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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 91B When a service member dies on active duty or a veteran dies of a service-connected medical condition, or a service-connected medical condition was a major factor in the death, the surviving spouse is eligible for dependency and indemnity compensation. The two major exceptions to this rule are if the veteran is rated 100 percent disabled for'at least 10 years or an ex-prisoner of war was rated 100 percent for one year. In those cases the surviving spouse is also eligible for DIC regardless of the cause of the veteran's death. Service-connected means the disability happened while in the service or from something that was made VET TRAx JIMMY LAPLANTE Veterans Services Officer, Plumas Co. worse because of that military service. Surviving spouse means married to the service member or veteran at the time of death. If the surviving spouse remarries prior to age 57, DIC is stopped. The current DIC payment rate is $1,233.23 per month. Medical care will continue for surviving spouses of retired veterans. Other benefits, including education and a property tax break, may be available depending on each situation. For each dependent child, an additional $305.52 per month is available. There is no time limit to apply for this benefit. Our office can assist you in applying for this benefit. The Plumas County Veterans Service Office issues veteran ID cards to honorably discharged veterans. Contact Jimmy LaPlante if you would like to receive periodic veterans' information by email. There are many state and federal benefits and programs available to veterans and their dependents. To fred out ff you are eligible for any of these benefits, visit or call our (283-6275/6271). We can and will assist you in completing all required applications. :)uincy Crazy C!uilmt s offer.,; 00:lasses The Quincy Crazy Quilters group plans to offer a six-week course for novice quilters beginning Jan. 7, 2015. Taught by Carolyn Kenney, the class is for people who want to learn basic rotary cutting, piecing and fabric handling techniques and terminology. Each student will create a quilt that uses several of the most common quilt block patterns. The weekly three-hour class begIns at 5 p.m. at Plumas Bank's administration building on Central Avenue. The cost is $25 per student, plus supplies. Each student must have a sewing machine. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register and for more information, contact Kenney at 283-2954. In addition to the six-week course, Mona Hill will teach a one-day class Saturday, Jan. 17. This is a beginner-level quilting class with creative potential for more advanced quilters. By the end of class, most students should have a quilt top to take home. The class will be held at Plumas Charter School, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $15 plus supplies and each student must have a sewing machine. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register and to obtain a supply list, call Hill at 283-1736. Quincy Crazy Quilters meets the third Thursday of the month, but the December meeting has been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Plumas Bank, 32 Central Ave. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the evening's program is a demonstration of machine quilting. For more information, contact Mona Hill at 283-1736. Grouo 00,l()vi,3es tlealing tqrougq art or all your construction needs Plumas Rural Services is hosting weekly Window Between Worlds workshops at its 711 E. Main St. location in Quincy on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. The workshops use art as a healing tool for women survivors of trauma, abuse and violence. A trained women's group leader guides each week's workshop, helping participants to process and move past their history through creative artistic endeavors. Window Between WorIds is an international model for healing. Participants experience improvements in areas such as clarifying needs/goals, making breakthroughs, repairing family bonds, taking decisive steps, dealIng with feelings and developing focus. More information on PS and its domestic violence services can be found on the PRS website (plumasrural or by calling 283-5675. Fish and wildlife officers mount up for equine patrol Wildlife officers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are turning to an age-old enforcement tool -- the horse -- to help protect California's natural resources. While there is no formal mounted patrol unit, some wildlife officers are using their own personal horses for routine patrol in the back country. Much like canine partners, horses can see, hear and go places more quickly and quietly than modern technology. Covering up to 20 miles a day, equine patrols can show up where you least expect them, even in the most adverse conditions. "As a 25-year law enforcement professional, I have used a variety of tools in my career and my 6-year-old mustang is by far one of the most practical resources at my disposal," said CDFW Wildlife Officer Jerry Karnow. "I can cover many miles a day in locations not accessible by any vehicle, which includes a huge portion of California's outback. As a mounted unit, I have confiscated illegal "Utilizing horses makes perfect sense for the duties and work of a wildlife officer in the back country." Gary Densford California Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer firearms, helped hikers find their way, put out illegal campfires and made arrests in crimes that would otherwise go unnoticed." Karnow's equine partner, Modoc, is a former wild mustang from Lassen County who was rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management. At 2 years of age, Modoc entered the :wild horse program at a correctional facility in Carson City. Mustangs in the program are tamed, socialized and ridden for the first time by inmates. Wild horses have a keen sense of awareness from living as a prey species, which is needed for their survival from day one. They can hear, see and sense activity at a longer distance well before a human ear or eye can detect it, making them solid enforcement partners. "Protecting California's precious natural resources all comes down to boots on the ground, which includes covering large areas of rough terrain," said CDFW Wildlife Officer Gary Densford. "Utilizing horses makes perfect sense for the duties and work of a wildlife officer in the back country." All horses used for patrol must be sound, reliable and in good working condition. Each horse and rider is observed yearly to ensure the equine under saddle is sound and trail ready, reports the agency. All horse units are maintained in a healthy, groomed condition and are not ridden on patrol without appropriate hoof care. CDFW is currently utilizing a handful of units with more interest on the rise. GOLF RESULTS Mt. Huff Golf Storm? What storm? At the request of the golfers, the Mt. Huff Wednesday Morning Scramble went off without a hitch (or a raindrop). A good-sized crowd came out to beat the weather. In fn'st place at nIne under par was the team of non Carter, Ron Christensen and Mike Ingle. In second place at eight under par were team members Jeff Stevens, Darel Joseph and Mike Wilson. Jeff Stevens triumphed by taking the chip-in and the closest to the pin competition. On Thursday, the afternoon scramble was ramed out. Future scrambles will be dependent on the weather. To have your golf results and club news included in this weekly section, email the information to sports@plumes news.corn by Friday at 3p.m. , Give us a call t3day: NEa General Building Contractor EATTY Calif. 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