Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Holiday on Main at the Downieville Community Hall is this Saturday, Santa will be coming around noon, lots of food, vendors, fun and then before you go home see the performances at the Yuba Theatre and Bake Goods Auction, which benefits the Artists in School program, starts at 5pm  this Saturday, December 2. Don’t miss it.  “The Christmas Carol” performed by Downieville students is showing on Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00pm in the Yuba Theatre.

Don’t forget the Annual Pet Parade at the Downieville Firehouse at 12 noon sponsored by the Sierra County Animal Relief Fund (SCARF)

Big changes in Social Security coming in 2018. Click the link for more information.

Need a wonderful friend? Here are some wonderful friends that need you.

Listening to the President of the United States of America talking to Native American Veterans about their unique contribution in WWII as “Codetalkers” and in this ceremony honoring Veterans he chose to take a moment to make disparaging remarks about Senator Elizabeth Warren… WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM?? Omg… words can’t say… he’s just disgusting, I am so ashamed of his representation of the USA. Okay, but is his real motive in playing the idiot to defer attention from the real damage to all of us… for instance, when Richard Cordray Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned on Friday, the agency’s Chief of Staff Leandra English, was appointed Deputy Director, a natural and wise chain of knowledge. The position requires confirmation by the Senate, however Trump immediately thwarted the due process and appointed his own lackey, Mick Mulvaney, being more interested in pleasing lobbyists for the banking industry. it is apparent time after time that Trump is only interested in dismantling our government which was developed for “of the people, by the people, for the people”, to a government favoring the wealthy and the rest of us be damned. He himself personally has taken the position it is smart to declare bankruptcy to save his money rather than pay contractors, small business owners and laborers their rightful due. Please don’t listen to his words, although hard to ignore, but watch what he is doing to our country, he is doing away with all protection for the “common man”. Too tRUMP we are all “losers” and don’t deserve protection from people like him. We need to protect ourselves before it is too late.

So, read our columnists Tom Hastings, Robert Koehler, Kary Love and Kathy Kelly to try and make sense of the times…oh these times….. Carrie’s Corner, Be Encouraged, Carol’s Movies, news, events and things to do this week. This weekend will be fun in Downieville so lets get light and smile for a day.

The photo this week is by New Your Times photographer Tiffany Brown and depicts the loveliness of our Lakes Basin area. It was in the article about the San Francisco Opera Girls of the Golden West.

Doors of Perception 11/29/17

Reopening the doors of perception – by Robert C. Koehler

Robert Koehler

In a time of endless war and triumphant cynicism, I found myself the other day unexpectedly walking through the doors of perception. Yeah, those doors.

“You know the day destroys the night/Night divides the day/Tried to run/Tried to hide/ Break on through to the other side . . .”

The words, the music — the Doors, the voice of Jim Morrison — ignite not just the Summer of Love but a crazy something I don’t dare call hope, because those days of cultural and political revolution overdosed and imploded, didn’t they? War won. The Vietnam War dragged on, millions died (or thousands, if the only death toll that matters to you is that of U.S. soldiers), MLK and RFK were assassinated, the Cold War quietly morphed into the War on Terror and eventually the 911 attacks gave the military-industrialists the “new Pearl Harbor” they needed. Today’s military budget is securely bloated.

Knowing this, I was blindsided by the impact a remarkable exhibition I recently attended with my daughter had on me. And the star of the show was born in 1757.

The show, running through next March at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art, is called William Blake and the Age of Aquarius. Curated by art history professor Stephen Eisenman, it draws a link between the poetry, art and philosophy of Blake — an anti-authoritarian proponent of free thought and free love, a believer that every human being has a direct relationship with God — and many of the activists and artists of the ’60s, from Allen Ginsberg to Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.

Blake spoke a complex truth. He embraced a far-flung, wildly loving philosophy of life: “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”

These words, from Blake’s poem “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” (the title itself shows the convergence of forces he revered), gave Aldous Huxley the title of his book The Doors of Perception, about his experiences with mescaline. Then they gave Morrison the name of his rock band. And eventually they gave millions of young people, coming of age as a pointless war simmered and raged and Jim Crow stood its ground at the schoolhouse door, a glimpse at a world beyond the cruel and small-minded order that ruled the day.

This was not a simple world that flickered momentarily. This was not a tranquil, easy peace: “We chased our pleasures here/Dug our treasures there/But can you still recall/The time we cried/ Break on through to the other side . . .”

The cultural breakthrough was only partial. The political breakthrough still, often, feels to me like a complete dud. The Vietnam War went on for eight years beyond the 1967 Summer of Love; it finally became unfightable and ended in retreat and 16 years of proxy wars and “Vietnam Syndrome.” The American public was sick of war and the pointless sacrifice of young men and women. Then the powers that be ended the draft; and they saw in Saddam Hussein the perfect face of evil. In 2001, the towers went down.

And once again an extraordinary door of opportunity opened. But the country’s leaders had no wisdom beyond their own agenda of global hegemony.

Stephen Glain quotes Richard Clarke, counter-terrorism adviser for Bush 43, in his book State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire, recalling a cabinet meeting on Sept. 12, 2001, in which Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said: “You know, we’ve got to do Iraq. There just aren’t enough targets in Afghanistan. . . . We need to bomb something else to prove that we’re, you know, big and strong and not going to be pushed around by these kind of attacks.”

As it turns out, I had come across that quote, in an excellent essay by Danny Sjursen, the day before I went to the William Blake/Age of Aquarius exhibit, and it had become seriously lodged in my consciousness — not as a surprise or a shock, just as a banal “of course.” The world was trembling, international compassion flowed, and the leaders of the world’s most powerful nation were plotting in utter ignorance a war that would make them look big and strong.

As the president soon put it, America’s mission was to “rid the world of evil.” They concocted what might as well be called the War To Promote Terror.

And the ’60s — the Summer of Love, the peace movement — is sandbagged by history’s cynicism, or so it has seemed until I saw the exhibit at Northwestern. Suddenly I felt the raw hope of those days come back to life: the outrage and the music and the possibility. The doors of perception reopened. And there was William Blake.

O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war!
When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand?

Many people were standing. Politicians, even at the national level, dared to run on peace platforms and hippies stuck flowers in the barrels of guns. Oh, the cliché of that. Indeed, one of the pieces in the exhibit was a 1967 photo by Marc Riboud, taken during the march on the Pentagon that year, of a young woman confronting a soldier’s bayonet in her face with a flower. In the context of the exhibit, this wasn’t a cliché. It was courage.


Robert Koehler, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Chicago award-winning journalist and editor.


Annual Christmas Extravaganza 11/29/17

This Saturday, December 2, the Sierra County Animal Relief Fund reprises its annual Christmas Extravaganza during Downieville’s Holiday on Main. The event is comprised of the Pet Parade, a Stocking Raffle, and a Silent Auction.

The Pet Parade begins at 12:00 noon, in front of the firehouse. People are invited to bring
their furry family members, costumed as they wish, and join in the fun. There will be judging in various categories, with prizes awarded.

Tickets for the raffle sell for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00. Raffle items, as of now, are: 4 tickets to Fairytale Town; 2 dinners at Los Dos Hermanos; free oil change and filter service at Plaza Tires; toys, treats, and hair roller from Plumas Veterinary Services; four $20 gift certificates to South Pine Cafe; a $50 gift certificate at SPD Markets; and, four $25 gift
certificates at Volz Brothers Automotive. More prizes may be added prior to the event.

Current items in the silent auction are : Ashford spinning wheel; basket of goodies from
BriarPatch Co-op; four 1-day Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland Park and Disney California Park Adventure; bag of animal treats and toys from Incredible Pets; Yard Games
package, poop bag holder, and doggie duvet cover from Kurgo; vaccinations (with owner-paid annual exam), toys, and a hair roller from Plumas Veterinary Services; 4 infield tickets to Reno Aces Baseball; four tickets to Sacramento River Cats Baseball; and, 2-weekday night stay in private double-occupancy room, and one-month membership, at Sierra
Hot Springs. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets or make auction bids prior to the event, call Rachel at 289-2720, or Linda or Paul at 289-2751.

FireHouse News 11/29/17


ALLEGHANY: November 13th Firefighter training. November 20th Firefighter training.
November 15th Pliocene Ridge Community Service District had a safety meeting, in Pike City.
CALPINE: November 16th Firefighter “de-briefing” after incident review. November 18th
Responded for an ill female, who was transported to the hospital in Portola. November 19th Responded for a single vehicle collision, an injured male was transported to
the hospital in Portola.
DOWNIEVILLE November 15th Responded for the alarm sounding at the school. * Responded for an injured male, who was transported to SNMH.
LOYALTON: November 13th Firefighters attended training, to review policies, fire station
maintenance, & fire engine maintenance. November 15th Responded for an ambulance assist, for a person with a possible head injury. * Responded for an ambulance assist, a
person with an injured hand.
PIKE CITY: November 15th PRCSD safety meeting. November 16th Firefighter training on safety. November 22nd Firefighter training on chimney fires.
SATTLEY: November 16th Firefighters attended “De-briefing” after incident review. November 18th Responded for an ill female, who was transported to the hospital in Portola. November 19th Responded for a single vehicle collision, an injured male was transported to the hospital in Portola.
SIERRA CITY: All’s quiet….no emergencies, no meetings, no trainings….
SIERRAVILLE: November 16th Firefighter “De-briefing” after incident review. November 18th Responded for an ill female, who was transported to the hospital in Portola. November 19th Responded for a single vehicle collision, an injured male was transported to the hospital in Portola.

Fund in Plumas 11/29/17

The groundwork has be laid for a major fundraising opportunity in Plumas County. The Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival was designed to draw visitors from across the west coast to Plumas County. The 2017 festival was a modest success, but considered a major success when it comes to fine tuning the possibilities. Organizers are confident that attendance will substantially grow each year. One of the challenges with a newer event is the classic chicken or the egg. The event needs to offer certain amenities to draw people, but it’s difficult to secure amenities without a guarantee of people.

A weakness at the 2017 festival was a lack of food choices. A couple of food vendors withdrew at the last minute fearing a lack of business. There was one commercial food vendor and then the Quincy Lions club, who sold root beer floats. Those who attended the festival appreciated the food offering, but overwhelmingly asked for more choices. One of the special selling points of the Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival is the local hospitality visitors experienced. For that reason, organizers believe that a variety of foods, offered by local non-profits, would be a great way to fill the food need, as well as show off the friendliness of local organizations.

This strategy is used to great success at other events in California. Groups offer a single specialty item, which reduces the strain on the organization’s resources. There is less waste, less training and lower up-front costs when a group is not tackling a larger menu. Look for booths offering tacos, deli sandwiches, tri tip plates, baked goods, salads, chili, paella, or even pork chops on a stick. By keeping most commercial vendors out of the event, it gives each organization a chance to make some money, especially as the event grows. If there is robust participation from local groups, organizers plan on making this a permanent feature of the festival.

Any group that has a mission that benefits the community can participate. Interested parties are urged to contact John Steffanic at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, 283-6272 or visit the Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival webpage; The 2018 festival will be held at the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 2.

Boat Ramp Winters 11/29/17

Almanor Boat Ramp closing for winter
CHESTER, Calif. — The Almanor Ranger District will be removing the Almanor Boat Ramp for the season on December 5, 2017. The ramp is not designed to withstand the winter conditions that are experienced at Lake Almanor. Boaters will still be able to enjoy lake access via the Canyon Dam Boat Launch, which is free of charge to use. Located on the southernmost end of Lake Almanor, the Canyon Dam Boat Launch will remain open for the winter season. The Canyon Dam Boat Launch access road is located just southeast of Rocky Point Campground on Highway 89.

The Almanor Ranger District anticipates returning the Almanor Boat Ramp to service in late April of 2018. For further information, please contact Stacy Kronner, District Recreation Officer at 530-258-2141.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Gratitude Expressed 11/29/17

Dear Editor:

The Western Sierra Food Bank, Inc Board Members wish to express our gratitude for very generous donations from the Miss Jody dinner that has been received. This will help immensely with Holiday and food baskets throughout the year.

We want all to know how appreciative those are that receive these baskets. Food not only replenishes the body but also the spirit and hopes of those that receive but also those that give so generously to the communities of western Sierra County.

Sincerely, Bette Jo Lang, Chairperson

Comfortable Nation 11/29/17

The Quality of Mercy – by Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly

During the spring of 1999, as part of Voices in the Wilderness’s campaign to end indiscriminately lethal U.S./U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq, the Fellowship of Reconciliation arranged for two Nobel Peace laureates, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Mairead Maguire, to visit the country. Before their travel, Voices activists helped organize meetings for them with a range of ordinary Iraqis affected by an economic warfare targeting the most vulnerable: the elderly, the sick, and most tragically of all, the children.

Perez Esquivel studied the itinerary. His voice and face showed clear disappointment. “Yes,” he said, shaking his head, “but when do we meet with the teenagers?” He advised to always learn from a region’s young people, and seek clear, inquisitive views not yet hardened by propaganda. We quickly arranged for Maguire and Perez Esquivel to meet with young women at Baghdad’s Dijla Secondary School for Girls.

It was the spring of 1999. After eight years of deadly economic sanctions, the 2003 U.S. invasion was still the haziest of looming future threats. I was there with them at the school, and I remember Layla standing up and raising her voice. “You come and you say, you will do, you will do. But nothing changes. Me, I am 16. Can you tell me, what is the difference between me, I am sixteen, and someone who is 16 in your country? I’ll tell you. Our emotions are frozen. We cannot feel.” But then she sat down and cried.

Other Iraqi students wondered what their country had done to deserve this treatment. What would happen to them if the UN said Iraq’s foreign policy directly contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children, in another country, under age five? “Who are the criminals?” they asked.

In 1999, young Layla’s voice was both pleading and accusing when she said, “Nothing changes.” A change did occur in 2003. The 13-year economic war turned into a fierce bombing and invasion called “Shock and Awe.” U.S.-led foreign troops battered the nation. With its cities and reservoirs wrecked, its power lines downed, and its police and economy abolished, chaos broke out. Occupying troops watched the country convulse into escalating violence, replicable anywhere. The long smother of the sanctions was lifted from the crushed windpipe of a nation struggling even harder to breathe, its desperate flailing summoning ever more violent responses. The young people’s question, then, should persist: “Who are the criminals?”

As they do each month, my young friends in Kabul, Afghanistan, hosted a three-hour international internet call on November 21st, 2017, focused on ways to survive the psychological traumas inflicted on people living in a war zone. They spoke about how war causes mistrust, fear and a constant anxiety because there is no safe space. They said what they most need are relationships. Trauma destroys connections, makes people feel alone and isolated. Healing involves connection.

Through self-education, they’ve learned to connect and care deeply about people in Yemen where seven million people, according to CBS’s Sixty Minutes, face famine. Meanwhile, a Saudi-led coalition, backed and joined by the U.S., continues blockading and bombing civilians. Despite their own destitution, the Afghan Peace Volunteers collected what they could for relief efforts in Yemen, raising about $48.00.

“The quality of mercy is strained in the Middle East,” reads a New York Times editorial from mid-November, 2017, turning to literature to point out the unspeakably brutal throttling of Yemen where, according to the NYT op-ed, “Saudi Arabia closed off the highways, sea routes and airports in war-torn Yemen, forbidding humanitarian groups from even shipping chlorine tablets for the Yemenis suffering from a cholera epidemic…The International Red Cross expects about a million people to be infected by cholera in Yemen by December.” The editorial clearly links the epidemic to U.S. policy and emphasizes the Saudi-led campaign’s dependence on military assistance from the U.S.

Mark Weisbrot, an analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, urges ordinary U.S. people to speak up about Yemen, “because this is the world’s best chance of ending what UN aid chief Mark Lowcock called “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.” Last week, 120,000 people watched a brief video of Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin risking arrest to protest U.S. participation in Saudi war crimes. Now, as local groups in the U.S. and other countries plan vigils, legislative action, civil disobedience and education campaigns, we have a chance to end the nightmare fears of Yemenis facing starvation, disease, and war.

As I watched in 1999, Layla stood before her class to ask two renowned peacemakers what difference there was between her and a 16-year-old living in a more secure part of the world. The answer, in terms of her basic human rights and her irreplaceable human value, should be manifestly clear: there is no difference whatsoever. And yet, while U.S. warlords and military contractors collude with their counterparts in other lands, they earn former president Dwight Eisenhower’s blistering evaluation: This world in arms “is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists and the hopes of its children.” Among the most vulnerable children sacrificed are those forced into poverty by military blockade and military occupation, who steel themselves as the bombs tear through their towns and their neighborhoods and their neighbors, through their traumatized memories, and through their prospective futures when they dare to hope for one.

The comfortable nations often authorize the worst atrocities overseas through fear for their own safety, imagining themselves the victims to be protected from crime at all costs. Such attitudes entitle people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to look in our direction when they ask, “Who are the criminals?” They will be looking at us when they ask that, until we at last exert our historically unprecedented economic and political ability to turn our imperial nations away from ruinous war, and earn our talk of mercy.

Kathy Kelly, syndicated by PeaceVoice, co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Mountain Messenger (Cheer & Joy) 11/29/17

We’re on the short downhill to Happy Chanukah, Dec 12-19, then Merry Christmas December 25th and Kwanzaa Dec. 26 to 1/1/2018 which is Happy New Years Day. You possibly may be wondering why I am mentioning all upcoming holidays and not just Christmas, well Christmas is very important, particularly to Don at Mt. Mess,, the Christmas edition of the Mountain Messenger is a particularly exquisite one filled with tidings of Joy and Good Cheer. I really like to do all my Christmas cards at once by placing an ad in the Mountain Messenger as then you don’t risk forgetting to send a neighbor a Christmas card when they are the ones who will be digging you out of a snowdrift. So it is a good idea to get your order in early, sometimes he runs out of room and then he can’t get my ad in, at least that is what he tells me, well to clarify the issue, Jill or Milly tells me that he is really sorry and wishes he had room to put my ad in, but he definitely wouldn’t leave YOUR ad out because you probably have a subscription too… you know you could put in a Chanukah or Kwanzaa ad in early and that might take the stress off of the Christmas edition. But one thing for sure is you do not want a missed opportunity to be part of history. You would be surprised how many grandchildren and great great grandchildren and children who come to the Mountain Messenger to look up old issues where their ancestors are mentioned/featured or just have a Merry Christmas ad 50 years ago, it is fun to meet them and someday it could your descendants, smiling at your name in the Mountain Messenger. Buy an ad, get a subscription, give a subscription with your Merry Christmas in it. Wow this is a long story about Christmas… oh well. looking forward to the holidays..


Send anything you need published to Milly, the CEO and most important person in the office, at or you may call directly to 530 289-3262 and talk to Don, (and suggest he give a raise to Jill, Milly’s secretary). For a subscription: send money to Mountain Messenger at P.O. Drawer A, Downieville 95936 or call 530 289-3262 with credit card in hand.. Write to Don Russell at and tell him you subscribed because you read about it on Sierra County Prospect….. Subscriptions cost –In Sierra County $30 1yr- $50 2yrs / Out of county $35 1 yr -$60 2yrs



Sheriff’s Public Log 11/29/17

Sierra County Sheriff’s Public Information Log

ACT-Active ARR-Arrest Completed CIT-Citation Issued CNC-Cancelled or No Report Required  INA-Inactive   RPT-Report Taken   TRA-Transferred to Other Agency   UNF-Unfounded UTL-Unable to Locate or Gone on Arrival – and here is Ca Code Source


  • 0859 – USFS controlled burns in Calpine – TRA SCSO
  • 1022 – Report of a suspicious person in Pike City – CNC SCSO
  • 1415 – Tow truck needed near Sardine Lake – TRA
  • 1458 – Citation for civil arrest near Loyalton – CIT SCSO
  • 2211 – Rockslide blocking Hwy 49 near Camptonville – TRA CALT


  • 1228 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 1436 – Loud noises reported in Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 1509 – Single vehicle accident near Sierraville – TRA CHP
  • 1736 – Citation for no registration/insurance Hwy 395 – CIT SCSO
  • 1746 – Deceased deer on Hwy 49 near Downieville – TRA CALT
  • 1804 – Suspicious phone call in Pike City – CNC SCSO
  • 2327 – Cited for hazardous driving suspended license on I80 – CIT SCSO


  • 0003 – Multiple calls into out of area PSAP from Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 1047 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 1300 –  Subject registers for 290PC at Courthouse – CNC SCSO
  • 1320 – Report of a possible theft in Downieville – CNC SCSO
  • 1537 – 9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 1847 – Vehicle strikes a deer on Hwy 49 near Loyalton – CNC SCSO


  • 1007 – Suspicious flashing lights in Sierra Brooks – UNF SCSO
  • 1807 – Suspicious person just dropped off in Downieville – UNF SCSO
  • 1826 – Vehicle versus deer, driver stuck in vehicle – TRA CHP
  • 1939 – People trespassing at storage units in Loyalton – RPT SCSO
  • 2030 -9-1-1 request for ambulance in Loyalton – TRA LOAM
  • 2031 – Subject needed transportation out of county from DVL – CNC SCSO


  • 1409 – Large trailer parked in front of Pike City Firehouse – TRA CHP
  • 2158 – Stop sign and plant boxes run over in Sierraville – CNC SCSO


  • 0235 – Static called 9-1-1 from Clark Station – CNC SCSO
  • 0359 – Medical questions from Loyalton – CNC SCSO
  • 1514 – Possible burglary, no action requested – CNC SCSO
  • 1850 – Gunshots heard near Hospital Bridge in DVL – UTL SCSO
  • 2118 – Subject lost in forest near Sierraville SAR locates – CNC SCSO
  • 2130 – Reports of large fire in Sierra Brooks – TRA LVFD


  • 1108 – Large piece of black plastic on Hwy 395 – TRA CHP
  • 1228 – 9-1-1 hangup from Pike City – CNC SCSO
  • 1228 – 9-1-1 hang up from Downieville – CNC SCSO
  • 1347 – Overdue party from Fiddle Creek Trail, is OK – CNC SCSO
  • 2101 – Injured deer at Convict Flat, dispatched by Deputy – CNC SCSO
  • 2114 – Bear enters garage Downieville but left when Deputy came – CND SCSO

LaMalfa’s Merry Act 11/29/17

Tax cut for Lamalfa/ the Shaft for the rest of us.

Mr. LaMalfa has made it clear he supports Trumps tax cut for the WEALTHY while continuing to give the shaft to the rest of his constituents as he has been doing since Trump got into office. The tax cut will go as follows:

Top 1% receive a 25% tax cut
Top 4 % receive a 25% tax cut
Remaining 96% will receive a TEMPORARY (until 2026) doubling of the household deduction. BUT:
You can’t claim any children
You can’t claim your house interest
You can’t claim school expenses
You can’t claim the state and federal taxes you paid.

This tax cut to the WEALTHY will raise the deficit over 1 trillion a year and is PERMANENT FOR THE WEALTHY.

Tax brackets will change:
Lower tax bracket will go from 10% to 12 %
Middle tax bracket will go from 15% to 25%
Upper tax bracket will go from 39% to 25%

In 2026 and 2027 if tax revenues hit a certain level, corporations will receive another 120 Billion in tax breaks which is when the middle classes supposed (but not really a tax break) will end so the middle class will be paying for another tax break for the rich at this time.

Also, if the so-called representatives of the people find out that the huge deficit of 1 trillion a year is not a big as they projected it would be, then they will get another tax cut to make sure the deficit actually reaches 1 trillion and they can pocket even more.

To help offset a little of these deficits they plan on cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits even more than they have.

These people, who say they represent the people, claim that the United States pays some of the highest taxes in the World. This is just an outright LIE!!! We are the FORTH LOWEST TAXED NATION IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!

This is Mr. LaMalfa’s Christmas Gift to his constituents. Are We Happy Yet!!!

Mona Uruburu, Janesville, CA 96114

Holiday Show & Baked Auction 11/29/17

Downieville School’s Holiday Show & Baked Goods Auction at the Yuba Theatre
Saturday, December 2, 2017 5:00 PM  Free Admission Community Invited
After the festivities of Downieville’s Holiday on Main Street, Downieville School’s students will perform on the stage of the Yuba Theatre. Pre-schoolers & K-3 students will entertain with song & dance. Teacher Maire’s 4-6 graders will present an impressive rendition of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

Performance will be followed by the annual Baked Goods Auction with auctioneer extraordinaire Frank Lang. All proceeds from auction go directly to the Artists in Schools Program. If you wish to provide a baked goods’ auction item, please bring to Yuba Theatre between 3 pm & 4:30 pm on Sat. Dec. 2nd before the performance. Questions? Call (530) 289-9822.

This program is co-sponsored by Downieville School and the Sierra County Arts Council. The Sierra County Arts Council is a local partner of the California Arts Council.

Free Admission, community invited.

Christmas Gift Idea 11/29/17

Christmas Gift Ideas from SFMR
SFMR, Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, the 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is funding a Paramedic Program for western Sierra County, suggests a few Christmas gifts that, hopefully, the recipient will never need to use.
Enloe Flight Care and REACH are membership plans to provide air ambulance services that will help reduce time in arriving at the nearest appropriate hospital or care center. In Sierra County, located far from a care facility, quick response timing like this is crucial to saving lives.
It is recommended to join both plans because each membership plan only covers flights by their participating providers. Applications are available through Sierra City and Downieville Fire Departments and a discount rate is offered through each of their group plans. Online applications are on Enloe’s website: and REACH If signing up for REACH memberships online, please use the code 10226 and track code 13684. This allows SFMR to receive a donation from the purchase at no additional cost to the purchaser.
Without flight care ambulance services membership, the cost of a care flight could exceed $25,000. There is no greater gift than peace of mind and the gift of flight care memberships could save a loved one’s life.

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