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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Blood drive open to donors next week

  Be a hero and give back to your community.

  Sign up now to donate blood next Tuesday, March 12. It is a simple contribution that can help save a life or evenhelp a new one to be born. What is more rewarding thansaving lives alongside your friends and family?

  Proudly sponsored by Feather River College Enactus, the first community blooddrive of the year will be held by United Blood Services at theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The LDS church islocated on the corner of Bellamy Lane and Bucks Lake Roadacross from Plumas District Hospital.

    Blood donations will be accepted from noon until 6 p.m.

  Quincy local Shawna Marie Lindsey has been a regular donorfor years; in fact, last year alone she donated blood anextraordinary four times.

  An employee in FRC’s payroll department, Lindsey always makestime to donate. She assures prospective donors that donating is “not painful” and that the process is “fairly simple.”

    When asked why she’s so motivated to donate regularly, sheresponded, “Knowing that I am helping to save others’ lives.”

  To schedule an appointment, call Judy Wright at 283-4948, orvisit bloodhero.com to schedule an appointment online.

  Minors 16 years and older are also encouraged to donate, thoughthey must have parental permission first. The form is availablefrom Wright.

  Donors should bring a picture ID, some food in their stomachs anda smile on their faces! After donating, they will be treated todecadent homemade cookies prepared by Quincy locals and collegestudents.

  To show your support, remember to grab your free T-shirt afterdonating. It’s donor appreciation month.

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