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Supes appoint treasurer

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 — The appointment of Lassen County Treasurer/Tax collector went to an individual who has served as associate treasurer/tax collector and third in command since 2006.

Norma Scheetz will serve in what is traditionally an elected position until the term ends the first Monday after Jan. 1, 2015. She has worked in the office since 2000 starting as an administrative assistant before promoting up to the associate position.

Scheetz said she appreciates the opportunity the supervisors have given her.

Sheriff to fill new captain position

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 —Interested candidates will be testing for the new captain position at the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office with an appointment possibly being made later this month.

At the beginning of the 2012-2013 fiscal year, four of the then six sergeants at the sheriff’s office participated in an interim assignment as an acting captain allowing them to be exposed to the duties that will be expected. It also allowed the sheriff Dean Growdon to observe their ability and potential for growth.

Author visits McKinley School students

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 — The author of the “The Adventures of Lovable Lobo” children’s book series visited McKinley School kindergarteners for two days.

Author C. L. Murphy wished to visit her niece, a kindergartener at McKinley and decided to pilot an assembly program she is working on, according to McKinley principal Lynn Parker. Murphy was able to spend at least an hour with each class organizing activities for students.

“Not only did she go to all the classes … she did a lesson plan … it was a lot of fun,” said Parker.

Additional Sierra snow expected late today

9:10 a.m. Monday, March 31 — Another late-season storm will move into the Sierra from 2 p.m. today, Monday, March 31 until to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 1, bringing moderate amounts of snow to the Sierra. This system will be colder, so snow levels should drop to all valley floors by tonight.

Snow will begin this afternoon with heaviest falling this evening into tonight. Experts are expecting three to six inches of snow accumulations above 5,000 feet west of Highway 395, and up to two inches elsewhere.

Sesquicentennial celebration Tuesday

Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Lassen County celebrates its 150th anniversary at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in front of the historic Lassen County Courthouse.

While larger sesquicentennial celebrations are set for later in the year in May, June and September, Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, the Lassen County Historical Society and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office plan to hold a brief ceremony.


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