Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, April 18


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


It's Modoc Joint's Spring break


Modoc Joint Unified School District Spring Break April 15 through April 22.


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, April 19


Fun morning at Early Head Start


Early Head Start will host an event for pregnant moms and children 0-3 years old on Friday, April 19._Playgroup/Socialization: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;


Topic: Child Abuse Prevention Awareness; Activity: Movement-Dance; Creative Rep: Making Instruments; Snack: Yogurt with Blueberries. Come to 901 N. East A Street, Alturas. Phone:233-7134/233-7129.


Dessert Auction at Likely Fire Hall


Likely Pine Burrs 4-H Club members will hold a Dessert Auction on Friday, April 19 at the Likely Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Public welcome. Come bid on your favorite desserts.


Surprise Valley hosts Good Friday services


This year, Good Friday services will be held at the Surprise Valley Community Church at 11:00 a.m. on April 19. The St. James Catholic Church, will also participate in the presentation of "The Last Words of Jesus." Following the service, a soup and sandwich lunch will be shared by all attending. Everyone is invited to this meaningful event.


Good Friday community service


A Community Good Friday Service, sponsored by the Alturas Ministerial Association at Faith Baptist Church, 810 West Carlos St., Alturas, will be held Friday, April 19 at 5 p.m. followed by Feast for the Father at 6 p.m. Attendees do not need to bring a potluck item unless they would like to. Anyone who would like to help with preparation, set up, serving and clean up may contact Jeanne Cain, 640-2299 or the church office with any questions.


Come for hot meal


Faith Baptist will be serving a free "Feast for the Father" meal, Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m., 810 W. Carlos Street, Alturas. Baked egg with ham casserole, potluck side dishes and assorted desserts will be served.
All are welcome; meal served immediately following the Community Good Friday Service at 5 p.m.
If you need a ride to the meal, please text or call Ida at Sun Rays of Hope by Thursday at 708-0459.


Yappy Hours happening


Yappy Hour classes will start in Alturas on Fridays at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, (meet on the covered patio), So. Main St., Alturas.


Weather permitting. Classes will be every two weeks or maybe once a month, depending how it goes. New activities, trick training, racing, Champion of the World and CGC training. 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. Small donation is appreciated for fuel, supplies and treats.


Easter items at Humane Society


Second Chance Thrift Store has Easter merchandise ready for customers, along with coats, sweatshirts at half price to make room for Spring attire plus a 50-cent clearance rack. New glassware arriving daily. Store hours, Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. corner of First and Court Streets, Alturas.


HPHS is in serious need of cat, dog, kitten and puppy food at the store for the less fortunate. Opened bags not an

issue. Thank you for supporting your local Humane Society! Donations may also be sent to HPHS at P.O. Box 1383, Alturas, CA


Soup Fridays


Come for one or all - Mass at 5:15 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross, then a free soup and bread meal around

6:20 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome on Fridays, April 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 507 E. 4th St., Alturas.

Saturday, April 20


Kids' Easter Egg Hunt


Alturas Lions Club will keep years of tradition going by hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages infant to 10 on Saturday, April 20. Hunt begins at 1:00 p.m. sharp at Veterans Memorial Park, So. Main St., Alturas. Age-designated sections will be marked by lawn signs all around the park: Infant to age two; ages three and four years; ages five and six; ages seven and eight; nine and 10 year-olds and a special needs section for ages 0-10.
Bring something to gather the colored eggs in.


Cedarville Jam at 2:00


Saturday, April 20 marks the last of the winter schedule for the Cedarville Jam. The time is from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Surprise Valley Community Church at 405 Bonner Street.


The summer sessions will revert back to Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on the third Friday of the month beginning May 17. All instruments are always welcome, as well as all kinds of music. The musicians welcome an audience too, so invite your neighbors and have an evening of good laughs, good music and good company. Please call Clarence Wager at (530) 233-5185 with any questions.


LGBTQ+ Support Group meeting


The LGBTQ+Support Group will meet April 20, from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Please join at Sunrays of Hope where individuals will 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.

Sunday, April 21


Celebrating Easter in Surprise Valley


Easter Sunday's worship service is at 9:00 a.m., with an egg hunt for the young people at 10:00 a.m. at Surprise Valley Community Church. No snow on the ground should make the day a fine example of spring, and one to enjoy! If you have any questions, please call the church at 279-6225.


Sunrise Easter Services


Faith Baptist Church will be having a Sunrise service, Sunday, April 21, 6:00 a.m. on the hill behind the church, followed by a Resurrection Day Communion service beginning a 10:45 a.m. Join for coffee and goodies at 10:25 a.m. The church is located at 810 W. Carlos St. in Alturas.


Trap, Skeet shooting opens


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.


Explore the trail and Refuge


The Modoc National Wildlife Refuge thanks all of its neighbors for their help and wants to remind the public that the Refuge is open to walk, bike or drive through every day and now connects to Alturas via bicycle route. Come and enjoy nature in the Refuge this spring!


Monday, April 22


Clean up outdoor areas, plant a tree, recycle, consider walking or bike riding to work and help out our earth!


Little League Board to meet

Modoc County Little League Board members will meet on April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Brass Rail, Alturas.


Country Jam celebrating 20 years


Help the Alturas Country Jam celebrate 20 years of Monday night jams on April 22. Doors are open to the public every Monday, 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, April 23


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, April 24


Fish, Game & Rec meeting

Modoc County Fish, Game & Recreation Commission will meet Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff's Annex, 211 East 1st St., Alturas. Recreation Tech Funding is on the new agenda. Public welcome.


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, April 25

Your Modoc Record is ready!


MORT meeting at USFS

Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism will meet Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. In Modoc National Forest Headquarters conference room (west door entrance) in Alturas. Public welcome.

Elks initiation night

Alturas Elks Lodge will be holding its next meeting Thursday, April 25. A new member will be initiated on this night, so please come support this great group. Cocktails start at 6:00 p.m., dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 8:00 p.m. Also, Elks are reminded to please turn in purple pigs as soon as possible.


In all its splendor - 'Beauty & the Beast' on stage here

Modoc Performing Arts Theater brings its Spring production of "Beauty and the Beast" to the Alturas Community Theater's Niles Theater stage on April 25 through April 28. Thursday through Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee starts at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10, Adults; Seniors (over age 60) and Students (ages 5-18), $7. Children age four and younger are free. Tickets sold at the door. Beautiful costumes and local talent to portray the roles.


CattleWomen gather in SV

Spring into agriculture with the Modoc County CattleWomen on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. Members and guests will gather at Whalen's Pub, Cedarville for a fun night. Pizza will be served for $15; RSVP to Cassie Oyarzun (530) 640-4296 or Gina Harris (530) 640-1416.


Coming Events


Western Night will feed, entertain

The 11th Annual Western Night makes a return on Friday, April 26 with food, western music, cowboy poetry and a night of featured talent. The Chili Supper will start at 5:30 p.m., for $5 and the show at 6:45 p.m. for $5. Tickets for both, $10 per person. All this will be held at the Surprise Valley Community Church in Cedarville.


USDA Emergency Food Distribution

USDA offers the following Emergency Food Distributions:

Tuesday, April 30, 2 p.m. at Alturas TEACH office.


Rummage Sale at Vets' Hall

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will hold a Rummage sale on May 3 and 4 at the Veterans' Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Friday the sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. "Lots of good stuff and good buys," say organizers.


Attic Sale coming

Alturas Rotary's annual attic sale is gearing up for Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, at the former True Value store, 115 North Main Street, Alturas. Friday, May 10, hours will be 12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., with no early sales offered.


Enter Posse Junior Horse Show

Don't forget to enter the Modoc County Sheriff's Posse Junior Horse Show. No entry fee. Show starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Alturas Livestock Complex. High Point buckle awards. Events will be open for ages 18 and under with three age divisions and Green Horn (Peewee events). Events include: Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Western Equitation, Trail Horse, Cloverleaf Barrel, Pole Bending, Keyhole Race, Buckaroo Class. For entry forms or more information please contact Gary Wokral at 530 708-1501 or John Albreight at (714) 943-9480.


Spring Student Concert

Mark calendars for the Tuesday, May 21, Student Spring Concert at 7:00 pm. at Modoc Middle School. Free admission. Public welcome.

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.