Gatherings for the week of October 20, 2016

“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, October 20

Free meal being served
A free meal will be served October 20 at Faith Baptist at 5:45 p.m. All are welcome. Come to the church located on the corner at 810 West Carlos St., Alturas. Soups, Sandwiches, salad and dessert will be served.

MORT meeting canceled
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group has canceled the Thursday Oct. 20 meeting.

Helping families with young ones
Talking, reading and singing to children ages 0-5 greatly enhances their learning abilities. Please consider donating children’s books to help local parents do just this. Modoc County Office of Education, Modoc First 5 and Modoc Child Development Advisory Committee (MCDAC), are collaborating to ask the public to consider this effort. All book donations are welcome for age groups of 0 to 5, and can be dropped off at the Modoc County Office of Education’s Child and Family Resource Center located at 136 Henderson Street, Alturas. Thank you for helping.

Have it your way
Email to set up online, print or both subscriptions Record is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Or, stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas or call 530-233-2632, with your info.

Schedule rides to VA
The VA van transports veterans free to the VA appointments. Veterans are reminded to schedule on Tuesdays to Susanville and Thursdays to Reno. 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.

Support for losing weight
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the group on 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 with TOPS, which has proven successful for many local residents.

Delivery your way
Email to set up online, print or both subscriptions Record is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Or, stop by the Record office at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas or call 530-233-2632, with your info.

Friday, October 21

Evening of laughter, songs old and new
The next meeting for the ‘Cedarville Jam Musicians” will be Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Come to the Surprise Valley Community Church on 405 Bonner Street for an evening of laughter, songs old and new and visiting with neighbors. Any instruments or vocals are welcome, as well as any kind of music. For more information, please call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 or the church at 279-6225.

Cattlemen’s Fall Dinner
The recipients of Cattleman of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced during the Modoc County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Fall Dinner, this year at the Niles Hotel in Alturas on Friday, Oct. 21. RSVP by calling 530-233-2327. Social hosted by Modoc Auction Yard at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m.

1/2 Off All Glassware
Grab some bargain glassware, while helping Modoc animals when you shop at Second Chance Thrift Shop! We're also looking for volunteers to sort donations, too. No long-term commitment required. Just an hour here and there would really help. Call (530) 233-9277 for more info or stop by 114 E. 1st St., Alturas between 10-2, Tues-Sat.

Come for Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour in Alturas with Roxanne Wright will start every Friday at 5 p.m. at Veterans’ Park, So. Main St. Bring your immunized canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. A small donation will help cover Wright’s fuel. For more information call her at 805-400-7080.

Saturday, October 22

Harvest, Crafts Fair
The Living in Wellness Center will host its first annual Harvest and Crafts Fair on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin.
Fun activities including games, food, music, a kids’ costume parade at noon, dog costume parade at 1 p.m., crafts and Smokey Bear will join the fun at 3 p.m.
In addition, community members’ arts and crafts projects that resulted from the summer arts program will be showcased. The Fair will include a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for sale at $5 each. Please come out and join the fun at the Living in Wellness Center.

Pet parade, costume contest
A Pet parade and costume contest will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 in Adin. Awards for best costume and best pet and parent costume.
Games, agility and fun. No registration necessary - just join the fun. Call Roxanne, dog lover/people trainer (805) 400-7080, with any questions.
Join Yappy Hour every week at Adin Community Park at 2:30 p.m. and in Alturas on Fridays at 5 p.m. at Veterans’ Park. Training for canine Good Citizen awards begins soon.

Howl-OWeen Mutt Strut
Bring Fido for an afternoon of friendly competition sponsored by High Plateau Humane Society on Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon 'til 3 at Veteran's Park in Alturas. This year's award categories are: Best Costume, Best Trick, Waggiest Tale, Look-a-Like, and Judge's Favorite. A flat $10 enters your dog into every contest, so come out and support HPHS, a 100 percent volunteer organization serving the pets of Modoc County.

Final Saturday Market
Saturday October 22nd from 9 to noon is the final market of the 2016 season. Don't miss the local produce, honey, eggs, cottage foods, body products and arts. It is a great time to pick up locally produced Christmas gifts. There will be live music by the Surprise Valley High School Students at 10 a.m. Two community chefs will be creating dishes from local ingredients and offering free tastes for another “Make it From the Market” event. EBT, WIC, and Senior nutrition benefits gladly accepted. More info at

Visit Hadwick Pumpkin Patch
Hadwick Family Farm Pumpkin Patch is open this Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hadwick’s will be open every weekend for the rest of October. Don’t just come for a pumpkin. There’s tons to do at the Hadwick Family Farm.
Activities included with your $2 admission are Pumpkin Golf, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Checkers, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, the barnyard animals, digging in the Corn Box, Barnyard Corn Hole and photo fun. For $4, help the Alturas FFA raise money for their National Convention and take as many attempts as you want through a Giant Hay Bale Maze. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 2454 County Road 56 in Alturas.

Adorable cats, dapper dogs!
High Plateau Humane Society can help you find just the right pet. Lots of them are waiting for you at Second Chance. Right now Bo, a very well-behaved 4-year-old pit mix and a young pit named Bobby J, are ready to go. Call (530) 233-9277 to meet either of these fine canines. High Plateau & Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St. Alturas, open between 10-2, Tues-Sat.

Low cost pet fixes
Remember HPHS has low cost spay/ neuter certificates available. Stop by High Plateau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store on the corner of First and Court Streets, 114 1st St., Alturas on Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 2:00. Phone (530) 233-9277.

Sunday, October 23

Awana Youth Ministry
Awana Youth Ministry meets every Sunday, 4:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W. Carlos St., Alturas.
All youth 7th through 12th grade are welcome. Contact Faith Baptist Church for more information, 233-2015.

Yappy Hour in Adin
Join Yappy Hour with Roxanne Wright every Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Adin Community Park. Bring your canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. Private lessons available. Alturas classes available if enough interest. Phone 805-400-7080.

Try trap, skeet shoots
Come out to try your skill or watch at the Sunday morning Trap and Skeet shoots at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range on Centerville Rd., Alturas starting at 9 a.m. Members and non-members welcome. Inquire about membership too, if interested in joining and supporting the Gun Club’s facility and events.

Monday, October 24

Country Jam nights
The Country Jam keeps feet tapping to the music every Monday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations go to the Flag Fund and supplies. Everyone welcome.

Elks host Monday Night Football
Watch Monday Night Football every Monday at the Alturas Elks Lodge, Main St., starting at 5 p.m. No cover charge. Open to the public; Family friends. For more information contact Kyle Williams, 640-6466.

Tuesday, October 25

Youth Basketball sign ups
Register 5th-8th grade boys for Youth Basketball. Sign up Oct. 25 and 26 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Latchkey Building Third Room, West 4th St., Alturas. Cost, $10. All Saturday games beginning Oct. 29 - Dec. 3. For more information contact Darlene Estes at (530) 640-0740.

Play Tuesday Bingo
Join others, ages 18 and up, for Bingo nights on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. VFW Auxiliary 3327 hosts the first and third Tuesdays. Just show up to play.

Family research Library open
The Family History Library, located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cedarville is now open on Tuesdays.  Hours are still 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 will 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.

Find or sell something?
Email your classified ad to the Modoc Record before noon Wednesday for the RECORD online and print editions. Email or call 530-233-2632; Fax 530-233-5113.

Wednesday, October 26

Youth Basketball sign ups
Register 5th-8th grade boys for Youth Basketball. Sign up Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Latchkey Building Third Room, West 4th St., Alturas. Cost, $10. All Saturday games beginning Oct. 29 - Dec. 3. For more information contact Darlene Estes at (530) 640-0740.

Awana Pumpkin Party
Come to a Pumpkin Party Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:15 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 810 West Carlos St., Alturas. Lots of games, booths, food, candy, prizes, and fun!
Bring coins and dollar bills to support Awana Missionary Joel Cook.  Use your coins to win a fish and use your dollar bills to buy a raffle ticket to win a pumpkin basket with a Family Movie Pass. All are invited!  

Help for public speaking
Need help with speaking or presentation skills?  Warner Mountain Toastmasters is the place to be!  The group meets every Wednesday, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex behind the Sheriff’s office.  Visitors are always welcome and encouraged you to bring a brown bag lunch to join in the fun.  For questions contact President Judy Mason at 233-6648.

Buck-a-Bag deals
The Buck-A-Bag trailer is open from noon until 4 p.m. each Wednesday. Find great deals at the Buck-a-Bag Trailer located directly north of the Alturas library’s parking lot, on the northeast side of the library on West Third Street.

Meeting time changes
CA Militia, Modoc Platoon, meeting time change is now from 7-8 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Federated Church in Alturas.
“We follow all laws, and are here to help our community. We teach food storage, first aid, communications, HAM radio on, self defense, property security, map and compass orienteering and more.”

Thursday, October 27

Food Link Giveaway
The final Foodlink delivery of 2016 will be delivered to Veterans’ Park in Alturas on October 27, if weather permits. Please bring your own boxes. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It ends when those present have received food once. The fresh produce will be available to low income individuals and families.
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 Mary Lynn or Lola at 233-3111, T.E.A.C.H., Inc.

Flu shots for kids, adults
Flu Shots for adults and children at Modoc Early Head Start, 901 N. East A Street, Alturas on Thursday, October 27, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Modoc Public Health. For more information, call 233-7317

Support Boosters, teams
Modoc High Boosters Club meeting is on Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Modoc High School Library.  Please invite any persons interested.

Delivery your way
Have your Modoc Record delivered each Thursday. Your choice - print, online or both. Low, great rates for 52 weeks of local news access! Sign up for a Modoc County Record subscription at or email Call 530-233-2632 for assistance or stop by the Record, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Coming Soon . . .

Trunk ‘r Treat
Trunk ‘r Treat on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. weather permitting, during the SVES Costume Parade down Main St., Cedarville. (See display ad for details).

Open House
On Sunday, October 30, there will be an Open House invitation Sunday service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 104 E 13th Street, Alturas (just behind the Essex Motel). Come join us in our worship service, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn more about what the church members’ believe. After the service socialize and get answers to any

Harvest Festival fun
The 3rd Annual GracePoint Church "Harvest Festival” will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, October 31.  There will be many fun games (all indoors), lots of candy and popcorn.  One girl’s and one boy’s grand prize will be given away at 7 p.m. (must be present to win). Everything is free for the entire family. Kids can come in their trick or treating costumes. It is primarily for 0-6th grade.
GracePoint Church is located right next to Antonio's on Main Street, Alturas.

Please RSVP early
The next Modoc Ladies Luncheon will be Wednesday, November 2 at noon the Auction Yard Café, Alturas. All are welcome. Please call Pat Caffee 233-2099 to make reservations to join the monthly gathering.

Turkey Bingo coming
The ladies VFW group will hold Turkey Bingo on November 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans’ Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Children are welcome and there will be a half time gift, other than a turkey. This will be hard card bingo.  Price to be announced closer to the date.

Cancer Awareness group to meet
Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of every
month (Nov. 7) at 6 p.m. at Wild Mustard, 203 So. Main St., Alturas.
No meetings will be held in December and January, but will resume meetings in February 2017.

Big night for Farm Bureau
Modoc County Farm Bureau will host its annual dinner/auction Saturday November 12 at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 507 East Fourth Street, Alturas.  The 87th annual event will start with a social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the auction. Barbecued Tri-tip and ribs dinner tickets at the door will be $15 per plate.  For raffle tickets and RSVPs, please call the MCFB office at 233-3276 by November 10.

Support Groups

MS Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month. Group starts at 1 p.m. at 105 E. Walnut Street, Adin. All are welcome to learn more or offer information to others. For more details, call 530-299-4267.

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.
Local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM-Federated Church, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM- Faith Baptist Church, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM -204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
5:30-6:30 PM-Cedarville Community Church
7:00-8:00 PM-1204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM-Federated Church

12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM Federated Church

Al-Anon Meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM- 204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings have moved: meets Mon. & Fri at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays: “Just for Today and Topic Discussion” ; Fridays: Step Study. Meet at 204 W. 12th St, #5, Alturas.
First Monday of the month, 5- 6 p.m. at 204 W. 12th St., #5, Alturas. Emergency Hotline: 1-888-982-8161. “That no addict seeing recovery need ever die.”
Adin AA/NA every Sunday, 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin.
Cedarville AA Valley Serenity Group at Surprise Valley Community Church is open Sunday at 5:30 p.m., non-smoking.
Sunrays of Hope is a wellness and recovery non-profit, drop-in self-help center focusing on socialization. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 113 East North St., Alturas in the Lederer Building. Contact Billy Diaz, Director or Ida Baca, Operations Manager for more information at 530-233-9696 or 530-233-7222. Transportation available.
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.
Looking for a place to meet? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays - Sunrays is available to sponsor the center for private or non-profit groups. Please call Sunrays at 530-233-9696 or 530-233-7222 and leave a message for a call back.

Call us Monday through Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM and 8:30AM -1PM on Fridays at (530) 233-2632 or e-mail us at

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