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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, May 18, 2011 9A Did the Gideons distribute Bibles on school grounds? M. Kate West Chester Editor chesternews@plumasnews.com "I&apos;ve done a lot of legwork this morning in talking with the principal and Superinten- dent Glenn Harris," parent Thor Schaefer said May 12. He said his efforts were a direct result of a complaint he would be filing about Bibles being handed out on what he witnessed as school district property. In the context of his com- plaint he relayed that he had observed three people hand- ing out Bibles to kids, includ- ing his daughter, as they exit- ed Chester High School. "These people were on school grounds standing in the parking lot, in front of the school and in between the buses that shuttle the chil- dren. The children had to go through them in order to get off campus or enter either the bus or get to the parking lot," Schaefer said. -Asked what his goal is with the filing of a complaint, he said, "I want parents, the public and organizations to know where the district lines are; right now they are mud- dy." He said a major part of his complaint was that "where the persons situated them- selves, the kids had no choice but to walk through their so- licitation." He also said the school dis- trict needs to offer clarifica- tion on its zoning as to what is public property and what is school district property. "If they (persons passing out Bibles) were across the street I wouldn't be talking to you," Schafer said. Guardian Elizabeth Smith also filed a complaint. In a May 12 interview she, too, said she wants the district's property lines defined. From the principal "Yesterday afternoon, members of the Gideons orga- nization announced to the school office they would be k2. V-  '-' handing out Bibles in front of the school office. They were informed by the secretary they were limited to public areas only and were not to distribute Bibles on school property, something that they agreed to," Principal Scott Cory said May 12. He also said, "They have the First Amendment right, as does anyone else, to be on potential jurisdictional is- sues that may be complicat- ed and need to be examined." Harris went on to say the district would be doing some footwork on the issue. He als0 said the issue ap- pears to be more complicated then it first appeared. "The law is clear on rights of individuals in the public right-of-way. It becomes more confusing when and if public and private right-of- ways are intermingled. We shall learn more as we look into the issue," Harris said. The Gideons International The Gideons International is an evangelical Christian organization dedicated to distributing copies of the Bible, most notably in hotel and motel rooms. The organization was founded in 1899 in Janesville, Wis. It began distributing free Bibles, the work it is chiefly known for, in 1908, when the first Bibles were placed in the rooms of the Superior Hotel in Superior, Mont. The Gideons are also known for distributing Bibles to members of vari- ous countries' militaries, and to hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and stu- dents. public property and speak their mind with the under- standing they are not to re- strict student comings and goings." Cory said he was not on campus when this occurred. "I was off campus at the time of the distribution and this morning I received a complaint from a CHS parent that stated persons from the Gideons organization had been in the Chester High School parking lot and that kids had to go through them to get off campus, get on bus or go through the parking lot." He said he was told the sec- retaries had observed the persons standing on the side- walk. Cory is currently conduct- ing an investigation as to whether or not they were standing on school property at the time they were hand- ing out the Bibles. "If they were in fact in the parking lot, in essence hin- dering access to the buses, they were doing something they were advised not to do," Cory said. The superintendent speaks Schaefer shared the re- sponse he received May 12 from Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Glenn Harris. After he thanked Schaefer for sharing, Harris said, "Of- tentimes with property lines and private versus public rights things can be very un- clear. Or become more con- fusing the more we learn. I say this not to excuse the sit- uation away, merely to point out that you have cited some Tdap dr00!ve moves into gear On Wednesday, May 11, Plumas Unified School District school nurses, Plumas County Public Health Agency and school staff concentrated their efforts at Portola High School to help students entering seventh through 12th grade meet the new law that requires them to have a Tdap booster on or after their seventh birthday. One hundred and forty-seven doses of the vaccine were administered. This hel ps bring into compliance approximately 70 percent of students expected to enroll at Portola Junior-Senior High School next year. School principal Kristy Warren said, "It was great to see such a large response from the students to get this done. It was a team effort between our school nurses and Plumas County Public Health to get so many students vaccinated." PUSD administrators, principals and school nurses have been getting the word out and developing strategies to make the transition for this new law as easy as possible for students and fam- ilies. Students had the incentive of outdoor study hall for showing proof of the vaccine by the end of the week. For those who don't have the vaccine, it needs to be on file at the school before next school year -- this includes before practicing for fall sports. Photo courtesy Plumas Unified School District Cc 00MMUNITY CORNER WEEKLY CALENDAR Thursday, May 19 Workshop for Plumas Artists, 2-4:30 p.m., Greenville Southern Baptist Church, Greenville Wolf Creek Road, 284-7069. AA Big Book/Step Study, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Road, Greenville. Friday, May 20 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church, Nelson Street, 284-7861 or 284-7670. Local 5-Day Forecast Q Get up-to-the- minute forecast and road conditions Earthquake Report May 5-11, 2011 By: Charles P. Watson, California Professional Geoloqist No. 7818 at plumasnews.com LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,489.18 1 Year Ago 4,487.52 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 1,01 4,838 1 Year Ago 972,000 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1Current 5,143.93 1 Year Ago 5,140.78 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 82,459 1 Year Ago 77,168 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. "l'May 15, 2011 May 17, 2010 Monday, May 23 Mt. Jura Gem and Museum Society, Potluck, meeting and program starts at 6:30 p.m. in the museum building, Taylorsvine, 284- 1046. AA, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Bush Street, Greenville. Tuesday, May 24 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 a.m., potluck at noon; Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church, Nelson Street, 284-7861 or 284-7670. Wednesday, May 25 Family Night, 5:30 p.m., Roundhouse Council, 330 Bush St., Greenville, 284- 6866. Indian Valley Recreation and Park District, 5:30 p.m., at 109 Ann Street. Greenville Rotary, 6 p.m., Indian Valley Community Center Conference Room, Highway 89, Greenville. Lassen-Plumas Contrac- tors Association, 6 p.m., Firehall No. 1, Lake A1- manor. LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES DATE HIGH LOW May 9 57 34 May 10 68 32 May 11 73 32 May 12 72 38 May 13 76 38 May 14 68 44 May 15 52 38 May 16 -- 34 Total Precip: 42.87 to date; Last Year this date: 31.62. Snow total: 12 ft., 10.5 in. Last year: 4 ft. (48 in.) Season is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by Raymond Hunt To help our in:Chester, 258-3I I5 Greenville Public Library 204 Ann St. * 284-7416 Mon., Tues., Wed.: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-5:30p.m. Thursday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m.-lp.m., 1:30-5 p.m. Today's Weather : Wed 5/18 f  54/39 Slight chance of a uriderstorm. Sunrise Sunu 5:46 AM 8:15 PM Thu 5t19 61142 Partly cloudy. Highs in the ow 60s and lows in the low 405. Sundae Sunset 5:45AM 8:16 PM F 5/2O k6. = 63/46 Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 60s ant lows in the mid 40s. Sunrise Sunset 5:44 AM 8:17 PM 5/21 63/46 Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 605 and lows in the mid 405. Sunrise Sunlet 5:43 AM 8:18 PM Sun 5122 63/44 Chenno of showers. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 4Os. $unrl=e Sunset 5:42 AM 8:19 PM California At A Glance Moon Phases 54,30 M7 ;4  dun 1 Jun 9 UV Index B k Wed 5/  18 VeryHigh a ersfi[iiii: :: :::: ::::ti:::::::! Thu 5/19  Very High 70/50L05 :iiii ii]i! Fri ,5/20  Very High ' : Sat 5/21 High 5/56 Sun 5/22  Very High :::': The UV Index is measured on a 0-11 number le,  S higher UV Index shoydng the need fo greaer skln lO- tectlon. 0 .: :  11 Ares Cities Anaheim 64 55 rain Mndesto 70 52 rain Salinas 63 51 rain 70 50 rain Molave 60 50 rain SUn Sumardtho 66 52 rain Bar 67 50 rain Moeray 56 48 rain San Diego 64 60 rain Diythe 78 59 windy Needles 77 64 pt sunny San Francisco 57 51 rain Chloo 70 49 t-storm Oaklann 65 50 rain San Jose 65 51 rain Costa Mesa 66 57 raJ Pairndale 60 48 rain Santa Sudara 61 51 rain El Centro 75 56 windy Pasadena 67 55 rain Stockton 72 51 rain Eureka 54 44 ram Redding 65 50 rain ,Suu'Mlle 56 33 t-storm Fresno 70 52 rain Riverside 67 51 rain Truckee 46 32 mixed LosAngoks 65 56 rain Sacramamto 70 51 rain Viulia 68 49 rain National Cities Atlanta 69 50 pt sunny Houston 85 70 10t sunny Phoenix 71 58 t-storm Boston 59 55 rain Los Angeles 65 56 rain Sam Francisco 57 51 rain Chicago 56 51 rain Miami 84 70 rest sunny Seattle 64 42 pt sunny Daikm 84 67 pt sunny Minneapolis 72 54 msl sunny St, Louis 66 54 pt sunny Denver 62 44 t-storm New York 67 63 rain Washington, DC 69 59 t-orm CHURCHES Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 284-7517 or 284-1414. Hideway Rd., Greenville. First Baptist, 284-7714, 133 Hot Springs Rd.. Greenville. Christ the Redeemer Church, 284-1003, 120 Bush St.. Greenville. ctranglican.org. First Lutheran, 284,7683. 116 Bush St., Greenville Greenville Assembly of God, 284-6586, Forgay &Setzer. Greenville. Indian Mission Full Gospel, N. Valley Rd.. Greenville. Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses, 284-6006. 1192 N. Valley Rd., Greenville. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042, Hwy. 89, next to Sierra Sunrise, Greenville. Southern Baptist, 284-7522, 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Rd.. Greenville. St. Anthony's Catholic Father Larry Beck. Jessie Street, Greenville. 283-0890. Sunday Mass, 11 a.m.: Thursday Mass. noon. Community United Methodist Churches of Greenville and Taylorsville, 284-7316, 212 Pine St., Greenville and Nelson & War- ren St., Taylorsville. Christ the Redeemer Church, 284d 003, First Lutheran, 120 Bush St., Greenville., ctrandlican.org. Lord's Chapel, 284-1852, 168 Hannon Ave., Indian Falls. ,., I > 1,5 6:03 a.m. X--T  " 5:23 a.m. 5/6 . , i "C-J_. .- ,, .o .... " k ! "" .,,,--.,.. ,.  Susanvilie ! '1 ". i)t | ,__X f" t Quin- ,ort?, hXI X 1.0 / Ch;o.\\; N --x " ;  L.:,:sp.r,. oo,,, -',--'< --./"-I t..o ,  ' ,' ..1.----' .,XT,.ke,f-: f 5potNYGold(S/15):$1496/oz I /  7' / %i r looooc.00 0 ' e 2 03 O 4+ L --:" --'6"" " '" d t '- e,,,mrtm,,,ilmelBtm ties, like from the huge March 11 M 9.0 Regional 4 0 0 145 Previous week 13 2 0 Up one week, down the next. The number of earthquakes in Northeastern California declined substantially from the previous week, falling from double- digit values to only four events. Activity has been surging one week then relaxing the next since early February. Tectonic patterns like these are common for this area but the reason for the unstable activity is a mystery Some scientists believe that it caused by global instabili- Honshu, da pan earthquake that rang the earth like a bell. while others infer it is strictly related to local tectonic behaviors. It has been six weeks since the last M +3 event hit the area and only three have occurred all year. Last year pro- duced t8 quakes registering M 3.0 or stronger, including one in the M 4 range (Lake Davis M 4.t. November 21). Both quakes east of Reddinq regis- tered M 1.5 and occurred 40 minutes apart on May 6. Two very weak quakes measuring M 1.0 were recorded in east- ern Sierra County. '.'" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. ,,e OC" Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O, Box 1956 Chester CA * 96020 (530) 258-4228 lib Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! 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