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Library seeks volunteers to teach basic computer classes

Feather Publishing
11/16/2014


Plumas County Library is currently seeking volunteers able to teach basic computer classes at the Quincy library and the branch libraries in Portola, Chester and Greenville.

Helping others learn to navigate the Internet, set up email addresses and make business transactions online can be a rewarding experience for those that have basic knowledge of computer skills and some time to devote to the local community.

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Board agenda packed for month’s only meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
11/15/2015

Since the Board of Supervisors had only one scheduled meeting in November, many department heads had subjects to discuss — from hiring new employees to accepting unanticipated revenue.

Four department heads received authorization to fill vacancies Nov. 4.

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Four students face alcohol-related charges stemming from the off-campus party

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
11/14/2014
Cause of FRC student’s death still unknown
The cause of Feather River College student Abigail “Grace” Holland’s death might not be known for at least another month. But four FRC students who were at the Oct. 11 party where she died are facing misdemeanor charges related to underage drinking.

On Nov. 5, District Attorney David Hollister filed charges against Merle Terrance Trueblood, 21; Timothy Richard Miller, 21; Wayne Conrad Castellino, 22; and Mitchell David White, 19.

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Election Day sees lower-than-normal voter turnout

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/14/2014

Plumas County has voted, mirroring the way Californians voted on most of the propositions, but disagreeing on state leadership.

The local electorate stayed true to its Republican majority when casting its vote, but the Democrats swept the top state slots from governor through the state insurance commissioner.

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Aspiring restaurant workers learn the ins and outs of the business

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Longboards Bar & Grill front-of-the-house manager Ashley Freschi conducts a mock interview with Quincy High School student Madison Venable during a special day of instruction for students in the school’s culinary classes Oct. 28.  Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Staff Writer
11/13/2014


It takes a lot more than a finely tuned palate and a flashy smile to succeed in the restaurant business. Culinary students at Quincy High School learned this firsthand Oct. 28 when Longboards Bar & Grill executive chef Sean Conry and front-of-the-house manager Ashley Freschi stopped by the school to give a lesson on what restaurant work truly requires.

The two restaurant professionals covered a range of topics including professionalism, teamwork, workplace communication and leadership skills.

Quincy High School was one of 30 schools in the state to receive instruction that day as part of a program headed by the California Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The foundation called the statewide event Force in Training Day.

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