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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb, 22, 2017 11A Dare to dodge? Quincy High School is hosting its fourth annual Dare to Dodge event and the school wants YOU to participatel Get a group of eight to 14 of your friends, co-workers, teammates, or family members together and compete for the trophy. This event is a great team builder, which also supports the high school. The tournament will take place Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m., in the QHS gym. Team entry fees are $100, with all proceeds benefiting QHS. If you are interested in forming a team, contact Terrie Redkey at tredkey@pcoe.k12.ca.us or Cody Morrison at cmorrison87@pcoe.k12.ca.us by Tuesday, Feb. 28. Get your team together and Dare to Dodgel Photo submitted 201 volu The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers are once again offering a scholarship to a student interested in entering the medical profession. The volunteers have awarded more than $56,000 in scholarships to date. One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded (divided into two payments) for the 2016 school year. Applications are now available and can be downloaded online at pdh.org by clicking on the Volunteers link, or picked up in Quincy at The Bargain Boutique, Feather River College and Plumas District Hospital. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by April 14. Applicants must have :eers completed a minimum of one year of academic studies a health-related program or completed one year of employment in a health related program and are seeking to further their education and training to advance in a heaith related career. Scholarship funds can only be used for tuition, fees, books, or supplies. Applicants must be a resident or graduate of a high school Within the Plumas Hospital District or Indian Valley -- Greenville, Crescent Mills and Taylorsville. The application must be completed, signed, dated and returned to: Gloria Boland, Scholarship Chairman; P.O. Box 3408; Quincy; CA 95971. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is inviting high school and college students throughout northern.and central California to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship. The program awards a total of $100,000 in scholarships annually to local high school, community college and non-traditional students pursuing higher education in the engineering, computer science, cyber security and environmental sciences. Scholarship winners will receive $5,000 per year renewable for up to four years. "PG&E is investing in promising students today because they will be the leaders, dreamers add innovators of tomorrow. PG&E is proud to support Dr. Joe Joe Suarez, M.D. Family Practice 258-1926 Lake Almanor Clinic, 199 Reynolds Rd., Chester The Single Most Cause of Death In The United States! How bad is cigarette smoking? * Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms every organ of the body * More than 16 million are living with a disease caused by smoking. * More than 480,000 people die every year in the United States due to smoking, including 41,000 deaths resulting from second hand smoke. Every day in the U.S. 1,300 people die due to smoking. * Smoking causes heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), strokes, erectile dysfunction, poor dentition, bladder cancer, wrinkles that make you look older, body odor and the list goes on and on of smoking related medical complications. * If you smoke you live 10 years less than the general population How important is it to quit? * VERY IMPORTANT! It's the most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is responsible for nearly one-third of all cancer deaths in this country. * People that quit smoking live longer than those who continue to smoke. * People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death. * Health benefits are immediate improving blood pressure, circulation, heart rate, and long term benefits is the reduction of cancer and heart disease. How tough is it to quit smoking? * More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other drug. *Quitting smoking is hard and may require several attempts. People who stop smoking often start again because of withdrawal symptoms. Addiction to nicotine may possibly more than the addiction to heroin and cocaine. ~'~ * Most smokers become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in ~ tobacco. . * Nicotine withdrawal symptoms may include: ~~ - Feeling irritable, angry, or anxious .... - Having h'ouble thinking ~i!::: '~~ - Craving tobacco products - Feeling hungrier than usual ~;~~:~:~ Ho..n.o. * Motivation is one of the keys to success, you have to want to quit. ~~ * Develop a quit plan, ~,i: * Pick a quit date ~i~~ * Let loved ones know you are quitting ~i~!;~ * Remove reminders of smoking, identify your triggers and develop ~:f~.~ coping strategies .~, :? * Have places you can turn to for immediate help ~~~,~,~ * Working with your doctor is very important because there's multiple ~~ options. ~~/ * Options include, hypnosis, medications, acupuncture, nicotine ~ ~ patches, gum and smoking cessation classes. ~ * For other resources you can call 1-800-NO-BUTrS, or you can go to ~ smokefree,gov or to the CDC website. ' ~ * Most importantly, quitting smoking can lead to healthy living and it s never too late. The road to wellness starts with prevention. It is also important to'work closely with your doctor to prevent diseases and follow screening guidelines for healthy living. pro them and help lay a smooth path for them so they can achieve even greater things in their education and careers," said Travis Kiyota, vice president of community relations and public affairs for PG&E. Students pursuing a degree in one of the following STEM disciplines are eligible: engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial or environmental), computer science/ Information systems, cyber security or enyironmental sciences. Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire 2017-2018 academic year and be pursuing their first postsecondary degree at a PG&E partner school in California. The deadline to apply for the PG&E STEM Scholarship is March 31. Scholarship winners will be announced this summer. For more information and to apply, visit pge.com/educationprograms. In the North State, students from Paradise, Colusa and two from Chico have previously been awarded PG&E's STEM scholarships. PG&E has a long history of supporting local educational initiatives, providing more than $75 million over the last decade. Since 2012, PG&E's STEM Scholarship program has awarded more than $3 million to accomplished students based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. In addition to the STEM Scholarship program, PG&E's 10 employee resource groups voluntarily raise funds for scholarships to help offset the cost of higher education. In 2016 alone, the ERGs awarded a record $430,000 in scholarships. Since 1989, more than $4.5 million in ERG scholarships have been received by thousands of recipients. PG&E's broader Better Together Giving program further demonstrates the company's commitment to building a better future together. With a focus on education, economic vitality, the environment and emergency preparedness, PG&E is aligning charitable resources with the company's values. )?i (fasting required) ;31 all year round! ii ~i ii No appointment necessary Pay at time of service. Insurancewon't be billed: Questions? Call 832.6513 www.ephc.org