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Thursday, November 14

Your Modoc Record is ready!

Stop by 201 West Carlos, Alturas, for your Record, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Modoc Record can also be purchased at many Modoc businesses.

Flu Clinic at Alturas Elementary today

Modoc County Public Health will be having an additional Flu Vaccination Clinic on Thursday Nov. 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Alturas Elementary.  Flu Mist will be available for children ages 2 and up. Shots will be available for ages 6 mos. and up. Come to the Multipurpose Room.

Fire Safe landscaping with Garden Club

Alturas Garden Club meeting Nov. 14 at the Whistle Stop Depot, 304 N. East Street, will feature Mila Hadley from the Modoc Fire Safe Council. She will speak about the ways property owners can protect their homes and businesses by the choice of materials and design features in their buildings and vegetation used in landscaping. The Garden Club and the Fire Safe Council are exploring the possibility of a collaborative effort to design and build a demonstration garden on the Whistle Stop grounds to include a tool storage shed built to fire safe building codes. Community members are invited to attend to learn more about how you can protect your property. The social refreshment half hour starts at 12:30 and Mila will speak at 1:00. The business meeting will follow at about 2:00.

Red Cross to meet

There will be a meeting of the American Red Cross on

Thursday, November 14 at 1 p.m. at 222 West North Street, Alturas. Public welcome.

Special dinner for Elks

Alturas Elks Lodge will hold its next regular meeting Thursday, November 14. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting at 8 p.m.  Please note that this will be the only meeting in November. Join us for a special dinner of Chicken and Dumplings prepared by the Cornetts. All members and guests are welcome; we look forward to seeing you there. The next meeting will be December 12.

Federated Shop open

The Federated Thrift Shop is located on North St., open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The shop is clerked by volunteer members of the Federated Church. All proceeds from this Thrift Shop go to Scholarships for Modoc County graduating students and other local agencies.

Lose weight and keep it off

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.

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.

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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, November 15

The Record office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Good sale at HPHS

Good sale on warm clothing - Sweaters/sweatshirts on sale for $2.00, hoodies $3.00 and a large assortment of jackets. Many holiday platters available. Stop in and see what's new at Second Chance Thrift Store, corner of First and Court Streets. Open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

The Humane Society has need of kitten, cat, puppy and dog food. Low cost veterinary certificates are available for low cost immunizations, euthanasia, office visits as well as dog/cat spay/neuter. Feral cat neuter/spay $50 per cat. Stop by to learn more.

Come for live music

Free live music! All ages welcome. California Pines Rec. room Friday November 15, 6 p.m. Live music, open dance floor. Food available. Music by Rick Byrd, Wendy Easley and Tommy May. Blues, soft rock, country.

Check out the library

Alturas Library is open Monday, 10-5; Tuesday, 12-6; Thursday 12-7; Friday 10-5. Closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, November 16

Great toy sale

Federated Church Toy Sale, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon at 307 East First Street. Lots of great dolls, stuffed animals, games, puzzles, books, trucks, cars, children’s movies, baby toys, vintage and collectible toys and more. All clean and ready for new homes. Super low prices!

Turkey Shoot welcomes all

Modoc County Sheriff’s K-9 Association will host the fifth annual Turkey Shoot Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Alturas Rifle & Pistol Range. Steel target pistol shoots, precision rifle, bench and off hand, trap and skeet. Separate brackets for 18 and under. Lunch provided by Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse. For more information call (530) 233-4416. All proceeds go to the Sheriff’s K-9 Association. Turkeys, a Ruger American 270 bolt-action rifle and a Savage Youth 20 gauge shotgun will be given as prizes.

Jammin’ good time

The November's Music Jam in Cedarville will begin the winter schedule on Saturday, November 16, at the Surprise Valley Community Church.  The location is 405 Bonner St., across from the park. Bring your instruments and your friends for a grand evening with all different types of music and lots of visiting. Start-up time is 2:00 p.m., ending at 4:00 p.m., with refreshments at half-time. If you have any questions, please call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185.

Sunday, November 17

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, November 18

Monday, Deadline 5 p.m. for Gatherings announcements

Grief, Loss Group renews meetings

Please join the Grief & Loss Group at Modoc County Health Services, 441 N. Main St., Alturas on November 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9,16 and 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Facilitator(s) Jamie Harris and Samantha Clay, Behavioral Health Specialists.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day…unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.” – Unknown.

Country Jam night in Alturas

Everyone’s invited to enjoy the Alturas Country Jam on Mondays at Federated Church, 307 East 1st Street, Alturas. Doors are open from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Bring your voice, instrument or come to listen. Admission is free. Donations will go to the church and for supplies.

Tuesday, November 19

Food Link delivers fresh

A Foodlink truck will deliver fresh produce available for low-income families on Tuesday, November 19, at Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. Food giveaway will start when the truck arrives approximately 12 noon, and end when those present have received food once. Lassen County Council, The Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento, USDA Commodities make this free delivery possible. Please contact Ryan or Lola, 233-3111.

Come out for Bingo night

Join others, ages 18 and up for Bingo nights at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. The games are hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. Next games: Nov.19.

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.

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, November 20

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, November 21

Your weekly Modoc Record is ready!

Commodities available

T.E.A.C.H., Inc. will offer food Commodities at the grey door of TEACH on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The building is located at 112 E. Second St., Alturas.

Fire Safe Council to meet

Modoc Fire Safe Council General meetings will be Thursday, November

21, at USDA Service Center, 221 West 8th Street from 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Public is welcome. Call for more info 530.233.5516. 

MORT meeting set

Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism group welcomes the public to join them at their next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3:00 pm. in the Modoc National Forest Supervisors Conference Room 225 West 8th St., Alturas.

Coming Events

Open House at the Art Center

Everyone is invited to the Art Center’s Open House on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 – 7 p.m. Featured artist will be Dick Mackey and his pottery. The center thanks all its members and invites new ones. Enjoy appetizers and beverages at 317 So. Main St., Alturas.

Fun Sunday Bingo afternoon coming

Turkey Bingo games will be offered for all ages on November 24 at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 507 East Fourth St., Alturas.

Lots of turkeys to be won, plenty of door prizes, pies for tie-breakers, refreshments of cookies, coffee and punch. Among the special prize games will be a $100 blackout game for ages 18 and up.

Schools go on holiday

Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29, Modoc Joint Unified classrooms will be closed for their Thanksgiving holiday break.

Catch it early

The Thanksgiving issue of the Modoc County Record will be mailed to subscribers and available in businesses and at the Modoc Record office, 201 West Carlos St., Alturas on Wednesday morning, Nov. 27.

The Record office will be closed Nov. 28 and 29.

Early deadlines Monday, Nov. 25.

Seniors please RSVP

Seniors are invited to call in and request a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to be delivered on Thanksgiving Day between 10:30 a.m. and noon by Christian Life Assembly. Please call with your request no later than November 22. There will be no Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the church this year.

Turkey Trot together

Join others for the Modoc Turkey Trot 3 mile walk/run on Thanksgiving Day at the Modoc Wildlife Refuge in Alturas. Sign up that morning or pre-register before Nov. 20, to receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Liability waivers must be signed. Registration fee is $25. The goal is to raise funds for the Foster Youth Fund which provides gifts for special occasions for youths in local foster care.

All ages are welcome to participate (see display Ad for categories). For information and registration forms contact T.E.A.C.H., Inc. at 530-233-3111.

Winter Bazaar, Bake Sale

Annual AVFF (Alturas Veterans Family & Friends) Winter bazaar and Bake Sale, Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Come join for some shopping and baked goods. For more information about booth rentals and to donate baked goods, call Christy Hitchings at 530-640-0288.

MREA meeting

Modoc Recreational Estates meeting will be Sunday, December 8,

at 3:00 p.m. at the Sons of the Pioneer Lake. If more information is needed, call 233-3801. All members are welcome.

Fun time: Melodrama dinner theater

Modoc Performing Arts Theater will present their annual fund-raiser dinner and theatrical production “Rollin’ in Dough in Mistletoe” melodrama on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Veteran’s Hall, So. Main St., Alturas.

A Christmas Ham dinner will be served. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. There will be no on-line tickets for this show. Tickets may be purchased from Karen Hays 530-640-0028.

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."


New Beginnings (every Thursday)
Adult children of alcoholics/dysfunctional families are gathering every Thursday, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope in order to recover from the effects of having been raised in an alcoholic, addiction-filled or dysfunctional household. The group practices a program of recovery adapted from the Twelve Steps. Included in this program will be the development of an individual Wellness Plan and skills to promote resilience. For more information, please call 530-299-3518.


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.

Caregiver Peer Support Group

The first Wednesday of each month, 3 – 4:30 p.m. join the peer support group for family caregivers of adults, that addresses issues caregivers face in care giving for an older adult loved one. Safe and supportive environment and educational information to help caregivers on this journey. Meet at the Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. Facilitated by Analuisa Orozco. For more information contact 530-299-3518 or Passages Caregiver Resource Center, 1-800-995-0878 www.Passages


Caregiving Peer Support Group

The last Wednesday of each month in Alturas, 3 – 5 p.m., Henderson Street across from MCOE office in room 131-B, MMC Education Room, Alturas. Join this free peer support group that addresses issues family caregivers of adults face. Safe and supportive environment and educational information to help on this caregiving journey. Facilitated by Analuisa Orozco. For more information contact 530-299-3518 or Passages Caregiver Resource Center, 1-800-995-0878 www.Passages