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12B Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Local artists sparkle this season New to the Capitol Arts Gallery this month is the work of neighboring Lassen County artist Ruth Faust. Her exquisitely exe- cuted and vividly colorful colored pencil drawings and fanciful papier-mikh6 creations will be presented at the Dec. 7 Sparkle Opening Reception. Photo courtesy PIumas Arts The work of local artisans brightens the season at the Capitol Arts Gallery on Main Street in Quincy. The Dec. 7 Sparkle Opening Reception at the gallery coincides with the Sparkle event in downtown Quincy and showcases works by local artists in a wide range of mediums -- from fine to fabric arts, pottery to prints, jewelry, glass, wood, an eclectic collection of up-cy- cled items, musical record- ings and more. Plumas Arts member- artists were challenged to present work for this Decem- ber show that was designed as an antidote to the economy and an opportunity for the season. Countless items are priced in a gift-giving range. In addition members are pre- senting a 20 percent discount on higher priced works. Plumas Arts moved its S lb. bag Navel Oranges 10 lb. bag Potatoes S 49 ea, Bananas ,00ly Two Days Only. Dec. 7 & 8 lb. Bag Red hlldous Apples Avocados Yellow Onions 2ea/Sl 39,b. noma Tomatoes 89L. 2 Loose Broccoli Mushrooms 99ea 99Cea: Lettuce 99ea. Texas Grapefruit 2ea/Sl Sale pdces effective Dec. 7 & 8, 2012, only. Sale starts at 6:00 am. Undted supply. No rainchecks please. A WEEK 5am-10pm Fine Wines & Spirits =,O.F All Lotter Games Own.  US Postage 0/=- 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANVILLE, CA 96130 . We accept Food StampS& W1C Up-cycled fabric purses are created by Jeni Johnson, whose en- trepreneurial business R.A.G.S. (recycled and gorgeous) works to create useful items from discarded garments and textiles. See her work at the Capitol Arts Gallery. Learn more on the website planetrag.com. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts decades-long gallery opera- tion into the historic Capitol Saloon building in 2012. The prominent location right across the street from the county courthouse has great- ly increased traffic and expo- sure for the works of creative residents. This dynamic space currently boasts a col- lection of the work of 70 re- gional artists. "More and more people are making their way into the gallery each day," comment- ed gallery manager Lori Davis. Many come out of curiosity fueled by memories of the space in its former life as the county's longest continuously running public drinking es- tablishment. All leave as, tounded by, and complimen- tary of, the work that has been accomplished in re-habi- tating the space. The building was built in 1873 and its brick structure allowed it to survive a fire that devastated Main Street. Plumas Arts has served as the catalyst that has brought the historic facility back into spirited community use. Many more programs are planned as ideas sPring to life. For more information about the many programs and projects of Plumas Arts, or to support its work with an annual membership dona- tion, see the website at plumasarts.org or call 283- 3402. l'he Capitol Arts Gallery features the work of fused glass de- ;signer Ruth McRoberts, who incorporates quilt patterns into some of her functional designs. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts 1 1 00Free flu vaccinations available county-wide The Plumas County Public Health Agency is encourag- ing the community to get flu vaccinations this month in observance of National In- fluenza Vaccination Week. This year's flu season and National Influenza Vaccina- tion Week provides an im- portant opportunity for the health department to tell people how important it is to get an annual flu shot," said Plumas County Public Health Director Mimi Hall. 'Getting vaccinated is the ingle best way for people to brotect not only themselves hgainst flu, but their loved bnes as well." ( Each year, the health de- tartment provides free flu hots to all residents through its annual drive-through flu .Clinic in each community, at school based flu clinics, and' by appointment at the Public Health Clinic The agency vaccinated 1,654 people during its annual drive-through vaccination clinics Oct. 22-26, and more than 713 students received the vaccination the week of Nov: 5. If you have not already re- ceived your flu vaccine, it's not too late. Vaccine isstill available, and getting a flu vaccine is more convenient than ever: Vaccines are available at local health care providers, at many retail pharmacies, and at Plumas County Public Health Agency. While there may be a cost through your local clinic or pharmacy, the county health department provides no-cost flu shots. Flu vaccine is recommend- ed for almost everyone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months receive a flu vac- cine, which offers the best protection against the flu. Thousands of people die and tens of thousands are hospitalized with flu compli- cations each year. People at highest risk of complications from the flu are children younger than 5, adults older than 65, people with certain health condi- tions, and pregnant women. Because the flu virus is constantly changing, it is im- portant to get vaccinated every year. The severity of flu illness can vary from mild to severe. When severe, flu complica- tions can lead to hospitaliza- tion and sometimes even death. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu. "One of the greatest chal- lenges we face from the flu is the uncertainty of the dis- ease," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Na- tional Center for Immuniza- tion and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disea Control and Prevention (CDC). "Flu viruses are con- stantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread, and they can af- fect people differently based on their body's ability to fight infection." For more information on the flu,  Visit www.cdc.gov/flu. You can also call the Plumas County Public Health Agency at 530-283-6330 for in- formation or an appointment for a free flu vaccine.