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AROUND TOWN THIS WEEK

August 25, 2015


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Little Reno Night Planned

ROUND MOUNTAIN — Little Reno Night, a fundraiser to support the Mountain Community Center, is just a month away.

Those 21 and older can play Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Keno.

There will be food, prizes and a silent auction.

The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 19 at the Mountain Community Center.

All funds go to support the Community funds.

Rotary Club Donates $1,100 for Prescription Drug Recycling Center

The Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River has provided funding for the prescription medication recycling facility soon to be placed at the Burney Sheriff’s Substation.

The program has been funded countywide through grant funding and contributions from local communities.

Abuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic proportions in Shasta County, and elsewhere in California and the country, primarily affecting teenagers. “Salad” parties, events where participants obtain unused prescriptions, consolidate them in a salad bowl, and take pills to see what the effect will be, has been on the rise in the United States and Shasta County. The medications are most often obtained from the medicine cabinets of family members.

The recycling program provides a means of disposing of unused prescriptions, including pet medications, free of charge.

Pictured are Club president Bob Jehn and Caedy Minoletti of Shasta County Health and Human Services.
Griffin Hired as Forest Fire Management Head
SUSANVILLE, – The Lassen National Forest announced they have hired Steve Griffin to be the organization’s forest fire management officer, August 18.

“Steve will be a great addition to our team,” said Lassen National Forest Supervisor Dave Hays. “He brings both strong fire management experience and excellent leadership skills to the Lassen.”

Griffin began his Forest Service career in 1988 at the Sequoia National Forest as a fire lookout, in time working his way up to become a member of the engine crew. He left to take on a threeyear assignment as a hotshot crew member at Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks before returning to Sequoia National Forest as a hotshot squad leader.
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Refurbishing Lela's Gazebo
Members of Boy Scout troop 218 have just completed refurbishing the Fair’s Gazebo (l to r) David Rees, Colton Oilar, Wyatt Schmitt, Garrett Schmitt and Brock Burrier. The work is Wyatt Schmitt’s community project as he works toward becoming an Eagle scout.
Ranch Rodeo Set for September 6, After Parade
McARTHUR — One of the highlights of the Inter Mountain Fair is the Ranch Branding Contest held each year in the small indoor arena next to the horse barns.

The event starts after the parade at approximately 1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 6.

Thirteen teams have entered this year and promise to make it an exciting event.

The entries are the Vestal Ranch, Vigil Ranch, Kramer ranch, Little Shasta Ranch, G2 Herefords, Estes Ranch, Taliaserro Ranch, Woolery Livestock, Bidwell Ranch, Rocking B Ranch, Goose Valley Farming, Lynn Taylor and Cal Cattle Company.

Ranch Branding is sponsored by the Fall River-Big Valley Cattlemen’s Association.

First place buckles, reserve money clips and perpetual trophy are sponsored by The Red Barn, Jerry and Lynda McDaniel, Harry and Millie Turiello, California Waterfoul Association, Larry Plog and Kurt Urricequi of Zoetis.

The All Around Cattleman’s buckle will be awarded to the cattleman with the most points received in the Pen Show and Branding Competition. It is sponsored by Art and Carolyn Whitney and will be awarded after the Pen Show.

The Pen Show will immediately follow the Ranch Branding at the Sale Barn.

The Inter-Mountain Cattlewomen’s Association is hosting a hospitality table during the Pen Show. They will be serving homemade snacks hors d’oeuvr

Friends of the Library to Serve Meals at the Rex
BURNEY — The Friends of the Intermountain Libraries’ (FOIL) board of directors and volunteers will host Dinner at the Rex on Sunday, September 13.

FOIL volunteers will bring their best tablewaiting skills to the benefit for the Burney Libraries as they will be serving the meal.

The fact that FOIL gets to keep the tips given by diners makes this a special fundraiser.

Diners will be asked to tip early and often, even when the servers bring you water and when the salad comes.

Salad, entree and cookie will be served for $15 plus tax per person.

The menu for the evening is Cornish game hens or lasagna. Beverages are additional.

The event will have two seatings. The first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now from the FOIL board members or at the library. Call 335-4317 for details.
Lions Six Band Concert Sure to be a Fair Hit
McARTHUR — The Burney Lions Club is putting on their first Concert for Lions Scholarships in the grandstands at the Intermountain Fair September 4.

Six are professional bands, four of the six specialize in different types of music and two doing Rock and Roll.

Matthew Songmaker leads the concerts with Country music at 2 p.m. Songmaker opened for Clint Black for a gig in Redding.

At 3:30 p.m. Turn a Blind Eye will do popular Country Western hits. End Time Lions will present Hip Hop/Metal at 6:30 p.m. followed by Will Drury of Glenburn with Country Rock at 6:30 p.m.

Delaney will put on quite a show with Electronic/ Vocal and Dancers at 8 p.m.

From Ashes to Empires will bring the evening to a close with their 9:30 p.m. rendition of Rock and Roll hits. The grandstand performances cost $20 for the day. Once paid and stamped the audience can come and go as they like, picking and choosing their concerts and the groups they want to see.The gate is split between the Lions and the Fair with the Burney Lions Club’s share going towards the club’s scholarship program.
Burney Community Exchange Set for Satruday Evening
BURNEY – a Burney community exchange is scheduled between 4 and 7 p.m. at Bailey Park Saturday, August 29.

The community exchange event is for those with gardens to share their extra fruits and veggies or handmade items with others who can use them. You can also bring homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, fresh eggs, handcrafted soaps or other handmade house hold items.

Those who don’t have items are also welcome to participate.

The event will also have a lot of family activities and a free barbecue for everyone who attends provided by the Burney Fire Protection District. Call Kim Golcczynski for more information at 907-821-0574.
Custom Car Show-n-Shine to Benefit Inter Mountain Fair
McARTHUR – Fall River High School senior Ryan Reynolds is organizing a Custom Car Show-n- Shine and Parade set for Sunday September 6 at the fairgrounds in McArthur.

Staging will be 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. the Show and Shine will be between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entry is $35 per vehicle and includes two admissions into the fair.

The event is open to all vehicles. Entry forms are available at the Inter Mountain Fair office at the fairgrounds, on line at http://www.inter-mountainfair. com, Mountain Echo Newspaper, Fall River Mills and Hiway Garage in McArthur.

For more information call (530) 604-1541 or (530) 355- 1844. All proceeds will be donated back to the Inter Mountain Fair.
Foundation has Raised and Spent $180,000 to Improve Fairgrounds Since its Inception
By Bruce Bergman
IM Fair Heritage Foundation
The Inter-Mountain Fair Heritage Foundation has spent $180,000, since it’s inception in 2009, provided by the generosity of Fair Sponsors and other donors to preserve, improve and beautify the fairgrounds. The Foundation is committed to preserving our “old fashioned country fair” for current and future generations. A partial list of completed and on-going projects follows:

• Created a new community event, Mountain Jubilee, to be held the last weekend in June each year
• Purchased an electronic highway sign to publicize fair and non-profit, community events
• Updated George Ingram Hall with paint, new tables and electrical and media systems
• Updated the Jennifer Skuce Pavilion with ceiling heaters and a portable sound system
• Purchased costumes for local Hispanic dance groups
• Painted the Beef and Sheep Barns and purchased a new livestock scale
• Repaired and painted the Horse Barn
• Beautified the Garden Reception with pavers, shade cloth and pergola
• Painted the restrooms and over one hundred picnic tables
• Upgraded the restrooms and laundry at the Fair RV Park
• Installed new windows and painted the Fair Office

The newest update is the Flower Exhibit Building with all new windows and insulated siding. Plans are underway to install new heaters for the preschool and develop a new meeting room for the 4-Hers, quilters and for community use. Future plans include an ADAcompliant restroom and new tables and chairs for this facility as well.

While visiting the Fair this year, observe and enjoy these improvements made possible by the generosity of the Fair Sponsors. The Foundation thanks these Sponsors and Friends of the Fair for their financial and volunteer support. Through their help, and the effort of many volunteers and clubs, much has been accomplished to maintain and enhance the value of the fairgrounds for the community.

For more information about Fair sponsorships please go online to www. inter-mountainfair.com.