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108 Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter DITORIAL AND OPINION EDITORIAL I oving rlcans on nor The instruction to honor your mother stretches perhaps as far back when God gave Moses two stone tablets on Mt. Sinai engraved with the 10 Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, as reported in both Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Bible -- although it's hard to imagine that admonition wasn't already common in ancient times. The origins of Mother's Day in the United States are murky. It is not a federal or state holiday. Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe propose a Mother's Day celebration to encourage pacifism and disarmament among women in Boston, but that celebration faded after about a decade. Some attribute the day to Juliet Calhoun Blakely. In the late 1B00s her sons honored her every year and encouraged o{hers to do the same for their mothers. In 1907 Anna Jarvis celebrated her mother's memory and organized Mother's Day Work Clubs to promote health and cleanliness. In 1908, she arranged a service at a church attended by more than 400 children and their mothers. That church, Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Today, we Americans celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, and the date includes tributes to mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, step-mothers and even foster mothers. It's simply a day to do something special for Morn and show our appreciation --: making this a very special personal family holiday. In some families -- especially those separated by great distances -- a card, a box of candy or flowers will do the trick. Make sure you allow enough time for delivery. It's a pretty sure bet every mother loves flowers. Carnations may be the most traditional Mother's Day flower -- pink carnations represent gratitude and love, red carnations suggest admiration and white carnations are in remembrance of a deceased mother. Of course, roses, sunflowers, daisies, tulips, violets, orchids and lilies also are appropriate, and each has its ownmean, ing. Check with your florist :for,dotails ...... ..... ........ One florist reported, people want roses on Valentine's Day and lilies on Easter, but on Mother's Day, "they want everythingP' How about going out to eat? Taking Morn to brunch or dinner is a time-honored tradition on Mother's Day as it gives her a welcome day off from cooking. Believe it or not, Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year at many restaurants, so make sure you reserve a place early. That's even more important on Mother's Day because the dining parties tend to be larger than usual. Make sure you pick a restaurant that serves the kind of food Mom likes to eat. The National Retail Federation expects retailers and restaurants will collect almost $21.2 billion on Mother's Day this year, and more than 54 percent of those surveyed say they plan to take Morn out to eat on Mother's Day. However you decide to celebrate with your Mom on Mother's Day will probably be perfect. Just don't delay. Start making your plans now for a day she'll remember. . . Feat Pubhshmg /Newspaper For breaking news, go to d Michael C. Taborski .............. Publisher Keri B. Taborski .... Legal Advertising Dept. Dan McDonald .......... Managing Editor Jenny Lee .................. Photo Editor Ingrid Burke ................. Copy Editor Staff writers: Debra Moore Maddie Musante Ann Powers M. Kate West Aura Whittaker Sam Williams James Wilson Miriam Cody Michael Condon Makenzie Davis Ruth Ellis Will Farris Susan Cort Johnson Greg Knight Feather River Bulletin (530) 283-0800 Portola Reporter (530) 832-4646 Indian Valley Record (530) 284-7800 Chester Progressive (530) 258-3115 Westwood PinePress (530) 256-2277 Lassen County Times (530) 257-5321 Mernlx~, California Newspaper Publishers Assoc. Pdnted on recycled paper It's time to bid farewell after 33 great years There's an old saying that goes "Time flies when you're having fun" ... Since I missed the deadline for last week's paper, you'll be reading this after I've already retired and left my desk at Feather Publishing. Honestly, I truly believe this might be the first time I've ever missed a deadline. Rain, sleet or snow has not stopped my perseverance in making sure my clients' advertisements get into the paper. After working at Feather Publishing Co. for the last 33-1/2 years, it is time for me to retire and move on to the next chapter of life. I will return to my real last name and shelve MY TURN SHERRI McCONNELL Advertising Sherri "From-the-Paper." Over the years, I've made some lasting friendships with clients and co-workers that I will always treasure. This week's special days NOT JUST 1976 -- The roller coaster "Revolution," the fwst roller coaster with a vertical AN ORDINARY loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain DAY in Valencia. COMPILED BY May 9 KERI TABORSKI 1949 -- Rainier Grimaldi III becomes prince of Monaco, reigning until his Not just an ordinary day....a sampling of deathApril6,2005, attheageof81. weekly notable special days and facts 1958- Alfred Hitchcock's film throughout the year. "Vertigo," starring James Stewart and May 6 Kim Novak, has its world premier in San 1889 -- The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Francisco. officially opens. 1974 -- The Watergate scandal prompts 1940-- John Steinbeck is awarded the the United States House of Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Grapes Representatives Judiciary Committee to of Wrath." open formal impeachment hearings May 7 against President Richard M. Nixon. 1847 -- The American Medical May 10 Association is founded in Philadelphia, Today is Mother's Day. Mother's Day was Pennsylvania. observed for the first time in the United States in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908. 1998 -- Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it Motor Co. for $40 billion and forms as a national holiday in 1914. DaimlerChrysler Co. in the largest industrial merger in history. 1924 -- J. Edgar Hoover is appointed as director of the FBI and remains so until 2000 -- Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as his death in 1972. president of Russia. 1954 -- Bill Haley and the Comets release May 6 "Rock Around the Clock," the first rock 1886 -- Pharmacist John Pemberton first and roll record to reach No. 1 on the sells a carbonated beverage named Billboard charts. "Coca-Cola" as a patented medicine. 1912 -- Famous Players Film Co. is 1962 -- Marvel Comics publishes the first beautiful Plumas COunty, golfing, founded in Hollywood. The name ...... issue of "The Incredible Hulk." ........... "~';nsnmg,''mKlng:' and~:~'~'~'';l~ayaKmg.~'~'~':~'" xes,'" " ,D~:.,~,~ changed to Paramount Pictures in 1916. 2013 -- One World Trade Center of thetime will fly, but I know one thing for 1963 - "Dr. No" -- the first in the James Freedom Tower becomes the tallest sure.., we'll be having fun! Bond film series -- debuts in American skyscraper building in the Western theaters, Starring Scan Connery as Agent 007. Hemisphere. How will any of you ever remember that it's Wednesday without my weekly stop at your store? (That's always been a standing joke -- "Must be Wednesday, Sherri's here!") Thank you, each and every one of you that have given me your trust and continued support over the years. I will still accept those hugs when you see me at your store shopping locally or walking down the streets in Quincy. I have a few clients that are located in other towns and will miss their friendly calls and emails as well. Thank' you all for the well wishes. I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and encouragement. And remember to shop and support your local merchants: they support you. After working here for so many years, Feather Publishing Co. has become a somewhat extended family. I've seen many of my co-workers get married, raise families and have children, some of whom now have children of their own. Many of our children went through school together and a few of those young people have worked or are now working at Feather Publishing. We've argued, we've laughed and we've cried but we always make full circle and work together as a team. And a good team we are. The folks here at the paper (and I'm including the staff at the offices in the other communities that help put out six newspapers weekly) work diligently to get you the news, advertisements, events, photographs and so much more to make your newspaper complete and entertaining. From years long gone by, when we processed photographs in a darkroom and hung the pictures on a clothesline to dry, to the new dawn of computers, it's never been boring. There is always something new to learn or someone new to meet. A big thank-you to Mike and Keri for allowing me the opportunity to work for this company. What a ride it's been! Working full time, we spend as much time at work as we do at our homes so I'm definitely looking forward to some quality time with my awesome husband who has been so supportive over the years. We'll be exploring REMEMBER WHEN 50 YEARS AGO ... 1965 10 YEARS AGO ... 2005 ............................................... Mother's Day advertisements: Come to Advertisement: Work is now KERI TABORSKI the Hideaway Lodge in Greenville for available for carpenters, drywallers, Historian Mother's Day dinner featuring live banjo laborers and roofers for the construction music, of the Wildwood Senior Center on 100 YEARS AGO ... 1915 The Quincy Elks Lodge First Annual Meadowbrook Loop in Chester. Former two-term Plumas County fried chicken dinner served family style Supervisor John N. Sneider died in$2.25 adults, school children $1.50. Give Meadow Valley at the advanced age of 70 Mom a treat and bring the whole family. years, 4 months and 22 days old. He was Note: items included in the weekly Remember born in Tyrol, Austria in 1844 and his 25 YEARS AGO ... 1990 When column are taken from our bound parents immigrated to the United States Quincy residents will test a $20,000 newspaper archives and represent writing when he was a child, settling in Ohio. At grant award recycling program expected styles of that particular period. The spelling the age of 17 he left for the west, traveling to hunch a proposed county-wide and grammar are not edited, so the copy is to Montana and then arriving in Plumas program into recycling glass, aluminum, presented as it actually appeared in the County in 1876. paper and plastic, original newspaper. I'm another year older and hopefully wiser I have a birthday this week and, broadcast speed with sports director looking back at my off-and-on life in Garrett Dearborn's script on a loop. (and love affair with) Plumas County, I could not help myself. I have to remark on the great journey After looking around the studio to see if that has taken place for me since I first anyone was watching, I sat in Garrett's gazed upon Indian Valley in 1984, a chair at the anchor desk and began to week after my 10th birthday, impersonate him, reading the sports copy There is no other place in the world the way he did on air and, basically, like Plumas County; it goes without MY TURN pretending to be sports guy. saying that the forests and people that GREG KNIGHT To my utter shock and horror, Kristen live here, in my opinion, make it heaven Sports Editor Remiflgton, one of the lead anchors for on earth. Knowing that I am where I the station and a former Miss Teen should be, though not always knowing Nevada, came out of the shadows behind the meaning behind the monkey one of the facades and clapped for me. She wrenches life throws at me sometimes, I did the one thing he promised he would told me it was a good read and asked if I have to take pause at moments and never do -- he grew up. ever went to school for journalism. I told remember what it means to be alive, her I had not, to which she replied, "You There is a lot to be said for the things My journalistic life are good.., you should think about it." we can be thankful for; I have the best job I often joke to my co-workers that the After asking KTVN's news director for in the world, in the most beautiful place two main reasons I got into the news a shot at reporting, to which he said "hell in the world. I have a son, named Cooper, business was to get free food and pick up no," I packed my bags and went over to who will turn 3 in February, to be on women. It's not too far off from the KRNV News 4, where former news thankful for and I can tell you that there truth, but looking back at the director Jon Killoran and assignment is no sensation greater in the world than shenanigans I pulled at Feather River editor Kirk Frosdick gave me my start. breathing in at dawn the deeply College, with my ne'er-do-well student I have them and many more to thank pine-infused air that permeates this "newspaper," I realize I was preparing for for being able to sit here and write for region, a life in media, you. credit for holding my job as sports After I left FRC for the second time, I editor here can also be directly linked to moved to Reno. It was there that I took Getting older, looking good good living and acting better as a human my fin-st job in television, at KTVN 2. I Acting my age is one thing, though being than I used to. I am certain that was a production assistant there and was looking like it is quite another -- and I many of you in Quincy and Indian Valley mostly responsible for shooting themust be doing something right -- I've remember me as a snot-nosed, newscast and making sure anchor Bill had no fewer than three people tell me anarchistic troublemaker that drank too Brown's coffee stayed warm enough, in the past month that I look like I am much, partied too hard and was The real crux of my decision to become in my late 20s at the oldest. unapologetic when my actions alarmed or a reporter can be traced to a day when I It's statements like that which make hurt others, was cleaning the studio after the morning me feel good and hopeful that the gray If you remember that kid, I hope you newscast. Someone in the control room hair and wrinkles stay at halcyon bay can forgive him his trespasses. He finally had left the teleprompter rolling at for at least another few seasons. j