Patty Williams Buys Her Way into Office with Most Money
By Cindy Martin
Burney Chamber of Commerce
Patty Williams (pictured above) collected enough votes (dollars)
to be officially elected to the position of Honorary Mayor of
Burney and was inaugurated at the Burney Veteran’s Hall last
The funds raised by each person are divided between the Burney
Chamber of Commerce and the charity organization of their
choice. The Hospice program is dear to Patty and she chose our
local Intermountain Hospice program as the recipient. First
runnerup was Kim Stier, who selected the Burney Senior Nutrition
Center to receive her funds. We had two more great candidates
who also raised money for their favorite organizations. Linda
Colvin, who donated her funds to the SNIPP program and Tom
Moore, who also selected the Senior Nutrition Center as his
On June 10, a “Seriously, this is not serious” debate was held
among the four candidates. Questions such as “Why are there no B
size batteries?” and “What three items would you take to a
desert island other than food and water?”And other “not at all
serious” questions were asked of each person.
In addition, each candidate was provided with a tongue twister
to say three times to show their skills speaking in front of the
public. A lot of silly string was sprayed and everyone had a
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Cattle Women Award $8,000 in Scholarships to Students
The Intermountain Cattlewomen gave $8,000 in
scholarships for the 2015-2016 year. The money earned
for scholarships is from the Beef N Brew that was held
in April. Thank you to all who supported the dinner and
auction and made the scholarships available for students
pursuing a career in agriculture, or an agriculture
The students who received scholarships are Ciara
Babcock, Rebecca Barnett, Cheyenne Bernal, Bailey
Bidwell, Quincy Crum, Sheldon Overton, Brook Small, Kyle
Van Riet, Amanda Bricker, Amy Brown, Taylor Corder, and
Parade Winners Announced
The Burney Basin Days Parade was held on Saturday, July
4, 2015. The theme for the parade was “Diamond Jubilee.”
There were a total of 40 entries. While not everyone
chose to be judged, the following are the categories
that were judged and the winners in those categories:
First place: Burney Reunites
Second Place: Burney Lions Auxiliary
First Place: Pit River Casino - Burney
Second Place: Mayers Memorial Hospital
Vintage Vehicle/Single or Group:
First Place: Jerry Duval – 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Second Place: Sierra Pacific Industries – 1934 Diamond T
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Chicken and Ribs BBQ Set
GLENBURN — The Soldier Mountain Fire Company will host
its 32nd annual Chicken and Ribs BBQ, 2-7 p.m., July 26
at the fire hall in Glenburn. The meal includes
chicken, pork ribs, salad, beans, rolls and desert.
Lemonade, iced tea and coffee are included. Beer and
wine may be purchased.
Hat Creek Barbecue is Scheduled for July 18
HAT CREEK — July 18, Saturday, is the 36th Annual HCVFD
Deep Pit BBQ, Raffle and Craft Fair in Hat Creek, off
Doty Rd., at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch and
The Craft Fair begins at 10 with over 25 booths offering
their unique works of art, jewelry, food, clothing, and
a wide diversity of items that will tickle your fancy.
The mouth watering beef dinner is served from 1-5 p.m.
$11 for adults, $5 for children, and under 4’s eat free.
Dinner includes a generous portion of beef with a choice
of sauces, salads, beans, bread a cookie and a drink.
Dinner and raffle tickets may be purchased at the
Rancheria in Hat Creek and at Annie’s Gifts in Burney.
Raffle prizes include: fishing gear, a 1/2 day fly
fishing trip, a hand-hewn log picnic table, a kayak and
a handmade quilt.
Come on by and enjoy the gentle breeze amongst the
pines, swimming and fishing in the small lake, and ice
cream! Don’t forget to get your duck t-shirt! It’s a
wonderful way to support the dedicated and hard working
volunteer firemen and women of our community.
Any questions, Pat Pell, 335-7236.
Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD)
presented Matt Rees, Mayers Memorial Hospital District
CEO with the ACHD 2014 Advocate of the Year Award. Rees
was recognized for writing legislative action letters,
attending and participating in ACHD events, meeting with
legislators, engaging in issues and maintaining a social
media platform, and supporting and testifying for state
healthcare issues. Representatives of ACHD traveled to
Mayers to present the award. (left to right: Amber King,
ACHD; Matt Rees, MMHD; Ken Cohen, ACHD)
Matt Rees Recognized by Association
Kid Fit to do Art and Visit Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery
We are so grateful for your coverage of Kid- Fit Summer
2015. The attendance keeps growing in the Kid-Fit 2015
program. Last Tuesday night a huge crowd of children and
parents were at the pool. Next week they will be doing
art at the (Bailey) park, followed on July 14, with an
event at Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery.
Check with the Burney Community Center for details on
how to join the program.
How Does the Wounded Warrior Program Work?
Ron Mason was recently honored for his contribution to
fundraising for the Wounded Warrior program. Mountain
Echo has had quiries regarding that program so we
researched it and this is what we found out.
The military’s wounded warrior programs provide
assistance and advocacy for severely wounded, ill, and
injured service members, veterans, and their families.
These programs assist service members and their families
as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.
Each of the individual branch of service operates a
wounded warrior program to assist service members and
their families with non-medical issues associated with
the transition back to duty or to civilian life.
The wounded warrior programs work with the service
member and his or her medical team to develop a
comprehensive recovery plan that addresses specific
recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals.
These programs provide lifetime support for the service
member; eligibility for participation in the program
does not conclude when the service member is discharged
from a military treatment facility.
Typical non-medical support provided by the wounded
warrior programs may include, but is not limited to,
• Pay and personnel issues
• Invitational travel orders
• Lodging and housing adaptations for the wounded
• Child and youth care arrangements
• Transportation needs
• Legal and guardianship issues
• Education and training benefits
• Respite care
• Traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress support
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