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Saturday, June 16, 2012

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The Union

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Veterans to staff fire crew in Sacramento

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The Bureau of Land Management is using an empty Sacramento Metro Fire station in Orangevale as a home base for a new all-veteran fire crew. The agency is currently in the process of hiring United States military veterans to staff the crew. Once hired, the BLM will train the crew in firefighting techniques and make them available as a national firefighting resource. The crew will be known as the Folsom Lake Hand Crew and will be housed at Sac Metro Fire Station 33 at 5148 Main Avenue in Orangevale. “Our goal is two-fold,” said BLM California Fire Management Officer Paul Bannister. “First, the crew will be an additional firefighting resource for this fire season and beyond, both locally and nation-

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ally. Second, this crew is an opportunity for veterans to get jobs, gain skills and hopefully become interested in employment with the BLM or other federal agencies in fire or other land management areas.” The BLM is leasing the Sac Metro fire station from Sacramento County as a duty station for the 20-person crew. The crew will focus on wildland fire suppression and fuels management. Bannister said the crew is expected to be up and running as a national firefighting resource this summer. The BLM expects to begin a second round of hiring for veterans for next year’s crew soon. People interested in applying should check back with the USA Jobs website at http://blm. usajobs.gov/. For information, contact Nate Gogna at (916) 640-1190.

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Beth and Corey Comer hold their twin girls. Beth Comer of Yuba City gave birth to twin girls at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital — one born in May, the other in June. Born 15 minutes apart around midnight, Macie May Comer was born at 11:49 p.m. on May 31, and Kloie Kaylynn Comer at 12:04 a.m. on June 1. Born under the sign of Gemini — with the symbol of twins — the newborn duo has separate birthstones, but separate birthday parties are unlikely, said new mother Beth Comer.

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Elders Care Providers announce workshop SUBMITTED TO THE UNION

The Elder Care Providers’ Coalition (ECPC) is pleased to invite the community to an informative workshop titled, “Legal and Financial Challenges Facing Seniors and Their Families.” The half-day workshop will take place from 12:30 to 5 p.m.on June 23 at the Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley. Barbara Larsen, chair and cofounder of ECPC, says, “We are excited about offering this workshop for Nevada County seniors. We want the community to be aware of resources available and be able to speak directly to these legal and financial experts. This workshop will provide just that.”

The comprehensive program will include speakers Beverly Lyon, Jennifer Wilkerson and Steve Haas, local attorneys who will discuss the important legal documents we should have, how to spot financial scams targeting seniors and the specific responsibilities of a trustee, agent or executor. Professional fiduciary Martha Austin will discuss how to find the appropriate trustee for you. Jeree Waller, Nevada County Adult Protective Services, will describe financial elder abuse and how best to protect yourself. Senior placement specialist Theresa Haleen’s presentation will cover how to and where to find the right in-home care and the

other housing options available for seniors. Attorney Valerie Logsdon will discuss the MediCal and Veteran’s benefits programs that pay for long-term care. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations. Members of ECPC will be present to answer specific questions about the many services for seniors available in our area. Other resources such as the ECPC Purple Guide, books, senior programs, services materials, etc., will also be available. The cost of the workshop is $5. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, contact HelpLine at (530) 273-2273.

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FREE PARKING AT SEVEN HILLS SCHOOL Proceeds will benefit Hospice of the Foothills, a 501 c3 non-profit.


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