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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 3B All 240 Portola High School students can use the six new library computer awarded to the group by The Common Good Community Foundation during stools for each station are on order and should arrive shortly. Photo submitted stations funded by the Portola Purple Pride Booster Club, in part with a grant its spring funding cycle. According to Booster Club Treasurer Paula Johnson, the announces tng Plumas County nonprofits with a special project, cause or community event needing funding can consider applying for one of several grants being offered by The Common Good Community Foundation during its winter funding cycle. The local foundation, established in 2012, has awarded almost $55,000 in grants since its inception. A wide variety of local nonprofits have benefited from the foundation's grants, including the Plumas County Museum, Horses Unlimited, PAWS, Plumas Arts, Plumas Community Hospice, CAN, Dramaworks, Portola Kids, the Roundhouse Council, Feather River Land Trust, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, and Feather River College scholarships. Grants are limited to $1,500, and applications must be emailed or postmarked not later than Nov. 30, to be considered during this funding cycle: Awards will be announced in late December. To apply for funding, visit: for instructions and the application form. Organizations may or may not receive the full amount requested, depending on the number of applications received and the actual amount available for funding during the winter cycle. For community members who would like to keep their charitable donations local, The Common Good Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax deductible and can be made at the foundation's website. Annual essay contest asks timely question "What makes a great President?" Answer this in an essay of 500 words or less and same talented student in Plumas County could win $20o. The Plumas League of Women Voters is asking high school students to answer a timely question for this year's annual essay contest. Students are asked to describe the qualifications and experiences that are most important in selecting the man or woman who will lead the country in 2017 and beyond. The contest offers a grand prize of $200 and three honorable mention prizes of $50 each. The deadline for essay submission is Nov. 21. "It is not too early to involve students in the pressing issues of our country. They are tomorrow's voters," said League President Susan Christensen. "The League's essay contest has traditionally been a means of starting their involvement in local and national issues and duties." Plumas County students in grades nine through 12, including those who are home-schooled or in private Study finds Mediterranean diet may improve brain health Last week, we looked at tl e sleeping habits of three study groups whose lifestyles roughly match up with the discovered living conditions of the Paleolithic period. What were these people doing while they were awake, C-FORCE you might ask? Like ancient HEALTH AND• FITNESS tribes, they were hunting, CHUCK NORRIS gathering and eating a version of the Mediterranean diet -- a diet rich in fish and their risk of developing vegetables, dementia should also quit Of the members of the smoking, exercise regularly ' study groups, virtually none and keep their blood pressure suffer from obesity and many low, he adds. live long lives. They also Even the authors of the have no problems sleeping, study cautioned that their It stands to reason that a findings do not prove good diet may have conclusively that the something to do with these Mediterranean diet prevents positive results. Now, a brain shrinkage. It is merely recent study by Columbia what they call an University published in the "association." • journal Neurology is taking Once again, conflicting or it a bit further than that. inconclusive information on Their findings suggest that nutrition has left us a Mediterranean diet may scratching our heads, improve brain health. They wondering what to make of it claim that having fish all. One minute, experts have regularly, eating little meat, us tossing out the butter; the and consuming vegetables, next, they are praising it as legumes and nuts is good for "good" fat. They first claim y.our brain, abstaining from drinking People who follow such a coffee is beneficial to our diet slow down the aging health, and before you know process. Their eating habits it, we can't get enough of its may help forestall shrinkage rich antioxidants. of the brain for as long as five No wonder folks get years; something that confused. No expert will happens as we age and can dispute that diet and exercise lead to dementia, are important to sustaining However, not all experts good health, but lack of agree, scientific consensus makes it "This study delves further hard for us to count the ways. into the potential benefits The only point of agreement that diet could have, but it seems to be that public health does not prove that a professionals can agree on Mediterranean-style diet can very little. stop your brain from Thank goodness they at shrinking as you age," says least agree on one thing: Dr. James Pickett, head of Being fat is bad for you. Wait research at the Alzheimer's a minute. Hold the phone. I Society. hate to break it to you, but we People hoping to reduce are now being told that some research suggests that being it does not distinguish Obesity, two large, long-term fat could be good for you. between symptom and cause, studies are making major A scientific review Obesity is just the most strides in understanding the published in 2013 in the visible symptom of genetic basis of disease, Journal of the American unhealthy eating and sitting specifically genes involved in Medical Association found too much. It is possible to be susceptibility to obesity. that being in the least-severe fit and fat at the same time, Known as the Framingham overweight category, experts say. Heart Study and the meaning just a fe v ticks When examining obesity, Women's Health Initiative, above what is considered you can't talk solely about researchers have identified a normal weight, may actually fat, but must factor in the common genetic variant reduce your chances of dying chronic health problems related to self-reported time prematurely, associated with diet and lack spent sitting. It is believed Conversely, being in the of exercise that are that understanding how lowest obesity category characteristic of people with genes, such as this one, seems to have no effect on this condition, interact with lifestyle risk of death at all. So what's to be gained bycharacteristics could lead to Not.surprisingly, this arguing about whether or not determining which ..... study has more than a few obesity is actually good for interventions are most critics. Scientists point out you? Not much. According to effective in helping people that those at the highest risk a thesis by Benjamin Spoer a achieve a healthy weight. of death are the sick, and sick Ph.D. student at NYU's "Even deep among folks tend to lose weight, College of Global Public scientists, people which could throw off Health, instead of worrying underestimate the extent to projections. In addition, about our collective which behavior is genetically obese patients tend to get waistlines, we need to focus controlled," says lead author more focused care from on making it possible forYann Klimentidis of the doctors than many other everyone to eat well and be University of Arizona in categories of patients, active. Tucson. Turns out, the scientific If we do that, he says, go-round on this subject is obesity and its related health Write to Chuck Norris even more complicated than . conditions should take care (/ with your that. Beyond the potentially of themselves, questions about health and protective effects of a little While debates similar to fitness. belly, the authors of the study this one continue to fill many suggest that being obese has pages of the public discourse Copyright 2015 chuck Norris been linked to higher among health experts, there Distributed by survival rates for people who is important progress being have heart failure and other made that should not go cardiovascular problems, unnoticed. The problem with this According to the conclusion, others say, is that International Journal of REQUEST FOR BIDS Plumas County Public Works is accepting bids for: Propane Fuel- Due: Nov. 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm Gas/Clear Diesel & Furnace Oil- Due: Nov. 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm For bid packets and information log on to: http://www.c0unty0fplumas,c0m/bids.asDx @R&V.EL Box 239 Quincy, CA 95971 i ....................................... I Scales I located m I .... ,.. Meadow Va Iley, CA.J Brought to you by: Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS THE TOOTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH Head and Neck Pain: Part 1 Do you suffer from Chronic headaches? There are many types of headaches with many different causes• The most important part of the process of solving this problem for people is achieving a proper diagnosis• The treating doctor must first know with some level of certainty what the cause of the pain is before treatment is attempted. Part of this process is eliminating what are the most unlikely causes, called "ruling out." There are numerous different types of )ractitioners who treat headaches, each with their own set of biases• Consequently, I have seen, over the last 35 years, many patients who have been treated by a long list of doctors with little or no success in relieving their chronic }ain. These were patients who had been misdiagnosed, so the treatments (usually drug regimes, or surgery) didn't work because the actual cause of their pain was not known. In these cases I found that the patients suffered from the symptoms of Temperomandibular disorder (TMD). This infers the involvement of the jaw joints (TMJ) and the musculature that operates the mandible or lower jaw. It is my desire to make this disorder'more well known and better understood so that people with this condition can be better helped. We will explore this more in the next few weeks. Family Dentistry and Orthodontics 2034 E. Main St., Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-2811 To send a legal: To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews,com schools, are eligible to participate in the essay contest. For information about the contest rules and requirements students Can contact their English and social studies teachers. For more information, call Joyce Scroggs at 283-0795 or Susan Christensen at 283-2424. Buy a new vehicle? Call me 'for a free quote on auto insurance. 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