Tessa Perkins and Sebastian Mitchell Penn named Students of the Month

Tessa Perkins and Sebastian Mitchell Penn were honored as Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 21. Ms. Perkins  was named 8th grade student of the month for February, and Penn was named 8th grade student of the month for March.

Principal Ray Guerrero, Sebastian Mitchell Penn, Tessa Perkins, and Lion George Whitfield

The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero.

Perkins has a 4.0 grade point. She is active in volleyball and plays flute in the band. She also enjoys playing piano, drawing, and writing stories. She would like to train a dog or a cat. When asked how she would train a cat, she said, “Like a dog!” After finishing high school, she plans to attend college to get a four-year degree.

Tessa’s parents Annie and Herb Perkins and her grandmother Linda Bates attended the dinner to see their daughter honored. Her mother, who noted that Tessa has had two surgeries for cerebral palsy, said they are very proud of their daughter’s achievement in academics.

Eighth-grader Sebastian also has a 4.0 grade point average. He competes in track and enjoys mowing lawns. He is looking forward to playing football. He is also good at baseball and tennis. He likes to read. In the future he would like to be a cook in the Navy.

Sebastian’s parents Jennifer Mitchell and Ellis Penn also attended. Mr. Penn said that he is very proud of the person that his son is becoming.

Each student was presented by Lion George Whitfield with a check from the Burney Lions Club for $50.

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FRJUSD staff and community meet with consultants to provide input on selection of new Superintendent

On Wednesday evening March 20, 23 people attended a meeting with consultants from Leadership Associates to express their desires and opinions regarding the selection of a new superintendent for the Fall River Joint Unified School District (FRJUSD).

Community members meeting to provide input on search for new FRJUSD Superintendent

Leadership Associates is an executive search firm that has assisted many California school districts to select their school superintendents.  The Board plans to have a new superintendent selected and approved by the regular board meeting on June 14. The new superintendent will begin on July 1.

The purpose of the March 20 meeting was to get input from staff and community members. The meeting of parents, teachers, staff members and concerned citizens from the community was moderated by consultants Rich Fischer and Tom Changnon.

Fischer began the encounter by explaining the selection process. Leadership Associates hopes that through advertising and active recruitment they will find a pool of possibly up to 14 applicants. The deadline for applications is April 17. During April and May they will complete comprehensive reference and background checks on applicants to identify applicants who are most qualified and suitable to the district. In May the FRJUSD Board will meet with the consultants to review the applications and select the candidates to be interviewed. The Board will then interview selected candidates.  Final decision on who is to be hired will be the responsibility of the Board.

Fischer then asked three questions. First he asked what qualities people would like to see in their superintendent. People responded that they would like someone who is inclusive and cooperative; who is aware of and amenable to the Intermountain climate; who is up to speed on developing trends in technology; who has a background working in similar small rural, diverse districts; whose heart is committed to the welfare of the students; who is knowledgeable  about finances and capable of generating revenue; and who is capable of making difficult decisions if necessary in matters concerning such issues as layoffs; and who is able to deal with issues of busing in a large geographic district.

As for character, people responded that they wanted a person with good people skills, who is committed to the community, and who is aware of and dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

The second question presented to the audience was “How do you sell this place? What are the advantages of living here?” People emphasized the diverse nature of volunteerism by individuals and organizations supporting the district. They praised the commitment of teachers and students. They said that a superintendent could be proud of the results that the district could achieve and derive personal satisfaction. Some stressed the beauty of the environment and the recreational opportunities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, etc. One gentleman pointed out that there are numerous grant opportunities for rural districts available to fund specific programs from foundations.

Finally, Fischer asked what challenges the new superintendent might face. One challenging issue involved recruitment and hiring of qualified teachers, staff members and bus drivers. Another involved becoming familiar with the diverse backgrounds of students and the variable nature and needs of the nine different sites that make up the district. Another addressed balancing academics, sports, and other activities for students.

After a rich discussion on the three questions, Fischer concluded the formal meeting but many participants remained behind to carry on the conversation amongst themselves and the consultants.

Anyone who was unable to attend but would like to offer input into the selection process is encouraged to take part in an online survey at the FRJUSD website at http://www.frjusd.org/frjusdsuperintendentsearch.

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS from March 16, 2019

 Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

Mt. Burney Theatre – Captain Marvel (next week: Captain Marvel)
Fall River Theare – How to Train Your Dragon:Hidden World (next week -???)
Both theatre times are Fri., Sat, at 7p and Sun at 1p & 7p (accepts credit cards now)

Mar 16 (Sat) Soldier Mt. VFD St. Patrick’s Dinner and Raffle from 4p to 7p at the Fire Hall. 27990 Spring Creek Road in Glenburn. Adults – $12 and Children under 12 – $5

Mar 16 (Sat) Leprechaun Leap at IM Fairgrounds Skuce Pavilion. It’s a Pub Crawl, it’s Trip tip and corned beef, it’s Minute to Win It type games and so much more beginning at 5p. Free admission, Dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children,

Mar 17 – Sun) Intermountain Artists annual Elegant Soup from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Evelyn O Royce Art Center on Main St. in Fall River. Homemade soups, salads, desserts, and breads. $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12

Mar 20 (Wed) Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday Sandwich order forms have been delivered and will be picked up next week. If you didn’t receive one call Soroptimist member, Lola Harris, at 530-335-4314. Bar-b-que beef or bar-b-que pork sandwich, potato salad and a cookie delivered to your place of business.

Mar 24 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Mar 30 – Bull Cow Dinner-Basque Style at Ingram Hall

Apr 05 – Mayers Hospice Dinner “Ahoy Mateys” at Fall River Hotel 6pm $45

Apr 06 – Mayers Health Fair

Apr 12 – VFW Bingo in Burney

Apr 13 – Cattlewomen’s Beef and Brew at IM fairgrounds Skuce Pavillion

Apr 14 – – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Apr 21 — Easter Sunday

Apr 27 – Cassel VFD Fishermans Breakfast1sxd

Apr 27 – Old Station Fishermans Breakfast

May 04 – Burney Chamber Ham Run at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

May 04 – BFREF Annual Dinner44

May 05 – Friends of the Library Mystery Dinner in Burney

May 10-12 – Heritage Balloon Festival at Iner-Mountain Fairgrounds

May 12 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Mothers Day Fizz Breakfast 7a-10:30a

May 18 – Fall River Lions Surf and Turf Dinner at Lions Hall in McArthur

May?? VFW Over 21 Prom

May?? – Ft Crook Museum Yard Sale at the Round Barn

May 25 – Mountain Cruisers Car Show at Pit River Casino 9a-2p

May 26 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Jun ?? – Airport Day & Pancake Breakfast at Fall River Airport

Jun 07? – FRJUSD Graduations

Jun 08 – Burney Chamber Intermountain Community Yard Sale

Jun22 – Wild West Days at IM Fairgrounds

Jun 14 – Burney VFW Bingo

Jun 23 – SNIPPP fundraiser at Clearwater Lodge

Jul 06 Burney Basin Days Parade, Craft Fair & Fireworks

Jul 20 – Hat Creek VFD BBQ

Jul 20 – Fall River Century Bike Ride

Jul 20 A Day on the Alfalfa Music Festival

Aug 1 – Mayers “On The Green” Golf Tournament

Aug 29-Sep 02 IM Fair

Sep?? – Hat Creek Beer and Wine Festival at Hat Creek Hereford Campground

Oct 12 – Shrimp Boil at Ingram Hall at IM Fairgrounds

Oct 13 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct?? – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Harvest Festival

Oct 24 – Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 26 – Chamber Fall Fling

Oct?? – Halloween Fest at Burney Fire Hall

Oct 31 – Plumas Bank and FRVCC Main Street Trick or Treat

Nov 02 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 10 – Daylight Savings ends

Nov 16 – BES Christmas Craft Fair 9a-2p

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving and Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner at Lions Hall

Nov 30 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney

Nov 29 – Dec 08 – 12 Days of Christmas at IM Fairgrounds

Dec07 – New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale

Dec?? – VFW Auxiliary Christmas Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Dec 07 – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

Dec?? – Christmas Light Parade in Fall River

Dec 09? American Legion Christmas Ham Dinner

Dec 21 – Santa Stroll at IM Fairgrounds

Burney VFW Bingo Schedule for 2019 – June 14, July 12, August 09, September 13,

October 11, November 08, December 13

BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950

ORGANIZATION MEETINGS:

American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall

Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)

Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos

FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 3rd Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

Fort Crook Masonic Lodge – 2nd Tuesday at 7pm at the Maonic Lodge in Fall River

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next toFall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney

SNIPPP Board Meeting is Third Monday of each month at Gepettos at 1pm

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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Valerie Lakey presents at Stanford School of Medicine’s WELL for Life 2019 Annual Summit

Stanford University – Mayers Memorial Hospital District’s Director of Public Relations, Valerie Lakey was a presenter at the Stanford School of Medicine’s WELL for Life 2019 Annual Summit last week. Lakey was a part of the Community Partner Panel.

Stanford Presentation

MMHD has joined with Stanford’s WELL for Life program which is an innovative study at the Stanford Research Prevention Center designed to identify and modify factors that can lead to disease. WELL is meant to encourage people to be WELL for life and offer and opportunity to improve daily and long-term well-being.

As a Critical Access Hospital, Mayers is in a position to help Stanford with a specific demographic and identify needs of a rural community. Additionally, MMHD will receive reporting from the program to help identify local health care needs to improve local programs and services.

Lakey was asked to share about MMHD’s partnership with WELL, priorities of the rural community, benefits and challenges of participating in the program and give input on what would make the program more effective. The WELL program is interested in piloting a program with MMHD to establish best practices to expand the program into other Critical Access facilities.

The Summit was attended by the WELL Asia partners for Taiwan, Singapore and China. Lakey attended a dinner with the international partners and was able to share information and gain valuable insight and network connections.

For more information on the WELL program and to learn how it can benefit you and our community and help Stanford with valuable research, contact Val Lakey vlakey@mayersmemorial.com.

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Benefit Concert to support people affected by Camp Fire March 9

If anyone feels like going to a good concert this weekend in the valley to support a worthwhile cause, here is an opportunity.

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Intermountain Drum Circle rescheduled to March 20

The InterMountain Teen Centers are hosting a Drum Circle with Verena Compton Wednesday March 20 6:00pm-7:00pm in the great room at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain.

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Fireman’s Carnival fun for children and parents

For more than forty years the fireman’s carnival has been raising money for the McArthur Fire Department.

Lots of fun for all

This year, Saturday evening March 2, hundreds of children and parents came to the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds to win prizes in a dozen different events.

Hoping to win a loveable bear

Made it

A fun drive

A team effort

Ready for a dunk

Won a goldfish

The do-do duck tried to escape

Meanwhile in Ingram Hall over a hundred people enjoyed playing Bingo for prizes.

Bingo is fun too

This year Inter-Mountain royalty was there to assist the Carnival.

Princesses Sara Dean and Hallee Olsen

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