Tales from the front: Honored veterans share their stories
|Father and son Jackson L. Harris Sr., center, and Jackson L. Harris II, right, hold the state Assembly resolution honoring them and other distinguished veterans with organizer Dave Karau at the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade on July 4. The former Navy lieutenant and commander have 45 years of combined service. Photo submitted
Robert Schoensee still remembers the moment his ship split in half off the coast of Normandy in 1944, plunging 270 men into the icy Atlantic surf.
The 96-year-old retired Army major was one of 11 distinguished veterans recognized during the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade, where thousands of spectators lined Graeagle’s streets to honor Plumas County residents who served from Omaha Beach to Vietnam, Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge.
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Plumas National Forest makes green firewood permits available
Additional green firewood permits are available for personal firewood cutting in the vicinity of Snake Lake near Quincy, according to local Forest Service officials. Special green, project-specific fuelwood permits are required, priced at $10/cord with a two-cord minimum.
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Library to host free computer skills workshop
The Quincy public library is hosting a free basic computer skills workshop Monday, July 28, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The workshop will be led by Community Connections volunteer Linda McDermott.
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District to recognize citizens who discovered water leak
Thanks to the initiative of an East Quincy couple who reported water spilling from a water tank overflow spout, East Quincy Services District staff were able to isolate the problem June 25 that may have allowed 8 or more million gallons of water to go unaccounted for in the past four months.
Danielle and Jesse Frid were walking with their dog past the district’s well No. 1 when they saw copious amounts of water gushing out. They said they thought that surely district staff must know about the water and at first didn’t report it.
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Construction union awards scholarship to Quincy resident
|Quincy High School graduate Kendal Hicks plans to pursue her master’s degree. She has help from Operating Engineers Local 3, which recently awarded her a scholarship. Photo submitted
Quincy Junior-Senior High School graduate Kendal Hicks has won a $7,500 college scholarship from Operating Engineers Local 3.
Hicks, the daughter of Local 3 member Randy Hicks, was chosen for her outstanding academic achievements and involvement in many extracurricular activities. She was part of her school’s concert, jazz and honor bands and served as president of the school’s Service Club, organizing activities such as Safe Trick or Treat, Thanksgiving dinner for the community and blood drives throughout the year.
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UC Berkeley celebrates 100 years with Plumas County
Though it is still dwarfed by the giant trees surrounding its Meadow Valley camp, the University of California at Berkeley’s forestry program is celebrating a milestone that puts it in the same category with the ancients: its 100th anniversary. The program and the wild nature of Plumas County have been intertwined since the program’s very beginning and continue to co-produce ongoing generations of foresters.
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