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June 21, 2016

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It’s that time of year again! The Mountain Jubilee is here! It kicks off Friday, June 24, 2016. Come over and check out the Country Craft Store that opens at 11 am and features a whole slew of crafters from Susan Hansen Photography to Mayer’s Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. The Antique and Vintage Truck Show also starts at 11 am and will feature Big Rigs from around the state. At 3 pm the Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce will have their farmer’s market, for those who are craving farm fresh produce! 6 pm begins the Amateur Horseshoe Tournament Fun with check in and tournament following at 7pm. Be sure to sign up you team for a chance to win a big $250 for first place. That doesn’t include bragging rights! Anderson Rotary will be BBQing Steak dinners for $20 for Adults and $5 for kids 12 & under. To round out Friday night, Local Band the Smokin Roaches will be playing for live music and street dancing!

Saturday, June 25 fun begins with the Co-ed Softball Tournament and Mud Run Check – In! Burney 4-H Concessions will be on hand at 10 am to fill those grumbling tummies! Blowfish races and the Poultry Small Animal show also begin at 10 am, be sure to root on your fish or favorite animal! The shotgun start of the Mud Run starts at 11 am. Come cheer on your favorite participant! The Wayside Garden Club will be on hand at 11 am for their plant sale that will take place in front of the Country Craft store, in case you missed it on Friday. If you’re hungry for lunch, stop by Fort Crook’s Booth for delicious Tri – Tip sandwiches!
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Rosales Found Guilty of Murder 1
REDDING — Fernando Sanchez Rosales, 22, of Gerber was found guilty last week of stomping him and leaving him in a pile of garbage in his garage in 2014.

The six-man, sixwoman jury conviced Rosales of first-degree murder and residential burglary.

His body was discovered an estimated 10-11 days after he had been killed.

Deputies responding to a request for a welfare check from a neighbor discovered the body.

The judge can sentence Rosales to a prison term of 25-years to life.

Fall River Chambers Music Kick Off Series
The Fall River Valley Chamber of Commerce had their kick-off event and its annual 2016 Music Series. On Friday, June 17th at Circle 7 Guest Ranch. Although the weather was more than a little sketchy it was a great event, drawing 30 people. Food was provided by Hal & Kathy’s Cook House serving hot dogs, Flat Iron Steak Sandwich, chips, assorted soda and bottled water. Ray’s Market donated an assortment of red and white wine for the event in support of the FRVCC Fundraiser selling Wine-By-The-Glass. Additionally there was micro-brew by Fall River Brewing Company in a structured donation along with domestic beer from Sportsman Liquor.

The FRVCC only has one fundraiser every year and it is the Music Series. Support for the annual event is used to fund scholarship and to some extent upgrade and promote our community and the Fall River Valley by social media (Facebook and Instagram), media print (local and otherwise), website notifications and email blast. This year there will be 5 music series events so visit www.fallrivervalleycc. org on our Homepage, Events Calendar and handout information located throughout our area.

President Martha Fletcher said she wanted to thank Jean and Dan Smith who were wonderful hosts, letting the chamber have the event at Circle 7. And special thanks to Trena, Gerald and Dave who went the extra mile and helped make it a success

Bulldogs Sports  Foundation Golf Tournament is Coming

The Bulldog Sports Foundation Golf Tournament is coming up.

The tournament is one of the major fundraiser which support athletics at Fall River High School.

The tournament is set for Saturday July 9, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Fall River Golf and Country Club.

The cost is $100 per golfer and includes golf fees, cart, snack and lunch.

There will be contests for Hole in one, the longest drive, and closest to the pin.

Raffle gifts include golf items, golf trips, dinners and fun stuff.

Call and entertoday. The Tournament is limited to the first 128 golfers. Entry fees are due before tournament. Handicaps will be verified with GHIN #. Golfers without a GHIN # will be assigned a handicap.

For questions and entry forms call Yulan Dobson at 530-515-7638, Tess Dobson at 530-515- 2113, Danny Osborne at 530-945-3678, Rick Neugebauer at 530-336-6486 or Jeanne Utterback @ 530-336-5331.

Entry forms and checks can be mailed to the Bulldog Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 732, McArthur, CA 96056.

Burney Chamber Mixer Set for Wednesday
Mix, mingle & network with local professionals and business owners while enjoying complimentary light appetizers and beverages at the Community Networking Mixer being held at US Bank in Burney on Wednesday, June 22, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Beth Edmiston has her Roots Set Deeply in the Intermountain Area

Former Burney resident and student, Elizabeth “Beth” Ryan Fox Edmiston, graduated again, June 9, 2016, this time with her PhD in immunology from U.C. Davis.

She has spent the last two years and is still doing research on Autism.

Beth was born at Mayers Memorial Hospital October 26, 1988.

She attended Grammar School in Burney and graduated from Enterprise High School in Redding.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara.

Her parents are Tom and Michelle Fox of Redding and Dave and Keli Bertagna of Redding.

Her grandarents are Ken and Carolyn Edwards of Burney and Carol and the late Rich Murphy, now of Redding.

Beth and her husband Adam live in Sacramento.
Water System Improvement Bid to be Rewarded
FALL RIVER MILLS — The Fall River Valley Community Services District received two qualified bids for infrastructure improvements.

According to District Manager Bill Johnson, the bids still have to be evaluated by the engineer, but it appears that the low bidder is Hat Creek Construction and Materials.

The $400,000 plus bid is to replace and relocate the system’s pressure regulation valve and improve the system by replacing the existing small bypass valve between the water tank in Fall River Mills and the town of McArthur. That will improve the system performance by allowing the water to be fed completely by gravity. The money is part of the existing grant funds. Additionally a STABA system will be installed which will give the district information as to problems.

Preliminary reports from Vestra show a mildly high concentration of thallum in the debris existing in the basement of the old feed mill on the property the district hopes to establish a community park.

That chemical is a soft metal in the same category as aluminum and was once legally used as rodent poison.

Options will be weighed when the final report is submitted.

Hikers Found Cold but Safe
On Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office regarding two female hikers, Tate Bailey, 21, of Goodlettsville, TN, and Alex Vallett, 22, of Old Hickory, TN, who were in distress on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Shasta County. Originally it was thought the hikers were in Siskiyou County.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jennifer Bailey, the mother of Tate, checked Tate’s website for the SPOT device Tate was carrying and discovered Tate and Alex were sending signals for help. Jennifer did not know why they needed help, but called authorities in Siskiyou County for assistance. The GPS coordinates put the two hikers south of the Siskiyou County line on the PCT near Summit Lake Rd., west of S/R 89.

The California Highway Patrol helicopter was requested. Personnel from both the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office - Burney area, and the United States Forest Service responded to the location.

The California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to locate Tate and Alex, land nearby and walk to the hikers. They were able to fly the hikers and their gear back to Redding.

Tate and Alex were cold, but not in need of any medical attention. The unexpected rain storm yesterday drenched them and their gear. Snow came in during the night and early morning and covered the PCT and froze their wet clothes and gear. They became too cold to go any further and they also lost sight of the trail.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Highway Patrol and their helicopter crew for their assistance in locating and returning Tate and Alex to safety.