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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.

Team Rubicon performs ‘Operation Pineapple Express’

Several of the volunteers deployed with Team Rubicon for “Operation Pineapple Express” take a break from demolishing a Greenville home severely damaged in the Feb. 6 storm. Photo by Miriam S. Cody
Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

An uninsured Indian Valley family suffering from the harsh effects of the Feb. 6 windstorm got a big helping hand beginning Friday, Feb. 20. Volunteers from Region 9 of the aid organization Team Rubicon arrived at Valivu trailer park on North Valley Road in Greenville to demolish the Gibsons’ former home in what the relief team called “Operation Pineapple Express.”

With the help of Plumas County Director of Emergency Services Jerry Sipe, many suffering community members were quickly attended to in the storm’s aftermath.
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Celebrating citizenship

Feather Publishing

Kate Youens displays her new citizenship certificate. Her goal was to become a United States citizen before the birth of her and her husband’s first child, a son, who is due June 20. She accomplished that goal and took the oath of citizenship Feb. 25. When she returned to work in Plumas County Superior Court the following day, her co-workers had decorated her desk in red, white and blue. Kate, who is from the Philippines, was one of 674 people representing 83 countries who took part in the ceremony held in Sacramento. Photo by Debra Moore

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More suspects charged in Lake Davis burglaries

Ann Powers
Staff Writer

The Plumas County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against additional suspects, and an arrest warrant has been issued for another, in connection with a string of burglaries around Lake Davis this past December and January.
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Stewardship brings Casino Royale theme back for Trailfest

James Wilson
Staff Writer

Those yearning for a Monte Carlo-type casino experience without the hassle and expense of a trans-Atlantic flight are in luck.

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship plans to bring back its “Casino Royale” theme to its third annual Trailfest this Saturday night at Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
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Trial for man accused of killing toddler to begin next week

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin next week.

Kenneth Charles-Alan Stringfellow is charged with murder in the death of 22-month-old Braylon Duguay.

Stringfellow, 25, who was the boyfriend of the toddler’s mother, Demi Nicole Sullivan, 21, was reportedly watching Duguay alone Dec. 11, 2013, when the child was injured. The toddler died the following day.
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