UP, UP AND AWAY...

The annual Fall River Airport Day was Sunday, and a ton of people showed up to have breakfast on the Tarmac and watch planes come in for landings and planes taking off. The also had the chance to see these flying machines up close and personal.

Fixed wing aircraft as well as helicopters were on hand for people to view from every angle.

Sponsored and put on by the Eastern Shasta County Flying Sheriff’s Posse (ie: search and rescue) the annual event is always a popular thing. This year’s weather hampered the attendance of pilots, but still managed to entertain those attending. Nice job to all those volunteers who help put this event on year after year. A fun experience.

ANOTHER FLIGHT... Several local seniors have their required community projects on the horizon. Here are just a few coming up soon:

• Fall River’s Gavin Dobson is hosting the annual Fall River football camp starting tomorrow (Wednesday) and continuing until Friday at the Fall River High football field. This event is free for those in fifth through 8th grades. A 10am start daily.

• Fall River senior Bailey Small is hosting a team branding event at the Mountain Jubilee Celebration Saturday at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds. Bailey’s been a busy guy lately, having just returned Monday from participating in the California High School Rodeo Association state finals in Bishop.

• Another Fall River senior - Trinity Markham - is helping put on the annual Big Ball Softball Tournament starting Friday during Mountain Jubilee at the Joe Bruce Sports Complex at the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds and running for three days.

• Burney seniors Levi Perkins and Chris Semer are teaming up for a baseball clinic at Burney High’s baseball field that began yesterday and runs through the 29th. (See the story on this page).

• Burney senior Noah Bishop is putting on a unique event during Burney Basin Days on Saturday, July 7 following the main parade at 11am. His project features a fun time at the Alpine Drive Inn parking lot, with live music by Rainy Night with face painting and an olde fashioned Root Beer Float stand. These are just a few of the senior projects on the horizon. A note to you seniors... Mountain Echo is happy to publicize your event - just send us the information. It’s FREE!

• Youngsters attending Brenda Garcia’s basketball camp last week for her senior project at Fall River’s gym seemed to be having a great time. They were fortunate to have Fall River coach Kathy Jones leading the instructions. Coach Jones is perfect for teaching young athletes the art of the sport of basketball. She’s been coaching in Nevada and California for years, and is well respected by her peers. The kids at Garcia’s camp were lucky to have the experience of learning from coach Jones.

• Kid-Fit is off to a rousing start for its summer run in Burney. Kids of all ages proved that an old fashioned Tug O’ War is a fun event... as teams kept trying to pull their opponents over the line last Tuesday at Washburn-Bue Park - along with soccer, whiffle ball games and hula hoops to go with prizes.

The program will run weekly through July 12 including a night hike at Burney Falls tonight (Tuesday) at 6 o’clock.

This program, put on through Tri-Counties Network, encourages youngsters to get some exercise during their summer vacation.





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North Shines Again in All-Star Lions Game

REDDING - A large contingent of Big Valley Cardinal graduates led the North All- Star 8-man squad to a 44-24 victory here Saturday night.

Led by Cardinal coach Bryan Gerig the North got off to a quick lead when Big Valley’s Tanner Bidwell connected with Cardinal teammate Konnor Gerig on a pair of TD passes.

Weed’s Harley Williams notched the third TD for the North after the South had come alive to post a couple of touchdowns of their own. Williams’ TD gave the North a 20-16 lead.

Big Valley’s Michael McCrary scored the next touchdown on a 4th and goal play then with just over a minute left in the first half, Mc- Crary caught a TD pass from Bidwell to make it 32-16 at intermission.

The North set the tone for the second half as Bidwell returned the second half kickoff to the House and with a running clock, Bidwell notched the final TD of the game on a running play to give the North the 44-24 victory.

In the 11-man game that followed, the North squeaked out a 28-24 win on a last minute touchdown. There were no players from the Intermountain Area playing in the 11- man game

 Kid-Fit Off to a Fun Summer Beginning

BURNEY - The annual Kid-Fit Summer program got off to a rousing start as youngsters of all ages converged on Washburn-Bue Park for an evening of fun and games designed to get them started exercising during summer break.

Kids enjoyed Tug o’ War, some soccer scrimmages, chasing beach balls, playing whiffle ball and more. There were also tables to sign up for Wednesday Night swims at the Raymond Berry Community Pool, as well as getting youngsters signed up for this falls Youth Soccer League.

The Kid-Fit Program runs every Tuesday evening at 6pm through July 12 and is under the direction of Tri- Counties Network and sponsored by Pit River Casino.

This week’s event will be held at McArthur- Burney Falls Park starting at 6pm tonight (Tuesday) with free admission granted to the Park. See you there!.