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Volume X Issue 248
Susanville WebXtra for July 11th, 2018
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Jeremy Couso
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Owner and General Manager

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4H Barbecue Kicks Off Lassen County Fair Tuesday Evening

Lassen County’s most exciting week of the year is here! The 2018 Lassen County Fair, which runs from July 18th through the 22nd, kicks off next Tuesday evening with the annual 4H fundraiser BBQ.

BBQ beef tri-tip or chicken, baked potato, green salad, roll and desert are all on the menu from 5:00 to 6:30 at the fairgrounds.

You can purchase discounted tickets ahead of time from any 4H member or at the CE/4H office, 707 Nevada Street.

Presale tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten. The night of the event dinner is $16 for adults and $11 for children.

The proceeds from the fundraiser are used to fund county wide 4H events like Presentation Day, Home Arts Extravaganza, the 4H Fashion Review, Dog Show, Horse Show, skills days, leadership conferences, study travel, record book medals and year end pins.

4H and FFA members spent Tuesday visiting businesses
to hang posters and spread the word about the
upcoming Jr. Livestock Auction.

Photofeature: 4H and FFA Members Spread the Word About Jr. Livestock Auction

4H and FFA members from clubs all over the valley headed out to local businesses Tuesday, spreading the word about the July 22nd Jr. Livestock Auction, held at the Lassen County Fair.

Just after dawn on Sunday of the fair 4H and FFA exhibitors will make their way to the judging pavilion at the fairgrounds, ending months of grooming, training, feeding, conditioning and care of their prized animals, to be sold at the fair’s annual auction.

Jr. Livestock exhibitors purchase their market animals in the Fall or Spring depending on species and are responsible for feeding, grooming and taking care of their animal. They are also responsible for calculating their average daily gain (how many pounds they need to gain per day) to produce the best quality meat product for the buyer.

The 4H and FFA kids spend the week at the fair, taking care of their animals, showing their animals and making friendships and connections that can become lifelong.

After a long hot week of washing, grooming and showing, the Jr. Livestock Auction is where the kids will sell their animals.

“We just want everyone to come out and support the kids. This is a way for the youth to excel in life and help further their education. They are our future,” said Fair Manager Jim Wolcott.

The 4H and FFA Junior Livestock Auction will be held Sunday morning, July 22nd, in the judging pavilion at the fairgrounds. Buyer registration and a good morning social begin at 8:30. The auction begins at 9:00.

Wrenchers Car Club Holding Show N’ Shine Wednesday Evening

The Wrenchers Car and Truck Club is getting together for Show N’ Shine at the Pizza Factory on Main Street at 6:00p.m., July 11th.

Anyone with a car or truck, rusty or shiny is welcome to come put their vehicle on display.

“We all had a great time at last weekend’s Main Street Cruise at Memorial Park and it was good to see you all there!” said Wrenchers Club organizer Pat Holley.

The scene of the accident, 1937. From the Couso Collection

Gas Truck Driver Averts Tragedy
July 11, 1937

The quick action of Don Gott, a truck driver for the Union Oil company, this morning prevented what might have been a tragedy when the truck he was driving turned over spilling gasoline, after colliding with a car driven by Richard Edenholm.

The minute he felt the impact, Gott turned off the ignition key.

Although both cars turned over after meeting at the intersection of Roop and North streets none was seriously injured. Edenhokm was taking several friends picnicking.

The truck escaped damage but the car owned by David E. Edenholm, father of the driver, was badly smashed.

It Takes 30 Days To Find Out Judge Means His Words

George E. Williams, 33, learned last night that Judge N. V. Wemple of Lassen county does not confuse the words “suspension “ and “dismissal”.

It was a costly lesson for Williams will spend 30 days of his life in the county jail after being arrested for the second time in two weeks for being intoxicated and disturbing the peace.

He was brought to the Lassen county jail last night by Sheriff Olin S. Johnson on the charge of violating the same sobriety ordinance which caused his arrest June 24, and resulted in a 30-day suspended jail sentence.

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Congratulations to Vanessa Solem, 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!

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

Tonight: Clear. Lows 49 to 59. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 90 to 100. Light winds becoming northeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60.

Friday Through Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 88 to 98. Lows 51 to 61.

Saturday Night Through Sunday Night: Mostly clear with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 87 to 97.

Monday: Sunny. Highs 86 to 96.

Wednesday, July 11
Wrencher’s Car Club is an informal group who discuss their car projects. Meetings are held at the Pizza Factory, 2975 Main Street Susanville from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information, please call Chris at (616) 212-3068 or visit our Wrenchers Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 11
Lassen Aurora Network Veteran’s Support Group Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 pm at 811 Cottage St, Susanville. Our Mission is to provide a judgment-free environment where Veterans from all era’s and services can meet and discuss issues without outside influences.

Wednesday, July 11
Shaffer School free workshops Wednesdays 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Typing workshops Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Citizenship classes Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm and GED Prep classes Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St., Susanville.

Wednesday, July 11
Lassen Library Summer Reading Program Week 3. Join Lassen Library for the 2018 Summer Reading Program from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Summer Reading continues with a celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Join us for beaded crafts and painting. All ages are welcome, though its geared mainly towards 5-12 yrs. Old. Program is held at the Lassen Library, 1618 Main Street.

Thursday, July 12
Shaffer School free workshops Thursdays from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. 530-257-7471.

Thursday, July 12
Shaffer School ESL workshops Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm. These classes and workshops are located at Shaffer School, 722-055 US-395, Litchfield, CA 96117. 530-257-7471.

Thursday, July 12
Westwood Bingo Thursday nights at 125 Birch St., in Westwood. $10 per ten pack of cards, $1 Quickie games and $1 Early Bird Game.

Friday, July 13
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Wellness Support 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Women’s Group 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864

Saturday, July 14
Eagle Lake Nature Program presents, California Fish and Wildlife, Eagle Lake Trout, Paul Devine at 7:30 p.m. at the Merrill Campground Amphitheater County Road A1, Eagle Lake, South Shore. (in the event of rain, event will be postponed or canceled).

Saturday, July 14
Shaffer School GED Prep classes Saturdays 11:30 – 1:30 pm. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. 530-257-7471.

Saturday, July 14
Lassen Land & Trails Trust Farmer’s Market 8:00 – 12:00 p.m., Pancera Plaza at the corner of Gay & Main St. For more information, please call Laura Medvin at (530)310-4556 or email or visit

Saturday, June 14
Honey Lake Valley Riders Hose Show and Playday will be held at the Janesville park. Show starts at 8:00am and playday starts at 2:00 pm. For events and rules, please visit or contact

Monday, July 16
Susanville Weight Watchers meet Mondays from 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:30 – 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.

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