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Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River hosts foreign exchange student victimized by Camp Fire

NEWS RELEASE from Bob Jehn, November 10, 2018:

Imagine yourself in a foreign country trying to communicate in a new language when suddenly a massive wildfire sweeps through the town where you are living, destroying your house and everything you brought with you except your passport, your cell phone, and the clothes you are wearing. That’s exactly what happened to Valeria Romo Mejia, a fifteen-year-old Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Columbia, as she was preparing to leave for classes at Paradise High School on November 8th.

Photo taken by Valeria as she was fleeing the Camp Fire

Victims of the most destructive fire in California history, Valeria and her host family endured the four-hour drive to Chico with more than 20,000 others who were trying to escape the flames, not knowing what would be next.

Fire Chief Monte Keady

Thanks to the Rotary support network and a quick decision by Rotary Club President-Elect and Burney Fire Chief Monte Keady, Valeria is safely in Burney in her own room at Monte and Robin Keady’s home. The Keadys were already hosting Austrian Exchange Student Katharina Schatz, who had made friends with Valeria at the Interact Kickoff Event in Winters, California last month.

Columbian exchange Student Valeria Romo Mejia

Rotary Youth Exchange Officer Bob Jehn along with Rotary District personnel is coordinating the effort to provide immediate financial assistance to Valeria, so she can purchase new clothes, school supplies, and other personal items lost in the fire.

Jehn says, “We hope Valeria decides to stay in Burney for the rest of her exchange year, but we’re taking it one day at a time. I’m just so proud to be part of an organization with members like Monte and Robin, who are always thinking of how they can help others.”

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Burney Food Co-op celebrates Thanksgiving meal

On November 8, the Burney Food Co-op hosted two Thanksgiving meals, one at 11:30 and one at 4:30. Co-op members enjoyed turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert.

After the meal, Buck Buchanan said a few words giving thanks to God for His many blessings and Sandra Martinez, who oversees the food distribution, shared a Thanksgiving testimony.

Buck Buchanan asks Sandra Martinez questions about her testimony

Ms. Martinez said, “When I moved to Burney, I wanted to volunteer. I was looking for a place where I felt that God was moving and involved. I felt it here.”

Larry Snelling also gave a moving testimony and thanked everyone in the Intermountain Community for their generous help. Then everyone joined in singing “Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart” and “I Saw The Light.”

After the celebration, food was distributed and each member of the co-op was given a Thanksgiving turkey.

The Burney Food Co-op is a Christian non-profit organization formed by local churches, members of the business community, and volunteers to promote food security, dignity, and civic responsibility in Burney and the Intermountain area.

Buck Buchanan, Sandra Martinez with some of the Burney Food Co-op Volunteers

Volunteers serve meals each month. Each meal is followed by a short devotional message. Co-op members also help to maintain the building, stock the shelves, and participate in local service projects such as cleaning Hwy 299 between Johnson Park and Hwy 89.

From now until just before Christmas, Burney Food Co-op is partnering with the Safeway Store in Burney for their largest fundraiser of the year  called “Feed the Need.” Safeway customers can donate at the checkout counter and all proceeds go to purchase food for The Burney Food Co-op.

The co-op is located at 36910 Main Street in Burney. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please call 530-335- 5925 or 530-335-5244. Or you can Email burneyfoodcoop@gmail.com

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The Burney Fire District annual Toy Drive and Santa’s Workshop coming Saturday, December 15th

The Burney Fire District annual Toy Drive and Santa’s Workshop will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Toys and gifts will be handed out by Santa for infants and school-aged children.

Donations of toys and gifts are being accepted now through December 8. Please donate new, unwrapped toys. For teenagers, people can donate movie tickets, gift cards, etc.

If you have questions, leave a message with Burney Fire District Secretary Cindy Hall at 530-335-2212 and someone from the Toy Drive Committee will return your call.

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“Operation Warm Winter” warming up

For the past ten years, Operation Warm Winter, a community service ministry of Word of Life Assembly of God (WOLA), has been providing quality new winter coats and boots to disadvantaged elementary school children. In addition, at an annual GIVEAWAY, people in need can come for gently worn hats, gloves, jackets, and blankets. This year’s Operation Warm Winter GIVEAWAY will be Thursday, December 6 at the WOLA gym located at 37341 Main Street in Burney.

The program was initiated in 2007 by Stephanie Pruitt when she found out that some children in the Burney schools could not go outside for recess because they did not have warm winter coats or boots.

Last year, 76 children received new coats and boots. In addition, 86 people came for the annual GIVEAWAY for winter clothing.

This year, Burney High School student Kira Hernandez is working to organize the program for her Senior Project. Ms. Hernandez is working together with WOLA Secretary Kathy Newton.

Burney Elementary School helps to identify children and notify parents to sign up in advance so that Operation Warm Winter can purchase jackets and boots to suit individual needs.

The purchase of the jackets and boots is made possible by donations from church members and the community. A major fundraiser for the program the past few years has been the Ohio Northern University Choir concert held in the late Spring.

The winter clothing for the GIVEAWAY is also donated by members of the community. Ms. Hernandez is setting up collection boxes around town for people to donate clean gently used items.

Kathy Newton said, “I love being part of a church that centers on loving God and loving people. This is a really great way to demonstrate that!”

People in the community who would like to participate by donating clothing or funds or who would like more information about the program, please call 530-335-4419.

In the Gospel of Matthew 25:40, Jesus says “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

See also:

Operation Warm Winter GIVEAWAY provides new coats and boots to 58 school children
Operation Warm Winter gives out warm clothing

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Oct 31, 2018

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 Nov 2 & 3 (Fri & Sat) Debbie’s Country Charm annual Open House in Fall River from 10am-5pm. Fall & Christmas decor, gifts, antiques, local art, handcrafts, Jewelry, & refreshments 43332 Hwy 299, Fall River Mills (530) 722-8681

Nov 03 (Sat) Bazaar at the Glenburn Church from 10am – 2pm

Nov 03 -(Sat) Glenburn Church 14th Annual Grand Piano Recital at 2pm Ten recitalists are scheduled to perform Free and everyone is welcome

Nov 03 (Sat) Kristen Maier’s senior project Winter Driving Class at Ingram Hall at the fairgrounds in McArthur from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Trained professionals from CHP and Cal Trans will be teaching the class about chains, black ice, hydroplaning, winter driving at night & more. Free – Everyone is welcome. Great for new and experienced drivers. Raffles &refreshments (Kristen 339-6889)

Nov 04 (Sun at 2am) Day Light Savings ends. Turn clocks back and remember it is a good time to replace heater filters and smoke detector batteries

Nov 06 (Tue) Election Day. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm

MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES ETC

If you are interested in arts and crafts you are invited to share your ideas. learn from others about their interests, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded artisans at the Evelyn O. Royce Art Center in Fall River Mills from 10am – 2pm on Tuesdays. Call Barbara at 335-4428 fro more information.

Women’s Self Defense Classes Nov 9th and Nov 13th at Rising Sun Fit Club in Burney.

Stretch classes Tue and Thur at 12:15. Call for info 530-335-3536

It’s Apple Pie Time for the McArthur FFA and time for you to order one (or more) of their famous apple pies. Now through November you may contact an FFA member or call Fall River High School at 336-5515 to order your pies or volunteer to assist with the pies. Last year they made 1,000 pies on bake day between 8a and 2p.. Don’t miss out!

Watch for it: Dogwood Cottage will be opening soon at 37026 Main Street (next to the Theatre) in Burney. Fresh flowers, ornamentations, FTD (335-5500)

Nov 11 – Soroptimist Veterans Day Luncheon for all who served in the military

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

Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday Shop local

Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney

Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

01 Dec – VFW Aux Post 5689 Indoor Yard Sale at the VFW Hall from 9a-2p

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

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

09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

15 Dec – Fall River Valley Chamber Christmas Light Parade in McArthur

01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

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

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

27 Dec – 3rd annual California Tribal TANF Partnership Open House

2019

01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

06 Jul Burney Basin Days Parade & Fireworks

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

FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 1st Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

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 Gepet

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Firehouse Halloween Party features fun and fear

Burney Fire District hosted its 2nd Annual Haunted House on Halloween night Wednesday, October 31 from 6-9 p.m.

The front room was full of fun and games for the kids.

Feeling good

 

Lots of fun costumes

 

Fishing hole

 

Mario ready to cast the javelin

 

Bulls eye

 

Ring toss

Passing through the haunted house was pretty scary.

Beware of the macabre

 

Ghoulish figures

There was lots of candy for the kids and popcorn, hot chocolate, and cupcakes served by Fire District personnel. All in all, young and old had an exciting time.

Mother and child

Word of Life Church, High Country Real Estate, Citizens Volunteer Patrol, Burney-Fall River Rotary, Mountain Valley Health Center, Rex Club, Interact Club, Anna’s Country Kitchen, and Sickler Electric all pitched in to cosponsor the event and lots of people from the community came to volunteer to make this a fun and safe event.

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Win 1/2 of a “Fair Pig” in Senior Nutrition Raffle

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On November 9th, at the Burney Nutrition Senior Lunch at 12 noon, 1/2 of a “Fair Pig” will be raffled off. The meat comes butchered and packaged.

Any one is welcome to buy a ticket. Tickets are available at the Burney Senior Nutrition Office at Tri Counties Community Center at 37477 Main Street in Burney. Or call Diane at 335-4979.

Raffle tickets are $5 for one, $10 for three, or $20 for 7 tickets. You do not need to be present to win.

The pig has been donated by Burney Forest Power. All proceeds go to benefit the Burney Senior Nutrition Program.

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