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Rodgers in Fresno ;Iridley's Andy Rodgers, the 0inca playing "Midnight recently finished a stint m Fresno, playing in a bar called Our Town. will be in Las Vegas month as an opening act in of the casinos. "Block goes with me to the IRS? Free? I should have come here last yea re trained to know every and credit the law al- And if the IRS calls you go with you, free. Not representative but to how your taxes were BLOCK EOPLE 950 Hazel St. Open 9-6 Weekdays, 9-5 Sat. APPOINTMENTS AVAIl.ABLE PHONE 846-4741 TROPHY WINNERS --- For the second consecutive year the Butte Col- lege Ornamental Horticulture Association, a student club, has won the Sumitomo Bank's perpetual award for the best educational exhibit at the Northern California Turfgrass and Environmental Landscape Exposition, held recently in San Mateo. Gathered around the first-place cup and ribbon are (left to right) Bill Tronson of Oroville, co-chairman of the club's educa- tional exhibit committee; Paul Little of Gridley, club president; Quentin Nakagawara of Chico, BC horticulture instructor and club adviser; and Mike Shaffer of Oroville, exhibit committee co-chairman. I: ,~I}IIL '+ , ,IP,,,, THE GRIDLEY HERALD & SHOPPING NEWS -- Wednesday, March 12, 1980 'big should planted Artichokes, asparagus and rhu- barb are the "big three" peren- nial vegetables. You should con- sider planting them now if you have a hankering for artichoke leaves to dip in creamy mayon- naise, asparagus with melted but- ter or tasty rhubarb pie. Artichokes like a climate where the summers are somewhat cool so that their buds can develop slowly. They're at their best planted along the coastal regions of California. Three or four plants will supply enough artichokes for the average sized family. What you plant is a division. Plant by placing the woody stalk in a vertical position with the base of the new leafy shoots just above the ground. Space them three to four feet apart in rows leaving 4 to 5 feet between the rows. They thrive in full sun except in the hot summer areas where they need protection from afternoon sun. Give them a rich, well draining soil and plenty of water along with a feeding of fer- tilizer high in nitrogen. The first year's yield is usually small but the second year's will be prolific. When a stem has given you its last artichoke, it will seem to fold up and the leaves will die back to a degree. Now's the time for you to cut back the stem to the base and wait for next year's crop. Asparagus takes two years before you start getting fruit but rewards your wait with many years of harvest afterwards. The home gardener buys crowns to plant in a loose but fertile soil. Plant asparagus in a trench dug 8-10 in- ches deep. In the first 3-6 inches work in your fertilizer and then set the plants between 6 to 8 inches below the top of the trench spacing the crowns 12 inches apart. Then cover them with two inches of loose soil and water slowly but deeply. As the planls grow, fill in the lrench a litlle at a time bu! don't cover the tips. By summer, the trench should be full and by early spring the second year you can cut asparagus spears for 4 to 6 weeks then let the foliage grow. By the third year, and thereafter, you can harvest for a full 8-10 weeks. Cut the spears at 6-8 inches long for those of you who like the more delicate flavor of spears at 5 inches cut them at ground level or 1 V2 below ground. You need only 8-10 plants of rhubarb to give you a plentiful supply for all the rhubarb pie you can eat. Also planted by crowns, place the rhubarb with the top of the division at soil level with three feet between crowns and five feet between rows. Water them well but they are sensitive to too much water. After each harvest give them a good shot of fertilizer. To harvest a leaf stalk, grasP it at the lower end and pull down and tO one side so the stalk snaps off cleanly. Don't cut it with a knife or pruning shears and never take the leaves off the plant [these are not fit for consumption!] It took him nine months to do it;; but Boyd Cabanaw of Bartlesville, OK, wrote the longest personal let- ter on record -- 720,000 words. He did it to irritate his cousin, Andrew L. Cairns. Don't irritate someone; make him or her happy by writing a letter. National Letter Writing Week, Feb. 24- Mar. 1. Safeway freezes some food prices In a move to fight inflation, Safeway Stores announced last week that a price freeze will be placed on all house brand food and beverages. The freeze will be for 30 days. Board Chairman Peter Magowan, saying "we too are concerned about inflation," announced the freeze, which came at the request of Esther Peterson, President Carter's assistant for consumer af- fairs. The freeze will be on all Scotch Buy products, which includes flour, cookies, detergents, jellies, margarines, canned fruits and vege- tables, frozen foods, coffee, tea, lunch meat, ice cream and other items. BUTTE COLLEGE SPRING QUARTER BEGINS APRIL 7 REGISTRATION MARCH 17 TO 21 oEARLY APPLICANTS GET COUNSELING AND REGISTRATION PREFERENCE. eFOR ONE CLASS OR A FULL LOAD, ACT NOW! eADMISSION TO BU'B'E COLLEGE IS AS SIMPLE AS DIALING A PHONE OR MAILING A LETrER. Write Butte College Office of Admissions at Route 1, Box 183A, Oroville, Ca 95965 -- OR CALL 895-2361 FOR INFO i March 1 and 16, 1990 GRIDLEY MEMORIAL HALL HOURS: Saturday 10-7. Sunday 10-5 DONATION $1.50 OPEN TO. THE PUBLIC. FINE FOOD AT THE SNACK BAR BY REEVES DELl, HIDLEY $50.00 DOOR PRIZE '!ilzy'r i' ,i,/l}t+ii ', ~.:;,.~,,.,, ~, ilil' lift ,Ill 4i!, ~,. +ii lift ,Ill+ ,111, II1+ ijti Pll' [11 ,ll, ,lid ,i1+ '11+ 'l,, I, t, +l 't ;2.00 on each Adult and Child Ticket to Marriott's Great America Park Includes all rides, shows, and attractions. Explore five themed areas for a full day of family fun. Great restaurants for hungry appetites, too! II II ( ''"""OU"'1 ''''W'*'"''' |March 15- March231 Easter Weekl I April 12- May 18 ! March 29- April 6I Age 12-61 I SAT. & SUN.8 I OPEN DAILY |am. Children" Age,-1, ~0 am, pm po 8 pm) Under 3 Free 62 & Over, $7.95 at the Gate e mid I 1st. Handsome short sleeve collar styles have contrasting color insets and pip- ing trim or good looking stripes and solids. Terry and kn,t that you'll wear everywhere with slacks or Jeans because they look ~ feel so good, Fashion Terry by Saturday ........... ..... . .,...'. i .:+... + $16.00 Rugby Shirt by Campus .. $8.00