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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 5A Blue Star Moms form local chapter M. Kate West Chester Editor chesternews@plumasnews.corn The Blue Star Moms of Plumas County and West- wood moved steps closer Oct. 14 in their quest to be certified as an official chapter. Hosting a meeting at the Chester Memorial Hall, the women moved through an agenda filled with actions necessary to the process. Ann Cordero facilitated the meeting business of electing officers, naming the chapter and setting a permanent meeting date and time. Cordero was nominated and received a unanimous vote for the position of president. Also receiving the full support of the group were Elizabeth Ponciano, vice president; Valerie Lewis, recording secretary; Dianne Moore, financial secretary; and Lola Westberg, treasurer. During the discussion about naming the chapter the group made the decision that whatever the selected name, it was important that all community members under- stand the chapter would provide regional support to all service members, includ- ing those with family and friends in Plumas County and Westwood. Continuing the discussion, Cordero spoke about the re- search she had completed about chapter names and provided food for thought with the example names of "Blue Star Mothers of the Brave and Strong" and "Red, White and Blue Star Moms". The chapter name "Feather River Blue Star Moms" was suggested and adopted by the group. Cordero then outlined upcoming activities and meeting dates. Next up for the group is joining with the Lassen and Modoc counties' Soaring Eagle Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers for a pacling party. The two groups of mem- bers, associate members and The newly elected officers of the Feather River Blue Star Moms Chapter are (from left) Lola Westberg, Ann Cordero, Elizabeth Ponciano, Dianne Moore and Valerie Lewis. Photo by M. Kate West friends will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 in the Veteran's Memorial Hall, on Main Street, in Susanville. The purpose of the party is to pack gifts of necessities for service members overseas. The Feather River Blue Star Moms will now meet on the first Thursday of every month in the Chester Memorial Hall at 6:30 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4. For more information or a membership application, call Ann Cordero at 596-4785. You may also make contact by e- mailing to: almanorarmy- Evergreen offers new shopper's card Shoppers will discover a new way to receive rewards locally at Evergreen IGA, an independent grocery store serving Indian Valley and the surrounding areas. The new Hometown re- wards program kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 3. Participating customers will be given an Evergreen IGA Hometown Rewards card that will be a personal elec- tronic wallet for receiving re- wards, discounts and special offers. Cardholders will be able to make returns by phone for instant credit, be alerted to product recalls, receive per- sonalized coupons and offers, and access their card balance and shopping history online. The personal rewards nev- er expire and can be saved and used on future visits. The program was designed by the Tucker Family owners and managers to enhance their customers' shopping experience with targeted promotions and unique value-added services. In addition, the Hometown Rewards card will help shoppers stay connected to Evergreen IGA's various clubs and community pro- grams including, IGA Kids Club, IGA Senior Rewards, Hometown Heroes Commu- nity Give Back Program, and the store's Sandwich, Wine, Garden and Feed Clubs. Once customers enroll in the program by completing a secure, online profile, they will begin receiving rewards in their personal electronic wallets. Rewards will include one- percent back on their total purchases; five-percent se- nior discounts on Wednes- days; and one-percent back on IGA and Western Family private label purchases that can be directed to the local charity of their choice. Shoppers will not need a card to receive regular ad pricing. Rewards will be doubled sometimes, to charities on certain specified dates, which will be promoted at the time. Also, if customers sign up before the end of the year, they Will receive an incentive bonus of $5 in their wallet. The annual Turkey Buck promotion will be also man- aged through the Hometown Rewards Card. "We believe the Hometown Rewards program will allow us to do a better job commu- nicating with all of our customers," said Nathan Tucker, co-owner and store director. "And it will allow us to demonstrate our apprecia- tion for customers shopping in our store and supporting the community." "Our customers' satisfac- tion as well as their personal privacy and safety are of the utmost importance to us," he added. "And we look forward to exceeding their expectatiohs?' PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Big turnout Mark Lillard, left, and Steve Tolen of Plumas District Hospi- tal during the hospital's fall health screening. Lillard was one of nearly SO0 who attended. Photo submitted PDH Laboratory Mana- ger Jeff Obenland reported a higher than normal re- sponse to Plumas District Hospital's low-cost health screening during the second week of October. "Four hundred ninety- two people came for the screening. That number is closer to what we expect during the spring screen- ing," he said. Staff introduced a more efficient patient flow model during the October screening. The new system prevented delays, leaving organizers and patients pleased. For nearly 10 years, Plumas District Hospital has offered low-cost health screenings in May and October. Health screening exams play a vital role in preventive healthcare for a wide range of common health problems and diseases. It is important to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss results with healthcare providers. The PDH low-cost screening includes com- prehensive metabolic panel, thyroid screening, complete blood count (CBC), cholesterol, triglyc- erides, HDL, and direct LDL and ratio. Other op- tional screenings offered are bone density and prostate cancer screen- ings. The next low-cost health screening will take place in May, 2011 at Plumas District Hospital. Supervisor I am the candidate who ... ... has the necessary training and experience in mediation and problem solving. As a certified commercial mediator (UC Berkeley), i have the knowledge and skills to help and resoh, e any dispute. ... cared enough to be interviewed by local In Home Care Workers to discuss the needs of our elderly, and mentally and physically incapable. The California United Home Care Workers invited all candidates to an interview process to determine which candidate would be best suited to represent the needs of our community. They chose me. ... has attended all five League of Women Voters Forum Nights. The League of Women Voters main objective is to educate the voters and citizens of our communities. ... has taken the time to tour the Plumas County Jail facility. It is important to understand first hand what each department of our county faces on a daily basis. How can we make intelligent decisions about our Sheriff's Department if we don't take the time to learn and listen ? ... knows the importance of shopping locally. Where goods and services were available locally, I chose to spend every penny in out" county. .... has attended the Town Hall Meetings regarding the new Courthouse location. This is by far one of the most important issues facing Plumas County in recent years. The State of California will be paying for the new court- house but this decision will affect Plumas County for years to come. This IS a County issue. ... was present at the Forum Nights for the Portola City Council Candidate's night and US Congress Candidate's night. It is just as important to be involved in the entire county as it is in the district in which we represent. The job of Supervisor includes reasonable decisions and effective communication between the state and federal government. ... has a vested interest in our education system and civic needs, o I am a husband and father of three young boys, and my wife and I are involved DALLY in our school system by mentoring, coaching, communicating and volunteering time for the betterment of our children's future. ... has taken the time to work directly with our Public Health Director to continue developing a healthy environment for Plumas County. We are fortunate to have one of the most cutting edge public health directors in the State of California. It is important to continue the efforts our public health department has displayed in improving overall health status. ... has the knowledge and experience to tackle our county's emergency medical system and fire protection issues. As a former Firefighter/EMT, paid and volunteer, I am personally aware of the challenges small fire departments face in rural communities. ... has the experience and knowledge of managing hundreds of employees in any given day. As an experienced manager and owner of a wide range of high volume businesses, I have developed the necessary communication skills needed to work effectively with all departments and personnel. I have been a friend of Jan service. I know that he is eager to have the opportunity to serve the commu- nity as Supervisor of District 5 in Plumas County. Jon has chosen to raise his family in Plumas County and i deep!y invested in our future and prosperity. As a mother, what matters most to me is health, safety, and security of my family and the quality of my child's education. Jon Kennedy shams these concerns. Jan has the priority, business ' and Firefighter the p skills to face those issues head on. He is a fiscally responsible, ethical; non- partisan and reasonable man who brings fresh ideas and excitement to District 5. Heis the rare combination of both head and heart :that is seldom seen in public servants. Mailary Skidmore Attn. Mail-In Voters: Absentee Ballots must be received by Election Day, Nov. 2. Post Marks DO NOT COUNT. Jon Kennedy 836-1674 , P.O. Box 147Graeagle Paid for by the Committee to elect Jon Kennedy, Supervisor District 5, 2010.