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Portola Reporter Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11A Cribbage tourney news Ken McNeal from Plumas ~i~ Pines who played his first :~::~o tournament with the '~::~ Graeagle Peggers and is planning to become a member. GRAEAGLE PEGGERS Ron Morgan almost won DOUG RODRIGUES the Grand Slam/29-Hand Pot except for his one loss. We had a nice turnout The pot is at $97.50 and has with 15 players, including been growing over the past three of our friends from the seven-and-a-half months Sierra Nevada Club in Reno, since it was won last on May 6. September by ... guess First Place winner andwho? ... that's right, Ron Reno member Ron MorganMorgan. Twenty-five cents was in a league of his own per player is added each that day posting an week to the pot so it will impressive 18/8 card, losing likely be over $100 by next just one game during the week. The pot is won by day. what we call a grand slam. Second place with a 15/7 which consists of winning scorecard went to Keith all of your nine games or by Nelson from Crescent Mills getting a 29-hand, the best (or as some call it ... "that hand you can get in cribbage place across the river"), yet a very difficult feat. Third and fourth places Although we continue went to Doug Rodriguesto hold tournaments from Clio and Frank Davis weekly throughout the from Quincy, respectively, year, for American Each ended the tournament Cribbage Congress members with 13/6 cards, but Doug -- membership is certainly won over Frank on the third not a requirement to play tiebreaker, the point spread, in our weekly tournament -- Both Ron and Keith hadpoints only count toward perfect cards through the their lifetime total first six games making a run September through May. for the Grand Slam/29-Hand The Graeagle Peggers Pot. meet at Gumba's Pizza in The 24-Hand Pot was Blairsden every Saturday won by Lee Davis of Quincy and play a 9-game who stole the pot fromtournament. Check-in is at Graeagle's Doug Hart on 10:45 a.m. and play begins the very last game of the at 11 a.m. Players of all day. Tough luck Doug! skill levels are welcome. Two players had Tournaments that qualify 4-of-a-kind hands and Steve are ACC sanctioned. Frank from Plumas Pines For more information drew the high card in the or questions, contact Club playoff to take it away from Director Doug Rodrigues Frank Davis. Welcome to at 836-4254. on open Lauren Westmoreland Staff Writer The newly formed Penguin swim team has now opened registration for local youth as of Thursday, May 11, and City of Portola pool manager Jennifer Condliffe is excited to get people in the water. Registration will be open through June to allow time for other sports to finish out the season and will run from June-August. The Penguins board of directors encourages all with an interest in the sport of swimming to participate, as age is not the qualifying condition to join. "The criteria for joining the team is simply the ability to swim one length of the pool," said Condliffe. Adults are also encouraged to join and take advantage of the coaching available. "I want to ensure that the community knows that when it comes to lane lines, there will be different times and lanes set aside for adult lap swim, so the team will not be taking away from that," Condliffe went on. The team is reaching out uln swim to the greater community for interested potential swimmers from Cromberg, Portola and Graeagle to the Sierra Valley and Loyalton. "This is not just a Portola team," Condliffe added. The total cost for registration for the 2017 season will be $135, but Condliffe wants to make sure that the cost won't be the determining factor for interested community members, so there are options to meet that amount. "There is an option to fundraise the majority of the amount for registration," Condliffe explained. "You can pay part and fundraise part, as long as a minimum of $101 is applied to your account before you hit the water and the full $135 must be on the books prior to participating in any competitions and/or races." Swimsuits/trunks are not included in the registration fee, but are available at For more information about the new swim team or to register for swim lessons, contact the City Pool at 832-5766. clean up The Long Valley Fire Department in Cromberg is hosting a Clean-up Scavenger Hunt at the fire station. Come to this community clean-up and appreciation day to find everything "hidden" around the fire house -- leaves, branches, pine needles, cigarette butts, food wrappers, pine cones -- the list goes on. Don't forget to bring your "magic scavenger hunting tools" -- gloves, brooms, rakes, pitchforks and shovels. Enjoy free hot dogs, chips and soda and fire truck tours. Clean-up day is Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Cromberg on Highway 70. Call to reserve for BBQ and Horseback Rides. L Celebrating 55 years! L For a schedule and more information: ~- 1-800-33-HOWDY 0r 283-0930 (0) :l iidllllll 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, Quincy 10 miles east of Quincy What The act of "heart bombing" a building started back in 2011 by a group called Buffalo's Young Preservationist. Since then, it has been adopted by the National Parks Services and other community groups to preserve historic places, by giving them attention, May Z1,t the community is invited to gather on the lawn at 50 Church Street to show love and commitment to our own historic and iconic 1905 schoolhousa~ At the event, there will be live music and food to purchase, as well as, information on the buildtng's history and possibilities for its future. How it works We will cut out hearts from cardboard or thick construction paper, write a personal memory, thought, or statement on them, such as- this place matters, save me don't leave me, or preservation is sexy, and then take the hearts and safely place them on the building. Voila! {Materials to make the hearts wilt be provided, but feel free to bring anything yOU might want to ~dd like picttJres or glitter!) S ~X t Event ~hedufe \ i I:z:3o-1:3o I I Come have a picnic on the lawnl Enjoy t live music from various students and I i community members & purchase i [ goodies from food vendors. I 1:30 Kristina's Acro-Att Stars perform J 1:4S Heart making begins, speakers I share history and memories, t ! I 3:oo i Place hearts on the building. [ t 3:30-4:30 I | { Food, merchants, & music still available / ~-,, j/ For more information on the event, Follow the "Friends of 50" Facebook Page! ' _ L I I ' I II I!l[Ir~ q~&& In partnership with Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, Plumas County Behavioral Health is celebrating the openings of Plumas County's Wellness and Family Resource Centers! May 17th, 2017 Greenville Wellness and Family Resource Center at 414 Main Street May 25th, 2017 Portola Wellness and Family Resource Center at 280 E. Sierra Street and 165 Ridge Street Join us anytime from 1:00-4:00 PM - refreshments will be served! For more information, please contact Elizabeth Brunton at 530-283-6307 County Behavioral Health Encourages Your Participation ... Plumas The purpose of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) is to address serious mental illness in unserved and underserved populations by providing services not previously available and to reduce the impacts of untreated mental illness, with an emphasis on innovation, prevention, and cultural responsiveness. By law, MHSA (Prop 63) requires a "meaningful stakeholder" community planning process, allowing for many opportunities of stakeholder input and participation. Please join us for a community meeting in your area, from 6:30-8:00 PM -- dessert and refreshments will be served: Proposed Communi~_ Planning Process Timeline May 2017 Community Meetings - 5/17/17 Greenville Wellness and Family Resource Center 5/18/17 Quincy Library 5/23/17 Mohawk Valley Resource Center 5/25/17 Portola Wellness and Family Resource Center (Ridge St. location) May-June, 2017 30-day Public Review and Comment on the Draft MHSA 2017-2020 Three Year Plan June, 2017 Behavioral Health Commission Public Hearing on the Draft MHSA 2017-20 Three-Year Plan July, 2017 Final MHSA 2017-20 Three-Year Plan review for approval by Plumas County Board of Supervisors For questions concerning the Mental Health Services Act and Plumas County Behavioral Health programs, please contact Aimee Heaney, MHSA Coordinator, at (530) 283-6307, ext. 1016, or at Thank you/