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February 24, 2015


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Mayer's Staff is Moving Forward on Several Fronts
BURNEY — The Mayers Memorial Hospital District Board toured the portion of the Burney facility once rented by Mountain Valleys Burney Clinic. That is where staff says they plan to put the Burney Specialty Clinic. It can also be opened in the evenings to see patients. Management has been meeting with officials to find out what the hospital needs to make the clinics compliant for any use.

Chief Clinical Officer Keith Earnest, Pharm.D., reported that as of February 11 they had decreased the number of patients waiting to be evaluated by physical Therapy from 31 to 22, which he said wasn’t good and they would be continuing to get the number waiting down further. Cheryl Neff, CPTA has joined the physical therapy team on contract, but, he said they desperately needed additional permanent staff.

He also said the hospital pharmacy has run trials but is not ready for full implementation. They have worked some of the bugs out and will continue to test with a goal of being fully implemented by the end of March.

Hospice staff and volunteers were given an inservice on safe patients mechanics by the Physical Therapy staff.

Shrine Breakfasts Set

FALL RIVER MILLS The Intermountain Shrine Club has scheduled four breakfasts at the Masonic Lodge, 8:30 -10:30 a.m.:
• March 8
• April 12
• May 10 (Mother’s Day)
• May 31

Enjoy Sausage, Eggs & Pancakes with - coffee, juice, water or Fizz.

The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children. Fizz – donation.

Lassen’s Devastated Area Now Open to Snow Enthusiasts

MINERAL Visitors can now drive to the Devastated Area, ten miles from the north entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park Beyond the Devastated Area visitors will find snow depths of two to three feet and excellent spring-like skiing conditions stated Acting Park Superintendent Steve Gibbons.

We hope many of our local snow enthusiasts will come to the park and enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play

For those visitors that would enjoy an easy walk with excellent views of Lassen Peak, the 1.8 mile trail around Manzanita Lake is snow-free and offers many opportunities to view wildlife taking advantage of the springlike weather.

This mild winter season and lower snow levels have made clearing this part of the park highway possible.

Visitors are reminded that when storms move through the area that the highway may close due to snow, ice and fallen trees. Back country users are advised to check weather forecasts before setting out and monitor weather conditions during their trip as their vehicle could be stranded on the closed road. All visitors should also be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Check the most recent weather forecast, dress in layers, carry food and water. Stow a shovel, extra blankets and tire chains in your vehicle in case unexpected winter road conditions delay your travel.

Fort Crook Museum has Acquired Fort Crook Hall
Fort Crook Historical Society announces their newest addition. The acquisition of Fort Crook Hall means they now have 13 buildings on the site of the historic Fort Crook Museum.

This building completes the transformation of the Fort Crook Museum into a village within the town of Fall River Mills. They now have a chapel to go along with the Beaver Creek Round Barn and Tack room, the Red Barn, Lewis cabin, Fort Crook soldier’s cabin, Fall River Mills jail, James Family building, Pittville School and Pony barn, Farm Equipment barn, Pondosa timekeeper’s cabin, and the Main building.

Fort Crook Historical Society was founded in 1934 to preserve local pioneer history and the culture of the early Fall River Valley. The Society has 275 members and businesses. According to the original architect’s blueprints, Fort Crook Hall was designed in 1966 for the Christian Science Church and sits on 1.36 acres near the intersection of Highway 299 and Fort Crook Avenue in Fall River Mills.
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Assemblyman Dahle Fights for Federal Funds for Schools
Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) announced today the introduction of legislation which encourages Congress to reauthorize the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS). SRS funding mitigates the impact on county governments and schools from the reduction in timber harvesting production on federal forest lands. California’s rural communities have come to rely on SRS funding – more than $33 million statewide (annually) – to support public schools and critical roads programs.

“The Secure Rural Schools Act fulfills a commitment made by the federal government to rural counties. We need to ensure that the federal government continues that commitment as it is vital to educating our children and providing good and safe roads in California’s rural communities,” said Assemblyman Dahle.

SRS, first enacted by Congress in 2000, allows forest counties throughout the country to receive payments based on pre-2000 levels of timber harvesting activity on federal lands. In California, these federal payments are made to the State and then forwarded primarily to schools and counties. Counties use these funds for their road programs. SRS has been reauthorized several times, including in September of 2013 when Congress granted a oneyear extension. Unless SRS is re-authorized in the coming weeks, forested counties will be impacted for the loss of monies for 2014.

“Assemblyman Dahle and his colleagues are to be commended for recognizing the need to inform Congress that the federal Secure Rural Schools program should be continued,” said Lee Adams, Rural Hearings Set to Hear Public Comment on State Responsibility Area.

McArthur FFA Minute
By Wesley Woolery
McArthur FFA Reporter
This past Wednesday McArthur FFA took eighteen members to compete in the Intermountain Section Contest and all of the members did very well. The Advanced Parliamentary Procedure Team placed second and will be moving on to the Regional Level, the Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team also placed second and will be moving on as well. In the Job Interview Contest Mariah Maier placed first, Taylor Corder placed second and both will be moving on, and Lisa Lommen placed fourth. Justin Vigil competed in Impromptu and placed first and will be moving on. Grace Lommen competed in Extemporaneous Speaking. Robee Knoch placed third in creed and will be moving on, Madison Corder placed fourth, and Cyanna Iniguez and Jessica Hammon also competed. The McArthur FFA is proud of the members that competed.

Upcoming this week is National FFA Week. The UC Davis Invitational is on March sixth and seventh. And March eighteenth and nineteenth is the Superior Region Meeting and Regional Contests.

Raider Review
By Paige Smith
BHS Correspondent
The winter season of sports is officially over, and our athletes do not get one moment of rest as they move right into the spring season. Track, baseball and softball practices are officially starting this week. Last weekend the sophomore class hosted a very successful Sadie Hawkin’s dance. Lots of fun was had by all who attended! On Wednesday the 25th our baseball team will scrimmage at Enterprise starting at 2:00 pm. Friday the 27th there will be an ASB meeting during tutorial in Mrs. Madden’s room. Also on Friday, several students will compete in the Rotary speech contest- club leveland three students will walk away with award money. Good luck to all participating. Saturday the 28th the Burney High School baseball boys will hosting their annual crab feed at the Veteran’s Hall starting at 5:00pm. Congratulations to Carissa Tereba for winning the club level Lions Club speech contest, she will compete at the next level on March 5th. Carissa was also selected as BHS Girls State Delegate for 2015. There will be spring volleyball sign-ups in the office, all grades welcome. This week there will be a CSF meeting in Mrs. Madden’s room on Tuesday the 24th to discuss the trip and fundraising. 7th and 8th grade Jr. High baseball and wrestling sign-ups are in the office. Have a wonderful week everyone. Smiling face with smiling eyes