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League of Women Voters select essay award winners

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
1/30/2013
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Terry Swofford, chairman of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, congratulates the winners of the League of Women Voters annual essay contest, from left: Jennifer Mathes, Justina Anderson and Ava Hagwood. Mathes and Anderson were the runners-up and received certificates and checks for $50. Hagwood won the grand prize of $200. The league received 30 essays submitted from throughout the county on the topic “The Death Penalty: Deterrent or Revenge?” All three girls attend Quincy High School. Photo by Debra Moore


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National retailer to open stores in Chester, Quincy

  Area residents will soon have another shopping option — Tennessee-based Dollar General plans to open two stores this fall in Plumas County.

  Dollar General will open 7,000-square-foot stores in Chester and Quincy, and expects to employ eight to 10 people at each location.

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Board of Supervisors update

  The Jan. 22 meeting of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors didn’t begin with a prayer, as has been the custom — it began with the flag salute led by Supervisor Sherrie Thrall.

  During the board’s prior meeting, the supervisors removed prayer from their agenda after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation objecting to the practice.

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Diesel spills into Feather River after train accident

  Diesel fuel spilled into the Feather River after a BNSF Railway locomotive struck a boulder early Friday morning, Jan. 25, about 24 miles west of Quincy.

  The accident was reported at 1:47 a.m. after the engine struck the rock as it was traveling between Rich Bar and Twain.

  The rock punctured a diesel fuel tank on the lead locomotive, spilling fuel along the tracks and into the track ballast.

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Time banking sparks community vitality

The Community Connections logo highlights the time-banking concept: one hour of service earns one time credit, which may be exchanged for one of more than 400 services offered by members.

Laura Beaton

Staff Writer
1/30/2013
 

  Let’s say you throw your back out and can’t shovel your driveway. Maybe you volunteered to arrange some garden flowers for your niece’s wedding, but you’re a little rusty in your technique. Alternatively, perhaps you would like to learn how to Skype on your computer or get a load of branches hauled to the cogeneration plant.

  If you are a member of Community Connections, a Plumas County time bank, where members earn time credits by exchanging services with each other, you can receive these services for free!

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