Volume XIV Issue 130 | Friday, January 28th, 2022
Family Connections Conference: Seeing Through a Whole New Lens
Parents, grandparents, foster parents, childcare providers, aunts, uncles, babysitters and anyone who plays a caregiving role in the life of a child of any age are all invited to participate in a free conference being offered Saturday, March 12th, at Lassen High School in Susanville. This year the annual event’s theme is, Seeing Through a Whole New Lens.

The focus of the 2022 Family Connections Conference is to get some ideas on how to look at the joys and challenges of parenting through a new lens. Attendees can expect food, conversation and memorable presentation from this year’s featured speakers, The Avery and Brian Experience.
Brian and Avery Baker are father and son motivational speakers who have a passion for building positive relationships. Their story is an example that no matter what happens in your relationship if you are willing to examine, adapt, and maintain a positive outlook, things can always get better. Brian and Avery are also co-authors of the book “Love Wins: 5 Key Strengths to Strengthening Your relationships – A Parent Perspective.”

This day is designed for participants to walk away feeling refreshed, inspired and with some new tools to add to their toolbox.

Attendees can expect food, conversation and great information and according to organizers, parents, childcare providers and educators will all greatly benefit from this event.
Brian and Avery Baker
Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Deli sandwiches will be served for lunch. Vegetarian sandwiches will be available.

Advance registration is highly preferred so that accurate seating, food and materials can be prepared. However, walk-ins will not be turned away.

The Family Connections Conference is a collaborative effort among many community organizations including; Sierra Cascade Family Opportunities, Lassen County Child and Family Services, Lassen County Office of Education, Lassen Childcare Planning Council, Lassen HEART and Lassen Family Services.

Register for the conference now by clicking here and heading over to Eventbrite. For questions or more information contact Jessica Stading at jstading@headstart4u.org or call 1.530.253.1040.
Affected by the Dixie Fire? Lassen County Residents Can Get Low Income Home Energy Assistance
Is money short because of the Dixie Fire? Did you miss work due to evacuation? The Lassen Economic Development Corporation has Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds available to help with your heating costs.

Income eligibility is based on last 30-days of total household income which means people who normally won’t qualify possibly will now. Income guidelines may surprise you. A family of 4 can make $4,675 per month and still qualify. Medical insurance premiums are deducted from gross income.
If you think there is a chance you qualify please come in or call, they want to help.

Applicants can receive up to $700.00 payments for propane, kerosene, natural gas or electric.

The LEDCo office is located at 200 Hwy A-21 in Westwood. Applications available online at www.lassenedc.org or call 256-3531.
Annual Cattlewomen’s Taste of Beef, Sip of Wine February 12th

Continuing a traditional that is more than three decades old, the Lassen County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen will host one of Susanville’s premiere events on February 12th, the annual ‘Taste of Beef, Sip of Wine’ fundraiser, with proceeds helping to support the good works done by the two groups throughout the year.

The band Timeless will play at the Elks Lodge from 5:30 to 8:30p.m.

You must be 21 to attend and tickets are available at the Lassen County Fairgrounds or at KSUE/KJDX Radio. Tickets are $35 per person presale or $40 per person at the door. The Cattlewomen only sell a limited number of tickets so get yours early.

Proceeds raised from this annual event support local youth activities, scholarships, beef promotion and ag in the classroom.
Flooded highway near Litchfield in 1940 from the Eastman Collection at UC Davis
Bridge Damaged by Baxter Creek
January 28, 1951

Baxter Creek flooded Monday afternoon and washed out a bridge on the county road in Honey Lake Valley, south from Missouri Bend school.

A veteran rancher in the area said it is the greatest runoff in 25 years. He said the static water level in a well, normally nine feet, now has risen to 39 inches.

Water was receding today beyond flood waters were running a quarter of a mile wide over fields in the area Tuesday, but no crop damage is believed to have been done.
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. You can download a membership application by clicking here.
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