Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 — I know I’m always kind of slow getting into the Christmas spirit. Call me a late bloomer, I guess. I mean, I’m not one of those real, “Bah, Humbug!” folks, but for the most part Christmas songs leave me more than a little bit underwhelmed. I know it’s the music of the season and all that, but that realization doesn’t really help me.
Maybe it was all those dreary, overcast afternoons in elementary school when the teachers didn’t have any more lesson plans for the final few lingering days leading up to Christmas vacation — a time when they’d break out the trusty, old autoharps and those stinky, smeary blue mimeographed sheets with the lyrics to such timeless wonders as “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Deck the Halls.”
Tra, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la?
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 — Kudos to Lassen County District 3 Supervisor Larry Wosick for providing details regarding the botched sale of the Lassen County Local Reuse Authority property in Herlong and for accepting responsibility for the error at the board’s Nov. 26 meeting.
He correctly notes the buck stops with the board of supervisors and expressed his embarrassment at the error that led to the Family Resource Center building the county intended to retain — a building that houses agencies that provide vital services to the people of Herlong as well as a chapel used by a local church — was sold. Other members of the board also expressed similar positions. District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond said the board should ensure this never happens again.