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College celebrates Black History Month

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Emmy award winning actress Fay Hauser Price recited and performed various poems and readings throughout the evening. Photos by Makenzie Davis

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — Students, faculty, administrators and the public celebrated and honored Black History Month at Lassen Community College on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Through educational writings, emotional prose and poetry and enthusiastic and great music by well-known singers and actors, attendees to the second annual Black History Month celebration, were able to learn a bit of history about the month and have an enjoyable time doing so.

For more information and photos of the event, read the March 4, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Supes approve Egan’s contract

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — The Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for newly appointed Lassen County Executive Officer Richard Egan.

Egan’s salary is set at $170,000 through March 10, 2016. Additional increases may be granted upon board approval.

Some changes were made including …

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Fundraiser dinner scheduled for teen battling osteosarcoma

Monday, March 3, 2014 — Just four days after graduating high school, a local teen was diagnosed with bone cancer and, since then, he has been receiving treatment at Lucile Packard in the Bay Area.

Kiefer Crosby, 18, chose to have his leg amputated and is currently receiving a strong form of chemotherapy as the cancer has metastasized to his lung.

To help the family with the financial costs, a pasta feed fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel. If you would like to donate, call Davon Joseph at 310-2464 or Crosby’s mother, Camille Coombs-Young, at 250-3180.

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Burns will not seek fifth term

Monday, March 3, 2014 — Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns says he will not seek relection.

“I announced to my staff today that I will not be seeking a fifth term as Lassen County District Attorney,” Burns told the newspaper Friday, Feb. 28.

Joanna McElrath pleads guilty

Feb. 28, 2014 — About 1:30 p.m. this afternoon in Lassen Superior Court, an emotional Joanna McElrath pleaded guilty to the Jan. 2, 2011 premeditated and deliberate first-degree murder of her husband, off-duty Susanville Police Officer Robert McElrath.

The legal consequence of this plea is a sentence to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for a term of 25-years-to-life.

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