by Judy Bushy
Welcome to Happy Camp
Happy Camp Neighborhood Watch met Monday night. There was a message that it was going to be postponed as our meeting place couldn’t be used, but a bunch were already there. The door was locked, but we had a couple of officers from the Sheriff’s department (Gabe Garrison and John Erickson (841-2900) We also had Vice President, Dan Effman, Board Members: Becky Tiraterra, Lisa Bousfield, Bernard Lowry, and interim secretary, Forest Service Recreation expert and Laurel Buhrmann who is making “calling” cards for the Happy Camp Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Forest Service.
Gabe reviewed some of the things Sheriff Jon Lopey and John from the District Attorney’s office explained in May when they came. Because of John’s explanations, it was decided we need to have more information on California Senator’s actions, sort of a “legislation watchdog” to educate our community on the problems these changes make for our community. Right now crime pays in California! There was concern about drug task force not getting convictions due to leniency and especially recidivism. The Orleans law officer has not been assigned there as of yet, but should be soon.
There was discussion on some repeat and new problems brought to the attention of the Neighborhood Watch and actions taken in the past few weeks. Report, report, report suspicious things you see, better to be cautious and make notes of things, than to let them go and have a big problem afterwards.
Some can post cameras on public land as well as the one’s the Neighborhood Watch can put up on private places. Landlords who rent to criminals and the businesses that serve them were also discussed. The “mystery black Infinity” that was parked other and now at town trail was checked out.
Next meeting there will be a vote on filling vacant officers of the Board, Bylaw changes and bringing things up to date Next meeting will be July 10th due to Independence Day conflict with regular meeting time.
by Judy Bushy
We have so many Klamath neighbors to be thankful for. The Happy Camp Neighborhood Watch met last night seeking ways to solve the mysterious bicycle thefts. While we are sorry there are thieves, we are thankful that others want to work together to help stop them
Some of the High school students are planning a trip to Washington D.C. for the inauguration. They’ve been working so hard with bake sales, car wash, spaghetti dinner, enchiladas and baked potato dinners and Chinese lunch. We are thankful for a community that gets together and supports the fundraising of the youngsters.
There are many who made decorated bras for the annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser as well even though there wasn’t a dinner this year.
Saturday there will be a good opportunity at the Harvest Craft Faire at the Seiad Valley Fire hall 9am to 3 pm. There will be a great array of beautiful craft items available. There will be homemade soup and bread and lunch will be at 11:30 t6o0 1:30. Annie Buma who makes beautiful wooden frames was at the Orleans Craft Fair last week for the Mid-Klamath Watershed (MKWC)group and mentioned that she will be in Seiad next week. They appreciate your support of the local fire department as well.
They’ve sold out all tables, so if you missed these sales, your opportunity will be Saturday, December 3rd at the Grange. Give Ruth Bain 493-2989 a call if you want a table.
So though our community seems to be shrinking from all the Lions, Lioness’, american Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other formal organizations, our Klamath Neighbors are still working to combat crime with the Neighborhood Watch, to support our students, to fight cancer that plagues some residents-our friends and neighbors, and to prepare for the Holidays and earn a bit of spending money with out art and craft creations and even needlework and baking! It is easy to be thankful for a community like Happy Camp and those who volunteer and give of themselves!!