Feb. 28, 2012 — One of the things I’ve been covering since starting at the Lassen County Times three weeks ago is the police beat.
As I read through these mini-dramas each week it occurred to me that just as we each have our own personal narrative, the various stories and experiences that make up our lives, so too, does a place have its story.
While there’s a light side to police beat, especially when I read about a man dancing in the crosswalk or the heroic community efforts to rescue a dog whose head is stuck in a dryer vent, there’s a sad side as well.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6356, in Herlong finally worked out a way for the county to deed the building to the VFW in a way that satisfied both parties.
District 5 Supervisor Jack Hanson said he fully supported the transfer of the property as long as it was legal. District 1 Supervisor Bob Pyle shared that sentiment, as did the rest of the board.
The human spirit is not limited by circumstance or money. Many people may think it is but in reality, the old saying “Where there is a will there is a way” really does ring true.
It doesn’t matter what it is, if someone wants something, they will find a way to achieve it, receive it, create it or do it.
Not only did a bunch of different groups of primitive peoples all around the world figure out the paths of the sun, the moon and the constellations — they also figured out the solstices (longest and shortest days of the year) and equinoxes (when length of day and night are nearly equal) as well. Then they moved gigantic stones and built massive stone monuments that stand to this day to mark these cyclical celestial events. Wow.
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