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14A Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress (:hester students, teacher participate in youth summit Participants gather March 27 at Feather River College for the inaugural Youth Environmental Stewardshi p Summit. The conference was a region-wide networking event for the schools, a new piece to support and encourage collaboration of the outdoor education curriculum. Photo by Laurie Wann Tire Amnesty Days FREE Disposal: On May 2, 2009 Plumas County residents can dispose of up to 9 passenger truck or car tires FREI:! Location: SORRY NO" Chester Transfer Station Intersection: Hwy 36/County Road 322 Dropoff from 10:00am-3:00pm For additional information call (530) 283-6268 Subject to early closure if trailor is full! .Businesses Funding for this lSrogram is limited, l-he County reserves the .Rims right to stop accepting tires for free disposal without notice. .Large semi-truck, tractor, or heavy Participate in the Plumas County Recycling / Clean-up equipment tires Events for a Litter Free Community Fundedby aGrant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Additional partial unding provided by the Department of Conservation Litter Grant. Sponsbred by Plumas County Department of Public Works and the luralGounties' Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority. "C00n't Yeu " ' E T YOUR so STUPD, U W Sometimes the signs of child abuse can't be seen by the outside world, but the scars caused by verbal abuse can linger inside for a lifetime. Verbal abuse can make a child feel unloved, unwanted, insecure and unworthy; often leading to behavioral problems, depression and anxiety. The next time you're about to lose your tern per, stop, take a deep breath and think about what is really upsetting you. Before you speak, consider how the words you're about to say will sound to your child. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month For more information contact Lassen Family Services, Inc. 1306 Riverside Drive Susanville 24 Hour Crisis Line 257-5004 Out of Area 1-888-289-5004 Traci Bue Staff Writer Students in grades six through 12 participated March 27 in the first-ever Youth Environmental Stew- ardship Summit. The summit, hosted by Feather River College, was a networking opportunity for teachers and students region- wide, said Rob Wade, outdoor education program coordina- tor for the Plumas Unified School District and County Office of Education. The conference included more than 50 students and their teachers from Greenville, Chester, Down- ieville and Quincy who presented posters and Power- Point presentations of their prospective local projects, from mapping and monitor- ing the Moonlight Fire and the study of Lake Almanor . to an aquarium-terrarium re- creation of Boyle Creek. Forests, meadows, creeks and insect life were explored and fish hatcheries and aquari- ums were visited. Wade said each of the schools offers a slfghtly different spin on its environ- mental education component. The summit's objective was to foster a collaborative rela- tionship among the schools, by providing a forum where participants could "share, inspire and enlighten" one another. "It's wonderful in a lean year to be able to bring DELUCCH! CONSTRUCTION SERVING LASSES AND PLUMaS CotnTmS Stage 1993 NEW CONSTRUCTION ADDITIONS DECKS REPAIRS REMODELS FREE ESTIMATES SMALL ,JOBS Ltc, No. 499108 MARK DELUCCm (530) 596-4278 . Estate Planning o Wills & Trusts Bankruptcy . Real Estate/Business o Probate * Foreclosures 257-4300 75 S. Gay Street. Susanville forward something new that supports the teachers," said Wade of the conference, which was sponsored-by Feather River Coordinated Resource Management with support from the Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee. Sixth- and seventh-graders Trey Reed and T.J. Eid- hammer from Chester drew laughs from the audience in an entertaining slideshow that described the year's adventures of the sixth-grade class and their older class- mate mentors as they followed the Feather River from Mount Shasta to the San Francisco Bay. By snowshoe, train, kayak and trolley, over sand, water, snow-and city streets they trekked camping, swim- ming, kayaking, hiking, exploring and learning the many ways water traveled and was used along the way. Chester Elementary teacher Greg McIntire has been involved in the outdoor education program for 14 years and said the much- anticipated adventure was a motivating tool for his sixth- graders who understood the privilege of the trip could be revoked if performance and behavior standards inside and out of class were not upheld. McIntire gave special recognition to the parents who volunteered their time mad labor, behind the scenes setting up and tearing down camp and organizing the menu, groceries and equip- ment needs of the outings. Gauging from instructor feedback of the summit, Wade said the "cross-pollina- tion" event was a success he hopes will take place annual- ly, as teachers left inspired and excited by what they'd seen and what they can do. Broadband workshop The Center for Economic Development, California State University, Chico has sched- uled a community meeting on the Broadband Aggregate Demand Project in Quincy Friday, April 17, 5:30--6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 274 Lawrence St. The center does not require an R.S.V.P. for this meeting. For more information, call the Center for Economic Development, Chico State University, Chico at 898-4598. Medical nter