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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11A Grand service Sarah Laster is appointed Grand Service at the Rainbow Girls' Grand Assembly in Fresno on March 24. Laster, a member of Quincy Rainbow Girls No. 98, will hold the service organization's honored position for 2014. In addition to her lecture duties at next year's Grand Assembly, Laster will be organizing the Service Volleyball Tournament and assisting in the selection of Miss Service. She will also be hosting the Service to Rainbow luncheon at the next Grand Assembly. The Quincy High School senior plans to attend California State University, Sacramento next fall. Photo submitted Low-cost health screening set for May Plumas District Hospital will hold its annual Spring Low-Cost Health Screening in two weeks. The low-cost health screening wiU take place from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. beginning Monday, May 6, and running through Thursday, May 9, in the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road in Quincy behind the hospital. No appointments are necessary; however, participants are encouraged to come on the day assigned to the first letter of their last name: A through F on Monday, May 6; G through M on Tuesday, May 7; N through S on Wednesday, May 8; and T through Z on Thursday, May 9. Patients must not eat for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. They may continue their normal intake of water and take any medication as usual. Testing includes comprehensive metabolic panel; thyroid screening; complete blood count; cholesterol; triglycerides; and high-density lipoprotein, direct low-density lipoprotein and their ratio. Cost is $50, payable by cash or check. For an additional charge, bone density and prostate cancer screenings will be available. Bone density screening appointments may be scheduled at the time of the screening. Woman to hike PET alone On April 23, 23-year-old Mia Krakowski will be taking a hike. For most Portola natives this is a common recreational activity, but mot Portola natives do not hike the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail all by themselves. Krakowski will be embarking on her first long-distance hike through the West. She will be taking about five months and will begin at the PCT trailhead near the Mexican border. She plans to be finished around August or September. Krakowski was born and raised in Portola. She grew up hiking through the mountains in the area. When she graduated from Portola High School she attended Shasta College, then Butte College for a number of years. About two years ago she got a job at Packer Lake Lodge during the summer vhere she spent most of her time in the wilderness. It was while she was at Packer Lake Lodge she began to gain curiosity about the Pacific Crest Trail. She said she encountered a lot of PCT hikers who were going through Sierra City. She noticed they were "such an interesting community of people," and she became intrigued. "I had to go back to school in the fall, but I wanted to do something bigger," she said. After spring semester 2012 she decided to take time offfrom school and began preparing for the hike of her life. "The first thing I bought was a one-person 1.7-pound tent," she said. Then from there the gear grew. After two years of saving and getting ready, Krakowski said she is ready to set out on her adventure. "It's a combination of challenging myself and getting to know myself," she said. "This is challenging me to strive for more." Krakowski has purchased a five-month permit from the Pacific Crest Trail Association. She also plans to mail herself rations throughout the trip. She said she has spent countless hours reading up on what to expect and even spent the winter getting in shape. She said she's hoping to have her pack weigh around 35 pounds, and she said her water and food will take up most of that' weight. "I'm nervous about getting lost," she said. "I'm not a huge compass or map person really, so hopefully I can hone those skills while I'm out there." She plans to stop by and see her family and friends once she has made it to the Lost Sierra. She said she feels confident about traveling through the mountains she knows so well. "I love being out here. I didn't appreciate it as much as I should have growing up," she said. No matter who you are, hiking the entire PCT is a challenging feat, but Krakowski said she'll be going at her own pace, and looks forward to meeting new people on the trail. "It's a big thing to do so it's a little unnerving. I'd like to know myself more, and then. be able to come back to the world and be able to make decisions like what college I am going to go to and what career I'm going to pursue," she said. "It's definitely the biggest thing I've done so far." Celebrate with us as we recognize these exceptional people during National Heal, thcare Voluntee.r Week, April 21.27, 2013. These individuals have given generously of their time and skills to support Plumas District Hospital-- 3551 hours since July 1, 2012! Judy Adamson Linda Allen Leaha Rae Almquest Gayle Anderson Laurie Beck Alison Becker Susie Bennett June Biggs Nansi Bohne De Brubaker Jean Burns Linda Busselen Marisa Busselen Caron Chance Barbara Choate Rita Christensen Ann Clemens Bettie Cobb Shirley Critchlow Nina DelVecchio Nancy Dembosz Eldora Duniphin Thelma Dyrr Mary Edwards Judy Eisenman Helen Ettinger Carolyn Feddema Sandy Fitzpatrick Valerie Flanigan Jeanette Gardner Mary June German Phylis Golla Jane Gossett Bretta Hall Linda Hardy Sue Harlan Jacqueline Harris Jean Hatzell Peggy Hiss Janet Johnson Linda Kanski Colleen Keller Joanne Kibbee Averil Kimble   Douglas Lafferty, Karen Lafferty Brenda Lantow Diane Lawson Sanclra Lee Pat Lynch Bette Maddon Rita Marshall Mary Miles Sue Miller DeAnne Mosley Helen Mrowczynski Frances Navarrette Valerie Nellor Sally Nichol Nancy Nicoles Bonnie Norton Rachel Ochoa Kathryn Ogle Cynthia Payne Sam Pence Gaye Porter Kathy Price Denise Pyper Ruth Reid Nola Robinette Cleta Ross Jean Rude Antoinette Ryan Holly Schreiber Joyce Scrggs  ................................... Kathy Scully Carlene Sedgwick Judy Serpilio Linda Skemp Lena Stokes Inge Stone Elsa Thomas Sharon Thon Diane Uchytil Marvin VanPelt Linda Reid Wallace Kathleen Weaver Linda Westwood Sue Wickman Helen Woodlee Judy Wright Louise Young Volunteer services include: Staffing and operating thrift store Assisting with semi-annual community health screenings Maintaining the Life Line program Raising funds to support the annual scholarship Organizing semi-annual community blood drive Are you interested in being a Plumas District Hospital volunteer? Please visit for more information. Plumas DISTRICT HOSPITAL Thank you for your support & the difference you make all year long!