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6A Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 Portola Reporter WEEKLY GATHERINGS, MEETINGS AND CLUBS Thursday, Aug. 22 Family History Library (Ge- nealogy) 10am-4pm Closed on holidays, Tuesdays by appt. @ L.D.S. Church on West Street. For more info. call Doris Housel (530)961-2539. Just You & Me Kid Play- group, birth to age 4, 10-11:30 a.m., 171 Nevada St., (the old library) 283-0866 Exercise Classes at The Mo- hawk Community Resource Center, Thursdays, at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 836- 0446. Line Dancing/Western Dancing Classes (Beginning), Thursdays 10am-12pm, Mo- hawk Community Resource Center, Hwy. 89 & 70. 836-1222. Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition. Focused on reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prob- lems in Plumas County. 4th Thursdays, 1 pm, Courthouse Annex, Quincy. plumasatod- Plumas County Republican Women, 4th Thursday. Lunch, 11am-2pm. Locations change monthly. March to Nov. Call Marlene Nelson, 836- 1547. Friday, Aug. 23 8pm, Alcoholics Anony-' mous Meeting, Baptist Church, 171 S. Gulling St., lower level, Portola. For infor- mation call 24 hours a day (877)880-2880. Exercise Classes at The Mo- hawk Community Resource Center, Fridays, 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.For more information, call 836-0446. Duplicate Bridge at the Mo- hawk Community Center, 8989 Highway 89, Graeagle, Fridays, 12:30pm. For more info. call Mike @ 836-2011 or Barbara @ 836-0523. Parkinson's Disease Sup- port Group in Loyalton. Last Friday of the month, l:30pm.Loyalton Senior Cen- ter, 302 First St. Betty Fergu- son (530) 993-4002. Saturday, Aug. 24 The Dukes of Plumas Crib- bage Gang, Mt. Tomba. Meet at 10:30, start play at 11:00. For info: 836-2359. Every Saturday. Exercise Classes at The Mo- hawk CommunitY Resource Center, Saturdays at 11 a.m. For more information, call 530- 836-0446. Calpine Elks Bingo, 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month. Calpine Elks Lodge, 71292 Hwy. 70 in Maybe, 1:00-4:00 pm. 832-0951 Sunday, Aug. 25 7pm, Alcoholics Anony- mous Meeting, Baptist Church, 171 S. Gulling St., lower level, Portola. For infor- mation call 24 hours a day (877)880-2880. Monday, Aug. 26 7:00 pm, Alcoholics Anony- mous Meeting, Baptist Church, 17i S. Gulling St., ~ower level. Portola. For infor- mation call 24 hours a day (877)880-2880. 8:00 pro, Alcoholics Anony- mous Meeting, Graeagle Com- munity Center, side entrance over Knotty Tavern, Graeagle. For information call 24 hours a day (877)880-2880. Family History Library (Ge- nealogy) 10am-4pm Closed on holidays, Tuesdays by appt. @ L.D.S. Church on West Street. For more info. call Doris Housel (530)961-2539. Beginning Computer Class, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center, p.m., Portola. Call 582-3534 for next to the Barn, Blairsden, info. intersection of Hwys 70 & 89, Bereavement Group meets 836-0446. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each Sierra Valley, Resource month. 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Conservation District Meet- Mohawk Community Re- ing, call 993-4580 for time and source Center, corner of Hwy. place. 70 and 89 in Graeagle. For Soroptimist of Portola more info. call Ann Graham meets every 2nd and 4th Mon- 836-1924. day of the month at Chalet Taco Tuesdays Calpine Elks View at noon. Lodge, 71292 Hwy. 70 in Maybe, first and last Tuesday of the month, (Tuesdays April Tuesday, Aug. 27 30th to Sept. 3rd) 5pm-7pm. 7pro, Alcoholics Anony- Fundraiser for Elks' projects. mous, Meeting, Baptist 8 3 2 - 5 7 8 5 Church, 171 S.' Gulling St., lower level. For information call 24 hours a day (877)880- 2880 i Wednesday, Aug. 28 Rotary Club of Portola, 7:00pm Alcoholics Anony- 7:00 a.m., 390 California mous Meeting, hospital, edu- Street. For more info call Glo- cation building, Portola. For ria LaPlant, Pres., 249-2375. information call 24 hours a TOPS, Taking Off Pounds day(877)880-2880. Sensibly, Portola United Family History Library (Ge- Methodist. 2nd & Pacific St., nealogy) 7pm to 9pm, Closed Portola, 8:30 a.m. on holidays, Tuesdays by appt. Exercise Classes at The Mo- @ L.D.S. Church on West hawk Community Resource Street. For more info. call Center, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. and 10 Doris Housel (530)961-2539. a.m. For more information, Quilter UFO Night at Sierra call 836-0446. Valley Quilting. 257 E. Sierra. Plumas County Board of 832-5710. Bring your unfin- Supervisors winter schedule, ished projects every Wednes- 10 a.m., County Courthouse, day. Quincy. (lst 3 Tues.) Blairsden Senior Lunches, Tahoe Forest Hospice sup- each Wed., noon, 836-0446 for port group, free grief sup- reservations. Mohawk Com- port, every other Tues., 5-6:30 munity Resource Center. Family Development Work- shops, Portola Methodist Church classrooms, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Childcare provided. City Council, 7 p.m., Portola City Hall. 2nd & 4th Wed. just 1 CLICK AWAY To update info on this page, call 832-4646 CHURCHES Assembly of God of Loyalton, Loyalton Community Church, 993-1008, Hwy. 49, Loyalton. 993-4411,2nd & Lewis St., Loyalton. Christ The King Episcopal, 283- New Life Christian Center (As- 0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. sembly of God affiliation), 832- Church Of Jesus Christ of Lat- 4710, 72690 Hwy 70 by Connie's ter-Day Saints,.832-4941,,683 Place, West St., Portola. Cornerstone Church, 530-927- 9642, Email: Crossroads Christian Fellow- ship Foursquare Church, Corner of Hwy. 70 and Hwy. 49 in Vinton. LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,483.0'1 1 Year Ago 4,490.4:4 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 859,469 1 Year Ago 1,047,832 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,142.43 1 Year Ago 5,144.92 Portola Station Baptist Church, Bucks Lake **Capacity 832-4334, 171 S. Gulling, Portola, tCurrent 79,934 1 Year Ago 84,141 Portola United Methodist, 832- 4979, Second & Pacific St:, *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. "l'Aug. 18, 2013 Aug. 19, 2012 AGE PONSOR MOUNTAIN ARDWARE James Hayward, Manager 282 Bonta St. Blairsden, CA 96103 Telephone (530) 836-2589 Fax (530)836-2580 Graeagle Community Church, Seventh-Day Adventist, 57 A 836-2405, 150 Graeagle- East Sierra St. (Hwy 70), Johnsville Rd., Graeagle. Portola Library Holy Family Roman Catholic, Sierraville Community ChUrch, !I1 832-5006, 108 Taylor St., Portola. 994-3730, Hwy. 89, Sierraville. li 'l Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Holy Rosary Roman Catholic, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, liiiil 10 a.m.'l p.m. & 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 832"5006, Loyalton. 832-1805, 496 Sierra Ave., _ __ Jehovah's Witnesses, 832-4181, Portola. goB-4 p.m., -7 p.m. 76500 Rocky Point Rd., Portola. Weather Wednesday, Aug. 21 Sunrise 6:25-Sunset 7:54 A 30 Vo chance showers/thunderstorms. Partly sunny, high near 84. Wednesday Night: 30/ chance showers/thunder- storms, mainly before 11pro. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Sunrise 6:27-~Sunset 7:49 Sunny, with a high near 84. ,,We ,,cld" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St, = P.O, Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 ill Helping miners and prospectors realize their fortunes for over 20 Years! lib Saturday Night: Mostly clear, low around 42. Forecast for Portola Thursday, Aug. 22 Friday, Aug. 23 Sunrise 6:25--Sunsek7:52 Sunrise 6:26--Sunset 7:51 " S~. ' r Y Y,'' . ..~4. high near 80. Thursday Night: A slight chance of show- ers and thunderstorms. Friday Night: Mostly Partly cloudy, with a low clear, with a low around around 42. 43~ Sunrise 6:28--Sunset 7148 Sunrise 6:29--Sunset 7:46 Sunny, with a high. near 82. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, low around 41. Sunny, with a high near 81. Tuesday, Aug. 27 Sunrise 6:30-Sunset 7:45 Regional 28 12 O Previous week t8 2 ~i The number of earthquakes increased sharply from the previous week, nearly doubling and topping the 40 quake-per- week level for the first time sincemid July. Twelve quakes registered M LO or stronger, but none reached the M 3 range. Driving the seismic action was ongoing aftershocks to the May 23rd Canyondam M 5.7 earthquake. A total of 25 aftershocks were measured this week, including all of the M Z activity. The frequency increased significantly on the 11th and produced 4-6 events-per-day for the balance of the week. The distribution was Widely scattered with twQ main clusters, each located at the northern and southern margins of the aftershock zone, The largest aftershock measured g 2.8 and occurred at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday morning. Many people have reported feeling the aftershocks, some as low as in the M 1 range. = The largest of three quakes at Lassen Peak measured M 1.8 and the strongest of two quakes east of Quincy registered M 1.8. Three quakes triggered near Redding. annual in Each September, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting of members on the grounds of its headquarters in Portola at 73233 Highway 70. PSREC hosts a myriad of activities during the event. Activities begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 with bingo, a free health fair and an economic development expo. The public is invited to participate in the health fair and expo. The exi o features several service groups and local businesses from around the area showcasing economic development for the region. This year's event marks an exciting.time for PSREC and its subsidiary, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications. During the economic development expo, PST will Showcase the past, present and future of its fiber project, which began in 2010 as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities " Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose of the program was to facilitate broadband deployment in unserved or underserved communities. PST's project will provide core communications infrastructure in the region. PST will begin offering commercial broadband services via fiber to businesses along the route after the community anchor institutions have been connected. "We will expand the system comprehensively over time, especially in commercial areas," says General Manager Bob Marshall. To learn more about the future of the fiber project, visit the economic development expo at the PSREC annual meeting. Founded in 1937, PSREC is a member-owned electric distribution, transmission and generation cooperative. PSREC provides electric and related services to more than 6,600 member-owners in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties in California as well as parts of Washoe County, Nevada. The cooperative is controlled by the membership through an elected seven-person board of directors. PSREC holds its annual meeting in accordance with its bylaws for the purposes of electing directors and taking action on other cooperative business matters. PSREC's wholly owned subsidiary, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications, i rovides wirelesslnternet service, satellite Internet service and broadband services via fiber optics. Follow PSREC on Twitter at @PlumasSierraREC, and on Facebook at Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative. Anyone who needs a disability-related accommodation to participate in the PSREC annual meeting is invited to contact PSREC at 832-4261 as soon as possible so organizers can make the proper arrangements. Norberta $chmidt, left, shows an antique plate to certified appraisi~r Linda Brennan. Brennan will be available for appraisals.Sept. 14, when she assists philanthropic group PEO at their annual fundraiser. Photo submitted rai I que p sa e I-,el 1 1 An antique appraisal will 95971. Brennan will not be be held in Quincy on able to appraise weapons or Saturday, Sept. 14. The event fine jewelry. is hosted by Chapter KH of In order to reasonably PEO, an international assure that individuals will philanthropic organization have time with Brennan that promotes and supports during this appraisal, they education for women, must be among the first 40 Certified antique appraiser pedple to respond with their Linda Brennan will provide written description and individual appraisals for up to photograph. Chapter KH will two items per person for a confirm their place upon charge of $20, which also receipt of their information, includes a light lunch and including their name and beverage, phone number. Although time Brennan will provide a with Brennan cannot be written appraisal for each assured beyond the first 40 item. The appraisal will take people, the public is welcome place in the Fellowship Hall at the Quincy United Methodist Church, at Church and Jackson streets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who wish to have items appraised are requested to send a written description, including any markings and how they acquired the items, along with a photograph of the items, to Alternatively, they may send their description and photograph by U.S. mail to P.O. Box 1971, Quincy, CA to join the fun. The funds raised by this antique appraisal will be used to supply loans and grants to deserving women in the community and beyond who desire to further their education. In addition to being a certified antique appraiser, Brennan is the former curator of the Plumas County Museum in Quincy. She is currently an associate owner of Village Antiques and Collectibles on Lawrence Street in Quincy. i f