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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Fire district responds: The Graeagle Fire Protection District’s board explains its process for annexing the Feather River Inn development into the GFPD
  • Storm aftermath: The first winter storm to hit Plumas County the season wasn’t as strong as forecasters predicted, but it still toppled trees and left thousands without power.
  • Costly chase: Three Caltrans snowplows and a CHP vehicle were badly damaged after a man stole a snowplow and led officers on a two-hour chase.

Local independent grocery delivery business closes after nearly a century

People pose in front of Bar’s Grocery, the store that inhabited the old Pizza Factory building in 1920. Bud Waller recalls stocking shelves at this store, and many others that no longer exist, during his 76-year long career as a grocer in Plumas County. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
James Wilson
Staff Writer

After a lifetime of delivering groceries to Plumas County, Bud Waller called it quits last Friday, closing a delivery business that stayed in his family for nearly 100 years. Waller, 80, decided it was time he and his wife of 60 years kick back and enjoy their golden age.

“We’re done,” said Waller. “It’s harder now for an independent grocer to try to do it. All the big chain stores haul their own products. It’s not feasible anymore.”

“That’s all right,” Bud’s wife, Ellena Waller, chimed in. “We needed to retire anyways.”

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Historical back bar put up for sale

This photo, taken around 1900, shows the ornate back bar that resided at the Capitol Saloon for over 120 years. The back bar was recently put on the market and is available for purchase. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
James Wilson
Staff Writer

Just looking at the old wooden back bar that presided over the Capitol Saloon evokes moments of history for many in Quincy.

Men and women in the late 19th century took in the same sight as customers in the early 21st century — an ornate wooden bar adorned with carvings and a full mirror split up into three sections.

In 2011, when Plumas Arts bought the former home of the Capitol Saloon, many residents asked one question: What’s going to happen to the back bar?

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Funding available for local nonprofit organizations

Lucie Kreth, director of Portola Kids Inc., a 24/7 daycare, poses with some of her organization’s young charges and the heater she purchased with a grant from The Common Good Community Foundation. Photo courtesy The Common Good Community Foundation
Feather Publishing

A nonworking heater replaced with a new one in a daycare/preschool. Supplies for a high school aquaculture class. Support for court-appointed special advocate volunteers working with abused and/or neglected children. A theater program for teens.

One could say kids were the big winners last June when The Common Good Community Foundation issued grants totaling $8,600 to local nonprofit organizations. Portola Kids Inc., Chester High School, The Resource Center and dramaworks were just four of the eight programs that received grants from the foundation in its last funding cycle.

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Woman turns stones into custom jewelry

Judy Dailey polishes the copper and silver that she uses to wrap unique stones that will soon be transformed into a necklace. Photos by Debra Moore
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Judy Dailey spends weekend mornings in her laundry room, but she’s not washing clothes.

Instead the Meadow Valley woman is unfurling lengths of copper wire, wrapping unique stones, and creating an array of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, while the Beatles play in the background.

One wall of the room boasts a washer and dryer, but the rest of the space is devoted to racks of tools, drawers of beads and stones, and spools of wire.

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Mini-conference focuses on child development

Feather Publishing

The Plumas County Child Development Mini-Conference is a free training designed for service providers working with young children and their families including preschool teachers, child care providers and interested parents.

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