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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3A wolf Creek cleanup Kids from Plumas Charter School's Greenville Learning Center and their instructor, Paul Cavanaugh, haul the trash and debris they collected during a 90-minute cleanup of Wolf Creek behind the community center near the watering hole Thursday, May 12. Photo submitted Maggie Wells Staff Writer mwells@plumasnews.com The Indian Valley chess team, the Silent Knights, played their last tournament of the season April 27. The match was an unrated "Bughouse" chess tournament. Bughouse is a variant of standard chess that involves team members using captured pieces. While not a league sanctioned variant, it is a popular type of chess to play. The name bughouse comes from a slang term for a mental hospital and derives from the apparent chaotic look of the board. Each team played seven other teams as part of the league's end-of-the-year celebration. The Silent Knights played well. Nick Hampton had 4 wins, Ethan Stapfhad 1, Colton Peters had 2 and Diego Garcia-Couoh's team had 3. The Silent Knights is actively recruiting team members for next year's team. Contact Scott Abrams through the Indian Valley Academy office for details. Silent Knights play their last tournament of the season in Chico on April 27. From left: Ethan Stapf, Colton Peters, Nick Hampton, Daniel Smith and Diego Garcia-Couoh. ~hoto submitted KNOT, from page 1A date would allow enough time for students to register for the next school year. Schramel and Merica-Jones said they could still get students registered. after you've learned what doesn't work." She called the new proposal "something better" and likened it to a "blended family." Although the process and uncertainty had been "a rollercoaster" and Merica-Jones said every , "nauseating," she was staff member, at his school.,: : .... hopeful. Can we get the supp0i-fed ihe]a[est version " ]ur/i0i-higl:/worked out? of the proposal, which he Yes." circulated May 5. Jenay Cogle, a parent He emphasized that the leader in the negotiations, proposal was very different said the community was from the previous excited. "The supportis partnership that the schools there. It is what's best for had tried for four years, students and the The school board voted in community." March to dissolve that Schramel and partnership, but community Merica-Jones hope the reaction and a student proposal they bring back walkout prompted the board June 1 will form the basis for to reconsider, a formal memorandum of Merica-Jones said he understanding between the appreciated the concerns, but two schools so there is "we are not continuing what accountability. we have done for four years. ?What we write, we need to The new proposal is radically follow very carefully," more integrated." Merica-Jones said, "so GHS teacher Lisa Balbiani neither partner feels continued to use the betrayed. There needs to be marriage analogy, which had fidelity." started at the March. meeting. "If you've ever been divorced, you know it's not all bad. You can move on to a better, more authentic relationship BUDGET, from page 1A completion. The district also has set a goal of building up a capital reserve of $1 million. Currently, the district manages under a 'putting out fires' method rather than one that results in long-term improvements and strategy, according to Gallagher's Swim team sign'ups Plumas Rapids Swim Team, a USA Swimming affiliated competitive swim program for youth from age 5 to 18, has open registration through May 31. Registration forms and the season schedule are available at the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District office, 34 Fairgrounds Rd., and at Carey Candy Co. Forms can be dropped off at either location. For more information, call Shannon Little, 927-7990. report. This sentiment was echoed by board President Lee Anne Schramel. Board director Admire did question one item for $20,000 in the capital improvements section of the budget. Gallagher explained that the district was operating currently without a working computer server or network sys.tem and that those monies would go to acquiring a secure server and upgrade of software to keep customer files secure and up to date. Gallagher also noted that he was currently pursuing a grant with the State water board for improvements that would fix broken and leaking pipes throughout the district, which would also save money (and water) upon completion. 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