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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, March 17, 2010 11A [.ocal Red Cross seeks volunteers The Almanor Basin Branch of the Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced that a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle will be located in the Almanor Basin on a perma- nent basis to assist the area in the event of a local disaster. The ERV will take part in an upcoming disaster response drill April 10, from 10 a.m. to mid-afternoon -- providing it is delivered in time. This local part of a statewide drill will be held at the Chester Memorial Hall on the corner of Gay and Stone streets in Old Town Chester. The Almanor Basin Branch members will be honing their shelter operation skills to better prepare when a disas- ter affects the Basin. All interested persons are welcome to drop by to ask questions, satisfy their curiosity, or participate as a mock registrant seeking aid. The local branch of the American Red Cross is also actively seeking volunteer ham radio operators to assist local communication when our land and cell phones are affected by outages. Team leader Linda White said the ERV would cover areas from Alturas to Susan- ville and all the way to the Greenville Wye. The ERV is designed to provide mobile or stationary feedings, distribu- tion of items, and, as neces- sary, to do casework, commu- nication, and supply transfers. She also said the ERV will be temporarily housed at Lake Almanor Community Church on Plumas County Road A-13. The Almanor Basin Branch welcomes any and all com- munity persons who would like to help be prepared for any potential disaster. Contact Linda White, 259-3718, or Spence Van Wie, 394-7180, for more informa- tion. Rancheria to make economic roadmap The U.S. Commerce Depart- ment's Economic Develop- ment Administration an- nounced a $50,000 grant to the Susanville Indian Rancheria, to develop a comprehensive economic development plan- ning program. "Economic recovery and growth are top priorities for the Obama Administration," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John R. Fernan- dez. "This EDA grant will develop an economic develop- ment planning program that will advance regional com- petitiveness by working to spur innovation and entrepre- neurship, create higher-skill, living-wage jobs and promote industry clusters/ ..... "This project will identify and coordinate public and pri- vate resources, and create an updated economic roadmap for the Susanville Indian Rancheria that will help diver- sify and strengthen the tribal and regional economy," said Stacy Dixon, tribal chairman Susanville Indian Rancheria. EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster eco- nomic growth and job cre- ation. Its mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innova- tion and competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the global economy. Additional information on how EDA programs are help- ing distressed communities create a pos'itive and Stistain: able: economic future can be accessed at Packing handcrafted luggage and passports, Chester teachers Christine Delucchi and Janet McCoy's first grade students are visiting Africa in their studies this week. Photo submitted Students travel with their imaginations M. Kate West Chester Editor Students in the Chester El- ementary School first grade class of teachers Christine Delucchi and Janet McCoy are taking an interactive approach to learning about the world. "In this social studies unit we are traveling to the different continents. To make our learning as real as Possibl(We ' have made ourselves luggage and Could your business use staff to help you grow? b order to participate in this program you must be an owner/operator or have at maximum one employee. Business Growth and Development Program will provide all wages and workers compensation insurance. The deadline for applying is 5 PM Thrusday, March 25, 2010. Lassen Career Network has a limited number of openings to participate. If you think your small business would benefit from having an employee, call Nick Ceaglio at the Lassen Career Network for more details! (530) 251-5057 Are currently and looking for work? If resident of you unemployed you are a Lassen County, you could be eligible for a temporary job in your area.. Please call Hick Ceaglio at Lassen Career Hetwork for more information. (530) 257-5057  ..... :i / . " / passports," said Delucchi. She said the craft projects support the dialogue she and her students are having about their home, cities, states and other countries. "We are meeting many of the state standards as we learn about and compare other cultures," she added. Students are also learning to use maps and globes as they travel the world. They are also learning about different climates in different parts of the world. "We are doing at least one art project from each con- tinent and a cooking project to help highlight the various cultures we are visiting," Delucchi said. She said the students are keeping a journal about what they are learning during their travels. The students are drawing pictures to go with their writings. "I have been thrilled to see how excited the kids are to get in their chairs arranged like a plane as they pretend to fly to our current conti- nent. They talk about how long the flights would be in terms of cartoons watched!" she said. "It is wonderful to experience. 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