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4C Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 Lassen County Times, Westwood PinePress One big pumpkin Susanville residents Hanna and Trenton Hackney get ready for Halloween and pose with a 70-pound pumpkin they grew in their garden, Photo submitted N tional people locater activates for helping with California fire The department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has activated its National Emergency Family Registry and Locater System in connection with the fires in California. The system is now available to help families find adult members of their households, from whom they may have become separated as a result of the event. Call centers have been established and may be reached at 1-800- 588-9822; 24- hours a day tion about themselves and where they can be found by calling a toll-free telephone number, 1-800,588-9822. Registration is voluntary and displaced persons can identify individuals with whom they want to provide information about their loca- tion and other personal mat- ters. Individuals seeking lost members of their families or friends are also urged to call the toll-free number as they search for them. The National Emergency separated from their parents or guardians because of the event. The center's operations are managed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, with sup- port from FEMA. Persons registering as or searching for a displaced child 21-years- old or younger will be direct- ed to the center, which will help them, locate their fami- lies or guardians. The toll- free for the emergency Child locator center is 1-866.908- NEWSMAKERS Couso graduates basic Army Pvt. Robert L. Couso has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky During the nine-week train- ing period, Couso received instruction in drill and cere- mony weapons, rifle marks- manship and bayonet train- ing, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercis- es, armed and unarmed com- bat, military courtesy, mili- tary justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. He is the son of Marshel C0uso, and nephew of James McCloughan, both of Susanville, Calif. Couso is a 2006 graduate of Diploma Gold Adult High School, SusanviUe. Bay graduates from basic Army Pvt. Jeremy C. Bay hasgraduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week train- ing period, Bay received instruction in drill and cere- mony, weapons, rifle marks- manship and bayoneLtrain- ing, chemical warfare, field training and'tactical exercis- . es, armed and unarmed com- baL military court.esy, mili- tary justice, physical fitness, first aid, arid Army hi'story, traditions, and core values. He is the son of DawnBay, and grandson of Frances Bay, both of Doyle, Calif. Bay is a 2004 graduate of Herlong High School. Health registriesavailable to all veterans. ,z~. VETERANS CORNER MIKE SCHNEIDER One way the Department of Veterans Affairs tracks the special health concerns of veterans is with its health Registries. All eligible veterans who want to be included in VA reg- istries can get a health reg- istry examination performed bya VA environmental health Clinician at most VA facili- ties: Health examinations by a private physician may also be accepted as long as the VA registry exantination proto- col is followed. Most VA facilities have EH Coordinators assigned to assist veterans in obtaining health registry examinations. Contact the EH coordinator at the nearest VA facility to request the registry examma- tion in which you are inter- ested. The names and telephone numbers of these EH .Coordinators are available through the VA's toll-free spe- cial health issues helpline 1- 800-749-8387. A health registry examina- required for VA benefits or compensation. It is a person- alized and "comprehensive exa.mination which includes blood work, urinalysis, and, where medically indicated, a chest X-ray and EKG with answers to questions relating to any environmental expo- sures. The results of the health registry examination are maintained in the veteran's medical record. This health registry exam provides an opportunity to enroll iri the VA healthcare system but is not a prerequisite to submit a claim. This exam is available to all eligible veterans with no co- payment requirement. The demographic information (personal details), exposures, reported symptoms and diag- noses are all included in a computerized index or list of veterans located at the Austin Automation Center in Austin, TX. VA has the following reg- istries for which the number of vets who have been exam- ined is indicated in parenthe- sis: Agent "Orange for Vietnam veterans and others exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam and other military locations. (403,046). Gulf War/Operation iraqi Freedom (OIF) for veterans of the 1991 Gulf War or who Depleted Uranium (DU)'fOF, veterans possibly exposed to DU. (557). Ionizing Radiation for veterans who participated in nuclear tests, the occupa- tion of Nagasaki/Hiroshima, Japan and other radiation- risk activities or who received nasopharyngeal (NP) (nose and throat) radi- um irradiation treatments. (23,541)(- Eligible veterans may receive follow-up (sec- ond, third, etc.) registry examinations based on any new health problems they may develop. VA can only provide health care to veterans;, hence, fami- ly members are not eligible for a health registry examina- tion. Enrollee's automatically receive or have access to V, s newsletters with updates or special information on health care and other benefits for them Next week I will give a iist of prerequisites for enrollment in the VA Registry programs. The Lassen County Health and Social Services, Veterans Service Office, is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1205 Main Street, in Susanville. Normal business hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. I-wel- come your questions or com- ments at 251-8192 or email: mschne ider@co.lass en.ca, us. Through FEMA's family Child Locater Ceclter has 9572, for use in searching for tion is not a claim, nor is it served in OIE (95,899). registry and locater system been activated to help fami- displaced children. :.The all,' : . . people who'have been dis- lies, local and tribal g0verr~-ceffter is staffed~ 24~'61i~:s a Phi ThetaKanna heine,:staff memhers!d hter placed-, and .-'separated from ments and law enforcement day. -- ,E.t- . .::.'- - r" -LU. " their family and friends can register and provide informa- agencies track and locate children Who have become Cocktails, Dinner & California Politics! Plumas, Lassen, Sierra, and Modoc County Republican Central Committees Present An Evening with - RonNehring Chairman, California Republican Party and Rick Keene California Assemblyman When: Wednesday, November 7th Time: Cocktails 5-6pm, Dinner 6pm Where: Beckwith Tavern, ; -.:! -. Beckwourth, Sierra Valley Dinner Menu: PETER M. TALIA Attorney at Law 257-5199 Y Prime Rib Top Sirloin Steak Chicken Marsala Pasta Primavera Includes soup, salad, dessert, coffee or tea Cost:. *30/person, all inclusive Reservations Required Please RSVP by Sunday, November 4th to: Leah West, Graeag|e 836-1234 Be Informed Know the Facts Learn the Issues The Lassen College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for community colleges has taken up a very worthy cause for a graduate of the school. Tara Trumbull, who is also the daughter of Tami .Wattenberg, EOP&S director at Lassen College, has been diagnosed with a 1 LAW OFFICES OF LAWRENCE A. PuRrrz rare nerve disease that can only be treated by a specialist in Boston, Mass. The cost of each session, transportation and lodging is approximately $1,600 and Phi Theta Kappa has set up an account at US Bank under the name Tara Trumbull Foundation for donations. Phi Theta Kappas also holding a bake sale iff front of Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 10. Along with the baked goods there will be a massage-a-then for those interested. All of the money r-aised will be donated to the foundation and Wal-Mart has agreed to match the amount. Anyone interested in help- ' . F0rrMrlnsiimce !)efen~ Att0mey ;.1 53o.343a614 z82 East 7th St. Chico NorthValleyLawyer.com NON-TOXIC ALL-NATURAL Food Supplements Weight Loss Household Cleaners Pet Supplement Products Pure Cosmetics, Joan Turnquist, PhD P.T. (530) 258-1935 For Information ~ity Disability --, and SSI cases at all levels of appeal NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWAROED BENEFITS I DISABILITY I[you're totally disabled and expect to be out of work 12 months or more you may merit Social Secur ty Disability even if you've been previously denied, Any reason may qualify: .accident, mental or physical illness, on-the-job or off-the- job injury. Laws are being tightened. Qualified COLLEGE R.EPORT BILL NOONBERG ing or donating some baked goods can contact Bobble Pangallo, vice-president of Phi Theta Kappa at 310-4096 or by e-mail at PANGAL. LO1973@yahoo.com. Phi Theta Kappa reflects the caring attitude and of the student body at Lassen Community College. On a different note, the Lassen College Art Department Faculty Art Show will take place from Nov. 6 through Nov. 29 at the Lassen County Arts Council building at 807 Cottage St. in Susanville. As part of this exhibit, there will be a recep- tion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Finally, the baton has been passed; or at least the keys to the car. Long time Driver's Ed Coordinator Line Callegari has turned over the responsi- bilities to new Driver's Ed Coordinator Dave Trussel. needs are one of our greatest priorities. We are listening and we are growing. 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