Monthly Archives: August 2016

Norcal Road Gypsies donate $3000 to Mayers Intermountain Hospice

The Mayers Intermountain Hospice has received a generous donation from members of the Norcal Road Gypsies for the third consecutive year. The group presented a check for $3000, the proceeds raised at their annual car show. The car show which featured 82 cars was hosted by the club on July 17th at the Clearwater Lodge.

NorCal Road Gypsies present donation to Hospice

NorCal Road Gypsies present donation to Hospice

Car club co-presidents Greg Gordon and Bob Eastburn said the club loves to support the great work that Hospice does in our community. “I have personal experience with Hospice, they do great things for people at a time that it is needed the most. “ Said Gordon. Another donation will be forthcoming in Gordon’s name. As an employee of PG & E, the company will be contributing $350 donation to Hospice for Gordon’s community service and time committed to the community project.

Hospice Manager, Mary Ranquist expressed that the Mayers Intermountain Hospice is unique in that it covers a large geographic area, but the patient number is small. “We couldn’t do it without the support of community support and organizations like this.”

Eastburn and Gordon also noted that the “just host the event” and the local businesses and community make it a success with donations, support and attendance.

Mayers Intermountain Hospice provides a special kind of care and support. Hospice helps patients and their families with decision making, meeting life goals, enhancing family relationships and promoting comfort. The Hospice team is available 24/7 with dedicated on-call teams and Hospice trained volunteers.

Press release and photo from Val Lakey, Director of Public Relations, Mayers Memorial Hospital

See also NorCal Road Gypsies raise money for Hospice


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Hill Country Clinic seeking Youth Program Coordinator for Intermountain Teen Center

As the school year begins, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center is looking for a new Youth Program Coordinator to help organize and oversee activities for teens in the Intermountain area.

The Center is looking for an emotionally mature person at least 24 years of age with a warm, engaging personality who has experience working with teens and young adults. An AA degree is preferred. A class C drivers license is required.

This is a half-time position that would require less that 30 hours a week working afternoons, evenings, and some weekends. Compensation will depend on experience.

Youth Program Coordinator would help plan and implement after-school activities at Intermountain Teen Center locations in Burney and Round Mountain including group activities, movie nights, dances, games, health classes, and sports.

The coordinator would also be responsible for organizing at least one special activity a month and two overnight trips a year.  Monthly activities could include hikes, museum field trips, community events, or concerts. Overnight trips would involve camping, rafting, college field trips, and other worthwhile activities.

The Youth Program coordinator will work with and under the supervision of the Discovery/Recovery Coach of the Behavioral Health Department at Hill Country Health and Wellness Center.

If you would like to apply, please email your resume, salary requirements and references to or fax to (530) 337-5754 and visit

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Intermountain Teen Center Pizza Fundraiser!

Notice from the Intermountain Teen Center:

The Intermountain Teen center is having a Pizza Fundraiser

Order your Take-N-Bake Pizza from one of our teens or call Chelsea at 335-4222

Your teen will make and deliver your large 14” pizza on Tuesday September 27th. We need all orders and payments by Friday September 17th


Our menu:

  • Cheese Pizza $10
  • Pepperoni Pizza $12
  • Chicken & Bacon $14
  • Add extra cheese $1
  • Choose either white or red sauce

All profits from the Intermountain Teen Center Fundraisers go directly back to the program to benefit our teens. During the summer of 2016 our teens were able to go on a trip to Santa Cruz with the money they raised throughout the 2015/2016 school year, as well as go on many outings to places such as Ice Skating in Mt. Shasta, Turtle Bay, Camping in Lassen Park, Skating in Redding, and much more. Thank you for your continued support!

For any questions please contact Chelsea Sabin at 530-335-4222 or

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Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation approves grant awards

Photos and press release from Val Lakey, Director of Public Relations, Mayers Memorial Hospital

The Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors recently approved six grant awards for equipment acquisitions for various departments at Mayers Memorial Hospital District totaling $24,000. In addition, the Foundation has provided financial support to the hospice program

1 Ankle Brachial Index $8,043.88
2 HCI Upper Body Ergometer $499.00
3 Patient Bed $2,000.00
4 Vital Signs Monitor $5500.00
5 Nustep TS Recumbent Cross Trainer $3,795.00
6 Syringe Pump $4,000.00


The Outpatient Services Department received two items based on a request submitted by Manager, Kay Shannon. There are 3 rooms in operation now in the Outpatient Medical Department. When the 3rd room was opened, no beds were available for OPM. We used an old gurney initially, then “snagged” the discarded old wood “1993” birthing bed from the OB department. The date of the bed is known by the dedication plaque on the bed head. The department now has a new patient bed along with new vital signs monitoring equipment.

Outpatient medical bed and vital sign monitors

Outpatient medical bed and vital sign monitors

Physical Therapy Manager, Daryl Schneider applied for a NuStep Commercial Cardiovascular Machine to be used in Physical Therapy. The equipment is great for conditioning and cardiovascular training and is easy on the joints. It will be used in Physical Therapy and with treatments for Long Term Care patients and inpatients.



The Imaging Department received an ankle-brachial index. This is a quick, noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, poor circulation and leg pain.

The ankle-brachial index test compares your blood pressure measured at your ankle with your blood pressure measured at your arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs, increasing your risk of circulatory problems, and possibly causing heart disease or stroke.

Other items funded by the Foundation include a Syringe Pump for ER and Acuteand an Upper Body Ergometer for Long Term Care.

The Foundation distributes resources to Mayers Memorial Hospital annually with funding received through grant projects, fundraising events, gift shop and thrift store proceeds, and by the generosity of its many donors. These six grant projects were funded by thrift store proceeds generated through committed volunteers. Managers at MMHD have the opportunity to apply for grants to fund various items needed in their departments. MMHD is fortunate to have the Foundation’s support in helping to provide the community with quality services.

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Intermountain Community Yard Sale Saturday September 10

The Intermountain Community Center will be holding a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday September 10 at the community center 37477 Hwy 299. For more information call 355-4979.

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Shasta Land Trust deeds trail to Great Shasta Rail Trail Association

News from Great Shasta Rail Trail Association

August 18, 2016 marked another milestone in the seven year story of the development of the Great Shasta Rail Trail when escrow closed on the transfer of the trail property from the Shasta Land Trust (SLT) to the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association (GSRTA).

“80 miles of property makes for a complicated real estate transaction,” said acting SLT Executive Director Debra Townsend, “but the effort was well-rewarded with the completion of SLT’s contribution toward the development of this important recreation facility.”

A California Transportation Commission $350,000 grant funded the original trail acquisition. An additional $300,000 from private donations and governmental grants to funded environmental site assessment, property title research, hazard waste clean-up, and engineering surveys.

“We’re so grateful to SLT. They stepped up to purchase the property and hold it while the Great Shasta Rail Trail Association was shaped,” said GSRTA Board Chair April Gray. “A key part of the trail formation ‘Core Team,’ SLT devoted hundreds of hours negotiating the original purchase, writing grant applications, and helping to plan the trail.”

Public access on two sections of the Great Shasta Rail Trail opened in September 2015.   An eight-mile section from Burney Depot to Lake Britton’s “Stand By Me Bridge” is located at the trail’s southern terminus. The northern section, 29 miles long, begins at Esperanza, five miles east of McCloud and continues past Bartle, turning north toward Hambone.

Development of the non-motorized public trail for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing with equestrian sections will be based on a five-year “Trail Concept Plan.”  Engineering studies on the trail infrastructure are complete – GSRTA volunteers will use those to develop a phased plan to repair the trail’s seven bridges and many, many culverts.   Initial signs will be installed once pending environmental studies are complete.

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Hundreds come out to support the birth of Rising Sun Fitness

A new business is being born in Burney with tremendous support from the community. More than 150 people flocked to the sneak peak fundraiser on Sunday afternoon at Rising Sun Fitness at 37116 Main Street in Burney.

People signing up and getting information

People signing up and getting information

Creating a fitness center in Burney has been the dream of Megan Howard since moving back to Burney with her husband 6 1/2 years ago.

Seeing her dream finally come to realization Megan said, “I am so excited that I am speechless.”

Check out the amazing gym

Check out the amazing gym

The official Grand Opening will be Tuesday, September 6. In the meantime, Rising Sun will be offering free classes during a “Sneak Peak Week.”

  • Monday August 29 at 5:15 p.m. – Power 45
  • Tuesday August 30 at 9 a.m. – Cardio Party
  • Thursday September 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Zumba
  • Friday September 2 at 6 a.m. – W.O.D

Child care will be available in the evenings.

Great space for aerobics

Great space for aerobics

Sunday’s sneak peak was complemented by a delicious fundraiser. Supporters donated $10 for a carne asada dinner…

Lots of people supprting the fundraiser

Lots of people supporting the fundraiser

…and then relaxed to enjoy their meal socializing with friends on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Friends enjoy the carne asada

Friends enjoy the carne asada

Along the way, Megan’s dream of creating a fitness center has been nurtured and supported by her husband, her family, friends, her church, and the community. Several members of the Chamber of Commerce were present to support the opening. Honorary Mayor of Burney, Nancy Bobo, was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Megan began teaching classes wherever she could to whomever would come. She then helped to develop the WOLA fitness ministry. As more instructors joined the program and attendance increased, the program outgrew the parameters of the ministry and this new business was born.

Megan’s father, Pastor Ken Frazier, said that he was grateful both for the role that the fitness ministry had played at the church and that the activity had blossomed into a new business.

“We want to see the community thrive,” said Frazier. “If people have a dream to do something of benefit for the community we want to help them to make it a reality.”

The birth of Rising Sun Fitness is not only the birth of a beneficial new business. The combination of individual initiative, faith, perseverance, and community support displays an excellent model for community development in the Intermountain area.

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