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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Supervisors pass medical marijuana ordinance
  • Junior Fishing Derby results
  • High school play celebrates the Bard
  • Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District responds to state
  • College baseball team wins final home game

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — Residents and visitors may have wondered why they are suddenly spotting blue pinwheels in the gardens of public buildings and at some private homes throughout the area.

“Pinwheels bring back memories of childhood, carefree innocence and days of fun and laughter,” said Lassen Family Services’ Executive Director Melissa Downing. “However, they also stand as the symbol representing a national effort to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect.”

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Mother seeks funding for private investigation into her daughter’s death

Thursday, April 16, 2015 — A Susanville mother who alleges the Susanville Police Department bungled the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of her daughter Angel Siler nearly four years ago is asking for donations to fund a trip to Susanville by the Archangels of Justice, a pair of private investigators, who, according to their website, have more than “80 years of investigative expertise” and now offer their help to resolve troublesome cases.

Michelle Cavalin, Siler’s mother, recently launched the fundraising drive found at gofundme.com/pdr00g. She is seeking $3,000 (down from an original request of $9,000). The Archangels of Justice said they do not charge for their investigations, but they do need funding to finance the cost of their investigative trips.

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Director selected for vacant board seat

Cory Rickert, right, assistant manager of the Westwood Community Services District, explains the mapping project during the April 6 meeting of the board of directors. Pictured are director Elta Silva, left, director David Escobar Jr, director Rob Compton, director Sheri Binswanger, Susan Coffi, district secretary, Lassen County Superintendent Bob Pyle, Randy Buchanan, district general manager, and Forest Duerksen, fire chief for the Westwood Fire Department.WCSD

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — David Escobar Jr. was seated on the board of directors for the Westwood Community Services District on Monday, April 6. He was appointed to fill the seat held by Krissy House who resigned from the board at the March meeting after renting her home and moving.

Escobar is not new to the role of director, having previously served an elected term and also a partial term by appointment. He was the only applicant to fill House’s seat on the board. The other directors on the board are Elta Silva, president, Sheri Binswanger, Rob Compton and Mary Hasselwander.

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Local resident publishes first novel

Wednesday, April 15, 2105 — A local mother of six followed her interest and recently published her first novel.

Robbin Peterson, of Janesville, recently had her first book, “Going Home,” published by Covenant, Inc. and it is now hitting bookstore shelves.

Peterson majored in literature at Utah State University, and always was interested in books and writing, but did not become serious in the process until about six years ago.

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Susanville Indian Rancheria works to save languages

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With the help of a grant, the Susanville Indian Rancheria brought in the organization Where Are Your Keys to help accelerate the learning and teaching process of the Maidu language through games and activities.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 — The Susanville Indian Rancheria is working to continue teaching and learning the languages of the local tribes through accelerated learning programs, texts, dictionaries and immersion camps.

A three-year Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance grant from the Administration for Native Americans combined with funds from the Susanville Indian Rancheria allowed organizers to collect text, recordings and other items for the Maidu language.

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