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Opinion

Eastern Plumas Health Care will survive

Where I Stand by 
Linda Satchwell
Public Relations Coordinator
Eastern Plumas Health Care
6/20/2013

It’s been six months since Eastern Plumas Health Care heard that a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling meant the huge rate cuts to our skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) would go into effect after all. The state of California would, indeed, balance its budget on the backs of its most vulnerable and needy citizens — the elderly and disabled. 

Much has been written about the unfairness of this decision. Words spelling out the tragedy set in motion by these cuts and resultant closure of our skilled nursing residents’ homes, their transfer to distant cities and loss of the lifeline that family and friends provides have not been able to dent the opinion of legislators focused on numbers and dollar signs. In short, appeals to the heart, humanity or what is simply right don’t translate in this arena.

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My life in cruise control

My Turn by Carolyn Carter
6/13/2013
 

  I think we all have something to say about the pesky Plumas County cops. I’ve noticed that if any conversation is lacking in fervor all one has to do is say “Well, I got pulled over a couple of weeks ago …” and it starts a conversation that has legs that can last for miles.

  Well, I got pulled over a couple of weeks ago, and a couple of weeks before that too. I am now the recipient of two crushingly expensive speeding tickets.

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Protect our creeks this summer

  We all love to swim in and enjoy the creeks that surround our communities during the warm summer months. While we are recreating in our beautiful county we should be conscious of the effect we are having on the area for other users and for wildlife.

  This past week, while on a walk with some friends, I noticed someone had driven up and down Spanish Creek and the beach near the big pullout off Beskeen Lane.

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Succumbing to the romanticism of pioneers and the call of the wild

My Turn
Laura Beaton
6/7/2013

 

  Last week I went to take pictures of the fourth-graders enjoying Living History Day at the museum in Quincy. They were dressed up in pioneer costume, doing all kinds of pioneering activities like baking biscuits in a woodstove oven and churning butter.

  They learned to sew buttons, pan for gold, make drip candles, wash laundry using a washboard and make jerky.

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Congratulations, Class of 2013: follow your dreams

Feather Publishing
6/5/2013
 

  “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

  That’s what the late Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs said during his famous commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. His advice was offered to people crossing one of life’s major thresholds, but his words could apply to any of us … all the time.

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