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PAGE 2 • THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS • OCTOBER 28, 2009 By BILL CAMPBELL bill@theimnews.com Biker Bill HOSPITAL RECEIVES NEW EQUIPMENT “Awesome,” exclaimed Sherry Wilson, referring to equipment donated by Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Wilson is Mayers Memorial Hospital District’s (MMHD) chief nursing officer for long-term care. The nursing homes received floater beds and bedside tables, miscellaneous lobby furniture and soon to arrive, four medication carts. The 10 beds and tables were split between the Burney and Fall River Mills campuses. The beds are used by long-term care residents who are especially susceptible to pressure sores. The floater bed mattress is filled with air, which better cushions the resident. SRMC responded to Wilson’s call to donate equipment to upgrade the long-term care facilities equipment. The Redding hospital’s response is an example of the “strong working relationship that exists between Mayers Memorial and other hospitals in the Redding community,” stated Jeanine Masciola, grant writer for Mayers Intermountain Healthcare Foundation. “As with many critical access hospitals, MMHD is more than simply the local hospital – it is a lifeline to critical care for elderly residents or those with chronic medical conditions,” she said. “It takes multiple partnerships throughout the region to help the District meet its goal of providing whole life health services in a professional, personal and progressive manner.” CHANGES IN STATE BURNING RULES Burning permits on State Responsibility Area Lands are not required between 8:00 a.m., beginning Monday, Nov. 2 through May 1, 2010. However, burning is restricted to permissive burn days. State responsibility lands exclude property under federal and local jurisdiction. The latter varies between communities and depends on various factors, including zoning. The common thread is most local fire districts follow California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) time frames. If you have questions, call your local fire district. Acceptable burnable fuel includes residential brush, tree trimmings, pine needles, leaves or vegetation, in Cal Fire areas. Air quality determines permissive burn days. The daily report, updated by 9:15 a.m., can be obtained by calling 800-411-8728. Often, a permissible burning location is determined by elevation. For information on winter safety tips, visit the state agency website at www.cdflmu.org or www.fire.ca.gov F.R. COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT The 2008-2009 financial audit should be available soon, reports Barbara Briggs, board secretary. Briggs states the current financial picture is positive because the board has closely monitored expenses, pursued collections and saved money with the vacant manager’s position. Additional savings are expected when the organization changes health insurance carriers in January 2010. The organization expects to receive district assessed tax revenue for this fiscal year. As previously reported in this column, the district received $14,000 non-operating revenue for reimbursement of water used to fight last August’s local fires. The tax revenue, expected to be near $40,000, combined with the reimbursement and previously banked funds brings the total reserve account to nearly $65,000. Board members Bill Estes and Rich Hall are resigning. Estes plans to resign once a new manager is employed. Hall plans to stay until a replacement is identified. When appointed, both members “were very clear that they wanted to only be interim board members, were pitching in to help stabilize the District, and would consider being replaced once we had things under control,” Briggs stated. LEARN A NEW SKILL Blacksmithing, an old trade, may become your newest skill. Beginners are welcome to participate in the wintertime Fort Crook Museum classes. Burney resident Chuck McCulley and Fall River Mills resident Ron Shannon combine their talents to demonstrate and teach the art of crafting metal using the forge, anvil and a wide variety of blacksmithing tools. Students learn to make steak turners (for right and left-handed people), three-tine forks and dinner bells. Board member McCulley teaches students the art of making a copper rose. Workshops begin Sunday, Nov. 1, continuing on the first and third Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through March 31. Classes are taught in the blacksmith shop located behind the equipment barn on the museum’s campus. Contact McCulley, 335-4092, or Shannon, 336- 5046, for additional information. A $5 per class donation by each student is suggested. Public donations of flat iron to forge the artworks and cash to purchase coal for the forges are encouraged. HAWES FARM IN PALO CEDRO You’re never too old to be a kid, again, at least for a few hours in celebration of the season. I maneuvered my six-foot frame into the cow shaped, painted barrel. The bell on the narrow gauge train engine rang as my wife and I boarded. We meandered through the 10-acre corn maze solving periodic “corny” riddles. The best fun was shooting pumpkins from a cannon. Sometimes a wayward pumpkin missed the metal target and scarred a cow in the distant pasture. The fun ends Sunday, Nov. 1. Check www.hawesfarms.com for hours. Oh, yes, the day was topped with a palate-pleasing cherry shredded ice. Please, don’t tell my dentist. Happy Halloween! — 30 — SHERIFF’S LOG BOOK Deputies arrested Norberto Martinez, 26, Sunday at 11:39 a.m. and booked into Shasta County jail. He was being held Monday without bail on charges of corporal injury of a spouse and illegal entry. A caller reported on Saturday that Martinez’s spouse was assaulted and held captive inside her apartment in Fall River Mills. • • • • • • • Deputies arrested Andrew Mitchell Lawson Sunday at 2:18 p.m. at Gunsmith Way and Modoc Street in Burney. A woman called deputies earlier, saying a neighbor’s dog attempted to attack her while on a walk, the dog got in a fi ght with her dog, and then her neighbor beat her dog with a fl ashlight and kicked it several times. • • • • • • • A juvenile was reportedly vandalizing a front porch at Wilderness Recovery, 19650 Cove Road, Montgomery Creek on Saturday at 11:36 a.m. • • • • • • • Deputies arrested Carla L. Mueck Saturday at 8:31 p.m. at Main and A streets in McArthur for alleged illegal drug charges. • • • • • • • Deputies arrested Lacee Waers on a warrant Saturday at 9:50 p.m. in the Burney area. • • • • • • • Robert Edmonds requested deputies assist him in getting his tools back from his ex-girlfriend on Oak View Street in Burney. The request was denied, he was advised of civil implications and no further action was taken. • • • • • • • Deputies arrested Jeanette Bautista on a warrant Friday at 2:45 p.m. at the 37200 block of Highway 299 Bosenko announces his bid for re-election Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko announced his bid to seek re-election to a second four-year term earlier this month. Bosenko was elected as Sheriff in 2006. He was appointed early to the position in August 2006 to finish the term of Sheriff Jim Pope who retired in 2005. Bosenko points to his accomplishments: • Increased enforcement against illegal drugs and illegal marijuana production to get drugs off our streets and out of our communities. This has resulted in record numbers of arrests, seizures, and national recognition and awards. • Increased enforcement against sex offenders. This has resulted in arrests and gained improved compliance with the registration of sex offenders. A grant for the northern California counties was obtained to address sex offenders in our region, just not Shasta County. • A system to notify citizens if a registered sex offender lives near them. • A system to notify victims of crimes if the criminal is released from jail. • Continued efforts against gangs in Shasta County and the north state counties. • Improved and updated radio and computer communication equipment. • New equipment, including items to respond to emergencies and disasters, mobile command and communications center, bomb robot, improved boats for response on the lakes and river, improved dive equipment for the safety of divers and the recovery of evidence and drowning victims. Bosenko plans to hold fund raising events in the future. Persons or groups wishing to host an event may contact him or his committee at votebosenko@yahoo. com . Campaign contributions can be made to Committee to Re-elect Tom Bosenko, Sheriff, P.O. Box 491958, Redding 96049. in Burney. • • • • • • • A compact car was repossessed Friday on Sugar Pine Street in Burney where the owner was unaware. • • • • • • • An assault was reported Friday at 5:34 p.m. at the 38200 block of Highway 299 in Johnson Park. Deputies determined the assault was mutual combat between two individuals and neither desired to press charges. • • • • • • • Landlord Stephen Clapper reported the theft of a freezer by former tenants occupying a residence at the 37100 block of Superior Avenue in Burney and the theft of a refrigerator by a former tenant occupying a residence at the 20400 block of Plumas Street in Burney. • • • • • • • Marilyn Quinn reported Oct. 21 about $20,000 in antiques were taken from her elderly father’s McArthur home since June. • • • • • • • Jennifer Bruno reported the theft of a mountain bike Oct. 21 from a residence at the 38200 block of Robin Way in Johnson Park. A suspect’s name was given to deputies. • • • • • • • Deputies arrested Elba Alvarez Anguiano, 32, Oct. 21 at 7:28 p.m. at the 44200 block of A Street in McArthur for alleged battery of a non cohabitating spouse, violation of probation and illegal entry. She was being held Monday in Shasta County jail without bail. • • • • • • • Carol Moss reported a subject ordered three large pizzas Oct. 21 and didn’t pick them up from Sam’s Pizza in Johnson Park. Deputies listed the incident as a theft. • • • • • • • A caller reported being assaulted Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. on Main Street in Burney. ....Donate Canned Goods for our Seniors We are accepting donations of non-perishable (not expired) foods, especially... CANNED FOOD Soup, Vegetables, Fruit, Yams, Chili, Tuna in Water, Gravy, Fruit Juice, Beans BOX ITEMS Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Pasta, Rice, Mac & Cheese, Instant Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Cereal, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat SNACK FOOD Juice cans or box, Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail, Jell-O, Pudding, Nuts Granola Bars, Crackers, Cookies, Trail Mix, Fruit PLASTIC BOTTLES Creamy Peanut Butter, Salad Dressing, Pasta Sauce, Mayo, Catsup, Mustard Donated items will benet Shasta Senior Nutrition Centers low income senior clients in Burney and the City of Shasta Lake Donation Boxes can be found at sheriff ofces in Burney & the City of Shasta Lake Sponsored by the Shasta County Sheriff's Ofce of Emergency Services and the Shasta County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Can You Guess The Weight Of Our Giant Pumpkin? Just stop in & Enter Your Guess of How Much You Think Our Giant Pumpkin Weighs We’re Giving Away 3 Prizes The Grand Prize is a Gift Certificate To Crumbs for $50 DOUBLE S AUTOMOTIVE Stop in for a treat and enter to win 43402 Highway 299 • Fall River Mills • 336-5905 Fall River Teachers Association urges you to vote on Nov. 3 for the 3 School Board candidates of your choice! Howes, Oller, Venegas, Vigil All four have something unique to bring to FRJUSD’s School Board! Janelle Howes resident of Burney homemaker former high school teacher V.P., Intermountain Healthcare Foundation Board Treasurer of the Session, Burney Presbyterian Church Friends of Intermountain Library AAUW parent of school age children Iggy Venegas resident of Fall River President, Pit River Health Board Fall River volunteer fire fighter parent of school age children Paid for by Fall River TA PAC The caller said the subject also struck the side of the Outpost restaurant in Burney with a baseball bat. • • • • • • • Total incidents handled by the Shasta County sheriff’s offi ce throughout the unincorporated areas of the county: October 25 – 112 October 24 – 104 October 23 – 120 October 22 – NA October 21 – 115 October 20 – NA October 19 – 101 Randy Oller resident of Burney 4 years on the School Board retired Burney High School teacher and coach Spanish teacher at Shasta College parent Teri Vigil resident of McArthur 10 years on the School Board serves on District’s negotiating team attends Continuous School Improvement meetings parent of school age children

New project for Burney, Hat Creek watersheds has goal of improving conditions for the area Fall River Resource Conservation District (RCD) kicks off new project in the Burney and Hat Creek watersheds with the USDA Forest Service. The Fall River RCD has initiated the new project with the intent to improve conditions in these watersheds and adjacent communities by working with the U.S. Forest Service and other key stakeholders. The project was supported by the Shasta Resource Advisory Committee, and funded through the Lassen National Forest. The Burney and Hat Creek watersheds total 364,250 acres and include the communities of Burney, Johnson Park, Hat Creek, Cassel, and Old Station. Fifty-eight percent of the land in the project area is in the Lassen National Forest. Another 29 percent is owned by large private for- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Burney Post 5689 and the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor three scholarship contests: • A Patriotic Essay Writing Contest for students in grades 6 thru 8; The theme– “When Is The Right Time To Honor Our Military Heroes? • A Patriotic Audio Essay Competition, “The Voice of Democracy”, for students in grades 9 thru 12: The theme- ”Does America Still Have Heroes”? • A National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest for teachers of grades K thru 12, recognizing teachers who care about America.: The theme - “It’s About Service”… Describing the “teacher’s innovative estland owners and four percent by large ranches. This project will bring together public land managers, large landowners, and communities in the watersheds to address environmental conditions, such as a high risk of wildfire, and Sunday deadline for Burney VFW post essay contests teaching and resource development methods, and “dedication to education”. The deadline for entry forms is Nov. 1. For entry forms and rules contact Gretchen at 335- 2559, Ron Harshman at 335- 4806, or Ricki Turner at 335- 4432. Post, District, State, and National VFW Awards Programs’ information is also available. For life insurance, call a good neighbor. Call me and I’ll help you get the right life insurance for you and your family. socioeconomic conditions, such as high unemployment. The RCD is working with the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment out of Plumas County (Taylorsville) on a needs assessment for this project. At the Sept. 23 RCD board of directors meeting, Jonathan Kusel and Ann Moote from the Sierra Institute presented plans for engaging the community in identifying key environmental and socioeconomic issues of concern in the project area. This will include interviews and meetings with community members to clarify local goals for the watersheds and the communities. Community meetings are planned for early November. The board is enthusiastic about this project because it offers opportunities for improving forest health and recreational opportunities in the watersheds and for supporting local businesses. For more information, contact Todd Sloat at the Fall River Resource Conservation District 336-6591, or email to tsloat@citlink.net. THE INTERMOUNTAIN NEWS • OCTOBER 28, 2009 • PAGE 3 SNIPPP’s Weekly LOST & FOUND IF YOU’VE FOUND A PET... Call SNIPPP. Call Animal Control at 245-6065. E-mail SNIPPP a photo of the pet. Make some flyers and put them up. 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