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8A Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Plus: NEWSMAKER His peers at the RenD Police Department awarded the Offi- cer of the Year Award Ryan Gott, last month. Already a decorated war veteran, Gott is a 2002 Quincy High School graduate. Gott received the RenD Po- lice Protective Association Officer of the Year Award 2009, at dinner held at the Grand Sierra Resort Feb. 27, 2010. His wife, Emily, was al- so in attendance. Gott thanked his parents, Mark and Melinda Rother, and Dave Gott, all of Quincy, as well as his wife and brother. Ryan Gott, a 2002 Quincy High School graduate, and former US Marine, was recently awarded an Officer of the Year Award by his peers in the RenD Police Department. Gott was awarded a Purple Heart in 2007, for his military service. Photo submitted "I couldn't do it without you guys, thank you all very much," he said. Now a RenD resident, Gott made some important arrests last year, including a wanted murderer from a Sacramento gang homicide, as well as a Drug Enforcement Agency's "top 10" heroin smuggler. Gott was honored with a placard, a medal and ribbon for his uniform, a $500 cash award and a covered parking space. The placard reads: "Police Officer of the Year Ryan Gott has been elected by his peers to the 2009 RenD Police Pro- tective Association Officer of the Year, in recognition of performance acknowledged by your peers of a superior job throughout the year, your fight to survive and over come the challenges that you were faced with a have been and inspiration to aU. Your brother and sister officers all thank you very much." Gott served in the United States Marine Corps where he did three active tours of duty in Iraq. He received a Purple Heart for his service. Being a police officer was a childhood dream for Gott. Since realizing his goal, he says every day is more fun than the last. Gott said he feels lucky his peers see him as a role model, and will continue to do his best. Seniors are eligible for help and don't know it There are thousands of se- niors and adults with dis- abilities who have Medicare that struggle to pay for their prescriptions and who are not aware there is help available. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers Medicare, there are approximately 2,462 Medicare beneficiaries in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama and Plumas coun- ties who may be eligible for help to reduce their pre- scription and medical costs. Recent changes in the law have made it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to be- come eligible for "extra help," also known as Low In- come Subsidy to reduce Medicare's prescription plan's (Part D) premiums, deductibles and co-pays. The Social Security Administra- tion administers the sub- sidy. Income limits are $1,354 per month if single and $1,821 per month for a couple. Resources cannot ex- ceed $12,510 for single and $25,010 for a couple. In addition, eligibility for GRAEAGLE RESTAURANT OPEN for Breakfast and Lunch Open 7 days 7am-2pm Hwy. 89, Graeagle "Good Old Fashioned 836-2393 Home Cooking" another federal benefit ad- ministered by local counties has improved. This benefit is called the Medicare Sav- ings Program, and it helps reduce eligible individuals' Medicare Part B costs, such as medical premiums, de- ductibles and co-pays. Income limits are $1,805 per month if.single, and $2,428 per month for a cou- ple. Resources cannot exceed $6,600 if single and $9,910 for a couple. Other allowances may be possible. Passages' Health Insur- ance Counseling & Advocacy Program will hold work- shops for eligible people to enroll in these benefits. A workshop will be held Fri- day, March 12, at the Greenville Senior Nutrition Site, 152 Green Meadows Lane, Greenville. Reserva- tions are required, call (800) 434-0222. Passages believes that re- ducing prescription costs is an important way to help maintain independence of seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities, and avoid a choice between food and needed medica- tions. For more informa- tion or an application, call (800) 434-0222 or go to se- cure.ssa.gov/apps6z/il020/ main.html. Passages helps older adults and family caregivers with important services to empower them to remain confident in their ability to sustain and enjoy indepen- dent lives. For information on services offered call (800) 822-0109. Tim V. Jones .. _i-1 Ouincy d-sh' (530) 283-3200 (200) 910-DISH ..... P.O. Box 208 NE T W O R K, Brzngs It Dow To Earth : SteReg.#E70726 .......................... ...... " AUTHORIZED.RETAILER .......... *:-.,- ,.: .............. ,- - ................... DIIR5I HomAdvantage offer requires 24-month commRment and credit q.allflcation. If service is tennlnatsd Ifom the end Of commitment, a cancellation hie Of $1 .50/monm. mmething will apply. 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