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Football, My-ena-ca Art Supper & Dear Mad’m Events

October 10, 2012

by Judy Bushy
Alan Crockett announced a delicious dinner and new Art Show coming up this Friday, October 12th at 6 pm. Both the Fabulous Friday Supper and the Art show will take place at the Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center on Davis Road and Hwy 96 in Happy Camp! The My-ena-ca show is a bombastic combination of Artwork from 3 of our favorite artists from the river communities: Myanna, Nena Creasy and Veronica Rasmussen–Boasting a wide range of eclectic materials, styles and approaches from painting to sculpture.Plus – there’ll be an exceptional Enchilada sinner with slow cooked beans, spanish rice and a sensational salad for only$ 7.00. And of course a thirst quenching soul satisfying blend of beverage options and a music mix guaranteed to get your toes tapping and arms swaying.

Later Friday evening there will be the Reception for the authors of the new book, Dear Mad’m Who Was She? by Peter and Elizabeth Lismer who were relatives of Stella W. Patterson. Stella wrote the book, Dear Mad’m about moving to a remote mining cabin on the Klamath River when she was 80 years old. It was published in 1956.

Saturday, the Dear Mad’m Symposium will be at the Karuk Building (Headway) on 2nd Avenue and Highway 96 across from The Frontier Café. The coffee will be on at 10 ‘o’clock and the program includes lunch and learning from Peter and Elizabeth Lismer about research and writing the biography of Stella.
Later that evening there will also be a Camp fire down on the Klamath River as we did last year. This will be held at the Klamath River Resort Inn 2 miles upriver from Happy Camp–beautiful site for a camp fire!!

Sunday morning the Happy Camp High School Seniors will have a Pancake Breakfast. It will be at the high school on Indian Creek from 8 to 11 am.

At 10 we will all meet to drive to the site of the Dear Mad’m story and Rod Diridonm Sr. will tell us his memories of visiting his grandparents there when he was a youngster. There will also be birthday cake since Stella W. Patterson was born October 14, 1866.
All in all we are looking forward to seeing you there this weekend.




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




Holiday Happenings in Happy Camp!!

December 20, 2011

Tuesday, Dec 20 at Happy Camp High School
Come for a Spaghetti Dinner $8 at 5:30 – 7 and have a chance to bid at the Silent Auction to “Save the Yearbook!”
Project displays and lots more!!
Art, Drama, Music, Dance as well as the Community Choir. Program begins at 7

Wednesday, Dec 21 Community Bonfire at the Giant DreamCatcher
5:30 o’clock Music & refreshments
Winter Solstice

Thursday Dec 22 Happy Camp Elementary School Program

Saturday, Dec 25 You are Welcome to come to the Holiday Dinner at noon at the Happy Camp Elementary School lunchroom on Park Way. Volunteer help appreciated by the Family Resource Center




Friday Night Dinner at the Art Center and other News!

July 27, 2011

Friday Night Dinner at the Art Center. Yes! Alan Crockett has announced a very special menu for Friday night July 29th. ‘…Hey, just wait till you hear the menu for the next dinner…
Jon Grunbaum is whipping up the tastiest Spaghetti and Meatball dinner this side of Sicily (with a veggie option of course). With loads of Jon’s life changing Garlic Bread and a Garden Fresh Green Salad to boot!
Oh yeah, We’ve just got a great selection of drinks to try and a sensational music mix if I do say so myself.
Here’s hoping you can make it. ‘ Don’t forget that when you enjoy the special menu Friday night, that you are also helping to support the Art Center! For more inforation, go to the Art Center information (with a photo of the Crockett’s and Michael Hentz) on Happy Camp News Art & Entertainment page!

New stories on Happy Camp News include more photos also!

Check out the calendar and let us know new events to put on the Happy Camp Calendar, please.

Community page has new pictures of the 15th Annual KARUK REUNION last Saturday! New business in town, and one that moved to Highway 96 to a new place also got their pictures in the paper.

On the Opinion Page is a Perspective by Pete on the Art & Treasure Weekend!

Art & Entertainment has more photos of Rockin the Klamath in July.

Children’s page has photos of those youngsters who took their flight into adult world at Graduation from HAPPY CAMP HIGH SCHOOL June 11th. Also, did you see the winners of the Fishing Derby there?

Church News has anniversary news from the Happy Camp Bible Church.

There will soon be the addition of the Bigfoot Jamboree page so keep an eye open for it!!

Thank you, dear readers, for your interest in Happy Camp and all the activity and all our neighbors along the beautiful, wild Klamath River!!
I thank you sincerely!
Judy Bushy, editor

Cheerful servers offered good things to eat while rockin the Klamath




John Kufner Retirement
at Happy Camp RiverPark May 15th

May 4, 2010

Thank you, Mr. Dyar, for the photo of John Kufner receiving Model Coach of the Year Award!

After 38 years of service to the youth of Happy Camp, during which he has coached in football and other sports activities, John Kufner will retire. John has also been the head of the science department of the Happy Camp High School. June 11th will be graduation for the senior class and for Coach Kufner.

There will be a Retirement party for John at the River Park May 15th. Bring a dish to share with all to this potluck retirement party for John Kufner. Spread the news and bring a friend. You can call Ruth at 493-2611, Linda 275-2574 or Wayne Weuignzinger 541-292-6266.No reservations are necessary.

It just doesn’t seem possible that John Kufner won’t be there when school starts in the fall!! But we do hope that he will be enjoying well earned leisure and has fun out on the golf course!




Kufnerland Dedicated at HCHS

November 10, 2009


In honor of coach John Kufner serving 37 years coaching sports at Happy Camp High School, the football field was recently dedicated to him. After 30 years of teaching science and P.E. classes, John Kufner plans to retire at the end of the school year.

“John Kufner has been a driving force of the school long before he started teaching 30 years ago. This takes an amazing amount of caring and dedication to the students, the school and the community. The countless hours of practice, discussions, films, and meetings are going to go away, I have wondered what he was going to do with his spare time, said Alan Dyar, principal at Happy Camp High School.

Kufner replied, “There is always a golf course nearby.”

Coach Kufner’s focus on the 15 principles of pursuing victory with honor speaks volumes as to the measure of the man. He especially exemplifies the six core principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. It’s what he is all about, added Mr.Dyar.

Special thanks to Kevin Harrison, Justin “Spanky” Markham, Ethan Cook, Seth Pine, Corey Barnett, and Brandon McCartney for making the sign. Also Mardee Tower, Charley Reed, Florence Peters, Jessie Camareno, Rio Lloyd, and Kyle Carney as sanders. Superintendent Mike Matheson congratulated Mr. Kufner from the Siskiyou Union High School District. Former principal, Jay Clark, also shared recollections of Coach Kufner’s influence on students of the past.




Homecoming at Happy Camp High

February 15, 2008

Homecoming Royalty 2008HOmecoming Royalty 2007

by Judy Bushy

Basketball homecoming at Happy Camp High School was a pcaked house to see the basketball princes and beautiful princesses.

Brandon Effman and Aja Conrad, homecoming royalty from 2007 crowned the new royal pair. Mark Poeschel reigned as king while Cassidy Hammon was the Homecoming Queen.

There was more to come on this excitingly successful basketball season!









Klamath River Resort Inn
Klamath River Resort Inn






Indian Creek

Indian Creek, downstream from the Eddy.


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A buck at the Happy Camp River Access.


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