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Hemphill, Janesville Town Council announce memorial steak fry

Monday, May 11, 2015 — Lassen County District 3 Supervisor Jeff Hemphill and the Janesville Town Council will hold a memorial steak fry and a candlelight vigil at 5 p.m. June 19 at Lloyd Keefer Park in Janesville.

The event will honor the memory of Rich Meinert, a Janesville veterinarian who was found dead at his office June 23, 2014. His death is being investigated as a possible homicide.

Austin Meinert, Rich’s brother, said beer and wine will be served beginning at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the candlelight vigil will follow. Hemphill is also expected to speak at the event.

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English teacher wins Empathy in Education Award


Lassen Family Services child abuse counselor Shayla Ashmore, left, presents the Empathy in Education Award to Lassen High School teacher Rachel Vincent during the second annual Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event on Saturday, April 25.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Described as someone “with a heart so big she carries her students inside of it,” and a person who cries with you, Rachel Vincent is this year's recipient of the Empathy in Education Award.
    Each year, representatives from Lassen Family Services' Child Abuse Treatment Program seeks nominations to recognize school staff who are caring, compassionate, sensitive and look out for the needs of students.  
    Out of the 270 nominations received this year, Vincent received 120 of them, according to Shayla Ashmore, a child abuse  therapist at Lassen Family Services.

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Choral Society presents ‘Merry Widow’ opera

Sunday, May 10, 2015 — Arguably one of the funniest comedy operas ever produced, the Susanville Choral Society will be presenting Franz Lehár’s “Merry Widow” opera [Lite] beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the grand ballroom of the Elks Building.

“The ‘Merry Widow’ first premiered with German language lyrics in Vienna, in 1905.Adapted into the English language, the operetta premiered in London in 1907 and ran for 778 performances,” said Liudmila Mullin, director of the Susanville Choral Society.

“The story of the merry widow involves a rich widow living in an obscure impoverished place called the Grand Duchy of Pontevedro.

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Third Grade History Day


Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Third graders from throughout the county learned about the bartering system during the Third Grade History Day on Friday, May 1.
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Archangels of Justice visit Susanville

Sunday, May 10, 2015 — A pair of local events are planned next week for Salvatore E. Rastrelli and Ira B. Robins — the Archangels of Justice — a pair of seasoned law enforcement officers coming to Susanville to investigate the circumstances surrounding the September 2011 death of Angel Siler, 23.

Michelle Cavalin, Siler’s mother, alleges her daughter was drugged, raped and murdered, the Susanville Police Department did not investigate the case properly, and no one has been held accountable for her death.

A rally to stop violence against women in Lassen County will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the corner of Riverside and Main streets before traveling to the Lassen County Hall of Justice. The rally will conclude about 1 p.m.

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