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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Image makeover needed: In the soon-to-be-released grand jury report, the jurors said the county’s Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health departments are suffering from a poor public image.
  • Help at the jail: The Board of Supervisors approved the sheriff’s request to hire four corrections officers, but not before reminding him the county is facing a $3 million budget problem.
  • Water disaster?: The state has already enacted emergency conservation measures. The county is thinking about declaring a local disaster as well.

Community development to get hit by retroactive reductions

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/9/2011

Community Development Commission (CDC) staff delivered gloomy reports about the future of the agency’s federal funding at the group’s last two meetings.

The bad news began to pile up when Executive Director David Keller told the commission the House of Representatives finally submitted its bill for reductions, five months into the federal fiscal year.

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FRC to issue its first faculty layoff notices

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/9/2011

Trustees for Feather River College voted unanimously Friday, March 4, to reduce the school’s academic faculty by the equivalent of 2.5 positions. An additional position, in early childhood education (ECE), was saved after impassioned testimony from students, teachers, parents and staff during public comment.

The cuts include half-time equivalents in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and physical education, and a full-time equivalent in administrative office management.

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Lady Tigers get home game for State tournament

Feather PublishingBreakingNews
3/8/2011

 

The Portola High School girls' basketball team has enjoyed great success this year. Tonight they get a home game for the first round of the CIF State tournament!

The Lady Tigers take on Vacaville Christian who is ranked 10. The Tigers are ranked 7th.  Fans are encouraged to  come out and support the Lady Tigers at 7:00 tonight at Portola High School.

Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Navy vet stands for everywoman in history

Mona Hill
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Sixty-nine years later, retired Navy Chief Storekeeper Ruby Vocke stands again at the business end of a Boeing Stearman Model 75, one of the types of aircraft she maintained during World War II. Photo by Mona Hill
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Staff Writer
3/4/2011

March is Women’s History Month and while not every woman is famous, she still has her place in history — simply by virtue of what she has done.

BRubyNinety-two this month and no bigger than a minute, Ruby Vocke is a spitfire — appropriate considering her service in the Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate during World War II.

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FRC to consider layoff notices for faculty

Feather Publishing
3/4/2011

Trustees for Feather River College will consider faculty layoffs at a special meeting this afternoon, 3 p.m. on campus in room Science 104. The college has proposed cuts to five positions: a half-time cut each to men's basketball, women's basket and physical education, and a full-time cut to early childhood education and administrative office management. Look for a full report in upcoming issues of your hometown paper.
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