of cancer, the Kaleido- scope group will donate half of its proceeds to assist Bridges with expenses. The rest of the proceeds will go to continuing the restoration of the Town Hall Theatre. The motivational Kaleido- scope program "A Chance for Change" will show Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall The- atre. Tickets are on sale now for $7 at Carey Candy Co. and Sights and Sounds or can be purchased for $10 at the door. Contact Cheyanne Lanouette for more information: s20 for Poker Rally & Lunch for Extra Poker Hands '10 for Lunch Only Poker Run Registration: 9am- 1 lain , BBQ L keshore Resort v Raffle Cash Prizes r no snow, date moved to Sat., ,March 1{ Sponsored by Bucks Lake Snowdrifters For more information call (530) 283-9766 Events: .o.,e Reaso " able ,,.3 Speaal Event Rentals "7 Rate ' Tables. Chairs. Chair Covers Linens ..China Chargers Flatware Food Service Glassware Tents ! Canopies Dance Floor Staging :1 Wedding Items Bar Equipment SS Oelleker Dr., Portola 530-832 Fri., Jan. 13 - Mon., Jan. 16 Rated PG 1 hr., 41 min..Animation/Adventure Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall. Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him. resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin - accompanied by his marvelous dog Snowy - to join him ~nd his gang as they sail to MorOcco on an o1~1 cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew tO revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. A SPI IAL FRC PRODUCTION Thurs1, Jan. 19 & Fri., Jan. 20 Sat., Jan. 21 - Mon., Jan. 23 Rated PG-13 2 hr., 8 min. Action/Adventure . Starring Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, ProfeSsor Moriarty. ' Sht TOLUH HitLL THEItTlt Visit t time: 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm s Adults .................. r/.00 Students & Seniors ................. ~6.00 Children ................ ~5.00 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA at www.quincytownli"