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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 3B VITALS, from page 2B animals were blessed to have ney Foundation, c/o Fehrman sueh aearegiver. Mortuary, P.O. Box 803, In passing, Joyce leaves Greenville, CA95947. memorial guest register is John, her husband of 56 years; available online at fehrman- daughte r Laurie Whitenton, CARDS of mortuary.corn, and her husband, David, of The family suggest any re- Graeagle; daughter, Linda THANKS membrances in Ron's memo- Carr-Auer and her husband, ry be made to the Greenville Doug, of Johnsville; son, John I wish to thank everyone First Lutheran Church, c/o Lighthill, and his wife, Johan- who contributed to the suc- Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box Ha, of Aptos; brother, Ron Cas- cess of our afternoon tea: all 53, Quincy, CA 95971. tori, of Carmichael; grandchil- the 52 members who made the dren Felicia Hyllested, tea sandwiches and desserts; Joyce Marie Lighthill Michelle Loux, Mitchell, Tay- the Plumas-Sierra Cattle- Joyce Marie Lighthill lor, and Natalie Carr, Women's Association for the passed away Matthew and Dylan Whiten- great decorations and the suddenly Fri- ton, Madeline and Marlena wonderful speeches; Maureen day, Sept. 17, Lighthill; she also leaves six Kimberly who helped me co- 2010, at St. great-grandchildren, ordinate the event; Pam Mary's Hospi- Following cremation, the Pagon, the CattleWomen's tal in Reno, family plans a private cele- President; Diana Jorgenson Nev. brationoflife. An opportunity from the Portola Reporter J0yce was born in San to express condolences andwhose article I believe really Francisco March 7, 1935, to sign the memorial gtlest regis- brought about our terrific Samuel and Anella Castori.ter is available online atturnout and especially Bette As a young child she and her The Ramelli who arranged for our family relocated to Sonoma, family welcome your com- free.use of the Grange Hall. where she was raised and ed- merits. Without this great hall, ucated, graduating from Sono- The family suggest any re-things not only would have ma Valley UnionHigh School. membrances in Joyce's mem-been more expensive, but In 1954, she married John ory be made to the High Sier- more difficult without the use Lighthill, who was then serv- ra Animal Rescue, at high-of their great kitchen facili- ing in the U.S. Marine Corp in ties. I was amazed. Bridgeport. They subsequent- Joan Zurawski ly returned to Sonoma until Portola John's ensuing career withDEATH NOTICE the California Highway Patrol led them and their growingMary Helen Michalewski There is a nugget of gold in family to establish homes in Mary Helen Michalewski the hills ofPortola. I just want Indio, Barstow and, eventual- died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at everyone to know the trea- ly, in 1969, in Quincy, where her home in Crescent Mills at sure you have here for those they settled with their three the age of 89. who require a skilled nursing children. She was born in Calexico facility. Joyce soon began working June 12, i921, to the lateMy morn needed nursing for the Plumas District Hospi- Frank and Catalina(Paez) So- home care and I wanted her tal. She began as a bookkeep- to. nearby. er, and through her dedica- Mary is survived by her Right from the beginning, I tion and hard work, she rose daughter, Janet of Crescent could feel the love and to controller, and ultimately, Mills; along with her loving warmth that emanated from to administrator before retir- grandchildren Steven, Saman- the staff. Throughout my ing in 1984. tha and John. mother's stay the staff treated Never idle, after retiring, She was predeceased by herher as if she was part of their she opened the Serendipityhusband of 67 years Bruno own family. The facility was Gift Shop, which became a "Mike" Michalewski; son, always clean and kept impec- popular coffee and yogurt William; three brothers and cably. The residents were well shop in the Plumas Pines three sisters, groomed and were kept busy Shopping Center. There shePrivate family services will each day with activities. shared conversations and yo- take place in the Fort Rose- , I have been director of nurs- gurt with the many friendscrans National Cemetery ining in numerous nursing she met in the community. San Diego, where she will be homes over the years, but I Sheclosed her shop in !995. buried alongside her late hus: would pick Eastern Plumas Those who knew Joyce will band. Health Care. I have already miss her radiant exuberance An opportunity to express made my reservation when and dynamic personality. Her condolences to the family and and if that time arrives and I devotion to her family went sign the memorial guest regis- hope all the dedicated staff beyond her husband and chil- ter is available online atwith their smiles will still be dren. Joyce had several cher-, here. ished pets, , V, lP b :ought her The family suggests remem-Elaine Johnson great joy a~d'fulfillment. Her brances be made to the Kid- Truckee ! n The Plumas County Sher- iff's Office will host collection sites for unused and expired prescription drugs at Plumas County substations Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The action is part of the "Take-Back" initiative an- nounced recently by the Drug Enforcement Administration, government, community, public health and law enforce- ment partners to prevent in- creased pill abuse and theft. , DEA will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide that day. The ser- vice is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diver- sion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the Take-back locations Saturday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Chester: Willow and First streets Greenville: 115 Highway 89 Portola: 324 S Gulling St. Quincy: 1400 E. Main St. number of accidental poison- ings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a ma- jority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Ameri- cans do not know how to properly dispose of their un- used medicine, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away -- both potential safe- ty and health hazards. Collection sites in every lo- cal community may be found by going to The site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations. By the numbers 2,500 On average, the number of teens who use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. 1 in7 Teens admit to abusing prescription drugs to get high in the past year. 60 percent Teens who al~used prescrip- tion p.ain relievers did so be- fore the age of 15. 63 percent Teens who believe prescrip- tion drugs are easy to get from friends' and family's medicine cabinets 2in5 Teens believe prescription drugs are easier to get than illicit drugs. Simple enrollment process We handle the details for you! Low fees & monthly payments Convenient class schedules & times Satellite offices available in Portola, Greenville and Chester NEW 11550(c) PROGRAM iglat and Weeken We can help you! Program Directors: Andrew Mclntyre and Karen Coffren 251 Main St., #206 (above the post office) quincy 530-283-9921 California Highway Patrol Northern Division Assistant Chief Todd Chadd and Quincy Area Commander Bruce Carpenter congratulate Officer Jim Wheaton (center) on his promotion to sergeant Wednesday, Sept. 15. Wheaton's promotion became effective at the beginning of the month. Chadd said Wheaton is second in command in the Quincy area. Photo by Joshua Sebold Court Mandated & DUI 2288 NOW OFFERIN5 11550 H85 Treatment Program at these locations: 416 Melissa Ave., Chester 430 Main St., Gree'nville " E. Main St., Jackson Ste., Quincy 500 First Avenue, Portola by Patty Miller & John Banks I DUCKS UNLIMITED Conservation Today, Wetlands for Tomorrow A BIG THANK YOU FROM QUINCY DUCKS UNLIMITED! Quincy Ducks Unlimited Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2010 event a huge success*. AIII the Best Video Coyote Bar & Grill Allied Washoe Carey Candy Co. 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