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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • A second chance: The new Day Reporting Center in Quincy held a grand opening that featured a recognition ceremony to honor achievements of people in the Alternative Sentencing Program.
  • Classrooms closed: Just days before classes were to begin, Quincy Elementary School staff were packing up classrooms in one wing of the structure because a roof needed to be replaced.
  • Body of missing man found: A search for missing Feather River College alumnus Lucius Robbi ended in Idaho with the discovery of his body and car. He was believed to have died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash.

Community steps up to help burn victims

Theresa Humphrey
Staff Writer

The Barclays are slowly recuperating after the loss of their Portola home and a family member in a fire Dec. 21. With four of the children in the Shriner’s burn center and the parents in the UC Davis burn center, it will take time to heal physically and emotionally.

The burns are not life-threatening but require a lot of cleaning and dressing and are very painful. Makiah Barclay, 9, has required skin grafting.

Eastern Plumas Health Care mobilized its disaster response to handle the surge of critically injured patients from the fire. With the help of the City of Portola and CareFlight, the hospital mobilized multiple helicopters in a well-coordinated effort to get the Barclays on CareFlight and out in less than one hour from the time the first severely injured patient arrived until the last one was airlifted. A fifth child was treated at EPHC and released.

Family, friends and church members from the Assembly of God Church in Loyalton have been visiting the family in Sacramento. Pastor Joel Armstrong has been visiting regularly and has updates on Facebook under the Loyalton Assembly of God Church profile page. People have donated clothes and the Firehouse Thrift Store in Portola has pledged to help the Barclays when they are ready.

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch will host a benefit potluck dinner for the Barclay family Jan. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. The evening’s events will cost $5 per person and will include live music by Kelly Ann Miller. Fundraising games and giveaways will take place throughout the evening and a donation jar will also be available with all proceeds being donated to the Barclay family.

For more information about the potluck, contact Sara Patrick at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch: 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, Quincy, CA 95971; 283-0930;

There is a fund set up at the Portola branch of Plumas Bank to accept donations for the Barclays.

Ashley Stevenson, manager of Ayoob’s Main Street Styles in Quincy, has assembled outfits for each family member to donate. She has also designated her Main Street store as a drop-off location for donations of gently used clothing and household items.



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