Steve Tolen, left, is congratulated by chief pilot Roger Srouji of Enloe Flight Care during a dedication ceremony of the Plumas District Hospital helipad on Dec. 20. Tolen was recognized for advancing health care in northern California and Plumas County for 39 years. Photo by Laura Beaton
The man has been a fixture in Plumas County’s health care community for 37 years. He is a paramedic, a firefighter, a teacher, father, husband and friend.
On Jan. 1, 2013, he’ll also be retired. Steve Tolen, an all around nice guy who has given so much to the community, will hang up his medical spurs and take a well-deserved rest.
Plumas District Hospital’s medical staff presented Tolen with a plaque commemorating his many years of diligent service and the key role he has continued to play in advancing
After Santa Claus announced the winners of Books & Beyond’s toy giveaway, Dawn Grey (left) and Barbara MacArthur presented a check for $250 to local coordinator Laura Kincaid (right) as a donation for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Employees Association’s annual toy drive. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
Samantha P. Hawthorne
During its fifth annual Santa Book Signing held Friday, Dec. 14, Books & Beyond raised $250 for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Employees Association’s annual toy drive.
Two beautifully crafted toys were up for grabs to help raise the money: Rocket the Rocking Horse and the bookstore’s longtime resident, the Junie B. Jones doll.
Rocket the Rocking Horse was handcrafted and donated by an anonymous patron of the artists of the Backroom Gallery. Rather then donate Rocket to only one fortunate child, the gallery decided to spread the wealth by selling tickets for the horse, the proceeds of which would go to providing toys for many needy children.