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Thanks and Jefferson proposal Discussions

August 20, 2013

Happy Camp is our town!

Happy Camp is our town!


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!!

Happy Camp




Summer plans along the Klamath!

July 1, 2013

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.

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.




Beautiful Autumn, Busy time, in Happy Camp!!

October 4, 2012

In Happy Camp and all along the beautiful wild Klamath River corridor there are lots of things happening!!

SATURDAY
Saturday, October 5 is a big Arts & Crafts Fair at the Happy Camp Elementary School on Park Way! The Eight graders are eager to earn money for their class so they can really celebrate advancing to high school after this year. They have at least a dozen people coming to set up tables with wonderful arts and crafts things for you to enjoy. They are also serving food to keep your tummy contented while you shop. I want to go get a cinnamon roll for only $2. They’ll also have drinks, coffee, tea, Pepsi, sprint and Gatorade. If you are in the mood for something better for lunch there’s soup and bread for $4 or hot dogs or corn-dogs for $2. Chips, nachos and rice crispy bars will also be for sale. So don’t miss the Arts & Crafts Fair at the Happy Camp Elementary School!! 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. On Parkway.

MONDAY
Deputy David Nye called me this week with news of the start of another Neighborhood Watch Group. The start up meeting will be Monday, October 8th at 6 p.m. At the Family Resource Center on Park Way. Volunteers with an interest in keeping our town crime and vandal free are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information you may call the Family Resource Center at 493-5117.

NEXT FRIDAY – Oct 12
Next Friday evening will be an Art Show and Fabulous Friday Supper at the Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center at the corner of Highway 96 and Davis Road. More information to follow but make your plans now to take your favorite lady or friend to the Fabulous Friday Supper and help to build a fantastic new art gallery in our community.

NEXT WEEK – ESPECIALLY FRIDAY Oct 12
Happy Camp Homecoming Football Game is Friday also. That means this will be an exciting week with posters all over the halls walls for prince and princess votes, and dress-up specials each day of the week. There will even be a parade Friday afternoon. Hurray for the Blue and Gold!!!

SUNDAY MORNING Oct 14th
Sunday Morning PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Happy Camp High School. Support the Senior Class of 2013!!! Breakfast will be served 8 am to 11 pm. Make it a special family breakfast with your family!

Also, Next Weekend is the Dear Mad’m Symposium celebrating Stella Walthall Patterson’s book Dear Mad’m published in 1956. Peter and Elizabeth Lismer, relatives of Stella’s and authors of the new book, Dear Mad’;m Who Was She” will be here to sign books and tell about the writing the book.
Publishers Reception Friday Evening at Naturegraph
Dear Mad’m Symposium with Luncheon Saturday at Karuk Building at Hwy 96 & 2nd Av 10-3
Evening Campfire at River Side at Klamath River Resort Inn
Sunday Field Trip to the Sites where Dear Mad’m story took place.
Reservations $30 at the C of C office 35 Davis Road (weekday afternoons)or $40 at the door.

If you have more events to announce, please contact me.
Give me a call at 493-5192 or email at klamathviews@yahoo.com. Thanks, Judy




Come Celebrate Dear Mad’m Day With Us

August 10, 2011

Happy Camp is celebrating a literary pioneer from our community. Dear Mad’m Day will be Saturday with a Picnic Luncheon at 11 o’clock (for a $5 donation.) The picnic luncheon will be held in the shade of the sycamore trees on the lawn of the Klamath River Resort Inn on the Klamath River east of Happy Camp, a beautiful setting for a picnic!! Bring your folding chair or blanket for the picnic…..see further details on Community Page.

Check out the Calendar and let us know of any events your organization has planned that isn’t on the calendar, please. You can send notices to jbushy (at) happycampnews.com. Thank you for your help in sharing the events with our Klamath Neighbors!!!

Further information on the First Annual Dear Mad’m Day is on www.happycamphistory.com also.
There’s further winner’s announced for the Chilli Cookoff and the Karuk Reunion on Community page also as well as new business news.

Thank you for your encouragement and support of Happy Camp News!




Had a Great Time, Rockin the Klamath!

July 20, 2011

Rockin’ the Klamath was Saturday July 16 Noon to Midnight at the River Park in Happy Camp!

Come for the Talent Show and Show your talent! Didn’t know there were so many people in Happy Camp who compose original songs!! Cassidy Rae Little local winner of “Happy Camp’s Got Talent” does, and Joelle Edwards does and another contestant, Paul LeFleur composes hard rock songs!

MUSIC by Second Sons – They were great and their singer Joelle Edwards sang for us at the Talent show too,. She and Cassie Rae Little tied for first place. they were both so good that our Master of Ceremonies, Bob (JavaBob) Schmalzbach couldn’t tell who was the winner by applause. The Pavilion really was Rockin!

More Music and dancing with the SPIRAL KINGS~Played from eight to midnight and got so many people out there enjoying the dancing and they didn’t seem to want it to end. Next year Rockin’ the Klamath will be better than ever!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Go To: www.rockintheKlamath.com




Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce Meets January 7th

December 31, 2010

The NEW YEAR begins in Happy Camp with a Chamber of Commerce Meeting. Friday, January 7th will be the first meeting of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce of 2011.

The meeting will begin at the Grange at 5 o’clock with spaghetti dinner. Bring a salad to share for supper and then stay for the meeting. Since the Board of Directors was only Dinah Sulipeck as President and James Buchner as Treasurer and filling in as secretary, new directors have been appointed as directed by the bylaws. The five added directors are Cathleen Searle, Kirk Eadie, Montine Blevins, Pete and Terry Winslow. Cathleen will be sending out the minutes as Secretary. This board will serve until directors are elected on March 1st.

The membership dues were returned to $50. If paid now, membership will run through March of 2012.

The new board expressed their appreciation for the work of the former Board of the Chamber.

The website belonging to Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce is also missing and any information leading to it’s recovery would be greatly appreciated. The Chamber phone is 493-2900 answered by Dinah, Chamber president.




Chamber of Commerce Mixer Postponed

July 17, 2007

The Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce was planning a mixer for Chamber members on July 19, but has decided to postpone the event because of the fires. Another date will be set after the crisis passes.




New Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Elected

March 17, 2007

Chris Sorenson

Chris Sorenson is the new president of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce.
By Judy Bushy

The Happy Camp Chamber Of Commerce elected a new board of directors in March. The new board will take office in April and serve until March 31, 2008.

The new President of the Chamber is Chris Sorenson of Mosaic Press. Chris and Beth Buchanan moved to Happy Camp several years ago. For Chris, it was a new experience, but Beth grew up in Happy Camp. They bought the printing part of Naturegraph publishing, and began Mosaic Press.

Vice President is Jon Grunbaum who works in fisheries in the Happy Camp District of the Klamath National Forest.

Instead of one secretary the job will be shared by two co-secretaries, Roberta Arneson and Rita Manley King. Roberta served as secretary when Bob Schmalzbach was Chamber President and helps her husband, Ray the Painter in his sign painting business. Rita is with Jade Springs Development, which is headquartered at the Happy Camp Mini-Mall on Davis Road.

Treasurer is Lehel Garami who, with Laura, manages the Evans Mercantile. Evans is the oldest continuously operating business in Happy Camp but Lehel and Laura have added hardware and expanded the gardening and feed parts of the business.

Roberta Collum of Elk Creek Campground and Montine Blevins of the New 49ers’ Prospecting Club are also on the new Chamber board of directors.

When the new board recently met they gave a word of appreciation for the previous board of the Chamber. James Buchner was a great president and his leadership in the advertising and promotion of the area was greatly appreciated. He also attended sports shows to widen the contacts with potential customers. Roberta Collum was a good Vice President and took over in the chair when James was unable to be in town. Montine assisted her in preparing great meals for Chamber events and planning the Community Tree Lighting in December. Rosemary Boren took over the treasurer position a few years ago after a lapse in treasurer postion left the accounts in unprecedented array. Rosemary got them entered on her computer and got organized with top efficiency for several years now. Judy Bushy served as Secretary since Janeen Snopl resigned except for the years Jean Dulong, Joe and Becca and Roberta Arneson volunteered for the job. Eugene Kravis and Lehel Garami filled out the membership of the board of the Happy Camp Chamber.

The Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce was started twenty-one years ago at the Elk Creek Campground. Jim Jones, Merilee Adamson, Ben Roeser, Gini Hyde and Howard Garthwait were some of the first presidents. Howard Garthwait was called into service several times through the years, Rick Huston; Liz Ramos Cochran was the President from 1994 to 1995. Harvey Shinar, Debbie Wilkinson, Eddie Davenport, Cheryl Wainwright, Bob Schmalzbach, and James Buchner have been in the presidency in the last decade.

As James Buchner stated, the job of the Chamber is “to promote and encourage business, commerce and quality of life for the citizens of Happy Camp and the Highway 96/Klamath River Corridor.” In order to do this the Chamber has often entertained town meetings with political candidates or elected officials of the county and state. The Chamber of Commerce started the Neighborhood Watch on the recommendation of Charlie Byrd and Kay Bryan when there was a great deal of burglary and theft every night. This action turned the situation around and the crime rate plummeted when the Watch became active.

Over the years the Chamber has hosted St. Patrick’s Day dinner, Show & Shine auto events and World’s Sweetest Bike Rally Fourth of July weekend at the River Park.

In all these ways the Chamber has promoted and enhanced life in Happy Camp and along the beautiful wild Klamath River.




Photos From The 2006 Happy Camp River Run Motorcycle Rally

July 5, 2006

River Run Photos

Check out the newly updated River Run website!

Happy Camp River Run

The Happy Camp River Run is billed as the “World’s Sweetest Run”.

Happy Camp River Run

Bikers spend the River Run weekend visiting one another in Happy Camp’s River Park.

Happy Camp River Run

Local businesses welcome bikers during the River Run weekend, and at any other time of the year.




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