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WEDNESDAY >> MARCH 23, 2016 >> THE GRIDLEY HERALD Question or comments? Contact Editor Usa Van De Hey at The following are Chico Architect. The stories that appeared proposed enlargement in the Gridley Herald would provide a new 25, 50, 75, 100 and 125 wing on the southwest years ago: corner of the building at an estimated cost of 25 Years Ago (1991) between $45,000 and "McLaughlin tries $50,000. The ground to soothe fear proposed floor would be occu- plan will hurt Gridley: pied by the county re- Supervisor Ed corder's office and the McLaughlin . sought second floor by the dis- to calm the worries of trict attorney's office, the City Council and now in the courthouse Planning Commission annex. Supervisors about policy state- generally agreed that ments contained in a more space is needed, proposed new Butte but Supervisor Bennet County General Plan of Chico pointed out, element that seem to that the improvement be anti-growth. Mem- would bring a levy of bers of the Council 12 cents in the tax Commission had ex- rate. "We need it, but I pressed fear that strin- don't know how wecan gent rules designed afford it, he observed. to protect agriculture 100 Years Ago (1916) may hinder Gridley's "Baseball mag- ability to expand it nates will meet at the boundaries in the fu- county seaty lure. But even after For a few mo- hearing McLaughlin, ments, at the present the Council authorized time Old Man Gloom the Planning Commis- seemed to be down, sion to forward these that is as far as base- concerns to the county ball is concerned, and planners.."You are put- a good thing some- ting too much empha- one got the best of sis on what the county him. The Sacramento is doing; McLaughlin Chamber of Commerce told the Council "You and the Rotary Club of are reading more into that city have ratified it, negatively, than the the resolution to en- (County) Planning ter a team from Sac- Commission intends: ramento in the Trol- 50 YearsAgo (1966) ley League. A meeting "City awaits state was held in Oroville parkingjudgmenC for further perfecting Over objections by plans for this season, sidestreet merchants which from the pres- on Virginia, Kentucky, ent outlook should be and Vermont Streets, a good one. Some local the Gridley City Coun- work would have to be cil decided to remain done on the local ball at parallel parking lot, but nothing that until an appeal to the will cause any great ex- state has been acted penses. As for training upon.. The decision quarters the manage- was unanimous. "They merit is now consider- can antagonize them ing taking the team to now: Some question Butte Creek for spring of the exact amount training, as soon as the city would have to the weather conditions pay back to the state and grounds permit. in order to revert to 125 Years Ago (1891) diagonal parking was "A farmers alliance raised after Director meeting.:: of Public Works, Bill J.W. Hines, State Williams, stated that Organizer of the Farm- the amount could be er's Alliance and editor as little as $10,000. It of the Pacific Union was suggested that the was in town. Arrange- council look into the ments had been com- possibility of repaying pleted to have a public the money for Virgin- meeting in the Mason- ia, Kentucky, and Ver- ie Hall to organize an mont Streets and then Alliance. Mr. Hines applying for the same was present to deliver money for different an address. Mr. Hines work in the city. Coun- went over to the Cen- cilmen agreed to look tral House section in ipto that possibility, the afternoon and then 75 YearsAgo (1941) would hold a meeting "Chico architectin the schoolhouse in submits plan for en- the evening. Then an- largement of Butte other meetingwas held Courthouse: out in Pennington. At A proposed plan each of the locations he for enlargement of the expects to organize an courthouse to provide Alliance. If he succeeds additional space for in doing so, a County crowded offices was Alliance would be or- presented to the super- ganized; as it requires yisors by A. W. Story, five Alliances to do so. INSURANCE A'SSOCIATES CHad Woodring Kirk Wilsey 530-301-3058 530-301-0928 249 5th Street , Colusa, CA 95932 530-458-8609 The Gridley Lions Club is again holding the an- the eight to nine year old areas. nual Lion's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March the In case of rain the morning of the hunt, the eggs 26, at 11:00 am., sharp, will be distributed to the children, along with .the The egg hunt will take place in the GridleyVierra prizes, at the Sycamore School Gym located at Mag- Park located at the south end of Washington Street. nolia Street entrance, just south of the school. If it is This annual event is open to all children ages zero to not raining at 9:00 am, the time when the eggs are nine. There are five separate areas for children ages hidden, hunt will take place in the park. zero to one, two to three, four and five, six and seven, The Gridley Safeway has annually supported this and eight and nine. There is also an adaptive area for Lions Project and again this year provided a gift cer- any child who has difficulty. Parents are allowed to tifieate for the purchase of some of the four hundred hunt with their children in the zero to one, two to dozen eggs. three, and four to five areas, and will be given tickets This is an excellent time to come as a family to for prizes that will be drawn in each of those areas im- take pictures or have a picnia in the park after the mediately after the hunts are completed. Parents are hunt. Easter Bunnies will be available for pictures. NOT ALLOWED in the six to seven, and the eight to PARENTS ARE ASKED TO HELP THE LIONS nine areas, until the hunt is over. Gold and silver eggs WITH A CAN FOOD DRIVE BY BRINGING A NON are placed in these older age areas and the child will PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR EACH CHILD have to turn in the prize eggs in order to receive their IN THE HUNT WHICH WILL BE DONATED TO stuffed animal prize in exchange. Until all of those OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK. This is also a good time prize eggs are found older children or adults are not to turn in any old glasses you may have so that the allowed in those areas on the north side of the park Gridley Lions can recycle them for distribution in road. Lions members, and older volunteers will be other countries. available to help all children in the six to seven, and Fire fighter Jordan Weber, Engineer Casey Dietle and Fireflghter Ja- son Leonard recently vis- ited the Head Start Cen- ter to teach the children the importance of fire safety and what it means to "Stop, Drop and Rolly (Photos by Ricki) e By Damieka Thomas, Live Oak Senior Live Oak City Council held a meeting at Live Oak City Hall on March 16, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. The main order of business was Live Oak's 2015 financial report. An auditor named Meredith presented the report at the beginning of the meeting. This report's intent is to present financial statements and findings from last year. It helps the city council understand the city and it's current financial" situation in relation to its past financial situation. In the report presented, all activity of the city is either business or governmental. ' ,~ an ,n at ky st. Gr dley 846-366t The government's budget revenue increased by $2.6 million last year and the business budget revenue decreased by $1.6 million. The city's net position in- creased over $2 million and its general fund is over $5 million. Of those $5 million about $2.5 million is earmarked for future usage and $2.5 million is unas- signed. The minimum unassigned money that a city can have is 17% and Live Oak's unassigned money makes up about 43%, so they are well above the bare minimum. However, Live Oak also has a few signifi- cant deficiencies including deb from 2012. Therefore, Live Oak is financially in a good financial position, but they do need some work. The state auditors will be helping them with this year's audit. That was the findings of Live Oak's 2015 comprehensive financial report for 2015. BloodSource March 29th Blood Source and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Gridley are working together to provide area hospitals with blood for patients who need it. On Tuesday, March 29 LDS Gridley will be hosting a blood drive in the Cultural hall. Partici- pants will earn MyBloodSource Rewards to redeem online for great items. Please bring a photo ID, eath healthy foods and drink plenty of fluids before donation. To give blood, you must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 72 hours; be at least 17 years- old (16 years-old with parental consent); and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information please visit bloodsource." org or cal 866-822-5663. COMMERCIAL F)kRM * AUTO * HOME WORKERS COMPENSATION LIFE / HEALTH / DENTAL 977"8 Larkin Road, EO. Box 426, hve 0ak, CA 95953 Steve Dewd t.~o~ ~",1 ~'~ ;'Aih~:~ ~ '" '~ ....... ~ ~ ~' ""' ............. 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