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

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Program could provide health coverage to 500 Plumas residents

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/28/2011

 

Five hundred Plumas County residents may be eligible for no-cost health insurance thanks to a new program announced last week.

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) said Dec. 21 it would expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34 mostly rural California counties, including Plumas County, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

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Chester schools receive $30k from donor

Jason Theobald
Staff Writer
12/28/2011

 

This past November proved to be a remarkable month for Chester’s public schools. In the span of seven days, the schools received two monetary donations from the same individual totaling $30,000.

Kenneth Worsham, a seasonal resident of Prattville who has been coming to Lake Almanor for the past 20 years, earmarked his donations for two specific funds.

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Fire claims one life, sends six others to burn centers

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer
Updated 12/27/2011

An early morning blaze just days before Christmas has left a Portola family of eight with one dead, six injured and their home destroyed.

Fire broke out in the mobile home at 417 W. Plumas Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 21, around 12:15 a.m., quickly engulfing the home and spreading to mobile homes on either side.

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Boy’s helping hands rewarded

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
12/21/2011

 

Plumas County sheriff’s deputies pulled Greenville Elementary student Kyle Hitson out of a lineup of his classmates last week.

Deputy Phil Shannon and his wife, Che Shannon, also a sheriff’s office employee, stood on either side of Hitson and turned him to face the assembled students.

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