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Bailey Turner, Devin Murray and Eric Davies named Students of the Month

The Burney Lions Club honored three students on Thursday evening November 16. Bailey Turner was named 12th grade Student of the Month for October. Devin Murray was named 12th grade Student of the Month for November, and Eric Davies was named 8th grade Student of the Month for November.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Devin Murray, Bailey Turner, Eric Davies and Lion George Whitfield

After being introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero, each student was presented with a check by Lion George Whitfield. Turner and Murray each received $100 and Davies received $50.

Bailey Turner is active in volleyball, church, Leos, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Interact, S-Club, FNL, and Leadership Club. She enjoys reading, dancing, piano, and spending time with her family and friends. She would like to travel “everywhere.” In the future she hopes to go to college and choose an enjoyable career. She is good at dancing and making people laugh.

Her grandparents Susan and Jerry Frazier attended the dinner to watch her receive her award. Mrs. Frazier said that she is sure Bailey “will go on to do wonderful things… she wants to do everything for everybody.”

Devin Murray has a grade point of 4.43. Principal Guerrero said that it is the highest grade point he has ever seen. Devin is involved in basketball, track, golf, Leo’s, CSF, Interact, mentoring, and Leadership Club. He enjoys science, math, sports, and cliff diving. He would like to experience sky diving. He plans to go to college and study civil engineering. He says that he is good at sarcasm.

Devin’s parents Dona and Kristina Murray and his sister attended. Devin’s parents said that Devin is a great kid and they are very proud of him.

Eric Davies has a 4.0 grade point average. He is good at sports and math. He is active in Pop Warner football, and Jr. High basketball. In the future he would like to go to Oregon University to play basketball and then play for the NBA. He also would like to skydive.

Eric’s parents Angie and Robert Davies, his brother Drew, and his sister Ashley attended. Eric’s father works at Burney Falls State Park. He thanked the Lions and the Leos for all the help they offer at Heritage Day.

 

 

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Celebration of Life for Mary Jane Marx

Mary Jane Marx 1947-2017

Scores of friends and family gathered for a Celebration of Life for Mary Jane Marx at the Burney Lions Hall on November 4.

Ms. Marx was born in Austin, Texas in 1947, but spent most of her adult life in Burney.

She served on the Shasta County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Jeep Team from 1990 until 2017. She also distributed food for the Senior Center food program.

Marx loved horses and rode a horse named Ginger. She was an avid hunter and a lifetime member of the NRA. She was also a traveler and photographer.

Bear killed by Mary Jane Marx

In 1975 she played for the Intermountain All-Star DC Greer baseball team which went to the state finals. She played bass for a band named Johnny and the Rivieras.

She worked at Louisiana Pacific and Sierra Pacific mills as well as for Cogen.

Celebration of Life for a very loving person

Members of the Search and Rescue Jeep Patrol in attendance

The ceremony began with music played by Daniel Williams and Doug Zuehlke. Williams played several Credence Clearwater songs and other tunes that he thought that Mary Jane would like. Zuehlke, a graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music who teaches music and knew Mary Jane in San Jose artfully played a number of popular and jazz tunes on his clarinet.

Music by Daniel Williams and Doug Zuehlke

Center for Spiritual Living

Chris Johnson from the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding officiated for the service. Johnson gave an account of Marx’s life and service.

He read a poem that Mary Jane Marx asked him to read entitled “All is Well” by Henry Scott Holland.

After his talk, friends and family members shared experiences in remembrance of Marx. What emerged is a picture of a “loving giving lady.” She raised wolves and a skunk named Flower. She was a hard worker.

She had a great sense of humor.

A coworker at Cogen shared that at a gathering he had once stated that some women are capable of doing a man’s job and some aren’t.

Yoy McNee with twin daughters Holly and Ivy

“You’re right,” quipped Marx, ” and some men aren’t either.”

After the testimonies, Johnson closed by reading the 23rd Psalm. Lunch followed with a slide show of photographs from Marx’s life.

People came from as far away as Cottonwood, San Jose, and Monterey to attend. One family that came from Monterey was the McNee family.

Yoy McNee was raised by Marx’s mother, also named Mary Jane. Marx was like an older sister to her.

Gavin McNee and his dad Colin

Arriving in Burney for the memorial as the first snowflakes of the year fell, the McNee children were excited to experience snow for the first time.

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Emma Harrington honored as Burney 8th Grade Student of the Month

Emma Harrington was honored as 8th Grade Student of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening October 19.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Emma Harrington, and Lion George Whitfield

Ms. Harrington was introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Lion George Whitfield presented her with a check for $50 from the Burney Lions Club in recognition for her achievement.

Emma has a grade point average of 4.0. Her school activities include Youth, California Junior Scholarship Federation, and volleyball. She enjoys crafting, camping, playing volleyball, dancing and acrobatics. She would like to visit Disney World.

In the future she would like to go to community college for two years and then transfer to a four year college. Her goal is to become a science teacher. Mr. Guerrero said that he hopes he will be able to hire her to teach at Burney High.

Emma’s parents, Cory and Heidi Harrington, were both present to see their daughter honored. Mrs. Harrington said that “Emma spends a lot of time doing her homework instead of cleaning her room. She is a very sweet, loving, caring person and is about to become an auntie in a couple of weeks.”

Emma’s sister, mom-to-be Carrie Harrington, was also 8th grade student of the month when she attended Burney Junior High School.

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Pictures of Heritage Day 2017

Heritage Day 2017 on Sunday October 8 was wonderful. The weather was beautiful. Great music! Cider and dutch oven goodies! Wagon rides! Folks dressed up in period costumes. Lots of fun activities from the 1800’s. I’ll let some pictures speak for themselves.

Nicki Carlisle, the Zuilleger family and the Shooting Stars

 

The Shooting Stars – Natalie, Katie, Tahlia, and Helaina

Here’s a link to music by the Shooting Stars at Heritage Day 2017.

North State Fiddlers

 

Meg with Jack and Jill

 

Nina Kammener, Diana Sophia Green, and Kayla Oilar

 

Beading

 

Candle making

 

Candle making

Making a pine doll

 

These girls made some fine pine dolls

 

Craig Harrington at Heritage Days

 

Manning the cider press

 

Veronica Sloan and Dutch Oven Cooking

 

Pit River Pioneer Thom Sloger with Linda Colvin at an 1840’s tent site

 

Pit River Pioneers

 

Walt Libal displaying old guns

 

Sawbucking

 

Tug O War

 

Cub Scouts from Pack 38

 

Leos at Heritage Day

For more on Heritage Days see:

Heritage Day At Burney Falls Park 2016
Heritage Day shares the past

 

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James Chapman and Madison Villarruel chosen as BHS September Students of the Month

James Chapman and Madison Villarruel were honored as September Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening September 21. Chapman was named 12th grade student of the month and Villarruel was named 8th grade student of the month.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, James Chapman, Madison Villarruel, and Lion President Daryl Hovis

The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero. Burney Lions Club President Daryl Hovis presented each of the students with a check. James Chapman was awarded $100, and Madison Villarruel received $50.

Senior James Chapman has a grade point average of 4.0. He is a member of the Boy Scouts, Leos, Interact, California Scholarship Federation, Peer Mentoring, and College Options. He played on Burney High School’s championship 2017 baseball team. James is also president of the student body.

He enjoys Scouting and building models of vehicles and buildings. He is good at tying knots. In his free time, he likes watching television. He would like to travel abroad.

After graduating from high school, James plans to go to college and earn a degree in mechanical engineering. After receiving his degree he intends to join the Navy.

James’ dad George is a member of the Lions and was present to see his son receive the award.  His mother Cheri and brother Thomas also came.  Mrs. Chapman said her son is a “go-getter.”

Eighth-grader Madison Villarruel also has a 4.0 grade point average. She plays basketball and volleyball on the school team. She excels in art. She likes to paint and draw and her work was recognized at a county art exhibition. She especially likes to draw flowers.

During her free time, Madison likes to spend time with her friends and family. Her mother and father, Robert and Sophia Villarruel attended the presentation at the Lions together with her younger sister Mackenzie and her cousin Vanessa. Her mother spoke briefly of how proud she was of Madison.

Madison hopes to learn to play piano. In the future she plans to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.

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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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Eagle Court of Honor celebrates James Chapman becoming Eagle Scout

A special ceremony was held at the Burney Lions Club on Saturday afternoon, June 10 to recognize James Chapman as an Eagle Scout. Chapman is a member of local Boy Scout Troop 38 which is sponsored by the Burney Lions Club. Members of Cub Scout Pack 38 also attended.

William Ford presents James Chapman with his Eagle Scout Certificate

Scout Elias Urlie welcomed members of the community and emceed the event. After the presentation of colors by Troop 38 and Pack 38, Urlie led the scouts in reciting the Scout Oath.

The Scouts then took part in a special candle lighting ceremony presided over by Thomas Chapman.

Candle lighting

James’ Grandfather Rev. John Chapman offering the invocation

Reverend John Chapman, the honoree’s grandfather, said the invocation.

William Ford, Eagle Scout and former Scoutmaster who now leads the Cub Scouts, formally opened the Court of Honor and introduced four other Eagle Scouts who explained the Eagle Obligation.

Other Eagle Scouts attending included Joseph Tereba, Lucas Urlie, and George Chapman.

Afterwards, William Ford and James’ father George Chapman recounted experiences detailing James’ trail to becoming an Eagle Scout.

This was followed by a slide show full of pictures of James participating in scouting activities over the past 5 years.

Ford and George Chapman then presented James with his new Eagle Scout bandana, Eagle Scout pin, and certificate.

New Bandana

 

Receiving the pin

Mr. Ford said that he was happy that James would be serving as assistant scoutmaster and encouraged him to remain active with the Boy Scouts in the future.

James then got up to make a personal statement. He charmed the audience with his humility and humor as he recounted his experiences and then presented both Ford and his father with mentor pins, thanking them for their guidance.

Chapman presents his father with a mentor pin

He then presented each of his parents with a pin.

James presents his mother Cheri Chapman with a pin

After the colors were retired, everyone enjoyed a lovely reception featuring a delicious cake decorated with specially-made candied merit badges.

Cake decorated with merit badges

As everyone mixed and mingled and enjoyed the refreshments, Eagle Scout Chapman posed for pictures with friends and family.

Enjoying his achievement with three future Eagle Scouts

 

Eagle Scout Chapman with friends and family

 

Proud father and son

Congratulations to James and all his family. Special thanks to the Burney Lions for hosting the event and supporting Scouting in the local area.

 

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