Modoc County Record Community Gatherings

Thursday, September 12

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.


It’s Buck-a-Bag week at Federated Shop

The Federated Thrift Shop is holding a Buck-A-Bag sale this week. All clothing (except New Items rack), purses, shoes and undergarments, are $1:00 a bag. The clerks will provide the bags. 

The Federated Thrift Shop is located on North St., open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The shop is clerked by volunteer members of the Federated Church. All proceeds from this Thrift Shop go to Scholarships for Modoc County graduating students and other local agencies.


Welcome to ‘New Beginnings’ 

Adult children of alcoholics/dysfunctional families are gathering every Thursday, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope in order to recover from the effects of having been raised in an alcoholic, addiction-filled or dysfunctional household. The group practices a program of recovery adapted from the Twelve Steps. Included in this program will be the development of an individual Wellness Plan and skills to promote resilience. For more information, please call 530-299-3518.


Humane Society open

Fall clothing will be put out in the weeks to come. The Humane Society store entrance is open. In addition to back to school specials, short sleeve shirts and shorts are now half off.

The Humane Society has need of kitten, cat, puppy and dog food 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 per cat. Stop by to learn more.


Lose weight and keep it off

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 subs@modocrecord.com or stop by 201 West Carlos Street, Alturas for your choice of delivery options. 

Sign up for an Online only subscription at www.modocrecord.com.


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, September 13

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

 

Humane Society open

Fall clothing will be put out in the weeks to come. The Humane Society store entrance is open. In addition to back to school specials, short sleeve shirts and shorts are now half off.

The Humane Society has need of kitten, cat, puppy and dog food 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 per cat. Stop by to learn more.


Check out the library

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


Saturday, September 14

Breakfast, hot air balloon launch

Early Saturday morning, hot air balloon pilots will begin to prepare the balloons for launch at dawn. A pancake breakfast with all the fixings will be served to the public (Saturday only) for $5 per plate, from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Sharp's field, located at the far east end of Fourth Street, Alturas.


SV Farmers Market open

Surprise Valley Farmers Market is Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bonner and Main Streets, Cedarville. Stop by to see what’s freshly picked and new from local vendors.


Golf fundraiser for Yearbook class

Join the two-person scramble golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Arrowhead Golf Course, on Warner St., Alturas.

Cost/donation: $40 a team to support the Modoc High School Yearbook class.

For more info contact Kristin Chambers@ themodocer@modoc.k12.ca.us.

Raffle and prizes from local businesses.


Alturas hosts Motocross races 

Modoc Motorsports Association will host Motocross races in Alturas on September 14 and 15 at the Alturas track on the far west end of Fourth Street, past the Municipal Airport. Spectator’s welcome. Gates open at 6 a.m. Sign ups, 6-8 a.m. Practice 8-8:30 a.m. Races start at 9 a.m. General admission, $5. Members, $3 and riders, free. Looking for Volunteers to Flag, and they will receive free lunch.


VFW Post to meet

Pete Christensen VFW Post 3327 will hold its regular meeting Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. The Main Hall is booked so please come in the main doors by the flag pole. 


Dinner in the Park, night glow

Dinner in the Park, organized by Alturas Rotary Club, is open to the public on Saturday, September 14, serving from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., followed by the colorful nightglow from tethered hot air balloons in Veterans Park, So. Main St., Alturas. Enjoy barbecued pork ribs, baked beans, garlic bread, watermelon and dessert for $15 per person. Youngsters and smaller appetites can have hot dogs and chips for $5. The Alturas Chamber of Commerce booth will offer a variety of drinks. Proceeds will benefit T.E.A.C.H., Inc. Wish Tree.


Sunday, September 15

Final early morning Balloon Fest launch day at Sharp’s Field, far end of East Fourth Street, Alturas.


Sunday Bingo event

Alturas Veterans Family and Friends presents Bingo on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Veterans Memorial Hall, So. Main St., Alturas. Doors open at 2 p.m., first number called at 3 pm. $15 buy-in, $5 extra pack and $50 blackout winner prize. Door prizes and refreshments. Ages 18 and older welcome to play. (See display ad for details).


Alturas hosts Motocross races 

Modoc Motorsports Association will host Motocross races in Alturas on September 14 and 15 at the Alturas track on the far west end of Fourth Street, past the Municipal Airport. Spectator’s welcome. Gates open at 6 a.m. Sign ups, 6-8 a.m. Practice 8-8:30 a.m. Races start at 9 a.m. General admission, $5. Members, $3 and riders, free. Looking for Volunteers to Flag, and they will receive free lunch.


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, September 16

 

Country Jam night in Alturas

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, September 17


Grief Support Group

Join the safe, supportive and confidential setting, as group members meet others who have suffered the loss of a loved one; explore their individual journeys and gain insight regarding useful grief coping skills. The group gathers on Tuesdays, now through Sept. 17, 5 p.m. – 6:30 pm. at Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. For more information please call 530-299-3518.


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.


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 Ancestry.com, 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, Septmeber 18


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 classifieds@modocrecord.com, 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, September 19

Your weekly Modoc Record is ready!


Discussing controlling wild fires here

Modoc Fire Safe Council will meet on September 19, at 4 p.m. at 221 West 8th Street, Alturas, Modoc National Forest Service building conference room. The Council will be talking about future plans to control wild fires. Everyone is welcome.


Free Childbirth Education Classes 

Sign up for a free four-week series of Childbirth Education classes to be held Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Classes begin September 19 and end October 10. 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. This series is provided free of charge by Modoc County Public Health and Early Head Start. For more information or to sign up, please call Jennifer at 233-6311. 


MORT makes plans

Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism (MORT) will meet on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 3:00 p.m. at MCTC - Modoc Transportation - Conference room, 108 S. Main St., Alturas.


Coming Events

 

Kids’ Morning in the Park

The annual event for kids six years and under in Kindergarten, preschool, child care (parents and child care providers welcome) called Morning in the Park will offer free activities and fun on Friday, Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at Veterans Park, Alturas.

Come see Smokey the Bear, participate in fun activities and learn about local resources.


‘Overcomer’ at Niles Theater three nights

‘Overcomer’ is an inspiring family film that is coming to the Niles Theater in Alturas, Sept. 20, 21 and 22. The film has a message of being an overcomer -the power of forgiveness and discovering what we allow to define us as individuals. The gospel message is presented in a powerful way. The movie has drama, humor, laughter, tears and a message that will leave moviegoers, touched and challenged. Call the Niles Theater for show times at (530) 233-5454 or check out next week’s Record for the Niles Theater display ad.


Join Cedarville Jam night

Friday, September 20, from 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. is the next Jam in Cedarville at Surprise Valley Community Church, on 405 Bonner Street in Cedarville.  All instruments and types of music are welcome. An appreciative audience is always needed as well. Come join neighbors in an evening of fun and good entertainment.  Please call Clarence Wager at 233-5185 with any questions.


Autumn begins September 23.


Food Link to deliver 

Food Link trucks will deliver fresh produce available to all families September 24 at approximately noon. 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 and end when those present have received food once. Lassen County Council, Modoc 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  with any questions. 


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.


Historical Society to meet

Modoc Historical Society will gather for their monthly meeting on October 9 at noon at the Modoc Museum, 600 Main St., Alturas. Bring a sack lunch and learn more about the Society and Modoc’s history.



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

 

Monday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
8:00-9:00 PM-Federated Church, Alturas

 

Tuesday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM- Faith Baptist Church, Alturas

 

Wednesday:
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

 

Thursday:
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

 

Friday:
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

 

Saturday:
12:00-1:00 PM-204 W. 12th #4, Alturas
7:00-8:00 PM-204 W. 12th #5, Alturas

 

Sunday:
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."

 

New Beginnings (every Thursday)
Adult children of alcoholics/dysfunctional families are gathering every Thursday, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Living in Wellness Center, 406 Main St., Adin. This is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope in order to recover from the effects of having been raised in an alcoholic, addiction-filled or dysfunctional household. The group practices a program of recovery adapted from the Twelve Steps. Included in this program will be the development of an individual Wellness Plan and skills to promote resilience. For more information, please call 530-299-3518.

 

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.