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8A Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 Feather River Bulletin 201 5, from page 1A parent company planned to resignation. After some banquet Saturday, Feb. 14, close the facility due to discussion, the Board of Fire Commissioner Chuck Jan. 14 fmancial losses. Supervisors unanimously Leonhardt said Sawchuk "has The Plumas District Public Health Director accepted it. an insatiable thirst for Hospital board of directors is Mimi Hall said she began Livingston, who has been knowledge. He accepts and keeping its leadership team in researching the situation leading the department for 15 excels at every challenge place, with Bill Wickman when she learned of it late last months, agreed to stay on as placed before him in an effort continuing as president and week and was told by a interim director for threeto better protect his Kathy Price as secretary, nursing home advocacy group months to help the county community, improve his Wickman has already that the state has certified all with a transition plan. department, his fellow served two years as board closure plans in recent years. Livingston's 15-month fn-efighters and himself." president, but during the Jan. tenure was punctuated by He graduated from the 8 meeting, his fellow directors Feb. 4 ongoing criticism from lawQuincy Fire Academy Class 11 unanimously elected him to Quincy residents will get enforcement leaders, in May 2013 and has now an additional term. the chance to see one of their particularly District Attorney become one of the After several months of own on the CBS show "The David Hollister. department's most respected improving financial numbers, Price is Right." The district attorney and instructors. the figures for November Rachelle Elliot (Perkins),sheriff accused Mental Health were not positive, daughter of Quincy's Bill of failing to provide adequate Feb. 25 "It was the lowest month for Perkins and Sandy Baker, services to people in the Plumas District Hospital a year and a half," Chief went to a filming of the criminal justice system. They will not be taking over Quincy Financial Officer Ron Telles popular game show Dec. 3, were critical of Mental Health Nursing & Rehabilitation. said of visits to the hospital's 2014, and was called down on for a perceived lack of Hospital CEO Dr. Jeff clinics. Surgeries were also the show to be a contestant, collaboration. They Kepple made the announcement following a down and patient days in the Elliot heard beforehand questioned the department for somber public meeting and a hospital were the second that one way to better theputting clients on waitingclosed session with his board lowest in the past year and a odds of being called down as a lists despite having an of directors later in the day. half. contestant was to wear estimated $7 million reserve clothing that sticks out. Elliot fund. From the time Kepple and other healthcare leaders Jan. 21 ordered T-shirts online for Livingston was openly learned Jan. 14 of the The board for the East herself and her friends that frustrated by the criticism. Quincy Services District were brightly colored and had And he regularly fought back. proposed nursing home accepted the resignation of its images of "Star Trek: The He said, "Strong levels ofclosure, they investigated legal counsel, Robert Zernich, Next Generation" characters negativity have various ways to take over the at its regular meeting, in the contestants' row of the overshadowed the creation of facility that employs 60 and provides a home for nearly Zernich wrote a letter of game show. a more positive, cooperative, resignation dated Dec. 15, Elliot, who now lives in and healthy working three-dozen residents. By 2014, to board chairman Ernie Nevada City, was visiting her environment." Tuesday's meeting, the census Eaton. The resignation came father in Quincy this last had dropped to 28. shortly after the board Thanksgiving. She was Feb. 18 But then Kepple received disregarded Zernich's advice starting to get nervous, as the When you see the final notification Monday that during last month's meetings, shirts hadn't arrived yet.impressive list of the application for a distinct On her dad's suggestion, accomplishments that this part skilled nursing facility Jan. 28 Elliot dropped into Quincyindividual has made in thehad been denied because the Local health care leaders business T's 2 Go and asked relatively short period of time facility must be within 250 learned that the Skilled owner Wayne Leiss if he could he has been with the Quincy yards of the hospital, and it is nursing hospital in Quincy is produce the shirts. Volunteer Fire Department, it 1.5 miles away. slated for closure, which "He was able to fill my comes as no surprise that March 4 would result in the relocation order within just a few Capt. Dony Sawchuk was For 25 years attorney of more than three-dozen hours," Elliot said. named the Quincy VolunteerRobert Zernich advised the patients and the loss of 60 jobs. Fire Department's Firefighter East Quincy Community Denise Huggins, the Feb. 11 of the Year for 2014. Services District, but manager of Country Villa, Plumas County Mental In presenting the coveted beginning in March, a new received notification Jan. 14 Health Director Peter award at the dePartment's face will appear in the that the nursing home's Livingston offered his annual Installation of Officers boardroom. YEAR END SALE! Dec. 26th thru Jan. 3rd 25% off All diamond & fine jewelry 35% off All sterling & beaded jewelry off All lamps & lighting 50% off All Christmas Decor Happy New Year! 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McQuarrie grew up in The photo was taken at the Quincy and moved to Reno in 1973 Quincy High School 1988. She received a Senior Ball, where she was bachelor's degree in political crowned queen and he king. science from University of Nevada, Reno, and her law March 25 degree from University of the The National Association Pacific, McGeorge School of for Community College Law. Entrepreneurship, the She returned to Quincy in nation's leading organization 2009 with her husband, Mark focused on promoting Serumgard, who owns Gard entrepreneurship through Electric, and is now in private community colleges, has practice, announced the appointment of Amy Schulz as vice president March 11 of membership. When the new owners of the Prior to joining NACCE, old Victorian-style house on Schulz was director of career the corner of Jackson and technical education and Fillmore streets in downtown economic workforce Quincy started its renovation, development at Feather River they didn't know what to College in Quincy, where she expect, oversaw the "New World of They certainly didn't expect Work Initiative." to find a time capsule from the She also spearheaded FRC's '70s, but that's just what they entrepreneurship program, discovered, which included high school The Lowell family entrepreneurship pathways constructed the house in 1877, with 10 high schools, but sold the house to cross-curricular Greenleaf Greeley Clough entrepreneurship certificates, shortly after in 1879. integration into local Over the years, the house economic development efforts fell into disrepair. For a and a business while, in the 1990s, the house succession-planning pilot. was boarded up and vacant. "We are delighted to Recently, Lisa Dunnington welcome Amy Schulz to and Stewart Gately bought the NACCE's leadership team," house and started renovation, said Rebecca Corbin, The new owners were president and CEO of NACCE. tearing into a wall when they "As one of NACCE's member came across a Hillsboro coffee ambassadors since the can filled with personal program's inception in 2013, mementos from the house's she demonstrated an ability to previous owners, accurately assess member The coffee can contained needs and identify how several items: buttons, coins, NACCE can meet them." a can opener, a small powder Schulz is a member of the box, a 1974 issue of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Feather River Bulletin and a Honors Society and has sealed envelope, served as an executive The envelope was from a committee member of the jeweler in town. Written on it Business Industry was'a name that Dunnington recognized-- Kathleen Wilson. 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