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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 15A I I Linda Satchwell 2009, EPHC posted a net op- credit, which it did not draw ment, C. Roy Carmichael El- Staff Writer erating loss of $974,197.on at all this year. ementary School and Porto- The "bad news," accord- Nelson, like Hayes, wantsla Junior High School. ing to Chief Financial Offi- to see the hospital begin to Thayer asked Hayes to Eastern Plumas Health cer Jeri Nelson is that at the build a very necessary cash provide the GRACE group Care has received some fi- end of the fiscal year, the reserve, with a list of possibilities for nancial good news, and in district had no cash on its donation and, from that, this economy, that's worth hand, the importance of Donation chose to donate $5,000 for a noting, which is something Hayes EPHC received a donation computer on wheels (COW) The hospital has posted its has been hammering home recently from the Grizzlyfor EPHC's emergency consolidated financial re- formonths. Ranch Association for Com- room. Director of Quality sults for the 12 months end- Unfortunately, Medicare munity Enhancement, or and Operations Teresa Whit- ing June 2010, and things outpatient payments were GRACE. field has decided to call the are looking far more posi- halted at the end of March Sande Thayer, one of the gift COW"Gracie." tive than they were just one due to a Medicare system original Grizzly Ranch Gracie now resides in the year ago when Chief Execu- glitch, homeowners, said the group emergency room and will tive Officer Tom Hayes took They've resumed now, and decided early on it wanted to give ER doctors the ability the helm. as a result, EPHC just re- do something for the com-to show a patient the results The hospital has posted a ceived a payment of almost munity. Members realized of an X-ray or lab test right net income of $1,122,773. $500,000. they were coming from theat the bedside, If a patient That's $924,609 over budget. July, however, is down, outside and were second has pneumonia, he can see it During the same period of Nelson said. People seemed homeowners here. They on his X-ray. "We want to in- time, expenses went up only significantly less accident wanted locals to know they volve patients in their care," $386,144, indicating invest- prone than at the same time had an active interest in this she said. ment in new equipment and last year, and several dec- community, so they set upGracie the COW also pro- care providers has really tors were out during the GRACE. vides doctors and nurses with paid off. month. Retaining consis- Over the past five years,the ability to check history An even brighter spot is tent, quality providers is they've donated $20,000 to and enter information into a the ever-elusive positive op- one of EPHC's biggest chal- various organizations to patient's electronic medical erating income figure for the lenges -- one that Hayes has help the community and torecord, order tests and med- year, which came in at been working hard on withshow they have a commit- ications, check for medical $53,803, an improvement on significant success, ment and an appreciation of alerts, cross reference med- the budgeted loss of $751,836 In addition, Nelson said the place in which they live. ications and much more. for a difference of $805,639. the hospital managed to pay Some of the previous do- Gracie has entered the By contrast, during the down debt significantly this nation recipients have been: fold in style, complete with a previous year, ending June year, including its line of Beckwourth Fire Depart- cowbell around her neck. Eastern Plumas Health Care's Kelley Bowling, R.N., Paul Swanson, assistant emergency services medical q pose with the gift COW (computer on wheels) nameC in honor of the $5,000 donation provided by Grizzly Ri sociation for Community Enhancement (GRACE). Grl pasture in the hospital's ER, where patients can see X-= test results right at their bedsides. Bowling holds cowbell. Photo by Linda Satchwell COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR and Dr. |irector, Gracie, =nch As- cie will ays and 3racie's Thursday, Aug. 26 teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, AA, noon, 260 County Hospital meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- For info call Sarah Anderson, chard House. Quincy. 530-276-1503. Women's Support Group, Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco and Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Other Drug Coalition. Focused Crisis Center, 591 Main St., on reducing alcohol, tobacco and Quincy. Call 283-5515. other drug problems in Plumas AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United County. 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., Methodist Church, u'pstairs in Work Connection conference back. For families & friends of al- room, Quincy. plumasatodcoali- Saturday, Aug. 28 coholics, NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., pital Road, Courthouse Annex - PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, Friday, Aug, 27 Orchard House. Quincy. 283-0866. AA, noon, 260 County Hospital AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital NA, 7 p.m., 260County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- Road, Courthouse Annex Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. chard House. Quincy chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- Dukes of Plumas 'Cribbage Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Orchard House. Quincy. play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- 283-3953. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m.,days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; Pistol shooting, sponsored by 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Grill, Graeagle. Gopher Hill site, every Thursday, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 6 p.m., (arrive by 5:30 p.m.) For all ages struggling with their p.m., Plumas County Animal weather permitting. Quin- emotions. For more info: Janae Shelter, Quincy. Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- Plumas County Republican Women, every 4th Thurs. for AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locations Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- change monthly. Call Joy Klein, chard House. Quincy. 283-2719. Target Shooting, sponsored by Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- Quincy Sport Shooting Associa- Today's Weather ;i~. T~ 92/60 Abundant sunshine. High8 In the low ~I and lows in the low 60s. Sundae Sunut 6:25 AM 7:46 PM 84/55 Sunshine, Higtu in the mid 806 and lay4 in the mid 50=. SunrlN sumret 6:26 AM 7:44 PM Sunny. Higllll II1 the low 80o and Ioi in the low 50e. sunmm SUnNt 6:27 AM 7:43 PM "4 :':: : 75/49 Mainly High= in the mid 70G and lows In ~he upper 40e. Ikmrtae Sunset 6:28 AM 7:41 PM 72/48 Mix of sun and cloud=. High== in the low ~ and inws in the upper 40e. Sundoe sunut 6:29 AM 7:40 PM California At A Glance 81/69 Moon Phases I I Full Aug 24 Sop I New FIrM , sap e Sep is UV Index II I Wed 8/25 Very High Thu 8/26 Very High Frl 8/27 Very High Sat 8/28 Very High Sun 8/29 Very High "fire UV Index io musumd on n 0-11 numliX~ JceJe, with == hlgl~. UV tndex todon.-0 ii~ 11 Area Cities .~ ]=~- I .i , o Anaheim 92 67 ~nny Modulo 103 INI Bakersfield 108 78 sunny IVlo~ve 106 74 sunny Ban=tow 108 73 sunny Monterey 72 56 sunny Blythe 116 88 t-eto(m Needkm 115 62 sunny Chino 103 65 sunny O~dllnd 06 60 CoetaMeu 89 70 sunnyPl!mdele 107711 sunny ElCentro 11689 sunnyPsu4~en8 97 68 sunny Eureka 64 54 ptsunny RedOing 10466 ~nny Fresno 108 71 sunny ~ 106 87 sunny Los AnOele== 89 67 sunnyS~cnu'nento ,03 61 ~nny Netlonel Cities Atlanta 90 70 r~t sunny Be=ton 71 63 ndn ~ Chicago 77 66 rn~ sunny MIiml Balls== 113 73 pt==unr~ Mlnn(Nq~Is Denver 66 67 sunnyNew Y0~ l~,,, I , m m1~0T,~, I dlne= 60 55 sunny 8~nsumsrdlno 10569 sunny Diego 81 69 sunny E~n Frencisco 74 60 sunny SanJoee gO 62 sunny ~ 60 61 sunny 101 62 sunny Sulsnville 116 53 Tmd~m 67 48 sunny 106 ~ sunny le[., l 4 rllrnlerrr~ 97 75 ptsunny Phoenix 105 84 t~orm I~ 67 sunny San FrencRo 74 60 sunny 91 60 t-oCmm ~ 79 56 ==unny 73 63 m~sunny SLLouix 81 59 rrmtsunny 77 71 rain Wsuhlngton, 0C 83 70 t-storm tion. 1 p.m., Gopher Hill site. 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- AARP, at Mountain View Manor, day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, 4th Fri, 116 Circle Dr. Potluck, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 5:30 p.m. 50 yrs & older invited. 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Dinner at the Grange, Feather Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. River Grange Hall, Quincy, 4th AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Call 283-2782 Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 or 283-2930. Jackson. Monday, Aug. 30 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Men., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 1.5 8/8 1.4 ~ l:17a.m. 8/8 Redding 1.1 6:S0 p.m. . 8/9 ~" Q 1.3 2:09 a.m. 8/10 1.3 6:06 p.m. 8/8 Spot NY Gold (8/13): $1216/oz I 6;g-;ii-;a-;-- ............ ' :I " 6 = The number of earthquake declined significantly from the previous week. 0 failing by 40 ~ and to only 12 events, it was the fewest number of quakes in six weeks. Another earthquake registered in the M 3 range; the 5th in 10 weeks. A lev- el of activity like this has not occurred in over two years and since the Mogul, Ne- vada earthquake swarm of 2008. The larqest earthquake measured M 3.8 and occurred at 7:12 p.m. Monday, August 9, Tuesday, Aug. 31 PRS-WlC, Supplemental food & nutr~ion education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United: Methodist Church. Free to the public. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Dutch Treat Lunch Grou AA meeting, noon, 260 County or Mary Jun Hospital Road, Courthouse An- German, 283-4805. nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Quincy Caregivers Support Soroptimist International of Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- Quincy, Quincy High School, 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's next to culinary classroom, noon. Coffee. People caring for loved Overeaters Anonymous meet-ones with long-term illnesses ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- welcome. For more info, 283- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - 0891. Orchard House, Quincy. Gastric Bypass & Lapband NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, Surgery support group, 1st 282 ~ackson St., Quincy. Wed., Curves, Hwy 70, E. Quin- cy, 6:30 p.m. For more info, Can- Wednesday, Sept. 1 di Miller, 283-291 I. Library preschool story time, International Order of Rain- 10:30-11:30 a.m. bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Toastmaster's International, Temple, Ist &Jrd Wed. American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-I p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- 1.8 i 8.'08 p.m. 8/7 1.6 7:22 p.m. 819 ,J& ! about six miles north of Portola near the Lake Davis Dam. The focal depth was about five miles below the surface and the type of fault motion was strike-slip with a slight down and away (normal) component. Local residents felt a sharp jolt that was quickly followed by mild back and forth ground shudders. Chandeliers swung, dogs barked and seismic waves were seen on wine glasse~ It was preceded by a M 2.3 fore- shock and followed by two M 1 affershocks. This is the second M 3 event here in five weeks (M 3.3 on June 4). m All of the other activity occurred either north or west of Lassen Peak. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 283-0997, 304 Lawrence & Church St., Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191,152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. ' St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital iRd., Ste 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m To change informatio, on thh calendar page, please call Eva at the Feather River Bulletin: 530- 283-0800 or email esmall@ plumasnews .com. ff you five in Quincy, and would be interested in taking over the service Ron Trumbo's been providing every Monday morning (below),please call Eva at The Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Aug 16 98 48 Aug 17 88 51 Aug 18 87 42 Aug 19 89 38 Aug 20 86 39 Aug 21 82 42 -- Aug 22 80 38 -- Aug 23 -- 40 -- trace inches precipitation to date. 0.00 inches snow to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation Current 4,487.31 1 Year Ago 4,481.99 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 9666,40 1 Year Ago 834,767 Bucks Lake *Elevation TCurrent 5,150.07 1 Year Ago 5,146.83 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 93,074 1 Year Ago 87,419 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. ~Aug. 22, 2010 )/Aug. 23, 2009