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Susanville School District recognizes reclassified students

Friday, May 29, 2015 — The Susanville School District honored students who made the leap from English language learners to fluent English speakers.
    During the Wednesday, May 13 board of trustees meeting, superintendent Jason Waddell and English learner and title VII program coordinator Claudia Dunlavy passed out certificates of achievement.  
    “Our students are life-long learners,” said Waddell.
    Fourteen of the district’s 60 English learner students were recognized with a certificate for being able to be reclassified.

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Gathering of the tribes called a huge success

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — The Susanville Indian Rancheria’s sixth annual Pow Wow drew Native Americans from all across the West Coast and delighted hundreds of locals with drumming, songs and competitive dancers wearing colorful regalia.
    “This year’s event hit its total of more than 300 dancers with people coming from Washington, Montana, Arizona, Canada, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho,” said Ameila Luna, the Pow Wow’s coordinator. “Our biggest draw was Saturday night with the Hoop Dancer Nanabah Kadehehii from Tuba City, Arizona and the Men’s Fancy Dance with two encores for more. The crowd enjoyed, and wanted more.”

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The Merry Widow’ brings opera to Susanville

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Oh, my — opera in Susanville?
    Oh, yes, as the Susanville Choral Society presented “The Merry Widow” on Saturday, May 16 at the Susanville Elks Lodge.
    “The Merry Widow,” based on an 1861 comedic play, focuses on recently widowed Sonia Glaward, played by Liudmila Mullin, who inherited a fortune from her late husband. A struggle ensues to keep her and her vast wealth in Marsovia by arranging a marriage with a Marsovain in order to save the nearly bankrupt country from financial ruin. Fortunately, Glaward finds true love, the country is saved and everyone is blissfully happy ever after.

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Museum exhibit honors veterans

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — While Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve in the United States military, especially those who gave their life for their country, the Westwood Museum has created a military exhibit to honor veterans throughout the year.
    The display highlights people from Westwood who served their country in a branch of the United States Armed Forces. Jack Forester, a member of the board of directors for the museum, is overseeing the project.

A photo of Johnny Villalovos, who served in the Korean War, is part of the display with the Silver Star he was awarded for saving three men under fire.

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Residents honor those who served our country

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 — Many who served in the United States military were remembered this Memorial Day with the placing of American flags and a white cross at their gravesite in the Westwood Cemetery. Special markers reveal residents of Westwood have fought in a variety of conflicts including World War I and World War II.
    Diane Moore, a member of Feather River Blue Star Moms, coordinated the effort with the help of her husband, Matt. Chapters of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. consist of mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians with children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.

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