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Section 1, page 8 - THE GRIDLEY HERALD - Wednesday, March 12, 1980 BC Farm S| Hugh Santos of Durham was elected president of the Butte County Farm Bureau by the Board of Directors Thursday. He suc- ceeds Gerald Geiger of Richvale who has ierved the normal two one-year terms as president. Kendrick elected to Angus Assn. M.C. Kendrick of Gridley, has been elected to membership in the American Angus Association, re- ports Dr. C.K. Allen, executive vice-president of the national or- ganization with headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri. Farmer continues water battle A West Gridley farmer, who recently lost a battle with the Biggs-West Gridley Water District over payment of his water bills, claims that area farmers face los- ing their rights to underground water. Walter Owen claims the local water district is "unlawfully dam- ming and diverting water" they don't own. He also alleges the district is try- ing to charge water right holders for water. The district, in a previous meeting last week, told Owen to pay them for water he has used that is theirs. Owen owed the district for that water, according to a court decision. Owen wants to enlist the aide of fellow farmers. For more informa- tion, write him at 1769 Davis Road, Gridley. Pesticide suit may be dropped During the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Butte County Mosquito Abatement Dis- trict a report written by State Senator Rodda evaluating the ef- fects of Proposition 13 and the an- ticipated impact of Proposition 9 will be discussed. : Because of potential cutbacks the board Will!also discuss possibly dropping ,the proposed suit against the state over'pesticide laws and regulations. These and other matters will be dealt with at the 8 p.m. board meeting tonight in the district of: flee on Larkin Road. Santos/34, lives with his wife Leslie and their two childron Leigh and Kimberly in Durham. He raises wheat, rice, beets and grain sorghum. He has been a member of Butte County Farm Bureau since 1972, and has previously served as third vice president, first vice president and on the Buck's Lake Committee. Last year he served as chairman of the Butte County Farm Bureau Environmen- tal affairs committees, and was ac- tive in the organization's activities regarding land use in the county. Santos said he hopes to further streamline the board meetings so that much of the detail work is done by committees, and the board handles the routine business in a minimum amount of time. He also wants to keep Farm Bureau a vis- able organization active in local af- fairs to protect the rights of farmers farm with a minimum of governmental interference. The organization will continue to help farmers find solutions to their pro- blems. In addition to President Santos, the board of directors elected Pete Peterson of Hamilton City as first vice-president, Ed McLaughlin of Durham as second vice-president, AI Mitchell of Oroville as third vice-president and Gary Pigg of Gridley as treasurer. Richard Culp, Geiger and Santos will be the delegates to the annua! meeting of the California Farm Bureau Fed- eration at Lake Tahoe in Decem- ber. Terms of all officers are for one year. By tradition the presi- dent serves two one year terms. President Santos told the board that the Executive Committee would be meeting during this month to assign members to the various standing committees. He asked the board members to do some research regarding the effects of Proposition 9 on the June bal- lot, and be prepared to discuss4he issue at the next meeting. At that time he said, the board would decide if Butte County Farm Bureau ,would take a stand On the controversial issue. Santos also suggested that ihe board take a look at all the,pol- itical races this year, and decide whether to endorse candidates for office. The board voted to write letters to legislators supporting the revisions in the pesticide rules, and Santos suggested that board members also write individual let- ters in support of A.B.2009,A,B, 2220, A.B. 2219, and A.B. 2223 as well as S. B, 1404. All of the bills would revise the pesticide rules, but each is slightly different. The California Farm Buearu Federa- tion supports all of the bills. backs you every way, every season You're in agriculture to stay, and your lender should feel the same way. That's the basis for efficient, dependable PCA credit service to agriculture. You'll like the way it can work for you! Let's Talk FEATHER RIVER PCA GRIDLEY 300 SpruCe Street 846-6235 Jim Vierra, Br. Mgr. YUBA CITY 961 Live Oak Blvd. 671-1420 Jon Bills, Pres. I 4-H GUIDI~ DOG PROJECT - 4-H member Jeff Spence is shown here with Berdine, a yellow Lab puppy he is training to be a guide dog for the blind. Berdine became part of the Spence family last December and will continue her training program with Jeff until she is 12 to 15 months old. During the next months Jeff will be taking Berdine into area stores and restaurants as part of her training. Jeff's mother, Joyce Spence, said local merchants have been very cooperative. Mrs. Spence said "Berdine has been a good experience for our family. We hope more 4-H members and their families become interested in training guide dogs." For more information, contact the Spence family or Barbara Stone, 4-H leader in Live Oak. Funds available for farm storage "Butte County farmers who may be faced with storage prob- lems'this fall can obtain funds to build additional facilities or to ex- pand present storage structures," Darlys Cope, County Executive Director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), said. Under the program, farmers can borrov up to $50,000 on facilities adequate to store two years' crops, with 15 percent down and 10.5 per- cent interest. Loans are to build conventional on-farm storage such as steel bins, wooden granaries, and silage structures. "The cost of concrete and electrical wiring is also covered under the program," Mrs. Cope said. She pointed out facility loans are secured loans and borrowers must provide adequate security to pro- tect Commodity Credit Corpora- tion's interest. The program pro- vides for an eight year repayment term. Now farmers can obtain a loan to build high-moisture storage facilities on their farms and to re- model existing structures. Previous- ly, loans we?e available only for new construction to store dry grain. "New regulations will bene- fi! dairymen and livestock pro- ducers who need storage for silage, and also grain producers with stor- age facilities that need modifica- tion and remodeling to increase capacity and efficiency," Mrs. Cope said. For more information on the farm facility loan program, con- tact the county ASCS office at 463- B Oro Dam Boulevard, Oroville. "THE TARGET IS OVER THERE!" --- This winter students from Wanda Bt!rleson's sixth Rrade Manzanita class experienced the great outdoors in a new and unusual way. They received instruction in orienteering which is an activity that combines the in- tellectual skills of compass and map reading plus the physical skill of hiking. With the help of Chico State Instructor Larry Burleson, the Manzanita students were put to the test in Upper Bidwell Park. Armed with U.S. Geological maps and compasses the stu- dents were given the task of locating six different targets spaced out over a distance of three miles. Shown here are Greg Brown and Julie Stowe practic- ing their orienteering skills. Easter Seal Telethon planned for March 22-23 The Butte County Easter Seal Society and KHSL-TV will present the fifth annual northern Califor- nia Easter Seal Telethon the week- end of March 22-23. The 20-hour show, hosted in Hollywood by talented Suzanne Somers, will begin at 8 o'clock Saturday night and will continue until 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Wayne Speegle, executive direc- tor of the Butte Counly society, will emcee local segments of the television spectacular for twenty minutes of each hour, presenting information on local Easter Seal programs and services. The Easter Seal Telethon, which helps to raise funds needed to bring program services to people who have handicaps, has been an annual feature since 1972 nation- wide, since 1976 in northern Cali- fornia. During the past eight years the telethon has raised more than $37.5 million to help fund Easter Seal services and special programs for disabled men, women and children. The Butte County Easter Seal Society provides information and referral services, provides trans- portation for the handicapped, purchases equipment and care for the disabled who are unable to ob- tain them through other means, and is constantly working to develop new services. One of the most recent programs under development by the Butte County society is the introduction of a county-wide scoliosis clinic through the superintendant of schools' office. This program will screen all school-aged children in the county for diagnosis of poten- tial curvature of the spine symp- toms. The National Easter Seal Society was formed in 1919, and for over 60 years it has been widely recog- nized as the organization providing more services, to more handicap- ped people, than any voluntary agency in the world. Today, Easter Seal Societies na- tionwide provide a comprehensive spectrum of services to 453,811 in- Olson makes Dean's List at Cal Poly Gridley resident, Gary Olson, was among almost 1,700 under- gr aduate st,dents who have been namedto the Dean's List for scho- lastic achievement during the 1979 Fall Quarter at California Poly- technic State University, San Luis Obispo. Olson is a senior in Agri- cultural Managemerit. dividuals. Services are meet existing community As an advocate on nation's disabled, the Society works to improve vironment for zeus with programs eliminating both and attitudinal creating recognition capabilities of those disabled. The Butte County Society has been meeting1 of handicapped people ir~l state for over 20 years. BC Senior announced events at The Butte County Senior Citizens met at Oaks Senior Apartments ley on March 5. The meeting, lead McDonald, newly president, featured of the Butte County He partment. A question period followed her It was announced workshop, "Senior ment" will be CARD Community Valiombrosa Ave. in workshop will be from to 3:30 p.m. on SaturdaY, 22. Those attending are bring a lunch. A free,, "Help Day," will be held at munity Center from 9:30! 3.'30 p.m. on Friday, For more 345-1381. All persons over .60 are attend a public Board of Supervisors Orovil!e on March 19 at 2 Chico fa queen is sought Who will reign as 1980 Silver Dollar Fair? A county-wide ing conducted to find women to compete for title of Miss Silver Judging will take place fair's opening-night May 21. According to Jeanne queen pageant director, will be judged on riage and poise, as well Any single female reside0t County between the 21 is eligible to enter. In making plans for contest, Mrs. Posey ~~ place emphasis on the Our candidates are tractive, but we're a interested in their role in munity, their goals in life inner self." Contestants are judged ning and sportswear through personaI'ii is no bathing suit Mrs. Posey added. The done by individuals outside of Butte County. Anyone interested contestant should office as soon as possil forms are available ant picked up in person at the Fair Street, or by Fair officials say .that women returning will be eligible to ARBOR DAY AT MANZANITA --- Members of Stan Ford's eighth grade class planted a Silyer Maple on the school grounds last Friday to com- memorate Arbor Day. Amber Wilson told her fellow students what Arbor Day is all about while Joey Chacon and James Frost did the honors of plant- ing the tree and burying a list of all the names of Manzanita's students and staff. Shown here are James Frost (left) and Stan Ford (left) taking the young tree out of its metal container as other Manzanita students look on. About six people in ten get their news from television. H&M Indoor- Outdoor ~M; rket ,; Gift S ROBINSON'S CORNER, HIWA Y 70 Saturday & Sunday ~~ 9 a.rn. to 5 p.m. PH. 846.5505 ;ROBtNSON'S NER A smart gardener uses ground covers to do part of the gardening chores. There are several ground covers that can serve as "silent butlers" in your garden. In hard to culti- vate areas, under trees, covers are attractive :i grow, preventing weeds over slopes, these ground fillers - in, growing where most plants won't " from springing up and Robert Cunnm l ;m'd 846.: requiring minimum up-: Notify Chico of address for premium Although the 1980 sil Fair premium books ready for general the first week in April, cials request that last tors who have chart ing address notify the soon as possible. The premium book competition, rules for tion and price According to Dorot ston, entries supervisor, to pay double returned books this comes quite a noted that past shown that a minimum cent of the fair's each year. "If exhibitors would fair office of their before we send out the books, it would be a Mrs. Livingston added. Changes Of address to the Silver 1158, Chico 95927 or bY [916] 342-8351. "Celebrating theme for this year's will run May 21-26.