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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Supervisors interview auditor hopeful in open session

Debra Moore

Staff Writer

Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a room full of onlookers, but that’s exactly the situation Roberta Allen faced last week.

Allen, the only applicant for Plumas County auditor, interviewed with the full Board of Supervisors and its staff Oct. 2, while other county department heads and members of the public listened.

Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo posed the questions, while the supervisors chimed in at various points.

“I was a little nervous,” Allen admitted during a conversation following the meeting. 

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It’s official: Plumas County adopts budget

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
Four and a half months and 300 pages later, Plumas County has a budget. 
The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the $74.5 million spending plan for 2012-13 during its Oct. 2 meeting.
Because the budget has been discussed, debated and dissected for weeks, there was no public comment and minimal board discussion during the meeting.
“In 20 years, this is the most difficult (budget) I’ve ever been involved with,” said Board Chairman Robert Meacher, who, along with his fellow supervisors, met with representatives of every department that is funded by the county general fund, and reviewed their budgets line by line.
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Welcome to the Chester Fourth of July Parade

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

“Mountain Memories Old and New” is the theme of the 92nd annual Chester Fourth of July Parade.

The event, which was originally hosted by Chester Ladies Club, is now under the domain of the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

Leading the all-volunteer team for the second year in a row is chamber board member and local Plumas Bank manager Tracey Smith.

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Quincy man grows giant pumpkin


Guy Hinrichs of Quincy placed 12th in the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival weigh-off with his 1,115.5-pound Cucurbita maxima Atlantic giant pumpkin Oct. 6. Although Hinrichs didn’t win one of the top prizes in the 18th annual festival, he beat his personal goal of breaking a thousand pounds. The festival’s winning pumpkin weighed an astounding 1,630.5 pounds and earned its owner $9,783. This is the third year Hinrichs has entered the contest. He won $100 for his giant pumpkin. Photo submitted

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McIntire named grand marshal of Chester Parade

M. Kate West
Retired school teacher Greg McIntire is this years Grand Marshal
Staff Writer

“I think it’s quite an honor in the same year I am retiring as a teacher, and having been a longtime resident, to be chosen as the grand marshal for the Chester Fourth of July Parade,” said Greg McIntire.

He said the parade has always been a special event for his family, not just as parade watchers but also as active participants.

As a couple, he and wife, Cheri, used to square dance down Main Street on the Fourth of July.

As parents they were involved with the Girl Scouts of America, and their daughters, Chelsea and Stephanie, marched in the parade. One year, the family and the Scouts put together a tucked napkin float representing the American flag.

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