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Local civic groups provide tricycle for Johnson Park resident

Bill Campbell and Lisa Barry presented Johnson Park resident Shiree Hardman with a tricycle as part of “2 Wheels 2 Mobility,” at the September 13 meeting of Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River.

Lisa Barry, Community Organizer, Shasta County Health and Human Services and Bill Campbell present Shiree Hardman with a tricycle during a Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River meeting. Photo courtesy of Bill Campbell

“It was like Christmas,” Hardman said, describing her excitement and gratitude.

“2 Wheels 2 Mobility” is a program of the Burney-Fall River Bicycle Association that provides individuals without motorized transportation a refurbished bicycle.

Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River funds the project supplemented with private contributions. Dr. Henry and Fran Patterson donated three helmets and locks.

Hardman desperately needed personal motorized transportation. Her ability to walk long distances was inhibited by several illnesses. Getting to the grocery store was a challenge.

Community Organizer Lisa Barry, who works for Shasta County Health and Human Services, contacted bicycle association president Bill Campbell about Hardman’s situation.

Knowing a tricycle assured Hardman’s stable balance when riding, they attempted to find a used tricycle. After a fruitless search, they purchased a tricycle from project partner Redding Sports, LTD, who generously discounted the cost.

Hardman is the second “2 Wheels 2 Mobility” recipient.

Shasta County Health and Human Services and Burney based Tri-County Community Network help identify and screen applicants. Individuals without personal transportation who are interested in receiving a bicycle should contact either of the Burney-based social service agencies.


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Cassandra Taylor and Harper Tate chosen as BHS September Students of the Month

Cassandra Taylor and Harper Tate were honored as September Students of the Month at the Burney Lions Club on Thursday evening September 20. Taylor was named 12th grade student of the month and Tate was named 8th grade student of the month.

BHS Principal Ray Guerrero, Harper Tate, Cassandra Taylor, and Lion Matt Quinlan

The students were introduced by Burney High School Principal Ray Guerrero.

Senior Cassandra Taylor has a grade point of 3.8. She is President of Interact Club, President of S-Club, and Treasurer of ASB. She is active in FNL, mentoring, Leos Club, Leadership, CSF, cheerleading, and Raiders Radio.

Cassandra enjoys hunting, cheerleading, and MMA. She also enjoys doing projects with her mom like sewing and making poster boards for various organizations. She hopes to be able to travel outside the United States and see waterfalls. During the summer she has taught swim lessons.

After graduating she plans to attend junior college and then transfer to a four-year University.

Cassandra introduced her father Jason Taylor. Mr. Taylor said, “We are very proud of our daughter. She deserves a lot.”

For her achievement as Student of the Month, Ms. Taylor will be awarded a check for $100 from the Burney Lions Club.

Eighth grader Harper Tate has a 4.0 grade point average. She is President of her class and is active in CJSF and 4-H. She plays volleyball, basketball and track. She is also active in her church where one Sunday a month she helps take care of younger children in the nursery.

Harper likes playing with her dog and spending time with friends. She would like to learn how to juggle. In the future she would like to attend college to become a teacher and then teach in Cambodia.

Harper says she is good at “sports, cooking, shopping, and being on time.”

Her mother Amanda Tate, who came to see her daughter honored, said, “She is definitely a punctual child.”

Her father Jedidiah Tate said, “Harper is a real go-getter. She takes care of business.”

Harper’s brother Langston and sister Avery also came to see their sister honored. Harper will receive a check from the Burney Lions Club for $50 for being Eighth Grade Student of the Month.

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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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“We will never forget!” Intermountain Veterans honor POW/MIA soldiers

Members of American Legion Post 441, VFW Post 5689, and VFW Auxiliary 5689 and citizens from the Intermountain Area came together on the evening of Saturday, September 15 at the Veterans Hall in Burney for a special ceremony to remember and honor prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action.

American Legion Post Adjutant Bob Boyce served as Master of Ceremonies. American Legion Post Commander Steve Sweet and VFW Auxiliary President Dee Covert were in attendance. Boyce read a heartfelt statement of support from VFW Post Commander J.P. Wheeler who was unable to attend because he was coaching a football game in Oregon.

Master of Ceremonies, Adjutant Bob Boyce

The ceremony began with Presentation of Colors by the Honor Guard, staffed by Jim Arveson, Dennis Lopez, Herb McKinney, George Mathews, and Marty McAbee.

The Honor Guard ready to present colors

Lynn Bolen read a moving testimonial entitled “Behind the Wall.” The piece was written from the point of view of a soldier who had sacrificed his life in Vietnam. From behind the wall of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, he recognizes his mother, his wife, and his son as they come forward to the wall to read his name and honor him. The son has grown and is now a decorated veteran himself.

Bolen was given a copy of Behind the Wall by a sympathetic Park Ranger when he visited the memorial. More than 3 million people died in the conflict in Vietnam from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975. Fifty-eight thousand American soldiers lost their lives.

Lynn Bolen shared a message from Behind the Wall

Following Mr. Bolen’s talk, the Burney High School Vocal Ensemble sang God Bless America and America The Beautiful under the direction of Hugo Castro.

Burney High School Vocal Ensemble singing God Bless America

Past American Legion Post Commander Bill Baldwin and his wife Tina then displayed an Empty Table Setting as Boyce narrated the symbolism of the scene. Everyone raised a glass in honor of those who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

POW/MIA Empty Table and Setting

After the table setting ceremony, various pairs of veterans came forward to read the names of all 1,594 Vietnam POW/MIA’s.

Bill Baldwin and Bob Boyce reading the names of POW’s and MIA’s from the Vietnam War

During the reading, a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad was provided as well as a red, white and blue cake decorated with the caption “We will never forget!”

After the reading of all of the names, buglers George Mathews and Hugo Chavez played Echo Taps.

“We will never forget!”

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Hat Creek Festival a Country Delight

Hundreds of folks gathered at the 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest to enjoy good food and drink, music, and fun activities. Several people who attended from Redding and other areas said it was nice to get away from the heavy smoke due to wildfires.

The event began at Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground at noon and lasted into the evening. Fun activities included ranch tours, a children’s AG fun park, face-painting, horseshoes, and corn hole toss. Visitors could fish or swim in the pond as they enjoyed the afternoon. There were also a number of local artisans set up to sell their wares.

Folks gather to enjoy country music performed by Jared Hovis

During the afternoon there was music on the pavilion performed by the Smokin’ Roaches, Alex Colvin, and Jared Hovis. In the evening California Country played on the playground stage, once again featuring Jared Hovis.

Food was provided by Anna’s Country Kitchen, JJ’s and Red Bicycle. Beer vendors included Fall River Brewery, Woody’s, Eel River Blonde, and FW 805. Dakaro, Churn Creek Cellars, Moseley Family Cellars, and Cove Crest provided wine.

Proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Other charities also participated and raised funds. Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department served ice cream and root beer floats. Inter-Mountain Heritage Foundation had a beer booth. Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Haley’s Insurance ran the corn hole, and Friends of the Intermountain Library hosted the horseshoes.

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3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food and Wine Fest Saturday 9/8

The 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest will be held at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground located at 17855 Doty Road in Hat Creek off Hwy 89. (see Map & Directions)

There will be samples from local breweries, restaurants and wineries in a gorgeous mountain ranch setting. This is a fun family event with food and drink, music, ranch tours, games, activities for children, swimming, and more.

The major beneficiary for this event is the Mayers Healthcare Foundation, ensuring local healthcare needs and urgent care. Other charities benefit by hosting games and selling ice cream, beverages and more!

Here’s a schedule of events. See you there!



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(compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)



Sep 07 (Fri) F.O.I.L. used Bookstore is open from 10am – 2pm at the Main and Tamarack across from the Lions’s Hall . The bookstore will continue to be open every Friday from 10am to 2pm.

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 – 4pm Vendors, food, music and a raffle to raise fund for upkeep of museum. (336-5110)

15 Sep – Burney Boosters Homecoming Hoedown at the Rex Club at 6pm 22 Sep – Burney Chamber Fall Fling at VFW Hall Call 335-2111 for tickets

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 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 20 – A Taste of Home 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

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


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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