James Simmons & Dante Gjordanengo Achieve Eagle Scout

by Judy Bushy
Great accomplishment in becoming Eagle Scouts was celebrated in Yreka Saturday. The forty-ninth and fiftieth boys go from childhood to becoming men who are trustworthy, thrifty, loyal, cheerful, strong, brave, kind, clean, courteous, reverent, friendly, helpful and obedient leaders!! Troop 57 has had 50 become Eagles Scouts in the past 63 years!!

James Simmons from Seiad Valley is number 49 and Dante Giordanengo is number 50. It was a great day for the Troop and yet rather sad as they will be parting for awhile until more boys and leaders begin again.

It was great to see Tim Wilhite, Jerry & Tammy Schumacher from Happy Camp. Dan especially enjoyed seeing Jim (and Georgie) Blanchard, who was such a help to Dan mentoring him in fire camp supply.

Kids Day at the Riverpark Saturday June 15th!!


From Nadine Bussert McElyea:

Kids’ Day at the River Park tomorrow! 14th annual event for our local kids. Crafts, food, activities, clothing sale, Smokey Bear. The main event at 1:00 PM is the Taiko Drumming group from Mt. Shasta. This group is famous and in demand all over the west. Take advantage of this opportunity to see them! Starts at 11:00 am, drumming at 1:00 pm.

Calendar: Check out the calendar. We want to hear additions and corrections!!

Opinions: Need to hear from you! Let us know your opinion on any matter that concerns Happy Camp!! Send your opinion by e-mail to klamathviews at yahoo.com. Let us know of any events not on the calendar also.

Community: thanks to all who had Yard Sales and the organizations that made it possible to have some bigger Flea Markets, Rummage and Bake Sales as well as Yard Sales!! Check our Art & Treasure Klamath River Yard Sale!!

Art & Entertainment special: Rockin’ the Klamath is coming June 28th!! Fun you won’t want to miss!! Fun, music, and food for a great day at the River Park.
Tickets are $7 now at the Chamber office weekday afternoons (will be $10 at the gate) Don’t miss it!!

Children & Youth: See picture from Vacation Bible Extreme at the Happy Camp Bible Church last week!

Klamath Neighbors: May Government to Government Coordination Meeting

Bigfoot Jamboree: pictures from 2012 Bigfoot Jamboree and previous.

Vacation Bible Extreme

How can it be the last day?”

Jonny Wilson, Hanna Getz, Kira Keleher, Jonathan Yokoyana, Pieter Gustavson, Emilie , Emilie Cushman, Joseph Saler, Lance Hillman, Cody Anderson, Nicole Mayer, Evan Brown closed out Wednesday Vacation Bible Fun!

Jonny Wilson, Hanna Getz, Kira Keleher, Jonathan Yokoyana, Pieter Gustavson, Emilie , Emilie Cushman, Joseph Saler, Lance Hillman, Cody Anderson, Nicole Mayer, Evan Brown closed out Wednesday Vacation Bible Fun!

Please come back again!”
“Will you come next year??”
The Happy Camp Bible Church had an exciting three day Vacation Bible Extreme time this week, and the “campers” didn’t want it to end!
They were blessed with the arrival of ten students who had attended Humboldt University and the First Baptist Church of Arcata. The First Baptist had recently had its annual Mission Training for the Solid Rock Youth Group of college age young people. After the training, they prepared themselves and came to Happy Camp to put-on a fun time experience for children of all ages! A lady from the First Baptist painted painter tarp canvas with forest scenes with bear and owls and other wildlife, trees and cabin in the woods themes. There were clouds floating above the stage and the setting was ready.
They had real stories from the Bible, crafts, games and one of the girls even shared ballet steps with the youngsters. Jonny played the piano, providing good music for the singing. June Saler showed up for freshly baked brownies which topped with ice cream were the refreshments at the close of the Vacation Bible Sessions, and the youngsters expressed the wish that it would continue. It was neat to have the young people here!

Pastor Stan Poeschel is the pastor of the Happy Camp Bible Church hosting the young people for this occasion.

Kids Fair at the River park

2011 Kids Fair at River Park

The Happy Camp River Park was the scene of the 11th Annual Kids’ Fair Saturday!

Even though the day was overcast, the kids still enjoyed sliding down the waterslide with a big splash at landing! There were lots of fun and games and good things to eat. The food was not only yummy but also (mostly) good for you—like fruit and such!!

There was a cookbook for kids available, but first a sample of graham crackers with cream cheese and fresh sliced strawberries on them! Yummy!

Carol, Kyle and Cliff were grilling the hotdogs, to go with a delicious looking bowl for cut up fruit. There was a video playing with Sesame Street Characters discussing healthy habits!

Melissa Culbert was doing fabulous designs for the face painting.

Crafting cute little pantyhose people with soil and grass-seed inside was Jayne’s table. I’d like to see them when the grass grows out as I imagine they look like a little green Bigfoot. Other places were gluing and pasting things on other kinds of craft items.

First Five was making sure every child went home with a book.
The Volunteer Fire, Ambulance and several Forest Service representatives were there with treats for the kids as well as a chance to play doctor or firefighter! The Ambulance workers gave out a bag with stickers and games which looked like great fun and provided a place to keep other treasures that the kids collected. The Forest Service had balloons filled with helium for the kids too!

Happy Camp Kids Fair

Kids Fair at the River Park June 2011

Things to do – for children and teens

What are your kids doing for the summer vacation from school? I was reading that Sasha and Malia Obama’s fabulous summer vacation includes foreign travel, the Eiffel Tower, Rome, the Pantheon and the Kremlin, concerts, and being free from school routines. They also spent time volunteering at Fort McNair in Virginia, where the girls helped stuff backpacks with books and toys for the children of military families. But the presidential family limits their television and computers all day until just before bedtime, which is early for the girls even during summer vacation.

While we don’t have opportunities to tour Paris and Rome, I think that kids along the wild Klamath River have better opportunities in some ways. . . .

Read the rest: Things to do, places to go, and summer reading on the wild Klamath River

Seeking Community Solutions for Our Youth

Love is the Anti-Drug

Love is the Anti-Drug

We have learned that “Love is the Anti-Drug!” One of the greatest concerns is death and other serious consequences due to the impact of alcohol and other drug use by our young people. As a community we will be seeking ways to reduce access, educate, and support recovery of our young people.

An amazing group of Happy Campers came out for the first meeting and potluck dinner Thursday, Nov. 20th, 2008 at the Happy Camp High School. The second meeting was held at the Grange in December and young people volunteered for committees and action was planned. For the January 28th meeting, Kirk Andrus, Siskiyou County DA is invited. For further information, go to the Community page.

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