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“Olympic Training” Vacation Bible School for children

This is a free community event for children.

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For more information call Cheri Chapman 530-410-7831

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Kid Fit off to a great start

Kid Fit 2017 is off to a great start. So far, two events have taken place.
On June 13, 91 kids and their parent/guardians attended the opening Kick Off off at Bailey Park on June 13. Children from toddlers to teens participated in a variety of activities and games ranging from soccer to hula hoops.

Kick-Off for Kid Fit Summer 2017

Next, on June 20, 55 children came out to Burney Falls for another fun and active family event.

Kid Fit at Burney Falls

The Kid Fit program is organized locally by Bright Futures and Tri Counties Community Network. It began in 2006 to address the obesity epidemic that was threatening the health of children in our country.

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. The program has 7 goals:

  1. Decreasing the incidence of Childhood Obesity in our region
  2. Increasing the level of physical activity by local families
  3. Raising awareness of healthy lifestyle choices
  4. Increasing use of our local parks, facilities, and other community programs
  5. Broadening understanding of healthy food and snack choices
  6. Building a stronger community by gathering families together in a healthy proactive way, and
  7. Collaborating with already established community events.
All together this year, Kid Fit is hosting five fun filled events. For the next event, Kid Fit will host a Family Track and Field Night as one of the opening events of this year’s Burney Basin Days on Thursday June 29 at Burney High School.
This year’s Kid Fit Program was made possible by a $5000 donation from Pit River Casino.
Shaylene Herndon, Kid Fit project manager said, “We cannot thank Pit River Casino enough for making this all happen. Let help our kids stay up and active this summer.”
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Burney Lions Club donates $300 to Intermountain Teen Center

On Tuesday June 20, Lion George Whitfield presented a check for $300 to support youth activities at the Intermountain Teen Center.

Lion George Whitfield presents Chelsea Sabin with a donation from the Burney Lions Club

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The center operates in two locations one in Round Mountain and one at the Circle of Friends center on the corner of Main and Tamarack.

The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music.  There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.

During the school year the center is open in Round Mountain on Wednesdays and Fridays after school. In Burney the center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

Summer hours are 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday in Burney and 1-4 p,m. on Wednesday in Round Mountain. On Thursday, the center sponsors local field trips for teens from both locations.

This week teen center coordinators, Theresa Callahan and Jed Smith, took some of the teens on and extended excursion to the Santa Cruz area.

According to Whitfield,  the Burney Lions Club gives donations to more that 25 local charitable causes, including $12,000 in scholarships for local youth.

For more information about the Intermountain Teen Center call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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$258,200 in Scholarships Awarded Through an Expanding Shasta Regional Community Foundation Program

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 195 awards were distributed to deserving students for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The scholarships and loans help to fund a recipient’s trade school, community college, university or medical school education.  Award criteria may be based on community service, grades, financial need, extra-curricular activities and other donor specified qualifications.

“We are honored to have added six new scholarship opportunities to our program this year,” stated Program Associate, Miriam Leal. “We work with the donors to establish specifications that reflect their goals and passions. It is rewarding to watch SRCF’s scholarship program grow annually. This year, we reached record numbers in both awards given and total dollars distributed.”

In addition to providing support to the award selection process as needed, the Community Foundation staff administers all fiduciary responsibilities ensuring that the scholarship funds are deposited in the student’s name at their designated accredited post-secondary institution.

For a complete list of recipients and their county of residence, visit www.shastarcf.org/scholarships.

For more information about scholarship programs managed by the Community Foundation, contact Program Associate, Miriam Leal or visit the website.

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Kid Fit kick-off Tuesday June 13 at 6 p.m.

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June 5, 2017 · 6:43 pm

Madelyn Keep and Langston Tate chosen as BHS May Students of the Month

Madelyn “Mattie” Keep and Langston Tate were honored as May Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening May 18. Madelyn Keep was named 12th grade student of the month and Langston Tate was named 8th grade student of the month.

Lion George Whitfield, Madelyn Keep, Langston Tate, and Principal Ray Guerrero

The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion George Whitfield presented each of the students with a check.  Madelyn Keep was awarded $100, and Langston Tate received $50.

Keep has a grade point average of 4.0. She is a member of “S” Club, Interact, California Scholarship Federation, Leos, Peer Mentoring, and Leadership. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and traveling and would like to travel around the United States and the world. She plans to attend Shasta College and to become a psychologist so that she can “help people.” She likes to read and is a good writer. She is also good at time management. Tears came to her eyes as she received her award.

Mattie’s dad Patrick Keep and stepmom came to watch her receive her award. She said, “I couldn’t be more proud. I am honored to call her my daughter.”

Her mom, LouAnn Gladwill lives in Spring Creek NV and could not attend. But she sent a message saying, “I am so proud of her. She has worked so hard for this. It’s a true honor.”

Tate also has a 4.0 grade point average. He is active in football, track, basketball, California Junior Scholarship Federation, Power Source, and 4-H. He plays guitar and likes to fish. He is very interested in botany and plans to go to Humboldt State University to earn a degree and pursue a career in that field.

Langston’s parents, Jedidiah and Amanda Tate, and his two sisters, Harper and Avery, came to watch Langston be honored for his achievement. His father said, “Hard work paid off.”

In addition to honoring the May students of the month, the Burney Lions Club also elected a new slate of officers including Daryl Hovis, President; Matt Quinlan, Past President; Mike Barnes, 1st Vice-President; Larry Hawthorne, 2nd Vice-President; Dick Lindgren; Treasurer; Ron Edwards, Hall Chairman; Jim Crockett, Membership Chair; Mark Stalcup, 1 year Director; and Jim Lake, 2 year director.

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Burney Lions Club hosts a steak dinner for BHS Senior Boys

Thursday evening May 11, The Burney Lions Club treated 11 graduating senior boys to a delicious steak dinner to congratulate them for their accomplishments and wish them well in the future.

2017 Senior Boys

All together, this year’s graduating class has 29 students: 16 girls and 13 boys. The senior boys include Matthew Elmore, Kaden Tiran, Alejandro Jimenez, Hunter Mostoufi, Billy Covert, Brandon McFarlane, Nicholas Glazzard, Wyatt Hibbeln, Layton McClung, Riley Estes, Michael Avelar, Matthew Bonsey, and Ryan Pruitt. Unfortunately, Matthew Bonsey and Ryan Pruitt were unable to attend the gathering.

After the delicious dinner, Lion Dr. Bill Cummings had each of the students come forward and talk briefly about their experience and activities at Burney High and their plans and hopes for the future. In his opening remarks he reminded the young men that, having reached the age of 18, they are now legally responsible adults and should act wisely.

Lion Dr. Bill Cummings interviewing Kaden Tiran

Students talked about their participation in sports and club activities. Billy Covert said that he was good at “procrastinating and communicating.”

Several noted that they wanted to experience the thrill of sky-diving. Others expressed a desire to travel. Matt Elmore for instance said that he would like to go to Thailand. Michael Avelar said that he would like to go to the Super Bowl.

Many of the students will be attending Shasta College. Wyatt Hibbeln, Brandon McFarlane, and Michael Avelar will be going to the College of the Redwoods. Hunter Mostoufi is going to Pacific Union College to study history. Billy Covert will be moving to Texas where he plans to attend the University of North Texas at Dallas.

The hopeful seniors shared plans for a number of  career options including operating heavy machinery and being a Fish and Game Warden.

The interviews were peppered with laughter from the audience and Cummings presented each student with a $20 cash gift from the Lions.

After all of the students had been introduced, BHS Principal Ray Guerrero spoke briefly praising the students and wishing them well.

Principal Ray Guerrero wishing the students well

Burney Lions Club President Matt Quinlan also spoke briefly.

Lion President Matt Quinlan congratulating and advising the young men

He advised the young men that once they had completed their educations and settled into their careers, they should “give back to the community.”

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