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14B Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Events Around Plumas County July 2S Quincy: Community Supper, Quincy Methodist Church fellowship hall, 6-7 p.m. A free supper for the community everyone welcome. Graeag le: Music by the Millpond featuring Johnny Walker, 6-9 p.m. For information, 836-2414. Portola: Community Supper, Holy Family Father Burns Hall, 6-6 p.m. A free supper for the community everyone welcome. Quincy: Community 5K run, 6:15 p.m. registration, 6:45 p.m. start. Fundraiser for Tru Community. Meet at Sierra Fitness Revolution; potluck afterward. Star Wars costumes optional. July 29 Quincy: Farmer's Market, 5 p.m.-dusk, at Main and Church St. on the school district lawn; local and regio.nal pro- duce, arts and crafts, music and more. Contact Eva Rocke at 229-4009 or qcfmmanager@yahoo.com. July 30 Portola: City Light Concerts featuring The DeVilles, Portola Park. Call Pandora Valle 832-0347 or Bill Powers 394- 7177. July 31 Quincy: Fifth annual veterans tri-tip dinner, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sports tion requested from all others. For information, Lanna, 283-3366 & Shorts, 1750 E. Main. Vets eat free; dona- Sloat: Towne Hall music night, free jam session; bring guitars, banjos, mandolins, harmonicas and your voice. Join group sing-along, perform or just listen. Potluck dessert and bring your beverage of choice. For information, Sara at 836-1762. Quincy: Singles mixer picnic, ages 40+, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gansner Park. Bring lunch, $2 charge for wine, beer or water. For information, Sharon 283-0319. Sierra City: Music at the Mine, Stardust Cowboys, 7 p.m., Kentucky Mine, $15 admission. Barbecue, $15 per person, starts at 6 p.m. For information, 862-1300 or buy online at KentuckyMine.org. Taylorsville: Maidu History of Indian Valley. For reservations, information, 284-1022. Greenville: 2nd Annual Hometown Kidsfest, Evergreen Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, 284-7313. Chester: Mid Summer Madness, 6 p.m. - midnight; Foxwood Pavilion, 5i Foxwood Dr. Food, wine, silent auc- tion, music, dancing. For information, tickets, 259-4874 or midsummermadness.info. Chester: Hoops 3 on 3 basketball tournamenT, Chester Park. All ages. For information, Dale Keefer, 258-7900 or write P.O. Box 954, Chester, CA 96020. Aug. 1 Meadow Valley: "Evening at the Schoolhouse," concert on the green starts at 5:30 p.m. featuring Johny Mc- Donald & Friends; buffet dinner served 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tickets available at Meadow Valley Store, Quincy Natural Foods and Epilog; dinner & music S20 advance; at the door, $25; concert only, $15. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Aug. 3 Calpine: Calpine Lodge taco Tuesday sponsored by the Calpine Elks, 5-7 p.m. For information, 836-2414. Aug. 4 Graeagle: Free concerts at the Millpond featuring Bourgeois Gypsies, 6-9 p.m. For information, 836-2414. Aug. 5 Quincy: Farmer's Market, 5 p.m.-dusk, at Main and Church St. on the school district lawn; local and duce, arts and crafts, music and more. Contact Eva Rocke at 229-4009 or qcfmmanager@yahoo.com. regional pro- Quincy: Learning to Draw in 4 Easy Steps, 5 - 8 p.m., Main Street Artists Gallery, Thursdays in August. Instructor, Russ Flint; $120 per student. For information, 283-1909. Chester: Conservation of Lake Aimanor Grebes, Plumas Audubon Society, 6 p.m.; Chester Memorial Hall. Free. For information, David 283-0455. Aug. 6 Portola: City Light Concerts featuring PA Test Dummies, country rock, Portola Park. Call Pandora Valle or Bill Powers 394-7177. 832-0347 Quincy: PAWS bake sale, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Safeway. Aug. 7 - 8 Chester: Almanor Art Show, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. - music, fine art, cra[ts. Free. For information, 283-3402. 4 p.m. Sunday; Collins Pine Line. Food, live Chester: Once Upon A Quilt Show, 10 a.m.; CHS gym. For information, 258-3901. Aug. 7 Chester: Fifth annual Fish for a Wish tournament, 6 a.m.; Big Cove Resort. 3349. For information, A.J. Casella, 596- Chester: Momboosa Wine Walk, 3 - 7 p.m., Main St.; featuring Chilean and Other South American wines, first of five walks. Greenville: Annual Round Valley Run, Round Valley Lake; for information, 283-3611, ext. 18. Quincy: Masonic pancake breakfast, 7 - 10:30 a.m., 70 Harbison St. Adults $5, students (with ID) $4, under $12, $3. For information, 281-6448. Greenville: The Salmon of Deer Creek; for reservations or information, 284-1022. Graeagle: NorCal Tea Party Patriots meeting. 7 - 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. For information, Maureen and Bob Tarantino, 836-0106 or Sandy and Dave Hopkins, 823-2310. Calpine: Indigo dyeing, 6780 Harvey Ranch Road. Day on the farm learning about sheep, wool and dying. Bring sack lunch. For information, Anna Harvey (916) 217-8220 or e-mail aharvey6780@yahoo.com Sierra City: Music at the Mine, Joni Morris, 7 p.m., Kentucky Mine, $20 admission. Barbecue, $15 per person, starts at 6 p.m. For information, 862-1300 or buy online at KentuckyMine.org. Aug. 8 Chester: Annual book sale, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., 210 First Ave.; book donations accepted through Aug. 2. For infor- mation 258-2742. Aug. 10 Calpine: Calpine Lodge, spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Calpine Elks, 5-7 p.m. Spaghetti, salad and bread, $8. Taylorsville: Indian Valley American Legion Post 568 meeting, 7 p.m. 284-1421/375-0063. **To include free or nonprofit, fundraising, educational or charity events in this calendar, e-mail mhill@plumasnews;com or call Mona Hill at 283.0800. For sporting events, including charity golf tournaments, call Shannon Morrow at 283-0800 or e-mail smorrow@plumasnews.com. We will publish the name of the event location, date, time and a phone number. ~11i ~/J i 1 i mm i 1 i i minii mm i i mm l i mn II SENIOR MENU Aug. 2 pea salad, whole wheat roll, Stuffed green pepper, carrot citrus fruit compote | and raisin salad, bran | areaFr thecall:nutritiOnchester,Site394.7636;in your muffin, fruit cup: oranges, Aug. 5 apples, bananas Baked fish, steamed spinach, | Quincy, 283-0643; leafy green salad, whole | O-reenville, 284-6608; Aug. 3 grain roll, fruit cobbler I Portola, 832-4173; Hot roast beef sandwich, Blairsden, 836-0446, 832-4173. carrot coins,cole slaw, Aug. 6 I Suggested lunch donation pineapple jello Brunswick stew: Chicken, price is $2.50. One guest may pork, potatoes, peas and | | accompany each senior, Aug. 4 $6 mandatory charge. Turkey & veg pasta, green ~11 n 1 miD mini in carrots, french roll, straw- berries/ice cream I LETTERS, from page 13B hospital. It's really about sav- the same tax everyone will. ing Measure A. Growing up here, I have about how to vote because of Has anyone asked how known members of the hospi- all the conflicting informa- much it's going to cost to op- tal board for years. As honest tion you've been reading and erate this new facility or people, they rectified the sit- hearing, err on the side of where it's going to come uation, capping any tax at from? If the revenue doesn't $125 annually per $100,000 of caution. We can't afford to make the same mistake materialize, what will hap- assessed property value a twice. Vote Yes on Measure pen to the hospRal? Will it small price for new technolo- B. close? If it does, we'll still gy, better facilities and the Joanne Sargenthave to pay for the bonds. I'm retention of 288 local jobs. Quincy beginning to believe this new While I am not yet a property hospital is more for the owner, I would gladly pay Deceived board of directors than it is this amount in return for The last PDH board meet- for the taxpayers, such benefits. ing, posted in three locations Yes on Measure B. A Yes vote on B does not (at the courthouse, Papa Ralph Gullison"Cap the Tax" or.enable peo- Murphy's and on the hospital Quincy ple to control their taxes. boardroom door), leads me to Rather, it kills the hospital believe their intent was to Come together bonds' viability and value, leave the Measure B people The issue of the tax dis-preventing essential im- out of their meeting. Consid- cussed in Measure B is not a provements to PDH. A No ering that they also didn'tpredicament about vote will indeed save a hospi- tellthe newspaper until after "turnips," "hamburgers" and tal that is already under- staffed and outdated. Will the paper was printed, I'd say "ice cream." It is about peo- they succeeded, ple, healthcare for our corn- any young families or new residents want to move to a We hear that a resolution munity and whether we as was passed to limit the tax to residents want to ensure that town or area without a quali- $125/$100K. This is supposed future generations enjoy the ty hospital? to replace the $50/$100K cap benefits of a modern, updated We do not need to merge on Measure B but, don't be hospital, with anyone, nor should we fooled by their resolution. I was delivered at PDH 18 "give up" on PDH. We need It's not binding. It can be re- years ago. During my life-to come together as a commu- yoked by the board at any time, the hospital staff has nity and step up to maintain time. remained consistently top-our quality of life. Know the Don't be misled by this. notch; however, the facilities facts. Vote No on Measure B. This is not a cap on the have not. A hospital built in AustinHagwood amount they can tax you. 1959, lacking modern renova- Quincy There intent is to make you tions cannot comply with in- believe the $125/$100K is the creasingly stringent building most you will be taxed. If the and health regulations. bonds don't sell, all it takes is Moreover, attempting to de- another vote by the board monize the hospital board and they can raise the $125 and supporters of a No vote limit to who knows how on Measure B is senseless, high? After all, Measure A is spiteful and unfounded. They unlimited, are attempting to provide the The Save Our Hospital best healthcare possible for group isn't about saving our all of us, and they will pay 1 Open bowling 6 days a week i Karaoke every Friday i 2 antique BrunswiCk pool tables Golf Lessons w/Tim Mooney (by appointment/ Full bar Easy walking distance ~,t. Kid,s arcade Almanor Bowling 370 Main St., Chester 258.4300 Deserve answers If the budget for the new hospital is $20.5 million and $15.3 million is the maximum that PDH can raise by bor- rowing through Measure A, then this leaves a $5.2 million shortfall. This is not an in- significant amount of money. Shouldn't we be just as fo- cused on this part of the deal as we are on this disputed bond financing? Where is PDH going to get this money? We know the source of funds for the $15.3 million, but What about the balance? How can you think of going for- ward with a construction project when you haven't raised or have a solid com- mitment for the entire bud- get. What happens if PDH can't raise the additional $5.2 million? Ar~ they going to scale the project back again? The homeowners and prop- erty investors, in the district that are funding this new hospital deserve answers to these questions. It is irre- sponsible to go forward with this project or any project when you don't have 100 per- cent of the required financ- ing in place. There are other ways that are much more fis- cally responsible and of less burden to property owners and investors to move for- ward with this prOject. Lane Labb Quincy Early grave A hospital is something you do not need at all or you need desperately. No halfway measure here. When you are well and healthy, who needs a hospital? When you are ill, possibly dying, you need 10 hospitals, each one closer to you than the other, and you See Letters, page 15B PLUMAS GREENKORN CREEK I .ow includes GUEST RANCK I FUll Bar! 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