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November 18 , 2014

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The Week Remembering Veterans
American Legion Post 369 conducted their annual Veterans Day ceremony at both Pine Grove Cemetery
in McArthur and the Fall River Cemetery in Fall River Mills.
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Garden Club Seeks New Members
The Wayside Garden Club meets monthly in the Fall River Mills area and share gardening information, plan and attend meetings focused on education for the gardener, and provide community service in the form of gardening.

We welcome all those 65 and over, interested in any type of gardening to share new ideas and take part in our volunteer work done with the McArthur Fair Grounds, Mayers Memorial Hospital grounds and at Intermountain businesses.

For more information, or to join, write to PO Box 241, Fall River Mills, CA 96028 or call 510-1163.

Burney Chamber Elects New Board
The results of the recent election of officers and directors for the Burney Chamber of Commerce for 2015 has been announced. They are:
• President: Lisa Wyrick, US Bank
• Vice President: Rachelle Stone, McDonald’s Chapel
• Secretary: Sandy McCullar • Treasurer: Pat Thomason, High Country Real Estate
• Past President: Jill Barnett, High Country Real Estate

Elected to the Board of Directors for a oneyear term:
• Scott Brulc, Scott’s Guaranteed Glass
• Renee Angel, Tri Counties Bank
• Ron Harshman, VFW

Elected to the Board of Directors for a twoyear term:
• Kenny Shafer, Safeway
• Donna Scheckla, Scheckla Trucking

Santa’s Workshop Set for Dec. 6
Santa’s workshop will be Saturday, December 6th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Intermountain Fairgrounds.

The event features local businesses and crafts. While his travel arrangements haven’t been firmed up at this time, Santa tries to make it every year to talk with all the kids.

Raider Review
By Paige Smith
BHS correspondent
Monday evening all Fall sports athletes were recognized at Fall sports awards. Wednesday night there will be the Positive Action Parent Night in the Library at 6:00 p.m. Also on Wednesday night there will be a Boosters meeting at Gepetto’s starting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday we will have a Native American Heritage assembly during 7th period. Friday there will be a special schedule because we have a guest speaker, Jake Ballentine, coming to speak to our students. Also, mentoring will take place in the gym during 7th period. Also, Friday afternoon SBCC will meet in the library. Congratulations to Chasey Semer and Makenna Crook for be selected as November Students of the month. Chasey is senior student of the month and Makenna is eighth grade student of the month. As part of her senior project Audrey Hodge will be holding a canned food drive and there will be boxes throughout the school to be able to drop off items. The class with the most amount of items will win a class party. Next week students and teachers will enjoy a little break as there is no school the week of Thanksgiving.

U.S. Marine Corps 239th Birthday
The 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was celebrated locally at a well attended Birthday dinner. (Below) This year’s birthday cake.
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McArthur FFA Minute
By Wesley Woolery
McArthur FFA Reporter
Another McArthur FFA Apple pie sale has came and gone by again. This year McArthur FFA members and volunteers made 910 apple pies in a little over five hours. Without the help of all the volunteers the McArthur FFA could not put on such an efficient fundraiser. The money that is raised from the apple pie sale is used for expenses involved in Career Development Events, Leadership Conferences, and other expenses of the chapter. The McArthur FFA would like to thank Jackie Knutz for donating and picking up the apples used for the apple pie sale. Also thank you to WinCo for the donation of a gift certificate for the use in buying supplies for the sale. And thank you to all the people who bought pies from the FFA this year. Upcoming this week on Wednesday McArthur FFA is taking a bus load of members to Big Valley High School for the Intermountain Section Opening and Closing, Best Informed Greenhand, and Record Book contests. On December 17 McArthur FFA is having their December meeting and Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremonies.

AAUW Announces this Years Scholarship Winners
The Intermountain- Fall River Mills American Association of University Women (AAUW) Branch has announced this year’s recipients for their annual scholarship winners. The two young women, from our local area, are Renee Schneider of McArthur and Cheyenne Bricker from Bieber. They will each receive $1,000 towards the completion of their college educations.

Upon graduation from Fall River High School, Renee Schneider attended Shasta College and then transferred to Oregon Institute of Technology. Her objective is to complete her studies for a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in dental hygiene with a minor in business. An excellent student, Renee has hopes to return to a small rural town, much like her hometown, and work as a dental hygienist.

Cheyenne Bricker is a senior at Southern Oregon University, after completing two years of course work at Santa Rosa Jr. College. A degree in Communication Skills is her goal, which will enable her to pursue possible careers in marketing, business administration and/or public relations. Cheyenne recently worked as an intern for Assemblyman Brian Dahle.

The AAUW Intermountain- Fall River Mills Branch Scholarship is a merit award available to a female student who has completed two or more full years in an accredited college or university; will be enrolled in a four year accredited college or university; or health care professional degree program.

The American Association of University Women is committed o encouraging women to complete their educational goals and contribute to the common good. AAUW promotes equity for women, education and self-development over the life span, and positive societal change.

Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship fund to honor someone or give in memory of a loved one or friend may do so by sending their donation to AAUW, P. O. Box 761, Burney, California 96013.
Thanksgiving BINGO Set
FALL RIVER MILLS — Just in time for the holidays, turkeys will be awarded to 20 players during American Legion Post 369 Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bingo on Saturday, November 22. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Long Street and Highway 299 in Fall River Mills.

The family event includes one free bingo game and prizes for children under 12-years-ofage.

Twenty bingo cards cost $20. Secondary prizes are awarded in each game.

Proceeds enable local American Legion Post to provide honor guard at veterans’ memorial services and appropriate holidays; sponsor two Boys State candidates; assist veterans with housing and food; and, manage the Fall River Mills Veterans Hall.
Holiday Craft Fair Scheduled
BURNEY — The Burney Elementary School Holiday Craft fair will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Burney Elementary School cafeteria.

It will include vendors, homemade items and a Girl Scout Soup Cafe.

The event is sponsored by the Burney Elementary School PTA and Boy Scout Troop 38.

Money raised by doing your holiday shopping at this event supports several community youth organizations

For more information call Kathy Urlie at 604- 0406 or 335-4030.

To our Family Tree, we Add Another Tiny Leaf
To our family tree, we add another tiny leaf. Logan Vincent Mee was born Monday June 2, 2014 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento CA. He weighed 2lbs 3oz and measured 15 1/2 inches long.

Logan was lovingly welcomed by Brandan, Libby and big brother Elias of Fall River Mills. Grandparents include Shane and Renee Mee of Old Station and Tim and Katy DeCoito of Fall River Mills. Great Grandparents include Armando and Sandra De La Cruz of Calistoga, Ron and Mary Lou Smith of Alturas, Virginia DeCoito of Palo Cedro and Rex and Mary Taylor of Redding.

Our family would like to thank Mayers Memorial Hospital and UC Davis Medical Center for the care we received.
Toy Drive Underway
The Burney Fire - Fire EMS Auxiliary’s Toy Drive is now underway. Donations of new, unwrapped toys to the Burney Fire Department’s Fire/EMS Auxiliary Christmas Toy Drive now through December 4th. The toys will be handed out by Santa at the Fire Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 13. Gifts are for infants through school-aged children. (Don’t forget the teenagers – movie tickets, gift cards, etc.). If you have questions, leave a message with the Secretary at the Fire Hall (335-2212), and someone from the Toy Drive Committee will return your call.
Grief support workshops are set for community
FALL RIVER MILLS — Intermountain Hospice is offering a free Grief Workshop for the community. Learn how to understand feelings of grief and coping strategies. The Holidays can be a particularly difficult time for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Please join us and hear some suggestions for coping with the upcoming holiday season. The workshop will meet every Wednesday from November 19th to Dec 17th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fall River Hospice Office located in the River House next to the hospital. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 530-336-5511 ext. 1204 or 530-604-5745.
Junior Rodeo Association to have Their Annual Meeting
McARTHUR — The Intermountain Junior Rodeo Association’s annual membership meeting will be held December 1 in the Heritage Room at the Inter Mountain Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m.

Discussion topis will include the Intermountain Junior Rodeo Association’s directorships, a review of the 2014 year and a review of proposed activities for the year 2015.

All members are encouraged to attend.
Burney Lions to Host Thanksgiving Dinner
Burney Lions Club will be holding its annual Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Lions hall at the corner of Shasta and Main St. in Burney.

The dinner will run from noon until three pm and will consist of Turkey and all the trimmin’s.

As usual, delivery will be available to shut-ins and there is no cost- -although donations are cheerfuly accepted, for information about home delivery for shut-ins contact the Burney Senior Center.
Fruitcakes Available
The Burney Lions Club will have homemade Holiday Fruitcake this year to help support our activities in the community.

The fruitcake is the result of a secret family recipe handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation and will be available at the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 29th.