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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.

School district names new superintendent

Laura Beaton
Staff Reporter
Updated 4:00 p.m.

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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Four hundred school students attend FRC college fair

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer


  Students from Plumas County, Loyalton and Westwood high schools descended on the Feather River College (FRC) campus Sept. 19 for the fourth annual college and career fair.

  Many students dressed their best and took advantage of the 20 colleges, 17 industry sectors and seven specialty booths represented.

  Four hundred 11th and 12th-graders arrived in buses and gathered in the gym for a briefing on the day’s activities.

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School board respectfully disagrees with grand jury report

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

  The 2012 grand jury findings regarding student safety blasted Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) and Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) boards of education for their failure to conduct and consider safety-related issues.

  In a collective response to the report, the board (five residents from the county’s five districts are elected and serve four-year terms on both boards) “respectfully disagreed” with the two primary areas of concern of the Plumas County grand jury report: student safety and hiring practices in regards to the superintendent position.

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