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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

College trustees split on faculty layoffs

Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
3/10/2010


In a dramatic 2-2 vote, Feather River College trustees failed to pass a resolution that would have sent layoff notices to six full-time faculty members. The fifth trustee was absent from the Thursday, March 4, meeting.

The board was scheduled to revisit the issue at a special meeting Tuesday, March 9.

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Formerly fat doctor to dish weight-loss secrets in Quincy appearance

Tiffiney Lozano
Staff Writer
3/10/2010


Family physician Dr. Nick Yphantides will present a free lecture at the Quincy Town Hall Theatre next Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

Author of the popular book “My Big Fat Greek Diet,” Dr. Nick jokes that despite his accomplished career, he was “board certified” in medical hypocrisy, as 10 years ago he weighed in at close to 500 pounds.

Read more: Formerly fat doctor to dish weight-loss secrets in Quincy appearance

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Vinton’s Cowboy Poetry rides again

Diana Jorgenson
Portola Editor
3/10/2010


    Vinton’s Cowboy Poetry show is the eastern Plumas event that keeps going and going and going. Now in its 24th year, the show featuring a taste of the Old West will return March 19 – 20 to the Sierra Valley Grange on Highway 70.

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