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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7B John Steffanic County Fair Manager Time is a rather relentless cleaning product. As events come and go, it seems it only takes time before memories are erased from our memories, or at least leave nothing much more than smudges which we can't make out. I have eulogized at several funerals about keeping the memory of someone alive. But the sad truth is, only two individuals have cheated death and live on; Jesus Christ and Elvis. It would seem the only defense we have against time is record keeping, and we can't leave that up to someone else. It came as a harsh reality to me that while I have a pretty good memory of the chronology and events of my life, I can't say the same about my parents. Or my grandparents. I knew my mother was born in Delleker in 1927 at the hospital there. I even have a photocopy of Dr. Decker's journal noting her birth. But where did my grandparents live? What house? Never thought to ask. Does it matter? Well, kind of. The truth is, the less facts we know, the easier it is fpr the memories to slip away. My grandparents, Joe and Nita Urrutia, were well known and respected members of Eastern Plumas County. Once in a while, I run across someone who remembers them, but not much about them. How sad. And shame on me! The Urrutias, and scores of other families in our community, are being cleaned away by time. Let's do something about it. percent sure of. It is some I started with just a few sort of documentation from paragraphs of what I'm 90 someone who actually knew Workshop on active transportation plan to be held Plumas County is goals, objectives and developing its first ever evaluation criteria for this Active Transportation Plan- project. Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan, and The workshop is open to is seeking input from the public and will be held residents to identify walking Tuesday, March 15, 6 to 7:30 and bicycling challenges and p.m., in the Mineral Building desired improvements at Plumas Sierra County across the county. Fairgrounds. All community members The California Highway are invited to attend Patrol will provide an this free workshop to overview of new bicycle provide input on the laws, followed by a brief presentation to discuss the ATP project status. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on : project goals and objectives and to confirm evaluation criteria, which will help prioritize projects identified in the plan. For information, call James Graham, 263-6169, or email jimgraham@c0unty Information available about adult education goals The Plumas County Adult The meeting is open to the in Quincy. / Education Work Group is public, and will be held Qualified agencies holding an informational March 23 from 10 to 11:30 interested in applying or meeting about the 2016-2017a.m. at the Mineral Building re-applying for the 2016-17 Adult Education Block at the Plumas-Sierra round of funding are Grant program and Fairgrounds, 204 encouraged by the Education funding. Fairgrounds Road, Work Group to attend. them, loved them and hugged them. Please do the same. Then, find a photo, put it together with your essay and get it to me at the Plumas Sierra County Fair. This year's theme is "Harvest of the Home." It is all about what we harvest in the form of our family. I want to share this harvest with the world on a wall at the fair, showing all the short histories and photoS. I want people to learn, or better yet, remember these people; these seeds of our community. And when it's all over, we will take these treasures and put them in a book. That book will be shared from now on in local museums and events. It will be added to and will live for as long as we think it's important. This is for everyone. Your family doesn't have to be a leader in the community. Did your grandpa work for the railroad? Was mom a class helper? Did your uncle and aunt own the local bar in 1948? Those are the stories that make up who we are, and those are the stories we want to see. I've written an essay about my grandparents; please use it as a sample of what you could write. Keep it to about a page, but if all you can muster is a paragraph, we'll take it. If you don't have a photograph, don't worry. Just having this information, any information, onrecord, will help keep the memory alive. I think that's well worth the effort. The deadline for submissions is July 15. Visit the fair website at for a sample essay and how to get your information to us. LOOKING FOR A Check out our Business and Services Directory... Located on pages 72B & 73B CHANCES ARE YOU'LL FIND THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB! Forest comments Plumas National Forest law enforcement ofrmers are seeking public comments on their proposal for the 2015/2016 California Off-Highway Vehicle grant program. The grant would provide for signage, public education, safety programs, special off-highway event support and patrol operations for trails and facilities associated with the PNF recreation program. People may provide feedback and comment on the grant proposal that will be posted on the State Parks website March 8 through April 4. To review the grant application, go to and click on the link to review the preliminary applications. Final comments are due to the State of CalIfornia on May 2. The PNF summer OHV program consists of over 4,000 miles of roads available for summer OHV touring and developed OHV camps at Gold Lake, Poker Flat, Stag Point, American House and Cleghorn Bar. The PNF winter snowmobile program consists of: three winter recreation areas (Bucks Lake, La Porte, and Lakes Basin) consisting of 195 miles of groomed snowmobile trails with an active volunteer grooming program; winter staging areas at Lakes Basin, Bucks Summit, Big Creek and La Porte; warming huts at the La Porte staging area, Four-Trees, and four trailside warming huts associated with the La Porte trail system. Written comments and requests for more information may be directed to: Plumas National Forest, Attn: Chris Holland, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971, by close of business on April 4. For other information about the Plumas National Forest, visit: Free legal aid available for Plumas County seniors Legal Services of Northern California, in partnership with Passages Adult Resource Center, offers free legal advice to seniors age 60 and over every second Monday of the month at the Plumas County Public Health office, C:oun " Hospital R@~, Suite 206, in Quincy, from I to 3 p.m. LSNC focuses on cases involving housing and landlord/tenant disputes, consumer fraud, credit/debt problems, MediCal, social security/SSI overpayments, elder abuse, power of attorney for health and finances, long-term-care, wills and in-home supportive services. To make an appointment, call Passages at 283-0891. m The Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at: Nor,., Text: Here2Help to 72727 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Rain . Wall Art, Solar !so Wind Chimes I ..... Bring in this ad to SAVE ..... This offer expires March 12th. 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