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Lassen County Times/Westwood PinePress Tuesday, May 1,2007 11B By Barbara France Managing Editor Bfrance@lassennews.com Hopefully by summer, tod- dlers will have new play equipment to enjoy At it Wednesday, April 18 meeting, the Susanville City Council approved the con- struction of Peggy's Playground in Riverside Park. The play equipment is designed for 2- to 5-year-old children and looks like a fire engine. It includes a slide, ladders and hanging bars. The toddler play area will be built behind the exiting playground in a small earth depression near the picnic tables and on the Limoneria Street side of the park. "Peggy loved children," said Councilmember Doug Savers of his late wife. "She told me if something happened to her to do some- thing in her memory of the children." Peggy died several years ago and her family set up a memorial trust in her name and the playground will be constructed in her memory The estimated total cost of the playground is $13,600. The Peggy Savers Trust donated $3,000. "Peggy loved children. She told- me if something happened to her to do something in her memory of the children." " Doug Savers Councilmember The rest of the money comes from a per Capita Grant and Recreation Round- up. According to Director of Community Services Rob Hill, the 2002 Per Capita Bond Grant has $7,100 and the city must use it or give it back. The bulk of the grant was used to purchase land on the Sierra Road site to be used for recreation purposes. The other $3,500 comes from the Recreation Round- up program. City water, geothermal and natural gas customers can choose to round up their bills to the nearest dollar. All the change is then placed into the round-up fund to be used for new recreation within the city. This is the first use of the round-up money Mayor Pro tem Rocky Joy said he thinks the playground is a good addition to the wide- ly used park. He said his preschool-aged twins have probably visited every park- between here and the coast and knows the boys will enjoy the park. Hill said the location for the park is highly suited for a tod- dler park because of the natu- ral indentation in the earth. Hopefully by summer, toddlers and preschoolers will have a new playground such asthis one. The equipment will be Installed at Riverside Park. The area will be called Peggy's Playground in memory of Peggy Sayers who died several years ago. Peggy loved children, said her husband Doug, who is a member of the Susanville City Council. Sayers was instrumental in making sure money set in a trust was given to the project. Photo submitted One side slopes up high enough that parents can sit and easily keep an eye on the children, he said, On behalf of his family and Peggy, Savers said, "This is a good thing and I know Peggy is looking down on us." By Patdck Shillito the Lassen County Juvenile required by local fire agen- a good clearance, and the next Staff Writer Probation. Department andcies and the state of 70 feet is good for spacing i pshillito@lassennews.com the Lassen County District California. The first 30 feet is between trees and brush. : ::. ! Lassen County has seen Attorney's Office. ' MONI)d ' rS ' - ' multiple structure fires inNo injuries were reported C[.JSTO[ |ZED 7TIt orflya few days. and no other buildings were ::i :: ili! i In a joint press release, The reported damaged. ORGANIC--F" CIAL mAY 21 Susanville Fire Department Three trailers and two 1850 Spring Ridge Dr ii B.s and the Susanville Police boats were lost in the pavil- t/t 4, r Northeastern Health Department issued a state- ion, which SIFC and SFD con- " Center :: merit regarding the burning firmed as a total loss. of the Livestock PavilionSIFC said thecause, which / R~[~ I~ dy ' SpeeehPathology / :/ located at the Lassen County is under investigation, was Full ---- Fairgrounds at 9:38 p.m. on suspicious in nature. . Susanville /:: Saturday,April21. The only other,fire reported i~' Waxing Featuring,Offering . i The press release said, this week happened at 5:16 "The Susanville Fire a.m. on Monday, April'23. Department responded to a It was reported as a struc- OTICON 100% Digital Hearing i confirmed structure fire in tare fire in Litchfield, to a the judging pavilion. Upon barn-like building. SIEMENS aids i arrival, a report was given of Responding agencies includ- STARKEY * Caring Service i the structure totally involved, ed Standish-Litchfield, The 310-1067 OR 252-4600- 1816 FIRST ST, SUSANVILLE PHONAK * Hearing Evaluations i Engines from CAL FIRE, California Correctional Susan River Fire Protection Center, CAL FIRE, Susan RESOUND 30 Day Trial Period ! District and SFD were able to River Fire Protection District VIVATONE Repair Lab In-Office i control the firein a short and the Janesville Fire amount of time. The follow- Department. No injuries were IF COLLEGE TUITION IS IN WIDEX i up investigation was conduct- reported, and SIFC said this YOUR FUTURE, PUT MAINSTAY IN edjohltly by SPD, CAL FIRE buildingwas-also.atotalloss~, :~ " 1"800 843"4271 and SFD. Anyone with infer- The cause of the fire is stillYOUR SAVINGS PLAN mation should contact either under investigation. the Susanville Fire The Lassen County fire To find out more, call Department at 257-5152 or the agencies said they would like i I 'g DarwinSolus ,- .Sta e Hearln Instruments Susanville Police Department to warn people to be careful RegistercdRcpresentative ~ ~. at 257-5603." with fire. NYLIFE Se:urilies Inc. I ~ / I According to a subsequent The lack of moisture and Rosevillc, CA95661 ! press release, three teens the cooler conditions can 916774-6200or -- - 1640Telmnaa Street, Suite B, Redding, CA96001 were seen around the pavilion cause trouble when people Locally 530-257-M61 MAII%~'IA'r~ on Monday, April 23. aren't careful. While the Ca, Lie No. 0613713 Ft, NI, Susanville Police inter- viewed and eventually arrest- ed the teens in conjunction with the investigation. A fOurth teen was'arrested on Tuesday, April 24, also in regards to the pavilion fire. The case has been referred to weather has become warmer in recent months, it's still important to have a good clearance both around debris piles and around heaters inside any type of structure. Remember, 100-foot clear- ances around structures are At your consultation, you will receive a prospectus which contains ln(,re cofftplcte isformatkm ahem advisury Ices. other expenses, and shale classes. Please read it care- fully beR,re you invest or send money NYLIFE Distributors Inc member NASD. 300 IntcrpaccParkway. Building A, Parsippany, NJ 07054, www.mamstaylun&~.com, the distributor of the MainStay 1 Fund.s, is a~ indirec~ wholly owned subsidiary ~[ ~| New York Lif Insurance Company. ~1~)8. All righlu reserved MSAI)Id-03/98 named to By Sam Williams News Editor swilliams@lassennew~.com Lassen Community College put two students on the presti- gious National Dean's List this semester. Dr. Karen Grosz, LCC's dean of instruction, said fewer than ? of 1 percent of the country's college students receive this honor. The two students are Amie Cower and Christian Younger. Grower, a Chester resident majoring in administration of justice, plans to transfer to a four-year school based on her receiving the honor. Younger, a Susanville resi- dent, has not declared a major. Biographies of the two stu- dents will be included in the 30th anniversary edition of the National Dean's List. In all, 2,500 students across the country received the recogni- tion. The two LCC students were nominated by the national Phi Theta Kappa honor soci- ety, Grosz said LCC student Josh Silva received the honor in 2005, but he died before he received the letter announc- ing his selection. May 18, 2007 Lassen County Fairgrounds We're AmeriGas. Your friends. Your neighbors. 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