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Pit River Health Opening Outreach Center in Alturas

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Pit River Health Service, Inc. (PRHS) will be holding a Grand Opening for a new behavioral health and outreach center in Alturas on Monday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Denise 335-5090.

Pit River Health Service, Inc.(PRHS) is a non-profit ambulatory health clinic established in 1979. The purpose of PRHS is to serve the community with a primary focus on the Native American population. PRHS offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services, as well as providing transportation, outreach, and senior nutrition services.

PRHS has two clinics, one is located at the base of the Burney Mountain in Burney and the other is located on the Pit River Tribal reservation in Alturas. The clinics are open to Native and non-Native patients and accept Medi-Cal, Partnership, Medicare, and most private insurances.

PRHS mission statement is:

“To provide the highest quality healthcare services to our patients making all possible efforts to raise the standards of healthcare for our tribal members and others we serve”

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North State Giving Tuesday November 27

People can make online donations for North State Giving Tuesday at www.northstategives.org on Tuesday November 27 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. One hundred and seventy-nine non-profit organizations are participating  representing a wide variety of worthwhile causes.

Here is a flyer from Friends of the Intermountain Library that also lists some of the other local organizations.

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Burney Elementary Craft Fair and Soup Café – Good food, Good vendors, and lots of Good people

Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café was great! Hundreds of residents came to shop and visit on Saturday November 17 as a score of vendors displayed their wares.

Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café

The affair was sponsored by the Burney Elementary PTA and organized by Kathy Urlie. Burney 4-H served delicious soups.

Items displayed included McKay Brothers crafts made from natural sources, Andrew Urlie’s art pottery, a variety of jewelry, Christmas decorations, cloth snowmen, mittens and aprons, bath towels, adult bibs, purses, scented soaps and lotions by Shasta Soap Company, photography, handcrafted cards, paintings, Michelle’s creations, blankets, homemade jams, floral design, microwave bowls. coffee cozies, wood toys, nuts and baked goods.

Linda Colvin displaying her handcrafted cards and art

Langston Tate represented the Burney High School AG classes displaying floral design. The AG classes were raising money for one of their field trips to study agricultural techinques and also to install aquaponics at the greenhouse at the high school

Langston Tate showing BHS AG classes Floral Design

Jackie Young and Marie Conley had a table selling assorted nuts for Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River to raise money for scholarships. S-Club was selling baked good to raise money for Operation Warm Winter.

Jackie Young and Marie Conley featuring Assorted Soroptomist Nuts

One new vendor from Shingletown this year was Enjoy by Bev. Bev Thacker and her husband raise llamas and alpacas. They shear their coats and spin the fiber into yarn. Bev uses the yarn to crochet and knit purses, hats, gloves, and scarves. With the money they make they can buy more food for the animals so that they can produce more fiber.

“We enjoy it!” Bev said.

Enjoy by Bev

When asked what she thought of the Burney Elementary Craft Fair, Bev responded succinctly with a smile, “We like it. Good turnout, good vendors, and a lot of good people.”

Who could ask for more?

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Burney Lions Club offering Thanksgiving Feast

The Burney Lions Club will be serving a Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the community at the Burney Lions Hall from 12 noon to 3 p.m on Thursday, November 22. Everybody is invited to come. Donations will be gratefully accepted but are not necessary.

In addition to the meal being served at the hall, The Burney Lions are also providing dinners to the Senior Nutrition Center which will be delivered to people who are housebound so that they can enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey meal.

The Burney Lions have been providing a Thanksgiving meal for the community for more than a quarter of a century. Thank you Burney Lions for your service.

Let us give thanks unto Our Creator!

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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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“Christmas in November” benefits Happy Valley Women & Children’s Center

Mother and child testimony

Approximately 45 people attended a “Christmas in November” program at the Word of Life Assembly of God Church (WOLA)in Burney on Saturday, November 10 to support Happy Valley Women & Children’s Center in Anderson.

Happy Valley Women & Children’s Center is a part of Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge, a branch of Adult & Teen Challenge, a worldwide network of Christian faith-based corporations intended to help teenagers, adults, and families with problems such as substance abuse or self-destructive behavior.

Christmas in November

Eight churches from the Assemblies of God Mt. Shasta Section of the Northern California Nevada District participated in Saturday’s gathering at WOLA . $50 gift certificates were given for 23 women and gifts were given to 6 children. Each child received a present purchased specially for them.

The event included fellowship, testimonies from women participating in the Happy Valley program, and lunch. Anna’s Country Kitchen donated beef enchiladas to provide a delicious main course.

WOLA Church Secretary Kathy Newton said, “It was such a joyful experience to see the delight on the kids faces and to share a meal and get to know some of the women from Teen Challenge whose lives are really being changed!”

Teen Challenge traces its roots to the work of David Wilkerson with New York City teens in the late 1950’s. Wilkerson founded Teen Challenge in 1960. In 1962, he published his influential book, The Cross and the Switchblade.

Over the years the program expanded nationally and then internationally. It also expanded its work to include families and adults. In 2017, the organization officially changed its name to Adult & Teen Challenge to acknowledge that the organization works with both teenagers and adults in its addiction treatment centers.

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Burney Food Co-op celebrates Thanksgiving meal

On November 8, the Burney Food Co-op hosted two Thanksgiving meals, one at 11:30 and one at 4:30. Co-op members enjoyed turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert.

After the meal, Buck Buchanan said a few words giving thanks to God for His many blessings and Sandra Martinez, who oversees the food distribution, shared a Thanksgiving testimony.

Buck Buchanan asks Sandra Martinez questions about her testimony

Ms. Martinez said, “When I moved to Burney, I wanted to volunteer. I was looking for a place where I felt that God was moving and involved. I felt it here.”

Larry Snelling also gave a moving testimony and thanked everyone in the Intermountain Community for their generous help. Then everyone joined in singing “Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart” and “I Saw The Light.”

After the celebration, food was distributed and each member of the co-op was given a Thanksgiving turkey.

The Burney Food Co-op is a Christian non-profit organization formed by local churches, members of the business community, and volunteers to promote food security, dignity, and civic responsibility in Burney and the Intermountain area.

Buck Buchanan, Sandra Martinez with some of the Burney Food Co-op Volunteers

Volunteers serve meals each month. Each meal is followed by a short devotional message. Co-op members also help to maintain the building, stock the shelves, and participate in local service projects such as cleaning Hwy 299 between Johnson Park and Hwy 89.

From now until just before Christmas, Burney Food Co-op is partnering with the Safeway Store in Burney for their largest fundraiser of the year  called “Feed the Need.” Safeway customers can donate at the checkout counter and all proceeds go to purchase food for The Burney Food Co-op.

The co-op is located at 36910 Main Street in Burney. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please call 530-335- 5925 or 530-335-5244. Or you can Email burneyfoodcoop@gmail.com

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