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Business Scene for the week of 2/8/17


Kendrah Fredricksen has assumed the responsibilities of interim program director for Plumas CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. When asked about CASA role, she said the organization helps find and train individuals willing to give up some of their own time to work one-on-one with kids placed in foster homes to ensure their needs are being met. Kendrah added that these volunteers “give a child the consistent, focused attention they need and make sure they get the love they deserve from a forever family.” To learn more about becoming a volunteer — and they are especially looking for men — give them a call at 283-2227.


Oceanna McDevitt has opened a therapeutic massage studio in Quincy called Ocean Rhythms Massage. She is sharing space inside Eternity Hair and Nail Salon on Lawrence Street. Oceanna’s techniques include the use of essential oils, sacred stones and Reiki with an emphasis on helping clients obtain their personal “excellent health.” She relocated from Santa Cruz eight months ago and enjoys gardening and making jewelry in her leisure time.


We offer our congratulations toWendi Durkin, the owner and broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lake Almanor Real Estate, for receiving the 2016 President’s Circle award. Wendi and her agents received this honor from Berkshire Hathaway for the hard work and long hours they’ve demonstrated to stay committed to achieving success for their clients. Their offices are on Clifford Drive North at Lake Almanor.


In celebration of their first anniversary, the Indian Valley Medical Clinic, a service of the Plumas District Hospital, is having an open house Thursday, Feb. 16, 4 – 6 p.m. In addition to enjoying the food, drinks and prizes, you will have a chance to meet with the providers and staff and tour the facility on Hot Springs Road in Greenville.


So that you don’t always have to deal with the snow and ice in the parking lots, the gang at the Chester’s Subway offer curbside delivery. Rozanne says you just call in your order (258-2563) and she or a co-worker will gladly bring it out to your car and can take any form of payment. With this month’s special, any foot-long sandwich for $6 delivered to your car, it just doesn’t get any better!


“Small Steps to a Healthier You” is the title of health eating, staying active workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Feather River Fitness in Quincy. Nina Harris, a registered dietician with a master’s degree in public health, will be discussing why what you eat is the foundation of better health and fitness. You will learn nutritional facts and principals of optimal health at this free workshop, which will include time for health questions, a cooking demonstration, recipes and light dinner.


Although they are still closed for their annual winter hiatus, Lisa Forcino at Crescent Country tells us she will have a special opening for Valentine gift shoppers, Thursday, Feb. 9 through Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lisa is excited to tell you that she has brought in “tons” of new merchandise which, of course, means lots of great gift ideas for that special Valentine!

In the meantime, if you need anything from her Crescent Mills store, don’t hesitate to call her for a shopping appointment at 284-6016.


Be sure to check out the special Valentine’s Day pages inside this week’s newspaper. Your local merchants are offering an array of sweet deals to help you make it a lovely day for that someone special in your life. I’d also encourage you to plan ahead and make reservations now if you are planning to enjoy dinner out at one of our fabulous restaurants.

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