By Mariah Maier
McArthur FFA Executive
On Monday morning, September 8th, the McArthur FFA officer team
loaded up and traveled to Mountain Meadows Camp in Shingletown
for the annual Chapter Officer Leadership Conference (COLC)
which was put on by the Regional Officer team.
From Monday to Tuesday the officers camped out and attended
educational workshops on how to better the FFA chapter and work
together as an officer team. They also attended team building
events that grew everyone together and brainstormed ideas for
fun activities that FFA members can look forward to this year.
The team also got to talk to former State FFA Vice President
Leah Gibson and hear her keynote address, “A Time to Think and a
Time to Do”. Interacting with other FFA chapters at COLC helped
the team forge meaningful connections to other chapters in the
region. Overall, the officers’ trip to COLC was very successful,
and the officers are energized and excited for this year’s fun
and engaging FFA activities.
Another Scam is Noted
Over the past several months residents of Shasta County have
been receiving fictitious telephone calls about outstanding
arrest warrants due to missed jury service, they have a relative
in jail in need of bail money, or they owe money to the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS). These telephone scams are occurring
nationwide and one should be suspicious of any caller
identifying themselves as a law enforcement official or
government employee demanding a “fine” be paid immediately over
the telephone via credit/debit card or pre-paid cards (i.e.
Green Dot cards). These callers are reportedly intimidating and
threatening when demanding fines be paid immediately. Law
enforcement officials do not call people and demand that fines
be paid immediately over the telephone.
If you receive a telephone call from someone impersonating a law
enforcement official and have caller I.D., record the telephone
number, ask the caller for their name, badge number, agency they
are employed, their call back telephone number, and the court or
case number they are calling about. Tell them you will call
their agency and hang up. Do not provide any credit/debit card
or prepaid debit card information to these callers. Also, do not
provide any of your personal identity information.
The Burney 4-H
you to all the buyers from the Burney 4H Lamb club.
Your generous purchases help kids understand the value of hard
It will make a big difference in their educational future.
Last Chamber Farmer’s
By Martha Fletcher,
Today, September 16th, is the last of the 2014 Fall River Valley
Chamber of Commerce- Farmers Market at the Fall River Library
from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.. There will be at least three (3) certified
growers with fresh fruits (apples, pears, peaches, strawberries
and more), just picked vegetables (a number of different
tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes, onions, peppers, just to name a
few), jams and preserves, honey, an assortment of nuts, fresh
herbs and much more.
Although 2014 is coming to an end for the farmers market there
will be a Certified Farmers Market again in 2015 at the Fall
River Library. It will start mid-May 2015 – mid-September 2015
giving the community cool weather produce along with what the
summer months brings.
Don’t forget the Certified Farmers Market at the Rex Club on
Wednesdays in Burney will continue until October 8th. So if you
positively, absolutely need fresh produce, visit them from 3
p.m. - 6 p.m..
Thanks to the community for supporting the FRVCC’s farmers
market. It was a pleasure to serve the need in Fall River Valley
and Inter- Mountain area.
Come Help Burney Lions
The Lions’ Club still needs volunteers for their Halloween
If you are interested in helping, Mike Barnes is still eager to
hear from you.
He has a new, updated phone number: 707-337-2609.
Give him a call and get involved in this fun and worthwhile
project for our community.
Watch for Missing Belmont Man
BELMONT — An 87- year old Belmont, CA man is missing and could
be in the Shasta County area.
Paul Merrill was last seen Thursday, September 4 in Dunsmuir.
He is 5’9” tall and weighs 165 pounds. When last seen he was
wearing a green jacket, brown plaid shirt and khaki pants. He
may also be wearing a straw woven hat similar to what many
fishermen wear. He was driving a 1956 Mercedes 190 SL with a
primered hood and Stanford license plate frame. The vehicle
license is EZX295. Authorities say Merrill suffers from a
If located call Detective Evan Branch 650-595- 7400 with