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2A Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress M. Kate West Staff Writer The Rotary Club of Chester Major Appliance Cleanup Project has made its rounds of the Lake Basin for the past 10 years. Saturday, Sept. 20, was no exception as the club members responded to calls for assistance from residents who needed help in disposal of their unwanted household goods. Taking to the streets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the MAC team included 22 football players, their coaches, parents and five Rotarians. The group, with maps in hand, hit the byways with five trucks pulling Wafters and two pickup trucks. "The weather totally cooperated with us and made the day so much easier than we had anticipated," Rotary MAC Chairperson Cheri McIntire said. She said the youths provided the manpower to load and unload the appliances and, for their hard work, the Rotary Club of Chester guaranteed the football team $1,000 for their day's effort. She said donations to the football team have yielded $310 Members of the Chester High School football team work hand in hand with the Rotary Club of Appliance Cleanup Project to residents of Lake Almanor. Photo submitted Chester in offering the Major to date. Should no more McIntire also said a major have donated their manpower receiving site for all of the donations be received for factor in making the program and time to extract Freon from appliances," she said. the team, Rotary will write offering possible was thethe appliances we collect. This Before its day concluded, the a check to ensure the . ongoing contributions of . year, as they did last year, MAC team had picked up and team' receives its promised Almanor Energy Plus Inc. they also donated their delivered for disposal over 110 $1,000. "As with past years they business property as the items: The early years In 2004, the first year the program operated, Rotarians picked up and disposed of more than 235 appliances. In 2005, near the Domingo Springs area, the Rotarians strayed from their normal path of paved neighborhoods and cleaned two well-known dumpsites in the woods. That same year, the number of appliances picked uP by the Rotary Club exceeded 325. In speaking about the program's efforts in 2007, McIntire said, "We received pickup calls for slightly over 200 appliances. That we received fewer calls than we did during our first two offerings tells me we are meeting our objective of cleaning up our community." As the 2014 appliance pickup count dwindled even further McIntire is even more convinced that MAC annually proves its worth. "It is obvious that this program was needed at the time of its creation and it still racks up successes in removing unwanted appliances from our community." Community members who still want to donate to the CHS football team may make checks payable to Chester Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1782, Chester, CA 96O2O. turns Debbie Lepage Special to Chester Progressive Once again the people in the Lake Almanor Basin have shown their generosity by rising up to help people in need. Donations were accepted at the Mt. Lassen Theatre in Chester Thursday, Sept. 25, to help the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed. The small community of Weed lost at least 150 homes and eight businesses to a wildfire that swept through their town Sept. 15. Other structures suffered damage tOO. The giving people of the Lake Almanor Basin arrived all day long bringing food, cleaning supplies, suitcases and duffel bags, blankets and towels, personal hygiene items, diapers and toys, pet supplies and much-needed cash and gift cards. Churches, civic groups and private citizens worked together to give to those who have suffered such a great loss. The gifts were then carefully organized and boxed to make it easier on the already very tired Weed volunteers: Because the Chester football teams were traveling to play against Weed last Friday, oneof the coaches volunteered to drive his truck and 14-foot trailer to deliver the donations to Hope Community Church in Mt. Shasta. Community drive coordinators Rotarian Cheri McIntire, Michelle Ayers, Lee Ballard and myself are already planning ahead to when our community might be able to further help Weed when they begin their rebuilding efforts next year. .... k. ........... tAN', ili!l[ ' Your advertisement / "A Friend you can depend on for Life" lmail@plumasnews'gm [ Susan Christensen Edwards I I Certified 530.257.2263 or 888.257.2263 Insurance CA Lic #0762221 Agent 40 S. Roop St. Susanville Mental health department seeks opinions Peter Livingston County Mental Health Director Plumas County Mental Health Department is currently beginning a two-week period of collecting opinions from community members in an effort to identify mental health needs within the community. The information gathered will help guide the development of Plumas County's three-year MHSA plan. MHSA stands for Mental Health Services Act, which is otherwise known as Proposition 63 and was passed by California voters in 2004. The purpose of MHSA is to address serious mental illnesS in all age ranges by providing services not previously available, and to reduce the impacts of untreated mental illness. Another component of MHSA is the creation and expansion of innovative programs. Other counties have developed strong programs that involve peers, consumers and family members in providing both direct and indirect supportive services to mental health clients and their families. An allocation of 20 percent of available MHSA funds is dedicated to prevention and early intervention efforts. Funds may also go to providing other needs such as capital facilities, technology, training and education. By law, MHSA requires a "meaningful stakeholder process." Collection and analysis of information gathered from the surveys is the first step in that process. Three types of surveys are available. Available for consumers, citizens and allied agencies are the child and adultsurveys. A special survey will be used to collect information from school personnel. The data collected from the surveys will be used to guide focus groups, which are scheduled to be held in late October. Surveys can be obtained in a number of ways. They will be available at upcoming meetings, including the Plumas Children's Council meeting (Oct. 3; noon, social services conference room); the monthly Mental Health Commission meeting (Oct. 8, noon - 2 p.m., library "meeting room); and the'First Five Commission meeting (Oct. 8). For online access to surveys, go to the Plumas County website (; under i Departments, choose Mental ' Health, then MHSA. Surveys may also be obtained by calling mental health at 283-6307. The deadline for submission of surveys is Oct. 10. The participation of community members is both requested and valued. RYCRAFT Cookie Stamps Handmade in Chester 168 Main St 530 258 1955 are open for the of October! TUESDAY & SATURDAY 9 AM-4 PM We hzzve...tomatoes, potatoes, ns, kale, pumpkins, apples, winter squash, corn stalks and straw. See you tfiere! 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