Fall River Lions Seeks
The Fall River Lions Club was founded in 1948. The club has
worked these past 66 years in both large and small ways to
improve life in the Fall River Valley.
The Lions maintain a clubhouse in McArthur that serves
everyone in the valley as a community center. Use of the
Lions Hall is donated free of charge to community,
chartable, and youth groups. Individuals may rent the hall
at a very reasonable rate for dances, weddings, birthdays,
The club built and maintains two parks for public use free
of charge. The Fall River Lions Park is located at Hwy 299E
and Long St. The club also maintains a park on the banks of
the Pit River located approximately a ½ mile west of the Pit
One Powerhouse. The club annually makes donations to
charities such as City of Hope, Junior Blind, Food Pantry,
and Camp McCumber.
Every Easter the club puts on an annual Easter Egg Hunt for
the children of the community. 1500 natural and 300 plastic
eggs are hidden each year at the Intermountain Fairgrounds.
The club is actively seeking new members and would like to
invite anyone interested in joining to attend one of our
meetings which are held during the winter months at the
Lions Hall in McArthur on the first and third Tuesday of
each month at 6 p.m. During the summer months the club meets
every Tuesday night at the Pit River Lions Park. If you
can’t make it to a meeting you are invited to drop in for
coffee at the Lions Hall where our group meets every morning
except Sunday between 8 and 10 a.m. or come to Lions Bingo
Night held on the second Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.
Mayers Memorial Promotes
Patient Safety Awareness
FALL RIVER MILLS — In an effort to raise
awareness and encourage the engagement of patients,
families, health care providers, and the public, Mayers
Memorial Hospital District (MMHD) has been promoting
awareness of the 2014 Patient Safety Awareness Week
campaign, Navigate Your Health…Safely.
Patient Safety Awareness Week was March
It is an annual education and awareness
campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient
Safety Foundation (NPSF). Each year, health care
organizations around the world take part in the event,
creating awareness in their community and among their staff.
This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…
Safely highlights the need for health care providers to
ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the
health care process, whether visiting the doctor for a
routine exam or entering the hospital for surgery
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Pit Flows to Increase
REDDING — Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
(PG&E) will increase flows on the Pit 3 Reach of the Pit
River from March 16 to May 9 while planned maintenance
occurs at the Pit 3 powerhouse electric switchyard.
PG&E encourages people recreating in or
near this portion of the river to use extra caution during
the increased flows.
The Pit 3 Reach is the five-mile portion
of the Pit River between the Lake Britton Dam and the Pit 3
powerhouse. Normal flows this time of year along this
portion of the river are about 300 cubic feet per second
During the planned maintenance, PG&E will
be unable to divert water from Lake Britton through a tunnel
to the Pit 3 powerhouse. With no diversion, flows in the Pit
3 reach will be about 2,000 cfs, with water flowing over the
Lake Britton dam spillway.
Flows will be maintained at about 2,000
cfs until April 5, when the planned maintenance is scheduled
to be completed. Flows will be reduced to about 450 cfs by
April 6, then gradually reduced further until reaching about
300 cfs on May 9.
Quilters to Offer Lesson
Linda C Carpenter
Mountain Quail Quilters Guild will host an informational
lesson to be given by Carolyn Kenney on Thursday, March 13,
at 9:30 a.m. in the Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds Quilt
Barn quilts began about 300 years ago
when immigrants from Germany migrated to the United States.
Today barn quilts are becoming very popular throughout the
United States by developing “Quilt Trails”. In Plumas
County, Carolyn Kenney is the featured quilter at the Quincy
Crazy Quilters “Crazy About Quilts”. For photos and other
info, refer to: http://quincycalifornia. wordpress.
com/2011/05/16/plumascounty- joins-the-barnquilt- craze/.
MQQG members are free and a $5.00
donation from non-members will be required. Please call
Jannette Miller: 336-5347, to make arrangements to attend
the lesson. Seating is limited for nonmembers.
If you would like to join the MQQG, the
annual membership donation is $20.00. The MQQG does feature
other professional quilting lessons during the year.
Civil Engineers Present Award to
FALL RIVER MILLS -The Sacramento Section
of the American Civil Engineering Society recognized PG&E
and Black & Veatch Corporation with the 2013 Environmental
Engineering Project of the Year award at a banquet March 5
in Sacramento, PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno says. Black &
Veatch Corporation performed the engineering design for this
PG&E’s McArthur Swamp Wetland Habitat
Improvement Project was constructed in 2012 to improve
approximately 475 acres of wetland habitat to enhance
nesting and wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and
other wildlife. McArthur Swamp is in an area known as SONEC
(Southern Oregon and Northeastern California) - a critically
important breeding and staging area for waterfowl in the
The project was initiated in cooperation
with the California Waterfowl Association and is part of the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s license conditions
for PG&E’s Pit 1 hydroelectric project.
PG&E’s contractor began construction in
late September 2012 and finished two months later, creating
a network of meandering swales – or gently sloped
depressions – within Ash Field, Rat Farm Pond and Hollenbeak
Field, which collectively make up a portion of McArthur
Swamp. The swales were constructed to help distribute water
to improve both wintering and nesting habitat.
Elevated mounds or loafing islands
provide nesting and cover habitat for various bird species.
Using a siphon system the swales are seasonally flooded with
water from Big Lake.
The restoration effort will also recharge
ground water resources and foster the existing cattle
grazing regime that currently occurs on PG&E’s lands within
the McArthur Swamp.
PG&E Improvements Cuts
Length of Outages
SAN FRANCISCO — PG&E has installed four
intelligent switch systems in Chico and Oroville, and has
made circuit upgrades in Shasta, Tehama, Glenn and Butte
counties to reduce power outages.
In 2010, PG&E was authorized by the
California Public Utilities Commission to invest $357
million to improve electric distribution system reliability
through a three-year program that leveraged existing
infrastructure to minimize costs and fully realize
reliability benefits for customers. The program contributed
to improved electrical service by focusing on three areas:
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Vets Honor Barry Humphrey
BURNEY - (l – r) Burney Sons of the
American Legion Commander Joe Harvey presented a special
plaque honoring the late Barry Humphrey for his many devoted
years of service to all the youth and community programs
sponsored by the veterans organizations and especially for
his tireless efforts to establish the Sons of the Legion
Accepting the plaque on Humphrey’s behalf
is Post 441 Youth Commissioner Bill Baldwin.
The plaque will be on permanent display
at the Burney Veteran’s Hall. Baldwin, soon to retire for
health reasons, and Humphrey worked together for nearly 20
years helping to build the programs enjoyed by the community
as well as the youth activities offered by the Legion and
Sons of the Legion Posts 441 today.
Baldwin said he believes Humphrey will
truly rest in peace if the programs continue to grow and
have the exceptional support and participation of the people
and organizations of the area. Photo by Tina Baldwin
Commander Joe Harvey (l) and Bill Baldwin with Barry
Humphrey plaque. Safeway’s regional drive
Safeway’s Regional Drive
Raises $15,000 for Cancer Awareness
Redding Safeway store manager, Rochelle
Fitch, presented a check for $15,000 to Mercy Foundation
North’s Alisa Johnson. The gift was the result of donations
from Safeway’s October Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising
The gift will be used to provide
mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI for women who
do not have health insurance, do not qualify for Every Woman
Counts, or have a high insurance deductible. The Safeway
Foundation has provided $75,000 since 2010 to support free
breast screenings in northern California. Last year,
approximately 150 women received free services.