Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, March 14


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


See what Red Cross is about


The American Red Cross will hold a meeting on Thursday March 14, at 11:00 a.m. at 222 West North Street, Alturas (in the old City Hall brick building). Public welcome to come and learn more about the organization's work.


Monarch program for Garden Club, public


On March 14, the Alturas Garden Club hosts Tom Landis, retired U.S.F.S, National Nursery Specialist, who will speak at 1:00 p.m. about the Monarch Butterfly decline and what we can do to help. We meet at the Christian Life Assembly, 225 N. West B St. in Alturas. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and stay for the meeting when plans for a pollinator garden will be introduced at the Whistle Stop Depot. Donations are gratefully accepted, but not necessary.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Middle School


Modoc Middle School Community Support Club welcome the public to enjoy a St. Patrick's Dinner on March 14, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Modoc Middle School, 906 West Eighth St., Alturas. Tickets from MMS students and also available at the door: Adults, $8; ages 12 and younger, $5; Family of four, $30. Gift basket raffle drawing to be held.


Elks host evening, meeting


Alturas Elks will hold their next meeting Thursday, March 14. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the meeting at 8 p.m. All members and guests are encouraged to attend. The next meeting will be on March 28. Just a reminder: please bring your filled Piggy Banks to either of the March meetings. Any questions please contact Doug Waterman (530) 640-1731.


Join Childbirth series tonight


The free five-week series of Childbirth Education classes continues tonight. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m., through April 4. Classes will be held at the Early Head Start Center at 901 NE "A" Street in Alturas. All expectant women and their birth partners residing in Modoc County are welcome to attend. For more information or to sign up, please call Jennifer at 233-6311.


Bookworm has sweet deals


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.


Taking Off Pounds Sensibly


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 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.
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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, March 15



Check out what's new at HPHS


Come into the Second Chance Thrift Store and check out new items that arrive daily. Lots of green for St Patrick's Day. Sale on men's and women's shirts, $1.50 each plus a 50-cent clearance rack. Store hours, Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thank you for supporting your local humane society!


Help Legion celebrate with dinner


American Legion is turning 100 years old and Post 163 in Alturas is celebrating with a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Friday, March 15 starting at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Alturas. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door for $15 on a first come, first serve basis. The whole community is invited to come celebrate this milestone with corned beef and cabbage, birthday cake, no host bar and a silent auction.


Enjoy Soup on Friday


Every Friday during Lent, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 507 E. 4th St., Alturas, will sponsor "Soup on Friday." Everyone is welcome to come for just the meal or come for all three events. On Friday, March 15, Mass will be at 5:15 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross in the church, then free soup and bread meal at about 6:20 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Mark calendars for March 22, 29; April 5,12 and 19 for Soup on Friday.

Saturday, March 16


Yard Sale at Oxley Hall


Modoc High Junior Class is fundraising to help cover the cost of decorations for a Student Prom. The students will hold a yard sale March 16, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Shirley Oxley Hall, MHS. For more information call the Modoc High at 233-1801.


Squirrel Roundup


Surprise Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 28th annual Squirrel Roundup this Saturday in Surprise Valley. The event deadline was March 9 and all 70 entries have been reserved this year.


Souper Saturday at Art Center


Bonnie Sherer has been throwing bowls all week and they are piling up to prepare for the Art Center's annual fundraiser. $15.00 buys the bowl and your choice of homemade soup, salad, dessert, and beverage.
Come for the Art, stay for dessert at The Art Center on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 317 So. Main St., Alturas.

Live music Saturday


Free live music by Wind and Water (Wendy Easley, Fawn Waterfield). At Niles Hotel Coffee Shop, Saturday March 16, 3-5 p.m.


Cedarville Jam bids welcome


Saturday, March 16, is the scheduled day for the Cedarville Jam this month. All instruments and types of music are welcome, as well as an audience of appreciative fans! The location is the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street, across from the park. The hours are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the winter schedule. If you have any questions, please call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185.


LGBTQ+ Support


The next LGBTQ+Support Group meeting: March 16 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Sunrays of Hope where individuals will 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 safe, confidential, open minded, enlightening support system within the community. Snacks provided. Join others at Sunrays of Hope, at 113 E. North St., Alturas. Contact Jennifer (530) 708-7765 or Nicole at (707) 510-9488.

Sunday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 18


Little League Board meeting


Modoc County Little League has a board meeting on Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at The Brass Rail, Alturas. Board members this year are: Melissa Carlson -President; Amanda Main-Vice President and VSP-Amber Benson; Treasurer - Leslie Boyle; Barbara Robbins-Secretary and Registration; Calvin Albright-Boys Player Agent; David Yasumi-Umpire Coordinator; Emily Wheeler-Girls Player Agent; Ted Lewis-Coaches Coordinator; Kelly Farmer- Concessions Coordinator; Jenny Grove-Surprise Valley Manager; Jodee Nelson-Uniform Coordinator; Rene Larranaga -Safety Manager & Grounds;


Ken Walton and Alisha Romesha-Scheduling; Mike Main-Equipment Manager; Tacie Richardson and Anna Nelson-Sponsor and Sign Coordinators.


Enjoy Country Jam night


Alturas Country Jams are open to the public on Mondays, 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, March 19


Blood Drive donations encouraged


Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327 will sponsor the community Blood Drive at Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas on March 19 from 1 - 6 p.m. Everyone interested in donating blood is welcome to stop by.
There will be no Bingo March 19. Next Bingo: April 2.


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, March 20

First day of Spring!


Valley 50 Potluck


The monthly Valley 50 Potluck will be held March 20 at the Senior Center in Cedarville Come at noon. All senior citizens welcome.


Radio Club to meet


Modoc County Radio Club (HAM operators) will meet next on Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Alturas Rural Fire Department at 310 North Rine Street in Alturas, next to the Modoc County Library. Snacks and refreshments will be available. Topics to be announced on facebook page "K6MER."


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, March 21

Your Modoc Record is ready!


MORT meeting reminder


Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (MORT) group will meet Thursday,
March 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the NRCS Conference Room, 221 West 8th St.


(East entrance at the US Forest Service Headquarters Building) in Alturas. Public welcome.


Soup lunch in Tulelake


Enjoy a Soup Lunch prepared by the Presbyterian Women of Tulelake
On Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 442 Second Street, Tulelake. Enjoy your choice of two homemade soups plus bread and coffee/tea/juice. Corn & Bacon Chowder or Split Pea
plus dessert for a $10 donation.


Sheriff's Office hosts Open House


Modoc County Sheriff's Office will host an Open House on March 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Sheriff's Annex Conference Room. Join the Sheriff for cookies and coffee and hear about the goals for the department, county and what's happening at MCSO.


Chamber Mixer at Courthouse


The first Alturas Chamber of Commerce Mixer for 2019 will be held on March 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Modoc County Court House (Rotunda), 204 South Court Street. The Mixer will be co-hosted by the Alturas Rotary, Alturas Sunrise Rotary, Modoc County Historical Society and the Alturas Chamber of Commerce. This will be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and see the beautiful mural depicting the history of growth in Modoc County. They hope to see you there.

Coming Events


Seed Swap and seed start demo


March 23: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Alturas Garden Club's 5th Annual Seed Swap & seed starting demo at the Whistle Stop Depot, 304 North East St., Alturas.


JLS Small Market Animal taggings


Junior Livestock Show Exhibitor's who plan to show a market goat, lamb or hog this year are required to bring their animal to one of the following tagging days: Surprise Valley Area - March 23 at Surprise Valley High School from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.


Big Valley Area - March 23 at the Big Valley Vet Center from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.; Alturas Area - March 31 at the John Cummings Memorial Show Grounds from 10 a.m. until 12 pm.


RSVP cards are mandatory for all taggings this year and must be submitted to the office by March 18, 2019.


County Supervisors meet


Modoc County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. March 25, in the Board of Supervisors Room, 204 S. Court St. Room #203, Alturas. (530) 233-6201.


Spring break schedules:


Tulelake Basin Joint Unified School District on Spring Break March 25 through 29; Surprise Valley Joint Unified School District on Spring Break April 1 through April 5. Modoc Joint Unified School District Spring Break April 15 through April 22.


Sign up for Tree Grafting Workshop


March 30: 9 a.m. - 3 pm. - Heritage Apple Tree Grafting workshop. Cost is $25. Sponsored by Modoc Harvest, UC Cooperative Extension & Amanda O'Bryan. Location: Davis Creek Grange Hall in Davis Creek. To register go to www/ Questions? Call 530-456-6362.


MREA calls on volunteers


Modoc Recreational Estates Association Board of Directors are calling on volunteers to serve on the Board. Join the next MREA meeting on Saturday, March 30 at noon at the Sons of the Pioneer Park meeting hall on Steelhead. Board meeting to follow.

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. 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 p.m. – 9:00 P.M. at Federated Church, 307 East First St., 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): P
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.


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.