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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Ebola preparedness: Could a deadly virus with its roots in West Africa find its way to Plumas County? The county’s three hospitals are preparing, just in case.
  • Candidates speak: With elections just days away, candidates for local public offices took part in forums and submitted answers to questions from the newspaper.
  • Remembering Grace: The family of an FRC student who died earlier this month said they were overwhelmed by the community’s support after the college held a vigil to remember their daughter.

We can all become ‘water watchers’

Gia Martynn
Special to Feather Publishing
9/21/2014

With all the news about the drought, people are starting not only to be more conscientious about their own water use, but more attentive to water use by others as well. A recent stop at Massack Rest Area on Highway 70 outside of Quincy alerted me to a malfunctioning toilet that was automatically flushing for no reason. Unable to fix the problem myself and not knowing who to notify, I found on the Save Our Water website a link where you could report wasteful water use at state facilities. The website to become a “water watcher” can be found at saveourh2o.org/content/become-water-watcher.

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Medi-Cal managed care forums planned

Feather Publishing
9/20/2014

Included in the 2014 governor’s budget there is a mandate to enroll into managed care plans seniors and people with disabilities who currently have full Medi-Cal benefits and do not have Medicare. This transition is scheduled to occur Dec. 1 in 18 counties, including Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas and Tehama.

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Supervisors endorse book; Suggest residents read ‘The Book Thief’

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Dr. Joan Parkin and Feather River College President Kevin Trutna discuss the “The Book Thief” as they ask the Board of Supervisors to declare it the county’s Book in Common. Photo by Debra Moore

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
9/19/2014

What if all Plumas County residents read the same book and then talk about it?

Feather River College President Kevin Trutna asked the Board of Supervisors to adopt a resolution naming “The Book Thief” as the county’s Book in Common.

Trutna, English professor Dr. Joan Parkin and four students appeared before the supervisors Sept. 9 to advocate for the book.

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Lake Almanor hosts a surprising street rod event

M. Kate West
Staff Writer
9/19/2014

When it was time for the jewel-toned hot rods to rumble into Lake Almanor for the 28th annual Street Rod Extravaganza, no one could have guessed whether the event would be a success.

Several factors generated concern as to whether or not Northern California and Reno rodders would return to Lake Almanor.

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Less than two weeks left before Soup Cook-Off registration closes

Feather Publishing
9/18/2014

The Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum is hosting its inaugural Soup Cook-Off to coincide with its annual “Night at the Graveyard” event Saturday, Sept. 27.

The inaugural Soup Cook-Off is open to anyone who would like to enter. Entry costs $15 and includes two “Night at the Graveyard” dinner tickets, a $60 value.

Read more: Less than two weeks left before Soup Cook-Off registration closes

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