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Portola Reporter Wednesday. July 28, 2010 7A q q Idol auditions loom It's always been her dream to sing! So said Deborah Grubbs, 22, of Portola, and this year she is determined to do something about it. American Idol is holding auditions Aug. 19 in San Francisco and Deborah would like to be there. She is holding a couple of fundraisers to gather the money she needs to make the trip. Therefore, you will find her washing cars at K&S Market July 30 - 31. Next, she will hold a bake sale in front of Leonard's Market Aug. 7 - 9. Grubbs spent her childhood from age 8 until she was 18 in a series of foster homes and~ said, "Music has helped me through the toughest parts in my life and it is a part of my soul. I love to sing and do it everyday." Photo by Diana Jorgenson To protect Californians including those who are against the current epidemic more than 64 years old, levels of pertussis (whooping Women of childbearing cough), health experts at age, before, during, or imme- the California Department diately after pregnancy, and of Public Health recently Other people who have broadened recommendations contact with pregnant for immunizing against per- women or infants. tussis and reiterated the ,'Considering that immu- importance of getting qacci- nity from pertussis vaccine nated, or disease wears off and that "We are facing what could most adults are susceptible be the worst year for pertus- to pertussis, now is the time sis that this state has seen in for Californians to get immu- more than 50 years," said nized to protect themselves CDPH Chief of the Center for and their families," said Infectious Disease Dr. Gilber- Ch~vez. ,'In particular, all to Ch~vez, who also is the family members and care- state's epidemiologist. "We givers of infants should get are urging health providers the booster vaccine." to broaden their use of the Pertussis has reached an pertussis vaccine and we are. epidemic level in California. urging Californians to take For the first six months of the simple step of getting this year, 1,337 cases of per- vaccinated to prevent pertus- tussis were reported, a five- sis." fold increase from the same In addition to the typical period last year when 258 series of childhood pertussis cases were reported. In addi- immunizations, CDPH now tion, approximately 700 pos- recommends an adolescent- sible cases of pertussis are adult pertussis booster vac- under investigation. cine(Tdap)for: Five infants, all under Anyone 7 years and older three months of age, have who is not fully immunized, died from pertussis this year. I Unimmunized or incomplete- ly immunized young infants are particularly vulnerable. The pertussis vaccination series can begin when an in- fant is six weeks of age. In- fants, however, are not ade- quately protected by vaccina- tion until the initial series of three shots is complete. The series of shots that most chil- dren receive wears off by the time they finish middle school. Neither vaccination nor illness from pertussis provides lifetime immunity. For new mothers and any- one with close contact with infants, CDPH is providing Tdap vaccine at birthing hos- pitals; community health centers, Native American health centers and local health departments. A typical case of pertussis in children and adults starts with a cough and runny nose for weeks, fol- lowed by weeks to months of rapid coughing fits that sometimes end with a whoop- ing sound. Fever is rare. For more information, vis- it t t 1 l 4 I The Central Plumas Recre- that promote physical fit- ation and Park District is ac- ness, agility, stamina, good cepting sign-ups for its 2010 sportsmanship and a team Youth Soccer League. concept," stated recreation The boys' and girls' soccer and park district manager, league, which is open to Jim Boland. youths of all abilities from The soccer team draft, for kindergarten through ninth coaches only, is tentatively grade, begins with team prac- scheduled Wednesday, Sept. tices in early September. Sat- 1 at the Quincy Library meet- urday morningleague games ing room. Coaches will begin Sept. 11, and continue promptly contact players on weekly through Nov. 6, at the their teams to advise them of Feather River College dia- practice days and times. monds. Teams will be drafted by di- The cost to play Youth Soc- vision in the following order: cer this year is $25 for K Kindergarten, first and sec- through 6th grade, and $35 ond grades at 5:30 p.m. for the seventh- and eighth Third, fourth and fifth, grade- (U15) division. Youth sixth grades at 6:30 p.m. es in nearly all divisions of clinics and'plenty of support while the upper division, U- play. "We encourage individ- during the Season," Boland15 teams will split their play- uals that are even remotely added, ing time between the college interested in playing, coach- All lower division games and the Graeagle soccer ing or refereeing games towill be played Saturday fields. give us a call. We offer pre- mornings in Quincy at the The deadline for Youth season coaching and referee Feather River College fields, Soccer League sign-ups is 4 The largest gold nugget brought from the ground their way to work at the ever found in Sierra County, when you visit the Kentucky mine saw a portion of the known as the "Monumen- Mine Museum, on Highway nugget on the trail after rain tal," weighed 106 pounds and 49 just east of Sierra City, to had washed away the dirt was discovered on the Sierra view the carefully crafted, that had been covering it. Buttes Mine property at ap- life-size replica now on They quickly began un- p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. For more information re- garding coaching or referee- ing opportunities, or player registrations, contact the recreation and park district at 283-3278. Experience that same sense of awe when you stop by the Kentucky Mine and Museum, open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to view the Monu- soccer uniforms may be pur- Seventh and eighth grades proximately the eighth level display, earthing the rest of the mental nugget. chasedat Ayoob's inQuincy, at 8p.m. in 1869. According to Carrol nugget and couldn't believe For tour hours or more "Soccer is~ one of those.. ~ i Posi[ions r~emain available You can see what this Hayes, whose family pur- their eyes whe~t~ey sawthe information call 862-1300 or gz=~t internhtion~s~o~.ts:~ 'foi~ new" and returning co~h~ ~monlumental ch~v,R of gold :~a~ed the Sierra Buttes ...... '*Monumental''':~ ~ ..... chunk"~of:" ........... visit .... 160ked like Wl~en it was Mine in 1904, miners on gold. ~ :~ uncil announces li line The Pacific Forest and Wa- tershed Lands Stewardship Council is inviting public en- tities, nonprofit conserva- tion organizations, and rec- ognized tribal organizations to register their interest in receiving a donation of fee ti- tle to lands available in round two planning units. These lands, currently owned and managed by Pa- cific Gas and Electric, will be permanently protected as part of PG&E's Land Conser- vation Commitment. The Feather River Water- shed Area planning unit, ifl- cluding Butte Creek, North Fork Feather River and Oroville, are eligible for do- nation in fee for round two. Reports and maps for the Stewardship Council's plan- ning units may be found on the Stewardship Council's website. Registration of interest does not imply a commit- ment between the Steward- ship Council and the inter- ested party with respect to the future conveyance of any parcels of land. To register interest in do- nation of fee title to available lands in the 18 planning units listed above, organiza- tions must complete the In- terested Donee Registry ap- plication on the Stewardship Council's website. Interested organizations must register no later than 5 p.m., July 30. After the closing date, the Stewardship Council will in- vite registered organizations Ill__Check ...... ::: ]1 Out Our to prepare and submit a Statement of Qualifications. Eligible and sufficiently qualified organizations will be invited to submit a land stewardship proposal. This process will lead to a recom- mendation by the Steward- ship Council of the best suit- ed organizations to own and manage lands for the pur- pose of preserving and en- hancing its beneficial public values. 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