Category Archives: Burney

Lions do vision screening at Burney Elementary

On Wednesday, April 10, members of the Burney Lions Club conducted vision screening for students at Burney Elementary School. Jim Crockett, sight chairman for the Burney Lions Club, conducted the screenings with Lions George Whitfield and Dick Lindgren assisted by school nurse Karen VanCleave.

Lions Sight Chairman Jim Crockett, and BES Nurse Karen VanCleave screening a student

The camera used by the Lions detects about 10% of students with stigmatism or other eye problems and refers them for eye exams. If the child is unable to afford an exam or glasses, the Lions pay for that.

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18th Annual Ham Run Coming May 4th

The Burney Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the 18th annual Ham Run at the McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park on Saturday, May 4, 2019 between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. This is a great family event in a spectacular setting. It includes a 2 Mile Run/Walk and 5K run through the park and onto the dirt trails.

Registration forms available by calling 530-335-2111 or email burneycoc@gmail.com. You can also visit Rising Sun Fit Club or U.S Bank in Burney. Pre-registration (before Apr. 20) for this event provides FREE entry into the park for the whole day, so make sure to register early. T-Shirt also available for Pre-registration.

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Circle of Friends Wellness and Recovery Center April Calendar

For more information contact:
36987 Hwy 299 E, Burney
335-4222
April 2019
Sun
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Sat
 
 
1
 
BINGO!
1:00 – 2:00
Being Considerate
2:30 – 3:30
2
 
 
3
Flower Bed Prep
1:00 – 2:00
Chick and Bunny Jar Craft w/Linnette
2:30 – 3:30
4
 
5
Intro To Gardening
1:00 – 2:00
Clothes Pin Easter Bunny Craft w/Kimberly
2:30 – 3:30
6
Mayers Community Health Fair
 
McArthur
7am
7
 
 
 
 
 
8
 
WRAP For Depression
1:00 – 2:00
Sing Along w/Alex
1:00 – 2:00
Cartooning w/Don
2:30 – 3:30
9
MHSA Stakeholder Meeting
Redding
9am
Shopping
& Stand Against Stigma Meeting
Redding
9am
10
 
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
 
Gardening
1:00 – 2:00
Sunflower Seedlings w/Shiree
2:30 – 3:30
11
12
 
Steering Committee Meeting
10:00 – 12:00
Family Feud
1:00 – 2:00
Clay Egg Craft w/Bernadette
2:30 – 3:30
13
 
 
14
 
 
15
 
WRAP For Depression
1:00 – 2:00
Reasons To Smile w/Kimberly
1:00 – 2:00
Clay Egg Painting
2:30 – 3:30
16
17
 
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
 
WRAP Card Game
1:00 – 2:00
Easter Cake Pops
2:30 – 3:30
18
19
 
 
 
Spring Colors Tour
9:00 am
 
20
 
 
 
21
 
 
22
 
WRAP Level 1
Support Group
1:00 – 2:00
Planter Painting
2:30 – 3:30
23
 
24
 
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 – 2:00
 
Managing Anxiety
1:00 – 2:00
COF Quilt Craft w/Jerrika
2:30 – 3:30
25
 
 
 
26
 
Movie Day
12:30 – 3:30
 
SafeLink
Free Smart Phones
12:30 – 3:30
27
 
 
28
 
 
29
 
Book Of The Month Club
1:00 – 2:00
Love Languages
1:00 – 2:00
Cooking w/Shiree
2:30 – 3:30
30
 
May 1
 
12 Step Recovery Group
1:00 -2:00
 
BINGO
1:00 – 2:00
Planter Planting
2:30 – 3:30
May 2
 
 
May 3
Hours -Mon, Wed, Fri
12:30 – 3:30
Computer/Crafts/Games Available Daily from
1:00 – 3:30
Check in Daily at 12:30
Exercise Daily 2:00 – 2:30
Come in and enjoy everything at your own pace
May 4

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Burney Basin Days Theme Contest

The Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River is sponsoring a contest to decide the theme for Burney Basin Days 2019. The person whose theme is chosen will win $100. The deadline for submissions is April 20.

Contestants should mail their entry to:

Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River
PO Box 312
Burney, California

If you would like more information contact

Jill Daugherty
jilldaugherty@tcbk.com
335-2215

Put on your thinking cap. You could brighten up Burney Basin Days with an inspiring them and win $100!

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FOIL to present plan for Burney library to Shasta County Board of Supervisors at April 16 meeting

On Tuesday April 16, 2019, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider the Friends of the Intermountain Libraries Inc. (FOIL)’s proposal for the County to purchase and renovate the Roper building on Main Street in Burney for an upgraded Burney Library as part of the Shasta County Library system.

The meeting will be held at in the County Supervisors hearing room at 1450 Court St. in Redding and is scheduled for 9 a.m. on April 16. The meeting is open to the public. All citizens are welcome to speak before the Board. People who wish to address the Board can fill out an online form in advance or sign up 15 minutes before the meeting.

FOIL is requesting that the $400,000 in grant money that was set aside from the Hatchet Ridge Windmill fund in 2014 be released for the project. The Board of Supervisors will be hearing FOIL’s proposal as an action item.

If FOIL’s plan is approved the new library building will be almost twice as large. It will have private rooms for tutoring, study, counseling and consultations. There will be a special children’s corner and a meeting room for community meetings. There will be more computers with excellent broadband access. The library will be in a central location on Main Street above the flood plain with ample parking and improved air conditioning and heat. There will be improved services for all citizens of all ages in the Intermountain community and visitors to the area, including some services for veterans and people searching for employment. People will have access to the extensive databases and resources that a modern public library offers.

According to FOIL, the Roper Building is the only available commercial building in Burney and is affordable at $300,000. FOIL has worked diligently with the community to raise funds for the execution and completion of the project. Burney Rotary has granted $10,000 and Rotary International has granted and additional $15,000 dedicated to a Children’s Corner.

According to FOIL, Shasta Regional Community Foundation has also awarded $7500 for remodeling construction needs and the McConnell Foundation has awarded up to $100,000 should there be shortfalls in the project’s funding package.

Over 1500 residents have signed petitions to help the campaign and local children sent postcards in support.

FOIL has been working with several supportive organizations to develop and fine tune the plan. Kim Niemer, Redding Community Services Director, who oversees governance of the Shasta County Library System has been involved.  So have members of the Shasta County Library Advisory Board, Shasta Library Foundation, and the Library Director for the Shasta Public Libraries.

Both the County and City of Redding have looked at the building repeatedly to determine what updates need to be made. If the $400,000 dedicated to this project is released, an escrow will be opened whereby the County will purchase the building and maintain it. Through a collaborative effort between the County, City of Redding, who is in charge of the Shasta Public Libraries system, and FOIL the building will be brought up to current ADA standards.

FOIL is encouraging people to contact members of the Board of Supervisors and to attend the meeting on April 16 to express their support.

FOIL president Pat Pell said, “This is what we’ve worked so hard towards for many years. We need the community’s support. We hope to fill the Chamber Hall during this meeting showing support. You may speak if you fill out the form, or just show your support with your presence.”

See also:
Kim Niemer explains FOIL action plan in meeting at Burney Lions Hall

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Bob Mortimer Gives inspirational guidance to FRJUSD Students in Burney

Article By Becky Mock; Teacher MVHS

March 18, 2019

Mortimer playing the “one are man blues”

Missing all of his limbs, except for his right arm, seated in a wheelchair, Bob Mortimer addressed the students and staff of Mt. View High School and Burney Community Day School. He had a cheerful opening that put everyone at ease. He put on shades and played his “one arm man blues” song on his harmonica singing playful lyrics that made light of his physical condition. He word a ball cap on his head with the word “Handy” on it.

Bob’s presentation was brought to the FRJUSD office and sponsored by Carmen Schuette of Shasta County’s Health and Human Services Agency. His objective was to talk about how he came to be in his physical condition, and what we as people, young and older, can learn from his experience.

Bob was in a car accident when he was 21 years old. Now (age) years old, Bob told the story about how he and his buddy were drinking and driving on their way home from a party one night, hit a power pole, and survived the crash without a scratch, that is, until Bob tried to get out of the car and walk up the side of the hill. That is when he was struck to his knees by a loose power line. His legs from the knees down and his left arm were seized by the electricity, and he was rendered without their use. He spent 6 months in the hospital in recovery, eventually consenting to have what was left of his shriveled limbs to be amputated when it became clear they could not be saved.

Bob Mortimer Addresses FRJUSD students at Mountain View

Bob went on to explain the audience that the only handicap he has is the one on his head. “This is the only handicap I have,” he said holding the cap out to be seen. “It’s an adjustment to have to live this way, but it is not a handicap. The only handicaps we have are the ones we put on ourselves.”

Bob went on to say that he has a nickname at the local community pool. “They call me Bob,” he said with a grin. “Yes, I go swimming. I don’t let this condition stop me. A handicap can be an attitude of low self-esteem, comparing ourselves to others, or not exercising. We all have to exercise!” Mr. Mortimer explained that he rides a 3-wheeled bike and that he bikes with his whole family using his hand cycle. He and his family have biked together cross-country through the United States twice, making stops along the way to give his testimony to those they meet.

“If I can do it, you can do it. I don’t want to hear about what you can’t do. I want to hear about what you can do.” Bob went on to explain that our handicaps can be things like how we treat other people. “If you can’t treat other people with dignity and respect, you have a handicap.”

Mr. Mortimer went on to describe his home life growing up. He was the youngest of 5 boys and 2 girls. He found his dad dead at the age of 41 one day, of an overdose on alcohol and drugs. This was rough on his self-esteem. He dropped out of high school. He said that every day after that he felt like he wore a mask every day to hide his pain. “My mask was a handicap for me. I never felt like I was good enough. Don’t be like me. Find someone in your life you can talk to who is not going to judge you or convict you if you share your secrets.” Bob went on to state that one should not look for such people in negative places like a bar, a party, or a setting with illegal activities going on. “Look for people who are positive, and who like you for who you uniquely are.”

Bob went on to describe how after he was released from the hospital that he went back to drugs and alcohol because he felt less lonely. “As long as I had drugs or alcohol to share with others, they were my friends. It’s easier to go back to the old road than it is to change.”

Mr. Mortimer’s friend, Darla, offered him help one day, and he took it. His self-esteem improved, and he ended up marrying Darla. He went back to get his high school diploma. They now live in the state of Washington and have three successful children between them. “When Darla helped me, she gave me the Bible. I quit my destructive ways. I eventually became a minister. That is why our children are so successful, because we broke the chain of alcoholism and drug abuse.”

Bob went on to explain that when the person who is supposed to be the leader breaks the chain of abuse, one’s life will change exponentially in a positive way, not just in a few decades, but very quickly. Bob’s closing thought for his audience was to “get rid of the handicaps in your life. Be the leader. Be the hero.”

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Lunch with Community Helpers April 10 at Intermountain Community Center to celebrate “Week of the Young Child”

News Release From: Cindy Dodds, Tri County Community Network
Date: March 27, 2019      

“Children benefit from developing relationships with adults in the community,” according to Rosaura Velazquez, Family Advocate with the Bright Futures program at the Intermountain Community Center. For that reason, and because young children need to become familiar with local first responders and their equipment, the Annual Lunch with Community Helpers is being planned.

Bright Futures staff – Guadalupe Scholfield and Rosaura Velazquez

Rosaura and her bi-lingual co-worker, Guadalupe Scholfield, are working with Diane Murphy and the staff at Dignity Health Connected Living to plan this free Week of the Young Child event.

The Week of the Young Child is a time for communities nationwide to honor young children and those dedicated to caring for them.

Young children will learn safety tips from fire, emergency medical personnel and other community helpers, have an opportunity to look at their gear and examine their vehicles. There will also be an opportunity to meet Smokey Bear. All of this will take place at the Intermountain Community Center at Main and Commerce Streets in Burney on Wednesday, April 10, from 11:00 to 1:00.

“It is important that young children become accustomed to First Responders and their gear. They can look scary. If there is an emergency in a child’s home, we don’t want them to hide. We want them to know what to do” said Bright Futures Family Advocate Guadalupe Scholfield.

A barbeque lunch will be served to all the children, their parents and caregivers, First Responders and seniors, thanks to funding from First 5 Shasta. Additional contributors to the event are K & K Distributing and U S Foods.

“We’re hoping for warm spring weather so that we can be outside, says Rosaura, “but if April 10 is cool or rainy, we have plenty of space indoors for all of the festivities.

Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to call 335-4600 so we are sure to have plenty of food.

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