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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Poor report: For the second time in as many months, an investigation found a number of problems at the Plumas County Mental Health department.
  • Budget frustration: Tempers flared during last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting as board members discussed the 2014-15 budget.
  • School bus inflation: Effective Jan. 31, 2015, Plumas Unified School District bus fees will increase by 10 percent.

Chatterbox Orchestra: From cacophony to harmony

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/24/2011

It’s not hard to understand how the Chatterbox Children’s Orchestra got its name. Twenty minutes into a recent practice, although their mouths are moving, the young musicians have yet to play a note.

But when director Johnene “Johny” McDonald raises her baton and the first note finally sounds, the noise in the room resolves from cacophony to harmony. Without a doubt, these kids can play.

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Electricity restored to Meadow Valley

Feather Publishing
3/21/2011
1:30 p.m. Upate
Power has been restored to Meadow Valley.

6:30 a.m.
Meadow Valley has been without power for nearly 40 hours as PG&E workers attempt to get a replacement power pole across the unseasonably high flow of Spanish Creek in the Devil's Elbow/Lover's Leap area during storm conditions. The company estimates that power will be returned or a new update will be provided by 10 p.m. tonight.
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