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Susanville WebXtra for September 4th, 2020
Volume XIII Issue 25
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Lassen Union High School District Adult Programs Offering Free Courses

Are you over 18 and looking to gain or improve your job skills? Need a High School Diploma? The 2020 Fall Semester is starting and Lassen Union High School District's Adult Programs are offering four free courses with open entry.

Diploma Gold offers a high school diploma program Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30p.m.

Computer Courses - Learn Microsoft Office with a self-paced Instructor-guided course. Beginning computer skills also taught. Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30p.m.

Woodshop and Construction Trades - Project-based learning to develop woodworking skills. Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00p.m.

Welding - Project-based learning to develop welding skills. Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00p.m.

For more information, or to sign up for classes please call Zeane' Barber at 257-2703.

Lassen High News and Information
for Students and Parents

Parking Spots: Seniors and Juniors must paint their parking spots by the 'alternate parking painting day' Saturday, September 12th from 9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m.

Seniors are required to repaint/touch up their parking spot by this date or it will be painted back to black. Questions? See advisors Mrs. Satica or Mrs. Schall.

Performing Arts Club Meeting: Tuesday, September 8th, in the Drama room 715 at 3:15p.m. Everyone is welcome! Come discuss plans for this year's club activities.

Lunch Passes: All approved lunch passes, meaning all students who have met the GPA requirement, have been distributed. If you have questions please come to the front office.

Parking Passes: need to be returned to a security guard during passing or at lunch.

Counseling News: The SAT will be offered at Lassen High School on the following dates:
  • September 26th. The registration deadline was August 26th but late registration is open until September 15th.
  • November 7th. Registration deadline is October 7th with Late Registration October 27th.
  • March 13th. Registration deadline February 12th with Late Registration March 2nd.
  • ACT offered at Lassen High School October 17th. Registration deadline is September 17th with Standby Registration on October 11th.

Students who would like to switch their classes please email your counselor, there will be no more class changes after this Friday.

LMUD Annual Customer Appreciation
Celebration Scheduled for September 17th

Lassen Municipal Utility District's big annual Customer Appreciation Celebration will be held at the utility's office on South Roop Street, September 17th.

LMUD's staff, management and board members will all be there cooking up those complimentary deluxe quarter-pound, hot dogs, cold drinks, chips and cookies although this year's event will be a little different with a 'grab and go' style walk-through lunch.

Lunch will be served to customers of the utility right off the grill from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m., in the back parking lot at 65 S. Roop.

While you are getting lunch make sure you pick up a free LMUD 'swag bag' filled with awesome stuff, and enter to win a $100 LMUD gift card.

"LMUD is proud to serve our friends, neighbors and family with reliable, affordable electricity," said Public Relations Manager Theresa Phillips.

"Events like our customer appreciation celebration give you an opportunity to meet with LMUD board members, management and staff, allowing you to ask questions and voice your comments on how your utility is operating."

CHP Steps Up Enforcement for 2020
Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day typically marks the end of the summer travel period, but 2020 has been anything but typical according to the California Highway Patrol.

Although many Californians may forego the long weekend road trip this year for a staycation, the CHP will still implement its Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period.

The CHP advises all drivers to take precautions that keep themselves safe behind the wheel and protect others - such as buckling up, avoiding distractions, adhering to a safe and legal speed, and never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Last year during the Labor Day holiday weekend, 45 people were killed in crashes throughout California. Nearly three-quarters of all the vehicle occupants killed within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt.

In addition, the CHP made more than 1,000 arrests for driving under the influence during the 78-hour enforcement effort in 2019.

"Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence is extremely dangerous, not only to the person driving but to everyone on the road with them," said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley. "If you travel this holiday weekend, make smart decisions and drive to arrive."

To help keep California's roadways safe and assist motorists this weekend, all available CHP officers will be on patrol for the MEP, which begins at 6:01p.m. today, and continues through 11:59p.m. on Monday, September 7th.

This year, in addition to the MEP, the Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations produced a powerful public service announcement on the devastating impact driving under the influence had on a CHP officer and his family. You can watch the documentary called Falling here:

Over the past few years, the CHP increased its training efforts to detect impaired drivers. All CHP officers and sergeants have received additional training in the detection of impaired drivers.

California also has the highest number of personnel trained as Drug Recognition Experts in the nation. For the Labor Day MEP, DREs will be on duty throughout the state.

The CHP also reminds Californians to take safety precautions recommended by the California Department of Public Health to protect themselves, their families, and others from COVID-19 including physical distancing, wearing a face-covering if you go out in public, washing your hands for 20 seconds, and remaining at home if you become sick.

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SusanvilleStuff Today in History
A view of Susanville with Chestnut street in the foreground, taken in the mid-1890's

Straw Stack On Fire
September 4, 1894

The buildings and hay stacks on the McKissick Ranch have a narrow escape.

A man working with Berry & Lamb's Thrasher, came hurriedly to town with the information that the straw stack and chicken house on the ranch of Jacob McKissick, and rented to Flo Grass, about one mile north of town on the Susanville road was on fire; caught from a spark from the steam engine that runs the thrashing machine.

Chief Engineer Hodgkinson took one of the steamers and four horses and went to the scene.

The fire was confined to the two straw stacks. About one hundred bushels of unthrashed oats was destroyed and several sacks of wheat. At 2:30 it was thought the fire was under control.

Mr. Grass's family moved out of the little house for it was in close proximity to the burning straw stacks, on the east side with a strong wind blowing from the west.

There are two big stacks of hay just a few feet further north of the burning stacks, and if the fire should get into them the loss would fall heavy on Mr. Grass.

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New Releases are Back!
Beginning September 11th there will be four new releases playing, plus a blockbuster classic.
Everyone gets a free movie poster from the theater's inventory on their way out!

Starting September 11th
The New Mutants
Broken Hearts Gallery
E.T. The Extra
Click here for more information

Brought to you by
Walton's Funeral Home

SusanvilleStuff Joke of the Day
Someone asked me to name two structures that hold water...
I was like, well, dam.

[Editor's note: Dear Bob, this one is for you.]

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 and areas of smoke. Highs 91 to 101. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 48 to 58. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs 90 to 100. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 50 to 60.

Sunday Through Labor Day: Clear. Highs 91 to 101. Lows 51 to 61.

Monday Night Through Wednesday: Clear. Lows 44 to 54. Highs 79 to 89.

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