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Happy Holidays from
Friday December 19th, 2008
Volume One Number 103

To give you a headstart on your tour of Susanville lights and decorations we’ve put together a gallery of some of the neatest decorations in town.

On each picture we’ve included the name of the street where the lights can be found to give you a direction to head, but pretty much every street in town has at least one spectacular display this year.

So get out there and check out the hard work that people have put into these impressive light displays around town. But first check out the pictures in our holiday gallery of lights!

When the family is piled in the car this weekend for the annual Christmas light tour don’t forget to stop by the Lassen County Fairgrounds for the Holiday Festival of Lights.

Gates at the fairgrounds will be open from 5 until 9 on Saturday and Sunday evenings so you can drive through and look at the beautiful light displays.

For more information call the Lassen County Fair Office at 251.8900 or click here to go to the Fair’s website.

Here’s a neat idea for a Christmas stocking stuffer that goes to help support a really great cause.

There will be a Relay for Life “Quilt Raffle” held on March 17th for a gorgeous handmade quilt.

Tickets are on sale right now and funds raised go directly to the Relay for Life here in Susanville.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The drawing will be held March 17th at Idaho market and you don’t have to be present at the drawing to win. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Mata at 249-1566 or Carol Gibb at 252-5325. 

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Today in Susanville History
Freddy Nagel and his orchestra from the Big Band Almanac
Click here for a larger version of the picture.

Nugget New Year's Features Freddy Nagel, His Big Band
December 19th, 1974

Orchestra leader Freddy Nagel, who arranges his music to accent "the sweet sound of sophisticated swing," brings his big band to the Nugget Convention Center on New Year's Eve for a special champagne dinner-dance.  "We'll be playing a lot of good dance music," Nagel assures, "and we guarantee you'll be in a festive mood at the stroke of midnight when we bring in the New Year.” 

"Our sets will stress music for dancing — we'll revive some of the oldies but goodies — but we'll also include the newer tunes that have a good beat."

The champagne dinner dance will begin at 8 p.m. and will continue until after midnight.

Nagel, a native of Berkeley, California, currently lives on a ranch near Susanville and is a frequent visitor to Reno. In recent years he has played and performed for several dances and special shows in the local area.  Nagel describes his type of music as "hotel style" that is, he says, "round, full, mellow tone quality (not brassy) combined with good two-beat dance tempo. It is definitely a 'sweet' band, not loud, but with fullness and body."

As a musician, Nagel began his professional career in high school and formed his first orchestra while in college (he attended Stanford and the University of Nevada). At Stanford he was musical director of campus shows and subsequently gained recognition for his campus band, before he graduated.  As a result of campus work, the Nagel band won such popularity that it soon was booked for dates in San Francisco's major Hotels.

Nagel and his band eventually became a favorite at the famous Aragon-Trianon ballrooms in Chicago, where they were featured over WGN Radio and the Mutual network. He recorded innumerable transcriptions which were widely played by other radio stations throughout the nation.

Urgent Winter Weather Message

There is potential for significant snow accumulations and dangerous winter driving conditions through 10am this morning.

Click here for the latest forecast from NOAA. 

Today: Snow, mainly before 10am. High near 28. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 23. North wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Sunday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 19.

Monday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Tuesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Susanville Community Calendar

Dec. 19  Susanville Mothers Club meets for "Moms Night Out." Please call for activity & location. Call Sheri 251-0566 or Alissa 257-6591.

Dec. 19 Lassen Community College Movie Series " Christmas Vacation", 9pm. Middleton Hall. For more information call 257-6181 ext.8969.

Dec. 20&21 Lassen County Fair "Lassen County Festival of Lights" 5pm-9pm. Lassen Co. Fair Grounds, 195 Russell Ave. For more information Call 530-251-8900.

Eugene Chittock Attorney at Law
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