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Communities Rising December 6: A vision for a new chamber; what’s up with Frontier?

   As we continue the process of reorganizing and rebuilding as a community, it only makes sense that we’d also have a fresh look at old organizations and take stock of who is here and who is rebuilding not just homes but businesses in the community. It seems to be with this in mind, that the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce is going through a rejuvenation process.

   On Monday, December 12 at 6 p.m. there will be a general membership meeting of the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce as one has been called for per the bylaws of the organization. The meeting will take place at the Taylorsville Tavern Community Room.

   The primary membership meeting business will be for chamber members to elect a seven-member Board of Directors (there has not been a full board in quite some time). Board Officers will be elected by the new board of directors at a board of directors meeting immediately following the close of the general membership meeting.

   Both meetings will be recorded and transcriptions made available. Membership applications will be available at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.

   The Chamber has largely functioned in the past decade in Indian Valley to provide insurance for events and to sponsor its own events. Membership is open to all residents. You do not have to be a business owner to join.

   It’s exciting to see the continued progress of Indian Valley’s rebuilding efforts. Remember, you can’t complain if you don’t participate.

It is basketball season at the Greenville High School gym with the John Holland Invitational of last weekend. Anna Lawson captures great photos of the weekend. Here’s one of Morgan Tyler. Lawson’s photos can be seen on her Facebook page. Photo by Anna Lawson

   Another happy occasion of note this last week was the John Holland Invitational at Greenville High School on December 1 through 3. Both girls and boys teams played with the boys basketball team winning 53 to 44 against Surprise Valley. Always great to see that many cars parked along the highway in front of the high school again.

   And lastly, what’s with Frontier Communications? Did they not receive funding to help rural communities get online? If you call up Frontier to place an order for service from Greenville the person at the other end of the phone will tell you that they do not service this area. When you tell them you can look out your window and see your neighbor’s Frontier hookups they go silent. Clearly we are at an impasse. When I called to restart service at our house which had Frontier for 25 years, they said they had no record. Time for us to collectively call and demand?

   We look forward to reporting for you! As always if you have a tip, an announcement, a story idea, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. We are here for you.

Christmas in the Valley

   Plans are underway for Christmas in the Valley for Saturday, December 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the Greenville Elementary School Cafeteria there will be a Santa’s Workshop including tree lighting, pictures with Santa, ornament and wreath making and cookie decorating. There will be hot food available and treats. There will be a tree decorating contest at The Spot with cash prizes for first ($250), second ($150), and third prize ($75). To enter the contest, contact Regina Moffet at (530) 283-2735, ext. 833.

   Marsha Roby is looking for singers to carol for the event as well. Contact Roby on her Facebook page. Singers will meet at 4 p.m. in the GES cafeteria this Saturday, December 10 to sing at “Christmas in Indian Valley.” She has songbooks all made and ready. Dennis Hayes will be playing bass and Ken Cawley will be playing guitar.

   The event is sponsored by Plumas Rural Services, The Spot, and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.

Book Giveaway at the Library


  The Plumas County Library is running a book giveaway from December 5 to 30 from babies to teenagers during open hours. Kids can pick up an activity sheet, complete it, and return to pick out a free book which are also available on the website www.plumascounty.us/593. The Greenville Temporary Branch site is at Greenville High School Room 402. Call (530) 283-6310. 

Dixie Fire Resource Center

   The DFRC is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage the community to visit us during these hours to use our computer lab, connect with the Disaster Case Management Program, and access the wide variety of community and fire recovery resources we have available (food, clothing, heating assistance, referrals for employment support, and more).

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