BHS gets 6-year
BURNEY - Fall River Joint Unified School District
Superintent Greg Hawkins and Principal of Burney High School, Ray
Guerrero, were notified last week that the Accrediting Commission
For Schools, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, has
announced that the school has earned a six year accreditation term.
Sixyears is the maximum term granted.
LAFCO to Review
Shasta LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission)
has scheduled several public hearings for Thursday, August 7, 2014,
during a regular meeting scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at 1887
Howard Street, Anderson, California in the Anderson City Hall
Council Chambers on the following matters: 1. To consider review of
a municipal service review and approval of an updated sphere of
influence, and to consider and determine the projects to be exempt
from CEQA .
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Barbecue is Sunday
GLENBURN - The Soldier Mountain Volunteer Fire
Company will host its annual Chicken and Rib Barbecue from 2-7 p.m.
July 27th at the Soldier Mountain Volunteer Fire Station on the
corner of Spring Creek and McArthur Roads. The cost is $12 for
adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Second in the Fall River Chamber’s Summer Music Service
Great turnout at the music series! Lots of fun,
great music, deliciousfood, and local made microbrews.
Two Named to University
DILLON, MT -- The University of Montana Western
named two local students to its Spring 2014 Dean’s List, Ethan Davis
of Bieber and Amanda Spangle of Adin were both among those honored
by the University.
Montana Western’s Dean’s List includes students
who achieved a 3.33 Grade Point Average or better.
Siemer’s Lives Celebrated
Harold William Siemer, 96, and Alice June Clark
Siemer, 91, were married 73 years died within nine months of each
other last year.
The family will host a memorial service at Adin
Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. July 30, 2014 followed by a celebration of
life, a lunch with Harold’s favorite dessert, pie. Guests are asked
to bring their dancing shoes because the family wants to honor their
parents with “Dancing to the Oldies. Harold was born in 1918 and
passed away in 2014. Alice was born in 1922 and died in 2013.
CPR Classes Available
BURNEY - The Burney Fire Protection District
offers CPR and First Aid classes every second Tuesday of each month.
The cost of the class is $60.00. This includes books, card and
instructor time. Classes are held at the Burney Fire Station located
at 37072 Main St. and start at 9 a.m. It is recommended that you
sign up at least two weeks in advance.
6 McArthur FAA and Local 4-H Members Show During California
Junior Livestock Week
Six McArthur FFA members and three local 4-H
members recently attended the California State Fair during the Jr.
Livestock Show Week. Evergreen 4-H members, Triston Welander and
Paul Horta showed pigs, and Taylor Woolery with Hat Creek 4-H showed
a heifer. Triston’s barrow was 2nd in his market class and his
Chester breeding gilt was Champion All Other Breeds. Paul had a
second with his barrow in his market class also.
The six FFA members were Alex Whitney, Leah
Fielder, Wes Woolery, Lucas Warnock, Ryan Reynolds and Jace
Neugebauer. Leah had the Champion Southdown Ram and Reserve Champion
Ewe. She won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. Lucas Warnock
helped Leah with her projects. They will leave Thursday morning for
the Open Sheep Show. Alex, Jace and Ryan were in the same market
class and were second, third and fourth.
As always, the FFA and 4-H members that attend
the California State Fair believe it is a great experience, and that
it helps them to be better showman at our local Intermountain Fair.
All of the members that attended this year, hope to return next
Around Town This Week
July 22, 2014
Audrey Parker Earns Her
Michelle Shaffer Parker, 25 years old, graduated from
Simpson University in Redding, California on April 26, 2014.
Aubrey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal
Studies. She is continuing her education at Simpson
University as a student in the Teacher Credentialing Program
to receive her multi-subject elementary school credential.
She will begin her student teaching in January 2015 and
graduate in April 2015.
A 2007 graduate of Fall River High School, Aubrey is a full
time student and resides in McArthur with her husband
Stephen and stepchildren Kylie and Kaiden. She is the
daughter of James Shaffer, Roxanna Shaffer, and John Fry,
sister of Beau, Colton, and Danielle, and granddaughter of
William and Marilyn Papez.
Aubrey says she is excited about her future and is looking
forward to a career as an elementary school teacher.
NCQA Honors Fall River Clinic
The National Committee for Quality
Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Fall River Valley Health
Center has achieved Patient- Centered Medical Home™
Recognition. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization
dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits
and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It
also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of
performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care
quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care
providers and researchers.
“The NCQA Patient- Centered Medical Home
is a model of 21st century primary care that combines
access, teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and
improve health”, said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
“NCQA’s PCMH 2011 Recognition shows that Fall River Valley
Health Center has tools, systems and resources to provide
their patients with the right care at the right time.”
“I am very proud of the Fall River Valley
Health Center staff’s dedication to achieve this
recognition,” says Dave Jones, CEO of Mountain Valleys
Health Centers. “They have worked hard to promote better
health care to our community”.
Burney Fire Grant
REDDING - The Redding Rancheria gave the Burney Fire
Protection District $1,500 to purchase five Fire Shelters
for fireman protection in case they are overrun by fire
while fighting at a wildland incident.
In the photo on the left, Burney Fire Captain Matt Scheckla
displays the department’s new fire shelters, purchased with
a grant from the Redding Rancheria.
Pot Team Nets 35,756 Plants
On July 16 the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana
Investigative Team began a two day marijuana operation in the Big
Bend area. Assisting agencies for the operation On day one officers
located and seized 16,756 plants. During the initial entry officers
came into contact with Patricio Perez Madrigal who was later
determined to be an illegal Mexican National. Madrigal attempted to
flee, Fish and Game K-9 “Phebe” was deployed. Madrigal was
apprehended a short distance later. On July 17 officers seized
18,637 plants. A total of 35,393 marijuana plants were eradicated
along with multiple pounds of processed marijuana during this two
Additionally, during reclamation efforts over 500 lbs of
trash including growing materials, fertilizer, and plastic
pipe was removed.
Cassel Community will Host
Bike Riders Again
CASSEL - For the last four years, the community of Cassel has hosted
The Bike & Build Team, Sc2SC - (South Carolina to Santa Cruz). The
longest of all of the Bike and Build routes, this group of riders
will pedal 4201 miles to complete their ride. This year they will be
at the Cassel Community Center on Sunday, August 3rd. The community
will provide arrival snacks, dinner and breakfast for the riders.
The riders will make a brief presentation at 7:00pm explaining the
Bike & Build organization, introducing the riders and answering
Everyone is welcome to come and meet the riders. They
typically begin arriving at about 2:00pm. If you wish to
have dinner with the bikers contact us for times and menu
options. (335-3596 or 335-2056). Come and share an evening
with an amazing and inspiring group of young people,
Over ten seasons, Bike & Build has contributed more than
$4.5M to housing groups to fund projects planned and
executed by young adults; this includes more than $500,000
donated from the summer of 2013. Bike & Build hopes to
increase this contribution level for the summer of 2014.
Hill Country Clinic is Honored
ROUND MOUNTAIN - Hill Country Health and Wellness Center have been
nationally recognized by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality
Assurance) as a “Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.” l figure in
driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to
elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national
“The NCQA Patient- Centered Medical Home is a model
of 21st century primary care that combines access,
teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and
improve health,” said NCQA President Margaret E.
O’Kane. “NCQA’s PCMH 2011 Recognition shows that
Hill Country Health and Wellness Center has tools,
systems and resources to provide their patients with
the right care at the right time.”