Gatherings for the week of October 23, 2014

“Gatherings” is meant to provide an information outlet for public service announcements for non-profit groups.  Please include the name of the event, time and date it is scheduled and the place and address at which it is being held, name of sponsor, any cost involved and a phone number for the public to call for more information.

Announcements are published free for non-profit groups as space permits. Send announcements to Gatherings: c/o Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas; phone (530) 233-2632 or e-mail to record1@modocrecord.com. Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.

Thursday, October 23

Boosters change date
Attention Boosters - due to Volleyball and Soccer games today the Modoc High School Boosters are moving their monthly meeting to Monday, Oct 27.

Help update Transportation plan
Modoc Co. Transportation Commission will seek public input for the Modoc Regional Transportation Plan Update – looking up to 20 years into the future. Attend a workshop Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at 108 So. Main St., Alturas or send comment to dpedersen@modoctransportation.com. See article for more details.

Food Link delivers
Foodlink trucks will deliver the final load of fresh produce for this season, to Modoc County Veterans Park in Alturas for low-income families on October 23 (weather permitting) from noon to 2 p.m.
The special giveaways are sponsored by Lassen County Council, Modoc Emergency Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities. Please bring your own boxes. Please contact Jesika or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., Inc. at 233-3111.

“Lights On” event
National Afterschool “Lights On” activity today from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Surprise Valley Elementary School Gym, Cedarville. Dessert Bingo, please bring a dessert. Nachos will be provided by SEALS afterschool program.

Buck-a-Bag deals
Modoc County Library's "Buck-A-Bag Trailer" is open for business Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. All materials are $1 for a bagful. Donations of books, audio and video materials are eagerly accepted. Please no old encyclopedia sets or large quantities of magazines. Funds from purchases help sustain Modoc County's public libraries.

Modoc Record hours
Modoc County Record office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. Ph: 530-233-2632. Fax 530-233-5113.

Join Alturas TOPS
TOPS 1954 meets Thursdays at the Senior Citizens Center, 906 West Fourth St., Alturas. Weigh-in 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meetings from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Come find support for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, which has proven successful for many local residents.

Sign up today
Sign up for The Modoc County Record online access at www.modocrecord.com or email subs@modocrecord.com for print, online subscriptions or both. Call 530-233-2632, or stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 -1 p.m. Or mail your information to us at Modoc County Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101 or stop by the Record at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas.

Friday, October 24. . .United Nations Day

Cultural Competency Training
Strong Family Health Center and Cedarville Rancheria will present a Cultural Competency Training at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas on Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. School personnel, public health, social service, law enforcement and others who work with tribal communities should plan to attend. Continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes provided. Training topics include: Impacts of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, Trauma-informed work, Working with Tribal communities, and Bridging the gaps in service provision. For more information or to register contact Candace Deaton or Laura Harlan, 530-233-4591.

Cattlemen host Fall Dinner
Modoc County Cattleman’s Association will present its annual Fall Dinner meeting on Friday, Oct. 24. Meet at 4:30 p.m. in the US Forest Service conference room to hear CCA Exec. Vice president Billy Gatlin and CCA representatives give updates on industry issues. Plumas Bank will host a social at the Brass Rail at 6 p.m., followed by Modoc CattleWomen’s silent auction and steak dinner at 7 p.m. for $25 per person. Election of directors, announcements of Cattleman of the Year and Lifetime Achievement honors. Purchase tickets at the door.

Be aware on Halloween
Halloween costumes and decorations still grace the shelves of the Second Chance Thrift Store. Check out costumes and dresses from a variety of eras to create your own special dress for the spooky holiday. And remember to be thoughtful of dogs and cats on that loud, happy holiday. Put your cat in a comfortable room far away from the noise and chaos and  keep your dog safe and away from chocolates, candies  and noises that scare him/her. Make certain that your dog's ID tag is secure on the collar -- just in case.
The thrift store received a generous donation of men's new shirts and 36 size waist pants. Every week the shelves and racks are packed with new winter clothing.
HPHS has some lovely playful kittens needing their forever adopted home. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the corner of First and Court streets in Alturas.

Stop by Art Center
There is still time to see the Art Center’s October Gallery Sisters and Friends. This gallery showcases many Modoc artists and is a creative mixture of beautiful stained and slumped glass, photography, paintings, hand crafted knives and turned wood.  The Art Center is located at 317 S Main Street – across from the Niles Hotel – and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Sat.

Modoc Record hours
Modoc County Record office is open Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. Ph: 530-233-2632. Fax 530-233-5113. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Saturday, October 25

Fall Bazaar, bake sale
The first annual Alturas Veterans Fall Bazaar and bake sale will be open to the public at Veterans’ Hall, So. Main St., Alturas on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Barbecued meals for $5 a plate. Raffle prizes. All proceeds from the table rentals, bake sale and barbecue will go to the Alturas Veterans. For more information call Christy Hitchings, 530-233-4825 or 530-640-0288. Vendors and bake sale donations welcome.

Family Wellness Gathering
Strong Family Health Center and Cedarville Rancheria will present a Family Wellness Gathering on October 25-26 for Middle School age on up to elders. Training topics will include Building Team, Family Violence, and Healing. Meet at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes provided. For more information or to register contact Candace Deaton or Laura Harlan, 530-233-4591.

Low cost Parvo clinic
In response to the recent outbreak of Parvo cases locally, Modoc Veterinary Center and High Plateau Humane Society will host a low cost vaccine clinic for dogs under 2 years old Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.  at the Alturas City Fire Station.
Cost of the Parvo vaccinations will be $5 per dog during the clinic.  This vaccine is intended to help puppies resist the Parvo disease, which causes vomiting and diarrhea and may be fatal to young dogs and is expensive to treat.
Puppy shots should include a first vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age and then every 3-4 weeks until the dog is 5 to 8 months old. This schedule is more rigorous than some of you have known but this is due to the high viral load in the environment in Alturas.
Please share this information with friends who have puppies and can't afford vaccines. The vaccine will come with a certificate for a second vaccine in a month for the same price.

Saturday quilt chances
Quilt raffle tickets will be available on Saturday, November 1 at the Niles Hotel from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and then at the Four Corners Market from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds will aid the Cal Pines Volunteer Fire Dept.

Gallery showcases collection
There is still time to see the Art Center’s October Gallery Sisters and Friends. This gallery showcases many Modoc artists and is a creative mixture of beautiful stained and slumped glass, photography, paintings, hand crafted knives and turned wood.  The Art Center is located at 317 S Main Street – across from the Niles Hotel – and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Sat.


Sunday, October 26

Family Wellness Gathering
Strong Family Health Center and Cedarville Rancheria will present a Family Wellness Gathering on Sunday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Middle School age, up to elders. Training topics will include Building Team, Family Violence, and Healing. Meet at Strong Family Health Center, 1203 Oak St., Alturas Continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes provided. For more information or to register contact Candace Deaton or Laura Harlan, 530-233-4591.

Trap, skeet shooting
Trap and skeet shoots are for anyone interested in having fun and improving his or her shooting skills. The public is welcome to join Alturas Rifle and Pistol Club members at 9 a.m. and shoot or just come and watch. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. The range is located on Centerville Rd., Alturas. For more information, call Club President Jack Nelson at 530-233-1265.

Monday, October 27

Library closed – staff training
The Modoc County Library's Alturas branch will be closed Monday and Tuesday, October 27-28, for staff training.  For more information please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.

Join Boosters - support athletic teams
Due to game conflicts the Modoc High School Boosters moved their monthly meeting to Monday Oct. 27. They will meet in the usual location: MHS Library at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone who is interested in the support and success of the Braves athletic teams is welcome to come.

It’s Playgroup time
Alturas Community Playgroup is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup meets every Monday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at 802 N East Street (right behind Modoc High School). The playgroup will be closed on major holidays and during Thanksgiving and Christmas school breaks.

Country Jam nights
Alturas Country Jams are open to the public every Monday night at  Veterans’ Memorial Hall at So. Main Street, Alturas from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, October 28

Library closed – staff training 
The Modoc County Library's Alturas branch will be closed Tuesday, October 28, for staff training.  For more information please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 530-233-6340.

Youth Hoop Shoot contest
Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest opens to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13 on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Modoc Middle School multi-purpose room, West Fourth St., Alturas. The Alturas Elks Lodge 1756 will conduct the contest. Age groups are determined by the student’s age as of April 1, 2015. For more information call Darlene Estes, 640-0740.

Soul-O Discoveries night
Soul-O Discoveries will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Fountain Room of the Niles Hotel. 

Play Bingo at Vets’ Hall
Play Bingo at Veterans’ Memorial Hall every Tuesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3327 host Bingo nights open to all players 18 and older.

Rides to VA available
The VA van transports veterans to appointments at the Susanville VA Clinic on Tuesdays and to the Reno VA on Thursdays. Veterans are reminded to schedule primary care appointments for those days. To reserve a van seat or to become a volunteer van driver, please call Tom Blanchette, van coordinator at 233-5414. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Wednesday, October 29

Thursday, October 30

SV discusses reducing library hours
Thurs., Oct 30 - Community meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Cedarville branch of the Modoc County Library, 460 Main Street. Discussion will be held about the upcoming decision to reduce library hours to only one day per week. Past donations have enabled the library to stay open two days per week. Public welcome. Please direct questions or comments to Janet Farschon at 530-279-2506.

Buck-a-Bag trailer open
The Buck-A-Bag trailer behind the Alturas Library on West Third Street, is open every Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. The used books and media sold there are always a dollar a bagful (our bags). Friends of the Modoc County Library operates the site with volunteers. Proceeds benefit Modoc County libraries.

Coming Soon. . .

Grace Point Harvest Festival
A Harvest Festival is being held at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene at 212 South Main Street, Alturas (next to Antonio’s) from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on October 31.
The event includes a cup cake walk, games, cocoa, candy and will be fun for the whole family. There will be grand prize drawings for one boy’s and one girl’s bicycle at 6:30 p.m. Please call Pastor Ken at 530-233-7500 with any questions.

Mini Harvest Fest fun
Old Time Bible Baptist Church will host a Mini Harvest Festival for all to enjoy on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Hall, 508 So. Main St., Alturas. Games and prizes, Punch, Kettle Popcorn and don't forget to bring a goodie bag.

Carnival coming
Bring toddlers to elementary age kids for fun activities during the Fall Festival Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Alturas Elks Hall lawn, Main Street. Wear a Halloween costume and get a free ticket and a surprise. Xi Zeta Kappa and Delta Omega are sponsoring the event. Proceeds go to their Modoc High Scholarship Fund.

Join Lions
The Alturas Lions Club meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Brass Rail in Alturas. Non-members are welcome and appreciated.

Lunch Group gets together
Modoc Ladies Luncheon Group will meet at Nacho’s in Alturas for visiting and lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11:30 a.m. Please call 233-5217 to make a reservation to join them. Newcomers always welcome.

Turkey Bingo at Cal Pines
It’s always a good time for players, winners and hosts of the Cal Pines Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders Turkey Bingo. Get set for door prizes, turkeys and snacks at the third annual Turkey Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Cal Pines Lodge. Every first Bingo wins a turkey. Tickets for a quilt raffle and Thanksgiving dinner basket, plus lots of door prizes to be given away. All ages can play.

Food relief
TEACH, Inc. will offer Commodities and Drought Boxes on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the roll up door behind TEACH, 112 East Second St., Alturas. Bring proof of income as required. 

Support Groups

Modoc County Intergroup Council

AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule
AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Alturas NA
105 Carlos St., Alturas
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Non smoking

No meetings in Surprise Valley at this time

Alturas AA
Brown Baggers
110 West Carlos Street
Mon-Sat, 12 Noon & 7:00 pm, Open
No Noon on Sun.

Hilltoppers Group  
Federated Church
307 East First Street
Mon, Wed., Fri, Sun. 8:00 pm, open,
Non-Smoking

Traditions Group
Faith Baptist Church
700 West Carlos Street (Corner of Carlos & West)
Tues, 7:00 pm, open, Non-Smoking

Alturas Al-Anon
Al-Anon Group
110 W. Carlos St
Tue. 5:30 pm, Non-Smoking

Cedarville AA
Valley Serenity Group
At Café .22, So. end of Main St.
Monday, 5:30 p.m, Open, Non-Smoking

Sunrays of Hope is a non-profit, drop-in self-help center focusing on psychological wellness, recovery and socialization. The center is open at 113 East North St., Alturas in the Lederer Building, across from Modoc Probation Dept. Contact Billy Diaz, Director for more information at 640-3124 or 233-6312. Transportation is available.
Support groups at Sunrays
The following  support groups meet at Sunrays for Hope, 113 E. North St., Alturas. Interested parties welcome.
Dual Diagnosis sessions
Dual Diagnosis sessions begin at noon on Wednesdays at Sunrays of Hope, 113 E. North St., Alturas. Sondra Tate facilitates. The sessions are open to the public. Food will be provided.

Looking for a place to meet? Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Sunrays is available to sponsor the center for private or non-profit groups. Please call Sunrays at 233-9696 or 233-7222 and leave a message for a call back.

 


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