Business scene for the week of 12/21/2011

New Board Member seated

High Sierra Animal Rescue welcomes Lori Morrell Lomas as the newest member of its board of directors. She moved to Quincy in 1989 and in 1992 opened Feather Financial, a tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll and insurance and annuity services business. Through her business, Lori has been a supporter of many local charities and community activities including Quincy Farmers Market, the Northern Nevada Food Bank, Quincy Sober Graduation and the Graeagle Men’s Golf Tournament. HSAR’s Doug Rodrigues said her fiscal background and experience will fit well into her role as board member for this nonprofit animal adoption agency headquartered in Portola.

sterling sage’s lucky winners

Greenville residents Mike and Eva Gorman were the lucky winners of a bountiful gift basket given away by Sterling Sage Fine Jewelry, Furnishings and Antiques during Indian Valley’s annual open house festivities.


speaking of lucky winners…

Donnell’s Musicland recent grand opening event in Greenville was a tremendous success, reports owner Ken Donnell. He said visitors enjoyed live music and refreshments while checking out the store’s expansive inventory of musical instruments, sheet music, amplifiers and the like. Michael Taddei, Greenville, was the lucky winner of the grand prize, an Eleca acoustic guitar valued at $200!

…and yet another winner!

Longtime Chester resident Dave Gipson won Sierra Hospice’s cord of wood drawing, wrapping up their 30th year of fundraising efforts.  Sierra Hospice began providing end-of-life support to residents in Plumas and Lassen counties in 1981.  This community-based volunteer organization relies on the generous support of citizens making donations to its thrift shop and by participating in their fundraising efforts to financially support the Hospice’s endeavors. Another drawing for a cord of wood will take place in March when our potentially long cold winter has depleted everyone’s woodpile.

leather products repair service

Mountain Money and Shipping Service is celebrating its eighth year in business on Main Street in Chester. Owners Derek and Pat Anderson have added yet another valuable service to their lineup that includes UPS and FedEx shipping, Western Union wire services and dry cleaning drop-off and pick-up service and more. It’s a leather products repair drop-off and pickup service. Everything from shoes and purse straps to baseball gloves will be sent by courier to Dave’s Boots, a well-known leather repair business in Red Bluff in operation since 1990.


anniversary acknowledgements…

Quincy State Farm Insurance agentRichard Stockton begins his 16th year in Quincy efficiently handling his clients insurance and financial needs. Richard actually began his career with State Farm in 1988, after graduating from Chico State. In addition to auto, home, business, life and health insurance, State Farm also offers complete banking services, including investment products.


John and Tracy Wixted are celebrating their first anniversary as innkeepers of the Ranchito Motel in East Quincy. Besides the new signage in front, they have also replaced the beds, bedspreads and curtains and have installed new flat panel TVs is almost every room since assuming ownership. They are closing the motel Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2012, for a vacation break.


Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her second year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. As a lawyer for 32 years, Mary specializes in bankruptcy protection and negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy.


Owner Moirag Swing marks her fifth year with Crazyblooms, a full service florist and gift shop on Bonta Street in downtown Blairsden.


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