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4A Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Feather River Bulletin t CLOSURE, from page 1A time of the closure announcement, most of at its Loyalton campus in whom were full time. Sierra County, and the "We're starting to lay off potential for another 10 or as the number of patients 12, but that would require declines," Huggins said. additional staffing. "And it's heartwarming to During the community see how the employees are meeting Public Health helping to decide who Director Mimi Hall stressed should go first." again patients' rights and It's been a sad process for said they and their families Huggins, who has worked at have the right to appeal the facility off and on for 20 placements, years. Of concern is the ability "We're like a family here; for family members to visit that's why I've stayed here," their loved ones. Many she said. residents were placed in While Quincy Nursing & Quincy to be close to friends Rehabilitation may have and family. Some families been a dated facility; built in wouldn't have the ability to 1971, and recently has run visit on a regular basis if on a shoestring budget patients were relocated too (there hasn't been television available since the local far away. Cambridge Health Care cable company ceased has set April 3 as its closing operating last November), date, but the facility can't Huggins said that patients close while it still houses thrived under the quality of patients, care received. "People came here and Employees were given just a couple of months to live, but lived In addition to providing a home for residents, the much longer," she said. "I facility employed 60 at the know we give good care and [ Representing Clients, Trustees and Beneficiaries for: Probate, Conservatorships, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning. (530) www.graeaglelaw.c0m 6 Graeagle Village Center Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., inc. Office LecaUon and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: Website: Ownership and heritage: =l'he Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly, it is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to AdjedicaUon: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper, k Postmaster. Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taharski Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Keri Taborsld Mary Newhoutse Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified, Circ Manager Tom Fomey AdverlJsing Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., ' Elise Monroe Vice Pres./Admin.Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Shard Mcconnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager Composing Manager Member, Califomia Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper I I I I I I I I I I I I IB~ Subscription Order Fonn Feather River Bulletin * P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subecdpUon for __ years. ~l Enclosed find my check for $ [~l In County $26 per year [~1 Out of State $44 per year [~1 In California $37 per year. I Name I Address 1 I c,,, =eta, Zip ~ube, tilaiam can be tramlm~l, lint mt ~. ~" I I I I I I I I I I I I l~ our employees give patients Assemblyman Brian Dahle their love." and Congressman Doug The staff will dwindle as LaMalfa, hope faded. patients are relocated, and There are options that Huggins will be the last to Kepple isn't ready to discuss go. When asked what her publicly yet, but they can't future plans are, Huggins stop the nursing home from said she will "take a little closing at this time. break" and then determine Public Health Director what's next. "I'm a big Hall agreed. "We will find a believer in 'when one door local solution; it just won't closes, another one opens,'" be right away," she said. she said. She, like Kepple, had been very optimistic until the last What's next moment. "I'm pretty "My mind is continually impressed by how close we spinning and brainstorming got," she said. on how the community can Though Hall is saddened meet this vital need and how about the impact on the the hospital can help," residents and the facility's hospital CEO Kepple said. employees, she is hopeful Up until late in the that with more time a good afternoon of Feb. 23, Kepple solution can be reached. had thought the hospital She said that the situation could take over the nursing has revealed a shift in the home. He had negotiated a local approach to health manageable purchase price care. for the facility, with Under Kepple's Cambridge Health Care leadership, she said the agreeing to donate $750,000 hospital has taken a more of the $950,000 asking price "community" approach, and preliminary studies which is similar to the indicating that philosophy at Public Health: reimbursements from "How do we serve the larger Medicare and Medi-Cal community?" would be adequate if the Bill Wickman, president of facility could be deemed a the hospital board, said that "distinct part" of the skilled nursing would be hospital, discussed moving forward. But when the Centers for "We are going to take a Medicare and Medicaid long-term look at our denied the request, even strategic plan and goals," after the involvement of he said. Where in the World? Patty and Darrel Porges visit with Patty's parents,_ Bill and Lois O'Neill, near Puertecitos, Baja, Mexico. EDWARDS, from page'1A county residents. He has been active in several organizations including the time in CHP offices covering Quincy Rotary Club. Donner Pass and Lake It was during the Rotary'sMCQUARRIE, from page1A request for proposal because Tahoe. Feb. 23 meeting that he I felt that I had relevant He was the commander of announced his retirement experience in relation to the the E1 Centro office before plans. She returned to Quincy inqualifications, as well as an moving to Quincy. "I've been thinking about 2009 with her husband, excitement in providing Edwards quickly became a (retirement) for a while,"Mark Serumgard, who owns assistance to a local agency recognizable face in the Edwards said. "But when Gard Electric, and is now in in line with my more locally county. His open-door policy I finally actually announced private practice, focused practice." and engaging personality it ... Let's just say it really "Last year, I expanded myThe EQSD board meets the endeared him to many hit me." practice to focus more second Tuesday of each extensively on local clients," month at 6:30 p.m. The next McQuarrie said. "I meeting is scheduled for responded to the EQSD March 10. If you' re not using High Sierra Gas, then you don't know "Jack" ..... ~ ..... ,Z:~%~~:: .......... ~ ....... 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. No games or gimmicks. JUST GAS, AT A REASONABLE PRICE! Locally Owned & Operated No SHUFFLE, from page 1A Quincy building. Nurse practitioners Elizabeth McGee and Laura Lazenby are moving from Quincy to North Fork. Name changes are also occurring within the buildings. Tiffany Leonhardt, a hospital spokeswoman, said that historically halls have been referred to by the doctors who had offices in them. But because of recent and upcoming changes, a new standardized approach is being adopted. North Fork's halls are named after regional mountain ranges: Cascade and Sierra, while the Quincy building halls are named after local streets: La Porte, Jackson, Lawrence, Chandler and Main. Along with the moves, the Quincy and Feather River buildings arereceiving a fresh coat of paint and new cabinetry, art and plants. ,uincy Tow Service & Auto Repair 283-1162 . 180 Nugget Ln, Quincy CA. LIC #405176 #302259 283-1605 Canyon Motor Parts (530) 283-0660 759 E. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 INTERMOUNTAIN ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTISTRY Michael Herndon, DDS Emily Luscri, DDS 431 W Main St., Quincy 283-1119 ~IERRA PACiFiC INDUSTRIES 101 Trilogy Lane ....... I I Quincy, CA 95971 j [ "Quincy's finest in ~~ Beautiful Feather River Canyon" (530) 283-3686 Reservations: 1.800-804-6541 200 Crescent Street / Hi~qhway 70 W Quincy. Ca 95971 Motor Su Radio Shack 1 /~ Gregory Sawyer, DDS ~/ E Family Dentistry ~4~j ~ , & Orthodontics ~ No more "Metal Mouth" Certified Invisallgn provider 283-2811 PLUMAS BANK "'Local People Serving Local Needs" 283-6800 FIRESAFETY FOR YOUR HOME PORTABLE HEATERS Give heaters space. Put at least 36 inches of empty space around the heater. Vacuum and clean the dust and lint from all heaters. A build-up of dust and lint can cause a fire. Check the cord. If the cord gets hot, frayed or cracked, have the heater serviced. Never use extension cords with portable electric heaters. It is a common cause of fires. Turn off portable heates when family members leave the house or are sleeping. An adult should always bepresent when a space heater is used around children. Make sure your portable electric heater is UL approved and has a tip-over shut off function. WOODSTOVE AND FIREPLACE SAFETY Have a certified chimney sweep clean and ispect your chimney and fireplace for creosote build-up, cracks, crumbling bricks and obstruction& Place fireplace or wood stove ashes outdoors in a covered metal container at least three feet away from anything that burns. A flue fire can ruin your chimney or stovepipe. To prevent flue fires, burn dry, well-seasoned wood. Burn small, hot fi es. Don't burn trash. Always use a fireplace screen made of sturdy metal or heat-tempered glass to prevent sparks from escaping. (If children are present, use a special child guard screen as a barrier for your woodstove. ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCES Kerosene heaters can emit poisonous fumes. Barbecues, charcoal grills and camp stoves are for outdoor use only. These items can produce carbon monoxide. 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