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' ' ] | JMLJAIll II lltll JIIE;JIME Portola Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2009 5A Salon partnership cov00!rs all the beauty bases tP:n0000 Roney said they were fortu- "We owe our thanks to our expertise. "It allows us to give BUSINESS TANGLES Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com Business partners Erin Roney and Joni Battistoni agree communication is key to a good working relation- ship. This fundamental prin- ciple has kept Tangles strong for the past 11 years. When it comes to their cus- tomers, they attribute the longevity of their salon, at 164 E. Sierra Ave. in Portola, to a variety of related factors. Joni Battistoni, partner in Tangles salon, gives a manicure to Iongtime client Charlotte Willis Accommodating customers (left). Willis credits Tangle's success to the personal attention and care the staff devotes to their is important, said Battistoni. customers. "They make us feel like family," Willis said. Photos by Diana Jorgenson Roney added that consis- customers for their loyalty," Battistoni smiled. Both women had shops pri- or to opening the doors to Tangles, and all of their indi- vidual customers followed them to the new shop. Battistoni worked on her own as a beautician for 15 years, giving her 25 years' ex- perience in her field, and Roney has accumulated 28 years. "And all in one town," Battistoni emphasized. In that time, salons have added more services -- Tangles along with them -- Their staff has increased to 10, including barber Cy Brinlee. Mindy Lutch, a certified massage ther- apist and Reiki master, offers massage. Carmen Ward spe- very personal attention," she said. Battistoni added person- nel were always available; "We take walk-ins." A number of the employees have been with them seven or eight years: Carmen Ward, Jennifer Sa!azar, Mindy Lutch, Cy Brinlee and Janice Roney, adding stability to the enter- prise, as well as increasing the clientele for the busy shop. Twice a year the shop holds parties for its clientele, with plenty of food and drink at the Christmas celebration and a wen-attended barbecue during the summer. Both women agreed these parties were the highlights of their business. "I love customer get-togethers in a more social Erin Roney, Tangles partner, worl(s on Amy Fambrough's hair. She and Joni Battistoni agree they love their work and their customers. The two have been partners for 11 years. , r, , Hunter safety classes offereo Local hunters who want to hunt out of state this year need to be aware that many states now require a hunter's education certificate before a license will be issued. The course, a prerequisite of the California Department of Fish and Game to attain a hunting license, will be of- fered twice in Chester, in April and again in August. Class dates for the course offering are April 20-21 and April 27-28. Class times are 6-9 p.m. on all four evenings. 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She al- so offers hot stone pedicures. situation. It's sweet," said one. "Getting a chance to social- ize that is not under work conditions is the best," said the other. Customers Charlotte Willis and Amy Fambrough, privy to this interview, agreed. They like them, too. It makes them feel like family. GroeLgle Mvdical Cli.iic Portola Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue, Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-3742 Regional Ambulance Service (Dial 911 ) 24-Hour Emergency Room (530) 832-6500 Full Service Laboratory (530) 832-6513 Diagnostic Imaging (530) 832-6516 X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, Mammogram Respiratory Therapy (530) 832-6522 Scheduled Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery & Outpatient Procedures (530) 832-6603 Portola Skilled Nursing (530) 832-6546 Medical Equipment & Oxygen (530/832-6666 or (800) 767-8909 Medical Surgical Ward (530) 832-6500 Loyalton Hospital Campus 700 Third Street, Loyalton, CA 96118 (530) 993-1225 or (800) 571-3742 Loyalton Skilled Nursing (530) 993-6124 Graeasle Medical Cfinic 7597 Hwy 89, Ste. 1, Graeagle, CA 96103 (530) 836-1122 Don Ball, MD - Orthopedic Medicine Wednesdays, alternates with Bugna Eric Bugna, MD - Orthopedic Medicine Wednesdays, alternates with Ball Robyn Buntin, FNP - Family Practice M-F. varied days/locations Mil Dhond, MD - Cardiology April 3, 17 Bob Fulmer, MD - Gynecology April 1.15,22 Barnett Grier, MD - Family Practice M-F, varied days/locations Diane Gruner, RD - Nutritionist April 8 Richard Nielsen, DPM- Podiatrist April 3 W. Trent Saxton, DC - Occupational Medicine Tuesday-Thursday Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd., Greenville, CA 95947 (530) 284-6116 Robyn Buntin, FNP - Family Practice April 14 Tony Dahlman, MD . Ccneral Surgery Fridays, every other John Evans, FNP- Family Practice M-F Grady Fort, MD - Family Practice/Pediatrics April 24 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third St., Loyalton, CA 96118 (530) 993-1231 Orson Anderson, MD - Family Practice M-W Grady Fort, MD - Family Practice/Pediatrics W-F Diane Gruner, RD - Nutritionist April 22 Richard Nielsen, DPM- Podiatrist April 2 Chris Spencer, FNP - Family Practice April 24 Portola Dental Clinic 480 First Ave., Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6602 Derry Hildebrand, DDS- Dentistry Tuesdays Robert Kylberg, DDS- Dentistry Fridays Cathy Miskofski, DDS- Dentistry M-TH Portola Medical Clinic 480 First Ave., Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6600 Orson Anderson, MD - Family Practice TH-F Don Ball. MD - Orthopedic Surgery M, W-F, alternates with Bugna Eric Bugna. MD - Orthopedic Surgery M, W-F, alternates with Ball Robyn Buntin, FNP - Family Practice M-F, varied days/locations Tony Dahlman, MD - General Surgery T-F Grady Fort, MD - Family Practice/Pediatrics M-T Bob Fulmer, MD - Gynecology Tuesdays Barnett Grier, MD - Family Practice M-F, varied days/locations Diane Gruner, RD - Nutritionist April 1, 29 Tony Halat, MD - Internal Medicine M-F Kathleen Halat, DPM- Podiatric Surgeon Wednesdays David Kitts, MD - General Surgery April 1, 28 Richard Nielsen, DPM- Podiatry April 3 Peter Taylor, MD- OB/GYN April 1 (