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Wednesday, March 19, 1980 - THE GRIDLEY HERALD -- Page 9 r e• ,ion (Continued from Page I) PERFORMANCES - There is still a chance to see this year's Gridley High School Modern Dance Production of "Dance which features 24 dances and a finale by the cast of 38. Per- are tonight, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Farmer's Hall. ts are $3 for adults, $2 for students with a student body card, and $1 under 12. Shown here practicing for last night's opening are: Gall Haury, Brenda Bebensee and Stacie Sormano. PD dispatchers are safe again 3ridley Police Department's are safe again, at least ,aWhile. or about the third time in the COUple of years, the City toyed with the idea of the despatchers as a Saving measure. night, after hearing ainst letting the coun- hters do it, the council to continue the dispatchers ~Uthorized hiring another one. Other action, the council: APproved the police officers an a shift of six days on, off. ; hearing for April 11 preliminary hearing for a man charged with murder- Wife has been set for April iridley District Court. sting will be held to deter- is enough evidence to in Pirtle for the murder of Diane. She was shot to March 9 at Gridley Moose there is enough evidence as by the preliminary ta.g, Pirtle would be tried in ~r Court. will be defended by a defender. He remains in in lieu of $100,000 bail. BCHA board • BUtte County Housing will hold a regular of the Board of Commis- Thursday, March 20 at meeting will be in the Office at 850 Road. -- Authorized tile Finance Of- ficer going to a three-day grants- manship training seminar in Sacra- mento. -- Tabled until budget time a re- quest by the Chamber of Com- merce for $2,000 in financial assistance. -- Set April 7 at 7 p.m. for a public hearing on Revenue Sharing funds. -- Adjourned to a special meet- ing March 26 at 6 p,m. (Continued from Page 1) to .work independently, learn fiscal responsibility and keep records. "Does athletics teach you that?" asked one. When asked why she walked out, Toni Austin probably sum- med up the entire group's feelings when she said, "We want to make sure that the board knows we are for FFA. We don't want to just step aside and let them take it away. from us." Superintendent-Principal Char- les Nelson, asked to comment, said: "I don't think I have any- thing to say." The students have requested a spot on Thursday night's board meeting agenda to "voice their con- cerns. Trustees will be meeting that night at 7 p,m. in the school li- brary. Trustees have been reviewing the entire school budget looking for places to trim since the beginning of this month. At Thursday's meeting, Nelson is expected to tell the board exactly how much needs to be trimmed. 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Drawbacks in the planned sys- tem ~urfaced durint~ a oublic hear- ing in Gridley. Only five area resi- dents were present to hear County Planner Fred Cavanah and Super- visor Bertha Moseley present the proposed bus system. Gridley residents would have to go through 40 minutes of stops in Oroville to go from Gridley to Chico or Paradise. "Direct routing from Gridley to Chico and Para- dise is still very tentative," Cavanah said later. The proposed inter-city system is the result of extensive surveys and input from the Butte County As- sociation of Governments (BCAG) transportation committee. Spurgeon and William H. The- bach, a Biggs councilman, repre- sented their respective commu- nities on this committee• Other sources of public input have come in the form of letters from concerned citizens like Karen Fukushima, a Gridley resident and coordinator of the Gridley Multi- Service Center. As a result of her interest, Fukushima has beeq asked to serve on the Citizen's Advisory Com- mittee that will continue to aid BCAG and the county transporta- Three arrested in sexual abuse case Gridley police have arrested three persons and are seeking aJ, least one more in connection with an alleged bizarre kidnapping and sexual abuse case which unfolded Friday afternoon. According to police, a 24-year- old Oroville woman was picked up Tuesday afternoon by a man she had been dating known as Bill. He allegedly brought her to a house on Hazel Street in Gridley occupied by Jerry and Patsy Stought. Police allege that the three of them and a fourth man, Manuel Hernandez, bound and gagged the woman in the home and forced her to commit numerous unnatural sex acts. Twice last week police allege the woman was driven to Sacramento where she was also allegedly sex- ually abused. After three days of the alleged abuse, the woman was released in Oroville and she contacted authori- ties. She was admitted to Oroville Medical Center for treatment. Since the alleged crimes took place here, Gridley Police were brought into the case and they ar- rested Stought and Hernandez on a variety of charges, ranging from kidnapping to rape to assault with a deadly weapon. Mrs. Stought was arrested on a charge of possessing a controlled drug. Police are still searching for the man known as "Bill" and more ar- rests are expected in the case. OROVILLE CREDIT BUREAU Collections. Credit !iel~rts Room 2 1847 Robinson St. PHONE 846-5712 ¥ 50% over Low-Analysis Products ~,O.,ur rice crop investment and hard work deserve the best in zinc ti~Phate value! Meteor Brand provides it with fresh, local produc- aZ. and prompt efficient service. It's tailored for Cal forni~ rice acre- ~e. 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The Golden Feather Flyer is the subsidized service which costs the city $10,000 Of its share of state transportation funds annually. For the past several months, Boeger has discussed the possi- bility of starting a tram system within the city limits. Fourteen hundred Gridley resi- dents were sent tram surveys last summer, with 83 percent of the 278 responding residents liking the tram idea. According to the county, the tram or a mini-bus system, would cost $17,000 annually to run after an initial $25,000 to $42,000 in capital investment. "The tram might produce a big enough increase in sales tax reve- nue for Gridley merchants to even- tually pay for itself," Boeger em- phasized. "Public transportation, like the tram, can mean more to this com- munity than a convenient way to get from one place to another," Boeger stressed. "It could give people the opportunity to come in- Firefighter jobs in Butte County are now available The California Department of Forestry is now accepting job ap- plications for seasonal firefighters. Eighty five positions will become available throughout Butte County by early summer. Women as well as men are en- couraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of hire, in good physical condition, willing to work in remote areas, and be on duty 24 hours a day. A physical agility test will be given prior to hiring which will start in late spring. A firefighter's salary is $759 per month. Applications will be ac- cepted throughout the summer and can be obtained at C.D.F. Ranger Unit Headquarters, 176 Nelson Avenue, Oroville during regular business hours. (Continued from Page 1) addition he claimed the proposed changes in the E One Lateral will run contrary to the fall of the ground Finally, he questioned that the city was taking into ac- count the cost. of land condemna- tion and possible litigation in pro- jecting the true cost of the drainage system. When asked by the council, Ward said that Butte Sink and Cherokee Creek were outside the study area and therefore did not receive the same degree of scru- tiny. Ward explained that within the scope and $30,000 budget of the study, Cook and Associates was limited by council directive. Butte County was asked by Gridley to participate in the study but due to the cost, refused. i' #0569. to contact with friends and neigh- bors at the bus stops and during, the rides, instead of sitting hom~ alone watching television." Rogozin's sanity hearing is today A sanity hearing for VictOr Rogozin, who allegedly held thr~ relatives hostage in Biggs in Janu- ary, has been scheduled for l:3l) p.m. today in Butte County ~W- perior Court. ~7:~-~" The M-year-old Rogozin faces variety of charges stemming from the incident, where he allegedly shot three cats and kept police at bay while holding his mother) sister and brother-in-law hostage,, The three were rescued by mer~ bers of the Butte County SWAT team and Rogozin later surren~ dered to officers. '7, The hearing is scheduled to d~ termine whether Rogozin is mei~ tally capable of standing trial. '¢ • continued " #0907, #2490 ............ :i! Gridley and the surroundiri area is located on extremely fla[ land varying in elevation only 92 tO 112 feet above sea level• In general~ most area soil has poor substruc- ture and drainage capabilities~ When these two facts are added tO the 19 or 20 inches of rainfall Gridley averages annually, it be- comes clear why drainage prob- lems are one major problem inhi- biting the city's growth into the surrounding countryside. At five percent inl~rest, a one-dollar deposit becomes $4.46 in thirty ; years, but at eight per- i cent, in less than 19 years. #2057... O0 UNDER INVOICE #4330, #4631 #9617, #0622... UNDER INVOICE #1953, #1955 #2756, #3601 .. O0 ,.a INVOICE #2055, #2058 ..... UNDER INVOICE UNDER INVOICE 79 MARQUIS Mercury 2DR, S5 miles, air, power, flight bench seats with vinyl trim. #6233, New price was $7674.00 FACTORY RESALE CAR • 79 Rancher0 6T 30 plus miles, cruise, tilt, stereo, more. #2898. Big savings, check this one out! FACTORY RESALE 79 Cougar XR? 3500 plus miles, power. air, stereo, cassette, more. Thousands below new car price. #8694 FACTORY RESALE CAR l 79 F150 4X4 3900 plus miles, short, narrow box,' wide spoke wheels & tires (new), power, automatic, front hubs. #4263 FACTORY RESALE ALL NEW MO#EL$/ 79 F0rd LID SQUIRE WAGON, 5000 plus miles, cruise, pwr., air, stereo, loaded, New price exceeded S8.800. #1975. FACTORY RESALE CAR 79 MERCURY BROUGHAM 408, 6300 plus miles, too nnmny ex- tras to list! /5967. New car price exceeded $9200. FACTORY RESALE CAR 79 Bronco lILT 4x4, 4.000 plUS miles, trailer tow pkg,, air, pow~. now cost would have exc~lecl St 1,000. #230XUR. FACTORY RESALE fill U.tR INVOICE Similar to illustration 79 Chaleau Van 4 captains chairs, bench rear seat w/bed, table, pwr., air, cruise, you mm~ R! #076S. This unit sold new foe more than 113,700 list! 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