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The Winkelman family serves a Christmas feast for the community

The Winkelman family and in-laws spent their Christmas day preparing and serving a wonderful Christmas meal for scores of people in the community at Grace Bible Church on Tamarack Avenue. Dozens came to enjoy tender roast turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, stuffing, and yams topped with marsh mellow. For dessert there was apple or pumpkin pie.

Folks enjoying a fine Christmas meal

In addition to those who enjoyed the fellowship and food at the church, many came to take their meals home. In addition, the Winkelman’s delivered several dozens meals to people who were housebound.

Members of the Winkelman clan serving a fine Christmas meal

The dinner is an act of love performed by the entire Winkelman family. Reverend Henry Winkelman has been the pastor of Grace Bible Community Church for three decades. He and his wife Penny have nine children. One of their adult sons Jeremy, had the idea five years ago to host a dinner for people in the community that had no place to go for Christmas. The family and their in-laws have been performing this service since then.

The cheerful service of the family members created an atmosphere of joy and love. During the meal, Ron played Christmas music on the piano. After eating, each guest was able to select a Christmas present provided by the family.

A girt for everyone who came

The annual Christmas dinner is one of the many ways that the Winkelman’s serve the community. They also sing at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This past summer. for his services as a pastor and chaplain, Rev. Winkelman was named as the Grand Marshall of the Burney Basin Days Parade.

Asked about his motivation, Rev. Winkelman said,  “I would not be where I am today without the Lord Jesus Christ, who changed my life when I was 14 years old here in Burney, and the faithful support of my wife of over 40 years. Thank you for the privilege of serving the community here in Burney. “

Christmas is the day we celebrate the birthday of Christ. Thanks to God for using the Winkelman family to show His love on this holy day. Thanks to all who share their love by caring for others throughout the year.

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Burney Lions host a very special Christmas party

The Burney Lions Club held a Christmas party for special needs residents from the Intermountain area on Tuesday, December 19 at the Burney Lions Hall.

A very special Christmas party

At 11:30 a.m. a delicious lunch of meatloaf, squash, and potatoes was served to all of the special needs guests, their families and caretakers. The meal was prepared by Lions cooks and served by Lions members.

After the meal, Santa arrived and went from table to table greeting every person present.

Sharing a moment of Christmas cheer

Santa visits with Superman Jimmy

Then Santa seated himself in front of the stage and delivered presents. Every special needs person had a chance to meet Santa and receive a present that had been purchased specifically for them. Many were delighted to sit on Santa’s lap.

A hug and a gift from Santa

Christmas cheer

After all of the gifts had been given out there were cupcakes for all.

The Burney Lions have been holding this Christmas season event for over 25 years. The project is conducted in coordination with Far Northern Regional Center and Shascade Community Services.

Lion Jim Lane was the chairman of the committee that organized this year’s program. His wife Barbara assisted in organizing as well as selecting and buying the presents for more than forty people.

Lion Jim Lane and Barbara Lane

The hall was decorated by the Lions Auxiliary. Barbara Lane provided the tree and Kathy Lehman provided reindeer and a Christmas train. Lady elves from the Lions Auxiliary also assisted Santa as he greeted people and delivered gifts.

Joanne Hawthorne, Laura Pauley, Lois White, Barbara Lane, Kathy Lehman, and Lois Cummings

Lion Jim said, “We feel that this is our best project and we are honored to do it. It has been very enlightening. The special needs people really appreciate it.”

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Redding Rancheria Funds Community Grants for Fall 2017 announced

The following is a list of grants awarded by the Redding Rancheria Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation for Fall 2017:
Organization Name Amount Requested Purpose
Anderson Fire Protection District $5,446 Rescue kits for vehicle stabilization during extrication
Anderson Police Department $3,500 Equipment for Police Bike Patrol Unit
Anderson Union High School Band Department $3,000 Jazz instruments
Battle Creek Alliance $1,500 Food, medical supplies, and costs for raptor care program
Burney Elementary School $1,680 “Creating a Culture of Reading” program
City of Redding Recreation Division $2,500 Striping and numbering along the Sacramento River Trail
 

Columbia Elementary School

$1,500 Outdoor classroom space
 

Cypress Elementary School

$4,100 Purchase and installation of a slide
Exodus Farms Ministry $6,800 Purchase and install new fencing and arena sand
Friends of Schreder Planetarium $6,615 New shows for the Planetarium
Fulfilling Fields Organic Farm $9,742 Two greenhouse kits and accessories
 

Halcumb Cemetery District

$3,567 Chapel building improvements
Happy Valley Fire Protection District $2,700 Defibrillator
Hope City Redding $1,500 Supplies for at risk youth program
Kiwanis Club of Shasta Dam Foundation  

$2,000

 

Food for students

KIXE-TV $2,150  

Books for children and victims of the Helena Fire

McArthur Fire Protection District  

$5,000

 

Turnout washer – extractor

 

Mt View Middle School

$2,500 Lego Mindstorm Kits

 

 

North Fork Grange

 

$2,000

 

Supplies to begin a Disc Golf course

Pacheco Elementary School District $1,900  

Clarinets

Pennies On Purpose $2,000 Classroom technology
Quality Moments, Inc. $4,000 Equipment for daycare room
Roderick Hayfork Senior Nutrition Center $2,700 Steam/hot food table
Shasta Builders’ Exchange $1,500 Classroom technology
Shasta Historical Society $9,600 Fund Indigenous Peoples Day
South Shasta County Youth Arts $3,000 Licensing/Music Costs for Annie, Jr.
West Cottonwood School SDC $3,500 Greenhouse and accessories
West Valley High School $4,000 Bicycles for Teen Triathlon program
$100,000 TOTAL FALL 2017 AWARDS

 

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Starry Nights shares the joy of the Christmas season

More than 150 people came to the Word of Life Assembly of God Church (WOLA) on Sunday evening December 17 to attend their Starry Nights program. This year’s program combined the annual chili cook-off with a sing-along of traditional Christmas carols.

Janyce Hamlin hit all the high notes on O Holy Night

Rev. Ken Frazier and Rev. Corey Yake welcomed people the full house to the church and emceed the evening’s program.

Rev. Corey Yake and Rev. Ken Frazier welcome guests to Starry Nights

Every table was full with more people sitting in chairs lining the room. Three wonderful singers, Tammy Allison, Janice Hamlin, and Carolyn Garrigus, led the entire group for one hour singing favorite traditional carols and a selection of popular Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells and White Christmas.

Tammy Allison, Janice Hamlin, and Carolyn Garrigus leading the Sing-along

Between some of the songs, audience members were asked if they would like to share a story. People responded with personal testimonies and heart-warming accounts of love shared in Christmas past.

After the singing, Rev. Frazier explained the process of the chili cook-off. There were 17 entrees this year. People went table by table through the line and received a small plastic bowl of each chili with a number on it.

Seventeen kinds of Chili to choose from

To compliment the chili, there was a full table of toppings and corn bread.

Lots of toppings

For dessert, there were cookies and baked goods.

Cookies and cupcakes anyone

After sampling all of the chilies, the diners wrote the number of their favorite on a card. WOLA had Olympic like medals for those who received the most votes. The first, second, and third place winners also won a can of almond rocha candy as a prize.

Pastor Frazier announced the results of the tally. Third place winner was Rick Yochum. Ron Edwards won second place. Then last year’s winner Krissi Foutch came forward to present the gold medal for most popular chili to Jennifer Penn.

Rev. Ken Frazier, Krissi Foutch, Rick Yochium, Jennifer Penn, Ron Edwards, and Rev. Corey Yake

Starry Nights is one of the programs that WOLA holds for the public throughout the year to show their love for community as part of their commitment to “Love God and love people.”

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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPEN BURNING IN SHASTA COUNTY

December 15,2017

According to CALFIRE, due to recent lack of rainfall and the upcoming National Weather Service Wind Advisory Saturday, December16, all open burning will be temporarily suspended until further notice at all elevations of Shasta County.

The ban includes all open outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. The suspension takes effect today, December 15, 2017, and will continue until the extreme fire danger subsides and more favorable debris conditions exist.

For more information, please call the Shasta County Air Quality Management District at 225-5674 or 1-800-528-2850, or the California Department of Forestry at 221-2418.

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Christmas Cantata a Heavenly Experience

The Fall River Valley Community Choir treated the people of Burney to a taste of the Kingdom of Heaven as they performed the Christmas cantata The First Noel at Burney Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon December 16.

Fall River Valley Community Choir performing at Burney Presbyterian Church

The 40 minute cantata, written by Russell Mauldin, contains and arrangement of classic carols, hymns and favorite Christmas songs of the season. The songs and narration celebrate the birth of Jesus as messiah and king.

Reverend Penni Elaine Scarbrough, the pastor the hosting church, welcomed everyone and began the program with a prayer.

Opening with a prayer

The performance was directed by Reverend Alison Maki and Ruth Strauch with musical accompaniment by flautist Theron Canrall, pianist Linda Gulbransen, guitarist Jean Rodgers, and  Goldie Christofferson  and Nate Strauch on chimes. Nate Strauch read the narration.

Rev. Maki introduced the choir and gave a brief introduction. The cantata began with “The Birthday of a King Medley” containing arrangements of “For unto us a Child is Born,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” and “The Birthday of a King.”

Angelic Voices

Then followed six selections: “Glory, Glory in the Highest;” “The First Noel;” “Jesus Born on This Day;” “Light of the Stable,” with “Angels We Have Heard on High;” “In the First Light;” and “Jesus at the Center.”

Reverend Bill Myers sang a solo for Glory, Glory in the Highest.”

Reverend Bill Myers singing Glory, Glory in the Highest

Maggie Torres sang solo in “Jesus Born on This Day.”

Maggie Torres singing Jesus Born On This Day

Following “Jesus at the Center,” narrator Nate Strauch said a prayer celebrating the birth of Jesus, and then the cantata concluded with a grand “Birthday of the King Finale.”

After the conclusion of the finale, Rev. Maki led the entire congregation as they sang “Silent Night.”

Alison Maki leads the congregation singing Silent Night

Rev. Maki thanked everyone for coming and announced that there would be a second public performance of the cantata at Intermountain Evangelical Free Church in McArthur the following day at 4 p.m. That concert would also include a performance of six songs by the Fall River Valley Community Children’s Choir.

The concert was performed in remembrance of Melanie Kerns. Mrs. Kerns was a beautiful singer and wonderful pianist. She was also a pillar of the Intermountain Community who was active in both the Fall River Methodist Church and the Burney Presbyterian Church.

After the concert, the audience and choir mixed and mingled as they shared fellowship and enjoyed refreshments.

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Christmas Songs at the Senior Center

On December 15, members of the Burney High School Choir came to the Senior Lunch at the TriCounties  Community Center to sing  a selection of traditional Christmas Carols for the senior diners. Music and band teacher Hugo Castro accompanied the students on the piano.

High School Students singing Christmas Carols at the Senior Nutrition Center – Photo by Debra Robbins

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