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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7A Delaine Fragnoli meetings reaching out to local stores in Plumas County a state average of $391. retailers. Retailers could opt a retailer with an A grade Staff Writer retailers. Her department has illegally sold cigarettes to The permit fee can only go into a Healthy Retail would only pay $185 license fee. dfragnoli@plumasnews.com been working with the minors in 2016, according to toward administration andInitiative. Under the plan, The healthy initiative is district attorney and sheriff Hall. enforcement costs for thestaff from the Plumas County totally voluntary, Hall said. Plumas retailers who sell on the program for more than Data "shows that the' license program. Public Health Agency would "We want to be mindful of tobacco products may soon a year, she said, and hadcurrent strategies of Hall calculates a licensing work with retailers to retailers. Our relationship have to get a license to do so. included retailers. "We want educating merchants program will cost the county improve their retail has been helpful: how can we County supervisors were set an informed process," sheannually, then citing clerks $16,000. That number divided environment, assist them?" to consider an ordinance to said. for infractions, has not had an by the 40 tobacco retailers in These efforts could include Supervisor Lori Simpson that effect at their Tuesday, The delay will also give the impact on reducing illegal the county equals a yearly fee healthier signage, messaging told Hall she supported the May 17, meeting, department time to align its sales of tobacco to youth," of $400. " and merchandising, such as effort "100 percent" but The board heard a proposal with just-signedHall wrote in a letter to the If a store violates the not stocking tobacco products wanted to make sure retailers preliminary report on the state legislation that, among board, ordinance by illegally selling at kids' eye level, Hall said. It had plenty of notice. proposal Tuesday, May 10, other things, raises the legal More than 140 communitiestobacco to minors, it could be wouldn't prohibit the sale of Board chairperson Sherrie from Mimi Hall, public health age for smoking to 21. in California have adopted fined or have its licenseany item, she said, but would Thrall agreed. "I think we'll director. The local effort is aimed at tobacco retail licensing, or suspended or revoked, help influence the "norms" hear from retailers," she said, A first reading of the cutting the county's rate of TRL, ordinances. Penalties would start with a for children, but also the public." ordinance was scheduled for illegal tobacco sales to These ordinances require $500 fine for one infraction in Retailers who participate in Hall said the delay was May 10, but'the supervisors minors, which consistently storeowners to purchase an a five-year period and top out the healthy initiative would "f'me" with her. tabled it because they wanted rates much higher--three or annual permit to sell tobacco at a $1,000 fine and one-year be eligible for reduced license Sheriff Greg Hagwood retailers to have plenty of four times--the state average, products, similar to the license suspension for three fees. They would be graded commended Hall and her notice about the program, according to Hall's permits required for alcohol or more violations, from A to F, and receive a staff. The proposal Hall said her staffwould information, or firearm sales. Permit fees But Hall's plan offers a concomitant reduction in represented "a lot of thought spend the week between Twenty-five percent of range from $25 to $1,550, with carrot as well as a stick to their license fee. For example, and work," he told the board. in Marl Erin Roth The body of Kordalewski murder of his brother, Staff Writer was found the next morningDennis Kordalewski got on a eroth@plumasnews.com on the side of a dirt road near plane to California from Lee Summit. A logger had Rhode Island, in hopes of Dennis Kordalewski spotted the body in a location keeping Welch in prison. headed for the airport in 10 minutes from Welch's District Attorney David Rhode Island at 3 a.m. on residence. Hollister has been following May 9, to attend the parole A dozen hours later, Welchthe case and stated, "I will be hearing May 12, of Darrell was arrested. He was at the hearing at Mule Creek Glenn Welch in Ione. Welch eventually tried in State Prison in Ione on was convicted of killing Sacramento County; the trial Thursday." He added, "I have Kordalewski's brother, had to be moved from attended past hearings Stephen. Welch is serving a Plumas County because of concerning other defendants sentence of 34 years to life for the publicity the murder sentenced to prison for life the murder that took place received before the case was who come up for parole May 16, 1991. heard. Of 148 in the Plumas throughout the state and The two men, Stephen County jury pool, only 18 had make an effort to attend Kordalewski, age 30, and not already heard the details every 'lifer hearing' Welch, age 31, were arguing of the case. possible." inside a Quincy bar, known Welch was convicted of Hollister said he as "The Bank Club." The first-degree murder with arecognizes the importance of bartender on duty said that use of a firearm those hearings for the Welch was aggressively enhancement, possession of a surviving family members accusing Kordalewski of firearm by a felon and five and the community, and being a drug enforcement prior convictions ("prisonadded he seeks to do his best agent. Being disruptive, the priors"). Welch received ato assure justice continues to two were told to take their sentence of 35 years to life in be served. disagreement outside, and prison. In 1993, the California On May 12, the parole authorities were called. Court of Appeal, Third board at Mule Creek State Responding sheriffs Appellate District affirmed Prison postponed the hearing deputy Gerald Hendrick was the defendant's conviction, for Welch. Dennis either told by the men or but struck One of the "prison Kordalewski was surprised concluded the disagreement prior" convictions, and disappointed, but was over whose truck was After appeal, Welch's committed: "I will attend faster. Hendrick told the men sentence was modified to 34 parole hearings until I am to break it up and be on their years to life, which he is115 years old, if needed. If way, and noted that the two currently serving at Mule there is a hearing, I'll be men left together in Welch's Creek State Prison in Ione. there." truck. Twenty-five years after the Museum switches security firm Delaine Fragnoli allegation with Sheriff Greg violated the terms of his Staff Writer Hagwood. probation on one occasion dfragnoli@plumasnews.com Richard McNeill Jr., 43, of and been required to perform Canyon Dam, was convicted10 hours of community The Plumas County Sept. 27, 2013, of grand theft service. Museum has decided to hire as a misdemeanor, according Lawson noted that when a different company to to District Attorney DaveMcNeill visited the museum install its security cameras Hollister. another man accompanied following the discovery that McNeill was convicted of him. an employee of the firm stealing a watch while Lawson said it never originally hired is on installing a security system occurred to him to vet the probation for burglary, in a residence as an company. "I guess I'm too Feather Publishing employee of McNeill's trusting," he said. reported last month that Security Systems. Had he vetted the county supervisors had McNeill was subsequently company, he might not have given museum director Scott placed on three years of found anything. According to Lawson the go-ahead to hire probation, ordered to paythe California Department of McNeill Sound and Security $5,000 in restitution, given Consumer Affairs, the Systems of Lake Almanor to credit for time served incompany has the proper install a camera security custody and ordered to stay licenses, which are current, system for $2,785. away from the people he and no disciplinary actions After the news story victimized, against it. appeared, Lawson said he In addition, McNeill was Lawson has now hired received several calls from ordered not to work in a Current Electric and Alarm, readers and other security home or business without of Portola, to do the job. That firms in the area alleging direct supervision; if he does company has the required that one of McNeilrs so, he must disclose the licenses and no disciplinary employees was on probation conviction to the home oractions against it, according for burglary, business owner, to CDCA. Lawson confirmed the Hollister said McNeill had Each mind matters and MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Month 2016 Iq.UMAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISOI~ " CAUFORNIA mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well- 'HEREAS, all Americans experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives; d ~i;i~HEREAS, prevention is an effective way to reduce the burden of mental nesses; and WHEREAS, there is a strong body of research that supports specific tools that all Americans can use to better handle challenges, and protect their health and well-being; and WHEREAS, mental illnesses are real and prevalent in our nation; and WHEREAS, with early and effective treatment, those individuals with mental illnesses can recover and lead full, product ve Ives; and WHEREAS, each business, school, government agency, healthcare provider, organization and citizen shares the burden of mental illnesses and has a responsibi ity to promote mental we Iness and support prevention efforts. THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of Plumas County, do hereby proclaim May 2016 as Mental Health Month in Plumas County, CA. .hMlnd Plumas County supervisors declared May as Mental Health Matters month at their meeting Tuesday, May 10. Johanna Downey, executive director of Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center, presented the proclamation to the board and distributed lime green ribbons. She encouraged people to wear the ribbons to show support for, and start conversations about, mental health. Half of all people will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime, according to information Downey distributed. For more information, visit EachMindMatters.org. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli Ranch Versatilit9 Sale Preview I riclag, Matj 20, 2010 at 9:00 am Sale ~na~e(1 ]:nj leather River Collese. Auctioneer Ezic Duetrte r eS c es 1-800-442-9799 570 Golden lsle Ave (550) 9& --0c20c2 ext. 27 Quincg, CA 95971 equlnestudiesCd~rc.edu