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-V DUlle~lrl, r~ecoru, rrogresslve, Reporter weanesaay, April lb, ZU'I4 ~1~ reme owan, Two longtime employees of the Plumas County District Attorney's Office were honored for their service during a retirement party April 5. Nearly 100 people showed up at the Elks Lodge in Quincy to celebrate the careers of Gary McGowan and Barbara Palmerton. McGowan was a deputy district attorney for nearly 20 years. Palmerton, who served as the office's fiscal officer, was with the DA's office for almost 19 years. "Both Gary and Barbara served the citizens of Plumas County with dignity and distinction and have left a lasting mark which will benefit us all for years to come," District Attorney David Hollister said. Hollister took time to reflect on the careers of the two public servants, and the paths that led them to Plumas County. Gary McGowan Being a prosecutor was in his blood. McGowan's grandfather, the youngest district attorney of Glenn County, v~as one of the reasons Gary chose to serve the public as a deputy district attorney. McGowan grew up on a ranch with six brothers and sisters. With very supportive parents, all seven of the siblings graduated from college. Gary completed his undergraduate education at Southern Oregon State. After attending Santa Clara University School of Law, he joined a private practice in Butte County. After a short stint in Gary McGowan and Barbara on hand for their retirement April 5. Photo submitted Chicago, trading at the Chicago board of trade, McGowan joined the Plumas County District Palmerton join nearly 100 people party at the Quincy Elks Lodge on Attorney's Office in 1994. "Gary made an impact in the lives of many," Hollister said. "He is grateful to have served alongside local law enforcement agencies and public servants, and he feels fortunate to be part of the unique community that is Plumas County." Barbara Palmerton Palmerton hails from the small town of Fox River Grove, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. One of six siblings, Barbara jumped at the chance to head west and join two of her sisters in Berkeley. She graduated with an environmental science degree from UC Berkeley and managed a novel curbside recycling program. Her path eventually led her to pursue a career in public service. She moved to Plumas County where she joined the DA's office as a grant compliance assistant. "Barbara set out to make a difference," Hollister said. "And she has certainly left her mark in Plumas County through her integral role in the creation of the county's drug court." Palmerton worked closely with Judge Ira Kaufman and thanked him for his support over the years. She eventually transitioned back to full-time work at the district attorney's office and was promoted to fiscal officer. She found her work "particularly interesting" with Hollister as the district attorney. Barbara said she looks forward to being closer to the ocean and becoming a part of a new community in Arcata. ies planne Panel discussion to follow documentary film, 'Treading Water' Feather River Land Trust "Treading Water" to be are planned for Monday, invites everyone to shown after this year's April 21. The kids' event at participate in community Community Sustainability the Alder Street Garden in events honoring our home: Awards. Quincy features recycled Planet Earth. The short film was crafts, seed balls and much April is Earth Month and producedby Chico State more. And to continue the Plumas County certainly professor Dr. Jesse Dizardfamily fun, join Rob Wade knows how to celebrate, and is about groundwater in and Paul Hardy with FRLT Several community groups the North State. Followingfor a nature walk at the and organizations, including the film a panel of water Leonhardt Learning the land trust, have come experts will discuss viable Landscape on Wednesday, together to offer "fellow solutions both at the April 23. earthlings" a variety of individual level and the If you like to get your activities, policy level. The main event hands dirty, sign up for a The headliner event for starts at 7 p.m. at the West community stewardship Earth Month will be on Earth End Theatre in Quincy and project at Greenhorn Creek Day itself, April 22. With the donations to support future on April 24. drought and California water Earth Day activities are For full event details woes on everyone's mind, the happily accepted, and contact information Earth Days Committee Nature walks, restoration visit http://bit.ly/loQ6dgR. selected a local film titled and a local kids celebration Forest homeowners award local' ranger positive role in dealing,and .... interacting with recreation residence permittees. Donald complimented his staff, saying, "This wasn't a one-person job ... there was a lot of hard work by many people behind the scenes." The NFH is a member-directed organization representing cabin-owner recreation residence permittees on national forests. Recreation The Nation~ftl;est ......... HomeownersdgFesented Plumas National Forest's Mike Donald their "Recreation Advocate of the Year" award at their annual conference held recently in Reno, Nev. Donald is district ranger for the Mt. Hough Ranger District, headquartered in Quincy. 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