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8A Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Runway work A crew from Burney-based Hat Creek Construction pour s asphalt Thursday, May 31, on the Quincy Gansner Airport runway. The Hat Creek workers were one of three crews working on the runway, which was closed to air traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 29. The scheduled maintenance was expected to be finished by Friday, June 1. The asphalt joint sealing helps preserve the condition of the pavement during the extreme freeze and thaw cycles of the mountain climate. Photo by Dan McDonald It's not too late to plant I/ec.lel:a ) e 13ar( ens .d t p Vegetable Gardeners$1 59 Ig  IiI1 We ve got a great selection v. L  Winter& S um-nse-/rm-pkins, ,,,e, aquan,run," Broccoli, 4 " pu,--" ,.dd' " II Cabbage, Cucumbers, Melons, Cauliflower,  ......  = "(0 _,Al' Brussel Sprouts and more. o ..... /" I m Tomatoes e Peppers Eggplant Great selection to choose from Premium Annuals _ l', Dozens of new and ..  unique varieties  for unusual instant color 4" round pot Ground c0ver to tall ... Perennials i Establish the beauty in your garden that comes back year after year ... Foxglive Columbine Delphinium Blackeyed Susan Gaillardia Geum Balloon Flower Lavender and more! L dyb $1099 a ugs carton SOLUT!N  PrayingSll,Mantidsto, ." l/ ''' The safe way to control aphids and other pests in your garden  - Soil Amendments...,o, . oil organic A great garden starts from the foundation up. 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I Sat. 9am - Spm I  wdh no GMOs   283 2010  -e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e c ...... , " .. . osed Sun. 00osenae0a00.o.e.inoO00,uoasnewscoo To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.com 80 t 70 Food Stamp Open Cases at End of Month 707 600- - - ' Jfl(l] L -allllt) l II11111111 I-- 500- -:. - ....... , n 40 .o ..... 00lllllllllll00llllllll- Z26 ' 235 232 200- 100- O- 1999/2000 2001/2002 ZOO3/gO04 2005/2006 2007/Z008 2009/2010 2011/ZOIZ HELP, from page 1A "People want to be self- Smart said an increased supporting. And we know focus on health care policy at that." the national level hag also that doesn't hold true here," If there is a bright side, it's Contributed to growth in the Smart said. "And these that 67 percent of the food MediCal program. numbers show it." stamp dollars are spent in the Smart was scheduled to county, according to Smart Child Welfare Services present the latest trends re- That money helps support The trend for children who port Tuesday, June 5, during localjobs and businesses, are in the Child Welfare the Board of Supervisors The total food stamp dollar Services system has leveled meeting, value was $237,817 in March. off, according to Smart, He "I would love to be able to The average eligible house- said the average number of tell the board that there has hold received about $320 in kids in the program is around been a turnaround, but that CalFresh benefits. 77 at any particular time. just hasn't been the case," Three years ago, the "The goal of the Child Smart said. monthly food stamp dollar Welfare System is, first and Smart said the growing value was just over $100,000. foremost, to secure a safe need for food stamps isn't environment for children so unique to Plumas County. MediCal that they are able to remain "It's going up state-wide. But The MediCal case count is in, or quickly be returned to, on a per-capita basis, it's again on the rise after a brief their own home," Smart said. going up more here." downturn last year. "A continuing emphasis in County residents are ask- According to Smart, many the program now is to make ing for more financial assis- MediCal recipients can gen- efforts to achieve less restric- tance in many areas, not just erally be characterized as tive placements for children food stamps, according to "working poor" families, that are placed in group Smart. He said many people Those are families whose home care" are getting assistance for the income is below 150 percent first time in their lives, of the federal poverty level Social services staffing "We are seeing a lot of and who have no health The increased caseload has people who have never had insurance benefits, presented an ongoing chal- connection with (social "We are seeing a lot of lenge for the county's Social services)," Smart said. "They people who are working more Service staff. don't want to be asking than one job and still need Six months ago, the Board for help. A lot of them are assistance," Smart said. "A of Supervisors granted people who are working, lot of small businesses can't Smart's request for help by but just not able to work afford to offer benefits, as adding one position to the enough, much as they would like to." department. Smart said the new eligibil- Quincy senior to show documentary ity worker-benefits assis- tance counselor has been on Quincy High School senior The film tells the love stor,ies the job for four months. He Nina Martynn will show of various local couples, said the extra person has "Love Discovered" tomor- young and old. Martynn says helped, "but we are still row, Thursday, June 7, at 8 the film will make you laugh pushing to get stuff done." p.m. at the QHS small gym. and cry as couples share "I have to giye my staff a lot Martynn produced and their stories of how theymet of credit," Sm'/aid. "This filmed the 23-minute docu- and fell inlove, group is very professional. mentary about discovering The showing is free and And they are dedicated to love for her senior project, open to the public, getting the job done." Karina Avila & Regina Martinez, Employees of the Month We're lucky to have you, and our patients are too! From left: Karina Avila, Patient Account Rep., also aids our Spanish speaking patients; Regina Martinez, Nursing Administration Asst., also helps coordinate our community events