County fair begins Aug 13th; Carnival presale coupon books on sale now
John SteffanicPlumas-Sierra County Fair
Carnival presale coupon books are now on sale for the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. This annual tradition helps stretch fairgoers’ budgets.
Books cost $20 and have $30 worth of ride coupons in them — a 33 percent savings. All the favorite rides will be back and cost from one to six coupons per ride.
A complete coupon book can be traded in for an all-day ride bracelet Thursday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 17. The carnival operates on those two days from noon until 10 p.m.
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Meet the new doctors
A meet-and-greet to introduce family practice physicians Joey Schad and Daniel Cooper, as well as surgeon Mark Williams, to area residents, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Main Street Artists Gallery. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Residents can take action to eliminate invasive species
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated the week of Aug. 2 – 10 as California Invasive Species Action Week.
To assist in the fight against invasive species, the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Feather River Resource Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Feather River Land Trust will offer a walking workshop Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Learning Landscapes Leonhardt property (meet at the tennis courts by the Quincy High School).
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FRC seeks career representatives for upcoming fair
Feather River College is busy planning its next annual College, Career and Transfer Fair, aimed at assisting local 11th- and 12th-grade students in determining their career paths and associated choices of post-secondary education.
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Firefighters making progress on Lassen National Forest fires
Fire crews are making progress containing the 12,975-acre Day Fire northeast of Fall River Mills and hope to have the fire contained by firelines by Saturday, Aug. 9. The blaze is now 55 percent contained and an evacuation for residents in the Lookout Ranchettes has been lifted.
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New surgeon kick-starts hospital collaboration
Eastern Plumas Health Care and Plumas District Hospital are making good on their promise to work together to bring top-quality, broad-spectrum health care to all residents of Plumas County. Dr. Mark Williams, the new general surgeon who will be shared by both hospitals, is the first tangible proof of this new era of collaboration.
|“The goal is working together to the mutual benefit of both hospitals. This is best for the patients in our county. It’s the difference between seeing someone as a competitor rather than a friend and an ally. The repertoire of specialists and facilities just expands the opportunities for patients. It gives patients more opportunities and choices.”
Dr. Jeff Kepple
Plumas District Hospital CEO
Williams is a USC Medical School trained, board-certified general surgeon with medical school honors in general surgery, urology and plastic surgery. He received an Outstanding Surgery Resident Award, and he has also taught, researched and published extensively.
Why is he coming to Plumas County? Because, he said, he has lived all over the country and the world, and he’s ready to settle down. “I know all these different places,” he said, “and the mountains are what I like best.” In addition, he “wants to be a part of a community and help that community.”
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