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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Doesn’t pay to stay: The county’s social service director says he is having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because he can’t pay them enough.
  • School board resignation: Bob Tuerck resigned, saying he has accepted a job for the California School Board Association.
  • Railroad Days revival: Organizers say the annual festival in Portola was a great success, with attendance estimated at about 2,000 people.

Quincy district votes to resume consolidation effort

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
12/7/2011

The Quincy Community Services District said it’s willing to revive the consolidation effort with the East Quincy Services District — as long as it’s a “good-faith” effort.

At a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Quincy district’s board of directors voted 4-0 to resume the talks in whatever form they might take.

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Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/7/2011

If you became disabled or incapacitated tomorrow, how long could you support yourself without any public assistance? A month? A year? What if you live to be 95?

The truth is, 99 percent of us are just one medical emergency — a stroke, an accident — away from needing such help, whether in the form of Social Security disability, Medicare or MediCal.

Read more: Long-term care crisis looms; Californians unprepared for the costs

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News of Occupy Quincy

Feather Publishing
12/7/2011

 

The Occupy Wall Street movement in Quincy gathered at Dame Shirley Plaza for the eighth consecutive Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tobin, Sierra City, Graeagle, Genesee and Westwood were represented along with the Quincy area.

Read more: News of Occupy Quincy

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Wind-whipped fire claims two Chester homes

M. Kate West ChesterFire
Chester Editor
12/5/2011

 

Chester skies were ablaze in the dark hours of Saturday, Dec. 3, after a garage fire at 259 First Ave. quickly spread next door to the residence at 265 First Ave. By the time it was over, the fire had left two families homeless.

“Chester Fire Rescue received the call at 1:28 a.m. and when I arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. the two structures were pretty well involved. The winds were also whipping the fire toward a third residence at 271 First Ave.,” Assistant Fire Chief Nick Dawson said.

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The holiday season is one of giving and receiving

Feather Publishing
12/1/2011

Below are the Plumas County programs offering help to families and ways donors can provide their neighbors 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 donations 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@farthernornrc.org.

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