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Wednesday, March 19, 1980 -- THE GRIDLEY HERALD -- Page 5 V OAKS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH - Valley Oaks Director ~ment Mel Province (left) is shown here with employee of Mrs. Rose Torres, a nurse's aide at the health care center. Daughters delegates to the Sherman Oaks of Past Presidents of the Golden at Friday's meet- 5 in Oroville. will be Mrs. George Elsie Putman, Mrs. and Mrs. Ethel David Dodge, Mrs. Mrs. Melba Smith Rosella Wade will be Foster, State Oi- Oroville, will also at- Prizes for the evening to Alice Brown and were served by Ridling. Harney presided session. were: Mrs. Harney, Mrs. Patricia rs. Ethel Osborne, Mrs. Mrs. Zada Hat- Madline Ridling, of Dodge, Mrs. Kath- Mela Smith, Mrs. Mrs. Frances Oak; Mrs. Elsie Alice Brown of Sut- Eden, Mrs. Min- Mrs. Frances Wright, Monahan of Yuba area. American Lung Association's annual meeting "Seventy Five Years Against Lung Disease" will be the theme of the American Lung Association of Superior California's annual meeting to be held Saturday, March 22, in Chico. The meeting of the members of the Association, volunteers and members of the Board Of Directors from l 1 inland northern California counties will be the regional ob- servance of the 75th anniversary of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the United States. Chico's Holiday Inn, 685 Man- zanita Court, will be the site of the luncheon meeting which will begin at 12:30 p.m. A special film en- titled "The Family Album" will be shown following the luncheon. The film recounts the 75-year history of the Association. Also following luncheon, new officers for the 1980-81 fiscal year will be installed. The luncheon and annual meeting are open to the public and reservations may be made by call- ing 345-5864. Luncheon will be $5 per person. Spring Patio Furniture Now Arriving eTropitone Homecrest Monterey Bay S.A.K. O.W. Lee eAnd Many More! David Wilson makes dean's list at BJU David Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Nell Wilson of Gridley, has made the BJU dean's list for the fall semester of 1979. A sophomore in the school of Fine Arts, Editor: 1 am also writing in response to the recommendation made by the Gridley Union High School Board to eliminate the Ag Summer pay. Being a Future Farmer of Amer- ica, 1 know how important these Ag Instructors are to many students and their projects. I have been involved in the Agricultural Program [FFA] for 4 years. In these 4 years I earned money show- ing at the fairs, but all of this money has been placed back into my project. I am presently raising market lambs for the Cow Palace and the Silver Dollar Fair; I also have bought and raised some ewes and rams to show as breeding stock this show season. If the FFA program is eliminated I will lose money, the money I was hoping to use to help pay my way through college. I can also tell of many times when 1 have had to call one of the teachers to come and help with some kind of problem. Just last month a ewe was lambing and hav- ing problems, it was early in the morning but the Ag Advisors were willing to come and help. It is possible that if they wouldn't have come and helped I would have lost the ewe and twin lambs which would have amounted to a big loss in money. The Advisors also are very important in getting the market animals ready for the fairs. They make countless trips out to weigh, check, shear, or do something with the projects. I am only one FFA member but I know of many who feel the same way as I do. I personally know that the things I have learned in this Ag program will help me in further studies at college next year. I feel this also includes the many aspects of leadership which is taught. I honestly hope the Ag program is not eliminated at Gridley High. Sincerely, Tammie Lerner Gridley FFA Member Dear .Editor, It was proposed at the last Gridley High School board meet- ing that the FFA of Gridley High School should not be funded during the summer. At the next board meeting, the school will vote on the proposition. I am a student of Gridley High School. 1 feel that the FFA is a good organization. 1 also feel that it should not be dropped because it is essential for the future of farm- ing. I cannot see why we should be without our own FFA organization, since we. do live in one of the United States' most productive farm areas. The school has suggested that the agriculture (FFA) department, and the freshman orientation are not going to be funded during the summer, but in the summer most of the fairs take place. FFA mem- bers usually raise an animal to take to the fair. So what use is it to raise a steer, lamb, or hog if they can't sell it? Many of our members will lose - lots of money and lots of work will go to waste. It is all worth it? Many members feel that the school board is too powerful and that there is nothing they can do. I think there shouldn't we keep up the tradition. If the FFA of Gridley is not fund- ed, we will be the only FFA chap- ter in Butte County not repre- sented at our own Gridley fair. 1 hope, for the sake of our FFA, that the school board decides not to vote for our funds to be cut. Thank you. Signed, Scott Johnston FFA member Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: I attended the last Gridley High School Board Meeting and the March 10th meeting that concerned the Ag Department and the Athletic Department. I'm more familiar with the agri- culture programs and what Mr. Dillabo said than the athletic pro- gram, so decided to stay for the second half of the meeting. Mr. Wingo had a well planned presentation with figures on a blackboard for each sport and he explained the expense of each cata- gory. He then asked Mr. Ebbe to speak about the "frills" people have been talking about. Mr. Ebbe said the players buy their names for the jerseys and the gold face guard and that private individuals give freely of their time, equip- ment, fertilize the lawns, furnish a scoreboard, etc. Mr. Wingo then added to the figures on the blackboard what it costs for each student to partake of sports. He said the cost for athletic teaching is much less than the ex- pense of classroom teaching for each student. Of course it is when willing townspeople donate the "frills" and not all of the expenses connected with the sports appear on the blackboard. Mr. Gary Little addressed the Board and asked that nothing be cut from sports. While listening to his speech I found myself doing two things: 1. comparing the good points (character, sportsmanship, pride) to Ag because it fits equally as well; and 2. wondering Why this farmer, former ag department stu- dent, past member and officer of FFA chose not to speak for the ag program but just for sports. I'm one of the "hyped-up par- ents" (Mike Gardner's name for the ag interested people) who did not stand up and speak for the ag instructors and their work. Today I'm feeling very guiltyjabout that. In the past my two sotqs benefited from ag classes and now my daugh- ter's sheep project and main in- come relies on the summer pro- gram. My intention is not to pick on any one person or department. I think it is too bad that Ag has to "take a swipe" at sports and that one of the Athletic's suggested ways of making money is to take over the football concession stand from the FFA. To use the popular phrase "noth- ing is sacred," and if the summer ag program is cut, God help the FFA members who have already purchased animals for the summer shows and our own Butte County Fair. EASTER SEAL DRIVE - in conjunction with the telethon this weekend for Easter Seals, there will be a special fundraising dinner at Moose Lodge Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The dinner menu includes beef stew, garlic bread and salad, all for a $2 donation. Also on hand, will be the Gridley High School band for the guests entertainment. All proceeds will benefit Easter Seals. Helping publicize the event are (L-R) Alaine Feske and Florence Bronner. Against .MAX, our t011qng computer. I KPAY 21 is loosely on famous old card game "21". it's mote exciting because tO the But you prizes to barter your way up possible 21 --and grand our synthesized cam- putet voice, "MAX" is dealing out the random the "hands". 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