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6B Wednesday, Feb. B, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Weight loss program speaks to "matters of the heart" With American Heart TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off you control the quality and Month and Valentine's Day Pounds Sensibly), the non-quantity of what you eat. in February, consider putting profit weight-loss supportThere are many healthy more focus on hearts this organization, offers tips to foods that are also considered month. It's an opportunity keep hearts healthy year- an aphrodisiac, such as to give loved ones a heart- round, artichokes, asparagus, healthy treat or engage in a avocados, basil, figs, oysters heart-smart activity. But Mind your food and strawberries. matters of the heart aren't Make a healthy meal at Consume less sodium. just reserved for this month, home. Cooking at home helps Serve food that is lower in Plumas County election patriotic in nature and 520 Main St., Room 102, officials are seeking talented creativity is encouraged.Quincy, CA 95971 no later patriotic young artists. They --Drawing can be no larg-than 5 p.m. Thursday, are looking for entries in a er than an 8-1/2-by-ll sheet March 1. drawing for the cover of the of paper. The winner will have June 2012 Primary Election Entries must include the his or her artwork featured Sample Ballot and Voter artist's name, address, on the cover of the June Information Guide. phone number, age and 2012 Primary Election Requirements: school on the back side of Sample Ballot Booklet, The artist must be be-the artwork, which will be distributed tween 6 and 11 years of age. Artwork may be submit- countywide. --The artist must be a ted to: For more information, resident of Plumas County. Plumas County Elections call Plumas County Elec- --The artwork must be Sample Ballot Art Contest, tionsat 283-6129. PETER M. TALIA Attorney at Law 257-5199 Loma Linda University School of Dentistry honors graduate • Crowns in one day • Safe, proven IV sedation • Latest technology reduces discomfort, improves aesthetics New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main St., Quincy salt, like fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods. You can also leave added salt out of recipes like casseroles and stews. Eat smaller portions. Use a smaller plate to trick yourself into thinking you have consumed more. Share a meal with your sweetheart, so you don't overeat. Don't deprive yourself. If you receive a box of choco- lates, don't deny yourself a sweet treat. Take it slow and enjoy in moderation. Allot yourself one piece each day or every other day. Give a healthy gift Make a homemade valen- tine. Write a love note or compose a poem. This gift is personal and has more per- manence than sweet treats. Spend time with each other. Instead of swapping a box of chocolates, do an activity together. Get your heart pumping with activi- ties such as ice skating, hiking or gathering wood for a romantic fire. Consider a date to a local cooking class. Relax. Go get a "his and hers" massage. This can relieve stress and lower blood pressure. Make a modern "mix tape." Surprise your sweetheart with a workout playlist on his or her mp3 player. Choose • Mediated Civil Dispute Resolution • Estate Planning and Probate • Business Planning and Real Estate Susanville : . ~::. ~;~i:~.~ • Sprin " ese prin mmun ses! Adventures in Nature Journaling Dish Soap Mono Printing &Watercolor Session 1 : February 4--March 17 March 7--21 Session 2: March 24--May 5 Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m. FRC Cafeteria • Course Fee: $40.00 FRC Campus Center • Course Fee: $75.00/session Basic Guitar Beginning Waltz March 14--April 18 February 29--March 14 Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-- 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.--7:45 p.m. Room 239, FRC Campus • Course Fee: Feather River Fitness - Mirror Room • $75.00/couple (couples only) Accordion .Book April 4--18 Community Wood Shop Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. February 14--April 10 FRC Cafeteria • Course Fee: $40.00 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. Quincy High School Wood Shop ° Course Fee: $100 Introduction to Japanese Culture & Language February 23--April 12 Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. Room 606, FRC Campus • Course Fee: $10 Using Digital Tools for NON-Digital ART: LetYour Computer Aid Your Hand-Made Art Saturday, February 25 10:00 a.m.-- 2:00 p.m. Voc 101, FRC Campus ° Course Fee: $25.00 Beginning Swing Dance March 1 -- 15 Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.--7:45 p.m. Feather River Fitness -- Mirror Room, $75.00/couple (couples only) $75.00 Digital Photography April 19, 25 & May 3--24 Thursdays (one Wednesday 4/25), 6:00 p.m.-- Rm 600, FRC Campus • Course Fee: $75.00 Kayak Rolling Techniques May 2--9 Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.-- 5:30 p.m. ORL Equipment Room, Course Fee: $10.00 Beginning Blues Guitar June 26--July 31 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-- 9:00 p.m. Location TBD • Course Fee: $75.00 8:00 p.m. Art and Science of Sport Fishing March 3 -- May 15 Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m. Room 101, FRC Science Bldg. • No Course Fee Basic Computers March 5--26 Mondays, 4:00 p.m.-- 5:00 p.m. For Registration Info call 283-0202, Ext• 3 17 Loyalton Career Center • Course Fee: $65.00 . . • ,_ ,. ..... www.wc.eau )/u ~omen t-agle/Ave., %~uincy , .... ?~: ~i: i:::~ • ..~::~::;i~i:.,".Ji " upbeat, romantic songs to get According to the American the heart rate up during Heart Association, signs workouts, include chest discomfort that lasts more than a few Prepare for a romantic minutes or comes back; getaway discomfort in other areas of Gather healthy snacks, the upper body, such as one Bring your own meal or or both arms, the back, neck, snacks for the flight or car jaw or stomach; and short- ride. Homemade sandwiches ness of breath. Other symp- and fresh fruit are a great toms include a cold sweat, option, nausea or light-headedness. Eat out wisely. Check out Avoid smoking. Tobacco your destination online and smoke can cause health look at restaurant menus problems for smokers and before the trip. This will give people aroundthem, includ- you an opportunity to find ing heart disease and lung places that serve healthy cancer, among others. options. Limit alcohol consumption. Get moving. Plan excur- Drink in moderation. This sions that get your heart rate means no more than one up. Kayaking, snorkeling, drink per day for females and skiing and hiking keep indi- two drinks per day for males. viduals active on a vacation. Make a change. Decide to make one small modification Volunteer together each day. Skip a trip to the Give back. Ask your date to vending machine, drink one volunteer with you at a local more glass of water, or add charity. Volunteering is a extra vegetables to your healthy habit to boost your meal. mind, increase fulfillment TOPS Club Inc. is the and connect with others, original weight-loss support and wellness education Be heart healthy year-round organization. To find a near- Know the signs and by chapter, visit tops.org or symptoms of a heart attack, call (80.0) 932-8677. Protect eyes from winter sun Just because it isn't sum- with sunscreen, and are met doesn't mean you shouldinstead bundling them up put away those sunglasses, with coats and scarves," says "Most people think sun- Lewis. "So sunglasses aren't glasses are just for the bright intuitively top of mind, but summer sun, but damaging they should be." ultraviolet (UV) rays are Make sure sunglasses are present year-round," says Dr. 99 - 100 percent UV-rated. Jenna Lewis, an optometristTinted sunglasses won't pro- with VSP Vision Care, the vide UV protection unless largest not-for-profit vision they have a UV rating on the benefits company in the label. Wearing tinted glasses United States. "In fact, the that are not actually protec- sun sits lower in the sky tive allow the pupils to dilate, during winter, providing which lets more radiation in more exposure." the eyes than when wearing While Americans are pretty no sunglasses at all. good about wearing sunglasses Also, the more coverage in summer, most tend to the frame provides, the more ignore the sun's harmful protection you will receive. effects in the winter months. You may also want to get But UV rays are dangerous polarized lenses, which cut all year. Snow is reflective, down on glare','ffyou live in a and up to 85 percent of thesnowy area or by water. sun's UV rays are reflected"When the sun is shining back up into the eyes. on the snow, it's almost Those UV rays damage eyes impossible to see, let alone the same way they damage drive without sunglasses," skin, and can cause cataracts, cautions Lewis. "And that's a macular degeneration and real safety hazard," cancerous growths both in- Different color lenses work side and around the eyes, all better'for different condi- of which can cause blindness, tions. For example, yellow However, much of the dam- lenses are great for skiing age the sun causes can be pre- since they filter out blue light vented simply by wearing that can make focusing sunglasses that block 100 per- difficult. Green lens.es are cent of UV rays. great for general outdoor use, UV damage is cumulative and brown/amber lenses over time and doesn't heal, so enhance depth perception, start protecting your eyes making them good for from the sun now. That in- driving and sports. Learn cludes making sure childrenmore at vsp.com, or see your are outfitted with sunglasses local eye doctor, who can and protecting eyes of all help you find the right shades ages from the sun all year:for your needs particularly Most UV damage occurs if you prefer the convenience before age 18, but less than of prescriptionlenses. 30 pereent of children wearJust remember as you're sunglasses, bundling up this winter to "In the winter, parents make sure your eyes don't go aren't slathering their kids naked! Maximum strength analgesic creme for temporary relief from: • Back pain • Muscle pain • Arthritis pain • Joint pain % Lucky Chucky Valentine