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6B Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Pr{)gressive, Reporter Plumas County mental health survey deadline extended Peter Livingston Plumas County Mental Health Director The Plumas County Mental Health Department is in its second and t&apos;mal week of collecting information that will be used in creating the three-year Mental Health Services Act plan. The mental health department is interested in obtaining opinions from community members in an effort to identify mental health needs within the community. There are three unique versions of the surveys: school employees will receive a specially designed survey from their school site; there is a survey for children and families titled the Family Survey; and finally, a survey is designed for adults. Please complete only one survey. Get a survey There are a number of ways to obtain a survey. On the Internet, go to, Departments, Mental Health, MHSA Surveys. On that page you can access links for PDF versions that can be easily filled out, printed and then returned to the mental health office at 270 County Hospital Road, No. 107, Quincy, CA 95971. Also on that Web page are links to the online survey company Survey Monkey. By utilizing that link surveys can be filled out online with the results being automatically tabulated when the survey is completed. Surveys can also be obtained by visiting or calling the mental health department at the above address or 283-6307. The due date for surveys has been extended to Monday, Oct. 13. Next steps Survey results will be tabulated and analyzed. The results will be used to guide community-based meetings. There will be two types of meetings. Community forum meetings will be held in each major geographic location in the county. Focus group meetings will be held based upon unique categories, most of which are emphasized in guidelines for the MHSA planning process. Community forums MHSA community forums will be held in each of the geographical areas of the county. The forums are open to any community members who would like to learn about MHSA programs and/or to offer personal opinions about what mental health needs are perceived to exist in our community. The community forums are  <:aiq h scheduled as follows: -Portola: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Quincy: Thursday, Oct. 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Greenville: Friday, Oct. 24, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Chester: Friday, Oct. 24, noon - 1:30 p.m. The evening and noon meetings will include food equivalent to a light meal. Snacks will be served at the Greenville morning meeting. Community forums have been scheduled at times that CHP, from page 5B continued to slide in a southeasterly direction. When she saw the vehicle coming towards her, Shilling turned right to avoid a collision. As the oncoming car continued in a southeasterly direction, the fronts of the two Pathfmders collided. After the collision, Kaumans's car came to rest on its wheels, north of Shilling's vehicle, facing in a southwesterly direction. Shilling's car came to rest on its wheels, south of " ..... Kaumans, and facing in a  southeasterly direction. Kaumans was uninjured but demonstrated symptoms of intoxication. A CHP officer conducted a DUI investigation and upon its conclusion, arrested Kaumans for suspicion of driving under the influence. Kaumans was subsequently booked at Plumas County Jail. A passenger in Kaumans' vehicle suffered minor injuries and was treated at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy. Shilling chose to seek her own aid for minor injuries. State Route 89, south of Sierraville, Sept. 27 At approximately 8:30 p.m., David Butterfield, 57, of Loyalton, was driving his 1992 Chevrolet pickup northbound at a stated speed of 55 mph. While driving, he allegedly attempted to usea hand-held cellular phone, which diverted his attention from the roadway. The driver allowed the Chevy to drift onto the east shoulder of the road. He attempted to maneuver the vehicle back onto the roadway, but was unable to maintain control. The pickup traveled west across the roadway, onto the west shoulder and hit a large pine tree. The Chevy sustained major damage to the right side of the vehicle. Butterfield suffered minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the CHP report. He was transported by Eastern Plumas Healthcare ambulance to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee. After medical clearance, Butterfield was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, and subsequently booked at the Sierra County Jail. The collision is still under investigation by the Quincy area CHP. Forest Service road 25N12, Sept. 28 Cody Person, 19, of Quincy was driving his 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, with two passengers, at a stated speed of 25 - 30 mph eastbound at approximately 11 a.m. According to the CHP report, he was not paying attention to the roadway in front of him and failed to notice a Ford F-150 being driven westbound by. David Hamilton, 31, also of Quincy. Hamilton saw the Silverado coming towards him and steered towards the south shoulder to avoid a collision. Person saw the Ford F-150 at the last minute, panicked, and made an unsafe turn towards the south shoulder towards the F-150. The front end of the Silverado collided with the front end of the F-150 on the south shoulder. All parties were wearing seat belts and no one was injured. Both vehicles were driven away. ,!A :am =,1 ......  =ms  u are believed to be most convenient for a majority of commtlnity members. Specific locations will be announced upon confirmation. Focus groups Focus groups are smaller groups that are limited to special segments of the community as identified by MHSA guidelines. Participants will be selected based on the unique role they play, or their experiences in the community relating to specific mental health needs and services. The following focus groups will be held between Oct. 22 and 24: Plumas County Mental Health Department staff; adult consumers of mental health services; family members of mental health consumers; criminal justice system providers; and transitional age youth (ages 16 - 24). In the event that you (or someone you know) meet the special criteria for one of the focus groups and would like to participate, please leave a message at mental health (283-6307) expressing your interest and identifying which focus group you are interested in. Information gathered from the community survey process will be used to guide in-depth discussions in each focus group. Plumas County mental health encourages citizens to make their voices heard by completing a survey and participating in the local community forum meetings. Plumas County mental health fully supports stakeholder involvement and truly encourages clients, families and the community to provide input onthe mental health needs in our community, helping to prioritize planning options. Burn ban remains in eFf,00c: on state responsibility lan Js Cal Fire reminds residents ofLassen; Modoc and Plumas counties that the burn ban is still in effect and there will be no burning allowed in state responsibility areas until weather conditions significantly change. Cal Fire will notify the media and post information at when the burn ban has been lifted. "The cooler weather and recent rain can lull us into a false sense of security, but fire danger remains high, and no one can say for certain what the next few months will bring," said Cal Fire prevention specialist Leah Sandberg. "We could see an early end to fire season or, as some predict, we may be fighting fire well into October and November. "Though we don't know ' what will occur tomorrow, we can make a difference in what happens today. Please continue to be fire safe and remember you cannot burn on state responsibility lands until the ban has been formally lifted." 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