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14B Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Friends thankful for support The drawing for the gift. certificate to Gray!s Nursery and the basket of gardening tools was won by Rhonda Hardy of Quincy. Congratulations to Rhonda and many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to support the work of Friends of PC Animals. The bake sale tables at Safeway were a huge success and most of the money from the raffle was made at those Saturday tables. On June 13, Friends will have a yard/bake sale at our rescue site located at 2163 East Main Street in Quincy -- so you can continue to get your "fix" of delicious baked items that morning. Many, many thanks to everyone who was so generous with their donations and their words of encouragement for our rescue work. Both are much appreciated. Improvements at the site continue. We are putting a foot of cement under the fencing in the dog yards so the animals will not be able to dig under the chain Iink. We have needed plumbing repairs inside the facility and have had a toilet repaired ANIMAL TALES FRIENDS OF PLUMAS COUNTY ANIMALS and a kitchen faucet replaced. Before next winter we will need to replace a heater in the back room of the facility. Without a functioning heater our services to the animals is cut in half. We cannot house animals in the back room or put animals in the back playroom withot!t the ability to keep them warm and comfortable. If anyone would like to help with this project by either a large donation for a heater and the installatiOn costs or to actually donate the heater that would be amazing. It was very frustrating this past winter to have the space empty and yet have to turn away animals in need because of the cold rooms. Friends is also exploring grants to spay/neuter feral cats. The application process is in the very beginning stages, but we are hoping to have Some money available to help with the feral cat populations in our county by the end of the year. We'll keep in touch on this endeavor. If you would like to help at the rescue site please contact Rose at 927-8057. Even a two-hour shift once a month would give relief to a current volunteer. Our site is not depressing ands our animals are all given lots of love and attention. The work done there is fun and uplifting. Volunteers are able to get Community Connections hours for their volunteer time and we encourage all our volunteers to join that time-barter group. Friends of the PC Animal Shelter is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible. All monies donated go directly to the care and comfort of the rescue animals No money goes towards salaries or administrative fees. Friends is not a county entity Donations can be sent to Friends, PO Box 182, Quincy 95971. Thank you for your support. Disability compensation available for conditions related to sexual trauma Some Veterans may have experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military. These kinds of experiences can affect veterans' mental and physical health, even many years later. Veterans can apply for disability compensation for any current difficulties that are related to their service, including difficulties related to MST. Disabilities determined by the Veterans Administration to be related to your military service can lead to monthly nontaxable compensation, enrollment in the VA health care systemi and other important benefits, Veterans are not granted compensation for the traumatic event itself, but can be granted, disability compensation for conditions that result from MST. Exposure to any trauma can potentially result in PTSD or another mental health disorder. PTSD is the most common mental health diagnosis related to experiencing MST. Evidence required can be forms used in reporting incidents of sexual assault or harassment, as well as investigative reports during military service. However, the VA knows that events involving ii  VET TKaX . JIMMY LAPLANTE Veterans Services Officer, Plumas Co. sexual trauma are not always officially reported. Therefore, for PTSD claims related to MST, the VA has relaxed the evidentiary requirements and looks for "markers" (i.e., signs, events or circumstances) that provide some indication that the traumatic event happened. Because military service records may lack corroborating evidence that a stressful event occurred, VA regulations make it Clear that evidence from nonmilitary sources may be used to corroborate the veteran's account of MST. Further, when direct evidence of MST is not available, the VA may request a medical opinion to consider a veteran's account and any "markers" to corroborate the occurrence of the MST event as related to current PTSD symptoms. The VA provides free health care for physical and mental health conditions related to experiences of MST. No documentation of MST experiences or disability compensation rating is required. Some veterans may be able to receive this free MST-related health care even if they are not eligible for other VA care. Jimmy LaPlante, retired Navy master chief petty officer, is the veterans service officer for Plumas County, 283-6275. Kyle Short, an Army sergeant that served during OIF V, OIF 10 and New Dawn in Iraq, is the new veterans service representative. Kyle Short is in the Veterans Service Office in Quincy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and at the Social Services Office in Loyalton on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. excepting holidays to assist veterans in Sierra County. Short is also coordinating the VA van to the Reno Veterans Administration Medical Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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"We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it's a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities." The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by U.S. Geological Survey economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas and Christopher Huber and National Park Service economist Lynne Koontz. The report shows $15.7 billion of direct spending by 292.8 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 277,000 jobs nationally; 235,600 of those jobs are found in these gateway communities. The cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy was $29.7 billion. According to the 2014 report, most park visitor spending was for lodging (30.6 percent) followed y food and beverages (20.3 percent), gas and oil (11.9 percent), admissions and fees (10.2 percent) and souvenirs and other expenses (9.9 percent). To download the report visit nature.nps.gov/socialscience/e conomics.cfm. The report includes information for visitor spending at individual parks and by state. To learn more about national parks in California and how the National Park Service works with California communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment and provide outdoor recreation, go to nps.gov/California. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit nps.gov/lavo or contact the park at 595-4480 or lavo_information@nps.gov. i