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Celebrating Love Along the Klamath

January 20, 2014

Heart of the Klamath celebrates with Valentine hearts

Heart of the Klamath celebrates with Valentine hearts

Judy Bushy
January blues aren’t a problem when all the fun garden catalogs begin arriving. What fun!! The days have been much too dry this winter, but the sun is wonderful. The low level of the lakes and str3eams remind us that we need the precipitation.

Perhaps it is because children love holidays, and from day care years we celebrate every holiday that comes along with enthusiasm! We make up a holiday if there isn’t one. This time of year, with all the Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays over, we need a holiday.
Valentine’s Day is coming, it is true. Three weeks from Friday, everyone can celebrate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day can celebrate our romantic love, but all love deserves celebrating.

Love always deserves celebrating because it is what makes life worthwhile. It is love we first experience as all our needs are taken care of in a loving family. It is loving friendships that take us to our first experiences in the outside world and enlarge out circle of living. It is the neighborly love of our community of Happy Camp that encircles us in the center of this beautiful surroundings of forest, stream and blue skies above along the Klamath River. Our Klamath Neighbors are privileged to live, work and recreate in this home of outdoor beauty.

Our school children will, no doubt make red hearts to share with each other. Some high School students are planning a bake sale the day before at Parry’s Market. Our church messages will teach that we Love God because He first loved us, and we ought to Love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. The Golden Rule, to do to others as we want them to do to us is the heart of many persons value system.

Hope that you will give me a call (493-5248) or note (klamthviews at yahoo) and share what is going to be happening between now and then, Who is having a bake sale, where a special meal will be offered for the occasion, or other special things will be happening to celebrate love.

Happy New Year in Happy Camp!!

December 31, 2013

We go back to school January 6th. Half of the vacation time is over already and it sounds like students have been visiting friends and relatives and fishing and so far only one “boring” complaint…. that I’ve heard.

My sister, Nancy, has a birthday today so I get to call her up to catch up on what’s happening with her children, grandchildren and darling little great grandson. Happy Birthday to Jess Haun, our drama and English teacher at Happy Camp High School also. Belated birthday wishes to Megan Hague and Vickie Simmons also. It’s difficult to have a birthday at these very busy times of the year so wanted to remember them!

Next week will be another busy return to business.. Sunday, will be the Dear Mad’m meeting at 2 o’clock. The 4th annual Dear Mad’m event which honors Stella W. Patterson who wrote Dear Mad’m about moving to a mining cabin by the Klamath River when she was eighty years old, is a combination effort of the Klamath Writer’s Group and the Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be May 2-4th. The Writer’s have proposed a Writing contest for all you great storytellers to write your favorite story about Happy Camp! At Sunday’s meeting we will establish the guidelines and then we will be ready to let you know the details and the nice prizes that you may win for your entry into the contest!!

The old year, the year that has been with us for so long, is passing away. A new year, 2013, full of promise and potential is about to begin! What new challenges will the new year bring? What blessings are in store for us?

Tuesday, January 7th is the first meeting of the New year for the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce. We usually meet at six o’clock at the Chamber of Commerce office 35 Davis Road next to the post office. We will have a special speaker so please call the office 493-2900 if you don’t usually attend and would like to hear about grants available and help that Ore-Cal RC&D can offer to Happy Camp organizations, please let us know. We will have a the Director of the OreCal RC&D with us at that time and we remember how very helpful that they have been to our community in the past.,

Neighborhood Watch and Community Emergency Resource Team (CERT) meeting will be Wednesday, January 15th, so be sure that is on your brand new January calendar and plan to attend. By working together we can turn things around and eliminate the crime from our area. Thanks to those who have had the day long training by Deputy David Nye for patrolling and have been keeping an eye out for suspicious characters! Your help is needed to keep out Klamath River Neighborhood safe and crime free!\

Perhaps you’ve made it a New Years resolution to become more active in our community this year. There are a number of organizations that need volunteers to help make Happy Camp work. they’d welcome you with open arms!!

Thank you to our Veterans!

November 10, 2013


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 and will continue to be updated.

Morning Inspiration by Pastor Blue

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.

Bigfoot Jamboree Schedule is Out!!

August 26, 2013

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:


Community love to the Henderson Family!

July 27, 2013

Henderson Family, Frank & Jodi

Henderson Family, Frank & Jodi

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.

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.

Kids Day at the Riverpark Saturday June 15th!!

June 15, 2013

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 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.

Library Book Fair Saturday!

May 31, 2013

Hey Book Lovers and Readers!
Alan Crockett just wanted to remind folks of The Famously Fun Library Book Fair that will be at the Art Center this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Rich Kelly will be there too!! There will be great raffle prizes from Nena’s Chocolates and so much more!!
There will be various other venders and terrific things to do.
A truly great way to support your local library and buy some good books for the summer.
If you want to set up a booth there’s still space, the donation fee is $10 just be in time to set up by 10 am.
Hope you can make it,

Family Resource Center is also having a Rummage Sale on Parkway for Women’s Entitlement Group.
Seiad Valley Fire Hall is another place to shop Rummage Sale.

Next Saturday, June 8th. is a fantastic Ar & Treasure Sale event all along the beautiful Klamath River Highway 96 Communities.
Starting at I-5 be sure to stop at Klamath River at the Klamath River Community Hall where they’ll have a great Flea Market. For further information call Jill-
Shop your way down to Horse Creek Community Church here they’ll have a Rummage Sale and Huge Bakes Sale!!
Seiad Valley has Multi family sale planned and other stuff too!!

And at Happy Camp, there’s a lot of shopping for treasures! The Happy Camp Grange will have the big Indoor Outdoor Yard Sales on Second Avenue.

Moving Sale on Druery Road, watch for the signs!
Watch the Siskiyou Daily News for other Yard Sales, Garage Sales and Flea Markets for the 4th ‘Annual Art & Treasure Sales!!

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