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October 28, 2014

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PG&E Donates $2,500 for fFreworks
FRotary Club of Burney-Fall River Patricia Bergman accepts a $2500.00 donation to the Rotary Fireworks
from PG&E representatives Mike Palmer and Bill

The Raider Revue
By By Paige Smith
BHS correspondent
Last weekend the students danced the nights away with a junior high costume dance held last Friday night and a high school costume dance held last Saturday night.

This upcoming week is full of many events! All Fall sports teams will take their pictures. On Tuesday the 28th the Burney Raiders Volleyball girls will be hosting the Fall River bulldogs starting at 5pm. Wednesday the 29th at lunch, there will be an FNL meeting in Mrs. Madden’s room starting at 12 noon and a Club Live meeting in Mrs.Field’s room at 11am.. Thursday the Lady Raiders host the Modoc Braves home starting at 5pm. Friday the Fall River bulldogs are coming over the hill to play against our Burney Raiders starting at 5:30pm.

Fall Ball bids will be on sale this week in the lobby during high school lunch, the dance will take place November 8th.

Burney Chamber Board Ballots to Go Out
BURNEY — The ballots for the November 11 election of the Burney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors went out in today’s mail.

If you are a member in good standing and do not receive a ballot in the next few days, please let Office Manager Anne Kerns know at 335-2111

When you receive your ballot, just follow the instructions on the top and get it back by mail, by dropping it in our mail slot, or by bringing it in person prior the meeting on November 11.

The chamber has a strict one member one vote policy so make sure to put your ballot in the envelop provided or in one of your own with your name clearly marked on the envelope.

Lake Britton Road Closed at the Bridge across the Dam November 3rd - 23rd
BURNEY -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will close off traffic across the bridge over the Lake Britton Dam from Nov. 3-23. During this time PG&E’s contractor will have equipment on the bridge, which will be closed 24 hours a day.

PG&E’s contractor is continuing replacement of the air bladder gates atop the dam and replace piping through the bridge. The bridge was also closed Sept. 8-12.

Air bladder gates maintain water levels in Lake Britton.

Vehicle traffic will be detoured to Highway 89 and the north loop of Clark Creek Road.

Pedestrians, such as Pacific Crest Trail hikers, will be escorted across. If emergency vehicles need bridge access, crews will demobilize as quickly as possible.

Clark Creek Road will be closed at short distances on either side of the dam.

Saturday is the Day to Dispose of a Variety of Hazardous Wastes and Tires
FALL RIVER MILLS — The Shasta County Department of Resource Management is sponsoring a free household hazardous waste and tire collection event on Saturday, November 1 at the County Maintenance Yard at 24665 Glenburn Road. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Shasta County residents.

Examples of the types of items to be collected include oil and latexbased paints, pesticides, used motor oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, cleaners, pool chemicals, aerosols, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, Shapes (needles, lancets, syringes, televisions, computer monitors, VCR’s, printers, cell phones, telephones, radios, and mercury containing devices. Businesses must call 800-207-8222 to make an appointment. Only PaintCare covered items will be accepted from qualifying businesses. Other hazardous waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Residents can also bring up to nine tires per vehicle to the event. Tires on rims will not be accepted.

CHP to Offer Teen Drivers Safety Course
REDDING —The CHP is teaming up with local teenagers and their parents/ guardians in a program specifically geared toward the reduction of collisions and injuries involving teen drivers. The program is called “Start Smart.”

Start Smart addresses traffic safety issues that directly affect new drivers in a way no other program does. Start Smart speaks directly to the newly licensed drivers and their parents/ guardians. It entails collision avoidance techniques, collision causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The program makes teens and parents award of responsibilities they face and teaches what precautions to take to stay safe.

The Start Smart program is free and will be offered October 29.

Parents may contact Officer Jason Morton at the Redding Area office at 530-242-3200 to sign up for the class or for additional information.

McArthur FFA Minute
By Wesley Woolery
 McArthur FFA Reporter
Contrary to belief I the apple pie sale is still on November 15th, and this year it’s going to be the 11th year the sale has been going on. The pies are going to be $11 each and if you would like to buy one you can contact a McArthur FFA member or call the Ag department at 530-336-5952. The pick up time for pies is 10 AM to 3 PM at the Intermountain fairgrounds. The pie sale is McArthur FFA,s main fundraiser for the year. The money raised goes to help pay for leadership conferences, new supplies, and career development events. Every year the Ag Leadership class organizes the fundraiser. The process for making the pies is that on Thursday before the sale students get together in the afternoon and premeasure all of the dry ingredients for the pie dough and the apple mix. On Friday during class the Ag mech students go to the Ingram Hall and lay black plastic down so during the making process the ingredients spilt can be cleaned up easily at the end of the sale.

Vote for Your Favorite Book
Vote for your favorite book! The reasons for voting are two fold. First is to afford the children of our community a chance to voice their preference of books during the upcoming election season. Thus providing them with some understanding of the election process and to hopefully sprack a life long interest. Second is to allow the library to compile a comprehensive list of the favorite books selected by our patrons which can be provided upon request to those wishing to make donations of bound books.

Vote during regular library hours, on Fall River Valley Library Facebook page, or email fallriverlibrary@ with your choice. Please include the authors name. The ballot boxes will be picked up at 6:00 p.m. on Tueday November 4th.

Lassen/Plumas Lifts Fire Restrictions
Northern California’s first significant rainfall of the season, combined with cooler temperatures, has allowed the CAL FIRE Lassen Modoc Plumas Unit to lift restrictions on dooryard debris burning effective Monday, October 27, at 8:00 a.m.

This means you may burn dooryard debris without a permit. Permits will not be required until May 1, 2015. However, you must still contact your local Air Pollution Control District to ensure it’s a permissive burn day.
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration Tickets Available
The 239th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday celebration will be at the Burney Veterans’ Hall at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10.   

The guest speaker will be Frank Wallace, a former Marine and author of “Kennedy’s General”, the story of the uncommon courage of Four Star General and 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Shoup. Shoup earned the Congressional Medal of Honor during the battle of Tarawa during WWII and was chosen as the Marine Commandant by President Eisenhower in 1959.
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HALO Demo Set
McARTHER - The Horses Assist Lives Organization (HALO) Will demonstrating a therapy riding lesson and horse activities at the Inter Mountain fairgrounds, covered arena by the livestock barns October 23rd for the public from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Call for more information at 336-5880. The event is free. Donations to HALO are greatly appreciated.
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board to Meet November 5
A regular meeting of the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) will be held on Wednesday, November 5, at 5:15 p.m., in the Shasta County Mae Helene Bacon Boggs Conference Center, 2420 Breslauer Way, Redding, California.
Nelson Graduates from Basic Training
Air Force Airman Devan C. Nelson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Nelson is the husband of Veronica Nelson, and the son of Dana Blades and Todd Nelson of Anderson, Calif. He is also the grandson of Dave Duncan of Fall River Mills, Calif., and of Kathy Simmons of Big Valley, Calif.

The airman graduated in 2008 from Anderson New Technology High School in Anderson.