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Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon explains the department’s off road-vehicles during the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Open House.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 — The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office opened
its doors to curious locals during the annual
open house.
    On Wednesday, May 27, the office led tours through
the different facets of
the department.
    From tours to K-9 demonstrations, the open house allowed the public to ask questions regarding the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the county jail.

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District seeks parent input for bus transportation

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — Westwood Unified School District has not had bus service for students since March 12. The district discontinued service because it does not currently have a licensed bus driver. No qualified driver responded to the job ad.
    Staff has accumulated data on the number of absences and student tardy slips given and has found these numbers have not been impacted by lack of bus service.
    However district administrators want to hear directly from parents and guardians of the students who live in areas eligible for bus service which is Clear Creek, Pinetown and the mobile home park at Highway 36.

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Lassen D.E.N. set to offer more classes in June

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — Exciting classes are taking place at the nonprofit Lassen Devoted to Excellence in Neighborhoods for the month of June.
    According to board president Emily Strength, there are several classes back by popular demand: the babysitting class for teens from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 20 will teach about the business of babysitting and safety and injury prevention guidelines, and the how to make and sell foods from home legally class from 10 a.m. to noon  June 18.

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Bake sales will benefit young cancer sufferer

Francisco “Deuce” Stafford, 4, has been diagnosed with cancer. A pair of bake sales — at Walgreen’s and Grocery Outlet — will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6.Deuce5

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — Bake sales to benefit Francisco “Deuce” Stafford, a youngster recently diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Walgreen’s and Grocery Outlet.
    Deuce sent an email to the newspaper telling his story in his own words. Here it is.
    My name is Francisco, but you can call me Deuce. I am 4 years old, and in late December or early January my parents found a bump on my thigh that seemed abnormal to them so they took me to the doctor.

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Artist’s reception announced

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 — A local artist with partial blindness has developed exceptional talent with a camera.
    The Lassen County Arts Council will be hosting its next artist reception for James Q. Eddy Jr. at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.
    In March 2008 Eddy Jr. was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Shortly before that he hemorrhaged in his eyes causing some blind spots in both. Eddy Jr. spent a good part of that year in and out of the hospital receiving treatments.

Today Eddy Jr. is in remission and doing well. He still has blind spots that cause some difficulty in seeing.

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