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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 7A College food pantry, classes help hungry studenzs California's Community Colleges appeal to students on a tight budget. What sets Feather River College apart from other community col- leges is the residential nature of the campus. Most.full-time students are living away from home for the first time and don't have family in the area to help with basic needs, like food. Like college students every- where, they often struggle fi- nancially, especially in diffi- cult economic times. As a result, former college president, Dr. Susan Carroll, initiated the FRC Pasta Pantry in September 2002. The idea was to purchase pas- ta, sauce and a few dry goods such as canned fruit and veg- etables to provide meals for giving out more than 50 full grocery bags a year. Donations to the pantry may be both money and dry goods. Cash donations are processed through the FRC Foundation and used to purchase food to fill the pantry as needed. Students may be referred by any staff member on campus. They receive a voucher for a grocery bag full of food. There aren't any set criteria, but the system has not been abused. Students use it mostly while they wait for financial aid to come in or a first paycheck. In eight years of operation, the pantry has never been empty; there have always been enough donations to keep it full. Over the years, the FRC staff noticed many of the students who come in for food lack the basic cooking skills needed to prepare it. During the 2010 spring semester, FRC's Dining Services Director Connie Gar- rish became involved in trying to change that. As part of the College 101, class, Garrish worked with students on life skills such as cooking and food preparation. Garrish and the students took the public bus to a local gro- cery store. Together, students walked the store observing the costs associated with unprocessed or pre-cooked foods versus foods that could be bought and prepared on a tighter budget. Students returned to cam- pus and prepared a meal un- der Garrish's supervision. The entire exercise helped students understand the val- ue of preparing simple meals in their own, kitchens and how that relates to living on a tight student budget. FRC continued that activity later in the spring by partner- ing with Plumas Rural Ser- vices' Community Food Pro- ject to offer an additional cooking workshop designed to teach up to 25 students how to prepare four simple, low-cost dishes. FRC anticipates an even greater demand for these courses this year as the econ- omy continues to slump. Another food-related project currently in the works at FRC is a campus farm and corre- sponding academic program in sustainable agriculture. If implemented, the pro- gram could potentially in- clude a two- to three-acre on- campus mixed vegetable farm that would facilitate an agri- culture certificate program, a master gardener program (in partnership with the U.C. Ex- tension office), while growing produce to be consumed by students, faculty and staff through the FRC cafeteria. This project would not only feed the campus community, but also allow students to learn how to feed themselves and bring students full circle, from getting food at the pantry, to purchasing affordable food at the store, to preparing inex- pensive meals, to growing what they eat, all at a fraction of the cost of eating out. In the meantime, FRC has instituted a meal plan for stu- dents living in the dorms or off campus. This is a first for the college and provides an- other option for students and families to be certain that food needs are met. Students have a choice of three different plans. Each plan features a different array of meals, including breakfast and dinner, lunch and dinner or an three. For more information on the new meal plan, call Con- nie Litz at 283-0202, ext. 317. students in need. Over the years, it has grown to be a full dry goods food pantry supported entire- ly by donations from FRC staff. During the past two years it has been very busy, FRC man heads to nationals Susan Meeker Colusa Sun Herald Morgan Bressler, a freshman at Feather River Conege study- ing agriculture and working to- ward a degree in equine stud- ies, has been chosen to compete in the finals for the National FFA Organization. Welcome back FRC] Feather River College students had an afternoon and evening of fun Thursday, Aug. 26, in downtown Quincy during Week of Welcome festivities. The event was the brainchild of members of the Quincy merchants group: Amy Carey, Carey Candy Co.; Valerie Nellor, Ada's Place; and Scott Cash, Stone Leaf Productions; as well as FRC Students in Free Enterprise members Gina Rangel, Travis Bagley, Jessika Hobbs, Sarah Rhodes, Karen Beals and SIFE advisor Amy Schultz. Students were drawn to downtown businesses with fun and prizes to demonstrate that Quincy's downtown area has plenty to offer them. FRC athletic teams were out in force. Here, new head football coach J.D. Johnson, football players and supporters, along with members of the baseball team and a myriad of other students celebrate. According to one coach, a member of the volleyball team said she never knew the students were welcome in town before. Merchants paid $30 to participate in the event. The merchant's group hosted the "Eagle Hunt," which had participating businesses sporting an FRC Eagle with a number. Students wrote down the number of each business and entered their completed forms into a drawing for "Quincy Community Bucks," said Amy Carey. There will be a drawing for three winners, and the top prize is $75 in "Community Bucks," which can be used to purchase a plethora of items from the 40 participating merchants. Photo by Linda Satchwell Morgan Bressler is a 2010 Co: lusa High School graduate and one of only 10 people chosen to compete for the National FFA Proficiency Award in grain COMMUNITY C()RNER production- entrepreneurship. "I'm pretty excited about go- ing," Bressler said. "I've corn- COMMUNITY CALENDAR peted at the national conven- tion before, so it's an honor," The'National FFA Organi- zation was previously known as Future Farmers of Ameri- ca. It's 83rd national conven- tion, held Oct. 20-23 in Indi- anapolis, is one of the largest annual student conventions in the country. Bressler was a member of the Colusa FFA Chapter all four years of high school, which he said was tremen- dous in preparing him for leadership and a career in the science, business and tech- nology of agriculture. "FFA has really given me the knowledge to run my own business," he said. Bressler has been farming rice and corn on his own the past four years. During his freshman year in FFA, Bressler farmed 60 acres of mile, a grain used in the U.S. for livestock feed. Bressler became eligible for the national award after win- ning the California FFA com- petition earlier this year. The grain production en- trepreneurship award is one of 47 proficiency program ar- eas FFA members can partic- ipate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels. The proficiency awards rec- ognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained thorough the establish- ment of a new business, work- ing for an existing company or gaining hands-on career ex- perience, according to the Na- tional FFA Organization. About 55,000 FFA members and guests from across the country are expected to at- tend the national convention. Members participate in general sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, volun- teer activities and a career show and exposition. Bressler, who believes he will be the only competitor in rice production, said he will spend the first day of the con- vention in personal inter- views, and must be selected into the top four to compete on stage. Bressler is the son of Terry and D'Ann Bressler of Colusa. Reprinted with permission from Tri-County Newspapers. Today's Weather 59/43 Cloudy in the morn- thundemtom,.s de- velopi later in the d. Sundee Sunut 6:38 AM 7:24 PM 64/46 Partly cloudy. Hi in Ill mid  sml I In I mid 4. $tmrlu Sunset 6:39AM 7:22 PM .]: :: 75/49 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the up- )er 40s. }unrbe Sunset 6:40 AM 7:21 PM 75/49 Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s end Iowa in the upper 40s. Sumlee $umm 6:41 AM 7:19 PM 74/49 Sunshine. Highs in the told 70s and k:s in the upper ,10s. Sunrlu Sunset 6:42 AM 7:17 PM California At A Glance 59143 Area Cities RB IIllll I I [ql Anaheim 69 56 pt sunny Modsuto Bakersfield 83 56 sunny Mojave Surstow 85 54 sunny Monterey Blythe 1OO68 gunny Need Chio 72 51 ptsunny Oaldancl GotaMe 68 59 Isunny Palmdale BCImtro loo6e sunny . 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Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. * P.O. Box 1956 Chester* CA 96020 (530) 2S8-4228 BB See an archive of past earthquake reports at in= Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 28.7517 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, 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'8 Witnesses, 284-6006, 1192 N. Valley Rd., Greenville. Saventh-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 & Warren Bt., Taylorsville. Christ the Redeemer Church, 284-1003, First Lutheran, 120 Bush St., Greenville., Lord's Chapel, 284-1852, 168 Hannon Ave., Indian Falls. Thursday, Sept. 9 Workshop for Plumas Artists, 2-4:30 p.m., Greenville Southern Baptist Church, Greenville Wolf Creek Road, 284-7069. Feather River Resource Con- sensation District Board meet- ing, 7 p.m., Plumas Corp. office, Quincy. Public welcome. Call 283- 7512 for more information. AA Big Book/Step Study, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Road, Greenville. Friday, Sept. 10 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Nelson Street, 284-7861 or 284-7670. Monday, Sept.: 13 Greenville High School Boost- er Club, 6 p.m., Room 401. Greenville Streetscape Com- mittee, 6:30 p.m., Indian Valley Civic Center, 430 Main Street. Call 284-6929. Wolf Creek 4-H, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Road. Call advisor Randy Hovland, 284- 1545. AA, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Bush Street, Greenville. Tuesday, Sept. 14 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, I0:30 &m-noon, Taylorsville Methodist Church, 284-7861 or 284-7670. I 6:34 p.m. %., _. _ __ 1 2 8/30 --[ t 1 4 : 7'12pm B kN  3:00"a.m. I Redaluff X ,;"Y XX "i 8:29"p.m. 12:04 p.m [.Quincy" .. Jt , , 8/27  AGJ'x X . ..... ,a: IF 4 I " 3"28"-m ._ "L x " , t,, 8/2" ov,g2  "\\;../_! I  l X .I '" --r 1 .S (  Carson City Magnitude I tl.s 1:04p.m. 1.8 (F I hy two aftershocks in the l range. As Regional is typical of earthquakes in the Northern PreviOusWek 18 R 0  22 ............... ............... happenedSacramentwithinValleY'thetheSebrittleearthquakeSrocks at a I "The number Of Seismic events cledined depth of 15 miles below the surface. Al- l from the previous week, falling by over though the largest event is likely to 40 percent and to its lowest levels in have been felt, there were no official three weeks. The intensity of seismicity remained about the same, producing three events in the M 2 range. Four were recorded last week. The largest earthquake measured M 2.7 and occurred at 12:04 p.m. Friday, August ;}7. west of Chico between Hamil- ton City and 0rland. It was accompanied reports. At 1:06 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, a M 2.0 earthquake occurred a few miles southeast of Red Bluff. Two days later, a M 1.5 tremor occurred slightly to the north of Red Bluff. These quakes also oc- curred around 15 miles deep. Another quake triggered at Lake Davis. 1. You'll Save Gas 2. You'll Save Time 3. You'll Save Money 4. You'll Help Our Local Economy Taylorsville Community Grange, 6 p.m., at the Grange Hall. Call 284-6310. American Legion and Auxil- iary, 7 p.m., Greenville Legion Hall, Pine St. Call 284-7580 or 284-6829. Wednesday, Sept. 15 Mental Health Advisory Board, Noon. Call for location, 283-6307. Parent Advisory Committee, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 284-6866. Family Night, 5:30 p.m., Round- house Council, 330 Bush St., Greenville, 284-6866. Sierra Cascade Street Rodders, 6 p.m., Champions Pizza, Quincy, 283-0284. Indian Valley Community Ser- vices District, 6:30 p.m., Indian Valley Civic Center, 284-7224. LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,486.29 1 Year Ago 4,481.28 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 949,875 1 Year Ago 817,724 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,147.74 1 Year Ago 5,136.00 Bucks Lake **Capacity 1Current 88,995 1 Year Ago 88,048 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. 1"Sep.02, 2010 Aug. 30, 2009 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES NO WEATHER AVAILABLE AT PRESS TIME I To advertise and help support this page, please call 258-3115 I Greenville Public Library 204Ann St.. 284-7416 Mon., Tues., Wed. - 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-5:30p.m. Thursday. - 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. - 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:30-5 p.m. III