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Lions Fruitcakes sold out

All the Burney Lions Fruitcakes have been sold.

Lion Kurt Taylor, whose generations-old special recipe is used for the cakes, said, “We would like to thank everyone for this year’s successful fruitcake fundraiser, We were sold out by the first week of December.”

Order early next year!

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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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Mr. and Mrs. Claus come to Flashes and Flowers for open house and birthday party

On Saturday December 8, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus came to Burney to attend the open house for a business that will soon be opening, Flashes and Flowers (F&F) located between Kristi’s Boutique and the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Santa Claus came to town to meet with the children

Anna and Travis Denny were the Clauses. The reindeer sings.

There were cookies, hot chocolate, punch and lots of kids.

Tis the season to be jolly

Adding to the joy of the occasion, 2-year old Nova celebrated her birthday.

Happy birthday Nova

Mrs. Santa gives Nova a cookie to hide behind

Another special guest was Mr. and Mrs. Claus’s new baby grandson.

Mr and Mrs. Santa with their new baby grandson

Good news! If you missed this Saturday’s open house, Santa will be back next week. F&F will be having another open house on Saturday December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The proprietor of the new business, Flashes and Flowers (F&F), is Loni Denny. The business will open in January. F&F will provide photographic services, floral arrangements, table and chair rentals, and event planning for weddings and other special events.

Loni said, “We are very excited to go on this new adventure taking photos and making floral arrangements for everyone in town.”

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Operation Warm Winter provides coats and boots to disadvantaged elementary school children

Operation Warm Winter provided new warm coats and boots to more than a dozen elementary school children at the GIVEAWAY at Word of Life Assembly of God Church (WOLA) on Thursday afternoon between 3-5 p.m. More families came to the program on Thursday to sign up. They will also receive boots and coats in the near future.

Kira Hernandez giving out boots, coats, and beanies

Burney High School Junior Kira Hernandez organized Operation Warm Winter as her Senior Project. Burney Elementary School teachers assisted in selecting 15 children who needed warm coats and boots. Parents signed up in advance so that the exact size needed could be purchased. The program is funded by community donations. A major fundraiser for the program the past few years has been the concert by the Ohio Northern University Choir held in the late Spring.

Signing up in the foyer

In addition, scores of people from the community came to select coats, sweaters, sweat shirts, pants, shirts, and other  gently used items that had been donated by people from the community. Altogether, over 200 people signed in for the GIVEAWAY.

One recipient said, “This is such an unexpected blessing. I haven’t had a good warm winter coat for years. I also found a pair of wonderful pants in my size which is almost impossible to find.”

Many items to choose from

WOLA church secretary Kathy Newton helped Ms. Hernandez to organize the GIVEAWAY at the church. She also helped with fundraising and collecting clothing donations. The Burney High School Leadership Club came in the morning to help set up tables and display clothing. Volunteers helped to man the sign-up tables and oversee the event. Pastor Ken Frazier was present to welcome and chat with all who came.

Operation Warm Winter was started in 2007 when Stephanie Pruitt, a WOLA church member and wife of a BHS teacher, discovered that some elementary school children could not go outside to play during recess in the winter because they did not have adequate winter clothing. Ms. Pruitt ran the program for six years. Parents and community members interested in learning more about the program can contact Burney Elementary School or Kathy Newton at WOLA.

For the last two years, a Burney High School student has organized the program for their Senior Project. Last year junior Alexus Bellino organized the program. This year Kira Hernandez has successfully overseen the operation.

Kira Hernandeex organized this year’s Operation Warm Winter for her senior project

Ms. Hernandez said, “Operation Warm Winter means helping the community out in a way that makes them feel loved and welcome.”

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Santa comes to Burney to greet children at Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Hundreds of parents and children lined up for Burney’s 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Christmas Tree Lane on Saturday evening November 24 to meet with Santa.

Helena Bowden happy to meet the Santas

Santa talked with each child to find out if they were good and learn what they wanted for Christmas.

Santa listens carefully to each answer

Mr. and Mrs. Santa were very adept at providing cheer and comfort to each child.

Santa entertaining a child with bells

Each child received a Christmas gift bag.

The Burney Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River, the Burney Lions Club, Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River, The Lions Auxiliary, VFW, Burney Fire Protection District and other local neighbors and volunteers all participated in putting on the opening Christmas event.

Residents on the lane worked hard to decorate their houses with light for the festivities.

Santino Yabra worked hard to decorate his house on Christmas Tree Lane for the festive occasion

The Rotary served popcorn and cotton candy, the Soroptomists served hot chocolate and apple cider, the Lion Auxiliary provided delicious cookies.

Bill Campbell acted as Emcee.

Emcee Bill Campbell

The program opened with a presentation of arms by the VFW honor guard.

VFW Honor Guard

Janice Hamlin sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Janice Hamlin singing God Bless America

Then Paris Geisler soulfully sang two popular Christmas songs including White Christmas.

Paris Geisler singing White Christmas

Kids did the countdown to the Christmas Tree Lighting.

Kids count down to the tree lighting

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whitfield through the switch and the trees were lit.

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whilfield flick the switch

And the lights go on

Then the Winkelman family sang Christmas Carols.

The Winkelman family sings Away in a Manger

The elves were expectantly waiting for Santa.

The elves are ready

Shortly thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause arrived in a fire truck.

Santa arrives in a fire truck

Mrs. Claus was escorted off the truck by Burney Fire Chief Monte Keady.

Music was provided by toy soldiers.

Christmas music provided by this soldier

It was a wonderful time for young and old.

Mrs. Santa with a deligted and delightful child

 

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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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Four generations enjoy Thanksgiving feast at Burney Lions Hall

Altogether, the Burney Lions served Thanksgiving dinner to more than 200 people. Over 100 came to the Burney Lions Hall to share a delicious meal in a family-like community atmosphere. Another two score came for take out meals, and about three dozen meals were delivered to seniors and shut-ins. The meal included turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, a roll and butter, cranberry sauce, and pie for dessert.

2018 Burney Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner

Amongst the celebrants, were Lions Dr. Bill Cummings and his wife together with their daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandson.

Four generations of Cummings enjoy Lions Thanksgiving feast

Lion President Mike Barnes welcomed the community to the annual Thanksgiving meal and recognized Dr. Cummings for his more than three decades of service to the Lions.

Lion President Mike Barnes recognizing Lion Dr. Bill Cummings and family

Dr. Cummings said, “This is the first time in more than a quarter of a century that I have not been working to help serve the Thanksgiving meal! It is a very pleasurable opportunity to enjoy this day together with my wife, daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandson.”

The meal was prepared by Burney Lions cooks, and enthusiastically served by members of the local Leos Club. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Leos and Scouts served the meal

Leo Paris serving salad

Cub Scout serving thankful guests

 

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