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Avalanche of hostility over environmental analysis re-do

Ann Powers
Staff Writer

If you didn’t know any better, you might think you walked in on an angry game of dodgeball between Plumas National Forest officials and local residents last week in Quincy.

However, it was really a townhall meeting in the Mineral Building on the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds stemming from a 2013 court settlement between the U.S. Forest Service and Snowlands Network, Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Movie schedule updated

Feather Publishing

Roxanne Valladao, director of Plumas Arts, offers the following update on the movie schedule for the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy.

“Bad news: We were not able to get a film print of ‘Annabelle,’” she reports.

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Elementary school hosts annual Fall Festival

Students dressed in a variety of costumes enjoy themselves at the annual Fall Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Oct. 30. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

Quincy Elementary School held its traditional Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Vampires, ghouls and witches played side by side with Ninja Turtles and Marios at a variety of old-fashioned carnival style booths run by parent volunteers, sixth-grade students and Quincy High School S Club members.

Costume-contest entrants were judged by QES teachers with prizes awarded for scariest, funniest and most original costumes. The cake walk, a haunted photo booth, blacklight alley and crafting table helped keep everyone busy. The fifth grade hosted a bake sale while the sixth grade sold a variety of dinner options as a way to earn money for their watershed trips.

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‘Always Remember Me’; A mother keeps her promise

Lusk-bookDebra Moore
Staff Writer

Cynthia Lusk kept her promise and the result is her just-released book “Always Remember Me.”

The promise she made was to her 8-year-old son, Jedidiah, just after he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

“Jedidiah told me, ‘Write a book about me, so you can always remember me,’” Cynthia explained during an interview last week.

While the promise was for her son, the book is actually her gift to the community. It’s her way of saying thank you for the outpouring of support that she and her family received during Jedidiah’s illness.

Jedidiah was diagnosed with a brain tumor Feb. 14, 2010, and died less than a year later on Jan. 3, 2011. During that time he swelled from a 67-pound third-grader to 167 pounds (a side effect from medication), was confined to a wheelchair and gradually lost most of his senses, but the living that he packed into those 11 months is remarkable.

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Library seeks volunteers to teach basic computer classes

Feather Publishing

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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