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Saturday’s Blue Star Moms’ walk/run event will benefit wounded warrior

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 —On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms host a 5K and 1-mile run or walk to benefit Homes for Our Troops Marine Corporal Joshua Hotaling’s home build in Loomis, California. There is a fee for adults and children younger than 12, but the event is free for those younger than 6. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at Susanville Ranch Park, and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Blue Star Moms will also have a raffle and bake sale to raise money. Pick up registration forms at Lassen County Chamber of Commerce or Uptown Uniforms.

Marine Corporal Joshua Hotaling was on his first deployment when he suffered the traumatic amputations of both of his legs and severe hand injuries in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan on May 13, 2011. To learn more about CPL Hotaling go to hfotusa.org/hotaling.

Hotaling will attend the event, and he is excited that our community is willing to support him and his future.

“Bring your families out to meet one of Americas finest heroes and help support Homes for Our Troops,” said a press release from the Blue Star Moms.

For more information, call 310-4367. 

City names street in honor of slain officer

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 — The city of Susanville honored slain police officer Robert McElrath by naming a street in his honor at its Wednesday, Sept. 17 city council meeting.

Craig Sanders, city planner, said a portion of the old River Street that became Riverside Drive and also was known as Riverside Extension has never been officially named. The stretch of roadway runs from S. Mesa Street to Main Street. He said a new street name was needed to supply an address for a new business.

Three street names were recommended — Millwood (Lane, Avenue or Street), Nobles Drive and Nataqua Drive.

No disruption in LMUD service

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 — Pacific Gas & Electric will be performing maintenance on their transmission lines that feed the Lassen Municipal Utility District system. Beginning at approximately midnight tonight, LMUD will disconnect from PG&E and island with Honey Lake Power.

The LMUD system will receive power from Honey Lake Power for 18 to 24 hours. We anticipate a smooth transition and LMUD customers should not be affected.

Jerry Quam, Susanville's local world-class square dance caller

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 — Square dancing is mostly about fun, dancing and camaraderie.Beyond that, it's a way for people of all ages to enjoy good music and get a great workout for the body and mind alike.Learning to square dance is easy when you have a world-class caller like Jerry Quam, the man calling tips for the Susanville Center Wheelers.

Jerry started square dancing in 1978 in Greenville.As a newcomer he needed a partner and found Barbara, who also became his partner for life. The Quams’ participated in square dances throughout the area.Other square dance pros recognized Jerry Quam as a potential caller and Susanville's Center Wheelers square dance club sponsored him to attend caller school for eight weekends in South Lake Tahoe.Since that time he has called thousands of square dances throughout the states and as far away as Oslo, Norway.The language of square dance is international; calls are always given in English and more than a million people square dance throughout the world.

Public pool workshop held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 — The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority pool design workshop originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Susanville City Council Chambers has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. The meeting had to be rescheduled due to a conflict with the contractor who prepared a design concept for the community pool.

The authority, created last year through a joint powers agreement between the city of Susanville and Lassen County — with each entity putting up as much as $200,000 per year. The public is invited to attend and comment on a report on the preliminary design concept of the pool project.

The authority holds its next meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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