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6A Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 Feather River Bulletin U ml Debra Moore during their Feb. II meeting, in calories, sugar and salt," The goal is to increase the a point of contact. The Community Food Staff Writer Jamason, a Sierra Valley Jamason said. amount of food grown locally Though a supervisor wasn't Council hopes that a resident who works for the The challenge is to provide and to make the food sources designated specifically, coordinated effort will make Food Bank of Northern healthy foods at an affordable resilient to drought, flood and Supervisor Lori Simpson it possible and is focusing on If Plumas County Nevada, defmed household price, instability, said, "I see the need to reach policy and regulations, supervisors weren't aware of food security as "access to Another challenge is to It's a difficult task, but out to people who don't get farmer education, home-scale the term "food insecurity" enough food for an active, ensure that the food source is Powell said that there are "a healthy food." food production and youth they are now. healthy life," and community stable, lot of players working Board Chairman Jon education. It's what a group of food security as being broader "As a remote, rural county, together for food security" Kennedy said there are many Jamason pointed to some dedicated people in Plumas in scope, we need to think of including schools, food challenges to accomplish a initial success With and Sierra counties hope to Jamason described 17.6 emergency preparedness," pantries, faith communities, secure local food source,inserting language into the solve -- both for individual percent of the county's Jamason said. "The vast farmers and nonprofit including the climate, county's general plan households and for the entire population as being food majority of food we eat here is organizations, to name a few. He also noted that there's a update that supports food communities, insecure in 2011, with 26.9 trucked in." Jamason and Powell cost factor. "Typically when security. Kristi Jamason and percent of children falling And that's where Elizabeth approached the supervisors, we grow and produce food More information is Elizabeth Powell are two into that category. Powell comes in. She is anot for money, but for county locally it's more expensive, available on the members of the Based on their income farmer and part of the High staff support. They asked that How do we match that up Plumas-Sierra Community Plumas-Sierra Community levels, 42 percent are eligible Altitude Harvest CSA a supervisor be designated as with the 17 percent?" Food Council Facebook page. Food Council, an organization to apply for food stamps, but (community supported devoted to ensuring secure 58 percent cannot apply, agriculture.) sources of healthy foods for The county's poverty rate is "We envision a food area residents, at 14.8 percent, and the system," PoweU said, "where Both women discussed the obesity rate is 23.9 percent, community members support topic with the supervisors "A lot of cheap food is high local agriculture." Plumas District Hospital's d ntal clinic no longer taking new patients Debra Moore Staff Writer In her 25 years as an advocate for children's health, Linda Margaretic has seen a vast improvement in dental care for children from low-income families, but that is changing. "I don't want to see us go backwards," Margaretic told the directors of Plumas District Hospital during their meeting Feb. 6. Margaretic approached the board during public comment because she is concerned about the lack of dental care available for Medi-Cal youth patients in Quincy. "Dr. Patel is overwhelmed," Margaretic said of the dentist who practices at Feather River Family Dentistry, the clinic affiliated with Plumas District Hospital. The clinic is no longer accepting new patients, whether they are on Medi-Cal or not, Margaretic met with hospital CEO Doug Lafferty about the potential to hire another dentist. PUBLIC "The dental problem needs a community solution." Doug Lafferty CEO, Plumas District Hospital "Doug Lafferty said it's a money loser and he would close it if it weren't Medi-Cal," she said. While clinics in Greenville and Portola are accepting new patients, Margaretic said that's not a viable option for low-income families in Quincy who have transportation challenges. Margaretic is looking for solutions, such as allowing the clinic's hygienist, who has received advanced training, to perform exams and minor work. She s !ggested that the hygienist ould function similarly to a physician's assistant in a doctor's office. "My plea is to brainstorm, NOTICES Summons Filed months from the date of first issuance of let- Notice to Respondent: Sandeen, Stephen ters to a general personal representative, as Petitioner's Name: Anne Lizardo defined in section 58(b) of the Califomia You have 30 calendar days after this Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date Summons and Petition are served on you to of mailing or personal delivery to you of a file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at notice under section 9052 of the California the court and have a copy sewed on the Probate Code. petitioner. A letter or phone call will not pro- Other California statutes and legal tact you. authority may affect your rights as a If you do not file your Response on time, the creditor.You may want to consult with an court may make orders affecting your mar- attorney knowledgeable In California law. dage or domestic partnership, your property, You may examine the file kept by the and custody of your children. You may be court. If you are a person interested in the ordered to pay support and attorney fees estate, you may file with the court a Request and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. of an inventory and appraisal of estate If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer assets or of any petition or account as pro- immediately, You can get information about vided in Probate Code section 1250. A finding lawyers at the California Courts Request for Special Notice form is available Online Self-Help Center or by contacting from the court clerk. your local county bar association. Attorney for Petitioner: John B. Palley, 1555 Published FRB River Park Drive, Suite 108, Sacramento, Feb. 12, 19, 26, 20141 CA 96815, 916-920-5983, SBN: 173469. Endorsed Jan. 27, 2014 Deborah Norde, Clerk of the Court Estate of VanPutten By R Marchetti, Deputy Clerk. NOTICE OF PETITION Published FRB TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Anne Packard Feb. 5, 12, 19, 20141 VanPutten, decedent Case Number PR14-00006 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and pemons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Anne Packard VanPutten. A Petition For Probate has been filed by: Molly Anne Thomas in the Superior Court of Califomia, County of Piumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Molly Anne Thomas be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's wills and codicils, if any, be admitted to pro- bate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to admin- ister the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very impor- tant actions, however, the personal repre- ssntative will be required to give notice to interested parsons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held In this court as follows: March 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m at the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas, Room 104, Dept. 2, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appear- ance may be in parson or by your attomey. If you ere a creditor or a contingent cred- itor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four Legal Notice of Decision Crescent Grade Hazardous Fuels Reduction RAC Project USDA Forest Service, Plumes National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District Plumes County, California NoUce of Decision On February 12, 2014, Michael Donald, District Ranger, Mt. Hough District, Plumas National Forest, signed a Decision Memo authorizing funding for implementation of the actions proposed under the Crescent Grade Hazardous Fuels Reduction RAC Project, as recommended by the Plumes County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), under the authority of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393, as rsauthorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Public Law 112-141, sac- tion 1. This project will be implemented by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council to treat hazardous fuels on approximately 110 acres of privately owned land to provide protection from wildfire to the communities of Greenville and Crescent Mills, California. Activities will include hand thinning, piling and burning, and mastication. The project documents are available at the Mr. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971. For additional infor- mation concerning this decision, contact: Ryan Bauer, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, at or 530-283-7673. Decision Not Subject to Appeal The 30-day comment period for this project ended on September 13, 2013. Since no substantive comments expressing concerns were received, or only supportive comments were received dudng the comment period, this decision is not subject to appeal (36 CFR 215.12). Implementation may begin immediately. Published FRB Feb. 19, 20141 to form an ad hoc committee," she said. Because Margaretic addressed the board during public comment, the directors did not respond to her comments. But later in the meeting, Director Kathy Price offered to serve on the committee that Margaretic had suggested. CEO Lafferty said that he thought the issue couldn't be solved by the hospital alone. "The dental problem needs a community solution," he said. Lafferty added that he contacted local dentists to see if they would be willing to spend an afternoon in the clinic but had received no response. A little history Margaretic is the health services manager for Sierra Cascade Families Opportunities Head Start. The organization serves Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and Sierra counties. Head Start serves low-income prenatal mothers and children from birth to age 5 and most are covered by Medi-Cal. Head Start is charged with helping families establish medical and dental care. "Our mandate is consistent with the 2012 Plumas County Health Improvement Plan," Margaretic said. Plumas District Hospital, Seneca Healthcare District, Eastern Plumas Health Care, Greenville Rancheria and the Plumas County Public Health Agency signed the plan. The plan's first goal is to improve access to health care, which is what Margaretic hopes to accomplish. Exemplary Alexa Grooms, center, accepts the Superintendent's Award from Superintendent Micheline Miglis. Aurora Westwood, right, principal of alternative education, said Grooms is an exemplary student who is on the site council, the juvenile justice commission and has a strong interest in the community. Grooms thanked her teacher Kathy Hall: "She is the best teacher, the best influence I have ever had in my entire life. I might have even dropped out of high school if I hadn't had her as a teacher." Hall praised Grooms for earning straight As, leading the school's community service project at PAWS and being a natural leader. Grooms, a gifted musician and singer, plans to continue her studies at Feather River College and wants to help out Plumas County Community School, from which she will graduate this spring, in whatever:ways she can. Photo by Lau~-a Beaton Council considers city manager applicants Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer City Hall has received 25 applications for the Portola city manager position, creating quite a task of review for city staff and the City Council. "I was happy to see how many we got by the end of the (application) process," said City Planner Karen Downs at the Feb, 13 City Council meeting. This time last year, the council was searching for a new city manager. Former Downs presented the option manager Ian Kaiser was hired of city staff creating binders in spring 2013. He stayed for a with the applicants' few months, but resigned information and a cheat sheet after having personnel issues, with facts, such as the To avoid future problems, it applicants' current position has been the resolve of the and salary, for the council to council to meticulously examine. review all potential To do this, the staff will be candidates and to broaden the contacting applicants spectrum of applicants, directly, and Downs said it According to Downs, some will take some time. She said applicants have California they can get the binders to the local government experience, council by Feb. 25. Thus, the while most have managerial council voted to have a closed experience. Only a few have session review of all no specific qualifications as applicants March 5 at 3 p.m. laid out in the job description. After the applications are Last year, during this reviewed, the council will process, the city hired a narrow down to a few strong recruiter who received and potentials, on which staff can reviewed all of the applicants, then do background checks so That recruiter, Earl Wilson, the council can conduct full forwarded the most qualified interviews. applications to the council for The goal for the council is consideration. This time, the to have a new manager in council will look at every one. City Hall by late April or May. 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