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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 13A Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress I Linda Satchwell three locations. The sere- study's initial volunteers Quincy and Chester. In fact, Staff Writer blance of closeness is so real would be assigned to a control these video teleconferencing that in one recent session, a group that wouldn't partici- groups have been the seed for woman crying in one location pate in the support sessions, ongoing support groups in Breast cancer support was offered a tissue by a The problem, said Ferrier, is someareas, including Chester. groups are now available local- woman in another, that ff only two breast cancer Farrier has worked hard to ly thanks to a grant-funded, Women meet for eight survivors live in a town and advertise the support groups' joint research project, the Star- weeks, and each session lasts both want to participate, it availability, but has still had ra Stanford Partnership, said for 90 minutes. Before the seems unfair to deny one. trouble finding participants, Community Research Project meetings begin, participants Researchers found a way due in large part to privacy is- Coordinator Susan Ferrier. meet each other and have the around this by starting the sues and the fact local doctors Although the majority of research study explained to first 10 of 20 support group refer their breast cancer pa- physicians encourage patients them. They also fill out as- members at one time, and as- tients out to Truckee, Reno, to join a support group, partic- sessments before and after the sessing them before and after Nev., or Chico. ipation is often difficult, ff not support group sessions, their participation. The group After that, the women are impossible, because there Finally, they are provided that hadn't yet participated largely on their own when it aren't enough women in a sin. with the "One In Eight" work- was also assessed twice, comes to post cancer support. gle rural location to support a book, the chapters in which Findings were very post- So far, there have been no professionally led group, provide templates for the tive: both depression and groups in Portola or Loyalton, Research involves studying meetings said Ferrier. posttraumatic stress disorder and Ferrier is currently re- the feasibility of providing University research studies were down significantly. The cruiting participants for videoconference support of rural populations have second group of 10 then par- groups that will start in early groups, where there are be- been few, according to Ferri- ticipated in the groups even February, as well as in April. tween two and five partici- er. This is the first one of though, since they were con- Women interested in partic- pants in each of four rural Io- breast cancer survivors. In trols, they weren't assessed ipating may contact Susan cations, led by a licensed clin- fact, Stanford researchers after they completed their Farrier at The Sierra Fund, ical socialworker, were told that providing a group experience. 274-0292, or susan@one-in- Breast cancer survivors control group would have to The current participants More information who participate will be able to be done in a different way are in Truckee, Burney, Yre- about the study and the sup- see, hear and interact with than they were used to. ka and Bieber. Previously, port groups maybe found at participants in the other Traditionally, half of a there have been groups in Two women were found dead, apparent victims of gunshot wounds, in an apartment in Susanville at roughly 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. According to a press re- lease from the Susanville Police Department, officers responded to a call of sus- picious circumstances in the 900 block of Paiute Lane at the Paiute Lane apartment complex. Arriv- ing at the scene, oTficers received no response from inside the apartment. Officers gained access and located two dead women inside, both the ap- parent victims of gunshot wounds. The SPD's Investi- gation Unit responded to handle the investigation and process the scene. The Lassen County Sher- iff's Office identified the victims as 34-year-old Quynh Anderson and 52- year-old Diana Dorn, both of Susanville. SPD Captain Tom Down- ing said as of Wednesday, Dec. 23, the department is treating the case as a double homicide until the investiga- tion is concluded. Both vic- tims were sent to the Washoe County Medical Examiner for a complete forensic au- topsy Thursday, Dec. 24. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, the SPD said the in- vestigation is in its early stages. Additional information will be released as it be- comes available. Quincy Susanville Greenville Chester Portola 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258,3115 832-@46 COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Dec 31 A,A, Meeting Step Study: 8 Rotary Club of Chester Break- p.m., Westwood Library; 500 fast Meeting: 7 a.m., Pizza Fac- Birch St. 283-9651 or 257-2880. tory; 197 Main St., Chester. 596- Plumas County Mental Health: 3810. Mon.-Thurs. by appt. ABC Center; TOPS Club No, 1484 Weigh-In: 372 Main St., Chester. For appt. 7:30-8:30 a.m., meeting 8:30 call 283-6307 or (800) 757-7898. a.m., United Methodist Church, Almanor Basin Community 386 Main St., Chester. Vonda Supper: 2nd & 3rd Thurs., 5:30- Saucier 258-1936. 6:30 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall; Mtn. Maid Quilter Free classes 500 Stone St., Chester. All wel- "Unfinished Object come. For info call 258-4280. Day'(UFO): 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 135 Ending April 15. Main St., Suite E, Chester. 258- Westwood Chamber of Com- 3901. meres Board Meeting: 7 p.m., Hamilton Branch Firebelles: Lassen County Visitor Center- Westwood Station; 3rd & Ash St. 2nd & 4tl~ Thurs.~,t,t a.m., Hamil- l~dli"Branich Fire-,Hall; 3791 Big 256-2456. Springs Rd., corner of Hwy. A-13. Women's Circle: 6:30-8 p.m., President-Ann Zeller 596-4483. ABC Center; 372 Main St., Chester Lions Club: 2nd & 4th Chester. For info 258-4280. Thurs., 6:30 p.m., The Knot- bumper; 274 Main St., Chester. Friday, Jan 1 Gene Rude 259-3267. Movin" 'n' Groovin': Low impact Today's Weather 39/2O snow. H~ ~ trm UlCer 3Ca and Iowa in the low 201. 8unrkm 8ummt 7:27 AM 4:48 PM -Ram-crow-- 39/26 Snow lhoWlrl pOl- ar 301 lind Iowl In ttm mlc120.. eunrl~ 8ummt 7:28 AM lj~11 4O/25 Mix of rain anti laow Ihe low 40Q and lows In 1he mid 2Oo. Sunrise 8unNt ~1:17 PM 8:17 AM 40/23 Snow M poe- low 40~ and low1 In the k)w 20s. Sundae ilunmt 7:MPM 8:57 AM 44/24 MIX of rlJn miI imow tho m~d 401 Ind lows In the told 20., Sundae 8umlet 8:52 PM 9:30 AM ,,....m.lm, IRL. U 14 42 rain Modtmo S3 ~ rain Sallmm Blkerst~dd 54 40 rain Mo~ 49 31 mixed ~ B4mardlno 63 38 rldn Birltow H 211 cloudy IV~ 5"/ 4.1 rlm ~ OkKlO 61 49 rnln Blythe 67 41 pt sunny Needles 62 44 pt ,unny Sin Frlrtchmo 54 43 rldn GNOO S036rain ~ S543rlln Sin Joee M 43rain CO4Na Mesa 6343rldn Pldmdlde 4931mixed Santa Badl4ml 6142rain El Centro 7041pt sunny pluladena (16 42rldn 8tocldon 62~NI rain Eureka 5141mM ~ 49:37mlxe4 SuaanvUie 3420imow Frlmno 5238rain RMmdde 14 37rldn TnJlum 3818Inow LOe AngekHI 63 44 rain Slotllnlefl~ 82 41rsln ~ 5137 rain National Cities 4=.= AWmm 42 34 rain HotMtOn 13 26 lg ptsunny L~4,'~k~ e,1 44 31 29 Imlhowm' Miami 74 6~ ptsunny 50 $4 ok~ MInnlle 25 7 an 8hoM~ D4mver ~0 1~ ptsu~yNewYo~ 33 2~ 8an Frand~o S4 43 rain 8eule 44 39 rain St. Loule 37 30 ~m ~,~er Wuhlng~n, OC 38:12~ CHURCHES Assembll) Of God, 258-3938, 250 Myrtle St., Chester. Calvary Chapel Of Westwood, 256-3309, 315 Ash, Westwood. Chester Baptist, 258-3072, 210 Myrtle St., Chester. Lake Almanor Community Church, 596-3683, 2610 Hwy. A-13, Lake Almanor, Mission impact Fellowship, 249-2091, 178 Willow, Chester. Our Lady Of The Snows Catholic, 256-3344, 425 Cedar St., Westwood. Chester Community United Metho- dist, 258-2345, Glenwood Dr. & Seventh Day Adventist, 251-6406, Hwy. 36, Chester. 210 Hwy. 89, Greenville. Chester Wesleyan, 258-2359, Frost Our Savior Lutheran, 258-2347, & Gay St., Chester. 161 Aspen St, Chester. Christ The King Catholic, Gay & Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Melissa St., Chester. 258-2534, 200 Main St., Chester. LAKE AL MAN()R 1-OWtNG Church Of Christ, 258-2057, 1182 Saint Thomas Church, St. Andrew's Warner Valley Rd., Chester. Academy Chapel, 596-3340, 3814 Hwy. A-13, Hamilton Branch, saint- Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter- Day Saints, 256-2441, Hwy. 147 Clear Creek. Westwood Aasembly Of God, 256-3405, 624 Ash St., Westwood. Holy Spirit Episcopal Mission, 259-5909, 3767 A-13, Lake Almanor. I 258 Jehovah's Witnesses, 256-2177, Hwy 36, Westwood. Westwood Bible Fellowship, 25 2654, 401 Oelwood St, Westwood. exercise for Seniors. 10:30-11:30 Bird, 6:30 p.m. regular games, a.m., Wildwood Center; 366 Westwood Senior Center; 2nd& Meadowbrook Loop, C hester. Birch. Arrive eady to receive papers. Helping Hands Food Bank: 1-3 Must be 18 or older. 256-3009. p.m., Wesleyan Church; Frost & AI Anon: 7:30 p.m., Chester Gay St. 256-2359. United Methodist Church; 386 A.A. Meeting: 8 p.m., Chester Main St., Chester. 283-9651. United Methodist Church; 386 Mtn. Maid Quilter, free classes Main St., Chester. 283-9651. "Unfinished Object Day" Nifty Needles: 3:30-5 pro. Unit- (UFO): 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 135 Main ed Methodist Church Glenwood St., Suite E, Chester. 258-3901. Drive Chester. 258-4301 Westwood Chamber of Corn- Duplicate Bridge: 12 p.m., every meres Meeting: 7 p.m., Lassen Friday. Wildwood Senior Center; County Visitor Center, 3rd & Ash. 366 Meadowbrook Loop, 256-2456. Chester. Must call Jack Frank 259- Plumas County Mental Health: 2777 ahead of time before Friday Mon.-Thurs: by appt, only. ABC every week to assure the right Center; 372 Main St., Chester. amount of space. 283-6307 or (800) 757-7898. NANCY'S Talent Show: Every 1st Overeaters Anonymous Open and 3rd Friday 7:00RM. Meeting: 5:30 p.m., 50 S. 10:OORM. Call to sign up 596- Weatherlow, Susanville. Contact 3690. Musicianship, Poetry, Pet Jennifer 257-5628 for info. Tricks, Dance, Stand-up Comedy. Westwood Senior Citizens: 1 All ages welcome, p.m., Westwood Senior Center; 2nd & Birch. 256-3009. Saturday, Jan 2 Chester Almanor PTSA Meet- A.A. Meeting: 8 p.m., Chester ing: Tech Lab (behind Music Baptist Church; 210 Myrtle St., Bldg.), 6 p.m. President-Steve Chester. 283-9651 or 256-3512. Burkman 284-7116. Sunday, Jan 3 Tuesday, Jan 5 A.A. Big Book Study: 7:30 pro., Westwood TOPS No. 1014: Chester United Methodist 8:30-9 a.m., Westwood Senior Church; 386 Main St., Chester. Center; 2nd & Birch St. Coordina- 283-9651. tor-Loretta Bloxham, 527-7541. Adult Study Group: 9:30-10:30 Plumas County Board of a.m., 183 Jensen Rd., Chesterl Supervisors: lSt-fourth Tues.,10 Book discussions. Joan Turnquist a.m. at Courthouse, Quincy. 258-1935. Rotary Club of West- Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626, wood/Lake Almanor: 6 p.m. Breakfast Fundraiser: 8:30- Social Hour, 7 p.m. Dinner & 11:30 a.m., 164 Main St.,.Meeting. George Young Rotary E. Clampus Vitus Vigilantes Park in Westwood. Chapter 1911 Almanor BasinA.A. Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Meeting: 11 a.m., Mr. Lassen Club; Chester Community United 173 Main St.. Chester. 258-2991. Methodist Church; 386 Main St. For info, 283-9651. Monday, Jan 4 The Ridge Writer's Group: 2nd Helping Hands Food Bank: 1-3 & 4th Tues., Westwood. Claire p.m., Chester Wesleyan Church; ' Weygandt 256-3968 or e-mail: Frost & Gay St. 258-2359. for Ioca- Westwood Bingo: 6pro early tion & times. Plumas County Mental Health: Mon.-Thurs. by appt. ABC Cen- ter; 372 Main St., Chester 283- 6307 or (800) 757-7898. Overeaters AnonYmous: Every Tuesday : 5:15 p.m. 260 County Hospital Rd-Courthouse Annex, Orchard House. Quincy Indian Valley Women's Gather- ing: Every Tuesday 5:30-7 p.m., Civic Ctr./CSD Bldg., Greenville. Call Pepper for info 283-0866 or 284-7224. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Chester Recovery, at the A8C Resource Center 372 Main St. C hester 6:30Pm:7L30pm. FAMILY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: From 4pm-6pm. At the ABC Resource Center. Childcare available upon request 258-4280. DivorceCare: Recover from your Separation or Divorce at LACC 7pro for more information call 596-3683. Lake Almanor Elks Lodge 2626: Social Hour 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m., Meeting 8 p.m., 164 Main St., Chester. Clear Creek Community Serv- ice Water District Public Board Meeting: 7 p.m., Clear Creek Firehouse; Hwy. 147.256-3096. Wednesday, Jan 6 Helping Hands Food Bank: 1-3 p.m., Chester Wesleyan Church; Frost & Gay St. 258-2359. Chester Bingo: 6 p.m., Chester Memorial Hall; 500 Stone St., Chester. 18 & older. Sponsored by Chester St. Citizens Club. Marge Withrow 258-3796. A.A. Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Chester United Methodist Church; 386 Main St., 283-9651 for info. Plumas County Mental Health: Mon.-Thurs. by appt. ABC Cen- ter; 372 Main St., Chester. 283- 6307 or (800) 757-7898. CHS PRIDE Committee Meet- ing: Meetings Vary. 6:30 p:m., Almanor Peninsula. Claudine Larrabee 259-2795. Wednesday Night Singles Cribbage: 6:15 p.m., Lassen Club; 173 Main St., Chester. Suzie Henise 596-4143 or e-mail, put CRIB- BAGE as subject to get reply. Mtn. Maid Quilter: Free Class "Wednesday Night Whiners; 5- 9pro, 135 Main St., Suite E., Chester. 258-3901. LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES DATE HIGH LOW Dec. 21 40 30 Dec. 22 31 18 Dec. 23 37 11 Dec. 4 41 14 Dec. 25 39 14 Dec. 26 26 11 Dec. 27 37 25 Dec. 28 -- 22 YEAR TO DATE (July to July) RAIN =4.42". SNOW =15.55" TOTAL PRECIP =9.67" Compiled by Randy Helmick ,'I Check out the latest weather info From the Chester weather center at: http://ww~.wundergr0und.c0m/ weatherstati0n/WXDailyHistory .asp?ID=KCACI-~STI LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,478.51 1 Year Ago 4,476.32 Lake Aimanor **Capacity 1"Current 752,430 1 Year Ago 702,277 Bucks Lake *Elevation CHS Cafeteria. Call Sonja Ander- tCurrent 5,132.03 son 596-3794 for timesl I1 Year Ago 5,127.34 YOUTH CALENDAR Peninsula Fire Sirens: Acquaint- Ii Bucks Lake **Capacity ...... ed Hour 9:30 a.m., Meeting 10 ItCurrent 63,124 Thursday, Dec31 (Lake Almanor Community a.m., Fire Hall No. 2; Lake i1 YaarAgo 55,991 Boy Scouts: 7 p.m., United Church) From 7pm-9pm. For I Methodist Church,Master.Bob BrockwayChesterScout258-3239 more information call 596-3683. " -/LF Thursdays,TO (DeadlineUpdate10Pag-----.---.-- --- iSa.m.) 1/I . ......--....v.....] "Elevation above sea level in ft..Storageinacre_ ft. OrscottCommittee251.8002.Chairman-Gregg Tuesday, XXXjuNIOR HIGH YOUTH: AT LACC / information, call [ tDec. 13,2009 Dec. 22,2008 (Lake Almanor Community / Dawn, 258 31 15. Monday, XXX Church) From 7pm-9pm. For , SENIOR HIGH YOUTH: At LACC more information Call 596-3683. | Library & Chester/Lake P A G E S P O N S O I% S SHARON HENRY SINCE 1985 COMPLETE AUTO, TRUCK, RV & DIESEL REPAIRS & SERVICE TIRES CHAINS BRAKES OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 220 Main St. CHESTER, CA 96020 (530) 258-2222 Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-4 pm Thurs closed Fri 1 pm-4 pm See calendar listings for special activities Almanor Museum Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday l~ t2p.m.-5p.m. 6p.m.-8p.m. |!i~ Saturday l/ t0 a.m.-2 p.m. I!t Closed Sundays & ~idays