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First week of October is National Mental Illness Awareness Week
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together du... View

 
Man sentenced for making threats at LCC
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Christopher Henry Armetta, 19, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 15, to 36 months probation and 39 days in jail with credit for time served for a felony reduced to a misdemeanor charge of willfully and unlawfully threatening a crime.

Armetta was arrested Saturday, April 11, after allegedly thr... View


 
Pat Devlyne
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Pat Devlyne passed away on Sept. 20, 2009. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1936 and moved to Susanville from La Mesa, Calif., in 1955 to attend Lassen College to study forestry. Pat worked on the Lassen National Forest as the district fire control officer, then became the North Zone special agen... View

 
Art Around the Lake donates to local schools
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Lake Almanor Community Foundation board members Judy Chynoweth and Lori Sinclair visited Chester High School Monday, Sept. 21.

The purpose of their visit was to meet with school officials from the communities of Chester, Westwood and Greenville to gift their arts programs with proceeds fr... View


 
Five wheels and 10 legs: A family cycling tale
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- After 70 days on the road and close to 2,000 miles under his bicycle wheels, one thing sticks in 5-year-old Tarn McFerrin's mind: Funny Face Pancakes at Morning Thunder Cafe in Quincy.

Young Tarn celebrated his fifth birthday last Wednesday with a stop at the popular eatery before a trip t... View


 
New visitor laws at hospital
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Effective immediately, Banner Lassen Medical Center will implement visitor restrictions to protect our patients and employees during the influenza season. The visitor restrictions are as follows:

Do not visit the hospital if you are exhibiting signs of possible flu (runny nose, cough, feve... View


 
Angie Marie (Smith) Roberts
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Angie Smith was born Aug. 27, 1974 in Fresno, Calif. She unexpectedly passed away in her sleep Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009.

Her family moved to Stockton, Calif., when she was one year old, then to Palmdale, Calif., where she spent her childhood.

After graduation from Palmdale High Sc... View


 
Westwood clinic's fate still in limbo
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Rumors that Westwood Family Practice will reopen in December are unfounded, according to Al Gugenberger, CEO of Northeastern Rural Health Clinics.

He said there has been no change in funding sources although the California legislature may make budget changes mid-year.

The Board of... View


 
Board tells Seneca to focus on collections and spending
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- "We have three big things in respect to billing," said Chief Executive Officer Doug Self during the Aug. 24 Seneca Healthcare District board of directors meeting.

He said the change to the Palmetto Company for Medicare billings had ended up with a fair amount of resolution needed on pain a... View


 
Utility rates remain unchanged
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- The Lassen Municipal Utility District did not raise the rates it charges its customers for electricity at its Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting.

The district reviews its rate structure quarterly through the Product Delivery Cost Analysis mechanism.

The board unanimously approved keeping ... View


 
Charter school students plan to read 100 books to help the needy
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Junior high students at Long Valley Charter School have joined Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning, Scholastic Book Clubs and other classes around the nation by helping donate one million books to disadvantaged children.

In order to participate, students have to read 100 books.

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Study shows 45,000 peopole die each year for lack of health coverage
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- A study recently published online estimates nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance. That figure is about two-and-a-half times higher than an estimate from the Institute of Medicine in 2002.

The new study, "Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults," ap... View


 
Help end the overpopulation of cats and dogs in Lassen County
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Our community needs to stand up and stand together with a united solution to the explosion of the homeless dog and cat population in Lassen County

As President and Founder of Lassen Animal Rescue, I field dozens of calls every day from people who complain about stray cats and dogs.
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There's still time to get $8,000 tax credit
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- The average home purchase takes approximately 45 to 60 days to close. With that in mind, local consumers hoping to own their first home and take advantage of the federal government's $8,000 tax credit must act quickly, since the unprecedented offer expires Dec. 1.

"Time is quickly running ... View


 
Mammo services back online at Seneca
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- "The mammography machine is back online and we are now seeing patients from our waiting list," said Seneca Healthcare District Chief Executive Officer Doug Self during the regular board meeting Sept. 23.

Almost to the day, the return of this health service was under the 30-day window from ... View


 
Stop the hurt; October is domestic violence awareness month
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- As we enter into another year of remembering victims and their loved ones who have lost their lives and who have suffered at the hand of those who physically assaulted them, let's also remember there is a call to participate in a solution to end the cycle of violence.

I am a strong support... View


 
Lassen County Local Agency Formation Commission completes LMUD review
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- The Lassen County Local Agency Formation Commission approved a Sphere of Influence and Municipal Service Review for the Lassen Municipal Utility District at its Monday, Sept. 14 meeting.

As part of its review, the commission also revised the LMUD boundary map included with the planning doc... View


 
Road improvements make highway safer
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Recent statistics show State Route 395 through Lassen County is safer for motorists, thanks to increased enforcement efforts and road improvement projects, a California Highway Patrol representative told the Lassen County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 15

Lt. Eric Liband, the Susan... View


 
Morris Bosetti
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- Graveside services for Westwood native Morris Bosetti, 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 3, in West-wood Cemetery.

Mr. Bosetti died Wednesday, Sept. 16, in his Red Bluff home, the result of a stroke.

He was born June 16, 1933, in Westwood, he graduated from Westwoo... View


 
Lions to mark White Cane Day
09/30/2009

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Westwood, California (SmallTownPapers)- The Chester Lions Club will ask the community to support its vision program services by donating to White Cane Day Friday, Oct. 2.

The Lions will be out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both Holiday Quality Foods and the Chester post office.

White Cane Day began in 1951 in Monterey Park.... View


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