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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 7A Wynter Willow earns first place in the Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce storefront decorating contest Oct. 31. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne HALLOWEEN, from page 6A Scout, Joshua Luther won scariest costume; princess witch Alexis Wilkinson won for cutest costume. Winners can pick up their prize at the chamber office or call 258-2426 to arrange a pickup. To encourage merchants to decorate their storefronts, the chamber held a special storefront contest. The first-place winner received a cash award and two others received honorable mentions. Wynter Willow's frightening graveyard won first place. With help from her friend Toby Sand, store co-owner K. Wynter constructed the gravestones from Styrofoam and insulation. She said she got the idea while watching a comprehensive YouTube tutorial. Also included in her display was the headless horsemen, which could be seen lit up in the night. Honorable mentions were given to Morning Star Log Furniture and Good Vibrations. In addition to the sweet treats handed out to community members young and old, Treats Dog Co. handed out doggie bags to local four-legged friends. ] 'umpkin contest Creatively carved pumpkins are displayed in Wynter Willow's spooky graveyard during the Merchants Safe Trick or Treat event Oct. 31. The Chester store sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest, offering prizes for the first-place winners in three age categories. Madison Bowman (left) won a goodie bag filled with lovely trinkets for her entry into the 6 and under category; Blue Balcita won $20 cash in the 7 to 15 age group; and Brenda Griffis won a $35 store gift certificate for recreating Cinderella's pumpkin in the 16 and over category. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne $1,11$$bllEll PLUMBI NG Organization helps job seekers Your Fam,r's Sare00 and com00om i- iifi/iiN-o-iiiii-00i ...... --' Debra Moore County hovers between a six businesses hired 11 I Staff Writer high ofl7 percent in January employees through an I SERVICE & SAFETY INSPECTION I , 1 dmoore@plum The sobering news is that 24 businesses closed or downsized in Plumas County during a one-year period ending June 30, 2013, resulting in 100 people losing their jobs. "It's kind of depressing to talk about," said Traci Holt, the executive director of the Alliance for Workforce Development. The uplifting news is that her organization provided roughly 3,800 job seekers and 349 businesses with an array of services designed to boost employment in the county. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in Plumas and a low of 9.6 percent in August. Holt appeared before the Board of Supervisors in October to present an overview of the year's activities. The Alliance for Workforce Development is the local vehicle to deliver the federal Workforce Investment Act that serves adults, youths, dislocated workers and businesses. Holt said 90 individuals enrolled in the program to receive support, training and help in finding a job. She told the supervisors that 86 percent found employment, with an average hourly wage of $11.32. Holt said that additionally on-the-job training program, . which provides 50 percent wage reimbursement to assist with training costs. The Alliance for Workforce Development also works with the Day Reporting Center to assist ex-offenders in finding jobs. In addition to helping individuals find jobs, the . organization assists with unemployment benefits, by providing packets and computer access. The office is on the first floor of the county's Health and Human Resources building in Quincy, near Feather River College. More information can be obtained by calling 283-1606 or by going to ' GAS & L.P. $129 OIL $189 | I ' I m Duel Fuel Systems  additional cost, call for pricing I I Offer and coupon valid through Dec. 1, 2013. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. | I I m||||mmm|mmmmm||m|mm||Im||mmmmmmmmum WE ALSO CLEAN CHIMNEY'S Starting at $139 (s3o) 258" 3474 (s3o) 25*7.8274 To Subscribe 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 CHRISTENSEN INSURANCE Expert assistance with Medicare Supplements. '% Friend you can depend on for Life" Susan Christensen Edwards 530.257.2263 or 888.257.2263 CA Lie #0762221 40 S. Roop St. Susanville TONIGHT! WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6TH 5 o 8PM YOU'RE INVITED To A VERY SPECLL CELEBRATION EVENT! evergreen HOMETOWN PRqD H()I,IDAY TASTING and LIVE MUSIC by Joe Tomaselll, Ken Colley & Friends Please join us to sample many great products! r l New ideas for the holidays and other yummy t eats. We look forward to seeing you! Hwy 89, Greenville * 284-7313 for every age and every stage From scrapes and breaks to preventive care, we offer a full spectrum of services to help you and your family live well. Lake Almanor Clinic 199 Reynolds Road 258-2826 Seneca Healthcare District 130 Brentwood Dr., Chester 258-2151 A public entity providing health care services. :h ,ck OJ'00J! Our PLUMASNEWS.COM I 1