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lOB Wednesday, Jan, 7, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Drug researchers should go beyond the high-tech approach Maybe it's because we're extracorporeal membrane could for the child, but there drawn to human interest oxygenation, or ECMO, were no traditional treatments stories during the holidays, machine. Doctors told herto which they could turn. In a but many tend to stand out this parents that because the last-ditch effort to save her, time of year and stay with us. infant's lungs were not fully they were able to obtain a That's certainly the way I developed, she might not be waiver to use a drug known as feel about the story of little C-FORCE able to survive if removed perflubron. Perflubron was Tatiana, the newborn daughter from the machine. They were tested briefly in the 1990s, but of Elise and Bruce Saiaana, of HEALTH AND FITNESS told to prepare themselves for testing was abandoned because Seattle, Washington. Upon her CHUCK NORRIS losing their baby. the drug was not as effective as birth four months ago, Tatiana info@creators.com "She was still fighting, researchers had hoped it was in immediate critical so we had to fight for her, too," would be. Though it was never condition from inhaling fluids, ambulance ride to the nearby her morn told a local submitted for Food and Drug which caused her lungs to hospital, which provided the TV reporter. Administration approval, it is collapse. She was given little only treatment that might save Her doctors were equally available in Canada and chance of surviving the her-- placing her on an committed to doing all they Europe and has become well Wed IA#.7 Quincy: Quilting class begins, 5 - 8 p.m., Plumas Bank administration building on Central Avenue. Quincy Crazy Quilters group presents six-week course for novice quilters taught by Carolyn Kenney. $25 per student, plus supplies. Students must have sewing machine. Space is limited. For information, to preregister (required): Kenney, 283-2954. Quincy: Words & Music, doors open 7 p.m., Patti's Thunder Caf& Featuring Keely and Chris. $3,. beverages available for purchase. Sign up at the door for open stage. For information: Plumas Arts, 283-3402. Chester: Taco night, 5:30 7 7 p.m., Lake Almanor Elks Lodge at 164 Main St. $8 per person. Greenville: Firemen's Ball; no-host cocktail bar opens 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., dancing 8 p.m.; Greenville Town Hall. Formal dress required for evening with "Carnival in Venice" theme. Auction, giveaway raise funds for fire department training, equipment. Tickets, $35, available through Ace Hardware, Mohawk Trading Co., Evergreen IGA, Chief Jim Hamblin. To donate items for auction: Hamblin, 284-7960. Lake Almanor: Peninsula Firemen's Association annual Crab Feed fundraiser; 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. dinner; Station No. 2 at 801 Golf Club Road. Crab, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, no-host bar. Tickets $40 per person, available 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Station No. 2, Rouland Insurance Agency at 650 Main St., Chester (ask for Kelly). Seating limited; all ticket sales final. For information, tickets: Holly, 259-2306. Quincy: All-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast, 8 - 11 a.m., Feather River Grange Hall. United Bikers of Northern California presents fundraiser for local veterans, other local charities every second Saturday November- April. $6. For information: Dave or Helen Reynolds, 283-4950. Chester: Free concealed weapons class for women; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.'Sun; 118-A Watson Road. Owner of Chester Tactical Sports offers class in memory of Lauren Lindskog Allen. Students may purchase firearms at wholesale prices. For information: 258-1911. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/ltJxjGb, 595-4480. Blairsden: Charcoal drawing class begins, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Mohawk Community Resource Center at highways 89 and 70. Tammy Ann Masters leads six-week course focusing on portraits. Open to all levels, drop-ins welcome. $75 for six classes, $15 per class. Supply list available via MCRC, at Forest Stationers in Quincy. For information, to register: MCRC, 836-0446, mcrc@plumasruralservices.org. Quincy: "Into the Woods" auditions, 7 - 9:30 p.m., Quincy High School cafeteria. Terry Gallagher seeks actors for Feather River College production of fain/tale musical. Auditions include reading, prepared song (pianist available). Auditions repeat Jan. 14, 20, 21. For information: Gallagher, 283-3418, 260-3418. Quincy: 2015 labor law update, 10 a.m. - noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Business and Career Network presents workshop covering labor law changes. $39 per person. For information: Joelle Breazier, 283-1606. Portola: Words & Music, 7 p.m., Williams House. Featuring Stone & Straw. Sign up for open mic at the door. $3. Sponsored by Plumas Arts. For information: 283-3402. Quincy: Family Game Night, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m:,Quincy Elementary School cafeteria. $5 admission per family group. Choose from selection of dice, board games or bring your own. Presented by Parent Cooperative Organization; all money raised helps fund field trips, assemblies, more for students at Quincy Elementary. For information: Amber, 927-9589. Quincy: Quilting class, 9:30 a.rn. - 3:30 p.m., Plumas Charter School. One-day beginner-level class presented by Mona Hill. $15 plus supplies; students must have sewing machine. Space is limited. For information, supply list, preregistration (required): Hill, 283-1736. Book signing, t:30 - 3:30 p.m., Epilog Books. John Probst signs copies of "A World Without End." Westwood: Sixth annual Chowder Cook-Off, noon -4 p.m., Westwood Visitors' Center. Family-friendly event presented by Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce. Live music, bounce house, vendors. Tasting kits $5. Applications available at Young's Market, The Old Mill, by calling 256-2456. Sat-Sun IAN,17-18 Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-inch-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/1UxjGb, 595-4480. Sat-Mon IAN,17-19 Lassen Volcanic National Park: Third annual Lassen Film Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Outdoor fun, films, recreation focus of free festival. Purchase meal or bring picnic lunch. Park entry free Mon in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For information: http://1 .usa.gov/lz7w3OG, 595-4480. Lassen Volcanic National Park: Ranger-led snowshoe walks, 1:30 p.m., Kohm Yah-inch-nee Visitor Center. Snowshoes provided for $1 donation. Free, open to walkers 8 and up, no children in carriers. Registration required for large groups, not for individuals. Walks held weekends through April 5. For information: http://1.usa.gov/ 1UxjGb, 595-4480. Quincy: Event Workshop, 1 -4 p.m., Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Fair manager John Steffanic presents free workshop on planning events. Includes free workbook (while supplies last). For reservations: 283-6272, johnsteffanic@countyofplumas.com. known for its properties as an oxygen-rich liquid that fills and expands the lungs and then quickly evaporates. Doctors started treatment with perflubron and soon began to see improvements. Tatiana started breathing on her own. This now healthy, beautiful baby girl was soon on her way home for the holidays as the best Christmas gift a family could ever ask for. "If it wasn't for that drug, then there would be nothing left to do for her," said her m0m, adding that she and her husband hope that Tatiana's story inspires efforts to get this drug approved in the U.S. for children like their daughter. It is a story not unlike the one I shared last week about Deanna Tedone-Gage and her father's search for a treatment for ALS. It is further testament to the need for medical science and pharmacology to begin to rethink the current approach to advancing the treatment and cure of illness. During the past two decades, the pharmaceutical industry in particular has focused almost exclusively on an automated, high-tech approach .to discovering drugs derived from synthetic compounds and has shunned traditional trial-and-error chemistry and natural compounds. Modern pharmaceuticals are supposed to represent the practical payoff of basic high-tech research, yet for every billion dollars invested in research and development since 1950, the number of new drugs approved has continued to fall by one-haft every nine years. As for the successes, an estimated 70 percent of new drugs approved by the FDA in 2013 were specialty drugs, defined as being used by no more than 1 percent of the population. New treatments for broader diseases, such as diabetes, continue to elude modern approaches. The cost of discovering a promising new compound is roughly 100 times more than it was in 1950, arid new compounds take at least three - times as long to be approved. No wonder promising drugs such as perflubron are abandoned before they are fully tested and approved. Given the increasing difficulty of winning approval and the spiraling costs involved in the process, it's not surprising that some companies have responded by abandoning research. Meanwhile, fundraising has rarely been more difficult. Still, donations continue flowing to the ALS Association from its "Ice Bucket Challenge." The 2014 haul includes a surge of year-end checks totaling $32 million. This contribution spike effectively tripled the national association's research budget. Worldwide, $220 million was raised, according to an NBC News report. This fundraising phenomenon has left medical charities that raise funds for diseases "affecting far higher numbers of people scrambling to find ways to duplicate the ALS Association's massive success. But this may not even be possible for the ALS Association to repeat. No one knows exactly why it worked. It seems to have had a little serendipity going -- a little like what so characterized many important new drug breakthroughs following old-fashioned trial-and-error methods, which continue to produce a success rate that trumps those of new-age approaches. Write to Chuck Norris (info@creators.com) with questions a bout health and fitness. Copyright 2015 Chuck Norris Distributed by creators.corn Veterans" services include transportation to Reno VA Sierra County veterans' services are provided Thursdays at the Loyalton social services office. Veteran service representative Steve Jennings will be at this location Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., out for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. If you want m make an appointment with Steve, please call 283-6271. If you do not have an appointment, you can come in as a walk-in during these hours. Note that Steve will not be at this location during County holidays. Services include assistance with claims for Veterans Administration and state benefits and services in the following major categories: compensation claims, pension claims, VA health care enrollment, applying for education and training, home loan information, life insurance information, burial benefits and dependents and survivors benefits. If you need assistance in obtaining DD-214 (discharge) papers we can order them for you from the archives in St. Louis. Or if you want to order .them yourself online go to va.gov and search for ordering discharge papers online. The veterans service office in Quincy has transportation from Quincy to the VA Medical Center in Reno on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must have an appointment at the VA VET TRhx JIMMY LAPLANTE Veterans Services Officer, Plumas Co. hospital in Reno to obtain a reservation to ride the VA van from Quincy. The van will pick up veterans going to their appointments on Highway 70 through Portola, Vinton and Chilcoot. If you reside in Sierra County and get your name on the list of riders we can pick you up on Highway 70 and transport you to the VA hospital in Reno. Please call 283-6271/6275 if you want to access this service. The VA van does not transport if it is snowing and chain requirements are in place on highways 70 and 395 going into Reno. We do not have emergency transportation services to the VA hospital in Reno. If you need someone to accompany you because of your disability, then the rider or caregiver that you wish to ride with you to your appointments must be registered with Volunteer Services at the VAMC in Reno, 775-829-5662/5669, before the caregiver can ride. r m i m m m m SENIOR MENU Monday, Jan. 12 II Ravioli in a meat sauce, swiss chard, french bread, | peaches m m' m m ~ m Wednesday, Jan. 14 Stuffed green peppers, carrot raisin salad, bran muffin, pineapple slices Thursday, Jan. 15 Chicken and noodles, carrots and peas, green salad, juice 11 Tuesday, Jan. 13 Friday, Jan. 16 II Pork chops, roasted Beef and bean chili with cauliflower and butternut cheese, coleslaw, orange | squash, applesauce, roll slices, corn bread II *Vegetarian Meal; **Healthy Heart Meal I *** I II This item s menu may contain over 1,000 mg of Sodium I! Nutrition sites: Chester, 394-7636; Quincy, 283-~; Greenv~e, 284-6608 (day before for reservation); Portola, 832-4173; B]airsden|' open Wed. only, ca].[ 832A173 Tuesday for reservations. Suggested" donation $2.50 for 60 yrs & older. One guest may accompany each| senior, $6 mandatory charge. Menus may change. Noon at all sites.-