Sloat Receives CIF Model Coach Award
– Fall River High School is proud to announce that
Kelly Freeland-Sloat received the 2015-2016 CIF
Model Coach Award for her time at the helm of the
very successful varsity volleyball program at FRHS.
The CIF Model Coach Award program is designed to
recognize coaches who have served as positive role
models in their schools and communities, and who
have exhibited the traits apparent in the CIF
principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor.
Freeland-Sloat was the female recipient of the award
for the Northern Section, along with male recipient,
volleyball coach JJ Mitchell from Pleasant Valley.
Previous winners of the award include FRHS girls’
basketball coach, Kathy Jones as a 2014- 2015 Model
Burney High School Crab Feed Set
The Burney Boosters Crab
Feed will be February
27, at the Burney
Veteran’s Hall. Doors
open at 5:00 p.m. with
the dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35.00 and
are available at Burney
High School, the School
District Office, US
Bank, Tri-Counties Bank,
and from Burney High
School baseball players.
The “all you can eat”
menu is crab, tri-tip,
baked potato, salad,
roll, and dessert.
There will be a dessert
auction, raffle, and
games throughout the
event. A chartered deep
sea fishing, trip, 49ers
tickets, Giants tickets,
and other sports
memorabilia will be some
of the prizes given out
throughout the evening.
For more information
contact Burney High
School at 335-4576.
Wesley Woolery Completes Auctioneering School in
MO — Wesley Woolery, A 2015 graduate of Fall River
High School has successfully completed the course in
Auctioneering and Auction Sales Management at the
Missouri Auction School.
The diploma granted includes the honorary title of
Colonel. The honorary title of Colonel is a
tradition dating from the Civil War.
The concentrated course is conducted by the Missouri
Auction School at the world’s largest auction
training center. It included lectures and workshops
featuring prominent auctioneers from throughout
America and participating in celling numerous public
auctions in nearby communities.
Subjects covered included antiques, livestock,
furniture, business liquidations, real estate, auto,
machinery, general merchandise and all types of
Local Churches Feed the Food Pantry
Local Churches feed the food pantry... so it can
feed the needy. Shirley Huston (L) and AnnBrown (R)
from the Community United Methodist Church
(CUMC) are packing up food for the Fall River
Community Food Drive. Each church in the area leads
the drive for one month a year. The CUMC led for the
month of January.
Our positive action program would like all students
to think about the word, friendship and what that
word means. Last Wednesday the varsity softball
program held and information meeting. The softball
team is running a fundraiser for their program and
are selling Tri-tip dinners for four. The meal
includes tri-tip, beans, drinks, salad and cheese
cake. The price is $50 for pick up and $55 for
delivery. If you are interested in supporting the
softball program, please contact the school and we
will get you in touch with some of the softball
athletes. Thank you! Seniors and CSF members are
invited to an amazing trip to Ashland to see a play
filled with comedy and mystery, The Riverbride.
Tickets are $30. Bring your receipt to Mrs. Madden
ASAP to reserve you spot. Only a few tickets left.
Our basketball program hosted Chester last Wednesday
and both JV teams earned a win. There is a Leos
meeting in Mrs. Madden’s room on February 2nd during
lunch to plan Flag Day. On February 3rd the Leo’s
club will be heading over to the elementary school
to talk to the students about Flag Day, and
distribute flags to all students. Once again on
Wednesday we will be promoting college awareness by
asking all students to wear a shirt or hat from
their favorite college. Please tune in to the KKRN
radio station on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM to
listen to our BHS Raider Radio team broadcast their
show. Last Sunday five finalists competed in the
Rotary speech contest, speaking about the prompt,
“Rotary helped to eradicate the world 99% of polio.
Why is important to eradicate the last 1%?” Ryan
Pruitt, Carissa Tereba, Jessica Thompson, Megan
Arseaneau and Hunter Mostoufi all competed for cash
Reward Increases to $10,000 for Winning Business
BURNEY — Mayers Memorial Hospital and Mountain
Valleys Health Centers have joined the Burney
Chamber of Commerce’s effort to provide up to
$10,000 to a local business project by providing
CEO’s Louis Ward of Mayers Memorial Hospital and
Dave Jones of Mountain Valleys Health Centers joined
together to bring the total up from the original
$5,000 to $10,000.
With the additional funding Burney Chamber of
Commerce members will be extending the deadline for
the business project to February 25.
Anyone who would like to provide matching funds or
give a donation contact Anne Kerns at 530-335-2111
or email at burneychamber@frontiernet. net.
If you would like to submit a project idea, please
provide the following:
1. Describe what your project is and how you see it
being of benefit the entire business community.
2. Give the Burney Chamber of Commerce an estimate
of the cost ($10,000.00 or less).
3. How do you see your project being put into
4. Is there a way to measure the effectiveness of
this project? If there is, describe the method of
5. Get it to the Burney Chamber office by February
To find out more about the Burney Chamber of
Commerce, Mayers Memorial Hospital, and Mountain
Valleys Health Centers visit them at
www.burneychamber. com, www.mayersmemorial. com, and
McArthur FFA Minute
McArthur Chapter Reporter
The McArthur FFA has resumed its many activities. On
January 23, the McArthur FFA sent teams to compete
in the annual Tulelake speaking contest. It would be
unlike them if they didn’t do well. Robee Knoch
placed third in the Impromptu Contest. The Impromptu
contest makes contestants pick a random question and
a random quote or keyword in which they are expected
to talk about each for just under two minutes.
Parliamentary Procedure teams were also sent. The
teams are expected to practice parliamentary law and
debate a random topic. The advanced team placed
third while the novice team also took third place.
This contest is a great warm-up for the upcoming
sectional, regional, and state competitions. In
upcoming events, McArthur FFA will have many
activities for the school on the dates of February
21st through the 28th for National FFA week. Their
officer team is hard at work getting agriculture
educational games for the students to participate
in. Make sure to be on the lookout next week as the
McArthur FFA prepares for upcoming contests.
Firefighters Train with Extrication Equipment
By Loretta Carrico-Russell
Mountain Echo reporter
Others’ misfortune provided local firefighters with
a valuable training opportunity. Firefighters from
the Shasta County Fire Department volunteer
companies Montgomery Creek and French Gulch, Burney
and McArthur fire protection districts gathered
recently to learn about and train on the latest
Holmatro Rescue Equipment.
The Shasta County Fire Department received a $98,000
grant from the State of California Office of Traffic
Safety (OTS) to purchase three vehicle extrication
equipment to replace outdated equipment currently
“We are very grateful to be one of the recipients to
receive the newest Holmatro extrication tools from
the OTS grant that Shasta County Fire Department
received,” said Montgomery Creek Chief Theresa
Carroll. The tools for the intermountain will be
readily available to the communities of Montgomery
Creek and Round Mountain, and the neighboring
communities of Burney, Big Bend, Bella Vista and Oak
Run, Carroll said.
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P G & E Offering One Million in Grants
SAN FRANCISCO – As part of its ongoing dedication to
help foster education, Pacific Gas and Electric
Company (PG&E) this week announced the launch of its
fourth annual PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship
program. The program awards a total of $1 million in
scholarships to local high school, community college
and “non-traditional” students pursuing higher
education in the fields of science, technology,
engineering or mathematics (STEM). Scholarship
winners will receive up to $20,000 per year for up
to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000
toward their studies.
Students pursuing a STEM-related degree are
eligible, and must be enrolled in a full-time
undergraduate program at an accredited two- or
four-year college, university or vocational-
technical school for the duration of the 2016- 2017
The deadline to apply for the PG&E Better Together
STEM Scholarships is Feb. 29. Scholarship winners
will be announced this spring. For more information
and to apply, visit scholarshipamerica. org/pge/.
In addition to the STEM Scholarship Program, PG&E’s
10 employee resource groups (ERGs) voluntarily raise
funds for scholarships to help offset the cost of
In 2015 alone, the ERGs awarded a record $429,000 in
scholarships. Since 1989, more than $4 million in
ERG scholarships have been received by thousands of
recipients. Visit http://www. pge.com/en/about/
community/education/ ergscholarships/index. page.
Tereba Wins Rotary Speech Contest
Five students from the Intermountain Area competed
for $400 in prize money at the Rotary Club of
Burney-Fall River Annual Speech Contest on Sunday,
January 31. The topic this year was “Rotary’s
Efforts to Eradicate Polio”, and First Place in the
contest was taken by Carissa Tereba of Burney High
School. Second Place went to Jessica Thompson, and
Third Place to Megan Arseneau. Pictured (l to r) are
Rotary President Bob Jehn, contestants Ryan Pruitt,
Hunter Mostoufi, Carissa Tereba, Jessica Thompson,
and Megan Arseneau, with Rotary Youth Services Chair
Trish Van Dyke. Rotary wishes to especially thank
Melissa Madden for assisting in organizing the
event, and for allowing her classroom to be used for