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8A Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 Portola Reporter Would-be candidates get election filing forms Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor dfragnoli@plumasnews.com PLUMAS VOTES Terry Swofford, District 1, and Lori Simpson, District 4, have taken out forms. For- mer supervisor Bill Powers, who Swofford unseated, has also picked up forms. Robert Meacher, one of the longest serving supervisors in Plumas County history, has picked up paperwork to file for candidacy in Assembly District 1, and Kevin Goss has taken out paperwork for Meacher's District 2 supervisorial seat. Redding city councilman and former mayor Rick Bosetti has also announced his candidacy for the re- drawn 1st Assembly District, which includes Plumas, Lassen, Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Sierra, Nevada and Placer counties and a small portion of eastern Butte County. Incumbent judges Janet Hilde, Plumas County Superi- or Court Department 1, and IrK Kaufman, Plumas County Superior Court Department 2, have taken out forms. The period for picking up in-lieu forms began Dec. 30 and runs through Feb. 23 for non-judicial candidates. Judicial filings include a Declaration of Intention filing requirement that runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 8. All judicial candidates must file this form. The Declaration of Candi- dacy period for all candidates starts Feb. 13 and ends March 9, unless an incumbent does not file. In that case, the period is extended for five The campaign season is getting under way in Plumas County. According to Plumas County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams, candidates have begun taking out Signa- tures in Lieu of Filing Fees (SILS) forms for the June 5 primary election. Incumbent supervisors A th = ! ' THURS, 1 N 19 9 7 FRI, JAN 20 ,h SAT, JAN 21" 9-5 "SUN, JAN 22n' 1t:571 di  AIJJ',,. BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE SJ FINE FURNITURE .GENUINE LEATHER .QUALITY BEDDING .ACCESSORIES, ETC at calendar days. In other campaign develop- ments, 13-term congressman Wally Herger has announced his retirement. Under re- districting, Herger would have been Plumas County's congressional representative. State Sen. Doug LaMalfa, a Republican, has announced he will run for Herger's vacated seat. Morrison :o take on Kopes-Kerr patients Due to personal reasons, which he outlined in a letter to his patients, Dr. Colin Kopes-Kerr will be leaving EPHC at the end of January. "We are very sorry to see him go -- he is loved by his patients and has made a significant difference in our community's awareness of preventative health care," said Linda Satchwell, EPHC public relations coordinator. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors." Mary Morrison, FNP, will see patients at the Graeagle Clinic two days a week be- ginning in February to help ease the transition for Kopes- Kerr's patients. Morrison has deep roots in Plumas County. Her extensive med- ical knowledge and experi- ence, combined with a caring personality, has given her an extremely loyal patient base, said Satchwell. "We know patients at the Graeagle Clinic will appreciate her unique combination of skills." In addition, doctors at the Portola Clinic will soon have increased time to see clinic patients since the new emergency room hospitalist program will hae ER doctors following patients through- out their hospital stay. Clinic physicians, freed from their hospital duties, will soon be offering evening and weekend hours at the Portola Clinic to better serve the community. Any of these physicians, as well as family nurse practitioners, will be happy to see Kopes-Kerr's former patients. Patients looking for a new provider are encouraged to look at the "Find a Provider" page at ephc.org; it lists a short biography for each provider. And EPHC encour- ages patients to ask questions about various providers so they can find the best fit for their particular needs. Call Tiffany Williams, executive assistant to the CEO, 832-6564, for more information. "Thanks to our community members as we work to remain flexible and continue to provide top quality care through inevitable changes in our organization," said Satchwell. to OF & CAR .ONE FLOOR & HOMIE 2830 Main Street' Susanvllle, 530-257-7788 " Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and approved Checks Accepted f*  *Dk:cc;urd: -'.u re off oriqhcfi nd reaukr prices which may or'rocky not have res0tted in prior sales. ALL SAL[:S ARE F!NAL. Ail merc:handi.e ,"qPqFjl:  " ....... No " " ' .o,c, os-s . pec,a, Orders, t,(y-.Aw.>/s. Quantities ore limited. R.'st come firsf lo save. At prior soies and prey ous discounts ..............  excluded. Not respor, sibie for typographical error. Picture, le for ii!ustrafion purposes oniy. See store for further detaiis. ................ IIII IIIII II IIII II III I I _ J III Damage? We're here to help with REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRiM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035