Railroad Days a landmark success
|Benny, Penny and Dude provide music for railroaders at the Portola City Park during the 32nd annual Railroad Days. Photo by Austin Hagwood
The 32nd annual Portola Railroad Days featured gunfighters galore, driving rock music and trains whizzing down the tree-columned Canyon.
But for organizer Patricia Ryan, the jam-packed weekend of Aug. 8 – 10 brought more than dunk tanks and benefits for the city of Portola.
It also delivered a revival of community spirit.
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Community blood drive set for September
M. Kate West
|Seneca Hospital Auxiliary president Jude Morse and Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Bill Mahaffey display the poster for the community blood drive. Photo submitted
The Chester community blood drive will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Lake Almanor Elks Lodge in Old Town Chester from noon until 6 p.m.
“Volunteers of the Seneca Hospital Auxiliary will be calling community members to assist them with appointments to donate. Donors may also schedule a donation time by visiting bloodhero.com or by calling me at 259-3626,” SHA president and drive chairperson Jude Morse said.
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Native plant enthusiasts meeting set
Ever wonder what that plant along the side of the road is? An upcoming meeting will connect folks with a shared interest in native plants.
The introductory meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy library, 445 Jackson St.
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Sheriff, supervisors revisit reimbursement dilemma
Subway sandwiches and Gatorade consumed the attention of the Plumas County Board of Supervisors during its Aug. 12 meeting.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood presented receipts for the food and beverages purchased for deputies during a marijuana garden investigation and eradication.
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M. Kate West
In days of old, having to go to school during summer break was usually considered a negative experience, most likely because a student either didn’t do well academically or behaviorally during the regular school year.
In the year 2014, this is not the case with the Plumas Unified School District and its leader, Superintendent Micheline Miglis, who is dedicated to enriching both the lives of students and their home communities.
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Father and son get special CHP tour, recognition
|Caleb Allred sits behind the wheel of a California Highway Patrol car during his visit to the CHP academy in Sacramento on July 11. Photos courtesy Keevin Allred
Being selected as student of the month paid off big time for Caleb Allred, a 10th-grader at Quincy High School. When Allred won the honors last April as a freshman at Plumas Christian School, he had no clue that three months later he’d have an experience of a lifetime.
California Highway Patrol Commander Joe Edwards noticed Allred’s picture in the newspaper and was struck by what he wrote about his plans for the future: “Go to a four-year university then after that go through a CHP academy.”
Edwards called the school’s principal and asked what kind of student Caleb was, Keevin Allred, the boy’s father, said. Then he called Keevin, who works in the probation department.
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