"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”

                                           
President Abraham Lincoln
There is just something about Fall River High School that is different. It must be in the water.

Jeanne Utterback is one of a string of unusually good principals who spent most of their careers at Fall River High School making a difference or moving on up the ladder after making a difference at Fall River.

Jeanne stands out even more because she was a good, involved student at Fall River before she took on her career in education.

In addition to Jeanne you have Superintendent Greg Hawkins, Superintendent Larry Snelling, Superintendent Ivan Keys and principals Don Sandberg and Chuck McKelvie.

I’ll kick myself in the fanny because I’m sure I will have missed someone. - If I did, it wasn’t intentional.

Jeanne graduated in 1976, the same year Donna and I moved back to the area, so I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing her grow up.

Like so many other Fall River stand outs, she was involved in FFA and sports.

She was Salutatorian for her class.

But, what I’ve noticed about Jeanne is that she is always there, cheer leading, guiding, using the proverbial cattle prodder as needed.

She gets along well with teachers, other administrators, staff, students and the community as a whole.

She knows what it is like to be a substitute teacher, an elementary and high school teacher, a coach. She has experienced a number of schools in a number of districts and as a coach she can handle them all, even those who have premia madonna parents.

In other words she knows what she’s doing. She knows how to do it and does it.

I’m sure that I’m not the only one who will miss her when she retires.

However, I’m willing to bet we’ll still see a lot of her in her Bulldog sweatshirt at games cheering her teams on. Good Luck Jeanne!

 



We are a couple of weeks into the year and although New Year’s Resolutions are not my thing, I always like to take a look at how things are going in my life, what I am missing and how I can be a better person. There are many things I set out to do each year and hope they become habit.

This year is no different. Sixteen days into the year, I have managed to change my routine a little, try some new things, look at situations through a different perspective and try to be a “better me.”
I’m going to share my list with you...

• Walk or exercise more regularly.

• Really listen and not just talk.

• Take pictures and PRINT them!

• Be aware of people around me and how they are feeling.

• Take the time to drop a card or note in the mail to just say hi.

• Meal plan! (I haven’t started this yet!)
 
• Do my devotion every day.

• Smile at passers-by.

• Keep my laundry pile folded and keep clothes put away!

• Not partake in negative conversations.

• Pray throughout the day...a constant conversation with God.

• Support my community.

• Say I love you A LOT to my family...give lots of hugs.

• Use things before I buy more.

• Be happy with what I have.

• Write everyday.

• Wear different clothes....not just the same old favorites.

• Crochet....a memory of my great-grandma.

• Focus on positive.

• Most importantly... Live, Love, Laugh and see the Blue Skies in every day!



Thank You
We would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate Frances Butlers 100th Birthday.

You all made her day so very special.

We would also like to thank everyone who gave cards and brought food.

Thanks to all of you -
Frances Butler Joyce McQuade Debbie Radle Dan McQuade Family

 

Thank You
The family of Pauline Bruce would like to extend our thanks to our wonderful family, friends and community for the love, support, prayers, food, cards and phone calls given to us during the passing of our beloved mother/grandmother.

A special thank-you to Eva Zacker, Ramona Hanan and MMH Hospice for their loving care given to mom in her last days, and to Debbie Phelps for her willingness to help whenever needed.

We would also like to thank Kathy Ragsdale and Ramona for being in charge of organizing the food for the memorial service and to Don and Sally Canright for officiating and the music.

We are so blessed to live in such a great community and mom loved being a part of it.

Joe & Patty Bruce and family
Gordon & Leslie Bruce & family
Dave and Eve Bruce & family
Robbie Kingsbury & family
Carol and Jim Sagaser & family
Harvey, Jenni and Kari Haley & families

 

Thank You
On behalf of the Board and Staff at Shasta Regional Community Foundation, we want to express our deepest gratitude to all who gave in support of North State Giving Tuesday.

To have recorded over $1 million from more than 5,300 donations to 123 participating organizations at www.northstategives.org on November 28th exceeded our wildest expectations!

We are increasingly inspired by the overwhelming generosity of the people in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.

The Community Foundation provided the Online portal and opportunity for giving, but it is the work and giving hearts in our communities that made this day a historical and memorable experience.

Thank you for reinforcing that the North State is a great place to call home!
Kerry Caranci, CEO Shasta Regional Community Foundation

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