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Students participate in 2015 Literature Jamboree


Authors, David Michael Slater, Eric Ode and Sylvia Branzei spoke at the 2015 Literature Jamboree. For more photos, read the Tuesday, April 7, 2015 edition of the Lassen County Times.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 — Lassen County students spent a day participating in a vast array of activities during the seventh annual Literature Jamboree, which this year had the theme The World is Your Canvas.

On March 26, 268 students from throughout the county participated in the event at Diamond View Middle School. In order to participate in the event, each student had to submit one narrative, expository or poetry example. However, each participant could submit up to two pieces, including illustrations or digital photography. There were 381 entries in total, according to Sophia Wages, a Lit Jam director. Enteries had to be theme-based.

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Youth invited to attend computer camp

Saturday, April 11, 2015 — Local youth hoping to get a boost in their computer skills can participate in an upcoming computer programming camp.

The NCLab camp, which does require a fee, is open to anyone ages 9 to 18 wanting to brush up on their computer literacy skills.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 and 19 at Mt. Lassen Charter School at 450 Cedar St.

The camp, which will be a combined total of 12 hours, will focus on an introduction to programming, Python and 3D modeling.

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State highway patrol encourages teens to start smart and stay safe

Saturday, April 11, 2015 — Traffic collisions are the leading cause of death of teenagers across the United States and in California.

“The first year behind the wheel for a teen driver can be one of the most dangerous times in their life. Teens are far more likely to be killed in a vehicle collision than in anything else,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Developing safe driving habits is the first step toward avoiding a collision.”

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Susanville Auto Center donates drivers training car


Susanville Auto Center partnering manager Chad Nethery, left, presents a car to David Trussell and Jay McKennon for the Lassen Community College Driver’s Training Program.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 — The Lassen Community College Driver’s Training program received a donation for its students.

Susanville Auto Center, after working with faculty, donated a 2013 red Ford Focus to the training program.

According to Chad Nethery, Susanville Auto Center partnering manager, he had been working with the program for about a year.

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Afternoon Tea set to entertain

Friday, April 10, 2015 —Attendees for the upcoming sold-out Honey Lake Hospice Afternoon Tea are in for an exciting event.

The annual event, which has been around for about 7 or 8 years has local Honey Lake Hospice volunteers take charge of tables and food.

“Each server has a table and they decorate it however they like,” said this year’s tea organizer, Mimi Rena.

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