Monthly Archives: January 2017

Global Patricia Shirer Simulcast coming to Burney on April 8

On April 8, women in the Intermountain Area will have the opportunity to participate in a one-day global Live Priscilla Shirer Simulcast.

The event, which will be hosted at the Word of Life Assembly of God Church in Burney, will emphasize the power of prayer and learning to study God’s Word for yourself. It will include worship music with Christian singer-songwriter Anthony Evans, Priscilla’s messages, prayer, and fellowship.

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Priscilla Shirier is a world-renowned New York Times best-selling Christian author and motivational speaker. She is also a Bible teacher who starred in the film War Room.

For the past sixteen years, Priscilla has been in full-time ministry to women. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies including Discerning the Voice of God, One in a Million, Jonah and Gideon. Her latest study is “The Armor of God”.

Through expository teaching, Priscilla helps people not only tp understand scripture intellectually but also to experience Biblical truth practically by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Anthony Evans is a renown Christian singer-songwriter who has released six albums in Contemporary Christian music, urban gospel, and worship genres.

The April 8 Patricia Shirer Simulcast will at WOLA be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. Tickets are available now for $25. Ticket prices include curriculum materials and lunch.

The global simulcast is being organized by LifeWay Christian Resources. The local event at WOLA is being organized by Jennifer Penn. For more information or to buy tickets, call 335-4419.


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Burney Lions Club honors December and January Students of the Month

The Burney Lions Club honored four Students of the month at their meeting on January 26. Cole Fruguglietti was recognized as eighth grade Student of the Month for December; Hunter Mustoufi was honored as 12th grade Student of the Month for December; Nykia Gannon was chosen as eighth grade Student of the Month for January; and Maddie Luntey was recognized as 12th Student of the Month for January.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, with Students of the Month Cole Fruguglietti, Hunter Mostuofi, Nykia Gannon, Maddie Luntey, and Burney Lions President Matt Quinlan

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, with Students of the Month Cole Fruguglietti, Hunter Mostuofi, Nykia Gannon, Maddie Luntey, and Burney Lions President Matt Quinlan

Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero introduced the students and Lions Club President Matt Quinlan presented each student with a check to reward them for their achievement. Eighth grade students of the month each received a check for $50 and 12th grade honorees received $100.

Eighth grader Cole Fruguglietti has a 4.0 grade point average. He participates in football and sports. He plays the saxophone in the band. He is a Airman Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol Squadron 126, a volunteer for the Academy of Model Aeronautics Redding Club. and a member of the Workability Program.

Cole enjoys video games, remote control airplane racing, remote control cars, flying, sports, camping, shooting and target practice, ocean and fresh water fishing, swimming, boats, computers and movies.

Things he has not done yet but would like to do include driving a tank, going to ground school, learning to fly, soloing his own plane, driving a Royal Infield motorcycle, and driving the International.

In the future Cole plans to join the Army or the Airforce. He hopes to go to officer school and would like to become a pilot or a tank commander. After completing military service he would like to own his own ocean fishing business.

Senior Hunter Mostoufi also has a 4.0 grade point average. He is a member of California Scholarship Federation, Leos, and Leadership Clubs. In sports, he participates in football, basketball, and track. Hunter enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He would like to try skydiving. In the future he hopes to attend the University of Nevada Reno to study criminal justice.

Nykia Gannon has a 4.0 grade point average. She plays basketball and volleyball and enjoys reading and drawing. She is good in sports, math and art. She would like to do horse show jumping. In the future she hopes to pursue a career as a successful photographer.

January’s 12th grade Student of the Month, Maddie Luntey has a 3.8 grade point average. She is a member of California Scholarship Federation, Leos, S-Club, FNL, mentoring, and ASB. She plays on the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. Maddie enjoys reading good books and would like to go on a trip to Europe.

In the future, Maddie would like to go to Shasta College for two years and then attend Chico State and major in Ag Business.

Many family members and friends came to the event. After the presentations, several of the parents spoke briefly expressing their pride in the students and their gratitude to the Lions.

Afterwards everyone enjoyed a delicious ham dinner prepared by Lions cooks and served by members of the Leos Club.

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Shasta county indigenous leaders, and youth to share lessons from standing rock

Press release from Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Shasta County
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Redding, Calif. – At the FREE “Standing Rock Comes Home” community forum, Shasta County indigenous leaders, educators and youth will discuss their experiences visiting the Standing Rock spiritual camp in North Dakota where indigenous people and supporters have resisted the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They will also discuss “local DAPLs”, big projects such as the proposed raise of Shasta Dam and Medicine Lake geothermal plants that would damage or flood sacred sites and could risk further contamination of the state’s water supply.

The forum will be held 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the United Methodist Church community room, 1825 East St., in Redding. Following the panel discussion, there will be a potluck dinner and musical performances by Native American hip hop artists, spoken word poets and local folk rock artists Feral Tortie.

Panelists will include:

  • Mickey Gemmill Jr, Chairman of the Pit River Tribe
  • Rod Lindsay, Director of the Local Indians for Education Center in the City of Shasta Lake
  • Jack Potter, Chairman of the Redding Rancheria
  • Caleen Sisk, Traditional Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu

The Dakota Access Pipeline would extend 1,168 miles across many states including North Dakota to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois, where it will link with another pipeline to transport oil to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux, who say the pipeline violates their treaty as well as federal law and that a spill would threaten their water supply, began a spiritual resistance against the pipeline this summer that has brought international attention and support.

This event is organized by Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Shasta County, an organization of Native and non-Native people formed to respectfully promote an accurate and inclusive history of the United States, the West and Northern California that recognizes the humanity and vitality of Pre- and Post-colonial indigenous societies.

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Community meeting on poverty cancelled

The community meeting to explore strategies to reduce poverty in the Intermountain Area that was to be held January 25 at the Intermountain community center has been cancelled.

Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs would still like to get information from providers and residents of the Intermountain area.  Cindy Dodds at Tri Counties Community Network will have an electronic survey as well as paper survyes available for people who would like to provide input and feedback.

For more information contact Cindy Dodds at 530-335-4600.

See also:

Meeting at Community Center on January 25 to explore strategies to reduce poverty

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Dave Wicks Memorial Service at Burney High School

Hundreds of friends, family, and townspeople gathered in the gym at Burney High School at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 to attend a memorial service for Dave Wicks.

Memorial Service for David Eugene Wicks

Memorial Service for David Eugene Wicks

The service was organized by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the community of faith in which Dave was active. Don Garloff, an elder, welcomed everyone and introduced Elder Todd Minner who gave the main address of the service.

Todd Minner speaks at the memorial Service

Todd Minner speaks at the memorial Service

Minner spoke of Dave’s birth and childhood in Carson City, Nevada, his career in music, his first marriage and children and his lifelong quest for truth. He then told of how Dave had come to Burney and met his second wife Sonja at the Rex Club while playing music. Sonja and Dave welcomed members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses into their home for Bible study and were baptized into the faith.

Dave’s faith provided stability and new sense of purpose. He actively participated in their ministry and strove to live a more righteous life in accordance with the teachings of the Bible. As time went by he hoped to assume more responsibility in the organization.

Minner testified how Dave had built “a good name” for himself as a parent, grandfather, and friend to many in the community.

Photos of Dave

Photos of Dave

To illustrate the point, Minner engaged in question and answer with one of Dave’s close friends and fellow Witnesses, Don Benton. Benton shared how one of the ladies they had visited told him that Dave had “kept her and her children alive” during a difficult time through his kindness and generosity.

After Benton shared about Dave’s inspirational character and actions, Minner read several biblical passages from the Old and New Testament explaining the view of death and resurrection in which Dave believed. He also expressed the congregation’s commitment to provide love and support for Dave’s widow Sonja and their children.

Minner finished by reading a poem “Our Dave.” The service concluded with everyone singing “Life Without End – At Last” followed by a prayer.

Elder Garloff estimated that about 400 people attended the event.

See also:

In Memorium – Two videos of Dave Wicks playing at the Blackberry Patch in 2012
Hundreds come out for candlelight memorial for Dave Wicks
Videos of Candlelight Memorial for Dave Wicks Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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Vince Wall to offer another public speaking class at WOLA

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Vince Wall will be beginning another eight-week public speaking class on January 18. The Class will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enrollment will be limited to ten people.

The course combine some lectures with ample opportunity for individual and group speaking exercises and will follow the following schedule:

Week 1: Introduction of course and goals. Review of pre-speech preparation items and logistics. Introduction and work on “The Self-Introduction” activity.
Week 2-3: Review and conclusion of Self-Introduction. Beginning of “Introducting of Another Speaker Activity.” Students will be paired to interview and introduce another speaker.
Week 4-5: Review and conclusion of “Introducing Another Speaker.” Beginning of “Introducing a Topic Activity.” Participants will introduce a topic, idea, or proposal to the group.
Week 6-7: Review and conclusion of the previous weeks’ activities. Introduction to the “Short Presentation Activity.” Participants will give a 3-5 minute talk on a subject of their choosing.
Week 8: Conclusion of Short Presentation activity. Beginning of “Long Presentation Activity.” Participants will deliver a 5-8 minute presentation that may included visual aids. This talk will be open to the public.

Mr. Wall has had extensive training in public speaking including 160 hours mandatory training during his employment at Cal Fire. As Deputy Chief, he delivered many speeches to audiences ranging in size from small audiences to a thousand people. He also was an instructor at Cal Fire Academy.

You can sign up for the course at WOLA or call Vince Wall for more information at 530-351-3377.

Last years class was a great success. People who had previously had little or no experience in public speaking ended the course by presenting a series of wonderfully lucid and informative speeches to the public.

See Public Speaking at WOLA

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Giant Killaz Tour coming to Burney Saturday Jan 14

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Saturday evening January 14 at 7 p.m., the Giant Killaz Tour, will be coming to the Word of Life gym. The event is being cosponsored by WOLA and Four Square Solid Rock churches. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family.

The concert will feature Christian rap music and testimony. The featured artists will be Tony Tubera and Danny Trejo.

The Giant Killaz tour is organized by Kingdom Muzic. There should be a good turnout for the event because people are planning to come from locations in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

For more information call (775) 455-5064

Here is one the promos for the Giant Killaz Tour from last year.


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