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.
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:
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.
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.
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!!
What a wonderful opporunity to thank our Armed Forces personnel at Siskiyou Golden Fairgournds Saturday!! One specdial hero from local area was honored, Willard Titus!!
I’d planned to update the Children & Youth with the story of the Elemetary Science Fair winners and the High School Spring Performance.
i’d planned to tell you more about the MidKlamath Watershed Stewardship plans for our youth and especially the FoodShed plans which are really exciting.
Then thre is all the opporunities for Flea Market & Crafters at the Klamath River Community Hall, Horse Creek Community Church Rummage and Bake Sale and lots of Yard Sales between there and Happy Camp where the Grange will be hosting a bunch–Indoror and Outdoor on June 8th. It’s going to be a great time!!
There’s also a Seiad Fire Sale and the Happy Camp Library Sale in Happy Camp on June 1st just before Final Exams for all the students…..leading up to G R A D U A T I O N!!
Please forgive me a bit, however, My laptop wasn’t working, then it was, then the cord refused to deliver electrical poser, so it wasn’t, so we got a new cord. Now, however, it has refused to start again. So that will delay the posts that I’d really like to make. thank you for your patience and all efforts will be made to get caught up soon. Thank you!!