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October 25, 2016

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Vote YES on Proposition 52
Proposition 52 Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act Providing Care for Over 13 Million Children, Seniors and Working Families

Thanks to historic bipartisan legislation passed in 2009, California receives billions of dollars per year in new federal funding for health care for children, seniors, and working families. According to the agreement, hospitals participate in a program that unlocks approximately $3 billion a year in federal matching funds, maximizing California’s share.

Funding guaranteed by this agreement also helps prevent closures or cutbacks in local hospitals and emergency rooms. Without these resources, the money would have to come by raising premiums for people with private insurance, a totally unnecessary burden when federal money is available to help cover the cost.

After four consecutive extensions, this law is set to expire in 2018. However, a coalition of hospitals, health care providers, and business leaders across California have joined together to sponsor and support Prop 52 on the November 2016 California ballot.

Prop 52 is common-sense solution that permanently extends the partnership that will have resulted in nearly $18 billion over seven years in additional federal money to help hospitals meet the needs of Medi-Cal patients, at no cost to taxpayers. In fact, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) estimates Prop 52 will save the state over $1.5 billion in costs for children’s health coverage by FY 2019–20 and increase support to state and local public hospitals by nearly $350 million.

Mayers Memorial Hospital District joins the California Hospital Association in STRONG support of Prop 52.

Burney Lions Club Honors Burney Jr/Sr High School Students of the Month

(l-r) Lions First Vice President Daryl Hovis, Francie Ferguson, Paige Smith, Cade Harner, Burney Jr/Sr High School Principal Ray Guerrero.
Tri Tip Sandwiches Featured at Fall River Homecoming
by Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter
The Burney Lions Club honored four Burney Junior/Senior High School students as Student of the Month at the Burney Lions Hall Thursday evening October 20.

Each month the Burney Lions Club holds a dinner to recognize one 8th grader and one 12th grader for their outstanding academic performance and school and community involvement.

The September Students of the Month were Megan Arsenau for 12th grade and Cade Harner for 8th grade. Students of the Month for October were 12th grader Paige Smith and 8th grader Francie Ferguson.

Each of the students was introduced by BHS Principal Ray Guerrero and presented with a certificate of award and a check by 1st Lion Vice-President Daryl Hovis. The 8th grade honorees received $50 and 12th grade honorees were awarded $100 for their achievement.

Megan Arsenau, 12th grade Student of the Month for September, could not attend because she was busy competing in a volleyball game. She will receive her award at a later date.

The 8th grade Student of the Month for September, Cade Harner has maintained a 4.0 grade point. He is active in 4H and plays Pop Warner Football. His interests include football, fishing, hunting and taking care of his pets. He is looking forward to catching a catfish. In the future he would like to become an orthodontist. He is good at math, running, and nature photography.

The 8th grade student of the month Francie Ferguson has also maintained a 4.0 grade point. She is active in Burney 4H, Hat Creek Youth Group. Evangelical Free Church Youth Group, and Club Live. She plays volleyball and basketball. She also enjoys photography, art, and adventuring. She is good at showing sheep.
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Missing Girl Shows Up at Grandmother's Home Safe
BURNEY — A 6 1/2 hour search for a missing 16 year old girl turned out well.

On Sunday, October 23 at 07:16 p.m, a 16-year old Burney girl was reported as a missing juvenile and at risk due to medical conditions and weather elements. The girl had last been seen in the area of Serpentine Lane in Burney.

Search and rescue personnel from California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CHP, Burney Fire District, and REACH Medical Helicopters were deployed along with numerous public safety agencies.

At approximately 01:50 a.m. Monday the girl arrived at her grandmother’s residence in Burney. Crook was evaluated by medical personnel as a precaution and released to family members.
McArthur FFA Minute

Our recent FFA meeting was Wednesday, October 19th, it was our annual Pumpkin
Carving Contest. The winners were 1st place; Joanna Jasperse & Natalie Osborne,
2nd place; Katie Coe & Mackenzie Warnock, and 3rd place; Gavin Dobson
& Jacob Carmenita. We wouldn’t be able to put on this contest without the help of
the Jacobson Family, thank you Clay!
By Cyanna Iniguez
McArthur FFA Reporter
Shasta Field Day was held on October 13th at Shasta College. The McArthur Chapter had 22 members attend in 3 events. The Carpentry team included Cooper Easley, Kaleb Hamilton, Gunnar Ronquist, Cade Rainwater, Kyle Klein, and Robert Betz. The Carpentry contest challenges the abilities of the student to identify tools used in the trade from electrical to foundation work, read and apply blueprints to construction of basic framing practices used in industry. Cade placed 1st, Kyle placed 2nd, Robert placed 3rd and as a team they topped the competition. The B.I.G. team included Natalie Osborne, Jessica Maier, Brianna Beck, Missy Small, Alexis Easley, Sara Dean, and Heather Cook. The B.I.G. contest is intended to test the FFA knowledge of first year members. It is a 100 question test based on the FFA including history and structure. Jessica Maier was the highest individual and as a team they placed 2nd. The last team competing from the chapter was the Farm Records team. The Farm Records team included Robee Knoch, Cyanna Iniguez, Ranee Betz, Tatiana Ganz, Katie Coe, Katie Lakey, Hallee Olsen, Trinity Markham, and Lexie Klatt. The Farm Records contest provides a challenging test of the members knowledge with regard to accounting of an FFA supervised agricultural project. This contest utilizes the FFA record book as a platform for entering as well as logging project funds. Katie Coe placed the third highest and as a team they placed 2nd.

7th Annual Main Street Trick Or Treatr Set for Halloween
The 7th Annual Main Street Trick or Treat is Halloween evening (Monday October 31) at participating business’ and organizations from the West End of Fall River to the center of downtown McArthur. from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Those welcoming trick or treaters during the event are: South side: Hi Mont Motel, Fall River Real Estate, Fall River Hotel, Uptown Pizza, Plumas Bank, Valley Hardware and Nursery, Mayers Memorial Hospital, and the Ol’ Merc. North side: Mountain Echo, Sportsman Liquor Candy toss 6:30 p.m. Sharp, Fall River Library, Shellie’s Dog Grooming, (8th Street, behind the library). Ray’s Food Place, and McArthur Mart, the Fall River Evangelical Free Church in McArthur is hosting a “Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event, organized by Plumas Bank with the cooperation of local businesses and organizations is co-sponsored by the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce.
The Raider Review
By Chelsea Davis
Burney High School reporter
Last Tuesday the Burney Raiders Volleyball teams played Redding Christian and also recognized the evening as “Think Pink Night” in honor of those who have fought, or are fighting against breast cancer. On October the volleyball teams traveled to compete against Mercy. Varsity came away with a win. On Friday the 21st, there was a home football game against Quincy. It was also the end of the first quarter. Saturday the 22nd, there was a Jr. high girls basketball game in Fall River. On Saturday night, Leadership and CSF students served at the Fall Fling. On Sunday Leadership helped with the Fall Festival at the Casino; students painted faces, made cotton candy, popped popcorn and also supervised children in the bounce houses. This week the high school is recognizing and celebrating Red Ribbon Week with the elementary school; students will be participating in dress up days all week long- Monday- wear red day; Tuesday is Twin Day; Wednesday is Sports Day; Thursday is Favorite Book/Comic Book Character; and Friday is Green and Gold Day. On Tuesday October 25 there was a home volleyball game against Liberty Christian and all of the senior girls will be recognized. On the 26th of October, there is cross country meet at Trinity. Also, senior parent night will be held in the library at 6:00 PM. On the 27th, there is a volleyball game in Los Molinos starting a 5:30. This Friday our football teams travel to Portola. This Friday we will also highlight all of the senior athletes at our rally. This Friday night there is a junior high Halloween costume dance in the main lobby. On the 29th, there is a Jr. high girls basketball game in Big Valley. This Saturday our “S” Club will be helping out with the PTA Harvest Festival at the elementary school.
Rotary Club is Honored
The Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River has been recognized for its outstanding achievements of the 2015-16 Rotary Year during the Presidency of Bob Jehn, which ended June 30. Awards from Rotary District 5160 are given in several categories, and the local club took top honors in three. Rotary District 5160 stretches from Berkeley to Weed, and comprises 71 separate Rotary Clubs, several with more than 200 members. “Burney-Fall River is one of the smaller clubs, making the recognitions all the more special”, said Bob Jehn.

The club is the recipient of the District’s highest award, the “Spirit of Rotary Award,” named for Cliff Dochterman, a former Rotary International President and member of the Berkeley Rotary Club. The award is presented each year to the club which is deemed to have contributed most to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”, and which made significant contributions to the community.

The club also received a Gold Level Presidential Citation from International President Ravi Ravindran for its achievements in reaching goals in seven separate categories, including Membership Development & Retention, Rotary Foundation Contributions, Humanitarian Service, Public Image, and Youth Programs.

Additionally, the Club received top honors from the District for the number of new members it attracted during the year.
"Getting Clean" is Lifetime Challenge
by Alex Colvin
Mountain Echo reporter
About 50 people gathered at the Burney Vets Hall October 12 for a “Getting Clean” forum to discuss addiction and successful recovery. The program was hosted by Shasta County Health and Human Services and Stand Against Stigma.

There was a panel discussion moderated by Marc Dadigan, a Community Education Specialist with Stand Against Stigma.

The panel consisted of James Herrington, Diane Lahey, Crystal Johnson, and Candy Stockman, MD.

The panelists gave their views on topics such as the difficulties of relying upon will-power alone, the importance of sharing and a support community, relapse, denial, manipulation, commitment to treatment. The effects of stereotyping and stigma, and aids to successful recovery.

Johnson said that one of the challenges for her was creating a new positive identity.

Herrington said he thought that education was important. He also said that following the Wellness Recovery Action Program being taught at Circle of Friends was helpful.

Dr. Stockton said that many people become addicted to prescription pain killers and then if these are restricted turn to illegal opiates such as heroin. She advised that a propensity to addiction doesn’t just go away. It is a lifetime challenge.

Referring to addiction as a disease, she compared it to diabetes. In both cases, one needs to adapt to the changes in ones personal life and environment in order to maintain one’s mental, emotional, and physical health.
A Chair-ity Affair is Coming
BURNEY — A Chairity Affair fundraiser for Intermountain Hospice will be November 5 starting at 5 p.m. in the Burney Veterans Hall.

The event is put on by the Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation. Admission is $10.