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i i 4: t, ND ROLL-A-THON THIS SATURDAY - Valley Oaks resident is shown here making preparation for the American Heart benefit this coming Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Valle) Center. Volunteers are still urgently needed to make this a success. Mrs. Anderson is making corsages for sale at the hird birthday celebrated birthday of Oak Leaf Daughters of the ,was celebrated on beginning with a in the Live Oak Clubhouse. in the district were Gentry, parlor Welcomed the members were charter mem- :s. Etta Johnson, Mrs. Mrs. Melba Kathleen Briick, Mrs. e, Mrs. Mildred Lang McElroy. introduced were Thayer and Mrs. Ryan, who is now an rnember and was the in- President from Sou~th 33 years ago, and Kilby, also a trans- feree from South Butte Parlor, were introduced. Mrs. David Dodge, program chairman, presented Mrs. Georgia Travis, who sang a selection of "Irish" songs. Also on the program were the parlor sponsored "Shining Blue- birds," who sang "Happy Birth- day" to the Native Daughrers and gave their Bluebird Wish. Bluebirds present were Heather Dodge, Shawn' Dodge, Tammy Terry, Robyn Holland, Stephanie Miles and Vicki Hughes. Bluebird leaders are Mrs. Arthur Dodge and Mrs. DeDe Terry. Each charter member and Blue- bird was given a camellia corsage by parlor president, Mrs. Gentry. Games of choice were played to round out the evening's entertain- ment. Tables were decorated with ar- rangements of camellias. ...OR DECORATING See our super selection of TO FILL, all sizes & shapes ;Hr FOR THat SPECIAL VOUNGSr Rr ) \ ) i " Children's Easter Jewelry " Bibles" Children's Books " Easter Ceramics " Easter Decorations Cards & Party Supplies FREE GIFT WRAPPING ~' 556 Kentucky St.. 846-2058 4-H Livestock Field Day at Chico State The annual 4-H Live- stock Field Day featur- ing livestock judging contests will be held Saturday, March 22 at the Chico State Univer- sity Farm. 4-H members and leaders from all the northern counties are invited to participate. Registration will run from 8:30 to 9 a.m. followed by the live- stock judging classes of beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, horses, meat and feed. 4-H is an organization for youth between the ages of 9-19 without re- gard to race, color, or national origin. INSURANCE AND TRUST A TICOR COM PANY NUMBER 1 TITLE COMPANY IN THE U.S. AN OFFICE AT: 10109 LIVE OAK BLVD., LIVE OAK, CA 95953 For complete Title and Escrow Service in Butte and Sutter Counties, Call 695-1814 IDA M. KLOPF, Branch Manager ,tr PLAT MAPS NOTARY THE PROBLEM SOLVERS WANT YOUR BUSINESS AA UW hears speaker from Children's Home Society Ruth and Ben Laskey's home in Biggs was the setting for last Satur- day's luncheon meeting of the Gridley branch, American Asso- ,ciation of University Women. Hostesses for the affair were members of one of the gourmet groups, who served a variety of soups from around the world and assorted homemade breads. Des- sert consisted of delicious sliced kiwis, served by Pam Pigg. Following the luncheon, Mrs. Pigg introduced Silda Covington, of Chico, who this past September was honored by the Children's Home Society for twenty years of service to that organization. At present Covington has set up, and is program manager, for five pro- grams for C.H.S. covering twelve Northern California counties. Her staff does pregnancy counseling, parent-child counseling, pre- adoptive foster care, professional foster care for teenagers, and adoptive placement. She graduated from San Francisco State College and received her master's degree in social work from U.C. Berkeley. For the past 22 years she has been listed in Who's Who in American Women. Covington spoke on the subject "Families Facing Change." The Children's Home Society was organized before the turn of the century, but as recently as the sixties, was involved only with adoptions. Then in 1970 they ex- panded into child welfare, and in 1972 branched out into all kinds of services for children, including professional foster care for teen- agers. Over the years there have been great changes, and the speaker felt that there are many more difficulties for young people today. Many are living in unmar- ried or single parent families. There were over one million preg- nancies among teenagers last year, and over 80 percent of the young girls becoming pregnant do not finish high school and have no training to support themselves or their child. The law now says that the father must know when a child is born, and, in case an adoption is considered, the father has the first option, if considered a fit parent, to take the child into his family. There has been a tremendous in- crease in child neglect, with six chiluren per day dying of neglect in California alone. More and more child abuse is being reported; thousands of children and teen- agers run away from home [often with good reason]. One third of all youth have police records. Youth suicides are up 17 percent in the last four or five years and are now the leading cause of death among young teen- agers. Young people are involved in a larger percentage of cases of arson, vandalism, homicide and crimes of violence each year. 130 million dollars was spent last year in this state for foster care. 11 per- cent of the youngsters in Juvenile Hall have no identifiable parents. What are we to do? Covington was not optimistic, but felt our on- ly hope is to work on prevention -starting at earlier ages with sup- port for young families and nur- turing in our local communities. Probably 80 percent of pregnant teenagers get no prenatal care, and the babies born to young teen- agers, whose own bodies are not fully mature, show an alarmingly high rate of physical and mental abnormalities. She stressed that help is needed in every community. The California Youth Authority is not the place for kids to go. She closed with an urgent plea to all parents: Talk to your children. Know where they are. Set limits. And sit down together, all of you, for a family dinner each night. Edythe Osborne elected president of Pink Ladies The Gridley area Pink Ladies held a meeting March 6 in the First Presbyterian Church parish hall. The 48 members were served a roast beef dinner provided by the Memorial Hospital kitchen. :Following dinner, President Priscilla Sohnrey introduced Nancy Olson, one of the featured speakers for the evening. Mrs. Olson, one of the founders of the Gridley Pink Ladies, gave a brief history of the origin of the organization. The Pink Ladies group was started in 1966 by members of the Gridley Junior Women's Club. Early in the group's history the decision was made not to join the group's national organization thus ensuring that all monies earned by Pink Lady activities would be used locally to benefit the Biggs-Gridley Hospital. Memorial Hospital Administra- tor, Don Marquis, also spoke to the Pink Ladies. He told the group that the hospital board has approv- ed the 1980 Master Plan. "The Master Plan for our hospital is sort of like a wish list, of the things we would like to do to modernize our hospital and improve and expand its service," he explained. For several reasons Memorial Hospital's workload is up and the number of patients has increased, Mr. Marquis informed the group. He reported that Memorial Hos- pital's new respirator , therapy de- partment, ultrasound scanner and contemplated tomography unit are enhancing the hospital's ability to provide quality health care. The Pink Ladies were also in- formed of a new state law that in- sures patient confidentiality. Before leaving office, Pink Lady President Priscilla Sohnrey thanked the speakers for their presentations and the hospital for providing an excellent meal. During the business part of the meeting, the treasurer reported that a balance of $335 remained after the candy bills were paid. She also reported that an additional $66 was donated by those present that evening. Raffle tickets for donated house- plants were sold to members and the drawing was held at the con- clusion of the meeting. Following the recommendations . o,,. _q~kSOI.INE wrrH I'M NOT . ~UR CldiAl~ ! SUPElUl~llOU~e of the nominating committee, new officers were then elected. The newly elected officers are: Edythe Osborne, president; Sally Taylor, vice president;,, Leona Spcegle, secretary; and SYflpey' Demes, treasurer. The 1980 appointed officers in- clude: Wanda DeMeyer, publicity; Dorothy Moffitt, historian; Katherine Pitt, purchasing; and Melva Adams, muppets. President Osborne announced that 18 new Pink Ladies had joined the volunteer hospital auxiliary or- ganization. The new members from Gridley are: Sally Coghlan, Wanda De- Meyer, Eleanor Dunning, Vera Hughes, Anna Kelhofner, Mar- jorie Meister, Myrtle Norton, Doris Taylor, Thelma Norton, Viola Zoerlaut, Frances Allen, Aileen Sanford, Frances King and Sis Hogeboom. New members from Biggs in- clude: Ava Capps, Inell Dollar, Mary Holmberg and Pauline Perkins. Walcie Benton from Live Oak. It was reported that Mrs. Julie Abram had made three lap robes to be donated to the veteran's hospital. Thursday Circle meets March 20 The Gridley Thursday Circle will meet on March 20 at 2 p.m. in the home of Freda Fraser at 828 Thresher Road. Ladies are asked to bring some- thing of interest to show-and-tell. DAN SOUND TV 674-2354 (Gridley-Biggs call collect) RES. 846-3110 -- IMEW -- 4" SALES & SERVICE SERVICE ANTENNA SERVICE Repairs on stereos and car radios Gridley-Biggs-Live Oak Service Calls .. $1450 LATE MODEL USED TV'S 657 Plumas St., Y.'C. ~ Cal Tvg, 191.91 ,, VISA Wednesday, March 19, 1980 -- THE GRIDLEY HERALD -- Page 3 : Philippines is topic of meeting Member Mrs. Eleanor Nelson will present a talk about her and her husband's recent trip to the Philippines during the Green Thumb Garden Club meeting Thursday. 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