Gatherings for the week of January 19, 2017

“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, January 19

MORT starts new year
Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism will meet, January 19  at 3:00 p.m. 
at US Forest Service Headquarters, 225 West 8th St. in Alturas. All are welcome to get involved.

Stop by to see what’s new
Come into Second Chance Thrift Shop to see adoptable pets and sale items. Volunteers are also needed to sort donations. 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.

Make it easy for your new year
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 The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

Plan a fresh start
The New Year is a time for resolutions. 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, January 20

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

Early Head Start Event
Socialization: Friday, January 20 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
For: pregnant moms and 0-3 year olds. Topic: Parent Talk Time with Dr. Roxanna Andrews. Activity: working with watercolors
Located at 901 N East A Street, Alturas. For more info call 233-7134 or 233-7129

Cedarville Jam time
This month's Cedarville Jam will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at the Surprise Valley Community Church, at 405 Bonner Street, Cedarville. Bring your instruments and voices and your neighbors for an evening of fun and great music. Call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 for information or in case of questionable weather.

Crafting Circle every Friday
Join the Crafting Circle every Friday at the Wellness Center in Adin, from 1-3 p.m.
Do you Knit? Crochet? Needlepoint? Quilt? Spin? Weave? Other?
Come share your projects passion and ideas or just drop in and chat and have tea. All Ages and Ability levels Welcome.

Saturday, January 21

California Pines POA Board meeting
There will be an executive board meeting of the California Pines Property Owners Association on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will take place at Cal Pines Lodge. Agendas are posted at the lodge and on the Blog.

Saturday Sewing
Art Center Sewing is Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Bring a needlecraft project to work on, or just drop by to visit. All skill levels welcome. Joining our sewing group is completely free, but in order to support The Art Center we encourage Art Center membership. $30 is great deal for a whole year's worth of camaraderie with local creative folks. For more info, call or text Monica at 530-338-1222. See you Saturday!

Warm hearts
High Plateau Humane Society will help you find just the right furry beastie to warm your heart and hearth. We've got lots of dogs right now, as well as frisky cats & kittens. Dog meetings are by appointment: please call (530) 233-9277 . High Plateau's Second Chance Thrift Shop is at 114 E. 1st St., open between 10-2 Tues.-Sat. for shopping and adoption pleasure.

Yappy Hours in Alturas
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour in Alturas is always ready to go...
Join the fun with Roxanne Wright at noon on Saturdays at Veterans’ Park, So. Main St., Alturas in decent weather. Otherwise, show up Saturday at noon at the Jr. Livestock bleachers – the alternate location when the weather not decent. 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.

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, January 22

Adin hosts Yappy Hour
Rain or shine or even snow Yappy Hour in Adin is always ready to go...
Join the fun. Dog trainer Roxanne Wright invites all dog owners to meet 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. Yappy Hour is trying to find a place to hold its classes during bad weather.

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, January 23

Let the kids enjoy Playgroup
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 is closed on major holidays and school breaks.

Tuesday, January 24

OTHB Public meeting
A public meeting to review and comment on the Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Receiver (OTHB) Site southeast of Tulelake, will be held January 24 at 6 p.m. at the Tulelake/Newell Family Resource Center, 810 Main St. (next to Tulelake High School).
The United States Air Force invites public review and comment on the results of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation (RFI) Report, the Corrective Measures Study (CMS) and the cleanup measures proposed in the draft Statement of Basis for the OTHB Receiver site, located on the Modoc National Forest, about 23 miles southeast of the town of Tulelake. (See display ad for more details).

Warm up at Bingo
Join others, ages 18 and up, for Bingo nights on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. VFW Auxiliary 3327 hosts the first and third Tuesdays. Just show up to play. Watch the Record for changes coming in February.

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, January 25

Swimming Pool presentation
Jared Hancock, City Manager for Susanville, is scheduled to be in Alturas on Wednesday, January 25, at 10:30 a.m. to address the Alturas City Council and interested public about the new swimming pool in Susanville. Mr. Hancock will make his presentation in the Alturas City Hall Council Chambers.
Sign-up: Girls Youth Basketball
Girls fifth through eighth grades are invited to register for Girls Youth Basketball. Sign up at the Latchkey Building, third room at Alturas Elementary on January 25 and 26. Cost is $10 per player. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning January 28 through March 4. For more information please call Darlene Estes at 530-640-0740 or Sam Pina @ (541) 539-0140.

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, January 26

Sign-up: Girls Youth Basketball
Girls fifth through eighth grades are invited to register for Girls Youth Basketball. Sign up at the Latchkey Building, third room at Alturas Elementary on January 26. Cost is $10 per player. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning January 28 through March 4. For more information please call Darlene Estes at 530-640-0740 or Sam Pina @ (541) 539-0140.

Fish, Game, Rec meeting
The Modoc Fish, Game and Recreation Commission will meet next on January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Annex, Alturas. Mount Bobcat will be discussed under New Business.

Boosters want parents to join
Modoc High Boosters will host a meeting at 5:30 on January 26 in Modoc High Library. Boosters would like to see more parents join Boosters. Some Boosters Board position vacancies also need to be filled. If interested please show up to learn more about what Boosters is involved in.

Coming Soon . . .

Crab time in SV
Surprise Valley Crab Feed January 28 will benefit the Cedarville and Lake City Volunteer Fire Departments. Doors open with a social at 5 p.m. Dinner from 6-8 p.m. followed by a dance, 8 p.m. ‘til midnight, all at the Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville. See display ad for details.

Tickets for Elks Crab, Prime Rib dinner
Alturas Elk’s Lodge Annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab & Prime Rib Feed tickets are now available. The event will be held Saturday, February 11. $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Frank’s Carpet & Furniture. Call 530-233-4422 for 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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