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Susanville WebXtra for September 2nd, 2020
Volume XIII Issue 23
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Why We Love This Place Wednesdays:
Lassen County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Heffley

By Terra Avilla

If you're like me, I know you could use some good news today. And that positivity looks like an entire article written about one of the most positive people I know, Deputy Tim Heffley.

Anyone who has lived in our community for any amount of time has, more likely than not, met 'Hef.' His easy going personality, sense of humor and contagious smile naturally draw people around him.

Tim has been in law enforcement serving the Lassen County Sheriff's Department for well over a decade and has become a staple in the Westwood community where he lives and works.

I understand that as part of my profession, not everyone will like me, simply because of the uniform I wear, however, I have never met anyone who has encountered Deputy Heffley say anything negative about him - ever. In fact, I bet that if the people who he arrested ran a Yelp site about him, they would still give him five stars, because he is that likable.

Heffley is always willing to help, whether that be within his community or helping out his fellow deputies.

Deputy Heffley has been instrumental in helping the Holiday with A Hero program as he is a major pipeline into his community, and he goes out of his way to ensure the little kids in the outlying communities are well represented in our event.

He follows through, going out of his way to get current contact information from the parents and guardians so that the children in his community that need help can get it.

Last year Deputy Heffley began serving as a School Resource Officer for Westwood, and as former and current SRO, I can tell you that while Deputy Hefley is an awesome patrol deputy, he definitely is an asset to his community as an SRO.

Deputy Heffley is exactly who I would want my child to be around as a role model and to protect them while they are at school.

After the COVID-19 shutdown, Deputy Heffley spent the remainder of last school year delivering food and supplies to different areas of our county, to make sure that everyone was included.

His temperament and just overall good nature makes him just a delight to be around. Last week during fire evacuations, I was lucky enough to steal some of his time, and I joked that I would write about him. He blushed and told me that I better not dare, because when you are as kind and genuine as Heffley, you don't want attention, even when you really truly deserve it for all that you do.

So, don't be mad at me, Hef, I just see what you do for our community and your family.

It's good people like Tim who wear a badge and a uniform that create the positivity within their communities that law enforcement so desperately needs right now.

He is always going to be, not only one of my favorite deputies, but one of the reasons I love the place we live.

Learn to paint this truck at September 8th's watercolor class
Learn to Paint This Truck at Art's Council Upcoming Watercolor Class

The Lassen County Arts Council will be offering a neat watercolor class on September 8th from 6:00 to 7:30p.m. at the gallery on Cottage Street.

The cost is $30 per person and that includes all of the supplies you will need to make a cool watercolor painting like the one above.

All experience levels are welcome and the class will be taught by local artist Jessica Ryan Keeney.

Seats are limited to only six painters and the Art's Council is strictly following Lassen County Public Health guidelines. Masks are required until further notice.

The gallery is not open to the general public yet and is only featuring limited classes.

If you are interested in this Watercolor painting class on September 8th, please contact the Art's Council office at 257-5222.

Walmart and Vitalant Holding Susanville
Blood Drive This Thursday

Recognizing the urgent need for blood and platelets in response to COVID-19 and the desire for local antibody testing, Vitalant will be offering free COVID-19 antibody testing for donors when you donate during Thursday's blood drive at WalMart.

During the drive they will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to their donors.

This testing will provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus.

Vitalant will be in Susanville September 3rd with two Bloodmobiles set up in the WalMart parking lot.

The drive will be accepting donors from 11:00a.m. until 3:00p.m.

To book your life-saving appointment go to and enter the sponsor code N1SWM

.How is Vitalant Keeping Staff and Donors Safe?
  • Temperature checks - you must be under 99.5 F at check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Continuous sanitation
  • Masks required by staff and donors

Vitalant has more information on their website including eligibility information and information about protecting donors, staff, coordinators, and patients.

For more information you can contact Vitalant at 775-329-6451.

Board of Education Seeking Applicants
for Provisional Member Appointment

Due to the resignation of one member of the Lassen County Board of Education, the board voted at its August 12th, regular meeting to call for a provisional appointment to fill the vacated seat. The vacancy exists in Trustee Area 2 for the Westwood Unified School District.

Community members wishing to be considered for a provisional appointment must:

1. Be a resident of the WUSD.

2. Complete a questionnaire, which may be obtained by contacting Stacy Russell at the Lassen County Office of Education, 472-013 Johnstonville Road, N., Susanville, California, 96130, (530) 257-2197,

Completed questionnaires must be submitted to the Lassen County Office of Education no later than 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.

Applicants are requested to be in attendance at the regular meeting of the Lassen County Board of Education scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 4:30p.m., at the Lassen County Office of Education.

Applications from candidates meeting the above qualifications will be reviewed by the Lassen County Board of Education, and the board may fill the vacancy at the October 14th, meeting of the Board.

Unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the Lassen County Office of Education within 30-days following a provisional appointment, the appointment shall become effective.

The appointee shall hold office until the next regularly-scheduled board member election, which will be in November 2022.

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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
An early view of Fruit Growers Supply Company's Susanville mill

Work Started On Big Plant
September 2, 1919

The Fruit Growers' Supply Company has commenced work upon the four buildings which it plans to erect this fall as the first unit of its proposed big plant here. The buildings are a large warehouse, two dormitories and a dining hall. Due to the lack of accommodations in Susanville it is necessary to make preparations for housing before much in the way of work can be done.

The dining hall will be equipped with the most modern conveniences and will have a capacity of serving 225 men at one time.

The company has also completed the grade for the spur track which is to enter the yards and has let a contract for a logging pond. The yards plan has been completed, it making reservations for a clubhouse, recreation park and other accommodation for the employees.

Among the early buildings will be a large structure to be used for office and administration purposes.

Lassen Municipal Utility District

If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

Through your membership you help preserve local history.
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SusanvilleStuff Joke of the Day
I often worry about German sausages...
Basically I fear the wurst!

Congratulations to Weston Ormachea, winner of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We'll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

Good luck and enjoy that yummy Pizza Factory Pizza!
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Today: Sunny. Haze in the afternoon. Highs 91 to 96. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Haze in the evening. Lows 48 to 58. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny. Highs 89 to 99. Light winds becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Clear. Lows 50 to 60. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Friday: Sunny. Highs 91 to 101.

Friday Night: Clear. Lows 48 to 58.

Saturday Through Tuesday: Clear. Highs 91 to 101. Lows 51 to 61.

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