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Barstow Desert Dispatch (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Barstow, California Officials Ponder More restrictions state amp nation a3 Good morning Barstow amp High desert serving our communities since 1910 $1 plus tax monday March 30,2015 desert dispatch today tue we Dap exclusive surveillance scandal 92759 90757� 83750 Complete forecast a6 local wild West and steampunk festival in april Calico ghost town will hold its annual wild West and steam Punk festival on april 10-11. The festival will include steampunk panels entertainment line dance lessons arts and crafts and contests for children. There will be magic demonstrations from Dyno Staats and Jeff favor along with performances by Cowboy Kal or. Solar the Bill Hilly rhinestone ropers Gypsy time travellers and More. The event will also include a steampunk concert featuring Poplock Holmes and frenchy and the Punk at 7 . On april la. The Calico shops and restaurants Are open from 9 . To 5 . Admission is $15 for adults $10 for children Ages 6-15, and 5 and under Are free. Re camping is available and May be booked online at wow. or by calling 877 38-Parks. 4-4-4 for Christ concert first United methodist Church 404 e. Mountain View will be featuring the gospel music of Elvis presented by Elvis Impersonator David Presley on saturday at 4 . The concert is free of charge although we May take a love offering donation for the performer. Asa mulled ending program by Ken dilanian the associated press Washington the National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store american calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice current and former intelligence officials say because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counter terrorism benefits. After the leak and the collective Surprise around the world Asa leaders strongly defended the phone records program to Congress and the Public but without disclosing the internal debate. The proposal to kill the program was circulating among top managers but had not yet reached the desk of Gen. Keith Alexander then the Asa director according to current and former intelligence officials who would not be quoted because the details Are sensitive. Two former senior Asa officials say they doubt Alexander would have approved it. Still the behind the scenes Asa concerns which have not been reported previously could be relevant As Congress decides whether to renew or modify the phone records collection when the Law authorizing it expires in june. See Asa a6 Community College Busy year ahead for arts Center Calico easter Celebration the easter Bunny will be hopping through Calico ghost town for the annual easter Celebration. The Celebration will begin with a Sunrise service at 7 ., with shops and restaurants opening at 9 . Calico House restaurant will also Host a Pancake breakfast at 8 . For $4 per person. There will also be live music from twinkle time a kid Friendly pop music group. The easter Bunny will be available to take photos with any visitors and there will be plenty of games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be held on sunday until the Park closes at 5 . There will be egg Hunts at to . And 2 . For several age groups 12 years and younger. Admission is $8 for adults $5 for children 6-15 years5 yrs. And under Are free. For More information Contact 800 86-Calico or visit . Calico ghost town is located at 36600 ghost town Road in Yermo Ca 92398. Around town.a5 lottery.a2 california.a3 nation.a3 classified.b6 opinion.a4 comics.b4 dear abby.b5 weather.a6 Contact us Home delivery 760-241-7755 news tips .760-256-4124 volume 105, Issue 230 0 5 1 0 5 48323 e Sherry Simburger was recently hired As Barstow Community colleges civic Center and College event manager. Simburger anticipates a big year full of events for the recently opened performing arts Center Jose Quintero desert dispatch new event manager aiming for Quality production varied entertainment by Jose Quintero staff writer Barstow tile performing arts Center at Barstow Community College is set for a Busy year according to Sherry Simburger. Simburger was hired As the colleges civic Center and College event manager in january. Simburger said her duties include planning organizing managing coordinating and marketing events held at by cd a facilities. One of the bigger upcoming events is the miss Barstow crash pageant on april 28. Simburger said the 76th annual pageant will see a High production values after being held at Barstow High school Over the years. A a we seput the pageant organizers in touch with the director of sounds and lighting technicians to ensure the event goes off with a bang a Simburger said. A a we re excited to have the pageant Here at our venue because we can provide the participants enough space to get dressed in our dressing rooms enough space for rehearsals. We be got a big Beautiful stage and we re going to ensure they Are going to get a lot More than they have in the past. A Simburger is also excited for the Premier of the packs first musical a Gypsy a which runs from april to to 12 and again from april 17 to 19. Tile musical is about a Mother who lives vicariously through her daughters in the vaudeville circuit. The colleges a director of the performing arts department Amy Ross will direct the musical and play the role of mama Rose. While Simburger discuss details of potential events or productions possibly City government coming to the Pac she said 2015 will see great events and performances. A a in a talking with some agents about bringing some comedians and some Christian Rock bands a she said. A i think those would go Over Well in Barstow. I Haven to pinned any dates Down but in a really trying to get a feel for what Barstow would like. In a always open to suggestions because i know Barstow is a very special Community. I want to make the most of the Pac and make sure its a reflection see Simburger a5 one seriously Hurt when diesel strikes Prius i-15 crash near Baker shuts Down lanes for 2 hours staff reports Baker a Toyota Prius was struck from behind on northbound interstate 15 Early sunday by a diesel truck hauling gasoline seriously injuring a passenger in the Prius and shutting Down All northbound lanes of the freeway for about two hours fire officials said. The incident which caused major damage to the rear of the Prius was reported at 6 10 . Sunday about to Miles North of Baker. A the Prius had been struck by the fuel Tanker truck while see crash a2 Holiday inn honoured for recycling linens by Mike Lamb staff writer Barstow Belinda Barbour says the Holiday inn located at the outlet Center in Lenwood goes a above and beyond when it comes to dealing with Linen blankets and pillows that need to be replaced at the hotel. The contract administrator for environmental services for the City said that a Why the Holiday inn was presented with the Green spirit award during the March 16 City Council meeting. The award was presented to the hotels sales manager Wesley Quin Tanar on behalf of general manager Peter Lee. See Honor a2

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