Gatherings for the week of May 21, 2015

“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 Announcement deadline is 11 a.m. each Wednesday to make the following day’s Record.


Thursday, May 21

Important MORT meeting
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group
will meet Thursday May 21 at 4 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, 225 W. 8th St. in Alturas. This will be a very important meeting. Public welcome.

HAM Radio ops meeting
The monthly Modoc County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) meeting is this Thursday, May 21 at 139 Henderson, Alturas at 7 p.m.  All Ham Radio Operators and folks interested in becoming a ham radio operator involved in public service communications are invited. Any questions, please call Jim at 640-3199 or e-mail at

Humane Society general meeting
The High Plateau Humane Society will hold their general meeting on May 21 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be in the conference room located in the USDA Service Center at 221 West Eighth St., Alturas, behind Bear Creek Mall. For more information, call the Second Chance Thrift Store at 233-9277.

Come for free meal
A free meal will be served at Faith Baptist May 21 and every third Thursday of the month at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome. Come to the church located on the corner at 810 West Carlos St., Alturas. No reservations required.

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Call 530-233-2632 or stop by the Record, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas or mail your info to Modoc Record, P.O. Box 531, Alturas, CA 96101.

See what’s new at the Bookworm
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

Help with weight loss
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.

Friday, May 22

Enjoy Spring Luncheon
A Spring Luncheon will be offered Friday, May 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly, 225 West B St., Alturas. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and desserts for $5.25 per ticket. Proceeds will go to Women’s Ministries. Jeanne Emerson is coordinating the special event. Tickets in advance and at the door. Everyone welcome.

VFW Post offers Buddy Poppies
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3327 will distribute Buddy Poppies on May 22 at various locations in Alturas. Donations are welcomed.

Good food for a cause
Help support local youth. Indian Taco Sale on May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Strong Family Health Center in Alturas, 1203 Oak St. All proceeds go to a local youth teen who will be participating in Reno, NV at the Amateur Athletic Union Tournament on May 22, 23 and 24. Tacos will be $5 with homemade baked goods available too. For more info please contact Yogi McGarva at 530-708-0361 or Rosalie Cook 530-708-0916. Call ahead of time to have your order ready.

Event near Fall River Mills
Shelly Creek Rendezvous, May 22-25. Meals served May 23 and 24. Inquire for more information through Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills or call 530-336-5110.

Stop by Museum
The Modoc County Museum is now open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2; 16-year-olds and younger admitted free. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. The museum is located at 600 So. Main St., Alturas.

Student Art on display
Modoc Joint Unified School District’s Annual Student Art Show, in its 30th year is being featured at the Art Center, 317 So. Main Street, Alturas during the month of May. MJUSD art instructor is Fawn Waterfield, new to the area this school year from Alaska. The Art Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Good deals on shelves
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

Purchases help Humane Society
Second Chance Thrift Store features a wide assortment of children's, men's and women's spring wear and even some jackets and sweat shirts. Thanks to generous donations, the store has many new house ware items.  Plus, a couple of scared kittens await a new home. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday this week.

Saturday, May 23

Recognizing fallen veterans
Veterans will be placing U.S. Flags on veterans’ markers at the Alturas Cemetery on Saturday, May 23. Help from the public will be greatly appreciated. Project to start at 9 a.m.

Sheriff’s Posse Jr. Horse Show
Spectators are encouraged to watch youth riders up to age 18, participate in the 60th Annual Modoc Sheriff’s Posse Junior Horse Show on Saturday, May 23 at 9 a.m. at the Junior Livestock Showgrounds in Alturas. Entry forms are available at True Value, Modoc Farm Supply, Likely Store, Adin Supply and Modoc Veterinary Center. Call show chairpersons Jerry Wendland, 530-233-2607 or Chris Knoch, (530) 640-2682.

Stop by Fort Crook Museum
Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills is now open to the public. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free; donations welcomed.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Alturas Baptist Church, 500 West 4th Street. A bible based, twelve-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome. 

Sunday, May 24

Fort Bidwell BBQ
Fort Bidwell Memorial Day Barbecue is Sunday, May 24 at the civic building grounds. Serving from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets, $18 at the door; children, ages 6-12, $10. See display ad for pre-sale discount ticket locations.

Trap, skeet shoots open
Trap and skeet shoots are open 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, May 25. . .Memorial Day

Memorial Day holiday
Observed Memorial Day will fall on Monday, May 25. The Modoc County Record office will be closed, along with U.S. Postal Service offices, schools, County, City, Federal and State offices and Banking institutions.

Remembering their sacrifice
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Pete Christensen Post 3327, with the assistance of American Legion Post 163, will hold a Memorial Day Services at the Alturas Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25. The public is invited to the service.

Memorial Day service
The Surprise Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7888, will be holding a Memorial Day service for all veterans at the Fort Bidwell Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on May 25. This year, gather at Jack MacDonald's grave to honor Jack and all Veterans who have served their country. Please plan to attend. Thank you, Veterans, for serving our country.

Country Jam nights
Country Jams play each Monday night, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Veteran's Hall on South Main Street in Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Start week with a new read
Good deals on books and more can be discovered at The Bookworm open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. Friends of the Modoc County Library operate the Bookworm.

Tuesday, May 26

Family Caregivers Support to meet
The Family Caregivers Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at the Wagon Wheel Café in Alturas.

SV Preschool Round Up
Surprise Valley State Preschool Round up May 26, 5 – 6 p.m. at the preschool, 790 High St., Cedarville. Meet the teacher and pick up preschool applications. Parents must have their applications completed before the child can attend preschool. For more information call Allison Walgenbach, (530) 279-2030.

Improve with Toastmasters
"Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain." --
Mark Twain
Toastmasters provides an opportunity to overcome a common fear of public speaking by 'doing the thing you fear most.' Toastmasters meet each Tuesday noon at the Sheriff's Annex Conference Room, 102 S. Court So. Street, Alturas. Enter at the east door with an accessible ramp. Guests welcome.

Play Bingo at Vets’ Hall
Anyone 18 and older is welcome to play to win at Bingo Night hosted every Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary to Pete Christensen Post 3327 hosts the weekly games. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m.

Shop Bookworm for deals
The Bookworm is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon – 4 p.m. at 212 West Third St., next to Modoc County Library. The Bookworm is operated by Friends of the Modoc County Library.

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, May 27

Youth Soccer signups
Modoc Youth Soccer will open registration for boys and girls ages 4-13 during early bird registration May 27 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at Alturas Elementary School Multipurpose Room. Discount fee, $45. After May 27, $55. Other registration dates TBA. Players must be age four by July 31, 2015. For more info please call Andria Young, 530-708-0853 or Jayme Bateman, 530-519-5708. Each child will receive a pair of socks and ball when season starts.

Play Bingo at Vets’ Hall
Anyone 18 and older is welcome to play to win at Bingo Night Wednesday, May 20 at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary to Pete Christensen Post 3327 hosts the weekly games. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m.

Family History Library open
The Family History Library located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedarville is open each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. The Library is located at 29971 County Road 1 (Surprise Valley Road) one mile north of Hwy 299. Resources available to the public include onsite genealogical assistance and high speed Internet access to, Family Search and other premium sites (all free of charge). If you would like to use the Library on another day or time, please call Jerry Cook at 640-2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Send us your classified
Email a classified ad to the Record before noon Wednesday for the next day’s online and in print edition. Email or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.

Thursday, May 28

Welcome NCI athletes
Northern California Invitational (NCI), formerly known as Modoc Special Olympics, an athletic event for athletes with special needs from throughout northern California and Modoc, is set for May 28 at Modoc High School Ed Carver Field, Alturas. Registration, 9 a.m.; opening ceremony, 10 a.m.; events expected to last until early afternoon.

Food Link Giveaway
A Foodlink truck will deliver to Veterans’ Park in Alturas on May 28. The fresh produce will be available to low income individuals and families. Please bring your own boxes. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. And it ends when those present have received food once. The delivery is sponsored by the Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento, USDA Commodities and Lassen County Council. For questions, contact Jesika or Lola at 233-3111, T.E.A.C.H., Inc.

New Hospital, clinic public meeting
Last Frontier Healthcare District will hold a public meeting on May 28 at 5 p.m. at City Council Chamber at Alturas City Hall, to discuss the proposed building of a new hospital and clinic. Anyone with interest, questions or input is encouraged to attend.

Tips on growing a garden
Want to grow a garden? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is having a workshop on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. on growing a garden. Clayton and Vickie Oilar of Cedarville will share their expertise.
The Church is located at 104 East 13th Street or just behind the Essex Motel, Alturas.

Coming Soon . . .

Hunter Education Class
An online/home study hunter education class will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 507 E. 4th Street in Alturas. Admission to the free, four-hour class is either a certificate from an online course at or completion of a home study workbook obtained from the instructor.
To obtain further information or to attend the class please call Department of Fish and Wildlife volunteer instructor Mike Wolter at 530-233-3632.

Cancer Support Group is here
The Modoc County Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month (June 2) at 6:30 p.m. at the Wild Mustard, Main St., Alturas. The group is open to everyone at no cost. Call Cathleen at 530-708-1966 with any questions.

Board meeting
Fort Crook Museum Board meeting at the museum June 2, 7 p.m. Public welcome.

Lunch Group plans date
Modoc Ladies Luncheon group will meet for visiting and lunch at the Alturas Golf Course on Wednesday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m. Please make a reservation by calling Kay Minto, 233-1268.

Time for Brush Arbor
Brush Arbor Fellowship June 5,6,7 annual gathering just seven miles north of Alturas on Highway 395. Take a left tunr on BIA Route 77, XL Ranch. “When you see these things happening, then look up, your redemption draweth nigh.” Signs of the Times. All are welcome. For more information call Mike Forest, (530) 233-3015.

Rotary 67th Annual Fish Derby
Rotary will hold its annual Fish Derby on Saturday, June 6 at Pine Creek Reservoir from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Children ages 0-12 will enjoy a morning of fun and fishing.
A drawing will be held for two bicycles, one each for a boy and a girl. Prizes will be awarded for 1st fish caught by both boy and girl, biggest fish for both boy and girl and most fish for both boy and girl. Other prizes will be given away by drawing.
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for all to enjoy. 

Enjoy Pioneer Day, Antique Tractor Show
Fort Crook Pioneer Day and Antique Tractor Show will be June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Crook Museum in Fall River Mills.  Food, Music, Demonstrations in Horse Harnessing, Blacksmith, Quilting and Spinning. Fort Crook Soldiers, Craft Fair and 13 museum buildings to tour. Free admission.

Doings in neighboring Lassen
Lassen County Farmers’ Market and National Trails Day will open June 6 at the historic Susanville railroad depot, 601 Richmond Rd., Susanville. The Market will be open from 8 a.m. – noon Saturdays through Sept. 26. For more information call (530) 257-3252 or visit

MREA meeting
Notice of Modoc Recreational Estates meeting, June 9, 7 p.m. at the Sons of the Pioneer clubhouse. Topics will include insurance, roads and park. All Modoc Estates members are welcome.

BV Fish Derby June 13
The 20th annual Big Valley Junior Fishing Derby will be held June 13, at the Ash Creek Wildlife Area, free for all junior anglers, aged 15 and under. Sponsored by the Pit River Rod and Gun Club and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Fish Derby location is the Bassett Road fishing access Ash Creek Wildlife Area, enter off Highway 299, one mile west of Adin at Bassett Road. Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and fishing will be from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be prizes for all anglers and grand prizes for the largest and smallest fish caught. For more information, call (530) 294-5824.

Yard sale, BBQ at MREA Park
Modoc Recreational Estates Association will offer a yard sale Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at MRE’s Sons of Pioneer Park on Steelhead Rd. Set up at 8 a.m. no early sales. MREA owners welcome to participate. Anyone welcome to buy. Modoc Chapter of the California Militia will be holding a barbecue. Come enjoy the day, lots of goodies for everyone.

Sportsman’s, Outdoor Expo
Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (M.O.R.T.) Inter-agency group is gearing up to host the 4th Annual 2015 Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park, So. Main St. Alturas. Admission will be free to the public.

Support Groups

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,

Traditions Group
at 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 Surprise Valley Community Church,
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Open, Non-Smoking.

Sunrays of Hope is a wellness and recovery non-profit, drop-in self-help center focusing on socialization. The center is open at 113 East North St., Alturas in the Lederer Building. Contact Billy Diaz, Director or Ida Baca, Operations Manager for more information at 233-9696 or 233-7222. Transportation is available.

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.

Celebrate Recovery
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
at the Alturas Baptist Church.
500 West 4th Street.
A bible based, twelve-step program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome.



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