Monthly Archives: November 2016

WOLA to host chili cook-off Dec 11

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The Word of Life Assembly of God will be having a chili cook-off on December 11 at 6 p.m.

The evening will also feature an Ugly Sweater Contest!

In addition, there will be live music by Preston Jacobs to entertain people while they eat.

The event is open to everyone in the Intermountain Community. If you would like to enter a chili or get more information call 335-4419.

The Chili Cook-Off is one of two Starry Nights events sponsored by WOLA for the community to celebrate the holiday season. The church will also be hosting a Christmas Carol Sing-Along at 6 p.m. on December 18.

To read about last year’s chili cook-off see Word of Life hosts chili cook-off.

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Fall River Valley Community Choir to perform “Go Sing It On The Mountain” in McArthur and Burney

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Click on image to enlarge flier

The Fall River Valley Community Choir will be performing their Annual Christmas Cantata this year in both McArthur and Burney.

This year’s Cantata will be “Go Sing it on the Mountain.”

The Choir will be performing at the IM Evangelical Church on Hwy 299 in McArthur on Saturday December 10th at 3 p.m.

The following day Sunday December 11 at 3 p.m. the choir will do a second performance at Burney Presbyterian Church at the corner of Marquette and Main Street.

Refreshments will be available after the performances. A $5 donation will be gratefully accepted.

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New Hope Church to hold 68th Annual Christmas Bazaar Dec 3

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The New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church will be holding their 68th annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The church is located behind Burney Valley Realty at 37095 Main Street Suite C in Burney.

There will be homemade pastries, breads, preserves and gifts items.

There will also be a Christmas Quilt Raffle.

For more information call 335-4673 or 262-4496.

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Burney children delighted to meet Santa

Over 125 children in Burney had a chance to meet Santa at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Christmas Tree Lane Saturday evening November 26.

This little girl wants a Captain America

This little girl wants a Captain America

The event was sponsored by the Burney Chamber of Commerce. The Lions Club provided the lights. Soroptomist volunteers Ellen Gasper, Evalee Nelson, Verla Cantu, Deanne Ospital, and Virginia Hoffman served hot cider and hot chocolate.

Soroptomists served cider and hot chocolate

Soroptomists served cider and hot chocolate

The Lions Club Auxiliary provided delicious cookies.

Bobbie Lindgren, Sherry Tanner, Elna Greenwood, and Donna Witherspoon volunteered at the Lions Auxiliary cookie table

Bobbie Lindgren, Sherry Tanner, Elna Greenwood, and Donna Witherspoon volunteered at the Lions Auxiliary cookie table

The Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River had a booth with popcorn and cotton candy.

Christmas bunny Willie Rodriguez making cotton candy for the kids

Christmas bunny Willie Rodriguez making cotton candy for the kids

The program began at 5 p.m. with an opening ceremony by the veterans. Sorry I got there a little bit late but I did get a picture of two of them on my way in.

Two of the honor guard with the newly lit trees in the background

Two of the honor guard with the newly lit trees in the background

As a background for the ceremony two of the neighbors had diligently decortated their houses with lights.

Santino Yabra spent 4 days preparing his house to serve as a backdrop for the tree lighting ceremony

Santino Yabra spent 4 days preparing his house to serve as a backdrop for the tree lighting ceremony

Biker Bill, president of the Rotary, acted as emcee. A young lady sang a carol and then the Winkelman’s sang Silent Night and Here Comes Santa Claus.

The Winelman's singing Here Comes Santa Claus as Emcee Bill Campbell looks on

The Winkelman’s singing Here Comes Santa Claus as Emcee Bill Campbell looks on

After singing Here Comes Santa Claus, parents and children lined up so the children could chat with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

Each child received a gift bag from Jill Barnet. The sponsors had prepared 100 gift bags. This year had the largest turnout of tots to date. After the 100 bags were gone, there was still a line of 25 or more children. Jill said next year they will prepare 150 bags.

Jill Barnett presented the children with gift bags

Jill Barnett presented the children with gift bags

Each bag had a plastic egg inside. Some of the eggs had a note inside to win an additional  prize. The lucky winners collected their prizes from Craig Harrington at the Rotary booth.

Happy bear wiinners

Happy bear winners

One girl presented Santa with a letter she had written. Young Jakob Melton  presented Santa with a miniature Santa figure that he had made.

Jakob presents Santa with a little Santa that he made

Jakob presents Santa with a little Santa that he made

Jakob’s brother, Jerrik, told Santa that all he wanted for Christmas was “for his family to be happy.”

The Meltons enjoyed meeting Santa very much

The Meltons enjoyed meeting Santa very much

Why do I have hope for the future? Because God lives in the hearts of our children and if we raise them with love and teach them well, they will fill the world with wonderful new beginnings.

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Merry Christmas to the people of Burney!  May you all celebrate in peace and love!

 

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Lions Club provides more than 170 Thanksgiving meals for the Burney community

The Lions Club of Burney served a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to more than 100 people at the Lions Hall in Burney from noon to 3 p.m. In addition more than 70 meals were delivered to people who were housebound.

Lions Thanksgiving dinner 2016

Lions Thanksgiving dinner 2016

Lions cooks prepared turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, salad. dinner rolls and cranberry sauce. After the main course dinners had their choice of pumpkin, cherry, berry, apple, or coconut cream pie.

Members of the Leo’s Club served the meal and tended the tables.

God bless the Lions for providing this wonderful annual community event.

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Intermountain Teen’s Tamale Sale

Theresa Callahan, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center, announced that the center will be doing a Tamale Fundraiser. Money will go to help year-round programs and trips for Intermountain teens.

Starting on December 1, people can order either chicken or pork tamales. The cost is $15 a dozen. Orders must be placed by December 14th.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

Teens from teen center will be taking orders, or people can go to either of the above locations during teen center hours to place an order.

People in Round Mountain will be able to pick up their tamales at the teen center in Round Mountain on December 19th. People in Burney will be able to pick up their tamales at the center in Burney on December 20th.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use.

All profits from the Intermountain Teen Center Fundraisers go directly back to the program to benefit the teens. During the summer of 2016, 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.

If you would like more information call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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The first day of winter 2016/17

For me, the first day of winter this year is November 19. I woke up at 6 a.m. It was raining.

As I sat at my desk and looked out the window at about 7.am., I saw big white flakes of wet snow pouring down from the sky. It was heavy snow and it quickly trimmed the trees and covered the ground.

 

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I took Linda over to the Burney Elementary craft show, took some pictures, went home to post them and encourage people to come out, stopped by the casino and Burney Coffee company to get a friend a pumpkin spice latte, and then returned to the craft show for some more pictures and a cup of delicious Toscanini Zupa.

Then I visited the VFW ladies auxiliary indoor yard sale for some pictures. I hadn’t had time to take pictures of the winter grandeur, so I pulled over into the Safeway parking lot to shoot some shots.

By the time I did, the snow had turned to a cold rain but I still was able to capture a few images of the first snowfall in Burney this year.

Burney Presbyterian Church after the first snow

Burney Presbyterian Church after the first snow

 

Burney Coffee Company and the Rex Club

Burney Coffee Company and the Rex Club

I always love stopping at the bridge over  Burney Creek on Park when it snows.

Burney Creek up creek from the bridge

Burney Creek up creek from the bridge

 

Burney Creek below the bridge

Burney Creek below the bridge

That night and the next morning there was fog and rain. But after church, the sun emerged and there was a beautiful rainbow.

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God is showing us that everything is just right.

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