Gatherings for the week of March 30, 2017

“Gatherings” is meant to provide an in formation 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, March 30

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Pet parents, volunteers wanted
Barn cats are on sale for a $30 adoption fee at High Plateau Humane Society in Alturas. Volunteers are urgently needed at High Plateau Humane Society’s “Second Chance Thrift Store at 114 E. 1st St., Alturas. Volunteer hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Earn $2.00 per volunteer hour in store credit. Do you have Community service hours that need to be filled? Stop by and a schedule will be set up for you to do your hours.
“Please come down and talk with us and spend some time volunteering. It is for a great cause,” encourage HPHS current volunteers and officers. 

Your choice
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New VA Van number to call
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 Pete Dubois, 530-233-3567. Volunteer van drivers are desperately needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Shaping up for Spring
Trying to lose weight? Give Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 a try. Join the supportive 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.

Friday, March 31

Modoc County Record office is open 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each Friday at 201 West Carlos St., Alturas.

School’s out for Spring Break
Modoc Joint Unified School District will start Spring Break with a minimum day Friday, March 31. Break continues through April 7.

Need a barn cat?
Adopt a barn cat for $30 this week at High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., Alturas, open between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Please call HPHS at (530) 233-9277

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Saturday, April 1

Modoc’s Got Talent night
Modoc's Got Talent, an all ages show will be staged at the Niles Hotel, Alturas on April 1, 5:30-8 p.m. Free admission, donations appreciated to benefit the Alturas Senior Center. 

Need a barn cat?
Adopt a barn cat for $30 this week at High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., Alturas, open between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Please call HPHS at (530) 233-9277

Yappy Hours move to Veterans’ Park
Yappy hour is up and running with great classes and a lot of new obstacles. Fun and great people and dogs. Bring your immunized canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. Show up Saturday at noon at Veterans’ Park. Soon the classes will move back to Fridays, at 5 p.m. at Veterans’ Park, Alturas.
A small donation will help for fuel, time, awards, treats and supplies
Wright is also taking dog and cat food donations for veterans, seniors and Meals on Wheels pet owners. If anyone is in need, please contact Wright, so pets can stay with their families. For more information call her at 805-400-7080.

Low cost pet fixes
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, April 2

Pruning Demonstration
Modoc Harvest will kick off its Heritage Fruit Tree Project with a large-tree pruning demonstration in Surprise Valley on April 2 at 10 a.m. Attendees will learn the skills of pruning old trees - a task that includes knowing how fruit trees grow and how to stimulate new growth in old limbs and on down to the roots. The demonstration will take place behind the Bonner House, 155 E. Townsend Street in Cedarville, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. until noon. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs, cameras, and questions about their own old fruit trees. A $5 voluntary donation is suggested, but all are welcome to come and learn, regardless of ability to pay.

Ham Bone Bingo at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart and St. James Catholic Churches will host the annual Ham Bone Bingo on April 2 at 2 p.m. in the Alturas Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Many different types of Bingo games will be played for ham prizes, as well as special prizes and gift certificates. Refreshments will be served. The final game is Blackout Bingo for $100.

Open House for Modoc AAIR, Inc.
Stop by to learn all about Modoc AAIR, Inc. (Raising the Odds of Addiction Recovery) during an Open House at 204 West 12th St., Ste. #4, Alturas on Sunday, April 2, from 12 noon – 6 p.m. Call 640-2996 with questions.

Professor Tom Meyer at Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church will be having Tom Meyer as their guest speaker April 2. Meyer is a professor at Shasta Bible College in Redding and is with Wordsower Ministries.  He will be speaking on 1 John during Sunday School beginning at 9:30 am and Genesis 2-3 "A Quest for Wisdom" for Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m., all from memorization. Faith Baptist Church is located at 810 West Carlos St in Alturas.  All are invited.

JLS Market tagging dates
Small Market Animal (Goats, Sheep & Swine) to be exhibited at the 2017 Junior Livestock Show, will need to be tagged at one of the following tagging days:
Surprise Valley Area – April 1, at Surprise Valley High School from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Big Valley Area – April 1 at the Adin Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Alturas Area – April 9, at the John Cummings Memorial Show Grounds from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 pm.

Join Yappy Hour in Adin
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour is always ready to go...
Yappy Hour has moved back to Adin Park Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Join the fun. Dog Trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet every Sunday. Bring your canine friend for free dog obedience and agility socialization. Facebook Yappy Hour dog class for updates or call Roxanne at (805) 400-7080.

Try trap, skeet shoots
Trap and skeet shooting is back up and operating. 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, April 3

Country Jams begin
The Country Jams will start up again on Monday, April 3 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 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.

Join Cancer Support Group
Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Wild Mustard, 203 S. Main St., Alturas. The meetings are open to anyone interested.

Playgroup - a good time to share
Alturas Community Playgroup now meets on Mondays from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. in the preschool building at Alturas Elementary School. The group is open to parents with children ages 0-5. The playgroup is closed on major holidays and school breaks.

Crafting Circle opens
Join the Crafting Circle every Monday, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Adin. All ages and ability levels welcome. Come and share your projects, passion and ideas or just drop in and chat and have tea. Knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, quilting, spinning, weaving or whatever craft entices you.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” now open! Offering nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m. Located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

Tuesday, April 4

Crime Victims’ Rights Week special event
Join an evening of recognition for Crime Victims and the rights that have been achieved for them. Modoc County District Attorney Crime Victim Services will offer entertainment, speakers and refreshments on April 4 at 5:15 p.m. at the Modoc County Courthouse, as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 2-8.

Join Bingo Tuesday
Join other players, ages 18 and up, at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Veterans Memorial Hall, So, Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. Just show up to play April 4 and 18.

Stop by Bookworm for deals
Friends of the Library “BookWorm” offers nearly new to slightly used books at a low cost. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from noon until 4 p.m., located on the west side of the Main Library on West Third St., Alturas.

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.

Sell or find 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, April 5

Celebrate Public Health Week
Wednesday, April 5 Modoc County Public Health will be at the following business locations in the community providing Modoc County residents with information on how to make healthy choices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Four Seasons Supply: LEAD information; Modoc Medical Center: SAFE Program/Disaster Healthcare Volunteers; Dollar General: Physical Activity; Four Corners: Nutrition. Pick up a card and have it stamped at all outreach locations to be entered into a drawing.

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, April 6

Choice is up to you
Set up a Modoc Record subscription. It’s easy – just call the Record at 530-233-2632, email or stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas for your choice of delivery options.
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Bring kids to the park
Thursday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Modoc County Public Health will have family activities at Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas.  Bring the kids and let them get moving and be active with Public Health. 

Sheriff’s Posse meeting
The Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse meets the first Thursday of each month at the Sheriff’s Annex at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested please stop by April 6.

Coming Soon . . .

Vendor meeting for Alturas & SV Farmers Markets
There will be a vendor meeting for people interested in selling at either the Surprise Valley Saturday Market and/or the Alturas Farmers Market April 8 at 10 a.m. at the Modoc Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehab Office at 120 S Main Street in Alturas. Market management will explain the general rules and regulations along with the certifications required to sell various products. More information can be found at or by calling 530-936-7876.

American Legion Post to vote
American Legion Post 163 will be holding their monthly meeting Saturday, April 8, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 508 So. Main St., Alturas. In addition to normal post matters, an Annual Election of Officers will be held at the meeting. All members of the post, whose membership is paid up and in good standing, may vote. Please bring your membership card with you if you would like to be able to participate in voting.

Easter week services start April 9
The Easter Week schedule at the Surprise Valley Community Church will be similar to prior years.  Palm Sunday Services will be at 9:00 a.m. on April 9.  A Good Friday service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on April 14, in the church sanctuary, with a light lunch served later in the social hall.  On Easter Sunday, the regular 9:00 a.m. service will be followed by an Easter egg hunt in the front yard.  For additional information, please call the church office at 279-6225.

Modoc Estates meeting at Annex
The Modoc Estates Board of Directors April 11 meeting will be held at the Modoc County Sheriff’s Annex building in Alturas at 3:00 p.m. The agenda will include applications for park maintenance. The meeting will be for one hour.

Passover begins at Sundown April 11.

Good Friday service
The Alturas Ministerial Association invites the public to the Good Friday service on April 14 at 12 noon at Christian Life Assembly, 225 West B Street, Alturas. Local Pastors will read and explain the last seven words that Jesus spoke before his death on the cross.

Easter Egg Hunt
Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. SHARP at Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas.  There will be four age groups from toddler to 5th grade, 3500 eggs, free hot dogs, chips and water. There will also be many prizes including an Android tablet for the Grand Prize.  Everything is free for the entire family. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by GracePoint Church of the Nazarene.

Cedarville Jam sets date
The next Cedarville Jam will be on April 15, at 2:00 p.m. As usual, all musicians and any kind of music are welcome.  An appreciative audience is always in attendance, too.  Come join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun and relaxation.  The jam is at the Surprise Valley Community Church on 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  Please call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 or the church at 279-6225 with any questions.

Easter is April 16

Easter service
Alturas Ministerial Association invites the public to the annual All Church Resurrection Celebration on April 16 at 10 a.m. in the Modoc Middle School Gym, West Fourth St., Alturas. Theme: “Eyewitness Accounts of Resurrection.” The service is open to all. At the close of the service, an offering will be taken for a community charity.

Learn more during LDS Open House
On Sunday, April 23, there will be an Open House invitation Sunday service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, located at 104 E 13th Street, Alturas (just behind the Essex Motel). Join the worship service, starting at 11:45 p.m. and learn more about the religion beliefs. Potluck luncheon to be held at 1 p.m. after the service for socialization and to answer any questions guests may have.

Western Night in the works
Plans are in the works for the 6th Annual Western Night at the Surprise Valley Community Church in Cedarville.  This year's event will be on April 28, starting at 5:30 p.m., when a chili dinner will be served.  Both cowboy poetry and country music are featured by the performers, who will be old friends and new. The show has always been delightful and is a great way to spend your Friday Night! 


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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