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Make the holiday’s merrier this year

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — The holiday season is officially here, but for some it might not be met with anticipation, but possibly despair as they struggle to make ends meet and the possibility of gifts and a warm festive meal seems out of reach.

There are many organizations in Lassen County that with the community’s help, ensure everyone from the elderly to the children are provided with a merrier Christmas.

Whether you are interested in helping a senior citizen stay warm, donating food for Thanksgiving, or hosting a table for a Christmas dinner, there are plenty of opportunities to give back this year.

Locals share traditions

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — From turkey dinners and family, Lassen County residents are gearing up to celebrate the holiday dedicated to giving thanks.

Coming up this Thursday, Nov. 27, many local families and friends will be gathering together, crowding the television watching football and the Macy’s Day Parade, and of course, stuffing their faces and stomachs with delicious food.

“I’m just thankful for everything we have in our life … I’m happy that we live in the wonderful country that we do,” said resident Ellie Brown.

College kinship education program offers workshops

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 — The Lassen Community College Kinship Education Program is hosting several workshops throughout December.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, the organization is hosting the workshop, A Recipe for a Happy Life, with Emily Griffin and Tiffany Stone from the Lassen County Public Health department SNAP-Ed program. The event will be held in Lassen Community College Creative Arts room 127.

This will include a cooking demonstration and youth will help prepare a fun, healthy meal.

Lassen National Forest excess property auction going on now

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 — The Lassen National Forest is selling excess office furniture and miscellaneous items via Internet auction, scheduled to end at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

The official auction page is located at gsaauctions.gov. The items located in Susanville can be found by entering the sale number, 91QSCI15126, in the search box. Be careful to verify the location when looking at individual items, as there are also items included in the sale that are not located in Susanville.

The CHP is thankful for safe travels during the Thanksgiving maximum enforcement period

Monday, Nov. 22, 2014 — The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wants to encourage travelers to always buckle up, avoid driving distracted, obey the posted speed limit and never drink and drive.

“Something as simple as buckling up before your trip can save your life and avoid turning a non- injury collision into a tragedy,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.

Thanksgiving is a maximum enforcement period for the CHP. The Thanksgiving holiday reporting period begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. The Thanksgiving maximum enforcement period also coincides with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

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