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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – frpm April 21 2019

Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909

Apr 26 & 27 (Fri & Sat) Fort Crook Museum Yard Sale at the RoundBarn in Fall River

Apr 27 – Cassel VFD Fishermans Breakfast

Apr 27 – Old Station Fishermans Breakfast

May 04 – Burney Chamber Ham Run at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

May 04 – BFREF Annual Dinner

May 05 – Friends of the Library Mystery Dinner in Burney RSVP call 335-4184

May 10-12 – Heritage Balloon Festival at Iner-Mountain Fairgrounds

May 12 – 18 WEED WHACK WEEK (town clean up)Pit River Casino

May 12 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Mothers Day Fizz Breakfast 7a-10:30a

May 18 (Sat) Burney VFW Post 5689 Rustic Romance Prom for ages over 21 at7pm

May 18 – Fall River Lions Surf and Turf Dinner at Lions Hall in McArthur

May 25 – Mountain Cruisers Car Show at Pit River Casino 9a-2p

May 26 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Jun ?? – Airport Day & Pancake Breakfast at Fall River Airport

Jun 07? – FRJUSD Graduations

Jun 08 – Burney Chamber Intermountain Community Yard Sale

Jun22 – Wild West Days at IM Fairgrounds – cancelled

Jun 14 – Burney VFW Bingo

Jun 23 – SNIPPP fundraiser at Clearwater Lodge

Jul 06 Burney Basin Days Parade, Craft Fair & Fireworks

Jul 20 – Hat Creek VFD BBQ

Jul 20 – Fall River Century Bike Ride

Jul 20 – A Day on the Alfalfa Music Festival – cancelled

Aug 1 – Mayers “On The Green” Golf Tournament

Aug 29-Sep 02 IM Fair

Sep?? – Hat Creek Beer and Wine Festival at Hat Creek Hereford Campground

Oct 12 – Shrimp Boil at Ingram Hall at IM Fairgrounds

Oct 13 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct?? – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Harvest Festival

Oct 24 – Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 26 – Chamber Fall Fling

Oct?? – Halloween Fest at Burney Fire Hall

Oct 31 – Plumas Bank and FRVCC Main Street Trick or Treat

Nov 02 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 10 – Daylight Savings ends

Nov 16 – BES Christmas Craft Fair 9a-2p

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving and Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner at Lions Hall

Nov 30 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney

Nov 29 – Dec 08 – 12 Days of Christmas at IM Fairgrounds

Dec07 – New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale

Dec?? – VFW Auxiliary Christmas Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Dec 07 – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

Dec?? – Christmas Light Parade in Fall River

Dec 09? American Legion Christmas Ham Dinner

Dec 21 – Santa Stroll at IM Fairgrounds

Burney VFW Bingo Schedule for 2019 – June 14, July 12, August 09, September 13,
October 11, November 08, December 13

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) 3rd Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

Fort Crook Masonic Lodge – 2nd Tuesday at 7pm at the Maonic Lodge in Fall River

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

SNIPPP Board Meeting is Third Monday of each month at Gepettos at 1pm

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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FRJUSD staff and community meet with consultants to provide input on selection of new Superintendent

On Wednesday evening March 20, 23 people attended a meeting with consultants from Leadership Associates to express their desires and opinions regarding the selection of a new superintendent for the Fall River Joint Unified School District (FRJUSD).

Community members meeting to provide input on search for new FRJUSD Superintendent

Leadership Associates is an executive search firm that has assisted many California school districts to select their school superintendents.  The Board plans to have a new superintendent selected and approved by the regular board meeting on June 14. The new superintendent will begin on July 1.

The purpose of the March 20 meeting was to get input from staff and community members. The meeting of parents, teachers, staff members and concerned citizens from the community was moderated by consultants Rich Fischer and Tom Changnon.

Fischer began the encounter by explaining the selection process. Leadership Associates hopes that through advertising and active recruitment they will find a pool of possibly up to 14 applicants. The deadline for applications is April 17. During April and May they will complete comprehensive reference and background checks on applicants to identify applicants who are most qualified and suitable to the district. In May the FRJUSD Board will meet with the consultants to review the applications and select the candidates to be interviewed. The Board will then interview selected candidates.  Final decision on who is to be hired will be the responsibility of the Board.

Fischer then asked three questions. First he asked what qualities people would like to see in their superintendent. People responded that they would like someone who is inclusive and cooperative; who is aware of and amenable to the Intermountain climate; who is up to speed on developing trends in technology; who has a background working in similar small rural, diverse districts; whose heart is committed to the welfare of the students; who is knowledgeable  about finances and capable of generating revenue; and who is capable of making difficult decisions if necessary in matters concerning such issues as layoffs; and who is able to deal with issues of busing in a large geographic district.

As for character, people responded that they wanted a person with good people skills, who is committed to the community, and who is aware of and dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

The second question presented to the audience was “How do you sell this place? What are the advantages of living here?” People emphasized the diverse nature of volunteerism by individuals and organizations supporting the district. They praised the commitment of teachers and students. They said that a superintendent could be proud of the results that the district could achieve and derive personal satisfaction. Some stressed the beauty of the environment and the recreational opportunities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, etc. One gentleman pointed out that there are numerous grant opportunities for rural districts available to fund specific programs from foundations.

Finally, Fischer asked what challenges the new superintendent might face. One challenging issue involved recruitment and hiring of qualified teachers, staff members and bus drivers. Another involved becoming familiar with the diverse backgrounds of students and the variable nature and needs of the nine different sites that make up the district. Another addressed balancing academics, sports, and other activities for students.

After a rich discussion on the three questions, Fischer concluded the formal meeting but many participants remained behind to carry on the conversation amongst themselves and the consultants.

Anyone who was unable to attend but would like to offer input into the selection process is encouraged to take part in an online survey at the FRJUSD website at http://www.frjusd.org/frjusdsuperintendentsearch.

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS from March 16, 2019

 Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

Mt. Burney Theatre – Captain Marvel (next week: Captain Marvel)
Fall River Theare – How to Train Your Dragon:Hidden World (next week -???)
Both theatre times are Fri., Sat, at 7p and Sun at 1p & 7p (accepts credit cards now)

Mar 16 (Sat) Soldier Mt. VFD St. Patrick’s Dinner and Raffle from 4p to 7p at the Fire Hall. 27990 Spring Creek Road in Glenburn. Adults – $12 and Children under 12 – $5

Mar 16 (Sat) Leprechaun Leap at IM Fairgrounds Skuce Pavilion. It’s a Pub Crawl, it’s Trip tip and corned beef, it’s Minute to Win It type games and so much more beginning at 5p. Free admission, Dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for children,

Mar 17 – Sun) Intermountain Artists annual Elegant Soup from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Evelyn O Royce Art Center on Main St. in Fall River. Homemade soups, salads, desserts, and breads. $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12

Mar 20 (Wed) Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday Sandwich order forms have been delivered and will be picked up next week. If you didn’t receive one call Soroptimist member, Lola Harris, at 530-335-4314. Bar-b-que beef or bar-b-que pork sandwich, potato salad and a cookie delivered to your place of business.

Mar 24 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Mar 30 – Bull Cow Dinner-Basque Style at Ingram Hall

Apr 05 – Mayers Hospice Dinner “Ahoy Mateys” at Fall River Hotel 6pm $45

Apr 06 – Mayers Health Fair

Apr 12 – VFW Bingo in Burney

Apr 13 – Cattlewomen’s Beef and Brew at IM fairgrounds Skuce Pavillion

Apr 14 – – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Apr 21 — Easter Sunday

Apr 27 – Cassel VFD Fishermans Breakfast1sxd

Apr 27 – Old Station Fishermans Breakfast

May 04 – Burney Chamber Ham Run at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

May 04 – BFREF Annual Dinner44

May 05 – Friends of the Library Mystery Dinner in Burney

May 10-12 – Heritage Balloon Festival at Iner-Mountain Fairgrounds

May 12 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Mothers Day Fizz Breakfast 7a-10:30a

May 18 – Fall River Lions Surf and Turf Dinner at Lions Hall in McArthur

May?? VFW Over 21 Prom

May?? – Ft Crook Museum Yard Sale at the Round Barn

May 25 – Mountain Cruisers Car Show at Pit River Casino 9a-2p

May 26 – Intermountain Modoc Shrine Fizz Breakfast

Jun ?? – Airport Day & Pancake Breakfast at Fall River Airport

Jun 07? – FRJUSD Graduations

Jun 08 – Burney Chamber Intermountain Community Yard Sale

Jun22 – Wild West Days at IM Fairgrounds

Jun 14 – Burney VFW Bingo

Jun 23 – SNIPPP fundraiser at Clearwater Lodge

Jul 06 Burney Basin Days Parade, Craft Fair & Fireworks

Jul 20 – Hat Creek VFD BBQ

Jul 20 – Fall River Century Bike Ride

Jul 20 A Day on the Alfalfa Music Festival

Aug 1 – Mayers “On The Green” Golf Tournament

Aug 29-Sep 02 IM Fair

Sep?? – Hat Creek Beer and Wine Festival at Hat Creek Hereford Campground

Oct 12 – Shrimp Boil at Ingram Hall at IM Fairgrounds

Oct 13 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct?? – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Harvest Festival

Oct 24 – Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 26 – Chamber Fall Fling

Oct?? – Halloween Fest at Burney Fire Hall

Oct 31 – Plumas Bank and FRVCC Main Street Trick or Treat

Nov 02 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 10 – Daylight Savings ends

Nov 16 – BES Christmas Craft Fair 9a-2p

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving and Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner at Lions Hall

Nov 30 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney

Nov 29 – Dec 08 – 12 Days of Christmas at IM Fairgrounds

Dec07 – New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale

Dec?? – VFW Auxiliary Christmas Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Dec 07 – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

Dec?? – Christmas Light Parade in Fall River

Dec 09? American Legion Christmas Ham Dinner

Dec 21 – Santa Stroll at IM Fairgrounds

Burney VFW Bingo Schedule for 2019 – June 14, July 12, August 09, September 13,

October 11, November 08, December 13

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) 3rd Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

Fort Crook Masonic Lodge – 2nd Tuesday at 7pm at the Maonic Lodge in Fall River

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next toFall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney

SNIPPP Board Meeting is Third Monday of each month at Gepettos at 1pm

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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Greg Hawkins to retire as FRJUSD Superintendent

Greg Hawkins has informed the Fall River Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees that he will be retiring as Superintendent at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Looking back over a career in the school district spanning almost four decades, Hawkins said with a smile, “The whole picture just been great, from my first teaching job up to the present day.”

FRJUSD Superintendent Greg Hawkins

Hawkins moved to Fall River Mills with his family in 1959 when he was three years old. He attended Fall River Elementary School and Fall River Junior Senior High School. He was in the 9th grade when Burney High School opened. He graduated from Fall River High School in 1974.

After graduating he attended Shasta Community College and received his AA and then went on the California  State University, Chico where he earned his BA in Physical Education in 1978. He continued on to get his teaching credential doing his student teaching at Red Bluff High School and received his teaching credentials in 1979.

That summer was an eventful summer. After receiving his teaching credentials, he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Rena Oiler. They have been happily married for 40 years and have three sons: Brent, 36, Tyler, 34, and Preston 32. They have two grandchildren, one boy Rider who is three years old, and a seven month old granddaughter Raiya.

For their honeymoon, the couple  went to Happy Camp, where Hawkins was hired by the Siskiyou Union High School District to teach English and Drama at the high school. He also coached Football, Basketball, and Baseball . He was named Happy Camp’s High School Teacher of the Year in 1979.

Hawkins taught at Happy Camp though 1981. In 1982, he came to Burney to teach English at Burney High School.

“It was one of my best years of teaching. Great town, great staff,” he said.

It was also interesting experience coaching the Burney sports teams who had been his rivals not so many years before.

Concerning his years of coaching, Hawkins said that over time he realized that the relationships with the students was more important than winning or losing. Some years you have really talented players and an extraordinary season. But the years when the players you work with are not as gifted, the kids still work just as hard with just as much enthusiasm and it is just as inspiring.

Then from 1982 through 1983, Hawkins worked with the Regional Occupation Program, assisted some teachers, and taught English part time.

From 1983 until 1996, he taught English, Social Studies, and PE at Fall River High School.

After receiving his Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Hawkins served as full time school counselor for Fall River Junior-Senior High School from 1997-2000. He earned his M.S. in Pupil Personnel Services from the University of LaVerne in 1997.

From 2000-2006, he served as Vice Principal at Fall River Junior Senior High School. He also continued to serve as counselor and in addition became athletic director. Then from 2006 to 2011, he was Principal of the Fall River High School. In 2011, he was appointed District Superintendent.

In the role of Superintendent, Hawkins said the budget is always of primary concern. It would be nice to always have the money for everything you want to do, but there are often changes in state funding. The challenge is to make sure that we continue to meet the needs of our students and the community for optimum education.

He also said that maintaining a safe environment for students and teachers has become a top priority. He believes that the district has done its best to ensure that the schools are safe and that teachers, staff, students and law enforcement are prepared to respond quickly and appropriately in case of any emergency.

“One thing that I am most proud of is when one of our graduates goes on to become successful and then comes back to give back to our community. Thirty percent of our teachers are graduates from this district. That’s rewarding!”

Many of the employees of the District were once his students.

Hawkins is an affable people person. He spoke warmly of his appreciation for all of the support that individuals and organizations in the community give to the schools. He also praised the staff, teachers, and Board Members who have worked hard to make the school system successful. Most of all he spoke of how much he has enjoyed interacting with the students as a teacher, coach, counselor, and administrator for the past 36 years and how rewarding it is when past students come up to say hello and remind him of experiences they shared in the past.

After retiring, Hawkins looks forward to traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Hawkins will retire at the end of the school year on June 28. He believes that the FRJUSD is in good shape. During the remainder of his term, he wants to ensure that everything will be in order so that there will be a smooth transition for his successor.

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2 Wheels 2 Mobility awards bike to Chris Herrrera

Bill Campbell presented a bicycle to Chris Herrera at the Alternate School, just outside the IM Fairgrounds, on Wednesday morning December 19.

The bicycle was awarded on behalf of 2 Wheels 2 Mobility, a project of the Burney-Fall River Bicycle Association that provides refurbished bikes to local citizens in need of transportation in the area.

Bill Campbell presents a bicycle to Chris Herrera Photo courtesy of Lisa Barry

Mr. Campbell said, “Chris came to my attention with Mr. Estes Letter to the Editor (Mt Echo) describing how Chris ran from his Fall River Mills home to the Intermountain Fairgrounds, four miles, to return keys he had inadvertently taken home.  Important fact is Chris ran after midnight.”

Describing Chris, Hummer Estes, one of his employers, said “Ethics and integrity, two words that fit hand in hand with this kid.”

This is the fourth bicycle awarded by the “2 Wheels 2 Mobility” program.

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – DEC 15, 2018

(compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

15 Dec (Sat) Burney Fire Department Fire/EMS Auxiliary Christmas Toy giveaway from 10am to 2pm at the fire hall. Gifts are for infants through school-aged children. (335-2212)

15 Dec (Sat) Business Vendor Fair at Mt Senior Center Apartments on Roff Way from 1p-5p. Damsel in Defense, Essential Oils, Parazzi Jewelry, Sentsy and more 335-5310

15 Dec (Sat) Burney VFW is hosting a afternoon with Santa, games, crafts. i think is begins at 4pm. 33 5 -4971

15 Dec – Fall River Valley Chamber Christmas Light Parade in McArthur begins at 6pm at the County Yard on Glenburn Road and ends at the Inter Mountain Fairgrounds in McArthur. Kahunas will be serving food and 4-H Clubs will have refreshments. Santa will be available (bring your camera)

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

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

FYI:SOME NEW BUSINESSES AND SOME NEW OWNERS

Ogiba’s Restaurant and Bakery is open in Johnson Park Tue thru Sun from 4a-2p (530-945-7543)

Dogwood Cottage Flowers and Ornamentations will open 01 Feb. Hours Mon- Fri From 2:30pm-6:00pm and Sat from 11:00-3:00 Next to Mt. Burney theater, 37026 Main St )(335-5500)

Burney Physical Therapy on Tue and Thu next to Subway (335-3206)

On the other side of Subway is Lamont Maldonado and Burney’s Fresh Look Barber (530)-339-2876

Across from the Fire Hall in Burney is Flashes and Flowers

Totally Fit Gym has a new owner

2019

01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

09 Jan Antique Appraisals by Witherell Antiques at the Intermountain Fairgrounds

May?? VFW Over 21 Prom

06 Jul Burney Basin Days Parade & Fireworks

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 Gepettos

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F Troop Santa delivers Christmas toys to Intermountain children

Riding through the chilly winter fog, United Bikers of Northern California “F Troop” delivered Christmas toys to more than one hundred children in low income housing in the Intermountain Area on Saturday morning December 15.

Lots of Kids happy to meet Santa

The bikers met at Greg Trotter’s house at 9:30 a.m. to pack vehicles with toys for boys and girls. F Troop raised funds to purchase toys at their giant annual yard sale during the summer. Additional toys were gathered by the “Stuff the Ambulance” program sponsored by Mayers Memorial Hospital.

Santa and F Troop deliver Christmas toys

The club delivered toys to apartments on Superior Avenue and Burney Villa in Burney, Rainbow’s End Trailer Park in Johnson Park, Cedarwood apartments in Fall River Mills, Mayer’s Memorial Hospital, and McArthur Trailer Park.

Hunter and Chloe with Santa

At each stop, children and their parents streamed out of their homes to greet Santa and receive presents.

A thoughtful moment with Santa

Giving and receiivng brings Christmas joy

F Troop is the local affiliate of United Bikers of Northern California a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the freedom and safety of all motorcyclists.  Part of F Troop’s motto is “riding to live and living to give.”

F Troop President Greg Trotter with grateful kids

 

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