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6A Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Indian Valley Record Local movers take the hassle out of moving BUSINESS : QUINCY MOVING raci Bue Scaff Writer tue@plumasnews.corn ! We're taught change is a good thing, imperative for growth--to strike out and qhange our hair, our job, our environment--it's good for the soul. On the surface, the idea of Change is all well and good, but the act itself, especially the orchestration and labor involved in a geographic move, can dull the sheen of that exciting, golden opportu- nity for change. That's when the experi- enced, longtime professionals at Quincy Moving are called. Not a dozen moves to their credit, but thousands, and with it, all the experience of handling heavy, awkward furniture without a scratch stands behind the 40-plus years of the family-owned and operated moving busi- ness in Quincy. Though Stan Buus had been helping his father in the business since 1974, when it was purchased from an un- cle, Stan and his wife, Paula, who does the books, became the official proprietors upon his father's retirement in 1982. With a 24-foot truck and easy-lift for heavy loads, the company is equipped to han- dle moves as simple as a sofa or as complex as a business. Unassuming and sturdily built, Buus is the type that immediately eases the anxi- ety caused by strangers about to move family heirlooms or a favorite and very expensive bedroom set. He gets assis- tance from his two sons, Jesse, or when he's not fight- ing fires, Andy, and prides himself on quality service. "We're experienced with getting things through doors without gouging." Quincy Moving has been around for more than four decades, just look in the Yel- low Pages, but most of its business comes from refer- rals--a sure-fire method for ensuring reliable; competent service. "If we did one thing wrong here in Plumas County... we pretty much go on our repu- tation," said Buus, whose business provides year-round interstate moving services and throughout California-- though they prefer to avoid moving adventures in snowy and icy conditions--within a 700-800 mile radius. Licensed and insured with the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates their rates, anything under 100 miles must be charged by the hour, said Buus, whose services are a bargain at $110 per hour for the truck and two men. Quincy Mov- ing provides free estimates and also supplies wardrobe boxes for clothing at no charge--a huge bonus for those who want to move clos- ets of clothing without dam- age to their wardrobe. The company will pack be- longings for an additional fee and can move anything from appliances to pianos. Buus recollects the most challeng- ing piece of furniture he's moved lately was a heavy one-piece wooden and glass antique bookcase down a flight of stairs. He was also the mover who moved the 12- foot-long case up the same stairs prior to the handrails being installed. The case was moved without incident or remodel to the house or the furniture. His reputation for getting it done right is known around town. Plumas Bank has had occasion to use his services many times in setting up of- rices in town and elsewhere. Executive Vice President Rose Dembosz testified to Stan's expertise, recounting a recent cabinet that her guys had trouble unloading. "Stan's kind of a genius with these things. He just walked around, took a look and made it happen." The facilities manager at the bank, Kathy John, had nothing but rave reviews about the service Buus pro- vides. "He's so agreeable,' accom- modating and responsive. He's been great at serving US." In addition to decades of professionalism and experi- ence, his unassuming, low- key demeanor goes a long way in setting the tone to ease moving-day tension. "A fair amount of patience goes with the job; it can be Accreditation committee warns college learning outcomes. Dr. Ron Taylor, college president, said, "The college is moving aggressively and quickly to address these is- sues. Improvements are al- ready being implemented with a concrete action plan, and the college is actively en- gaged in making improve- ments to all these areas, both on an ongoing basis and as a result of the ACCJC warning. We fully expect the sanction to be lifted later in the 2009-10 year, after changes have been implemented and additional reporting to the commission has,been submitted." To learn more about the ACCJC and the reviews it conducts, as well as the sanc- tions it imposes, visit To see a copy of the warning letter from the com- mission, visit tation/links.htm. For addi- tional information about the steps FRC is taking to ad- dress these issues, contact Superintendent/President Ron Taylor at 283-0202, ext. 232, or Director of Outreach Bruce Baldwin at 283-0202, ext. 347. Editor's note: Look for a full report in next week's paper. : ......  taking immediate steps to ad- dress the issues that have triggered the warning, con- cerns that have lingered since the college's accredita- tion reviews in 2000 and 2006. The principal issues that need to be addressed in order to lift the warning relate to the college's planning process and program review process. The commission also cited the school's need to improve the use of institutional re- search for data-based deci- sion making as well as the need for up-to-date curricu- !umoutlines and student Feather River College has been placed on warning sta- tus by the Accrediting Com- mission for Community and Junior Colleges, the accredit- ing commission for commu- nity colleges in California. Warning is the weakest sanc- tion the commission can im- pose and does not endanger college credits that students earn at FRC. The units that sudents earn at FRC will c)ntinue to be transferable to other institutions, and the cbllege will continue to oper- ate as normal in every way, said college officials. Feather River College is Local moving professional Stan Buus moves anything from ap- pliances to pianos. File photo stressful, but I've done it long enough that I just kind of go with it. Most people are surprised at how easy it goes." Operating hours for Quin- cy Moving are flexible, with weekdays preferred. For more information, call 823- 0233 or fax at 823-3252. Suppers to feature summer's bounty Two community suppers are on tap this month, with summertime treats such as hamburgers and locally grown salad greens, fruits and vegetables. The first supper will be hosted at the Taylorsville Community United Methodist Church this Fri- day, July 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Church members will cook up hamburgers with all the fixings, including potato chips or potato salad, sliced watermelon and other treats. Then it's a rainbow of or- ganic produce from the Dawn Garden that will wow diners Monday, July 27, at the Greenville Community United Methodist Church. Folks from the Dawn Insti- tute will host the July sup- per, which is sponsored each month by the Indian Valley Resource Center, a program of Plumas Crisis and Inter- vention Resource Center. They will start serving at about 5:30 p.m. Donations are welcome for both suppers. i Not Valid with any oher offer. Limited time y. iii :/ziiiii:i.i rune. Salad Bar" Sandwiches * Video Games & I , DONT FORGET OUR "LOCALS" SPECIAL 1 Topping Mini Pizza s5 2 Topping Calzone $ 1 Topping Med. Pizza s12 lllllglllnllll_.,_::._.:.:j ..... n .......