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Symphony offers more chamber music

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — The Susanville Chamber Music Festival kicks into high gear this weekend with back-to-back concerts on Friday and Saturday evening, Aug. 7 and 8. Both concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Susanville United Methodist Church.
    The Friday night show, which is actually concert number two of this year’s Chamber Music Festival, is billed as the pops concert of the event.

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Dodge Fire grows to more than 10,000 acres

Wednesday, Aug. 5 — The Dodge Fire, a wind-driven blaze on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in a remote part of Lassen County, has grown to 10,700 acres and is now 25-percent contained by fire lines.

Named for nearby Dodge Reservoir, the fire started at about 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. The cause is under investigation. There are a few isolated ranching cabins in the fire area about 17 miles northeast of Ravendale, but none have been damaged.

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Contest seeks summer-inspired poems

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a summer-inspired poetry contest sponsored by the Famous Poets, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all totaling more than $4,000. The deadline for entering is Aug. 15. To enter, send one poem only of 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 21, Talent, OR 97540. Or enter online at famouspoets.com.
    Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your poem. A winner’s list will be sent to
all entrants.

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District should abandon watermaster responsibilities

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 — The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District should give up its administration of the watermaster duties, according to a recommendation from the 2014-2015 Lassen County Grand Jury.
    According to the grand jury’s report, it investigated the district due to public interest, attending and monitoring board meeting, reviewing minutes and agendas, bylaws, reviewing policies and procedures and interviewing the director of the Lassen County Local Agency Formation Commission.

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IGA hosts annual Hometown Kidsfest

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, local youth and families can participate in the annual Susanville Supermarket IGA Hometown Kidsfest. The local grocer is gearing up for the event, claiming this year will be the best year yet.
    “We just keep building on it, and we keep getting more participation,” said IGA manager Todd Eid.

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