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28 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter VITAL S3700kTISTICS OBITUARIES Dale L. Nichols  ..... i i::  :i Dale L. Nichols was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Ava, Missouri. He passed away , March 15, 2015, in Yuba City. He spent his formative years with his parents and two brothers in Quincy. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1958. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Later he attended infantry OCS and received a commission in military intelligence. While in the Army he obtained a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey as a Thai linguist. Major Nichols retired in 1980, after tours of duty in Germany, Ethiopia, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and various locations throughout the United States. He worked in the private sector for several years as an investigator and security consultant. He retired for good in 1991, to pursue a leisurely life of golfing, fishing, camping and intense relaxation. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Les Nichols, in 1978; mother, Elender Nichols, in 2008; and his brother, Dean, in 2010. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vicki, of Yuba City; son Bradford, also of Yuba City; and brother Don, of San Jose. At his request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Kristine Dee 'Kris' Blackwell Kristine Dee Blackwell went on to join her precious sister Julie in their eternal home with their Savior on Friday morning, April 3, 2015, at her Quincy residence. Born in Seagraves, Texas, on March 29, 1963, to L.C. and Barbara (Tyler) Blackwell, Kris -- as she affectionately liked being called -- moved to Plumas County at the age of 2 and was raised in the communities of Quincy and Greenville, graduating with her twin sister from Greenville High School as a member of the Class of 1981. Kris went on to continue her education, graduating from Feather River College with an AA degree in criminal justice. She later, went on to obtain her bachelor's degree in Christian counseling from North Central Bible College. Kris had resided in Jackson from 1981 to 1984 before returning to Plumas County. She was a devoted member of the Quincy Christian Life Fellowship. She found great solace in stfldying her Bible, singing and relaxing watching television. In leaving us way too early she leaves her son, Michael Wayne Darrow and his wife Holly, of Crestview, Florida; mother and step-father, Barbara and Lee DeCamp, of Quincy; her devoted and precious twin sister Krystal Rhoades, of Quincy; brother Joe Blackwell and his wife Stephanie, also of Quincy; and six precious grandchildren. She joins her sister Julie and their father in their eternal home. A celebration of Kris' homegoing was held April 7 at the Fehrman Mortuary Chapel-Quincy. Private interment followed in the Quincy East Lawn Cemetery. An opportunity to express nument /o, established 1929 [- Monuments • Benches Signs ° Borders Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE • NATURAL STONE 110 PACIFIC STREET * P.O. BOX 1766 • PORTOLA CA 96122 (530) 832-1908 FAX (530) 832-6828 WWW.CHILCOOTMONUMENT.NET APRIL I MM I BANKING00MONTH!. TH - Bette • Healthier.,E e • Brighter Futu Togethe uilding a PLUMAS BANK 888.3PLUMAS condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at Her sister asks that any remembrances in Kris' memory be made to her to help defray final expenses. CELEBRATION OF LIFE Betty Goodwin Come celebrate the life of this wonderful woman, share stories and reminisce with family and friends on April 11 at the Chester Elks Lodge, 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Bring your favorite Betty story. CARD of THANKS Our family wants to thank the entire staff of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation for the kind and loving care that you have all given to our mom, Marge, for all the years she was a resident there. The closing of Quincy Rehab is a huge loss both for the community and personally for our family. We will miss you and we wish you all the best in your future. The Dalbec family Check Center encourages use of earned-income tax credit Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center is working to inform community members that many may be eligible for the earned-income tax credit and to motivate them to explore if they qualify. "One in five eligible workers do not get the credit they.have earned," said Johanna Downey, PCIRC executive director. "PCIRC wants everyone who is eligible for the credit to receive it. Our message is simple: If you earned less than $53,000 from wages or running a business or farm, call PCIRC to see if you qualify for EITC." PCIRC has trained volunteers available to help people with tax questions. Call the following offices for more information: --PCIRC Quincy Resource Center, 283-5515. --Greenville Resource Center, 284-1560. --Portola Family Resource Center, 832-1827. --Sierra County-Loyalton Sierra SAFE office, 993-1237, Why is it so important to continue to talk about EITC? Every year, millions of people miss this potentially life-changing credit because they do not know about it, said Downey. Over one-third of workers who qualify for EITC are eligible for the first time this year. People move in and out of EITC eligibility due to life changes such as income amounts and marital or parental status. "Each year the credit lifts about 6 million people out of poverty and over half of these are children," said Downey. "Last year, more than 28 million workers received nearly $66 billion in EITC." EITC is designed to "make work pay" by supplementing eligible workers' earnings with additional income. The amount of the credit varies depending on fffling status, the number of qualifying children, if any, and the amount of earnings. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children. The average amount of EITC distributed is $2,400. "This money not only helps workers and their families, but the communities in which they live," said Downey. For more information on EITC, go to the EITC homepage on MARRIAGE LICENSES March 25 Hadassah Joy Sturley, of Quincy, and John William Bennett, of Olympia, Wash. March 31 Karlene Hartwig Colombo, of Clio, and Michael Loyd Welling, of Reno. April 1 Christine Lzena Saathoff and Jeffrey Victor Barrett, both of Quincy: April 3 Amanda Nicol Green and Dale Duane Hayes III, both of Quincy. BIRTH Reid McGee Harris Reid McGee Harris was born to Kathleen and Sean Harris, of Quincy, on March 16, 2015, at 12:41 p.m. at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Reid weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Beth Reid, of Quincy Paternal grandparents' are" Blake and Rosemary Harris, of Junction City. Great-grandparents are Marge Reid, of Sacramento, and Helen McGee, of San Jose. MENTAL HEALTH Wellness & Recovery Through Individual & Community Empowerment PCMH ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE LAST 1½ YEARS The Plumas County Mental Health Department has made significant strides in the following areas over the last year and a half, creating a solid base from which to deliver consistent high-quafity services to the community. We have recovered from being severely understaffed, we are strengthening our relationship with criminal justice entities, we are developing exciting new programs, and we are busy roiling out implementation of the Mental Health Services Act plan approved by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. All of these accomplishments are moving us from instability to stability in the department. NEW EMPLOYEES & STAFF AVAILABILITY • Hired two licensed therapists in March despite great difficulty filling these positions. • Created a program chief position for the nursing program. • Hired four case managers in March. Hired additional fiscal and IT staff. Added 36 additional positions with hiring beginning in March. • Formed new positions for consumer employees. • Advertised deputy director and Mental Health Services Act coordinator positions. CRIMINAL JUSTICE COLLABORATION • Participated in three meetings with criminal justice professionals facilitated by Supervisor Lori Simpson. Offered mental health training to Sheriff's Office. • Contributed to development of 5150 memorandum of understanding. • Increased jail services; currently providing groups and daily scheduled hours for clinicians to deliver on-site services as well as crisis services. • Agreed to provide psychiatric medication serviees for inmates. • Provided staff to courts and Alternative Sentencing Program. NEW MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS • Began development of Transitional Sober Living Environment. This collaborative effort with Phmas Crisis Intervention and Resource Cenier, Probation, and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Department will provide assistance and a sober environment for clients who have legal problems and a co-occurring disorder. • Created a regular weekly newspaper information outlet. • Improved 24-hour crisis accessibility. • Implemented a state-of-the-art answering service. MHSA PLAN IMPLEMENTATION • Produced extensive countywide stakeholder process. Began expansion of service delivery to all four areas of the county in response to feedback for improved service accessibility (including therapists, case managers, consumer advocates, nurses, and drivers). • Established over 30 new positions. • Improved consumer and family member involvement in services. • Created prevention:and early intervention programs targeted to seniors, veterans, and Native Americans. • Enhanced opportunities for community-based job skills training and social activities and support. • Expanded public outreach and training lineup: Mental Health First Aid is currently scheduled; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is in the works. MORE CHANGES & UPGRADES • Began acquisition of high-speed Internet access for PCMH offices in all areas. • Upgraded computer network and other technology for greater efficiency and compliance with privacy standards. • Obtained the services of consultants with expertise in all aspects of mental health delivery systems. These folks are guiding important adjustments to bring the department in line with ever-changing expectations and regulations. • Modernized electronic health records to include document imaging. 00E.t II [[ Portola, CA 96122 |! I