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Rusty is a cute young guy in need of a new home. 

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The Cookhouse at
Rancheria RV Park

open 9 AM to 6 PM daily, serving
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinne

15565 Black Angus Lane
Hat Creek

all rooms
43288 Hwy 299E
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-5678
Fax (530) 336-5814


organization of
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Meets Every Wednesday
at Noon at Gepettos





September 16, 2014

Cabin Moved to Museum
The Fort Crook Museum was given the Time Keepers cabin from the old Pondosa Mill site by Beaty Association. Society Secretary Sarah Oldson who works for Beaty wanted the old cabin preserved and set the wheels in motion to acquire it. With the help of Bob Rhynearson, also a Beaty employee and retired Fruit Growers Forester Tom Glunt the aquisition became a reality. Calvin Carpenter donated a load of gravel for the base.

Stan and Glorianne Weigand, Rich Callison, Ken VanStaaveren, Billy Mason, Bill Stoltenberg, Mike Ciriello, Ceaser Pedroti, Larry Burns, Charles Thomason and Jeff Wehte spent Saturday getting the cabin ready and moving it.

It was so tall it had to be cut in two pieces to move it under electricl lines across the roadways. Les and John Carlton removed the roof with the big crane and loaded both of the cabin and roof pieces onto a Carlton low bed and a Packway trailer donated by Richard Hathaway of Packway Materials.

The restoration will start soon and by the time the museum opens next spring we hope to have it as a living history logging display. This will be building # 12 on the Fort Crook museum grounds.
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Ray Barber Hired as Red Bluff Chief

F i r e Chief Ray Barber (pictured above) ann o u n c e d S u n d a y that he had signed a c o n t r a c t with the City of Red Bluff Fire Department and will become their fire chief effective October 1.

Barber came back to the Northern California area where he grew up, five years ago from Anchorage, Alaska, to take over as the Burney Fire Chief.

Fire Crews-1, Fire-0

BURNEY — Firefighters from the Burney Fire Department and Cal Fire made short work of a sire that broke out Saturday afternoon across from Burney Jr/Sr High School and behind the Mayers Memorial Hospital Burney Annex.

Burney fire department personnel were first to arrive on the scene after it was called into 911 by a woman walking along Mountain View Road who spotted the smoke. Cal- Fire also responded.

Fire Chief Ray Barber says the fire started near a homeless camp and is under investigation

Mayers Counters USDA Proposal
.FALL RIVER MILLS — Mayers Memorial Hospital countered the USDA’s earlier objection regarding funding for the proposed hospital expansion last Wednesday afternoon.

Chairman Allen Albaugh called the special meeting to finalize work on the proposal the USDA sent back to the district last Wednesday. Because of the USDA timeline for funding, it couldn’t wait until the regular board meeting.

Financial Officer Travis Lakeys said he had talked with the lady at the State Office for USDA and she said whatever the board agreed upon and accepted, the state would forward to the federal level.
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West Nile Virus Shows up in a Burney Chicken
BURNEY — Mike Churney’s statement that “the West Nile Virus is here,” was verified last Wednesday morning.

Churney, the District Manager of the Burney Basin Mosquito Abatement District told his board Wednesday afternoon that he had received a call that morning from the state telling him that test results and the district’s chickens had shown that one had tested positive to the virus.

The District is required to keep a small flock of chickens and to draw blood from them periodically. The blood samples are then sent to the state for testing.
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POW/Mia’s Remembered
Burney – This year’s remembrance of the members of the armed services who went missing while serving our country will be honored the annual reading of the names of those who may be Prisoners Of War or Missing in Action (POWMIA) Friday, September 19, 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Hall in Burney.

The reading of names are for those missing from the Viet Nam Conflict.

Refreshments will be served.

The totals as of September 9, 2014 reflect 73,536 still unaccounted for from World War Two; 7,188 still unaccounted for from the Korean Conflict; 1,641 still unaccounted for from the Viet Nam Conflict; 172 still unaccounted for from Cold War operations; one from the Eldorado Canyon Operation in 1986, two from Desert Storm and three, (all civilians) from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Those totals were made available from the Department of Defense, Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing Personnel office.

The remains of three more service people were found in 2014 and will be returned.
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Fall River CSD’s Payables Current
By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
FALL RIVER MILLS — The future of the Fall River Valley Community Service District looked somewhat bleak 18 months ago. In fact they owed more money than they had current assets which in the private sector would have pointed to bankruptcy. Not so anymore.

During the February 2013 meeting it was reported in a District board of directors meeting that the district owed $102,043 that was past due. Some of the bills were a real threat to the district’s viability.
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Services District has New Master Plan

New MacArthur Well Site
FALL RIVER MILLS — Representatives from Forsgren Associates, the engineering firm the Fall River Valley CSD contracted with to do the district’s first ever Water System Master Plan, delivered the final version of the plan and answered questions from the board last Wednesday evening.

The plan, which cost $75,000 was part of the California State Water Resources Proposition 84 grant the district received. As the representatives explained, the Master Plan gives the district a “defensible” document that they can use in the loan and grant processes. The engineers went to great lengths to examine the condition of the district’s water supply system, the district’s needs as it pertains to water supply, the solutions and current costs of those solutions.

The plan identifies needs and sets priorities for repair, maintenance, and expansion over a 30 year period. It establishes three phases totaling costs of an estimated $9,433,000 in todays money.
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