Gatherings for the week of September 22, 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, September 22

Food Link delivers
Foodlink trucks will deliver fresh produce today, Sept. 22 to Modoc County Veterans Park for low-income families. 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. Next delivery is October 27, if weather permits.

Support athletic programs
Modoc Athletic Boosters Club invites the community to their meeting September 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Modoc High School Library. All are welcome.

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.

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, September 23

Adin community meeting
If you are a caregiver, used to be a caregiver or a concerned community member interested in having/supporting types of community services which will be outlined at a first meeting, please join the community conversation on Friday, September 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. at The Wellness Center, 406 Main Street, Adin. Call Analuisa Orozco, MSW @ 640-2933 for more information.

Cozy Up with a good book!
1/2 Off ladies long-sleeve tops & buck-a-bag books at Second Chance Thrift Store! We're looking for volunteers to sort donations, a perfect opportunity for you and a friend to hang out while helping out. No long-term commitment, just 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.

Time change: Yappy Hour in Alturas
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, September 24

Stop by Saturday Market
The next Surprise Valley Saturday Market will be in Downtown Cedarville on September 24 from 9 to noon. Vendors will have locally produced goods as well as used items for sale. Make it one of your stops during the Valley Wide Yard Sale. WIC, Senior, and EBT benefits are always gladly accepted. More information at

Cancer Awareness Walk
A fun-filled day to raise cancer awareness and raise funds for pre-screenings and mammogram transportation will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. at Modoc High School Track and Football Field. Modoc County Cancer Awareness is presenting the free event and 3rd Annual Walk. See display ad for all the details.

Free day at Lava Beds National Monument
The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year and wants everyone to celebrate. All national parks, including Lava Beds National Monument, will waive entrance fees on Saturday, Sept. 24 for National Public Lands Day. The final free admission day is November 11, Veterans Day. Usually the Lava Beds NM has an entrance fee of $15 per car. The fee waiver does not cover camping. Even on fee-free days, visitors much still go to the Visitor Center before entering any caves.

Calling on volunteers
National Public Lands Day volunteers will meet Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m. in front of the Modoc National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 225 West Eighth Street, Alturas. Volunteers and forest recreation staff will spend the day maintaining the Blue Lake loop trail by lopping overgrown brush, pruning back over-hanging branches and clearing the trail of debris. Participants will be provided personal protective equipment including hard hats, safety glasses and gloves; come dressed for safety. Long pants, a long sleeved work shirt required; hiking boots/sturdy work shoes needed. Pack a lunch to enjoy a picnic on the lakeshore as well as plenty of water to stay hydrated. Barbecues available. Call Krystina Smith at 530-279-8311 or

Ducks Unlimited benefit
The Annual Modoc Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Fundraiser at the Brass Rail Restaurant, Alturas is Saturday, Sept. 24. Join the evening of fun, auction and raffles with family and friends, in support of wetlands conservation and to benefit and conserve critical waterfowl and wetland habitat. 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. Buy tickets early to receive discounted attendance ticket prices and enter the raffle for early bird prizes.  Call 530-233-2928 or email for more information. Exclusive Ducks Unlimited merchandise.

Black beauties abound!
Come adopt a beauty at High Plateau Humane Society. Loving homes needed for LOTS of friendly black kittens and a few others, too. Vaccinations, spay/neuter included in the modest $50 adoption fee. Doggy meetings available by appointment, too. Call (530) 233-9277 for more info or stop by 114 E. 1st Street, Alturas 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, September 25

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, September 26

Library open
The Alturas Library is open on Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, noon – 6 p.m.; Thursday, noon – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 212 West Third St., Alturas.

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.

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, September 27

Share feedback on Modoc Fair
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. the Modoc District Fair Board in partnership with the Modoc Heritage Foundation will hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting, which will include a review of the 2016 Modoc District Fair. The groups would like to invite the public to share feedback, ideas and suggestions on the 2016 Modoc District Fair. The meeting will be held at the Modoc County Courthouse, Board of Supervisors Board room, 204 S. Court Street, Alturas. For more information please contact Tiffany Martinez at 605-5350.

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, September 28

Bicycle Rodeo in Alturas
Bring the kids with their bikes and helmets (required) to participate in the Alturas Bicycle Rodeo on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Alturas Elementary School Playground, off West Eighth St. Free bicycle safety and helmet safety checks, prizes and bicycle obstacle course. Permission slips to be signed on site.

Awana Club
Faith Baptist Awana Club meets Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 810 W. Carlos St.  All children, age three through sixth grade, are invited to attend. Awana is a weekly children and youth ministry focused on teaching bible truths and memorizing scripture. Each club night includes
fun games, songs, treats and awards.  Contact Faith Baptist Church for more information, 233-2015.

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, September 29

MORT sets date
The Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Inter-Agency Group (MORT)
will meet Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Modoc County Health Services Building, corner of West Fourth and Main Streets, Alturas.

Donate Talk Read & Sing Books
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.

Direct to you
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.

Coming Soon . . .

Hunter’s Bake Sale
The Sacred Heart Annul Hunter’s Bake Sale will be Friday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7:30 a.m. until sold out in front of Carstens Motors on Main Street in Alturas. Come by and get some of your favorite baked goodies; pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, Basque bread and other delicious breads to name a few.

Modoc High’s Homecoming
Modoc High Homecoming is Friday, Sept. 30. Football vs. Lakeview games start at 5 p.m. at Carver Field, Modoc High, East Eighth St., Alturas. Students’ Parade down Alturas’ Main Street at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. This Homecoming’s date has been scheduled earlier than in the past. Spirit week activities in support of Homecoming run Sept. 26-30 in MJUSD schools.

Mt. Bidwell Celebration
Everyone is welcome to help honor Fort Bidwell Indian Boarding School Elders and come out for a weekend of events, food, a parade, pow wow, fashion show, native food and arts and craft demonstrations, story telling and much more on October 1-2 in Ft. Bidwell Gym on the Reservation. Parade rolls at 10 a.m. on Saturday downtown Main St., Fort Bidwell. Watch The Record for coming scheduled events.

Fall Crafts, Bazaar, Bake sale
Rent a booth for the third annual Fall Crafts, Bazaar and Bake Sale being organized by the Alturas Veterans, Family and Friends for October 1.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Lunch 1 p.m. The AVFF is now offering tickets for a 40-inch TV raffle. For booth rental information or raffle tickets please call Christy Hitchings at 530-233-4825 or 640-0288.

Alturas Rural Fire serving Breakfast
Alturas Rural Fire Department will be happy to see everyone at the Pancake Breakfast on October 8, serving early for hunters from 4 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Alturas Elks Lodge, 619 N. Main St., Alturas. Pancakes, sausage, eggs to order, all for $6. Proceeds will help the ARFD – all volunteer fire department. Please come!

Post offices, City, County offices will observe Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10 by being closed. Schools will be open.

Age Well, Drive Well
Watch for more information in the coming weeks per the “Age Well, Drive Well” presentation by the CHP October 18 at 10 a.m. Location and details to be announced.

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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