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Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month


Members from the Lassen Community College Special Athletes and Activities Club pose with speaker and author E. Tony Williams after he spoke about respecting everyone during the Disability Awareness Month events on campus Tuesday, March 24.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 — Lassen Community College students, staff and community members recognized Disability Awareness Month through a variety of events.

Tuesday, March 24, author and motivational speaker E. Tony Williams addressed the event’s attendees, sharing details about the March 1973 gang sniper shooting that hit him in the back and left him paralyzed, and his painful and enlightening recovery.

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Osmond headlines festival

Saturday, April 4, 2015 — Plans are underway for the biggest Bandwagon Festival yet.

Slated for noon to 8 p.m. June 13 at Diamond Mountain Casino, organizer A.R. Danes said the new theme for the fundraising festival is “The Bandwagon festival is on the move and steppin’ it up an octave.”

The lead performer for this year’s festival will be up and coming country singer Nathan Osmond.

Osmond, an award-winning Nashville recording artist has had several songs reach number 1 on some country music charts.

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School plans energy-savings projects

Saturday, April 4, 2015 — In an attempt to acquire the full Prop 39 funds, the Susanville School District has entered into a master services agreement with SmartWatt Inc.

“We’ve been working on trying to find a solution for our Prop 39 energy efficiency monies for quite a while now,” said superintendent Jason Waddell.

Prop 39 funds, under the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, allowed school districts to request funding by submitting an energy expenditure plan application, according to California Energy Commission website.

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Agency offers parenting program

Thursday, April 2, 2015 — Lassen Family Services is offering local parents the opportunity to eliminate chaos in the family and end power struggles.

From 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays at the agency is offering parenting classes through the program, Positive Parenting with a Plan, by Dr. Matthew Johnson.

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Local resident wins Mini Miss title


Maddi Johnson during the interview segment of the Mini Miss California Pageant at the Chico Theater in Chico, California. She earned the title of Mini Miss California Princess for the 6 to 7-age category. For more photos, see the Tuesday, March 31, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Friday, April 3, 2015 — On March 21, the HeartShine Foundation hosted the Mini Miss California Pageant at the Chico Theater in Chico, California.

Twenty-one contestants’ ages 2 through 12 from all across California were in attendance. Judged areas of competition were community service participation (donating used blankets, donating stuffed bears for the Courageous Knight and Princess program or donating to the diaper drive), interviews, personal introduction, formal wear and on-stage chat.

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