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10A Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress WEEKLY GATHERINGS, MEETINGS AND CLUBS Thursday, Jan. 22 Helping Hands Food Bank: Church. Frost & Gay St., A1-Anon Family Group: Rotary Club of Chester: 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Wesleyan Chester. Call 258-2359. 7:30 p.m. Chester 7:00 a.m. Sierra Meadows Church. Frost & Gay St., Overeaters Anonymous: Community United Social Room. 460 Melissa Chester. Call 258-2359.4:00-5:00 p.m. Chester Methodist Church. 386 Main Drive, Chester. Please call Celebrate Recovery: 5:30 Community United St., (back door on Brentwood 258-2516 for more p.m. free dinner, 6:30 p.m. Methodist Church. 386 MainDr.) Chester. For more information, worship, 7:30 p.m. meeting. St., (back door on Brentwood information, call 24 hours a TOPS Club No. 1484 Help with life's hurts & Dr.) Chester. Call 260-3512. day 877-880-2880. Weigh-In: 7:30-8:20 a.m. hang-ups. Childcare. Lake Zumba/Pilates: 289 Clifford Community United Almanor Church 2610 HwyDrive, Suite B. Lake Methodist Church. 386 Main A-13. Lake Almanor. Call 596- Almanor. Call 375-7017 Wednesday, Jan. 28 St., Chester. Please call 258- 3683. soozieyearwood.zumba.com Chester Piece Makers 2654. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Quilt Guild: 10:00-4:00 p.m. Hamilton Branch Meeting: 7:30 p.m. . Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Westw0od Sierra Meadows Club Room, Firebelles: 11:00 a.m. 2nd & Community United Library. 500 Birch St., Chester. Call 258-3024. 4th Thursday. Hamilton Methodist Church. 386 Main Westwood. For more Helping Hands Food Bank: Branch Fire Hall. 3791 Big St., (back door on Brentwood information, call 24 hours a 1:00-3:00 p.m. Wesleyan Springs Rd., Hwy. A-13. Call Dr.) Chester. For more day 877-880-2880, Church. Frost & Gay St., to confirm meetings & information, call 24 hours a Chester. Call 258-2359. events 596-4186. day 877-880-2880. Chester Bingo: 1:00 p.m. Plumas Alcohol, Tobacco Tuesday, Jan. 27 Memorial Hall. 225 Gay St., and other Drug Coalition: Alcoholics Anonymous Chester. Sponsored by 1:00 pm. Reducing alcohol, Saturday, Jan. 24 Meeting: 1:30 p.m. ChesterChester/Lake Almanor Sr. tobacco and other drug Winter Cribbage League:Community United Citizens Club. Shirley 258- problems in Plumas County. 12:00-4:30 p.m. Meets every Methodist Church. 386 Main6128. Meetings held at Courthouse Saturday. Location varies. St., (back door on Brentwood Co-Dependents Annex, County Hospital Rd., Call 258-3612. Dr.) Chester. For more Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. 12- Quincy. Call 283-4654. Books & Beyond: 2:00-4:00 information, call 24 hours a Step program for individuals Seneca Healthcare District p.m. Knitting classes. 140 day 877-880-2880. seeking healthy and Board of Directors Public Main St., Chester. Call to The Ridge Writer's Group: fulfilling relationships, Meeting: 3:00 p,m. Lake enroll 258-2150. 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Please Westwood Library. 500 Birch Almanor Clinic Conference Alcoholics Anonymous call Claire Weygandt 256-3968 Street, Westwood. For Room. 199 Reynolds Rd., Meeting: 8:00 p.m. Chester or e-mall: information call 260-3512. Chester. Marie Stuersel 258- Baptist Church. 210 Myrtle voyant@digitalpath.net forZumba/Pilates: 289 Clifford 2067. St., Chester. Call 877-880-2880. location & times. Westwood. Drive, Suite B. Lake Almanor Basin Zumba/Pilates: 289 Clifford Almanor. Call 375-7017 Community Supper: 5:30- Drive, Suite B. Lake soozieyearwood.zumba.com 6:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. 500 Aimanor. Call 375-7017 Alcoholics Anonymous Stone St., Chester. All Sunday, Jan. 25 soozieyearwood.zumba.com Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Chester welcome. Adult Study Group: 9:30- Lake Almanor Elks Lodge Community United Zumba: 6:00-7:00 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 366 Meadowbrook 2626:6:00 p.m. social dinner, Methodist Church. 386 Main Community Ctr. Third Loop Rd., Chester. Book7:00 p.m. meeting, 8:00 p.m. St., (back door on Brentwood St.,.Westwood. Call 375-7017. discussions. Joan Turnquist 164 Main St., Chester. Call Dr.) Chester. For more soozieyearwood.zumba.com 258-1935. 258-3557. information, call 24 hours a Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous Lake Almanor Fitness: 6:30day 877-880-2880. Meeting: 8:00 p.m. Westwood Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Closed p.m. Line dancing classes.CES PTA: Call every month Community Library. 500 Meeting. Chester 160 Cedar St., Chester. Call for time and location. Call Birch St., Westwood. Call Community United Krista 250-5262. 258-3194. Chester. 877-880-2880. Methodist Church. 386 Main St., (back door on Brentwood Dr.) Chester. For more Friday, Jan. 23 information, cal124hoursa YOUTH C ALENDAR Movin' 'n' Groovin': 10:30- day 877-880-2880. 11:30 a.m. Low impact exercise for all Seniors. Wildwood Center. 366 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester. Call 258-3350. Monday, Jan. 26 Helping Hands Food Bank: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Wesleyan Weather Forecast for Chester Wednesday, Jan. 21 Sunrise 7:23-Sunset 5:13 Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 53. Wednesday Night Areas of fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 26. Saturday, Jan. 24 Sunrise 7:21--Sunset 5:17 Sunny, with a high near 59. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Thursday, Jan. 22 Sunrise 7:22.-Sunset 5:14 Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Sunday, Jan. 25 Sunrise 7:20--Sunset 5:18 Sunny, with a high near 61'. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Friday, Jan. 23 Sunrise 7:22--Sunset 5:15 Sunny, with a high near 58. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Monday, Jan. 26 Sunrise 7:20--Sunset 5:19 Sunny, with a high near 59. Tuesday, Jan. 27 Sunrise 7:19-Sunset 5:20 PAGE SPONSOR Sodas, and Sundaes Cards, toys, jewelry and unique gifts " Lassen Gift Company Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 220 Main St., Chester (530) 258-2222 Serving Chester since 1955 Thursday, Jan. 22 A-13, Lake Almanor. Call 596- Boy Scouts: 7:00 p.m. Com- 3683. munity United Methodist Cub Scout Pack 36:6:00-7:30 Church. 386 Main St., p.m. Hamilton Branch Fire Chester. Scout Master-Shan- Station. lst-5th graders. non Kenyon 816-0353 or Corn- Walk-in registrations wel- mittee Chairman-Gregg come. 3749 Hwy A-13, Lake Almanor. Scott 816-0536. Senior Youth "Grounded for Life." 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 Chester Christian Fellow- A.W.A.N.A. (Approved ship. 200 Main St., Chester. Workmen Are Not Call 258-2534. Ashamed): 6:00 p.m. Chil- dren 3rd-6th grade are in- Monday, Jan. 26 vited. Lake Almanor Senior High Youth: 7:00-9:00 Community Church. 2610 p.m. Lake Almanor Commu- Hwy A-13. Lake Almanor. nity Church 2610 Hwy. A-13. Call 596-3683. Lake Alma.nor. Call 596-3683. Mt. Lassen Community Church: 7:00 p.m. Jr. & Sen- Tuesday, Jan. 27 ior High Youth Group meets Junior High Youth: 7:00- at 200 Main St., Chester. 9:00 p.m. Lake Almanor Com- Email www.mtlassencommu- munity Church. 2610 Hwy. nitychurch.com. PLACES OF WORSHIP Assembly Of God, 258-3938, Holy Spirit Episcopal Mission, 250 Myrtle St., Chester. 375-0994, 3767 A-13, Lake Almanor. Calvary Chapel Of Westwood, 256-3309, 315 Ash, Westwood. Jehovah's Witnesses, 256-2177, Hwy 36, Westwood. Chester Baptist, 258-2394 or Lake Almanor Community 530-927-7979. 210 Myrtle St., Church, 596-3683, 2610 Hwy. Chester. A-13, Lake Almanor, lacconline.org. Chester Community United Methodist, 258-2345, Glenwood Mission Impact Fellowship, Dr. & Hwy. 36, Chester. 249-2091, 178 Willow, Chester. Chester Wesleyan, 258-2359, Mt. Lassen Community Church Frost & Gay St., Chester. 450 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester. ChesterWesieyan.org www, mtlassencommunitychurch,com LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation ]'Current 4,479.74 1 Year Ago 4,480.52 Christians, 258-326& Meeting Our Lady Of The Snows place changes, call for location, time. Catholic, 256-3151,220 Clifford Dr., Church Of Christ, 258-2057, Lake Almanor 1182 Warner Valley Rd., Chester. chesterchurchofchrist.org Our Savior Lutheran, 258-2347, 161 Aspen St, Chester. Church Of Jesus Christ of Letter-Day Saints, 256-2441, Hwy. 147 Clear Creek. St. Andrew's Anglican Church, 596-3343, 174 Melissa Street, Chester. standrewsalmanor.org First Baptist Church- Westwood Assembly Of Westwood, 256-2107, God, 256-3405, 624 Ash St., Lake Almanor **Capacity 401 Delwood St, Westwood. Westwood. tCurrent 781,150 1BucksYearLakeAgO "Elevation799'654 i'Westwd Museum 311 Ash Street 256-2233 Open May-Oct Wed-Sat 11 a m'4 p m ] 1Current 5,136.32 1 Year Ago 5,124.62 BucksLake Plumas County Library and 6| tCurrent ' Chester/LakeAImanorMuseum 1,Year Ago 51,988 10 1 1:30-5:30 Elevation above sea level in ft. ,Mon-Thurs a.m.- p.m, and p.m. **Storage in acre ft. Closed Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & tJan. 11, 2015 Jan. 13, 2014 All Major Holidays re ports SU spensions strai State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced a dramatic 20 percent drop in the number of students expelled in 2013-14 and a 15.2 decline in the number of students suspended. This marks the second year in a row of declines in both areas. The new figures come at a time when the California Department of Education is working with districts around the state to implement innovative programs, including some known as "restorative justice," that reduce suspensions and expulsions. "These numbers show that the work of the department, districts, teachers, parents and students around the state is paying off by keeping more students in school and learning," said Torlakson. "You can have the best facilities, the best teachers and the best curriculum in the world, but none of that matters if students are not in school. That's why we have put so much effort into increasing school attendance and reducing expulsions and suspensions and will continue to do so." Statewide, 49,987 fewer students were suspended in 2013-14 compared to the year before, down 15.2 percent. The suspension rate is 4.4 percent, down 0.7 of a percentage point from the year before: Similarly, 1,655 fewer students were expelled in 2013-14 compared to the year before, down 20 percent. The expulsion rate remains at 0.1 percent because the overall numbers are relatively small. To reduce the number of expulsions and suspensions, the California Department of Education has taken several steps, including hosting a forum and workshopsl and posting behavioral intervention strategies and supports. In addition, the CDE has worked with several education groups to develop restorative justice programs that promote respect, taking responsibility and strengthening relationships. Before such programs were implemented, the greatest percentage of students suspended or expelled was for "wilfful defiance." For the second year in a row, the highest percentage declines came under this category. Last year, 261 fewer students were expelled for defiance-related offenses, down 47.7 percent from the year before. Another 76,296 fewer students were suspended for defiance-related offenses, down 28.9 percent from the year before. Willful defiance became identified with the problem of high rates of expulsions and suspensions after the CDE reported a high number of minority students were suspended for this cause. Those figures helped spur the passage of Assembly Bill 420, supported by the CDE and sponsored by former Assembly Member Roger Dickinson. The bill, signed into law last year, limits suspensions and expulsions for disruptive behavior in certain grades. Suspensions for more serious federal offenses were down by thousands among every student subgroup. However, a disparity remains among African-American students' rates of suspension, which were relatively unchanged from the year before. African-American students are 6.2 percent of total enrollment, but make up 16.4 percent of students suspended, up 0.2 of a percentage point from the year before. White students are 25 percent of total ~nrollment, but make up 20.6 percent of students suspended, down 0.3 of a percentage point from the year before. Hispanic students are 53.3 percent of total enrollment, but make up 54.7 percent of suspensions, up 0.1 of a percentage point from the year before. This is the second year of declines. Between 2011-12 and 2012-13, the number of expulsions dropped 13.5 percent, while the number of suspensions decreased 10.2 percent. Data collected through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System enabled the CDE to report detailed data for the third year in a row. Prior to the collection of these data in the data system, they were collected differently as aggregate counts, so the 2013-14 data may only be compared to the two prior years and cannot be compared accurately to prior years' suspension and expulsion data. The data presented here were for "unduplicated" counts of students suspended or expelled. This means although a student may have been suspended or expelled more than once, each student was only counted once. The suspension and expulsion data are available on the CDE's DataQuest. Downloadable data files are available at the CDE's Expulsion and Suspension Data Web page. Truancy data are collected through the California Basic Educational Data System Online Reporting Application and are still being tabulated. OBITUARY Landon Scott Morgan Called to his eternal home well before his time, Landon Scott Morgan passed from this life Monday evening, Jan. 12, 2015, at his residence in Chester. Born in Roseburg, Oregon, on Jan. 15, 1998, he was raised in Oregon until moving to Chester two years ago. He attended Chester High School where .he was a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. An avid sports fan, he loved the sport of basketball and was one of Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant's most loyal fans while also being a fan of the Oregon Ducks. Landon will be remembered for his ability to make people smile -- he was known as the class jokester -- and always found enjoyment in being with his friends and family and relaxation in listening to The Beatles' music. In passing Landon leaves his parents, Micah and Jarvis Pennington, of Chester; sister Jessica Flynn, of Winston, Oregon; grandparents Michael Mills, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Cheryl Garcia, of Renton, Washington, and David and Debbie Morgan, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; and a host of fun-loving a nd dear friends. Services are being .planned for Saturday, Jan. 24, in Oregon. An opportunity to express condolences to the family and sign the memorial guest register is available online at fehrmanmortuary.com. I