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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct, g, 2(&apos;,;a 3:,,, United Blood Services staff member Blaze Hueth administers a blood draw from Quincy High School student Koby Caballero during the school's blood drive Sept. 30. The nonprofit plans to hold several more drives in Plumas County in the upcoming months. Photo by James Wilson Quincy High School hosts blood drive James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com United Blood Services made its way to Quincy on Sept. 30 for a blood drive at Quincy High School. Students from the school and the general public lined up to donate much-needed blood. Stafffrom United Blood Services stressed the continuing need for and importance of donating blood. According to the nonprofit, one out of every seven hospital patients needs blood during his oi  her visit. Nationally, someone needs blogd every tWO seconds. Thirty-eight percent of the population is eligible to give blood, but only 5 percent does. An automobile-accident victim can use 50 pints or more of blood. Double red blood donors must meet certain requirements. Males must be 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weigh at least 130 pounds. Females must be 5 feet, 5 inches and weigh 150 pounds. United Blood Services plans to return to Plumas County twice before the new year. Geena Taylor, donor relations specialist, commented on why donations late in the year are especially important. "At the very end of the year, heading into the new year, it's easy to get NglW FALL FLAVOR'S! salted caramel buttercream pumpkin pie muffins gingersnaps OPEN TUES-SAT .446 Main St., Quincy 283-9262 A FULL SIIL:'VICI BAKERY fresh pastries breads & bagels cakes & pies coffee & espresso distracted with all the holiday events," said Taylor. "We need as much blood as possible before the new year, because the demand doesn't slow down. The next blood drive in Plumas County will take place in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of l_atter-day SMuts in (.,)ttincy on Dec:. 2. Greenville residents w ill get a chance to donate Dec. 9 at the Town Hall. A blood drive at Portola High School is set tbr Jan. 15, 2015, and a drive in Chester is scheduled tbr June later thai year. To register to donate and schedule an appointment, go to tm itedbh <dser v ices.org. Mon-Fri 8am-3pm 1245 Sloat Road, at the Old Sloat Mill (530) 28319654 CASA seeks volunteers to advocate for children Plumas CASA reports it is in need of caring volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of foster children. CASA (court-appointed special advocate) provides specially trained volunteers who work with children who are dependents of the court. Frequently these children have been placed in tbster care. The volunteer is appointed by the judge, and plays a unique role in a child's life. A CASA volunteer supports the child by discovering that child's needs and wants, and then advocating for his or her best interest. CASA was formed in 1976 by a Seattle judge who was bothered by the fact he was making important decisions in the lives of abused and neglected children without sufficient information. These children had been made dependents of the court, often removed from the care of their parents, and the court was making parental decisions without the knowledge and insight ot a true parent. His program utilized trained community volunteers to get to know the children and then speak for their best interests in court, thereby helping to ensure they had safe and loving home environments. The program was so successful that there are no v,,' CASA programs nationwkh,, with more than 70,000 volunteers serving more tla u 300,000 children. Retired Judge Garrett , Olney formed Plumas CASA in 2001. Judge Ira Kaufman who currently hears most ' juvenile matters in Plumas County, says he is very  supportive of the CASA program, and considers the ' volunteers' suggestions carefully when making a decision. Plumas CASA is offering an orientation/informational meeting tbr prospective volunteers to learn more about the program Saturday, Nov. 1, at 591 W. Maiu St. m Quincy. The organization hopes tu train new advocates in November. Call 283-2227 tbr more information. complete eye exam? 1 | We offer a wide range of quality eye care services, Contacts Frames Lenses New Patients Welcome  FRIDEN OPTOMETRY Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave.. Quincy 283-2020 www.fridenoptometry.com Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses {large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. Meadow Valley l Volunteer FireDept. [ Pancake o, Breakfast at Saturday, October 11, 2014 Time: 7.11 AM Cost: $8 ($5 children under 8) This year's proceeds will benefit Meadow Valley Fire Department's Emergency Medical Response! 395 Main St.  Ca ! l-lop