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Drive a Mile, a Propane $2.99/gal Har dw/are (Cash Price) & Rental 846-0987 550 E. Gridley Rd. lust a mile down the road PROUDLY SERVING OUR AREA SINCE 1880 WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2016 VOL. 138 NO. 24 NATIt ylEF:I(,,.o..0-= Run Around the Rice for Big@ Elementary The first-ever "Run Around The Rice" will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 begin- ning at 8 a.m. This fund raising 5 and 1OK Run/Walk for B!ggs -has information on facebook or sign up at www.runsignup. com/runaroundtherice. Jess Chandler to be honored for lOOth birthday A birthday party is being held at Children's Hope Fos- ter Family Agency on Virginia Street, Saturday from 2 to 4" p.m., in celebration of Jess .Chandler turning 100 years old. Friends are invited to join in on the fun. The California Small School District Association selected Doug Kaelin as the 2016 California Small School District Super- intendent of the Year. SSDA represents over 600 small school districts with 2,500 students or less throughout California. Kae- lin was honored at the SSDA award luncheon Thursday March lOth in Sacramento. Kaelin was selected for his leadership at Biggs in moving that district forward with student achievement; technology, Ca- reer Technical Education, and implementing positive changes within his district. He has been Superintendent of the district for five years. "We are really proud of Doug, Biggs Unified School district and the entire" community for this prestigious award, "said Tim Taylor, Butte County Superintendent who came to the Biggs Uni- fied School Board Meeting last thursday to congratulate Kaelin along with Butte County Board Trustee Brenda MeLaughlin. "Doug is an outstanding educational leader and has done great things for his district. This award is well deserved and all of KAELI N our district superintendent's in PAGE 3 KAELIN IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR - Biggs Unified School District's Superintendent Doug Kaelin was chosen as the Superin- tendent of the Year by the California Small School District Associa- tion and was congratulated by Butte County Office of Education Superintendent Tim Taylor and Butte County Board Trustee Brenda McLaughlin at the Biggs board meeting Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) By Lisa Van De Hey Publisher/Editor Parents of children in the Biggs Unified School District de- scended on the Biggs School Board meeting Thursday, March 17, 2016 in support of 10 year Coach Ron C arr. As explained later, after everyone had their say, Board PreSi- dent Kari Wheeler explained that the board had nothing against Coach Carr and that his position and those of four other coaches had been flowh simply because the district has grown and four new teachers are being hired. With the addition of four new teachers, it is required that they be offered coaching positions as accredited teachers. Longtime Coach and Teacher Mel McLaughlin was the first to speak in favor of Coach Carr telling board members, "Ron is COACH the neatest person you could ever . PAGE 3 (" BIGGS'SCHOOL BOARD HEARS FROM PUBLIC - The Biggs Unified board room was filled to capacity Thursday as supporters of Coach Ron Carr came to clarify why his football coaching job was being advertised along with those of coaches for volleyball, baseball and cheer. Longtime Biggs Coach Mel McLaughlin was the first to speak. "(Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) : o By Lisa Van De Hey Publisher~Editor 17 years of age. The Devine family lives in Live Oak and enjoys traveling, Tom Devine has worked especially taking road trips and as an RN at Orchard Hospital sightseeing. for over three years and re- Devine keeps very busy and eeived his Masters last August each day goes by quickly. The as a Family Nurse Practitioner Medical Specialty Center has (FNP) at Graceland University it's own lab and radiology de- in Missouri. partments so Devine can have Now working at the Medi.. his patients tests done there cal Specialty Center, Devine is conveniently without having to kept very busy, averaging 38 send them to the hospital. patients k day. He was happy to be able This steady stream of pa- to complete much of his clini- tients is new compared to the cal work at the hospital while Emergency Department where waiting for his FNP title. he hopes to return part time. "It,is very fast paced here." Devine works Mondays, "he stated. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is nice for the patients to Married to his wife Raynee see a familiar face and it was for 18 years, the couple have a equally nice for Devine to go to s6n Tyler who is 15, a daugh- work at the Medical Specialty ter Jasmin who is 12 and a son Center where he already knew Dylen who is eight. They also everyone there. have a foreign exchange stu- Call 846-9080 to see dent, Joy from Tailand who is Devine. / FROM RN TO FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER IN GRIDLEY - Tom Devine is now a Family Nurse Practitioner at Orchard Hospital's Medical Specialty Center. (Photo by Lisa Van De Hey) (530) 846-9080 284 SPRUCE ST. -I-