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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 21,201 1 7B It's not too later. NEIGHBORS helping NEIGHBORS The holiday season is one of giving and receiving. Below are the Plumas County programs of- fering help to families and ways donors can provide their neigh- bors with some holiday cheer. COUNTYWIDE " Far Northern Regional Center's Holidays are for Caring The program provides gifts to selected individuals with developmental disabilities who may not receive any gifts. In addition to cash dona- tions to buy, wrap and deliver gifts, the organization has a fundraising quilt drawing. For more information, to donate or purchase a drawing ticket, contact Kay Cullis at 221-9524 Or kcullis@farther nornrc.org. Plumas County Sheriff's Needy Children's Christmas This Sheriffs Employees Association program pro- vides toys, food and coats for children and families. The need for toys is particularly acute this year. In addition, the association supports chil- dren's programs year-round, such as Little League, Boys State, dance team, swim team, football and basketball. Drop off food and new, un- wrapped toys at any of the fol- lowing locations: Main office, 1400 E. Main St., Quincy; Portola Substa- tion, 324 S. Gulling; Greenville Substation, High- way 89; Chester Substation, First and Willow. Evergreen Market, High- way 89, Greenville. Village Drug, Main Street at Highway 89, Greenville. Rite Aid (angel tree), 40 E. Main St., Quincy. Indian Valley Resource Center, 430 Main St., Greenville. Cash or check donations are also welcome. To sign up for toys and clothing or to submit the name of a child or family in need, contact the sheriffs office on East Main in Quincy or via the community substations. For more information, call Becky Grant at 283-6375. CHESTER Almanor Basin Community Resource Center The center has reached its capacity at 50 holiday food bas- kets. There is a specific need for cash donations, as well as nonperishable foods such as canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing and potatoes. Deliver food or cash dona- tions to 372 Main St. For more information, contact Linda at 258-4280. Elks Lodge 2626 Christmas Angel Project This program provides for families in Chester, West- wood and Greenville. The Elks are accepting nonperish- able and canned food at David Price Jewelers, 216 Main St. Mail checks, no cash, payable to Elks No. 2626, to 3760 Woodlake Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. For more information, con- tact Kay Alcorn at 596-3153. about needy children: age, gen- der, sizes, favorite color and Christmas wishes. Return un- wrapped gifts to the address indi- cated on the back of the angel with the angel attached no later than Wednesday, Dec. 21. To donate or for more infor- mation, call Tami Williamson at 284-1560. Community Assistance Network (CAN) For a holiday food basket, call 284-7522 to sign up. Free coats The Indian Valley Volun- teers Association Thrift Shop on Main Street offers free coats. Call 284-7949 for details. Household needs The United Methodist Thrift Shop on Pine Street helps with clothing and household needs. Contact Elsie Wesley, 284-1750, or email mrscgwesley@ hotmail.com. Indian Valley Food Pantry To help, contact Pastor Fred Kerr, fredkerr@ frontiernet.net. QUINCY Community Assistance Network (CAN) Sign up for food baskets in Quincy, Meadow Valley, Cromberg and the Feather Riv- er Canyon through CAN at the sheriffs office in Quincy or at Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, 591 Main St. Distribution is Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at CAN, 176 Lawrence St. Safeway is also running its "Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts)" campaign. Cus- tomers,buy a Hunger bag filled with nonperishable gro- cery items for $10 at the check- out and place it in the food dri- ve barrel. All of the bags are going directly to CAN. To donate food, look for boxes at Quincy businesses, including Feather Publishing. For more information, call CAN at 283-0262. Medrith Glover will deliver them to the sheriff's office. PORTOLA AND SIERRA VALLEY Angel Tree, Sierra County Holiday Planners and Terry's Toys for Tots These groups provide food baskets, new clothing and new toys to children for Christmas. They also accept gently used clothing and toys. They espe- cially need teen items, ages 13 - 17. For more information, call 993-0247 or 993-6779. Deliver donations to: Sierra County Human Ser- vices, 202 Front St., Loyalton. Golden West, 711 Main St., Loyalton. Loyalton businesses will have angel wish lists avail- able for sponsorship. Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network Food Bank The EPCAN Food Bank is struggling to keep up with de- mand in addition to creating hol- iday baskets for area residents. It welcomes donations of nonper- ishable food at these businesses: Plumas Bank, 120 N. Pine. Bank of America, 81 W. Sierra. Bi State Propane, 74424 Highway 70. Plumas-Sierra REC, 73233 Highway 70. . Mail monetary donations to 120 Nevada St., Portola, CA 96122 throughout the year. For more information, call 836-4521. Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative The local energy provider is assisting local charities with toy, food and clothing drives for the upcoming holidays. A Mitten Tree will be avail- able to decorate with "warm" ornaments from employees and the public. Mittens, hats, coats, snow boots, socks and scarves are welcome. Help spread the warmth by dropping off items at PSREC's office, 73233 Highway 70. ................................ iPi-6]g'6f-gii-iit a Cl[/i]"T&id ................... Plumas Crisis InterventiOn' _' 'Hb.0y Helping Hands and Resource Center PCIRC has coats for all ages; simply go to the center at 591 W. Main St. in Quincy Mon- day through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and choose a coat. Plumas Bank and Bank of America in downtown Quin- cy, as well as the center itself, are accepting coat donations. The program runs through mid-January. The center is also working with the Plumas County Sher- tits Employees Association and Social Services to help families in need. Cash donations are also wel- come and help support the Homeless Family Transitional Housing program. To donate or "adopt" a family, call 283-5515. Warm donations The Wool Room, at Jackson and Harbison streets, is accept- ing donations of handmade knit- ted or crocheted caps. Owner 1here in the Northq Health U Helping Hands Food Pantry The pantry needs nonper- ishable food and cash dona- tions. Deliver donations to the pantry at the back of the Wesleyan Church on the cor- ner of Melissa and Gay streets. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 - 3 p.m. year-round, pantry hours will change during the holiday season. Contact Dorothy Morse at 596-3441. For the Wesleyan Coat and Boot Giveaway, contact the church at 258-2359 to drop off or pick up coats and boots. 0 V 'orld? Carroll Zensius, left, of Greenville, and Nellene Womack, now of Elk Grove but formerly from Greenville, stand in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The two recently went to London to visit Zensius granddaughter, who is studying at Queen Mary, University of London. During their eight-day stay they took the Eurostar "Chunnel Train," traveling under the English Channel for a quick trip to Paris. , ;entle, effective family dentistry Emily S. Herndon, DDS Loma Linda University School of Dentistry honors graduate Crowns in one day Safe, proven IV sedation Latest technology reduces discomfort, improves aesthetics These groups welcome dona- tions of nonperishable food items and new unwrapped toys and clothing. For monetary do- nations, make checks payable  to "Project Santa Claus" and :ii : "Holiday Helping Hands." For !.  :: :: more information, call 832-4174. ,,,,iiil;l Drop off donations at: Plumas-Sierra REC, 73233 Highway 70. Plumas Eureka Fire De- partment, 200 Lundy Lane, Blairsden ..... Portola City Hall, 35 Third !/: Ave. Portola Station Baptist Church, 171 S. Gulling. Plumas Bank (monetary do- nations), 120 N. Pine. Headlines Beauty Shop, 81 E. Sierra St. Portola Family Resource Center, 49 Commercial St. If we missed any programs, send information to Mona Hill at rnhill@ plumasnews.com. New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today./br a consultation 431 W. Main St., Quincy Become a Plumas Bank FacebeakFanl facebook I Open your l:acebook account Visit Plumas Bank's fact, book fan page-Plums Bank! Click on the icon [: ] at the top of the page llere's flow' IT'S EASY! r';I Ii]  'i!:ii, :ii::ii!,i  Become a Plumes Bunk Facebook Fun!.Scan this code with your smmt phone. Sweepstakes Rules: Plumas Bank existing and new Facebook Fans are eligible for the drawing. Plumas Bank employees are not eligible to win. Sweepstakes ends January 8, 2012. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter, valid ID required. Void where prohibited. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook. For official sweepstakes rules visit www.plumasbunk.c0m. MEMBER FDIC GREENVILLE Angel trees Christmas trees are going up I at Indian Valley businesses and I organizations. They are decorat- ed with paper angels, on which folks have provided information 251-5000 1850 Spring Ridge Dr. Susanville PHARMACY Quality Health Care, Your Choice...Our Commitment