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.Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 5B Mental health hosts forums, focus groups The Plumas County Mental Health Department has set community forums and focus groups in accordance with the Mental Health Services Act. The community forums are open to any and all community members who would like to contribute to the development of the MHSA plan. The focus groups are open only to individuals who fit into the particular category identified by the title of the focus group. Those qualifying for more than one focus group may attend any groups that are a proper fit for their circumstances. Light refreshments will be served. A modest monetary incentive will be provided to people attending the following focus groups: adult consumers; family members of mental health clients; and transitional age youth (ages 16 - 24). The Plumas County Mental Health Department encourages participation. A panel of local experts convenes to increase awareness of domestic violence during A Celebration of Courage. The lineup included, from left, Deputy Tom Froggatt; Dr. Jeffrey Kepple, Plumas District Hospital CEO; Probation Chief Dan Prince; Heather Caiazzo, LMFT; and Delicia Martinetti, Domestic Violence Services coordinator for Plumas Rural Services. Photo courtesy Plumas Rural Services PRS holds event to celebrate courage On Thursday, Oct. 16, Plumas Rural Services invited community members to "A Celebration of Courage," an evening designed to provide a local picture of domestic violence and start a community conversation around the issue. As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the event was a timely exploration of the impact of domestic violence on neighbors, businesses and communities. Attendees gathered at the West End Theatre for the evening. The event included a brief video introducing the isue of domestic violence at the local level. Two local survivors of domestic violence addressed the attendees, describing their experience with domestic violence, how they escaped their situation, and what services and resources they used in the community. A local panel of experts hosted a community conversation following the video and survivors&apos; stories. Experts included Delicia Martinetti (coordinator, PRS Domestic Violence Services), Randi Nash (youth paraprofessional counselor, PRS Respond to Youth), Jennifer Kauffman (program coordinator, Girls Rite), Heather Caiazzo (clinical manager, PRS Child Abuse Treatment Program), Dr. Jeff Kepple (CEO, Plumas District Hospital) and Dan Prince (chief probation officer, Plumas County Probation). The panel fielded questions from the audience in the hopes of launching more community conversations around the issue of domestic violence and what can be done to address it locally. The event also honored Marlene Nelson, a longtime resident of Graeagle who has been instrumental in helping PRS' Domestic Violence Services to take care of needs that are not covered by the program's state funding. Her assistance, along with that of the local chapter of the California Federation of Republican Women (of which Nelson serves as president), was key to refurbishing the emergency shelter for clients and their dependent children escaping a violent situation. She is also continually fundraising to support emergency clothing, personal care products and other critical items for the shelter's day-to-day needs. Funds from the Verizon Foundation's 2014 HopeLine grant program supported the cost to develop and host the event. More information on PRS and its Domestic Violence Services, including the video shown during A Celebration of Courage, can be found on the PRS website (www.plumasruralservices. org)or by calling 283-5675. i I • REDUCE k" RE-USE k" RECYCLE ADOP"AB _E DOG OF THE WEEK Greetings! I go by the name of Poppy & I'm a friendly little 8 month old, white and tan, male Chihuahua mix. I'm looking for my new forever family to give me guidance, love & tenderness. I'll give you all of my puppy love in return. I'm an awesome little guy who needs more socialization and human contact. Come visit me at High Sierra Animal Rescue and give me a chance to wi0 your heart! Breed: Chihuahua, Short Coat/Mix Age: 8 Months Gender: Male Color: White/Tan Altered: Yes Size: Small Ref. #2566 Current on shots Poppy H/gh S/erra An/maZ Rescue Open from 10 am to 4 pm, Mon. thru Sat. (530) 832-4727 !'a & Northeastern Rural  : Health Clinics Proudly Acknowledges * Tammy Fletcher * "r LVN, Suite C "A" " October ,j  2014 . Employee ii Of The i Month I Invest In 1 f PLUMASI i COUNTY f .......... Budge! conscious? Find c.i00od prlces & good values it these area stores. "Quality treasures at affordable prices." 283-4345 "i, URlqae thop In O, MR'" Mon.- Sat. • 1 lam - 4pm lh EPHC Auxiliary Nifty Thrifty 116 Commercial St. • "01d Town Portola" 832-5967 Open for donations and great values. Tu 1 Saturday, 10am-3pm Clothing Books * Housewares  <€ Jewelry  " & More Come and see the menagerie! 230 Main Street, Quincy • 283-1762 h (Co][]l]131]L(e2 S ]P]la<ce Se(cond Han(d T]reassu]ress • Antiques • Collectibles • Used Furniture * Books • Household Items • Jewelry Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am-4pm 72850 Hwy. 70 • 3 Miles West of Portola. 530-249-1745 KRISSYS KLOSET AND KOLLECTIBLES THRIFT STORE • Second-hand Clothing • Collectibles and much more i • Donations /elcome [[ Mon-Fri., lOam- 5pro; Sat., 10am-3pm i i " 530-832-5600 - 181 Nevada St., Portola ,,.,,,,,,.,,, ........ ;f Thrift Store ,j) Check out our 0T' Buys! Wednesday & Saturday • 10am-2pm PUBLIC WELCOME 801 Golf Club Drive, Lake Almanor