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e m Vol. 69, No. 36 530-258-3115 Wednesday, March9, 2016 Wedding guide -- Picking the right date for the big day is just the first of many decisions a couple will make./Page 1B Fair guide ready -- One of the most widely read books in Plumas and Sierra counties is the annual County Fair Exhibit Guide./Page 6B :i:;:::: FRC men fall -- The Golden Eagles' amazing basketball season ended with a loss to Contra Costa, leaving FRC witl a 27-2 record./Page 1C i:i Turn clocks forward one hour Expan ion to feature preschool. Gregg Scott Staff writer Lake Almanor Christian School has started planning for a new addition in the upcoming school year. Those plans include the licensing process and interviewing teachers to staff a proposed preschool on the campus. LACS principal Jeri Kendrick explained, "The new LACP would feature a preschool/pre-kindergarten program designed to enhance the spiritual, mental, social and physical development for 3- and 4-year-old children. "The goal is to provide each child with an environment that will allow them to develop in all of these areas and help to give them the assurance of being loved and valued as an individual," Kendrick continued. Class activities will include: circle time, bible time, art, free-choice center activities, large and small See Preschool, page 4A Gregg Scott during the financial report and department staff propose was trying to educate the Staff Writer was net patient revenue for changes if needed. LAFCO board members of the January was just over $1 She indicated that futureunique needs and required million, resulting in a positive reports would show the services offered by the The board of directors of the net income of $12,579 for the specific changes that were different districts due to the Seneca Healthcare District month, being proposed, varying demographics of each announced at the Feb. 25 Staff also identified 20 Wagner also reported on district. board meeting that David H. policy changes for board Seneca's attendance at the There was some discussion Dempsey, M.D., has signed a review and approval. The most recent Plumas Countyby the SHD board of the fear contract with the hospital to board asked staff to supply Local Agency Formation that LAFCO might entertain become the newest full-time them with more detail as to Commission. the idea of consolidating the emergency room physician, the policy changes. One of the commission's healthcare districts in the Dempsey had been working Seneca CEO Linda Wagner topics has been the "sphere of county. with the hospital and decided explained that all of theinfluence" for Plumas County County Supervisor Sherrie to join the staff, hospital policies must behospital districts. Thrall said she did not believe Other good news announced reviewed on an annual basis Wagner explained that shethat view was being Spring soccer is fairly new to the Chester/La ke Almanor sports fields, but it was well accepted last year and is growing fast. The 2016 season is scheduled for April 12 through May 26, when soccer fans will be able to watch action similar to the scene shown. Photo by Gregg Scott Gregg Scott Elementary School during some player scholarships will have a 30-minute Staff Writer regular business hours, that can be applied for at practice followed by a The ARPD office is located time of registration. 30-minute game. ....... at 102 Meadowbrook Loop The deadline for turning The fourth through ..... " ...... With spring just around and its hours are Tuesday in completed registration seventh grade division will the corner the Almanor and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 forms is April 1. have a 30-minute practice Recreation and Park District p.m., and every weekday Soccer coach Eric with a one-hour game to is ready to start accepting from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.O'Kelley explained that the follow. registrations for its spring There will also be special spring soccer league is a The eighth thru 12th grade soccer league, sign-up days March 22 healthy sports activity group will have an hour and The league's season will through 24, at CES from 2:45 designed more to teach a half of game/scrimmage run from April 12 to May 26, to 3:30 p.m. soccer skills and have funtime. with games scheduled for Cash and personal checksthan as a competitive event. The games or scrimmages each Tuesday and Thursday are accepted for the $25There will be no formal will be refereed under at 5 p.m., usingfields set up registration fee. There is a teams assigned. The teams modified spring soccer rules on the Chester High School $50 maximum cost per will be chosen the day of the as dictated by the reduced football field, family, game and they will change field sizes. The registration forms can Family health insurance from day to day throughoutFor more information, be picked up and dropped off information must be the season, contact soccer chairperson at the following locations: included when filling out the The three age divisions Kelly Bainbridge at: the Coffee Station located at registration forms, will be kindergarten kellyanddavidbain 192 Main St., and Chester The ARPD is offering through third grade, Sunset on Lake Almanor considered as a serious idea. New state legislation Wagner recently related some news that will have a positive effect on Seneca Healthcare District as well as Eastern Plumas Healthcare District Wagner explained, "Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed bipartisan See Seneca, page 4A bull on Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews,com Bulletproof glass and auto repair two consent agenda items and therefore considered noncontroversial -- proved to be just the opposite during the Plumas Board of Supervisors meeting March 1. Supervisor Lori Simpson wanted to talk about bulletproof glass after hearing from a constituent, and Supervisor Jeff Engel wanted to d cus hether an auto service contract had been put out to bid. Bulletproof Interim Mental Health Director Louise Steenkamp asked the board to approve a $25,000 contract with Plumas County Glass to install bulletproof glass in the lobby of her department. The glass installation would coincide with a reconfiguration of the lobby See Bulletproof, page 4A ll[!!!illl!!!!kll0 Another lovely evening to paddle away your Cares along Lake Almanor's shoreline in rosy twilight while Mt. Lassen's iconic backdrop in this enhanced photo. Photo by Jan Davies Silhouette provides a reassuring