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'Scoop' award goes to Sierra Market

Business opened in December 1988
By: Mike Ray, Colfax Record Sports Editor
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Whether he was behind his desk as editor and publisher of the Colfax Record, serving as secretary of the Placer-Nevada baseball league or holding his seat in the state legislature in Sacramento, Allen “Scoop” Thurman was a tireless promoter of Colfax.

So, it was to no surprise at last week’s Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Luncheon, that Sierra Market was named as the recipients of the 2012 Colfax Record Community Service “Scoop” Thurman Award.

Sponsored by the Colfax Record, the award goes annually to the person or business in the area that promotes selfless efforts on behalf of the greater Colfax community.

“We are all about Colfax and the community,” said Sierra Market co-owner Sam Newton as he received the award. “When Dave (Stallions) and I got together 25 years ago to buy the store we made a pact to always put the community first. We’re still doing that.”

Newton, who is owner of Sierra Market along with Dave and Merva Stallions and Sher Campbell, noted that being able to help youth sports, youth groups, the local schools and service groups is what being a local business is all about.

A beneficiary of their support said, “We may never know all they do for the community through Sierra Market.”

“It’s been a real benefit for us to give back to the community,” Newton said. “We appreciate what the community has done for us. We’re here to help anyway we can.”