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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Fire breaks out at FRC dorm

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/28/2012

A fire broke out at the Feather River College dorms late Thursday evening.  The Quincy Volunteer Fire Department credited two staff members from the college for quickly containing the fire, which began when a student attempted to make french fries on the stove and the hot oil ignited.

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Man killed in tree-falling accident

Dan McDonald
9/28/2012

  A 27-year-old man was killed Thursday morning, Sept. 27, while falling trees near Seneca.

  According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the man, whose identity has not been released, was killed after being struck by a falling tree.

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School district names new superintendent

Laura Beaton
Staff Reporter
9/26/2012
Updated 4:00 p.m.

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Micheline Miglis

Micheline Miglis has accepted a contract to serve as Superintendent of Plumas Unified School District.

  Miglis was the assistant superintendent of educational services at Silver Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) since July 2010.

  According to PUSD governing board president Christopher Russell, Miglis has been successful in the K-12 education system, at the classified and certificated management level.

  “Micheline has a collaborative, natural leadership style, and has been recognized for intentional use of data in making informed decisions district wide,” Russell said in a Sept. 21 message to school district staff members.

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Mr. Quilt provides inspiration to Piecemakers

Samantha P. Hawthorne

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Mr. Quilt (Don Linn) demonstrates his Circles & Curves quilting technique to Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Sept. 11, at Mr. Maid Quilters. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne

  Over the last couple years, the United States has faced a severe decline in the job market, and a dramatic rise in unemployed individuals.

  This has had a direct impact on job seekers, as many are forced to learn new skills and be more creative in their job search.

  Don Linn, from Redding, had such an experience when he was the victim of corporate downsizing. In a desperate attempt to make money, he opened his eyes to all possibilities, which took him down a life-changing path he never expected.

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County closes budget gap

  As the supervisors struggled to close a $147,000 spending gap during the waning hours of its final budget workshop, talk turned to closing the museum or severely slashing the fair.

  “I still come back to the museum,” Supervisor Terry Swofford said. “They could run it with volunteers.”

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