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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5A Mint and mu,00,zc Some talented young entrepreneurs offer mint and music at their neighborhood 'stand Wednesday, May 16. From left: Malachite Nelson, Bodhi O'Brien, Lillian Rose Davis and Tenaya Rumold. Photo by Johny McDonald School district receives tobacco prevention funds State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Tor- lakson recently announced more resources going to Cali- fornia school districts work- ing to enforce tobacco-free school policies and to collect data regarding the prevalence of tobacco.use .and other health risk behavi0rs among their students. Thirty school districts will share $410,826 in Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) funding. The funding catego- ry is grades six through 12, Tier 1. The Plumas County Of- fice of Education received $4,50o. "Schools can help our kids learn to avoid dangerous be- haviors -- including tobacco use -- early," said Torlak- son. "Part of my goal when I started my Team California for Healthy Kids initiative was to get kids active and healthy because this will help them learn and become more successful later in life." Torlakson started his Team California for Healthy Kids initiative last year to promote healthy eating and physical activity among students every day. Research confirms there is a clear connection be- tween good health and acade- mic success. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of dis- ease, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, teens who smoke often experi- ence secondary behavioral is- sues such as violence, drug and alcohol use, and high-risk sexual behavior-- all of which can negatively affect a child's education, research shows. TUPE is a three-year, $16.5 million competitive state grant designed to teach youth in gI'ades six through 12 about how to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco. The $410,826 in recent awards is the first phase of funding for new applicants. The program enables stu- dents to attend school free from the health risks associ- ated with tobacco use and secondhand smoke. The TUPE program also en- courages schools to work with the ,community. ad par- ents so students will be aware that everyone is involved in their success in school. The 30 winners were select- ed because they had demon- strated the highest levels of involvement and commit- ment in their tobacco-use pre- vention efforts, and proposed programs that will likely be effective. For more information, visit the California Department of Education Web page entitled Tobacco-Use Prevention Edu- cation Program. Fertilizing ~ Free Estimates ~ Pruning ~ Competitive Rates ~ Weed Eating Spring Clean-up 283-2921- Bob Jon00s A visit "The Docto;'s" Shawndra West arrives on the set of "The Doctors" to find her name on the dressing room door. When to watch "The Doctors" airs Monday - Friday on KOVR-TV13 at 2 p.m. and on KGTV-TV13 at4 p.m. West's segment airs Thursday, May 31. Mona Hill Staff Writer When Shawndra West was hurt while at work mowing the lawns at Quincy Ceme- tery two years ago, she began a long and painful road to her few minutes in the spotlight on television's "The Doctors" May 31. While "walking" her lawn- mower down some steps at the cemetery, the mower got away from her a bit, struck something and stopped so abruptly that it flipped her over the mower and she struck her head. "I really knew what it meant to see stars," West said. Working alone that day, she was so shaken that she called her daughter for help. Instead of going to the doctor, she iced the lump on the back of her head. It was only when the severe headaches set in that she saw a doctor a day or so later. Diagnosis: a herniated disk in her cervical spine. Most herniated disks blow outward, but West's had rup- tured internally, into her spine, causing daily mi- graines. With medication and icing, West worked another year and a half before her doc- tor, spinal surgeon Kenneth I. Light of San Francisco; sug- gested disk replacement in- stead of the more traditional fusion procedure. Spinal fusion essentially bolts vertebrae together using rods and cages and results in a loss of spinal mobility. For West that meant she would I MT. TOI00IBA INN DIIqlqEKHOUSE House Specialties PRAWNS PRIME RIB FLAT IRON STEAK FULL BAR Open for Dinner 6 nights starting Tues., May 29 Call]or Prime Rib Nights/ Bar is open when Red Truck is Here Home of the Martini Whisperer Early Bird Specials 4-6pro Your Hosts: The Terry Family 60300 Mount Tomba Rd., Cromberg Reservations Recommended 530-836-2359 PORTOLA TOMI I QUINCY Three weeks post-op, Shawndra West is in makeup getting ready for her segment on "The Doctors," which airs May 31 on CBS. Photos courtesy Tim West not be able to turn her head. West described replace- ment as two washers and a pivoting ball in place of the disk. Light asked West to consid- er giving "The Doctors" an opportunity to film the surgery and interview her to raise awareness of the new technique and its advantages over fusion -- especially in workers' compensation cases like hers. West said she had been told hers was the first workers' comp surgery in California. she had opted for fusion, it could have been six months before she could return to work. The show filmed West's consultation with Light and the surgery. Three weeks after West's March 22 surgery, she and husband Tim West flew to Los Angeles to film her segment on the show. West said she agreed to the show to help raise awareness of the procedure. She added that it was "a neat experi- ence," except for the footage West said tle [pacement, i of the surgery, which she has allowed her to:return to Worl yet to see. "I couldn't do it!" five weeks after surgery. If she added ruefully. "l:00.oek Around the Clock" at the Calpine Lady Elks Annual Fashion Show Saturday, June 2, 2012 5oeial: 11:50 am- luneh: 12:00 pm Fashion Show: 1:00 pm Call Linda ludson @ 852-5200 or Denim Blues @ 852-6565 to purchase tickets, price is $20.00. Clpln C:lks l=ods--T1292 tlishwag 70--Maybe Qual :i  i i i;; i/ ; ! ! i ii iliil Hardwood/ Laminate Flooring I CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY in honor of the brave men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. WE THANK YOU! Stop by and check out our sale... we have lots of new inventory! Richard IL Stockton, CLU ChFC, Agent Insurance Lic. #0B68653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE That's baby talk for, "Do you have life insurance?" As your family grows, so do your reasons for protecting them. Get the right life insurance and peace of mind. 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