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Indian Valley Record I lll JlIIINIWIIINI  _ . Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7A Par!icipan!s pleased with recent b00sinesos summit Moore in Free a Prince, f regulations. He cited regula- Staff Writer prise) hosted the event. SIFE ccia's in Graeagle, attend- lion reform, regulation of dmoore@plumasnews.com Spring snow didn't deter more than 70 business own- ers from attending the Plumas Business Summit held March 26 at Nakoma Golf Resort. And those who braved the weather weren't disappoint- ed. Audrey Ellis, executive director of the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Com- merce, one of the event's co- sponsors, said attendees gave the event high marks in their exit surveys, "We were very pleased; we got very good feedback," El- lis said. On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest, those responding gave perfect marks to the lo- cation and the food, as well as some of the speakers and a presentation by Feather River College students on marketing. Along vith Eastern Plumas, the Quincy Cham- ber of Commerce, Feather River College and SIFE advisor Amy Schulz said she was very happy with the large turnout. "It's really important for business people to have the opportunity to network with each other and learn about the resources available in the community," she said. Kirk Lambert, co-owner of Lambert & Lambert Insur- ance, said he hadn't realized that the chambers provided technological expertise. "We just paid to have a website designed and didn't realize that there was assistance available from the chamber and SIFE," he said. Lambert was impressed with the presentation made by Richard Scully, the founder of Chamber Nation, an organization that helps chambers of commerce auto- mate their functions with technology. During the summit, Scully talked to business owners about maxi- mizing online traffic and increasing sales through social media and mobile State Sen. Ted Gaines visits with Gina Rangel, a College student and pres!dent of SIFE (Stud Enterprise), during a break at the Plumas Busi held March 26 at Nakoma Golf Resort. Photo by D applications. "Restaurants benefit greatly from mobile apps," Scully said, showing USDA invites minority producers to join register ceiving timely assistance. The register pamphlet with the registration form is available at the USDA Ser- vice Center in Susanville or from approved USDA out- reach partners. Completed forms may be mailed to: USDA Minority Farm Register, USDA Stop Code 0503. 1400 Indepen- dence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250. FSA and USDA's Office of Advocacy and Out- reach are jointly administer- ing the register. Registration forms are also available in Spanish (AD-2035SP) and English (AD-2035) on the FSA website (fsa.usda.gov) under "Forms." The U.S. Department of Ag/'iculture's Farm Service Agency invites minority farmers and ranchers in Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties and across the na- tion to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Regis- ter to receive information and opportunities from US- DA agencies. The new Minority Farm Register is an outreach tool to reach underserved farm- ers and ranchers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs, said Chris Lattlpe, F.S,acting. county director:I' The register is a shared "'.outreach list that will help -JSDA community-based orga- nizations and minority-serv- ing educational institutions to communicate with minori- ty farmers and ranchers. By joining the register, mi- nority producers may re- ceive outreach materials, newsletters and program an- nouncements from USDA agencies. They may also re- ceive information and assis- tance from other USDA-ap- proved outreach partners, such as community-based or- ganizations, faith-based or- ganizations and minority- serving educational institu- tions. USDA will carefully control access to and use of the register. Individuals wishing to join the register must sign and date a form that provides their name and address. Pro- viding phone numbers, email address, race, ethnici- ty, gender and farm or ranch location will be voluntary, although the additional in- formation increases the pro- ducer's opportunities for re- Watershed meeting slated A public meeting will be held Monday, April 16, pre- senting the results and final report release for the Upper Feather River Watershed Biomass Project. The meet- mg will start at 6 p.m. in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair- grounds. For more informa- lion, call 284-1022. The purpose of the meet- ing is to share the results of a multi-year project to link hazardous fuels reduction, job creation and healthy forests through the exPand- ed recovery and use of forest biomass. This project is a result of the USDA Forest Service Plumas National Forest en- tering into a cooperative agreement with the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to expand eco- nomic uses of biomass through reduction of haz- ardous fuels on national for- est system lands in the Up- per Feather River Watershed and adjacent areas. GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP AND COMMUNION Good Friday is traditionally the day that Christians. world-wide remember the sacrificial torture and death suffered by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. This was, necessary for Him to then conquer death and arise from the grave'on Easter morning. This Friday, April 6th, Calvary Chapel Quincy will hold a special worship and communion service. We believe that Jesus is God come to earth in human form and that he experienced all the human emotions as we do. He knew happiness, adoration, love, friendship, laughter, and joy. He also experienced hunger, disappointment, pain, abandonment and sorrow. He chose to give his life for all mankind. If you don't know Jesus, now is the time to learn more. Why wait? Come join us for a time of music, prayer and communion in recognition of all that Jesus Christ has done for us. All are welcoine. Come as you are, Christ is waiting for you with open arms. The service will start at 6:30 pm and Close at 7:30 pro. Calvary Chapel is located in East Quincy at 1953 E. Main Street, next door to DMV in the SavMor shopping center. For nore information contact Calvary Chapel at (530) 283-4463. how menus, sp tions and reser' be made accessi :eather River :nts in Free ross Summit ra Moore ,cials, direc- ations could fie. C e W m r( m te te le al fi tc b( W fc Bank Executive Vice Presi- dent B.J. North during her introduction of the senator, gave the keynote address. Gaines, who owns an insur- ance agency, told those gath- ered that he could relate to their experiences, because he had just recently opened a new office. "It was a great reminder to me of how diffi- cult it is to start a new busi- ness," he said, and then added that it is his job to make it easier for businesses by eliminating unnecessary the summit because she s interested in learning )re about promoting her staurant online and on )bile devices. She also at- ded Scully's presentation. :n addition to sessions on :hnology, attendees wned about management d sales strategies, proper tancial management, cus- mer service and ways to ost profits. tate Sen. Ted Gaines, who ts described as a "fighter business" by Plumas government and tax reform as areas that need to be ad- dressed. Gaines also fielded ques- tions involving the State's hgh-speed rail system, workers' compensation, the cost of higher education, home foreclosures and the problems unique to rural California. Tim Rhode, a local resi- dent and CEO and founder of 1 Life Fully Lived, spoke to the attendees after lunch. El- lis said Rhode's presentation was well received by those attending, earning the high- est marks possible. While there were concur- rent sessions to attend, SIFE students were also available for marketing consultation. "People could see what we do," said Schulz. Both Schulz and Ellis said that there would be another summit next year. "They definitely want us to do this again," Ellis said of the busi- ness owners. "This will be an annual event:" PortOla woman sentenced to> lOy Dan M Staff dmcdonald@p A Portola v her home on daughter w sentenced F 23, to 10 y prison. Hana Sac pleaded "n( three felonie,, Sept. 1, 2011, stroyed three Nay's 19-y( ter, Katie Na' er people m cape the hom Hana Nay with recklessl vandalism a Last Chance before are potted ... BARE ;o0 I TREES CHERRIES APPLES NECTARINES APRICOTS PEACHES PEARS PLUMS ears in prison for arsor00 Donald Vriter Jmasnews.com oman who set ire while her s inside was 'iday, March ars in state o Nay, 45, contest" to related to the blaze that de- houses. ar-old daugh- r, and two oth- naged to es- unharmed. was charged causing a fire, d possessing a firearm. She also admit- ted having a previous "strike" conviction. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison in 2006 for negli- gent discharge of a firearm. Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister said Nay was sentenced to "the maximum allowed by law for the crimes which she committed." Her 10-year, eight-month sentence included Nay be- ing registered as an arson offender. She was ordered to pay restitution. The fire completely burned the 65 West Magno- lia home owned by Nay's mother, Dorothea Pua, of Hawaii. The fire also destroyed adjacent houses at 480 Ridge St. and 460 Ridge St. About 50 firefighting per- sonnel responded to the scene to battle the fires. Some of them were treated at the scene for smoke in: halation. In all, 28 vehicles -- in- cluding 10 fire engines from fire units in Portola, Eastern Plumas, Plumas Eureka, Sierra Valley, Quincy and the U.S. Forest Service responded. "These crimes put not on- ly nearby citizens in harm's way, but also sub- jected our first responders to immediate danger," Hol- lister said. "fife're Garden Ready! 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