Gatherings for the week of August 25, 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, August 25

Back to School!
First day of school for Modoc Joint and Surprise Valley students is Thursday, Aug. 25.

Elks host District Deputy Grand tonight
The Alturas Elks Lodge will hold its regular meeting this Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m. Dinner will start at 7 p.m. Special guest District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler Sharon A. Bettencourt will be attending. All Elks are encouraged to attend the meeting and meet Sharon and hear her thoughts on Elkdom. For further information or questions please call the Dan at 233-2929.

Food Link delivery
Foodlink trucks will deliver fresh produce to Modoc County Veterans Park for low-income families on August 25. 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 special giveaways are sponsored by Lassen County Council, Modoc Emergency Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities. Please contact Jesika or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.

Join Booster Club
The Boosters Club invited the public to their meetings the fourth Thursday of every month in the Modoc High Library. Next meeting Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. It’s always nice to see new faces and get new ideas on how the club can raise funds to provide for school sports programs. A closed session at 5 p.m., then at 5:30 p.m., the meeting is open to the public.

Delivery online or in print
Have your Modoc Record delivered each Thursday. Low, great rates for 52 weeks of local news access! Sign up for a Modoc County Record subscription at or email Your choice - print, online or both. Call 530-233-2632 for assistance or stop by the Record, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas.

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.

Be ready for Thursday
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, August 26

NPS, LBNM celebrate with free entrance
National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks, including Lava Beds National Monument and Crater Lake, will waive entrance fees the weekend of August 25-28 for NPS Birthday Weekend.

Half price jeans sale
$2 Jeans for Men & Women at Second Chance Thrift Store! We're looking for volunteers to sort donations, too. No long-term commitment required. Even an hour here and there would really help the HPHS animals. Call (530) 233-9277 for more info or stop by 114 E. 1st St between 10-2 Tues.-Sat.

Yappy Hour in Alturas
Join the new Yappy Hour in Alturas with Roxanne Wright every Friday at 6 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, August 27

Join “Just Move It” walk/run
Everyone is welcome to register at Strong Family, 1203 Oak St., Alturas by Aug. 25, to join the Fitness Run/Walk and Barbecue hosted by Strong Family Health Center on August 27 at the Modoc Wildlife Refuge. Walk the 3-mile loop or a shorter loop walk begins at 9 a.m., followed by brunch at 10 a.m. at Veterans’ Park, Alturas. Everyone who walks will be entered into a free raffle drawing. Adult first prize, FitBit Charge HR; Youth first prize, Apple Nano iPod 7th Generation 16GB; fresh fruit and veggie baskets, sports equipment and more. Come solo or bring a friend. It’s the 6th Annual event. Health checkpoints will be stationed around the loop to rest and rehydrate.

Market bucks for kids at SV Market
Surprise Valley Saturday Market will be back in Downtown Cedarville August 27, 9 a.m. to noon. All kids ages 3-14 stop by the Kid Zone to get $3 in market bucks. Kids can spend their bucks on fresh fruit and vegetables from market vendors. Don Yeo will be creating garden pizzas from market produce. Free tastes available starting at 10 a.m. All passengers ride free on Sage Stage from Alturas, compliments of Sage Stage. Call for reservations 233- 6410. More information at

Looking for Love? 
High Plateau Humane Society invites all kitty fanciers to come meet available and adorable kittens and adult cats. Vaccinations and spay/neuter included in the modest $50 adoption fee. Six dogs are also available to see by appointment. Call (530) 233-9277 for more info or stop by 114 E. 1st St 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, August 28

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, August 29

Library closes for maintenance
Modoc County Library’s Alturas Branch, located at 212 W. 3rd St., will be closed Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2 for annual maintenance.  Materials returned in the outside book drop will be checked in regularly. The Alturas library will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday and resume its regular schedule:  Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, please call Cheryl Baker, County Librarian, at 233-6340.

Good times at Jam
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.

Tuesday, August 30

Bingo Tuesdays
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, August 31

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.

Thursday, September 1

Donate Talk Read & Sing Books
Modoc County Office of Education, Modoc First 5 and Modoc Child Development Advisory Committee (MCDAC), in a collaborative effort, are requesting children’s books for ages 0-5 be donated in the continuing efforts to reach out to parents to TALK, READ and SING to their children.
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.

Coming Soon . . .

Labor Day holiday
Labor Day falls on Monday, Sept. 5. Closures will be in effect for schools, banks, state, county, federal and city offices; U.S. Post Offices and the Modoc County Record.

Library reopens Sept. 6
The Alturas library will reopen on Tuesday, September 6 and resume its regular schedule:  Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Meeting time changes
CA Militia, MODOC Platoon, meeting time change is now from 7-8 p.m. the first Wednesday (Sept. 7) 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.”

DU Banquet coming
Mark calendars for Saturday, September 24 for the Annual Modoc Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Fundraiser at the Brass Rail Restaurant, Alturas. Join the evening of fun, auction and raffles with family and friends, in support of wetlands conservation. Tickets include event attendance and a one-year membership to Ducks Unlimited. It’s the 31st annual event in Modoc. Doors open at 6 p.m. See display ad for ticket details.


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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