Dr. Mathew Johnson To Speak About His Bigfoot Sighting At The Happy Camp Bigfoot Jamboree

Dr. Matthew Johnson

What would make a well-known expert on child rearing and families admit to having seen a hairy primate on a family outing at the Oregon Caves? It is one of those experiences that people look askance at you if it’s mentioned, or ask what you’d been imbibing in at the time. But if scientific training and intellectual honesty compel him to admit his experience, what does he have to say? Dr. Mathew Johnson will be presenting his PowerPoint presentation at the pavilion of the happy Camp River Park on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!

Quick Tips For The Heat Wave in Siskiyou County

Yreka – Siskiyou County has been hot for many days now. Extended days of extreme heat have caused heat related illness to many frail, elderly, and homebound in the State of California. Dr. David Herfindahl is following the Governor’s directive to inform residents of risk of extreme heat exposure. This notice is to help you recognize if you or somebody you see is becoming too hot and becoming ill. The following ideas may help you cool down.

  • Use your air conditioner if you are too hot, or spend time in an air-conditioned location such as a store or library.
  • Run portable electric fans in your room to move the air if the room temperature is under 90 degrees.
  • Take a cool bath or shower and then stand in the breeze from your fan.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Eat light, cool, easy to digest foods such as fruit or salads.
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothes. Wear a hat with a brim to shade your face if you must be in the sun.
  • Check on your friend to make sure they are OK.
  • If somebody becomes confused, stops sweating or seems ill call 911.
  • Don’t drink alcohol.
  • Walk slowly and take rest break in the shade if you must go outside. Carry some water to drink with you.

Reduce Exposure to Areas with Smoke

July 28, 2006 – Yreka – Siskiyou County Public Health Officer, David J. Herfindahl, M.D. advises residents throughout Siskiyou County to be aware that air quality may be extremely poor in many areas due to severe smoke. In areas with visibility less than 2 miles, residents are advised to remain indoors and refrain from physical exertion. Residents with lung or heart disease, and the elderly are advised to leave areas where levels of particulate matter are high. The attached index will assist in assessing the air quality based on the visibility in your area.

To assess visibility:

Face away from the sun.

Determine visibility range by looking for targets that are at known distances (miles).

The visible range is the point where even high-contrast objects disappear.

After determining visibility in miles use the Wildfire Smoke Visibility Index (linked below) to assess air quality.

Wildfire Smoke Visibility Index

Happy Camp Cub Scouts Race in Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Race

Saturday the Cub Scouts of Happy Camp had their Pinewood Derby Eleven boys had made racecars and came out for the event.

Louis Tiraterra, Webelos Den Leader, and his dad, Louis Sr. were there to help Cub Master Dan Bushy set up and get the track in working order early. They checked it out and Dan and Louis enjoyed trying it out as much as the boys did later.

When the Cub Scouts and their families arrived for the opening, after the pledge and a song the races began. The kids were so wide-eyed watching their cars race down the thirty-foot track powered by gravity.

Greg McDonald, Duane Armbruster and Josh Hambrick were the Judges to make sure which car arrived at the finish line first. First place was the car made by Carl Mayton, who is a Tiger. Second place was Silas Silas Yamamoto is also a Tiger Cub Scout in the first grade. Third place was Casey Tiraterra, who is in the Webelos Den.

The judges decided that the most creative was Dakota Lawrence’s car, which was a large yellow car. Best looking was Doug Elliot, which had neat paint job. It also had flames painted on it that were supposed to glow in the dark (although we didn’t look at it in the dark.) Doug and Dakota are both of our Wolf den. I

When the racing was finished and the awards presented, Louis Tiraterra was cooking hotdogs for the hungry appetites. They were all happy with their cars that had been only a block of wood and set of wheels in the beginning. The ribbons didn’t seem to be too big a deal. It’s amazing how much physics can be learned from seeing how the cars weight and shape influence the effect that the gravity has on the cars speed down the racetrack.

Thanks to the Happy Camp Lions for opening the building for the Pinewood Derby. The tiger Cubs are meeting every other Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church with Jody Lohn. The Wolf and Bear Cubs meet at the Lions Hall on Tuesdays right after school and are making birdhouses. The Webelos are preparing to go to summer camp and be promoted soon to Boy Scouts.

The next pack meeting will be last Friday in April, the 29th at 6 PM and all Scouts and their families are welcome. The Theme will be all about our Feathered Friends. Several of the boys will have earned their Bobcat badges and receive Popcorn patches for popcorn sales.

Cub Scouts Back Row: Doug Elliott (Wolf Scout- best looking) Jacob (Webelo Cub) Alex (Webelos Cub), Chauncey Lloyd (Bear) and Carl Mayton (Tiger)  Front Row: Skyler Bunnell (Bear) Dakota Lawrence (Wolf-most creative) Casey Tiraterra (Webelos- 3rd place), Silas (Tiger 2nd place) Quinn Horvath from Scott River Tiger Cub) and Webelo Cub Scout.

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