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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5A Quagga and Zebra Mussels are invasive species whose spread threaten water defiveqt systems, recreational boating and the environment in general. Although not currently found in Lake Almanor, they have migrated into California waters, so a public outreach and information collection is t underway for the identified boat ramps. ** Sierra Institute Beginning this weekend, boaters can expect to find volunteers from the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee at launch sites around Lake Almanor. The volunteers are part of a proactive effort to educate boaters about invasive quagga and zebra mussels. No mussels have been detected in Lake Almanor -- and ABWAC would like to keep it that way. Map courtesy Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee Group aims to keep lake mussel-free Although relatively small, the impact of invasive quagga and zebra mussels could be substantial if they proliferate to the point of collapsing food chains and destroying water distribution systems. Since arriving from Europe in 1980, the mussels have made their way west and in 2008, were found in the San Justo Reservoir in San Benito County. Although not yet detected in Lake Almanor or other Northern California waters, members of the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Committee are launching a proactive outreach project so Lake Almanor remains mus- sel-free forever. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, members of AB- WAC and its Invasive Mussel Subcommittee will greet Lake Almanor boaters at vari- ous boat launching areas to both inform them on the mussel risk, and collect basic Doggy CPR offered Red Cross instructor Teri Haas will teach a dog first aid class Wednesday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the Mineral Building at the coufity fair- grounds. Cost is $25 (includes life- time Red Cross certificate). Advance registration is re- quired by Friday, May 28. Call 283-6173 or (800) 298-6334, Discussion will cover what constitutes an emergency, what household items are tox- ic to pets, creative muzzling techniques, how to stabilize an injury, how to stop bleed- ing, how to splint or wrap wounds, and transportation options. ROSBY DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE SLURRY SEALCOATING SSIH OIL HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING c, 530 - 284 - t474 Mohawk Valley t "pres;n:s .=lrl V Artists Gmld Annual Spring Falre Bursting Into Spnng * SUNDAY, MAY 30 8ee,s local arts & music * lOam to 4pm programs in the schools * Graeagle Fire Hall .d communi. information to better under- stand the risk to the lake. Information collected will include the point of origin for the boats and boaters, the lev- el of awareness of mussels and the type of watercraft used. Mussel commitfee chair- man Aaron Seandel said the Memorial Day weekend event is a "dry run" of the process that will be evaluat- ed in time for the July 4 weekend. He estimates each survey will take under two minutes to complete. "We will be trying to find out who the people are who use the lake and what kind of risk they may present," Sean- del said. None of the information col- lected will be used to identify their activities. All collected survey forms will be evaluat- ed to assist ABWAC in devel- oping a recommendation to the Plumas Board of Supervi- sors for development of a Lake Almanor prevention program. Members of the ABWAC In- vasive Mussel Subcommittee include representatives of the Lake Almanor Fishing Asso- ciation, PG&E and the U.S. Forest Service. The Sierra In- stitute for Community and Environment has facilitated ABWAC activities to provide stewardship of the Lake AI- manor Basin and will be the lead coordinator for this ef- fort. For more information, contact Emily Creely at 284- 1022 or through e-mail at individual boat owners or ecreel.@sierrihstitute.us. KRETH HANDYMEN e FEATURING  * Creative Artists - * Raffle, 3pm Draw ([ shments  WE DELIVER! Quincy Susanville Greenville Chester Portola 283"0800 257"5321 284"7800 258"3115 832'4646 Principal's Message We had a beautiful spring morning a few days ago and the kids were full of life, enjoying the sunshine and the mild morning air. I busied myseff with pushing swings and gen- eral silliness on the playground when one of the girls came running across the playground hollering, "Mr. Porter, it's warm! Look, I have shorts on and I'm not even cold!" With that she pulled her dress up to her neck to show off her play shorts.., and everything else. No one seemed to notice or care, so I didn't make an issue of it. However, it has been much cooler since then and everyone is back to behaving modestly... Please note that Thursday, May 27th, will be our Volun- teers' Tea. If you volunteered, we hope you will join us. Friday the 28th, is not a holiday. However, it is an extra day in our calefidar in case of school closure for snow. We did not need to close school for snow this winter, so there will be no school that daY. When you combine it with Memorial Day, it will give students a four-day week- end. Think of it as a warm-up for summer. We hope you enjoy it. Sincerely, Shepard Kest Porter, Principal A Word from the Secretary Friday June 4th, is the last day that students can take AR tests or complete Math Facts In A Flash levels. Any points earned after that day will not be counted toward club awards. Please remember our dress code in this warm weather. The warm weather is wonderful, but students still need to follow the district's dress code. Students cannot wear "flip flop" style sandals to school. Students also cannot wear "spaghetti" style shirts or short shorts to school. Thank you, Jennifer McColm, Secretary Calendar of Events May 27 K.2...Volunteers' Tea, 2:45 May 28 K-12..Unused Snow Day-No School May 31 K-12.Memorial Day, No School Jun 4 K-2...Perfect Attendance Pizza Party Jun 7 K-6...PCO at PIO, 3:15 Jun 8 K-6...AR 4th Club Pool Party, 12:00-2:00 Jun 9,10,11 K-12..Minimum Days, 1:00 Dismissal Jun 10 K:2...Awards Assembly, 8:30-9:00 Jun 10 K-6...Report Cards Sent Home Jun 11 K-12.Last Day of School BUILD IT, FIX IT, REMODEL IT We Care About You! No lob Too Big or Too Small Steve Kreth  "? Insured CA License #907193 Bus: 530-836-0870 Cell: 249-3126 Discounts up to 3% TOPSOIL. --':' GtRmorfLS'/tdllllg'lt'|thgt|imll(IwhtlYug'rinsurafli: =:': :: : =;0'RUCi|IBOt''tltgIIP--'--' Richard K. Stockton CLU ChFC, Agent i Insurance Lic. #0868653 Providing Insurance & Financial Services 65 W. Main St. - Quincy, CA 95971 (530) 283-0565 - Fax (530) 283-5143 1'3'1 '4""&, I'-..m- www.richardst0ckt0n.us  IgO[ tO! 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A common treatment for Sciatica is steroid injections. 1 have seen many patients that have come to my office after one of these injections failed and I have often wondered why thisprocedure is commonly performed when it seems to do so little. A recent study now shows me that what 1 have seen in my office is the norm. This study, in the journal "Spine," found that patients receiving a steroid injection for sciatica received minimal benefit that lasted only 3 days when compared to patients that received an inactive placebo. One must ask why is this procedure being performed. It is a risky procedure; a doctor will push a needle into your spine (hopefully not hitting any important structures) and there is the possibility of an allergic reaction to the steroid itself. And research shows that it doesn't work! I, as a Chiropractor, am constantly being called upon to substantiate the claims that I make regarding what ! can do for someone. Yet, there are many medical procedures that have less evidence that many of the procedures that I perlbrm. For the treatment of Sciatica, I use a special table that allows me to perform flexion-distraction. This technique,is quite gentle and is very effective. I have helped many people with sciatica obtain relief; some that have had this debilitating condition for years. And research has shown that Chiropractic is a very effective and inexpensive treatment for low back pain. And, if Chiropractic doesn't work, there is no risk of injury or other side effects. You can't say that about an injection or even pain killers for that matter. If you would like to see if Chiropractic might help you, call my office to make an appointment or you can request a phone consult. The phone consult is free of charge, and it will allow us to talk to determine whether you are a candidate for Chiropractic. Chris W. Anderson, DC can be reached at: 832-4442. I I I I