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The birth of a rivalry; How Quincy and Portola came to be rivals

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The 1946 Quincy Trojans, the high school’s first football team, pose for the record books. The first time Quincy and Portola played, later that year, Quincy shut out Portola 24-0. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum
James Wilson
Sports Editor
10/3/2014


With the annual rivalry game set to take place between Quincy and Portola’s varsity football teams this Friday, both schools are starting to get revved up. The annual game is always one filled with emotion, for the outcome means a lot more to each team than that of most games.

The two teams have been pitted against each other for as long as almost everyone in the communities can remember. Coaches and players enter the annual event inherently knowing that it’s more than a game. The history of the rivalry goes back nearly 70 years, when the two teams first went up against one another.

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Purple Purse campaign raises domestic abuse awareness


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Liz Page holds up the two purple charms she found in one day, taking part in the scavenger hunt portion of the Purple Purse campaign.  Photo submitted
James Wilson
Staff Writer
10/2/2014


Entering its fourth week of the Purple Purse campaign, Plumas Rural Services hopes to make one more big push for the month-long fundraiser.

Plumas County was chosen as one of 140 counties participating in the national campaign that was launched Sept. 2. The Allstate Foundation has set up different incentives during the month to help organizations raise funds and awareness of domestic abuse.

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, so the campaign was meant to create a dialogue on the serious matter before October hit.

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Preparing for the end

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Joanne Danielson speaks on end-of-life issues at the Mohawk Community Resource Center on Sept. 16. Photo by Shelley Wilkerson
Shelley Wilkerson
Staff Writer
10/1/2014

Now is the time to think about how you want to die. That was the message from Mohawk Community Resource Center speaker Joanne Danielson on Sept. 16.

Danielson, owner of Graceful Transitions Coaching, said people often plan what should happen to their finances should they pass away, but rarely address other needs. Those needs may be spiritual requests, or other wishes such as where they want to die or how they want to be treated when they pass.

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Plumas National Forest Fall Fest offers variety of family friendly activities

Feather Publishing
10/1/2014

Plumas National Forest Fall Fest offers free outdoor fun, educational activities for families

The Plumas National Forest invites everyone to come celebrate autumn and the outdoors with family entertainment and fun-filled educational activities for children young and old at the 11th annual Fall Fest. The free event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Highway 70 in Quincy.

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