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8B Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Events Around Quincy: Thu, Nov. 29 Family Art Night, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Quincy Elementary School cafeteria on Alder Street. Drawing workshop sponsored by Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization features Emmy-winning television personality, artist, teacher Mark Kistler. Families welcome; admission free. Bring pencil, paper, clipboard or hardcover book. For information: Amber, 927-9589. Thu - Fri, Nov. 29 - 30 Quincy: "Three Chords and the Truth: The Music of Bob Dylan" tribute benefit concert, doors open 7 p.m., Town Hall The- atre. Supports Plumas Arts and KQNY Community Supported Radio. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tune to 91.9 FM for information updates. Fri, Nov. 30 Portola: Tree lighting and light parade, starts 6 p.m., Commercial Street. Free. Includes bonfire, Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, singing. Rotary Interact Club sells warm beverages. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Portola. For informa- tion: Gloria, 836-2378. Fri, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2 Chester: Chester Community Chorus annual Christmas concert; Fri and Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; Community United Methodist Church at Glenwood Drive and Highway 36. Performance offers "A Bit of Holiday Cheer." Admission free; dona- tions accepted. For information: Barbara MacArthur, 259-3381. Sat, Dec. 1 Chester: Memoir Writing Workshop, 10 a.m. - noon, Books & Beyond at 140 Main St. Led by Margaret Elysia Garcia. In- cludes writing exercises, online coaching. $35. Class size limited. For information, to RSVP: Garcia, 258-2150, writerchickmama@mac.com. Santa Paws visit, 1 - 3 p.m., Treats Dog Co. Canned pet food donations accepted for Plumas Animal Welfare Soci- ety. Donors get free picture of Santa Paws posing with their pet. Includes prize drawing, refreshments for owners and pets. For information: 258-0323. Graeagle: 18th annual Graeagle holiday festival. Refreshments at downtown shops 1 - 5 p.m., Christmas tree lighting in the park at 5 p.m. Carolers, horse-drawn trolley rides, Santa visits. Hosted by Graeagle Merchants Association. For in- formation: Chris Nicholson, 836-2383. Wine Versus Beer Pairing Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Longboards Bar & Grill. Five-course meal includes paired beer and paired wine with each course. Benefits Disabled Sports USA Far West, which provides recreational sports activities for people with disabilities. Tickets, $75 per person, available at dsusafw.org. For information: 581-4161, ext. 205. Discounted lodging available through Graeagle Vacation Rentals, River Pines Resort, Chalet View Lodge. Portola: Santa Train, 5 p.m., Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 700 Western Pacific Way. Children welcome to visit with Santa, share their Christmas wishes. For information: EUgene Vicknair, 832-4131, info@wplives.org. Quincy: Masons Pancake Breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., Masonic Hall at 70 Harbison St. across from the library. Scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate, all-you-can-eat pancakes for $6 (adults), $3 (children under 12), $5 (students with ID). Proceeds support scholarship fund, other fraternal purposes. Grange Waffle Breakfast, 8 - 10 a.m., 55 W. Main St. $6. For information: Pete, 927-9334. Annual Elks National Free Throw Hoop Shoot Contest, 10 a.m., Feather River College multipurpose room. Open to boys and girls ages 8 - 13; age group determined by age as of April 1, 2013. For information: elks.org/hoopshoot-cfm; Dude McMaster, 283-0670 (before 9 p.m.). Sun, Dec. 2 Graeagle: Anusara Therapeutics Yoga Workshop, Trails Within. Treat chronic pain, investigate individual blueprint for optimal healing, realign by utilizing breath and biomechanics. Lower body session 9 - 11:30 a.m., upper body session 1 - 3:30 p.m. Sessions $35 each or $60 for both. Space is limited; register in advance. For information, to register: 836- 1500,lnfo@TrailsWithin.com. Tue, Dec. 4 Greenville: Plumas Talespinners reading, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church Fellowship Hall on corner of Wolf Creek Road and Forgay. Reading by Indian Valley author Nancy Lund from newly published book "In The Land of Shoes." Free, books for sale, open storytelling to follow. For information: 284-6393, heidi@talespinners.org. Hat Creek: Reading Fire meeting and field trip, meet at Hat Creek Work Center on Highway 89 10 miles south of junction with Highway 299. Meeting 10 - 11:30 a.m. in training room, field tour noon - 4 p.m. Lassen National Forest staff will re- view fire impacts, discuss restoration activities. Dress in layers, bring water and lunch, wear footgear for walking on uneven terrain. To RSVP (leave contact information in case of cancellation): Mary Price, 336-5521, mpprice@fs.fed.us. Quincy: Blood drive; noon - 6 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on corner of Bucks Lake Road and Bellamy Lane, just west of Plumas District Hospital. United Blood Services is Quincy's source for blood when needed. Walk- ins welcome; bring ID0 eat a hearty meal beforehand. Donors aged 16, 17 can participate with parental approval. To schedule appointment online: bloodhero.c0m, sponsor code "Quincy." For information, to schedule appoint- ment by phone: Judy Wright, 283-4948. Thu, Dec. 6 Portola: "From the Galfipagos to the Feather River Watershed: Biodiversity and Conservation," 7 - 8:30 p.m., Chalet View Lodge upper meeting room above the gym. RESCHEDULED from Nov. 8. Linda Cayot, Ph.D., and Paul Hardy, ex- ecutive director of Feather River Land Trust, explain similarities and differences between Galfipagos Islands ecology and Feather River watershed. Doors open at 6:30. Sponsored by FRLT, Plumas Audubon. For information: Karen Kleven, 283-5758, kkleven@frlt-org. Quincy: PhotoVoice Project'meeting and overview,/loon, Courthouse Annex at 270 County Hospital Road (upstairs, to the right). Plumas County Public Health Agency offers stipend for community group to create photographic health pre- sentation. For information: Dana Cash, 283-6358. Fri0 Dec. 7 Quincy: Main Street Sparkle, starts 5 p.m.,'downtown. Merchants open late, tree lighting 7 p.m., opening receptions at Capitol Arts Center, Main Street Artists. For information: 283-0188. truckers' light parade, Fri - Sat, Dec. 7 - 8 Greenville: "Making A Scene: A Night of Entertaining Scenes from a Variety of Sources," 7 p.m., Indian Valley Elementary Multi- purpose Hall. Greenville dramaclass presents collaborative effort between Greenville High School, Indian Valley Acad- emy. Tickets $5, $3 12 and under, under 6 free. For information: Dawnette Dryer, Indian Valley Academy, 284-7050. Lake Almanor: 2012 Christmas Dinner and Show, Lake AImanor Community Church at 2610 Plumas County Road A13. Prime rib and chicken dinner catered by Carol's Chester Old Town Care at 6 p.m. Fri, 5 p.m. Sat. Followed by Lake Almanor Christian School Drama Company presentation of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Tickets $25; a portion of proceeds benefits LACS. Sponsored by LACC. For information, tickets: LACC, 596-3683. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in" this calendar, email iburke@plumasnews.com or call Ingrid Burke at 283-0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call James Wilson at 283-0800 or email sports@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event, location, date, time and a phone number, as space permits. r Ill m m m mm mm m m m m mm m m ~mm m m m ~ ~ i~ II SENIOR_ MENU Wednesday, Dec. 5 Nutrition sites: Lemon herbed chicken, oven Chester, 394-7636; Menus subject to change, roasted new potatoes, carrots- Quincy, 283-0643; |Monday, broccoli, whole wheat roll, Greenville, 284-6608 (call | Dec. 3 pineapple cup day before for reservation); | Vegetarian meal: egg sandwich, Thursday, Dec. 6 Portola, 832-4173 (call day | split pea soup, leafy green Swiss steak, bulghur, cubed before f or reservation); | salad, mixed fruit hubbard squash, frozen yogurt- Blairsden, 836-0446 berries (Wednesdays only). . | Tuesday, Dec. 4 "Swedish meatballs, buttered Friday, Dec. 7 Suggested donation is $2.50. | | noodles, brussel sprouts, whole- Juice, beef & vegetable stew, One guest may accompany. dinner roll, peaches, oatmeal each senior, $6 mandatory | "grain bread, orange sections cookie -charge, L --- m --- m mm ,m m .. m m .. m mm _. m m ._ _. __..m Where in the World? Natalie and Sophia Dutton ride in a gondola with the Portola Reporter in Venice, Italy. The girls headed to Italy and Switzerland in August to sightsee and visit extended family in the Lucca area. They traveled with a family group of 12, which included their mom, dad, Grammy, aunts, uncles and cousins m five kids in sixth grade and under! f What do the Feather River Watershed and the Galfipagos Islands have in common? Those attending the resched- uled event in Portola, "Biodi- versity in Galfipagos and the Feather River Watershed," will find out. The lecture will take place Thursday, Dec. 6, at Chalet View Lodge from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event had to be rescheduled from a previ- ous date due to snow. Some remarks from the pre- vious presentations in Quin- cy and Chester include "that was wonderful," "so interest- ing," "amazing how you com- pared the two regions." Linda Cayot, a science advi- sor for Galfipagos Conservan- cy and a Quincy resident, will share her passion for the Galfipagos Islands and dis- cuss the importance of con- servation in this fragile area. Paul Hardy, wildlife biologist and executive director of the Feather River Land Trust, will talk about the impor- tance of conservation in the Feather River watershed. Cayot first traveled to Galfi- pagos in 1981 to study giant tortoises for her doctorate and has remained involved in the islands ever since. Working for the Charles Dar- win Research Station form 1988 - 1998, she supervised the Linda Cayot is offering another presentation of her talk about Gal~pagos island ecology Dec. 6 in Portola. She will be joined by Feather River Land Trust Executive Director Paul Hardy. Photo courtesy Feather River Land Trust tortoise and land iguana published several peer-re- breeding centers including viewed articles on wildlife the care of "Lonesome habitat in the Western United George," the last of the Pinta States. He is passionate about Island Tortoises. She is cur- conserving the lands and wa- rently the science advisor to ters of the Feather River region Gal pagos Conservancy, a and enjoys sharing the places nonprofit U.S. organization heloves with his children. dedicated to the long-term This speaker series is spon- protection of the Galfipagos sored by the Feather River Islands. Land Trust and Plumas Hardy Was born and raised Audubon. There is no charge in Portola and is a founder of for the event but donations the Feather River Land Trust. are appreciated. Contact He earned a Master of Science Karen Kleven for more infor- degree in wildlife and fish- marion at kkleven@frlt.org or cries biology in 1997 and has 283-5758. LETTERS. from page 7B deficits every year. We were trillion; in 2012 it's $1.1 tril- $10.3 trillion in debt when lion. Under obama the deficit Obama assumed office, fell. pay taxes -- and I know most Bush gave $630 billion in Much to the Red's chagrin of you don't-- expect a shock tax cuts to the filthy rich. It the economy is in recovery. next April 15 with the in- didn't improve the economy. Of course, by refusing to creases in Obamacare and Reagan did the same with the avoid the fiscal cliff, the Re- now Prop. 30. Those of you same result. Under Bush the publicans will plunge us back who voted for Prop. 30, think- debt rose by $4.9 trillion, into a deeper recession to ing it was for education and The deficit fell by $207 bil- make Obama look bad; to stick it to the rich, I would lion in fiscal 2012. The trea- they've spent the last four expect the proceeds from the sury declared a $75 billion years frying to do that and all tax increase will go to the un- surplus for September of 2012. it got them was more Obama. funded mandate for theteach- Obama spent less on You'd think they'd learn. ers' pension program, bailouts than Bush (Obama Rose Pettit Any wonder people and $711 billion, Bush $773 bil- Portola businesses are leaving Cali- lion). Seventy percent of Oba- fornia in droves and taking ma's TARP money has been their tax dollars with them? paid back. Sore loser Only in America could theThe total cost of new poli- Trent Saxton's diatribes are government collect more tax cies under Bush: $5.07 tril- nauseating, pathological, un- dollars from the people than lion; under Obama: $1.44 tril- American and without merit. any nation in recorded histo- lion. Clinton's tax increases It must be excruciating for ry, and still spend a trillion produced the strongest econo- him to come to grips with the dollars more than it has each my in decades; Obama's will man in the mirror every year, for a total spending of $7 too. morning. million per minute, and still If the Bush tax cuts expire, It would be wonderful to en- complain it doesn't have that could cut future deficits gage Mr. Saxton in an honest, enough, in half. Spending cuts alone factual debate, but that would Patricia Burke cannot do it; Bush dug us in be impossible. Any discourse Lake Almanor too deep. could not lead to any enlight- We must raise taxes. I enment on either side. promise to feel the pain of Mr. Saxton's candidates Fiscal reality those poor folks who mightlost. Majority rules. Get over Let's look at reality, have to give up their villa in it. Quit being a sore loser and President Bush was given a Italy. However, since corpo- a bad sport. Try doing the $230 billion surph s by Presi- rate profits have risen every best you can for all Ameri- dent Clinton when he took of- year under Obama, I won't cans! rice. He ran through it in a feeltoo much pain. Dave Rudolph year. From then on he ranIn 2009 the deficit was $1.44 Portola