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8A Wednesday; Nov. 20, 2013 Feather River Bulletin k Top money earners Kaitlynn Miller and Dylan Miller are joined by high earner Laney Barr'eno in Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School's recent Spell-a-thon fundraiser. Photos courtesy Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization Elementary students spell f)r dollars Pioneer-Quincy Elementary School students recently completed their month-long Spell-a-thon fundraiser, raising more than $16,000 to help pay for assemblies, field trips, technology, playground equipment and more. Every year, students are asked to study a list of spelling words and collect sponsors from family, friends and the community based on their performance on a spelling test given at school. Top spellers are acknowledged at an assembly with certificates and ribbons. Top money earners receive $100 gift cards. Every child who participates in the fundraising portion of the Spell-a-thon receives a prize, many donated by generous local merchants. This year, the top two money earners were Kaitlynn and Dylan Miller, each bringing in a whopping $642.50. The other top money earners were Laney Barreno, Isabella Peace and Emmary Wingfield. Mrs. Stahlman and Mrs. Abramson tdok top honors in the K-3 class competition for best spellers and best fundraising. In the Emmary Wingfield and Isabella Peace also accept honors as high earners in the spelling fundraiser. fourth - sixth grades, Mrs. Caley's class swept both categories. The Spell-a-thon is an annual fundraiser of the Pioneer-Quincy Parent Cooperative Organization. For a list of merchant supporters or to find out more, visit Book your wor00', f00raily or f :iends In the bak room t Iassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon IIor$ d'0euvre, Bufet nd Plated dinner menus available Dys snd evenings vsilble but going feast lall MarEaret liiddiard at IIO-IIT-TBtB hook your i W tod00 Head Start and Early Head Start Health Advisory Committee meeting participants are welcomed by organizer Linda Margaretic, standing, Nov. 15 at Moon's. The group meets twice a year to network and share agency updates and other important information. Photo by Laura Beaton He00l00h,00.dvisory Council rovides net0000oll(00ng opportunitiel Laura Beaton Staff Writer Cindy Warner, a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice, aka the "Tooth Fairy," spoke of the importance of dental hygiene for children as young as 6 months of age to a group of early childhood providers and educators Nov. 15. Approximately 25 people attended Head Start and Early Head Start's Health Advisory Committee meeting at Moon's Restaurant in Quincy, where Warner Was the guest speaker. The biannual luncheon and networking event, organized by Health Coordinator Linda Margaretic, of Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities Head Start, featured a round robin introduction and agency update. Representatives from Plumas Rural Services, Plumas County health and mental health, CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), Healthy Touch, WIC (Women, Infantsand Children) and Child Welfare Services joined Head Start Executive Director Brenda Poteete and staff in an opportunity to share and learn more about health-related services for children countywide. Warner, a Feather River Family Dentistry dental hygienist, also provides dental care and screenings to young Children enrolled in Head Start's programs. She told the gi:oup that early dental care is important to a child's overall health. "If they have a tooth, we want to see them," she said. Plumas County has only three Denti-Cal and Healthy Families providers, Warner said. There are hospital., dentistry services in the county. That makes it even more important for parents and their children to learn about healthy dental care, nutrition and other proactive health practices. Most children are unable to floss and brush effectively until they are 9 years old, Warner said. Pregnant women who are eligible for MediCal can receive, among other services, free dental services throughout their pregnancies and for 60 days after they give birth. Other important information disseminated at the meeting included an update by Louise Steenkamp, of Plumas County Health, who informed the group that the county is now participating in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Ann Krinsky, of Child Welfare Services, spoke of the lack of foster homes in the county and the many challenges her program faces in providing care for youth. Katy Dyrr, who runs the WIC program, is also the lead for the Mountain Interagency Lactation Coalition. Dyrr ' said the coalition aims to promote breastfeeding and to help educate women and others about its benefits. The group's next meeting is Jan. 29 and it is open to new members, be they health care professionals or laypeople. To learn more about Head Start and its various programs call 283-1242 or go to TI IDSI the holidays-- if you can! @ *Sizes infant through Adult XL. Large Sizes especially needed. We also accept cash for coats--we'll do the shopping for you! FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL CATHY: 832.6567 Cne(.'i'( Out Our PLUMASNEWS.COM I