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July 7, 2015

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Burney Fire Safe Council is in Business
The Fall River Resource Conservation District has taken the lead in developing the Burney Basin Fire Safe Council.

They have had three meetings in Burney and are discussing their boundaries

The Fall River Resource Conservation District has recently submitted a grant to fund the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Anyone interested in becoming an active member can contact the Fall River Resource Conservation District at 336- 6591. Their goal is to create a powerful group initiative to save lives, property and money from wildfire.

The Fall River Resource Conservation District has taken the lead in developing the Burney Basin Fire Safe Council.

Over 60 local councils in California have made their communities safer, better places to live by:

• Developing an emergency preparedness plan for the community before a wildfire occurs. This proactive measure minimizes loss of life, property, homes, businesses, natural and historic areas, and other valuable assets at risk of being destroyed by wildfire.
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Patty Williams Buys Her Way into Office with Most Money

By Cindy Martin
Burney Chamber of Commerce
Patty Williams (pictured above) collected enough votes (dollars) to be officially elected to the position of Honorary Mayor of Burney and was inaugurated at the Burney Veteran’s Hall last Thursday,

The funds raised by each person are divided between the Burney Chamber of Commerce and the charity organization of their choice. The Hospice program is dear to Patty and she chose our local Intermountain Hospice program as the recipient. First runnerup was Kim Stier, who selected the Burney Senior Nutrition Center to receive her funds. We had two more great candidates who also raised money for their favorite organizations. Linda Colvin, who donated her funds to the SNIPP program and Tom Moore, who also selected the Senior Nutrition Center as his charity.

On June 10, a “Seriously, this is not serious” debate was held among the four candidates. Questions such as “Why are there no B size batteries?” and “What three items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?”And other “not at all serious” questions were asked of each person.

In addition, each candidate was provided with a tongue twister to say three times to show their skills speaking in front of the public. A lot of silly string was sprayed and everyone had a great time!
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Cattle Women Award $8,000 in Scholarships to Students
The Intermountain Cattlewomen gave $8,000 in scholarships for the 2015-2016 year. The money earned for scholarships is from the Beef N Brew that was held in April. Thank you to all who supported the dinner and auction and made the scholarships available for students pursuing a career in agriculture, or an agriculture supporting industry.

The students who received scholarships are Ciara Babcock, Rebecca Barnett, Cheyenne Bernal, Bailey Bidwell, Quincy Crum, Sheldon Overton, Brook Small, Kyle Van Riet, Amanda Bricker, Amy Brown, Taylor Corder, and Erica Stevenson.

Parade Winners Announced
The Burney Basin Days Parade was held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The theme for the parade was “Diamond Jubilee.”

There were a total of 40 entries. While not everyone chose to be judged, the following are the categories that were judged and the winners in those categories:

Float Organization
First place: Burney Reunites
Second Place: Burney Lions Auxiliary

Float Commercial
First Place: Pit River Casino - Burney
Second Place: Mayers Memorial Hospital

Vintage Vehicle/Single or Group:
First Place: Jerry Duval – 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
Second Place: Sierra Pacific Industries – 1934 Diamond T Fire Truck
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Chicken and Ribs BBQ Set
GLENBURN — The Soldier Mountain Fire Company will host its 32nd annual Chicken and Ribs BBQ, 2-7 p.m., July 26 at the fire hall in Glenburn. The  meal includes chicken, pork ribs, salad, beans, rolls and desert. Lemonade, iced tea and coffee are included. Beer and wine may be purchased.

Hat Creek Barbecue is Scheduled for July 18
HAT CREEK — July 18, Saturday, is the 36th Annual HCVFD Deep Pit BBQ, Raffle and Craft Fair in Hat Creek, off Doty Rd., at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch and Campground.

The Craft Fair begins at 10 with over 25 booths offering their unique works of art, jewelry, food, clothing, and a wide diversity of items that will tickle your fancy.

The mouth watering beef dinner is served from 1-5 p.m. $11 for adults, $5 for children, and under 4’s eat free. Dinner includes a generous portion of beef with a choice of sauces, salads, beans, bread a cookie and a drink. Dinner and raffle tickets may be purchased at the Rancheria in Hat Creek and at Annie’s Gifts in Burney. Raffle prizes include: fishing gear, a 1/2 day fly fishing trip, a hand-hewn log picnic table, a kayak and a handmade quilt.

Come on by and enjoy the gentle breeze amongst the pines, swimming and fishing in the small lake, and ice cream! Don’t forget to get your duck t-shirt! It’s a wonderful way to support the dedicated and hard working volunteer firemen and women of our community.

Any questions, Pat Pell, 335-7236.
Matt Rees Recognized by Association
Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) presented Matt Rees, Mayers Memorial Hospital District CEO with the ACHD 2014 Advocate of the Year Award. Rees was recognized for writing legislative action letters, attending and participating in ACHD events, meeting with legislators, engaging in issues and maintaining a social media platform, and supporting and testifying for state healthcare issues. Representatives of ACHD traveled to Mayers to present the award. (left to right: Amber King, ACHD; Matt Rees, MMHD; Ken Cohen, ACHD)
Kid Fit to do Art and Visit Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery
We are so grateful for your coverage of Kid- Fit Summer 2015. The attendance keeps growing in the Kid-Fit 2015 program. Last Tuesday night a huge crowd of children and parents were at the pool. Next week they will be doing art at the (Bailey) park, followed on July 14, with an event at Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery.

Check with the Burney Community Center for details on how to join the program.
How Does the Wounded Warrior Program Work?
Ron Mason was recently honored for his contribution to fundraising for the Wounded Warrior program. Mountain Echo has had quiries regarding that program so we researched it and this is what we found out.

The military’s wounded warrior programs provide assistance and advocacy for severely wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families. These programs assist service members and their families as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.

Each of the individual branch of service operates a wounded warrior program to assist service members and their families with non-medical issues associated with the transition back to duty or to civilian life.

The wounded warrior programs work with the service member and his or her medical team to develop a comprehensive recovery plan that addresses specific recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration goals.

These programs provide lifetime support for the service member; eligibility for participation in the program does not conclude when the service member is discharged from a military treatment facility.

Typical non-medical support provided by the wounded warrior programs may include, but is not limited to, assistance with:
• Pay and personnel issues
• Invitational travel orders
• Lodging and housing adaptations for the wounded warrior
• Child and youth care arrangements
• Transportation needs
• Legal and guardianship issues
• Education and training benefits
• Respite care
• Traumatic brain injury/post-traumatic stress support services
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