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May 31, 2016

Weather Was Great for Rendevous

The Shelly Creek Rendezvous draws black powder enthusiasts of all ages. The weather was great, the food was great and everyone was back in the late 1800’s. Rifle and pistol competitions along with a canon shoot worked up a lot of appetites and raised good money to support the Fort Crook Museum over the weekend in the Fall River Valley.
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Legend McKelvie Dies at 81
REDDING — Former Fall River High School teacher, football coach, vice-principal and principal, Charles “Chuck” McKelvie, 81, of Anderson, died May 24, 2016 in Redding.

“What have we got? Pride! Pride! Pride!” Chuck McKelvie

He came to Fall River High School in 1971 from Simi Valley as a teacher and football coach and over the years rose to vice principal and then to Principal where he remained until he moved on to West Valley High School in Cottonwood and then to a vice principal ship at Anderson High School before his retirement in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon,; sons Ron and Gary, wives and four grandchildren.  (See Obituaries for more)
Deputies Make Arrest Following Pistol Whipping
BURNEY — On Thursday, May 26, at approximately 03:05 a.m., staff from Mayers Memorial Hospital reported an assault victim in the E.R.

Deputies from the Burney Station responded and contacted a 26-year old male, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.

The victim reported he was contacted by an acquaintance, Juan Diaz, 27, of Burney at the Pit River Gas Station earlier that morning. Diaz was upset with the victim because he had failed to repair a firearm for Diaz in a timely manner. The victim agreed to go to Diaz’s residence on Oak Street in Burney to talk about the firearm in question.

Once at the residence, Diaz asked the victim about the firearm. The victim tried to inform Diaz he could not fix the firearm because it was missing too many parts. Diaz became upset and grabbed a .22 caliber handgun and sat in on a table in front of him. Diaz made several threats to “pistol whip” the victim. Diaz reportedly grabbed the pistol and hit the victim with it on the bridge of his nose. The victim fell to the ground.

He reported Diaz hit him four more times in the head with the pistol. Diaz also kicked the victim several times. The victim stated Diaz stuck the pistol to the back of his head and asked him if he wanted to die.

The victim then negotiated with Diaz, offering him a newer firearm if he let him go.

Diaz drove with the victim to his residence, where the victim gave Diaz a newer firearm. He was then able to negotiate his release from Diaz.

The victim stated a friend later drove him to the hospital for treatment. He received several sutures for his wounds and further medical treatment.
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Little Publicized Project Meeting Draws Large Crowd for Both Sides

By Walt Caldwell
Mountain Echo editor
Meeting moderator Jamie Hannigan, HHSA program manager, the housing is permanent supportive housing, it is not short term housing. It is for people who are able to stay in the housing as long as they want to stay in it. It is for people who already live in the community. They will not be busing people up from Redding. The purpose is to help the person maintain their stability with their illness and to learn the skills necessary to live in supportive housing such as budgeting their money and shopping.

She said studies show that people with mental illnesses cannot work on recovery unless they have a roof over their head, food and clothing and that is what they want to provide.

The County has $2.6 million for this type of housing. All but $750,000 has been used in developing a 55 unit complex in Redding. They want to use the remainder up here.

She says during the time they were starting the Redding program they were being asked why everything was being done in Redding and why wasn’t the eastern part of the county getting some of the same services because the problems aren’t unique to Redding.

Lynn Dorrar, who heads Hill Country, explained that her clinic has been focusing on those with mental health problems for the past 10 years and deal with approximately 25 individuals at a time. The program offers supportive services in the area through Mountain Valley’s and Hill Country which both have therapists as well as Mountain Valley’s Wellness Center, otherwise known as the “Circle of Friends.

It is much better, she says, for those who need supportive services to be on supportive services rather than trying to go it alone.

The County has chosen Northern California Catholic Social Services to provide a building, by building, buying or renovating it.

The Catholic Services have a track record of developing 280 units over six counties, much of it to house persons with disabilities.

A spokeswoman for that agency says they have not chosen a site at this time, but are leaning toward one-bedroom units.

Richard, from the County Community Action Agency says his agency will provide rent assistance vouchers that are tied to the particular housing unit. In other words, if for some reason the client moves, the voucher stays with the apartment and will be used by the next client moving in. The idea is to make the units affordable for the client. A rule of thumb is 2/3 of the rent and utilities.

During the question and answer period a party said that the speaker had said that people served would be local, that they would not bring anyone up from out of the immediate area. The answer was “Absolutely local people only.”

A question was asked regarding how many people would be handled at a time and the answer was approximately 25. Their experience has shown that those people will be at a variety of levels, from brand new to the program to those almost stabilized.

Ten years’ experience has shown that prior to getting into this type of program the people are often living in substandard, dangerous conditions and that by providing better housing and services it is better for the individuals involved and the community because the clients are no longer in substandard conditions without support or services.

Veterans are eligible and there are 55 veterans’ support vouchers.

Homelessness in itself isn’t enough to get into the housing. A client must have a severe mental problem and will be evaluated by licensed clinical staff to determine that.

The questioned was asked regarding services for individuals on site.

If neighbors of the project see a problem they are encouraged to contact those in charge immediately.

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