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4A Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Lutherans busy The Lutheran Church in Quincy, located at 298 East High St. behind the Methodist Church, hosts a Gospel Music Homecoming Celebration Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Free buttered popcorn will be served during screening of gospel music DVD. For more information, contact Laura Foster at 927-7003 or Bill Coates at 283-4260. The fascinating 90-minute music DVD will make view- ers laugh, sing and remem- ber the evening with a smile for a long time. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate this time with other Chris- tians and friends and slip in- to the warmth of old-time fa- vorites in music. Featured artists include Larry Gatlin, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Lynda Randle, Bon- nie Keen, Russ Taft, Jessy Dixon, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, Wesley Pritchard, John Starnes and more. Featured groups include the Isaacs, the Steeles, the Lewis Family, the Hayes Family and the Legacy Five. Featured quartets include the Gaither Vocal Band, the Old Time Gospel Quar- tet, the Florida Boys and more. On Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 5 pm., the members of Our Savior Lutheran Church will be barbecuing and selling whole, specially seasoned tri-tip roasts for: their 27th annual barbecue tri-tip fundraising event. Oak wood barbecued tri-tips will sell for $15 for a small roast and $20 for a large roast. Homemade desserts will also be available for a nominal additional charge. The barbecue will be located in front of the Quincy High School cafeteria. The proceeds from the bar- becue benefit the local com- munity as well as several other charitable projects supported by the Lutheran Church. C.A.N. (the local food bank), Plumas Commu- nity Hospice, Plumas Litera- cy program and Salvation Army receive part of the proceeds of this event each year. In addition, the church provides a scholarship to a Lutheran Seminary student and supports Wycliffe Bible Translators. Through the generosity of the Northeastern California Chapter of Thrivent Finan- cial for Lutherans, matching funds are available for all the profits of the dinner. .... 4 V Loveyour lawn...  but tired of all the maintenence? , WE CAN HELP! ' Our De-Thatching and Aeration process , I t I , is a vital step in preparing your soil for , a healthy & beautiful lawn. ! .L seJice.f We specialize in: . i -- De-Thatching and Aeration, .... ', weekly maintenance, pruning, weed  'eating, cleanups & d:bris removal, iiO%SeniOr ] gaa ya, r I Discounts / .IL  ' t-- ! FREE ESTIMATES*  O " _ g=  11 O:i: appty .... P.O. Box 1919. Quincy "mf Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postagepaid at Quincy, CA, Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail Web Page Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subse- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytimel To Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) anc 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 Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Co-0wner/Legal Advertising Kevin Mallory Vice PresJAdmin. Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Jenny Lee Photo Editor Mary Newhouse Classified, Circ. Manager Sandy Condon Sherri McConnell Display Advertising Manager Cobey Brown Vice Pres./Operations Tom Fomey Production Manager Elise Monroe Bookkeeper Eva Small Composing Manager' Human Resources Oir., Office Manager i..-- .--  m -..  .... --. --.   q i Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin I I P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Please enter my subscription for __ years. I [l Endod find my check fo;$ I I (l In County m per year [1 Out of State $44 per year [ In California $37 per year. I i Nme - I I ....... I i ='' ="' z,, i Plumas ranked 20th for. health Now Plumas County along with more than 3,000 coun- ties and the District of Co- lumbia can compare how healthy residents are and how long they live. With the 2012 County Health Rank- ings, residents can gauge the work ahead and appreciate the success the county has already accomplished im- proving health across many sectors of local communi- ties. The rankings are an annu- al checkup that highlights the healthiest and least healthy counties in every state, as well as the factors that influence health outside of the doctor's office. This is a chance to consider the im- portance of critical social factors such as education rates, income levels and ac- cess to healthy foods, as well as medical care, in influenc- ing how long and how well people in Plumas County live, Now in their third year, the rankings are increasing- ly being used to help map out local challenges and take action to improve health and well-being. The Plumas County rank- ing is available online at Type Plumas into the search box. Published by the Universi- ty of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foun- dation, the rankings assess the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states, using a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Factors that affect people's health within four cate- gories are considered: health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. This year in- cludes several new mea- sures, such as how many fast food restaurants are in a county and levels of physical inactivity among residents. Plumas County was below the national benchmark for inactivity and 20 percent be- low .the California rate of 49 percent for fast food restau- rants. Graphs illustrating premature death trends over 10 years are new as well, with Plumas County rank- ing 27th out of 50 in prema- ture deaths, higher than both California and the na- tional benchmark. "The County Health Rank- ings highlight a shift in the national and local direction that public health is head- ing. It focuses on the influ- ences on our health that happen outside of the: doc- tor's office, also known as the social determinants of health. In the past, our health system focused on medical care more than fac- tors like where we live, learn, work and play. These have a big role also in deter: mining how healthy we are and how long we live," said Dorette English, health edu- cation coordinator at public health. "The high spot for Plumas County is that our residents, businesses, health care providers, government, con- sumers and commun,ity leaders are already involved and joining forces to change some of the local conditions that the rankings highlight." Here in Plumas County, just as across California and the nation, there are differ- ences in personal health and the factors that influence health. Within California and Plumas County, even the healthiest communities have room for improvement. Healthier counties, like Marin, where people live longer and have a better quality of life, have lower rates for smoking, physical inactivity, teen births, pre- ventable hospital stays, un- employment, child'ren in poverty and violent crime. They also have higher levels of education, social support and access to primary care physicians. But for the most part, healthier counties are not much more .likely than un- healthy counties to have lower rates of excessive drinking'or obesity or better access to healthy food op- tions across the board. Public Health Officer for Plumas County Dr. Valeska Armisen said, "The County Health Rankings can help us learn more about what's making our people sick or healthy, and we can frame that in terms of what we want to promote in our towns and communities. We can encourage the social and economic factors that pro- mote health and plan togeth- er at the local level to con- tinue making policy for healthy changes to prevent illness before people are af- fected by chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis and cancer." Factors that influence health, smoking, availability of primary care physicians and social support tend to show highs and lows across all regions. The health rank- ing s indicate that in Plumas County, there are fewer mental health providers per resident than most Califor- nia counties. Locally other factors reflect some distinct patterns, such as: --Unemployment rates are 16.8 percent in Plumas County, higher than both California (12.4 percent) and the national benchmark (5.4 percent). --Children in single-fami- ly households (34 percent) is higher than the California rate (30 percent). --Teen births are lower in Plumas County than Califor- nia by almost half. --Diabetic screening (72 percent) is lower than both California (79 percent) and the national benchmark (89 percent). Plumas County residents can see how their county measures up on indicators like diabetes screening by comparing the county' s rank against a national bench- mark reflecting the top per- forming counties in the United States. Since the first launch of the rankings in 2010, a number of communi- ties have taken steps to ad- dress some of the health gaps identified by the rank- ings. Plumas County is following this trend as staff continues to complete the countywide health assess- ment and health improve- ment plan that has been un- der way this year. Through a foundation grant, the Pub- lic Health Agency is assess- ing local health across many sectors in collaboration with partners in the Sierra Health Network. The net- work includes local medical providers, public health and the Sierra Institute for Com- munity and Environment. To learn more about the connection between social and economic factors and health, an interactive online app at countyhealthcalcula- shows people how much education and income influence rates of diabetes and spending on diabetes care in Plumas County. PAiD POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT , #2 "We need to ensure that the Sheriff's, Probation and Oistrict Attorney's Office are adequately supported and funded." 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