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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Navy vet stands for everywoman in history

Mona Hill
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Sixty-nine years later, retired Navy Chief Storekeeper Ruby Vocke stands again at the business end of a Boeing Stearman Model 75, one of the types of aircraft she maintained during World War II. Photo by Mona Hill
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Staff Writer
3/4/2011

March is Women’s History Month and while not every woman is famous, she still has her place in history — simply by virtue of what she has done.

BRubyNinety-two this month and no bigger than a minute, Ruby Vocke is a spitfire — appropriate considering her service in the Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate during World War II.

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FRC to consider layoff notices for faculty

Feather Publishing
3/4/2011

Trustees for Feather River College will consider faculty layoffs at a special meeting this afternoon, 3 p.m. on campus in room Science 104. The college has proposed cuts to five positions: a half-time cut each to men's basketball, women's basket and physical education, and a full-time cut to early childhood education and administrative office management. Look for a full report in upcoming issues of your hometown paper.
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DA says his budget is shrinking

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/2/2011

District Attorney (DA) David Hollister told the Plumas County Board of Supervisors his budget for the current fiscal year was $163,724 lighter compared to the previous year, with the county’s General Fund contribution and grant funding both shrinking.

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