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. Wednes=y,.0v. 7, 2001 County News By Tom Frodmrick Staff Wdter American Legion Post No. 664 and Elks Lodge No. 2626 have joined forces to recog- nize Vietnam veterans from Plumas County who died in the service of their country. Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veter- ans Day and the start of a long-range plan to memorial- ize the heroes of Plumas County. Scott Wilson says the im- mediate need is to gather in- formation from the families of the fallen men and women. Due to confidentiality con- cerns, various government agencies will not release the names of service personnel who lost their lives during the Vietnam War, from Dec. 22, 1961, through May 7, 1975. If you have information re- garding Plumas County mili- tary service men and women, please contact Wilson at 258- 3685. Gary Ferguson and David Alcorn, of Elks Lodge 2626, lost from a Vietnam era popu- The planning committee along with Scott Wilson, Bob lation base of approximately has requested a "Missing Brown Gregg Scott, of the Man Flyby" be provided by American Legion, will be Elks plan to have a the Fallen, Nev., Air Base. leading their respective mere- Vietnam Veterans Memorial A search is also on for a bets in a long-range plan to float ready for entry in the military marching band to recognize Plumas County res- 2002 Chester Fourth of July participate in the parade. idents who died during World parade. The American Legion Donations to the project are War I, World War II, the Ko- will provide an honor guard tax deductible in accordance rean War, the Vietnam War, and memorial, along with awith federal and state tax the Gulf War and future wars, float to represent all veterans, laws. Donation checks should including the current war on Current plans include a be made payable to: Elks terrorism. The first phase of pavilion on the old Super Lodge No. 2626 Veterans the memorial will be a black Saver lot on Main Street, Memorial, and be sent to P.O. marble monument 6 feet high owned by Derrick Anderson.Box 1329, Chester, CA 96020, with Vietnam veterans' The pavilion will feature in- attention Veterans Memorial. names engraved in white let- formation regarding the pro- Any money donated above ters, similar to the wall in posed Vietnam veterans men- the cost of this event will be Washington, D.C. ument, split equally among the Each war will be represent- The memorial will ulti- American Legion, the Elks, ed in a similar manner, with mately be located somewhere Scout troops and schools. The each section being placed in a in Chester. Suggested loca- Elks Ledge will donate their semi-circular formation after tions include the Collins Pine proceeds to the Veterans Hos- the selection of a permanent Company lawn area, Chesterpital in Rend, Nev., and other site and as funds permit. It is Park or the Chester Ceme- charitable organizations in believed that Plumas Countt tery. the Lake Almanor Basin. lost more men and women, Mike Grenell is working onCommunity support and per capita, than any other arrangements to have the fund-raising are essential to area in the United States. Be- Vietnam Portable Wall on dis- the success of building this tween nine and 13 lives were play in Chester. memorial. By Ten4 Dooust P0rt04a Editor Earlier this year, the Plumas Unified School Dis- tict Board of Trustees gave its approval for naming the Por- tola High School gymnasium in honor of Willie A. Tate. Tate, a beloved teacher, coach and friend of Portola's middle and high school stu- dents, passed away suddenly last year, leaving a void at the schools. Students, teachers and staff decided they wanted to name the gymnasium after Tate, a way of keeping his spirit alive at the school. Tommy Miles, principal of Feather River Middle School, said the last steps involve creating a memorial display in the gym's lobby. The display will contain some of Tate's memorabilia, a descriptioq of who he was and what he meant to the school and the In addition, special mementOs ( the Tate family. Miles said he with Chilcoot choosing the to be placed on the rmnasium, read: al Gymnasium." He said the cost play and the run about $3,000. The Purple Club has count for memorial and anY'. over will go general funds, to among all of partments boosters. 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Type I Diabetes This type (5:10% of all diabetics) usually starts in children or young adults. In this disorder the pancreas, which makes insulin, is progressively destroyed. People with Type I dia- betes need insulin injections every day to stay alive. Type 11 Diabetes This adult disorder is increasingly common with older age and obesity. People with Type II diabetes do make insulin, but the body does not respond normally and again blood sugar rises. Gestatlonal Diabetes This is when diabetes develops during pregnancy and can cause pregnancy related problems including large babies These women are at higher risk of developing Type II dia- betes later in life. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? Increased thirst, hunger or urination Fatigue or feeling very tired Blurred vision Frequent infections or slow-healing cuts and sores In Type 1 diabetes the symptoms begin quite suddenly and, untreated, can lead rapidly to serious illness including coma and death. In Type II the symptoms often are insidious and many people overlook them. It is estimated that as many as eight million Americans have undiagnosed Type II diabetes WHO IS AT RISK? Take this test to assess your risk. If your ethnicity is African American, Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander you need to pay special attention to this test. A SCORE OF 10 POINTS OR MORE INDICATF HIGH RISK I am a woman who has bad 9 at birth Yes lpt a baby weighing greater tim I have a parent with diabetes Yes lpt I have a brother or sister with diabetes Yes lpt My weight is equal to or above that on a standard weight chart Yes 5 pts I am under 65 yrs of age and I get Httle or no exercise Yes 5 pts I am between 45 and 64 years of age Yes 5 pts I am 65 years or older Yes 9 pts WHAT TO DO If you have diabetes or suspect that you may have diabetes, it is very impoV, ant that you are seen regularly for medical care and diabetic education. Plumas County now has a dia- betic clinic at the Graeagle Medical Office where you can be seen by a Diabetic Specialist Physician and a Certified Diabetes Educator. For further information or to make an appointment call the Diabetes Clinic at 836 1122. Tessa Whitley MD Director, Plumas Diabetic Clinic Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Members of the American I Skilled Therapeutic Massage and Integrative Muscular Pain Relief and Stress Offered at our Portola Oltic~ or In The Comfort and Privacy of Certain Insurance Plans Accepted for Office Make Massage a Regular Part of Your Active & Some Evening and Weekend Appointn'mnts Gift Certificates Sold for All Occasion' Serving Eastern Piunms County and Sierra PLUMAS PHYSICAL T: Orthopedic & S • Industrial & Auto Related In • Aquatic Rehabilitation • Therapeutic Pool • Certified Athletic Trainer on • Most Insurance Accepted Joaquin "Butch" Vargas, P.T., MTC, 78 Central Ave., Quincy , (530) 283-2202 . 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