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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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Interact Students perform community service at Bella Vista Farms

From Bob Jehn:

Underscoring their penchant for community service, members of the Interact Clubs of Burney and Fall River High Schools spent Sunday, October 28 performing chores at the only animal rescue center in Shasta County.

Interact students from Fall River and Burney after four hours of hard work at Bella Vista Farms in Cottonwood.

Fall River Interact member Jessica Mayer found a friend at the animal rescue center in Cottonwood.

Sixteen students descended upon Bella Vista Farms in Cottonwood to muck out animal stalls and clear brush for fire protection supervised by Interact Advisors Bob Jehn, Willie Rodriquez, and Brenda Rodriguez. Burney High School Science teacher Mark Harner wielded a chain saw while students dragged branches and weeds into burn piles to be burned later this fall.

Owners and operators of the facility, Chic Miller and her husband Bob, ages 71 and 80, respectively, were very grateful for the help as they depend on only grant funding and private donations to support the operation. The facility houses over 100 animals that have been abandoned, abused, or injured, and as Chic says, “We don’t adopt out – the animals live out their lives at Bella Vista Farms.”

Chic does much of the veterinary work at the facility, and has written a book about caring for animals.

Interact members clearing brush for fire protection at Bella Vista Farms in Cottonwood

The Interact Club of Fall River High School has also made monetary contributions to the facility to help support the work that Chic and Bob do. After the latest contribution from the Interactors Chic said, “Oh my gosh, I can’t thank you all enough…I can’t tell you how much I love you kids.”

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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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School Board introduces new teachers and vice-principal for 2018-2019

Nice new certificated employees of the Fall River Joint Unified School District were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting in Burney on Wednesday, September 12.

New FRJUSD certificated employees: Front, Erica Harper; Row 2, Becky Mock, Laura Lakey, Lisa Oilar, Hailey Stevenson; Back, Jennifer Arntson, Lori Carlson, Lauri Strandberg, Jeremie Neuville

Jennifer Arntson will be the new English Teacher at Burney High School replacing Melanie McDonald.

Lori Carlson has been hired as Burney Community Day Teacher replacing John Mirande.

Erica Harper will be TK Teacher at Fall River Elementary School replacing Alicia Snow.

Laura Lakey has been hired at Resource Teacher at Fall River High School replacing John Villani.

Becky Mock is the new Alternative Education Teacher for Mt. View replacing Andre Villani.

Jeremie Neuville will be the new Spanish Teacher at Fall River High School replacing Mario Teran.

Lisa Oilar has been hired for the Vice Principal Position at Fall River High School replacing Kelly-Freeland Sloat.

Lauri Strandberg will be teaching Chemistry at Fall River High School replacing Taylor Sloat.

Hailey Stevenson has been hired as K-6 Teacher for Burney Elementary School replacing Amber Wooden.

In addition to the nine employees introduced at the meeting, one other teacher, John Putt, has been hired as Ag/CTE Teacher for Burney High School. Mr. Putt was unable to attend the meeting.

Hailey Stevenson, who grew up in the Intermountain area, is very excited about her new position. Raised in Big Valley, she graduated from BVHS where she was very active in sports, FFA, and FCCLA. Her sister, Morgan, also teaches at Burney Elementary. In 2011, Hailey was Inter-Mountain Fair Queen.

After graduating she attended college in Butte and Chico and will finish her masters degree in October.

Ms. Stevenson said, “I love seeing the impact that learning has on students’ lives. I love to see that moment when understanding lights up a learner’s eyes.”

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Sep 12, 2018

 (compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

MT BURNEY THEATRE (FRI-SUN)          PREDATOR

FALL RIVER THEATRE (FRI-SUN)           INCREDIBLES

14 Sep (Fri) Bingo at the VFW Hall in Burney Doors open at 6pm and games begin 7pm

15 Sep (Sat) National POW/MIA Recognition Day at Burney Veterans Memorial Hall in Burney, beginning with a social hour from 5p-6p. 6p Opening ceremonies with Color Guard and guest speaker, Lynn Followed by the Burney Vocal Ensemble and the reading of the Viet Nam American Personnel Missing and Unaccounted for from California. Evening closes with ECHO TAPS. Hamburger & Hot Dogs will be served.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and support our Veterans.

15 Sep (Sat) Pioneer Day and Craft Fair at Fort Crook Museum in Fall River 10a-4p Vendors, food, music, Civil War Re-enactments, Dutch Oven demonstrations and a raffle to raise fund for upkeep of museum. (336-5110) Free admission

15 Sep (Sat) Burney Boosters Homecoming Hoedown at the Rex Club at 6pm. Tri-tip, Dinner, Dancing and Live Music featuring the Burney Mountain Boys. $25 per person. Tickets are avaialbe at US Bank, Tri Counties Bank and Rising Sun Fit Club. A fundraiser for Burney Boosters and the Burney high Football team

22 Sep (Sat) Burney Chamber Fall Fling at VFW Hall The theme is Under The Big Top. There are a few seats left. Tickets are $40 per person. Call 335-2111

22 & 23 Sep (Sat & Sun) District 1 High School Rodeo at Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds

28 Sep (Fri) California Indian Day at Pit River Casino beginning at 1pm. Free Lunch and Free T-Shirts while food and supplies last.                         Horseshoe Tournament begins at 2pm Entertainment with RISE Dancers and Women’s Drum from 3pm – 4pm. There will be a Fry Bread and a Chili Cookoff. This is a Drug Free and Alcohol Free event. Everyone Welcome

28 Sep (Fri) Tough Man Boxing Tournament at Pit River Casino. Gates open at 5pm Fights begin at 6pm. Tickets $30 for age 13 & over. Ages 6 to 12 $15. 5 & under free

Hat Creek Ranger District will have free Guided Tours of the Spattercone Hiking Trail and Subway Cave on Saturdays until the end of September. Spattercone Trail hikes begin at 8:45am and Subway Cave Tours begin at 11:00am. Bring hiking boots, flashlights and water. Call the District Office for more information 530-335-5521

Oct 01 – Winter Hours begin at the Burney Library 9 to 5 Mon Thru Thurs. Lunch 1-2 Oct 06 – Relay for Life at FR high school 10m-2pm Angela Romeo Senior project Oct 07 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct 13 Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus

Oct 13 – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival

Oct 13 – Really Big Shrimp Boil at Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds from 4p – 9p Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets fundraiser

Oct 20 – A Taste of The Harvest sponsored by BES PTA

Oct 24 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm

Oct 31 – Main Street Trick or Treat hosted by Plumas Bank in FR from 5:30pm – 7:00p Oct 31 – May have a Halloween Hay Maze in Fall River – Stay tuned

Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall

Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends

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 – 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

09 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

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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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – AUG 30 , 2018

(compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

MT BURNEY THEATRE (Fri-Sun     BOTH THEATRES WILL BE CLOSED

FALL RIVER THEATRE (FRI-SUN) UNTIL SEP 14TH

Aug 30 – Sep 03 100th INTERMOUNTAIN FAIR

For full schedule of times and prices go to inter-mountainfair.com

For Rat Farm Adventure tickets, Farm game tickets, Truck Pull tickets, and Demolition Derby tickets go to tickets.inter-mountainfair.com

Carnival tickets and wrist bands are available at Tri-Counties Bank or at Fair Office Volunteers are needed: Clerks, Building Monitors, People Greeters (336-5695) Exhibit Buildings open from 10am – 10pm on Fri, Sat and Sun

See full schedule in both newspapers

Aug 30 – Free admission and parking for Fair Aug 30 – Rat Farm Adventures 7p $5

31 Aug — Seniors Day with free admission 31 Aug – Farm Games 7p $10

Sep 01 – Kids day with free admission Sep 02 – Parade 12 noon

Sep 01- Truck Pull with Monster Truck at 7pm $25 Sep 02 – Cattlemen’s Day $5 admission

Sep 02 – Cattlemen’s Team Branding Competition at 2pm

Sep 02 – Demolition Derby at 7pm Bleacher $16 and Reserved $18 03 Sep – Free admission and free parking

03 Sep – IM Fair Jr. Livestock Sale 9:00am     Buyers Breakfast 7am

Aug 31 (Fri) F.O.I.L. used Bookstore is open from 10am – 2pm at the Main and Tamarack across from the Lions’s Hall

08 Sep (Sat) Clean up day at Washburn Park at 9:00am. Sponsored by Word of Life. Bring your weed eaters, rakes, garden tools and gloves.

08 Sep (Sat) 3rd annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Festival from noon to 8pm at Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park. Come out and enjoy a full day of games, tours, and events to learn about local agriculture and our natural resources while enjoying great food, brew, wine, music and having fun with family and friends. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Proceeds will benefit Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inter- Mountain Fair Heritage Foundatiion, Hat Creek VFD and Friends of the Intermountain Library. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at tix.co or $40 at the gate.

12 Sep (Wed) Circle of Friends 10th Anniversary Celebration from 3pm-6pm Celebrating 10 years of Hope and Recovery with ice cream floats and music and dancing courtesy of The Richard Morris Project. Corner of Tamarack and Main St

  • Sep – Bingo at the VFW Hall in Burney Doors open at 6pm and games begin 7pm
  • Sep – Pioneer Day and Craft Fair at Fort Crook Museum in Fall River 10am -4m

15 Sep – Burney Boosters Homecoming Hoedown at the Rex Club at 6pm

22 Sep – Burney Chamber Fall Fling at VFW Hall

Looking for artists, crafters and volunteers who can handle a paint brush to help get projects ready for the Hospice Chair-ity on 13 Oct. Call or text me at 941-7909

Hat Creek Ranger District will have free Guided Tours of the Spattercone Hiking Trail and Subway Cave on Saturdays until the end of September. Spattercone Trail hikes begin at 8:45am and Subway Cave Tours begin at 11:00am. Bring hiking boots, flashlights and water. Calll the District Office for more information 530-335-5521

Spring Rivers Foundation is looking for volunteers to help lead educational hikes for elementary students from Fall River and Burney. Dates are Sep. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Spring Rivers provides docents with information and materials. If you can volunteer for any of the dates, please call Lauren Bridgeman at 661-916-4289

Oct 06 – Relay for Life at FR high school 10m-2pm Angela Romeo Senior project Oct 07 – Heritage Day at McArthur Burney Falls State Park

Oct 13 Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus

Oct 13 – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival

Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets fundraiser

Oct 24 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm

Oct 31 – Main Street Trick or Treat hosted by Plumas Bank in FR from 5:30pm – 7:00p Oct 31 – May have a Halloween Hay Maze in Fall River – Stay tuned

Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall

Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends

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 – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

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

01 Dec-12 Dec (days & times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

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

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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