LIKE I’VE BEEN SPOUTING...

Volunteers make the world go ‘round, and this
past week was National Volunteer Week to honor
all those across this country who volunteer their
time to make life easier/better for the rest of us.
Yep, I missed it - until the final day (Saturday)...
so we’ll play catch up now (and yes, that’s the
story of my life in a nutshell).

We who live in the Intermountain Area are
blessed with volunteers galore that shape our
communities and truly do make our life more
fullfilling. The hundreds of volunteers really
make the Intermountain Area one of the greatest
places to live. Everyone in the Area appreciates
what they do to make our lives better, more fun
and exciting.

We’ve grown so accustomed to volunteers showing
up and doing what they do best... we can’t
fathom what it would be like without them giving
up part of their own lives to make ours better.

To give us all a reality check... here are just
some of the events/things that wouldn’t happen if
people didn’t volunteer their time:

• No high school sports.
• No youth Little League
• No youth Pop Warner
• No youth Soccer
• No youth Flag Football
• No Junior High Sports
• No Inter-Mountain Fair
• No Burney Basin Days
• No Classic Car Shows
• No Rotary Club events

That means no fireworks, and more.

• No Lions Club events
That means no D-Derby, and more.
• No Soroptimist Club events

That means less scholarships available.

• No S.N.I.P.P.P.
• No service clubs at all.
• No charity golf tournaments.
• No boys scout troops
• No girl scout troops
• No 4-H
• No F.F.A.
• No school Booster Clubs

Therefore no concession stands and
no scholarships

• No Christmas Light Parade
• No Burney Christmas Tree Lane
as well as all the other Beautification areas.
• No Community Parks
• No Community Swimming Pools
as volunteers got them built.
• No co-ed Softball or tournaments.

There are many more events that would not
take place, but this gives you an idea of what life
would be like in our Area should volunteers drop
out of sight. The Intermountain Area is a better
place because of volunteers. Our friends and
neighbors who give up part of their lives so ours
can be better.

They don’t do it for the glory and fame - heaven
knows - but they do it to help their communities.

So the next time you’re at an event and see
people making it possible through volunteering...
Thank them! It’s easy to do and takes very little
effort... just walk up and say, “Thanks.”

I’ll get it started right here and right now...
“Thanks to all of you who volunteer your time to
enrich our lives and make it so much fun to live
in the Intermountain Area.”

See... that didn’t hurt at all!




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Lady Bulldogs Sweep Modoc to Remain in the SCL Hunt
ALTURAS - The Fall River Bulldogs made quick work of the hosting Modoc Lady Braves, sweeping their hosts in a Shasta-Cascade League double header here Thursday.

The game was originally set for two days earlier, but weather forced a postponement - which apparently didn’t bother the Lady Bulldogs one bit.

Fall River won the opener, 9-4, and exploded in the nightcap for a 15-6 victory.

Natalie Osborne picked up both wins in pitching complete games. In the opening contest, Osborne hurled seven innings allowing just three hits and two earned runs and struck out five Modoc batters.

Marissa Leighton led the offense at the plate with 3-for-5 performance with a triple and two runs-battedin. Lyndi Denny and Hallee Olsen each had two hits - Denny’s both doubles.

Osborne helped her cause with a single and three RBI’s, while Madison Ronquist belted a triple with one RBI and one run scored, while Trinity Markham also had a triple and three stolen bases.

In picking up the nightcap win in the circle, Osborne scattered 10 hits with three strikeouts.

Leighton was 4-for-5 with two singles and double and triple to drive in three runs. She finished the two games with eight hits in 10 trips to the plate. Denny racked up three hits - two doubles and a triple and drove in five.

Saydee Pevehouse and Olsen both finished game two with three hits. Pevehouse drove in three and scored three and Olsen smashed a double and two singles. Osborne drove in three runs on two hits, while Markham smashed a double and Alicia Reynoso added a single and scored a run.

The Bulldogs, now second in the Shasta- Cascade league is at 5-1 in conference play and 9-3 overall - one game back of league leading Etna.

Etna (6-0, 18-2) bring their high flying act to Fall River on Friday for a showdown in the conference with first place on the line at 2pm.

Chester Lady Vol’s Turn the Tables
on the Raiders in Conference Play
CHESTER - Last year in the opening round of the D-6 softball playoffs, the Lady Raiders of Burney overcame an eight run deficit by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the final inning to send the Chester Lady Vol’s packing for home and out of the playoffs.

The Lady Raiders found themselves in a similar position in the opening game of a twin bill here last week. But this time the Vol’s managed to hang on. Trailing by seven runs, Burney made a valiant effort to charge back, but fell short by one run as they scrambled to plate six runs in the top of the final frame, losing 12-11. They also fell one run short in the nightcap, losing 3-2.

In the opener, a seven run fourth inning put the bite on Burney. Kaitlin Estes was hit for the loss going six innings, giving up nine hits and fanning 12 batters.

Cheyenne Wilson was 3-for-4 with a double, while Shyanne Parker was a perfect 3-for-3. Gracie Shaffer, Estes and Ashley Davies each had two hits and scored two runs apiece. Meadow Seefloth, Bailey Turner and Chelsea Davis each contributed a hit.

In the second game, Estes was again the hard-luck losing hurler going seen innings and allowing only three hits, three walks and again struck out a dozen.

Burney out hit the hosts 4-3 in the nightcap, but came up one run short.

Davis was 2-for-3 with a run-batted-in and a run scored, while Estes slapped a double and scored a run. Marcella Cruz added a single.

Burney, now 2-3 in league play and 7-3 overall, are at Redding Christian (2-3, 2-6) today (Tuesday) then travel to Red Bluff on Friday to take on Mercy (5-0, 9-5).