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I County Times/Westwood PinePress W m Tuesday, July 11,2000 11B Len Hal Wright was iag up, he had no idea 'Ould become known kd the world or that he I end up publishing his ramunity newspaper. rold "Hal" Berton ht Passed away June }0O_ at his residence in !ton, surrounded by e loved, o ight was born in S,=n :isco April 1, 1904, to Y and Lillian (Brandt) t. i graduated from Paso B High School in Paso daughter, Jan ,.aid her dad was very received a foot- p to St. Igna- ity mourns the loss of beloved publisher cious College's law school, now the University of San Francisco. He also participated in track and basketball and was a member of the Atlas Club of Oakland. After graduation Wright worked for a manufacturing company in Oakland until the company decided to pull stakes and move to the east. At that point Wright head- ed for the hills and tried his hand at mining, living for a while in French Corral, A1- leghany and Nevada City. After being injured by falling down a mine shaft, Wright gave up mining and returned to sport where he played semiprofessional bas- ketball for a Nevada City team. he!p for Lassen lty job seekers While in Nevada City, Wright took a job at the Nevada City Nugget, the lo- cal newspaper, where he helped in the shop and wrote articles. Wright moved to Loyalton and published the first edi- tion of the Sierra Booster in October 1949. Along with his wife, Al- lene, "Sweetie Pie," he raised three children. His son Maynard Wright resides in Citrus Heights, Calif., and daughters Lori Wright and Janice Buck live in Loyalton. Wright was a strong be- liever in customer service and demanded that his pa- per be delivered on time. Even a paralyzing snow- storm in 1953 did not stop Wright from getting his pa- per to the printer in Auburn. Strapping on a pair of long boards, Wright skied from Loyalton to Sierra City, where he found a car and made it to Auburn in time to meet tle deadline. As a result of the Sierra Booster and Wright's love of flying, he became famous around the world. When the papers came off the press, Wright would load them up and head for the Nervino Airport in Beck- wourth. The Sierra Valley covers a large area with several ranches miles apart from one another. Delivering papers to each ranch house by car was dusty, bumpy and not at all what Wright wanted to do. Instead he would fly low over the ranches and throw the papers out of the plane, not always on the mark. But valley ranchers looked forward to hearing the buzz of Wright's plane and soon word spread about his un- orthodox way of getting his papers delivered. Stories about him have ap- peared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and others. Journalists from as far away as Japan and Ger- many have visited Wright's small mountain community to interview the amazing man. It was probably inevitable that once Wright first took flight that he would make a name for himself in the air, following in the footsteps of his famous relatives Orville and Wilbur Wright. In 1995 the FAA refused to renew his license because of his age, but Wright fought back, passing all the medical tests and other hoops he was forced to jump through--and he won. Wright was a member of the Flying Rotarian, the United Flying Octogenarian and a 50-year member of the Rotary Club. Wright's best friend and soulmate, Sweetie Pie, passed away in January and brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death. In addition to his three children, he is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. "My parents were both wonderful people, and I feel so blessed to have had them in my life," said Jan Buck. Wright's son-in-law, Mike Buck, said he was a colorful man, and there was never a dull moment. "We will greatly miss him," he said. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Nervino Beckwourth Airport, High- way 70 in Beckwourth. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily has established a memo- rial scholarship fund at Placer Sierra Bank, P. O. Box 557, Loyalton, CA 96118. aa effort to help local Lassen Career Susanville's one Ployment center, is of free semi- "signed to help job gainful employ- to Deborah the Alliance for rce Development, a,t LCN, "People often iere looking for guid- 1 issues ranging from better r6sum6s to interviews. The has a wealth of information for 'be who wants job aSsistance, and the earch Seminars will '.PeOple about existing and 'resources, as taching them vaiu- lthey can use ira- Job Search Seminars as a series of that focus on aspects of the em- search. The first of the job Interested must attend e before choosing f the following ses- thev may additionally " Applications, Re- , and/or Interviews. re Application session Pant. will learn how fill out employ-  apP.lications, and will ,l own Master Ap- to take on their job search. The session on re- sumes will show what to- day's employers are looking for, and will discuss the dif- ferences in traditional, hard- copy resumes versus elec- tronic or e-resumes. Partici- pants in the Interviewing session will learn the do's and don'ts of interviewing, and through mock inter- views will become comfort- able with selling themselves to an employer. These semi- nars will be offered monthly, interested participants must register in advance. Running concurrent with the job Search Seminars is the Employment Search Network where job seekers can network with others in similar situations, sharing their challenges and suc- cesses as well as learning which employers are hiring and what positions are available. These networking sessions are highly recom- mended for all job seekers, but especially those who have completed the Job Search Workshops and want to keep the momentr go- ing. The Empt0yment Search Network meets every Tuesday from 9 - 11 a.m. For more information on either of these new offerings, or any other employment-re- lated topics, call Lassen Ca- reer Network at 257-5057 or visit their office at 2545 Main St., Susanville. (:all the Times! 57-5321 Sheets starting at ........ 71149 3/4" 12"x8' white '699 24" 12" ................. '159' sA" NEW 4" X 8' PRODUCT! Natural Oil 4X8 MillCert. S1099 1" 4 X 8 Sanded Shop .... $2499 Port 2x4, per lin. ft .............. 57 2x6, per lin. ft .............. $1 s 4"x4"x8' ,O,T O,FO Cedar Posts SSoL For gate openings up to 51" . ?5699 For gate openings up to 7' .. 282" RAILROAD TIES #1...s10. #2,..s9 's SALE I:WICE8 CASH & CANNY. WHILE 8UPPUE8 LAu"T. Check Out: Out* HOURS SALE ENDS Paas Ch=rge M.F 7am-Spm 7-17-00. tel By Sat. Headquarters BenChsrge! 7:30am- 4pm SALE SUBJECT TO STOCK STORES IN CHICO, ON HAND ,IDERSON & SUSANVILLE 267-5123 FAX 257-3293 702-340 JOHNSTONVILLE RD. SUSANVIM, E LASSEN COM00UNI"TY COLLE6E SUMMER 2000 COURSE OFFERIT465 ,,,,,, For More Information: 251-8819 Course Name Administration of Justice Firearms P.C. 832 Business Keyboarding Level 1 Keyboarding Level 2 Keyboarding Level 3 Keyboarding Level 5 Class Dates Jul 18 - Jul 22 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Ju117 - Jul 27 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Class Days Tues - Fri, 6 - 10 p.m. & Sat, 8 a.m. - noon & 1 - 5 p.m Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - noon Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Computer Applications Intro to E-Mail Intro Intemet Search Jul 11 - Jul 18 Jul 20 - Jul 27 Tues & Thur, 6 - 9 p.m. Tues & Thur, 6 - 9 p.m. Early Childhood Education ECE Health/Safety Health Occupations Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Spanish 1st Course Spanish Jul 14- Jul 16 Jul 25 Jul 17 - Aug 8 Fri, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - noon & 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues, 8 a.m - 4 p.m Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. I County Times/Westwood PinePress W m Tuesday, July 11,2000 11B Len Hal Wright was iag up, he had no idea 'Ould become known kd the world or that he I end up publishing his ramunity newspaper. rold "Hal" Berton ht Passed away June }0O_ at his residence in !ton, surrounded by e loved, o ight was born in S,=n :isco April 1, 1904, to Y and Lillian (Brandt) t. i graduated from Paso B High School in Paso daughter, Jan ,.aid her dad was very received a foot- p to St. Igna- ity mourns the loss of beloved publisher cious College's law school, now the University of San Francisco. He also participated in track and basketball and was a member of the Atlas Club of Oakland. After graduation Wright worked for a manufacturing company in Oakland until the company decided to pull stakes and move to the east. At that point Wright head- ed for the hills and tried his hand at mining, living for a while in French Corral, A1- leghany and Nevada City. After being injured by falling down a mine shaft, Wright gave up mining and returned to sport where he played semiprofessional bas- ketball for a Nevada City team. he!p for Lassen lty job seekers While in Nevada City, Wright took a job at the Nevada City Nugget, the lo- cal newspaper, where he helped in the shop and wrote articles. Wright moved to Loyalton and published the first edi- tion of the Sierra Booster in October 1949. Along with his wife, Al- lene, "Sweetie Pie," he raised three children. His son Maynard Wright resides in Citrus Heights, Calif., and daughters Lori Wright and Janice Buck live in Loyalton. Wright was a strong be- liever in customer service and demanded that his pa- per be delivered on time. Even a paralyzing snow- storm in 1953 did not stop Wright from getting his pa- per to the printer in Auburn. Strapping on a pair of long boards, Wright skied from Loyalton to Sierra City, where he found a car and made it to Auburn in time to meet tle deadline. As a result of the Sierra Booster and Wright's love of flying, he became famous around the world. When the papers came off the press, Wright would load them up and head for the Nervino Airport in Beck- wourth. The Sierra Valley covers a large area with several ranches miles apart from one another. Delivering papers to each ranch house by car was dusty, bumpy and not at all what Wright wanted to do. Instead he would fly low over the ranches and throw the papers out of the plane, not always on the mark. But valley ranchers looked forward to hearing the buzz of Wright's plane and soon word spread about his un- orthodox way of getting his papers delivered. Stories about him have ap- peared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and others. Journalists from as far away as Japan and Ger- many have visited Wright's small mountain community to interview the amazing man. It was probably inevitable that once Wright first took flight that he would make a name for himself in the air, following in the footsteps of his famous relatives Orville and Wilbur Wright. In 1995 the FAA refused to renew his license because of his age, but Wright fought back, passing all the medical tests and other hoops he was forced to jump through--and he won. Wright was a member of the Flying Rotarian, the United Flying Octogenarian and a 50-year member of the Rotary Club. Wright's best friend and soulmate, Sweetie Pie, passed away in January and brother, Kenneth, preceded him in death. In addition to his three children, he is survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. "My parents were both wonderful people, and I feel so blessed to have had them in my life," said Jan Buck. Wright's son-in-law, Mike Buck, said he was a colorful man, and there was never a dull moment. "We will greatly miss him," he said. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Nervino Beckwourth Airport, High- way 70 in Beckwourth. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily has established a memo- rial scholarship fund at Placer Sierra Bank, P. O. Box 557, Loyalton, CA 96118. aa effort to help local Lassen Career Susanville's one Ployment center, is of free semi- "signed to help job gainful employ- to Deborah the Alliance for rce Development, a,t LCN, "People often iere looking for guid- 1 issues ranging from better r6sum6s to interviews. The has a wealth of information for 'be who wants job aSsistance, and the earch Seminars will '.PeOple about existing and 'resources, as taching them vaiu- lthey can use ira- Job Search Seminars as a series of that focus on aspects of the em- search. The first of the job Interested must attend e before choosing f the following ses- thev may additionally " Applications, Re- , and/or Interviews. re Application session Pant. will learn how fill out employ-  apP.lications, and will ,l own Master Ap- to take on their job search. The session on re- sumes will show what to- day's employers are looking for, and will discuss the dif- ferences in traditional, hard- copy resumes versus elec- tronic or e-resumes. Partici- pants in the Interviewing session will learn the do's and don'ts of interviewing, and through mock inter- views will become comfort- able with selling themselves to an employer. These semi- nars will be offered monthly, interested participants must register in advance. Running concurrent with the job Search Seminars is the Employment Search Network where job seekers can network with others in similar situations, sharing their challenges and suc- cesses as well as learning which employers are hiring and what positions are available. These networking sessions are highly recom- mended for all job seekers, but especially those who have completed the Job Search Workshops and want to keep the momentr go- ing. The Empt0yment Search Network meets every Tuesday from 9 - 11 a.m. For more information on either of these new offerings, or any other employment-re- lated topics, call Lassen Ca- reer Network at 257-5057 or visit their office at 2545 Main St., Susanville. (:all the Times! 57-5321 Sheets starting at ........ 71149 3/4" 12"x8' white '699 24" 12" ................. '159' sA" NEW 4" X 8' PRODUCT! Natural Oil 4X8 MillCert. S1099 1" 4 X 8 Sanded Shop .... $2499 Port 2x4, per lin. ft .............. 57 2x6, per lin. ft .............. $1 s 4"x4"x8' ,O,T O,FO Cedar Posts SSoL For gate openings up to 51" . ?5699 For gate openings up to 7' .. 282" RAILROAD TIES #1...s10. #2,..s9 's SALE I:WICE8 CASH & CANNY. WHILE 8UPPUE8 LAu"T. Check Out: Out* HOURS SALE ENDS Plaas Ch=rge M.F 7am-Spm 7-17-00. tel By Sat. Headquarters BenChsrge! 7:30am- 4pm SALE SUBJECT TO STOCK STORES IN CHICO, ON HAND ,IDERSON & SUSANVILLE 267-5123 FAX 257-3293 702-340 JOHNSTONVILLE RD. SUSANVIM, E LASSEN COM00UNI"TY COLLE6E SUMMER 2000 COURSE OFFERIT465 ,,,,,, For More Information: 251-8819 Course Name Administration of Justice Firearms P.C. 832 Business Keyboarding Level 1 Keyboarding Level 2 Keyboarding Level 3 Keyboarding Level 5 Class Dates Jul 18 - Jul 22 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Ju117 - Jul 27 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Jul 17 - Jul 27 Class Days Tues - Fri, 6 - 10 p.m. & Sat, 8 a.m. - noon & 1 - 5 p.m Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - noon Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Computer Applications Intro to E-Mail Intro Intemet Search Jul 11 - Jul 18 Jul 20 - Jul 27 Tues & Thur, 6 - 9 p.m. Tues & Thur, 6 - 9 p.m. Early Childhood Education ECE Health/Safety Health Occupations Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Spanish 1st Course Spanish Jul 14- Jul 16 Jul 25 Jul 17 - Aug 8 Fri, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - noon & 12:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tues, 8 a.m - 4 p.m Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.