Monthly Archives: January 2018

“Basket of Flowers” to be performed at Liz Polley Center for the Performing Arts Feb 9 & 10

The Grace Community Bible Church will be presenting  “The Basket of Flowers,” on Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10, at the Liz Polley Center for the Performing Arts on Tamarack Avenue in Burney.  Both performances will be 7:00 pm.

The play is based upon the book The Basket of Flowers written by the 19th Century Bavarian cleric, teacher, and writer of children stories,  Christoph Von Schmid.  The Basket of Flowers was published in 1996 as the first book of the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series.

The public is invited. Admission is free for everyone!

For information and reservations, please call Millie at 440-6766 or Brenda at 262-8013.


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Funding Opportunities from Shasta Regional Community Foundation

Shasta Regional Community Foundation is excited to announce the open application period for three grant opportunities for local nonprofits and public entities. The application instructions and March deadlines are posted on our website at

An informative workshop will be offered in Redding on February 6th (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and a subsequent webinar on February 14th (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) to explain how best to prepare applications for these funds and tips to navigate the Community Foundation’s online submission system. As space is limited, pre-registration for these learning opportunities is required. Please email or call 530-244-1219.

Grants from The McConnell Fund will be awarded in the spring to Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity county organizations in the areas of arts and culture, children, youth and education, community vitality, environment, health care, recreation, and social services. Grants primarily fund the purchase of equipment or building-related projects. Grant dollars are provided for small and large projects in each county. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2018.

The Burney Regional Community Fund supports needs within the communities of the greater Burney area; Burney, Cassel, Fall River Mills, Hat Creek, McArthur, and Old Station – in accordance with boundaries set by the Fall River Joint Unified School District. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2018.

The Redding Rancheria Community Fund will be accepting applications for grant requests from Shasta and Trinity County nonprofit organizations and public entities in the areas of arts/culture, education, environment, health and social services. All grant requests for the spring cycle must be submitted online by 5:00 pm on March 14, 2018.

Funding guidelines for each program can be found at If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hutchings, Program Officer at the Community Foundation, (530) 244-1219 or email

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


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The following is from a notice of events from  Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

28 Jan (Sun) Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Chocolate Festival

 03 Feb (Sat) Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River Fireworks in February dinner at Burney VFW hall. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $65 per person/ $125 per couple and may be purchased on line at

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.

19 Feb – Presidents Day

?? Feb – Burney High School Boosters Crab Feed

Notes and Such:

Grant requests for the Burney Regional Community Fund must be submitted online by 5pm on March 07, 2018. Go to for guidelines on this and other grant applications. Amanda Hutchings 244-1219)

The Intermountain chapter of Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers who can commit to 2-3 hours one day per month to deliver meals. 335-4979 for more info

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





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School Board Trustees recognized for service

Greg Hawkins, Superintendent of the Fall River Joint Unified School District, gave special recognition and thanks to the members of the Board of Trustee at the January Board Meeting held at the District Office on January 10.

School Board members Randy Oller, John Hamilton, Cindy Ronquist, Teri Vigil, and Ignacio Venegas

Honored for their service were John Hamilton who has served on the Board for 5 years, Ignacio Venegas, who has served for 8 years, Cindy Ronquist who has served for 10 years, Randy Oller, who has served for 12 years, and current Board President Teri Vigil, who has served for 17 years.

The Board Members were honored as part of January California School Boards Association Recognition Month. California has more than 5,100 school board members.

Hawkins read a short statement provided by CSBA:

In addition to overseeing the educational quality at school districts and county boards of education, these trustees also take on a range of duties away from the classroom. This includes decision-making and direction of budgets, staffing, facilities upkeep and development, food services for kindergartners through high schoolers, sports programs and many other issues. Such concerns are discussed at board meetings that often run late into the night, with intense feedback from the community and scrutiny from the media. Meanwhile, many trustees – 41% according to a recent California School Board Association Survey – have an additional full time job. Serving as a school board member is not a relaxing hobby or an easy pastime. It’s a labor of love for those who see schools as the cornerstone of our society’s future.

After the recognition, the Board held its monthly meeting. Amongst other items on the consent agenda, the Board voted to receive the following donations which had been made during the month:

  • For Fall River Elementary

$35 from Intermountain Cattlewoman
$200 from PG&E Company Employee Giving – B. Hendrix and Anonymous
$360 from PG&E Company Giving – T. Young and J. Barcellona

  • For Burney High School

$300 from American Legion Post #441 for the Music Department

  • For Burney Elementary School

$1680 from Redding Rancheria Community Fund for “Creating a Culture of Reading”

Under New Business, one of the items discussed was the approval of an Active Shooter Emergency Response Plan for the District. The State of California has mandated that every school district have such a plan. Final details of the plan are still being developed. The central idea of the new plan involves a shift from shutting down the school and “hunkering down” to a threefold strategy of “run, hide, and fight (if necessary).” This was a first reading of the plan. There will be a second reading at the next board meeting. The Board plans to invite representatives of local law enforcement to the next meeting to ensure that there will be coordination and common understanding between the district and law enforcement.

Another item was the approval of board policy concerning firearms on school grounds. Hawkins explained to the Board that the passage of AB 424 deleted the authority of a school district superintendent, his or her designee, or equivalent school authority to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm within a school zone. The board will need to adjust it’s policy accordingly.

As part of his report on Burney High School, Blain Marks, the Student Representative to the Board, told the Board that five members of the Interact Club will be going to Mexico this month as part of a service project sponsored by Rotary International.


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