In a tribute to our Veterans, the NRA said, “Peace is predicated upon the good will, good nature, and general goodness of mankind. Thus, war and conflict have been used to settle what goodness alone could not. Our history as a nation is replete with conflict; it established our righteous beginnings and divided our civil discourse. In the face of these conflicts, there have always been men and women ready to answer their nation’s call. They have inspired us with their sacrifice, honored us with their dedication, and humbled us with their unfathomable courage.
“On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, hostilities in World War I ended with the hope that the world could find peace. While that peace was short-lived, Americans’ respect and support for their uniformed veterans was not. Known around the world as Armistice Day for some, Remembrance Day for others, the 11th day of November is set aside to honor all those who have honored us with their service.
Beginning the program were prayers by Bud Johnson of the Karuk Tribe and Kirk Eadie.of the Christian Fellowship. It is a blessing that each can pray according to his conscience and be included in the program giving appreciation to our Veterans. The Supreme Court of our nation is now deliberating whether those who say they are offended by certain prayers can dictate what men can pray! Prayer is talking to God. In my view, government shouldn’t be telling us how to address God. There have been prayer invocations since the Continental Congress to write the Declaration of Independence first convened on September 7, 1774. They weren’t sure which clergyman to choose for the honor among numerous faiths represented. Samuel Adams arose, according to John Adams, and said “he was no bigot, and could hear a Prayer from any gentleman of piety and virtue, who was at the same time a friend to his Country.” The motion carried and an Episcopalian, Rev. Jacob Duche’, opened the next session in prayer and read, Psalm 35. Adams said this Scripture electrified the Founders. “I never saw a greater effect upon an audience. It seemed as if Heaven had ordained that Psalm to be read on that morning.
While many values of the Judean-Christian ethic of out Founding Fathers have come into question in modern days, the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the basic tenets of the Bill of Rights are imperative today as much as in the past!!
See Veteran Appreciation notes on Klamath Neighbors page.
See October Neighborhood Watch on Community page.
See Rusty Williams exciting poetry honors and a recent Art Center evening on Art & Entertainment page
Homecoming events at Happy Camp High will have more photos added tomorrow on Children & Youth page..
October events at Dear Mad’m Day are at friendsofdearmadm.com and will continue to be updated.
Of men of God, we can be proud,
who follow not the earthly crowd.
But hold Christ high and strive for right,
forever to show a witness bright!
Men who shared their Lord in all:
Men who heed the Master’s call.
Men who seek not a reward,
but only strive to please the Lord.
Knowing that a a careless word may kindle strife
A cruel word may wreck a life.
A bitter word may hate instill.
A brutal word might kill.
A gracious word may smooth the way.
A joyous word may light the day.
A timeless word may lessen strife
A loving word may heal and bless.
Alyssa Allgiers was crowned Bigfoot Queen on Friday night at the Happy Camp River Park. Alyssa was escorted by Travis Ward as they danced the Queen’s dance. Her royal court of Princesses included, Julia Peters escorted by her dad, Abigail Eadie escorted by Kris Nelson, Frankie Snyder escorted by Cody Haskell and Cierra Silva escorted by Brandon Tripp. The girls were all lovely and handed flowers by the two little flower girls as former Bigfoot Queen of the Jamboree, Bailee Allec placed the tieras.
2013 Bigfoot Jamree Queen
The parade begins about eleven o:clock on Sunday!
We hope to see you at the Happy Camp River Park this
Labor Day Weekend!
The annual Bigfoot Jamboree is held at the Happy Camp River Park in Happy Camp, California. This year’s event will feature great entertainment for kids and adults. Don’t miss out this Labor Day Weekend, starting August 30th, 2013 through September 1st, 2013. The 47th Annual Event will provide great music, games, prizes, the parade and a whole lot of fun! We hope to see you and your family and friends at the River Park!
The Happy Camp Coordinating Council has created a website to connect with the community regarding this important event. In order to continue this event in the future we need the support of the community, both in participation and donations. For more information go to the website:
Thanks to those who came out for the Community Solutions and Neighborhood Watch meeting Monday evening. It was great to have Deputy David Nye with us again and he brought Deputy Dennis Mellum with him! Deputy Mellum has been Deputy Dare for most of our children and was involved with Happy Camp Neighborhood Watch when it was tremendously successful in the past. You will not want to miss the September 9th meeting when Chairperson is elected and Neighborhood launches forth with renewed enthusiasm!!
Thanks to those who came out and supported the Town Meeting the previous week also. It was great to have our Sheriff, Jon Lopey, with us and despite the good size crowd, he committed to let everyone who had a topic to discuss would be heard. This was appreciated. Even though the meeting began at 6 and didn’t wrap up until 9:30 there were many things discussed that needed to be brought up for solutions. Thanks to Doreen and Becky for posting information, as well as Nadine who e-mailed to get people informed. So grateful when Becky Tiraterra brought in platters of watermelon and grapes! Javabob brought the coffee machine ready to go, Dan Effman had BBQ hot dog slices and other Chamber members provided the cookies.Doreen made the lemonade and we were so grateful for the Grange providing the place to meet. Thank you Ruth!
If you are curious about the Jefferson proposals, be sure to check out the information at the Grange tonight (Tuesday evening) at 6 at the Grange.
Tomorrow school begins for the elementary school, Wednesday, August 21 while the High Schoolers start next Monday, August 26th. Still it is that time of year!
Do you remember all of those first days of school?… What are your memories of heading back to school? In An Old Man’s Thought of School, Walt Whitman writes,
“An old man’s thought of school,
An old man gathering youthful memories and blooms that youth itself cannot.
Now only do I know you,
O fair auroral skies–O morning dew upon the grass!
And these I see, these sparkling eyes,
These stores of mystic meaning, these young lives,
Building, equipping like a fleet of ships, immortal ships,
Soon to sail out over the measureless seas,
On the soul’s voyage.”
Seiad Day is Saturday, August 24th. Don’t miss the parade there!!
Bigfoot Jamboree is Saturday, August 30, 31 and September 1st which is the Disney parade! (See bigfootjamboree.org)
Dear Mad’m Days is coming soon, October 11-13 (friendsofdearmadm.com)
Thank you for your active interest in our community!!
SHERIFF LOPEY TO ADDRESS OUR COMMUNITY
ny Judy Bushy
Most Important coming event is the Town Meeting at the Grange August 13th with Jon Lopey, our sheriff. Please come and bring a citizen of the community with you!!
Last week the Happy Camp Coordinating Council began meeting each week as they tie everything together for putting on the 47th Annual Bigfoot Jamboree on Labor Day weekend. This year has some really special activities planned for families. Saturday will be a very special Kids time. In preparation you are invited to get the picture to color the coloring page can be downloaded from the website, www.bigfootjamboree.org under Events/Kids Day. You can bring it to Double J, Parry’s Market, or Scott Valley Bank who will hang up the pictures until they take them to the River Park, Saturday August 31st? You may also bring it to the park for the Kids Day events. The winning boy and girl will receive a brand new bicycle. So if you have a child 3 to 8 years old, be sure to have them enter the coloring contest.
Winning raffle tickets have some great prizes this year so keep your eye out for the Bigfoot Princesses, the girls selling raffle tickets.
Frank Henderson, having recently experienced surgery, and facing more in August, there was a community Benefit Mushball Tournament last weekend There will also be a Big Bucks Bingo on August 3rd. All you Bingo fans can help out with a fun night!
Ann Gould also reported:
“Just wanted to let everyone know that we had a great turn out on Saturday for the tournament. The auction went wonderful as well. Thank so much for all the volunteers that helped us! Big thank you to the “Genuine Draft Band” for providing the music for us Saturday night!” Sunday, the first game resumed at 9:30, Many orange shirts for the occasion were seen. It’s great to live in a community that gets behind our neighbors when they come to trials, and Frank and Jodi have helped many over the years so out thoughts and prayers go out to them.
Just wanted to say what an awesome weekend!! A huge thank you to all the business,s who graciously donated items, all the private donations all the volunteers who helped with this tournament. Carmynne Neimoyer we did it girl!! Big thank you to you, without you this tournament wouldn’t have happened. So happy to say that we raised $9400.00 this weekend!! This community is great! Special thank you to Richie Hahn and family also Erik Haskell, Cat, Cody, Brandon McCartney, Randi Wallenstein and Jim Gould, Helitack 503 crew you guys were all great and worked hard. Thank you for all your hard work. Frank Henderson, Jodi N Frank Henderson Love you both and glad that we could do this for you. I am exhausted but happily so. Was a great time.
See also Happy Camp Community Emergency Response Team is ready to go! On the Community Page (see list of pages to the left column)
Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting is Tuesday, August 5th. Sheriff Jon Lopey will be with us on August 13th for a Town Meeting at the Grange at 6 pm.
Neighborhood Watch will be a week later than usual. Plan now to attend this important meeting on August 19th. We especially hope to see all the recent graduates from the Community Emergency Response Team Training!!!
Won’t be long until School is back in session August 22nd.
Bob Schmalzbach, president of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce presents Paul LaFleur with first prize won by The Flower Band at Rockin’ the Klamath.
Our busy summer along the wild Klamath River has begun. Thanks for all who helped at the River Park for Saturday’s Rockin’ the Klamath. So sad I didn’t get a photo of all the Bigfoot Jamboree volunteers making delicious hamburgers and serving customers, Dan & Cathy’s Kwik Dogs or Dolly serving Strawberry lemonade at her stand.
July 20th families will be returning to the River for the Karuk Reunion. It’s always wonderful to see friends and family from far and wide return for a visit.
Siskiyou County Fair will be held in Yreka August 7-11 after the Horse Show on the 4th. The theme for the 2013 Siskiyou Golden Fair is “Ol’ Nugget’s Birthday Bash!” That gives all the 4H kids who will be tremendously busy at that time, to recover by the time school resumes August 22nd.
Then August 30 starts the Bigfoot Jamboree, put on by the Happy Camp Coordinating Council. Friday there will be the coronation of the Bigfoot Queen and the dance for the teens. Vendors will be there and continues Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will have a great new Kids Day at the Park for the youngsters as well as plenty for others. Sunday is the Parade, based this year on a Disney theme. If you haven’t seen the monthly newsletter that Abigail Yaeger is putting out about the plans for this year’s Bigfoot Jamboree, you will want to check it out. Lots of fun things are planned!
They are planning a 5K Bigfoot Dash also so contact Jaclyn Goodwin about that! I wonder if they’d give a t shirt to Seniors whose dash has slowed to a walk??
The girls are selling raffle tickets in the contest for Bigfoot Queen so be sure to support their efforts. Our community is great about supporting the youth opportunities and it makes one proud of our Klamath Neighbors! The Bigfoot Jamboree ties up the summer and with kids back in school, it seems that fall can’t be far behind, but we have weeks of fun yet to go before that time.
A week from Saturday, there will be another wonderful June day at the River Park, full of music! It’s time for the third annual Rockin’ the Klamath musical event at the River Park.
The afternoon will begin with the opportunity to share your talents with your friends and neighbors of the community, “Happy Camp Has Talent”. Can you sing? What instrument do you play? Can you recite a poem or share something else? This is your opportunity. We are all looking forward to seeing you there and hearing your talented performance at the River Park pavilion on that day.
The winning performances will give an encore after the Jam Session. All you musicians need to come for the Jam Session.
Ponderosa Breeze, an Oregon band that you may be following on Facebook as they play at the Greek Place in Ashland, will be playing.
Headliner is the Spiro Kings who will be returning because they were enjoyed so much when they were with us in 2011 at Rockin the Klamath. Here comes the opportunity to have a great night out at the River Park.
There is the Raffle for an inflatable Kayak that comes with paddle, pump and life vest. You can get your tickets in the Chamber Office for $1 each, or for a limited time only 15 for $10. Can’t you just think how much you will enjoy a cool kayak floating down the creek on a hot summer day? Sounds like delightful fun! This grand prize was donated by Klamath River Resort Inn just a couple miles upriver from Happy Camp, right on the River! If you are more into games, there’s a play station music “thingy” to win, or a cast Bigfoot footprint donated by our local Bigfoot hunter, Javabob Schmalzbach. Ron and Rosemary Boren have donated entrance to Bike Rally which has a value of $55 also. So, come into the Office and see what your pleasure is in the wonderful opportunities in this raffle!
The Happy Coordinating Council will be fundraising for the Bigfoot Jamboree by running the Beer Booth and having hamburgers and some yummy baked goods also. There will be Quick Dogs and Dolly’s Deli also serving something for your picnic lunch as you listen to all the musical performances.
There will also be other vendors and more than ever before have planned to come so please thank our vendors. I didn’t get much chance to look at all the beautiful Happy Camp Jade and other jewelry that Rich Kelly had on display a couple of weeks ago at the Art & Treasure Klamath Yard Sales so looking forward to more time to look at the beautiful things he has created.
All together it will be a lovely day in the Park in Happy Camp,Saturday, June 29th from noon to midnight.