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2012 LASSEN COUNTY FAIR GUIDE

Lassen County Fair 2012 Schedule of Events 5:00pm-

PRE-FAIR INFORMATION: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4-H BBQ-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage area

WEDNESDAY

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

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July 18th SPECIAL PEOPLES DAY Sponsored by: Lassen Life Skills & Job Training JUDGING: FFA, 4-H, junior and open sheep: Pardner Pavilion JUDGING: 4-H and FFA market goats following the sheep show: Pardner Pavilion JUDGING: 4-H, FFA, junior and open poultry: Poultry Barn JUDGING: open, junior & 4-H baked goods, agriculture, floriculture & grandma’s cookies. OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY commencing the opening of the fair 2012 LASSEN COUNTY FAIR-Ceremony at the main gate near Jensen Hall EXHIBIT BUILDINGS OPEN PAUL MAURER SHOWS (carnival) OPENS Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling ROTARY LUNCHEON-North Grandstands Busy Bee Dog Show-Head

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Start Lawn SPECIAL PEOPLE ACTIVITIES-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage SMOKEY BEAR appearing daily at Smokey Bear Park Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Snuffy the Magical Clown Grandstand Lawn Flo the Clown-Strolling Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Decades-band-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling House of Dance: Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Decades-band-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage MISS LASSEN COUNTY PAGEANT Sponsored by Ace Hardware, Banner Lassen Medical Center, Realty World Lassen Land & Homes, Beauty Corral & Windjammer Cable Decades-band-Lassen

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Sponsored by Lassen County Farm Bureau & Banner Lassen Medical Center JUDGING: 4-H and FFA swine: Pardner Pavilion HORSE SHOW: halter class: North Arena EXHIBIT BUILDINGS OPEN JDX 93.3 FM RADIO LIVE FAIR REPORTS-Visit the JDX Booth on the Grandstand lawn. PAUL MAURER SHOWS (Carnival) OPENS HORSE SHOW: English classes: North Arena KIDDIES DAY ACTIVITIESLassen Transfer & Storage Stage area Come let your child enjoy the multiple FREE activities for children. Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Circus Imagination-Kids Circus ActGrandstand Lawn Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage SMOKEY BEAR appearing daily at Smokey Bear Park

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Lassen County Fair 2012 Schedule of Events (continued) 2 p.m.

Stage

FRIDAY 8 a.m.

9 a.m.

July 20th OLD TIMERS DAY JUDGING-4-H, FFA and open beef: Pardner Pavilion JUDGING-4-H, FFA and open rabbit: Rabbit Barn HORSE SHOW-western trail: North Arena APPLE PIE CONTEST: Jensen Hall

11 a.m.

noon

EXHIBIT BUILDINGS OPEN SMOKEY BEAR appearing daily LASSEN COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON- North Grandstand Lawn PAUL MAURER SHOWS (Carnival) OPENS JDX 93.3 FM RADIO LIVE FAIR REPORTS. Visit the JDX booth on the grandstand lawn. Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling OLD TIMERS LUNCHBekin’s Stage Circus Imagination- Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn

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OLD TIMERS CELEBRATION-Bekins Stage Announcement of 2012 Old Timer of the Year Flo the Clown- Strolling Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Flo the Clown- Strolling

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Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn JUDGING: dairy cattle-Pardner Pavillion Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage JUDGING-4-H and FFA small animal master showmanship: Rabbit Barn J and J Performing ArtsLassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Circus Imagination- Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Buddy Emmer Blues Band-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Buddy Emmer Blues Band-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling

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8 a.m.

JUDGING-4-H, FFA & open dairy goat show: Pardner Pavilion JUDGING-4-H, FFA & open alpaca show: Pardner Pavilion Lawn JUDGING-4-H and FFA large animal master showmanship: Pardner Pavilion (following the goat show) 2012 LASSEN COUNTY FAIR PARADE on Main Street “BLAST OFF TO THE LASSEN COUNTY FAIR” EXHIBIT BUILDINGS OPEN

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JDX 93.3 FM RADIO LIVE FAIR REPORTS Visit the JDX booth on the grandstand lawn PAUL MAURER SHOWS (Carnival) OPENS Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Flo the Clown- Strolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn LASSEN COUNTY FAIR PARADE AWARDS-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling Circus Imagination- Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Susanville RepertoireLassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown-Strolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage RANCHERS DAY- ranch rodeo-North Arena J and J Performing ArtsLassen Transfer & Storage Stage Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act- Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Susanville RepertoireLassen Transfer & Storage Stage Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Steel Breeze Band-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown-Strolling

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Junior Livestock Auction: Pardner Pavilion EXHIBIT BUILDINGS OPEN SMOKEY BEAR:Smokey Bear Park JDX 93.3 FM RADIO LIVE FAIR REPORTS. Visit the JDX booth on the grandstand lawn PAUL MAURER SHOWS (Carnival) OPENS Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Circus Imagination- Kids Circus Act Grandstand Lawn Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown-Strolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Circus Imagination- Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Snuffy the Magical ClownGrandstand Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Circus Imagination-Kids Circus Act-Grandstand Lawn Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Flo the Clown- Strolling Chris Gardner Band Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Busy Bee Dog Show-Head Start Lawn Snuffy the Magical ClownStrolling Skip Banks the Balloon Man-Lassen Transfer & Storage Stage

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Lassen County Board of Supervisors Robert Pyle-District 1 Jim Chapman-District 2 Larry Wosick- District 3 Brian Dahle- District 5 Jack Hanson- District 5

Lassen County Fair Advisory Board

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Jim Wolcott Lassen County Fair Manager

A word from Jim Wolcott The 2012 Fair will mark my eighth season as the Lassen County Fair Manager. It has been a pleasure to serve this community for the past eight years and I hope for many more. It is a joy to be in Lassen County and I could not have asked for a better area to serve. I would like to start off by saying thank you to all who continually support the Lassen County Fair. You are what keep us going. The fairgrounds is a place where many community organizations come together for various occasions. Without the camaraderie and support of many of those organizations, the fairgrounds would not be as successful as it is. Because funding to California’s fairs has been cut, the citizens of Lassen County often question whether the Lassen County Fair will be here in the years to come. There is no doubt that these cuts have had a major impact on us, but it is with confidence that I tell you the Lassen County Fair will continue to operate. It is because of the overwhelming support of the Lassen County

Board of Supervisors, local businesses, community, and volunteers that I have such assurance that the Lassen County Fair will continue to operate through these tough economic times. The Lassen County Fair is a place to make memories, develop friendships, and of course, eat as much as possible! Almost everyone in the community has attended the fair and shares fond memories of their time spent during the most popular week of the year. Whether you are experiencing the thrill of the carnival rides, enjoying your favorite fair-time food, or observing the livestock, I invite you to take part in those experiences once again and cherish the time you spend at the fair. From toddlers to old timers, there is something for everyone at the Lassen County Fair! This fair exists because of you; therefore we strive to improve the event each year. My goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop many unforgettable memories with their family, their friends, and most of all their community.

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Ralph Sanders 2012 Lassen County Fair Grand Marshal Although he prefers to stay out of the limelight, Ralph Sanders stands out head and shoulders above the rest. With a long history of hard work and volunteer serv-

ice, Sanders has been chosen as the 2012 Lassen County Fair Grand Marshal. “Never in a thousand years would I have expected this,” said Sanders. “I was in shock for a few days when I first found out.” Born in a log cabin in Arkansas and following at least five generations before him, Sanders’ first job was as a log peeler. He eventually moved to California in 1961 and worked in Plumas County for M&G Trucking. He worked in the industrial construction industry in various states across the country for the next 25 years. In 1987, Ralph moved to Lassen County to oversee the construction and operation of the Honey Lake Power Plant in Wendel until retiring in 2011. According to Rhetta Vander Ploeg, a friend of Sanders who nominated him for the position, Ralph worked tirelessly, with 24/7 availability, on numerous occasions Continued on next page


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under difficult circumstances, including supplying the City of Susanville and surrounding customers of LMUD with electricity when PG&E connections were disrupted; providing warmth and comfort to residents and saving business customers countless dollars. Sanders has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years and is the recipient of multiple Paul Harris awards. He was president of the Susanville Noon Rotary Club and charter president of the Sunrise Rotary Club in 2002. As a Rotarian, Sanders dedicated many hours to volunteer service projects such as providing senior citizens with firewood, cleaning up local roadsides and volunteering for Relay For Life. He also helped build the snack bar at Susanville Ranch Park ball fields, made a new sign for Murphy Field Little League Park, puts flags up along Main Street before parades, bought wrestling mats for local wrestling teams and helps meet the needs of Rotary exchange students. “For all his accomplishments, Ralph remains a genuine nice guy without pretension. We are so lucky to have someone like him in our community,” said Vander Ploeg. “His active and ongoing efforts only confirm his commitment and I think it is time he is recognized for his decades of service.” Sanders will lead the Lassen County Fair parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21.

Miss Lassen County 2011 bids a fond farewell

Bailey Hagata 2011 Miss Lassen County

Growing up, I always looked up to the girls chosen as Miss Lassen County. This past year I was honored to have that role reversed. My year as Miss Lassen County is one I will never forget. I would like to say thank you to each of you who have encouraged me throughout my year. I learned that it wasn’t about your title, or a shiny crown, but the importance of playing a positive role and giving back to your community to make it the place you want to live. I was embraced by the community and welcomed as the new Miss Lassen County from the moment I was crowned. I was honored and proud to represent a community I have grown up in and has shaped me into the person I am today. During my year as Miss Lassen County I was able to meet many inspiring people and was given countless opportunities that have made this experience unforgettable. I will always remember the people who encouraged me, the familiar faces at each parade and the kind smiles and thoughtful words I received from so many community members, businesses, clubs and organizations. I thank my sponsor, Every Bloomin’ Thing, who was just as excited for me as I was, and the pageant directors, Shelley Bennett, Donna Weeks and Courtney St.

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Jacques, who put on the outstanding MLC pageant each year. I would like to thank my friends and family for their continued support and willingness to help by always encouraging me to do my best, and guide me along the way. To my court, Samantha and Alesha, it has been a fun year, thank you both for always being by my side. To my family, I hope I have made you proud and to my community, I hope that I have made an impact with my service this year. I thank each of you for being a part of my year and giving me the opportunity to represent a community I love. As my year comes to an end, and I hand over the crown to a new Miss Lassen County, I want the community to know how much this experience has meant to me and that representing Lassen County will always be one of my proudest memories. My Sincere Thanks, Bailey Hagata Miss Lassen County 2011/12

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Main Street is the stage for the 2012 Lassen County Fair Parade People line up along Main Street every Saturday of the Lassen County Fair to watch the colorful floats in the annual fair parade The parade, sponsored by the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. The event begins in Uptown Susanville at Main and North Lassen streets and moves down to the fairgrounds. Ralph Sanders will be leading the parade as the grand marshal. The Old Timer of the Year, the newly crowned Miss Lassen County and her court and

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Little Miss Lassen County Alliyah Yerington, Little Mr. Lassen Dustin Regino, princess Tristen Lewis and prince Zane DeForest will also be waving to the crowd as parade participants. An awards ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. at the Lassen Transfer and Storage Stage at the fairgrounds. Its not too late to be part of the fun as the Chamber is still accepting applications for parade participants. To be eligible for trophies and ribbons, entries must be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Chamber office at 75 N. Weath-

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Autry Satica, left, and Keely Bosse are part of the Circus Imagination’s show at the Lassen County Fair. Circus Imagination will be back at this year’s fair and will be holding performances several times each day.

Become part of the circus! Youngsters will have the opportunity to become tightrope walkers, clowns and lion tamers at the fun-filled show offered by Circus Imagination at the Lassen County Fair. The imaginative and creative performances are scheduled throughout each day of fair week on the grass near the Main Grandstands. Prior to each show, the Ringmaster will select his circus performers of about 20 to 25 children. Participants will dress up in costumes that go right over their clothes. No rehearsal is necessary as the Ringmaster is with the performers at all times explaining each act to the audience as the children perform.

Circus Imagination requires no skill or talent and the experience leaves children with a strong sense of imagination, resourcefulness and creativity. A typical program includes a tightrope walker who pretends to climb a ladder 100 feet in the air, the strongman, Clarence the clown, the lion tamer and the wild animals, the butterfly ballet, the Champagne Sisters, Dead Eye McBang and Calamity Oakley and the finale will be Zazelle, the Human Cannonball. Circus Imagination, formerly known as the Traveling Backyard Circus, first appeared on the West Coast in the summer of 1986, touring from Arizona, Washington, Utah, to Hawaii.

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Meet this year’s contestants for Miss Lassen County 2012 Eight young ladies are vying for the title of Miss Lassen County and will be demonstrating their talent and poise at the scholarship pageant. The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Main Grandstands. Contestants enter the pageant with 50 percent of their score already tabulated as their community service and scholastic achievement are calculated the morning of the event when they go through a 10-minute interview with a panel of judges. During the pageant, the girls are required to show communication skills, perform a talent, model evening formal wear and answer an impromptu question. Scholarships are also given to the ambassadress, the first runner up and the princess who is the second runner up. Contestants can also win Most Talented and Miss Congeniality, which the girls determine. This year’s contestants are: Jessica Bordwell Jessica, 18, is a recent graduate of Lassen High School and plans to attend

Lassen Community College in the fall. While in high school Jessica was involved in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America and was on the volleyball and golf teams. She also enjoys playing basketball and riding horses. Jessica said she Jessica Bordwell is running for Miss Lassen County to serve her community more than she has in the past and it has also been a personal goal of hers. If she wins, Jessica said she is looking forward to participating in all the fair events around the state and attending community events like the Main Street Cruise and the auto races. For her talent, Jessica will be demonstrating her cake decorating abilities. She learned about cake decorating for her senior project and really enjoyed it. She is sponsored by Idaho Grocery. Jessica is the daughter of KC Pasero and Bill Bordwell.

Abrial Scheff Abrial, 17, said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she loves her community and the competition allows her to be a bigger part of it. “I hope to set a good example for my peers, as past Miss Lassen Counties have done before me,” she said. If she wins Miss Lassen County, Abrial said she is looking forward to Abrial Scheff being more involved in the community, meeting new people and trying new things and wants to do more for families and children in need. Abrial also said, “I want to get more people to be proud of their community and involved in fundraisers.” She will be a senior in high school and she plays volleyball and softball, is on the drill team and is yearbook editor. She has also been involved in Relay for Life, Girl Power for a Cure, Triple Threat and the S-Club.

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For the talent portion of the pageant, Abrial will be doing Polynesian dancing because it is part of her culture and she feels it would be an interesting talent to show Lassen County. She is sponsored by Wheels West and Subway. Abrial is the daughter of Helen Scheff and Robert Scheff. Hannah Fortin Hannah, 17, will be a senior at Lassen High School where she is involved in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, the SClub, is a member of the California Scholarship Federation and plays field hockey. She is also involved in 4-H and other hobbies include hunting, Hannah Fortin floriculture and “as much community service as possible.” Of running for Miss Lassen County, Continued on next page

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Hannah said she “really appreciates the opportunity for a scholarship because I plan on going straight into a four-year university.” In addition, Hannah said she has always looked up to the past Miss Lassen Counties and would like to be a positive role model for others. If chosen, Hannah said she would love to bring a positive attitude to the county, do as much as she can to portray a positive role model and participate in as much as possible. For the talent portion, Hannah said she will either be playing the flute or saxophone and is excited to practice both instruments and decide at a later date. Hannah is the daughter of Steve and Sandy Fortin. Madisyn Harlan Madisyn, 17, is running for Miss Lassen County because she sees it as “such a great opportunity to experience my community. It has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited this year to get the chance.” She will be a senior this fall and she is involved in Madisyn Harlan school activities including drill team, S-Club, Link Crew, is a class officer and a California Scholastic Federation member. She has also coached the Diamond View Drill team and has helped with the library children’s program. She is a 4-H member and says she also enjoys reading. If she wins the crown, Madisyn said, “I am looking forward to representing my community in the best way I can and being a person who young girls can look up to. I would love to show residents how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful, close-knit community and point out all of its positive attributes.” For the talent portion, Madisyn has chosen to choreograph and perform her own routine. She said, “I see dance as the way I express myself the best, and I want to show the community my true personality through something I am passionate about.” Madisyn is sponsored by Wemple’s Pumpkin Patch and Smiles for Life, Inc. She is the daughter of Randy and Kathy Harlan. Lena Lozano Lena, 16, is involved in Best of Broadway, Girl Scouts, J and J Performing Arts, is in FBLA, Lassen Environmen-

tal Applied Partnership Program (LEAPP), is on the track and field team and works at the Lake Almanor Country Club. She will be a senior at Lassen High School next year. Lena said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she wants to make a difference Lena Lozano in her community. “And also because I have been watching the pageant since I was a little girl and have always dreamed of being a contestant,” she said. If she wins Miss Lassen County, Lena said one of the many projects she hopes to contribute to is the pool and is also looking forward to meeting a lot of great new people. For her talent, Lozano will be doing a martial arts weapons routine. Customer Talk and Mt. Lassen Properties sponsor her. She is the daughter of Vicki Lozano. Stephanie Plessas Stephanie, 16, will be a senior at Lassen High School this year where she is involved in FFA, plays on the volleyball team and was on the drill team. She is also involved in 4-H and enjoys floriculture and doing as many community service projects as she can. Stephanie said, “I am running for Miss Lassen Stephanie Plessas County because I really want to be more involved with our community and have the experience to be a role model and spokesperson for the youth of Lassen County.” If chosen, Stephanie said she is looking forward to being involved with mixers and attending community events where I can represent as Miss Lassen County.” For the talent portion, Stephanie has chosen to play the piano because she said, “It’s something I like to do and I think the piano sounds elegant.” Stephanie is sponsored by Tactical Reload. She is the daughter of Steve and Carol Plessas. Charlene Petersen Charlene, 17, said she is running for Miss Lassen County because, “I want to be able to be a role model to younger kids in the community and by running Continued on page 10

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for Miss Lassen County I hope to have the opportunity to be an example and use my influence to bring a positive light to the youth.” This year she will be a senior at Lassen High School where she is involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Associated Student Body, and the Charlene Petersen Lassen Environmental Applied Partnership Program (LEAPP) She is also a Link Crew member and is a jumper on the track and field team. Charlene also spends time working with the elderly and people with special needs, participates in highway and river clean-ups, is a camp advisor, planted trees and helped put humanitarian aid packages together. If she wins the title of Miss Lassen County, Charlene said she is looking forward to participating in community events, working with the youth of Lassen County and those with special needs. She also wants to promote the value of community pride.

For her talent, Charlene said she will be doing an entertaining music number complete with singing and dancing. She said, “I love to put smiles on peoples faces and amuse audiences so I hope to achieve this with my talent.” Charlene is sponsored by Zaengles Carpet One Floor and Home. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Brent Petersen. Halley Ramsey Halley, 17, will be a freshmen at Lassen Community College in the fall and plans to study pediatric nursing. She recently graduated from Lassen High School where she played powder puff football, was involved in the SClub and in the school choir. Halley has also been involved in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She helps with her Halley Ramsey church’s community garden by planting, weeding and watering. Halley said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she thought it would be something fun to do and a good experience. If she wins, Halley said she wants to

have more community involved activities such as clean up events, raising money for the fair and helping organize more fundraisers for people in need. For the talent portion, Ramsey will be singing, because she said, “I love to sing.”

She is sponsored by Party and Main and Brian Wilson’s State Farm Insurance. She is the daughter of Troy and Denise Ramsey. Photos of the Miss Lassen County contestants courtesy of LC Photography.

2012 Texaco Country Showdown Stacy Stone, 16, of Redding, defends her Texaco Country Showdown title at this year’s contest, held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19. Tickets are $8 general (adults), $6 general (children and senior citizens) and $8 handicapped. Contestants include Stone, Jr. Munoz, Cami Cutler, of Susanville, Kalah Wann, Mia Ruggiero, Kassie Orgega, Madison Cole, Jessica Caylyn, Rose Cadenhead and Jessica Brown. The band is Inside Straight from Oroville.


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Cordially invite you to attend the Lassen County Jr. Livestock Sale on Sunday, July 22, 2012, 8:30 a.m. at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Complimentary social hour and continental breakfast will precede the sale, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., in the Sale Area, guests of Lassen County Cattlemen.

Thank you 2011 Jr. Livestock Auction Buyers. 4-H and FFA would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to all those who supported the 2011 Jr. Livestock Auction Sale.

THANK YOU 2011 GOAT BUYERS Grand Champion - Grocery Outlet • Reserve Grand Champion - Grocery Outlet • FFA Champion - Grocery Outlet Sierra Cascade Nursery RG Livestock Judge Michelle Verderosa THANKS TO MATANDY LAND & CATTLE COMPANY FOR RAISING GOAT PRICES UP BY $2.00 PER POUND!

THANK YOU 2011 SWINE BUYERS Grand Champion - Safeway • Reserve Grand Champion - Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel • Reservce FFA Champion - Safeway Reserve 4-H Champion - Lassen County Sheriff’s Department Les Schwab Tires The Pardner Bullseye Recycling Les Schwab Tires Copps Irrigation Sierra Cascade Nursery Susanville Auto Center/Susanville Ford Top Cut Salon Ott’s Farm Equipment/Hitchings Ranch C & S Waste High Sierra Collision Tim Williams

RG Livestock Lassen Co. Fair Board & Staff Billington Ace Hardware Ken Wemple Ranch Robbins House of Furniture Mike Rose, DDS Honey Lake Fire Arms/KSUE & JDX Hagata Ranch Copps Irrigation Judge Michelle Verderosa Susanville Auto Center/Susanville Ford Eagle Home Mortgage

CHP140 Club David Junette Rick Kapuschinsky Smith’s Pumps & Well Drilling Bullseye Recycling Robbins House of Furniture Robbins House of Furniture CHP 140 Club C & S Waste Bullseye Recycling Dersch Apiaries Skyline Self Storage

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THANKS TO DIAMOND MOUNTAIN CASINO & HOTEL FOR RAISING HOG PRICES TO $3.10 PER POUND!

THANK YOU 2011 RABBIT BUYERS Grand Champion - Dersch Apiaries • Reserve Grand Champion - Bullseye Recycling THANKS TO BOTH THESE BUYERS FOR DONATING THE RABBITS TO 4-H AND FFA RABBIT PROJECTS

THANK YOU 2011 POULTRY BUYERS Grand Champion - Bullseye Recycling • Reserve Grand Champion - Haws, Theobald & Auman Reserve FFA Champion - The Pardner • Reserve 4-H Champion - Les Schwab Tires

THANK YOU 2011 BEEF BUYERS Grand Champion - Hat Creek Construction – Susanville Branch Ward Lake Pit • Reserve Grand Champion - Plumas Sierra Telecommunications Reserve 4-H Champion - Robbins House of Furniture • Reserve FFA Champion - CHP 140 Club Shasta Livestock Auction/Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale Matandy Land & Cattle Company Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel DalCar Electric Ed Staub & Sons Sierra Cascade Nursery

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THANK YOU 2011 LAMB BUYERS Grand Champion - Safeway • Reserve Grand Champion - Safeway • 4-H Champion - Safeway • Reserve 4-H Champion - Safeway Golden 1 Credit Union Steve Warren Bullseye Recycling Safeway Susanville Supermarket The Beauty Corral & Azevedo Hay Hauling Robbins House of Furniture Redding Roofing Supply

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2012 Little Miss & Mister Lassen County

Thank You Alliyah Yerington and Dustin Regino, left, are the 2012 Lassen County Fair’s Little Miss Lassen County and Little Mr. Lassen County. Zane DeForest and Tristen Lewis, right, have been named the prince and princess. Yerington is the daughter of Tasia Harrison and Dan Yerington. Regino is the son of Jeff and Melissa Regino, Lewis is the daughter of Brett and Jennifer Lewis and DeForest is the son of Matt and Gina DeForest. Photo by Ruth Ellis

Fair offers three new contests and chances to win cash

We would like to thank Lassen County for your continued support! Enjoy the 2012 Lassen County Fair! We want to give a special thank you to our sponsors. Their generosity makes our fair greater. Big O Tires • Beauty Corral • Billington Ace Hardware Realty World • Banner Lassen Medical Center Super 8 Motel • Superior Products Company/Budweiser D&L Distributing/Coors • High Country Inn • Dr. Barakat S.T.A.R. • Dalcar Electric Diamond Saw Shop • Susanville Supermarket Lassen County Farm Bureau • Gunderson Construction Western Nevada Supply • McDonald’s Dr. Uppal • Every Bloomin’ Thing • Dr. Rose Diamond Mountain Casino & Hotel Lassen County Federal Credit Union Susanville Auto Center • Lassen Transfer & Storage Sierra Broadcasting Network/JDX Windjammer Cable • susanvillestuff.com The Pardner • Haws, Theobald & Auman TNS Trucking

The Lassen County Fair is offering some fun and creative ways to get people more involved this year with three new contests. Sign up for the frozen T-shirt contest or the watermelon and funnel cake-eating events for a chance to win some cash prizes. All three events are scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at Bekins Stage by Jensen Hall. Contests are available for the first 20 applicants. The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Lassen County Fair office. Contestants who finish first in each category of the contests will receive prize money ranging from $25 to $100, depending on the age group. Competing organizations will have the opportunity to win $500. For the frozen T-shirt contest, participants will be given a frozen, scrunchedup shirt and will have to find a way to thaw it out and wear it. No pocket knives, forks or any other sharp objects can be used on the T-shirt and anyone caught pouring anything on the shirt, receiving assistance from anyone or walking away from the judging area will be disquali-

fied. Contestants must check in by noon in order to participate. The funnel cake-eating contest will follow with a check-in time of 2 p.m. at Bekins Stage. Contestants will try to eat 10 funnel cakes as quickly as possible without using their hands. The contestant in each category who finishes first or has eaten the most in five minutes will be declared the winner. The watermelon-eating contest will end the day of competitions. The goal is to eat as much watermelon as possible without using your hands. Contestants in the 5 to 10 age group will be given 1/4 of a watermelon; the 11 to 16 age group will be given 1/ 2 of a watermelon and the 17 + age group and organization category will be given a whole watermelon. Check-in time for the water melon-eating contest is 4 p.m. at Bekins Stage. For more information and a complete set of rules, visit lassencountyfair.org and click on the contest tab. Lassen County Fair Manager Jim Wolcott encourages people to sign up. “There will be fun for adults as well as the kids, so sign up and win some prizes.”

2012 Lassen County Fair picks this year’s Oldtimers Every year, for nearly 40 years now, the Lassen County Fair chooses a man and/or woman as its official “Old Timers of the Year.” This year’s recipients will be announced and honored at the annual Old Timer’s award ceremony at the Bekins Stage at the Lassen County Fairgrounds at noon, Friday, July 20. To be considered for the award,

nominees must be at least 60 years old and have lived in Lassen County for at least 10 years. Selections are made based on the candidates’ contributions to the community. Past winners have included firefighters, educators, law enforcement and others who have displayed an altruistic spirit by contributing to the betterment of the community.


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Junior livestock auction is an investment in our youth

The Chris Gardner Band will entertain fairgoers 9 a.m. Sunday, July 22.

For your musical pleasure: The Chris Gardner Band The Chris Gardner Band will be bringing its high-energy performance and country rock lyrics to the Lassen County Fair this year. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Lassen Transfer and Storage Stage Sunday, July 22. Chrisgardnerband.com describes the group’s performances, “With their country-rock lyrics, soulful harmonies, high energy performances and vulnerability on stage, the Chris Gardner Band always gives their best.” Five musicians, who grew up in Northern California, make up the group who performs more than 150 shows per year. The Chris Gardner Band also released its first album “The Answer” in the spring featuring its first single,

“Everybody Loves My Baby.” The group has been rewarded by performing opening sets for major country artists including Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Joe Nichols, Mark Chestnut and Josh Gracin. The Chris Gardner Band also opened for Billy Currington before a sold-out crowd of 17,000 in Sacramento, Calif. at Country in the Park sponsored by CBS. Gardner has noted his greatest influences as being Alabama, Conway Twitty and his father, John Gardner. The group also competed in the Colgate Country Showdown all the way to the state championship in Nevada and performed for 10,000 people at the 2010 Monster Truck Show at Arco Arena in Sacramento.

The junior livestock auction is a great opportunity for the community to support local youth and their futures. When a person buys an animal at the auction, it recognizes the boy or girl who raised it for their time, expense and effort. The 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in the U.S. and the participants learn valuable life skills for responding to challenges in their communities and the world. Lassen County’s 4H and FFA boys and girls are no exception. In addition to the expense of buying and feeding an animal, these projects require hours of attention to feed, train and prepare the animals for the show. The idea behind the auction is for youth to learn about the process of marketing by raising an animal and, finally, selling it. The goal is to raise an animal that is perfect in every way. There are a number of ways the community can participate in the auction. Friends and neighbors can buy and

share top quality beef, pork or lamb. Businesses can purchase meat for an employee barbeque, goodwill gifts or for resale to employees at market price. Organizations can auction off wrapped meat as a fundraiser or use the purchase for a club barbeque. Proceeds from the auction often go toward funding a child’s college education. Junior Livestock Sale Committee Treasurer, Laurel Marsters, said, “We have such an awesome community. People come together and support the auction in a fantastic way.” The auction process begins with a series of shows in the judging pavilion, poultry barn or the rabbit barn where expert judges assess the quality of the livestock. Buyer registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, July 22 and the auction begins at 8:30 a.m at the Lassen County Judging Pavillion. The event is open to everyone.

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The Lassen County Fair continues its tradition of offering top-flight country music talent on the Grandstand Stage when Jo Dee Messina belts out the hits at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets are $34 festival, $29 box, $24 reserved, $26 handicapped and $18 general. In recent years, the fair has hosted country superstars Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols and Craig Morgan — and now Messina. Since her debut in 1996 with the hit single “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Messina has charted nine numberone singles on the Billboard country music charts, has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Messina was also the first female country artist to score three multipleweek number-one songs from the same album and she has two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums. Her second album, “I’m Alright,” produced five Top 10 Country hits between 1998 and 1999, selling more than a million copies in America. Messina has sold five million records worldwide. At the age of 19, she loaded up a car

and headed to Nashville, where she entered talent contests and got a regular gig on Nashville’s “Live at Libby’s” radio show. Producer Byron Gallimore heard her and introduced her to another struggling newcomer named Tim McGraw. Messina was signed, then dropped, by one major label before being signed to Curb Records. Messina won the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award, the CMA Horizon award and the nod for Most Played Country Female of 1999 from Billboard. Her “Burn” album entered the Country Albums chart at number one, went platinum and earned two Grammy nominations. Hits like “Lesson in Leavin’,” “Because You Love Me,” “Downtime,” “Bring On The Rain,” “That’s The Way” and “My Give A Damn’s Busted,” would cement her reputation as one of country’s most loved and enduring hit-makers. Along the way, Messina earned a welldeserved reputation as an electric live performer, becoming one of the first women of country to mount a major headlining tour. Mark your calendar — Jo Dee Messina, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 8 p.m., Friday, July 20. See y’all there!


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2011 Miss California State reflects on a whirlwind year

Katie Anderson 2011 Miss California State Young Woman of Achievement

Katie Anderson became the first person from Lassen County to win the top state title when she was crowned Miss California State, California State’s Young Woman of Achievement 2011 last July. As Miss California State, Anderson serves as the Ambassadress of Goodwill over the Golden State of California and is the official hostess of California fairs, festivals and celebrations and the California State Fair and Exposition. She said, “Anytime you see Miss Lassen County out, you can bet I’m doing that somewhere else.” She spent a lot of time at the California State Fair and Exposition and attended other pageants and fairs where she volunteers in a booths for non-profit organization, participated in events such as a pumpkin throwing contest and judged a lot of food and baking contests. She even ran a 5K race in her crown. “I don’t think I could keep the crown on much longer than that,” Anderson said. Although she will always be known as Miss California State 2011, Anderson said, “The hardest part of saying goodbye is every time I go somewhere a little kid just runs up to you and hugs you or wants to talk to you because they see this

sparkly crown on top of your head and they are just so amazed by it and I think a part of me is scared that that will be gone, but I can just only hope they remember the face and remember the conversations I had with them or just the fact I was there talking to them and I just hope that kids continue to look up to me in that sense whether the crown’s off or not.” Another memory Anderson will have is the reaction of Lassen County residents when they learned she won Miss California State. “I just remember all the phone calls and the texts and the emails and the Facebook messages and just all these people that have been with me throughout my lifetime here. And they’re reaction just made me feel so much at home. It was good to know I have a community that supports me so much and I’m so blessed to have that because you go to a lot of places and kids don’t have the opportunities that they do here and I think a lot of kids take that for granted,” she said. Her journey to the state title began when she won Miss Lassen County in 2009, and as girls have chosen in the past, went on to compete at the state competi-

tion where she won Golden State Youth Ambassadress in 2010. Inspired by the message of the California State Youth Accolades Scholarship, she ran for the state title again and won. As Miss California State, Anderson’s platform was to support and bring awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities. She organized a year-long drive to collect soda pop tops in local businesses and other areas in Northern California for Ronald McDonald House, which provides support and housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment at hospitals across California. Anderson said she won’t know the exact amount of money raised until she delivers the pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California in Sacramento at the end of the month. “But right now we’ve collected four 58quart bins of pop top tabs,” she said. Anderson said Lassen County has been instrumental in the advocacy project and the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce and local schools assisted in the collection. “I think the main point of that project is to teach kids there’s other ways to help Continued on next page

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than asking for money and the kids really love it,” she said. After the Lassen County Fair is over, Anderson will be traveling to the state pageant and giving the crown to someone else. “It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye to something that takes so much of your time and energy,” Anderson said. She balanced her Miss California State duties while pursuing a degree in biological studies with a minor in neurobiology, physiology and behavior at University California, Davis. To maintain her studies, Anderson said she would put pod casts on her iPod so she could listen to her lectures while driving to events. “Sometimes I’d take my roommates with me and they’d quiz me as I’m driving, or I’d quiz myself,” she said. She said her state duties did provide a mental break. “I kind of just looked at being Miss California State as my job so when I would be at an event or judging a competition or whatever the case may have been that’s what I was doing. I was completely focused on that task and then I would be able to get right back to my studies because I had had that little break,” Anderson said.

However, with her duties coming to an end, Anderson said it’s a relief now knowing if she needs to stay in for the weekend or take a break she can do that. She said it might be different if she wasn’t seeking a higher level of education and where her experience has not been a burden, but a great opportunity she wants to really focus on her education. “I think I’m ready to hang up the crowns for a stethoscope at this point,” While at the state competition this year, Anderson will help ensure the competition runs smoothly, serve as a mentor and make sure the contestants get from one phase to the next She will also be part of the cast who will perform different acts during the show and Anderson will also do her stage art performance from last year’s competition, doing sign language to Chris Rice’s “Go Light Your World.” There will also be a recognition for her year as Miss California State. She will have company too as Bailey Hagata, Miss Lassen County 2011, will be going with Anderson as a competitor. Anderson said, “Hopefully we can bring home another title for Lassen County. It would be great for me to be able to crown somebody from my hometown, especially since it took us 30 years to get the first one. It would be nice to be able to continue that.”

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The California Smack Down Bull Riding Series will be making a stop in Susanville, and will be kicking off this year’s fair Tuesday, July 17. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event can be bought at the gates or at the Lassen County Fair Office. Prices are $10 per adult and $5 for kids 10 and under. You can also buy family tickets, which is for a family of 4 at $25. Events promoter Manuel Souza said the event will have anywhere from 20 to 30 participants. The bull riders are some of the best from California, Oregon and Nevada, with most of them being in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) circuit. The California Smack Down Bull Riding Series is a series where members of the PBR get together and put on shows at county fairs or other events to get the rider’s names out there, and to help them throughout the year in honing their skills. The series started back in December in Chowchilla, Calif. and will end in August for the finals, also in Chowchilla. The riders will be riding on PBR quality bulls, which means all the bulls have been ridden for numerous years and will put on a good show for the fans. “Most of the bulls that we have are

great and you can easily win a check with whatever bull you have,” said Souza. “The cool thing about this series is if you ride and don’t win the event, you will still get paid your rider fee back. No other series does this but us. I think that is why we have so many riders wanting to partake in this event.” Souza is still looking for mutton busters for the event. Mutton busting is an event similar to bull riding, but sheep are used instead of bulls. Mutton busters usually range from ages 3 to 6 and weigh from 45 to 50 pounds and not much bigger so it doesn’t put too much strain on the sheep. “This event usually is loved by the fans as the kids are the competitors and the fans love seeing the kids compete in this event,” said Souza. Souza said they are still looking for a couple of bull sponsors to help out with the event. “The cool thing about being a bull sponsor is if you do want to be one, the bull that you sponsor is named after your company,” said Souza. “Also you get two free tickets to the event, so technically you’re only paying $80 instead of $100.” All you have to do to be a sponsor is talk to Souza and tell him about your company and be willing to pay a sponsor fee of $100. If you would like to sign your child up as a mutton buster, or if you would like to be a sponsor for the event, you can contact Souza at (209) 724-3253, or head down to the Lassen County Fair Office.

KIDDIES DAY AT THE LASSEN COUNTY FAIR Kiddies Day at the Lassen County Fair provides some cost savings as well as educational activities for the younger fairgoers. On Kiddies Day, children 12 and under will get into the fair free from noon to 6 p.m. Activities will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and will include tractor races, learning how to weigh fruit and vegetables and

painting a brand. Stop by the Dairy Barn where the youngsters can learn about making cheese and ice cream, or visit the rabbit and poultry barn for a photo. At the Jack and Pat Haslem Learning Center children can learn about animals. There will also be a fashion show from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lassen Transfer and Storage stage.


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The Saturday night fair race has become a fan-favorite tradition. This year’s race begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Bring the whole family!

Once again, the Diamond Mountain Speedway will be filled with loud engines, the scent of oil and a thirst to make it to the finish line during the Lassen County Fair. The races are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Jim Wolcott, Lassen County Fair manager, said this year’s fair has plenty of amazing events scheduled and the annual fair race will just help top off the already great week. The races, along with the demolition derby Sunday, July 22, are fan favorites, Wolcott says, and it’s enjoyable to keep bringing the events back year after year. “It’s been very well received,” said Wolcott. He said one of the highlights of the sport is watching the fans cheer on their favorite drivers as they swing

around the track at break-neck speed. “We do have some crashes and bangs, and obviously the fans like to see a wreck or two,” said Wolcott. “We’ve been very fortunate to have no injuries, so it’s been pretty good.” Dedicated services from county emergency personnel are in attendance at every race and the Diamond Mountain Speedway always has first responders available on scene. A favorite among the sport summer season in Lassen County, the races feature something a little different than most events. “Every sporting event is competitive, but when you’re going 80 miles per hour, it makes it a little bit more competitive,” said Wolcott. “It’s a different (vibe).” Tickets for the fair races will be available during the week and can be purchased at ticket booths located throughout the fairgrounds.

Animals, crafts, produce, art exhibits are fairgoer-favorite attractions Every year people flock to the Lassen County Fair, and among the favorite attractions are the fair exhibits. This is where local residents get a chance to showcase their best handicrafts, jams and jellies, baked goods, animals, produce and more. It’s a place where local residents share their experience, ideas and get to see what their neighbors have been working on all year. The products for the exhibits must have been produced within the past year. It’s a great opportunity for families and individuals to show off the diversity of their skills. Susan Harwell calls herself “a jack of all trades person.” She’s been exhibiting since 1994, although this year she will be scaling back a bit. She’ll be showing

both her natural color and unregistered sheep, knitting work, vegetables and some herbs. She said, “I think the fair is such a community-minded happening. It’s a chance for people who only see each other once a year to visit.” Leila Edwards, another exhibitor, displays primarily canned goods such as pickles, relishes, salsa and chutney. This year she has also included dried parsley. It’s fun exhibiting,” she said. “It’s a chance to see what other people are doing and to find out what they think of what you make. I really enjoy canning, although I’m not putting in everything I made this year.” This year, don’t forget to stop by the exhibits and see what your neighbors have been up to.

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The fan favorite demolition derby returns to close out the festivities at the 2011 Lassen County Fair. The event will kickoff at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Diamond Mountain Speedway. Just as the Miss Lassen County Pageant helps start fair week with glitz and glamour galore, the demolition derby will conclude the week in true down and dirty fashion. Participants in the demolition derby will find themselves on a specialized track on the Diamond Speedway in a full-blown car destruction event with everyone smashing against each other until the final five are left standing. “It’s always been a good show,” said Jim Wolcott, fair manager for the Lassen County Fairgrounds. “Who doesn’t like to see a bunch of cars crashing into each other?” This year’s event will have a full-size truck demolition derby during the intermission. In years past, the derby has had a rock crawl event during the intermission, but promoter, Jesse Williams wanted to give the fans something new and just as

entertaining as the derby itself. “Full-size truck demolition derby is starting to grow in popularity,” said Williams. “I wanted to bring it to Susanville and show the fans how entertaining it actually is and hopefully it will get the crowd on their feet.” Full-size truck demolition derby is where two-wheel drive long bed trucks get on the track and beat each other down until there is one truck remaining. Wolcott said Williams has received a lot more help with this year’s derby and because of the number of volunteers, there will be a better handle on getting drivers in and out. The demolition derby is expected to have a bigger track than years past, and Wolcott said the show’s excitement will depend upon how wet or dry the track is and what speeds the drivers can attain. Wolcott said he’s looking into making the track bigger for the derby so “we get a little more bang for it.” People have already begun to sign up for the event. Sign ups will be open until the day of the event. For those interested in signing up or for more information on the event, go to lassencountyfair.org.

Student art on display Welding pieces and graphic design images are among the student art entries you’ll see at the Lassen County Fair. Fairgoers will find the student submissions in Jensen Hall, along with displays from the Susanville and Herlong FFA chapters. Stop by the room under the Main Grandstands to see the 4-H entries including photography, welding, cookies, jams and sewing projects.


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