Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, January 17th

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


Fire Safe Council meets tonight
Modoc Fire Safe Council meeting will be Thursday, January 17, at 4 p.m. at 221 West 8th Street, Alturas. Public welcome.


Fresh New Year at HPHS
Happy New Year everyone! The Second Chance thrift store has Valentine decor out. They are adding warm coats to the racks daily, all pants are buy one, get one free (2.00 each). A beautiful quilt at the store will be raffled. Tickets for the drawing will be at HPHS' annual fund raising dinner, which is Saturday, March 2 this year. Store hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00-2:50. Come in and support your local humane society!


Shape up for New Year
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.


Bookworm has low-cost choices
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store 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. A new teaching materials section and great children's section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.


MREA meeting
Modoc Recreational Estates general meeting for information and questions will be held Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. Located in Modoc Estates Park on Steelhead Lane.


Soup's on in Tulelake - come enjoy
Stop by to enjoy the Soup Lunch hosted by the Presbyterian Women of Tulelake on Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church, 442 Second Street, Tulelake. A $10 donation covers a choice of two homemade soups, plus bread and coffee/tea/juice. Soups include Ham and Bean, Chicken Tamale and Mulligatawny, plus dessert. Everyone welcome.


Come for hot meal
Faith Baptist will be serving a free "Feast for the Father" meal of Chili, cornbread, salad and desserts, January 17 at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist, at 810 W. Carlos, Alturas. All are welcome.


American Legion office hours
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.


Easy access - and choice
Set up 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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In service to veterans
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, January 18th

Modoc Record office closes at 1:00 p.m. Fridays


Early Head Start event
Early Head Start will host an event at 901 N. East A Street, Alturas,_for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old. Join the playgroup/socialization on Friday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m._Topic: Building relationships through traditions; Activity: Block Play; Snack: Pancakes. Phone: 233-7134 or 233-7129.


Good deals at Bookworm
The Friends of the Library Bookworm store 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. A teaching materials section and great children's section are available. Located west of the main library on W. 3rd St., Alturas.


Saturday, January 19th


'Chili when it's Chilly'
Modoc Medical Center's Auxiliary fundraiser "Chili when it's Chilly" is billed as one of the "hottest events of the year!" on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the Alturas Elks Lodge. Live entertainment of guitar and R&B, plus a chili dinner, with cornbread and salad for $15 per person. A silent auction and firewood raffle. Tickets $5 each or six for $25 for the raffle.


Tickets are available at the Gift Shop in the lobby of Modoc Medical Center, McDowell St., Alturas. All proceeds will benefit the hospital and its patients, just as Modoc Medical Auxiliary's gift shop sale proceeds do also.


Afternoon Cedarville Jam session
The next Cedarville Jam session will meet on January 19, Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. Come to the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street for an afternoon of various genres of music, as well as a little bit of other forms of art--some poetry, some stories. Meet your friends and neighbors for a two-hour all-around good time!
Please call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 with any questions.

Sunday, January 20th


Monday, January 21st


MLK, Jr. Day Holiday closures
City of Alturas and County of Modoc offices, U.S. Post Offices, Schools, and banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Country Jam night
Alturas Country Jams run 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, January 22nd


Donate Blood day
A community Blood Drive will be held at Veterans Hall, So. Main St., in Alturas on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stop by to make a blood donation. The drive is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3327. The Auxiliary's Bingo night is cancelled for Tuesday, Jan. 22.


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, January 23rd

Find or sell something
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.


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 24th

Your Modoc Record is ready!

MORT meeting
Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism group will meet on Thursday January 24, 2:30 pm at the NRCS conference room, 221 West 8th, in Alturas. Public welcome.

Stop by to see what's new
High Plateau Humane Society's Second Chance Thrift Store is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 114 1st Street, Alturas. Phone (530) 233-9277. Store sales help support the High Plateau Humane Society.


Bookworm has 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.


Coming Events


Big Crab & Tri-Tip nights in Adin
Big Valley's 20th Annual Crab and Tri Tip Feed will be Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at the Adin Community Center. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. each night and the Crab will arrive at 6:30 p.m.


A $40 donation per person goes towards the Big Valley Endowment Foundation's Emergency Medical Services Fund. Seniors (60 years plus) are admitted for $35.


Pre-sale tickets only, are available at Adin Supply in Adin, Big Valley Market in Bieber, Pioneer Auto Body in Alturas, and McArthur Mini Mart in McArthur or call (530) 299-3560.


Genealogy group forming informally

A first meeting for forming an informal Genealogy Group will welcome all interested on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Niles Hotel Roadhouse Grill, Alturas. The room rental fee of $50 will be split among those who attend. (See article this issue for more details).


Help CattleWomen start the New Year
Ring in the "Moo" Year with the Modoc County CattleWomen on Saturday, January 26 at the Likely Fire Hall. Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. followed by regular meeting and dinner. Menu includes enchiladas with sides, cost per plate TBD, RSVP by Jan 19, 2019. Contact Richelle (530) 640-0126, Amy (760) 878-8994 or Jackie (530) 233-4809.


'Beauty and the Beast' auditions
Modoc Performing Arts Theater (MPAT) auditions for Beauty and the Beast Jan. 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater, Alturas. Actor ages grade nine and up. Production dates: April 25, 26,27 and 28 and mandatory Tech week April 22,23 and 24. For more information contact Director Karen Hays (days) 640-0028 or eves 233-2309 and leave a message if need be.


Behavioral Health Board meeting
The next Modoc County Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m. at the Health Services building, 441 N. Main St., Alturas. The meeting is open to the public.


Garden tool maintenance clinic
Garden Tool Maintenance Clinic at Modoc Ag Department Maintenance Building, 16th and Oak St. Alturas Friday, February 1, 11a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away). Please wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear. Questions? Email


Academic Decathlon coming
Modoc County Academic Decathlon, a 10-event scholarly showdown among Modoc High, Surprise Valley and Tulelake High Schools will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Modoc High. The final event will be the Super Quiz Relay, a high-energy contest, with fans cheering on their favorite teams. Open to the public, this year's Super Quiz Relay will take place at 3 p.m. in Shirley Oxley Hall, Modoc High. This year's them is "The 1960s: A Transformational Decade."


MPAT Annual Meeting
Modoc Performing Arts Theatre Annual Meeting Sunday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 310 North St., Alturas. Organizational meeting with election of officers and review of 2018 productions. Bring a favorite potluck dish. Newcomers welcome. Come to learn more about how to get involved with MPAT.


Winter Beef Health Meeting
Hear featured speakers, meet fellow cattlemen and women and learn about the biggest beef cattle health challenges for 2019, plus new techniques in beef production on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 - 9 p.m. at Brass Rail. RSVP to or call 530-233-6400 by Jan. 31.


Missoula Children's Theatre to return
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Gulliver's Travels will be held Monday, February 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Niles Theater, 127 S. Main in Alturas.
There are roles available for young people of all ages, kindergarten through twelfth grade. Approximately 50 to 60 local children will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Actor/Directors. Performances will be on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Niles Theater in Alturas.


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.