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16A Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress WE MAKE SHOPPING LOTS OF STOCK SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO ORDER! " THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH US! HERE'S SOME APPRECIATION MONEY FOR YOU TO SPEND THIS WEEK! ...can be used for furnituase of '44| - '898 ...can be used for furniture purchase of *899 OR MORE College honors classified employee Rose Cortez Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com Rose Cortez, was recently named Outstanding Classi- fied Employee of the Year at Feather River College, where she was a custodial employee for 32 years. Sadly the award, passed by FRC's board at their March 4 meet- ing, was given to Cortez posthumously. She passed away Dec. 2, 2009. Her job title did not begin to describe the work she did or the way in which she did it. According to FRC President Ron Taylor's nomination re- port, no one exemplified the mission of the college like Cortez, who believed in edu- cation and in every individ- ual who attended and worked at FRC. Cortez used her job as "a way to get to know our stu- dents and staff. If a student ever needed anything -- tu- toring, books, food, housing, a ride or just company -- Rose took the time to assist them in acclimating to cam- pus life and a new communi- ty. Oftentimes she was known to take students (and staff) into her own home, treating them as family and providing for them," wrote Taylor. Cortez was especially sup- portive of FRC's student ath- letes. She knew "thousands of them on a first name basis," according to Taylor. In addition, she took great pride in working to keep the athletic and other facilities to a very high standard both for safety and aesthetic reasons. She would often stay late to help co-workers and was also the "ultimate volunteer, al- ways there for any event on campus, any student or staff in need, every athletic event, interpreting for our bilingual and international students, really anything you could ask," Taylor added. What shone through most of all in the nomination re- port was Cortez's character. She loved everyone as if that was the only possible way to be in the world, and she cared for all equally. Taylor summed that up when he wrote of her, "She was an uncommonwoman, sharing uncommon love, and we have been uncom- monly blessed because we knew her." Logue upholds Prop 13 TI-f IEATI E UID|CW00 (; I N IP/)IAS ain Sit., Susanvllle .... i . For times call I recording or visit I www.sierratheatreand uptowncinemas.com I *Denotes Sat., & Sun. | Discount matinees All films are subject to change | I | Now thru Thurs., 3/18 only I Uptown Cinemas: ISHUTTER ISLAND (R) i |THE CRAZIES (R) II ICOP OUT (R) I i l Held over thru at least | i Thurs., 3125 I i Sierra Theatre: "ALICE IN iWONDERLAND (PG) |SHE'S OUT OF II II MY LEAGUE (R) I i Uptown Cinemas: i CRAZY HEART (R) : IGREEN ZONE (R) I | Starts Fri, 3/19 i I Uptown Cinemas: I II DIARY OF A WIMPY KID PG) :REPoMEN (R) i : i Coming Soon: I lITHE HURT LOCKER : Movie gift cards also ! available at I Margle's Book Nook. I; i----, m-- i--,I Northstate Assemblyman Dan Logue, (R-Linda), has de- nounced a recent proposal from California Forward, a political reform group, and Legislative Democrats aimed at circumventing California's Proposition 13 laws and to do away with the two-thirds vote requirement for the budget. "Instead of addressing the real problems, they are re-ar- ranging the chairs on the Ti- tanic. They ran this ship into an iceberg, and now they want another go," said Logue. California Forward pre- sented suggestions for change at a press conference last week. The key provision of the proposal was elimination of the two-thirds vote require- ment to pass a state budget, enacted by voters. "Allowing th party that has virtually bankrupted Cal- ifornia to have free reign at increasing spending and gov- ernment growth is exactly the opposite of what is needed in these perilous economic times," said Logue. "We should be focusing on improving the economy, not eliminating the constitution- al protections for beleaguered taxpayers." The proposal included some provisions that Logue sup- ports, such as instituting per- formance-based budgeting, not using one-time revenues for continuing programs, and allowing the governor the flexibility to cut state spend- ing if the Legislature fails to address a fiscal emergency in a timely manner. "Requiring government bu- reaucracies to account for their spending and prove the need for funding is critical. "This is how businesses are run and the state should do the same," added Logue.