Capt. David Schmid is named the 2014 Firefighter of the Year for the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt made the presentation at the department’s annual awards banquet Feb. 15. Photo by Maureen Forster
Every February, the firefighters at the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department select the one member who best embodies the mission and values of the department as their choice for Firefighter of the Year.
The announcement is made at the department’s annual installation of officers banquet, held Feb. 15 this year.
The remarks made by Fire Commissioner Chuck Leonhardt as he was making the presentation made it abundantly clear why they nominated Capt. David Schmid as this year’s choice to receive the prestigious award.
In her 25 years as an advocate for children’s health, Linda Margaretic has seen a vast improvement in dental care for children from low-income families, but that is changing.
“I don’t want to see us go backwards,” Margaretic told the directors of Plumas District Hospital during their meeting Feb. 6.
Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of locally owned Plumas Bank, just released earnings for 2013 that showed a net income of $3.4 million compared to $1.9 million for 2012. That is an improvement of $1.5 million or 76 percent.
For the last quarter of 2013, the bank’s net income increased by $369,000 to $916,000 as compared to $547,000 for the same period in 2012.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 — There is a winter weather advisory for snow in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 26 until 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 for Eastern Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties. It is expected to accumulate 4 to 6 inches in areas above 5,000 feet west of Highway 395. East of Highway 395 expect up to 4 inches above 5,000 feet with up to 2 inches below 5,000 feet.
A bright lead into the spring season is the annual Rotary Memorial Weekend Craft Fair. In its 17th year, the May 24 – 25 fair will again be located along the banks of the North Fork Feather River in the Chester Park. Photo by M. Kate West
The Rotary Club of Chester is sponsoring the 17th annual Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair on May 24 and 25 in the Chester Park.
The Saturday and Sunday fair, open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., is host to a variety of unique craft mediums including, but not limited to, specialty food items, handmade lotions and soaps, pressed flowers, jewelry, woodworking, photography and yard and fine arts.
“We are always looking for unique, handcrafted items. This will be the fifth year Rotary has hosted the event.
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