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Fall River Valley Community Choir performs Christmas Cantata

Fall River Valley Community Choir did four performances of a Christmas cantata. On Friday they sang at the Long Term Care facility at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital. On Saturday December 8 at 2 p.m., they sang for residents at the Burney Annex. Later that day at 4 p.m. they sang at Burney Presbyterian Church. Finally, on Sunday at 4 p.m. they gave a concert at the Intermountain Free Church of McArthur. At Burney Presbyterian Church and The Intermountain Free Church the Choir was joined by Fall River Valley Community Children’s Choir.

Fall River Valley Community Choir at Burney Presbyterian Church

The Children’s Choir sang a selection of six carols accompanied by pianist Linda Gulbransen and guitarist Jean Rodgers.

The Children’s Choir

After the Children’s Choir concluded the full choir came forward to sing  “The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Birth.” The cantata, with music by Lloyd Larson, was performed by 26 singers directed by Alison Maki. They sang eight selections. Each selection was introduced by narration from Michael Kerns and Penni Elaine Scarbrough.

The narration was poetic. The musical arrangement wove together alto, soprano, tenor and bass vocals into a tapestry of sacred music in which favorite Christmas carols such as O Come All Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing were included. Through word and song, the Choir guided the audience toward the Perfect Light.

After the cantata was concluded, Director Alison Maki led the choir and audience in singing Silent Night.

Director Alison Maki leading the congregation singing Silent Night

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Nov 22, 2018

(Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

Nov 23 (Fri) Rising Sun Fit Club has organized a Mini Mall of home based businesses with products and services by women for women. Healing Touch-massage; Mary Kay cosmetics; Country Bumpkins – spa; Young Living-essential oils; nails by Kaishla; Scentsy – candles and scents and more. Snacks and beverages from 10a to 3p.

Nov 23 (Fri) Rising Sun Fit Club Bunko at 5:30pm

Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday Shop local and support the business in your community

Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney at 5pm Santa will hand out gift bags to the first 150 children. Free cookies from the Burney Lions Auxilliary, Free Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider from Soroptimist and Free popcorn and Cotton Candy from Rotary

Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday Your opportunity too support local non-profits Fall River Conservancy; Fall River Library; Friends of Burney Falls/Friends of Castle Crags; friends of Intermountain Libraries, Inc (F.O.I.L); Great Shasta Rail Trail Assn; KKRN Community Radio; Mayers IntermountainHealthcare Foundation; Spring Rivers Foundation; Tri-County Community Network

  • Participate in the event on Tuesday, November 27
  • Log onto https://www.northstategives.org/fallriverlibrary on Giving Tuesday between 6 am and 8 pm and follow the easy donor instructions. A donation of $10 or more* with a credit card is required.
  • Schedule a gift in advance (November 13-26)
  • Log onto https://www.northstategives.org/fallriverlibrary between November 13-26 and click on “login”. You will be asked to create an account and schedule your donation*. Your credit card will not be charged until the day of the event– Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

*Only donations made online by Nov. 27 are eligible for incentive prizes from Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

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

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

02 Dec-03 Dec Create your own wreath

06 Dec – Operation Warm Winter

09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

15 Dec – Burney Fire Department Fire/EMS Auxiliary Christmas Toy giveaway

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

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

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

2019

01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

May?? VFW Over 21 Prom

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 Gepettos

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Deputy District Attorney speaks at Mt. View High School

Shasta County Deputy District Attorney Josh Brown and Investigator Joe Scarry came to Mountain View High School in Burney on Wednesday morning November 14 to give a slide presentation on numerous issues such as cyber security, identity theft, sexting, cyber bullying, child pornography, stealing, and sex with  minors. About two dozen students and teachers from Mt. View and Soldier Mountain High Schools and Burney and Fall River Community Day Schools were present for the presentation.

Deputy DA Brown engages in discussion with students

When asked “What does the District Attorney do?” Deputy Brown explained that he prosecutes crimes, determines what crimes have been committed, and sends cases to court.

As he showed the slides, Deputy Brown asked questions and engaged the students in discussion. Brown explained various laws and their application and students openly and honestly expressed their experiences and opinions.

The group discussed a person’s “Digital Footprint.” Anyone who uses the internet, posts on social media, makes online purchases, or opens an account creates an online record. This digital footprint can be used by cyber predators  with a negative agenda.

Investigator Scarry stated, “Once you post something, you lose control. The risk of identification theft grows higher, the more online accounts one has.”

Talking about privacy, Brown emphasized that even if a person’s Facebook or Instagram account is marked private, once a person’s friends have access to information they can make it public.

Negative aspects of sexting (sharing sexually explicit messages) can have negative and embarrassing consequences well into the future affecting peoples employment and other relationships. Examples include not being able to own a gun, fewer job opportunities, and if you are an adult, you will have to register as a sex offender, if convicted. Sexting with a minor is considered child pornography.

Minors who sext between other minors is a growing problem, because not only does this put adolescents at risk for social ridicule and cyber-bullying, but it opens up ways for sexual predators to victimize young people.

Possession of child pornography is a felony. Brown advised people that if they received unsolicited child pornography they should report it to local law enforcement.

Child pornography statute

Sexual relations between an adult and a minor was also addressed. It is a crime. The adult is responsible even if the minor misrepresents their age. The law is designed to protect minors and hold adults accountable for knowing the age of their partners.

Deputy AG Brown and Inspector Scarry talk with students

In a lively exchange on theft, Brown emphasized that stealing another person’s property is never all right. Several students made the point that if people were careless or irresponsible with their property they were also partly “at fault.” Brown responded that the carelessness of a victim does not excuse theft. For example, it is not all right or legal to take something from a car if they left the door unlocked or to take something that somebody accidentally left behind when they left a room.

Investigator Scarry told the students that his job was to thoroughly investigate each incident to determine the truth. If a crime was committed, investigation might determine that charges were warranted or exculpatory evidence might emerge which would tend to clear  an accused person of a charge of fault or guilt.

Brown explained that prosecutors need to decide what cases to prosecute. Generally, a prosecutor will not charge a person unless they feel that they have a strong enough case to convince a jury that the person is guilty.

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Oct 31, 2018

 Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909

 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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Soldier Mt. and Mt. View students attend Shasta College Preview Day

On October 5, seventeen Soldier Mt. High School and Mt. View High School students attended the Shasta College Preview Day. They were accompanied by their teachers Jeff Earnest and Becky Mock and Administrative Secretary Shaun Davis.

Shasta College Preview Day provides high school students who may be interested in attending Shasta Community College with information about academic programs, application, enrollment, tuition costs, and financial assistance. Altogether 450 students attended this year’s event at the college theatre.

Soldier Mt. High School student Chris Herrera being interviewed about his future goals photo courtesy of Becky Mock

The FRJUSD students sat in the front row. Eva Jimenez, Associate Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development acted as presenter for the program. She encouraged audience participation and 3 FRJUSD students willingly participated.

Many of the students had never been to Shasta College. Some had not thought about the possibility of attending college. Students learned about the “Shasta College Promise” program which provides free tuition for the first year for first-time, full-time students. They also learned about a Shasta Promise Program that assists students who previously may not have been able to attend school for financial reasons.

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New bike rack at Ray’s Market

Ray’s Market Manager Marty Stryker added a service beside the store’s northside parking lot in Fall River Mills. Healthy Shasta donated the really nice art piece masquerading as a bike rack. Burney-Fall River Bicycle Association members Bill Johnson and Bill Campbell installed the rack.

Ray’s Market Manager Marty Stryker shows the new bike rack

Shasta County Health and Human Services Department donated three racks to the Intermountain Area. A second Fall River Mills bike rack will be installed closer to the community’s business center in the near feature. A Burney rack is located at Safeway.

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Meet the Candidates for 2018 Fall River Joint School Board Election

On Tuesday evening September 25, the PTA and the Burney Boosters hosted a “Meet the Candidates” program at Burney Elementary School. Four candidates: Teri Vigil, Ignacio Venegas, Bill Myers, and Rick Dougherty, are running for three available positions on the Fall River Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees.

About 50 people attended. The program opened with welcoming comments by Kevin Bower, President of the Burney Boosters. Mr. Bower then introduced Sarah Clark who served as moderator.

Ms. Clark asked the candidates four questions. Each candidate was allowed 2 minutes to respond to each question. Afterwards, the candidates were asked an additional two questions submitted by the audience.

Following the question and answer, refreshments were served and people had the opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates individually.

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