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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

Native plant enthusiasts meeting set

Feather Publishing

Ever wonder what that plant along the side of the road is? An upcoming meeting will connect folks with a shared interest in native plants.

The introductory meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy library, 445 Jackson St.

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Sheriff, supervisors revisit reimbursement dilemma

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Subway sandwiches and Gatorade consumed the attention of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during its Aug. 12 meeting.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood presented receipts for the food and beverages purchased for deputies during a marijuana garden investigation and eradication.

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Readiness Academy

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

In days of old, having to go to school during summer break was usually considered a negative experience, most likely because a student either didn’t do well academically or behaviorally during the regular school year.

In the year 2014, this is not the case with the Plumas Unified School District and its leader, Superintendent Micheline Miglis, who is dedicated to enriching both the lives of students and their home communities.

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Father and son get special CHP tour, recognition

Caleb Allred sits behind the wheel of a California Highway Patrol car during his visit to the CHP academy in Sacramento on July 11. Photos courtesy Keevin Allred
Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Being selected as student of the month paid off big time for Caleb Allred, a 10th-grader at Quincy High School. When Allred won the honors last April as a freshman at Plumas Christian School, he had no clue that three months later he’d have an experience of a lifetime.

California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards noticed Allred’s picture in the newspaper and was struck by what he wrote about his plans for the future: “Go to a four-year university then after that go through a CHP academy.”

Edwards called the school’s principal and asked what kind of student Caleb was, Keevin Allred, the boy’s father, said. Then he called Keevin, who works in the probation department.

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Young equestrians make tracks in the dirt

Lacie Banchio presents the U.S. flag while Addie Tilton carries the California state flag during the July 26 Taylorsville Junior Rodeo grand entry. Photos courtesy Tim and Linda Pitlock
Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer

Taylorsville was filled with young equestrians of all ages and experience levels ready to compete in the 13th annual Taylorsville Junior Rodeo on July 26.

Indian Valley Riding and Roping Club hosted the rodeo, which brought talented riders from Northern California, Oregon and Nevada to the Taylorsville rodeo grounds.

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