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Jerry Quam, Susanville's local world-class square dance caller

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 — Square dancing is mostly about fun, dancing and camaraderie.Beyond that, it's a way for people of all ages to enjoy good music and get a great workout for the body and mind alike.Learning to square dance is easy when you have a world-class caller like Jerry Quam, the man calling tips for the Susanville Center Wheelers.

Jerry started square dancing in 1978 in Greenville.As a newcomer he needed a partner and found Barbara, who also became his partner for life. The Quams’ participated in square dances throughout the area.Other square dance pros recognized Jerry Quam as a potential caller and Susanville's Center Wheelers square dance club sponsored him to attend caller school for eight weekends in South Lake Tahoe.Since that time he has called thousands of square dances throughout the states and as far away as Oslo, Norway.The language of square dance is international; calls are always given in English and more than a million people square dance throughout the world.

Public pool workshop held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 — The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority pool design workshop originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Susanville City Council Chambers has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. The meeting had to be rescheduled due to a conflict with the contractor who prepared a design concept for the community pool.

The authority, created last year through a joint powers agreement between the city of Susanville and Lassen County — with each entity putting up as much as $200,000 per year. The public is invited to attend and comment on a report on the preliminary design concept of the pool project.

The authority holds its next meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Chancellor Harris visits Lassen Community College

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 —Lassen Community College faculty, staff and administration heard from the California Community Colleges Chancellor during its fall convocation.

On Monday, Sept. 15, chancellor Dr. Brice Harris accepted LCC superintendent/president Dr. Marlon Hall’s invitation to speak with convocation attendees.

“It went very well,” said Hall.

Supervisor raises funds through Bizz Johnson Marathon

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — District 3 Lassen County Supervisor Larry Wosick is hoping to inspire future board members and raise as much money as possible for two local groups as he treks the 26 miles of the Bizz Johnson Marathon.

“It’s a nice opportunity to not only get into shape, but to do something nice for the community,” said Wosick.

Wosick is raising funds for the Special Athletes and Activities Club and the Janesville School music program.

Walk to School Day to promote safety, nutrition education

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 — Lassen County Public Health is planning a day to educate Meadow View School youth and parents about the benefits of walking and biking to school.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the pubic health department is working with several organizations to host the Walk to School Day which will teach youth about their surroundings when walking or biking to school in addition to being and eating healthy, according to Emily Griffin, from Lassen Public Health’s SNAP education.

“We really want kids to really be aware of their surroundings,” said Griffin, adding this will help create safer routes to school and eliminate heavy traffic by the institution.


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