Business Scene for the week of 11/17/2010

free oil changes for seniors

Once again, in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, The Twenty Garage in Chester is honoring Senior Citizens (62 and older) and their caretakers by giving them (limited to the first 20) a free oil change. It happens on Nov. 20, so be sure you are the first in line. Ken Anthony’s shop is behind the Kopper Kettle restaurant and provides complete automotive service for cars and light trucks, both foreign and domestic.

crescent country winners

As always, Barbara and Lisa said their annual Holiday Open House was a huge success. Visitors enjoyed delicious appetizers and hot mulled cider. Three of them — Inez Robbins and Sandy Condon from Quincy and Diane Long from Chester — were especially happy, each winning a $50 gift certificate.

Thanksgiving day meal

The annual tradition continues at the Way Station in Greenville. Gould, Bev and friends will again prepare and serve a traditional (and complimentary) Thanksgiving meal Nov. 25, from 2 - 5 p.m. It’s simply their way of saying thanks to their customers and sharing the true meaning of Thanksgiving with their “extended family,” their friends and neighbors. They always say if you can’t be with your family on Thanksgiving, come be with ours.

anniversary wishes…

Al and Katherine Templeton are celebrating their ninth anniversary as owners of the Cedar Lodge and RV Park near Chester.  The owners said some of the benefits of a facility located a little more than a mile from town, includes guests having the unique opportunity for front door access to their quads, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and the like. It’s all right out the front door of their accommodations!   The Lodge is nestled in a wooded, park-like setting with a variety of clean, comfortable rooms. They also have RV hook-ups and a seasonal heated pool.


Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her first year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. In addition to bankruptcy protection, Mary negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy. Mary is also expanding her practice to include estate planning, specifically wills and trusts.


Dr. Gregory Sawyer DDS is celebrating his 28th year serving the dental needs of Plumas County residents from his East Quincy clinic (across from the Polka Dot). He and his highly skilled team specialize in family dentistry and orthodontics. It’s also worth noting that Dr. Sawyer is also a certified Invisalign provider that, simply put, is a series of removable, clear aligners that promote an easy and invisible way of straightening teeth.


Mike and Karen Kibble have owned and operated Quincy Drug Store for six years. It is one of Quincy’s — perhaps Plumas County’s — oldest continually operating businesses. As I’ve said in the past, this store is so much more than an excellent pharmacy; it is indeed a shopper’s paradise. If you can’t find that special gift there, chances are you won’t find it anywhere.


Sharon Geney CMT is celebrating her 10-year anniversary.   Since her relocation to the Stover Landing Building, in 2008, she has been enjoying a wonderful partnership with Good Vibrations, as well as other healing practitioners.  Her services and product lines include therapeutic massage, aromatherapy and energetic balancing, Young Living essential oils, CDs, candles and self-awareness support.


Mountain Money and Shipping Services in Chester is celebrating its seventh year in business. Owners Derek and Pat Anderson offer UPS shipping, Western Union wiring services and dry cleaning service. Manager Debbie McKee said they have increased their packing supplies inventory for the holidays.

shop at home? do the math!

With the holidays just around the corner and given the state of our economy, this special shop at home message — or challenge, if you will — from a year ago certainly warrants repeating.

If each of our newspaper readers spent just $100 each shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump over $1.8 million into the Plumas County economy — and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper sold each week.

Granted, times are tough right now, but how hard would it really be to make a determined effort to spend a hundred bucks at home sometime over the next month-and-a-half? It could be a couple of gifts from your favorite stores, maybe some gift certificates from the beauty salon, massage studio or other service provider. How about having your vehicle serviced before making that holiday drive to be with out-of-area friends or relatives? If you did have it serviced with this campaign in mind that too counts towards our goal. You get the idea, just look around, you’re sure to find something for someone special — even if that someone special is you!

Collective efforts make for positive results.

(Thanks again to Supervisor Sherrie Thrall for sharing this idea with us last year and to the Alliance For Workforce Development for their assistance in co-sponsoring this campaign for the next month).

The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO IN PLUMAS COUNTY is now available on DVD. We’ve completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: The Feather River Canyon flooding, Two Rivers washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.





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