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Twin Fall River Grads Continue Marine Corps Training

Twin grandsons of Russell and Elva Turner of McArthur, Andrew J. Vasquez (pictured above)  and Aaron N. Vasquez, (pictured below) graduated from Fall River High School in June 2013. They went into the U.S. Marines, November 18, 2013 and graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, February 14, 2014 and successfully completed infantry training in Lima Company 3255 at Camp Pendelton, CA, March 28, 2014. They are stationed in the Marine Corp airground combat Center at Twenty Nine Palms, CA. for their schooling. Aaron will study Data Network and Andrew as Electrical Field Wireman.

Pvt. Putallaz Graduates

Private Louis P.A. Putallaz graduated from Bootcamp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, April 17, 2014.

Private Putallaz is the son of Louis and April Putallaz of Fall River Mills, CA.

 He will continue his training at Fort Leonard Wood in the field for Biological, Chmeical and Nuclear Weapons Specialist.

Trinity Alyse Heward is Born

Trinity Alyse Heward arrived at 6:49 p.m. on 28 March 2014 at Evanston, Wyoming, weighing 6 lb 10 oz and measuring 18.3 inches.

Her parents are Clinton and Pamela (Hillman) Heward of Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Grandparents are Mark & Margo Hillman of Kelseyville, California (formerly of McArthur), Robert & Peggy Heward of Bloomer, Wisconsin, and Debbi Heward of Riverton, Wyoming.

This is our second baby in Marchne more to go in April. Troyle Blaylock and Jessica Agee (Lawrences granddaughter) will have Olivia Elaine soon. All three girls.

Around Town This Week

April 22, 2014
Full stories and all photos available in current issue

Health Fair was a Big Success

McArthur – Over 300 people attended the recent Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Health Fair. The annual event featured more than 20 vendors representing various departments of Mayers Memorial Hospital District as well as other outside vendors.

A free breakfast was provided to participants. Approximately 290 people had labs performed for a minimal fee. The event provided a wealth of health information and screenings.

Lab results can be accessed through the new patient portal at MMHD. If the participant provided their email at the Health Fair, they can simply log in to get results.

All patients that provide their email address will receive and email from the hospital’s Relay Health account inviting them to setup their secure account. Once the patient has set up an account, they will be able to access their medical records.

Lab and Radiology results can be seen as soon as results are finalized instead of picking them up or waiting for them in conventional mail. Patients will also have access to view current medications and be able to add their allergies, immunizations, and past health history.

All of the information can be printed or emailed to any doctor that the patient desires. The accounts are secure and password protected.

Chamber Mixer Brought Good Cheer

By Martha Fletcher
FRVCC President
On Wed., April 16th Gallery & Gifts had a mixer co-hosted by the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce that started at 5pm. The mixer was lightly attended but there was punch and assortment of cookies, cream puffs and other delectable desserts. Donna Hamilton and Engracia Garcia and Ken Fletcher stopped by to enjoy the festivities.

There is a “Silent Auction” on items created by local artists so if you get a chance stop by Gallery & Gifts during regular business hours to see if something catches your eye, and you just can’t live without. Shop early for Christmas or a birthday or some other special occasion. Buy local, it keeps the business economy here as well as the dollars in our community.

Assisted Living was Topic

McARTHUR - There was a discussion about the very real possibility of an assisted living facility in the Fall River area - A place to live out you senior years in pleasant comfort.

The meeting was sponsored by the Municipal Advisory Committee  (MAC) and took place on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall in McArthur.

If you'd like to learn more about what was shared at the meeting, contact MAC Chairman Steve Murdock at (530) 336-6100 or Ed Siegel at (530) 336-7362.

Fishermen’s Breakfast Scheduled

Members of the Burney 4H club attended Spring Field Day and Large Animal Expo at tOLD STATION - The Old Station Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Fisherman’s Breakfast fundraiser Saturday, April 26, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Old Station Volunteer Fire Hall.

The breakfast cost $7 for adults and $4 for children.

For tickets and information call Barbara at 530-335-7114.

Native Tree and Shrub Sale Sponsored by Fall River  Resource Conservation

By Kelley Shuler
Fall River RCD
Do you want to reduce your water, pesticide, and fertilizer use while at the same time support local pollinators, birds, and wildlife? Then it is time for you to plant natives! The Fall River Resource Conservation District is conducting a native tree/ shrub sale this year with a much larger selection and lower prices. In a time of climatic uncertainty, it is important to protect the natural environment we live in. Part of that protection strategy is to create our own native gardens and hedgerows.

The plants selected have all the attributes a landowner would seek: beautiful and profuse bloom periods that will help our bee and insect pollinators, fruits and berries for home use or for attracting wildlife and birds, habitat for nesting, protection from predators, and once established natives can exist on little to no supplemental irrigation, and requires no fertilizers or pesticides.

Come to the fairgrounds Sat. April 26 to purchase and view the large selection of pants. You can view a description of the plants by going to the frrcd website, Chamber of Commerce website (click on April 26th event) or by stopping by the FRRCD office or Fall River Library. We will also be offering another sale in mid May.


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