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Participation is key to a good fair - and a healthy you

6/9/2010

Exhibit guides are now available for the 2010 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Guides may be found at numerous outlets around town: schools, banks, libraries and post offices. You may also get one at the fair office at the fairgrounds in Quincy or download all or part of it online at plumas-sierracountyfair.net/exhibit-guide.html. The theme for this year's fair is "Bales, Tails and Happy Trails."

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Keeping It In the County

Jamie Huynh
Member Services Coordinator
Quincy Natural Foods
6/2/2010

Local.   How complex can it be? As with many things, it’s what you make of it.

For many, supporting local food is the first step in joining the local movement, which seeks to create more sustainable, self-reliant systems. So, what exactly is “local” you ask?

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Disaffected? Don't let that keep you from voting

Feather Publishing
6/2/2010

We heard a news report last week of a recent poll that showed that California voters were “disaffected.” You think? That’s not surprising given the $20 billion deficit facing the state as the Legislature heads into what promises to be another brutalizing budget season. Given the gridlock in Sacramento, we can understand why folks would want to duck and cover.

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Not so fast...Let School Superintendent do his job

Bill Wickman
Former School Board Member
5/26/2010

    After reading the latest editorial, “The handwriting is on the wall — but it’s not too late to act,” I want to take the opportunity to comment as well as provide some recent past history that continues to carry on today. I was a school board member from 1990 through 1997.

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Some commencement season words of wisdom

Editorial-commence all
5/26/10

    Commencement season is again upon us. Local ceremonies began last Friday with Feather River College. Plumas and Westwood charter schools hold their ceremonies later this week, and public high schools will hold theirs Friday, June 11.
    Here we offer excerpts from highly regarded commencement speeches of the last few years.
    To our graduates, congratulations and good luck.

“Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done.”
Paul Hawken
University of Portland
2009

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