Hard luck hits music instructor
|Quincy music instructor Johny McDonald inspects the damage to her fence after the Dec. 12 snowstorm. Photo by James Wilson
If one genre exemplifies music instructor Johny McDonald’s situation right now, it’s the blues.
McDonald was recently hit with a string of bad luck. A fallen tree and some plumbing issues at her studio stuck McDonald with a daunting bill of close to $11,000.
Without the funds to pay for much-needed repairs, McDonald faced the idea of moving on. Last week McDonald’s friend Aimee Heaney set up a fundraising account on the crowdsourcing website gofundme.com, and McDonald’s prospects are looking up.
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Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network coordinator
Ann PowersStaff Writer
|Plumas Bank donates 200 pounds of peanut butter to help Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network clients in need. Photo courtesy Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network
Eastern Plumas Community Assistance Network officials say their recent annual holiday basket food drive was a huge success, thanks to local businesses and organizations getting a head start on jump-starting their spirit of giving.
Plumas Bank employees donated about 200 pounds of peanut butter last summer, which will help nourish area clients in need as part of the holiday food drive. The Calpine Elks and Lady Elks contributed $950 made possible from year-round bingo sales and fundraisers.
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Jail prepares a special holiday gift; Inmates bake 290 dozen cookies for Plumas County seniors
|Jail Commander Chad Hermann and Corrections Officer April Gott show off some of the 290 dozen Christmas cookies prepared by inmates last week. Photo by Dan McDonald
One of the joys of Christmas is the spirit of giving.
For people who spend the holiday as an inmate in the Plumas County jail, traditional gift-giving options are extremely limited.
But they do the best they can.
This year the jail inmates and staff again collaborated to prepare a Christmas treat for people who sometimes go without — the county’s senior citizen.
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Effort to underground Greenville utilities continues
“You’re lying to me,” Supervisor Kevin Goss told representatives of Frontier Communications, as he strove to prove that the company had been notified in a timely manner of plans to underground utilities through Greenville.
“We did search all of our records and didn’t uncover any documentation,” said Charlie Born, the manager of government and external affairs for Frontier.
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2014 features chills, spills, and small-town thrills
| Union Pacific Railroad workers respond to the scene of a Tuesday, Nov. 25, derailment in the Feather River Canyon near Belden. Photo by Mike Taborski
Sheriff Greg Hagwood said Chris Driscoll represents everything he is looking for in a deputy — a man of integrity with strong ties to the community.
On Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, Driscoll continued his law enforcement progression when he was sworn in as a Plumas County sheriff’s deputy.
Driscoll, a graduate of Quincy High School and Feather River College, took the oath from County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams on the steps of the Plumas County Courthouse lobby.
With his wife, Lindsay, and their sons, Cooper, 5, and Kade, 2, at his side, Driscoll received enthusiastic applause from family and friends on hand for the ceremony.
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