Angel Estrada honored as Burney 8th Grade Student of the Month

Angel Estrada was honored as 8th Grade Student of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 19.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Angel Estrada, and Lion George Whitfield

Ms. Estrada was introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion George Whitfield presented her with a check for $50 from the Burney Lions Club in recognition for her achievement.

Angel has a grade point average of 3.2. She is active in activities at her church. She enjoys making doll clothes, drawing and coloring, and having fun with her family and friends. She would like at some time in the future to be a model. Her goals for the future are to move to Paris, France with her parents and to attend college.

Angel’s parents Martin and Christina attended the award ceremony together with Angel’s seven brothers and sisters, one cousin, and her aunt Noemi Estrada.

Angel’s mother said, “Angel is a very sweet girl. She helps to take care of the other children. She does chores. We are very proud of her.”

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Men’s Fight Club at WOLA to begin Tuesday, February 20

A new eight-week Tuesday night series of men’s Fight Club meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. February 20 at the Word of Life Assembly of God Church (WOLA).

This is not an occasion for men to engage in physical combat. It is an opportunity for men to participate in Christian worship, discussion and prayer in order to develop bonds of friendship and brotherly love that will enable them to become better men, husbands, fathers and upright members of the community.

Fight Club will take place each Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30  for eight weeks. The evening program will begin with worship music led by one of the members followed by a brief testimony or homily also from one of the men in the club. During the second half of the evening, men will break into small groups for an hour of discussion and prayer.

Fight Club is open to all men in the community not only members of Word of Life Church. For more information call 335-4419.

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School Board passes resolution calling for increased funding for CA public schools

The Fall River Joint Unified School Board unanimously passed Resolution 8-2017-2018 “Calling for Full and Fair Funding of California’s Public Schools.”

FRJUSD February School Board Meeting

The passing of the resolution is part of a statewide effort initiated by the California School Board Association (CSBA) to encourage the California State Legislature to increase school funding to at least the national average by 2020 and to at least the average of the top 10 states nationally by 2025.

Board President Teri Vigil said, “CSBA has given a resolution to approximately 1000 school districts in the state of California. School Boards of California are uniting to send a message to the Legislature to fund schools at a fair and full amount.”

The resolution points out that while California is the sixth largest economy in the world and has the largest Gross Domestic Product of any state in the nation, the state “falls in the lowest quintile on nearly every measure of public K-12 school funding and school staffing.”

California funds schools at roughly $1,961 per student less than the national average. When adjusted for higher costs in California this translates to approximately $3,462 less per student.

According to the resolution, California spends almost $7,000 per pupil less than the average for the top ten states.

In 2010, CSBA, along with a number of school districts and educational organizations, filed a suit Robles-Wong v. State of California, alleging that the State of California was not fulfilling Article IX of the State Constitution which states that education is “essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of people” and that the  “Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.” The Constitution guarantees that the “Legislature shall provide for a system of common schools by which a free school shall be kept up and supported in each district.”

An appellate court ruled that there is there is no state constitutional guarantee to a certain level of education quality or education funding. The case was consolidated with another case and went to the California Supreme court on appeal in 2016. The Supreme Court of California ruled 4-3 in August 2016 not to hear the case. Justice Goodwin H. Liu wrote in dissent that “It is regrettable that this court, having recognized education in as fundamental right in a landmark decision 43 years ago (Serrano v. Priest) should now decline to address the substantive  meaning of the right.”

FRJUSD School Superintendent Greg Hawkins said that the resolution is “a way for all school districts in the state to speak up.”

Residents can contact the school board for a full copy of the resolution.

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School Board Approves Active Shooter Plan

The Fall River Joint Unified School District approved an Active Shooter Emergency Response Plan for the district at their monthly board meeting held at their Soldier Mountain office in McArthur on Wednesday evening February 14.

Prior to the meeting School Board Superintendent Greg Hawkins met with Lieutenant Tyler Thompson of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department to review and make adjustments to the plan.

See also:

School Board Trustees recognized for service (This article contains information on the discussion of the Active Shooter Plan and the January board meeting.)

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Community Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Opportunities

Shasta Regional Community Foundation would like to remind students pursuing higher education that online applications are currently available on their website for over 25 scholarship opportunities. The online application allows for students to apply for a host of scholarships from all participating funds. “Our goal is to make the process more efficient for the students and increase their access to funds available for college,” stated Program Associate, Miriam Leal.

Students are invited to click on “Apply for a Scholarship,” create an account, and begin searching and applying for scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarship descriptions and their deadlines can be accessed through the Community Foundation website at www.shastarcf.org/scholarships.

All applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 unless otherwise noted on the application.

For further information, contact: Miriam Leal, Program Associate by phone at 530-244-1219, or email miriam@shastarcf.org.

About Shasta Regional Community Foundation

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource building organization in Shasta and Siskiyou counties dedicated to promoting philanthropy by connecting people who care with causes that matter. Since 2000, the Community Foundation has awarded over $21,000,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations. For more information, call the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at (530) 244-1219 or visit www.shastarcf.org.

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – FEB 06, 2018

Latest post of Intermountain events from Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

 

MT BURNEY THEATRE (Fri-Mon) THREE BILLBOARDS

FALL RIVER THEATRE (FRI-SUN) THE POST

09 Feb (Fri) VFW Bingo at Vets Hall in Burney Doors open at 6p – games begin at 7p

10 Feb (Sat) Second Saturday Breakfast at Hat Creek VFD from 7a-11a for $8

10 Feb (Sat0) Fall River High School Boosters 15th Annual Crab Feed and Tri Tip dinner at George Ingram Hall in McArthur. Doors open at 6p. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at Plumas Bank in Fall River.

15 Feb (Thu) Burney Basin Little League Last Sign Up from 6p-8p at the Community Center in Burney. Bring birth certificate and photo ID. T-Ball and Farm $50 per child; Minor and up $65 per child; $150 max per family

17 Feb (Sat) Potters Hand Pregnancy Help Center Sweatheart Dinner at Burney VFW

Hall at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at Potters Hand or Kristi’s Unique Boutique on Main Street in Burney (530) 945-1283

19 Feb – Presidents Day

24 Feb (Sat) Burney High School Boosters Crab & Tri-Tip Feed plus salad, baked potato, roll and dessert at VFW Hall, Burney. Doors open at 5p and dinner served at 6p. Dine in or take out $40. Raffle prizes: Deep sea fishing trip, 49ers tickets, sports memorabilia and much more. Pre-sale tickets only – available from BHS baseball players, at U.S..Bank, Tri Counties Bank, FRJUSD Office, and Burney High School (335-4576)

25 Feb (Sun) Elyssa Cook’s Senior Project, to benefit the FRHS band program, A Gift Of Music” will be held at 5p in the Fall River High School cafeteria inMcArthur. A night of live music, fun and, great food, catered by Travis Hickey of Crumbs and features Hat Creek Grown boneless short ribs. Tickets are $40 and my be purchased at FRHS office.

Sat & Sun through 01 Apr, Ranger Led Snowshoe Walks from Kohn Yah-Kah -Nee Visitor Center Lassen National Park. 1 1/2 to 2 hours beginning at 1:30PM $1 donation includes snow shoes (530-595-4480)

Please check below and make sure your fundraiser or event is listed and the date is correct.

2018

Mar 03 – McArthur VFD Fireman’s Carnival

Mar o4 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast

Mar 5-8 Hunter Education classes at Burney Community Center

Mar 11 – Daylight Saving Time Begins

Mar ?? – Intermountain Artist’s Elegant Soup

Mar 17 – Soldier Mt VFD annual St Patricks Corned Beef dinner from 4p-7p

Mar – Bull Cow Dinner cancelled for 2018

Mar 21 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Apr 01- American Legion Community Easter Sunday Brunch, Vets Hall in Burney

Apr 01 – Easter Sunday

Apr 02 – 06 Apr FRJUSD Spring Break

Apr 07 – Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Health Fair

Apr 08 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast

Apr 13 – Intermountain Hospice Dinner at Fall River Hotel

Apr 14 – Intermountain Cattlewomen’s Beef and Brew at Skuce Pavillion at IM Fair

Apr 28 — Cassel VFD Fisherman’s Breakfast

Apr 28 – Old Station VFD Fishermans Breakfast

May 05 – Burney Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Ham Run

May 11 & 12- Heritage Foundation Balloon Festival & IM Fair Centennial Kick off

May 12 ?- Kent Rollins Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon Cowboy Cooking at fairgrounds

May 13 – Intermountain/Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast Mothers Day

May 26Mountain Cruisers Rex Club Car Show and Shine

May 26- Rotary Club Fine Arts Craft Fair 9a-2p behind Rex Club

May 27 – Intermountain.Modoc Shrine Club Gin Fizz Breakfast

Jun 01 – Last Day of School FRJUSD

Jun 03 – Airport Day and Pancake Breakfast

Jun 09 – Burney Chamber Intermountain Community Yard Sale

Jun 09 – 10th annual SNIPPP Golf Day

Jun 23 – Heritage Foundation Mountain Jubilee

Jun 30 – Burney High School Reunion at Intermountain Fairgrounds

BURNEY BASIN DAYS

Jul 05 – Burney Chamber Ice Cream Social

Jul 06 – Friday Night Social at the Rex Club 6p-11p The Billies Band

Jul 07&08 Craft Fair

Jul 07 & 08 – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jul 07 – Burney Basin Days Parade, Fire Works, etc (more events TBA)

Jul?? Fall River Century Bike Ride

Jul 16 – Hat Creek VFD BBQ andCraft Fair

Jul 17 – Nor Cal Road Gypsies Show and Shine

Jul ?? – Soldier Mountain VFD Chicken and Ribs dinner

Jul 21 – Hat Creek VFD Deep Pit BBQ , Raffle and Craft Fair

Aug ?? High Cars and Low Bars

Aug 18 – Mayers IM Healthcare Foundation On-The-Green- Golf Tournament

Aug 30 – Sep 03 100th INTERMOUNTAIN FAIR

Aug 30 – Free admission and parking for Fair

31 Aug — Seniors Day with free admission

Sep 01 – Kids day with free admission

Sep 02 – Cattlemens Day $5 admission

03 Sep – Free admission and free parking

08 Sep – 3rd annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Festival

Oct 07 Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct 10 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 13- Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus

Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets

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

Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria

Nov ?? – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital

Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

?? – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

01 Dec-12 Dec (days & times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

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

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to

Fall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

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

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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“The Basket of Flowers” shares a story of faith, love, and forgiveness

Grace Community Bible Church presented performances of “The Basket of Flowers” at the Liz Polley Center for the Performing Arts in Burney on February 9 and 10.

The play is a Lamplighter Theatre adaptation of a children’s story written by the 19th Century Bavarian cleric, teacher, and author,  Christoph Von Schmid. The Burney production was performed by a full cast of sixteen actors under the direction of Deborah Hathaway.

Director Deborah Hathaway presented with a bouquet of flowers

The tale tells the story of a fifteen year old girl named Mary, the daughter of the castle gardener. Her father is a humble pious man who uses the flowers to teach lessons of faith to his daughter. She is befriended by the daughter of the countess. After a visit to the castle, a diamond ring disappears and Mary is accused of stealing it and thrown into prison awaiting trial.

Mary learns she has been accused of stealing the queens ring

When Mary refuses to confess, her father is also arrested. A jealous maid testifies that she saw Mary leaving the castle with the ring and the judge finds her guilty. The penalty for stealing from royalty is death.

Mary’s trial

Thanks to the intercession of the Countess and her daughter, the lives of Mary and her father are spared. However, they are banished for life from the land. For over two years they wander homeless through the woods. When her father takes ill during a storm and lies unconscious under a bridge during a torrential storm, Mary finds a kind couple who takes them in and nurses her father to recovery.

Mary and her father taken in by a kind couple

Eventually, Mary’s aging father dies as Mary reads him verses from the Bible. The couple with whom they stay are no longer able to maintain their farm and turn it over to their son and his wife. The daughter-in-law is a selfish domineering woman who puts Mary out on a cold dark night.

Pastor Winkelman give a short invitation to recevie God’s grace and forgiveness

In the meantime, however, the countess and her daughter have discovered the true cause of the disappearance of the ring. They set off to find Mary and in the end justice and mercy prevail. The faith of Mary’s father is vindicated.

Before the final scene, Pastor Henry Winkelman, who played the judge, gave a short talk about forgiveness with an invitation to receive God’s love and mercy through faith in Jesus.

The tale is told in beautiful language. Through the subplots, human nature, both good and bad is explored. The character development portrayed by the actors was marvelous causing the audience to break into applause after numerous scenes.

The lead character Mary was played by two actors. Young Mary was played by Savannah Niemeir. Older Mary was played by Trisha Niemeir. Her father James was played by Seth Landers. Other cast member were Brian Winkelman, Arden Hathaway, Millie Hathaway, Cierra Niemeir, Breanna Landers, Timothy Landers, Henry Winkelman, Stephen McDermeit, Kendra Hathaway, Zachary Paramo, Luke Niemeir, Brenda Hathaway, and Lydia Winkelman.

The cast

The entire drama was accompanied by a lovely musical score.  Hillary Fahey provided free access to the wardrobe closet at Shasta Community College to provide the actors with their marvelous costumes. More than three dozen people contributed their time and talent working in various production teams to make the performance possible.

 

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