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District discusses GATE field trips

Sunday, March 1, 2015 — The Susanville School District Board of Trustees, administration and staff discussed the Gifted and Talented Education program field trips and the purpose of the program.

At the Wednesday, Feb. 18 trustees meeting, several field trip requests for Meadow View School and Diamond View School GATE students were presented for approval.

For Meadow View students, there were three GATE field trips presented, one to the Shasta Caverns, another to the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Reno and a third one suggested for San Francisco.

The Diamond View School GATE program submitted a field trip request to San Francisco and Stanford University.

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Local girls win HeartShine titles

Local HeartShine royalty, Jr. Miss Susanville Maddi Johnson, 7, and Miss California Teen Emily Fluke, 17, pose with their tiaras.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 — Two local girls are snagging up titles in HeartShine Foundation pageants.

Locals Maddi Johnson, 7, and Emily Fluke, 17, are winning various titles through their participation with the Northern California-based foundation.

Fluke participated in the Miss California Teen pageant winning the California Queen title on Feb. 14, adding to her past titles. Fluke was also awarded most photogenic and most talented.

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Conservation district terminates deputy watermaster, sets special meeting for Monday, March 2

Thursday, Feb. 26 — The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District voted 3-1 to terminate Jeff White, its deputy watermaster, at its Wednesday, Feb. 25 meeting. Chair Jesse Claypool and directors Wayne Langston and Shaun Giese voted aye, and director Larry Cabodi voted no. For the complete story, see the Tuesday, March 3 issue of the Lassen County Times.

The district scheduled a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, March 2 to consider hiring an interim deputy watermaster at the USDA Service Center, 170 Russell Ave., Suite C, in Susanville.

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Writer's workshop to be held Sunday in Janesville

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 — Local author Dianna Henning and the Thompson Peak Writers host a writer’s workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at 709-100 Pine St. in Janesville. The free workshop is open to anyone who would like to improve his or her writing skills. For more information, call 253-3303. 

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California Conservation Corps visits Lassen County

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 — On Feb. 11, young people in Lassen County were invited to attend a California Conservation Corps Recruitment Event hosted by the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative. Guest presenters Jared Fautt, the corp’s Zone 1 recruiter, and colleague Sterling Guijar discussed the benefits of involvement in the corp for young people, ages 18 to 25.

The presenters discussed the multitude of benefits available to California Conservation Corps participants from paid, job-specific, specialized training and work experience to scholarships and assistance starting a career pathway. If you missed the event and would like more information about the corp, brochures and contact information are available at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s offices, located in the historic Susanville railroad depot or you can visit the corps webpage, ccc.ca.gov.

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