Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, August 22

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.


Live music tonight
Free, live music in California Pines Rec. Room Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Open dance floor, pool table, arcade games. Featuring musicians Wendy Easley, Tommy May, Guitar player Rick Byrd. Country, Blues, light Rock.

Food needed for fur babies
The Humane Society has need of kitten, cat, puppy and dog food. And, timely back to school specials are taking place on kids' clothes at Second Chance Thrift Store, open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the corner of First and Court Street, Alturas.

Low cost veterinary certificates are available for low cost immunizations, euthanasia, office visits as well as dog/cat spay/neuter. Feral cat neuter/spay $50.00 per cat. Stop by to learn more.


Find out more about Modoc Radio Club
Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. The Modoc Radio Club (HAM operators) will be gathering at the Alturas Rural Fire Department at 310 N. Rine Street, behind the county library. The group will discuss what was learned while providing communication to and from Blue Lake during a two-week youth camp. Presenters will be Chad Linden and Jim Linden.
All interested in the project or who want to get involved in radio club, please contact Chad Linden (530) 640 1479.


Commodities distribution day
TEACH, INC. is offering Commodities at the grey door at TEACH on Thursday August 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Behavioral Health Board meeting
The next Modoc County Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting will be Thursday, August 22, 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.


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.


Free services for veterans
American Legion Post 163 office is open every week at the Veterans Memorial Hall located at 508 So. Main St., Alturas on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Feel free to stop by to talk to them. Veterans, who don't have a computer or access to the Internet, are welcome.


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, August 23

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


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

Saturday, August 24


Genealogy meeting open to all
The next Genealogy Meeting will be August 24, 9:30 a.m. at the Modoc Sheriff's Office Annex, at Court and First Streets, Alturas. Glenda Lloyd will be the speaker on three topics: Packing your genealogy suitcase, Land records and

Reading old handwriting.

The meeting is hosted by the Modoc Historical Society. The cost will be $10 per person, which includes lunch. Please sign up at the Modoc County Museum; their number is (530) 233-2944.


Have fun at Alturas Farmers Market
Alturas Farmers Market is Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sage Stage Plaza next to the Sage Stage headquarters on Main Street, Alturas. John Thornton will provide live music and Holly from Public Health will be conducting a free food tasting on Saturday. She will give out tastings and copies of her recipe, as to how to cook something that is readily available at the market this time of year. Stop by to see what's freshly picked and new from local vendors.

Sunday, August 25

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, August 26

Reserve for free mammogram
Free Mammogram Screening to all women 40 years and older will be available by appointment on August 26 at Modoc County Public Health. Make an appointment by calling 1-877-4AN-EXAM. Must have primary healthcare provider and have not received a mammogram within the past 12 months.


Auditions for MPAT show
Modoc Performing Arts Theater will hold auditions for their fall production "The Misadventures of Romeo and Juliet" on Aug. 26 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the A.C.T. Niles Theater, Alturas. The age range for this production is 14 and older. The production will be staged October 24 -27. Plan to audition; no experience required. Come see auditions to see what happens.


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.


Country Jam night
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, August 27
Foodlink give-away in Alturas
Fresh produce will be free for low-income families on Aug. 27 when a Foodlink truck will deliver to Modoc County Veterans Park in Alturas.

Event starts when truck arrives approximately 12 p.m. It ends when those present have received food once.

Sponsored by Lassen County council, Modoc Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento, USDA Commodities.


Check out Federated's Shop
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.


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, August 28

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, August 29

Your Modoc Record is ready!

Coming Events

Labor Day holiday
Modoc Record office will be closed, along with Modoc schools, banks, USPS offices, government and agency offices on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.


Ground water meeting in Adin
A public meeting on the Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan is scheduled Sept. 4, 4 p.m. at the Adin Community Center in downtown Adin. Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) will present information about Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), give updates on completed and current activities, and seek input on the ongoing and future development of the GSP. The GSAs will discuss the purpose and role of the advisory committee and will provide information about how to apply to be a member of the committee and other ways to give input and be involved. All outreach meetings and advisory committee meetings will be open and noticed to the public.


Special presentation at Sunrays
"Abuse, Neglect and Crimes Against People with Disabilities' is a presentation to be given by Beverly Wagner, PRA on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to noon at Sunrays of Hope, 113 E. North St., Alturas. Public welcome.


Join New Pioneer 4-H
New Pioneer 4-H will have their first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Veterans Hall, So. Main Street in Alturas. Question and answer time will be at 5:15 p.m. for those interested in joining 4-H, followed by the regular business meeting at 6 p.m. for new and returning members. Call 530-640-1103 for more 4-H details or questions.


MORT makes plans
Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism (MORT) has postponed their August meeting. The next MORT meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m.

at MCTC - Modoc Transportation - Conference room, 108 S. Main St., Alturas.


Rummage Sale gearing up
Surprise Valley VFW 7888 Auxiliary is accepting donated items for their Rummage Sale in October. Items may be dropped off and stored in the horse trailer that will be provided next to the VFW Hall, Cedarville. Contact any of the following to drop off donations: Kathy Mueller, 640-1674, Barb 640-6285, Marilyn 279-2429 or Connie 541-281-5658.

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.