Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, May 23


The Modoc Record office is open at 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas. The Modoc Record can also be purchased at many Modoc businesses.


Open House at AES
Alturas Elementary School will be having their Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Visit the classrooms, see the work and staff.


Elks host District State VP tonight
Alturas Elks Lodge will be hosting their District State Vice President at the meeting tonight, Thursday May 23. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., and the meeting starts at 8 p.m. Come find out how the Ritual team did at the State Competition.


Behavioral Health Board meeting
The next Modoc County Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting will be Thursday, May 23, from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Health Services small conference room, 441 N. Main St., Alturas. The meeting is open to the public.
The June meeting is set for June 13, same time and location.


MORT meeting
Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism will meet Thursday, May 23, at 3:00 p.m. at 225 Modoc National Forest Headquarters-conference room (west door entrance) in Alturas. Public welcome.


Stop by Bookworm
The Bookworm offers low-cost, slightly used books, DVD's, VHS tapes, and audio products. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is a teaching materials section and great children's section. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas. Stock is ever-changing.


Federated Shop is open
Federated Thrift Shop on North St., Alturas is open 10 a.m. - noon Tuesday through Saturday. Stop in to see gently used treasures in house wares and clothing items. Yes, they are accepting donations but are asking that they be delivered while the shop is open, and a clerk is in attendance. Remember all proceeds go toward scholarships for Modoc graduates.


Help with losing weight sensibly
Trying to lose weight? Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 1954 can help. 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 men, women and teens.


Services for veterans
American Legion Post 163 office is open every week at the Veterans Memorial Hall located at 508 S Main St., Alturas on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. If you have any questions or something they can help you with, feel free to stop by to talk to them. They also invite you to just come down and visit.


Veterans, who don't have a computer or access to the Internet, can come to the Hall for help to get on the computer and help do what needs to be done.


Online, print or both - your choice
Start 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.
Sign up for an Online only subscription at


Veterans van on the go
The VA van transports veterans free to VA appointments. Veterans are reminded to schedule on Wednesdays to Susanville Clinic and Thursdays to Reno VA Hospital. To reserve a van seat or to become a volunteer van driver, please call Pete Dubois, 530-233-3567. Volunteer van drivers are needed. For an application, please call the above number.

Friday, May 24


Rock Painting party at EHS
You're invited to the Alturas Early Head Start_Rock Painting Party!
Join us in painting rocks to hide and find! Whether you are enrolled, not enrolled, interested in enrolling or not, or just want to start a fun new hobby for your family this summer. Come join us!


Please bring clean, ready to paint rocks... everything else is supplied. Where: Early Head Start 901 N East A St., Alturas_on Friday, May 24, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. RSVP: (530) 233-7134 as space is limited. Early Head Start hosts events_for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old.


Offering Buddy Poppies
Memorial Day is fast approaching. The Alturas Veterans have several events scheduled for the public to come and participate in.


Buddy Poppies - Friday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3327 will be stationed at four locations: 4 Corners Market, Alturas Post Office, Chevron, ACE Hardware, giving out the red Buddy Poppies.


New Yappy Hours schedule
Yappy Hour classes in Alturas will be every other Friday, May 24, June 7 and June 21 at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, So. Main St. Fall River Yappy Hours are May 31, June 14, and June 28 at 6 p.m. Adin Yappy Hours are Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Bring your immunized canine friend for free fun, dog obedience and agility, socialization with dog trainer Roxanne Wright. For more information call her at 805-400-7080. A small donation will be appreciated for fuel, supplies and treats.


March or May? HPHS covers all options

Light jackets and sweatshirts are available along with new merchandise at the Second Chance Thrift Store, at the corner of First and Court Street, Alturas. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Low cost certificates, new items daily. Come support your local humane society.


High Plateau Humane Society donations are accepted during business hours only. Please do not leave donations at the door while the shop is closed.


Donations may also be sent to HPHS at P.O. Box 1383, Alturas, CA.

Saturday, May 25


Help place flags on veterans' markers
On Saturday, May 25 the Veterans groups will welcome help with placing flags on veterans' graves at the Alturas Cemetery starting at 9 a.m. Please come out and help them honor these veterans.


Sunday, May 26


Fort Bidwell Memorial Day BBQ
Sunday, May 26 from noon to 4 p.m., the public is welcome to enjoy Fort Bidwell's Memorial Day barbecue at the


Civic Park in downtown Fort Bidwell.
The Fort Bidwell Fire Dept. organizes the popular annual event featuring 12 oz. bone-in rib-eye steaks, hot off the grill. Children 5 and under eat free and children's activities are also available. Adult tickets: $18 at the park entrance; Children ages 6 - 12, $10 or purchase tickets in advance at Page's Market and Four Seasons for $15 per adult.


Explore the trail and Refuge
The Modoc National Wildlife Refuge staff reminds the public that the Refuge is open to walk, bike or drive through every day and connects to Alturas via bicycle route. Come and enjoy nature in the Refuge. If you spot a Sandhill Crane with "jewelry" on its legs, see if the white number on the tall red band is readable to you. (See photo/story this issue for more information).


Trap, Skeet shoots
Trap and Skeet practice has resumed at the Alturas Gun Range on Sundays. Start time, 9 a.m. Contact Ted Steiger, (530) 640-2019 for more information. The range is located on Centerville Road. Non-members welcome.

Monday, May 27


Holiday closures will be observed at schools, State, Federal, City, and County offices, U.S. Post Offices, Banks and the Modoc Record.


Remember veterans who gave all
Monday, May 27, the Veterans groups will hold the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the flag pole at the Alturas Cemetery at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow at the Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. All are welcome.


Service in Surprise Valley
Come join the Surprise Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars in recognizing the contributions of our fallen service men and women on May 27th at the Fort Bidwell Cemetery. This year the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Graveside of Loren Bucher at 11:00 a.m. Jane Higgins will give a biography of Mr. Bucher as part of the ceremony. This ceremony is open to the public and they look forward to seeing you there.


Country Jam evenings are fun
Alturas Country Jam welcomes the public to Monday night jams. Doors are open to the public from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East 1st Street, Alturas. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations will go to the church and for supplies.

Tuesday, May 28


Community Garden Grand Opening
The Grand Opening at the Alturas Community Garden is on Tuesday, May 28 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., on the corner of 1st and Rine Streets in Alturas. There are still some gardening plots available. Call Jenny Kapp for details at 970-596-1508 or email


Commodities distribution
TEACH, Inc., in Alturas will hand out USDA food commodities on May 28, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the grey door of TEACH.


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 (530) 640_2622 at least one day in advance to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, May 29


Fish, Game & Rec meeting
Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission will meet Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. in the Sheriff's Annex, 211 East 1st Street, Alturas. Public welcome.


View Student Art Showcase

Modoc Middle School and Modoc High School Student artwork is now on
display to the public at the Art Center, through May 31. The show is sponsored by Modoc County Arts Council. The Art Center is located at 317 So. Main Street, Alturas. Kristin Chambers is MHS and MMS Art Instructor.


Record classifieds work

Place a Classified Ad in the Modoc Record before noon Wednesday to run in the next day's online and print editions. Email, call (530) 233-2632 or fax 530-233-5113.


Pick up 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, May 30

Your Modoc Record is ready!

Attenton Parents of preschool age children:
Deadline to turn in State Preschool applications for four-year-old children who want to attend the Alturas State Preschool or the Alturas State Elementary Preschool is August 1, 2019.


Pick up and return completed applications to: Child & Family Resource Center, 136 Henderson St., Alturas, 96101. Call Cooky for more information at 233-7115.


Coming Events


Kids' Fish Derby, free movie

The annual Kids Fish Derby returns on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., sponsored by Alturas Rotary at Pine Creek Reservoir, just southeast of Alturas. Children ages 12 and under are eligible to participate and must bring their poles and bait. Prizes will be awarded. A free hot dog lunch will be available. Following the fishing and awarding of prizes, a free movie, "Incredibles 2," will begin at the Niles Theater at noon.


Garden Club hosts Plant Sale

The Alturas Garden Club is gearing up for their annual plant sale on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Depot, 304 N. East Street, Alturas. A variety of plants including perennials, vegetables, herbs and berry plants will be available. A free milkweed plant will be given for every $3.00 spent. Plants from the community will be gratefully accepted on the set up day, Friday, May 31 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
"We look forward to seeing you and supporting our work on the Depot, pollinator garden and landscape," says Alturas Garden Club President Karen Haines.


Brush Arbor Fellowship here

Brush Arbor Fellowship "Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all" will
Gather June 1 and 2 at the XL Ranch and Reservation, seven miles north of Alturas on Highway 395. Join for a time of fellowship, singing, prayer and hearing the good news. All are welcome. Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. and Service at 10 a.m. both days. For information call Mike at (530) 708-2315.


Sunday Bingo on the big screen

AVFF (Alturas Veterans Family and Friends) presents Bingo on Sunday, June 2 at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Doors open at 1:30. First number will be called at 2 p.m. $15 buy-in, $5 extra pack. Pay-outs depend on attendance. $50 Black out winner. Door prizes and refreshments. Join the fun with the 45-inch television screen and Bingo software. No more machines!


No one under 18 is allowed. For more info contact Christy Hitchings @ 640-0288.


Groundwater public meeting

A public meeting to address Groundwater Management Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), will be open to everyone on Monday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Bieber Veterans Memorial Hall, 657-575 Bridge Street, Bieber. Public input is both wanted and needed.


Supportive Cancer Group here

The Modoc County Cancer Awareness Group meets the first Monday of every month (June 3) at 6 p.m. at the Wild Mustard, 203 S. Main St., Alturas. Anyone with or affected by cancer is welcome to come join. For questions, please contact Kathleen Harris at 530-708-1966.


Blood Drive coming

The Modoc area Blood Drive will welcome blood donors on Tuesday, June 4 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary sponsors the hall and offers refreshments for donors.


There will be NO bingo in June. Bingo games will resume on the first Tuesday of July and then on the third Tuesday.

The VFW Auxiliary appreciates the community support of both the Blood Drive and Bingo.


Lunch Group plans outing

The Modoc Ladies Lunch group will meet Wednesday June 5, at the new restaurant Modoc Cafe on Main Street at noon. RSVP to Sue.

Support Groups

Modoc County Inter-group Council AA/Al-Anon/NA Meeting Schedule AA Helpline/Meeting Info: 877-880-2880.

AA - Alturas Hilltoppers meets Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Federated Church, 307 East First St., Alturas.


Local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas


12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, 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
8:00-9:00 PM- Federated Church, 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):
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.

Emergency Hotline: 1-888-982-8161. "That no addict seeing recovery need ever die."


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 5:00 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.


LGBTQ+ Support Group meeting


Please join at Sunrays of Hope where individuals meet the first and third Saturday of each month to talk about issues which those in the LGBTQ+ community face. The goal is to provide a safe place for people to express their feelings and thoughts and create a support system within the community.


Described as "safe, confidential, enlightening, open minded, and snacks provided," join others at Sunrays of Hope, located at 113 E. North St., Alturas. Contact Jennifer (530) 708-7765 or Nicole at (707) 510-9488.