Sept. 17, 2013 — As I write this Wednesday morning, it’s not officially official, but I’m quite certain it’s already a done deal. Herlong businessman Tom Hammond is in and Jack Hanson is out as Lassen County’s District 5 Supervisor.
First, I’d like to thank Hanson for his years of service on the board. In my opinion, he is an honest and honorable man who served his constituents well for more than a decade — despite contrary opinions expressed by some who sought to oust him.
Sept. 17, 2013 — Lassen County’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 125th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 with a social hour and a buffet dinner held on the grass area near Roop’s Fort, 75 N. Weatherlow St.
Tickets are still available at the chamber office, and guests are asked to RSVP by Sept. 23 by calling 257-4323 or leaving a message at email@example.com.
Sept. 10, 2013 — Anybody who knows me knows how much I hate war. I mean, it’s all just so stinking obscene. And now as the president, Congress, the media and the public contemplate military action in Syria, I can’t help but remember a conversation I had in the early 1970s with my ex-father-in-law — a retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel — regarding the war in Vietnam.
John retired after he was wounded during the Tet Offensive in January 1968, ending his 22-year career. Shrapnel from a mortar injured his legs (now in his 90s, he still walks with a limp and uses a cane), and the concussion also damaged his hearing (he wears hearing aids).
Sept. 10, 2013 — I am pleased to announce the Veterans Service Office is now outreaching to veterans working as peace officers at High Desert State Prison. Ed, Dennis and myself set up a booth inside the visitor’s center from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28. We brought with us printed information about California Veterans license plates, VA home loans and G.I. Bill apprentice benefits.
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