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Community News Wedne ay, May 9, m Nacar took place, involving two cars tween two differdnt ambulance So k was asked if he would ment and follow through even and a cattle truck, companies erupt, mind accompanying the ambu-after the patient was pro- r Michael Sotak, who Most of the victims appeared He said both Quincy and lance to Oroville. nounced dead. to work in the emer- to have only slight injuries, Oroville paramedics were "The first plan was to takeFor his efforts, Sotak will re- Eastern Plumas but one was in need ofimmedi- highly professional and it was him out by helicopter, but that ceive a plaque from Nor-Cal will be hon- ate help. obvious that their first priority plan failed when the victim de- EMS, but he said the para- aorrow by Northern Sotak remained on the was the health of the patients, teriorated quicklydue to inter- medics deserve to be recog- EMS, Inc., at a lun- scene; the fire department and not who got to take who to nal bleeding." nized for their professionalism observance of EMS paramedics from Quincy and what hospital. Sotak and the paramedics and ability to put the patients' Oroville were on the scene,Sotak said it was the firstwere unable to revive the pa- needs first. [Was selected to receive with Quincy having arrived time he had been in a situation tient. Although Sotak will contin- for his exemplary first, where there was no available The patient was pronounced ue to live in Davis, he enjoys "I was impressed at how well method of communication, dead, but because they had the time he spends at Eastern COmpleting a 72-hour the paramedics from both hos- "In the canyon, there is noused a procedure which was Plumas Hospital. was on his way pitals and the fire department radio signal and cell phones above the'levelofa paramedic, "The people here are awe- the Feather River worked together," he said. don't work," he said. Sotak accompanied the ambu-some and the patients can be Oroville and Sotak, who graduated from The one patient who was se-lance to Oroville and reported assured they are receiving the hn Davis. U.C. Davis Medical Center in riously injured needed a level to the doctor in charge, best care possible from a team before he reached 1992, said he has seen many sit- of care beyond what the para- Debbie Cox, at Oroville hos- of dedicated and caring profes- a horrific accident uations when conflicts be- medics could deliver, pital, reported Sotak's out- sionals," he said. standing performance in stop- ping at the scene of a traffic ac- cident to render medicM treat- persevere for health care .: ~ ~,#i.~ ~ / Photo submitted County seniors braved a snowy Highway 36 to attend the Forum on in Anderson on April 19. They are, front row, from left: Bob Rowden, Nan- Nansi Bohne, MilUe Smith and Betty Perkett. Back row, from left: Dick Lund, Heeszel, Ron Heeszei and Red Parkett. Mare than 100 seniors attended the listened to representatives Congressman Wally Harger and AssemMyman discuss rural health care. Jesse M. Smith Air Force Airman Jesse M. Smith has graduated from ba- sic military training at Lack- land Air Force Base, San Anto- nio, Texas, Smith is the daughter of Russell Smith of Quincy, and Isano Savage-Low of Oroville. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organi- zation and customs and re- ceived special training in hu. man relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate's degree through the Communi- ty College of the Air Force. To maintain your garbage disposal, eveo, three months grind a tray of ice cubes in the disposal to sharpen the blades. Then add a quarter cup of cooking oil to lube blade assembly. Brought to you by.. Plumbing/Heattng/She~ & Metal Co. Inc. Local mail carriers want help this Saturday, May 12, to help stamp out hunger. It's the United States Post Office's an- nual food drive and postal cus- tomers are asked to leave bags or boxes of nonperishable food by their mailboxes for Satur- day pick up. Postal customers with post office boxes may drop their do- nations off at the post office in specially marked cans in the lobby. All food collected will be dis- tributed within Plumas Coun- ty. Dame Shirley would update her eyewear, why don't you? Please see Drs. Gilman and Gilman for a com- plete eye and vision examination. ,_. D__R_S. __G I L MA_ N _G 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2206 ill I Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract s~, for- 283-1605 eign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large All body, frame and suspension work done to factory specifications. Plumas Counry's Quality Collision Repair Specialists. We handle all insurance paper work. 1229 Industrial Way, Quincy 283-0191 m, lmt~ ~n 9 am - 6 pm Greenville SALES Ceil Phones Dish Network Lanes for reservations Champagne Brunch May 13, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Call (530) 283-6900 "INQUIRE California State License p.1.1~14 252-1562 ~~ Susanwlle 4ur, ct~l