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County residents line up for flu shots

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Nearly 2,000 doses of flu vaccine were dispensed last week as Plumas County residents took advantage of free drive-thru clinics offered by the Public Health Department in conjunction with Eastern Plumas Health Care.

During an interview following the final clinic in Quincy, on Oct. 31, public health nurse Tina Venable said she was pleased with the turnout.

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Quincy nurse worked in Liberia during Ebola crisis

Sheri Sawchuk, a nurse who has worked for the Christian charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse and was just recently named assistant professor of international studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, talks with a young girl during her recent trip to Kenya. Sheri was in Liberia this past summer to work with Ebola patients and will soon be in India to work in a leper colony. Photo submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

A local nurse planned to spend two weeks caring for Ebola patients in Liberia this past summer, but her time there was cut short.

Quincy resident Sheri Sawchuk traveled to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, July 26 as part of a disaster assistance team for the Christian charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse. She arrived the same day that Dr. Kent Brantly was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

“Everyone was very subdued,” Sawchuk recalled, because at the time they were unaware of what was occurring. Usually the arrival of a new group was cause for celebration.

Brantly’s diagnosis had come just days after another health care worker, Nancy Writebol, contracted the deadly virus.

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Engel wins District 5 race

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Jeff Engel has been elected District 5 Supervisor. Kathy Williams, the county's chief elections official, made the announcement this morning after the provisional ballots and the mail-in ballots dropped off at the polls yesterday were counted. Engel received 717 votes and Jim Judd received 674 votes. The write-ins are still being tallied.

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Concerned community gets answers after long trial

Miriam S. Cody
Staff Writer

Leanna May Moore was sentenced to 10 years in prison Sept. 24 for stealing over $600,000 from the Indian Valley Community Services District as its general manager. Less than a month later, Oct. 20, District Attorney David Hollister gave a timeline presentation to the public and shared his insight about the investigation.

Current General Manager Jesse Lawson helped put together the timeline leading up to the point when suspicion arose and was soon followed by criminal charges.

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