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March 31, 2015

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Deputies Nail One of Sheriff’s Most Wanted
On Sunday, March 29th, at 11:20 a.m., citizens in Burney called to report a male creating a disturbance near the back of the Pit River Casino Mini-Mart. The male left the area prior to deputy’s arrival on scene.

Deputies searched the area around the minimart and spotted the male as he attempted to elude apprehension by running and hiding near the Pit River Tribal Office. Deputy Tim Estes and his K9 Blitz were able to locate and apprehend the male, who was then identified as Eric Leaf Mitchell 33. Mitchell had two active warrants issued for his arrest and was listed as a Shasta County’s Most Wanted subject. Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail.
Big Valley STEM Fair Wrap-Up
Isabella Murphy (12), Amber Murphy (11), and Cheyenne DeLoyola (12) won the 11th and 12th grade scholarship award sponsored by the Big Valley Endowment Foundation and the Big Valley Lions Club. They tested to find the chemical differences between Pepsi and Coca Cola.

Blue Ribbon Winners Coca Cola vs. Pepsi— Cheyenne DeLoyola (12)/ Izzy Murphy (12) /Amber Murphy (11)
Too $hort—Eric Duren (12)/Adam White (9)
Is Beauty Worth It?— Alecia Fitts (11)
Gender Response to Frustration—Amanda Richno (12)
Evolution of Nike Free Runs—Wyatt Schmitt (10)/ Savanna Miller (10)/Seth Gibson (10)
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Everett is Born
Everett Solomon Watkins was born Feb. 12 and weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. 20 inches. Proud parents are Flagan & Bailey Watkins of Burney. Maternal grandparents are Gary & Rachel Cox of Milton-Freewater, OR. Paternal grandparents are Bob & Stacey Watkins of Cassel. Great grandparents are Orv & Phyllis Watkins of Bieber, Judy Monroe of Burney and Gene & Lee Cox of Redwood Valley, CA.

Easter Bingo is Set for Saturday
Easter themed prizes will be awarded when bingo returns to the Fall River Veterans Hall Saturday, April 4. Fifteen bingo games cost $20.

First place prize is a ham and colored Easter eggs. Second place prize is baked goods. Little children receive a goodie bag. Opportunity drawing prizes are food baskets.

The family night includes a free bingo game for children under 12-years–of-age.

Sponsored by Fall River Mills American Legion Auxiliary, doors open at 6:00 p.m.; festivities begin at 7:00 p.m.

Net proceeds are scholarships awarded to high school students.

Veterans Hall is located at the corner of Long Street and Highway 299 in Fall River Mills.

The McArthur Minute
By Wesley Woolery
McArthur FFA reporter
This past Wednesday McArthur FFA held their March Meeting. Members heard reports on the Contests that members had participated in, they heard about what was upcoming, and the update on Project Animals for the Inter-Mountain Fair. Madison Corder gave a report on the Sectional Contest, Wesley Woolery gave a report on the Chico State Invitational, Ruilly Horta reported on the UC Davis Invitational Contest, and Mariah Maier reported on the outcome of the Regional Meeting and Contest. Shay Corder and Laci Denny were recognized for stepping up in tight circumstances for the Regional Contest.

Upcoming next month are the Chapter Officer Elections, California State Finals, and The 87th Annual California State Conference. Also, the Ag Department is getting ready for the Plant and Project Sale held in May.

Extravaganza Set
BURNEY — The Word of Life Assembly of God Church’s Free, family fun, Easter Eggstravaganza will be Saturday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot on Highway 299 in Burney.

The event promises to be lots of fun for everyone with bounce houses, face painting, hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones. There will also by an Easter Egg hunt with thousands of candyfilled eggs and fantastic prizes.

Registration begins at 10:30 with the first hunt at 11 a.m. Prize drawings will follow the egg hunts.

The Raider Review
By Paige Smith
What a busy week last week was for students. Between sports, school work and other extracurricular activities, our students and staff are always very busy. On Monday the 30th, there will be a positive action parent meeting in room 11 from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.. On Wednesday the 1st there will be an 8th grade parent night at 6 p.m. in the Library. At lunch on Wednesday a Leos meeting will be held in Mrs. Madden’s room. All 8th grade parents are encouraged to attend. On Friday the 3rd, Baseball and Softball have a double header at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Fall River. Also, during 5th and 6th period on Friday, there will be a Bully Education Assembly for the Jr. High, followed by a Raider Card assembly. On Saturday the 4th, the track team will be traveling to Enterprise, the meet will begin at 4 p.m.. Also on Saturday the Leos will be coloring Easter eggs to hide the following day for the town Easter egg hunt. Next week the students are looking forward to a week off from school as we all have spring break.

Burney Senior Dedicates Display Case to Veterans
Burney High School Senior Tymber Wells (pictured above) built a veterans wall display case to honor our veterans for her senior project. Each month there will be a new veteran honored.

Her mentor was Bill Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin has done so much for our school and our community by monitoring many students, helping with choosing candidates for boys and girls state. He is also a part of both the VFW and American Legion. Bill has helped create several scholarships for Burney High School and through his affiliation with the veteran’s organization he has handed over $20,000 worth of scholarships out in the last 15-20 years.

Tymber has decided to give back to Bill for all of his time and dedication to the students and community by dedicating this display case to him by making him the first veteran of the month.
Local Soroptomists Celebrate Clubs 45th Anniversary
Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River celebrated the club’s 45th anniversary March 18 at the Burney Lions Hall.

The guest speaker, shown above, was Jackie de Martini, Governor of the Sierra Nevada Region who spoke on Soroptimist projects world wide.

District Director for District 1, Sheri Hoyer was also in attendance along with honored guests Margaret Zoll and Joan Nemanic, charters members of the club and Marge Kivley from the Redding Soroptimist club who helped charter the Burney-Fall River club.

The Burney Lions Club prepared the lunch for 45 including members from the Redding and the Chico clubs along with former members of the Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Clubs and other guests.

The Soroptimist Club will continue to work toward their goal of working for women and girls, locally, in the region, and worldwide.