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Elementary school hosts annual Fall Festival

Students dressed in a variety of costumes enjoy themselves at the annual Fall Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds on Oct. 30. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

Quincy Elementary School held its traditional Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Vampires, ghouls and witches played side by side with Ninja Turtles and Marios at a variety of old-fashioned carnival style booths run by parent volunteers, sixth-grade students and Quincy High School S Club members.

Costume-contest entrants were judged by QES teachers with prizes awarded for scariest, funniest and most original costumes. The cake walk, a haunted photo booth, blacklight alley and crafting table helped keep everyone busy. The fifth grade hosted a bake sale while the sixth grade sold a variety of dinner options as a way to earn money for their watershed trips.

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‘Always Remember Me’; A mother keeps her promise

Lusk-bookDebra Moore
Staff Writer

Cynthia Lusk kept her promise and the result is her just-released book “Always Remember Me.”

The promise she made was to her 8-year-old son, Jedidiah, just after he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

“Jedidiah told me, ‘Write a book about me, so you can always remember me,’” Cynthia explained during an interview last week.

While the promise was for her son, the book is actually her gift to the community. It’s her way of saying thank you for the outpouring of support that she and her family received during Jedidiah’s illness.

Jedidiah was diagnosed with a brain tumor Feb. 14, 2010, and died less than a year later on Jan. 3, 2011. During that time he swelled from a 67-pound third-grader to 167 pounds (a side effect from medication), was confined to a wheelchair and gradually lost most of his senses, but the living that he packed into those 11 months is remarkable.

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Library seeks volunteers to teach basic computer classes

Feather Publishing

Plumas County Library is currently seeking volunteers able to teach basic computer classes at the Quincy library and the branch libraries in Portola, Chester and Greenville.

Helping others learn to navigate the Internet, set up email addresses and make business transactions online can be a rewarding experience for those that have basic knowledge of computer skills and some time to devote to the local community.

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Board agenda packed for month’s only meeting

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Since the Board of Supervisors had only one scheduled meeting in November, many department heads had subjects to discuss — from hiring new employees to accepting unanticipated revenue.

Four department heads received authorization to fill vacancies Nov. 4.

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Four students face alcohol-related charges stemming from the off-campus party

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
Cause of FRC student’s death still unknown
The cause of Feather River College student Abigail “Grace” Holland’s death might not be known for at least another month. But four FRC students who were at the Oct. 11 party where she died are facing misdemeanor charges related to underage drinking.

On Nov. 5, District Attorney David Hollister filed charges against Merle Terrance Trueblood, 21; Timothy Richard Miller, 21; Wayne Conrad Castellino, 22; and Mitchell David White, 19.

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