Seiad Valley Crafters Create Great Craft Event at the Fire Hall Saturday

By Juy E. Bushy
This is such a beautiful time on the Klamath River! The rain that we’ve prayed for August 5th and well into September has arrived. Even though it is too late to help the garden, it’s done the most important of dousing the McCash Fire! That’s a relief to those who suffered so greatly with anxiety after having a fire so close to town after last year’s experience with the Slater Fire.

Next thing on the agenda is the wonderful Craft Fair at the Seiad valley Fire Hall on Saturday. We have amazingly talented quilters, knitter or crocheting jewelry makers, bakers, woods crafters and all sorts of wonderful crafts. I’m looking forward to seeing Anna Burma’s handcrafted picture frames. Will Jill Livingston and her sister have books from Living Gold Press? At Double J when I was in for whipped cream for the top of my burnt apple cobbler yesterday, Virginia stopped by with giraffe and other creatures she has been making, beautiful examples of needlework.

You will love the great things available at the Seiad Valley Fire Hall from 11 to 2 on Saturday. They will have a delicious lunch available for you to purchase as well. The Seiad Valley community works together to put on really great events like this. They especially support their Seiad Valley Volunteer Fire Departments, which is the purpose of this event. It’s wonderful to be able to purchase a gift or something to bring cheer to winter days in your own home!!

This week is a great chance to take this beautiful drive down the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway to Seiad Valley! The Fire Hall is easy to find right on Highway 96. Hope to see you there!!

The 25 Days of Thanksgiving have begun along the Klamath River!!!

by Judy E Bushy
Sadly the last day of October, Halloween, and other Day of the Dead events take place don’t bring people real happiness. Then comes November, we celebrate with real joy! We can have gratitude!

Our life this past year may have been full of problems, illness, problems, troubles even catastrophes, and just lack of tings we see others enjoying in their lives. We may have experienced loss or estrangement with those we love dearly. But November first is the ALL Saints Day.

We can be thankful for food and shelter, and loved ones and friends in our lives! We can be thankful that the storms of this life won’t continue forever! We can be thankful for those who have left this world, but having believing faith, were carried by the angels. They no longer have to suffer the hardships of this world. They can dwell with the most perfect “agape” love forever more.

We don’t celebrate the day of the dead. I’m so glad that the myth of marigolds aroma leading your dead loved one’s back to you are not true! Glad that marigolds aren’t the Happy Camp flower anymore. It seems like something that grows naturally, and does’t have to be purchased annually should be–like Sunflowers or Shasta Daisy!
No wonder we are happy and thankful because we know what happens to those who trust the Lord, Jesus when they depart this world!

Eternal Life

In Luke 16, Jesus tells about a rich man and beggar who sat at his gate wishing for crumbs from his table…”And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments”“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:9-10)

“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:15-17).

25 Days of Thanks

After the Rain, Golden October Sunshine!!

by Judy E. Bushy Golden October sunshine has arrived in Happy Camp!! The rain and cooler weather has put a damper on the McCash Fire on the southwestern side of Happy Camp. As of Saturday, October 9th it is at 81% contained!! This relieved worries of the fire invading Happy Camp from the opposite side that it did last year! We are very grateful! THANKS TO ALL THE FIRE FIGHTERS< SUPPORT AND OTHER ESSENTIAL HEROES!! October is the Oktoberfest holiday in Germany. When Angelica Brown, a native German speaker, taught and was principal at Happy Camp High School, they sometimes held a October special event! When my youngest son was in the German Class at Happy Camp they were fundraising for a trip to Germany. It never came to be, which was a disappointment to the hard working students. When our family lived in New Glarus, Wisconsin they also celebrated October. They had a William Tell festival. It celebrated the story of William Tell being forced to use his crossbow to shoot an apple off the head of his son. He had refused to pay homage to a tyrant, and was forced to submit to this test of marksmanship, Later he assassinated the tyrant. Plays about this folk hero spread from Switzerland to Germany where they were very popular up to the Nazi era. However, Hitler banned them after an assassination attempt on his life in 1941.. The very first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810. It was held to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (King Ludwig 1) to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The wedding took place on October 12th, and a great horse race (to celebrate the marriage) was held a few days later on October 17th. The marriage was celebrated annually, and came to be known as Oktoberfest. Early Oktoberfest celebrations were held in October...but eventually moved to September. Oktoberfest has been held annually since 1810. It has been canceled a few times, due to wars, and once due to a major Cholera outbreak (1854)” according to Holidays Review. Wednesday October 6th is National Noodle Day but I hesitate to suggest that you celebrate noodles. It’s also walk or bike to school day, and there won’t be that opportunity to most students in Happy Camp Schools this year. Next Monday, will be a holiday for banks and post office, traditionally called Columbus Day but more recently adopted as Indigenous Peoples Day; the only day off work this month, Some sources say Halloween is the most popular holiday and falls on Sunday October 31st this year. I’ve heard that there’ll be a great Trunk n’ Treat event down on Washington Avenue for that occasion. There’s plenty of dressing up in costumes, and having a party, The main emphasis is mostly the candy and sweet treats! Following day is All Saints Day traditionally, The beginning of Native American Month is celebrated. November is also the beginning of NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writer’s Month, for those of you who didn’t get your memoir of childhood memories in Happy Camp written in July NaNoWriMo Camp. Are you working on a memoir, or do you have a book in mind that you’d like to write? The Committee to show our Veterans Appreciation by a dinner on November 11th is active. Donations from the Seiad Store, Kingfisher Marker and the Karuk Tribe have been received and plans are progressing. If you know a veteran who we could include in this appreciation, please let us know!! We’d like to include all veterans from Klamath River, all along the Highway 96 communities to Orleans. Then the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years comes! We’ve already gotten several catalogs in the mail for Christmas decorations. That materialistic part of Christmas isn’t the real meaning that makes it a wonderful holiday. Christmas is the season of joy, gift giving and families together celebrating the birth of baby Jesus in a Bethlehem stable. Helen Steiner Rice said, “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.

Homecoming Time at Camp High!!

Cheers for Happy Camp
by Judy E. Bushy
It’s time for Homecoming! You may see students (or staff as well)dressed like the 70’s for Hippy Day on Monday!
Tuesday is Redneck Day. Now what will be the students dress like for that occasion? Powder puff game will be 5:30 to 6:30 at the High School Field dedicated to John Kufner.
Wednesday is Emo Day. There will also be Volley Buff gave 5:30 – 6:30 at the Hokanson Gymnasium at the High School.
Come Thursday, everyone can wear the Blue and Gold.
Fourth Period there will be a Pep Rally. 6 pm is the time for a Volleyball game. After the games crowning and then 5th quarter at the High School.

Now we all need to learn to sing this song:
Through the land of timbered mountains, tall and bold and green
Flows the mighty Klamath River, Beauty to be seen.
Sing this song now sing it proudly
Praise to learning’s lamp
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Hail to Happy Camp

Our old town with storied legends, tales of golden quest
Add our own school to the legends, School we love the best
Sing this song now sing it proudly
Praise to learning’s lamp
Hail to thee our Alma Mater
Hail to Happy Camp

Linda Kufner , Cheri Titus Shortt and Beth Orrell Mitchell told of how they sang it all the time at Happy Camp High! Now who will sing this for us, so we know the tune?
And who wrote the song, and the words? when did the song get lost so that it hasn’t been sung lately??

YAH!! Monday August 9th is Book Lovers Day!! Happy Camp’s branch Library is at 148 Buckhorn Road, in Happy Camp, CA and open Wednesday afternoon, thanks to Vicki Phillips and other volunteers! We love our library! You can find books, audiobooks, movies and even use a computer at the Happy Camp Library. Plan to stop in from 12 noon to 6 p.m.on a Wednesday. To request a book or for further information, call the library at 530-493-2964.

Happy Camp History 93 years ago on August 5th

From Happy Camp History by Judy E. Bushy

Little Log Haven In the Hills – built August 5, 1928

By Rev Dr. Leon L. Loofbourow (published in Search of God’s Gold 1950)
We have all read of the original John Wesley running three times around the Charter House school quadrangle each morning to build up his weak body. But have you heard of one, John Wesley, who won the 462 mile marathon race from San Francisco’s City Hall to Grants Pass, Oregon?
In 1927 the Redwood Empire Association, as its advertising feature, planned an Indian marathon race over the Redwood Highway. Of eleven entrants, two boys from our Methodist work on the Klamath River won first and second places. John Wesley Southard received first award for completing the race in less than a week—as I remember it, in 6 days, 23 hours and 16 minutes.
This particular John Wesley story begins a century ago when the California gold rush, like the Kingdom of Heaven, gathered all kinds. He sought his fortune far down the Klamath River. I have never heard how much “dust” he acquired. But he married an Indian woman, And when the placers played out, unlike most of the miners, he stayed by his family on the Klamath. Their oldest son was named Lee in loyalty to the great Christian captain of the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee.
I was guest one night in the Lee Southard home. (We were trying our luck for bear next day.) At family prayers my host brought out his Bible and some old Moody and Sankey songbooks. I thought I would try out the family knowledge of the Scriptures, so suggested we repeat together instead of reading. All went well with all the group through Psalm 23. Some of the circle were uncertain on Psalm 1. But Mr. Southard and I kept going until I thought it wise to call our Bible marathon a tie, and we prayed. Bur it made me realize that “Forty-niner John Wesley did not leave his religion in Louisiana—he had “taught it diligently” to his son. The Lee Southards named their first born John Wesley for his grandfather.

1927 Marathon 1st “Mad Bull” (Johnny Southard) 2nd Flying Cloud (Henry Thomas who won 1928)

In the Redwood Empire Marathon the newspapers thought they must have “heap big Injun names” for the runners, so a waiting world was informed that MAD BULL won the race. Mad Bull was only the way the papers featured John Wesley Southard son of School District Trustee-Church School Superintendent Lee Southard, grandson of “Forty-niner John Wesley Southard”. Months later I heard that a brother of John’s died and wrote to the family…
The next summer the log church at Happy Camp was built, its nearest meeting house neighbor being 75 miles away. The first service in it was the memorial for his boy who “never had a chance of religious training further than what his mother and I taught him.”

Mr & Mrs Lee Southard with baby Johnny and Mary Louise

Note from Mrs. Bushy: That service mentioned by Pastor Loofbourow was 93 years ago on August 5, 2028.They sang “old hymns of faith” as they met together under the stars that evening. While the log walls were up, there was no roof yet. This is an account of the circuit riding preacher Dr. Leon L Loofbourow who came to Happy Camp as soon as a road came through to Happy Camp, and it didn’t go any further yet at that time either!! He came because he had a vision for building a Gospel witness here to show that God is at work in Happy Camp.
The “Little Log Chapel in the Hills”, now is the home of the Happy Camp Bible Church, 64301 Second Avenue in Happy Camp. Pastor Stan and Virginia Poeschel have recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary–39 years spent serving in Happy Camp at the Happy Camp Bible Church.

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