Category Archives: Tri-Counties Community Center

TCCN will host its first “Leading Change” event May 1

Tri County Community Network (TCCN) will host its first “Leading Change” event May 1, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Intermountain Community Center’s Senior Dining Room at Main and Commerce in Burney.

This event will give participants the opportunity to hear knowledgeable speakers with diverse backgrounds in their respective fields of medicine, industry, trades, and education.

According to Laurie Jacobs, event coordinator and Case Manager at TCCN, “this is going to be the perfect opportunity to learn how to start, change, or advance in your career, what training is needed and available and how to apply for positions.” Representatives of the Shasta Builders Exchange, Mayers Memorial Hospital, Sierra Pacific Industries and Shasta College will lead the discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information call Laurie at 335-4600 or stop in at the Intermountain Community Center.

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Lunch with community helpers

On April 10, Tri Counties Community Network hosted a “Lunch with Community Helpers.” Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Burney Fire District, Burney Disposal, US Forest Service, and Burney Mosquito Abatement District all sent representatives to share their mission and provide safety tips.  The sheriffs brought their dog, and Smokey the Bear also attended.

After the presentation, lunch was served by the Senior Nutrition Program so that children, service providers and senior ciitizens had a chance to mix and mingle.

Burney Fire District Chief Monte Keady hands on at lunch with a child

The program is sponsored each year by Bright Futures and Dignity Health to celebrate “Week of the Young Child.”

 

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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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Tri Counties Community Center to show Resilence film on Jan 23

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January 7, 2019 · 4:31 pm

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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Local civic groups provide tricycle for Johnson Park resident

Bill Campbell and Lisa Barry presented Johnson Park resident Shiree Hardman with a tricycle as part of “2 Wheels 2 Mobility,” at the September 13 meeting of Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River.

Lisa Barry, Community Organizer, Shasta County Health and Human Services and Bill Campbell present Shiree Hardman with a tricycle during a Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River meeting. Photo courtesy of Bill Campbell

“It was like Christmas,” Hardman said, describing her excitement and gratitude.

“2 Wheels 2 Mobility” is a program of the Burney-Fall River Bicycle Association that provides individuals without motorized transportation a refurbished bicycle.

Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River funds the project supplemented with private contributions. Dr. Henry and Fran Patterson donated three helmets and locks.

Hardman desperately needed personal motorized transportation. Her ability to walk long distances was inhibited by several illnesses. Getting to the grocery store was a challenge.

Community Organizer Lisa Barry, who works for Shasta County Health and Human Services, contacted bicycle association president Bill Campbell about Hardman’s situation.

Knowing a tricycle assured Hardman’s stable balance when riding, they attempted to find a used tricycle. After a fruitless search, they purchased a tricycle from project partner Redding Sports, LTD, who generously discounted the cost.

Hardman is the second “2 Wheels 2 Mobility” recipient.

Shasta County Health and Human Services and Burney based Tri-County Community Network help identify and screen applicants. Individuals without personal transportation who are interested in receiving a bicycle should contact either of the Burney-based social service agencies.

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WOLA organizes community clean-up for Washburn Park

Photos courtesy of Kathy Newton and WOLA

Pastor Ken Frazier and Jim Hamlin from Word of Life Assembly of God (WOLA) organized a group of community volunteers on Saturday September 8 to help trim and clean-up Washburn Park.

Fixing up the field

The park is owned by the Burney Water District (BWD). Hamlin, a BWD Board Member, who is also the community service leader for WOLA helped to recruit and organize volunteers. Church members were joined by public-minded neighbors and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Burney Lions Club. The new Office Manager for the Chamber, Jessica Sharp lent a hand.

Raking up debree

Lisa Barry cares about parks

Lisa Barry, community organizer for Shasta County Health and Human Services also came out to help. Ms. Barry has been helping to facilitate discussions amongst BWD, the Burney Lions, Tri County Community Network, The Fall River Joint Unified School District (FRJUSD), the Burney Chamber of Commerce, Little League and other interested parties to address ongoing concerns about maintenance of the three parks in Burney and to explore ways to expand activities and increase public use. Lisa’s husband Dave Barry, manager of the local Les Schwab, also came on Saturday morning to assist the clean-up.

BWD owns Washburn Park and the Lions (Civic) Park on Hwy 299. FRJUSD owns the Bailey Park property. Tri County Network operates Bailey Park. The Burney Lions maintain Lions Park. Little League also uses the parks.

The clean-up began at 9 a.m. and lasted until 12:30 p.m. As the work was ending Burney Fire Chief Monte Keady came to ensure that all the work was done safely and there was no fire hazard.

Many hands make light work. When a community unites, good things happen.

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