Oct. 1, 2013 — Your Community; Your Newspaper; Your Life.
That’s the theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week celebration Oct. 6 – 12.
This year’s theme only re-enforces the way Feather Publishing has always viewed its role in the community. This is your newspaper. The paper you are holding in your hands right now is produced in partnership with you. Our goal each week is to give you a snapshot that accurately reflects the community that we all share.
Sept. 24, 2013 — Lassen County residents and those living in Northeastern California undoubtedly will remember the moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake that shook our region last May. That event should be a wake-up call that we truly do live in earthquake country.
While geologists cannot accurately predict when or where an earthquake will strike, a temblor could occur at any time in any part of the Golden State.
We encourage all our readers to be prepared for an earthquake. Information on the seven steps to earthquake safety is available at earthquakecountry.org, the website of the Earthquake Country Alliance.
Sept. 24, 2013 — Herlong businessman Tom Hammond, 58, takes the oath of office today as the new Lassen County District 5 Supervisor. Hammond defeated veteran supervisor Jack Hanson in the Sept. 10 recall election.
According to Hammond’s statement of qualifications filed with his nomination papers, he is a businessman and entrepreneur who owns and operates “one of the most visible and successful businesses in the fifth district, The Mark.”
Hammond wrote he has lived in Lassen County since 1984, and his 39 years in the grocery business give him “a unique insight to the best interests of the local community.”
Sept. 24, 2013 — At a family wedding this summer my niece, Katie, told me she loved the book Terry and I sent as a gift to her son, Wesley, in celebration of his birth. “On the Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman is based on Psalm 139, and I must admit I love it, too. The first time I read it, standing in front of a bookrack in Barnes & Noble, I cried. Why? Because the author captured God’s love for each and every human being and just how special we are to Him.
Katie told me she particularly loved the part about the polar bears dancing on the night her son was born and I responded that the joy she experienced was how God feels about her too.
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