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Fundraiser to help woman battling cancer

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 — A taco dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Diamond Willow Room at Diamond Mountain Casino to benefit a local woman battling cancer.
    In July Amy Vaughan found out she is suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her insurance will not cover all the medical costs needed for her recovery. Also, due to her treatment regimen, she will not be allowed to return to work for months to come. According to a flyer about the event, the fundraiser will help relieve some of the financial stress.
    A family friend said Vaughan suffers from stage 3 cancer, faces six month of chemotherapy followed by radiation and stem-cell transplants.

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Saturday morning fire response at Bucks Lake leads to discovery of stabbing victim and body

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8/23/2015  Update
 

The stabbing victim found yesterday morning near the fire at Bucks Lake has been identified as 23-year-old Sheldon Nicholas Steward of Oakland. Steward, who was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico yesterday, has been arrested on an open charge of homicide, according to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood. When Steward is released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Plumas County jail. His release is expected later today or Monday.

The victim, whose badly burned body was discovered once the fire had been extinguished, will be transferred to the Washoe County Coroner’s Office in Nevada for an autopsy and identification. Though the victim has not been formally identified, Hagwood said that based on Steward’s statements, the victim is believed to be a male, also from the Bay Area, and the two men knew each other.

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Display reveals Westwood’s contribution to two Army units

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 — The military exhibit at the Westwood Museum has a new display which honors local men who served in special units during World War I and World War II. Both units required skills many men from Westwood had developed due to the environment in which they lived.
    The 20th Engineers Regiment (forestry) in the United States Army, stationed in France during World War I, was established in August 1917 to supply lumber to re-enforce trenches and build barracks, warehouses and bridges. The regiment eventually operated 80 sawmills and produced 2 million board feet of lumber daily. Members of the regiment were often referred to as Lumberjack Soldiers. The battalions that made up the regiment worked near the front lines and came under enemy fire.

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Fire causes Prop. 65 notice

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 — On Aug. 10, emergency resources responded to a reported garage fire at 710-140 Lake Ave., in Leavitt Lake. The fire quickly spread to adjacent structures which included a 150-gallon kerosene tank.
    The intensity of the fire compromised a portion of the tank resulting in the release of about 20 gallons of kerosene. The spill was confined to the dirt area directly adjacent to the tank.
Fire personnel used absorbent pads to collect the standing pools of kerosene, which were then collected for proper disposal.

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College features Child Development Center

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 — The Lassen Community College superintendent/ president featured the Child Development Center as the program of the month.
    During the Tuesday, Aug. 11 board of trustees meeting, superintendent/president Dr. Marlon Hall featured the center during his president’s report and child development administrative assistant Renee McAndrews shared about the program.
    The Child Development Center, which was constructed in 2001, serves community families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

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