Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, June 20

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


Humane Society store offers choices
Large selection of children's and tween's summer shorts and tops on special for 50 cents each. Assorted stemware and kitchen items at reduced prices. Low cost spay/neuter certificates available, inquire at the Second Chance Thrift Store for guidelines. Hours of operation Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the corner of First and Court Street, Alturas.

Thursday - A presentation will be made to High Plateau Humane Society from the Grocery Outlet at their grand opening.


Story times offer summer fun
School-age story times are available on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. at the Alturas Library, 212 West Third Street. Drop in.

Keep kids reading this summer - have them register for the Alturas Library Summer Reading Program anytime between now and July 19. Registration packets contain additional information, a complete schedule of events and important dates for all of the library activities.

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


Childbirth Education class tonight
Show up tonight for the free, three-week series of Childbirth Education classes. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. tonight and ending June 27. Classes will be held at the Early Head Start Center at 901 NE "A" Street in Alturas.


Enjoy free music
Free live music in California Pines Rec. Room Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Featuring: Singer/Song writer, Butch Berrill, guitar player Rick Byrd, Wendy Easley and Peddle Steel Guitar player Tommy May. Country, blues, light Rock.


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.


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.


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.


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. 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, June 21

Summer begins June 21.


Preschool story times
Preschool story time is at 10:30 every Friday at the Alturas Library, 212 West Third Street.
Register for the Alturas Library Summer Reading Program anytime between now and July 19. Registration packets contain additional information, a complete schedule of events and important dates for all of the library activities.
Alturas Library is open Monday, 10-5; Tuesday, 12-6; Thursday 12-7; Friday 10-5. Closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.


Cedarville Jam night
Friday, June 21, is the next scheduled jam for the Cedarville musicians. Any kind of music and any instruments are welcome. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. and finishes at 8:00 p.m.
An audience is also needed, so bring your friends and an instrument for a fine and entertaining evening. The location is at the Surprise Valley Community Church on the corner of 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville. Please call Clarence Wager, at 233-5185 with any questions.


Join Yappy Hours
Yappy Hour classes will be every other Friday, June 7 and June 21 at 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. In Fall River, Yappy Hours are June 14, and June 28 at 6 p.m. Adin Yappy Hours are Wednesdays at 4 p.m. 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. A small donation will be appreciated for fuel, supplies and treats.

Saturday, June 22

Free movie - meet the local farmers
There will be a free movie at the Niles Theater on Saturday, June 22. The event is sponsored by Modoc Harvest and will be featuring "Ratatouille". Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the movie starts at 11 a.m. Free popcorn and drinks will be given to the first 100 guests. Come meet local the local farmers.


Little Miss/Mr. event
The Alturas Chamber of Commerce is holding its Little Miss/Mr. Fandango competition for Fandango Days 2019, on June 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Niles Theater. If you haven't entered your talented youngster there is still time. Applications can be found at the Chamber website and can be turned in at Plumas Bank.

Newell youth Bicycle Rodeo
All youths are invited to participate in the Newell Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the old Newell Elementary School parking lot. Permission slips will be available for parents to complete. Signed permission slips are required, along with bikes and helmets. Helmets will be available for those who do not have one. Free bike and helmet safety checks, prizes and bike obstacle course.

Modoc Sportsman's Outdoor Expo is June 22 and 23 at Veterans' Memorial Park, Alturas, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission.


Minor Boys All Stars here
Modoc County Little League is hosting Minor Boys All Stars this weekend. Stop by the Youth Park field to cheer them on. (See Sports story for more information).

Sunday, June 23

Junior Powwow at park
Junior Powwow is Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Veterans' Park with craft and food vendors, cultural and fun activities. Everyone is welcome to participate. Free admission.


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, June 24

Commodities Day at T.E.A.C.H., Inc.
TEACH, INC. will offer Commodities at the grey door at the TEACH, Inc. office on Monday, June 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free breakfast, lunch - just show up
Free Summer Food Program free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday through August 9 at Modoc Middle School 906 W. 4th Street, Alturas. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch served from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Any school aged child Transitional Kindergarten through age 18 can participate.


Alturas Pool open
Alturas Municipal Pool opens is open for the season. Pool hours for Recreational Swimming are Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Lap Swimming is allowed Monday through Saturday, 12 - 1 p.m. and Monday through Friday, 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The pool is closed on Sunday.
General admission: $3; Senior Citizen, $2. There is no charge for the wading pool, but children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
The pool is located at the corner of West Fourth and Warner Streets, Alturas.


Summer Reading Program
Register for the Alturas Library Summer Reading Program anytime from now until July 19. Registration packets contain additional information, a complete schedule of events and important dates for all of the library activities. A variety of programs for all ages are available. Little ones may be read to, older kids can read on their own, at their own pace, and separate story times are offered for preschool and school-age kids. Alturas Library is open Monday, 10-5; Tuesday, 12-6; Wednesday, closed; Thursday 12-7; Friday 10-5 at 212 West Third Street.


Aquacise, swimming classes begin
Aquacise classes begin June 24, 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. at the Alturas Pool, Monday through Thursday.
Swimming Lessons - class available for ages six months and older.
One week sessions: Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 11-11:40 a.m. or 5:15 - 5:55 p.m. Call the pool (530) 233-4299 to sign up. $50 or daily general admission.


Country Jam night
Alturas Country Jam welcomes the public to Monday night jams. Doors are open to the public 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, June 25

Food Link schedules delivery
Food Link trucks will deliver fresh produce available to all families June 25 at 12 p.m. Please bring your own boxes to Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. No proof of income required. The food giveaway will start when the truck arrives. Lassen County Council, Modoc Emergency Food Bank, T.E.A.C.H., Inc., Foodlink Sacramento and USDA Commodities sponsor this event. Please contact Ryan or Lola at T.E.A.C.H., at 233-3111.


EHS Tulelake events
Tulelake Early Head Start will host the following June activities in Tulelake:
June 25, SEC (Skills Enrichment Class) 10 - 11:30 a.m. For more information please call (530) 667-3884.


Bingo on hold 'til July
No bingo hosted by VFW Auxiliary in June. Bingo games will resume on the first Tuesday of July and then on the third Tuesday. The VFW Auxiliary appreciates the community support.


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, June 26

Free 'Wild Wednesday' movies begin
Wild Wednesdays offer a free movie on Wednesday mornings at the A.C.T. Niles Theater. These movies are sponsored by local businesses and agencies. Wild Wednesday, June 26 movie is "Maleficent" sponsored by Ed Staub & Sons. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Movie starts at 11 a.m. Everyone 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, June 27

Your Modoc Record is ready!

Coming Events

Church rummage sale in Adin
Adin Community Bible Church will be having its annual rummage sale June 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and June 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. All proceeds go toward funding the 2019 Vacation Bible School. For more information, call 530-299-3568 or 299-3226.


Cedarville Speedway hosts memorial race
Gordon Russell, Sr. Memorial Race Saturday, June 29 at Modoc District Fairgrounds, Cedarville. Admission $10-adult; $8 Seniors or with military ID; $5-Kids 6-10 years; 5 and under free. Get tickets online at, Modoc Farm Supply or the Modoc District Fairgrounds office (Tuesdays and Thursdays only). The race begins at 6 p.m., gates to the grandstands open at 4 p.m. with concessions available. All proceeds benefit the Modoc Heritage Foundation and Modoc District Fairgrounds. Located on the Cedarville Speedway in Cedarville.


Adin celebrating 150 years
Adin's two-day 150-year historic celebration will feature a parade on Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m., followed by events at Adin Community Center including a barbecue, live music, petting zoo for the kids and cribbage and 3 on 3 basketball tournaments will offer something for everyone.
On Sunday, a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., will feature local jams and jellies. At 9:30 live gospel music and a valley-wide church service at 10 a.m. will start the day. Pulled pork barbecue, crafts and food booths, a Dutch oven and solar oven demonstration, and a logging show are the main events.


Cattlemen's Spring Field Day

Modoc and Lake County Cattlemen will gather for a tour, socializing and barbecue meal on June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jasper Cattle Ranch. From Hwy. 395, the ranch is west on Co. Rd. 47. Follow the brown historical signs to Willow Ranch. Social hour and BBQ to follow about 3 p.m. at Stringer's Orchard Winery and Distillery, one mile south of New Pine Creek. Tour topics include cattle and livestock, irrigated pasture research, historic Willow Ranch, biomass, and wild plum winery and more. Sponsored by American Ag Credit and Modoc and Lake County Cattlemen and CattleWomen. RSVP to Jess Dancer, 970-846-2769.

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.