Friday Night Movie at the Yuba 6/11/14

Sierra County Arts Council

Movie Night!

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Friday, June 13th at 7:30 PM
Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.
Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel.

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

This program is part the Sierra County Arts Council’s “Movie Nights” series with funding from the Bill Graham Foundation. The Sierra County Arts Council is a local partner of the California Arts Council.

$5.00 Suggested Donation.
About the Arts Council

The Sierra County Arts Council is a member-supported 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation established in 1981 to promote, support and advocate the arts throughout Sierra County, California.

Save WSMC News 6/11/14

24/7 or Bust!
A community forum was held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 3 PM at the Downieville School Gym. The purpose was to discuss the reasons the Western Sierra Medical Clinic’s (WSMC) CEO, Scott McFarland, and members of the Board of Directors regarding a decision by WSMC Board of Directors to substantially reduce the medical services in Downieville and to request a cooperative effort to find solutions to ensure health and emergency care continues at levels acceptable to the community.

Over 100 concerned citizens of Western Sierra County attended.
A letter from Robert Eshleman of Sierra City was read as the “community statement”. Eshleman’s plea for service hours to be maintained at the present level (5 days/week office and 24/7 care) is passionate and convincing. In brief, he articulately states the need for “round-the-clock” care because “car accidents, mountain bike accidents, motor cycle accidents, rattlesnake bites, heart attacks and other internal medical crises” don’t “happen on schedule”.

Scott McFarland, CEO of WSMC then informed the audience of the Board’s decision to reduce the Downieville Clinic’s hours to 3 days, with nurses on staff using telemedicine for the other 2 days. For after-hours 24/7 care, EMS staff will be required to call a medical provider in Grass Valley. The 24/7 hands on medical care that has serviced residents and visitors alike for over 38 years will be a thing of the past. McFarland justified these measures based upon changes in what he calls the “health care landscape”, which includes the increasing costs of health care including wages and employee benefits. He claimed that the Board did not make a “snap decision”.

McFarland then proceeded to respond to 10 questions that had been previously submitted to him. They were a composite of questions submitted by concerned residents to what is now the “Downieville Clinic Advisory Committee”. This Committee has been formed to continue dialogue with WSMC for reaching an agreeable solution.

The community wanted to know why it was not engaged in the process. Why the secrecy? What about transparency? The process should be open. If McFarland and the Board did not previously know that it is all about community, they certainly should by now.

We are concerned about the status of recruiting a new provider to take FNP Sarah Cantrell’s position after she leaves on August 4th. We asked for the recruiting status and got answers that did not make sense. Mr. McFarland did state, at the end of the meeting, that there was an applicant from Florida that was interested in the position.

The community was aghast to discover that the Clinic Building in Downieville is now encumbered as collateral for the financing of the $5 million Miner’s Clinic Building in Grass Valley presently under construction.

Information regarding the 2013 Downieville Budget was not available but Mr. McFarland promised to provide it to the Committee the next day. The audience challenged McFarland’s statistics regarding the Downieville clinic. One long time resident said they were “skewed”.

Suggestions were offered, including cutting wages at the top. One of our EMS responders passionately stated that the “whole concept of telemedicine will not work for us”. Emotions grew. One resident said “maybe you, Mr. McFarland, are not the right leader for us.”

The following question was asked twice: “If we decided to separate from Miner’s Clinic, would you cooperate?” That question remains unanswered.

Bette Jo Lang read a letter from her son, Frank Lang, Jr. MD, who served as the Chief Medical Officer of WSMC for many years. Dr. Lang urged that various real life emergency and urgent care case scenarios be examined in order to reach workable solutions.

Downieville High School graduating senior, Savannah Burr, asked if McFarland and the Board members would be OK telling their kids who had broken a bone in a sports injury that they must travel over an hour for medical help.

Statements were made regarding the fact that 24/7 care has been part of the Mission Statement of WSMC since its inception, and the fact that the continuation of 24/7 care in Downieville was of utmost concern by the Board in approving the merger with Miner’s Clinic. McFarland and the current Board were also reminded that they used the Downieville 24/7 model in their most recent renewal application for the Federal Grant.

The Articles of Incorporation of WSMC were quoted. The primary purposes of the corporation are “to obtain health care services as needed and desired, for the general area of Western Sierra County…” and to provide, organize, and promote, in western Sierra County, a comprehensive health care program for medical services” and “to do all things necessary, expedient, or appropriate to the accomplishment of any of the objects and purposes for which this corporation is formed”. A plea for the needed and desired 24/7 services was made over and over again by members of the audience.

In conclusion, the Downieville Clinic Advisory Committee (DCAC) asked for an “immediate commitment…for continuing the medical services at the Downieville site 5 days per week and 24/7 care during the ongoing dialogue.” The date of August 5 was mentioned as a critical deadline to have a plan in place as   FNP Cantrell’s last day is August 4th. Family Nurse Practioner Frank Lang said while the search for a permanent  24/7/ provider continued that he, Dr. Scott Kellerman and NP Lora Lee Grutkowski would be available for interim coverage.

Mr. McFarland appeared to acknowledge that he would delay the implementation of the Clinic cutbacks pending further discussion with the Clinic Staff, the Clinic Board of Directors and the Downieville Clinic Advisory Committee that would develop a more community based solution which would maintain the availability of 24/7 care in western Sierra County.

The DCAC pledged transparency and openness in the process to continue in assuring the availability of preventative and emergency healthcare for western Sierra County. A “core group” meeting will be held at the Downieville Community Hall on June 16 at 4 pm and another community meeting where critical administrators and interested parties will be invited to attend on June 23 at the Community Hall. If you have ideas or information contact ingridlarson@gmail.com or chersimi@att.net

Concerned About WSMC ? 6/11/14

Write a letter to :  Please give your concern and reasons for the continuing operation  of the Downieville location of the WSMC. Being civil is a good thing.

Tanya Cepero-Chapman, MSHA, CHES
Public Health Analyst
Southwest Division/ North Pacific Branch
Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16-105
Rockville, Maryland 20852-1750
Phone 301-443-7439
Fax 301-594-4983
email: Tcepero-chapman@hrsa.gov
http://bphc.hrsa.gov/

and /or

Scott McFarland, CEO WSMC
1345 Whispering Pines Lane                                                                                 Grass Valley, CA 95945                                                                                   (530)273-3813; (530) 274-7225 FAX

Downieville Treasure Hunt June 14, 2014

Downieville
images“Treasure Hunt” ~ Yard Sales!
Saturday, June 14 9am
Some sales continue Sunday, June 15
200 Main Street – Clark – Behind Bldg.- Both Days
433 Main St., D’ville Brewery – Multi-Families- Sat. only
437 Main St. Lindgren – Multi-Families – Both Days
608 Main St. – Sorenson – Both Days
133 River St. – Snider – Both Days

Lots of Treasures!!
Clothing, jewelry, books, furniture, antiques,
baby items, household items & more!

Come spend the day in Downieville
and join the hunt!

Cody Fischer UAT Grad 6/4/14

Cody Fisher 2014 Graduate of UAT in Tempe, AZ

Cody Fisher 2014 Graduate of UAT in Tempe, AZ

Cody Fischer of Downieville Graduated from University of Advancing Technology on May 2nd 2014 in Tempe AZ. He received his Bachelors Degree in Video Game Programming and a second Bachelors degree in Video Game Design. Cody’s Proud Parents are Kathy Fischer and Dean Fischer and Proud Grandparents Patty and Tom Gingg. Cody is a Downieville Elementary and High School Alumni 2009 and attended Loyalton High School his Senior year to play Football and loved it. We can’t wait to see where his future takes him! Cody’s apprentice team has a Video Game on iTunes Apps called Alchemica, it is a free download, check it out!

WSMC Information 5/28/14

Scott McFarland, CEO will appear at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. to tell the Board what’s going on and then on Wednesday, June 4th there will be a meeting at the Downieville School Gymnasium for the community to listen and give input to McFarland and the Board of Directors for the Western Sierra Medical Clinic. You are encouraged to attend both meetings to hear what is said to the Board of Supervisors and to have a discussion with WMSC powers.

I requested a copy of a statement made to the Western Sierra Medical Clinic Board of Directors by Frank Lang in an effort to have the Board understand the necessity of having an pro-active Clinic and 24/7 emergency care available in western Sierra County. Also here is a site that explains why western Sierra County is eligible for Grant funding http://www.raconline.org/topics/frontier/faqs
Statement by Frank J. Lang, NP, EJD
WSMC Board of Directors Special Meeting
May 22, 2014

Good afternoon. I want to thank Mr. McFarland and the Board of Directors for the opportunity to share my thoughts in the matter of staffing the Western Sierra Medical Clinic, Downieville Site. Mr. President, I would like to present this statement and then be pleased to respond to questions.
The issue is how to provide medical staffing in Downieville. A brief historical perspective may be helpful. The Clinic began in 1974 when a group of Lions Club members developed a community interest committee that evolved into the first Board of Directors. Our story was the basis for numerous grants and the HRSA 330 approval in 2007. That story is still relevant. The Clinic remains a vital clinical, economic and social structure in this community.
Dr. Sutton had provided medical care until he passed away in 1965. There was no medical care available until the Loyalton physician started coming one day per week in the early 1970s.When I arrived in Downieville in 1976 there was virtually no consistent primary medical care or integrated EMS response to medical care and emergencies. The fire department had begun to teach EMTs so the basic infrastructure was in place.
Western Sierra County comprises a 500 square mile frontier area which has no other medical care facilities. The only other acute care resources are local fire departments in Alleghany, Downieville and Sierra city. These are staffed by volunteers and the availability of 1 ambulance in Alleghany/Pike and 2 ambulances in Downieville. There are generally 1-2 EMTs in Alleghany and Pike and 4-6 EMTs available in Downieville and Sierra City. There are currently three (3) functioning Advanced EMTs who are able to start an IV and administer oral glucose and sublingual Nitroglycerin, injectable glucagon, injectable Narcan and auto inject epinephrine. One is in Sierra City, one is in Downieville and one is in Alleghany. They operate under the medical control of the medical provider in Downieville. EMS regulatory control is provided by Norcal EMS in Redding. The Clinic’s interface with EMS is provided by Enloe Medical Center, which has designated the Downieville Clinic as an Alternate Base Station to allow medical control. The Clinic is required to have a Physician or Field MICN available for that control and functioning in the field. There is a contractual Base Station agreement with Enloe Medical Center to that effect. I currently fill that role. There are no functioning Paramedics in western Sierra County. A Paramedic does live in Downieville, however, he works in Nevada County, which is governed by Sacramento Sierra EMS, and he has chosen not to associate with Norcal EMS, which governs Sierra County. Downieville Volunteer Fire Department administers the Ambulance System in western Sierra County. The volunteers are paid when they go out on the ambulance. The EMTs are coordinated by the Training Officer, Jacie Epperson, RN. There is monthly training and Run Review provided in Downieville by Enloe Flight Staff and it is funded by Enloe Medical Center. The Clinic Medical Provider is encouraged to attend.
Western Sierra County EMS statistics from their Intermedix EMR Reports include an average of 10 runs per month a third of which are trauma and 2/3rds are medical emergencies. 1/3rd originate in Sierra City and 2/3rds originate in Downieville. A small number originate in Alleghany. 1/3rd are generally evacuated by a combination of land ambulance and helicopter, mostly serviced by Enloe Flight Care.
Today there is an integrated team response to primary care needs, urgent and acute medical as well as trauma emergencies that comprises the Western Sierra County Primary Care and EMS system. No one aspect of this system is greater than the whole nor is a system whole unless all components are included. The Medical Clinic operational model is consistent with the HRSA goal of Medical Home and indeed is currently designated as a Medical Home.
Today’s Medical Home is a cultivated partnership between the patient, family, and primary care provider in cooperation with specialists and support from the community.  The patient/family is the focal point of this model, and the medical home is built around this center.  The Medical Home has seven (7) crucial characteristics.  These characteristic stress that care under the Medical Home model must be accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. The Medical Home has been defined within these 7 principles: These are found on the HRSA Web Site.
1. Personal physician or medical provider:
Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician or medical provider trained to provide first contact, continuous and comprehensive care.
2. Physician directed medical practice:
The personal physician leads a team of individuals at the practice level who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.
3. Whole person orientation:
The personal physician or medical provider is responsible for providing for all the patient’s health care needs or taking responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals. This includes care for all stages of life; acute care; chronic care; preventive services; and end of life care.
4. Care is coordinated and/or integrated:
Across all elements of the complex health care system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient’s community (e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
5. Quality and safety are hallmarks of the medical home:
Practices advocate for their patients to support the attainment of optimal, patient-centered outcomes that are defined by a care planning process driven by a compassionate, robust partnership between physicians, medical providers, patients, and the patient’s family.
Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools guide decision making.
Physicians and medical providers in the practice accept accountability for continuous quality improvement through voluntary engagement in performance measurement and improvement.
Patients actively participate in decision-making, and feedback is sought to ensure patients’ expectations are being met.
Information technology is utilized appropriately to support optimal patient care, performance measurement, patient education, and enhanced communication.
Practices go through a voluntary recognition process by an appropriate non-governmental entity to demonstrate that they have the capabilities to provide patient centered services consistent with the Medical Home model.
Patients and families participate in quality improvement activities at the practice level.
6. Enhanced access to care:
Is available through systems such as open scheduling, expanded hours and new options for communication between patients, their personal physician or medical provider and practice staff.
7. Payment:
Appropriately recognizes the added value provided to patients who have a patient-centered medical home. The payment structure should be based on the following framework:
It should reflect the value of physician and non-physician staff patient-centered care management work that falls outside of the face-to-face visit.
It should pay for services associated with coordination of care both within a given practice and between consultants, ancillary providers, and community resources.
It should support adoption and use of health information technology for quality improvement;
It should support provision of enhanced communication access such as secure e-mail and telephone consultation;
It should recognize the value of physician or medical provider work associated with remote monitoring of clinical data using technology.
It should allow for separate fee-for-service payments for face-to-face visits. (Payments for care management services that fall outside of the face-to-face visit, as described above, should not result in a reduction in the payments for face-to-face visits.)
It should recognize case mix differences in the patient population being treated within the practice.
It should allow physicians to share in savings from reduced hospitalizations associated with physician-guided care management in the office setting.
It should allow for additional payments for achieving measurable and continuous quality improvements.

I firmly believe that the Downieville Model has been doing this for 38 years. It should be incorporated at the Miner’s Site in Grass Valley and that recruitment for providers should include an understanding that the Western Sierra Medical Clinic includes 2 sites and that staffing is a mutual system responsibility.
The Medical Provider in Downieville has to have multiple competencies including family medicine, pediatrics, surgical, orthopedic, obstetrical, radiologic, behavioral health, home care, hospice, jail care and emergency medical skills. This is difficult enough to find in physicians let alone nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants, but not impossible.
The Medical Model for the past 38 years has been to provide 24-hour, 7 days per week medical care to Western Sierra County. This has been challenging to say the least and I have experimented with various staffing models to meet that demand. The model requires significant personal commitment and is admittedly not easily found. Nor do I think it can be accomplished any longer with just 1 person. It requires at least 2 if not 3 individuals who can rotate through the clinic to maintain that availability and skill set. Dr. Kellerman and I continue our commitment to assist the Board of Directors in meeting that requirement.
All of you know the challenges of driving 50 miles on these mountain roads which can vary the time to Grass Valley by 1-2 hours depending on the weather and 1-1/2-3 hours to Truckee depending on the weather to meet acute and regular care needs. The whole point of a community Health Center is to meet the needs of the communities that they serve.
The minimum standard, it seems to me, is that everyone in Western Sierra County should have access to regular primary care, ACLS intervention, emergent medical or traumatic injury treatment and care when they are dying. We have saved and lost many individuals over the years and all had the benefit of a responsive and integrated medical care system. The cost for this system should be shared by the consumer, the responsive agencies, the County, the state and the federal government. I fought for the Jail Contract to provide $55,000 to offset the cost of afterhours care. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday, May 20, 2014, to maintain the Jail. It remains a Clinic Jail Contract responsibility to provide medical care to that facility. I understand the clinical and administrative issues having done both roles for 35 years. I understand the clinical needs of the community. I understand the need to have an integrated Clinic EMS system. The only purpose for all of this is to meet the individual citizen/patient and institutional care needs in this frontier area.
The communities in western Sierra County deserve the opportunity to participate in these decisions. Western Sierra County requires 24 hours 7 days per week on site care to meet the community health care needs. It might be hard to do but it is not impossible. If you abandon us it will be a catastrophic system failure and relegate us to Third World Care.

We Got Fish 5/7/14

In March the Feather River Chapter of Trout Unlimited board member, Bill Copren delivered 32 eggs to the Downieville K-12 school for the Trout in the Classroom program. This week the fish the size of fry were released into the No. Yuba River.

The students, under the direction of teachers Alicia Schofield and Stephan Tassone,  learned about and observed trout development and the life cycles.

Photo’s Courtesy of Darcy White

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Camptonville Job Opening 5/7/14

***JOB OPENING***
CAMPTONVILLE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Camptonville Community Partnership (CCP) is a non-profit umbrella organization serving Camptonville, CA. Its work is summarized by a mission statement describing its purpose as “rural people working together for a safe, sustainable, and healthy community.” CCP is currently undergoing an administrative restructuring and is seeking to hire someone to fill a 12-15 hour/week entry level support position. Due to the nature of the non-profit world, there are funding uncertainties that come with this position.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program and Administrative Assistant will be responsible for helping to manage existing programs and work with community members to create new ones. CCP is seeking someone with the ability to grow with the organization and the enthusiasm to work with others to envision and create a sustainable future for CCP.

The job description and application form can be picked up Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-12:30 at the Resource Center located at Camptonville School. Please stop by the school office first to obtain a visitor’s pass. All application materials must be submitted by 12:30 on May 21th

Camptonville Community Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party April 26th

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Don’t be late to this very important date! The Native Daughters of the Golden West – Naomi Parlor #36 is hosting their annual “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” on Saturday, April 26th, from Noon to 2 pm. Keeping in tradition it will be held at our lovely and historical Hall on Commercial Street in Downieville. This is an opportunity to view our Hall and enjoy delectable goodies and teas provided by the ladies of the Parlor. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by the local merchants and the Ladies. Tickets are $10 with all proceeds benefiting our wonderful Hall. Please come and enjoy a lovely afternoon and support a wonderful cause!

4th Bubble Fireworks 4/16/14

Downieville Fireless Fireworks

Downieville Improvement Group “DIG” is raising money for the infamous Downieville Fireless Fireworks at the Fourth of July Parade.  The bubble wrap costs approximately $300.  Please send your donations payable to DIG, c/o P.O. Box 564, Downieville, CA 95936, or deliver them to Sierra Hardware.  Any excess funds raised will be used wisely by DIG for improvements in Downieville!

Cute guy in shorts waits for the bubble wrap fireworks....

Cute guy in shorts waits for the bubble wrap fireworks….

WSRSC Request Grant Funds 2/26/14

Forty plus senior residents crowded the Downieville Board of Supervisors Chambers on Tuesday February 25 to meet with Cathy Rahmeyer, CEO of High Sierra Grants to tell her why the Western Sierra Residential Senior Center is important to all the seniors of western Sierra County.

Cathy Rahmeyer, CEO of High Sierra Grants and Sierra County Supervisor Peter Huebner listen to testimony from western Sierra County senior citizens

Cathy Rahmeyer, CEO of High Sierra Grants and Sierra County Supervisor Peter Huebner listen to testimony from western Sierra County senior citizens

Supervisor Peter Huebner introduced Rahmeyer to the audience and she said her role in being there was to hear from the seniors and what they wanted for the community. Joyce White spoke of the needs for the senior center in addition to

Joyce White speaks on the needs of the WSRSC

Joyce White

paying off a mortgage. Currently there is an $800 interest only payment on the $160,000 mortgage of the WSRSC building.  If funds beyond paying the mortgage White said they needed kitchen equipment, heating and cooling for the building, the parking lot needs paving to keep vehicles off the street and windows etc. needed to be upgraded.

Seniors fill the Board Chambers

Seniors fill the Board Chambers

Standing room only.

Standing room only.

Downieville resident Tom Schumann told how much the center meant to him and other seniors. “It is a

Tom Schumann

Tom Schumann

home away from home'” said Schumann, “friends can meet there and have a social event, having meals with your friends is a great thing.”

A brave young senior said western Sierra County is unable to provide a 5 day a week nutrition program but that recently WSRSC had been able to increase lunches from once a week to twice, on Tuesdays and Thursdays thanks to donations and local support.  This was supported by White, saying that everything at WSRSC was accomplished by volunteers, no one was paid.  Rahmeyer suggested funds might be available to pay wages for meal coordination and support. The meeting went very well and everyone supported the grant funds to be used for the WSRSC mortgage payoff and rehabilitation to the building.

Rahmeyer is a private consultant with the Lassen-Plumas-Sierra Community Action Agency since 2001.  The agency provides mini-grants to WSRSC along with some free grant writing services. This particular Grant does not allow grant writing costs through the Grant itself. WSRSC has paid the $4,000 dollar cost of application and writing and this is not refundable if the request is not funded. According to Rahmeyer the request is of high priority and the chance being funded is good.

WSRSC Board Member  Dale Teubert lobbied for financial support

WSRSC Board Member Dale Teubert lobbied for financial support

The grant program the seniors are looking to get funds awarded to pay off a mortgage on the WSRSC facility in Downieville is the 2014 Community Development Block Grant – Notice of Funding Available; specifically under the Public Facilities Activities which allows acquisition, new construction, or rehabilitation of buildings/grounds for public purposes.

High Sierra Grants assists local government, medical, environmental and non-profit organizations with obtaining grants.

Chili May Be Dangerous 2/19/14

courtesy of Mountain Messenger

RANCHERS GIVEN FAIR WARNING
THE MIDDLE–More than one eastern County would-be chili cook have complained about the price of beef. Given the upcoming Great Yuba Pass Chili Cook-off, held March 1 at Yuba Pass, and the futility of attempts to use road kill, badger, wolverine and chicken, area ranchers are advised to keep an eye on their stock.
The usual suspects, always including Loyalton’s Andy White, have resorted to hiding the names of judges from honest contestants. The privilege of naming judges switches from side to side annually. This year, it’s the east side’s turn.
Our sources have suggested we plan to bribe Jeanine Hudson and Ron Strong, but the names of other judges have been stubbornly withheld.
We know that Strong is susceptible to ‘Goldwater for Emperor” lapel buttons, but are unaware of any Hudson weaknesses.

don fund The necessity of bribing judges is absolute: there are no rules in the event, but human nature and greed area natural rule. There are no entry fees, no registration, no amenities offered, no requirements but showing up. There are no rules and everyone is welcome to be disrespected by the bribed judges on an equal footing.
For the record and to avoid a libel suit, we insist on declaring there is ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF Andy White’s chili sent 60 people to the hospital last year. Chuck or Danny Henson’s chili may have been responsible for that, for all we know.

Downieville Senior Citizens 2/19/14

All those interested in maintaining the Downieville Senior Center,  (See the downievilleseniorcenter.com  website.)

All those who have an interest now or in the future for the Downieville Senior Center, you are urged to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, February 25, at 1:30 at the Board of Supervisor’s Chambers here at the Downieville Courthouse. This grant application needs “people power” to show the urgency and need for our center. The grant can help pay the mortgage in part or in full. This is an opportunity not to be overlooked. Please attend. 

The events for February are now posted.  To see what’s happening at the Senior Center, click on the link www.downievilleseniorcenter.com

If you have any suggestions for the website, please reply.  Thank You.

 Paul Douville email:  pdouville@att.net

Cabin Fever Spaghetti Saturday Feb 15

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Presents Its’

Annual Cabin Fever

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed

February 15, 2014         5 pm to 7 pm

Downieville Community Hall

Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Drinks

Desserts provided by the Downieville Fire Auxiliary

There are LOTS of GREAT raffle prizes this year including

a two night stay at the Sands Regency Casino in Reno

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