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4A Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Districts to continue conservation efforts James Wilson Staff Writer After California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented proclamation to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions April 1, American Valley residents started asking how these restrictions will affect them. According to East Quincy Services District and Quincy Community Services District, new restrictions will not be necessary to meet the governor's orders. Emergency regulations for the state became effective last summer, and both districts enforced restrictions of usage on their customers. Last year the state mandated a 20 percent drop in usage. The new proclamation calls for a 25 percent reduction. Both districts said they can attain the extra 5 percent by continuing the mandatory water conservation program already in place. The number of days customers from both districts can water their lawns are and will continue to be limited through Feb. 28, 2016. CUstomers in American Valley may not water on Mondays, and are allowed to water only three days a week. Residents with even-numbered addresses are restricted to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents with odd-numbered addresses are restricted to Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. One of the main points of the new regulation deals with enforcement of restrictions. "if the state finds that the district is not enforcing our policy, we can be f'med," said Quincy Community Services District Secretary Katie Gay. QCSD plans to roll out new tiered water rates to help with conservation efforts. The proposed billing system yet to go through Prop 18 hearings, would charge customers less for minimal use and more for heavy use. To read the governor's executive order in full, go to Hospital volunteers The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers group is offering a scholarship to someone pursuing a career in a health-related field. The award amount is $2,000. To qualify, applicants must group announces scholarship meet the following criteria. --Have completed a minimum of one year of employment in a health-related program. --Either be a resident of the Plumas Hospital District or Indian Valley, or a FRIENDS ElF wants to thank you for your continued support in our efforts to improve shooting sports in our community, = • Canyon Motor parts • Quincy Hotspot • Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance • DuPont Power Tool • Plumas Motor Supply • Les Schwab, Horton Tire Center • Skip's 4x4 • Jeff's Diesel • Andy and Pam Courtright • Barbara Peay • Karen Partlow graduate of a high school in those areas. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by April 15. Applications are available online at Select "Volunteers" from the left menu, then "Scholarships" from the right menu. Applications are also available at, at Plumas District Hospital and at the Bargain Boutique on Main Street in Quincy. Questions may be directed to Bonnie, scholarship chairman, at 283-2706. Feather River Bulletin Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOW to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Emaih Website: Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumes National (later changed to Plumes National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumes Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumes and Lsssen 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: anytimel TO subecdbe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to Adjudication: 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. Postmaster:. Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, p.o. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Ked Taborski Mary Newhouse Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified, Circ. Manager Tom Fomey Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir., EIIse Monroe Vice Pres./Admin. Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Sherrl McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv, Manager Composing Manager Member, California Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper SulJscrlpUon Order Form B 1 Feather River Bulletin * P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 | Please enter my subecdptlon for __ years. | | [l Enclosed find my check for $ | | [ In County $26 per year [ Out of State $44 per year | [j In California $37 per year. I I Name I .....  I I Address I I City, State, Zip i I Sulcdptlons can be tmnsfemKI, but not refunduL I &lllllll'--lllli PDH, from page 1A an additional revenue stream for the hospital. Finances January and February proved to be good months for the hospital, but March is not following suit. "We always talk about volume," said Ron Telles, the chief financial officer for the hospital. ',The ER and clinics had strong months for January and February." He said that the numbers for February surprised him because it was a short month, but admissions to the hospital were just as strong as in January. And though the final numbers are not in, "March was not a good month," he said. While services and revenue are up from the prior year, the cash on hand to pay bills is not. Billing and collection continues to be a top priority. Changes in personnel Lisette Hokanson, the clinics manager, is taking on a second role -- at least for the time being. The board named her interim director of nursing, to replace Dan Schuessler, who resigned earlier that day. Hokanson now will not only manage the day-to-day operations of both clinics, but will oversee the nursing staff at the hospital: Generator Installs (530) 616-0469 Rick Deacon, Owner • CA Lic #978127 m0000ces 311 First Street ° Greenville "Breakfast Fajitas"... scrambled w! Pepper Jack Cheese. Served w/Sauteed Onions & "Fiesta" Bells, Grilled Potatoes, Fresh Guacamole, Sour Cream and Corn or FlourTortillas "A db.......,,,,, Delicioso!! IIf00 Do M=s IIiIIIIl;IIIr" • WORDS & MUSIC 1 "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" ./ Kepple said the interim appointment would allow time to better define the job. "Thank you and welcome," director Kathy Price told Hokanson, who was in the audience. During a brief report on the clinics, Hokanson told the board that the relocations had been completed in both clinics and that all of the specialists were now located in one wing of what has long been known as Quincy Family Medicine. Along with the new offices, more hours will be added for podiatry and orthopedics. Planning for the arrival of three new physicians later this year led to some of the need for office reshuffling. Drs. Ben and All Hunt, and Paige Lewis, a surgeon and two family practice physicians, respectively, are expected late this summer or early fall. It's hoped that their arrival will alleviate the wait time for appointments at the clinics and relieve the schedules of the other doctors. Dr. Rachel Hurlburt alluded to those issues during her presentation for the medical staff. "We're hanging on and keeping things going," she said, noting that she is booked out for three weeks. "We're super busy." Dr. Ben Hunt was scheduled to be in town this week to allow Dr. Steen Jensen to take a vacation. "He will be on call 24-7 for nine days," Kepple said of the new surgeon. Hunt will then return with his wife and young daughter to work full time later this year. While he is in town, Hunt will meet with Tom Hayes, the chief executive of Eastern Plumas Health Care, and physicians in Portola, where Hunt will work one day a week. Kepple told his board that Eastern Plumas is no longer doing surgeries so Hunt will see patients in Portola, but perform the procedures at PDH. Similarly, Kepple will be working with Seneca Healthcare District in Chester to bring its obstetric patients to Quincy. With regard to obstetrics, Kepple announced that the hospital has added a birthing tub to its labor and delivery room. New ambulance "If you want something to take off, ask John or Kitty Gay," Kepple said. The husband and wife are heading up a fundraising effort to purchase a new ambulance for the hospital. Kepple announced that the hospital had pledged $50,000 and the PDH Volunteers group had pledged $20,000. "It's just getting going," he said. 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