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10A Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 Portola Reporter PDH hosts health fair The fall low-cost health screening is underway this week at Plumas District Hospital. The last day to participate is tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the North Fork Family Medicine Building on Valley View Road behind the hospital. No appointments are necessary. Patients must be 18 years or older for blood draws, and must not eat for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. Patients may continue their normal intake of water and take any medication as usual. Testing includes comprehensive metabolic panel; thyroid screening; complete blood count; cholesterol; triglycerides; and HDL, direct LDL and ratio. The cost is $50, payable by cash or check. For an additional charge, bone density and prostate cancer screenings will be available. Bone density screening appointments may be scheduled at the time of the screening. Autumn at Antelope The trees around Antelope Lake are showing their fall colors, as evidenced by this Oct. 6 photo. Photo by Susan Brown Community flu shot clinics begin in Portola The Plumas County Public Health Agency recently announced its seasonal influenza drive-through vaccination clinic schedule for the upcoming flu season. There will be plenty of vaccine available for Plumas County residents. Clinics will begin Oct. 21. All clinics will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Clinic days are as follows: Portola/Beckwourth: Oct. 21. Greenville: Oct. 22. Chester: Oct. 24. Quincy: Oct. 25. Flu vaccine will be available for anyone who wants to be protected from influenza. The shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Those at high risk of serious complications from flu are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine, including pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes, chronic heart and lung disease, or other chronic conditions. Parents and family members of babies less than 6 months of age and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for complications from the flu, including health care workers, should also get the vaccine. Public health officials stated that the strains of flu in the vaccine this year have changed from last year. The vaccine this year includes the A/California/7/2009 (H1N1), A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2), B/Massachusetts/2/2012 (like B/Yamagata lineage). "Getting an annual flu shot is the most important step in protecting yourself against the flu," said Mimi Hall, director of public health. Plumas Unified School District children will be offered flu vaccination the last week of October. Parents should be on the lookout for the parent permission slip that will be sent home with students. Dates will be confirmed in the near future. Updated information about the community flu shot clinics can be found online at plumascounty.us or by calling 283-6330. Plumas County drive-through flu vaccination clinic schedule All clinics will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or until vaccine is gone. Flu forms can be downloaded at plumascounty.us. Enter and exit signs will be posted at all locations. Portola/Beckwourth: Monday, Oct. 21. Enter: New Road to Main Street to Beckwourth Fire Department. Exit: Main Street, Beckwourth/Genesee Road. If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved to Portola Memorial Hall. Greenville: Tuesday, Oct. 22. Enter: Indian Valley Medical Clinic, 174 Hot Springs Road. Exit: Indian Valley Medical Clinic, 174 Hot Springs Road. If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved to Greenville Town Hal!. Chester: Thursday, Oct. 24. Enter: Chester Park, Willow Street. Exit: Meadowbrook Loop by Wildwood Senior Center. If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved to Chester Memorial Hall. Quincy: Friday, Oct. 25. Enter: Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road. Exit: Back of fairgrounds on Lee Road. If the weather is bad, the clinic will be moved inside one of the buildings. BUCKS APPLIANCE Parts, Service & Sales 993-4265 SIERRA BOOSTER 411 Second St., Loyalton 993-4379 jbuck@psln.com FEATURE OF THE WEEK: Lightning Nuggets Firestarters No kindling required! Boxes in quantities of 100 or 350 Great for wood stoves, fireplaces, BBQs and campfires. Lights easily and burns strong for 1 5 min. 2019 East Main St., Quincy 283-2929 s69 71/Console efficient $899: Solid nook bench OPEN purchase date. Solid oak TV console with built-in energy efficient ,fireplace heater Trash Bin Set, oak with Solid oak hutch $958 Solid oak bookcases FLOOR HOME J, Owners Joe & Nonc ext to the Bowlinq 10-5 Contractor's interest will be